I listen to streaming radio a lot while I'm working, and I'm having various boring technical problems with some of the stations I'm familiar with. So I'm thinking to branch out a bit. Does anyone have any recommendations for me?
I like more or less any kind of music (and part of the point of asking this very general question is to branch out into new stuff!). I'm looking for a station that's mostly music, but ideally with a little bit of DJing / news as well. All-music 'jukebox' type stations will do, if they don't repeat the same songs too often. I don't mind adverts but I get annoyed by self-consciously 'silly' DJs à la Radio 1.
Ideally I'd prefer sites that I can stream with basic programs (Windows Media player, reasonable versions of IE or Mozilla, etc), rather than anything that's going to require downloading software that I might or might not trust. In particular, I'm not letting Realplayer anywhere near my computer where it migh hurt important stuff like my thesis. And I'd rather not have to give masses and masses of personal information to be able to use the site. Email address is fine; much more than that would put me off.
Oh, and, I meant to say, I've been Paid Account fairyed again. I'm assuming it's just a random strike by the Support Fairy, but if it's actually one of you guys being nice anonymously, I'm most grateful!
Actually, the BBC seems to be doing stuff only in Real Audio, which is very irritating of them. I was going to listen to that Early Music programme you recommended (I caught the tail end of yesterday's, and didn't realize that the presenter was Lucie Skeaping), but discovered this annoying fact, so I didn't, in the end.
Here are a few for you: - http://somafm.com/ -- quality selection of mostly electronic tunes - http://netmusique.com/ - http://mostlyclassical.com/ - http://digitallyimported.com/ -- all kinds of things - http://shoutcast.com/ -- LOTS of online music, classified - http://www.radio-locator.com/ -- list of radio stations, many online
Greetings Martin, welcome to my journal. And thanks for all those; that's really a very comprehensive answer. Also, wow, lots of Dance / R&B / Electronica, which are exactly the types of music I know least about. Most cool, thank you.
Ooh, thanks for that, Lise! I am so ignorant of Asian music it's untrue, so very cool recommendation. This seems to be working better than I'd hoped, I'm learning about stuff that's totally new to me. I listened to Yaar for a bit this afternoon and it did indeed pique my interest. Yay for knowledgeable friends.
Are you angling for me to friend you back? Hey, why not, I could do with more purple on my flist!
As for FO, you're really missing almost nothing. I post maybe once a month FO, almost always to protect someone else's privacy rather than my own. So when I do post FO it's generally quite tightly locked to a filter group of people I know well IRL.
I'm really sorry to be asking questions in a post that is a question by itself, but I just read your (let's call it) review of Asimov's The God Themselves, and I have been trying to track down the factual translation of the last phrase, you know, that one about denison approaching selene, and eventually stoppin. Since my copy is in Spanish, this is what it says:
"Él se detuvo, vacilando."
And I really NEED to know how Asimov wrote it. Since I can't find it anywhere on the web, maybe you -or someone- could help me out?