Album 6: Terminal City Ricochet Soundtrack

Terminal City Ricochet: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Various Artists, Jello Biafra, D.O.A. Beatnigs, Keith LeBlanc, Evan Johns & The (1990-02-12)

The whole soundtrack is fantastic, and a good way for me to capture some of the punk I was listening to in the 80s – including airing on the Wed night punk radio show in Lubbock.  I love NoMeansNo for sure, and all the tracks are great, but here’s one song I recommend to get you started: Television, Drug of a Nation” – I also like the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy version, and Michael Franti’s more recent stuff is fantastic.  But this song is: my favorite Beatnigs, my introduction to Michael Franti, and more true than ever today!

Ben challenged me to post 10 albums that have influenced my musical taste – one a day for 10 days. No explanation required (but you can if you want), no review (but you can if you want, I’m not your boss), just the cover. And each day I am to nominate someone to do the same. This is a thing of facebook at the moment, and I’m enjoying watching friends pick their albums.  I’m bending the rules and trying to ween myself from facebook (hard during this time of COVID) – but, I’m putting the albums up on our blog, and linking them to FB.  I’m not going to nominate anyone, but if you want to play along, you should – and consider yourself nominated.

I’m probably taking this way to seriously, but I’m enjoying it. I made a quick list and already have 25 albums. Typically I think of the artist and go back and try to pick one album. Back in the day, the album used to be the unit of importance, now I find it is the artist’s catalog (and collaborations!). So, today I’d put together my own playlist of tracks from several albums. I found it hard to choose among all the great punk albums – Black Flag, Fugazzi, and Big Black are all in equal running with this soundrack.  Anyway, here’s album 6 of 10 of 25 (so far), just for you.

Funny / perfect – if you want this album, you can currently purchase it for $975.33 at Amazon (and $3.99 shipping, no prime). Or, you can get the DVD (movie) and CD (soundtrack) combo from Alternative Tentatacles for $12.

Album 5: Terry Allen – Lubbock (on Everything)

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You should go listen to the whole thing. Heck, you should go listen to every Terry Allen album! But here’s one song I recommend to get you started: Amarillo Highway. I find it especially hard to choose just one – with Truckload of Art,

Ben challenged me to post 10 albums that have influenced my musical taste – one a day for 10 days. No explanation required (but you can if you want), no review (but you can if you want, I’m not your boss), just the cover. And each day I am to nominate someone to do the same. This is a thing of facebook at the moment, and I’m enjoying watching friends pick their albums.

I’m going to do this here on the blog, but will post a link to the FB. I’m not going to nominate anyone, but if you want to play along, you should – and consider yourself nominated.

I’m probably taking this way to seriously, but I’m enjoying it. I made a quick list and already have 25 albums. Typically I think of the artist and go back and try to pick one album. Back in the day, the album used to be the unit of importance, now I find it is the artist’s catalog (and collaborations!). So, today I’d put together my own playlist of tracks from several albums. I found it hard to choose among the Terry Allen Albums – all are so good. And, if you ever get the chance to see Terry (and the Panhandle Mystery Band) live – don’t miss it! We have good memories from shows – the Landmine Free World concert at the Lensic, for example. One of my good meories is see Terry at the Albuquerque airport. After asking if I could interrupt him for a minute, I told him how much his music and art meant and thanked him. (He was jut have a cup of coffee in the main waiting area, under the Dream of Flight Sculpture. Anyway, here’s album 5 of 10 of 25 (so far), just for you.

Album 4: Public Enemy – It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold us Back

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Don’t Worry, Flavor-Vision Ain’t Blurry!

You should go listen to the whole thing, but here’s one song I recommend to get you started (and I get to sneak in another influential band in this way) – Anthrax and Public Enemy: Bring the Noise

Ben challenged me to post 10 albums that have influenced my musical taste – one a day for 10 days. No explanation required (but you can if you want), no review (but you can if you want, I’m not your boss), just the cover. And each day I am to nominate someone to do the same. This is a thing of facebook at the moment, and I’m enjoying watching friends pick their albums.

I’m going to do this here on the blog, but will post a link to the FB. I’m not going to nominate anyone, but if you want to play along, you should – and consider yourself nominated.

I’m probably taking this way to seriously, but I’m enjoying it. I made a quick list and already have 25 albums. Typically I think of the artist and go back and try to pick one album. Back in the day, the album used to be the unit of importance, now I find it is the artist’s catalog (and collaborations!). So, today I’d put together my own playlist of tracks from several albums. I found it hard to choose among the first three PE Albums – Yo! Bum Rush the Show, Nation of Millions, and Fear of a Black Planet. In the end, I had to pick the one with Bring the Noise so I could the track with Anthrax. These albums meant (and still mean) a lot to my musical taste. I’ve caught PE live a few times – one in Austin in the early 90s, and most recently in Washington DC at the opening of the Smithsonian African American History Museum. Anyway, here’s album 4 of 10 of 25 (so far), just for you.

Album3: Two Nice Girls – Like a Version

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Two Nice Girls: Like a Version

You should go listen to the whole thing, but here’s one song I recommend to get you started: I spent my last $10

Ben challenged me to post 10 albums that have influenced my musical taste – one a day for 10 days. No explanation required (but you can if you want), no review (but you can if you want, I’m not your boss), just the cover. And each day I am to nominate someone to do the same. This is a thing of facebook at the moment, and I’m enjoying watching friends pick their albums.

I’m going to do this here on the blog, but will post a link to the FB. I’m not going to nominate anyone, but if you want to play along, you should – and consider yourself nominated.

I’m probably taking this way to seriously, but I’m enjoying it. I made a quick list and already have 25 albums. Typically I think of the artist and go back and try to pick one album. Back in the day, the album used to be the unit of importance, now I find it is the artist’s catalog (and collaborations!). So, today I’d put together my own playlist of tracks from several albums. I like all three of the Two Nice Girl albums, and loved seeing them live in Austin. But the covers on Like a Version are great. – Go Speed Racer! Anyway, here’s album 3 of 10 of 25 (so far), for ya.

Album2: ZZ Top Eliminator

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ZZ Top Eliminator

You should go listen to the whole thing, but here’s one song I recommend to get you started: Sharp Dressed Man

Ben challenged me to post 10 albums that have influenced my musical taste – one a day for 10 days. No explanation required (but you can if you want), no review (but you can if you want, I’m not your boss), just the cover. And each day I am to nominate someone to do the same. This is a thing of facebook at the moment, and I’m enjoying watching friends pick their albums.

I’m going to do this here on the blog, but will post a link to the FB. I’m not going to nominate anyone, but if you want to play along, you should – and consider yourself nominated.

I’m probably taking this way to seriously, but I’m enjoying it. I made a quick list and already have 25 albums. Typically I think of the artist and go back and try to pick one album. Back in the day, the album used to be the unit of importance, now I find it is the artist’s catalog (and collaborations!). So, today I’d put together my own playlist of tracks from several albums. I like the earlier ZZ Top albums quite a bit, but Eliminator was the first concert I saw (in Lubbock, TX, January 19, 1984, with Night Ranger opening). So here’s album 2 of 10 of 25 (so far), for ya.

Album1: The Past Didn’t Go Anywhere (Ani & Utah)

Ani DiFranco and Utah Phillips-The Past Didn't Go Anywhere

You should go listen to the whole thing, but here’s one song I recommend to get you started: Anarchy

Ben challenged me to post 10 albums that have influenced my musical taste – one a day for 10 days. No explanation required (but you can if you want), no review (but you can if you want, I’m not your boss), just the cover. And each day I am to nominate someone to do the same. This is a thing of facebook at the moment, and I’m enjoying watching friends pick their albums.

I’m going to do this here on the blog, but will post a link to the FB. I’m not going to nominate anyone, but if you want to play along, you should – and consider yourself nominated.

I’m probably taking this way to seriously, but I’m enjoying it. I made a quick list and already have 25 albums. I find myself thinking of the artist and then going back and try to pick one album. Back in the day, the album used to be the unit of importance, now I find it is the artist’s catalog (and collaborations!). So, today I’d put together my own playlist of tracks from several of Ani’s albums, but this album w/ Utah Phillips is my album pick.

Maintenance

After the first week of COVID-19 homestay/isolation/maximum telework, I’m taking advantage of all the time to do some deferred maintenance. There were some annoying aspects of the home network that I’m working out – I still have a few unresolved issues with avahi and the mDNS/*.local resolution, but it is already getting much better home-network-wise. It is also a great opportunity to finish up many of the raspberry pi projects we have – first up is the cat toy pi. I’ll catalog several of the oustanding challenges here, and slowly address them.

First up, avahi – why are not all of our computers resolving each other in the .local name sapce?

Second, how can I check the power supplied to a raspberry pi? The firmware provides the “lightning bolt” for low power, but I’d like to be able to monitor it from the command line / ssh.

Third, after some network re-plumbing, not everything is totally happy. The ambient weather station doesn’t seem to be getting a new IP correctly. The raspberry shake doesn’t seem to be up.

Also, of related, Stewart Brand said he is now focused on studying maintenance. This will be really interesting to follow – I can’t wait.

So many windmills

So little time. My newest windmill to tilt against is the “legacy”/old email validation software that looks to see if email address end in .com, .edu, .gov, etc. I have a new .email address that I really like, but gets rejected frequently as an invalid email address.

Damn you entropy, damn you!

While I’m at it, I should complain about the horrible web form “lists of options” – with 50 states, birth years, and the list of countries to choose from. What a horrible design! It is so much easier to type in.

And also… Don’t get me started.

piaware, testing..

I have a piaware (raspberry pi based, ADS-B receiver, for tracking aircraft). I’ve had to swap out the SD card three times (it appears to be fried/corrupt – I tried to repair the first one, but have found that just a fresh one does the trick). I was trying to get lower power raspberry pi, so I swapped the original PI 3B for a PI 3A+. The 3A+ is a smaller footprint, single USB (that’s all I need). Same power supply to both the 3A+ and the 3B and I found the 3A+ would fail sometimes. I had to let it boot then plug in the USB/receiver (too much current draw on boot?). The 3A+ worked mostly, but sometimes it would fail-over. After the third SD failure, I just replaced it with a new one. I hit the raspberry web front end after a day, and the ADS-B failed/died. So I just swapped out the pi back to a 3B.