various and assorted miscellany
...speaking of music, what about Spotify?
I use Spotify but don't have a paid account. I'm not using it right now. I think their new policy does more harm than good. They seem to be taking a "both sides" approach when targeting misinformation would be better.
Not a rap fan. My old ears (one barely working) can't catch the words and the endless, repetitive beat/music is not appealing to me anyways.
It's not a sound that appeals to everyone.
That's interesting but kind of not my taste. We just subscribed to a classical music streaming channel. Wonderful operas, ballets, and various concerts.best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com
Nice video quality.
I was impressed by What they did with the video.
I don't use the service. Just listen to the old-fashioned radio
You mean YouTube? I generally use Spotify, though we see where that's gone :( I listen to radio in the car.
Nice to give a shout out to Memphis. Those kids were SO bored in the beginning, but you saw how their attitude changed over time.
There's so much said there.
I'm not a fan, but must admit it's full of energy and emotion.
I'm not a usual listener, but I try to hear new folks when I hear about them. I think there's a strong community here.
I just saw that there are thousands and thousands of homes in Memphis without electricity tonight. They are saying it could be up to five days before power is restored. When you get this comment, PLEASE check in with me on my blog. Even if it just reads "I'm safe" or "I have power."
Will do :) Thanks for checking on me!
Erika has a wood stove and CJ has those solar panels. But you have no backup, so yes, I was VERY worried when I saw the weather channel last night showing the downed lines, the downed icy trees, and the stop lights that were out. They showed one camera at the intersection of I 55 and another street (I didn't see what it was) where the icicles were HUGE. They just kept saying how it could take up to 5 days to restore power. I'm glad it didn't get unbearable in your house. I keep mine at 50 F, but I have three electric heaters. One for the bath, one for the office, and one for the craft room. The heat is only to keep the pipes from freezing, not to keep a bunch of rooms warm that I'm never in.
We live in a townhouse with neighbors on both sides, and our northern face has the patio and then the unattached garage, so we're protected from the worst of the wind. I admit I turned our heat up to 74 yesterday morning just so we'd have some heat that might last if the power went out lol I dread the coming utility bill :( The ground is littered with limbs and trees down. Shocking really. Our complex doesn't have any of the oaks or magnolias down, but the pine trees snapped off. Bummer. I'm grateful I can stay in. It was weird to watch the sky light up with exploding transformers last night. I blame our utility company for not working towards better preparedness. I keep seeing all these reports about how bad gas is for the environment, but until electricity is more reliable I'll long for a gas stove, a gas fireplace, a gas water heater...
I have gas heat and water heater, but both have an electric starter/pilot light. When the electricity goes out so do all my other utilities except water. I agree with the fireplace, though.
We've had gas before and the pilot lights just stayed on all the time. Having hot water during Hurricane Elvis was nice. Our electricity was out for over 2 weeks then. I grew up with gas, including gas floor furnaces. Flashlights and candles were needed for light, but we were good for everything else.
I bought a new hot water heater last year that has an electric start. Every time it gets ready to heat the water in the tank you can hear the click, click, click of the electricity working the pilot light. At the time, I thought it was a great energy saver. Now I see it as a curse.
I'm seeing the all-electric home as a curse lol I approve the waste of the ever-burning pilot light or the light-with-a-match pilot. If they'd upgrade our infrastructure and put wires underground and such it might be great, but our aging infrastructure can't handle it. The days without heat in these temps is hard. There are still people here with no electricity after going through this same thing 2 months ago. They keep saying we should praise the workers out in this cold, and yes, I agree, but management should _do_ something. I have no hope management will do anything :(
Thanks, I will listen later. Valerie
I hope you like it.