Desert Of Zin

The occasional blog of Alistair Bain – Writer, Husband, Father and Chief Techno-Arcanologist at the Institute of Giant Robots, Spaceships and Wizards. None of these positions pay well.

Happy New Year (only a day late…)

I could have posted yesterday. Yeah? Nah. The 1st was spent playing games with the family and sitting around reading. Party times indeed.

2017 has been a pretty poor year. Let’s not dwell on it.

2018 has everything going for it so far.

There’s a holiday planned, I have a few writing ideas and the Space Madness is a bit more manageable.

Oh, and I’m going to see King Crimson later in the year. That’s something. 🙂

Anyway, Happy New Year. I hope it’s a good one for all of you.

January 2, 2018 at 5:40 pm | General | Tags: , , | No comment

Last FM

It’s some kind of online community music/radio thing. You can get a better explanation from the site.

I signed up for it, downloaded the media player and the plugin for Winamp and settled down to some new music.

The player allows you to search for “stations” that have music similar to any band you specify. So in went Yes and I was listening to King Crimson, Marillion, The Eloy and, strangely, Neil Young.

Recently I’ve let my musical interests get stale so this is a godsend.

Also they provide scripts for your website which lifts the name of the artist/track that you’ve just listened to and shows it to the world. Mine is in the footer.

And the player isn’t just available for Windows, so everyone can play…

June 2, 2006 at 5:43 pm | Listening | Tags: , , , , , , | No comment