Yearly archives: 2009

Permanent Waves Has A Face…

… book… page. If you’re on Facebook, then you have the opportunity to join the newly-created Permanent Waves group, based on non other than the Live365 Internet Radio station. I remember Facebook when it was in its infancy. It was a cool and quiet place. Everything was free there. There were no crowds. People met…


Thanks, Dish Network… Sort Of

Several months ago, I posted my experience with signing up with AT&T’s U-Verse TV service and then canceling it a few days later. It generated several comments from curious minds as well as curious victims. I thought I’d add how I settled with Dish Network… for now.

Dish Network was attractive for 2 reasons: price and programming.

The important feature to investigate was the picture quality, so I ordered the TurboHD Silver package along with the ViP722 receiver, which supports two completely separate outputs for two rooms; one HD and one Standard Definition (SD). I didn’t care at all for the SD output, but I did care about the extra hard drive storage, which would allow me to record up to 55 hours of HD programming. Any extra processing power, if any, was a bonus.


Editor’s Pick!

Several days ago, Permanent Waves was designated “Editor’s Pick” by the Live365 team. After about 9 years of playing orchestral film music on the air, it was determined that Permanent Waves is “one of the top performing Live365 stations in terms of listener loyalty!” I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and…


Label me “Fallen”

If I were president, I would enact a new law: A film director or actor/actress must face the same punishment (or reward) the viewer faces when watching one of their works. With that said, if I were to add up all of Michael Bay’s atrocities since Armageddon, I think, I think, I would easily be able to just walk up to him on the street and dump a sturdy crap on his head and have him thank me for it.


Up is Down

My wife’s sister visited us for about three weeks. In addition to some of the enjoyable activities that we engaged in such as roller coaster-riding, hiking, hanging out at restaurants and some picnicking, I thought we’d catch a nice movie at one of the better multiplexes. “Up” was out and everybody was raving about it….


It’s Nice…

I’m already caught up with Lost and I’m awaiting the final season in great anticipation. However, my wife, Linda, is still catching up on the story on DVD, so every once in a while I sit with her and watch, and with a small smile I remember the good old episodes and maybe notice a…


X-Men Origins: Wolverine

I caught X-Men Origins: Wolverine this past weekend and, honestly, it was enjoyable. However, there were a couple of things that I couldn’t get past which made this movie worth renting only. It tried way too much to fit all the puzzle pieces together. Yes, it’s an X-men prequel focusing on one of the most…


U-Verse Must Die

Wanted

Once upon a time, I was a longtime and loyal subscriber of Time Warner Cable (TWC) digital cable Television (TV) and Internet. Then one day I got married and I had to move into a new apartment. Immediately preferring convenience over quality, value and some time to research what else is out there, I stuck…


Procrastination = Three New Tracks

You know, around 6 months ago I mentioned that I would be working on archiving the Permanent Waves collection into some type of lossless format. And you’re probably expecting some sort of update on this extremely active, ongoing process… I don’t think the word “nothing” can thoroughly describe this. I feel like a school kid…


Slumdog Millionaire

Filthy yet care-free and happy children are playing near an airfield. Jamal sees the ball shoot for the sky and quickly starts backing for it. As a plane whizzes by, dispersing the children, incapable policemen on motor bikes spot the kids and start chasing them. This is when we are introduced to a world we would have never…