This week's comic review
This comic is not active, but it's so good that I have to mention it anyways. We all know and love Lynda Barry, and there's probably even outlets for "Ernie Pook's Comeek" out there, although I haven't found them. This is not that one, but one which claims to be more autobiographical. True or not, the stories in this comic are compelling, and interesting, and from a "looking back" perspective that an oldster such as myself can really identify with. It is very interesting to read these and feel like you're getting a glimpse into the famous artist's past and present life.
Some web radio picks
Hi all. WAHHH! The cartoonist broke! Having just discovered the amazing "Journey To The West" I am sad to read that the artist has a torn cornea and will be on indefinite sabattical. I hope this isn't the curse of being recommended by me. The visual richness of this comic can now be explained by the author's learned appreciation for the gift of sight, a lesson to us all. For now, there's always the archive.
Well, I'd like to key you in to a couple of the things that have been making me happy. It's summer now, and sometimes WMUC isn't trasmitting, or it's evening and they're either playing hard core or hiphop, what do you listen to while you're compiling programs in the middle of the night in a freezing cold computer room? Well, Donnovan Chase recommends WYEPas a substitute for the now web-silent WRNR, but on occasions where I don't have the bookmark for that I've done some searching on the web and found a few good internet radio stations. Here's what I've found so far.
Digitally Imported A dance/trance/techno station. Not a bad mix considering this format can get boring pretty quickly. WMUC does techno better than any station I've come across yet (when they're doing that), so I listen to this station whenever I feel like whiling away the hours in an uptempo way.
The Nebulous Jukebox There's plenty of 80's radio stations out there mostly playing the same old crap (check Winamp's shoutcast page for a few that have better selection), but this one has the edge on most of them. Its specialty is dance mixes, remixes, EPs, you get the picture. The selection and sound are top knotch
GRRL radio Wow, what a great selection, and a pretty interesting web page, too, but who's she kidding with 128Kbps? I don't even have the bandwidth for that at ITMI's home office. Good thing it's a T1 at GSFC.
Not many recommendations here, but my tastes are pretty narrow as described by my two favorite local radio stations. You can search for yourself using one handy page, the page compiled by Winamp, a pretty handy internet radio player for listening to stations that broadcast artist and title along with their audio stream.
Here is this week's nanofic:
About my pages
My goal in adding this page to the WTS is to entertain my fellow toasters, and maybe even a small segment of the rest of the Web. I'll endeavor to add something new every week, so keep checking in, or look for any announcements about my pages in The Wunderland Weekly News.
My offerings fall into two categories: First, original works; artwork, music, photos, or writing that I'm collecting here for self-publication on a scale unimaginable a few years ago. Hopefully, the world's collective yawn won't totally blow me over, but I think you'll enjoy it if you've gotten this far. Second, Stuff I Found On The Web, brought back and held up to the light for your enjoyment. There's a whole underground world of music publication on the Web through "MIDI", and I'm also wild about Webcomics.
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