Starting Music for Mar. 25th, 2022

Aloha world! I hope this finds you enjoying this World Solidarity Day for Detained and Missing Workers. It is also the Day to remember Slavery Victims and Transatlantic Slave Trade. Here in the Hall of Fame city located in NE Ohio (USA), it is FRIDAY, Mar. 25th –the 84th day of the year. We are starting with cloudy skies. Following are the weather stats, astronomy highlights, music suggestions, and more.

Forecast temps for yesterday were 46 and 57.



ASTRONOMY

Legend: asterism = like a constellation, but smaller; binary system = solar system w/2 stars; elongation = furthest point in orbit form Earth’s PoV); occult = in front of; terminator = line between light and dark


We’re seeing sunspot activity and Earth’s thermosphere reacting to Solar Cycle 25 (details at spaceweather.com).

For those of you without a telescope, binoculars, or clear skies, check out this interactive virtual sky map:

https://in-the-sky.org/skymap.php


ONLINE SECURITY

I opt out of all unnecessary cookies, don’t do those ‘what kind of animal are you?’-type surveys, don’t ‘like’ posts my friends/family share if I can’t find/don’t trust the source, and avoid most of the ‘big media’ sites. Nonetheless, I still have to remove ‘big tech’ trackers every morning:



–and this is just my PC; it does not include my mobile devices!


THOUGHTS

Spent the time for this section looking for ways to integrate Excel data with Wix. Apparently, there isn’t a simple one, so it looks like I might have to pull out the ol’ code-writing/developer beginner’s hat and see if I can’t get something to work as it would save a ton of time and storage space. Maybe it’ll even upgrade the hat to intermediate!


TODAY’S ELECTRONIC TRACK

Please listen through a decent set of headphones or a good set of speakers before you judge the track. Trying to play electronic tunes on a mobile device or mono-style speaker will likely result in a disappointing listening experience. You will also essentially be telling the artist that you don’t care about all the time they put into getting each and every note just right. Hear the difference for yourself by playing them on a mobile device without external speakers or headphones hooked-up, and then listen to them again with headphones. You might be surprised at the difference. Here’s the track:


“Palms” by Quixotic. This track is a good introduction to the Synthwave genre for the uninitiated. If you were listening to music in the 80s, it will sound familiar, albeit without any lyrics. It’s got that original Miami Vice vibe where you can imagine cruising around the streets of Miami late in the evening with the roof down and the wind in your hair (well, what’s left of it >;} ). Expand your musical boundaries and give it a listen.

https://soundcloud.com/futurecityrecords/quixotic-palms


Moving onward..


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