Starting Music for Mar. 30th, 2022
Aloha world! I hope you are well and enjoying this National Doctor's/Take a Walk in the Park/Virtual Vacation/I Am in Control/Pencil*/ Turkey Neck Soup/Little Red Wagon/Manatee Appreciation Day. Here in the Hall of Fame city located in NE Ohio (USA), it is Wednesday, Mar. 30th –the 89th day of the year. We are starting with cloudy skies. Following are the weather stats, astronomy highlights, music suggestions, and more (clicking on the images will enlarge them for easier reading).
* -see HISTORY
Forecast temps for yesterday they were 16 and 43.
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
Solar Cycle 25 auroras alert: Sunspot AR2975 continues to show high activity –including a cannibal CME! Auroras are likely towards the end of the month, and possible U.S. visibility areas could stretch southward as far as Illinois and Oregon (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
Beware of ‘big tech’ tracking. While mostly harmless, data breaches do occur, and if you do any online financial transactions, you’ll want to be extra cautious. Here are some steps you can take.
1.) Opt out of all unnecessary cookies.
2.) Don’t do those ‘what kind of animal are you’-type surveys, they’re just marketing tools.
3.) Don’t ‘like’ posts if you can’t find/don’t trust the source.
4.) Avoid sketchy sites.
Here’s your ‘big tech’ daily tracking report:
–and this is just my main PC; it does not include my secondary PC or mobile devices!
TODAY’S MUSINGS, WANDERINGS, AND WONDERINGS
Sometimes I think it’s a shame, when I get feeling better when I’m feeling OK.
On this date in 2004, I returned from an unrecorded day trip to my home in Texas to find a strange vehicle in my driveway. As it turned out, it was just my roommate’s new ride. Little did I know that it was a prelude to big changes, because in July of this year I would move back home to Ohio after spending nearly 18 years in the Lone Star State.
The Dallas Mavericks appear to be peaking at the right time. Not because they beat the Lakers. That team should have a fork stuck in it. Because they’ve won 7 of their last 10 with quality wins against the Celtics, Nets, and 76ers. Unfortunately, their next opponent, the Cleveland Cavaliers, are dealing with an infestation of injury bugs. Evan Mobley went down in the last game with an ankle injury. He’ll be joined on the bench along with fellow All-Star Jarrett Allen. They’ll have plenty of company, including Dean Wade, Collin Sexton, Lauri Markkanen, and Lamar Stevens. Since these are my two favorite teams, I won’t be too disappointed with the outcome as long as no more serious injuries occur.
So, the Detroit Lions are up next for the NFL’s Hard Knocks show. I’ve never really been one to watch the show as it has too much of the “reality” (i.e. fakeness -how ‘real’ are you really being when you know the camera’s rolling?) stench to me, but I will admit to a certain fondness for the way their coach seems to pour his heart and soul into his work. I might actually watch the first episode (or at least the first 10 minutes).
In the world of Guinness records –we have a new one. The Motex Healthcare Corp. in Taiwan created a 27-foot, 3-inch by 15-foot, 9-inch surgical mask to raise COVID awareness. Probably doesn’t hurt that it has become a tourist attraction as well. Considering the way things have been going since 2020, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Earth sneeze a heavy breeze and tear it apart.
TODAY’S ELECTRONIC TRACK(S)
Tips for properly enjoying electronic music:
1.) Listen through a decent set of headphones or a good set of speakers before you judge the tracks.
2.) Remember that most electronic tunes are not meant for mobile devices or mono-style speakers.
3.) A lot of time and effort goes into getting each and every note just right –respect the process.
4.) Try listening both ways to hear the difference for yourself.
5.) Bass adjustment may be required as the low end is sometimes cranked up by the artist.
Enjoy the track(s):
“X-Ray” by Sub Focus. To the uninitiated, this is just an instrumental dance or EDM track, but those in the know recognize it as a classic DnB (Drums ‘n’ Bass) song, where the emphasis is on a high BPM (Beats Per Minute) filled in with plenty of drum work and an overlay of high-energy cadences. It’s a good track to help get those sweat pores pumping and that blood flowing! Plus, it has a nice little breakdown/drop towards the middle.
Expand your musical boundaries and give the track(s) a listen.
STUFF THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DATE
BIRTHDAYS ON THIS DATE
PRO SPORTS TEAMS I FOLLOW SOMEWHAT CLOSELY AND ROOT FOR
COLLEGE SPORTS TEAMS I FOLLOW SOMEWHAT CLOSELY AND ROOT FOR
Everything that I’m watching saw mostly positive results at the close of yesterday’s markets. (markets were not open yet at the time things were checked this morning). (NOTE: “Running T” below means ‘Running Total’ and refers to: since I’ve been tracking daily; mid-March for TKR; mid-February for VMEO, and mid-January for the rest).