The Nightowl Radio Show playlist for January 20, 2023

The following is a playlist for the broadcast of the Nightowl Radio Show, a one-hour college radio show on station WHCL-FM.  The show can be streamed tonight at 7:00 p.m. Eastern at whcl.org. There’s a lot of tracks from the early 1980’s on tonight’s episode, as well as the debut of two new homemade inter-song…

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Amazon Smile isn’t smiling after February 20, 2023.

I’ve used Amazon’s Smile ordering service to designate a charitable donation from my online purchases. It’s a passive way to donate to a non-profit organization, while still purchasing whatever odds and ends I can get from Jeff Bezos’ online marketplace. And I’m sure many other people have used the Amazon Smile ordering platform for their…

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Season 3 is coming. This is the way.

I’m what you would call a medium-level Star Wars fan. I’ll see the movies on opening night (all eleven of them so far, I count Solo as part of the canon), and some of the TV shows. I haven’t really gotten into the animated Star Wars universe – maybe at some point I can binge-watch…

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Thanks for derailing Snowpiercer, TNT

I really enjoyed the dystopian sci-fi TV series Snowpiercer. Like all great television sci-fi shows, it was an allegory to our modern world, treating social conflict and isolation and political manipulations in the setting of a transcontinental train carrying the last survivors of a global winter. The first season was great, the second season was…

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A new use for a cutlery set

I bought this hand-made knife set 18 months ago. Hand-forged Damascus steel carbon-blade knives from a Pakistan bladesmith. Aren’t they sweet-looking? Too bad I don’t own them any more. Well, not too bad. There’s a reason why I don’t own them any more. After I acquired the knives – and had them professionally sharpened –…

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The Nightowl Radio Show playlist for January 13, 2023

The following is a playlist for the broadcast of the Nightowl Radio Show, a one-hour college radio show on station WHCL-FM.  The show can be streamed tonight at 7:00 p.m. Eastern at whcl.org. Tonight’s tracks feature duets between living artists and those who had passed away. Just because you’re dead doesn’t mean you still can’t…

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One last chance at a 3D photo competition in Austria

In 2020, I submitted some film-generated stereoscopy images to an international 3D stereo photo competition in Vienna, the Photographische Gesellschaft in Wien. Unfortunately, the photos were not selected for the show. Fast forward to 2023. I’ve got a more stable setup with some killer stereoscopic images, and once again, the 3D stereo photo competition is…

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Leave the tip jar on the coffin lid.

You may not know Lynette Hardaway by that name. But if I told you she was “Diamond” of the conservative political commentators “Diamond and Silk,” you would immediately feel the creepiness. Hardaway and her partner Rochelle Richardson (“Silk”) spent the past six years not only supporting Donald Trump, but also supporting all of his arguments…

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