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Posted on 2007.11.18 at 19:58
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In preparation for the party which is now less than a fortnight away, and running out of free weekends before the first, my wife and I redoubled our efforts and really packed a punch these past two days (including staining both sides of the fence today - I'm so thankful I only work three days this week, cause that was not easy). Saturday we completely emptied the garage and moved everything we could into two sections of the attic: Long term, and short term storage. This was an all-day event that started after our meeting up with the Tribal Council to paint a widows room that morning, and ending with drax0r and I celebrating the completion of the first phase of the "galinda822 in Texas" event, aka Party of the Decade with drinks in hand.

You see, as my wife and I were filling the attic, (and because she didn't want to maneuver my heavy trunk and footlocker up the steps as was later disclosed to me) she suggested I set up some music across from the buffet table in the garage. Plans started formulating right then and there. I set up my two Infinity RS625 speakers in each corner, but by the time drax0r brought over the amp he was going to loan me for the party, I'd already decided my 2000 CD's were going to be inadequate for the event.

So I attached my iTunes volume to that PowerMac G4, hooked up an old Sun monitor, dug out a yellowing two-button Microsoft scroll mouse, ran a 100-foot Cat-5 cable out to the garage, and hooked the computer up to the amp. The results are quite impressive I don't mind admitting. It sounds fantastic! I wish after the party I could set that amp and those speakers in my office! It took drax0r and I several hours to get everything perfect, but we were in no hurry, as there was bourbon to drink, and cigars to smoke. This is going to be one nice setup. And only in Texas can you have an outdoor garage party in December ;)

The keg of Shiner Bock did arrive, I was told by different people throughout the day who happened by Anna Fine Wines & Spirits this weekend - they're keeping it iced for me until just hours before the party begins. But not everyone wants to hear endless scores at a kegger. So I need your help.

What do you want to listen to?

I have a lot of CD's in a wide variety of genre's, and there will undoubtedly be a lot of impromptu song-changing, but I thought it would be nice to have a pre-defined playlist to encompass something for everyone during the time the console is unmanned. So if you're coming, what would you like to listen to? And please, be specific.


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Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-11-19 05:01 (UTC) (Link)
I think I may just buy a 160 GB iPod so that you'll have some decent pop tunes. Also, you'd have no excuse for not having the scores that I have sent you. And I could get whatever you had. This could be fun.
ehowton at 2007-11-19 19:13 (UTC) (Link)
Don't use me as an excuse to bust your budget. Bury your external harddrive in your luggage if you must, or carry-n; cull it down to fit on a thumb-drive, but I will not be responsible for you purchasing an iPod. Don't use me as an excuse! Maybe after you've paid off at least half of MiniMax0r!

Unless you're buying two, of course - so we could have matching 160GB Classics. That would be sweet.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2007-11-19 05:02 (UTC) (Link)
Serenity sound track!!!
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-11-19 05:13 (UTC) (Link)
The score to the Original Motion Picture Bourne Ultimatum
The score to the Original Motion Picture Unearthed by E.S. Posthumus
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2007-11-19 05:05 (UTC) (Link)
Van Halen-Jump!!!
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-11-19 05:10 (UTC) (Link)
Ooh Wee featuring Mark Ronson Ghostface Killah, Nate Dogg, Trife Da God and Saigon

Yeah -- Usher

CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2007-11-19 05:15 (UTC) (Link)
William Shatner singing Elton John's-Rocket Man!!!

Here's a sample.


Edited at 2007-11-19 05:15 am (UTC)
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2007-11-19 05:23 (UTC) (Link)
The Air Force anthem!!!
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2007-11-19 05:30 (UTC) (Link)
Sound Track to BSG Season One!!!
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-11-19 05:34 (UTC) (Link)
It's Going Down Young Joc
ehowton at 2007-11-19 19:42 (UTC) (Link)
time3 at 2007-11-19 06:09 (UTC) (Link)
I'll always be a fan of Mac's simple on-board audio. They did a fine job engineering those boards to make them very quiet in terms of signal to noise ratio. Again, a great consumer level audio product without the fuss.

At one point I was running an old iMac and a PPC with Linux for use with a streaming radio show I was doing:


In the photo, the two Mac's are controlled via my HP Linux Laptop with Synergy2. Then, those audio outs were sent to the mixer and then sent to the Dell sitting beneath my turntables for analogue to digital encoding. From there, it was streamed to a regular Shoutcast/Icecast server.

Of course, those photos are a little messy, as that SGI O2 was compiling Gentoo Linux at the time so I was... well... multitasking :)
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-11-19 06:21 (UTC) (Link)
I've recently purchased a Mac mini. My only gripe is that they don't have two outs for audio as a I have a 4.1 speaker set. I plan to post on my Mac expirences again soon. You can keep track with the miniMax0r tag.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-11-19 06:12 (UTC) (Link)
d00d! I clicked on the link to check out the speakers. Now I so see what you meant the other day about Little Girl. This is reason 8 billion why I refuse to be a parent.
ehowton at 2007-11-19 16:21 (UTC) (Link)
Those are big speakers.
drax0r at 2007-11-19 20:14 (UTC) (Link)
Stevie Ray Vaughan, Toadies, ATHF, MC Pee Pants.

I want candy, bubble gum, and taffy
Skip to the sweet shop with my sweetheart Sandy
Got my pennies saved so I'm her sugar daddy
I'm her Hume Cronyn and she's my Jessica Tandy, I want candy!
photogoot at 2007-11-19 23:08 (UTC) (Link)
ehowton at 2007-11-19 23:59 (UTC) (Link)
photogoot at 2007-11-19 23:12 (UTC) (Link)
F'ing A Sweet! I am on top of page two! Who even knew there was a page two?! Wow, I am excited and I feel like that little freak kid who got himself beamed around the room on Wonka-Vision!

Weeee, look at me I am in a million bits over here on page two..... weeee!
ehowton at 2007-11-19 23:59 (UTC) (Link)
I feel like that little freak kid who got himself beamed around the room on Wonka-Vision!
(Anonymous) at 2007-11-20 02:18 (UTC) (Link)


I wanna here FUNK! "Get Down on It" & "Brick House", baby! Then some Stevie Ray Vaughn, maybe some Heart (circa 1974), and then maybe some ZZTOP. Heehee.
~ yo neighbor
ehowton at 2007-11-20 03:04 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Music!

Yeah...about that, what time do you go to bed? Cause I might need to test some funk tonight - and believe me, you will hear it!
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-11-21 03:56 (UTC) (Link)
Auto Rock by Mogwai. (I can upload this for you. I couldn't find it on IRC, had to use Frostwire).
texas_tangent at 2007-11-21 04:07 (UTC) (Link)
I was tracking this thread I am no longer. LOL.. I would go back and look but I am not going to do that either. I am making a request for Hotel California please.
ehowton at 2007-11-21 04:27 (UTC) (Link)
heh - I don't blame you! And...check.
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