Solace in the Solstice

Last night’s radio show was a blast!
It was the annual “before xmas” show and we usually cut loose and have some fun.

Our annual tradition is to play this version of Oh Holy Night. Seriously, download it and listen all the way through. You will not be disappointed. It’s even better if you can listen to it with a group of friends.

We added some 8-bit Christmas music into the mix this year. This is a cool thing where artists are taking chips from various video games and using the sounds as the sound palette for the music they create. Check out this 8 bit version of Let It Snow performed by Bit Shifter using a GameBoy sound chip that we found.

The 8 bit music scene is worth checking out. A good web site is 8 Bit Peoples and features many free downloads.

During the show we were joined by a listener bearing gifts.
In his possession was a USB Missle Launcher from Marks and Spencer.

This clever little desktop accessory connects to your PC and uses a control panel you access with your mouse to elevate, lower, rotate and FIRE three nerf-style missles. I am now using it to ward off co-workers who creep up behind me to interrupt my day with computer questions.

An added bonus for the evening arrived in the form of Carl and Suzanne, my friends from Amsterdam who are holidaying in the US. They hung out for an hour of the show before having to run off and get some rest.

A very fun night and a great kick off to the upcoming holiday weekend.

This Friday is the Fish Show. If you’re in town you should come by. It should be a real hoot.

2 thoughts on “Solace in the Solstice

  1. Here is a hack for your launcher:
    you should mount a pinhole camera on the launcher mount as well as an ultrasound rangefinder next to it
    and have the slow frame rate video and the rangefinder readout in a window next to the launcher
    controls for aiming purposes…. you could then write a little VBscript that would give you the proper
    elevation to hit whatever is in the middle of the video screen based on the ballistic trajectory.

  2. OMG!! I just listened to the podcast where you played “O Holy Night.”

    Now I have to listen to my William Hung album over and over again to relearn what true talent is!

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