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18 January 2006 @ 08:55 am
SPEAKERS! = music & no more bad radio!  

After 2 months of having no speakers on my computer at work and having to endure endless days of bad radio stations overplaying Kelly Clarkson, Simple Plan, James Blunt & Black Eyed Peas (I swear our mainstream radio stations have the same 20 songs on repeat all day long), and thinking that I should really buy some little speakers but never finding any that were really cheap, I went home last night and rifled through a drawer (looking for large envelopes, of all things), and found...


Which I have hooked up to my work computer first thing this morning and THEY ARE WORKING and I can LISTEN TO GOOD MUSIC AT WORK at last!!!

I am seriously happy about this. Really. No more having to put everything I download onto a disc to take home to listen to, no more endless James Blunt wailing at the end other end of the store. I am listening to some songs I downloaded from thosegypsies and I am so very happy.

Now I'm off to learn about Podcasts :) Because, you know, now I can listen to them as I download them. No more taking home a million discs that I never have time to listen to anymore!


my work desk
my desk at work

Currently it is actually sort of neat, with my embodiment journal and Inspiration notebook, PC magazines that we subscribe to (yay, geekiness!), my new speakers (*squees*), water bottle, tea, handcream, our multi-card reader and some pens. The colour laser printer (my new best friend!) is to my right there (just next to the magazines but it's not in the photo). I love my little work station :)

PS: Please feel free to recommend bands/artists, podcasts, music communities & websites like pandora.com for me to check out :)
Also, anyone on Last.fm? - I'm crushedstars on there :)
Oh yes, & which music player do people prefer - eg, Winamp, Windows Media Player, iTunes? I generally use a mix of iTunes & WMP, but I'm open to suggestions.

ontheseams on January 17th, 2006 11:01 pm (UTC)
Hey, what's wrong with James Blunt? =P (By the way, thank you for your zines and the card-- Alice in Wonderland! Your zines are both lovely.)
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on January 17th, 2006 11:03 pm (UTC)
hehe, thanks honey ^^ Nothing's wrong with James Blunt until you hear his songs on the radio about 20x during the day, then you just want to cut yr ears off! lol.
Katrina Elisse Caudlecrownofviolets on January 17th, 2006 11:07 pm (UTC)
I was a devout Winamp user (with WMP for videos) until I fell in love with iTunes. Now I used iTunes (mostly) and WMP (for .ogg files until I can find an iTunes plugin for Windows).
mai pen rai: kitty winks!deadstar_1 on January 17th, 2006 11:26 pm (UTC)
if i hear that lady lumps song again by the black eyed peas....i'll do something drastic. it's such a bad, bad song! i don't understand why people listen to james blunt either, if you want to listen to music like that, listen to jeff buckley, he's so much better! i use iTunes because it's kinder to my iBook. :)
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on January 18th, 2006 02:56 am (UTC)
thanks for the suggestion! I don't mind BEP sometimes, but the radio station here plays their songs like 20x a day :X
agreeably on January 17th, 2006 11:26 pm (UTC)
i added you on last.fm. and i think i added you on flickr earlier today as well.
Felicityi_am_she on January 18th, 2006 12:03 am (UTC)
I've been on last.fm for a while - I'm msfliss.
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on January 18th, 2006 02:57 am (UTC)
yay, I added you!
Felicityi_am_she on January 18th, 2006 06:02 am (UTC)
Can't add you because I'm not at home on my computer, but I will when I get back. Also, I recommend iTunes, but that's because I use a Mac and it's Mac native. I've heard it can be crappy to run on PC.
?starlakitty on January 18th, 2006 01:54 am (UTC)
ooh! speakers and good music can make everything better! woo!
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on January 18th, 2006 02:58 am (UTC)
i absolutely agree :)
cherokeeanythingtaboo on January 18th, 2006 05:39 am (UTC)
Oh my gosh, AS IF you have Simple Plan in Australia. That is absolutely horrid; I'm ashamed that they're from Canada. They SUCK!
♥Lokaha Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu♥jupitersiren on January 18th, 2006 02:04 pm (UTC)
Yay! I know it makes the day better when you have good tunes!
A World of Fragile Things: CSI - Grishamaussiekitty on January 20th, 2006 09:05 am (UTC)
On my pc I have winamp and Itunes, Mr laptop only has itunes. The main reason I keep winamp is... well 1. I'm lazy 2. is I have a flac plugin so I can play a lot of my boots without converting or burning and 3. I like to try my downloads to make sure everything plays ok before burning and I find winamp more friendly to that. *haha* I'm sure that is absolutely no help to you what so ever.

And *yay* for good music. Although I once played Tori at work and got asked "what crap is that?" *meep*
mylunchbox on January 21st, 2006 08:20 am (UTC)
hey lovely! :P
hope all is going well with you.
my boy has a podcast - ifilmcast
all about film with interviews etc etc :P
he's overseas at the moe :*( so sad as i am stuck at home
will write you soon