Monday, December 29, 2003

Got a 'See 2003 Go Away~2004,Enter & Sign In Please' playlist installed this P.M. Among the Superstar acts added to the olio soundscape are Bongwater,Max Blues Bailey,Nichols & May,Richard Harris,the Five Satins,Don Rickles & Buster Keaton,Ginger Rogers,Daffy Duck (singing!),Fred McGriff,Punky's Dilemma,Tommy Ruick,Harvey Lembeck,Tuff Green,Elf,Solid Doctor,Stereophonics,Jimmy Wages,Black Sabbath,Loudon & Martha Wainwright,Bob Lett, & Nature Boy Ric Flair (NOT singing!).
Come to the ONLY place,online or off,that's brave enough to program like this: cj's radio olio !
Love & Peace.

Wednesday, December 24, 2003

Merry Playlist! HoHoHo...
Combining the talents of Har Mar Superstar,Roy Orbison,Bob Hope,Joe South,Enrico Caruso,The Thermals,Jerry Howard,Florrie Forde,Joe Simon,Wreckless Eric,Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra,Martha Raye,Foo Fighters,Camera Obscura,& Charleton Heston (along with more than 275 others!),a new playlist resides at cj's radio olio. Try something different this season!
Love & Peace.

Sunday, December 21, 2003

Thursday, December 18, 2003

Changes Coming to cj's radio olio...

Between now (Dec.18) & Christmas Eve,cj's radio olio will upgrade from 32kps mp3pro to 64kps mp3pro streaming. What this will mean to you,the listeners,is:
- A higher quality audio stream for mp3 listeners,and near CD quality (128kps) sound for those of you with mp3pro decoding players (Player365-VIP[less than $5/month from Live365],Winamp 2.9x with mp3pro decoder plug-in)
- The Trade-off: when the transition is complete,cj's radio olio will only be availible to those broadband connections (The stream will not be able to be recieved by dial-up listeners)

This is an issue that I have studied for nearly six months. I have looked at it from all angles,and have looked at & listened to broadcasters who have made the switch to Broadband Only. I dislike the possibility of losing any listeners by this change & I hope that I don't. However,this is the only way that I can continue to broadcast. Without whining about the details,my financial situation is bad. I can continue to broadcast if I can add more VIP listeners (Live365 has a 'Revenue-Sharing' program based on the number of VIP listening hours to your stream each month + people who sign up through your website/Live365 station page link). The best way I can afford to continue to broadcast is to move up to the highest quality stream possible. That's 64k/44/stereo mp3pro. I've listened to the difference,and it is substantial.

I hope that this change won't affect your continued listening to cj's radio olio. Again,the change will happen between Dec.18 and Dec.24. I plan to continue to stream the W-i-d-e-s-t selection of recordings availible to your computer 24/7. Thank You,for proving that people DON'T want to hear "The Same Stuff Over & Over"! Keep listening to cj's radio olio - all genres/all eras/all the time!
Love & Peace.

Sunday, December 14, 2003

cj's radio olio is proud to announce the birth of a new playlist! There are additions such as The Mad Capsule Markets,Robert Downey,Jr.,Little Richard,Colossus,Daria,Penelope Keith,& Grady Gaines & the Texas Upsetters,along with the unusual cast of characters.
Love & Peace.

Friday, December 5, 2003

HowdyHowdy! A new batch of Music & Merriment has been pulled outa the hat here at cj's radio olio. Included in the newbies are tracks by Otis Redding,the Academy Chorus of St. Martin,Ella Fitzgerald,Steve Lukather & Eddie Van Halen,Ted Weems & his Orchestra f.Perry Como,Basketcase,Jelly Roll Morton,Maurice Chevalier,Armando Trovaioli,& John Lennon,along with loads of others. Enjoy!!
Love & Peace.

Sunday, November 30, 2003

We few,we hardy few,we Band of Brothers (& Sistas)...We Survived Black Friday 2003! In celebration,cj's radio olio has a new playlist a-playin'.
Added to the songs you know & luuuv are mp3pro files by Mary Johnson,La Deidad,Babs Gonzales,The Mad Capsule Markets,Pearl Jam,The Westbury Squares,Electric End,J-M,The Joe Loss Concertium,Driver Friendly Rock,Burgess Meridith,and Eric Clapton & Paul McCartney. It feels so good to be assisting Young People in gaining an audience for their music. ;-)
Love & Peace,Clarence

Thursday, November 27, 2003

Everybody,wherever you are,be safe this weekend. And,especially in the US,remember that no one will die or be permanently destroyed if you can't buy everything on the list in the next 72 hours. The sun will set,& the sun will rise,irregardless of traffic jams(auto & human),sell outs,& other Crazed souls just like you.
Love & Peace.

Sunday, November 23, 2003

Gotta buncha new sounds at the olio! New to the playlist are funky butts like Tribes of Neurot,Peter Gabriel,Woody Allen,Kay Starr,Jonasay,Smith & Dale,The "In",Steep Canyon Rangers,The Driving Wheels,Exit 13,Earlimart,Alwan Sound(black colors),Indigenous,Annie Ross & the Low Note 5,Hybyrds,Red Crayola,The Forty-Fives,The Band,Wayne Perry,Lincoln St. Exit,Mott the Hoople,Eskimoes,& other worthy souls.
Git up offa dat thing & stroll yourself over to cj's radio olio : It's where the Elite meet to Eat!
Love & Peace.

Saturday, November 15, 2003

howdyhowdy! Got a brand new playlist at cj's radio olio...
Amongst the fabled songsters added are Harry Fay,Regis & Kathie Lee,Tony Bennett,Tommy Tutone,The Wake,Rory Gallagher,Sex Pistols,Steve Howe,The Damned,The Meters,Laika & the Cosmonauts,John McCormack,Mary Johnson,The Delroys,Red Crayola,Blueboy,Kay Starr,Lou Ann Barton,Harry James & his Orchestra,Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass,George Harrison,Dead Kennedys,& Darlene Love (to name a lot). Enjoy!
Love & Peace.

Friday, November 14, 2003

Many different Cultures & Religions are now/will be observing special days & periods over the next couple of months. All of us with computers are extremely fortunate to be alive during this time in history. Many of us "Over 25's" know how much computer-access & the Internet have changed human life. Just the idea of being able to broadcast a song or listen to a song virtually anywhere on the planet is absolutely astonishing!

It doesn't take much to overload ourselves this time of year. There's never enough hours in the day (or days in the week) to get everything done we want to do. But we all need to stop long enough to remember the fact that many people don't have the advantages we have. Many don't even have what we'd consider the basic necessities for life. Sometime during this season,look at what you have;Do you really need ALL those shirts,some of which you hardly wear? Do you need those coffee cups you don't have room in the cabinet for? What about that "back-up" printer or those cds & floppys of programs you haven't used in over a year? Got any books or magazines stuck away in boxes or stacked in closets? Old small appliences you don't/never used?

Anything that you have extra of,or don't use at least once a month,donate it to a local charitable group. Ask family,friends,& neighbors who might could make use of this or that. Programs for remedial education & skills training can use many software programs to help others to learn how to support themselves & their families. And hardware is needed by many organizations for their basic operations. Got screws,nails,hand or power tools,or lumber left over from projects past? Contact 'Habitat for Humanity'. Pay attention to your own neighborhood;your own block. Is there a house needing some basic upkeep that the owner cannot do or a vacant lot that needs cleaning off? Get together a group to lend a hand.

There are so many ways to assist people who are less fortunate. I know from experience. Hundreds of miles from home,no friends or family to see:On Christmas day 1990 a group of 5 or 6 people got together & took a couple of pieces of fruit,a note pad & pencil,& a smile to each of the patients in the Texas State Chest Hospital in San Antonio,Texas. I was one of those lucky patients. I cannot express the joyous feelings in my heart that day. Sure,it wasn't much materially,but it was just the fact that someone acknowledged our existence! We had worth as human beings!

That's the kind of difference our giving can have. Let's all try & do some "Free Giving" this year.It costs nothing,yet has priceless value.
Love & Peace.

Wednesday, November 12, 2003

Yep,it's another new Playlist on cj's radio olio! Added a smidgen more Holiday music. Also you'll now hear tracks from Harry James & his Orchestra,Genesis(the Peter Gabriel version),the Edison Minstrels,22 & Group,13th Floor Elevators,Arturo Sandoval,barbara Cook,Mandy Patinkin & Madonna,Tom Baker,Buddy Jones,Mountain,Perry Como,Tim Curry,Camera Obscura,the Skull Snaps,Darlene Love,Sophie Tucker,Sonic Youth,Peetie Wheatstraw,Ray Price,The Band,Chuck Berry,Fred Astaire & Ginger Rodgers, and Johnny Maestro & the Brooklyn Bridge.
...and that's just the Adds!

Love & Peace.

Tuesday, November 4, 2003

...see how regularly I update now...
There's a new Playlist on cj's radio olio,with new Songs in it. Yep,actual music that hasn't been done to death(by me).Enjoy!
Now,before anyone is shocked,I wish to state that I will be playing some Holiday Music over the next 7-8 weeks. You can be assured that it will be chosen & positioned in the playlists with the same care & attention to detail as all music broadcast on cj's radio olio.
Remember:Forewarned is Forearmed! :-)
Love & Peace.

Wednesday, October 15, 2003

OK,here's what happened over the weekend...
Sunday,I was ready to wipe out my old files & upload new copies that sounded better & were in absolute compliance w/Live365's needs. After deleting the old files on Live's server,I found that I had NO WAY to upload files that XP Home would play nice with. XP had been getting a little picky lately but it turned downright snotty towards me. I did a reinstall:no difference. I then backed up ALL files,apps,etc.,& Monday(after 10 hrs. spent on this Sun.) I did a "Clean Install". That seemed to do it. I'm still recovering(reinstalling apps,resetting preferences,wondering where some files are that I Know I Saved :-)) but it's finally getting back to abnormal. So that's what I've been doing in My Hobby:-) the last few days. Only took about 24 hrs. over three days...WHEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeee!
It's all better now...
Love & Peace.

Wednesday, October 8, 2003

The California Recall is over...let the Lawsuits begin
now that that's over with,we can get down to important matters:Getting the Cubs & Red Sox to the World Series.That way,at least one team's fans will quit whining...somebody's gotta win...don't they?...oh,yeah,Bud"Ties are optional"Selig is still The Commish.
& BTW,who saw 'Trading Spaces-100 Grand' Saturday night?? If you missed it,it's being rerun this Saturday night...guess the ratings made them happyhappy.
Later.

Monday, October 6, 2003

Wanna know what this is About? My Radio Station,cj's radio olio,that's what! Also there may be references to my actual life off-line. Right now that's non-existent,so let's get to the olio,shall we?
cj's radio olio is a freeform(& I do mean freeform)stream of music & entertainment flowing through Live365.com. Included in the changing group of files I draw from for playlists are music & spoken word files that date from 1897 up to this year. What style(s) of music,you ask? It's easy to say what I don't have(right now):symphonic & small-group classical,ambient,electronica,& house mixes. And the only reason those aren't included right now is that I don't know much about them,& I'm real flat broke.:-(
Want an example of this ecclecticism? Here's 10 files from my current playlist:Prince-She Gave Her Angels(from The Muppet Show;Charlie Pride-Wonder Could I Live There Anymore;Glen Miller & his Orchestra-In the Mood;Gil Scott-Heron -The Revolution Will Not Be Televised;The Thermals-God Damn the Light;Zero Mostel & cast-Comedy Tonight!;Bing Crosby-Gay Love;The Box Tops-'60's Coca Cola Ad;Dylan Thomas reading his poem The Force;& Groucho Marx. But that's this week...
To feel the love,go to my station site at Live365.com,cj's radio olio (registration is simple,but required).If you'd like some more info on the olio try my website. I'll do my darndest (or more) to keep you updated via this blog. Next time...same bat-channel!

Love & Peace,Clarence
cj's radio olio