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So, about the music playing now…

by on Jul.11, 2011, under Station Update

Dexter Wansel

So, about the music playing now… yeah the heat continues down here… as does the rain…

I like rain – up to a point. And, we are past that! I was standing out in the yard the other day and I could’ve sworn I could see the grass growing! But, I have to admit it looks a lot better green. So as the clouds rolled back in pregnant with mega gallons of wetness poised to plunge down upon my dreads I headed back in. Okay the lightening convinced me to go inside. But I digress…

I put on my “sound cannons” and decided to create a few new sets. I was feeling a bit of nostalgic for the old school groove with a touch of brazilian style drumming mixed in so this week you will hear both! Dr Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band, Powerhouse 3, Domu, Mann Parrish, N.Y.C. Peech Boys (where the heck is my “Life is Something Special 12”?!?!?), Dazz Band, War (check out the remix! It features their cut “Southern Part of Texas”, Me’Shell NdegeOcello, Billy Preston (sw a repeat of Blues Brothers 2000 a while back and he’s been on my head ever since…), Mr. Fingers, The Time, Sister Sledge are all included in the latest set. The mix of Salz’ “Honey Be Good and Jazzanova’s “Glow and Glare is nice if I say so myself! So, I think this set will prove quite interesting for those of you who like to listen to what is happening in the music as you hear it….

And just ’cause I was asked, yes you can catch replay’s of Wa’D’s sets not to forget his Wednesday set at 7:30Pm Eastern US time. His sets includes a number of artists that those with multi-genre tastes will definitely appreciate including Kleeer, Shiela E. Madhouse, Dennis Springer, Marcus Johnson 7 Maysa, Crown Heights Affair, Dexter Wansel, First Light and many more. You should definitely do yourselves a big favor and try to catch those sets!

Other artists that will also be heard if you tune in with a quickness…

Bohannon, Ovasoul 7,Elements of Life, Fredrik Stark, Victor Rosado (very rare version of Johnny Hammond’s cut “Los Conquistadores Chocolate”),Naked Rhythm, Chevel, Bobbi Humphrey, The Blackbyrds, Weekender, Brothers Johnson, The Crusaders, Georges Benson & Duke, Ronnie Laws, Johnny Hammond, Kenny Dope, DJ Tonk, Midnight Express, Mark Farina, Black Magic, Jay  Tripwire, Sheila E., Quant, Lee, Lisa Shaw and many  more….

Now to answer a few questions….

  1. No you won’t find that version of “Skin I’m In” anywhere else. Sorry!
  2. Nope, that Tony Toni Tone remix if “Feels Good” will only be played here.
  3. I dunno why I mixed Parliament’s “Night of the Thumpasaurus Peoples” with the Masters At Work  mix of Rain/Give It Up (A Lil Louis Painting). It just felt right.
  4. Yes that mix of Raze’s “Break For Love” into DJ Languages “Close To You” does seem very visual in an aural sense. Hahaha!! Uhuh! That’s what I saw in my mind’s eye as it played too!
  5. I dunno. Let me know…in the meantime sign up as a VIP and lose the commercial breaks.
  6. No you are not missing anything. The music picks up right where it left off at. The mixes are designed so that VIPs get a nonstop flow. (See the above answer for solution *wink*)
  7. Yes I’m also a musician and I think that is sometimes a blessing and a curse when listening to other mixes or some DJs in certain clubs. (Dudes’ need to stop singing over the mike yanno?)
  8. Well, your mission “Mr. Phelps” is to put an ear on this and see what comes to mind. Then get back at me.

Peace,

DJ

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Takes me back (again) …

by on Feb.22, 2011, under Station Update, The Musings

Takes me back to then…

“All these goings on over in Africa…”

Well…

just do what you do but do it right…(isn’t that a song from somewhere?)

“Huh?”

northern-africa

It’s like Deja vu all over again…

…you say? Here’s a clue. Check your maps …. Don’t forget Sudan..both of them… (okay shoot the map guy!)

#Libya #Tunisia #Egypt … Imagine that…(Good luck people)

(Still feelin’ woozy? Here is why I feel it’s like deja vu all over again. Come back when you’re finished.)

So remember kiddies…let these times be a lesson. All it takes is to remove the pebble out from under the boulder to get it to start  rolling downhill. Oh, and never buy Texas from a Cowboy (remember that cut?).

Can you draw a line between those places on the map and Wisconsin or more recently Texas and relate? Can you see how one group  is fighting to hold on while others are trying to get a hold? Do you understand the machinations behind the opposition to those movements is about power while the protagonists are fighting for the right?

Well the Isley’s said it first. “You’ve got to fight the powers that be.”

While the Temps shook their heads muttering It’s all a “Ball of Confusion…”

While you contemplate what in the world I am talking about ..know this…

I’ve added more tracks into the rotation so if you tune in you will hear additional amazing sets created from deep within the catacombs of WBPM NetRADIO. There’s House, Jazz, Hip Hop, R&B, World Beat, Deep House Grooves, Chill Beats, Reggae and much more from across the planet. Get it while it’s hot!

Later!

DJ

P.S.: 2nd Chance part 1. This mess is playing out like a Billy Preston record. What you’ve read is a post from about two years ago. Now step back into real time and ask yourself “that on the radio again?” Click and see why I say what I say when I said it today.

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It’s all out there…

by on Jan.21, 2011, under The Musings

a phone / telephone book / directory
Image via Wikipedia

I have something for you to think about…

There’s a site called www.spokeo.com that’s a new online USA phone book w/personal information: everything from pics you’ve posted on FB or web, your approx credit score, home value, income, age. Remove yourself by searching your name, find and copy the URL of your page, then go to the bottom right corner of the page and click on the Privacy button to remove yourself. Copy & re-post so your FB friends are aware.

I would think people would rather they had the option as to what they put out in the public domain. Especially with companies attempting to profit at your expense…

What do you think?

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Huh? Recent Wall Post I Found Pending…

by on Nov.22, 2010, under The Musings, The Other Stuff

FORTYEIGHT | threesixtyfive "Hackers"
Image by ortizmj12 via Flickr

If Yahoo Babel Fish is wrong I owe this person
(not the dude in the photo, the guy or gal who wrote on my wall!) a real apology so I hope he or she has a sense of humor. Even though I have never kicked that person out and for other reasons their claim is suspect at best. I swear I’m not making this up. Read on…

Привет. Странаня ситуация, пытаюсь зайти на блог, меня постоянно выкидывает. Сейчас зашел через прокси и все нормально. Можно попросить разблокировать ип адрес 192.48.250.80
Так уже с недели две не могу попасть со своего ип в блог.

Translation:

Regards. [Strananya] situation, I attempt to visit to [blog], it constantly throws out me. Now it visited through proxy and everything normally. It is possible to ask to unblock IP (Internet protocol) address 192.48.250.80 So already from week two I cannot fall from my IP into [blog].

The Response:

Привет. Странаня ситуация, пытаюсь зайти на блог, меня постоянно выкидывает. Сейчас зашел через прокси и все нормально. Можно попросить разблокировать ип адрес 192.48.250.80
Так уже с недели две не могу попасть со своего ип в блог.

Translation:

“I think (don’t speak Russian) your message says you keep getting kicked off of the blog and you want me to unblock your IP address. If you were having problem reaching the blog how are you posting on the wall? In order to figure this out I will need you to buy 6 items from the official store. (cafepress.com/wbpm) okay? When I get the money I will think about it.(The money).”

Just buy a Custom T-shirt or a 16 oz. Original design Coffee Cup (or something!) for some deserving soul instead of spamming regular folk. Here, go to my store at www.cafepress.com/wbpm and be the first on your continent to have some official WBPM NetRADIO swag. Then you can sit around doing crossword puzzles and listen to all this good music I mix up for you!

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The Recipe…Part 2

by on Nov.19, 2010, under The Other Stuff

The Speakers

Recently I’ve been asked what kind of speakers I use to listen to the station. Generally, I use a now 10 year old Logitech 4.1 speaker system connected to my main PC. When I am creating the mixes you hear I either listen via my Ultrasone S-Logic headphones or I use my  KRK ST6 Studio Monitors. I do my quality checks on a set of 250 watt 4 ohm Acoustic model 626  Studio Monitors that I picked up waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyy back in 1982.(Where’s my walker dagnabbit!!)

Do you need all that?

No.

One of my Studio Monitors...

There are a lot of computer speaker set ups available in the stores right? Some of you have asked what is the difference between 2.0 and 5.1 and 7.1 systems.

To be honest, actually the main difference is the number of speakers.

A “2.0” setup would refer to the traditional stereo speaker pair (left and right).  And a system that is “something”.1, like 4.1 or 5.1 and so on, is basically describing a system where you have (in the case of a 4.1 system) 4 main speakers and 1 sub-woofer (sub woofer is the speaker that kicks out all that massive bass — more on that one later).

5.1 follows the same theme. Five main speakers and one subwoofer.  The main speakers are responsible for creating all of the sound that comes out of the computer while the sub woofer is specialized for creating the bass in the sound.

That’s really it in a nutshell.

Now there are some specifications you could use to compare the different systems but the best way to measure how well you like them is to go listen to them.

If possible, listen to something that you would normally listen to at home. Also take into consideration where you are listening to them at.

A lot of stores like to crank the the speakers up so as to give the impression that the louder the speakers are, the better they are. Not always the case. You want speakers that sound “full” at any volume level. By “Full” I mean that as you turn down the volume the bass or the quality of the sound doesn’t diminish along with the volume.

Also note how far apart the speakers are when listening in the store.

If they  are right next to each other you really don’t get a good idea of what they will sound like when you take them home and set them up. You’ll just be able to hear how loud they can get.

I’m saying that because I have seen where demo speakers were not correctly wired up and even though I felt they sounded “weird” in the store, no one else seemed to notice.

I couldn’t confirm my suspicions until I looked at how the cables were connected to the speakers.

The left hand speaker was correctly wired so the red wire went to the positive connector on the speaker and the black wire was connected to the “negative” connection on the speaker.

The right hand speaker was the exact opposite.

Not good.

When speakers are connected in this fashion,  the signals going to the speakers are “out of phase”.  ( Not gonna get technical..just trust me -smile)

So, some of the sound coming out one speaker was being canceled out by the other one and the music sounded “funny”.

You want a speaker system that allow you to place the speakers where they are best suited for your particular situation.

Some things to consider are:

Are the speaker cables long enough?

Do I need special hardware or tools to mount them on the walls if I desire to?

Are they too big for my shelf if I want to put them on shelves?

Are they too heavy for those shelves?

Will they fit on my desk?

If I wanted to use these brand new “hear tomorrow coming” headphones I just picked up, is there a speaker control module with a headphone jack that I can easily plug into?

Does the speaker control module have controls for the amount of Bass and or Treble, or for controlling the speakers surround sound effect in addition to volume?

Does this system require that I plug it into an power outlet for power?

How do I connect it to the computer? (Many sound systems have cables made to connect to your computer’s sound ports (usually jacks on the rear of the computer case…sometimes the cable plugs are color coded to match).

There are a number of questions one could come up with. These are just a few to get you going. Now as a rule of thumb, all things being equal the larger the speaker the better it will sound compared to a smaller one.

But these days all things are not equal.

Generally speaking, stand alone speakers will, more often than not, sound much better than the speakers that are built into computer monitors.

However, when comparing small stand alone speakers to larger ones, thanks to technology, that is no longer the case. There are micro speaker setups whose sound rivals larger speakers and in a number of cases sound just as good if not better while not taking up a lot of space.

I use a 4.1 setup when working at the computer and listening to WBPM NetRADIO. I have two in front of me to either side of the monitors spaced about 10 feet apart. I have the two “rear” speakers about 8 feet behind me also spaced about 10 feet apart. I have the sub-woofer behind the desk on the floor.

Sub woofers don’t have to be aimed in the direction of the listener because of the characteristic of the bass signal. It will spread in all directions so no matter where you are sitting in relation to that speaker, this type of signal is said to be “omni-directional“. So,you should hear what comes out of that speaker sitting behind it  just as well as if you were directly in front of it.

Different story as far as my other four speakers go and the same goes for your left and rights or you other speakers. They should be aimed in the direction of the listeners. Most of these systems come with plenty of info as to how to place them properly.

The sound that comes out of these speakers is more of a directional nature. Meaning that if you are not in an area that the speakers are aimed towards, you will not hear what comes out as well as if you were in the area they were pointed towards.

How the speakers are connected and where they are aimed will determine how well the surround sound or stereo effect is heard by the listener. It will also make a difference in how WBPM NetRADIO’s “Enhanced Stereo” format sounds as well.

One thing about cables:

The longer they need to be the more you should pay attention as to how thick the wires are. You do not want to use tiny little thin cables to connect the speakers up of they are more than 4 feet from the sound source. You also don’t want them longer than they need to be either.

Most systems that come designed to hook up to computers should the proper types of cable.

But for those who look to extend the speakers even further away you might want to consider getting cables that are a heavier gauge (thicker).

I’m really trying to keep this short so…

Here’s the drift… Many of you already have nice sound systems. There are a number of factors that make them so.

If you are in the market for a speaker setup. Take your time and shop around. You don’t need 50 bazillion speakers to get good sound. Actually there are a number of good sounding two speaker + sub woofer systems available. Here’s an article about them.

There are lots of manufacturers of speakers for computers these days. They include Logitech, Polk, Altec Lansing, Harmon Kardon and Creative.

Look for a set that will last a while. Why need to replace them every few years? So look to see how well built the speakers are. Are they sturdy enough to take an accident fall of knocked over or off of a desk?

Let your ears be the just about how they sound and …

Don’t be shy tell the sales person that you want to compare and decide what sounds good to you.

You don’t have to spend a small fortune on them anymore but you still have to remember … You get what you pay for!

Any questions just drop me a note!

Next….Connecting your computer to your sound system…

Later…

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C-c-c-c-c-changes (Pt. 2)

by on Jun.20, 2010, under Station Update, The Musings, The Other Stuff

Earth
Image by Satoru Kikuchi via Flickr

It’s been a real busy kind of month so far. Here’s where things stand as of now.

Seems some automaton in the Live365 infrastructure took the money needed to renew the package I had before I could stop them. I was hoping to get a different package that was less costly. Naturally when it happened I felt a “sting”. Well, I got busy trying to make up the loss. Not quite there yet. But here’s the plan. I am still working to move to a new package. In preparation for the change, new playlists are being uploaded (right now actually). The old playlists were 64K MP3PRO formatted files. The files being uploaded right now are 96K Mp3PRO files. What’s the difference? Basically better sound quality (Imagine that …right?).

New tracks are also in the pipeline. They are liable to turn up here very soon. So keep listening.

Thanks to new listeners in (in no particular order!):

Houston & Luftkin, Texas; Phoenix, Arizona; Anaheim, South Gate, Beverly Hills & Glendale, California; Alamoosa, Colorado; Edmund, Oklahoma; Evansville, Indiana; Bloomington & Chicago Illinois; Pittsburgh & Philadelphia PA.; Atlanta, Marietta & Lawrenceville, Georgia; Rock Hill SC; Charlotte; Washington,DC; S. Plainfield, NJ; New York City (Hi You Guys!); Albany, New Hartford & White Plains, NY; Brocton, Mass; Oromocto, Canada; Cusco, Peru; La Paz, Bolivia; Bogota & Cucuta, Columbia; Cancun Mexico (I could really use a trip there about now..how about you?); Basildon & London UK; Hoorn, Netherlands; Prague; Zurich, Vienna, Madrid, Ljubljana & Radovljica, Slovenia; Budapest; Warsaw & Rzeszow, Poland; Klaipeda, Lithuania; Moscow; Istanbul; Athens; Bangalore; Bangkok; Cebu City, Phillipines, Perth, AU and last but in no way least Sapporo Japan.

I am deeply thankful to all of you for listening. Please listen often…now…

GO BUY A T-SHIRT (or something) Here !!!

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For Cryin Out Loud

by on Jun.05, 2010, under Station Update, The Musings

SIERRA MADRE, CA - MAY 29:  Seventieth anniver...
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To the F*ctard who spoofed my email so they could spam the planet resulting in my email getting all of the denied messages…

GET A LIFE…JEEZ!!

FYI…we are working on getting a new broadcasting package..keep your fingers crossed!!!

Now back to the music…while you can.

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