Monday, 29 May 2017

Not The KSHE Klassics Show, May 28th

Quotation du jour ~ Jane Siberry: should the universe bring / the song to your ears / and you give it a spin / and it makes people stop / and say hey who was that? / say a sparrow started it / with a strand of grass.

There was no Klassics Show on KSHE yesterday. It's Memorial Day weekend in the States and they were doing a weekend-long top 500 countdown, but i went through such a hassle to learn that, i thought i'd share my pain.

A few minutes before nine, i tried to connect to the audio stream. Nuffink. Tried again. Nada. Reloaded the page. Zilch.

My primary browser is Vivaldi. I tried to connect using my secondary browser, Avast's Safe Zone. Rien, encore. But then i remembered that i also have a third browser, Microsoft's Edge, but trying to connect using that was hampered somewhat by the fact that i was unable to open the damn thing.

A few days ago i installed an ad blocker in Vivaldi, i wondered if that might be creating the problem, so back i went to Vivaldi and disabled the ad blocker for KSHE. In a word, nope.

By now it was gone 9:30 and i supposed that i had missed a good half hour's worth of brilliant classic rock and that my week was pretty much ruined, and i was tearing my hair out in frustration.

I eventually solved it, though. I have said that KSHE doesn't stream their audio to Canada and that i need to connect via a VPN, which tells them that i am somewhere in New Jersey. I hadn't turned the VPN on! Duh!!! So i did and that's when i discovered that there was no Klassics Show. And i spent the morning listening to Radio Paradise and at least i got to hear my new favourite singer, Caro Emerald. And look, here she is.

And as i can't post a KSHE playlist, here's what i listened to this week, because i know you're fascinated:

Paul Simon – Graceland
James Taylor – Sweet Baby James
Terje Rypdal – Descendre
Björk РPost
Rory Gallagher – Stage Struck
Kate Bush – The Dreaming
Marillion – Holidays In Eden
Sparks – Kimono My House
King Crimson – Starless And Bible Black
Richard Thompson – More Guitar
Sky – The Great Balloon Race
Jeff Beck – Official Bootleg U.S.A. '06
Johnny Clegg And Juluka – A Johnny Clegg And Juluka Collection
Peter Hammill – In Camera
Bob Dylan – Bringing It All Back Home
Various Artists – Folk And More, Vol 12
Ten Years After – Undead
Billy Talent – III
Ashley Hutchings – By Gloucester Docks I Sat Down And Wept
Dan Fogelberg – Live At Carnegie Hall
Steve Reich – Different Trains / Electric Counterpoint
Saga – Silent Knight
Bonnie Raitt – Luck Of The Draw
Ray Davies – Americana
Yes – The Yes Album
The Beatles – A Hard Day's Night
Seether – Poison The Parish
Rick Wakeman – The Six Wives Of Henry VIII
Paula Cole – This Bright Red Feeling
Caro Emerald – Emerald Island
Mike Batt – Tarot Suite
Tyrannosaurus Rex – A Beard Of Stars
Roxy Music – The Avalon Tapes

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