Tuesday, April 25, 2017

I feel that our brief discussion yesterday morning about my interest in the evening security position needs a little context. Especially, as your first impression was that I want to get off the phones. Actually it's quite the contrary.

I've wanted to get onto the Risk team since I was just off of edits and have been working towards that goal. I was doing Risk type work in Atlas and am now on the Lockout Team, so I am enjoying those calls and ticket a lot. As well, we're all getting along fairly famously now, so interpersonal relationships don't factor in either.

What's the main driving force behind my interest, is needing to free up weekday time. Riding the bus, I'm already losing almost 3 hours a day in travel time and have been putting in requests over the last year to try and free some more up, like working 4 10's or coming in earlier (my current request in to WorkForceNow) to shave off the half hour I sit before shift in the mornings. I had Sundays and Mondays off, which worked perfectly, before I got onto this team.

As it sits, I lost 2 hours this morning at the first of 2 currently needed doctor's appointments and have been putting off scheduling 6 needed dentist appointments and have at least 3 trips to the DMV I need to make, now that I've decided to get a small scooter so I can drive to work myself. Given all 12 of those appointments go perfectly, that's still 24 hours of allotted time off I need to lose because of this. And I'm only 2 months into my new year and down 12 hours now..

Speaking with Ken the other day, I heard that the evening security position --if XXXXXX decides to keep it-- will be open and that would be more than adequate to allow me daytime hours on weekdays to get  my life needs met. If I can somehow work out a schedule that allows at least some weekday hours open and stay on XXXXXX or even better, on the Lockout queue, that would be excellent. I just need to somehow work something out to that end.

I appreciate your time,


Monday, July 13, 2015

On hiatus...

...again. Be back at some time in the future. Past shows have podcasts you can download or stream. In 2012 the bulk of the shows were NWW list A-Z, making this the only place on the internet you can access examples of all of the artists. If you enjoy eclectic and inventive music, I suggest you graze these bands.

Friday, February 13, 2015

My Fav's V...

Still going strong with some of my personal preferences from the list per titles and acts, this week we (my homunculus drones and myself) focus mostly on the M's and N's (with a promised revisit to the amazing King Crimson), of which (apparently) many are on my top list... Funny as most of the acts up until now on this retrospective of my personal taste have been fairly accessible, but for some reason it seems that a good amount of the M's happen to not only be on my short list, but about half of tonight's fair per anyway is pretty inaccessible to "normal" taste, so I harken back to my 'normal' pattern of beginning upbeat and closer to "mainstream" and deteriorating into slower and more chaotic noisy stuff... Ending with the (not-too-arguably) very 1st noise band ever... from the LATE 60's... and they're from Canada... PERFECT way to end a party that's gone on for FAR too long!

1! Neu! ~ Hallogallo! (1972!) {Neu!}
2. King Crimson ~ Red (1974) {Red}
3. Mahjun ~ Glandos (1977) {Happy French Band}
4. Min Bul ~ Champagne Of Course (1970) {Min Bul}
5. Mama Béa Tekielski ~ Le Chaos (1979) {Le Chaos}
6. Moving Gelatine Plates ~ Astromonster (1972) {The World of Genius Hans}
7. Negativland ~ Christianity is Stupid (1987) {Escape from Noise}
8. Napoli Centrale ~ O Nemico Mio (1978) {Qualcosa CA Nu'mmore}
9. Mahogany Brain ~ Wrong Reincarnation (1971) {With (Junk-Saucepan) When (Spoon-Trigger)}
10. Martin Saint-Pierre ~ Ancestrales 2 (1978) {Solo Création Le Chant Du Monde}
11. Philippe Maté / Daniel Vallancien ~ Cyclothimnie (1972) {Maté/Vallancien}
12. Mars ~ 11,000 Volts (1986) {78+}
13. Michel Waisvisz ~ 4 Narrow Escapes (1978) {Crackle}
14. Nihilist Spasm Band ~ Destroy the Nations (1968) {No Record}

Friday, February 6, 2015

My fav's IV/Almost caught up...

First off, I'm almost caught up with my podcast being loaded into the blog. I think I'm about 3 or 4 shows behind which I will easily catch up this weekend. Also, I didn't do a NEW show last week, as A) The week before's had issues when I was recording it in AudioHiJackPro so I decided to record the same show again last week and B) Though I WAS planning on doing it AFTER a NEW show, but all day Friday I forgot that it WAS Friday and only remembered literally 20 minutes before I needed to be at the studio and do it, so I had no time. I'm actually (speaking of doing more than one show a night) considering doing a few extended shows in the future of 3 and even 4 hours as I've got a new job that will be NOC shift, rendering me up and awake all night anyhow, and the station enjoys having real people on-air instead of the robot crew which is what is mostly broadcasting at night in general..... MOSTLY...
...and here's some more of my fav's!

1. Ilitch ~ Radio On (1980) {10 Suicides}
2. Island ~ Zero (1977) {Pictures}
3. John Cage ~ Holdup [Rehearsal #4] (1942) {The City Wears A Slouch Hat}
4. King Crimson ~ Thela Hun Ginjeet (1981) {Discipline}
5. L. Voag ~ Living Room ~ (1979) {The Way Out (House)
6. Komintern ~ Petite Musique Pour Un Blockhaus (1971) {Le Bal Du Rat Mort}
7. Magma ~ De Futura (1976) {Üdü Wüdü}
8. Kraftwerk ~ Franz Schubert (1977) {Trans-Europe Express}
9. Lard Free ~ Choconailles (1972) {Lard Free I}
10. Le Forte Four ~ Amazing Three (instrumental) (1976) {L.A. Free Music Society Live At The Brand}
11. Düde Dürst ~ Chemical Harvest (1971) {Krokodil Solo}
12. Sylvain Marc / Del Rabenja (Jef Gilson) ~ Valiha Ni Dada (1973) {Madagascar Now - Maintenant 'Zao}
13. Jean Guerin ~ Triptik (1971) {Tacet}
14. Cluster & Eno ~ One (1977) {Cluster & Eno}
15. Karlheinz Stockhausen ~ War Song (1977) {"Am Himmel Wandre Ich..." (Indianerlieder)}