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Book rating rules

on Wed, 08/10/2016 - 18:43

I read quite a lot. And I provide reviews on most of them. Most are posted at my Goodreads profile page (and Goodreads then cross-posts them to Amazon). You can see my latest reads in the block on the side of this page.

(I'm a bit ashamed my reviews aren't more extensive; I'm not a good keeper-of-notes while I read, and I'm usually on to the next one by the time I get to writing a review for a prior one, so I don't always have the full recollection of what's in the past-read book.)

I do try to use the star same rating system on each one.

catalyst: grilled

on Mon, 08/08/2016 - 19:25

Recorded live at Dogglounge on Sunday, 2016 Aug 07.

I had guests coming over for a backyard BBQ dinner after the set. It was hot out, and we'd be eating hot BBQ ribs. So, "grilled". Note: This set is about 10 minutes short of my normal 2 hours; I had to quit early to pick up all my DJ wiring before guests arrived. Thanks to all those in chat. It's always nice to have people supporting the DJ's ego. ;-)

Tracklist:

  • Love Hangover (2016 Remix), Joey Negro
  • Seeing You (Richard Earnshaw Remix), Eli Escobar, Richard Earnshaw
  • Day Dreaming (Original Mix), Tebogo J, Komplexity
  • Still In Love (DJ Spen

catalyst: big boy toys

on Thu, 08/04/2016 - 15:51

Recorded live at Dogglounge on 31 July 2016.

For this set I was using full-on pro gear: Pioneer CDJ-2000nexus and DJM-900nexus. Stuff the big boys play at every club. Sadly, this is about $5k of gear, and I don't own it, so I don't play on it as frequently as I need to to keep my skills sharp. Since I've got some dates coming up where I need to be on that gear, so I borrowed some to freshen up.

Tracklist at either Dogglounge or Mixcloud.

catalyst: high bar

on Sun, 07/24/2016 - 12:00

Recorded live at Dogglounge on Sunday, 17 July 2016.

I'm not sure why I named this podcast this way. I did the mastering and artwork (which made me come up with a name), then forgot to upload the podcast. In the meantime, I've forgotten. I had just come back from Ibiza; though that doesn't make me remember anything (probably was instrumental in why I forgot...).

Tracklist at the Dogglounge or Mixcloud.

Villa review: Can Pep Toni, Ibiza, Spain

on Wed, 07/13/2016 - 18:29

Recently my wife and I completed a stay at Villa Can Pep Toni in Ibiza, Spain. Since I'm not sure any comments I provide on other sites will be preserved, I'm putting the comments here (and putting links to here from other locations).

Summary: Lots of good, a few oddly silly bad, but a good value and I'd repeat-visit (unless something better shows up).

Layout: A very roomy tri-level, with LR/kitchen/DR on middle floor, 3 BR downstairs (various bed configurations, and 1 bathroom containing 2 sinks, toilet & shower), and 1 BR upstairs (with 1 bathroom containing bathtub (with shower curtain), 1

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