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Tonight's web surfing subjects:
Radio stations I listened to in my youth: CKLW, WRIF with Arthur Penhallow, WWWW (W4), WLLZ
Radio stations I listen to now: KFOG, KLLC ("Radio Alice"), KSAN ("The Bone")
Radio station formats: "Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio", "Album Oriented Rock," "Hot Adult Contemporary", "Active Rock", "Adult Album Alternative", "Modern Rock"
Alternative music of the early 80s (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post-punk), when I was a DJ at WESU (Wesleyan University radio station). The Wikipedia article mentions the phrase "postpunk pop avant-garde," which I remember using at the time (despite thinking it was a tad bit pretentious).
Quick tour through New Wave, grunge, and heavy metal.
Side trip to Joe Satriani, Ulli Jon Roth (guitarists), and the Scorpions (one of my favorite groups in the 70s, back when Ulli played with them, before they got popular).
New music genre term learned: "sleaze metal".


A bit of linkspam:
"Amnesia and the Self That Remains When Memory Is Lost" by Daniel Levitin
This article is interesting to me because my memory of my past seems to be more vague than that of many people I know. And because my mom had Alzheimers. She didn't have the kind of memory loss this article talks about, but there were some similar features.
"We were in Professor Pribram's class, and we worked in a lab together, Roger Shepard's lab."
"Who?"

"Roger Shepard. He had a music and perception lab."

"Wow. That sounds like it must have been interesting. What did I work on there?"
I had one or two conversations like that with my mom.

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firecat
Jan. 5th, 2013 06:54 pm (UTC)
Yes.

The viewpoint that losing one's memories doesn't take away one's essence (at least from the point of view of other people) was interesting.
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firecat
Jan. 6th, 2013 08:50 am (UTC)
It's kind of comforting to know that I'm not the only person with poor memory of my childhood. I've discovered that if I write down the memories close at hand, more of them come back, but otherwise my whole childhood is a five-minute montage.

It frightens me that I could become so detached from objects I care about now. But it's good to know that it's possible to feel OK about being that detached, and so calm about what's happening with the disease process.

I kind of think becoming detached from objects might not happen in your case.

And in a way I think his having come up with this idea of having his visitors take stuff was a way of caring about his stuff. If he really didn't care, then that wouldn't occur to him.
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firecat
Jan. 7th, 2013 06:57 pm (UTC)
I think some of the "childhood memories" are shaped by what other people (who were adults at the time) have told me about those times.

Yeah, and for me, home movies my dad made.

If a person with that condition still has the ability to form new memories, it seems... I don't know, to me, it seems like it could be a peaceful way to let go of this incarnation/this particular past. But I say that as someone who has always wanted to forget much of my past.

I wonder.

I don't want to forget my past, but I'd rather have a different attitude toward it.
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firecat
Jan. 8th, 2013 07:15 pm (UTC)
I think I have the movies on VHS somewhere.

The judge at the name-change hearing asked me if I was aware that my chosen new name "suggested a male presence."

Wow, seriously?
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firecat
Jan. 9th, 2013 12:14 am (UTC)
Someone clearly was bored that day, and I don't mean you.
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