Monday, February 27, 2012
I generally don't listen to new music - I listen to old music. Mostly popular oldies of country and of rock persuasion but in my music folder you'd find everything from Leadbelly to Led Zepplin, a lot of Beatles and a smattering of classical. And one opera tune, The Phantom of the Opera (by Sarah Brightman and some guy). There's also O' Holy Night by The DiGiallonardo Sisters, who I'm sure you've never heard of but would challenge you to hear their version and not buy it.
Anyway, I'm vacuuming the carpet today listening to a shuffle of songs when up comes MacArthur Park (by Richard Harris) which humorist Dave Barry includes in his Book of Bad Songs. I can think of no reason to disagree but I really do like the song. When I started writing this entry I really intended to examine the lyrics in detail but have suddenly decided to go have a piece of cake.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Grande is now offering the Tivo Premiere DVR to their Midland-Odessa customers for $12.99 over the top of a current receiver. You must have a Grande Internet package with at least 8Mbps service - one step up from the basic Grande internet service - and you can see the Grande Bundle prices here.*
I'm a big fan of DVRs and think the Tivo Premiere is the best DVR available. If you're currently using a non-Tivo DVR I think you'll be pleasantly surprised by the Tivo user interface and if you're properly geeky, the additional features offered by the Tivo Desktop software and the iPad app will likely make you a fan-for-life. A second Tivo Premiere (another $14.99 per month) also means Mult-Room Viewing is in play.
Obviously I'm a Tivo fan-boy but I realize a Tivo, or any other DVR, is a totally unneccessary expense to some people. I doubt though that those people would even be reading this.
*Bundle prices apply to the first year only and increase $10 per month after the first year and another $10 per month after the second year.