Couple of days back radio_gnome commented on this post which mostly concerned mix CDs, and suggested I drop by his streamcast, Radio Hidebound. Did that last night, and it was worth the bandwidth if you're in the mood for edgy, alternative synthpop along the lines of Kate Bush, Modern English, Echo and the Bunnymen, Jane Siberry, Peter Gabriel, Guadalcanal Diary u.s.w.. It reminded me very much of WGTB down home in the old days before I joined the Army, or Rev105 locally; nothing too far out like the Residents, but a lot of odd, quirky stuff that didn't make Billboard's Hot 100 for more than a nanosecond, if at all. Stuff off the rest of the albums by one-hit wonders like Gary Numan, for example. I liked it, but as usual YMMV.
As for this morning, security updates to my workstation left it dead in the water and needing a bootdisk, which for some dumb reason I don't have. This defiiciency will be corrected this morning, but in the meantime my former boss loaned me his; apparently I am not the first person to find their box crippled by the well-meant fumblings of Network Support. And the great capitalist lurch forward continues.