Welcome to the new and improved website!
February 27 2019, 3:18 AM
I know what you're thinking. "What's new or improved, exactly? It looks the same as the old site." It sure does. But now it doesn't cost me anything to host it. If that isn't an improvement, I don't know what is. Enjoy this site freely without worry that I'll forget to pay a hosting fee!
Really though, do let me know if something broke. I tried my darndest to recreate this thing with a different website-makin' method and I think I did it right.
Best albums of 2018
January 01 2019, 6:56 PM
I'm always hesitant to do one of these, mostly because I'm terrified I'll discover something in mid-January that would have topped the list had I known about it. Here's my super subjective list of my favourite albums of 2018. Feel free to yell at me about stuff I missed.
11. Peach Kelli Pop - Gentle Leader 10. Hansmole - Bitter Herb 9. Daron Malakian and Scars on Broadway - Dictator 8. Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - Sparkle Hard 7. Jeen - Gift Shop 6. The Goldberg Sisters - Home: a Nice Place to Visit 5. Kero Kero Bonito - Time 'n' Place 4. Housepanther - Club Soda Lows 3. Miss World - Keeping Up With Miss World 2. They Might Be Giants - I Like Fun 1. Ruby Karinto - Ruby Karinto
Do I have your above average data?
May 24 2018, 6:21 PM
Hey there. Long time no blog.
Some of you might be wondering, "Tyler, does your site comply with those newfangled GDPR regulations everyone keeps talking about?" I'm glad you asked, hypothetical person. I can't imagine I'm required to do such a thing, given that this site doesn't "do business" with much of anyone, but it raises the question: am I collecting any of the mounds of data you spew as you traverse the internet? No I am not!
For example, unlike most of the web, this site does not use scripts to track you. I don't display ads here, and even if I did, everyone would see the same ads and I wouldn't give much of a hoot how targeted they are to what you ate for breakfast this morning. It's this DJ's humble opinion that websites these days are full of baloney that slows everything down and does nothing good for your general well being. You didn't ask for this. You just wanted to start your day with some ham.
But did you know that web servers generally have an access log of every visit? And hey, this site is in fact on a server. While these are important for spotting when some rogue jerk tries to hack into my duck-based blog, luckily, this one had a handy setting to "anonymize" your IP address. What does this mean? Well, let's pretend you, the radio enthusiast, have an IP address of 255.255.255.255 and you end up on this page. This instead gets logged as 255.255.255.0. All I can really glean from this is which country you're in and maybe which internet provider you use.
So feel relieved, privacy nuts. I have no idea who you are. Also, feel disappointment, people with no friends. I have no idea who you are. You might also be wondering, "Tyler, did you use these European regulations that have nothing to do with your website or radio show as an excuse for blog content?"
Have a good day!
Welcome to my unusually handsome website!
April 25 2018, 2:24 AM
Here is where I hope to share all of my text-based thoughts with you. Maybe this blog will serve as a vital outlet where I'll talk about all the cool music discoveries I've made this week that there simply wasn't time for in a two hour radio show. Maybe I'll share recipes for how to make the fluffiest of pancakes. Maybe I'll forget I ever set up this blog and this will be the first and last post I ever make.
Who knows? Sincerely though, I would like to thank you for visiting this pile of laundry I call a website. I'm not used to having my own corner of the internet. Look at that navigation bar up top. It turns a darker shade of grey when you hover over things. It's basically magic. Look at that picture up there. It's not a picture of me hosting a radio show. I thought maybe it would work to put a pair of headphones on in my bedroom. Does that say "seasoned broadcaster"? I hope so.
Anyway, check back often, kids. There is much to blog.
Quackfully yours (oh god, I'm so sorry I wrote that), Tyler Swagar