audio visions

Man, I love music.

This morning on the way to work, was listening to Audio Visions on XM Radio (who gave me a sweet deal, by the way, $77 for a year’s subscription), and something really cool was playing. I checked the artist info and it was some guy named Chris Spheeris, and the track name was Afterimage.

I’d never heard of the guy, but the music seemed a little more haunting and interesting than usual, so I quickly scribbled it down while stopped at a light.

When I got to work, I checked it out on Amazon.com Music and bought a used album of his called Desires of the Heart for about $5. The album name sounds cheesy, I know, but I poked at about half the track samples after buying it, and it sounds really good. I’m excited to get it. It’s always fun finding some new artist whose stuff you instantly like right away that you’ve never heard of.

Well, I loved the idea of getting a used album so cheap, so I poked around my music wishlist that I usually ignore to see if I could pick up any other sweet deals. I bought a copy of Cristofori’s Dream (David Lanz), and then Tempest (Jesse Cook). I’ve been meaning to get the first one for a very long time since I first heard it on Rhapsody about a year ago. Great stuff. And I absolutely love my Vertigo album by Jesse Cook … I never imagined I’d love flamenco so much, but it’s the guitar that gets to me.

So, I’m pretty excited to get some new music soon. I’ve been needing something new for a while now.

extra mythtv themes

I saw a bug in Gentoo’s bugzilla the other day to add some user-contributed MythTV themes to the tree, and I thought it’d be a good idea, so I did.

I just barely committed mythtv-themes-extra which adds a few new themes that I think look pretty nice. I’m going to be bumping it again soon, to grab some other ones that I saw on the MythTV wiki. I just wanted to see how these would work out first before doing too much.

I also upgraded today to the latest unmasked MythTV in portage, 0.20.1_pre13344. So far so good, though I haven’t even looked at it for more than two minutes. The last version, I’d been using for a few good months now without touching it, so we’ll see what happens.