Monday, May 22, 2017

What's This Bitch Talking About? Out of Mind, Out of Sight



What's This Bitch Talking About? this week: episode 11 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer entitled "Out of Mind, Out of Sight"



Mixtress Rae is watching every episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer exactly 20 years after its original airdate in the U.S. This will typically present as a weekly supplemental episode to the "What's This Bitch Talking About?" podcast, though at times it will be more sporadic due to the nature of the project.

MixtressRae's 2011 blog recap of "Out of Mind, Out of Sight": http://mixtressrae.blogspot.com/2011/04/out-of-mind-out-of-sight.html

Mixtress Rae’s “Radio Sunnydale” playlist featuring the best songs from Buffy in order of appearance on the show: http://spoti.fi/2oKN456

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Monday, May 15, 2017

What's This Bitch Talking About? Buffy: Nightmares





Only one podcast episode this week, darklings. For the next few weeks, my life is going to be crazy-pants with the library move. I will be posting one podcast episode per week instead of two for the time being.

What's This Bitch Talking About? this week: Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode 10, "Nightmares"

Mixtress Rae is embarking upon a project wherein she watches every episode of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" exactly 20 years after its original airdate in the U.S. This will typically present as a weekly supplemental episode to the "What's This Bitch Talking About?" podcast, though at times it will be more sporadic due to the nature of the project. There will often be drinking games and signature cocktails named after key characters in the show presented in the podcast.

MixtressRae's 2011 blog recap of "Nightmares":  http://mixtressrae.blogspot.com/2011/03/nightmares.html

Mixtress Rae’s “Radio Sunnydale” playlist featuring the best songs from Buffy in order of appearance on the show: http://spoti.fi/2oKN456

*website: mixtressrae.com
*social medias: mixtressrae
*email: mixtressradio@gmail.com

*paypal: paypal.me/mixtressrae ($5 for a personal message, $10 for a business message)

Sunday, May 7, 2017

What's This Bitch Talking About? ep 32 & Buffy: The Puppet Show



What's This Bitch Talking About?

*Gender Identity/Performance
*the Netflix series GirlBoss
*Planet Earth II
*your weekly librarian whimperings about change

-- Sestra Playlist --


What (else) is This Bitch Talking About?

*episode 9 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer "The Puppet Show"



Mixtress Rae is embarking upon a project wherein she watches every episode of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" exactly 20 years after its original airdate in the U.S. This will typically present as a weekly supplemental episode to the "What's This Bitch Talking About?" podcast, though at times it will be more sporadic due to the nature of the project. There will often be drinking games and signature cocktails named after key characters in the show presented in the podcast.

MixtressRae's 2011 blog recap of "The Puppet Show":  http://mixtressrae.blogspot.com/2011/03/puppet-show.html


Mixtress Rae’s “Radio Sunnydale” playlist featuring the best songs from Buffy in order of appearance on the show: http://spoti.fi/2oKN456

*website: mixtressrae.com
*social medias: mixtressrae
*email: mixtressradio@gmail.com
*paypal: paypal.me/mixtressrae ($5 for a personal message, $10 for a business message)

Sunday, April 30, 2017

What's This Bitch Talking About? ep 31 and Buffy: I, Robot...You, Jane



ep 31: What's This Bitch Talking About?

1. Is Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan an asshole?
2. Featured Pop Culture: Anne McCaffrey's "Dragonsong"
3. Learning to better human

Sestra Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/mixtressrae/playlist/40QgVc57oobIORrQr4SJOy



What ELSE is This Bitch Talking About?

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, episode 8 "I, Robot...You, Jane"



Such a very very enjoyable, quotable episode.

Mixtress Rae is embarking upon a project wherein she watches every episode of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" exactly 20 years after its original airdate in the U.S. This will typically present as a weekly supplemental episode to the "What's This Bitch Talking About?" podcast, though at times it will be more sporadic due to the nature of the project. There will often be drinking games and signature cocktails named after key characters in the show presented in the podcast.

MixtressRae's 2011 blog recap of "I Robot You Jane":  http://mixtressrae.blogspot.com/2011/03/buffy-vampire-slayer-i-robot-you-jane.html


Mixtress Rae’s “Radio Sunnydale” playlist featuring the best songs from Buffy in order of appearance on the show: http://spoti.fi/2oKN456

What's This Bitch Talking About? is the podcast version of Mixtress Radio (airs every Friday from 7-11pm CST on mixtressrae.com) Most of the songs mentioned are contained in the Sestra Playlist, link above.

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*social medias: mixtressrae
*email: mixtressradio@gmail.com
*paypal: paypal.me/mixtressrae ($5 for a personal message, $10 for a business message)

Sunday, April 23, 2017

I went back to my ex...

This is Strict_Machine, my iPod (6th gen)
The iPod debuted the year I graduated high school. Every single day of my school career from elementary school onward, I had headphones in my ears that connected to a Walkman (sometimes cassette, sometimes CD). The invention of MP3 players that can hold ALL of your music and playlists is still something of a jaw-dropping fantastical WONDER of the world to me. There is something magical to sit with a device in your lap that is the size of ONE cassette tape containing ALL of your music. ALL. of. it. That is still so cool to me, and I think I will always want a DAP (digital audio player) in my life. This is a device that doesn't connect to the internet, doesn't distract you with notifications of emails and social media messages. It simply plays sound. Though this device didn't always exist-- to me, it feels timeless.

I bought a Creative Nomad Zen Xtra in 2003. It had 60GB of storage. I digitized all my CDs in 128kbps because I didn't know any better yet. Luckily, I kept my CDs. In 2009 I got an orange iPod Nano. The 160GB beauty in the image to your left was acquired in January of 2011. In February, by some divine intervention (was it because I had more space on this new iPod?), I decided to re-digitized all my CDs in 320kbps. Less than three months later, most of my physical media was destroyed in the Great Wind of May 2011. I found the iPod under my dresser, wet and covered in insulation. But it still works to this day!

Despite our history, six months ago I left my iPod for a Fiio X3 II. I liked the Fiio, but that damn thing took hours and sometimes DAYS to sync. The initial sync with the Fiio, my iTunes, and a program called Dapper took 3-5 days. This one time, my iTunes deleted ALL the playlists I had put in a special folder for my Fiio to be able to recognize them. I had to recreate about 50 playlists in my iTunes. Thankfully, I have all my mixes written in a special mix journal, so that headache was more about time than anything. In the end, the Fiio was just too big of a pain in the ass. This week I wrenched my iPod back from my Michael and sold the Fiio. Hello, old friend.

Here's a list of things about my iPod that I really missed:

1. being able to use the many iPod docks in my house
2. volume control on headphones
3. on-the-go playlists
4. podcasts
5. audiobooks
6. lastFM stats
7. album shuffle
8. syncs that take less than five minutes instead of a few hours/days

If you want to see an even longer explanation of my iPod praises/Fiio woes, go to here.

What's This Bitch Talking About? ep 30 and How I Met Buffy the Vampire Slayer




There wasn't an episode of Buffy 20 years ago this week, so I recorded a little ramble session about how I came to know the show. I feel like I grew up with Buffy (the character) because she's just two years older than me. Anyway, if ya wanna hear me talk about THAT for 45 minutes, listen to the podcast. :D

Next week: "I Robot, You Jane"!! We get to meet Jenny Calendar and get that infamous quote from Giles about book-smelling. Can't wait!



"What's This Bitch Talking About?" this week:

*more library ramblings....like a LOT of really specific library ramblings
*I went back to my ex...the iPod Classic
*Featured Pop Culture: Fiercely You by Jackie Huba
*celebrating 20 years of Delerium's best album imho "Karma"

What's This Bitch Talking About? is the podcast version of Mixtress Radio (airs every Friday from 7-11pm CST on mixtressrae.com) Most of the songs mentioned are contained in the Sestra Playlist, link above.
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*email: mixtressradio@gmail.com
*paypal: paypal.me/mixtressrae ($5 for a personal message, $10 for a business message)

Saturday, April 15, 2017

What's This Bitch Talking About? ep 29 and Buffy: Angel



What's This Bitch Talking About (this week)?

*Typically, I am a lover of all things new in technology, but not when new tech makes life more complicated. Yet another in my #librarylife series of rants/discussions.

*Featured Pop Culture of the Week is Hidden Figures. That there is a damn fine film.

My sexual orientation is Sasha Velour in her "naughty nightie" outfit.
*Finally "getting my lyyyyyyyyyyfe" from Rupaul's Drag Race Season 9. Rucapping episodes 3 and 4 this week, so strap on your strap-ons or tuck it all back and live, queens!

*On the radio show we celebrated 20 years of Depeche Mode's "Ultra" by playing three songs from the album. Sestra Playlist: http://spoti.fi/2oeebCF

What's This Bitch Talking About? is the podcast version of Mixtress Radio (airs every Friday from 7-11pm CST on mixtressrae.com) Most of the songs mentioned are contained in the Sestra Playlist, link above.

Topless Angel for the first time (of MANY) on the show.
Outfit of the ep goes to Buffy in her crochet top/sparkly halter combo.

What (else) Is This Bitch Talking About (this week)?



*episode 7 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "Angel". Angel is topless, Buffy is into it, but this mysterious boy is not "just a guy"!

Mixtress Rae is embarking upon a project wherein she watches every episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer exactly 20 years after its original airdate in the U.S. This will typically present as a weekly supplemental episode to the "What's This Bitch Talking About?" podcast, though at times it will be more sporadic due to the nature of the project. There will often be drinking games and signature cocktails named after key characters in the show presented in the podcast.

MixtressRae's 2011 blog recap of "Angel": http://mixtressrae.blogspot.com/2011/03/angel.html

Music mentioned in this episode: Sophie Zelmani's "I'll Remember You"

Mixtress Rae’s “Radio Sunnydale” playlist featuring the best songs from Buffy in order of appearance on the show: http://spoti.fi/2oKN456

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*email: mixtressradio@gmail.com
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Monday, April 10, 2017

What's This Bitch Talking About? ep 28 and Buffy: The Pack


In this episode Mixtress Rae discusses Rupaul's Drag Race season 9 episode two, Goldfrapp's Silver Eye, and suggestions for the perfect ASMR Star Trek Ambient Sounds.

Best YouTube Star Trek Ambient Sound Channel: ender4life
Best Ambient Sound app: My Noise
Best Intergalactic Space Travel Hypnosis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFqEWrw6jyg





MixtressRae's 2011 blog recap of "The Pack": http://mixtressrae.blogspot.com/2011/03/pack.html

Listen to Mixtress Rae’s “Radio Sunnydale” playlist featuring the best songs from Buffy in order of appearance on the show.

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Tascam Mic Test Video



I recently acquired a Tascam Dr-05 which is a pretty fancy audio recording device. I also recently acquired a toy video camera (Tyco VideoCam) that I used to borrow from my little sister alot back in the late '90s. It was the WORST quality, and somehow this new one is even worser-er. It's real bad. So naturally, I made a video with it and uploaded it to YouTube. See evidence above. Good quality audio with terrifically bad quality video. You're welcome.


Sunday, April 2, 2017

What's This Bitch Talking About? ep 27 and Buffy: Never Kill a Boy on the First Date



In this episode of "What's This Bitch Talking About?" podcast there will be discussions of Rupaul's Drag Race Season 9, Lana Del Rey, and #librarylife

This episode is recorded in stereo with my new Tascam DR-05 digital recorder. What do you think?

Sestra Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/mixtressrae/playlist/4cJBDAoRSMolJur7IYyiuc

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What's This Bitch Talking About? is the podcast version of Mixtress Radio (airs every Friday from 7-11pm CST on mixtressrae.com) Most of the songs mentioned are contained in the Sestra Playlist, link above.

Buffy in a fuzzy tiger coat sipping gas-station soda is my current mood forever, amen.

I am embarking upon a project wherein I watch every episode of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" exactly 20 years after its original airdate in the U.S. This will typically present as a weekly supplemental episode to my "What's This Bitch Talking About?" podcast, though at times it will be more sporadic due to the nature of the project. There will often be drinking games and signature cocktails named after key characters in the show presented in the podcast.


This episode is half Entertainment Weekly Buffy cast reunion over-analysis and half recap of "Never Kill a Boy on the First Date" featuring guest DJ Michael!!

MixtressRae's 2011 blog recap of "Never Kill a Boy on the First Date": http://mixtressrae.blogspot.com/2011/03/never-kill-boy-on-first-date.html

Music mentioned in this episode: Velvet Chain's "Strong" and "Treason"

*website: mixtressrae.com
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*email: mixtressradio@gmail.com
*paypal: paypal.me/mixtressrae ($5 for a personal message, $10 for a business message)

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