Sunday, July 9, 2017

What's This Bitch Talking About? and Mixtress Video



I did a little crossover thing between my podcast and my YouTube channel. Above you will find the YouTube version, below you will find the podcast version. Both include the same audio, it just depends where ya wanna listen. I hope you like it. It's a departure from what I normally do on the podcast.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

What's This Bitch Talking About? ep 36


What's This Bitch Talking About?

*club kid culture
*Rupaul's Drag Race Season 9 Finale
*other stuff as well, but mostly those two things

Sestra Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/mixtressrae/playlist/2ZWfzw9OBnm4caaZIC5kFP

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.



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

P.S.-- Here's that lip sync I was babbling about in the Rupaul segment: 

Sunday, June 18, 2017

What's This Bitch Talking About? ep 35



I JUST recorded this shit like an hour ago! It's another off-the-cuff podcast from your Mixtress, the Rae one. I talk about Wonder Woman, Library Life, Amanda Lepore's autobiography, and my new philosophy on life. Like, listen and stuff.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

What's This Bitch Talking About? ep 34 & iPod Mini Upgrade Video



Above you shall find my new episode of "What's This Bitch Talking About?" podcast that I recorded Thursday. This podcast episode, even MORE so than usual, is just an aimless ramble-fest mostly about things that are frustrating me about the transition to the new library.



Above you shall find my most recent video uploaded to YouTube in which I, in real time, take apart my new iPod mini and replace both the battery and the 4GB hard drive with 200GB Compact Flash memory. It's the iPod repair video of an amateur booger queen. It's messy, there are no close-ups, and sometimes the iPod isn't even in the shot! But hey, I did a thing and I put it to video. Watch it if ya wanna.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

What's This Bitch Talking About?



Above: ep33 from last week wherein I talked about feeling like a pariah, #librarylife and how we all need to calm down! I was surprisingly eloquent in this episode, so it might be worth your time. :D




Above: Mixtress Rae's review of episode 12 of Buffy, "Prophecy Girl" and a general review of season 1. Spoiler: I LOVED it. So much. Thank YOU for listening to my Buffy episodes of the podcast during this first season of my seven-year project of watching every episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer exactly 20 years after their original airdates. Unfortunately, we now have a whole summer to wait before we get to start season 2. What do y'all think I should do with my extra time?


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

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

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.

*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 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.

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