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YES!

So my bleg the other day has borne fruit over at BCE’s joint, as fate would have it. Intrepid commenter Some rando puts us some knowledge:

Hey biggun: BP Mike was asking about Beethoven Christmas muzik.
Skunk works sez it’s Pamela Howland – Christmas With Beethoven.

And sure enough, BLAMMO, just like that: what once was lost now is found. Well, okay, I mean, it wasn’t really lost, exactly, it just sorta…I mean, y’know, I couldn’t seem to find…oh, to heck with it. Many thanks to you, Rando, and a very merry Christmas to ye.

Update! While we’re on the subject, let me revert to one of the Carolyne Taylor arrangements I found whilst poking around for hours the other night, and felt was fascinating: a happy marriage of one of my DeBussy all-timers, Clair de Lune, with the hauntingly beautiful “Silent Night.”

So much wonderful stuff out there just waiting to be listened to and enjoyed, one could never hope to get around to it all. Speaking of, please indulge me for a couple more from my annual Christmas Best-Of list.


You gotta love it, no?

Updated update! And since I’m dealing out the humble thank-you’s here, indulge me a wee bit further as I offer a most heartfelt one to CF Lifer Barry, who graciously assisted me in sorting out an issue with the Gab Pay thingamawheezy I wasn’t even aware I had. It gratifies me no end to be able to report that the GP tech-support folks were most Johnny-On-The-Spot-ish with their much-needed help; I’ve been rooting hard for Torba’s pet project since its inception, so it gives me the warm fuzzies deep down inside to see ’em take care of business in such an expeditious and capable fashion.

Much as I do like Elon Musk, enjoyable as it’s been to watch him pull Twitter’s head all the way up its own ass to the shoulders and wring it right the hell out to the accompaniment of a chorus of weeping and whining from overentitled, too-twee shitlibs everywhere, I really have no intention of jumping the Gab ship and heading there-wards instead.

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SteveF
Barry

YOUtube has become worthless for me. I have no idea why, but when I click a YT link it always requires watching multiple long commercials. On my wife’s laptop, never a commercial. I have no clue why, but haven’t really tried to figure it out either.

SteveF

Barry, I use the “AdBlock for Youtube” browser plugin. Should work on all chrome-derived browsers.

Yah, without it, YT is useless. Six minutes of unskippable ads at the beginning and 90 seconds of ads every five minutes during the video.

By preference I use BitChute, Odysee, Gab Video, or Rumble, but YT has a bunch of interesting stuff — math, history, machine shop stuff — not found elsewhere. Most of the non-YT sites focus on political or social content which are banned from YT. Sometimes I want to watch that, but mostly I prefer to watch something educational.

Barry

Steve, I like YT for that exact reason, woodworking, metal working, and that type stuff.
I’m using dissenter almost exclusively which has built in ad blocking but not the YT type. I *think* it might be chrome derived, don’t recall but I’ll check.

Thanks for the tip.

SteveF

Dissenter is a fork from Brave, which is a fork from Chrome.

Barry

Lot of forking going on 🙂

I think I remember that though, thanks!

Barry

It’s good that Gab quickly sorted out the issue. Now if we can just get them to redesign their interface to be a bit less confusing 🙂

SteveF

I’ll give that a try again this weekend, given a break in BS. I wasn’t able to connect my bank account to my GabPay account; don’t know if I had the dumbs that day, the instructions were bad, or the site wasn’t working; didn’t have time to look into it.

Barry

I find the interface somewhat confusing. Which end does the terminology apply to? The bank side, the transfer to side, or your side?

With gab you do have to link to your bank account and deposit funds from your bank to the gab account. Then you can spend/send the funds.

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