A: there is great discontent in Chicago this evening
J: oh did the Bears lose that game after coming back?
A: no, they came back and did win
J: oh swell
A: but it did not negate the shitty playing
A: and everyone is upset
J: I like it here where no one cares
J: people care some about the baseball, but I feel sort of distanced from it
A: people are like committing suicide on 670 "The Score" right now
A: even though they actually won
A: the guy on right now can barely speak he is so concerned
J: that is retarded
J: and sort of great
A: "I mean, Murph, he, like, he, I mean, how could he fumble? Like, why would he play football like that? Why Murph?"
J: evidently the Lyric is going to start broadcasting now?
A: where did you see this?
JFerrantel: Greg told me
A: I feel like they do some broadcasts, but nothing regular
J: well, the are broadcasting the Salome this Saturday
A: oh sweet
A: Windows media player is f'd up on this @#$)(#$ computer and I can't get sirius yet
A: I want it oh so bad
J: ok I would suggest doing what I did
J: which is buying a receiver and Sirius boombox online
J: and just plug it in
J: and go nuts
J: like used on ebay I mean
J: mine was a floor model and just had a subscription active on it that could stay active forever
J: or not
A: I thought the units were relatively kind of expensive
J: I got a boombox online for $10, an receiver for $10, paid about $40 for shipping and $25 for an adapter
J: so I paid about $75 all-in
A: does it make you happy?
J: it makes me pretty happy
J: the sound quality is really good
J: and when they are playing Bel Canto bullshit, there's always the Martha Stewart channel
A: good thing
J: I wonder what she has on now
A: Martha After Hours
J: the one bad thing is that when they are not broadcasting opera
J: they play really random and often sort of lame stuff
J: like random period recordings of random movements from concerto grossi
A: I thought the filler was all historical stuff?
J: they play the historical stuff all day
J: but there is space between them
J: and then from like midnight to 6AM is all the lame stuff
J: there is also the showtunes channel
A: oh right
A: is that good?
A: that seemed like a good alternative
J: the mix of stuff is really amusing
J: like, "What's the Use of Wonderin" from Carousel will be followed by "Defying Gravity"
A: that sounds like my kind of station
A: p.s. I just realized I had two diet cokes in the fridge when I thought I had none
J: oh sweet!
A: they are going to help me as I try to graph demand functions
J: on a similar note, I just remembered I had some delicious ice cream in the freezer I had forgotten about
A: also *bonus*
J: oh btw
J: Juntwait is so much cooler on the nightly broadcasts
J: it's not as scripted
J: and her intermission banter is sort of sweet
A: I want it so bad
A: I literally spent all of saturday fucking with my computer and not doing homework trying to make it work
A: there is some weird Microsoft thing, comme toujours, that is fucking up the process
J: hah they are playing "Comfort ye" from the Messiah
J: which, btw, I really love even though it is October and an opera station
A: that is nice
A: I am enjoying learning Messiah for reals for the first time
A: the conductor we have is kind of sarcastic but in a good way
A: like, he does these imitations of the sopranos but in good fun
A: no passive aggression
J: oh that is nice
A: today he was all "you're giving me kind of a speaker feedback sound, when I really want distant cicadas"