Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Ladies' Night Playlist ~ 2020.01.15


Playlist


  1. Dragon - Dragon - April Sun In Cuba (03:29)
  2. The Commitments - The Commitments - Mustang Sally (04:06)
  3. Michael Jackson - Michael Jackson - Beat It (04:58)
  4. Eddy Grant - Eddy Grant - Electric Avenue (03:11)
  5. Dan Vask - Bohemian Rhapsody (06:02)
  6. Midnight Oil - Midnight Oil - Beds Are Burning (04:36)
  7. Billy Joel - Billy Joel - The Longest Time (04:04)
  8. Adagio - Adagio - Fame (04:02)
  9. Guns N' Roses - Guns N' Roses - November Rain (09:16)
  10. Europe - Europe - The Final Countdown (04:55)
  11. Toto - Toto - Africa (04:34)
  12. Dan Vask - Africa (04:31)
  13. Lego's Lost Project - Africa Metal feat. Rabea & Hannah (03:58)
  14. (I Just) Died In Your Arms - (I Just) Died In Your Arms - Colossus of Rhodes (04:43)
  15. Battle Beast - Battle Beast -- Push It To The Limit \m/ Version ( BONUS ) (03:20)
  16. Jcrews - Sweet Home Alabama ( Country Rap Remix ) (02:31)
  17. Toss A Coin To Your Witcher ( 3: 8)
  18. Sabaton - Hobbit Battle of Five Armies  (04:05)
  19. Jonezen - Penny Lane (feat. Delaney Gibson) (03:27)
  20. Dark Moor - Dark Moor - Maid Of Orleans (05:05)
  21. Orden Ogan - To the End (05:54)
  22. Lost Horizon - Lost Horizon - Welcome Back (05:44)
  23. Andre Matos - Andre Matos - Endeavour (07:02)
  24. Therion - Therion - Thor (04:48)
  25. Aerosmith - I Don't Want to Miss a Thing (04:54)

Saturday, 11 January 2020

Metal Mayhem Playlist ~ 2020.01.11


Playlist


  1. DEMONS & WIZARDS - Diabolic (08:00)
  2. Deathlike Silence - Moonlight Shadow (03:43)
  3. Dissection - Elisabeth Balthori (Where Dead Angels Lie MCD '96) (05:05)
  4. Angel Dust - Nightmare (04:43)
  5. HAMMERFALL ft. Noora Louhimo - Second to One (04:08)
  6. Red Rum - Booze and Glory (03:40)
  7. Einherjer - Clash Of The Elder (05:18)
  8. Swashbuckle - Cruise Ship Terror (Split Version) (02:51)
  9. AT THE GATES - AT THE GATES - A Stare Bound In Stone (04:11)
  10. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (06:20)
  11. Rotting Christ - Archon (04:12)
  12. Engel - Engel - Gallows Tree (05:08)
  13. Killswitch Engage - Holy Diver (04:16)
  14. Holy Diver - Liliac (04:37)
  15. NIGHT IN GALES - NIGHT IN GALES - The Abyss (03:53)
  16. Amaru - Hungry Like The Wolf (Cover) (04:01)
  17. Alestorm - That Famous Old Spiced (04:46)
  18. Battle Beast - No More Hollywood Endings (03:54)
  19. All That Remains - All That Remains - The Thunder Rolls (04:27)
  20. Running Wild - Conquistadores (Remastered) (04:50)
  21. Fractal Gates - Fractal Gates - Chasing the Line (03:29)
  22. Battle Beast - Unbroken (04:08)
  23. IMPERIAL AGE - The Legacy of Atlantis (06:56)
  24. Walter Giardino Temple - Corte Porteño (04:38)
  25. Scuurvy - Across the Seven Seas [HQ] (02:48)
  26. Nanowar Of Steel - Surprise Love (06:33)
  27. 11 - Dragonland - The Neverending Story - Bonus track (03:03)
  28. Tierra Santa - Alas de Fuego | Letra incluída (04:31)
  29. Myrath - Apostrophe for a Legend (05:10)
  30. Andre Matos - Remember Why (05:56)
  31. BEAST IN BLACK - Blind And Frozen (05:16)
  32. Blind Guardian - The Bard's Song [Live] (04:11)
  33. Cain's Offering - My Heart Beats For No One (04:35)
  34. Mujer Amante Rata Blanca - Con Letra (05:58)
  35. Angra - Metal Icarus (06:23)
  36. Lego's Lost Project - Toss a Coin to your Witcher Metal (04:40)

Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Ladies' Night Playlist ~ 2020.01.08

Playlist


  1. DragonForce - Through The Fire And Flames (05:00)
  2. Galloglass - Dawn Over a New Age (04:15)
  3. Firewind - Tyranny (07:14)
  4. Blind Guardian - Battlefield (05:37)
  5. Tristania - Equilibrium (04:09)
  6. DELAIN - Frozen (04:14)
  7. Madeleine Le Roy feat. Amber - Wuthering Heights (Kate Bush Cover) (04:35)
  8. Dying Passion - Tremor (live in Brno 2018-03-10) (05:07)
  9. Amon Amarth - First Kill (04:55)
  10. BARE INFINITY - The Butterfly Raiser (04:44)
  11. Light Among Shadows - Don't Look Back (04:55)
  12. Dommin - My Heart, Your Hands (04:33)
  13. Excalion - Lifetime (04:54)
  14. Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - Turn The Page (Live) (04:54)
  15. ElisaDay - Never Be The Same (04:12)
  16. Masterplan - Take Me Over (05:42)
  17. Tacere - Deep Tears Of Tragedy (04:08)
  18. Shiran - Survivor's Road (03:42)
  19. AETHERIAN - Shade of the Sun (full track) (06:51)
  20. Whyzdom - Bonny Portmore (Traditional Irish Song) (04:30)
  21. Eluveitie - Slania's Song (05:41)
  22. Octavia Sperati - Lifelines Of Depths (03:19)
  23. Lyria - Hard to Believe(04:26)

Sunday, 5 January 2020

Aerogarden and kitchen scrap regrowing update #3 ~ Plus MICROGREENS!

Holy crap! 
I planted the microgreen seeds on the 31st. When I  left for a 2 night, 3 day staycation on the 2nd, some of them were barely sprouting. 
This is what I came home to last night!

 This is four days' growth, folks!! I harvested a decent amount for my salad that I had for supper.

And speaking of four days' growth...
 Everything is growing like a champ. Except the Thai basil. It is officially a dud. Gotta contact Aerogarden in the morning to get it replaced. 
 Yeah, that basil is that size AFTER I pruned off what I'm holding in my hand in that pic. Basil in my salad tonight. Ommnomnom. 

I had to prune the thyme a bit too, cause it was getting a little leggy. It does tend to do that, but I'm gonna do my best to get it as dense and compact as I can. Guess what else is going in my salad.  And the dill is really taking off! Not enough to harvest any just yet, but I think by next week, if not sooner, I may be able to have a bit of fresh dill to use in stuff too. 

Just look at how much the leeks and green onions have grown. And there is a great root system on one of my basil cuttings, good ones on another, and finally some roots forming on the one I wasn't sure about and the one I cut on the 31st.

 And now that they aren't fighting with the big leaves WAY up top, there are several new leaf sets on the original. 

Did I mention yummy salad? I think I did. It was SOOOOO good!

I'll probably be harvesting some of the sprouts and more of the microgreens tomorrow for another tasty salad. 

In other news, I ordered a "used" Aerogarden Classic Six last week, and it is scheduled to arrive tomorrow. In this case, "used" simply means that it was returned, is brand new, but the packaging is damaged. Boo hoo! Damaged cardboard means I got it for half price. Yay me and yay Amazon!
Also arriving tomorrow: An Aerogarden grow anything pod kit and some more seeds, with still more seeds arriving Tuesday. 

The new garden is going to have rosemary, lavender, oregano, tarragon, marjoram, and sage.  At least, that is the plan for the moment. There is always the possibility I'll change that around a bit. I'm also keeping my eyes peeled for additional "used" Aerogardens for super cheap. Or maybe even actually used ones. 
I'm sure there are plenty of folks who started the gardens and failed or lost interest.

Tuesday, 31 December 2019

Aerogarden and kitchen scrap regrowing update # 2 ~ On reflection, the plants are growing better this way!

That's a very bad light booster joke. You're welcome. 

I decided to make a reflecting enclosure for my grow space, and just in the space of a day and a half, it has made a tremendous difference! 
 This photo is from the evening of the 29th, just after I set it up.


 These were taken just a few hours later, and the basil roots are already way bigger!




These  next few are from the afternoon of the 31st. Look at how much bigger everything is!
  The dill is growing some true leaves/fronds now, and starting to actually look like dill.


 I decided to cut the tall basil stalk down so the water and nutrients wouldn't have to work so hard to get to the top leaves. That should help the formerly mid-stalk leaves grow better, and I put the cutting in water for another new plant. If all goes well, I'll have to rustle up some more pots before too long.
 Here is the cut down to size, original plant, with its one, remaining stalk. 

And look at how much the leeks and green onions have grown in that same day and a half with the reflectors!
 The new leek growth is also MUCH darker green than the original leeks. Better lighting and nutrients will do that. 

And, last, but not least, my tomatoes are finally sprouting...

 ... and the lettuces are coming right along.

 I'm planting microgreens tonight and starting some sprouts tomorrow. 

My new year will be rung in with new, yummy, growing things!

Sunday, 29 December 2019

Aerogarden and kitchen scrap regrowing update # 1


It's day 15 for the small Aerogarden, and day 3 for the big one. They are both coming nicely along.


Both of these are from yesterday. The dill doesn't have any true leaves yet, and the Thai basil still hasn't sprouted.



These are from today.


 Here, you can see the parsley finally sprouting.
 




Meanwhile, in the big garden...





 
The lettuces are sprouting, and so is the dill and basil. 
There are no pics of the tomato side, cause nothing is visibly happening there yet.

My celery died because I was too rough when rinsing them, and the dill cuttings did nothing. It turns out dill won't grow from cuttings. 
Luckily, I looked it up and discovered my folly in time to take them out and use them in a giant batch of Tzatziki, so no waste.

 The original basil plant has nice little sets of leaves mid stalk, and teeny, tiny, new leaves on the top set.


Here is a close up of the tiny leaves.


 Meanwhile, the basil cuttings are finally growing roots!


You can kind of see them here.
 

Annnnnd.....
I put my green onion and leek bottoms in water today to regrow.



They've both already got some new growth and it's only been a few hours!



I'll update again in a few days.
 

Saturday, 28 December 2019

Metal Mayhem Playlist ~ 2019.12.28

Playlist


  1. Rammstein - Mann Gegen Mann (04:52)
  2. Nanowar Of Steel - Heavy Metal Kibbles (03:28)
  3. Ironflame - Ironflame - Firestorm (04:44)
  4. Astraeus - Astraeus - The Return of the King (03:35)
  5. Lego's Lost Project - It_s The End Of The World Metal (03:31)
  6. Solarus - Solarus - Shattered Skies (05:19)
  7. AMORPHIS - The Bee (05:29)
  8. Asema - Heathens (04:48)
  9. Ancestral Dawn - The Traveller [feat Fabio Lione] (05:25)
  10. ABINCHOVA - Gestaltenwandler (03:41)
  11. Asema - Give It Up (04:56)
  12. Fractal Gates - Chasing the Line (03:29)
  13. Claymorean - Claymorean - Rage of the White Wolf (03:59)
  14. Cellador - Cellador - This Means War (04:25)
  15. At the Gates - Raped By The Light Of Christ (02:57)
  16. Silent Knight - Silent Knight - When the Fallen Angel Flies (06:35)
  17. Asema - Dumptruck (05:03)
  18. Nightwish - Master Passion Greed (06:02)
  19. Lego's Lost Project - In The Shadows Metal (04:26)
  20. Battle Beast - Unfairy Tales (03:33)
  21. BEAST IN BLACK - Blind And Frozen (05:16)
  22. Nile - Revel in Their Suffering (05:44)
  23. Beast in Black - True Believer (03:28)
  24. Blind Guardian Twilight Orchestra - Point of No Return (06:37)
  25. Myrath - Dance (03:47)
  26. Entombed A.D. - Hell Is My Home (03:46)
  27. Sabaton - Devil Dogs (03:17)
  28. Borknagar - Mount Rapture (06:08)
  29. Cain's Offering - Rising Sun (05:42)
  30. HammerFall - Dominion (04:58)
  31. Memoriam - In the Midst of Desolation (04:35)
  32. RHAPSODY, TURILLI+LIONE - Decoding the Multiverse (06:19)
  33. Tarja - Spirit of the Sea (06:56)
  34. Virgin Steele - The Chosen Ones (08:05)
  35. Paradise Lost - One Second (03:33)
  36. Leaves Eyes - Solemn Sea (03:44)
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