On Tuesday, our measly little Internet radio station started experiencing a 500% increase in traffic. I was baffled until I noticed that most of the new listeners were using Apple’s iTunes.
Sure enough, I don’t know who replaced Kerbango in providing iTunes’ Internet Radio listings, but they now feature Radio Free Tiny Pineapple in their Eclectic category. In fact, RFTP represents 3 out of the 12 Eclectic streams in the listing.
I think if they knew what a small-time operation this really is, they’d be appalled…
Since some folks’ connections were having trouble keeping up with the 128 kbps version of Radio Free Tiny Pineapple, we’re experimenting with broadcasting at three different bitrates:
- 128 kbps (Broadband) [Note: link no longer active.]
- 64 kbps (ISDN/DSL) [Note: link no longer active.]
- 32 kbps (Dial-Up) [Note: link no longer active.]
Sweeping the Streets of Love
A song of desire and tidiness…
I waltzed and I walked and I sang today,
As street folk watched me pass.
I sat and I thought and I felt today
That life was an ocean vast.
But deep in my heart I am sure
That my thoughts for you now are impure.
So, I’ll gambol and willow and limp all day,
As my heart sweeps the streets of love.
I washed all my shorts and socks today
And thought of your eyes so blue.
I pilfered a three-dollar watch today
And the tick-tock was saying, “You.”
When I think of you now it’s in terms
Of our meeting and transmitting germs.
But I’ll gladly get croup and wheeze all day
As my heart sweeps the Streets of Love.