John, please do get out the instruments. Who knows, I may be able to hear you from my front porch here in Madison. Welcome to the list and to Madison. Neal -----Original Message----- From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of John Schucker Sent: Friday, March 03, 2006 3:17 AM To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bct] Let's see if this introduction works. I think the list software ate my first one since I used a word it thought was a command. So we'll try this again and hope for the best. Hi. I just found BCT a few days ago, and since I had a question or two I'm sure some of you can answer, I figured I'd join the list. Plus I figure I can probably contribute some podcasts. So let's see. My name's John. I'm originally from Pennsylvania, but now live in Madison Wisconsin. Graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a BA in religious studies and a minor in folklore. Have a wonderful fiance, I actually moved here to be with her about ten years ago. I too play music. Mostly strange instruments from around the world. Khomus (Jew's harp or trump in English, khomus is a Turkic name, used by Tuvans, Yakuts, and Altai), various flutes (suling, Native American flute, shakuhachi, tin whistle, various transverse flutes from different cultures, etc.), some hand drums (udu, madal, ashiko, etc.), mountain dulcimer, a bit of guitar, a bit of ukulele, mbira, and I've finally decided to start learning keyboard after all these years, though since I'm just starting I haven't done much with it so far. I'm also trying, semi-successfully, to learn khoomei or Tuvan throat singing. Other than that, I'm obviusly interested in religions, mythologies, other cultures, that kind of thing, which basically means I know more about them than any sane person needs to. Of course I like computers. I've only attempted one podcast, but I do a live radio show on Sundays from 1-6 pm eastern. I play a lot of music from around the world, plus anything else I feel like throwing in, but the focus is on world music. In case anybody wants to check it out, the URl for the live show is: http://www.kool360.com There are some other good shows on there too. I don't know if everybody involved is blind, but a lot of us are. I've only started doing the show, it's called Global Sound Trek BTW, fairly recently, but it seems to be working out OK. Those are probably the major highlights. As I said I'd like to submit a podcast, when I have it done. I'd like to review a game I enjoy playing that I haven't seen reviewed yet. Plus if there's interest I can always break out the instruments and do podcasts about those. Anyway, looking forward to participating on the list, unless I get overwhelmed, and hopefully submitting some fun and useful content.