Sunday, July 30, 2017

Website Redesign

Hello Everyone,

My radio station, Strike-A-Chord Radio is doing well at the moment. I hope you enjoy listening to it. There is a decent selection of soft rock, classic rock, hard rock and metal. Essentially you are listening to part of my music collection.  My tastes vary and I'm sure a few eyebrows will raise at some of the music.

This is the music that I listen to when I'm at my full-time job and often it is the music that plays when I'm writing. I cannot write in dead silence. When a good upbeat song is playing I tend type a little faster.

I wish I had typed faster when redesigning my website but it takes time to apply HTML coding that I recently learned.  After 12 years it was time to retire my website and give it a nice touch up. I will  have more information to add to the site in coming weeks.

I want to thank everyone for dropping in to read my blog, checking out my radio station or taking a tour of my station. I appreciate it. Now buy one of my books will ya?!

I kid. Sort of. My books are available through Lulu.com (I support independent publishing).  You can find them on Amazon and through other sellers but honestly if you really want to help me out do buy through Lulu.com.

That was my shameless plug for the day or was it...you know darn well that I'll leave you with some kind of music video. How could I deny you that?  So my wonderful readers I leave you with a song by Within Temptation and one by Sonata Arctica. I highly suggest you crank the Sonata Arctica song.


Rock On!
~Maynard






Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Strike-A-Chord Radio is Back!

Hi All,

I'm back on the air!  Strike-A-Chord Radio returns!  I have a lot of music to upload but I'm getting there. It's going to take some time to get used to the new Live365.com.  The new owners made a lot of changes and I'm still finding my way around.  So far, so good!

My new website is done but I don't like the look of it so I'm going to keep playing around until it looks the way I'd like.

It's hard to believe that NaNoWriMo is four months away!  I have no idea the moment what my story will be this year. I haven't had many story ideas floating through my head lately although one did come to me today.  I always come up with something so I'm not going to freak out.

Click the Listen Now button on the right to listen to my station or you can go directly to:
Strike-A-Chord Radio to see the running playlist.

Rock on!
~Maynard

Saturday, July 1, 2017

New Website and Radio?

Hi All,

I'm currently working on a new layout for my website.  Now if only the website editor would behave itself. It's been frustrating to say the least and I do know some HTML and CSS but not enough time to build a site again that way. It may take a few months but hopefully I'll have new looking site up soon.

In other news, I may be restarting my old Live365 radio station.  They are under new owners and I'm still mulling things over in whether or not I have the time and money to get back into it.  Last time around I ran a station that played rock, classic rock and metal which are the genres I listen to the most but my music tastes are all over and this time around I might do a freeform station. That way I can play whatever I want and it would be more representative of my music tastes.

In hockey news, my Blackhawks have made some surprising trades (Panarin, Hjalmarsson) and interesting signing (Saad, Sharp).  Sad new about Marion Hossa. Being allergic to anything sucks but to be allergic to the very equipment to play a sport you love is above just sucking. I hope they find him new medicine that will allow him to play again.

That's it for me folks.  Rock on!
~Maynard