thanks guys for the feedback. yes, the 'ads by goooogle' on the left: do click on them. it results in some pocket money for me, or so google leads me to believe, i haven't seen any money yet (reminds me of 'charlie macguire' and 'show me the money'). thanks to those who are clicking. :-)
oh, so blogspot does not provide for tags. too bad, guess i can't do that.
creating my own website is something i have toyed with for some time, but i prefer the simplicity and spontaneity of the blog format. so i have to figure out what to do. one possibility is to cut down the topics of interest to one or two, but that sounds so... boring :-)
re. things that record in mp3 format, i have seen creative, rio and other mp3 players (flash-based) for $75 or so at fry's electronics in palo alto. they play mp3, do voice recording, and have fm tuners, but they tend to consume aaa batteries.
by the way, i am consumed with envy about the ipod nano. does anyone on this blog have one of the black ones? how is it? i hear the screen gets scratched up easily. i have a lowly ipod shuffle which is great for my limited music needs and podcast listening. can't beat the form factor and weight! but i might upgrade one of these days. i am not an early adopter.
randhir asked me some time ago what my itunes playlists were. not very avant-garde, i'm afraid:
100's of malayalam film songs
a few hindustani ragas from nikhil chakrabarty, ravi sankar et al
some pink floyd, beatles, simon and garfunkel, jethro tull, the who, dire straits, rolling stones, et al
some symphonic works
the entire bhagavad gita
chants of shiva from the banks of the ganges
chants of buddha
btw, i found an interesting podcast named a moment of yoga by some san francisco yoga teacher with an american name. the cover art for this was a krishna picture, that's how it caught my eye. the podcast is not great, but not bad. all about yoga.