Kyle broadcast his first stream 12 years ago, in the last Year of the Pig. Debut of the Twitch relay. Getting into (desktop) Linux in a serious way after years of hosting the site, private email, and cloud storage on Linux servers in space. Being all retro by owning music. Discovery and lyrical analysis of “Martha” by Tom Waits.
The audio interface gets a dedicated USB bus. Kyle confuses friends from Second Life with friends from a Carnival Cruise. An exploration of inter-song banter frequency. Every Rick Astley song.
In which Kyle is winded by performing “Loving Cup”, speculating that he might have a “herniated coccyx” (also in part due to mowing the lawn earlier in the day). Corona is the Heineken of Mexico. Audio issues are dealt with, which turn out to be a temporary hijack of the stream by Anonymous. Origin of the name “The Laconian”. John Wayne vs John Cash.
Camera One temporarily sucks. Underdog and the girl next door. Kyle’s first concert with John and their encounter with Sting bassist Darryl Jones. Gina’s birthday; she conceives of the title for Kyle’s autobiography, “Butchering Rush”, following his butchering of Rush.
MLK Day at the Laconian. Humming interludes. A particularly decent version of Lush (“Don’t Call Me Drunk/When I’m Lunch” LOL). Remembering Mark “The Torch” Tortorici. Kyle’s obsession with Dark Side of the Moon and flying his flag of influences.