Update October 2007: I've turned The Appropriate Stream off. It's been years of 24-7 goodness, and the time has come to take a break. But it will be back someday. In the meantime, you can still hire DJ Appropriate for any event, large or small. (The stream was always a labor-of-love expense because I paid for royalties and a bandwidth provider. I'll relaunch it once I can cut out the middlemen but still pay the artists.)
10/2/07 The stream is on hiatus. Stay tuned, it'll be back eventually...
8/11/07 Added about 33 tracks. Started preperations for the stream to go on sabbatical.
7/4/07 Added about 50 tracks. Removed my "Eclectic Mix" genre from the "structured randomization" playlist.
4/13/07 Added another 50 tracks.
3/17/07 Added about 40 tracks.
12/2006 Added some funky XMas stuff for 12/20-31, then removed.
11/25/06 Added about 40 tracks.
10/22/06 Fixed a bug which made the IDs play way too often.
10/15/06 Added about 25 tracks. Removed most of the hiphop from the rotation (tell me if you want it back!).
9/4/06 Added about 50 tracks.
8/16/06 Added 75 tracks. Improved Last.fm reporting. Minor server upgrades.
5/12/06 Added 40 tracks.
4/26/06 Added 122 tracks.
3/19/06 Added 48 tracks.
2/3/06 Increased no-repeat window to 5 days.
1/22/06 Added about 60 tracks.
1/6/06 Began testing a second "What's Playing Now" page, at Last.fm.
12/26/05 Removed holiday tracks.
12/14/05 Added about 125 tracks, and a few holiday funky tunes. Increased no-repeat window to 4 days.
10/27/05 Added about 50 tracks.
9/4/05 Added about 40 songs by New Orleans artists. NO music is immortal.
8/19/05 Added another 75 tracks.
7/14/05 Added 50 tracks. Increased no-repeat window to 3 days, tweaked "structured randomization" system.
6/17/05 Added a few dozen tracks to the rotation.
5/23/05 Added another fifty tracks to the rotation. Updated hundreds of tracks' ID3 tags for more info.
5/20/05 Multiple upgrades to streaming server. Minor audio quality improvement, and more users will see titles in their stream player.
4/15/05 Added about a hundred tracks.
3/8/05 Added a few hundred new tracks, current rotation is about 6 days of music with a two-day no-repeat window. Also a few server upgrades.
2/24/05 Minor improvements to the "What's Playing" page.
1/1/05 Updated regular playlist with more tracks. Removed holiday songs.
12/20/04 Added a few funky holiday songs to the playlist for the week.
10/7/04 Added a bunch of new tracks. Minor updates to server and library.
8/26/04 Upgraded server. Major update to build larger music library, now holds 14.5 days of music. Current rotation is 5.5 days of music.
6/28/04 Built active "What's Playing" page with links to purchase tracks.
6/22/04 Upgraded to new streaming server, increased listener capacity.
6/2004 Built all-new streaming server, with a library of dozens of genres, replacing the previous playlist of Silent Way clients. New custom "structured randomization" system keeps sequences fresh yet contextually appropriate. 2-day minimum between repeats.
10/16/2000 Launched stream with exclusive, unreleased tracks by Silent Way Recording clients.