The new year seems to have picked up the pace because this week we again had more than 20 new entries, and some of them I even liked, like, a lot!
Apart from that there’s not much news… the cats still have some kind of truce that gets punctuated by tiny skirmishes every now and then, even though Monty gets more approachable and cuddly every week. Soon it’s going to be a year that he’s with us…
Time flies! It does when you have cats and it also did for me during the show! The first time I looked at the clock to see how much longer I’d be playing I was already more than 2 hours in. That’s a good sign that I enjoyed myself, and I really hope that if you watched, you did too, and if you didn’t, that you will, once you listen to it.
The next show will happen on Wednesday, February 1, at 19:00 CET/UTC+1.
Okay, the second week with the new algorithm behaves a bit like I predicted, there were only six new entries. I’m very interested to see what amount of new tracks per week it will stabilize on and also if reducing the number of new entries makes the show less interesting because most of the tracks are already known? I have no idea, I guess we’ll have to wait and see!
In more important news, The New Cat™ is slowly, very slowly warming up to us three. Most of the time he still starts to run off as soon as there’s hectic movement but being allowed to pet him for a second or three is starting to look like a possibility! He’s also still quite wary of our other cat but at least during food time the proximity between the two can be reduced to almost zero… at least as long as they’re eating and nobody tries to eat the other one’s food.
Also, Tinlicker dropped down to #46! Is that the lowest position that song ever had in these charts? Quite possible!
The next Top of the Week show will be on next Wednesday, May 18th, at 19:00 CEST/UTC+2.
The cats are still in the process of getting used to one another, a process that we think might easily last months. Monty has gotten a bit more relaxed but still doesn’t like being approached by anybody. Feeding both cats almost next to each other is less of a problem now, only every now and then there’s a bit of hissing but mostly it has been peaceful over the last week.
I also played some music, can you believe it? Tinlicker’s oldest track is still on a yoyo course through the charts, bouncing back up to #17 from last week’s #29 while Tinlicker’s newest track (I think it was played last week?) hasn’t managed to make a reappearance this week. Let’s see what the future holds!
The next Top of the Week show will be on next Wednesday, May 4th, at 19:00 CEST/UTC+2.
And just like that we’re back to a regular number of new entries, or maybe even a little less… I don’t even know and at this moment I can’t be assed to actually check some statistics… so, I’m simply gonna claim that the 17 new entries we had is totally an average amount. Who’s gonna prove me wrong? You? I didn’t think so.
In cat-related news: the new cat (dubbed “Monty”) has been given a territory in the living room and my study. So far he’s quite shy, he’s hissing if you get too close but he doesn’t seem to be overly frightened. He’s spending quite some time in a plush cave thingy we put up on the window sill, and he has a scratching post/wall-mounted bed combo that he also likes quite a lot, looking down on us, like cats usually do. Most encounters with our old cat were, let’s say, non-negative, and except for one occurence tonight where both got a little louder they mostly just stare at each other when they’re both near the wire-mesh gate that we use to separate them.
It will stay exciting and I’m looking forward to spending more time with both cats!
The next Top of the Week show will be on next Wednesday, April 27th, at 19:00 CEST/UTC+2.