For a long while now I have been having intermittent problems with the audio in my lab. I stream the GoaPsy channel from, and I really love it, but not when there’s skipping! I figured the problem was related to latency and jitter on my broadband connection, and if so, there was little to be done, except to wait for network conditions at my ISP to change.

But this evening I noticed that when I sat close in to my workstation to type the skipping would start. Then if I moved back in my chair, it would stop. I found I could actually cause the skipping to start or stop just by moving around in my chair!

Turns out the problem wasn’t my internet connection, the problem was the bluetooth connection between my laptop and my speakers! To fix the problem I got underneath my desk and moved my sub woofer about one foot to the left. Now when I move around in my chair my music doesn’t skip anymore! Happy days!

Who is the girl in Massive Attack?

I asked ChatGPT who is the girl in Massive Attack? It told me:

I think that’s a pretty good answer. The girl I was thinking of was Elizabeth Fraser who sings Teardrop. Horace Andy is a man, not a woman, but ChatGPT just listed him as an aside, it didn’t claim he was a woman.

I checked Massive Attack band members and there were a few other female collaborators which ChatGPT didn’t list, but it didn’t hallucinate anything or tell me any lies. I’m not sure if I should give ChatGPT a B grade for missing a few female collaborators, or an A for giving me a simpler answer which contained the fact I actually wanted to know, viz who is the girl who sings Teardrop?

In conversation with ChatGPT

Model: Default (GPT-3.5)


Whatever happened to the girl who played the cello for Nirvana Unplugged?


The girl who played the cello during Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged performance in 1993 was Lori Goldston. Lori Goldston is a talented cellist who has had a successful career as a musician and composer. After her appearance with Nirvana, she continued to collaborate with various artists and bands, both as a performer and a recording artist.

Following the Nirvana Unplugged performance, Lori Goldston went on to work with musicians such as David Byrne, Cat Power, and Earth. She has also released solo albums and composed music for films and dance performances. In addition to her work as a cellist, Goldston is known for her improvisational and experimental approach to music.

Lori Goldston’s contribution to the Nirvana Unplugged performance, particularly her cello arrangement for the song “Something in the Way,” received critical acclaim and is still celebrated by fans of the band. Her performance added a unique and haunting element to the already iconic concert.

As of my knowledge cutoff in September 2021, Lori Goldston was actively involved in the music industry, and she continues to perform, compose, and collaborate with various artists. However, for the most up-to-date information on her current activities, it’s recommended to check reliable sources or her official website.