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Hypnos News and Announcements / Sunyata/ Inner Landscapes
« on: March 18, 2013, 01:30:24 PM »
I received this Saturday, but due to having back surgery Friday I am just getting around to listening to it now. ( I have plenty of listening time on my hands now). First off this is a beautiful package.. The artwork and the digipack are stunning! I just finished listening to Inner Landscapes and was really impressed with this work. I can't wait to dig into Sunyata in a little while. It is reminiscent of Trances and Drones which is one of my, if not my favorite Robert Rich releases. I can't recommend this enough especially with the introductory price on it for a limited time. Great job Mike and Robert! As usual, Lena shipped it out really quickly arriving here just three days after I ordered it.

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Hypnos News and Announcements / Robert Rich release
« on: March 10, 2013, 09:11:45 PM »
Is "Sunyata/Inner Landscapes going to be available at the Hypnos store?

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Everything and Nothing / Inspiring Story
« on: December 22, 2012, 04:07:27 PM »
Landfill Harmonic film teaser on Vimeo
  This an inspiring story of kids learning to play music on instruments built from garbage in a landfill. It makes me feel pretty spoiled when at 16, I had to have a Ludwig drumset, my Sears set was just too embarrassing to take out in public.

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Everything and Nothing / RIP Andy Griffith
« on: July 03, 2012, 01:46:30 PM »
A really big influence on me growing up.  From the New York Times: 
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Andy Griffith, an actor whose folksy Southern manner charmed audiences for more than 50 years on Broadway, in movies, on records and especially on television most notably as the small-town sheriff on the long-running situation comedy that bore his name died on Tuesday at his home on Roanoke Island in North Carolina. He was 86./quote]

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Thomas Dolby's lifeboat studio
« on: January 28, 2012, 04:06:36 PM »
I enjoy looking at studios in odd, quirky places like boats and treehouses , etc.  I remember reading about David Gilmour's studio on a boat on the Thames some time ago and liked that idea a lot. Today I came across thishttp://www.synthgear.com/2010/artists/thomas-dolby-solar-boat-studio/ on Lloyd Kahn's blog http://lloydkahn-ongoing.blogspot.com/ .

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Everything and Nothing / Tiny House Blog
« on: October 26, 2011, 12:57:26 PM »
I don't know if anyone is interested in this sort of thing, but I've been following the Tiny House Blog (tinyhouseblog.com) for quite some time now and find it fascinating.  The idea of downsizing and living more effeciently really apeals to me. I have yet to convince my better half , though.  ::)

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / FS: Kyma X/ Capybara 320 w/ Motormix
« on: September 19, 2011, 12:48:14 PM »
Some of you may remember when I bought this a couple of years ago. I was warned by some on the forum that it would be too deep for me. They were right! These units are in good shape with latest software and manuals. The Capybara 320 is the basic model. I'm asking $1250 for them plus shipping. I will also throw in a heavy duty Encore flight case for the Capybara 320 if you want it. This case is heavy and will add quite a bit to the shipping cost. Let me know how you want it shipped and I will get shipping costs for it. I've tried to embed photos here with no success  :( If you want to see pics, contact me and I will email them to you.

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Everything and Nothing / Happy Birthday, Mike!
« on: June 11, 2011, 10:09:08 AM »
I hope you have a good birthday. Pizza, I bet!  ;)

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Ableton Live controller
« on: May 08, 2011, 03:46:33 PM »
Hey Mike, some time ago I think I remember you picking up an Akai APC 20. I've been looking at the 20 and 40 thinking of possibly getting one. Now that you've had it awhile, what are your impressions? Still liking it?

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Hypnos News and Announcements / Digipacks
« on: May 01, 2011, 10:29:41 AM »
I received Nebulae- The Path of White Clouds a week or so ago and just got Steve Brand- Avatara a few days ago. I really like both releases , but I'm especially pleased with the digipack format for new Hypnos releases. The artwork is attractive and I can read the spines easily. They look like they will hold up very well. Great job, Mike and Lena!

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Everything and Nothing / The Field Lab
« on: March 27, 2011, 02:42:31 PM »
I don't know if anyone here will find this interesting, but I've been following this project for quite some time. John Wells was a fashion photographer in NYC who sold his house and most of what he owned and bought 40 acres of land near Terlingua, Texas. He has built a small cabin that is off the grid relying on solar and wind power and a water cachement system. His website is http://www.thefieldlab.org/. He also has a blog http://thefieldlab.blogspot.com/. There are some youtube videos as well including this one by Hewlit-Packard
Also a New York Times article http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/10/garden/10texas.html?_r=2&src=dayp.

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Everything and Nothing / Sun Boxes
« on: September 24, 2010, 01:47:51 PM »
 I saw this on the Matrixsynth site and thought this might be of interest to some on the forum. http://matrixsynth.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2010-09-24T09%3A16%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=10  I would love to see and hear something like this in person.

(edited to fix link - mgriffin )

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Computers, Internet and Technology / Apple TV
« on: September 09, 2010, 01:38:43 PM »
There was a thread a while back about broadcast TV alternatives and Apple TV was discussed. I don't remember if the consensus was positive or negative. I'm considering purchasing it and was hoping some of you would share their opinions on it before I make a decision.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Lucette Bourdin
« on: August 18, 2010, 05:03:18 PM »
A couple of years ago I had downloaded a release from , I think Dark Duck of her's. I don't remember the title, but I listened to it and thought it was nice. However, I never went back to it and forgot about her. Recently while looking through some sites I came upon her website and was very impressed with her artwork. I also downloaded a couple of freebies from the site. I was very impressed with what I heard. The simplicity of her music matches that of the art and is equally as beautiful. I am looking to purchase some of her music now and was hoping some of you could offer some recommendations. I notice that Hypnos has some for sale.

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Everything and Nothing / Space Station tour
« on: May 31, 2010, 09:09:28 AM »
I thought this video tour of the space station was interesting, but a little claustrophobic.

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Everything and Nothing / What Are You Eating Today?
« on: January 01, 2010, 01:59:22 PM »
I know everyone has different New Years Day traditions. What do you eat New Years Day? Both Kathy and my families are southerners and we share the same basic food traditions. I've got a ham on the smoker as we speak. We'll also enjoy black-eyed peas, rice and collard greens. Also, I'll be making some jalapeno, cheddar cornbread to go with it. For dessert, a store-bought cherry pie topped with Blue Bell vanilla ice cream. Then I will take about a two day nap. ;)  Happy New Year everyone.    Harry

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Mac Mini
« on: July 26, 2009, 04:55:44 PM »
After picking up Komplete 5 recently , I found that it wouldn't fit on my old G4. So I picked up a Mac mini the other day (after selling a piece of gear) to run my music programs on. It looks like it is going to be great. I will probably put all of my softsynths on there as well as hardware editors and my Kyma X software . Now I own 3 working computers in the studio. I still have my Dell Pentium 4 with Windows XP for email, work, Acid Pro 4 and various programs. I was going to sell the G4 tower, but I was thinking that I probably won't get much for it. I could keep it and just run Pro Tools on it. Anyone have any good ideas or is 3 computers just overkill?     Harry (just because I have 3 computers doesn't mean I know how to use them)

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Everything and Nothing / RIP: David Carridine
« on: June 04, 2009, 09:14:43 PM »
This is sad. It's hard to explain to someone younger how important the show "Kung Fu" was at the time. It was definitely a "Hippie" show for us as youngsters. As corny as it was, it was an alternative to mainstream television. I always liked Gabe Kaplan's routine where he said something like, " You could do anything to Caine for 50 minutes because you knew that he would kung fu all over the place in the last five minutes. Godspeed, David.      Harry

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Steve Roach sale info
« on: March 17, 2009, 01:38:28 PM »
I know some on the forum are adding to their Steve Roach collection now. It looks like there's a fairly good sale going on at Steve's website.  http://steveroach.com/store/store.php?query=sale&details=y     Harry

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Everything and Nothing / Gardening
« on: March 08, 2009, 09:01:23 PM »
I know it's not spring everywhere, but it definitely is here in South Texas. Anyone else doing any gardening this year? As far as edibles, we are planting two types of tomatoes, cucumbers, squash and jalapeno, serranno and bell peppers. We are also doing a bunch of herbs ( I hope DEA isn't monitoring the list  ;D ). I want to plant some more things, such as cabbage, carrots and eggplant, but I'll have to see how ambitious I get. ( I am by nature, kind of lazy).      Harry

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