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Topics - jim brenholts

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / liquid mind
« on: October 17, 2009, 10:15:10 AM »
i don't see enough about this artist here on the forum. his music is awesome - very deep and very relaxing, almost hypnotic. i have reviewed his cd's frequently for awareness and all music. check at www.awarenessmag.com and www.allmusic.com.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / new fireman cd
« on: August 24, 2009, 03:44:17 PM »
it absolutely sucks and a half - twice!
not only is it not electronic it features more vocals by youth rather than sir paul. it is just plain bad!

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Everything and Nothing / inglourious basterds
« on: August 22, 2009, 01:00:00 PM »
i just saw this and it is quintessential tarantino - equal parts shock, violence and humor. hearing brad pitt's accent is hilarious and it gets deeper, darker and funnier from there. the best character - by far - is a nazi.

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Everything and Nothing / new product
« on: August 16, 2009, 08:06:35 AM »
i wish they'd had this when i had a motorcycle - especially when i was drunk. it was a real pain to either restart or push the bike after opening the door.

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Everything and Nothing / new auxilaries
« on: July 24, 2009, 05:02:03 PM »
has anyone here used one of these before?
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/navigation?q=jellyfish
it is a very cool pick and gives a different kind of timbre. it is also versatile with different effects based on the angle to the strings. the best augmentation i have found is on the lap harp. it is almost transformed into a concert harp with the multiple pickings.
this one is a tad more complex. i haven't figured out how to use it yet.
http://www.elderly.com/accessories/items/JB41.htm

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Everything and Nothing / question
« on: July 20, 2009, 05:28:35 PM »
i used an ebow on my electric bass and - wow - it blew me away! the feedback around the electric pick up is quite vibrant, to say the least.
have any of you tried this? and do you have a bit of a problem getting the E string to work with the ebow? i also used a violin bow and the E works but not much of an effect. the G string is amazing with the vbow.

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Everything and Nothing / the half blood prince
« on: July 15, 2009, 06:36:00 PM »

 ;D ;D ;D
this is a great movie. while, like all the hp movies, it is missing much of the book it is very entertaining and captures the gist of the book. i loved every minute!

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / robert scott thompson
« on: July 14, 2009, 03:13:17 PM »
rst is an underappreciated artist - totally! he has 4 new releases - mantra, ghost words, glod flowers bloom mercury petals, motets for michalengelo - that are absolutely amazing works by a true musical genius. i recommend each one highly. (see a review of mantra in another thread.)

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Everything and Nothing / i love you beth cooper
« on: July 14, 2009, 03:05:11 PM »
this flick is absolutely hilarious. it is not your typical geek/hot girl movie although there are similarities. basically, like the hangover, this is better than i thought it would be.

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Everything and Nothing / "the hangover"
« on: July 13, 2009, 03:06:15 PM »
this is one of the funniest movies i have ever seen. i think i laughed for 80% of the movie. not your typical party flick.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / terra ambient (aka jeff kowal)
« on: June 10, 2009, 06:01:21 PM »
his new cd - wanderlust is an engaging and deep set of ambient bliss. while it is similar to his earlier discs it also shows tremendous growth and progression. excellent stuff, jeff! absolutely excellent!

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Everything and Nothing / 3rd grandson!
« on: June 03, 2009, 04:44:24 PM »
my daughter-in-law is at the hospital and i am leaving soon! looks like i will have a 3rd grandson before the night is out!

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Everything and Nothing / another new toy
« on: May 28, 2009, 05:07:28 PM »
i got this at ebay for less than $20 total - Yamaha PSS-140 Portasound Electronic Keyboard w DrumPad. i have just toyed with it a little. i can't wait to start using it to make some music. it is very cool with lots of interesting sounds.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / react by rich/boddy
« on: May 23, 2009, 02:35:27 PM »
i recently picked up the new cd by robert rich and ian boddy - react. this is a recording of their first live performance together - june 16, 2007 at the iron gate theater in philadelphia at the star's end 30th anniversary celebration concert. i was there and the performance was energetic and exciting. so is the cd.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / cluster - qua
« on: May 21, 2009, 05:21:26 PM »
their first studio album in a decade is an awesome display of extraordinary talent. on dwight ashley's nepenthe label, qua delivers on every level - cool ambience, sweeping experimental sounds and quirks to delight any listener.

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Everything and Nothing / angels and demons
« on: May 15, 2009, 04:19:06 PM »
WOW!
this movie, while not as good as davinci code (imo), is more intense with a much faster pace. there are lots more clever interpretations of symbols (duh!) and very cool surprises. none of the character whom i thought to be the demons were demons at all.
highly recommended!

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http://newagemusik.ning.com/profile/jimbrenholts
scroll down to the "my music" section and give it a listen.

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Everything and Nothing / yay mike, lena and hypnos!
« on: March 24, 2009, 06:34:51 PM »
we slapped him around pretty good when he was floundering so i think mike deserves more praise for his outstanding customer service. i placed an order on friday and received it on monday! superb!

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / nautic depths, north passage
« on: March 08, 2009, 05:52:45 PM »
new cd by thomas weiss & mathias grassow - awesome drones and atoms by the drone king! (that's mg, no disrespect thomas) the subtle tempo changes and experimental sounds are excellent!

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / beyond the portal
« on: February 27, 2009, 04:00:10 PM »
new release from lotuspike - craig padilla, zero ohms, skip murphy - beyond the portal
very nice drifting ambience with lots of atmosphere and gentle textures. excellent stuff!

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