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I made a quick search and couldn't find any reference to this here.  It projects mankind's expansion into the solar system and revolves around a short narration by Carl Sagan.  I believe the original is at Vimeo, but my ancient XP box can't handle hi-res -- I linked to Youtube.


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Everything and Nothing / Re: What is the Hypnos Forum to you ?
« on: December 06, 2014, 07:50:51 PM »
I used to log in more frequently than I do these days -- now, mostly, I lurk.

I'm here to learn about what's going on in music in general and at Hypnos in particular.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Christmas wishes from Mike & Lena
« on: December 30, 2013, 12:19:53 AM »
And Happy New Year!  (Hope you're feeling better soon!)

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Everything and Nothing / Re: I Hate My Job
« on: February 04, 2013, 11:21:43 PM »
I was a stay-at-home Dad, the best job in the world!

Now that my youngest has left for college, I am merely unemployed.  My current "job" is trying to find a way to land some sort of paying gig.  This job sucks!

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Thanks for the preview!  I've passed it along to some friends.

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Geez!  Get healthy, guys!

My biggest chronic health problem is still my sinuses.  Oh -- I spent some time in an emergency room with a ruptured varicosity.  More embarrassing than anything else.  Nothing to match you guys!

Biggest non-health thing to happen to me this summer is my daughter, my youngest, just moved into her new dorm to start college, and I'm making the transition from "Stay-at-home Dad" to "merely unemployed."

So I guess, in a sense, I'm coming back to my life again.  Anyway, my schedule is suddenly much more open than it used to be.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Male menopause
« on: June 03, 2012, 08:09:12 PM »
I'm coming up on the big 6-0 pretty soon, and just got around to getting my "50 year old" physical.  A lot of it was predictable based on my history.  The doctor started off by telling me I'm overweight (I knew that).

The doctor then started to point out the link between obesity and high blood pressure, but then stopped himself -- my blood pressure is actually very good.  (It's the music, doc.)

Next was the link between obesity and cholesterol.  Again, he stopped himself, noting that my cholesterol is actually very good.

The only real news was that my thyroid is a bit underactive.  I've been on synthroid for 3 weeks -- hard to tell if it's making any difference, since I'm just getting over a pretty serious bacterial infection.  The antibiotics dragged me out almost as much as the bacteria.


My main source of exercise for the past ten years has been hiking with Shadow, my German Shepherd.  He passed away last December, and I'm afraid I've gotten out of the habit.  I know I have to start getting myself out again.


As far as a loss of libido goes ... yeah, my wife wishes;)

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Record Store Day 4/21/12
« on: April 21, 2012, 08:46:45 PM »
I get to the Princeton Record Exchange a few times a year -- only ~45 minutes away, but the traffic is almost always bad -- but there was no way in the world I was going anywhere near there today.  Aside from the normal RSD crowds from years past, they scheduled a free concert with They Might Be Giants.  The anticipated crowd was big enough that they arranged to use a courtyard near the Princeton library.

I think Record Store Day should be reserved for those who don't usually get out to a store the rest of the year.  And I'm happy to let them have their day!

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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Moving eye-candy
« on: April 19, 2012, 01:21:05 AM »
That was cool!   8)

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Am I back?
« on: April 04, 2012, 09:33:19 PM »
Been gone for a while, but I was hoping your sinuses are better, Mike.

My sinuses went bad about 20 years ago.  I had 3 surgeries in 4 years -- between the second and third the Mayo clinic published a study on why some people need sinus surgery.  I fit the description and haven't needed surgery since.

But I do get frequent, long-lasting sinus infections.  Antibiotics would help me shake them most of the way, but then they'd flare up again.  About two years ago my sinus doc made a connection to some research that showed some people have colonies of bacteria in their nostrils.  Antibiotics in the blood don't reach them, and they move back into the sinuses pretty easily.  Now when I get a sinus infection, in addition to conventional antibiotics, I get an antibiotic ointment to spread inside my nose.  It's made a big difference.

Anyway, I'm sure this qualifies as TMI.  ;)  I hope you've got it beat!

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Am I back?
« on: March 05, 2012, 06:56:06 PM »
Good luck with your vertigo and enjoy your trip!

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Field Recording Livestream
« on: December 17, 2011, 12:17:27 AM »
Sounds like someone just drove up.  Now, people laughing and the sound of a gate latch?

I like being able to build my own narrative to fit the soundtrack.

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Best of luck on your first day!

WRT traffic:  I don't know what things are like where you are, but around my neck of the woods many major roads have webcams you can check.  Things can change fast, but I've found them useful.

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Everything and Nothing / Groove Unltd E-news 754
« on: September 11, 2011, 09:26:40 AM »
Nice mention of Hypnos (and you) in this week's E-news (issue 754) from Groove Unlimited.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: What do you love?
« on: August 15, 2011, 07:40:33 PM »
Today was my son's first day at college -- a small community college in Western Massachusetts.

Everything else is taking a step back for the time being.

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Very nice!  I love it when "a current trend" takes an unfortunate turn!  8)

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They'll probably last much, much longer than that ... in a landfill.  The music, of course, will be lo-ooo-ong gone.  ;)

That being said, I've had pretty good luck with my CD-Rs.  I've been burning them for about 12 years and I've only had 2 or 3 go bad in storage.  (I'm fudging -- I can actually remember only 2, but I suppose there may have been a 3rd.)  I've always burned CDs at the slowest speed my set-up allowed (used to be 4X, now it's 8X) and I store them in dark, cool places.

And tonight I'm bummed out.  :'(

I just bought a large external hard disk with the idea of finally bringing some order to my music files.  I'm trying to put all my CDs on it as WAV files, from which I can get MP3 files for my players.  I tried to rip Gert Emmen's Live -- A Long Way From Home (a limited edition CD-R -- I have number 120 of 200) using EAC (Exact Audio Copy).




It failed ... dismally.  Just churned away on Track 1 for 10 to 15 minutes before I put it out of its misery.  So I put it in a CD player -- very, fuzzy and static-y.

I think the last time I played it was about a year ago.  I've got it on my computer as MP3s, so not a complete loss.

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I'm on Facebook.  I log on once or twice a week -- almost exclusively to keep an eye on my kids.  ;)

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They'll probably last much, much longer than that ... in a landfill.  The music, of course, will be lo-ooo-ong gone.  ;)

That being said, I've had pretty good luck with my CD-Rs.  I've been burning them for about 12 years and I've only had 2 or 3 go bad in storage.  (I'm fudging -- I can actually remember only 2, but I suppose there may have been a 3rd.)  I've always burned CDs at the slowest speed my set-up allowed (used to be 4X, now it's 8X) and I store them in dark, cool places.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Sort Of Odd..
« on: February 21, 2011, 09:03:09 PM »
... The forum is largely to do with people mentioning the music they are enjoying so others might discover and enjoy it as well.

This is why I'm here, and it has has worked out very well for me!  ;D

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