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Not as much as I spend on craft BEER!!  :)

I can say I have the Steve's whole catalog plus some. Well of Souls, On This Planet, Origins/Artifacts, MC&SS Pt 1-4, Immersion series are just a few that I really enjoy and listen to alot. Depending on the mood.  ;)

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: New Pink Floyd in Fall
« on: July 21, 2014, 08:50:15 AM »
Love anything PF. But this one "could" be a crock of "sh!te"
I hope they (David Gilmour and Nick Mason) will do this album proper. It doesn't sound like Robert Waters will be involved. Well, maybe another lawsuit. This album reminds me of Tangerine Dream's Ambient Monkeys. Nothing but pre-concert ambient sounds, which is okay if I'm at the concert and waiting for the band to take stage. But to pay $$'s for some leftover sounds that David Gilmour put out for pre concert stuff is a ripoff IMO.
Get back in the studio and add some vocals and maybe invite Roger Waters.

The Doors - Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine 

Picked this one up in Tucson on my recent road trip to see Steve perform at Solar Culture. Listening to the cd as I type this. Deep and dark. Digging this one.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / ROACH Road Trip. . . .the Long Trip
« on: February 17, 2014, 08:52:43 AM »
Sorry analog and digital friends, but I have to share my latest road trip.

Friday morning, with Steve Roach tickets in hand, bag packed and waiting for my friend (Ken) since high school (75-78) to arrive so that we can start on the long deep road to Tucson, AZ. We left the city of Huntington Beach, CA at 930am (half hour behind schedule). Made an hour stop at Alpine Beer Company to "stock up" for the weekend. Back on Hwy 8 east for Tucson. Almost 6 hours later we stopped in at Dragoon Brewery for a quick bite & beer. We arrive at Solar Culture in downtown Tucson with 5 minutes before Steve begins the immersion trip. A quick "hi" to Steve and we take to the floor and the trip begins! After 8 hours of driving through the beautiful southwestern desert, the 2 hours of deep medicine brought me back to life. Before I knew it the time was almost midnight and the sounds were still in the space. Quiet music was in the background while a few people remain inside. It was like a high trip into the stratosfear and then back down to quiet zone. The Solar Culture is the perfect venue to see Steve perform at his best. Inside were two meditation caves at both corners and crystal spheres throughout with art on the walls. This space was meant for Steve's music. It was time to check out of the zone and check into our motel.
Saturday wasn't much different. We headed back to the downtown area at 10am for a couple quick stops before our noon workshop with Steve. My first workshop. 4 hours of playing, meeting new people from other parts of this land and making music happen. Four hours of learning and understanding. Loved playing with the "tools" of medicine. Also learned a lot of new things about Steve and his music. A bite to eat and some beers to wash down it down and 4 hours later we are about to begin another journey at the Culture.
Saturday nights performance put me into an even deeper sleep during the 2+ hours of soundscapes. I remember at the end of my dream, I am hearing voices with a quiet sound in the background and that sound is getting louder as the voices start to dissapear. A different night, a different journey.
Sunday morning we pack up and head out of Tucson back to the war zone in SoCal. Eight hours later we are back to reality. But the 24 hours of meditation back at the Solar Culture has re-energize my body till the next road trip. Thank you Steve.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: King Crimson reforming
« on: February 01, 2014, 01:46:22 PM »
Why not? Everybody else is.

Have not picked this one up yet either. But I will when I arrive in Tucson for Steve's gig's in 2 weeks. I've heard two cuts over on Bandcamp. Looking forward to the album.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Grammys/Kraftwerk
« on: January 29, 2014, 10:22:36 PM »
I hope to see Kraftwerk again in LA. Started to watch the Grammy's. . . .but it was painful. So I turned it off and started to listen to some TD and Roach, etc. to calm me down. I wanted to see Metallica so after the show was over I turn to youtube and found the Metallica spot. Man was it weird seeing the piano guy (I know he's famous or something). But it did not go well with Metallica's "One". Come on man. . . .what the hell were you thinking? I don't get todays music. It's not cool to collaborate artist. Imagine Tangerine Dream and Kraftwerk collaborating together? FAIL. I can't stand when TD adds vocals to their sounds. FAIL again.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Help me find good cider
« on: December 31, 2013, 02:33:13 PM »
I enjoy a good hard cider, but it seems the recent boom in popularity of cider has resulted in more "candy" ciders -- light and very sweet, with more in common with a Zima or a Bartles & James wine cooler than the dark, dry cider I enjoy.

Some of the craft breweries are offering cider now, but I'm leery of proceeding without recommendations. I don't want to spend $7 on a bottle of cider only to find it's sweet "alco-pop..."

Any recommendations?

You try any of Julian's Cider?

I'm not into cider or sour beers. I prefer IPA's and DIPA's, Belgian's and Stouts. I also homebrew.

Everything and Nothing / Re: 2013 Favorite Albums("normal" music)
« on: December 31, 2013, 12:21:04 PM »
I have just realised that the only "normal" album I purchased that was released in 2013 was;

Black Sabbath 13 , which is very good indeed.

My listening has been increasingly dominated by electronic and especially ambient in the past 2/3 years which is quite surprising as I am a massive Prog and Rock fan.

So the above album is my list  ;) for this topic.

Not to quote you thirdsystem but I really enjoyed Black Sabbath's comeback album 13. Powerful. I will be going to the Hollywood Bowl in April to try and take OZZy's vocals. Not sure how he's going to do live.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Best of 2013
« on: December 31, 2013, 12:17:29 PM »
Loom - the Tree Hates the Forest

Tangerine Dream - the Castle

picture palace Music - Remnants

Steve Roach - all 2013 releases.

Tangerine Dream - Booster VI

Everything and Nothing / Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year 2014
« on: December 24, 2013, 09:52:52 PM »
. . . .to all you ambient and drone heads out there. Bring on 2014!!

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 24, 2013, 01:41:54 PM »
Loom - The Tree Hates the Forest
Tangerine Dream - Kafza the Castle

I have every SR album plus a few extras. I guess you could call me a Roach fan. Most I can sit back with a beer or two and enjoy no matter which album I play. I especially love to head out to the Mojave desert for the night and have a campfire with some atmospheric/drone sounds. I also have every album/cd from Tangerine Dream. But I still like the Dream from the 70's to mid 80's the best. For Steve roach I prefer his earlier sounds but I still dig his newer style. All depends on the mood and beer I'm drinking.

 8)  right on. . . .  :)

it would be crazy if this was not released on dvd...

Agree. But Steve has yet to release any of his concerts on DVD. Maybe this will be a first. It should be as the visuals as well as the sounds were out of this world. Unbelievable show. Can't wait till next year Feb in Tucson. Should be another great gig in the sky.

 :)  Any thoughts on what each show Steve will be presenting? I already purchased tickets for the Saturday 9pm show. But the first show at 7pm with dinner inbetween looks to be very short. Maybe 1 hour? But then there is a special VIP artist reception after the 9pm show. Knowing Steve the 9pm show could go on till midnight or beyond. Or it could be an hour or two. Friday nights 730pm is wide open. No dinner or VIP artist reception after the show. I am also thinking of going Friday night. All I know is this event is not to be missed. I'm sure each show will be different.  ;)

I was there for this concert. Brought my oldest son. His first Roach gig. My second of three times seeing Steve perform in Tucson.

Received and listened to already 3 times. Just as I remembered it live on the drone zone.
Already secured tickets to the Sat 9pm show.

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