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Everything and Nothing / up, up, and away... very scary!
« on: October 15, 2009, 11:14:32 AM »

How does this happen?  I'm anxiously awaiting live video of this... J.

I say we get M. Griffin, Numina, Loren Nerell, and Forrest Fang to do a 4-man ambient masterpiece album and faux reunion tour and then do an in-store... with hopefully bringing in fans with similar results!



Everything and Nothing / Synthpop's Alive!!!!
« on: March 18, 2009, 10:31:08 AM »

Everything and Nothing / Goofy or weird news story of the day
« on: February 13, 2009, 08:17:38 AM »
I read the news on a daily basis and there are often stories just too funny (or strange or dumb) not to share with others.  Here's one from today:

Everything and Nothing / Who do you look like?
« on: February 11, 2009, 02:09:05 PM »
Weird topic, but hey... I've been told I look like Brendan Fraser, or Sandra Bernhardt when I dress in drag.  It was only once, so don't get any of your hopes up.

I think M. Griffin looks uncannily like Bryan ferry (Roxy Music)... the other day I watched old footage of Bryan Ferry and said to myself "hey, it's Mike Grif... oh wait, it's just Bryan Ferry".


Everything and Nothing / Another passing for the ambient community... :(
« on: December 31, 2008, 11:10:00 AM »
With permission from Reverend Rick, I am Forwarding this message I received today.  Sad news for the last day of the year, but felt it
important to pass on as Jerry was a great supporter of ambient music over the years and there's surely many here who are familiar with his broadcast "Astreaux World". - Jesse / Numina

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2008 10:59:24 -0500
From: Reverend Dr. Rick Woll <>

It is with great sadness that I must relay the message that Astreaux (Jerry Asher) has passed away on December 27, 2008.  This is a sad day for us all who knew him and enjoyed his ambient music station "Astreaux World" on  His station is where I was first introduced to this wonderful musical genre many years ago.  He will be deeply missed.
Here is the obituary:
Gerald E. Asher Jr. ASHER Gerald E. (Jerry "Astreaux") Asher, Jr., age 45, passed on Saturday, December 27, 2008. Beloved son who is survived by his parents Gerald E. Asher, Sr. and Margie Legendre Asher, two sisters April A. Suhre and Christine M. Asher, brother-in-law of Kerry Suhre and loving companion Jane Snyder Fitzpatrick. A gifted internet marketing and e-commerce professional, he developed and hosted an internet radio station ( to share his love for ambient music with fans around the globe. He attended St. Edward the Confessor School, Archbishop Rummel High School '81, UNO and Louisiana Tech. His insightful, witty &
astute sense of humor, love of nature & the outdoors, kindness, generosity and gentle spirit will be greatly missed. Funeral Mass at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home Chapel, 4747 Veterans Blvd., Metairie, on Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at 11AM. Visitation will begin at 9AM. Interment in Hope Mausoleum. See guest book @ In lieu of flowers, donate to Odyssey House, 2436 Governor Nicholls St., New Orleans, LA 70119.

With Condolences,

Reverend Rick rick

Everything and Nothing / The Shoplifting Dog
« on: December 26, 2008, 08:58:23 AM »
This is too funny!  Be sure to watch the video.

Everything and Nothing / Our Pets
« on: September 09, 2008, 03:15:36 PM »
We had this thread prior to the forum meltdown...  here's my pet, Cookie:

Greetings kids - just wondering if Spotted Peccary is still active?  I sent a couple e-mails with no reply... additionally, anyone hear from Craig Padilla lately?  Again, tried several times to contact him, but no response.  Hope they're all ok.  Anyone? ~ J.

Kraftwerk - Live in Denver, Colorado - 04/23/08 - photos taken from cell phone.

It was a last minute decision for me but I decided to go and support the Kraftwerk show here in Denver last night - being a weeknight and having to get up early I wasn't sure it would be wise, but I figured it is one of those 1-time opportunities, plus tix were only $36 at the door. I thought it would be a fairly low key show. I was surprised by the venue choice - which holds 3,600 - but was sorely mistaken. The show was nearly sold out (but is was a half house with a larger curtain dividing the auditorium, and I estimate somewhere around 1,200 people in attendance. Wow!) The band played all the hits and the sound was amazing as were the visuals... the crowd was diverse - including emo kids, old timers, ravers, synth nerds, and goths. The goth kids decided to start dancing in the open area behind the curtain.

Very glad I went, well worth it to see these guys - the godfathers of synthpop!

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« on: December 24, 2007, 12:32:32 PM »
In the spirit of gear talk, let's post some studio pics for oggling purposes, eh?  Yes, all of you, do it... do it... The Mysterium as of late 2007:

Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Numina discussion thread
« on: December 14, 2007, 10:17:29 PM »
This is the rebirth, of sorts, for the Numina discussion thread.  It is bittersweet for me since to be honest not only did I enjoy reading over the original thread by many of my friends & fans but more importantly the posts by my dear friend Andy K are all but lost.  Be that as it may, we must move on, I suppose... and I know Andy K wouldn't want me to get all mushy over him.  And with that, the first post for the Numina Discussion Thread consists of a brand new review of Symbiotic Spaces by Phil Derby:

Numina "Symbiotic Spaces"

(, 2007)

2 CDs, 72.22 mins + 71.57 mins

A collection of rare and unreleased tracks, Symbiotic Spaces is a first-rate collection of floating ambience by Jesse Sola aka Numina. Though compilations can sometimes be uneven, this 2-CD set has remarkable flow, moving deftly from pure drifting like "Waves of Reflection" to the tribal timbres of "Broken Silence" to the swirling synths of "Death of a Sun." There is enough variety to keep things interesting, but Numina plays to his strengths by sticking to the smooth ambient style that fans have come to expect. Titles aptly describe the music; for example, you might correctly guess that "Space Lilt" is light and bright,  while "December Sky" imparts a somewhat darker, colder tone, although it is still quite silken. Three of my favorites are back-to-back-to-back at the end of disc one. "Dronecoil" is a sparse piece with a shimmering metallic character that builds just so.  This is followed by "Cells", a deep space journey filled with cool electronics, which surprises by segueing into primitive tribal ambience. Disc one closes with "Anemone [Version Three]," whose dark silky sounds remind me of early Cocteau Twins, softened around the edges a bit. Disc two opens equally strong with "Moonrise," a dark haunter with a touch of Goth. "In the Shadow of Machines" is moody ambient electronics much like Pete Namlook sounded in the early FAX days. And so it goes from strength to strength, some lighter some darker, some abstract some more melodic, all good.

2007 Phil Derby / Electroambient Space

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