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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
September 24, 2008, 09:48:42 AM
Quote from: kawera on September 23, 2008, 11:40:44 PM
How do you like that latest Juno Reactor album? I can't make up my mind about it. Sometimes I like it, other times I don't. It feels like a rambling collection of interesting tracks, but that's it. It lacks that cohesive feel an album should have, in my humble opinion.

I'm not a Juno Reactor completist, so only have a few of his other albums but I reallly like this one a lot.  It's really mellow and "ambient" in many ways.

I saw their live show here last saturday, though, and I did not care for it much.   Good thing I got in for free.  Way too much urban reggae/rap stuff going on and nothing like the albums.  I sort of knew what to expect having watched the live DVD but seriously a dissappointing show - the crappy venue didn't help much either.  The small crowd that did go seemed to eat it up.  The cool thing about going, though, was getting to meet Bill Leeb - the GOD of industrial.  (Delerium played the following night and while I wanted to go I was much too tired).

Everything and Nothing / Re: Matcha
September 24, 2008, 09:31:20 AM
jkn - aside from the obvious, what are the negative side effects for you drinking coffee / caffeine? - J.
Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
September 23, 2008, 01:32:55 PM
Ah Cama-Sotz ~ "La Procesion De la Sangre"
Juno Reactor ~ "Gods and Monsters"
Hocico ~ "Memorias Atras"
Spetznaz ~ "Grand Design re-designed"
U2 ~ "October" re-issue
Tearwave ~ "Different Shade of beauty"
:SITD: ~ "Snuff Machinery" EP
Everything and Nothing / Re: Matcha
September 23, 2008, 11:51:12 AM
That video made me sleepy just watching it... the mellow music, the soft voice and the Sesame Street style video... <snooore> I need 10 espressos now. - J.
Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Coookieeee
September 22, 2008, 10:16:17 AM
Hi deepspace - sorry for the late reply, just catching up a bit.  yes, that is my dog.  her name is "Cookie".  We adopted her from a PetSmart 2 years ago and she turned out to be the best dog in the world (to us of course).  We love her.  :)

Everything and Nothing / Re: Autumn Ambient
September 22, 2008, 09:17:59 AM
Between Interval's "Autumn Continent" is primo autumn ambient. - J.
Quote from: APK on September 12, 2008, 01:44:16 PM
"I discovered that it doesn't matter."

Well said, Jim.
That's one of the more intelligent comments I've read recently on this whole topic.


And he isn't even a Canadian!

Everything and Nothing / Re: Where would you rather live?
September 11, 2008, 03:21:36 PM
Mike - is that Mt St Helens or Hood?
Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Coookieeee
September 11, 2008, 03:18:03 PM
Everything and Nothing / Re: Where would you rather live?
September 11, 2008, 12:11:06 PM
jkn - you and your wife have a place to stay if you make it to Denver.  Anytime.  We have a spare room now and I took out all the hidden cameras.  Just kidding.

SunDummy - I knew you lived in Stillwater (I think?) I didn't know you left the area.  I love Mpls a lot but the weather just plain stinks.  As for Newport, you're right... the tourists would drive me crazy and I did observe a lot of visible poverty - which seemed odd to me for such beautiful open place. 

Interstingly enough, back around 2001 I did some work surveying culverts on BLM land in the foothills in southwest OR between Newport and Brookings (my first trip to the West Coast).  It was totally "bigfoot" territory.  THINCK woods, mossy dead trees, etc.  It was incredibly interesting landscape... kind of scary and lonely at the same time... but at one point I was way out in the boonies and this woman comes driving up with letter-sized posters taped all over her car window and comes up to me handing me one - it was her daughter who had been missing for a few years at that time... apparently there are (or were) several deep hidden camps with really sketchy people setting up meth labs.  Word was if you came across one of these people to watch out or risk your life - after that I didn't make eye contact with any of the rare passersby.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Coookieeee
September 09, 2008, 03:13:19 PM

From what the scope of your work sounds like, I would charge somewhere around $600.00 USD (again, depending on how much time you really are putting into it) and add a note to the contract that states if the book is picked up by a major publisher and goes to print beyond the 100 copies then fees for use of the material shall be renegotiated at that time.

As Mike says, if this is a true DIY project and you really think it could take off then you would want to stay on good terms with a reasonable low rate where everyone is happy and then hope they keep you on-board for the big pressing.

I've been collecting most of the new SPV re-issues with much enjoyment.  I don't like all KS stuff, but it's definitely fun to listen to and the packaging is phenomenal. ~ J.
I thought the acting was quite mediocre to bad.  It's just not the same Harrison Ford as before... it seemed forced and rushed, BUT I loved the movie.  I enjoyed the action and story line quite a bit. - J.
Hey Mike - happy birthday... and no matter what these guys saym you don't look as old as you really are... that's a much nicer compliment than the others... right? - Jesse

These "ambient trainwrecks" as Palancar likes to call them are a lot of fun to be a part of.  I did one a few months ago on Stillstream.  It was total spur of the moment - with like 1 hour to prepare... it went ok, but it was mostly just fun... to be on the spot and just see what comes out.

Stephen Philips was at the Mysterium with me last saturday and we laid down somewhere around an hour (or maybe 2) of useable music for broadcast on Stillstream.  It was completely live and unplanned - there are a few mistakes, since I had really barely just got the new studio location set up and had been quite busy, I had little time to prepare.  Stephen is going to take the material and edit it a bit because some of these "mistakes" are like random synth stabs popping up in the middle of a swirling ambient drone (all my fault).

Anywho, yeah, I liked your performance JB and will be listening to it some more.

Nice work JB! - J.
Interesting... I was told myself and THEE Mr. Stephen Philips would be playing StillStream on saturday... since Mr. Philips is visiting and all.  probably just as well since the studio is still being connected.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
April 26, 2008, 09:22:24 PM
Killing Joke ~ Revelations
Simple Minds ~ Live in the City of Light
Kraftwerk ~ Minimum Maximum
X Marks the Pedwalk ~ Abattoir
Front Line Assembly ~ The Initial Command
In Strict Confidence ~ Industrial Love/Predictions
Erasure ~ Drama CD Single
Arcana ~ Raspail
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!