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Messages - Jeff Sampson

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very nice.

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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now Reading, pt 2
« on: October 05, 2011, 08:46:42 PM »
I really appreciate the reviews and recommendations I read of books I'm not familiar with, despite the slight feeling of depression they induce. "So many books, so little time".

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Seriously, I can't remember the last time I watched a movie in a theater. Oh wait....I do remember - it was winter/spring of '09. Heh, heh - don't remember the movie, but I do remember who I went with.

Why I prefer to watch at home or someone else's house: (1) Pause works well - whether it's for food, drink, expulsion of same, or restlessness/boredom. (2) No obnoxious neighbors, or if there are I can ask them to leave or leave my ownself. (3) Theater movies are way too expensive. (4) In spite of the cost, movie food sucks. (5) I don't have any movie-going friends in the immediate area who need me to keep them company.

I just remembered that movie. Underworld - Rise of the Lycans. I liked it.

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Wow! I just discovered this.

Great set of music and really nice visuals. It's no wonder the audience was mesmerized the whole time. And what can be better than live electronic/ambient/space music and European architecture? Yum.

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Yipes! I stray away for a few days....  ;)

...and I don't have much time at the moment so I'll try to be concise (here comes the Reader's Digest version?)

I like Hypnos like it is/was - didn't need the Soundcloud or YouTube embeds as I don't mind clicking through... but the tests look pretty cool. :)

Not interested in seeing the place become FB/Ning-lite.

More, concisely defined, topic areas? Yes, please.

Love the idea for a collaborate/help-me-with section.

Very much miss phone conversations - that's one reason why my phone number is in my email sig. (Hey, Jeff! add it to your sig here. D'oh.)


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Computers, Internet and Technology / Re: Myspace - Thats it
« on: September 14, 2011, 09:41:35 PM »
I rolled out of it this time last year - and nothing that has gone on there since has made me regret it.

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Hullo, Matt! - welcome aboard.

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I'm back with another free release on Treetrunk Records   :)   This time it's my voice and a couple of Mystified's trombone samples. A half hour exploring the details of spiritual power and tension.

Music and artwork at:

http://www.archive.org/details/Corpse_Raiser


Thanks!! for listening.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: What do you love?
« on: August 15, 2011, 03:29:16 PM »
roof over my head (with a more than passable view of the great outdoors)

food for the belly (and the ability to digest it)

dark, black coffee

New Belgium Brewery's 1554

Godbluff reverberating through the house

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I hope this is a successful night (well, I'm sure it will be artistically) and that you have more label events in the future.

Unfortunately, 1700 miles is a bit too far for me to walk. :(

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Everything and Nothing / Re: ambient bike ride
« on: August 03, 2011, 09:20:55 PM »
Wow! You can listen to music while you ride? I'm impressed, as I can't imagine being able to do that.

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Thanks for the greetings, guys.

Can you believe I - finally - discovered (tonight!) the Notify option? 

(I'm on the ball, I tell ya')   ::)

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Hi folks:

It's been awhile since I had an album of my own out, but that changed a couple of days ago when Requiem in Shallows was released on Treetrunk Records. The description that goes with it:

"History is littered with examples of great civilizations, cultures, and economic empires that reached a point where they could no longer sustain themselves. Complacence washed over the great majority. Where once there had been forward-thinking, it had receded to a dark shallowness sucking the light, and life, from any who raised a warning cry. Apathy set in. The foundations and structures the greatness had been built on were ignored, forgotten, and eroded. This music is in recognition of those great entities that once were.”

Created with just my voice and live processing. The album is streamable, downloadable, and free. Thank you - very much - for listening.

http://treetrunkrecords.wordpress.com/2011/08/01/jeff-sampson-requiem-in-shallows-treetrunk-163/

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Oh, man! I do SO wish I could be in attendance. Maybe there will be recordings of audio and video?

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Hmmm.... I joined this forum three years ago (almost to the day) - obviously, I don't post much, and I must not read as much as I thought because I've only tonight come across this thread!

So: I'm a fair bit older than the majority here, for whatever that's worth. Born in a mid-Atlantic state (of mind) and spent the first couple of decades in various cities and towns in the Northeast U.S. Currently living in the southern half of Colorado's Front Range.

I've done more types of work than I care to remember - the longest episodes were nearly 20 years in retail record stores, and 15 as an IT guy. Now, all I do is create music and sell off my record collection (anyone looking for obscurities from the '70s and early '80s?).

Started my music "career" as the singer in rock bands (covers and original prog in the '70s, new wavey stuff in the '80s, prog in the '90s, and finished a two year stint in a progressive garage trio last summer). I've been serious about creating ambient/electronic/experimental atmospheres since the beginning of this century. Some of you are familiar with the music from Embracing the Glass (we now call ourselves Sampson-Carroll). I also work with Sara Ayers (we had an EP on Atmoworks for a bit - it's now downloadable from a few places, and we've some new music in the works. Honest!), collaborate with others whenever the opportunity arises, but mostly work on my own. I do play synthesizers, but my voice is my primary instrument - generally lyricless, often looped and layered. I like structured music a lot, and have no problems playing it, but I seem to be the most comfortable in an improvisational setting.

I love science fiction, loathe politics, am stunned by the callous disregard those with the "might" have for those without it. Plain food eater: no meat and easy on the spices. Split pea soup is wonderful. :)

Glad to be here. The conversations are genuine and thoughtful. The pointers to music I wouldn't otherwise be aware of are very much appreciated.

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you can definitely sell your music through reverbnation - either as albums or singles

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The "social control" aspect of religion has humans behaving well? Hmmm...maybe my blinders are on too tight.  :)

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I have no idea (not even remotely) why you want to open this can - but I'll bite.

As someone who feels religions are the greatest hoax and scam mankind has ever pulled on itself, I have to agree with Mr. Hawking. I only wish I'd thought of the phrase 'heaven is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark'.

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I LOVE! this - I REALLY do!

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Nicely done, Scott.

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