« on: February 13, 2008, 06:01:56 PM »
I definitely recommend this....some very awesmome music.....
so go download it and enjoy..
so go download it and enjoy..
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i was at my aa home group this morning. near the end of the speaker's message, he said something about his therapist, dave - that he had died recently. i was shocked! dave is one of the best friends i have ever had. we got sober together starting 20 years ago (he got there about 6 months before me) and we played softball together for 2 years in the mid 90's. he was a total class act and a dear friend. we did not, however, socialize together very often. our face to face friendship was almost exclusively at meetings or at trainings when we worked for the same rehab center.
anyway, dave had had chronic back problems for years - since the last year we played ball together. he was off work on sick leave when he began developing headaches and blurry vision. he went to the doctor and got some tests. he was diagnosed with cancer and died within three weeks - somewhere around january 12. i was away that weekend in wilkes barre where my father is recuperating from open heart surgery so i did not hear it announced at any meetings.
when the speaker talked about it i just sat stiff as a board and then began shaking, then crying, gently. i am still stunned. i hadn't seen dave since some time in june or july and he was doing great. his son had just turned 6 and was playing baseball and dave was so proud. (he and his wife had tried to have kids for years and finally were blessed 6 years ago with a son - luke. dave was 52. kathy is about 45.)
well, i have been working on some experimental and fairly dark pieces for a set that had no direction. i sat down this afternoon and polished a couple of the pieces and finished two wip's - including one alternate version. the spectre looms suddenly should be available for free download at www.rigelorionis.com late next week. it is a jim brenholts release and is dedicated to my good friend dave k - also a lover of ambient space music. (he was very twisted - he liked most of my stuff, too.)
i am extremely saddened by this turn of events. i thank all of you for your support.
Hey Jim,that wasn't a storm - that was a drizzle!
just popped an email off to you about a brainstorm I just had:)
let me know what your thoughts our...
Every time I go to Costco I see several people wheeling out $1000+ plasma sets, one after another. Not to say there won't be new technologies that will replace plasma, or that LCD doesn't compete already.... and I'll be the first to say, our HD projector is just miles and miles better than any plasma set out there (though it's not viewable in a bright room)
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Yes - I love this topic - I'm the culprit for the 2006 and 2007 versions of this thread... really glad you fired up a new one!
Once and for all - I'm buying a new soundcard and recording again. Recording again has been my plan for about 4 years now (if you could still see the old threads, you'd laugh...)... This is the year!
Heidi and I have already talked about getting a new soundcard since my Aardvark is tied to Win98 - and I don't feel like trying to get it to work in XP. I might still use the old computer for a drum machine - we'll see. I have a goal of writing a few songs this year and maybe, just maybe, getting a release ready to send out as a demo.
We've already moved a large chair out of my studio and half of my bass amp is in next to my synths for the first time in 5 years (the other half of the amp is at my mother-in-laws - we had a great jam session on New Years Eve... it's coming home soon...). I'm toying with getting a new effects box as a present to myself, and Heidi thinks I should buy a decent guitar. I'm definitely getting the sound card - we'll see about the rest.
Beyond music my goal is to continue getting healthier and losing weight. It was quite the weird year for my health last year. I think I'm on the right track now with regular exercise, eating right, vitamins, and regular doctor visits.
My wife and I have these sort of running resolutions to be...
* physically fit
* financially fit
* mentally fit
I've been working on those three for about 5 months now and things are looking a little better in the world.
Heidi and I plan to hike more - that's the biggie for us. I'm not an outdoor person, never have been. We went hiking once last fall and I loved it. We also bought bikes and I can't wait for the weather to clear up a bit to get out and ride! I'm riding indoors this winter to hopefully have the muscles built up to actually be able to go a decent distance next year.
I'm also going to add a few miscellaneous pieces of studio gear, little FX boxes and stuff. Trying to clean up some clutter.
Darren, you're right that plasma screens use more electricity than comparably-sized LCD screens. You're also right that Sony is doing LCD sets and not Plasma sets, at least next year. But as for Plasma "not going to last much longer," do you realize you're talking about a technology that is seeing massive growth, not a downturn?
Also, OLED coming into play (which will not happen, for large-size TV screens, during 2008 or maybe even 2009) is not something that will lead to the increased acceptance of LCD over Plasma. OLED will be a competing technology to both LCD and Plasma (you seem to imply that it's some sort of enhancement to LCD technology), so if you're proposing that OLED is a technology to wait for (just try to find an OLED television in stores, any size screen, at any price) then a person should buy neither Plasma nor LCD.
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Maybe people are just browsing and waiting to see more traffic before they bother logging in.
I won't be able to work on this much until later today, but if people are trying to log in and unable to do so, please email me at mg (at) hypnos.com
Hey there Mike,
I didn't realize what a great looking guy you were:)....hmmm..when do we get to see shots of Lena now doing her thing? hmmmm:)...
I will probably post mine soon but considering my studio is very very simple and laid out simple enough....I am one of those that do everything, most everything through the computer, etc....only thing I use is my keyboard....
Lena can't do her thing with anyone watching. Oh, you mean her music thing! Well, I think Lena's shy enough about recording music without having me photograph her while she's playing. Maybe some day.
As for me, I'd have to be a "great looking guy" to win the heart of a red hot sexpot like Lena, wouldn't I?
I just wanted to let you all know that if you're on my MySpace friends list, you are going to find a nice little bulletin from "me" about how I am apparently a "Nawty Babe", who wants to "Hook-Up". (yeesh).....