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Everything and Nothing / Re: What's the best thing in your life right now?
« on: November 22, 2010, 03:39:16 PM »
lol...I thought one was suppose to be forgiving of a loved one ;D

82 sure you want to go see Battle: Los Angelas???
It could turn out to be another Skyline movie hahahahah
yes I do admit it looks interesting...

I wanted to thank those who mentioned missing me. It's nice to be missed, honestly.

I canceled my Hypnos account a while back and only sparsely lurked here for a long time because, frankly, I didn't think I had much to offer any more. I had more or less suspended reviewing ambient music because the demands on my time reviewing "new age" and world fusion music for New Age Retailer and Zone Music Reporter, combined with my "real life," made me feel like an impostor of sorts. Also, I have been sucked into Facebook and spend (too much) time there. But, as some of you who follow me there know, I am contemplating bringing Wind and Wire back from the its original format, i.e. covering all kinds of music. I don't have anything definite to state except that I have many MANY older (2007, 2008, 2009) ambient CDs to review still and I still get the occasional ambient CD too (I have reviewed recent releases by Roach and some others for New Age Retailer). I have struggled with finding time for life AND reviewing over the last two years but whenever I do play an ambient CD, I realize I still love the genre. However, I admit to being hopelessly out of the loop (although Marlene was nice enough to have Richard Bone send me his latest).

Anyway, as to the vagaries of this board, hey, at least it's not as bad as ambient@hyperreal, which has REALLY dried up! I do think that with Jim's passing, some of the spirit of this board evaporated. Jim could always be counted on to comment and stir things up. I don't want to pass judgement on or make any statements about the amount of self-promotion on this board...that's better left to others. I do feel that this is more of an artists' hangout than it ever has been, but there's nothing wrong with that. I also think that, as time went on, and as some (not all) arguments descended into some less than savory conduct, civility took hold a little too strictly. Constriction, strictly IMO, tends to stunt growth. Better divisiveness that leads to critical thinking than the group-think that stifles dissent..or something like that!  ;) Or maybe I am just channeling "V." (for Vendetta).

Anyway, as I plod my way through the second half of my "50s" (being 56 now), I have mellowed to the point that long-timers probably wouldn't know it was me, except for my trademark verbosity and redundancy!  :D

If I feel I can contribute to something being discussed, I will do my best. As for the potential for another W and W resurrection, trust will all be among the first to know. Oh, and has anyone seen part 1 of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows yet? Kathryn and I are seeing it Thanksgiving Day. Opinions? Also, if you are a SF fan and haven't watched the trailer for "Battle: Los Angeles," yet, do so NOW (at because this looks awesome!!! one early quote stated "It's like Black Hawk Down meets Independence Day."

Cheerio, chaps (and you too, Lena!).

Now Playing / Re: Radio Playlists
« on: November 19, 2010, 06:59:21 PM »
Galactic Travels played my latest release, The Ancients...YAY....:)

Show #711   November 18, 2010.   

On this show, I continued the month-long focus on Dan Pound.  The
Featured CD at Midnight was "Lunar Effect" on Pound Sounds Records.  I
also played music by Chuck Van Zyl who will be playing concerts in the
area including the Soundscapes Concert Series on Sunday, December 5.
Visit the events page for details.


11:04 pm
ARTIST               TRACK                ALBUM (label)
==================== ==================== ==============================
Kevin Braheny        Starflight 1 *       Galaxies (Hearts of Space)
Chuck van Zyl        Celestial Mechanics  Celestial Mechanics (Centaur)
Darren Rogers        The Ancients         The Ancients (Imagineer)mindSpiral           Steel Crescent       Curiosa Positronica (Earth
                       Sunset               Mantra)
Conrad Schnitzler    Disk 9, Part 1 *     10 kW/h (Ricochet Dream)
  and Wolfgang Seidel

12:00 am
ARTIST               TRACK                ALBUM (label)
==================== ==================== ==============================
Dan Pound            Phase one            Lunar Effect (Pound Sounds)
Dan Pound            Phase two            Lunar Effect (Pound Sounds)
Dan Pound            Phase three          Lunar Effect (Pound Sounds)
Dan Pound            Phase four           Lunar Effect (Pound Sounds)
Dan Pound            Phase five           Lunar Effect (Pound Sounds)
Dan Pound            Phase six            Lunar Effect (Pound Sounds)
Dan Pound            Phase seven          Lunar Effect (Pound Sounds)
Dan Pound            Phase eight          Lunar Effect (Pound Sounds)
Dan Pound            Phase nine           Lunar Effect (Pound Sounds)


Nah..I like coming here.....I like to see who's releaseing new stuff, new upcoming ambient artists....what Lena is doing:)....
yeah I do admit at times the spammers(people who post constantly about new stuff coming out is a little overblown) but other than that....I am the guy who just sits back in the room and watches everyone else......
I mean...for example, I am a lurker right now due to I switched creative gears and decided to start working on my novel again so I decided to put music on the back burner esp since it seems people are not interested in my music it seems:(....BUY my music, The Ancients at

enjoying this place...

yeah..we can do the women of ambient photos:)...Just kidding...

Nudity.  Excessive, gratuitous, unnecessary nudity.


Everything and Nothing / Re: Married to Ambient
« on: November 08, 2010, 05:06:19 PM »
Ahhh..come on now....someone has to represent out little side of music:).....besides I am sure besides getting big boatloads of money from their husbands, I am sure the network adds in another couple of million for starring on the show ::)


Who, ME???

No way, man- I'm with Heidi!

Everything and Nothing / Re: Married to Ambient
« on: November 08, 2010, 11:10:39 AM »
yeah..that definitely sounds like an episode of ambient cribs:).....

"Welcome to our wonderful home!"
MtA: "Umm - wow - it's smaller than I expected"
"It's 880 square feet - plus - we have a partial basement which does occasionally get water."
MtA: "oh ok, well show us around"
"Here's the kitchen... and the living room... that's Peanut our dachshund... she'll nudge your leg a lot with her nose, that's how she 'sees' you since she's blind as a bat..."
MtA: "wow this is a long and narrow living room... "
"Through here is our bedroom, and over there... that's where the magic happens!   The studio / spare bedroom"
MtA: "That's it?"
"Yeah - well unless you want to see the basement... but it's not that exciting".

Ok - I'll stop - this actually seems more like Ambient Cribs than Married to Ambient.  ;-)

Everything and Nothing / Married to Ambient
« on: November 07, 2010, 09:15:11 PM »
Just got finished watching yet another reality tv series called Married to Rock about the wives of rock stars(yes I know, why am I watching yet another mind numbing reality tv show. I don't know...just makes me go off and not have to think for a while hahahah. anyways), etc and just got me to thinking of that they should do one called, Married to Ambient. Would be very interesting to see what happens in the day to day life of being married to an ambient star:)....

Hypnos News and Announcements / Re: Hypnos 2010 outlook
« on: October 20, 2010, 02:43:39 PM »
Wow..those new digipaks new sweet there Mike...
very awesome...

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: The Ancients is here..
« on: October 20, 2010, 09:46:55 AM »
The Ancients can now be bought at cdbaby:

Itunes, etc soon to follow...

Other Ambient (and related) Music / The Ancients is here..
« on: October 09, 2010, 07:12:01 PM »
is finally here.
Check out samples in the jukebox and place your order today at:

Everything and Nothing / Re: looking for lyrics
« on: October 08, 2010, 12:20:00 PM »
now this is going to sound weird, but I can write lyrics or compose a song, etc, but well..I can not for the life of me put them together..but yeah..I can do lyrics....
in fact, the West of Eden song on my guitar player's last album, West of Eden, I wrote the lyrics for the song...of course he did the guitar music but I did do the strings, etc on the keyboard....

you can check out the jukebox at my website:

Other Ambient (and related) Music / It's Coming.....
« on: September 25, 2010, 06:08:08 PM »
The Ancients by Darren Rogers....
look for it soon...:)

Well guys, I finally took the plunge into the world of an xbox 360 console(been a pc gamer for way to many years) and been enjoying it.
I got the Halo Reach edition of the xbox and some of my friends have been talking about the new Black Ops coming out...sooo...should I wait and buy this or how good do you think it's going to be??

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Imagineer Records Great Bundle deals
« on: September 13, 2010, 08:26:51 PM »
decided to throw up a quick poll on the right hand side of my website about the bundle deals, if you could please vote, I would appreciate it:

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Imagineer Records Great Bundle deals
« on: September 07, 2010, 07:13:25 PM »
I am offering a packaged deal, 2 cds of ambient or new age/jazz for $12.
If you are interested, please email me at:
contact @ imagineerrecords . com (words separated for spam reasons).

1st bundled deal:
Orion’s Belt -The Mysteries of Time
Darren Rogers – The Alternate Realms 2

2nd bundled deal:
Vance Sheaks – West of Eden
Colabrei – Hideaway

Please visit:

Computers, Internet and Technology / Re: Web browsers -- what do you think?
« on: September 05, 2010, 07:32:50 PM »
guess again...both firefox and IE8 works....

Computers, Internet and Technology / Re: Web browsers -- what do you think?
« on: September 03, 2010, 05:01:38 PM » that is funny...I tried that website at work with IE8 and it loaded just fine for me, a little on the big download time, but still worked..was quite interesting..

that's the thing about being on the inside of running a label...I know there's lots of 'HATS' one has to wear at any given time to run a label and sometimes it just gets overwhelming..:)

well..I will chime in here...

Mike came to my rescue a couple of years ago when I could no longer do my record label due to job situation and he released my Alternate Realms under his secret sounds. Like most musicians we are like kids on christmas and we want to see immediate release of our albums on record labels, but I knew that Mike was a very busy man with running his record label helping me design the cover, etc but overall, I thought he did a great job and I was quite please with the album when it was released...a BIG THANKS to you Mike for the hard work you do on running and managing your record label and the artists on them...
I have finally found road back to getting my record label back up and running but those dark times when I need a visible path to showcase my music off, Mike was there...

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