Bill, the only thing I assumed was you wouldn't take my question personal, I guess I was wrong.
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I commented on this list at the time it was published, but FTR, the biggest problem I have is with artists who record in the genre itself being selected as judges. That is just wrong, IMO.
I'm enjoying the clips you posted, Loren. A few questions: Is this Balinese style? Why is are the musicians divided across the room?
I notice there are also women playing, in Gamelan are women traditionally allowed to play?
Is Javanese Gamelan strictly Muslim (would these kinds of dancers be allowed to perform, etc...) How did Gamelan adjust to Indonesia becoming Muslim, was there an attempt made to eradicate it? I am assuming it was just too ingrained in Indonesian life for that to ever happen.
Do some Middle Eastern music forms or influences play a role in the Javanese Gamelan...
for that matter, have any outside musics been influential on Gamelan in history, because Gamelan strikes me as a wholly insular and completely native type of music
there is just nothing out there that sounds like it at all...it is as if aliens came down to ancient Indonesia and left this music behind...
I just feel like loading up the 5 changer with all gamelan for weeks on end...would be quite a consciouness altering expedition...
You want pain...whoa! larry fast himself? cooler than cool!
I live in Florida.
I will be in Maryland the week of June 7-13.
A week later, June 20-22, my 50th birthday weekend, NEARFEST is in Bethleham, PA. Synergy and Peter Hammill.
I actually met Thomas Ronkin, around the time his 2nd album came out. He was traveling through Portland for work -- he actually worked for the government as a translator.
Tuu came up here not too long ago, and somebody knew what they (he?) had been up to, but I don't remember.
NO ONE has become rich selling records (except Vangelis, probably, and only if you consider the pompous Greek an ambient artist).
BTW, does anyone know what is the source of the region discrepancy? Why does this hold true for DVDs but not CDs? Just curious...
Damn, I'm lost reading between the "jump to conclusions" game, and the "let's bust those who jump to conclusions" game. I'll play the latter game, and remind Loren of the time he tried to jump me (yes, a card-carrying member) in a case of mistaken identitiy once. I satirically referred to Roach as a 'sell out', because, well, we had a couple infamous forum members a few years back who labeled him as such. Loren totally misunderstood my joke, and well, y'all know how the rest goes
[...] and immediately got jumped by a couple of SR card-carrying thugs [...]
Presumably those SR cards are available from http://www.steveroach.com in a range of dinky shamanic and fractal designs for the New Dreamtime Thug
So, here's my decision. Which makes the most sense, economically and which nets me the best quality end product?
1) Buy the UK sets and then buy the cheapest possible region-free DVD player? (anyone know how much that will cost?). If I do this, can I watch it on a non-PAL TV, which is what my TV is (I wasn't even aware that TVs had regions but I guess they do?)
I don't think I'd have to be "highly" cynical unless I had good reason to be, and judging by the fact the label itself is stuck with what, 1,000 copies that aren't selling forcing them to practically give it away,
and then discovering, by coincidence, 80 sets of only the other two discs...when I read the "explanation" for all of this my intelligence was insulted.