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Messages - Paul Vnuk (Ma Ja Le)

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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now reading
« on: December 12, 2007, 05:29:45 PM »
I've enjoyed plenty of non-fiction books but very rarely have I felt enraptured and overwhelmed by the beauty of something non-fiction.

See, and I am almost completely the opposite, fiction almost always leave me flat and yet historical/bio non-fiction excites me, maybe it is a sort of artistic voyerism, looking into and studying peoples lives.

Although...I did forget about my favorite fiction writer, Nick Bantock, now his blend of illustration and fiction is near perfection for me.


Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now reading
« on: December 11, 2007, 09:38:35 PM » to completely de-rail this discussion,

I have very rarely in my life been able to get into reading fiction...strange seeing as I was a complete sc-fi nut as a kid (starwars, star Trek, Dr who), but never got into the deep world of sc-fi fiction.

To this day I have never read the Lord of the Rings or Narnia trilogies or lovecraft ect.

What I am really into and cannot get enough of is non-fiction, especially biographies, usually musicians and famous artists.

I don't know why but I am insanely compelled to dig into their lives and find out the eternal "why" and "how" they did what they did.

Some great recient and favorite reads:

Chronicles Volume One by Bob Dylan
John, Paul, George, Ringo and Me by Tony Barrow
Wonderful Tonight by Pattie Boyde
Staying Up Much Too Late (Edward Hopper's Nighthawks and the Dark Side of the American Psyche) by Gordon Theisen
The Beatles by Bob Spitz
The Case for the Real Jesus by Lee Strobel

And the autobiography of Eric Clapton was one of the best reads I have read in a long time!

and I am just about to start Diane Arbus by Patricia Bosworth

Sooo any non-fiction readers in the crowd ???

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: pro sessions
« on: December 11, 2007, 04:39:30 PM »
Make sure you pic up Alien Radio if you can find it!!! Its Awesome  ::)

E-mail me if you cant! I will sell you one for $10 plus shipping.

In fact I have about 10 left if anyone else wants some.


Everything and Nothing / Re: Creating: inspiration, roadblocks, resources
« on: December 11, 2007, 11:52:56 AM »
I pull inspiration from many sources as well...

Could be hearing a song (usually in other genres) which has an idea, musical statement or production value I want to try and/or wrestle with.

Could be seeing a piece of art, my wife is a painter and 3-D artist whose work I am very inspired by. I also am a photographer (what my degree is in) and I often pull these ideas together into my work (both of my Hypnos albums use my photographs on the cover).

Could be a be a book I am reading that has a phrase or idea I get stuck in my head.

Could also be ideas which pop into my head during prayer and quiet time.

So no shortage of inspiration...just the time to do use it all...


Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: pro sessions
« on: December 11, 2007, 11:44:43 AM »
Are these the M-Audio pro sessions libraries ???


Everything and Nothing / Re: This new SMF forum
« on: December 07, 2007, 12:22:54 AM »
Hello Cleveland!!!
  ;D ;D ;D

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 07, 2007, 12:17:03 AM »
I am on a huge Grateful Dead kick, which is actually a phrase I never thought I would say...

For years I just let all of my misconceptions about them keep me from listening to them and then a friend of mine lent me their entire collection of official studio and live albums, plus many of the Dick's Picks and I am hooked!!!


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