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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now reading
« on: September 19, 2008, 10:05:14 AM »

- Iain M. Banks: Matter  (not one of his best)

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: September 18, 2008, 11:06:59 AM »

- Tangerine Dream : Ricochet

Great to hear this again.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Where would you rather live?
« on: September 16, 2008, 07:56:22 AM »
The thing I most miss since leaving England and moving to Ontario, Canada, is the sea.
Life is not right without being at or very near the sea.

I love it out on the New England coast. 
Haven't been to north of Boston or to Maine yet, but plan to check that stretch out.
I'd happily move to Rhode Island somewhere. Great place.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: RIP Richard Wright
« on: September 15, 2008, 06:56:07 PM »
I'm also a long-time fan of the early Floyd.
Sad to hear this news   :(

1545
Everything and Nothing / Re: Where would you rather live?
« on: September 14, 2008, 02:46:59 PM »
'Americans are culturally insular, and it's been drummed into our heads from childhood that the only place to be "free" and have "liberty" is the USA.'

That is very ... well, so very programmed. And of course, false.


"most Americans think of Canada as their funny and sorta-communist little cousin upstairs"

That's the first time I'd heard this one. That Canada is the attic of America, fine, but commie !!!!  How odd.
Americans vary quite a bit (ok, a lot. Its a big place.), but a fair bit of Canada is south of a lot of northern USA. In that region I have trouble telling them apart.


Perhaps the American public ought to get out more and skip all the silly rhetoric  :(



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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Is Yanni really all that bad?
« on: September 13, 2008, 02:36:12 PM »
That was so ... so ....... so very touching  (also sobs) (reaches for kleenex).

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Is Yanni really all that bad?
« on: September 13, 2008, 01:53:52 PM »
Have to say that I have no idea who John Tesh is.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Where would you rather live?
« on: September 13, 2008, 01:49:24 PM »
I'm in Ontario, Canada. Been here many years, though I'm not a Canadian citizen. I'd want to move back to Europe ... southern England again, or on the continent. So much more interesting ... landscapes and culture. No comparison to over here.

I'm surprised most of you 'mericans only want to move around the USA ?????

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Is Yanni really all that bad?
« on: September 13, 2008, 01:42:33 PM »
... it is actually much worse than I imagined. Could music get cheesier than this? It appears to be in a class by itself, where it seems that effort has been made to be as insipidly bland as possible.

That about sums up my view too. Terrible stuff. Sugar water.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: September 13, 2008, 01:34:19 PM »
Bit of a Kettel afternoon

- Kettel: My Dogan
- Kettel: Myam James
- Kettel: Cenny Crush

its addictive.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: The "free for all" section of this Forum
« on: September 12, 2008, 01:44:16 PM »
"I discovered that it doesn't matter."

Well said, Jim.
That's one of the more intelligent comments I've read recently on this whole topic.

 :)

1552
Everything and Nothing / Re: Color hue test
« on: September 10, 2008, 11:13:12 AM »
I'm using a nice Acer flat panel.

1553
Everything and Nothing / Re: Color hue test
« on: September 10, 2008, 10:29:14 AM »
I scored 4  8)

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But yes, the Gel-Sol and Hammock bits are as good as indistinguishable.

1555

Can't you do another test, maybe Hammock vs Captain Beefheart ?   :P

Not wanting to be accused of obscurantism (or of secretly listening to 'ointment'), this one's for Anthony:

http://albient.livejournal.com/4318.html

Ah, now that sounded like one continuous track from Beefheart's new ambient album.
I particularly liked the guitar solos.
 ;D

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[raises hand eagerly]  But sir, I've never heard of Gel-Sol before ... it sounds like an ointment you might use for cuts and other bodily ailments. Can't you do another test, maybe Hammock vs Captain Beefheart ?   :P



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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Spore Video Game
« on: September 09, 2008, 04:55:47 PM »
My daughter has been playing it since its release a few days ago, and she noticed Saul's name in the credits and immediately told me.

Its a fine looking game. Be getting into it myself soon.


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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Prophet 08
« on: September 08, 2008, 09:11:55 AM »
Aye, its great to have some new piece of gear to mess with ... even if it is only analog  ;)


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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: September 08, 2008, 06:57:07 AM »
np

- Off The Sky: Cold Distances

Yeah, I know I released this one, but I've been playing it again recently
(its from back in 04) and totally enjoying it. Its more consistently ambient
than his other releases.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Single disc CD players
« on: September 06, 2008, 04:03:55 PM »

Loren: your post reminds me of a second-hand Onkyo DX-RD511 I picked up a couple of years ago for a good price -- really nice features, including digital in and out, and optical in, nice front controls, and with both a playback and a recordable drive, so you can copy from one to the other. But the damn thing stops working properly after about 45 minutes ... the controls on it just don't work anymore (if I remember rightly). Was great quality for those 45 minutes though. Took it apart to look for bad connections, but no joy.

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