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Everything and Nothing / Re: If you could recommend one book
« on: October 31, 2008, 01:25:55 PM »
I'd probably tell him to f--k off.
He should read more.

 ;D

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 31, 2008, 01:07:24 PM »
I've moved on:

Mum: Yesterday Was Dramatic - Today is OK

This is a long-time favourite, and so astoundingly delicate in places.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Who you will vote ?
« on: October 31, 2008, 12:54:35 PM »
"... it takes one or a few selfish people to spoil it for everyone else?"

Yep, that pretty much sums up world history.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Yoda Dog
« on: October 31, 2008, 12:28:34 PM »


"Hey, what's all this I hear about banning political discussion?"

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 31, 2008, 12:20:06 PM »
now on

- Klaus Schulze: X

Just happen to be in Klaus mood recently.
Should wear off soon.

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Enjoyable and perceptive reviews ... as always.

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Everything and Nothing / Yoda Dog
« on: October 30, 2008, 10:24:27 AM »

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Everything and Nothing / Re: If you could recommend one book
« on: October 30, 2008, 10:18:54 AM »
Ok. Contemporary fantasy:

R. Scott Bakker: The Darkness That Comes Before

First of a trilogy (The Prince of Nothing). Stunning work !!!
Yes, simply stunning. It will make you read all three.

I hadn't hear of this author, or this book, or this series, but it sounds interesting.

Is it just me, or is Canadian genre literature going through a really strong period?


"Prince of Nothing" site: http://www.princeofnothing.com

I've not really been interested in any other Canadian lit in the fantasy/sci-fi arena.
But Canada is certainly strong in the Margaret Atwood type directions.



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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 30, 2008, 08:22:15 AM »

- Namlook/Schulze: Dark Side of the Moog 1

I always especially liked this first of the set.

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Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now reading
« on: October 30, 2008, 06:45:29 AM »
Seren
The Algebraist is indeed a good one.
Banks is great at just jumping you into expansive worlds, and doesn't
usually waste time with offering quasi-scientific explanations for everything.

1571
Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Intel vs AMD DAW
« on: October 30, 2008, 06:19:35 AM »
This Sound On Sound article has some useful info
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jan08/articles/pcmusician_0108.htm

I use a core two duo on my daw. Its excellent. I use Reaper.
I think some issues of multiple cores have to do with how well the daw makes use of them.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: If you could recommend one book
« on: October 29, 2008, 05:23:38 PM »
But for regular fiction:

- Jorge Luis Borges: Labyrinths  (short Stories)
- Evan S. Connell: Mrs. Bridge



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Everything and Nothing / Re: If you could recommend one book
« on: October 29, 2008, 05:17:09 PM »
Ok. Contemporary fantasy:

R. Scott Bakker: The Darkness That Comes Before

First of a trilogy (The Prince of Nothing). Stunning work !!!
Yes, simply stunning. It will make you read all three.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: If you could recommend one book
« on: October 29, 2008, 04:55:16 PM »
anything by vonnegut - nope everything by vonnegut

Come on, Jim, his older ones are a LOT better than the more recent.
But he is, for sure, a mighty fine read.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: If you could recommend one book
« on: October 29, 2008, 04:51:34 PM »
"The Hardy Boys series doesn't count, though, Anthony!"

Damn !

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Everything and Nothing / Re: If you could recommend one book
« on: October 29, 2008, 04:40:34 PM »
I think this should be If you could recommend 1 to 3 books (max).
Genres are a swine with suggesting only one book.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Who you will vote ?
« on: October 29, 2008, 12:18:26 PM »
"How we can pretend afterward to make amazing music ... ?
to make art ... ?

Well, our art is largely separate from the more worldly, and very temporal, concerns of current political debate.
Music is not linguistic. Not in the same game.



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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 29, 2008, 11:59:59 AM »
Yes, that Rumforskning certainly has a wintery beauty ... and fits well with our current weather up here in Ontario. Heavy snow this morning !

I've been relaxing with
- Oöphoi: Hymns to a Silent Sky

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Who you will vote ?
« on: October 29, 2008, 11:49:07 AM »
Giorgio, I think you have to consider what prompted Mike's action here.

As Loren just said, there was an "Free For All" section for politics and other things, and the last slew of postings there (on the US elections primarily) became abusive, adult partisan rantings rather than reasonable discussion, and were not the kind of thing we want to see on this forum. So Mike removed that sections and said if you want to talk about politics, go to some other suitable forum.

Your Vote post was, of course, harmless on your part, but the problem is when the discussion starts in that thread, as it likely would have, then the problems will simply start again.

Yes, its a shame to see this sort of censorship happen, but there are reasons for it in the forum's recent history.

I wonder if we could have a vote thread where comments are not allowed, only the voting ?

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 26, 2008, 06:22:15 PM »
Ah, all well and good then   :)

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