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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: September 20, 2008, 04:48:03 PM »

- Philip Glass: Songs From Liquid Days

probably gonna play "Glassworks" after  8)

1622
Now Playing / Re: ambient music video
« on: September 20, 2008, 01:59:56 PM »
That's excellent, Dave !!!   

1623
Everything and Nothing / Re: But what does the family think?
« on: September 19, 2008, 01:31:20 PM »
My parents are dead. I have brothers in England I never see. So no issues there  ;)

My daughter, now 13, has developed a fine taste for both ambient and lounge/glitch/beats. Big Biosphere and Kettel fan.
My wife recognizes stuff, sometimes enjoys it, and doesn't tell me to turn it down too often.

I compose and play keys in a separate studio room, so don't annoy people with my fairly constant playing/recording.

1624
Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now reading
« on: September 19, 2008, 10:15:15 AM »
Yep, I pretty much read everything Banks writes, sci-fi and non-sci-fi.
Wasp Factory was one of his first, and quite remarkable.

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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.

1627
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.

1628
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   :(

1629
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  :(



1630
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).

1631
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.

1632
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 ?????

1633
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.

1634
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.

 :)

1636
Everything and Nothing / Re: Color hue test
« on: September 10, 2008, 11:13:12 AM »
I'm using a nice Acer flat panel.

1637
Everything and Nothing / Re: Color hue test
« on: September 10, 2008, 10:29:14 AM »
I scored 4  8)

1638
But yes, the Gel-Sol and Hammock bits are as good as indistinguishable.

1639

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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