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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 ?????

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.

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.

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.


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

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

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


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:

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

[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

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.

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  ;)

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

- 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.

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.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: September 05, 2008, 05:39:50 PM »

- Charlie Haden: The Montreal Tapes 2

Some truly wonderful moments in these live trio pieces, especially the piano (Gonzalo Rubalcaba).

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Maybe They Will Sing for Us Tomorrow
« on: September 04, 2008, 03:41:14 PM »
"... sounding a little like Stars of the Lid, but at the beach."

Yep, that about sums it up :)

I have a couple of earlier things and just got the new one. All very enjoyable.

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Prophet 08
« on: September 02, 2008, 01:32:29 PM »
I don't own an Andromeda, but I played it for quite some time in a store and thought it every bit as good as anything else I've heard. Beautiful rich sound. I'd love one too. Yep, they do appear on eBay, but rarely.

Mirko: must the synth you are looking for be analog ?   The new Virus range is remarkable.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: August 28, 2008, 04:49:30 PM »
Been enjoying these today

- James Bernard: New Life
- Between Interval: Autumn Continent
- Disturbed Earth: Island

Everything and Nothing / Re: Gold Farming
« on: August 25, 2008, 05:15:05 PM »
Related issue:
My daughter was playing one of these sorts of on-line games and wanted a new hat, which cost x units, and you could buy units for real paypal money. Fine. But the scam there was that the real hat was in fact only good for a few months, then you reverted back to the old hat !!  So if you wanted to look the same again you had to buy it again.  Nasty ... especially given the millions of players these bigger game worlds have.

Talk about an underground, and largely invisible, economy.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Gold Farming
« on: August 25, 2008, 04:58:54 PM »
I would normally have agreed that this is ridiculous ... paying for something that is merely status and advantage in a virtual game world.

But, then I thought its perhaps not that different from buying a new, more expensive, set of clubs for golf, or showing up in a new expensive suit for a board meeting.

If the game means something to you at this point in time, you will pay something extra to get ahead. Why not this field too?

It is, however, an unforeseen (by many) avenue of revenue for many game freaks.

Interesting stuff either way.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Most disappointing movie from book?
« on: August 25, 2008, 04:50:32 PM »
The last Lord of the Rings.

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