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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: TD - Phaedra versions
« on: December 10, 2009, 05:28:47 AM »
Although posibly similar to Phaedra I  prefer Rubycon.

Very different and better than both, for me, is Zeit - 4 tracks of deep space ambience and no sequence rhythms at all.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 08, 2009, 06:02:14 AM »
Roach-On this Planet.  Hadn't heard this in ages, wow a very heady brew, powerful stuff.  Think I'll piss off the neighbors this weekend with this cranked on the big stereo.

Great album - along with The Magnificent Void was my reintroduction to Electronic music after about 17 years of not listening to music. Liked the cover, had a listen and fell in love.

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I think I have an unusual approach to making music.  I only have a laptop with Ableton Live and Absynth 4, so I do it all in Live.  Often times what I'll do is create a patch in Absynth in standalone mode, and then save it and open up Live. 

But I don't open the patch right away; I spend a lot of time making complex routings in Live like having track 1 go to send 1 which goes to track 2 which goes to send 2 etc...  On all of these tracks and sends I set up different effects with different parameters, and have a final track which takes all of the previous tracks before it and goes to the master.  On one project, I have 5 tracks and 5 sends going back and forth, all with reverbs with different parameters on them, and some grain delay on the final track, and it came amazingly close to sounding like a Steve Roach piece.  I do all of this without ever listening to the initial patch, so when I'm done with routing stuff, I load up Absynth on track 1 and see what happens.  Oftentimes, it works amazingly well.  A patch with a short 1 second attack can take as long as 10 seconds for it to sound on the master channel through all of the effects.  It sounds nothing like what the patch originally was, and is really just a smear of sound of all the reverb and delay that it goes through, but it sounds wonderful.

Ableton Live is really great.  I actually had a <1 second sample the other day and turned it into a 5 minute piece through a complex routing.  This way probably seems a little weird, but for me it produces great results. 

Sounds much like what I do, but without the computer - bouncing sound back and forth through a variety of effects - will have to look into trying it - I have sonar 5, so will need tov read up on the routing, if it is possible.....

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On the other hand, when I shared some panned bell drones with Lustmord, he positively hated them.

What did you do with Lustmord?

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Happy Birthday Loren
« on: December 01, 2009, 01:31:45 AM »
Happy Birthday and get well soon

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Everything and Nothing / Re: The 100 Best Films of the Decade
« on: November 30, 2009, 02:55:57 PM »
I still hate f*cking James Bond!

...but I do like the cars!

Yes - Nice cars - shame about the role model!

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Everything and Nothing / Re: The 100 Best Films of the Decade
« on: November 30, 2009, 02:53:03 PM »
What is throwing a strop?  Sort of like having a cow or pulling a Britney?  ;)  

I'd say he wigged out a little, not-too-discreetly cheating on his very famous and very popular wife.

Sounds like the same thing....yeah, the Princess Diana thing, I'd agree with that, though I suspect there are many sides, generally unkown, to that story.

What I do know is that Princess Diana carried the ancient welsh royal bloodlines so Harry and William really are Welsh Princes. And it's important to remember that GB, prior to recent christianisiation, has a huge history of goddess worship, something I think still sits in the Land - but this might be another thread...... ;D

Hi Wayne - your post appeared while I was replying to Mike..... 8)

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Everything and Nothing / Re: The 100 Best Films of the Decade
« on: November 30, 2009, 11:06:08 AM »
I'm not a royalist, but I have to give Charles some credit for sticking to his organic and nature viewpoints, despite the crap hes got for it - takes some courage too....and the global warming issue is slowly catchinghim up.....

Not sure how I'd cope with being king in waiting and never throwing a strop, always being impeccable in the duty, mind-fuck.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: The 100 Best Films of the Decade
« on: November 29, 2009, 10:32:37 AM »
 The very idea of a British tough guy is ludicrous.

Thats fighting talk that is..... ;D I'd say come here and say that, but I am not a tough guy ;D

Apart from managing to live in the wilds of Scotland in Kilts during winter, there is the SAS.

I'm not a military supporter, but the idea of 3 guys jumping out of an airplane and only two wearing parachutes  - to build trust - takes a lot of balls.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Food porn
« on: November 27, 2009, 05:10:33 AM »
aaaahhhhh..............

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Food porn
« on: November 27, 2009, 04:47:51 AM »
12 minutes to go...........................................................

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Food porn
« on: November 27, 2009, 04:26:24 AM »
It is Fish and chips day here again, my mind has been building up to it for days, my stomache about an hour ago and my saliva glands have just started anticipating the sensory avalanche. restaurant opens in 35 mins..... 8) 8) 8)

I may just trample on anyone who gets in my way :o

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Everything and Nothing / Re: What's the verdict on Thanksgiving?
« on: November 26, 2009, 01:15:45 AM »
Hence the newer title, but still with it's difficulties, First Nations.

President Obama recently had a conference with a representative from all the remaining first nation peoples http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8344449.stm

and he appointed a member of the Cherokee Nation to his White House team as senior policy adviser for Native American affairs - fulfilling an election campaign pledge.

He also appointed an American Indian as director of the Indian Health Service within the Department of Health and Human Services - the first such appointment.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: What's the verdict on Thanksgiving?
« on: November 25, 2009, 03:09:39 PM »
That reminds me -- what happened to the rule about retailers not displaying Christmas stuff until after Thanksgiving?  I saw several stores in October with both Halloween and Christmas sections, and even more stores this month with Christmas items displayed all along. 

Soon it will be spend on everything all year round - not a good thing as it takes the specialness of each festival/time away and further makes it a commercial enterprise - the original meaning of all of them was clan/tribe/family celebrating life (or the ancestors as in Samhain)

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Everything and Nothing / Re: What's the verdict on Thanksgiving?
« on: November 25, 2009, 12:05:31 PM »
Speaking as a non american I can't comment on the commercialisation of Thanksgiving, but it sits closely in original spirit to our Harvest Festival - celebration of the generosity of the Earth (before it became christianised) and sitting just before the slaughter of most animals for food throughout the winter (can't afford to feed what would be eaten later).

If I recall correctly, please let me know if I am wrong, the Native Americans (more modern appelation being 1st Nations) celebrated thanksgiving and actually provided, via their generosity and knowledge of the land, the very means of the pilgrims survival in the first years without which they would have perished.

'Forgotten Founders' by Bruce E. Johanson http://www.ratical.org/many_worlds/6Nations/FFexcerpts.html looks at some very interesting historical developments in the development of the ideas of democracy.....

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Food porn
« on: November 24, 2009, 06:12:30 AM »
I know hospital food gets a bad reputation - but the food in our staff canteen is not bad (and very cheap). It is not in the same quality (apart from the fish and chips) as the rest mentioned here, but with the second meal I have in the evening I have put on 1/2 stone (does not seem to get higher) since working here.

It was very useful last year when I was way ill with real flu (ie collpased on floor unable to move) as I hate to think how gaunt I would have become without it (the 1/2 stone).

Just had pork and leek sausages, parsely potatoes, mushy peas and gravy followed by a tub of custard. 2.10. Beats making sandwiches etc to bring in.

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E-bay say he currently has no items for sale


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Everything and Nothing / Re: It's a new year... let's introduce ourselves
« on: November 23, 2009, 11:53:09 AM »
Not long and we can start again! ;D ;D

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Food porn
« on: November 23, 2009, 05:36:20 AM »
Food porn=Kim Kardashian eating a Carl's Jr. salad.

I have been told Nigella Lawson was quite sexy when cooking too. Never saw any of the programmes though.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Space: 1999 worth a trip down memory lane?
« on: November 23, 2009, 05:34:53 AM »
I agree with Jez,

Though I believe the acting is a little wooden?

a couple of years ago saw a two foot model of the eagle spaceship - I did not dare look at price but I wanted it.

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