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Marketplace / Re: For Sale: A ton of Rapoon CDs
« on: August 12, 2013, 07:18:34 AM »
Check PMs; still have it.

Marketplace / For Sale: A ton of Rapoon CDs
« on: August 07, 2013, 11:14:32 AM »
Selling off my Rapoon collection; if interested in any of these, shoot me an offer.  Help me avoid eBay!

vs. Kinder Atom
The Kirghiz Light 2xcd
Darker by Light
The Fires of the Borderlands
Tin of Drum
Easterly 6 or 7
New Cult of The Sun Moon
Messianic Ghosts (reissue)

(SOLD) Fallen Gods/Cidar 2xcd
(SOLD) What do you suppose?
(SOLD) Just Say the Faith
(SOLD) Cold War: Drum 'n Bass
(SOLD) Errant Angels
(SOLD) Raising Earthly Spirits - die-cut digipack version
(SOLD) Vernal Crossing
(SOLD) Recurring (Dream Circle)

Everything and Nothing / Re: SF record stores
« on: July 02, 2013, 12:21:44 PM »
Aquarius.  My favorite records store, bar none.

Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now Reading, pt 2
« on: June 29, 2013, 12:27:33 PM »
Recently saw this "Rookie's Guide to Lovecraft" which I consider a pretty good overview and starting point for anyone interested in learning about H.P. Lovecraft:
Interesting site. Lot's of good info.

If anyone's interested, I'll sell you "The Road to Madness", "Dreams of Terror and Death", and "The Best of HP Lovecraft:  Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre" anthologies.  All are paperbacks, in good shape.  $20.00 gets you all three shipped.

I'll also sell my copy of Peter Clines' "14", $10 shipped.

I'm moving and have waaaaay too many books!

Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now Reading, pt 2
« on: April 03, 2013, 02:43:29 PM »
I'm a huge Lovecraft fan; his early works are kinda cheesy, but he has written some true classics.  "At the Mountains of Madness" is a real standout for me. HIGHLY recommended.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 11, 2013, 01:57:05 PM »
- Namlook  & Montana :: Labyrinth   (there is some excellent music on this Labyrinth set of albums)

I had all five discs in this series in constant rotation all last week.  Great stuff. 

CNN is reporting that post offices that are currently open on Saturdays will continue to be open; it looks like it just eliminates delivery.

Personally, I would be fine with delivery one day a week.  All my bills come via email, so the only things I get are junk mail and magazines.  Most of my packages come Fedex or UPS.  I know that plenty of people do rely on daily mail; but for those of us who don't, couldn't we 'opt out' of daily service?  It might save a few pennies...

On a related note, I was told at the post office yesterday that the USPS is coming out with an "international stamp" that will be valid for postage to any part of the world, eliminating the need for the USPS to look up individual postage for every letter overseas.  Not sure how that's gonna work, especially for packages...

Computers, Internet and Technology / Re: Amazon Cloud Player
« on: January 15, 2013, 12:11:42 AM »
I'm intrigued, mainly for the remote backup functionality.  My main concern is bandwidth and data usage.  I have satellite internet (no choice where I live; too remote even for cellular), which means I have a data cap of 25GB a month up/down.  Uploading all 400GB of my library would be impossible; even if I could get it all uploaded, the mere act of listening would quickly use up my data allotment.

But the idea still interests me...  if I ever move to a place with unlimited DSL or cable internet, I might take the plunge.

One thing that I don't get.  If I have a copy of "John Tesh Live at Redrocks", and my friend Skippy does too, why do we both need to upload it?  Can't the system somehow recognize our files and see that we both have complete, legit versions, and just let us both access one file?  Yeah, this would mean a large database of indexes; but surely that's less processor and HD intensive than making all 5,000,000* owners of this masterpiece upload it on their own?

*this figure might not be factually accurate...  ;-)

If you act quickly, you'll get number -1.


Remember the Merzbow limited edition of one CD, which came "packaged" in the CD player of a Mercedes-Benz car, which was included?

Austere and I have discussed doing an ultra-limited release of zero copies.  We'd think about the music, map it all out in our heads, then never record it.  We never got around to doing it, which means, I guess, that we DID do it.  If you don't want a copy, paypal me $9.99.   ;D

Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Cloud Atlas
« on: November 29, 2012, 09:42:39 AM »
Our local NPR movie reviewers all liked it, but they said its reach far exceeds its grasp.  Just enjoy the flow, and don't try to make sense of it.  It sounds like "The Fountain" for Dummies.


Around our house, it was The Pogues, Skinny Puppy, The Feelies, Big Black, Killdozer.

Then, in a thrift store, I found a cheesy, beat-up album called Cycle Psychos by the Scramblers.  It cost me a quarter; I think we listened to it ten times a day until it finally got so scratchy it wouldn't play anymore.  Really cheesy, early 60's rockabilly with hilariously bad lyrics about motorcycles, helmets, race tracks:  so so good.

Me, jokingly, to stranger leaning on bar, dressed in jeans and a t-shirt:  "So, what are you supposed to be?"
Him, totally deadpan:  "A serial killer.  We look just like everybody else."

 ;D :o

Everything and Nothing / Re: Speed of light ?
« on: October 16, 2012, 07:27:17 AM »
 ;D  So, he's younger now than when he jumped?   ;)  Gotta say, that guy's got some serious balls.

On a light-related note, check this out:

Watch the first film clip; absolutely amazing.

Art and Literature, Movies and TV / Re: Now watching...
« on: October 16, 2012, 07:23:21 AM »
We watched "In Bruges" last night; good stuff.  Starts out as a mellow little sleeper of a film, then gets more and more intense.  Collin Ferrel is excellent, as is Ralph Fiennes.  Recommended. 

Saturday we were bored, so we went to see "Taken 2".  Mindless action flick; not bad, but we were laughing through much of it, pointing out the absurdity of just about every decision the characters made.  You know how some movies stick with you long after you've seen them?  Well, this one left my brain the minute the credits rolled.

Here's a track from the late 90's; I was waaay into Skullflower at the time.  I have hours and hours of stuff in this vein; overdriven guitars, feedback, slow plodding rhythms buried low in the mix: psychedelic improvised noise rock.  The polar opposite of SunDummy stuff. 

This track starts off meandering along aimlessly; then a rhythm kicks in, and it takes off...

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Exotica / Lounge / Tiki Classics
« on: August 28, 2012, 10:57:25 AM »

Pretty cool collections based on various themes, and a great place to sample tons of artists to see what you like.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Ride and Stone Roses
« on: June 19, 2012, 02:01:32 PM »
Love love LOVE Ride; they get a lot of play around my house.  But I always laugh when, after establishing a great mood and tone (rocking, hooky greatness), "Deep Inside My Pocket" comes on - I still can't tell if that song is a joke or if they're really serious.   ;D ???

Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Downside of Software
« on: June 14, 2012, 12:50:37 PM »
Aren't there "virtual OS" programs that let you use old software on new machines?

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