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Everything and Nothing / Re: Now watching
« on: March 24, 2008, 02:03:37 PM »
Interesting co-incidence that we just watched Roman Holiday today too.
(I'd given Lynn an Audrey Hepburn DVD box set recently) Sweet movie.

Nice change seeing Peck's character redeem himself after watching
Tony Curtis' character let himself fall deeper and deeper in "Sweet Smell of Success" yesterday.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Advice on computer repair
« on: March 24, 2008, 11:36:22 AM »
If you have another computer monitor around the house
try plugging it into the external monitor port and see
what you can get going. You might have to blindly try to
right-click on the desktop, scroll down to the bottom to open properties
then try to grab and drag the Display Properties to the other screen,
then set up for multiple monitors with identical content. It's worth a shot.

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I just scanned the Wiki material. I would have thought that Space Rock would have been a subset of Space Music.
Of course, then we'd be talking Hawkwind!

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I'll be posting dreamSTATE pieces to the forum here from time-to-time.
(Some of these will have been previously shared with our newsletter subscribers.)
We certainly hope you enjoy them. ~  Scott M2

Scroll to the end for the latest posting - Winter Light performed live.

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In the Dead of Winter - (Scott M2, Jamie Todd)

This piece was extracted from a set dreamSTATE played, right after a major snow storm
in Toronto, on Dec. 17, 2007 at an Altaira Ambient night - presented by Toronto Noise Promotions.

HiFi: http://www.dreamstate.to/audio/dead_of_winter_128k.mp3
LoFi: http://www.dreamstate.to/audio/dead_of_winter_56k.mp3

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Whoa!  Looks like you're playing your keyboard using some sort of Reiki technique!

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Also "Sound of a Universe Overheard" - Cool...  Thanks!

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: AtmoWorks Update
« on: March 10, 2008, 11:06:30 AM »
Hi Johns, Best wishes for AtmoWorks Mark II!

If it's not too late John, I'd recommend keeping the virunis.com domain and just point it at your MySpace page or AtmoWorks. All the old links to you around the web will still be valid and later, if MySpace goes the way of MP3.com you can just point it to your latest space on the web. Also, if you let it go now, some unscrupulous trader may buy it up hoping to resell it to you later for bigger bucks. These days you can maintain a domain name through a company like Namesecure (with redirect included) for only 7 or 8 bucks a year. Anyway - just had to pass on my sagely advice.  ;) 

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Holy smokes Jim - What do you do when you need more space in the Ns for your new Numina CD?
Shift everything over?

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Everything and Nothing / Re: What are your plans and goals in 2008?
« on: March 05, 2008, 09:13:13 AM »
That's great news Loren!  Now you can work on the other items on your list.  ;D

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Hypnos Label Releases / Re: Announcement: James Johnson and Hypnos
« on: March 03, 2008, 06:04:47 PM »
That's great news!  I'm still big on CDs for listening to most of my music and will really appreciate some new releases from James on the silver discs.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Ambient Sub-genres
« on: February 25, 2008, 08:16:49 PM »
Glambient = live performance where the ambient artist wears makeup, glitter, and colourful tights.


Isn't this where we came in?


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Sorry, I'm not offering mine for free, but I thought I'd recommend the Novation Remote 25SL
as a very flexible controller. (I don't use the AutoMap feature so far, just program my own knobs, etc.)

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Everything and Nothing / HD-DVD vs Blu-Ray war settled
« on: February 19, 2008, 05:55:34 AM »
It looks like Wal-Mart has settled the HD-DVD vs Blu-ray war. That's a lot of power.

"On February 14, 2008, rumors surfaced that Toshiba, the leading manufacturer of HD DVD players and one of its largest supporters, would soon abandon the HD DVD format due to changes in studio and retailer affiliations, including Wal-Mart's decision to phase out HD DVD by June 2008. The rumors strengthened on February 16 when NHK and Reuters also reported, from a source at Toshiba, that they had begun to prepare to cease production of HD DVD equipment, though they would still support existing products. On February 19, 2008, Toshiba made an official announcement to no longer develop, manufacture and market HD DVD players and recorders, ending the Blu-ray Disc versus HD DVD format war."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_definition_optical_disc_format_war

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Anybody here...
« on: February 14, 2008, 03:17:48 PM »
Hi Chad,

I'm glad to hear you are drinking one of the Jades. Definitely let me know your thoughts/experience with that particular blend. I still think I'll be ordering the Verte Suisse 65 first...but all of his Jade absinthes get REALLY good reviews on the forums I've found.

Perhaps we should all start a Green Fairy compilation album and the rule is you have to compose while drinking absinthe (sober mixing and mastering obviously. lol)

Enjoy!

Jim

All pieces composed with three glasses of absinthe and three instinces of AbSynth.      8)

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Everything and Nothing / Re: dave k
« on: February 10, 2008, 09:26:56 PM »
I'm so sorry to hear about your friend Jim. It's really something that you can put your feelings directly into your art.
(It can take years before things come out in mine.)

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Stars of the Lid-Live
« on: February 10, 2008, 03:17:43 PM »
I've ordered our Toronto tickets and we're ready to snooze...

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Vinyl
« on: February 05, 2008, 06:52:42 PM »
Went to the flea market in Tallahassee yesterday.  My wife got a very, very new looking, kept in plastic cover, copy of the soundtrack for "A Fistful of Dollars" for $2.  The second side is one 13 minute track of combined themes from the movie.

I think I'm going to get a turntable.

The hidden cost!

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I love reading multiple reviews to learn about music I don't (and do) know.
Both Alan and Bill (on Wind and Wire) review the Tor Lundvall sampler from their own perspectives,
but Alan, as you might expect, wins the Wonky Touchstone Award:
plonking a piano in a cave and grooving with a reverb-unit*





* Pink Floyd - "Several Species Of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together In A Cave And Grooving With A Pict"

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Your MySpace experiences ?
« on: January 30, 2008, 08:57:47 PM »
Lena - That's just awful, the crap that comes your way through your music page! (Other than Mike, of course.  ;) )

I don't know if MySpace has done much for dreamSTATE CD sales - mp3.com used to be better
but it's another decent (or so I thought before hearing from the female side) interface point
with other people and musicians. I mainly get friend requests from other artists and I used to
try to visit everybody's page and if I liked their music, to make a little comment, but after a
while, so many requests began to come through that I didn't have spare listening time to address
them. After a month, they just get cut off your request list and I don't want to offend all the
nice people out there by having them think I'm shunning their requests, so I just go in every
few weeks and approve everybody who doesn't have too twisted a handle or photo. The
rest, I visit quickly to determine if they're nazis or whatever and approve/disapprove.

As most of the requests are from other artists, it's always great to get the requests
from real people who actually list ambient artists in their music likes and best of all
when they have a dreamSTATE track playing on their page when I visit.  ;D

When I have time to listen, there's lots of good music out there. I remember (for example) being
really impressed with Boris Lelong the first time I heard his work. Plus, it's just kinda fun to
put longtime and new internet music pals in your friends list.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Chat feature in this Forum?
« on: January 30, 2008, 08:27:45 PM »
I'm not a "chatter" to start with but... would you need Java to participate?
I've sometimes felt like dropping into the StillStream chatroom during Kite Radio
but I've always got Java turned off. Is that an old-fashioned precaution now
or still a sensible safeguard?

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