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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« on: December 27, 2007, 07:56:42 AM »
I'm kinda cheap, to be honest. I blanche at spending more than 12 bucks for a bottle of wine, a dinner out that costs more then 80 bucks better be spectacular, and I go to matinees or second run movies whenever possible.

I knew I had a long-lost brother out there somewhere!

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Time to fire up the gift card
« on: December 27, 2007, 07:33:36 AM »
So far I've picked up OYC's "Euphoria...", a couple of Roach's Lost Pieces series (Texture Maps and Places Beyond, having all the rest), and Dwight Ashley's "Watermelon Sugar", with Chris' "Garden" on the list as soon as I activate one of the other gift cards I ended up with. (Apparently the boss forgot to do so!) Also through the miracle of iTunes I hunted down the Steve Kindler & Teja Bell CD "Dolphin Smiles" from 1987. Not ambient, but a very nice smooth jazz/New Age blend--Kindler's violin is like silk on water.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Time to fire up the gift card
« on: December 23, 2007, 07:38:33 AM »
Thanks to the boss I've got a lovely iTunes gift card burning a hole in a briefcase. But you know, I'm sort of lazy and killing time looking for good ambient/electronic stuff over there just doesn't appeal to me.

So tell me, Forumites, what three CDs you think I should go get over at iTunes. (And yes, feel free to include your own music!!)

Genuine thanks,
The 'Gogue

Everything and Nothing / Re: The holiday food you're waiting for
« on: December 20, 2007, 08:24:39 AM »
I have here at my desk, boys and girls, the treats everyone in my office asks me about.

The habanero brownies.

Mm hmm. Habanero.

To one box of brownie mix, you add about 1/2 tbsp of El Yucateca Habanero Sauce* and about 1/4 tsp of cayenne.

There is also a pan of said brownies made with 1/2 tbsp of orange extract as well.

So, chocolate spice brownies and orange-chocolate spice brownies. They'll be gone less than an hour after I sete them out.

*The Hypnagogue has only made these brownies using this particular sauce and cannot vouch for any other sauce, nor is the Hypnagogue responsible for any foul-tasting brownies you may end up making if you don't hunt down the El Yucateca, which is really a great, killer sauce in the first place.

Everything and Nothing / Re: The holiday food you're waiting for
« on: December 19, 2007, 07:33:45 PM »
Both meals sound good to me, Bill.  I'm not gonna say anything about Hypnogogue's "balls and dogs" which sounds like a bad hot lunch experiment from my grade school cafeteria... oh, wait, I said I wasn't gonna say anything!

Now I'm going to have to overnight a batch to you. :-)

Everything and Nothing / The holiday food you're waiting for
« on: December 19, 2007, 09:35:22 AM »
This thread is brought on by the arrival in our office of these insanely good chocolate truffles one of our designers makes. They're downright sinful and positively addictive.

The holidays are the time of year when people roll out that "special" food. For my family, it's a thing we call "balls & dogs"--cut-up hot dogs, little meatballs and pineapple chunks in a sort of sweet-sour sauce. It sounds foul, but one taste and you're hooked. And I know that come Christmas Eve my sister will have a big crockpot full of it just waiting for us.

So....what's the holiday food you can't wait to get to?

(Now if you'll excuse me, there are truffles to be had...)

You know, the only problem with playing Ambient Synth Hero is the part where you have to stand around for 40 minutes waiting to press the next button.   :D

Everything and Nothing / Re: cheese
« on: December 13, 2007, 12:39:17 PM »
That basil-and-sage chevre looks REALLY good!

I take endive leafs, drizzle them with basil olive oil, crack some black pepper on them, and top them with goat cheese. Nice little appetizer, that.

Everything and Nothing / Re: cheese
« on: December 11, 2007, 08:40:28 PM »

And let me speak on behalf of goats everywhere when I say that I am deeply disturbed that a nice chevre isn't on the list.
i don't have toe cheese on the list, either!
the poll is a joke and not meant to be taken seriously under any circumstances!

The goats are still unhappy, Jim.

And if the goats ain't happy, ain't nobody happy.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Steve Roach discussion
« on: December 11, 2007, 10:50:08 AM »
I still enjoy a good round of Now/Traveler for SR's sequencer stuff. Maybe because it was my first exposure to his music--I'm still deeply in love with "Cloud Motion."

I may have mentioned before, but when my daughter was born, immersion: one was looping for the 24 hours of labor and for several more hours after she emerged. So SR was baby's first music, and she sometimes sleeps to it now, 20 months down the road.

"Early Man" is my go-to for deeper relaxation. Love it.

Everything and Nothing / Re: cheese
« on: December 11, 2007, 10:41:50 AM »
What, no Red Leicester, Tilsit, Caerphilly, Bel Paese, Red Windsor, Stilton, Emmental, Gruyère, Norwegian Jarlsberg, Liptauer, Lancashire, White Stilton, Danish Blue, Double Gloucester, Cheshire, Dorset Blue Vinney, Brie, Roquefort, Pont l'Evêque, Port Salut, Savoyard, Saint-Paulin, Carré de l'Est, Bresse-Bleu, Boursin, Camembert, Gouda, Edam, Caithness, Smoked Austrian, Sage Derby, Wensleydale, Greek Feta, Gorgonzola, Parmesan, Mozzarella, Pipo Crème, Danish Fynbo, Czech sheep's milk, "Venezuelan Beaver Cheese, Ilchester, or Limburger?

A little fermented curd will do the trick.....

Truly, I pray that I'm not the only one who got the reference...

And let me speak on behalf of goats everywhere when I say that I am deeply disturbed that a nice chevre isn't on the list.

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