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  1. Looks intriguing. I got started on Philip K. Dick in college, the class Science Fiction & Religion, in the Philosophy Dept. (not my major). I've not seen the series. Cracking open the yellowed pages:
  2. Stretching "new release" to "release much lesser known", hopefully "new" to enjoy. Perhaps you are, like my wife, a fan of the drummer Peter Edward Baker.?
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    Favorite Pictures

    A little off the top & some more cowbell, please.
  4. Apology, Charlie, missed this whilst posting the same in Way Off Scale today. Mods may delete my post.
  5. Edit: already posted by Charlie.
  6. German film score composer and record producer Hanz Zimmer's works are notable for integrating electronic music sounds with traditional orchestral arrangements.
  7. Not Charlie Hunter's most recent release but this duo setting sounds like a guitar-Hammond B3/bass-drum trio/quartet, thanks to Hunter's eight-string guitar (five treble strings, three bass). "That doesn't mean that Hunter's playing sounds gimmicky -- on the contrary, his virtuosity makes this duo album sound like a nice, conventional guitar trio date. Percussionist Leon Parker is a bit more active than most jazz drummers, and that works out very nicely in this context, especially on the Latin-tinged "Mean Streak" and on Parker's own "Belief." There are also fine interpretations of the old jazz chestnut, "You Don't Know What Love Is," and of Brian Wilson's "Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)." Hunter's funky "The Spin Seekers" harks back to his work with T.J. Kirk. This is a wonderful, warm, rewarding album."
  8. Elephant9, Norwegian progressive/neo-psychedelic/jazz-rock trio. Long track with changes along the way–hang in there.
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    Favorite Quotes

    THE MORE LOVING ONE Looking up at the stars, I know quite well That, for all they care, I can go to hell, But on earth indifference is the least We have to dread from man or beast. How should we like it were stars to burn With a passion for us we could not return? If equal affection cannot be, Let the more loving one be me. Admirer as I think I am Of stars that do not give a damn, I cannot, now I see them, say I missed one terribly all day. Were all stars to disappear or die, I should learn to look at an empty sky And feel its total dark sublime, Though this might take me a little time. W.H. Auden
  10. T eDumper: "The dump truck, at 45 tons, ascends the 13-percent grade and takes on 65 tons of ore. With more than double the weight going back down the hill, the beast's regenerative braking system recaptures more than enough energy to refill the charge the eDumper used going up." Everyday, drive it up & down the hill gravel road neighbors ruined with 'we-can-fix-it' ignorance. Yes, schadenfreude, but who would not want an eDumper? ✌️
  11. Hope you're out trail running with the dogs! Wishing you fond memories of the year gone by & every happiness in the next!
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    New Jazz Albums

    "...a ruminative, elegiac album far... In some ways, Cohen's move toward a more classical, ambient sound makes sense, as he is recording material specifically with the ECM stylistic tradition in mind. Cohen also composed these songs in the wake of his father's death, and the trumpeter's grief seems to permeate everything on Into the Silence. He even bookends the album with the funereal "Life and Death," in which he moans, Miles Davis-like, through muted trumpet, his band in a slow march beside him...The group members have an organic, focused intensity as if they hang on each phrase together. This intensity is well matched by the production, which sounds typically warm and full of natural reverb, as if recorded in a church instead of Studios La Buissonne in Pernes-les-Fontaines, France. Other tracks, like the slowly rolling "Dream Like a Child" and the quietly discordant "Behind the Broken Glass," also benefit from this group interplay, with Cohen leading his band through ambient soundscapes that, much like one's emotions after the death of a loved one, are supple and sad one minute, and sharp and tangled the next."
  13. From the very first time hearing the original Bowie, through live recorded versions, to singing along at his concerts, this song always wells up tears. We were in a courtroom yesterday to support a friend couple defending against a frivolous, rancorous lawsuit. For them It had been a distressing course drawn out by a rescheduled hearing. We were certain they would prevail; nevertheless, our confidence was, understandably, of limited succor. Times can just be hard. They did prevail. At the end of the day, leaving for home, my wife's parting note was "You guys are my heroes." At four a.m. this morning I awoke thinking of that leave-taking. And clambered out of bed with the cats to send them this. Enjoy.
  14. There are more Monarchs yet to eclose in Val's Monarch Lab? Looking forward to more pics of all in your Lepidoptera Zoo. I am following one Monarch pupa in the wild.
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