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Is there someone who visits the community frequently who would feel comfortable editing "tags" in posts? Basically - if you see a new release or a poem or a gear post... you would edit the tags and add the appropriate ones. This position comes with no money, but a lot of thank yous. Send me a message if interested.
Are Pictures on the front page getting too big?
I've had a complaint that some pictures in posts (especially ones that are "portrait" where the photo is taller than wide) take up a huge amount of space and could we make them smaller. It's up to the community... if you'd prefer people scale back the images (maybe 400 pixels wide instead of full size) - great - or if no one minds the full size images - I'm ok with that too.
fill the glasses once again
a deeper darker vintage
from a deeper darker vine
the scent rises heady and intoxicating
curling like a dragons tail
under your nose
like old velvet with the scents of earth and berry
deeply drink and let the midnight harvest surround and take you
springs of clear cold water
will never serve to quench this thirst
fill the glasses once again
*artwork by dennis james*
an apple gloriously richly enameled red
polished to a sheen
an ornate and gilded cup with gleaming parade of fantastical creatures
a dagger hidden in swirling cloak
the time, the day, the way has no significance
you twist, you bargain
hiding your face, your gold
holding high your placards scribbled with promises of redemption
systematic list of attributes and testimonies and vows to pave the way with your good intentions
nevertheless her cold touch will seek and find and carry you
unconcerned, unmoved by your grappling
no haggling or entreaties slow the inevitable
the apple bitten
the cup is drunk, its dregs spilled,
the dagger weeps crimson tears
frost eventually touches every rose, every natural frame
to deny the withering slows it not
only man so certain of his own glory and puissance
turns blinded eyes away and seeks only that which will placate and appease….
and falls anyway
crumbling into dust
*artwork “Momento Mori O Ka Fee” by rubisfirenos*
“Southerners must close their windows at night to keep the kudzu out…” Quote from The Amazing Story of Kudzu
the vines curl and creep and twist across the road
in the light from the pellucid moon
scent of honeysuckle trailing in the tendrils wake
leaving a false trail
come closer, smell the sweetness
let us wrap around you
grow with you, grow stronger
leaves unfurl and spread
heart shaped shields as they root and and weave
until the field stands silent
buried, strangling in greenness
and nothing live moves through the alien underbrush
in the dappling sunrise
the vines lie replete, passive as a predator in the scrub.
for the moment.
*artwork by marcus g. mueller*
Jaja - HERE
Jaja is one of my favorite deep drifting space artists and frankly, one of my favorite ambient in general artists recording today. Let me say I love this album. Let me also say I love Jaja's previous solo albums. She is wonderful. Go download this - it's free to download - free to enjoy. Take a journey with Jaja - you won't regret it.
Below are a few track by track comments - although I have to cut my listening short and not finish the album track by track (I've listened to it all about 6 or 7 times though...)
1 - Astrae - Start the journey with deep drones and some fabulous metallic low sounds that I'm betting are her JD-800 (a synth I love and wish I had...). Multi layered awesome thick textural drones... like the sound deep inside a planet - tectonic plates slowly pushing into one another. In Greek Mythology Astrae is the "star-maiden" - personification of justice, and innocence and purity. "the Celetial Virgin" according to wikipedia. This is deep outer space. Reminds me a bit of one of my favorite Steve Roach albums Magnificent Void in the feel of the track.
2 - Here - Getting into chordal drones, movement, bell like sounds, resonant sweeps and swoops. Some classic space synth hidden beneath the layers of texture and atmosphere (or *lack* of atmosphere since we're in space... hahahahaha).
3 - Ionize - Lovely journey on this one... the darkness of deepest outer space is tranformed into a gorgeous array of distant planets and nebulae.
4 - Gravity - Another lovely one here. Starting out with a grounding calm. Over arcing melody slowly drifting over top the dronesphere.…
I am in Relaxed Machinery heaven! Look what I just found!!! This is only a small fraction of the page - you must go to the site for the entire collection!
Museum of gears & toothed wheels ~ Musée d'engrenages ~ Museum von Zahnrädern ~ Museo di ingranaggi ~ Музей зубчатых колёс
Thank you for stopping by at Geararium, the world's first museum of gears and toothed wheels. Gear - is a toothed machine part, such as a wheel, cylinder, or section of a shaft that meshes with another toothed part to transmit motion or to change speed or direction. Rium - is a Latin word for a place. Some of the old gears, also called cogs, sprockets, ratchets and interesting objects with toothed wheels have finally found a safe place to stay. Hopefully through this museum these reminders of mechanical past will be re-discovered again and become a source of inspiration for designers, engineers, Steampunk enthusiasts, visual artists, historians and everybody else who might be interested in industrial arts.
Please, scroll down this page to see some of the objects in the museum's collection. If you have any questions, or you wish to donate or trade any objects related to gearing, you are welcome to contact Roman, a museum curator:
If you are looking to purchase antique wooden patterns of gears, cogs,…Continue
Get this 'OUTER SPHERES' track FOR FREE. This one is not on the album but for you all free to download in high quality. This track is all about the spirit of 'OUTER SPHERES', beautiful laid-back music that will inspire and enligthen you.
OUT SOON: Full release of 'OUTER SPHERES', 18 tracks of musical bliss available in stores like iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and Spotify!
For those who find it interesting to surf through others websites, i wanna let you know that i updated my site with new colors and more information about the vision behind my work. Some more infos about me, too. I embedded a new audio player with selected songs of my work for an overview. Jana
Sharing a special moment with you: While listening to the sounds of my "Stargazer" song that are made with my Jupiter synthesizer and that we were listening from my website that shows the Orion nebula, we looked up to the stars and we saw and still see Jupiter, Betelgeuse and Orion constellation. Synchronicity.
I am working on a piece (actually a series of pieces) about Venus, and I am looking for some spoken audio to go along with it. I've found a fair share of NASA audio about missions the US has sent, but I would like something different. I would really like to find audio related to the Russian missions (Venera probes) that were sent from the 60s to the 80s. I'd really like to find the Russian equivalent of mission control archive recordings from launches or maneuvers related to the probes.
I've been googling for a few hours on it, but it seems like it either doesnt exist online, or I am just completely missing some key search term (I obviously don't speak Russian, which doesn't help). Anyone on the bar have an idea where I could look?
Baring that, anyone know anyone who would be willing to record a short mission brief read in Russian that I could use? I don't know what there would be in terms of compensation, but we could figure something out.
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"Antique ratchet type gear with ornate spokes"
Origin: United States, late 1800's