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    In a few hours you can hear from musicians who perform at festivals in Belgium and The NetherlandsDaytime in the US, so you can listen ! http://emportal.info/viewtopic.php?t=11259 (details and playlist)
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    Given that my posts today are often about mental health, I'd like to add another. A label that released a "Grid Resistor" album (Grid Resistor being my musical act in which I use only machine sounds) wrote something like-- it provided a window to an "obsessive and sterile world". With schizophrenia came a fear of intimacy, I am afraid, of any kind. My music evolved into an often seamless expression of coldness-- solitary, isolationist, and not at all intimate. For better or worse, humans need contact, and it's taken years of a kind of deprogramming to combat this sense that it is wrong to touch people or be touched. I know this is a trait that is not uncommon in our society, and I feel bad for the many who suffer from it. I am learning that I can't ultimately put nature off-- nature is powerful, and should be respected.
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    Is there a connection between my schizophrenia and my music? There are many connections. When I was struggling with my illness, and living in isolation, I stayed in a shabby, low-rent apartment in the South Side of Saint Louis. A frequent thing was to record the sounds of that place, including the constantly leaking pipes. For some reason, I waited months to report the leaks, choosing instead to record the sounds and use them in music. There were quite a few pieces that emerged from these pipes recordings. One, "Altercus" (Webbed Hand Records), combined heavily processed versions of the sounds (the tones you can hear) with slightly reverberated versions of the actual sounds. "Altercus", incidentally, was a plant that was deemed to have hallucinatory qualities, that was known back in the days of the Roman Empire, but has been lost to history. Can you hear the sounds of an isolated schizophrenic, living day to day in his gritty apartment?
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    WHAT IS IT A recording device with loop switch, pitch control knob,1/8" output and a DIY music box . Handmade in USA. Dallas TX. THE STORY Roll over Beethoven. We took an old school music box that allows you to write your own "piano rolls" and added full record, loop , and pitch shift capabilities to this baby. That's right, punch a blank piano roll (comes with pre-pumped Happy Birthday, 6 blank rolls, and a hole punch), crank it through you the music box and record your tune. Get creative! PERFECT FOR 3.5 year-old whose first word was, “DIY” design-savvy friend who has almost everything teen who is ready for more noise sound studio "secret weapon" HOW IT WORKS 1. Punch your piano roll with pump included. 2. Insert your roll into the music box. 3. Hold the Red record button and talk into the microphone on the top. 4. Toggle the switch to the right, you can playback your recording one time. 5. Switch to the left for continuous play. 6. Press the Black playback/ stop button to hear your recording. 7. Go bananas turning the pitch shift knob for sounds you thought only an aliens could make. Note: Don't turn the knob past the resistance points. Beware of jealous musician friends in the area.
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    Greetings listeners. It's time for another edition of the Still Stream news letter.Two big tasks have occupied my station hours since I last wrote. First up was a change in service provider which all happened in a bit of a rush due to some technical problems. I'm now firmly set up at Digital Ocean where things are nice and stable. Second I've been catching up on library submissions. Keep an eye on the Facebook page or web site news section for specifics.In live show news, Grove of Whispers has gone on hiatus for a while so that Darth Buddha can recharge his batteries. If you're hankering for bit of grove don't forget that many of the performances are available on Band Camp to buy and to listen to online. Eric is continuing to bring us his special blend of tunes via Mystic Music at the usual time. Visit the home page to see when the next broadcast will be, in your local time zone.Fans of our past DJ's will be very happy to hear that At Waters Edge, Around the Campfire, and Spiral have found a new home at Radio Spiral. Not only do they have a brand new audio stream, they also have a new chat room, as well as their continued presence in Second Life. Be sure to drop by and tune in for a dose of ambient music AND all things electronica.Another piece of exciting news is the creation of a new label called Aatma by our friends Geoff Stewart (aka åpne sinn) and Steve Brand. I believe this is a new sister label for the already excellent EarthMantra netlabel (originally started by Still Stream founder Darrell Burgan). I've had a quick listen to the first release by threadbare and it sounds great! Keep your eye on them and be sure to follow them on Band Camp. I'm sure we'll see some fantastic new releases soon.That's it for now. Thank you all again for your continued support of the station.Cheers, Joel