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There's a slight autumnal nip in the air today and it's back to typical rainy London. It's one of those hotcupoftea and curlupwithagoodbook days, not to mention listen to plenty of ambient music. Here's a small sample of what I've been listening to today..

Brian Eno - Moss Garden
Future Sound of London - Essential mix (1994 with Robert Fripp) Part 09
Future Sound of London - Essential mix (1994 with Robert Fripp) Part 10
Miasma - Settled Storm
Pete Namlook & Dr. Atmo - Santur



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On August 28th, 2003 01:27 pm (UTC), ex_burningm commented:
lovely music.. : )

I wish my computer was near a window again.. i miss light.. i guess it's why one pc stays home while i take my laptop out for some air.. and sunshine.

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On August 28th, 2003 04:34 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
I love having the skylight above the monitor, I see so many cloud formations, birds, and planes that I would never see otherwise. Those are the times I feel sad about moving.

Unfortunately the window is west-facing so if it's a sunny day and in the afternoon I have to pull the black curtain down, otherwise I can't see the monitor at all. :)

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On August 28th, 2003 01:29 pm (UTC), asphalteden commented:
I love the home office setup. Looks very cozy. I think it's important to have a window or two near one's desk.
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On August 28th, 2003 04:39 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
It is cozy, most of the time. I love that we're near the flight-path of Heathrow airport so a plane passes by (sometimes over) every 5 minutes or so (but they're usually far away enough to not hear, thankfully).
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On August 28th, 2003 02:16 pm (UTC), ex_snej373 commented:
It's getting a little autumnal here in California too. Bit of overcast in the morning; the kids put their sweaters on before they walked to school.

Thanks for the music! The Eno piece is very nice. What album is it from?

I have a playlist on my iPod of everything in its library whose genre is "ambient". It's set to shuffle. Sometimes in the evening I plug it into the stereo and put on that playlist and just space out. It's funny, there are always some tracks I can't recognize, from albums I bought a while ago and didn't listen to fully...
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On August 28th, 2003 03:14 pm (UTC), czircon replied:
"Moss Garden" is from David Bowie's "Heroes" album.
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On August 28th, 2003 04:45 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
It can also be found on Eno's Instrumental Box Set.
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On August 28th, 2003 04:45 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
I'm left wondering what happened to summer. It seemed to pass so quickly with the weird erratic weather we've been having. I'm glad to be going back to the states for 2 weeks soon where it's still sunny -- I hope to get in some swimming and hiking.

I'm surprised you hadn't heard the Eno piece before. As czircon said, it's from Heroes, but it can also be found on Eno's Instrumental Box Set.

I know some of what I posted isn't exactly ambient, but I mean it more as a mood. I know what you mean about not recognizing tracks, sometimes it's like listening to a radio program since you don't know what's playing or what's coming next.
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On August 29th, 2003 03:26 am (UTC), nomi replied:
There was, but it was southeast London - we're southwest. We know a few people who were caught on the tube and trains when the powercut happened, sounded like it was pretty miserable for them.
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On August 29th, 2003 01:20 am (UTC), esek3 commented:
this is almost unfair of you!!
how could you post such an entry :)
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On August 29th, 2003 03:27 am (UTC), nomi replied:
what do you mean ? :)
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On August 29th, 2003 10:00 am (UTC), maybeimdead commented:
My god! Is that where you live? The garden view is simply lovely!
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On August 30th, 2003 07:09 am (UTC), nomi replied:
Yes, it is, although I wish we had access to the garden. One more reason to buy a flat of our own. :)
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On August 29th, 2003 07:58 pm (UTC), sorrento commented:
When I was a teenager, I would listen to Brian Eno and Robert Fripp (and various bands they were in) and everyone who learned of my tastes, especially girls, thought it geeky, strange or immature. Nice to see a young woman who isn't so closed minded in her tastes.
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On August 30th, 2003 07:11 am (UTC), nomi replied:
jeez for me anyone who listens to Eno and Fripp get huge brownie points in my book, and I think it's far from geeky. But if it is geeky then I embrace my geekiness fully.
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On August 30th, 2003 06:11 am (UTC), gael commented:
Ah yes... sounds perfectly cozy. All you need is a cat cuddling up on your lap.

Thanks for the music links - I haven't heard "Moss Garden" in ages, since I only have it on vinyl. :)
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On August 30th, 2003 07:23 am (UTC), nomi replied:
I wish we could have a cat! Perhaps when we buy a flat we'll get one. :)

"only have it on vinyl." oh, is that all? :P

That reminds me, I was going to burn some music cds for mom (when we talked on the phone a couple weeks ago she lamented about how there's no way for her to hear good new music in Spokane), would you like some as well?

(I can't answer your icq since Max is playing a game on the pc, but I hope to catch you later. :)
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On August 30th, 2003 05:58 pm (UTC), gael replied:
Hehe - well, I don't have a working record player, so the vinyl's a bit out of reach at the moment.

In answer to your question: OMIGOD, YES, YES, YES!!!!! I would absolutely *love* some CD's of groovy music from you! :-D

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