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Gary Reiner

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Gary Reiner has written 151 posts for Comfortably Numm

Linux Mint 19 Available Now… With Upgrade Path From Mint 18.3

Linux Mint 19 Now Available With this fresh update, Linux Mint continues to be among the leading Linux distributions, and is a compelling alternative to both Windows 10 and MacOS. Linux Mint 19 offers a clean, stable, secure Windows-like desktop environment, with long term support until 2023. Linux Mint is just as easy to use as … Continue reading

Dream Spiral – Enchanting Harp Music From Hilary Stagg

Dream Spiral (1991) 45 minutes Hilary Stagg Dream Spiral reflects the vision of a lucid dream Hilary Stagg experienced, wherein he created “an uplifting musical tapestry.” Through the gentle power of harp, accompanied by violin, keyboards and guitar, Stagg’s vision comes to life on this recording with deep, heart-felt sensitivity. . Hilary Stagg (1957-1999) Hilary Stagg (Real Music … Continue reading

Jeff Beck Performing This Week… Live At Ronnie Scott’s

Jeff Beck Performing This Week… Live At Ronnie Scott’s (2008) Standard CD 70 minutes Deluxe CD 1 hour 55 minutes Jeff Beck website / Wikipedia . . Power and Grace From the opening salvo of Beck’s Bolero and non-stop throughout the entire live performance, Jeff Beck’s signature sound pours out, filling your ears with a … Continue reading

Droplet Computing – Use Apps From Any Device, Any OS, Online/Offline

Droplet Computing Offers Freedom and Flexibility  Droplet Computing has developed an intriguing way to run old applications inside a modern web browser. Droplet is working to provide a universal container to allow users to run apps across multiple platforms. Windows and Linux apps running in a container on Chromebooks or Macbooks could soon be a … Continue reading

John Legend’s Music Video ‘A Good Night’ – Made With Pixel 2

‘A Good Night’ – Made With Google Pixel 2 John Legend’s new song is called ‘A Good Night’. The song is about finding your soul mate. Legend decided to take a creative leap when making the song’s music video. The video was captured entirely on a Google Pixel 2 smartphone. The Pixel 2’s camera is rated … Continue reading

Slider – Ambient Pedal Steel Excursion from Bruce Kaphan

Slider (2001, 57 min) Ambient Excursions for Pedal Steel Guitar Bruce Kaphan Slider is an atmospheric/ambient pedal steel guitar exploration of new possibilities for a never-fully-exploited instrument. The album achieves something rare in popular music – it puts a new face on pedal steel, and is a creative synthesis of ambient, pop, country, Indian, electronic music. Slider … Continue reading

EnTrance – Captiviating World Beat Music

EnTrance (1995, 45 min) Conrad Praetzel EnTrance means “to fill with rapturous delight” – which the recording definitely does. From the first cut, “Waking the Shadows” to “Petra”, and on to “Stone Soup”, the production is absolutely mesmerizing — it’s like a grand tour of some foreign outlying land. “Billed as Ambient World Beat, EnTrance is such … Continue reading

Chromebooks – How to Install Linux, Run Windows Apps, Develop Android Apps

. Chromebooks – There’s Something for Everyone For the average user’s computing needs, Chromebooks are a  great solution: they’re inexpensive, are simple to use with the Chrome browser interface, have built-in system security, and provide automatic operating system updates. However, there are a number of advanced options available to broaden the horizons of Chromebook functionality. … Continue reading

Kyoto – The Beauty of Simplicity – Tangerine Dream

Kyoto (2005, 66 min) Tangerine Dream Kyoto is a nearly lost gem from Tangerine Dream, from a time when the group consisted of Edgar Froese and Johannes Schmoelling. The album is a showcase of passionate work from this talented duo. The music is alluring and has a mesmerizing, haunting quality throughout. This collection of songs was originally … Continue reading

Cardinals Pitcher Adam Wainwright Wins First Silver Slugger Award

Adam Wainwright – 2017 NL Silver Slugger Winner Adam Wainwright has put together an outstanding career as a perennial ace pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals. This year, however, Wainwright won a coveted honor for another skill altogether – his batting performance! Wainwright, who is now 36, won the 2017 National League Silver Slugger Award. … Continue reading

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