Gary Reiner

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Lover’s Call – Blissful Santoor Music

Imaginations is a blissful, chillout, santoor-centered instrumental album from Tarun Bhattacharya. The song Lover’s Call stands out among the songs on the album as one of the most memorable – it’s a catchy, romantic tune, 6 1/2 minutes in length. The Indian santoor is a trapezoid-shaped, 100 string, hammered dulcimer, and a variation of the Iranian … Continue reading

Castles in the Air – Dreamy Music from Blonker

The Tree of Life is a wonderful, chillout, guitar-centered instrumental album from Blonker. The song Castles in the Air stands out among the songs on the album as one of the most memorable – it’s a catchy, dreamy creation from Blonker. The artist Dieter Geike, alone, is Blonker. A German composer and musician, he is skilled … Continue reading

Together We Will Conquer – Dreamy Chillout Music – Ryan Farish

Kickback and relax with Together We Will Conquer, from Ryan Farish.  The tune is one of 12 songs on Everlasting, an overall excellent instrumental album, presented in Farish’s trademark (and quite popular) dreamy chillout style. Ryan Farish is an American artist, composer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. Based in Los Angeles, California, Farish is known for his … Continue reading

Take An Odyssey To Greece With Yannis Karalis

Sit back and journey to Greece with Odyssey, an album of eclectic instrumental tunes from Yannis Karralis. The songs are full of passion, and range from driving percussion to gentle melodies. Originally recorded in 1999, Odyssey features 14 musicians playing a wide range of instruments, including: Shyi, Doudouk, Zourna, Tabla, Toumerleki, Bendir, Outi, Bouzouki, Tzoura, Banglama, … Continue reading

Keep Your Mobile Browsing Private With Google Fi VPN

What’s Google Fi? Google Fi (formerly Project Fi) is Google’s phone carrier, a service that piggybacks off Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, and Three’s cellular networks, and can automatically connect to more than two million Wi-Fi hotspots around the U.S. Google Fi also has connectivity in over 170 countries worldwide. What’s Google Fi VPN? Google has recently upgraded … Continue reading

Wishbone Ash: Nouveau Calls – Classic Dual Lead Guitars

Nouveau Calls Nouveau Calls is a powerful, all-instrumental album, written and performed by Wishbone Ash specifically for Miles Copeland’s I.R.S. NO SPEAK label, in 1988. The project featured Martin Turner and Ted Turner, the band’s original bass and lead guitar, along with Steve Upton on drums and Andy Powell on lead guitar. The recording features the great dual … Continue reading

Unable to Burn Files to CDs After Upgrading to Linux Mint 19? – Here’s a Fix

Unable to Burn CD’s Using Linux Mint 19? After upgrading to Linux Mint 19, you may encounter some problems burning files to CDs. Media apps such as Brasero, KD3, or Xfburn may not work properly. Some security settings and permissions need to be set to allow burning files to CDs.  Steps to Fix Problem Burning Files to … Continue reading

Glide Into a Sonic Oasis with Tangerine Dream

Oasis Soundtrack Inspired by the American southwest, the Oasis soundtrack (1995, 52 minutes) is a wonderful collection of melodic, gently rolling songs.  At the time, Tangerine Dream consisted of the father and son team, Edgar Froese and Jerome Froese, and the album is a collaboration between them. Besides the video release of Oasis, the music was … Continue reading

Boston Red Sox are the 2018 Champs!

Boston won the 2018 World Series! The Boston Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4 games to 1.

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

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Washington Nationals are the 2019 MLB World Series Champions.

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