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Gary Reiner

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Gary Reiner has written 167 posts for Comfortably Numm

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

LOOM – Engaging Electronic Music from Jerome Froese & Company

LOOM is a progressive electronic group formed by Jerome Froese (son of Edgar Froese, founder of Tangerine Dream) and Johannes Schmoelling, both former members of Tangerine Dream. Robert Waters rounds out the three-piece LOOM band. LOOM’s style reflects the tradition of Tangerine Dream, with the injection of modern sound created by Jerome Froese’s guitar playing … Continue reading

Ancient Airs And Dances – Three Orchestral Suites by Respighi

Ancient Airs and Dances is a set of three orchestral suites, based on Renaissance lute pieces, by Italian composer Ottorino Respighi. Ancient Airs and Dances Ottorino Respighi     Ottorino Respighi 1879 – 1936 . Music Web International . NAXOS . Wikipedia Ottorino Respighi was an Italian composer and musicologist. Respighi is best known for his orchestral … Continue reading

Wall to Wall Cobwebs – Clear Them Out with Buckethead

Wall to Wall Cobwebs – album title song, rolling instrumental guitar trip (15 minutes) Wall to Wall Cobwebs Buckethead . . 3 songs (32 minutes) . released in 2015 Buckethead born 1969 Background on Buckethead . . . . Wall to Wall Cobwebs — Buckethead

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