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Hey Britt! (eclipse)

Just thought it might amuse you to know that yesterday morning as the solar eclipse was happening, I played this track while my wife and I watched it from our back yard.

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Sorry Steph, I have ´t seen

Sorry Steph, I have ´t seen this until now. Seems you had a nice eclipse. The music is lovely. Cheers! <3 smiley

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19:55 ??? What are those guys

19:55 ??? What are those guys who cannot play a full 20mn at once ??

But lucky you, having such a long eclipse..

 When we had ours, in 1999 (Yes, I was born, then..) it lasted some miserable, too short, too soon ended, 2 or 3 minutes.. I was in the park of a ruined abbey nearby.. Old stones, fully matured trees, and a few people.. But they were silent, there was no music.. Only this exceptional light which looks like nothing I ever knew.. A kind of intimacy, or priivacy, the eclipse and us, not all of us, but each of us, one by one.. I would never have added any music, this would have de-natured the event.. (and especially not this track, which doesn't feel appropriate.. But in fact, none was the best choice) we didn't even feel the need to talk.. I was such an intimate experience.. It then took a few minutes before we were able to be earthy again, moving again, social again..

I guess that the vision of "northern lights", aurora borealis, might also be a very particuilar visual experience too.. Another moment when you feel the greatness of Nature.. I'd like to see one, one day.. or one night, maybe..

Btw, I have been listenting to this "and day became night.. Well.. I take my critic back.. Cause, finally, in the end, it's ok if they don't play a full 20mn, I stopped it way before the end..

Have a good day.. Or night.. With all those natural phenomena, it happens that we no more are able to tell day from night..

Thierry

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Hey Thierry, I actually didn

Hey Thierry, I actually didn't get the full effect of totality. From my back yard it was estimated at 99.97%, so at the moment of maximum eclipse I still saw a pinhole of light at one edge of the moon's disc. And the day didn't turn to night, it was more like the day turned to twilight.

Still pretty cool, and we kept our viewing glasses - who knows where we might be in 7 years when the next North America eclipse happens? Maybe we can travel to somewhere in the path.

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Britt, did you notice the 7-4

Britt, did you notice the 7-4 melodic figure in this track, got recycled and reused in "Invisible Man in a Fluorescent Suit" ?

https://soundcloud.com/mycruellove/shponle-invisible-man-in-a-fluorescen...

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No, I didn´t notice, maybe

No, I didn´t notice, maybe because I didn´t spend so much time with that particular release, but in other songs (I don´t remember now what songs) it is lots of recycled phrases. I began to notice that after listening a LOT to Shpongle.
It´s nice to play Shpongle again, btw, thx for reminding me.
Oh, I have something for you, Steph, if you have trouble falling asleep. I listen to it a lot, it´s wonderful.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGpsKIDd4kg
Enjoy the snow in Siberia! laughlaughlaughlaughlaughlaugh

 

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Thierry, yes you should see

Thierry, yes you should see it! Come to Northern Norway, there´s a lot for northern lights in the winter, it´s amazing to watch it mirrors in the fjords. You can join Northern light safaris and live in an ice hotel. Bring sandals & bathing suit. Just kidding, haha! Bring WARM clothes. :)

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Thank you, Britt! Please

Thank you, Britt! Please allow me to return the favor, even if it's only 15 minutes rather than ten hours...

 

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...or even better:   

...or even better: 
 

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@britt.. Kidding is life..

@britt.. Kidding is life..

I wish I could answer "ok I will do it".. But my banker would immediately say "NOOOOOO" !!!

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*Ouch* ... my ears.. I will

*Ouch* ... my ears.. I will find something that doesn´t make you feel like piercing my ear drums, Steph. *Thinking*
@Thierry: Priorities! Just go, and I will tell everybody to let you stay for free.

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Ahem.. Did you try to play

Ahem.. Did you try to play both videos simultaneously, Aldous ?? Steve Reich would not have done better..

 

Or maybe yes, he would have mixed a 3rd one..

Can we have one more, stePHie ??