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Windy and Carl

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This episode of American Music Innovators features an interview with husband and wife duo Windy and Carl.  Hailed as one of the leadling lights of the American space rock and ambient scene, Windy and Carl have released numerous albums, including on the hallowed Kranky label and inspired relationships with music[…]

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Bumping into Russell Crowe

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Car acting There are currently three major features being shot in Pittsburgh: The Next Three Days, a murder mystery starring Russell Crowe; Love and Other Drugs, a comedy starring Jake Gyllenhall and Anne Hathaway (both of Brokeback Mountain fame); and Unstoppable, an action flick starring Denzel Washington. This means that[…]

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Three new video clips up

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I just added three more clips to the video page: 1. 2001 – Myself and Kate introducing the first B(if)tek WINK (Wired Innovative Naughty Kids) awards night, May 2001 in Melbourne. The WINKs were developed, funded and promoted by us each year from 2001-2003. These were awards for innovation and[…]

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I am now an American!

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A New Country My USA permanent residency card arrived totally unannounced in the mail today.  I  stared at it in happy shock and amazement.  I am now an American (albeit one with a funny accent).  Exactly one year after Tanya and I wandered into Pittsburgh, for the first time, almost[…]

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G20 in Pittsburgh

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G20 in Pittsburgh My adopted home of Pittsburgh, USA and my recently vacated home town of Melbourne, Australia now have three things in common: They have both been voted ‘most livable city’ by various publications and lifestyle monitors.  For the last decade, Melbourne has consistently scored up the very top[…]

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New video clip up

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I have just loaded up onto my video page a beautiful new video clip cut by Tanya Andrea Stadelmann. The song is ‘The Message’, composed, recorded and produced by my old psychedelic country/progressive rock band Dust. You can hear more songs from our only album ‘Songs’ (2007) on my jukebox[…]

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What I Reckon episode two

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The second episode of What I Reckon features an interview with Laurie Spiegel, a former folk musician turned computer music pioneer. Laurie was one of the first composers to use the computer as an instrument, and some of her astounding recordings were put on the first Voyager space probes in[…]

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Of Mites and Men

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Mites Tanya and I had for several weeks been enjoying the company of the robin’s nest that had been established on the portal outside our kitchen door on the back verandah. How delightful to see Mommy robin sit in intense meditation on her eggs! How fun to see Mommy robin[…]

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What I Reckon Pilot Episode

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The pilot episode of What I Reckon features an interview with Suzanne Ciani, a creatrix who helped popularize the synthesizer in the early ’70s. She has left her mark on American music culture through her famous sound designs for commercials and arcade games, and her production of path-breaking electronic New[…]

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