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  1. I do like the idea that someone, somewhere, is having a lovely glass of wine with Tom Jenkinson, possibly discussing astrophysics.
  2. Personally, no other artist has effectively conjured up memories of my childhood and teens in musical form. BoC takes me right back to playing outside as a kid, or being in fusty science rooms in school watching 70's VHS documentaries about volcanoes. I'm sure this resonates with a lot of other people too, hence the 'fandom'. That will obviously connect with me more than, say, My Bloody Valentine or Deerhunter, who I like just as much minus the nostalgia kick. The main reason for the BoC levels of popularity today would surely be the prevalence of what people now call 'Hauntology' (which I find incredibly wanky as a name). Concepts of lost futures, the nostalgia for the past, etc, are very in-vogue at the moment. Lots of artists were attempting this and citing BoC as an influence. BoC just happened to be doing this all in the late 90's, within a fairly niche corner of electronic music at the time. I'd actually hazard a guess that, with MHTRTC and earlier, they weren't particularly focused on the whole 'Hauntology' thing at all. There's loads of hip hop influence in that album, particularly with the beats & sampling from various sources. Like anything popular ever, they just managed to touch on something that a lot of people could relate to.
  3. Sure - I get the pellets just from the ooni website, but I think any eco friendly wood pellets will do (going to try some from Amazon.com next). Ooni say that it takes around 10 minutes to heat up, but I’ve found it’s more like 20 to reach a steady, optimal heat. You have to add the pellets until it fills up to a point, which can take longer than 10 minutes in my experience. The pizzas cook in like 90 seconds to 2 minutes though, as Squee mentioned, so you save time there. The new gas ones are probably easier to use, but I’m not sure you can take the ceramic stone out and flip it (the heat cleans the bottom of the stone). Our neighbours occasionally play loud music in their garden, which makes it the perfect time for me to crank up the Ooni and blow baking hot pellet smoke straight into their faces. I tend to overload it with pellets, which creates the thickest, most oppressive smoke clouds. I could ask them to turn it down, but this method results in less confrontation and a pizza.
  4. Bought an Ooni 3 just before lockdown. Also bought a wooden peel, as the stainless steel one was too faffy. Takes a bit of getting used to the cooking, but haven't any any disasters since switching to wooden peel.
  5. You’re probably right mate. I would describe my approach as ‘idiot optimist’ 😛
  6. The original post features the quote, "I would like to know a bit more, and the possibility of a Kickstarter is highly unlikely, but I'd like to know more." You've somehow become disappointed at your own made-up facts, then proceeded to adopt a pessimistic attitude towards the whole concept. That's quite the impressive mental odyssey, I must say.
  7. Let's face it, we're not getting any younger. It's time for Tom J to release his pension fund tracks!
  8. rev85

    VicAcid.net

    Give it 20 years, this will be true.
  9. Nice. The software editor for the TX81Z can make some crazy noises too. No real skill needed either - You can just mess around with all the parameters at random to get some serious FM twangy glitch shite going. I ran the attached sample through Ableton stock midi effects and the TX Software Editor. Sample wav attached - Feel free to use and abuse for your projects (check your volume before playing!!) ? TX_1_200bpm.wav
  10. Sounds rough Polytrix. Seems pretty crazy to redeploy a Speech and Language Therapist to a frontline pandemic situation. Almost like getting a car mechanic to work immediately on repairing a sinking cruise ship. As others have said, look after yourself & none of this was your responsibility.
  11. Try using ASIO4ALL http://www.asio4all.org/ Switch over to that in your Ableton preferences. Hopefully that may make a difference - worth a shot.
  12. Hi team - Some live hardware sets with edits done over three days - free to obtain; https://janehope.bandcamp.com/ https://prestonlogan.bandcamp.com/
  13. Selling a ticket at face value if anyone interested - Drop me a message
  14. 11:00 mins in is some great acid
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