Wednesday, May 19, 2004

BloG #5: Nooo..... Nothing's been said here.....

5 BloGs ALREADY??!!!?
No! It can't be!

How can I make an argument that I have nothing to say of any substance...EVER, if I can come up w/ 5 BloGs in 1 week!??!
Okay, well officially there is only 2 BloGs that really say anything. The other 2 (b4 this one) only contain links, so really I've only said half as much as it appears I've said. Look closely and you can easily note that I've still said absolutely.....nothing at all!

You have to admit...There's nothing there. Okay, a bit of a dribble about a road trip I recently took. But, where did I go??? According to the official government position, I didn't see anything. The place I went to see doesn't exist! So, my argument that I have nothing to talk about still sticks! Ask your favorite government official! Go ahead...I'll wait.....

Interestingly, I do post on several music 'boards' around the ol' net. You can find my postings if you search around at, & Look closely at my postings. Did I say anything that will alter the course of our world??? Heck no. 8-)

Seriously though,, & are 3 excellent places to hang out if you have any musical interests. You will find a supportive, friendly environment where many other creative individuals come to share & just blow some hot air into CyberSpace.

Uh Oh.... Did I just say something? (Looking back & up) Okay, if I just stop here, I can still play the averages.... I don't say MUCH. "He's a quiet Bloke, he is - doesn't have MUCH to say....." 8-D

Well, as a man of few words - I think I'm going to keep this BloG post short. Save some for later, I always say. SAY?!?? Noooo..... Please stop before I.......

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

BloG #4: FriendZ of JavaMusiK

Here you will find links to a few of our friends. Please check them out & support them.

  • Europica - Reggae from Bedford, England

  • Bode's Noise Box - The imagination is the only limit... from Malaysia

  • The Eastsides 2nd Best All Star Band - Prog Rock from Shoreview, MN

  • KiwiMusic - Pop Rock from G?teborg, Sweden

  • Ross Crean - Acoustic Rock from Chicago, Illinois

  • David Douglas Wright - Rock, Pop, Country, Alternative and Folk

  • Diana Tyler - Christian Folk/Rock from Elyria, OH

  • Barkin' Barney - Alternative Country from Clearwater, Florida

  • Mr. JKub - Hip Hop - Alternative(Explicit Lyrics) from Independence, IA

  • NewsFlash Sounds - Bluegrass Gospel from Grand Falls-Windsor, NewfoundLand Canada

  • Michael James Moore - Christian Folk/Rock from Oceanside,CA

  • Lana J Albert - "Capturing Life's Emotions in Music" from Roseville, MN

  • Ed Drury - World Music featuring didjeridu from Portland, Oregon

  • Glenn Thompson - Retro Pop from Australia

  • Sammi Morelli - Urban Pop/Rock from Vancouver, Canada

  • KMP - A Melting Pot of Musical Genres from Los Angeles, CA

  • Evan Paul Kozaris - Acoustic Guitar-based Instrumentals from Toronto, Canada

  • Carla - Singer, Producer and Songwriter from Gibraltar/UK

  • Scott Landers - Guitar-based Instrumentals from Destin, Florida

  • Adama - Dream Visions formed into original, reality-bending music from London, UK

  • Carlos Wilde - "Fusion Pop" from Malaga, Spain

  • Dan Oakenhead - Expressive Acoustic Contemporary from Boulder, CO

  • Project Mercury - Acoustic Rock/Modern Folk from New Jersey/New York

  • Anonimix - A Distinct Sound That Escapes Easy Classification from Catania, The foothills of Mount Etna on the east coast of Sicily

  • John Malvey: Leaky Roof Studios - Guitar inspired Electronica from NJ

  • Raquela - Confessions of the Disco Diva from NYC, New York

  • B & P Music - Self-serving Blend of Rock, Prog. Rock, Blues, Ambient (w Real Hammond B3 & 122 Leslie!) from Oak Forest, IL

  • Heather Leona - New Country Artist from Clarks Summit, PA. U.S.A.

  • SoundFreak - Ambient Electronica from Sweden

  • Laura J Boll? featuring Chris Kalessin - "Natural Music" from London, UK

  • Zimphf - Alternative Rock from Westminster, MD

  • Justaman - Hip-Hop Style Beats from Westminster, MD

  • Helen Sventitsky - Music, Life, Soul from Reno, NV

  • Karma Police - Ambient Electronica from Essex, UK

  • Karmic Brick - Alternative Rock from Milford, Massachusetts

  • Inner Surge - Punk/Metal from Calgary, Canada

  • Symphony in DeMeanor - Classic Rock from Vancouver, BC, Canada

  • Lisa - Ambient World Fusion from UK

  • JavaMusiK - Piano-Based Instrumentals from Western Slope, CO
  • Sunday, May 16, 2004

    BloG #3: Area 51 - The Dreamland Experience....

    Area 51 - Dreamland Resort

  • The Dreamland Resort site went over their bandwidth allocation for the month of May, so it was temporarily down - thus the reason for the missing banner. Meanwhile, offers up some fun nuggets when DR isn't available, even though it is no longer maintained. Glenn Campbell (not the singer) was a mainstay around the perimeter of Dreamland for many years and logged most of his observations on this site before finally moving on.

  • Last winter, I bought & read a book titled "The Dreamland Chronicles" written by David Darlington. It turned out to be a descriptive narrative documenting the mysteries of Area 51.

    For the uninitiated, southern Nevada hosts a very secret air base 100 miles north of Las Vegas. So secret in fact, that the U.S. government will not acknowlege it's existence. So secret that employees are chartered in to work out of Las Vegas by either a 737 with blacked out windows, or ride in on a chartered bus with blacked out windows. So secret that the only satellite imagery of the base, available for public viewing, comes from Russian satellites. So secret that any unauthorized flights that come anywhere close to the airspace of Area 51 will be quickly escorted away, or shot down. So secret that 'Cammo Dudes' watch you if you choose to approach the border of Dreamland. The closer you get to the border, the closer they get to you. Sensors and video cameras are set up everywhere and if you choose to linger near the border, you may just get buzzed by a military helicopter. Message being 'we really don't want you hanging out here.'

    Area 51 is often referred to by several alias' including: Dreamland Resort, Groom Lake, Paradise Ranch, The Ranch, Watertown Strip, Watertown, The Box, Project 51.... The base sits in or next to Nellis Air Force Base on a dried up lake bed - Groom Lake. It hosts the world's longest runway and was made famous in the movie Independence Day. It had already gained some noteriety through the years for being the primary testing area for black projects such as the U-2 spyplane, B-2 Bomber, D-21 Drone and F-117 Stealth Nighthawk, among others. True noteriety began to come it's way in 1989 when a scientist named Bob Lazar began a series of interviews claiming he had worked at a secret base called S4 at Papoose Lake there & was involved in the science of studying captured UFO's (9 of them) to help learn all we can about the technology from those craft. Many people believe him while many others find it all too far 'out there...'

    I found the book so intriguing that I ended up making tracks out that way over my spring break, in conjunction with an Elton John concert taking place in Vegas. Spending a night in Rachel, NV, which happens to be the closest town to Dreamland, I was treated to a stay at the 'Little A'Le-Inn' which I will never forget.

    Upon arrival at Little A'Le-Inn around 8:30 p.m., I ordered some pancakes. Flapjacks were served up that would have made Paul Bunyan proud! Upon finishing them up, I promptly checked into my room, which was housed in one of the mobile homes out back. Each unit comes with a TV & VCR. The TV gets no reception, so I checked out the free video library, which is possibly the most complete UFO library you're ever going to encounter anywhere! Checked out The Andromeda Strain (which I hadn't seen since it was released in 1971), Independence Day & a host of homemade documentaries filmed in Rachel of various UFO conventions, etc...

    But no matter how hard I tried to settle down & settle in, I couldn't ignore the constant roar in the skies. So, upon stepping out, I looked up, only to notice dozens of lights moving around amongst the stars. 'Red Flag' was the buzz word around the area this week - an excercise participated in by numerous countries where air fighters practice target bombing & other manuevers. It was truly fascinating to witness! Off to the north, I watched 5 different explosions from targets being hit - far enough away I couldn't hear them though.

    The skies finally quieted down around 10 p.m., so I turned in to talk to a few guests & locals and check out the videos. The next morning, I was awakened to a violent shaking of my room accompanied by several loud sonic booms! It was so cool! Part of this day was spent trying to get near the gate of the entrance, but we ran into road work on Groom Lake Road. We followed that with a climb at Coyote Summit where we got 'buzzed' by F18's & F15's with B52 Bombers soaring overhead. 2 people who go by the codename "BlackF150" provided me with a skywatchers' "insider's perspective" as we searched for notable notes of note.

    Unfortunately, my stay was short, leaving me longing for a return trip - I have a daughter or 2 who would love to return with me. Of course, I had to buy some souvenirs before leaving Rachel, NV. Area 51 is a mysterious place where all questions go unanswered, yet the unknown keeps those stories oh so interesting.

    If you're looking for something different, Area 51 will not disappoint!

    Area 51 - Dreamland Resort

    The most comprehensive site on the net pertaining to Area 51.