podcast of this week’s Blind Flight

The Blind Flight for May 29, 2015

Ahornberg – The Last Passage

http://soundcloud.com/ahornberg/the-last-passage

D.N.P – Living in eternity

http://soundcloud.com/Brumcast/dnplivingineternity

Dave Dorgan – After The Last Post

http://soundcloud.com/davedorgan/after-the-last-post-ao28

Metadronos – Achylarotomas

http://soundcloud.com/metadronos/achylarotomas

Aural Solace – A Century of Memories

http://soundcloud.com/aural_solace/a-century-of-memories

Codehead – This Fated Star

http://soundcloud.com/codehead/this-fated-star-ao-osd-28

Scott Lawlor – Elegy for a Freedom Fighter

Aural Solace – Adagio for Bugle

http://soundcloud.com/aural_solace/adagio-for-bugle

Ian Haygreen – Largo for the Fallen

http://soundcloud.com/ian-haygreen/largo-for-the-fallen

neuzd – Dirt Blanket

http://soundcloud.com/neuzd/dirt-blanket

Tuonela – Nor the years condemn

http://soundcloud.com/tuonela-1/nor-the-years-condemn-osd-28

Scott Lawlor – Journey Through the Bo├Âtes void (final Phase) [unreleased]

You can download this week’s podcast from https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/4669991/2015-05-29%20The%20blind%20flight.mp3

the one sample dare #28 on tonight’s Blind Flight

Hello.

On this week’s program, I am going to play the submissions to the one sample dare challenge 28 from the ambientonline.org forum.

I will be featuring tracks by Ahornberg, D.N.P, Dave Dorgan, Metadronos, Aural Solace, Codehead, Ian Haygreen, neuzd, Tuonela and two tracks by your host, my contribution to the challenge and the last part of Journey through the Bootes Void that I wasn’t able to finish on last week’s program.

Please tune in at 9 PM to stillstream.fm for three hours of unique ambient music and thanks for listening.

the Blind Flight is still on route

Hello.

After some minor turbulence and quite a scary adjustment in altitude for a lot of the passengers, the course is set once again for journeys from your mind to the outer edges of the galactic realms.

There is a pretty major change coming to the show and that’s what I’d like to talk to you about today.

After doing some soul searching, I had to ask myself what it was about the show that I didn’t like anymore?

After hearing comments from people who were saddened at the prospect of the program coming to an end, and hearing how people enjoyed my selections of music, I felt a bit more validated and for me, that’s an important thing.

still, with a hobby, the motive cannot be based on external validation as much as it is meaningful to the person, the will to do the hobby has to come from a sense of personal enjoyment.

All that, to say this.

The element of the program that I haven’t enjoyed for some time has been the voice breaks and this brought me to a bit of a dilemma.

To a lot of people from my generation, a radio show has voice breaks and the like to differentiate it from just a jukebox of songs so-to-speak. After all, anyone can go into iTunes or winamp and create a playlist of their favorite tracks and play that. with some types of music, I think this is true, especially with genres that are pretty popular and since people are bound to have a lot of the hits from artists in those types of music, a country or a rock show without voice breaks wouldn’t really be a show at all.

But we’re talking about ambient, a genre that, though it is gaining some momentum among a specific fan base, it’s not the popular genre that your neighbor down the street is likely to know, though, again, there are exceptions. With the Blind Flight, the focus has always been on the music and I’ve always tried to bring the audience opportunities to discover new music by a lot of artists under the radar, though I also give airplay to the more famous ambient artists. It’s the music that people want to hear so I’m just going to focus on that more.

My reason for not enjoying the voice breaks stems from having to talk all day, every day to the kids, and the volume of that talk has quite a wide range, depending on the behavior of the moment. Those of you who had or have children will understand what I’m saying.

As a result, the last thing I want to do after they get in bed is talk to anyone by voice. some nights are worse than others as most things in life but I figured out that it was the talking I didn’t like doing. I love to interact with the audience but just from behind the keyboard so now the show will have the usual intro, and an outro where I’ll run down everything that was played during the three hours of the broadcast. Since a lot of you probably know that hearts of space was a primary inspiration for the show, using this format seems to be a good way for me to continue the hobby that I have enjoyed and hope to continue to enjoy for many years in the future.

the Blind Flight, coming in for a landing

Hello.

after almost 7 years on various networks, I have decided to bring the show in for a landing for an indeterminate amount of time.

Broadcasting is no longer a fun hobby for me, at least it hasn’t been for a little while and throughout the weeks leading up to this decision, I have felt that the quality of my presentation wasn’t what it used to be.

I would like to express my most deeply felt thanks and appreciation for everyone who has been involved with the program, the management and other dj’s at stillstream.fm where I really felt like I had at last found a home on a network that is truly appropriate for my kind of podcast, to the many artists who have granted me access to their music through promotional offers, physical cds in the mail and/or download codes, and especially to you, the ones who listened as often as you were able to. Without all of you, there would have been no point in pursuing a dream that I have had as a small child, the dream of being a DJ.

This blog will continue to be active, hosting announcements of my various musical endeavors so I hope you’ll still continue to follow and check in from time to time.

I hope to someday return to take you on journeys of sonic exploration from your mind to the outer edges of the galaxy.

a very special Blind Flight

Hello.

In celebrating the 100th episode of the show, or at least, an educated guess of that since not every episode was archived, I am going to present something that is quite special and that I hope you’ll find to be quite an immersive experience.

I have composed a 5 hour sonic journey inspired by the Bootes Void, a spherical phenomenon in space which is more than 500 million light years from our planet.

This super void has at last known count, approximately 60 galaxies and being that the void is 250 million light years in diameter, that’s a very empty place.

I hope you’ll join me tonight at 9 PM central for what I’m hoping is a very unique sonic listening experience on www.stillstream.fm/

thank you for listening.

podcast of this week’s Blind Flight

The Blind Flight for May 15, 2015

Wings of an Angel & Tziona Achishena – The Dialogues Of Longing

Is It Safe To Feel Like This-.mp3

If Only I Had Wings, I Would Fly To Your Mountaintop And Immerse Myself In You

Consumed By A Strange Fire

https://wingsofanangel.bandcamp.com/album/the-dialogues-of-longing

Scott Lawlor – there’s an indefinite delay in the late night Movie (unreleased)

Scott Lawlor – encountering the ghostly vision of Tatyana Prikhodko (unreleased)

Scott Lawlor – The Color of Tears (unreleased)

http://soundcloud.com/sklawlor/the-color-of-tears

Scott Lawlor – That Sanguine Light of November – the dust of midnight dreams

https://unsheep.bandcamp.com/album/that-sanguine-light-of-november

EugeneKha – Bells Of Disturbing Spring

http://45echoes-sounds.blogspot.ru/2015/04/45e038-2015-eugenekha-bells-of.html

Cousin Silas – Dronescape 026

https://weareallghosts.bandcamp.com/album/dronescape-026-waag-drs026

You can download this week’s podcast from https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/4669991/2015-05-15%20The%20blind%20flight.mp3