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  1. johnb820


    Why go to Europe when you can spend time in western New York instead?!
  2. Currently hogging some free wifi at a Target, trying to figure out how I can let people know I am still alive even though I am still homeless and still having problems with finances even though my tax returns came in and I have some money on hand for the time being.
  3. So once again I am just sitting here in the central library in downtown Buffalo contemplating my options. I managed to purchase a pair of headphones despite having little to no money so there's that going for me. I really do begin to wonder what in god's name happened to the world. I am very lucky to be alive right now and yet I have so little left of my life. I don't know. I found a website that emulates a Linux environment with LMMS on it so I might fiddle with that or perhaps go get my bike repaired. Just another day living life in a sort of quasi twilight zone daze. At least I will know tonight will be a moon night almost guaranteed and that's always a good thing. Did you know that over the late summer and early fall the moon was blocked out of view in North America and effectively hidden? The lack of moonlight caused the night sky to plunge into near total darkness and crops had their growth stunted. On a bus ride to Chicago, Illinois earlier this year I witnessed farmlands with 1 foot tall corn stalks in September.
  4. I'm just hanging around the central library here in Buffalo, NY pinging domain names and smiling way too much.
  5. Hey, I just came here to say that I cannot ping the host and this is because there is an effort to secure that particular host since it was compromised. Do not despair! You and Fabien will receive ownership of everything again in the near future. The authorities are on the case.

  6. And here is where it all began for me... https://www.facebook.com/pg/Rubys-Plexus-Adventure-457396631118738/posts/?ref=page_internalhttps://www.facebook.com/pg/Rubys-Plexus-Adventure-457396631118738/posts/?ref=page_internal
  7. https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2019/11/google-facebook-surveillance-privacy/ It seems Amnesty International has just confirmed what we all needed to hear.
  8. Sometimes I wonder, but I think all of the mysteries and unanswered questions come down to nothing but Perspective. What's yours?
  9. So the Shield Act of New York came through for me! Apparently I can no longer be found and connected with through VR. It worked. Please save yourselves! Please!
  10. Hello everyone. It has come to my attention recently that there is a major problem around the globe and it has to do with Facebook, and to a lesser extent Google. They have been active in launching something referred to as RCS or Rich Communication Services. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rich_Communication_Services This has been responsible for connecting people to one another in ways they should not. It allows for an exchange of thoughts and also enables others to monitor and probe you. I have seen too many people lose their lives due to this insanity to just sit around and forget that so much of what we loved and cherished is now gone. Most of this is enabled through Facebook and its VR services, such as Messenger. Fortunately, there is a solution to this. It has to do with biometric information. This is your fingerprints, eye scans, and voiceprints, anything unique to you and your body. Facebook has been given access to this information that they never deserved. Some states have started enacting legislation to fight this invasion of privacy and sanity. In Illinois there is something known as the Biometric Information Privacy Act. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biometric_Information_Privacy_Act This legislation is currently being used to sue Facebook. https://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/ca9/18-15982/18-15982-2019-08-08.html Here in New York there is the Shield Act recently signed into law which will go into effect October 23. https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2019/S5575 These laws will protect you from people and organizations who wish to harm you. The idea is to become a resident of the state of Illinois, Washington, or New York. What you can do, and this even applies to foreigners outside the United States to is to go to one of those states, purchase a PO box or UPS Mailbox and then go to the DMV and receive a photo id or identification card to that mailbox. As soon as this happens, that information will reach Facebook who will purge your biometric information from their database. This in effect will prevent others from finding and connecting to you so you can be alone in solitude, peace and quiet with your own thoughts. It may be the only way in which you can protect yourself from mortal danger. If you have any questions about this feel free to email me at jbarker12@protonmail.com or my phone number 716-220-4123. Please stay safe everyone.
  11. Hello everyone! I wanted to let you all know about what has been happening to me. So about 2 and a half years ago I was living in Buffalo, New York working as a programmer when my boss inadvertently forced me to take time away from work due to my concerns regarding a security audit at the company. He forced me to see a doctor and get approval to return to work. At that time it was my parents in Cranberry Twp, Pennsylvania who took me to live with them against my will. While I did receive permission to return to work, I only stayed at my job in Buffalo for about 5 months before I was just fired for little to no reason. So then for the next 2 years or so I was living with my parents in Pennsylvania and I even found work there, but I was repeatedly admitted involuntarily to psychiatric facilities for no reason which was jeopardizing my career. Almost 3 months ago I decided to escape my parents and return to Buffalo, NY. It seems that at some point I had my identity stolen and my very participation in society was challenged. I am currently homeless, without work, with very little money. I do not know exactly what to do. I could really use some help. If you can help me with money, I would greatly appreciate it. PM me for details. Edit: Please contact me via email, not the psynews messenger if you would like, rubyplexus@protonmail.com
  12. Thank you so much for that sentiment! It means a lot to me.
  13. * Feel free to use this thread to check in with everyone from time to time Hello everybody! It's been a very long time since I have been around psynews and the psytrance scene. For the last year I have barely kept up with anything going on. Unfortunately it would seem my work life invaded my personal life in well... let's just say bad ways. I will still be around here though I probably won't be anywhere near as active as I used to be. For those curious, as you can see from my soundcloud, I have been producing a ton of shorter, accessible songs mostly of the downtempo variety with the same unusual production ideas/sounds that keep things interesting for me. I know some of you have enjoyed my Goa Trance in the past and I am so appreciative of that. Unfortunately, my life has taken a nose dive and I am not sure I will ever return to psytrance, but I wanted to let you all know what has been happening with me. Also, you can check my twitter for various stuff like project files and other works of mine. https://twitter.com/barkerj216
  14. I didn't expect a compliment on a 4 year old track, but thanks.
  15. Yes, I'm plugging my own track, but I think it fits what you are looking for maybe.
  16. Because Goa Trance is one of the most unique of the edm genres. The vast majority of dance music lacks melodies, goa trance has them in spades. Most genres focus more on either long trancey compositions or quick immediate dancefloor climaxes. Goa Trance is right in the middle. You take any Chi-AD track and there is a lengthy build up. It takes a while but then it explodes and delivers. I like to think Goa Trance is in this strange middle ground where it's often dark, weird, twisted, but yet it takes you on this journey. It's catchy, there are hooks, there is songwriting that other genres don't care about. The kick is the way it is primarily because it alludes to a heavier aesthetic. I am not sure where the lack of bass your friends claim is coming from. In the end, the bass must be even with the treble. It's just that the typical Goa kick has a longer decay, meaning that it literally takes longer to go from the higher frequencies to the lower frequencies. This often has the effect of making the kick stand out because your ears focus on where it hears the most impact. Depending on your bass line, it often creates a "sticky" effect where the bass notes "adhere" to the kick around the 100hz range. Have a listen to Nitzho for an example of taking this type of kick to the extreme.
  17. I take it there were multiple masters then? Surely shops would not put up extracts of unmastered tracks.
  18. What the hell is up with Avatar Records? Are they legit? http://www.avatar-music.com/about.html
  19. Testing some bbcode stuff. MFG This post can be deleted.
  20. I am so behind on all the Goa being released, but I thought I would stop by to mention how awesome it is to see Clementz on here. His work is freaking amazing!
  21. From the very first lyric, "I think I've become one of the others" to the wild guitar solos. The whole thing swings from incomprehensible, to dark and twisted, to full of hope, the whole thing in this fast paced 3/4 in E-minor, explosive climaxes, to lingering ambient parts. It has everything in it, which easily defines not just my psychedelic personality, but my personality in general.
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