Elements maintainer / Creator of Amarok2 and Elements2
Canton, MO, USA
ICQ# 54424407 (Skydancer)
I discovered Mike:
Centuries ago.....when pagans held secret observances down in the woods. Seems like just last week. Oh. It *was* just last week, hahaha! Actually, I discovered him (well, his music - still waiting to discover *him* (-; ) while recovering from mononucleosis. Incantations was featured on a progressive rock program in the evenings, on a station in a small town, not known for its progressive anything! It was "Love at First Listen," and I think Incantations hastened the recovery process because of a mad desire to dance to it! It was the first import that I had ever ordered; other MOs soon followed.
Incantations, and this has not altered since First Listen! The second choice, though, wanders amongst a sky full of stars: Ommadawn, TSODE, FMO, Amarok, TBIII, and TMB. Oh yeah. HR, TB, TBII, Voyager, according to mood, phase of the moon, precession of the earth's axis, season, etc. This is such a nice feature of Mike's music: its diversity ensures that there *is* one always in "season."
"On Horseback," "Pictures in the Dark," "Pacha Mama," "Sunlight Shining Through Cloud," FMO, EM, "Talk About Your Life," "Moonlight Shadows," "To France." Oops. One?
Incantations, part IV; Ommadawn, part everything; "The Lake."
Dancing (jazz, lyrical ballet); running; horses and riding; interplanting gardening, herbalism; astronomy (special focus on children and astronomy); archaeoastronomy, particularly Inkaic, and wiccan/pagan issues. Also involved in Native American activism. I've been maintaining the Elements list (most of the time) since January 1999.
Date of birth:
4-16-???? Can't remember. I'm told it was just after the invention of quipus, the Inka record-keeping system. Guess I should've been counting. (((-;
Library Development Consultant; occasional lecturer on Native American issues
On the Amarok list since:
Nov 1997 or thereabouts.
Credit: Tubular Bell decal: Drew Minasian
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