Welcome Guests and Members

WELCOME VISITORS AND NEW MEMBERS!

Login to:

  • View Attachments and Other Features
  • Post Topics
  • Reply to Posts
  • Access the "Give Away of the Day" - Below the Shoutbox
  • Share tips and good company

Login          Register


gmhCafe Shoutbox

Last 15 Shouts:

 

LarryKillam

Yesterday at 12:42:09 PM
Hey I'm Back
 

Glenn

April 24, 2017, 03:07:14 AM
Hey all, hope you have a good one!  :)
 

Maureen

April 21, 2017, 09:54:15 PM
Hi Pete - Post your questions in the forum.  We finally have reasonable internet, and will be stopping by more often. :)
 

petenoak

April 04, 2017, 07:34:27 PM
Forums pretty inactive. What's the best way to ask some easy questions re Audacity?? ;)
 

petenoak

April 04, 2017, 07:31:26 PM
Oops! Yes, I haven't checked back in a few weeks. Got some questions. :D
 

Maureen

April 03, 2017, 12:33:05 AM
The snow is leaving - uncovering the ground.  Time to start planning the garden.  :)
 

way2lon

March 14, 2017, 06:16:03 AM
This months April challenge is up following lst years April Challenge. http://www.gmhcafe.ca/gforums/index.php?topic=1570.new#new
 

Glenn

March 12, 2017, 05:40:31 PM
Hey Pete, yes... back online and getting re connected, great to see you here.  :)
 

petenoak

March 12, 2017, 02:34:12 PM
Welcome back to the 'grid'!
 ;)
 

Glenn

March 11, 2017, 10:55:32 PM
HEY ALL ... just 'shouting' out that we're back!!!! great to be here.  Hoping all is well.  :)   8)
 

Maureen

March 11, 2017, 04:55:49 PM
Hi everyone!  :)  Hope all is well.  We're finally set up in our new home.  Over the next few days we'll be online catching up and posting about our adventure.  
 

Glenn

January 26, 2017, 04:28:58 PM
Just stopped by to say "Hey" from the library... hoping to have the net set up at home soon.  :)
 

Agradeleous

September 24, 2016, 10:29:46 AM
Good Saturday morning ;)
One pot of coffee down now to work it off lol
I'm going to post a song nut by me though I wish but I think many will like check it out and have a great day ;)
 

Agradeleous

September 22, 2016, 02:50:51 PM
Hey I see lots guests do I thought I'd say hello . Your all welcome join up and share music or love of outdoors , coffee''s on :)
 

Agradeleous

September 22, 2016, 02:46:56 PM
Hey folks , first day of fall here in NC Broken rain and clouds all day .
Hope everyone's good ;)

Show 50 latest

Related

Author Topic: what's goin' on  (Read 36057 times)

0 Members and 2 Guests are viewing this topic.

Offline Agradeleous

  • Posting Freak
  • ****
  • Posts: 254
  • Karma: 10
  • Nature's Friend
Re: what's goin' on
« Reply #120 on: July 29, 2015, 09:51:17 AM »
Congrats Glenn awesome work your doing with the recording and music :)

Offline Glenn

  • Alpha Wolf (when she's not around...lol)
  • The Crew
  • Commited Poster
  • *****
  • Posts: 2323
  • Karma: 21
  • Music and Nature's Harmony
    • gmhCafe
Re: what's goin' on
« Reply #121 on: July 29, 2015, 03:08:13 PM »
Congrats Glenn awesome work your doing with the recording and music :)

Thanks Ags, - just doin' what I loves to do!  ;D

.. and I enjoy sharing it!

 :)
Old Eastern saying "Man who run in front of car, - get tired .... man who run behind car, get exhausted"
I like to ride IN cars, it's less tiring and less exhausting :)

Offline Musical Bear

  • Posting Freak
  • ****
  • Posts: 311
  • Karma: 4
  • Nature's Friend
Re: what's goin' on
« Reply #122 on: July 29, 2015, 03:13:34 PM »
yah I didn't know you had all those albums in the store man!
you been a busy boy.

love your recordings, I want em all lol especially the storms and creeks, and wolves - and the loons. lol
Too Hot, Too Cold, Just Right!   mmmmmm

Offline Glenn

  • Alpha Wolf (when she's not around...lol)
  • The Crew
  • Commited Poster
  • *****
  • Posts: 2323
  • Karma: 21
  • Music and Nature's Harmony
    • gmhCafe
Re: what's goin' on
« Reply #123 on: August 12, 2015, 04:03:44 PM »
yah I didn't know you had all those albums in the store man!
you been a busy boy.

love your recordings, I want em all lol especially the storms and creeks, and wolves - and the loons. lol

thanks bear .... for the listen and the kind words.  :)

I recorded a thunder and rain storm yesterday ... one that suddenly built up ... so it was a rush to get the recorder and levels set up before the onslaught of the main storm. 
For ease of recording, in the rain, I not only have a 'cover' for the mic and recorder, but I've used an umbrella, - the kind you put on your deck or patio to shade you and keep the rain off...

The thing with this large diameter umbrella is, that if it's place too close to the mic, closer than a 1.5 meters, or about 5 ft. ... you can hear too much of the rain drops hitting the canvas umbrella, which tends to drown out the ambient rain on the surrounding bush and grass etc ...  ???   :-\     .... So I decided to place the umbrella under a big tree, and hang it as high as possible (about 9 ft. up) in the branches of the tree, and secured it tightly with wire so it wouldn't blow off in the event of strong winds.  ;D

This has worked out really well, as you can hear some of the rain on the canvas, as if you are in a tent, yet you can hear all the surrounding ambient sounds of the rainfall... and the lightning and thunder boomers are very distinct and clear.

Just a bit more editing on this one and it'll be a finished work.... which I may or may not put music to...


hmmmm
I'm thinking I might release two versions... one "Music with Thunder and Rain", and another with Thunder and Rain only - for those who like to have the choice! 

Do you think this is a good way to go?   I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts on this.

Glenn  :)
Old Eastern saying "Man who run in front of car, - get tired .... man who run behind car, get exhausted"
I like to ride IN cars, it's less tiring and less exhausting :)

Offline Glenn

  • Alpha Wolf (when she's not around...lol)
  • The Crew
  • Commited Poster
  • *****
  • Posts: 2323
  • Karma: 21
  • Music and Nature's Harmony
    • gmhCafe
Re: what's goin' on
« Reply #124 on: April 02, 2016, 03:24:42 PM »
what a month.. hectic is the word that comes to mind.


With renovations still underway, and music gear and recording equipment still packed away, we are making headway and I think I'll be un packing and bringing out the gear this month.. yay... if all goes well. lol

Giving Back:
One of my goals for 2016 was to help out - or shall I say 'give back' to nature since she's allowed me to share my music and nature recordings with so many over the past 4 or 5 years through the sales of my Albums and CD's.   

So now it's time give back... and we've set up a 'fund raising' program for Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary - which is a short drive down the highway... a 400 acre piece of wilderness, where they rehabilitate wolves, bear, deer, moose, beaver, and many many animals that need their care.   Some of the animals are full time residents, as they cannot be released since they are unable to fend for themselves in the wild due to 'human habituation' ...  others are rehabilitated from injuries etc, and then released.

I'll have more details as time permits... and as the details are finalized... but it's happening.. so I am very excited to be part of the Sanctuary's fund raising efforts through the sales of my albums and CD's online and in key locations where there's good exposure. 

The folks at the Sanctuary were pretty excited too, when they saw the number of products they could market... and took a full box of CD's (8 titles) down to the "Home and Cottage Show" in Toronto this past weekend....  I hope they did well !   

I also left 4 recorders there on the grounds.. to record wolves, lynx, beaver, fox, and many animals and the natural surrounding wildlife that makes the sanctuary home....  I collected the mics yesterday, and have some very good recordings ... this is cool.  Always wanted to hear what a lynx sounded like...  and now I have some great recordings of it and the Arctic Wolves, coyotes etc.  Even a beaver came over to the mic to say hello.  lol

all for now ... more details later.

Pic:  Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Howard Smith - biologist and Sanctuary "Managing Director" on the Left. 
« Last Edit: April 05, 2016, 02:25:08 PM by Glenn »
Old Eastern saying "Man who run in front of car, - get tired .... man who run behind car, get exhausted"
I like to ride IN cars, it's less tiring and less exhausting :)

Offline Glenn

  • Alpha Wolf (when she's not around...lol)
  • The Crew
  • Commited Poster
  • *****
  • Posts: 2323
  • Karma: 21
  • Music and Nature's Harmony
    • gmhCafe
Re: what's goin' on
« Reply #125 on: April 05, 2016, 02:45:31 PM »
continued from previous post:

A couple more pics for our visit to Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary in Muskoka (Rosseau Ont.) where we are initiating a Fund Raising Program to help rehabilitate and care for the animals there.

Managing Director and Biologist, Howard Smith and I had some interesting conversation about the Sanctuary and it's resident and rehab facilities, where Howard explained the need for new enclosures, and all the work that needs to be done to make this happen. 

Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary will be carrying 8 of my Albums / CD's - available in their main office and the 'school house' where people gather for more educational info about the Sanctuary.

ONLINE:  The Albums will also be available online on a special page dedicated to Aspen V.W.S. for online fundraising.   
More info on this later, as the page is currently being completed at the time of this posting.

Info to follow.    We'll be doing a LOT of promotion for this fundraiser, so we can help the animals out.

Pics
1 .... Managing Director / Biologist at Aspen Valley - Howard Smith talking with me about the wolves and the newly arrived coyote ....  Yodi the coyote :)  and the need for new enclosures. 

2. The coyote came over towards us as we talked and decided to let out a few howls for us.. which got the Arctic Wolves going too... what a chorus of howls that was!!!  very cool.

 8)
Old Eastern saying "Man who run in front of car, - get tired .... man who run behind car, get exhausted"
I like to ride IN cars, it's less tiring and less exhausting :)

Offline neilmac

  • Posting Freak
  • ****
  • Posts: 382
  • Karma: 10
  • Nature's Friend
Re: what's goin' on
« Reply #126 on: April 06, 2016, 08:51:36 AM »
Very cool :)

Offline Glenn

  • Alpha Wolf (when she's not around...lol)
  • The Crew
  • Commited Poster
  • *****
  • Posts: 2323
  • Karma: 21
  • Music and Nature's Harmony
    • gmhCafe
Update.. Re: what's goin' on
« Reply #127 on: August 21, 2016, 07:05:16 PM »
It's been way longer a time than I thought it would be... but...

we finished our renovations Jan - June 2016

July we listed the house for sale and got offers right away.

Closing date got delayed.... closes this Friday !!!  wow.

We've been packing up our belongings, and downsizing galore.

Ready to make the move.... stuff is in storage.

We'll be camping for several wks while we build a tiny cabin in the woods to keep us warm and dry while our new modular home is being built and delivered in Nov.    :)

I just hope the snow isn't flying by then... we'll see.

Music stuff is all packed, along with the computer stuff... so no change for me til we get back online and set up.

Meantime, we'll be camping, clearing land, and jumping into the pioneering spirit ...... a  dream come true ..... as we've acquired 40 acres of wilderness that adjoins 200 acres of Crown Land ... a bonus. 

This is a life long dream that has come to fruition for both Maureen and I and we are so excited to be embarking on this new adventure and new chapter in our lives. 

..... now.... where's that axe ..... lol .... not THAT axe (my guitar)  :P .......  I'll be swinging a different 'axe' in coming months... clearing a camp site, clearing bush, and getting firewood for the coming winters!! 

Cabin in the woods..... Cabin in the woods.....   has been my dream motto.... now coming true, iwth lots of intention and goal planning, and lots of action and hard work to follow it up.... makes one's dreams transition into a new reality.  :)

So, if you have a 'dream' .... hold onto it... set goals that support that dream, and plan steps on how to move toward what you want..... then apply yourself and make it happen.

Intentions lead to thoughts, which leads to action, which creates your reality.


cheers.  :)
Old Eastern saying "Man who run in front of car, - get tired .... man who run behind car, get exhausted"
I like to ride IN cars, it's less tiring and less exhausting :)

Offline Agradeleous

  • Posting Freak
  • ****
  • Posts: 254
  • Karma: 10
  • Nature's Friend
Re: what's goin' on
« Reply #128 on: September 21, 2016, 02:34:30 PM »
Sounds very cool Glenn was as hard work bless you both ;)

Where the pictures ? ☕️🍻

Offline Maureen

  • The Crew
  • Commited Poster
  • *****
  • Posts: 590
  • Karma: 17
  • The casual gardener
    • Music and Nature Recordings
Re: what's goin' on
« Reply #129 on: October 30, 2016, 04:42:33 PM »
The pics are coming.   Some nice video too.  The closing got delayed until October 14th.  Whiched changed our strategy.  We're moving into a cabin over the next few days.  That'll be home until the house is ready.  It's been a long interesting process.  The property is beautiful.

Offline way2lon

  • The Crew
  • Commited Poster
  • *****
  • Posts: 504
  • Karma: 12
  • You are not punished for anger but by it.
Re: what's goin' on
« Reply #130 on: November 02, 2016, 07:28:57 AM »
Can't wait to see those Maureen. Hope your set for the Winter.
REAL STUPIDITY BEATS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE EVERY TIME

Offline Maureen

  • The Crew
  • Commited Poster
  • *****
  • Posts: 590
  • Karma: 17
  • The casual gardener
    • Music and Nature Recordings
Re: what's goin' on
« Reply #131 on: January 26, 2017, 03:26:49 PM »
Can't wait to see those Maureen. Hope your set for the Winter.
Good news ... we're almost in the house.  (We've been saying that for a while.  LOL)  This has been one of the longest ventures ever.  We are set for the winter mind you I had no idea we would be in an off grid cabin this long.  It has been a learning experience for sure.  Glenn says "hi"  to all.  I get into the village occasionally to quickly check email, and shop and get back home before dark.  It's a long drive along the wintery back roads.  :)

Soon we'll be back into the full swing.

Maureen