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New CDs - Tao and Sonicaid Relaxation

weather: cloudy
outside: 12.8°C
mood: ...
music: Lee Bartel/Daniel May - Easing into Alpha
I went by a gift shop on the way back from lunch and thought what the hey. I went in and made a small attempt to overcome my oniophobia a little... =)

I got Tao (Ron Allen et al.). It has less of a Chinese sound to it due to the guitar, the fretless bass, the hi hat, the keyboard and Shannon Kingsley's voice. She only ever does background vocals and only "ah". Before I looked at the credits, I could hear from the phonation that she had a very Caucasian voice.

I definitely prefer Feng Shui, but Tao is very nice as well.

The Sonicaid CDs looked very interesting on the shelf. What can I say? I'm a sucker for surface plots of various objects — teapots in particular, but any complex object will do. =) Anyway, I pressed the buttons to hear the samples. I liked Relaxation the best. Daniel May is a very talented composer. I'm pretty sure this is the same person who wrote the music for the Feng Shui CD.

I wonder if this is the same Daniel May that did the music for Everest with Liam Neeson...

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athanata
May. 11th, 2005 03:16 pm (UTC)
oniophobia...fear of onions? :-P
bride
May. 11th, 2005 03:51 pm (UTC)
Oniophobia - the fear/hatred of shopping. =) Opposite of Oniomania, which is the Compulsive Shopping Disorder which is, apparently, an actual clinical disorder. I couldn't find specific mention of it in the online versions of the DSM-IV-TR, I was only looking in the impulse control disorders (where OCD is), but it's supposed to be there.
athanata
May. 11th, 2005 03:59 pm (UTC)
oh! i am SUCH an oniophobic. hate it hate it hate it.

i do all my purchasing online.
bride
May. 11th, 2005 07:49 pm (UTC)
Online shopping is a titch better, but I'm still iffy about that. What if it doesn't fit? What if it doesn't look good on me at all? Returns would be a huge hassle =P

And there are the shipping costs. Most online clothing suppliers are in the US, which means I'd have to pay Customs when it comes across the border. I'd also be subject to the whim of the exchange rate =P
(Anonymous)
Dec. 21st, 2005 02:39 pm (UTC)
Sonicaid CDs
I recently went to Brookestone and saw those Sonicaid CDs and I was interested and did a search on google for them and your website came up. I was wondering what you thought of them and which cds did you purchase? I'm thinking about buying concentration and sleep to try out. Does it actually work for you? Can you email me at kchan02@gmail.com.

Kevin
bride
Dec. 21st, 2005 04:31 pm (UTC)
Re: Sonicaid CDs
Hi Kevin,

I'm not exactly sure of the efficacy of the CDs for the exact purposes they were marketed for. I just really like this kind of music.

Sorry, I'm no help =P
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