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Dave Kowal
aka Chicopee
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My business home pages are at Kowal Communications, Inc., (a marketing communications agency) and 3D-PR (a public relations agency). Neither have anything to do with music, but when I see an opportunity for a free plug, I take it.
Geographical location:
Northboro, MA, USA
Other contact information:
dkowal@3D-PR.com; dkowal@earthlink.net
Enjoy these Styles and musical qualities:
Canterbury, Difficult, Electronic, Kosmiche or Kraut Rock, Jazz, RIO, Symphonic, Zeuhl
Other styles/genres/qualities of music that I like not listed above:
zydeco, western swing
Favorite or well-respected bands/artists
Banco, Area, Magma, Le Orme, Univers Zero, Present, Henry Cow, Von Zamla, Ashra. Less obvious favorites include One Shot, Sotos, Cultural Noise, Absolute Zero ... and a host of others. I used to really like Klaus Schulze until he released about a half dozen consecutive CDs with samples of bleating goats and women moaning (not sure what he was trying to tell us).
Dislike these Styles and musical qualities:
Noise/Industrial/Urban, Mainstream/Accessible/Pop, Musique Concrète, Theatrical
Musical styles or qualities that I do not like:
Neo-prog, hip-hop, most punk, most metal
Marketing communications consultant
Other musical activities:
Used to be a journalist, and reviewed concerts and albums. Used to play guitar, but learned to appreciate music to the point where it was necessary for me to quit so I wouldn't have to hear myself play.
Hobbies / obsessions:
What, there's something other than progressive music? I also enjoy movies (Hitchcock, Kurosawa, film noir) and wish I had more time for creative writing.
Other comments:
I've been a frequent Gnosis visitor since the site was created. I'm looking forward to contributing.