Aeolian Ergonautics
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      This is the home of:
 
01. Aeolian Kid - a rock band.
 
02   Aeolian Music Works a music recording label.
 
03. Aeolian Photographic Works - photographic prints,         cards, posters, postcards, and images for sale from this web site.
 
04. Cosmic Podunk: A Graceful Space -  a jam-band /        world-beat, free-form, college radio program.
 
05. Paw Print Publications -  a homespun, small press.
 
06.  Peace Pagoda Productionsthe creation of artwork           made from bricks, stones, or other solid materials.
 
07. Tan Hat Two-Track - a mobile, digital recording service          that records in stereo, direct to hard-disc.
 
We are located in Indian Territory  -  Wamesit !
Link to the musical web site of Aeolian Kid at CD Baby.com in order to buy albums of hard-folk, space-blues, and tribal-rock songs of heart-centered, mind-manifesting, tail-wagging music by AEOLIAN KID here!... Also available at amazon.com
Link to the True Age Records
label home web site in order to buy albums of ambient / tribal music performed by musicians, George Koumantzelis and his friend, Andrew Szava-Kovats, recording as TRUE AGE here!...
Link to the web site of my wild and wonderful musician buddy, the inspired scribe and scholar - Ray Goshay - who plays a tasty, big, black, bluesy, Epiphone acoustic guitar built by Epimanondas Stathopoulos himself here!...
Continue on to the next page - Aeolian Music Works - of this web site in order to buy albums by artists on the Aeolian Music Works record label here!...
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                   THE  ART  OF  SAILING  THROUGH  ONE'S  WORK.
 
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CONTACT  INFO:
 
Aeolian Ergonautics
Aeolian Music Works
P.O. BOX 45
Lowell, MA 
                        01853
 
PHONE:  978-454-1284
E-MAIL: georgekoumantzelis
            @yahoo.com
Link to the book review, music review, and movie review pages of George Koumantzelis writing as The Aeolian Kid at amazon.com here!...
George Koumantzelis: BIOGRAPHY
  George Nicholas Koumantzelis is the founder of Aeolian Ergonautics, including: Aeolian Lyrical Music (his music publishing company at ASCAP), Aeolian Kid (a rock band), Aeolian Music Works (a record label), Aeolian Photographic Works (a postcard, poster, and print production entity), Aeolia Recording Studio (a music recording studio), Aeolia: Whole Foods (a natural foods store), ASK GEORGE... HE KNOWS (a Holistic Health Guidance service), Paw Print Publications (a homespun small press), Peace Pagoda Productions (a home-landscaping, artistic-structure service), and Tan Hat Two-Track (a mobile, digital recording service). He keeps busy!
  George is the author of: AMHERST: DHARMA DREAMS & FAIRY RINGS (A SPIRITUAL ODYSSEY) (a novel about his college years in the early 1970's), the producer of Cosmic Podunk: A Graceful Space (a free-form, jam-band / world-beat, college radio program at WUML, FM, at The University of Massachusetts, Lowell), and the founder of Seeds Of Sound: Ecology Benefit Concerts (musical events which raise funds and awareness for local, national, and international ecological, environmental groups). Basically, George is inspired, very creative, and he likes to help people.
  Originally a Classics Major at U-Mass, Amherst - and then a Philosophy Major (with an Art Minor) at U-Mass, Lowell - George eventually earned his degree (summa cum laude) in 1999 in Sociology (with a concentration in Conflict Theory) from the University of Massachusetts, where he studied with Professor Levon Chorbajian, Ph.D., as his advisor. He proudly belongs to the Alpha Kappa Delta Society of Sociologists. While at U-Mass, Amherst, he taught mini-photography courses with his friend and Barefoot Nunus bandmate, Greg Franceschi (director of the Easthampton Community Access Cable Television Station in Eathampton, Massachusetts) and studied photography (also with Greg) at Amherst College with the internationally noted photographer, Alexander Tsiaras.
  Besides doing photography, George also likes to write poetry, essays, and book and music reviews (which he posts at his home page at amazon.com as The Aeolian Kid) ... ( and here as well - YOWZA!).... Hiking up a mountain trail is another outdoor activity he enjoys with a passion. An appreciator of art (especially surrealistic), music (especially psychedelic), and philosophy (especially Gurdjieffian), George loves to read books, listen to music, and turn people on to what he's discovered. He still feels an abundance of enthusiasm for life and has never lost his youthful idealistic vision of creating a better world. As George's grandfather always used to say in Greek: PAN  METREON  ARISTA - "Everything, by using measurement, results in excellence."
  George has been a student of alternative medicine, health foods, herbology, holistic healing, nutrition, astrology, ecology,  and Native American culture (where he studied American Indian courses with Professor George Luter, Ph.D., at U-Mass, Lowell) his whole life. His friends call him "The Granola Guru," and think of him as a sociological, environmental, eco- philosopher, as George belongs to numerous environmental groups working to heal the planet. In fact, his name means: Earth Worker. George just considers himself to be someone who is spiritually seeking the ultimate good groove.
  Primarily a drummer, George has been a natural-born percussionist his whole life. (Just ask his mom! He's been kicking-up a downbeat since his days in the womb.) As a musician, he's more comfortable with writing songs and lyrics than with singing or manipulating a melodic instrument. Nevertheless, his musical creative work is prolific, and he composes his songs on piano as well as on guitar. He plays an assortment of acoustic and electronic percussion instruments, acoustic drums and cymbals (Ludwig and Zildjian), electronic drums and cymbals, electronic synthesizers, some acoustic piano, some acoustic guitar (on his Fender Resonator), and some electric guitar (on his Gibson Les Paul). He prefers to record music live, without computers, for as George likes to say: "Midi doesn't jam!" As both a producer and a recording engineer, he has served as the musical midwife for many musicians and bands by either recording them at Aeolia Recording Studio or recording them live on location as Tan Hat Two -Track. ... The Muse knows who loves her.
  George has jammed and worked with many musicians over the years, and is just as comfortable recording bands live as he is mixing and mastering music in the studio. A member of many bands in the past, George is presently only actively involved in two bands at the time: Aeolian Kid and Barefoot Nunus, and is continuously engaged in creative pursuits, off and on, with five others: The Basement Beats, The Woodshed Grunts, Abstract Orangutans, Landing In Libra, and True Age. To see a complete list of former clients and collaborators who George has worked with over the years, click on this hyperlink to the web site of Aeolian Music Works:
 
http://www.aeolianmusicworks.homestead.com/Aeolian_Record_Label.html
  George loves the freedom-loving, free-flowing, experimental and improvisational music of the creative and fun-loving psychedelic sixties, along with ancient and archetypal, tribal, world-beat rhythms fused with the electronic and spacey, ambient synthesizer sounds of the progressive early seventies. He also enjoys tasty portions of traditional bluegrass and roots-rock music, both acoustic country and electric blues, as well as good old folk music of all kinds. He's also no stranger to enjoying hardy doses of both cool jazz and jazz-rock fusion, as well as huge heapings of late eighties alternative rock and early nineties garage grunge! In fact, he relishes listening to all kinds of world-beat music from around the planet, whether it's lyrical or instrumental. George calls the music he does: "Hard-Folk, Space-Blues, and Tribal-Rock songs of Heart-Centered, Mind-Manifesting, Tail-Wagging Music."
  To contact George, you can phone him at: 978-454-1284, or e-mail him at: georgekoumantzelis@yahoo.com. He would be more than happy to record your band - live, on in-studio - at reasonable rates!
 
  To purchase copies of any of the albums of music released on CD on the Aeolian Music Works record label, just send a check or money-order for $15.00 per CD made out to: George Koumantzelis, and send it to George at: Aeolian Music Works, PO BOX 45, Lowell, MA  01853
 
  "He loved the Creator, and honored his wondrous creation. ... YOWZA!" - George Koumantzelis - Your Yonder Yogurt Yogi,
          Boo Hoo of Belvidere and The Granola Guru of Wamesit.
 
  "Always remember that your life exists in that space of grace that depends upon the person in front of you keeping their foot on the gas, and the person in back of you keeping their foot on the brakes, while you gracefully glide in the middle. Pray that the reverse never becomes the case, or you'll be in serious trouble before you know it! ... The only way you can keep on moving is to keep moving!"
               - George Podunkin of Nodonuts
ISKOLOONIZINERNLY  YOURS  IN  NERHITROGOOL !
COMING  SOON !!!

 
AMHERST:
 Dharma Dreams
 & Fairy Rings -
A Spiritual Odyssey
 
available here as APOGEE Gold unbranded CDR's. The novel has been edited and revised, and will make you feel young again as you listen to the story unfold in the ancient oral tradition of archetypal storytelling. This is a true story, but all of the names have been changed. It takes place between 1972 and 1977 in Amherst, MA.
Link to the home web site of the sensitive and talented musician, Charlie Brady, and his interesting and unique, great rock band, The MAB'S, by clicking on the image here!...
Link to the wonderful music page of the self-made web site of the brilliant, soulful and psychedelic musician and guitarist, guitar synthesizer inventor, electronics wizard, and creative computer scientist, David Lamkins, my fellow, Pierpont Pueblo pal  (and founder of the Pierpont Coffeehouse in Southwest) from U-Mass, Amherst here!...
If you still believe in "real food for real people," and that The Lord will "destroy those who destroy The Earth," as the beloved disciple, Saint John, wrote in 11:18 in The Book of Revelation, then support the good work of the Rainbow Warriors at GREENPEACE by going to their web site here!...
On the other hand, if you still don't believe that the pollution that is destroying our planet, which is the result of corporate greed and human ignorance, is not a factor in the contribution to global warming - and you are too tired or too lazy or too busy to take a class, read a book, or even read a magazine article - then watch this DVD!...
COSMIC PODUNK is now on sale for only $9.00 with your credit card at CD Baby.com. Click on the baby to buy your copy! Also available at amazon.com
Link to the funky web site of my spiritual and musical brother - and fellow bandmate in LANDING IN LIBRA - Amer Baloch, one of the greatest raga-rock guitarists on the planet, here!...
FROM QUARK TO QUASAR - the newest
anthology of music released by Aeolian
Music Works is now available for $9.00
at CD Baby.com by clicking right HERE
Also available at amazon.com
WHAT'S THIS ?
Link to the website of my best buddy and BAREFOOT NUNUS bandmate, Greg Franceschi, open-tuned, acoustic guitarist extraordinnaire and director of the Easthamton Community Access Cable TV Station in Easthampton, MA here!...
Link to the web sites of my long time musical collaborator and friend, Andy Szava-Kovats of the great band, DATA-BANK-A, by going to his web site on the left, or by going to his web site at CD Baby.com on the right!...
Link to the web sites of my childhood friend, one of the original members of the first incarnation of AEOLIAN KID, as well as one of the greatest and most inventive guitar players in the world today, Peter Orphanos, by clicking on the bull on the top to be taken to Peter's web site at CD Baby.com in order to purchase a copy of his great album, WITH OPEN EYES, or by clicking on the painting on the bottom in order to be taken directly to Peter's own original and truly unique home web site where you can learn more about him, his music, and his art here!...
Link to the web site of my good old, Grateful Dead Head buddy, one of the original members of the first incarnation of AEOLIAN KID, and an outstanding guitarist and musician in his own right, Dan Sanda, as the ever ecological Dan The T Shirt Man, here!...
Link to the cool web sites of the amazingly talented and renowned, psychedelic poster artist, my fellow founding member and bandmate in THE WOODSHED GRUNTS, fellow co-creator of SEEDS OF SOUND, and the incredibly gifted artist and musician, illustrator, bass player, keyboard player, and all around cool cat we all know and love from the days of the AEOLIA jam sessions, Dave Huckins, here!...
Link to the musical web sites of the great bluegrass band, RAISING CANE, one of the most interesting and original musical ensembles on the acoustic, homegrown music scene out there today, whose cool banjo and guitar player, Gregg Daigle, has played with both AEOLIAN KID and THE WOODSHED GRUNTS... here!...
Link to the musical web site at CD Baby.com of my good buddy from the AEOLIA Meditation Meeting days and the great punk rock concerts at Edible Rex, the one and only Eddy Dyer, one of the most dynamic, southpaw rhythm guitar players on the planet today and an amazingly talented singer, songwriter and performer here!
Link to the percussively perky home web site of my Amherst, MA drum brother, the hard-working Joe Platz, a truly gifted and inspired drummer, percussionist, drum maker, studio cat, and band leader here!...
... and while you're at it, check out the amazing album that Joe made with our other AEOLIA buddy, percussionist, sax player, and drum brother, Andy Kaknes!...
Link to Ichabod's two albums at CD Baby.com here!...
Link to the record label web site of the heavy and intense rock band, ICHABOD, that icludes my good friend from the Nirvana days of the 90's, Dave Iverson, who was in the great psychedelic grunge band that we all loved so well - WORLDSEED - here!...
Link to the search engine that will help you locate the mysterious whereabouts of the greatest living guitarist in the world today, "JOHNNY B" (on the right) of LANDING IN LIBRA by clicking here!
Link to the home web site of the great, new, rock band from my home town of Lowell, MA - ALACRITY - whose amazing bass player, Keith Blanchet, has played in LANDING IN LIBRA, here!...
Link to the home web site of a true gentleman and an amazingly talented acoustic guitar player and composer from Boulder, CO, my friend from the heady days of the original MP3.com, the one and only Mr. Robert Eldridge, out among the aspens, here!...
Link to Robert's great album at CD Baby.com here!...
Link to the home web site of ARASHI, the amazingly brilliant ambient / techno band of my very talented buddy, Andy Marrone, here!...
Link the buy the album by ARASHI at CD Baby.com here!...
Link to the magical and fantastic home web site of the truly sensitive and highly inspired man of wonderfully uplifting and enlightening music - IASOS - a man who helped forge and pioneer the whole new musical genre of ambient and meditative music which today is called by the name of New Age Music, here!...
Link to the beautiful home web site of my childhood friend and outstandingly talented musician and multi instrumentalist, Peter Stillwaggon, who plays in many bands performing all styles of authentic music from bluegrass to jazz, here!...
Link to the home web site my fellow drummer, producer, recording studio gear grunt, and multi-talented artist and musician, John Trupp, the man who helped manifest into reality the Aeolian Music Works logo at the end of this page, and all around great guy by clicking on him as Uncle Sam here!
John plays in two bands, and also solo. Check out John's new CD of original material at CD Baby.com here!
Link to the cool web site of one of the two great bands that John Trupp plays in, RADIO MOSAIC, one of the most dynamic, enjoyable, friendly, lively, and interesting bands out there in the jam-band world that I have ever had the pleasure of dancing to, here!...
Link to the band at CD Baby.com to buy their 1st album and hear the outstanding guitar playing of Tim Pruitt here!
Link to the fantastic home web site of one of the hardest rocking bands on the troubled planet today, the amazingly intense, profoundly melodic, rhythmically dynamic, and highly socially conscious SYSTEM OF A DOWN, where you can learn more about the horrors of genocide here!...
Link to the excellent and highly informative web site of the professional organization devoted to the noble and educational pursuit of raising global consciousness about the human horrors of the evil actions of genocide - THE ZORYAN INSTITUTE, here!
Link to the Tibetan Environment page of The International Campaign for Tibet where you can learn more about the evil ecoside accompanying the evil genocide that is taking place in the holy land of Tibet today, and read words from the Dalai Lama such as,"Destruction of nature and natural resources results from ignorance, greed and the lack of respect for earth's living things." - His Holiness the Dalai Lama (1993)
Link to the personal and wonderful home web site of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the 14th Dalai Lama of the holy land of Tibet, a beautiful, spiritual country north of India, sitting high up in the Himalayan Mountains, a place once referred to by some people as "Shangri-La," but in reality, a place that now finds itself in a perpetual state of fear that is far from the utopian vision associated with this mythic name, yet still a land guided by the deeply held Buddhist beliefs of truth, compassion, and self-discipline, here!...
Link to the great, interactive, web site / blog of one of the coolest and hardest working human beings I know, a true visionary, a real good-hearted philanthropist, a huge sports fan, a lover of music and literature, a man who turned me on to The Bible, Bob Dylan, The Faces, The Kinks, Randy Newman, Rod Stewart, and The Who, a man whose father (my Uncle Lou) turned me on to vitamins, a man with a refreshingly funny sense of humor, a dynamo behind AOL for decades, my wonderful cousin, Ted Leonsis, here!...
Link to the truly educational and highly informative, live streaming web site of the always right-on and egalitarian-spirited DEMOCRACY NOW, where Amy Goodman is the courageous, gracious, inquisitive, and ever thoughtful host of one of the few remaining politically progressive radio programs left anywhere in the world, here!
Link to the web site of the always deep digging and truly unbiased author and scholar, G. William Domhoff, who wrote, and continues to constantly revise, the incredibly revealing and politically enlightening book that will apocalyptically lift the sociological veil off of your eyes so you can finally see how everything really works, here!...
GURDJIEFF BOOKS
GURDJIEFF MOVEMENTS
THE GURDJIEFF SOCIETY
"Unless the 'wisdom' of the East and the 'energy' of the West could be harnessed and used harmoniously, the world would be destroyed." - Georgios Georgiadis / Ivanovitch Gurdjieff ... from Gurdjieff Remembered, by Fritz Peters, 1971, page 122
GURDJIEFF
GURDJIEFF LEGACY
GURDJIEFF MUSIC
GURDJIEFF MOVIES
GURDJIEFF FOUNDATION
Link to the absolutely aesthetically mindblowing / mind-manifesting / mind melding, entheogenically enlightening, spiritually inspiring, artistically barrier pushing, truly sacred-art web site of one of the most talented and sociologically challenging and illuminated creative artists, visionaries, and psychedelic painters pushing the petty perimeters of personal and planetary potential in the world at this time - the amazingly talented and spiritually enlightened artist, painter, and higher consciousness seeker, Alex Grey, here!...
Link to the the following four web sites, where you can learn more about the life and works of EURIPIDES, the Jeremiah Johnson,  John Dunbar, and Henry David Thoreau of his day, a man who left the life of Athens for the wild woods of Madedonia in northern Greece, where he wrote The Bacchae.
Link to MAPS, the sociologically pioneering and politically progressive web site of one of the few enlightened and gutsy organizations out there in the land still attempting to fight the good fight with the power of soul and a whole lot of scientific facts in order to help midwife our culture and nation into a more sane and civilized view of the sacred and therapeutic use of the God given, natural substances human beings have used for millenia, here!...
Link to the wonderfully heartwarming web site of one of the most charismatic and charming characters devoted to serving God, to raising consciousness about spiritual enlightenment, spiritual liberation, and living a graceful and meditative life on the spiritual path of service to God and one's community while still living in this crazy life of confusion and suffering, and to still keeping alive a healthy sense of humor about it all while doing so - RAM DASS - and to see what he's been up to lately in Hawaii, here!...
Link to amazon.com where you can buy a copy of BE HERE NOW, the book that put many of us on the holy path.
Watch the ecological love story of Harry and Honey Barbara in BLISS
FELLOWSHIP OF FRIENDS
Link to the magical, metanoic, and miraculous web sites of the enlightening, entertaining, and absolutely, philosophically challenging, ART KLEPS, the Chief Boo Hoo of The Neo- American Church, the candid, amazingly humorous, and great author of two of the most important psychedelic books written in the past 50 years: the classic MILLBROOK, and THE BOO HOO BIBLE, the tome that launched a thousand trips, here
Link to the big, beautiful, backwoods bible
book that damn near came closer than any other source at the time to help ground and guide a whole generation of mindblown kids into a healthy, natural and wholesome, back-to-nature lifestyle that was foreign to us all at the time but gave us all the hope and the means, thanks to Stewart Brand, to navigate clearly through this new uncharted territory we suddenly found ourselves in...
Link to the great positive solutions, CoEvolutionary, totally all natural, WHOLE EARTH CATALOG of today, the one of a kind, do it yourself, great REAL GOODS CATALOG, and the great, environmental, pioneering, alternative energy, show the world you can do it, SOLAR LIVING CENTER in sunny, Hopland, California, here!...
. . . as well as here: The Aeolian Kid says YOWZA!
http://cdbaby.com/cd/aeolianmusicworks2