Closing the guest book 

It got to be such a hassle to keep it clean of spam so the guest book is now gone for good. If you want to get in touch send an email to or I will answer, or forward you onto Mike Dickson. Thanks for understanding.

Get Mike Dickson's solo albums as free downloads 

Mike has been very prolific outside of Systems Theory. All of his albums can be had at his site. Either as downloads or (in the case of a couple of special projects) as audio streams "Six Consequences" (2007 Plasterworthy Music) "Domus" (2007 Plasterworthy Music): "Honfleur" (2008 Plasterworthy Music): "In Exclesis" (2008 Plasterworthy Music):…

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Getting back on track with music in 2010 

First item on the agenda is getting "overfulnoisecascade" out the door. Second will be looking at all the in-progress material to see what might constitute tunes for a Systems Theory release. There was a half-dozen tunes written by Steven that had gone to Greg a few years ago, and since on to Mike. And there's another dozen written by Steven that had gone to Greg and got no further. So perhaps when the best 70-80 mins of that music percolates to the top there might be a final Systems Theory release…

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Greg Amov's OOP solo albums available for download 

In memory of our departed bandmate, Mike Dickson is hosting the MP3s and jpegs of all three of Greg's solo albums. His first two (currently OOP), "The Dark Within The Dark" and "Gecko Highway", and his latest, which we couldn't get ready for release before he died, "The Noble Gases" At some point in 2010 SDM will get all three of these albums back into print as CDs through CD Baby, as part of a larger effort to make available all of Gregory's music, but for now this will allow people to experience his…

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Gregory Michael Amov, 1959-2009, RIP 

It is with regret, but also relief, that I pass on that Systems Theory band-member, long-time Multi-Value/dbms programmer and computer teacher Greg Amov died at 9:10PM November 3rd after a hard few months battling cancer for the second time. Some of you may recall that he had esophageal cancer three years ago. Eventually it came back, became systemic, and it was the cancer that had spread to his brain that took him away from us Amidst the turmoil and sorrow of his death, I'd like to say that it was very…

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Greg Amov begins at home hospice care 

On Oct 27th the palliative care MD authorized at home hospice care for Greg after consulting with the oncology department at USC county general hospital. He will get a scheduled weekly visit from the hospice nurse and twice a week visits from hospice care to help Diane Amov with taking care of Greg. 24/7 access to a full range of support staff is a phone call away. From this point out it's just a question of time, as Greg's pain meds will need to be increased steadily to help him cope with his cancer…

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Artwork in progress for new Greg Amov solo album 

Trevor Davies-Morris will be providing the album cover for Greg's 3rd solo CD, "The Noble Gases". The album has sat in limbo for 15 months since it was final mixed by Steven Davies-Morris. It will be released on Greg's 50th birthday (Nov 6th). The album will initially be a download, with print-on-demand CD-R being available through CD Baby ASAP.

"overfulnoisecascade" release date set 

The new Systems Theory album will be released on Greg Amov's 50th birthday (Nov 6th). It will initially be a download, with print-on-demand CD-R through CD Baby ASAP.

Greg Amov to have radiation 

On Thursday of this week the LAC+USC oncology team will meet with Greg and his palliative care MD. On the table is a short course of targeted radiation aimed at reducing the size of the frontal lobe tumors to retard their growth and help manage his symptoms. It should be stressed that this is at best a temporary aide, and Greg's cancer is terminal.

Greg Amov has brain surgery 

Last Tuesday (Sep 28th) Greg Amov had surgery to clear spinal fluid blockages and relieve pressure in his head. This came after three days on a steroid to reduce the cancer-driven swelling in his head that had almost killed him If all goes well, Greg will be released later today to go home from LAC+USC county general hospital. He will be evaluated next week to determine if palliative radiation therapy might alleviate some of his symptoms and retard the growth of the cancer With the knowledge that…

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