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Re: Member baiting
« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2008, 09:35:19 AM »
That's the one.

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Re: Member baiting
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2008, 10:23:27 AM »
robin has an excuse for not knowing who REM was because of his age :P. i just don't have much exposure to pop music. i don't really have a way to relate to a lot of pop music. i never listen to the radio or watch television, and i haven't really for many years. it's kind of humorous hanging out with a relatively recently very successful pop musician, and i had no clue who or what his band was or what their music sounded like (he found this amusing). one of my best friends who i play music with all the time was in a pretty successful band in the 90s. i'm 99% of the time clueless about who or what music he's talking about most of the time when it comes to rock music and stuff. "blah blah blah.... .... you have no idea what i'm talking about, do you" "nope" :lol: my colleagues are often shocked at the goatse sized hole in my knowledge of pop and rock. it's almost like i came out from underneath a rock somewhere.

but i know a lot about classical music, old country and jazz, even quite a bit about traditional asian music - particularly japanese. electronic music has a lot of different faces too. i don't know a whole lot about that either. i know some, on the "academic" side of things. whatever that means.

knowing one niche is great but there's so much stuff in the world there's no way to know all of it. or even a tiny tiny fragment of it even if you know a lot about american pop music. it's still just a tiny piece of a huge picture.
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Re: Member baiting
« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2008, 11:03:35 AM »
Karion bait:




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Re: Member baiting
« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2008, 07:25:19 PM »
I find your posts fascinating, First Post. Musically, I think you're in a different world from most of us, and I say that as a compliment. You're aware of the musicians we're all familiar with, but you also know of a whole different... subculture(?) of music that I don't think many of us know much about. I'd love to learn more about some of things you know. I wish you would start a thread that listed all these different genres with links to vids that were exemplary of the genre. Yes, I'd like to subscribe to your newsletter  :P

Wow what a nice thing to say, thanks man. Yeah, I can start a thread in the back somewhere in which to riff about music and stuff.

Agreed that it is more about everyone having their own avenues of specialized knowledge. I think for me, a lot of my peers rejected the electronic and hip hop avenues while myself and others kept going down those routes to see where they led. Looking at that radio playlist, that's mostly what I recognize (Zed Bias is a Myspace friend, haha). There's still a big split among musicians about it, more so than I would have expected by now. It's sorta like how the jazzbo guys felt about rock and roll...that's not really music, anybody could do that, three repetitive chords O WOW, etc. That's a whole 'nother subject tho. I do try to keep up with popular music too, because I'm interested in what makes it popular (even if sometimes it's "How could people possibly like this?" heh).

Good point too about copyright and GC Coleman's drum work for The Winstons. On one hand, if people would have been sued for "Amen Brother" there's NO WAY the junglist movement would have spread like it did, and brought so much music and creativity and joy and hands up in the air, all over the world. On the other hand, that guy never saw a penny from its usage, and AFAIK or anyone else knows, he never knew how deep his influence had been to modern music at the time of his demise...

*eta I gave more thought to whether jungle would have proliferated with the absence of that one break...would the balance have merely shifted elsewhere, to Incredible Bongo Band "Apache" or James Brown's "Think" and "Funky Drummer" beats which were also heavily used in the style...but no, I gotta stand by that--the Amen was way too important to the sound. The way the drumkit was recorded (and "Color Him Father" sounds the same way), that snare sound in particular...it really lends itself well to being pitched up or down, in a time when samplers and computer editing became big, which made it an irreplaceable tool for cutting up and speeding to 180+ bpm tempos. 
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Re: Member baiting
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2008, 07:11:22 AM »
Hay! They filmed that Leatherheads movie down here near me! Some of it was even done in the little town I live in. There were Clooney sightings all over the news.  David Sedaris performed at a theater in Charlotte during the time they were here and I wanted to go SO bad but I know NO ONE here who would have gone with me (OMG he's ghey? Oh NOES! YOU MIGHT CATCH IT!). Turns out John Krasinski and Renee Zellweger went. Dammit. I wish I had just one decent friend here.  :cry: I could have met Krasinski!

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Re: Member baiting
« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2008, 09:26:18 AM »
Let me know if you need me to drive in for decent friend duty!

Speaking of driving in, I am planning to be in Wilmington for a weekend at some point in the next two months (a friend of mine there had a baby and I want to visit while she's still off work).  I'll keep you posted - maybe come check out the new digs.  What's another few hours on the road?
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Re: Member baiting
« Reply #21 on: February 01, 2008, 11:17:14 AM »
I'm available for indecent friendship :knotty:
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Re: Member baiting
« Reply #22 on: February 06, 2008, 01:32:28 PM »
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Re: Member baiting
« Reply #23 on: February 06, 2008, 03:08:23 PM »
Hay! They filmed that Leatherheads movie down here near me! Some of it was even done in the little town I live in. There were Clooney sightings all over the news.  David Sedaris performed at a theater in Charlotte during the time they were here and I wanted to go SO bad but I know NO ONE here who would have gone with me (OMG he's ghey? Oh NOES! YOU MIGHT CATCH IT!). Turns out John Krasinski and Renee Zellweger went. Dammit. I wish I had just one decent friend here.  :cry: I could have met Krasinski!

why didn't you just go by yourself?
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Re: Member baiting
« Reply #24 on: February 06, 2008, 04:22:37 PM »
why didn't you just go by yourself?

The party line answer to that is I'm not very comfortable getting in and around downtown Charlotte, as I live thirty miles away and don't ever go there. The true answer is that I suck and have no good excuse. I just went to my first movie by myself only like a year ago.

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Re: Member baiting
« Reply #25 on: February 06, 2008, 09:02:03 PM »
why didn't you just go by yourself?

The party line answer to that is I'm not very comfortable getting in and around downtown Charlotte, as I live thirty miles away and don't ever go there. The true answer is that I suck and have no good excuse. I just went to my first movie by myself only like a year ago.

Hunt for Red October was the first movie I ever saw in theatres alone. I was like 14.

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Re: Member baiting
« Reply #26 on: February 06, 2008, 10:42:16 PM »
When I lived in Florida, I went to the movies alone a fair bit.  Twice in one day, once.  It was never much fun.

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Re: Member baiting
« Reply #27 on: February 06, 2008, 10:48:37 PM »
Back on topic: blatent Andrrhea bait
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Re: Member baiting
« Reply #28 on: February 06, 2008, 10:59:18 PM »
WOMBAT PORN!

That is the awesomest picture. The caption "A satisfied wombat?" kicked my ass. 

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Re: Member baiting
« Reply #29 on: February 07, 2008, 11:37:41 AM »
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A complicated dance, a bite on the rump and ferocious backward kicks are all part of the wombat's lovemaking repertoire

aha! the origins of your eyuth ee eyuckth tricks are revealed at last!



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