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by taggedunion
Sun Sep 16, 2007 10:45 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: I am open to suggestion--ambient music
Replies: 39
Views: 6369

I second Sigur Ros. Thom Yorke's solo stuff and later Radiohead (or, basically everything after Ok, Computer). Dntel is definitely quite ambient. Here's some stuff that might not be traditionally ambient, but some of it could at least be considered so: the Postal Service, Death Cab For Cutie, Iron &...
by taggedunion
Sun Sep 16, 2007 10:39 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Instrumental music
Replies: 45
Views: 5133

Bluegrass. Lots of it is purely instrumental (and purely chop-bustin' AWESOME). Check out the Seldom Scene.
by taggedunion
Sun Sep 16, 2007 10:37 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: G D Em C (or equivalent)
Replies: 26
Views: 9251

I think it's more accurate to think of G-D-Em-C, or I-V-vi-IV, as a variant of I-IV-V (think Louie-Louie), which is certainly a popular progression, even not counting its variants. It all comes from Medieval-to-Renaissance music, from what I know. Taking music theory in Freshman year, the entire cho...
by taggedunion
Fri Sep 14, 2007 7:54 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Stories of Civilization
Replies: 1
Views: 2090

No, but I found Collapse a good supplemental to GG&S.
by taggedunion
Fri Sep 14, 2007 7:47 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Favorite Chords?
Replies: 85
Views: 9326

I like Am7 because it transitions into CM so very, very well.

((0)-0-2-0-1-0, (0)-3-2-0-1-0)
by taggedunion
Fri Sep 14, 2007 7:42 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Who's your favorite acoustic guitar + voice artist?
Replies: 46
Views: 5321

Conor Oberst/Bright Eyes I agree with. I used to like Dashboard Confessional (and like[d] his band before, Further Seems Forever , but they weren't acoustic), but he can't be called acoustic or solo anymore, it seems. I like a local guy, Danny Weber , who's more of the has-too-much-fun-with-a-Jam-Ma...
by taggedunion
Fri Sep 14, 2007 7:35 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Best Concert You've Been To
Replies: 334
Views: 35781

I went and saw Weird Al last night in an open-air concert. One of the songs, something like "I Wanna Be Your Lover, Baby", he was wearing a red lounge suit and walking the center aisle. And my girlfriend and I were by that aisle. Also, the seats in front of us were empty. Weird Al stood on...
by taggedunion
Wed Sep 12, 2007 6:44 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: [Comics] Really good one-shots
Replies: 13
Views: 7125

Oh shit oh shit it's the Scott Pilgrim guy! I always wanted to read that and I had completely forgotten about it. I read the Scott Pilgrim thing for free comic day a few years back (which I suppose qualifies as a one-shot). It was fantabulous. :D :D :D I truly love Scott Pilgrim as well. *high five...
by taggedunion
Wed Sep 12, 2007 6:42 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Need another epic fantasy....
Replies: 84
Views: 12206

I'll agree with the crapheap Brian Herbert has made out of his father's books. I mean, oy. Christopher Tolkien did it so much better. I second (third? fourth?) Dune. I don't know if you've read Terry Goodkind, but his stuff is pretty okay. I mean, it's not like, tres excellent, but it seems sometime...
by taggedunion
Wed Sep 12, 2007 6:19 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Totally inappropriate "our song"s
Replies: 46
Views: 6672

Oh, Sufjan Steven's "Casimir Pulaski Day". A sweet song about love... and then the girl you love getting leukemia and dying while you cry your eyes out every day about it. Yeah, great "our song".
by taggedunion
Wed Sep 12, 2007 5:50 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: The "IT DOESN'T WORK!" thread
Replies: 1962
Views: 564214

*gives xkcd_n00bz a double of Maker's Mark on the rocks* At least, that's how I like it. Except I prefer just having a single, but whatever. It's very nice to code in C sometimes, to get that baremetal feel... but it's really something I should stay away from. The pain of using C is greatly softened...
by taggedunion
Mon Sep 10, 2007 2:54 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: 1000 blank white cards
Replies: 40
Views: 7220

Speaking of Nomic... or, really, Dvorak.
by taggedunion
Mon Sep 10, 2007 2:46 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Nomic
Replies: 10
Views: 3179

Ooh! I heard of this game years ago and wanted to play it, but I have never really found a place to. I'm totally interested, and would help with hacking up whatever web site, scripting, blah blah, is needed. Have you guys heard of Dvorak ? (@ Wikipedia ) It's a card game variant of Nomic, from what ...
by taggedunion
Mon Sep 10, 2007 2:37 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: [Comics] Really good one-shots
Replies: 13
Views: 7125

A couple by Bryan Lee O'Malley. You can find some under "Selected short stories" at his Wikipedia page.
by taggedunion
Mon Sep 10, 2007 2:29 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Wheel of Time (Split from Geeky/Nerdy Kids Books)
Replies: 228
Views: 129236

also, "hero of humble origins" is not exactly patented by Tolkien. Luke skywalker grew up on a farm, superman was riased in Smallville. even Moses was a sheepherder (or goat-herder?). not to mention king david or Jesus. You can't claim those were ripped from LoTR. Actually, we can. Star W...
by taggedunion
Mon Sep 10, 2007 2:11 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Northwest Sound
Replies: 4
Views: 1684

The Shins are actually from Arizona; they moved to Seattle. Be sure to include Death Cab For Cutie! You could do a paragraph comparing the two periods, especially with labels like Sub Pop heavily involved in both. You could also touch on how the two periods are related and not--a compare-or-constras...
by taggedunion
Mon Sep 10, 2007 2:04 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: sentimentality and music: songs that make you go "Ahhh.
Replies: 25
Views: 3902

Most everything by Bright Eyes, especially Lua and Poison Oak, the latter being about his cousin's suicide. :( :( :(

(If we're going on the sad front.)
by taggedunion
Sun Sep 09, 2007 4:09 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I hate analyzing books
Replies: 62
Views: 7841

English class ruined me a little as far as looking at the subtext of everything, something that annoys even my friends at times (or especially my friends?). But I do enjoy the ability to pick things apart. I just wish that sometimes I could turn it off and not do it automatically. I appear to have z...
by taggedunion
Sun Sep 09, 2007 3:44 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Concept Albums
Replies: 106
Views: 11189

Nobody's mentioned Coheed and Cambria yet?

Wow.
by taggedunion
Sun Sep 09, 2007 3:41 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Awesome local bands
Replies: 16
Views: 3598

Cyrus Fell Down!

These guys are actually really amazing. Double-tapping, insane soloing, amazing live show, and they all just graduated high school. :)
by taggedunion
Sat Sep 08, 2007 9:52 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: I, er, um. Well. I suppose.... Then again. (PHP)
Replies: 11
Views: 3179

Maybe you could think of excluding symbols that can be hard to reproduce on some keyboards, most notably the tilde ('~'). I think these instances are quite rare, though. And of course, users needn't use these characters, but on the other hand, would they need to reproduce them for a forum conversati...
by taggedunion
Sat Sep 08, 2007 9:40 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Best Concert You've Been To
Replies: 334
Views: 35781

A friend of mine and his friend made Andrew WK a ring that said, "What Would Andrew WK Do?". They showed up at the Warped Tour at the Gorge and AWK nearly fell off the stage when he saw them in the crowd, yelling "Kyle! Stimson! I still have the ring!" * Stimpy also saw him at th...
by taggedunion
Sat Sep 08, 2007 9:29 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Totally inappropriate "our song"s
Replies: 46
Views: 6672

Um... is "Birdhouse In Your Soul" by They Might Be Giants inappropriate enough? Very weird, at the very least... One could also say a number of songs by Bright Eyes, which are almost never happy songs (and bittersweet if there's any happy). Especially "Poison Oak", once you learn...
by taggedunion
Tue Sep 04, 2007 8:30 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Worst/Overrated books.
Replies: 753
Views: 281590

I really liked the Harry Potter series. However, I participated in no fandom, fan fiction, rampant speculation, or otherwise allowed it to rule my life at any point in time. I mean, I love books, but I don't let them rule me. Aside from my horrible habit of being unable to put many down before finis...
by taggedunion
Tue Sep 04, 2007 8:27 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Ayn Rand
Replies: 336
Views: 36844

I somewhat liked Heart of Darkness. Not studying it in English class would have greatly improved its appeal, especially with the seemingly minute deconstructions and analyses we had to perform on it. Oy. But if anything, it allowed us Apocalypse Now. I quite enjoyed American Gods, but that's the onl...
by taggedunion
Tue Sep 04, 2007 5:49 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Worst/Overrated books.
Replies: 753
Views: 281590

Atlas Shrugged? The Fountainhead?

(sorry, been reading the Ayn Rand thread)
by taggedunion
Mon Sep 03, 2007 6:15 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Best Concert You've Been To
Replies: 334
Views: 35781

Libby Larson -- a whole concert of her compositions. Hands down.

Hell, she attended it and liked it. :)
by taggedunion
Mon Sep 03, 2007 6:13 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music Jokes
Replies: 133
Views: 51685

RE: Interesting Sheet Music That kind of sounds like a Libby Larson concert I went to... except the concert was hella awesome and probably the best concert I've ever been to. I even got a pic with her and for her to sign my program! But yeah, really , that sounds like a typical rehearsal for the con...
by taggedunion
Mon Sep 03, 2007 4:01 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: That song that's stuck in your head right now...
Replies: 262
Views: 25437

lowbrass wrote:A couple of weeks ago, Take On Me was stuck in my head for TWO DAYS. I thought I was going to go insane.


If you were the one who infected me, you are seriously my enemy. 'Cuz I had that worm lodged firmly in my ear last night.
by taggedunion
Mon Sep 03, 2007 3:57 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Recommend one artist
Replies: 1018
Views: 281619

Sufjan Stevens. NOOOO! He was mine. However, I will add two more recomendations: "The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades Is Out to Get Us" and "John Wayne Gacy, Jr." Yeah, the latter is a great song. Creepy, but good. The former, I don't know if I know enough about the song to comm...
by taggedunion
Mon Sep 03, 2007 3:51 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: This forum needs more...
Replies: 5
Views: 1563

Wow! I didn't know Steve Martin could play! And boy can he play!

I wanna play banjo. Or mandolin.
by taggedunion
Sun Sep 02, 2007 6:55 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Recommend one artist
Replies: 1018
Views: 281619

Sufjan Stevens.

I like "Chicago", "Decatur", "Black Hawk War", "Casimir Pulaski Day", and "For the Widows in Paradise, the Fatherless in Ypsilanti".

Oh, and "The 50 States", something I've only found on live bootleg.
by taggedunion
Sun Sep 02, 2007 6:43 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: The first album you bought?
Replies: 148
Views: 21922

"Quantity Is Job 1" by Five Iron Frenzy

Still one of my favorite albums. :)
by taggedunion
Sun Aug 26, 2007 5:51 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Guilty Music Pleasures
Replies: 99
Views: 10707

I have a mix CD with DDR songs, Aqua, and Nu Italo stuff. :oops:

My fave DDR songs are Candy, Breakdown, Tsugaru, and Dam Daridam.
by taggedunion
Sun Aug 26, 2007 5:45 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: That song that's stuck in your head right now...
Replies: 262
Views: 25437

convoybutterfly wrote:Wagner's overture to Die Meistersinger...

The main theme should sound pretty familiar. It's a famous tune that you hear in a lot of places and suchlike. : )


I've gotten somewhat through the song and I still don't hear it. Could you provide M:SS?
by taggedunion
Sun Aug 26, 2007 5:41 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Awesome bands that nobody's heard of
Replies: 551
Views: 100047

So a friend put a song on a mix CD for me by a local artist .. Vandaveer. The song is "Roman Candle" and it's good. The other ones are nice too. Check it out. Heh, I knew someone by the name of Vanderveer in high school... kind of weird. :) Man, this "Roman Candle" song is rocki...
by taggedunion
Sun Aug 26, 2007 5:38 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Awesome new image resizing algorithm
Replies: 9
Views: 8981

That is quite cool and makes the gadget-lover in me squeal with joy.
by taggedunion
Sun Aug 26, 2007 5:26 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: C++ - Ackermann function optmisation
Replies: 23
Views: 7902

Cynic wrote:And I'm not even sure what stack.tos does.


Wouldn't that be "Top Of Stack"? Or were you concerned about something else?
by taggedunion
Fri Aug 24, 2007 8:34 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: That song that's stuck in your head right now...
Replies: 262
Views: 25437

Peevish wrote:At any given time: The Luckiest Guy On The Lower East Side by The Magnetic Fields.


I've heard this song, I think, except it was by a band called "Get Him Eat Him".
by taggedunion
Fri Aug 24, 2007 8:32 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: c++: number type flexibility
Replies: 10
Views: 2273

evilbeanfiend wrote:in general, id say use doubles instead of floats unless you know you are going to be memory constrained


I agree. It's also standard practice, as well.

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