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by SkaBassist
Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:12 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: favorite lines/quotes from books
Replies: 286
Views: 110514

Re: favorite lines/quotes from books

I could quote Vonnegut up and down, but it seems you all have done my work for me. "There is truth, my boy. But the doctrine you desire, absolute, perfect dogma that alone provides wisdom, does not exist. Nor should you long for a perfect doctrine, my friend. Rather, you should long for the per...
by SkaBassist
Mon Jul 13, 2009 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: POST YOUR MUSIC HERE and actually Listen too! (Rules in OP)
Replies: 396
Views: 167800

Re: Post YOUR music here (Merged : The Rainbow Correction)

My old band, The Allusionists, is now pretty much defunct. This is my new band, The Donner Party Animals.

If you like math rock, post-rock, or saxophone, check it out. Or don't. It's a free country.
by SkaBassist
Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:21 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: "I just don't get it" Thread.
Replies: 344
Views: 27805

Re: "I just don't get it" Thread.

Yes, I am sure atonal is the word I'm looking for. Maybe I could have been more specific (serialism, set theory, that sort of thing). Well, I think your opinion is silly. Not all of us have delicate candy ears. And some of us like harsh sounds that can stand on their own merit. Not when they're simp...
by SkaBassist
Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:01 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Music Game
Replies: 16
Views: 2284

Re: The Music Game

[12] Explosions in the Sky
[12] Metric
[10] Yann Tiersen
[11] Why?
[10] Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
[9] Air
[6] Aphex Twin
[10] Plushgun
[2] The Sword
by SkaBassist
Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:50 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: "I just don't get it" Thread.
Replies: 344
Views: 27805

Re: "I just don't get it" Thread.

Oh boy, I couldn't have picked worse music to not get. Radiohead. All of it. Trance/House/Hardcore/Drum'n'Bass/Industrial/etc. Electronic music in general. It all sounds the damn same to me. The only electronic music I've found myself to enjoy is BT. Also, if you're one of the .05% of the population...
by SkaBassist
Fri Jul 03, 2009 9:18 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Favorite piece of classical music
Replies: 72
Views: 6820

Re: Favorite piece of classical music

OK...what kind of music displays genuine emotion and doesn't suck, then? *Nibbles on kitten* CHARLES IVES. Listen to his Concord Sonata, namely the third movement, "The Alcotts". My favorite pieces of classical music: -Charles Ive's Concord Sonata, namely the third movement, "The Alc...
by SkaBassist
Fri Jun 26, 2009 3:38 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: How many different types of music do you listen to?
Replies: 85
Views: 9829

Re: How many different types of music do you listen to?

When people ask me, "What kind of music do you listen to?", I normally just smile. There is very little music I actually DISlike, but that doesn't mean I actively seek out and listen to all kinds of music - that would be quite difficult. I do my best however - I actively listen to most thi...
by SkaBassist
Tue Jun 16, 2009 1:42 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: House Shows
Replies: 3
Views: 717

House Shows

You guys been to any good house/basement shows? I went to see Best Friends Forever last week, it was fucking fantastic. The first opening "band" was some sort of performance art thing. The violin player continually cut pieces of his shirt out, and the drummer put a showercap filled with je...
by SkaBassist
Sun Apr 19, 2009 6:25 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Mastodon's "Crack the Skye" is Out!
Replies: 17
Views: 1515

Re: Mastodon's "Crack the Skye" is Out!

I thought the vocals improved. but other than that I think Leviathan was superior in every aspect. I think Crack the Skye is a step up from Blood Mountain, but Mastodon will have a tough time dethroning Leviathan. I really wish they had kept that creepy ethereal melody going in The Czar, instead of ...
by SkaBassist
Sun Apr 12, 2009 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music you put off listening to and now love
Replies: 29
Views: 2945

Re: Music you put off listening to and now love

I made the mistake of not looking up every single band that was at Lollapalooza when I went, and so I missed out on the following bands:

-Noah and the Whale
-Eli "Paperboy" Reed and the True Loves
-DeVotchKa
-Foals

What a shame.
by SkaBassist
Sun Apr 12, 2009 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Odd mental associations of songs?
Replies: 13
Views: 1419

Re: Odd mental associations of songs?

Counting Crows (Specifically August and Everything After) = My backyard as a kid
Pinkerton by Weezer = Marching band, freshman year of high school
Pressure Chief by Cake = Driving to school in 7th grade
by SkaBassist
Sun Apr 12, 2009 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Weezer, fans, anti-fans, newcomers. All are welcome.
Replies: 26
Views: 3152

Re: Weezer, fans, anti-fans, newcomers. All are welcome.

Ok, let me start by saying that Pavement != Pinkerton. There's no reason to compare them. Personally, the album order for me goes: Pinkerton>Blue>Red>Maladroit>Green>Make Believe You guys are giving Green way too much credit in my opinion. In my head, I picture Rivers saying, "Hmmm... nobody li...
by SkaBassist
Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:39 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music that kicks ass
Replies: 24
Views: 2579

Re: Music that kicks ass

Distorted anything. Mastodon, Death From Above 1979, Shellac. Punk also does this job well.
by SkaBassist
Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:18 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: How did you start liking music?
Replies: 31
Views: 3823

How did you start liking music?

This is mainly directed at my fellow rabid music fans, but everyone is welcome. It seems to me that there are many ways to "get into" music. Some people like music from birth, perhaps with influence from their parents. Others catch on later. Still others are shown music by people. So how d...
by SkaBassist
Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:12 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Cruising Music
Replies: 7
Views: 1006

Re: Cruising Music

Angular stuff (Think Foals) makes me drive a little faster.
by SkaBassist
Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:10 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Ten Songs
Replies: 56
Views: 5022

Re: Ten Songs

BEAR VS. SHARK

5, 6 Kids
The Employee Is Not Afraid
Buses, No Buses
Baraga Embankment
What A Horrible Night For A Curse
Catamaran
Ma Jolie
Seven Stop Hold Restart
Kylie
Heard Iron Bug, "They're Coming To Town"
by SkaBassist
Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:06 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Favorite bands of the 90s
Replies: 58
Views: 4619

Re: Favorite bands of the 90s

SKASKASKAHOLYSHITSKA. I miss it :(

Weezer and Cake were good in the 90's.
Blink 182 (I don't have very high hopes for the new stuff).
by SkaBassist
Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:00 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: THEME: If all music were autobiographical...
Replies: 27
Views: 2240

Re: THEME: If all music were autobiographical...

Oh god, don't get me started on John Darnielle. It would take more than a lifetime to equal even one of his zillions of albums. Sean Bonnette would be a crude, racist, meth-addicted serial killer. Devin Davis would simultaneously be an American caveman and a turtle. I'm From Barcelona would be from ...
by SkaBassist
Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:20 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: How does music Make you feel?
Replies: 7
Views: 1945

Re: How does music Make you feel?

I can't hear "Wagon Wheel" by Old Crow Medicine Show without being reminded of my first love. Corny, I know, but truthful. There are a zillion like that. Weezer's Pinkerton makes me think of marching band, single-handedly hauling timpani out in the muted Texas morning; Still dark out. Turn...
by SkaBassist
Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:12 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: VIKING METAL
Replies: 15
Views: 1520

Re: VIKING METAL

No... No one mentioned Tyr? What the hell?

TYR.

Thread completed.
by SkaBassist
Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Go play a REAL instrument!
Replies: 36
Views: 3695

Re: Go play a REAL instrument!

I have the same problem. The main solution is to cut your nails as short as possible as often as possible. If "as short as possible" isn't short enough, then you're going to have to adjust your technique. Try and have your hand flatter over the strings - that helps, but not much. It mostly...
by SkaBassist
Sun Feb 15, 2009 7:07 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Need some acoustic guitar songs
Replies: 10
Views: 2626

Re: Need some acoustic guitar songs

Any Bright Eyes. If you want to go the whole nine yards, you can cry while doing it. :P Also, The Avett Brothers. It's fun to sing along with your playing, if that's your thing. If you are interested in fingerpicking, there is some awesome stuff out there. Try "A Tender History in Rust" by...
by SkaBassist
Sun Feb 15, 2009 6:57 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Your favourite sounds in music?
Replies: 53
Views: 3664

Re: Your favourite sounds in music?

Ooooh, good idea for a thread. In order: Bowed vibes. So ethereal, so beautiful. When used well, this is definitely my favorite sound. Nice, low saxophone. Bari is preferred. There is some seriously badass stuff out there for the Bari. Listen starting at 1:15 in that video. Also, I second muted trum...
by SkaBassist
Thu Feb 12, 2009 2:28 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music Program
Replies: 39
Views: 2211

Re: Music Program

I have a question in the same vein: As an amateur (not for long!) composer, I have wrestled with various music programs for some time. I hate Finale, I hate Sibelius, and I hate the huge price tags on both. The only program I really like is Guitar Pro; it has a great way to to navigate, is easy to u...
by SkaBassist
Wed Feb 11, 2009 5:06 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Post-Rock
Replies: 86
Views: 42465

Re: Post-Rock

You pretty much mentioned everything I would say, short of Lakes of Russia. They're along the lines of Mogwai or Boards of Canada. My favorite post-rock band is still Do Make Say Think. "You, You're a History in Rust" was eargasmic. I dunno if you guys would call these bands post-rock (but...
by SkaBassist
Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: I finally recorded a song...
Replies: 15
Views: 1953

Re: I finally recorded a song...

I thought it was quite good. As for singing, just practice your ass off. Sing any time you're alone, sing when you're in the shower, sing along with songs in the car. For me, I got recording stuff last christmas. I was a horrible singer. Over the past year, I sang all the time, and gradually got bet...
by SkaBassist
Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:47 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Bassoon Issues (seriously out of tune)
Replies: 9
Views: 1496

Re: Bassoon Issues (seriously out of tune)

And my parents, friends, and everyone I've ever known said bassoon was useless. Well I'm gonna show them, answering a question on the internet! In my experience, 95% of all problems boil down to the reed, which is both good and bad - it's good because you can fix it yourself or just get a new reed, ...
by SkaBassist
Sun Jan 25, 2009 10:30 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Song for your funeral?
Replies: 74
Views: 7218

Re: Song for your funeral?

Ooooh, I've had this one picked out for a while now. "So Long Universe" by the Pillows. Besides the obvious implication of the title, the song is totally what I would want. It's not rediculously sentimental, it's just right. It'd be nice if I could understand the lyrics (they're in Japanes...
by SkaBassist
Sun Jan 25, 2009 10:27 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Perfect Moments In Music
Replies: 396
Views: 199121

Re: Perfect Moments In Music

In "A Tender History of Rust" by Do Make Say Think, 1:31 in, when there's that little poolsplash of laughter, and the fingerpicked acoustic guitar riff comes in... ...completely goddamn joyous. :D Holy shit, I have always thought this. I was going to post it until I read this. I have a ha...
by SkaBassist
Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:39 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Black Metal and related genres
Replies: 39
Views: 3983

Re: Black Metal and related genres

Though I consider myself to be thoroughly musically "literate", I'm sure I can't be the only one that devides my metal into "metal" and "really metal metal". That's not to say I don't like metal of all kinds, I just think it's splitting hairs when you start with all thi...
by SkaBassist
Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:23 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Favorite Musical Character
Replies: 29
Views: 2443

Re: Favorite Musical Character

I can't belive no one has mentioned the Alpha Couple by the Mountain Goats. Wikipedia says: "Songs in this category concern the same fictional couple, described as a heterosexual lower-middle-class man and woman who originally loved each other genuinely, and held generally ordinary concerns for...
by SkaBassist
Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:17 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Metalcore/Emocore
Replies: 21
Views: 1888

Re: Metalcore/Emocore

...Metalcore? Now I know for SURE that someone at Capital records is just trying to piss me off.
by SkaBassist
Wed Dec 31, 2008 7:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0520: "Cuttlefish"
Replies: 202
Views: 36826

Re: "Cuttlefish" Discussion

I will go ahead and represent all of the music majors when I say:

If you leave all of us alone, we will be more than happy to make the soundtrack for the climactic battle scene.
by SkaBassist
Sun Aug 31, 2008 11:57 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Guitar Elitists Club
Replies: 34
Views: 3477

Re: Guitar Elitists Club

I dunno that I'm that great, but I've been playing for like 4 years, and most anyone playing for a long period of time is normally alright. I can play guitar to my standards, and it serves my purposes well. I can't sweep, but I can tap quite well and solo decently. I use it more for composition than...
by SkaBassist
Sun Aug 31, 2008 11:46 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Top 10 Artists
Replies: 248
Views: 161789

Re: Top 10 Artists

Ok, I got this one. -Cake -Streetlight Manifesto -Bear vs. Shark -Weezer (Blue/Pinkerton) -Les Savy Fav -So Many Dynamos -Defiance, Ohio -Bomb the Music Industry! -Neutral Milk Hotel -The World/Inferno Friendship Society Also, Is This Just An Empty Shout Into The Ether Welcome to the internet, my fr...
by SkaBassist
Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Song of the day
Replies: 13
Views: 1826

Re: Song of the day

All good songs so far.

"Hey Momma" by Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground.
by SkaBassist
Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music you grew up with - Music You'll always love/hate
Replies: 98
Views: 26158

Re: Music you grew up with - Music You'll always love/hate

I remember the neighbor kid always listening to Blink-182 when I was growing up. I can't hate it now.
by SkaBassist
Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:43 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What does one do at a concert?
Replies: 53
Views: 18176

Re: What does one do at a concert?

WTF is SKA and how do you pronounce it? It's pronounced "Skah". Felstaff got it more or less right. The first wave was kind of big band/jazz stuff, mostly instrumental, with strong upbeat stresses. Bands/musicians included the Skatalites, Desmond Dekker, and the Maytals. This was in Jamai...
by SkaBassist
Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:24 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: theremin
Replies: 13
Views: 2261

Re: theremin

I've played around on one. I don't think I'd ever put in the time to actually become skilled in it (it's gotta take forever), but it's a fun toy.
by SkaBassist
Fri Aug 08, 2008 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are bands that make you smile?
Replies: 52
Views: 4951

Re: What are bands that make you smile?

While I love Neutral Milk Hotel, I can't say they often make me smile. Usually I come closer to crying than smiling (with the exception of Untitled, which is just awesome). Yeah, every time I hear "And here's where your mother sleeps, and here is the room where your brothers were born, indenti...

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