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by Eitel
Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:59 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Randomize Your Library, Post First Song
Replies: 212
Views: 11738

Re: Randomize Your Library, Post First Song

Ballad of a Thin Man by Bob Dylan

Oh snap Songbird, oh snap. (I use Songbird to passively rebel against iTunes.)
by Eitel
Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:49 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Darwin's 200th Birthday.
Replies: 10
Views: 906

Re: Darwin's 200th Birthday.

I just attended a lecture about Darwin where the whole of the science department rebelled against creationism. Through this I have learned one thing, philosophy professors are exceedingly verbose.
by Eitel
Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Water in your ears ... best solution to get rid of it
Replies: 71
Views: 4910

Re: Water in your ears ... best solution to get rid of it

Water in the ear will drain through the nasal cavity on its own, shaking your head like a maniac won't really help. Like other people said there's stuff for water in the ear and whatnot, but cold medicines help as well depending on where the water actually is.
by Eitel
Mon Jan 05, 2009 6:36 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Pianists?
Replies: 76
Views: 5418

Re: Pianists?

The second movement doesn't have triplets...I'm not sure what part you mean...? He's either mistaken the 3/4 time signature for triplets, or mistaken the whole movement for third and again mistaken the semi-quavers for triplets. I do not make mistakes. ~Anonymous Mod I'm confused though, becaus...
by Eitel
Mon Jan 05, 2009 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Pianists?
Replies: 76
Views: 5418

Re: Pianists?

I've played for somewhere in the vicinity of five years, I'm currently working on Chopin's Ballade no. 3 and Rachmaninoff's hugely overplayed Prelude op. 23 no. 5. Just finished Chopin's Nocturne op. 48 no. 1, Bach's Toccata in E Minor, and Ravel's Sonatine. Anyway, as people mentioned Muse's Butter...
by Eitel
Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Tabbed browsing.
Replies: 38
Views: 1759

Re: Tabbed browsing.

I dislike tabs. That's right, I said it.
by Eitel
Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:16 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Getting Worse With Practice/Practice Habits
Replies: 9
Views: 1656

Re: Getting Worse With Practice/Practice Habits

Aside from all the don't over practice advice and all that, one thing particularly helpful with Bach is when you're going through it slowly, play it overly staccato, especially since you said its getting clumsy, it'll make you much more accurate, and if your playing through it normally its very easy...
by Eitel
Thu Dec 04, 2008 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Easonal Vatars Yndrome Trikes Gain!
Replies: 552
Views: 31742

Re: For those with Easonal Avatars Syndrome

Sha-blam, invisible people shadow hats, now, to figure out how to get hats on flying birds down there.
by Eitel
Thu Dec 04, 2008 2:32 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Songs with "Rain" in the title
Replies: 73
Views: 17069

Re: Songs with "Rain" in the title

The Beatles - Rain
by Eitel
Mon Nov 17, 2008 6:57 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: your walking theme
Replies: 63
Views: 4781

Re: your walking theme

I would be walking to this. All the time. It would get a bit monotonous after a while, but then I'd tell them, hey, I'm a superhero, and it would be ok.
by Eitel
Tue Nov 04, 2008 3:01 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Fugues
Replies: 17
Views: 1736

Re: Fugues

A decent fugue to start with would be the C Minor (BWV 961), the D Minor you picked is probably doable though, it is a bit of a leap from the invention you learned, as are most fugues.

My favourite is probably the one from Bach's Tocatta and Fugue in E Minor. Starts at 6:00
by Eitel
Tue Oct 28, 2008 2:48 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Romantic Composers (and others to a lesser extent)
Replies: 32
Views: 1781

Re: Romantic Composers (and others to a lesser extent)

On another note, Shostakovich's symphonies and string quartets are brilliant. Not so much a fan of his piano works, although his Prelude and Fugue no. 15 is fun to play if nothing else.
by Eitel
Sun Oct 19, 2008 6:11 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Romantic Composers (and others to a lesser extent)
Replies: 32
Views: 1781

Re: Romantic Composers (and others to a lesser extent)

I also am in love with Chopin. Playing his Nocturne in C Minor for recital, and being very frustrated at his fourth ballade's coda. Being a piano player does seem to cause one to favor Chopin though, at any rate, you said you don't like impressionist stuff, and I don't know if you've heard him, but ...
by Eitel
Mon Aug 11, 2008 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Future Technology Mega Poll!
Replies: 29
Views: 1547

Re: Future Technology Mega Poll!

Many of these seem completely improbable in that time frame, for instance the mining of asteroids or other celestial bodies; likewise the advancements in medicine listed don't seem likely if for nothing more than time restraints. Even if we managed a way to achieve both of these there would be anoth...
by Eitel
Wed Jul 16, 2008 4:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0450: "The Sea"
Replies: 128
Views: 18034

Re: "The Sea" Discussion

Reminded me of A Softer World, which maybe isn't too surprising what with the link to that site on the front page.
by Eitel
Fri Jun 27, 2008 2:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: my hobby:
Replies: 37
Views: 2310

Re: my hobby:

I once watched a two and a half hour lecture on hematology on youtube. I can safely say I have seen the most awesome granny figure ever. Her comparison between dirt and platelets was inspiring. At any rate, I very much enjoy destroying words for irony. Words such as "ignorism" work very ni...
by Eitel
Tue Jun 24, 2008 1:24 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4835
Views: 497412

Re: Doctor Who

Laughing Daleks make me giddy and nostalgic. Oh, season finale, why must Davies be writing you? I can't wait until Moffat takes over, his stuff has easily been the best so far (Library ones, Blink, Girl in the Fireplace).
by Eitel
Sat May 24, 2008 5:24 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: 5 book that chronicle humanity
Replies: 12
Views: 1706

Re: 5 book that chronicle humanity

1. As said many times, the Bible, as a book with such a massive following cannot be left out. 2. The Divine Comedy, as is only fitting following the Bible. 3. The Da Vinci Code to emphasize humanity's struggle with the idea of religion. 4. Good Omens, for comedic effect. 5. Finally, The Blind Watchm...
by Eitel
Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:49 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Pitchfork needs to get Pitchforked
Replies: 42
Views: 4675

Re: Pitchfork needs to get Pitchforked

Pitchfork are like NME, they praise unknown bands and then shun them as soon as they become popular. (Of course barring any bands to come from Manchester.) I mean Pitchfork wouldn't be bad if they weren't constantly comparing everything to Radiohead or the Beatles.
by Eitel
Fri Feb 01, 2008 3:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: At what ages have you experienced changes of faith?
Replies: 160
Views: 5592

Re: At what ages have you experienced changes of faith?

I grew up going to a Russian Orthodox church, which was inherently bizarre for a child, but as long as I can remember having an opinion I always thought it was a bit of a joke. I don't know when I really determined my opinion on any deity, but I don't think I ever really believed in the whole thing.
by Eitel
Wed Jan 16, 2008 2:36 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Classical Music Dying?
Replies: 106
Views: 7418

Re: Classical Music Dying?

It isn't dying, but composers now seem more focused on soundtracks for films instead of preludes and symphonies. There are still quite a few good composers though who do both, Philip Glass being one of my favourite.
by Eitel
Tue Jan 08, 2008 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Beat the chimp!
Replies: 46
Views: 2236

Re: Beat the chimp!

I got 8 and then 10 the next two times, most difficult part was actually seeing more than two numbers.
by Eitel
Thu Dec 20, 2007 1:47 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Powernoise, Noise, Dark Ambient...
Replies: 44
Views: 4860

Re: Powernoise, Noise, Dark Ambient...

Lightning Bolts a good one, Death From Above 1979 are another loud drum and bass band although somewhat more alt rock oriented that may not suit your request.
by Eitel
Mon Dec 17, 2007 12:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Shirts, and the amounts of them
Replies: 42
Views: 2106

Re: Shirts, and the amounts of them

I have quite a lot of long sleeves and a fair amount of t-shirts, but I much prefer strange jackets. I have quite a few bombastic looking military jackets, pea coats and similar things. I wish it were colder here.
by Eitel
Sun Dec 16, 2007 3:57 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: What would you do if time travel was real?
Replies: 246
Views: 23774

Re: What would you do if time travel was real?

I'd go hang out with Lewis Caroll for a bit, toss around ideas surrounding a supposed Red Queen and some girl. Then maybe stop by Coleridge's place for some tea and opium and discuss Mongol's. Form a band two months before the Beatles and play their entire catalogue before they would. Become an hono...
by Eitel
Sun Dec 16, 2007 1:51 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Listen to everything?
Replies: 73
Views: 4984

Re: Listen to everything?

I don't think anyone can listen to everything enjoyably. I have a fairly wide range compared to most I know, from Classical or Operatic type stuff to more rock or electronic things. I've noticed though a lot of people say they'll listen to everything, but its usually everything on the radio. Show th...
by Eitel
Sun Dec 16, 2007 1:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Speech Impediments
Replies: 58
Views: 3861

Re: Speech Impediments

I'm told that I speak very quickly and mash a lot into what I'm saying, but I only really notice it when I'm nervous and I just end up not saying anything at all very quickly. Oh and I too have the Johnny Woss thing going, not so noticeable though as a British accent hides it fairly well.
by Eitel
Wed Dec 12, 2007 4:28 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kingdom of Loathing
Replies: 449
Views: 47176

Re: Kingdom of Loathing

I applied to the clan as Savor. I've been playing for a while but my old clan is pretty dead.
by Eitel
Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:41 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: The Post Your Favorite Song Thread
Replies: 33
Views: 2462

Re: The Post Your Favorite Song Thread

At the moment I think it would be Screenager by Muse.

This one in particular
by Eitel
Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:08 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: eating meat
Replies: 1333
Views: 109609

Re: eating meat

Most people that I've met who are vegans/vegetarians, including myself, either grew up surrounded by the idea or like the lifestyle better. I haven't really run across anyone who thinks they're going to save all the animals by not eating meat.
by Eitel
Tue Dec 11, 2007 7:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Great things that happened to you today*
Replies: 1346
Views: 138289

Re: Great things that happened to you today*

I aced my German final, 'twas a good day. Pronouns will however be the death of me, I'm sure of it.
by Eitel
Mon Dec 10, 2007 3:04 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Can't stop the feet
Replies: 22
Views: 1908

Re: Can't stop the feet

I rock out to Shostakovich's 5th.


Idioteque from Radiohead is good too.
by Eitel
Mon Dec 10, 2007 3:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What was your first car?
Replies: 79
Views: 5240

Re: What was your first car?

A very old Ford Taurus, that car was awesome. It couldn't reverse so I had to stick my foot out and push it.
by Eitel
Sat Dec 08, 2007 7:27 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What kind of books do you read?
Replies: 30
Views: 3442

Re: What kind of books do you read?

Any time I'm asked my favourite genre I always say Fantasy or Sci-Fi type fantasy, but of all the books I've read I've been far less disappointed with general fiction. Fantasy is fun to read, but its always the well written stories about normal stuff that affect me the most.
by Eitel
Sat Dec 08, 2007 7:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Comedians
Replies: 101
Views: 8073

Re: Comedians

As far as comedians in music, Arrogant Worms are awesome.

For stand-up stuff, my favourites are definitely Mitch Hedberg and his long lost love child, Demetri Martin.
by Eitel
Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: American university v British university
Replies: 34
Views: 1501

Re: American university v British university

I go to UC Berkeley, we spend more time protesting the man preventing our right to sleep in trees than actually learning. Honestly though it tends to come down to if the student wants to learn or if they just want the diploma. Almost every professor I've had has been very passionate about their subj...
by Eitel
Wed Dec 05, 2007 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your voice!
Replies: 458
Views: 77279

Re: Post your voice!

Behold the effects of living in California for four years on a Brit:

http://media.putfile.com/talking-88
by Eitel
Mon Dec 03, 2007 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What Albums Are You Excited For?
Replies: 86
Views: 7070

Re: What Albums Are You Excited For?

Circulatory System (only 6 years in the making!)
My Bloody Valentine
Muse's next

Hopefully they will all be of epic proportions.
by Eitel
Wed Nov 21, 2007 1:33 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What instrument do you own?
Replies: 172
Views: 24360

Re: What instrument do you own?

Fender Telecaster
Les Paul DC Lite
Lakewood Acoustic
old Violin
Kawai upright piano
Kawai MP5 keyboard
Jaw Harp
Macbook (Synth and other digital music things)
by Eitel
Mon Nov 19, 2007 2:22 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Artificial Creativity
Replies: 33
Views: 2813

Re: Artificial Creativity

Most times that I've taken LSD I'd have an urge to draw, but most of what I end up drawing doesn't look good in the morning. Its a bit more effective for writing non-prose pieces, but I definitely agree that it wont make you creative. To me its simply a type of inspiration, and it definitely comes t...

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