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  • AlexanderAlexander Registered User
    edited September 2008
    MikeMan wrote: »
    Music is a very fun and wonderful journey.

    my favourite part is when you lose the holistic mystique behind even the simplest songs, because you know how they work, but then you gain an appreciation for the more complex stuff that baffled you or left you cold beforehand.

    The knowing smile that comes with knowing how to play songs.

    I want to learn some delta blues, slide slide slide time.

    Alexander your sig is bad and you should feel bad.
  • Wonder_HippieWonder_Hippie __BANNED USERS
    edited September 2008
    Alexander wrote: »
    Nerissa wrote: »
    I wish I could play any musical instrument.

    I got an acoustic guitar for Christmas, but I haven't made the time to learn much yet, and the guitar thread here is a bit intimidating for a true newbie.

    You can do it easy peasy. just go to guitartabs online and learn the songs you like to listen to, thats how I learnt and improved, unless you like heavy metal then you're pretty much fucked.

    this post pretty much sums up my 8 years career of playing guitar.

    I can play some Mastodon tracks with a lot of practice, that's about the top end of my face-melting ability.

    Pftt, playing fast is for people that aren't good enough to write.

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  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Alexander wrote: »
    Nerissa wrote: »
    I wish I could play any musical instrument.

    I got an acoustic guitar for Christmas, but I haven't made the time to learn much yet, and the guitar thread here is a bit intimidating for a true newbie.

    You can do it easy peasy. just go to guitartabs online and learn the songs you like to listen to, thats how I learnt and improved, unless you like heavy metal then you're pretty much fucked.

    this post pretty much sums up my 8 years career of playing guitar.

    I can play some Mastodon tracks with a lot of practice, that's about the top end of my face-melting ability.

    Pftt, playing fast is for people that aren't good enough to write.

    that's not necessarily true. speed is one of the devices in a musician's repertoire like any other, and it produces an effect like any other.

    also there's nothing wrong with building your facemelting skills if it's not at the cost of broader musical knowledge and ability.

    there's something really really cathartic and satisfying about busting out a really fast solo, whether it's in the style of blues or thrash or whatever.

    Inquisitor wrote: »
    I fucking hate you Canadians.
  • AlexanderAlexander Registered User
    edited September 2008
    I think seasick steve has made me decide to buy a slide tomorrow, I love that man.

    Alexander your sig is bad and you should feel bad.
  • Wonder_HippieWonder_Hippie __BANNED USERS
    edited September 2008
    I know, I just can't play fast to save my life. :(

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  • AlexanderAlexander Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Grease up those hands boy!

    Alexander your sig is bad and you should feel bad.
  • IncenjucarIncenjucar QA Tester -> Game Producer Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Huh. I think my impending exit from this wonderful wonderful place is causing me internal problems.

    Or I have eaten something wrong. I'm not sure.

    Guys this is my last day in Seattle. :(

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  • Nova_CNova_C Sniff Sniff Snorf Beyond The WallRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Incenjucar wrote: »
    Dynagrip wrote: »
    phew, i have internet again.

    NEVER LEAVE IT EVER AGAIN

    Man, I dunno how I'd procrastinate at work if I didn't have internet.

  • AlexanderAlexander Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Hmm, we should make an online collaboration project between all of us and become a supergroup!

    Alexander your sig is bad and you should feel bad.
  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Nova_C wrote: »
    Incenjucar wrote: »
    Dynagrip wrote: »
    phew, i have internet again.

    NEVER LEAVE IT EVER AGAIN

    Man, I dunno how I'd procrastinate at work if I didn't have internet.
    Same here, same here

    Some days I just don't have any work - I'd be bored stiff were it not for the internet

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  • AlexanderAlexander Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Incenjucar wrote: »
    Huh. I think my impending exit from this wonderful wonderful place is causing me internal problems.

    Or I have eaten something wrong. I'm not sure.

    Guys this is my last day in Seattle. :(

    Tonight you will be...sleepless

    Post Number reference - London Olympics YEEEEEAH!

    Alexander your sig is bad and you should feel bad.
  • Unearthly StewUnearthly Stew Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    On the way to uni today I saw a custom lisence plate "MCHUGS" and thought, "Man, MC Hugs would be a great name for a rapper."

  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Alexander wrote: »
    Hmm, we should make an online collaboration project between all of us and become a supergroup!

    I still want to make a thread that's basically a cover "contest", where every week or so a new song is posted and everyone does their own cover, alone or as a group, in whatever style.

    Also, buy a slide. Six bucks for a good brass slide that will make you feel like you live in Nevada.

    Inquisitor wrote: »
    I fucking hate you Canadians.
  • IncenjucarIncenjucar QA Tester -> Game Producer Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Alexander wrote: »
    Tonight you will be...sleepless

    D:

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  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    If I printed out a document that read "Why does everyone just want to hurt my feelings?" to the communal printer on this floor and waited a few hours before picking it up, would I be breaking company policy?

    They told us not to leave sensitive documents lying around.

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  • AlexanderAlexander Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Alexander wrote: »
    Hmm, we should make an online collaboration project between all of us and become a supergroup!

    I still want to make a thread that's basically a cover "contest", where every week or so a new song is posted and everyone does their own cover, alone or as a group, in whatever style.

    This sounds pretty cool actually, I would mos def partake.

    Alexander your sig is bad and you should feel bad.
  • AlexanderAlexander Registered User
    edited September 2008
    On the way to uni today I saw a custom lisence plate "MCHUGS" and thought, "Man, MC Hugs would be a great name for a rapper."

    Or maybe it was a pedo clown? you never know.

    I like MC pee pants the best.

    Alexander your sig is bad and you should feel bad.
  • Nova_CNova_C Sniff Sniff Snorf Beyond The WallRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Janson wrote: »
    Same here, same here

    Some days I just don't have any work - I'd be bored stiff were it not for the internet

    Oh, hey, Janson. How's your snake?

    Cerb is 210 grams now. He's also starting to really kill the dead mice. :P Getting more aggressive as he gets older, which is different than what I expected.

  • Mojo_JojoMojo_Jojo When life gives you lemons... ...eat your delicious lemonsRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Hmmm, I don't think I'm going to bother with the pub today. I think I'll go home and do some baking instead.

    Homogeneous distribution of your varieties of amuse-gueule
  • AlexanderAlexander Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Incenjucar wrote: »
    Alexander wrote: »
    Tonight you will be...sleepless

    D:

    Sorry, it was so easy. I'll kill myself now.

    Alexander your sig is bad and you should feel bad.
  • AlexanderAlexander Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Mojo_Jojo wrote: »
    Hmmm, I don't think I'm going to bother with the pub today. I think I'll go home and do some baking instead.

    ..... Unless you're baking pints get to the pub you sorry excuse for a binge drinker...


    (I actually approve of your baking, far better than the pub)

    Alexander your sig is bad and you should feel bad.
  • IreneDAdlerIreneDAdler Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Pftt, playing fast is for people that aren't good enough to write.

    that's not necessarily true. speed is one of the devices in a musician's repertoire like any other, and it produces an effect like any other.

    also there's nothing wrong with building your facemelting skills if it's not at the cost of broader musical knowledge and ability.

    there's something really really cathartic and satisfying about busting out a really fast solo, whether it's in the style of blues or thrash or whatever.

    This is interesting, because there's the same "I can play faster than you" sort of competitiveness in classical music performance too. But teachers try to discourage it. Once I learned this piece and practiced it to the point where I can do a little facemelting, and my teacher was like, "Don't play it that fast, it just sounds like you're faking it."

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  • Unearthly StewUnearthly Stew Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Alexander wrote: »
    Incenjucar wrote: »
    Alexander wrote: »
    Tonight you will be...sleepless

    D:

    Sorry, it was so easy. I'll kill myself now.

    It'd be great if he got a fortune cookie that said the same thing.

    Hey Incen, up for some Chinese food?

  • Unearthly StewUnearthly Stew Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Pftt, playing fast is for people that aren't good enough to write.

    that's not necessarily true. speed is one of the devices in a musician's repertoire like any other, and it produces an effect like any other.

    also there's nothing wrong with building your facemelting skills if it's not at the cost of broader musical knowledge and ability.

    there's something really really cathartic and satisfying about busting out a really fast solo, whether it's in the style of blues or thrash or whatever.

    This is interesting, because there's the same "I can play faster than you" sort of competitiveness in classical music performance too. But teachers try to discourage it. Once I learned this piece and practiced it to the point where I can do a little facemelting, and my teacher was like, "Don't play it that fast, it just sounds like you're faking it."

    Eh, waaay back in middle school I tended to play everything fast. There were a few of us who did so, and the instructor put us together for an ensemble. Sadly we never really did anything with it.

  • IreneDAdlerIreneDAdler Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Drez wrote: »
    If I printed out a document that read "Why does everyone just want to hurt my feelings?" to the communal printer on this floor and waited a few hours before picking it up, would I be breaking company policy?

    They told us not to leave sensitive documents lying around.

    Oh Drez.

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • AlexanderAlexander Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Ah chat its coming to the best part of the day, leaving the office.

    Alexander your sig is bad and you should feel bad.
  • IncenjucarIncenjucar QA Tester -> Game Producer Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited September 2008

    It'd be great if he got a fortune cookie that said the same thing.

    Hey Incen, up for some Chinese food?

    Sure, if it's near the downtown or capital hill area. I have done my major traveling for the week. :P

    Walked at least sixty and maybe closer to a hundred blocks yesterday.

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  • BamaBama Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    What D&D needs is a nice string quartet.

    "Despite all the bitching, if Diablo 3 sucks, I will eat my own cock. Counter-claim: If Diablo 3 does not suck, I will have a list of whiners who need to eat cocks." - Zen Vulgarity
  • AlexanderAlexander Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Also if you get food poisoning you will be sleepless

    Alexander your sig is bad and you should feel bad.
  • IncenjucarIncenjucar QA Tester -> Game Producer Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Really I think the main thing to consider for sleep is the noisy people across the street and the open sliding door.

    The other night some woman was yelling "You're a pervert!" for like ten minutes. At like 1am.

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  • Unearthly StewUnearthly Stew Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Incenjucar wrote: »

    It'd be great if he got a fortune cookie that said the same thing.

    Hey Incen, up for some Chinese food?

    Sure, if it's near the downtown or capital hill area. I have done my major traveling for the week. :P

    Walked at least sixty and maybe closer to a hundred blocks yesterday.

    Aw, now I feel bad. Think you can make it to the North Dakota area of Seattle?

  • AlexanderAlexander Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Incenjucar wrote: »
    Really I think the main thing to consider for sleep is the noisy people across the street and the open sliding door.

    The other night some woman was yelling "You're a pervert!" for like ten minutes. At like 1am.

    Sliding doors??? sleepless in seattle???

    You are Mr RomCom.

    (I couldnt think of a romcom with pervert in the title)

    Alexander your sig is bad and you should feel bad.
  • Wonder_HippieWonder_Hippie __BANNED USERS
    edited September 2008
    I rationalized my inability to play fast by saying things like, "I prefer musicality to speed," and judging people harshly that could thrash but couldn't write or compose or arrange.

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  • IncenjucarIncenjucar QA Tester -> Game Producer Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Aw, now I feel bad. Think you can make it to the North Dakota area of Seattle?

    Whut

    --

    I'm really much more of a poor, non-bald Frasier.

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  • TavTav Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Irish as the last class on a Friday is the worst.

  • AlexanderAlexander Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Bye everyone, have a fun weekend.

    OFFICE TIME IS OVER YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAH!

    Alexander your sig is bad and you should feel bad.
  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Pftt, playing fast is for people that aren't good enough to write.

    that's not necessarily true. speed is one of the devices in a musician's repertoire like any other, and it produces an effect like any other.

    also there's nothing wrong with building your facemelting skills if it's not at the cost of broader musical knowledge and ability.

    there's something really really cathartic and satisfying about busting out a really fast solo, whether it's in the style of blues or thrash or whatever.

    This is interesting, because there's the same "I can play faster than you" sort of competitiveness in classical music performance too. But teachers try to discourage it. Once I learned this piece and practiced it to the point where I can do a little facemelting, and my teacher was like, "Don't play it that fast, it just sounds like you're faking it."

    i think there is that kind of competitiveness in every hobby or occupation. the machismo element is more played up with electric guitar than, say, violin, i would imagine, but it's still there.

    i can't play all that fast, since my scales kinda suck, but i can do some good blues improv.

    Inquisitor wrote: »
    I fucking hate you Canadians.
  • MikeManMikeMan Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Alexander wrote: »
    Hmm, we should make an online collaboration project between all of us and become a supergroup!

    I still want to make a thread that's basically a cover "contest", where every week or so a new song is posted and everyone does their own cover, alone or as a group, in whatever style.

    Holy shit that's a great idea.

    HOW DO YOU FUCK UP BAGELS. YOU BOIL THE WATER. PUT IN THE NOODLES
  • Unearthly StewUnearthly Stew Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Incenjucar wrote: »
    Aw, now I feel bad. Think you can make it to the North Dakota area of Seattle?

    Whut

    --

    I'm really much more of a poor, non-bald Frasier.

    ND was annexed by the great city of Seattle back in '62. I thought everyone knew this.
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  • Wonder_HippieWonder_Hippie __BANNED USERS
    edited September 2008
    Tav wrote: »
    Irish as the last class on a Friday is the worst.

    What do they teach in Irish class?

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