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Discussion in 'Archipelago' started by hiyayaywhopee, Nov 27, 2003.


The Gates of Horn and Ivory

Two Gates the silent House of Sleep adorn; Of polish'd Iv'ry this, that of transparent Horn:
True Visions thro' transparent Horn arise; Thro' polish'd Iv'ry pass deluding Lies.

  1. Duke

    Duke Mental Oblivion

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    Man, I listened to Three Days Grace for months, and nothing else. One X and Life Starts Now. Now I can't find anything worth listening to that I haven't already overplayed.
     
  2. Crazy Dave Number 23

    Crazy Dave Number 23 Methodless Madness Staff Member

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    My roommate has a rather eclectic music taste, so I am getting exposed to all kinds of weird world music and jazz. And she really likes David Bowie who I usually cannot tolerate. She has played some Elton John albums of stuff that sounds amazing, stuff I never knew he did since all I ever heard was the stuff on the radio.

    She also really likes ELO who I wasn't familiar with, but I don't care for most of their work. When I have an income I am gonna buy some Larry Chesky polka albums. ;)
     
  3. Murf

    Murf $$$$$$$$$$$$ Staff Member

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    Yes.


    I have a lot of different thoughts on music now. It'd take a while to write them all out. I think that a large part of why I like what I like, though, is the contextualization with the artist as well. Like, if I know and like the story behind the music, I will generally be disposed more readily to liking the music. This isn't always the case, as Linkin Park - their stories I appreciate, but, I don't like their music. However, take someone like Kanye West, I appreciate him much more because of the stories behind his music.
     
  4. Crazy Dave Number 23

    Crazy Dave Number 23 Methodless Madness Staff Member

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    ^

    Probably the most respectful and intelligent opinion of music I've ever heard.

    I guess I have old man syndrome. I listen to the same music I always ever had. I mean I get more albums, less popular ones, etc, from musicians I enjoy, but it is the same bands. And to me, there is so much shit between 1960 and 1980 I'll never hear all of it, much less enough of any of it. And Ditte called me an old man when I was like 18 so I guess I'm stuck there.
     
  5. Umaeril

    Umaeril -o-}}}X{{{-o- Staff Member

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    I am not totally attached to all the old stuff. But I am not finding anything recent that I like much either.
     
  6. Crazy Dave Number 23

    Crazy Dave Number 23 Methodless Madness Staff Member

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    I need to get a book for my guitar so I can make modern tasty music! And then I need to buy a better guitar. And a bass. And write. And find a singer. It is really difficult to sit down and try to learn something like this and I probably will never get around to it.
     
  7. hiyayaywhopee

    hiyayaywhopee Huzzah?

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    I think that most of learning to play guitar is sitting around and shitting around with it, only using books and other such resources when you're looking for direction.
     
  8. Crazy Dave Number 23

    Crazy Dave Number 23 Methodless Madness Staff Member

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    Well I am mostly annoyed that the electric guitar, plugged into an amp, just sounds like any old acoustic guitar. I haven't figured out how to make it sound "electric" yet. :\ I mean really. I will hear some campy 80's Scorpions song, get on the guitar, and then my soul goes flaccid.
     
  9. Umaeril

    Umaeril -o-}}}X{{{-o- Staff Member

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    Get a bass, those are fun. I was in a very bad band that never did anything, it was just for fun anyhow and I played on a deep ruby colored bass. I took lessons too and was not bad, but I wasn't any good either.
     
  10. hiyayaywhopee

    hiyayaywhopee Huzzah?

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    A lot of that depends on what sort of amp you have and finding out where to turn those little knobs. If it's recent enough, Google can come to the rescue.
     
  11. Murf

    Murf $$$$$$$$$$$$ Staff Member

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    Uma, what kind of music did you play in your band?
     
  12. Umaeril

    Umaeril -o-}}}X{{{-o- Staff Member

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    We played songs by U2 and Siouxsie and the Banshees and one we made up ourselves. I wrote the lyrics and it was very teenage, ya know? It was just for fun, lasted about 6 months of practice, we never played anywhere because we were so bad. :lol
     
  13. hiyayaywhopee

    hiyayaywhopee Huzzah?

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    That sounds fun. :) My running goal has been to get good enough to release an album in Esperanto. Honestly, that bar is pretty low, so it's perfectly acheivable. (Not saying that there's not any enjoyable music in Esperanto, but...)
     

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