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Monday, September 26th, 2005
8:56 pm
I have to ask... has anyone ever seen a 72 speed record, or a 16 speed record. My phonograph has 4 speeds, but I've never seen any records in 16 or 72 speed, (it has 16,33,45,72)
Saturday, September 24th, 2005
1:44 am
Hey, folks. This community is working ok, but the thing is, it seems I'm the only one who has anything to say. And I can't just talk to myself all the time. So I started another music based community. It's a fun game, and it's all about who can guess the lyrics to songs!

Wednesday, September 21st, 2005
7:45 pm
Has anyone else heard Weezer's poor attempt at trying to censor their new single? I was flipping through the channels this morning when I come across a Weezer video called "We are all in love", and I'm thinking this is the exact same sound as "We are all on drugs".

I watch a good enough portion of the video to see it sounds like it came from New Found Glory or a badly written Dashboard Confessional song. The only change they make to the entire song "We are all on drugs", is they changed the words in the song to "We are all in love", it honestly doesn't really go with the rest of the song. I like Weezer, don't get me wrong.... but this is just.... bad
Monday, September 5th, 2005
9:47 pm
So what do you guys think of Frank Zappa? I think that, as the originator of concept albums, a musical mastermind, and dadaist wierdo, he's one of the greatest artists of our time. If you haven't heard him or his Mothers Of Invention before, give them a listen--he made about a billion albums in his life. He was known to work 20 hours a day in the studio, for years at a time.

Anyone got any bad things to say about him?
Thursday, August 25th, 2005
8:37 pm
So is what Blues is to Jazz, what Emo is to Punk? I've been questioning this, but I haven't really heard enough of the first two to make a decision.

...Or am I an ignorant idiot?
Thursday, August 18th, 2005
3:08 pm
So, what do you think about the downfall of blues? Do you think it will ever return in force? I don't, though I wish it would.

Got any good suggestions for modern Jazz? I have some good stuff here on my comp, but I'm looking for some real smooth, smokey jazz or bluesy jazz.

Any comments help!

Also, what do you think of Chevelle?
Monday, August 15th, 2005
8:40 pm
i've never posted on here
but i've got nothing else to do..
i was wondering, have any of you noticed your musical taste ever change, i mean..tastes themselves change, as you age and whatnot, but i've noticed i've been listening to what i never would have say, a year or so ago..
i.e. i've always claimed to hate blink 182..and yet lately..i've been enjoying them. i love finding something that has been gone for a long time too..i used to go to school listening to the prodigy in my brother's car..back in like, '97 / '98..and recently have found the cd again.. instantly..it all came back, and it was great to find something i loved when i'd been looking for something new.
i'm not as in depth into my music as a lot of people are into theirs, and that doesnt really bother me, all i like to do is listen, and if i learn a little something, cool, i just dont want it to be some lesson..
dont get me wrong..there are really great deep thought provoking songs out there..and i dont care if it will be trite if isnt already so..but pink floyd's time is a fav because it's just plain kick ass..i'm not going to evaluate the lyrics for you, after all i could be wrong on my interpretation, all i can do is suggest it. we each have our own perspective, opinions, and musical taste, i respect everyones, or at least try to..
i hope i didnt offend anyone in some obscure way or piss off a horde of people.
Monday, August 8th, 2005
9:18 pm
So...what's emo to you and what do you think about it?

I see emo as being(by the modern definition), music about you feelings and your heart as represented through metaphors. I don't mind emo, but I mind it's most common conveyance--pop punk.

EX: My Chemical Romance, Taking Back Sunday, Thursday, Fugazi, The Promise Ring.
Friday, July 29th, 2005
3:04 am
OK I have a theory that I am forming that Megadeth's "Holy Wars...The Punishment Due" is a metaphor for the struggle with Dave Mustaine and Metallica. Here's a lyrical analysis to show what I mean.Collapse )

So am I crazy, or am I right? What do you think?


Current Mood: curious
Sunday, July 24th, 2005
5:35 pm
So I hear some people don't like it...

What's your take on symphonic metal, I.E. prog metal?

I love it.
Thursday, July 21st, 2005
11:02 pm
Covers & Tributes!
I'm listening to a new Queen tribute album called "Killer Queen", as with most things that have a different band playing each song, it's a bit inconsistant, but Constantine did a damn good job with Bohemian Rhapsody, Sum 41 did excellently with Killer Queen (quite a suprise to me!), but I didn't really like Flaming Lip's version of Bohemian Rhapsody...Antigone Rising doing Fat Bottomed Girls was interesting.

Anyways, I like hearing covers of bands I love, the four string quartet tribute to metallica is great imo, and I LOVE Mindless Self Indulgence's version of Tom Sawyer (I wouldn't mind hearing a 5 minute version of 2112) but I wonder, what does the community at large think of such things? Do you believe that it detracts from the original music, or ruins it (as many think of film re-makes) or that it is a cool way for current groups to pay tribute to those that inspired them (although maybe there are a bit too many Beatles and Elvis covers out there....)?
Thursday, July 14th, 2005
9:52 pm
Nu-bee alert
We all gotta start out somewhere, right? Well, I was browsing and I found this place. I am very impressed by the amount of intelligent conversations that I found here regarding music, even though I didn't always agree with what was being said. Anyway,I am obsessed with music. I drive my friends crazy; because I talk about it so much. That's why I decided to join here. I really need a place to discuss music. Well, I've played the violin for 7 years and last year, after getting my 5-string fretted Viper, I began trying to teach myself to play rock. Yeah, it has not yet been successful; and often, it has been rather discouraging. It's hard to break yourself out of the classical music genre, esp. when there are no current non-classical or fiddle materials for violins. I wait anxiously for Mark Wood's book, he is an amazing Violinist that I think everyone should hear. Yes, even you. Watching him on his 7-string Viper is the most inspiring sight I have ever been blessed enough to witness. Maybe you guys can see him around Halloween, when he tours as Lead Viper for Van Helsing's Curse. He's a really nice guy too; he built my violin.

Sites of things that I mentioned:
Mark Wood's artist site: http://www.markwoodmusic.com
Wood Violins (if you want to see a Viper, go here): http://www.woodviolins.com
Van Helsing's Curse (brain-child of Dee Snider, inspired by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra): http://www.vanhelsingscurse.com

Current Mood: happy
Saturday, July 9th, 2005
1:34 am
Anyone else like listening to vinyl better than cds?
Thursday, July 7th, 2005
1:26 pm
Battle of the bassists...
I've talked to many people about this comparisson.

Les Claypool (Primus, Frog Brigade, etc.) vs. Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers)

I myself am a fan of both bands. However I am a huge Les Claypool fan, and think he is original, artistic, clever, talented, and funny. I just want to see what other thought about these two.

Current Mood: curious
Thursday, June 30th, 2005
2:22 am

Friday, June 24th, 2005
10:39 pm
Here's another versus one....only this makes sense!

Willy Nelson VS. Johnny Cash (including covers and whatnot)

Personally I support the man in black (who is no longer with us). For one, his cover of "Hurt" was awesome, but also, Ring of Fire, Boy Named Sue, I walk the line, when the man comes around, etc. Also, he had the whole John Lennon/Bruce Springstien social concience thing going on, which is just awesome. So, what do you think?

Or, would you just rather listen to more uplifting music?

I forgot to mention "Man in Black", "Ballad of Ira Hayes"....well and others too. :P
Friday, June 17th, 2005
6:45 pm
getting down with John Williams
So since Joey made his not so musical post, i'm going to follow it up with the most logical thing.

What do you think of the Star Wars music?

As a HUGE (I mean my dedication, not my size!) Star Wars fan I must say I LOVE LOVE LOVE the music. And the music for Revenge of the Sith is only second to the A New Hope theme. (Gotta love how they ended the movie with the most beautiful sceen from the orginal saga)

And it was SO badass that they threw in "Duel of the Fates" for the Yoda-Sidious battle! And of course who could miss the beautiful theme from Attack of the Clones "Across the Stars"?
And the "Anakin Vs Obi-wan Battle" was amazing!

AH! and it was BEYOND awesome how they threw in Attack of the Clothes "The Arena" when Obi-wan was fighting Grevious...

So now that I've ranted a bit..
What's your favorite Star Wars music? Do you think some of the music should have been used for one of the other movies? (I personally think the Revenge of the Sith theme should have been used else where.. like WAY back during the Battle on Hoth even!)

Enlighten this geek! (and if I need to prove my geekiness even more.. I can

Current Mood: "Do a little dance!"
5:52 pm
ok here's the deal...

i've decided to start collecting those burger king star wars toys. if anyone has any, i'd be willing to pay you for them. or if you go to burger king, get me some, and i'll pay you for them. you can get them in a kids meal, or if you get a value meal, you can make it a jedi meal, and that comes with 2. and some burger kings will let you just outright buy them. i'll pay for them, or you could just give them to me, and i can pay shipping. here are the ones i have (i only want ones i don't have, or course). i'd also be willing to pay extra for anakin/darth vader.

darth maul
obi wan kenobi
x-wing fighter

also, if anyone has made a purchase over 20 dollars of a hasbro star wars product, can i have the receipt? i have a coupon that requires it.

thank you soo much.
Wednesday, June 15th, 2005
9:44 pm
Humorous music
Someone mentioned Tenacious D somewhere along the line, I was just wondering who else enjoys taking a break and listening to Jack Black, Steve Martin, Weird Al Yankovich, MC Frontalot, MC Chris, and MC Hawking?

(yes, there's tons more peeps but that's what I can think of. Oh yeah, and if ya need a link to frontalot and hawking let me know!)

Also, anyone hate parody artists or goofballs who dare to inject a sense of humor into their art?

Current Mood: cheerful
Tuesday, June 14th, 2005
4:48 pm
So what's you guys' thoughts on Tenacious D? Personally, it's the funniest music ever, and they have some really impressive songwriting ability.

Also, what's your take on Jethro Tull? I love that guy...that music rocks(even if they didn't deserve the "most metal band of all time" award.
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