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  • a21schizoidmana21schizoidman Prog-nosticator
    edited March 2009
    Lolicat;2105739 said:
    I think I appreciate my playing, no-one else does. I just play lots of random chords and mumble lyrics.:D
    wait, now your Dylan?!
  • Alright_ComputerAlright_Computer Butt Neck
    edited March 2009
    Lolicat;2105589 said:
    I have a Joni Mitchell-inspired syndrome where I like to sit in my room playing a terribly untuned guitar and trying to sing badly along to a song I can't play to begin with.
    This is exactly what my memory is. However, this was in public, so it was 100x worse. It was during an open mic night at a local coffee shop/music venue I used to go to a lot. I'm pretty sure the singer was banned from open-mic night after about 5 or so separate occasions.

    I'll admit I've sung to a badly-tuned acoustic guitar plenty of times, but not in public.
  • LolicatLolicat Road Warrior
    edited March 2009
    I want a nice guitar to prepare like Thurston Moore.

    In fact, I want to be Thurston Moore.
  • supernova1324supernova1324 Headliner
    edited March 2009
    a21schizoidman;2105851 said:
    wait, now your Dylan?!
    There seems to be a lot of pure win in this fourm today.
  • LolicatLolicat Road Warrior
    edited March 2009
    Alright_Computer;2105863 said:
    This is exactly what my memory is. However, this was in public, so it was 100x worse. It was during an open mic night at a local coffee shop/music venue I used to go to a lot. I'm pretty sure the singer was banned from open-mic night after about 5 or so separate occasions.
    My friend keeps asking me to accompany him to open mic, but I don't feel like doing all-too earnest covers of Pink Floyd with him. He takes Floyd seriously as all Hell, but refuses to acknowledge any other band post '85, and even before then it's only 'classic rock' that he enjoys.
  • Onslaught_feiOnslaught_fei Headliner
    edited March 2009
    Lolicat;2105886 said:
    My friend keeps asking me to accompany him to open mic, but I don't feel like doing all-too earnest covers of Pink Floyd with him. He takes Floyd seriously as all Hell, but refuses to acknowledge any other band post '85, and even before then it's only 'classic rock' that he enjoys.
    Well it took Steve Wilson a long time to pull his own head out of his ass.
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited March 2009
    my friend shane and i are the reason jackson, tennessee no longer has an open mic spot.

    we didn't have any acoustic guitars, though.
  • Alright_ComputerAlright_Computer Butt Neck
    edited March 2009
    Lolicat;2105866 said:
    I want a nice guitar to prepare like Thurston Moore.

    In fact, I want to be Thurston Moore.
    I have to admit, when it comes to guitar innovations (tunings and preparing guitars), Sonic Youth are really high on my list. Much higher than Tom Morello.
  • LolicatLolicat Road Warrior
    edited March 2009
    Onslaught_fei;2105904 said:
    Well it took Steve Wilson a long time to pull his own head out of his ass.
    I would gladly beat my friend to death with his guitar, he's a prententious... urgh.

    If I could sing I'd love Open Mic, because I'd do all sorts of great songs and be an 'Indie' superhero.
  • Alright_ComputerAlright_Computer Butt Neck
    edited March 2009
    Lolicat;2105987 said:
    I would gladly beat my friend to death with his guitar, he's a prententious... urgh.

    If I could sing I'd love Open Mic, because I'd do all sorts of great songs and be an 'Indie' superhero.
    Rule #1 of open mic: You don't have to sing well to do open mic. If the audience is drunk enough it doesn't even matter anyway.
  • LolicatLolicat Road Warrior
    edited March 2009
    Alright_Computer;2106072 said:
    Rule #1 of open mic: You don't have to sing well to do open mic. If the audience is drunk enough it doesn't even matter anyway.
    The drinks in the Student Union are expensive, and I know a lot of the crowd, plus those I don't know, I generally hate. Chances are, I'd be more drunk than the audience if I went up.
  • Alright_ComputerAlright_Computer Butt Neck
    edited March 2009
    Lolicat;2106088 said:
    The drinks in the Student Union are expensive, and I know a lot of the crowd, plus those I don't know, I generally hate. Chances are, I'd be more drunk than the audience if I went up.
    Hm. In that case might I suggest a different talent? Perhaps juggling knives or various vaudeville acts?
  • JukeBoxHeroJukeBoxHero Headliner
    edited March 2009
    Lolicat;2105622 said:
    They sound nice, but oh my God I just realised how much I hate youtube.
    The website layout?

    *And with this comment Jukebox goes to sleep for testing, something he should have done two hours ago.
  • LolicatLolicat Road Warrior
    edited March 2009
    Alright_Computer;2106103 said:
    Hm. In that case might I suggest a different talent? Perhaps juggling knives or various vaudeville acts?
    I don't think I'm a performer, though perhaps a poetry reading? I was really tempted to put Daddy to music.



    Yes, now all I need is a willing female...


    @JukeBoxHero: No, just how everyone in the world has to put stuff up on some dumb website as if the others cared all that much. Those videos themselves weren't awful, but it reminded me of video blogs and the like.
  • a21schizoidmana21schizoidman Prog-nosticator
    edited March 2009
    Lolicat;2106133 said:
    I don't think I'm a performer, though perhaps a poetry reading? I was really tempted to put Daddy to music.



    Yes, now all I need is a willing female...


    @JukeBoxHero: No, just how everyone in the world has to put stuff up on some dumb website as if the others cared all that much. Those videos themselves weren't awful, but it reminded me of video blogs and the like.
    when i had to do my poetry reading of "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night" last semester, i literally scared some of the girls in the room
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited March 2009
    a21schizoidman;2106182 said:
    when i had to do my poetry reading of "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night" last semester, i literally scared some of the girls in the room
    you're gonna have to chill on the cologne, man.
  • a21schizoidmana21schizoidman Prog-nosticator
    edited March 2009
    afterstasis;2106195 said:
    you're gonna have to chill on the cologne, man.
    hey!




    i save that cologne for special occasions
  • schmeankmanschmeankman Headliner
    edited March 2009
    Has anyone here seen the Eagles live?


    I'm seeing them tommorow.


    Yay. 200 dollar tickets. 100 dollar t-shirts.
  • instantdeath999instantdeath999 Washed Up
    edited March 2009
    What's the best Moss Icon album?
    schmeankman;2106256 said:
    Has anyone here seen the Eagles live?


    I'm seeing them tommorow.


    Yay. 200 dollar tickets. 100 dollar t-shirts.
    I have.
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited March 2009
    instantdeath999;2107079 said:
    What's the best Moss Icon album?
    definitely "lybernum".
    if you get the cd version it also features select tracks from other releases (and they're really good too).
  • instantdeath999instantdeath999 Washed Up
    edited March 2009
    afterstasis;2107310 said:
    definitely "lybernum".
    if you get the cd version it also features select tracks from other releases (and they're really good too).
    Thank you.

    Anyone have any recommendations for the following...

    - Soul
    - Surf
    - Crossover Thrash
    - Hardcore Punk
    - Power Pop
    - Free Jazz
    - Rhythm and Blues
    - Drums and Bass
    - Ambient (most ambient I have heard I have really not enjoyed, I'm thinking I'm listening to the wrong stuff).
    - Emo
    - Screamo
  • GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
    edited March 2009
    instantdeath999;2107332 said:
    Thank you.

    Anyone have any recommendations for the following...

    - Soul
    - Surf
    - Crossover Thrash
    - Hardcore Punk
    - Power Pop
    - Free Jazz
    - Rhythm and Blues
    - Drums and Bass
    - Ambient (most ambient I have heard I have really not enjoyed, I'm thinking I'm listening to the wrong stuff).
    - Emo
    - Screamo
    Woah, kiddo. Take one genre at a time.
  • instantdeath999instantdeath999 Washed Up
    edited March 2009
    Gowienczyk;2107447 said:
    Woah, kiddo. Take one genre at a time.
    I prefer to add tons of songs to my library at once, and listen to them as I come across them.
  • GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
    edited March 2009
    This pertains to two or your choices but both Eveline Fischer and David Wise were composers in the 90s who creatively mixed influences from the soundscapes of both ambient, drum and bass/jungle and breakbeat. So this might be what you are looking for.

    As for 'screamo', as much as I hate the term, I do adore a good grasp of bands there. Funeral Diner, Raein, Majority Rule, Amanda Woodward, La Quiete, etc.

    Power Pop? Jellyfish, Baby Shakes, Brendan Benson, Candy Butchers, Invasionen, Jason Falkner, Jordan Zevon, The Lemonheads are all good starting points.

    As for soul, Well that's a easy one. Everyfrickin'artistever.

    :p
  • LolicatLolicat Road Warrior
    edited March 2009
    a21schizoidman;2106182 said:
    when i had to do my poetry reading of "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night" last semester, i literally scared some of the girls in the room
    Love that poem. Shame that I can't take Dylan Thomas seriously after hearing his accent though.
  • timmay9timmay9 Washed Up
    edited March 2009
    Instandeath, check out Big Star for power-pop.
  • RunesmithRunesmith Headliner
    edited March 2009
    instantdeath999;2107332 said:
    Thank you.

    Anyone have any recommendations for the following...


    - Surf
    - Hardcore Punk
    - Power Pop
    Surf:
    Bow Wow Wow (Their albums were notoriously inconsistent, so I'd recommend looking into a greatest hits record like The Best of Bow Wow Wow instead; some of my favorite songs are Do You Wanna Hold Me, C30 C60 C90 Go, Go Wild In The Country, etc.)
    Jan & Dean (Also recommend picking up a greatest hits album for J&D, too)
    The Surfaris (Greatest hits records seem to be the order of the day here...)
    The Ventures (Probably check out The Very Best of The Ventures)
    Laika & The Cosmonauts (Definately see if you can find a copy of this: http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:dpfoxzqkld6e)

    Hardcore Punk:
    Black Flag (Damaged is probably their most consistent release, but My War and Slip It In have some standouts; Wasted...Again is a great primer to get into the band, too)
    Fear (The Record)
    Hüsker Dü (Warehouse: Songs and Stories and Zen Arcade are essentials)
    Plasmatics (Maybe closer to metal than hardcore, but still, I recommend looking into any of their compilation albums or Beyond The Valley of 1984; most of their albums are /very/ inconsistent, though)
    Flipper (Sex Bomb Baby! is the only album of theirs that I own, but it's definately worth acquiring if you like Big Black, The Melvins and Sonic Youth's early material; they straddle the line between noise rock, hardcore, and punk)

    Power-pop:
    Cheap Trick (At Budokan and their self-titled debut album)
    The Rezillos (Probably closer to pop-punk, but Can't Stand The Rezillos is one of my all-time favorite records)
    Matthew Sweet (The Girlfriend album is all I'm familiar with, but it's definately worth it)
    The Smithereens (I see The Smithereens as a "singles band", so a compilation record like Blown to Smithereens will probably be the best way to get into them)

    I hope this helps.
  • LolicatLolicat Road Warrior
    edited March 2009
    The Descendents, Milo Goes to College is an essential album whether or not you're getting into hardcore punk.
  • a21schizoidmana21schizoidman Prog-nosticator
    edited March 2009
    Runesmith;2107919 said:


    The Ventures (Probably check out The Very Best of The Ventures)
    boo!!

    only a very small portion of their songs could be categorized as surf rock
    Lolicat;2107777 said:
    Love that poem. Shame that I can't take Dylan Thomas seriously after hearing his accent though.
    my version pwn'd, lol
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited March 2009
    instantdeath999;2107332 said:

    Anyone have any recommendations for the following...
    - Soul - marvin gaye, al green, and curtis mayfield
    - Surf - **** dale & his del-tones, man or astroman?, and link wray
    - Crossover Thrash - DRI, municipal waste, and carnivore
    - Hardcore Punk - void, zegota, and MDC
    - Power Pop - material issue, the dB's, and let's active
    - Free Jazz - peter brotzmann, eric dolphy, and last exit
    - Rhythm and Blues - fats domino, the drifters, and otis redding
    - Drums and Bass - (not a fan)
    - Ambient (not sure i see ambient as a genre, but...) - tim hecker, windy & carl, and mountains
    - Emo - moss icon, native nod, and i would set myself on fire for you
    - Screamo - saetia, orchid, and gauge means nothing
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