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I know we all have to sell out from time to time, but really?


Warning I'm a bit wired because I drank a bunch of coffee to get my biology report done and it's almost 2 am, but this has to do with the Big Bang and the asymmetry of matter and antimatter. The question of what happens before it is irrelevant because there's no before but could it work out that the other side of the Big Bang is the antimatter Big Bang, doing the same thing that our universe is but, from our perspective, backwards in time and never the twain shall meet? Here's a stupid graphic I'm about to make to illustrate my point:

Such that, it's not a Big Crunch on the other side, it just happens to be a roughly identical universe expanding in the other direction through time from our perspective. It's still not really before because the Big Bang is more of a pinching off point. Chegolas' thread and tiredness got me thinking about it. I don't know, I feel like I can't quite get the idea out correctly. It's probably wrong anyway.

The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / New phone
« on: March 28, 2014, 07:38:29 pm »
Got a new phone. Text me your name if you have my number or PM me if you want me to have your number.

So, one of my cousins just posted this one on her facebook. I'm not sure what to make of it. Some of the phrasing in the article is setting off my "suspect content" radar. Paging Faust and Cain because I'm not sure how trustworthy the Irish Examiner is. My news consumption when I am over there is limited to RTE and occasional trips to the Internet cafe. I am also immediately suspect of a news piece in Irish media about a vaccine to guard against a sexually transmitted virus. I've not heard about this otherwise.

The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Death Metal.
« on: February 26, 2014, 07:27:22 am »
Put Death Metal here.

Keep On Rotting In The Free World by Carcass:

For example:

I think it gets harder each time if you don't experiment. Um, for us, we've always tried to be innovators, we've always tried to do something different from the last record, and that's what keeps it fun for us.

I think [Barack Obama is] an Illuminati puppet. It just doesn’t make sense, the whole thing. The guy comes from out of nowhere, he gets made president, all this stuff starts happening. I don’t know… It just didn’t make sense to me.

I'm temporarily converting to Norse Paganism, because my religion du jour never gives me Armageddon when I'm it. Besides, as far as the End of the World goes, I'd be a poor metalhead to not celebrate it.

Feel free to add your own. Here's two that have happened on Monday, and tonight:

This one was left on the toilet by the landlady. It confused me greatly until I talked to one of the roommates. Apparently someone has been tying their shoes on the toilet, and the landlady meant on rather than in (English is her fourth language). Why she put feet in quotation marks and underlined it is anyone's guess.

I'm pretty sure I know which roommate wrote the note, and I suspect I know who left the egg carton with a dozen eggshells in the fridge. Whether this is the same person as toiletshoes is also anyone's guess.

The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Chicago?
« on: February 06, 2014, 05:31:54 am »
Villager and I got invited to a wedding at the end of July in Chicago. We're probably going to go on a Thursday and come back on that Sunday (the wedding is on a Saturday). So, that gives us the Friday to look around Chicago. Any of you spags know some weird/cool shit to look at, great places to eat, what kind of local beer to try?

Techmology and Scientism / Chemical-free
« on: February 04, 2014, 07:20:52 pm »

The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Hey Cain or Faust
« on: January 29, 2014, 03:05:12 am »
I forget which one of you provided the link, only that you were both involved in the conversation, but one of you had a link that showed that the US could produce 4 times its power consumption with off shore wind turbines. Do either of you still have that link?

If you were to play an Irish music set in 2 months, or were forced to listen to one, would you prefer vocals/guitar/fiddle, vocals/guitar/accordion, or vocals/guitar/fiddle/accordion?

I ask because I've basically been booked for $150 the week before St. Patrick's, and need to figure out what would sound the best, and since fiddle and accordion fit the best, and Villager lives with a violinist and I live with an accordion player who's otherwise looking for a gig as a bassist.

I'm reading this new book, courtesy of my keyboardist/vocalist, called , "This Is Your Brain On Music: The Science Of A Human Obsession" by Daniel T. Levitin. It was a Christmas gift, but I just finished the chapter where it describes that how we recognize an instrument as its specific sound, timbre, in English language musician jargon, is due to overtones. It made me think of your stuff because it's very synthesized and how it's amazing that the only difference between how a human brain recognizes the difference between, say, a synth and an electric guitar is really nothing more than a matter of how loud the various frequencies in the overtones are.

I'm trying to wrap my head around it, the idea that the sound of one thing or another playing the same note will sound like the same note but the only difference in our perception is just a matter of loudness in overtones.

Actually, Nigel might fin the book interesting as fuck too, so I'll put her in parentheses in the subject.

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