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It occurs to me that suddenly, I have been reduced to a catagory:  Bored Middle-Class White Person.

Which is somehow now okay.

Nigel's having one of her "little moments" so everyone else gets to be treated like a non-person from her very special and unique perspective.

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Hmm, good to know a bit of forum history.  I wasn't aware OKM was some kind of ghetto.

I have a soft spot for that ghetto, though.  It's probably got a lot to do with growing up in New Bedford.

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Or Kill Me / Re: Why Do You Think They Call It Programming, part 3
« on: January 26, 2011, 01:01:23 am »
It's fucking dandy that you two old bastards decided to get butthurt and all, but care to elaborate how that warrants blanket statements deliberately insulting everyone at the boards whether or not they had a hand in hurting your precious feelings?

Ranting is played out?  It's too bad that this Fracture or Semaj didn't spot this trend before they delivered some very good ones in the last few days.  I guess it's not technically shitting on a rant if it's done snidely in another thread altogether.

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This seems like the right place to say it...

It gave me warm feelings inside when everyone went all rabid weasel in my defense down in the Spider thread.  Despite the fact that it went kind of over the top (or because of it?), I really appreciate everyone's support.  So thanks.
I think we were mostly just looking for a fight, that it happened to be in your Spiders thread was pure coincidence.   :fnord::wink:

Not in this case.  I'm not always one to join in on attacking noobs.  Those guys were a particular brand of disrespectful and dumb in that thread, and toward a project I find particularly interesting.

A lot of work was put into that and it deserved far better than to be shit all over.

Well, it really did start out as constructive criticism, or at least it looked like it.  They were baited, to some extent in that thread and to a great extent in the other one that I wasn't aware of at the time.  They rose to that bait, and they came out looking pretty bad for it.

Bring & Brag really never has been the place for uninvited criticisms, though.

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This seems like the right place to say it...

It gave me warm feelings inside when everyone went all rabid weasel in my defense down in the Spider thread.  Despite the fact that it went kind of over the top (or because of it?), I really appreciate everyone's support.  So thanks.
I think we were mostly just looking for a fight, that it happened to be in your Spiders thread was pure coincidence.   :fnord::wink:

Not in this case.  I'm not always one to join in on attacking noobs.  Those guys were a particular brand of disrespectful and dumb in that thread, and toward a project I find particularly interesting.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: TRIP'S USA TRIP
« on: January 25, 2011, 04:12:18 pm »
The 20-22nd is the Steampunk World's Fair and the Providence contingent will be in New Jersey.

So I vote for that last weekend in May. It's Memorial Day too, that means we'll all have Monday off. We can treat you to a classic American Memorial Day Barbecue!

Spag barbecue sounds.  So.  Awesome.

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Or Kill Me / Re: Larger than Life
« on: January 24, 2011, 11:16:23 pm »
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You define the victory conditions for your life, and you have the right to change them at will.

Exactly.

Well then no wonder why there aren't any larger than life figures anymore.  Everyone's too busy fucking off and then calling themselves personal winners.

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Or Kill Me / Re: Larger than Life
« on: January 24, 2011, 10:47:48 pm »
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I really dont like the "winners-losers" dialectic because its so tied to corporate speak, ruthless capitalism and self-help literature.

Doesn't matter what its associated with, there's still truth to it. There are winners and there are losers in life. Nothing right or wrong about it, it just is.

Eh.  It depends on the criteria for each.  Biological win for reproducing?  +Fame win for being well known?  Cash money win?  It's a load of horseshit, you ask me.

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Or Kill Me / Re: Larger than Life
« on: January 24, 2011, 10:12:52 pm »
"I'm still big!  It's the pictures that got small!"
-Sunset Boulevard

There can be no great people any longer because their lives are watched continuously, clipped down to minutiae, and broadcast to seething morons that wish nothing more than to see them fall.  Because people are small, reduced by their own complacency and their readiness to be manipulated.  This is as true now as it was then, the difference being that the ignorance is celebrated, mimicked, taken to extremes, and sold.  To survive in such a world, those that may have once been great appeal to that.

I think under the constant watching, the continued flubbing, the regular airing of their flaws, a good many great people of the past would be brought to light as the filth we see today.  Then again, there are a few others that would not.

Like them or not, I would describe a few secondary or tirtiary known figures today as larger than life.  Richard Branson comes to mind, and if you want an account of one that isn't a billionnaire, Greg Mortenson.

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Or Kill Me / Re: Why Do You Think They Call It "Programming"? (Part 1)
« on: January 24, 2011, 09:56:29 pm »
I've been to the bottom of that well, Roger.  It's a deep, dark and old thing and there's this tiny speck of blue light far away shedding the barest glow on life.  I can't remember if I went down of my own accord or if I fell; if my legs are atrophied or if they're crushed under a big fucking rock.

An ex and I used to sit and watch hours of DVDs of television shows, staying in for days and wasting almost two years in a very beautiful location.  What the hell kind of sad shit is it when a couple 21 year olds would rather pop in the next episode of Nip/Tuck than fuck?  How is it spending any kind of time together to lay around with one watching America's Next Top Model marathons and the other playing Nintendo DS?

So I stopped.  It takes a while to realize that you can just do that, with no repercussions.  I'm not abandoning my family if I don't find out if Jack and Kate ever hooked up on Lost.  Tell that to your cable provider though.  Comcast will charge you more for Internet alone than they will for Internet and basic cable.  It's as much a pushing tactic as the dealer telling you the first taste is free.

What do you know, an open sky is a lot more appealing than a feeble shaft of light.

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Bring and Brag / Re: More Spider Music from the Spider Project
« on: January 24, 2011, 09:24:28 pm »
nope, no restrictions. just asking. i kind of assumed that it would be for effect, but i wasn't sure (or shure) if you had some trick or other up your sleeve that i didnt know about.

i beleive that i dont know everything. thats kinda why i use forums.

tell you what, ill stop with the sarcastic responses if youll talk to me on a level that isnt on a million foot high plinth.
and then we can talk turkey

You hear that, LMNO, he's willing to have a discussion so long as you don't pull the exact same shit he already tried, before it backfired and he got embarrassed.

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Bring and Brag / Re: More Spider Music from the Spider Project
« on: January 24, 2011, 09:05:49 pm »
For the record, I don't begrudge them that they wished it sounded more like Britney Spears. I just chalk it up to them not being exposed to enough music other than purely computer generated.

LMNO, this project is cool and all, but have you considered autotuning them bitches and tossing on a 4/4 beat?  I think I could get more into it.

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Bring and Brag / Re: More Spider Music from the Spider Project
« on: January 24, 2011, 08:58:55 pm »
so what makes you assume that when imin the studio tomorrow that i'm not going to test it out?

you guys can be so short sighted

and like i told roger, i NEVER claimed to be an expert. i said i was a n00b.


Where in that post did I say anything about testing something out?  Maybe you can be more clear as what it is that you'll be testing.  You do that.  And when you get the results, they will serve a better purpose being inserted into your own rectum than they will being shared.  You're dishonest in your intentions, in your conversation, and the fact that you can't compose a coherent sentence lends me little faith that you're able to compose a coherent song.

For instance.  Short sighted?  Do you just toss out phrases that make you feel bigger, because calling anyone here short sighted without any reference to what we're failing to see makes about as much sense, well, the rest of your post.

Where did I say you claimed to be an expert.  It's hilarious to me that while you're claiming Roger can't read, you're failing to see the implications of your own statement.  Yes, you said you're relatively new to the whole field.  In the same breath, you used the fact that you have any kind of background in it at all to support your claims.  Those two thoughts put together say in no unclear terms that you feel, even as a "humble" student of the field, you are somehow in a better position to judge such matters than those you're speaking to.

Hey, maestro, cool it on the sound courses.  Maybe go take some gen-eds for a bit and learn how to think.  The technical shit can wait until you're able to parse the meaning of a paragraph.

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Bring and Brag / Re: More Spider Music from the Spider Project
« on: January 24, 2011, 08:31:02 pm »
Shub, your so called technical discussion was a bunch of nit picking about informed stylistic choices, not a simple back and forth about the various aspects of the production.  The fact that you decided to throw your weight around with your education on the subject in an attempt to add credence to your argument supports that you aren't interested in talking about it, but telling everyone else how much better you know about it than they do.  So really, if you're going to try to pull high ground on anyone, take a look at your own poor fucking choices here.

3D3N, your own criticism of the project sounds a lot less like a recommendation for improvement than it does a request to conform it to your own palate.

But hey, I don't have a fucking music degree, so feel free to self felate sitting on the bullshit thrones you've constructed for yourselves.

I'd like to also mention that this is Bring & Brag.  It's to show people what you've been working on, and without a specific request for criticism has very rarely been used as such.

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Bring and Brag / Re: More Spider Music from the Spider Project
« on: January 24, 2011, 05:04:24 am »
Another new track... TGRR with the "It's hard to know when the Spiders came and made everything real" rant.

http://www.reverbnation.com/artist/artist_songs/614898

Rant 8.

Free for streaming and download.

:mittens:

I was still talking too fast.

Amusingly, I actually slowed your track down to 87% of it's original speed.

If I didn't know better, I'd advise to lay off the biker speed.

FACT:  When I met TGRR he was speaking at his normal pace, the act of which caused such friction that his teeth melted and his lips burst into flames.  After drowning the conflagration in gravy, he casually declared he would go "freshen up" and returned with a mismatched and out of place set of new teeth concealed by what looked like, and I can only hope was, mangled raw chicken wings.  When rushing to the bathroom to go vomit I accidentally wandered into what had to be his harvesting zone, also the kitchen of this establishment, and what I saw relaxed my stomach...and my bowels right along with it.  Curiously neither he nor Richter questioned why I returned to the table wearing the head chef's pants, though I swear Richter threw me a look of solemn knowing.

These continue to be excellent, LMNO.  In the process of recording my own pieces as well as the Who Are We? stuff I've come to the conclusion that I don't know how anyone in my presence is able to tolerate the sound of pure revulsion that seems to emanate from my face when I move it around in an attempt to communicate.

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