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


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.

Or Kill Me / Re: Larger than Life
« on: January 24, 2011, 10:47:48 pm »
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rant 8.

Free for streaming and download.


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.

Or Kill Me / Re: Looking Down Your Nose While Doing a Headstand
« on: January 21, 2011, 03:55:13 am »
This.  The concept is similar - to a degree - from Nigel's rants about hipster-hating. 

I gotta say, though, that cheap bourbon is far superior - to me - than the expensive shit, because if it doesn't feel like a wad of burning fish hooks going down my throat, it doesn't do the job.  That, however, is a matter of personal taste.

Back on point, though, 9.5/10 on the rant, 10/10 on the concept.

I was thinking that as I was writing it.  It does have ties with a few of our previous hipster conversations and the meta-contrarianism thing in general.  Thanks Roger, I'd been sitting on this one for a while.  I'm a bourbon fan myself, neat, because that burning is essential to the experience (admittedly, though, I try to avoid the cheap stuff).

Sig's got a good point on it having something to do with upbringing.  Pricey booze, clothes, and food are all linked with class to some extent, and identifying with them seems pretty natural, almost a matter of pride.  That's perfectly fine because it's a statement of your preference in the positive sense.  "I do this because I like to," as opposed to "I do this because everything else is fucking stupid."

I just dream of a world where we can hate on people not for the brackish, foul stuff in their glass but for the brackish, foul stuff in their souls.

Nicholas Cage films.

Ghost rider plates and instead of candles on the cake, you have a tiny wickerman made of matches.


Future-themed party.  Try to dress in the future, that way thirty years from now when the kid looks back at his first birthday party, he'll be like "damn, how come all these people are dressed like it's now?"

Or Kill Me / Re: Looking Down Your Nose While Doing a Headstand
« on: January 20, 2011, 11:22:57 pm »
I once came across the idea, on boingboing I believe, that being a connesiour is merely a means of justifying one's addiction.

"Oh I'm not a pothead, I enjoy quality hydroponics."
"I'm not a drunk, I just like a good martini or five."
"Don't worry I'll get over this irritable, senseless rage just as soon as I get some Arabica in me."
I'm not sure I agree with that 100% but it sure is useful in poking fun at people like that. Plus, an unpleasant drunk that chugs monarch vodka is just as unpleasant as one who drinks single malt scotch.

Nice rant.

I disagree with this.  Irritable rage from caffeine withdrawal is not only sensible, but really the only course of action in such a circumstance.

Otherwise, yeah, you're still an addict if you're swilling top shelf.

Literate Chaotic / Re: How does this make you feel?
« on: January 20, 2011, 10:59:14 pm »

Or Kill Me / Re: Looking Down Your Nose While Doing a Headstand
« on: January 20, 2011, 10:56:57 pm »
WHY ARE YOU YELLING AT ME? just don't like it.

Nice rant.

Not liking it - the only fucking reason to not partake in it.

I come across as pretentious with things like food, not having eaten fast food in three or four years, but that's perception.  I don't like it for quite a few reasons, and I will not and have not complained when friends decide to go there.  If they ask, I just tell them I don't eat it and if they ask why and decide I'm pretentious for it, well fuck them.  I do it for my reasons, and it's got nothing with me being "too good" or something.  Plus, they get to laugh at me when I walk in with a cranberry scone piled high with deli ham as they eat their cheeseburgers.

Or Kill Me / Looking Down Your Nose While Doing a Headstand
« on: January 20, 2011, 10:37:35 pm »
A lean young man in corduroys and Pumas waits outside a Starbucks sporting as much awful haircut as his overpriced salon can provide.  Walking in, a former classmate recognizes him and asks him what he's doing standing outside.  "Pft, I don't drink Starbucks," he replies with a sneer that could infuriate sloths.

Across the parking lot in his beat up old F-150, a grizzled middle aged man sits, idling while his wife runs inside.  She asked him if he wanted anything and he said, "Pft, you know I don't drink that pussy crap."

You've talked to both of these motherfuckers before, and yeah, depending who you are, you are guaranteed to like one over the other.  It doesn't change the fact that both of them did exactly the same thing, for different reasons and with different words, but exactly the same thing.  Something is offered them, a beer, a coffee, a burger, and they refuse.  But they don't just refuse, they refuse in a way to imply they see themselves as better than whatever the subject is.

Be it "sorry, my tastes are too sensitive to allow anything less than seasonal microbrews past these lips," or "you're not a real man unless you drink Jack Daniels," they're letting you know, in no uncertain terms that types of people enjoy that thing and they are not one of those types of people.  Yet somehow, it's always the former that sets eyebrows raising.  Yeah it's easy to hate on pretentiousness when it's about class and high brow bullshit, but that doesn't make it any less pretentious to claim you're more grizzled for drinking crap booze.  It's the same trap.

Sorry, motherfucker, but you aren't any more real for drinking Budweiser than some jerkoff is refined for drinking Sam Adams.  If you're going to pass it up, do it for your own tastes and don't try to pull some reason why you're oh so much better than that.

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