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And The Band Played On...
« on: March 25, 2011, 03:17:40 am »
As a performer, it's not always easy sitting in the audience. Watching other people do what you love sometimes makes you want to just get up on stage and join them. But I can tell you from experience that those guys in the black shirts with earpieces don't generally like it when people try to do that. You're lucky if you get thrown out with just a busted nose.

But on this particular night, I wasn't so keen to get on stage. I was just digging the tunes and enjoying the show. The music was pretty upbeat, and the tempo was quick. The lyrics were a bit hard to make out, but they seemed to be emotional and heartfelt. Overall it was quite enjoyable. And the band played on...

After a while, I noticed that they just kept playing the same thing over and over. Just a little variation on the chords from time to time. But you know, it was pretty catchy , and the audience was as enthusiastic as ever, so i just kept bobbing my head and let it go. And the band played on...

At some point, I noticed that they stopped changing the chords. Now they were just playing the same song repeatedly. That was just a tad bit annoying. But it wasn't really a bad song, and the crowd was into it. Why change what works? And the band played on...

Then I finally got a good look at the stage show. I hadn't been able to see it before, because I was way in the back, but as the hours went by, I had slowly been pushing my way forward. Now that I saw it looked they had taken a page out GWAR's book. I've seen gorier, but I couldn't tell you when, and it really didn't fit the music. And sounded, just for a second, like the audience as screaming in terror, instead of adulation. And the band played on...

I thought about trying to work my way back out through the crowd, but you know, this song's growing on me. Nevermind the banal formula, they make it work. The lack of sincerity in the singer's voice isn't really a bad thing. And i've got to admire their dedication you know?

When that fire started onstage? The band played on.
When the riots broke out in the crowd? The band played on.
When the cops broke in and started cracking skulls? The band played on.

Sure, after a while it started to look like the aftermath of a Dethklok concert, and they kept playing the same generic pop song, but the band played on...

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Re: And The Band Played On...
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2011, 03:18:51 am »
I think I've just been insulted.
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Re: And The Band Played On...
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2011, 03:20:13 am »

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Re: And The Band Played On...
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2011, 03:24:29 am »
:lulz: Love it, Phox
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« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2011, 03:25:23 am »
Whoops.  Read it wrong.

My bad.
" It's just that Depeche Mode were a bunch of optimistic loveburgers."
- TGRR, shaming himself forever, 7/8/2017

 "Billy, when I say that ethics is our number one priority and safety is also our number one priority, you should take that to mean exactly what I said. Also quality. That's our number one priority as well. Don't look at me that way, you're in the corporate world now and this is how it works."
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« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2011, 03:28:10 am »
Whoops.  Read it wrong.

My bad.
Still kinda confused, but okay.  :)

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« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2011, 03:28:50 am »
Whoops.  Read it wrong.

My bad.
Still kinda confused, but okay.  :)

I am not required to make sense to people who have factory-condition brains, remember?
" It's just that Depeche Mode were a bunch of optimistic loveburgers."
- TGRR, shaming himself forever, 7/8/2017

 "Billy, when I say that ethics is our number one priority and safety is also our number one priority, you should take that to mean exactly what I said. Also quality. That's our number one priority as well. Don't look at me that way, you're in the corporate world now and this is how it works."
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« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2011, 03:35:54 am »
Whoops.  Read it wrong.

My bad.
Still kinda confused, but okay.  :)

I am not required to make sense to people who have factory-condition brains, remember?
I have no idea if I should take that as an insult or not.  :lol:

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« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2011, 03:37:37 am »
Whoops.  Read it wrong.

My bad.
Still kinda confused, but okay.  :)

I am not required to make sense to people who have factory-condition brains, remember?
I have no idea if I should take that as an insult or not.  :lol:

Naw.  Since the whole brain virus thing, I have good days and some bad ones.  This is one of the bad ones.

Mostly because Enabler and Freeky are plotting.  Plotting, I tell you.
" It's just that Depeche Mode were a bunch of optimistic loveburgers."
- TGRR, shaming himself forever, 7/8/2017

 "Billy, when I say that ethics is our number one priority and safety is also our number one priority, you should take that to mean exactly what I said. Also quality. That's our number one priority as well. Don't look at me that way, you're in the corporate world now and this is how it works."
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« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2011, 03:40:35 am »
Whoops.  Read it wrong.

My bad.
Still kinda confused, but okay.  :)

I am not required to make sense to people who have factory-condition brains, remember?
I have no idea if I should take that as an insult or not.  :lol:

Naw.  Since the whole brain virus thing, I have good days and some bad ones.  This is one of the bad ones.

Mostly because Enabler and Freeky are plotting.  Plotting, I tell you.
:lulz:

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Re: And The Band Played On...
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2011, 03:41:59 am »
Whoops.  Read it wrong.

My bad.
Still kinda confused, but okay.  :)

I am not required to make sense to people who have factory-condition brains, remember?
I have no idea if I should take that as an insult or not.  :lol:

Naw.  Since the whole brain virus thing, I have good days and some bad ones.  This is one of the bad ones.

Mostly because Enabler and Freeky are plotting.  Plotting, I tell you.
:lulz:

On days like today, I have to rely entirely on fore-brains, because the back of the brain says that everyone is my enemy and that my government is hopelessly corrupt and evil.

Then I feel better in a day or two, and the band plays on.
" It's just that Depeche Mode were a bunch of optimistic loveburgers."
- TGRR, shaming himself forever, 7/8/2017

 "Billy, when I say that ethics is our number one priority and safety is also our number one priority, you should take that to mean exactly what I said. Also quality. That's our number one priority as well. Don't look at me that way, you're in the corporate world now and this is how it works."
- TGRR, raising the bar at work.

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Re: And The Band Played On...
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2011, 03:43:48 am »
Whoops.  Read it wrong.

My bad.
Still kinda confused, but okay.  :)

I am not required to make sense to people who have factory-condition brains, remember?
I have no idea if I should take that as an insult or not.  :lol:

Naw.  Since the whole brain virus thing, I have good days and some bad ones.  This is one of the bad ones.

Mostly because Enabler and Freeky are plotting.  Plotting, I tell you.
:lulz:

On days like today, I have to rely entirely on fore-brains, because the back of the brain says that everyone is my enemy and that my government is hopelessly corrupt and evil.

Then I feel better in a day or two, and the band plays on.
The back of your brain may be half right.

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Re: And The Band Played On...
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2011, 09:57:15 pm »
As a performer, it's not always easy sitting in the audience. Watching other people do what you love sometimes makes you want to just get up on stage and join them. But I can tell you from experience that those guys in the black shirts with earpieces don't generally like it when people try to do that. You're lucky if you get thrown out with just a busted nose.

But on this particular night, I wasn't so keen to get on stage. I was just digging the tunes and enjoying the show. The music was pretty upbeat, and the tempo was quick. The lyrics were a bit hard to make out, but they seemed to be emotional and heartfelt. Overall it was quite enjoyable. And the band played on...

After a while, I noticed that they just kept playing the same thing over and over. Just a little variation on the chords from time to time. But you know, it was pretty catchy , and the audience was as enthusiastic as ever, so i just kept bobbing my head and let it go. And the band played on...

At some point, I noticed that they stopped changing the chords. Now they were just playing the same song repeatedly. That was just a tad bit annoying. But it wasn't really a bad song, and the crowd was into it. Why change what works? And the band played on...

Then I finally got a good look at the stage show. I hadn't been able to see it before, because I was way in the back, but as the hours went by, I had slowly been pushing my way forward. Now that I saw it looked they had taken a page out GWAR's book. I've seen gorier, but I couldn't tell you when, and it really didn't fit the music. And sounded, just for a second, like the audience as screaming in terror, instead of adulation. And the band played on...

I thought about trying to work my way back out through the crowd, but you know, this song's growing on me. Nevermind the banal formula, they make it work. The lack of sincerity in the singer's voice isn't really a bad thing. And i've got to admire their dedication you know?

When that fire started onstage? The band played on.
When the riots broke out in the crowd? The band played on.
When the cops broke in and started cracking skulls? The band played on.

Sure, after a while it started to look like the aftermath of a Dethklok concert, and they kept playing the same generic pop song, but the band played on...
Bump.


When that fire started onstage? The band played on.
When the riots broke out in the crowd? The band played on.
When the cops broke in and started cracking skulls? The band played on.
Double bump.

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Re: And The Band Played On...
« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2011, 10:40:42 pm »
Damn, good stuff, Phox.
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Re: And The Band Played On...
« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2011, 04:01:19 pm »
Split to the UNLIMITED WUDGAR MISOGYNY THREAD, located here:

http://www.principiadiscordia.com/forum/index.php?topic=30833.0
" It's just that Depeche Mode were a bunch of optimistic loveburgers."
- TGRR, shaming himself forever, 7/8/2017

 "Billy, when I say that ethics is our number one priority and safety is also our number one priority, you should take that to mean exactly what I said. Also quality. That's our number one priority as well. Don't look at me that way, you're in the corporate world now and this is how it works."
- TGRR, raising the bar at work.