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    Drums, Guitar, Music, Martial Arts, Film, Religion, The Mind, The World, Space, other stuff that peaks my interest but didn't feel like writing down at the moment.
  1. http://music.msn.com/music/article.aspx?news=425984&GT1=28102 Guitar legend Les Paul dies at age 94 Aug. 13, 2009, 11:17 AM EST WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- Les Paul, the guitarist and inventor who changed the course of music with the electric guitar and multitrack recording and had a string of hits, many with wife Mary Ford, died on Thursday. He was 94. According to Gibson Guitar, Paul died of complications from pneumonia at White Plains Hospital. His family and friends were by his side. He had been hospitalized in February 2006 when he learned he won two Grammys for an album he released after his 90th birthday, "Les Paul & Friends: American Made, World Played." "I feel like a condemned building with a new flagpole on it," he joked. As an inventor, Paul helped bring about the rise of rock 'n' roll and multitrack recording, which enables artists to record different instruments at different times, sing harmony with themselves, and then carefully balance the "tracks" in the finished recording. With Ford, his wife from 1949 to 1962, he earned 36 gold records and 11 No. 1 pop hits, including "Vaya Con Dios," "How High the Moon," "Nola" and "Lover." Many of their songs used overdubbing techniques that Paul the inventor had helped develop. "I could take my Mary and make her three, six, nine, 12, as many voices as I wished," he recalled. "This is quite an asset." The overdubbing technique was highly influential on later recording artists such as the Carpenters. The use of electric guitar gained popularity in the mid-to-late 1940s, and then exploded with the advent of rock the 1950s. "Suddenly, it was recognized that power was a very important part of music," Paul once said. "To have the dynamics, to have the way of expressing yourself beyond the normal limits of an unamplified instrument, was incredible. Today a guy wouldn't think of singing a song on a stage without a microphone and a sound system." A tinkerer and musician since childhood, he experimented with guitar amplification for years before coming up in 1941 with what he called "The Log," a four-by-four piece of wood strung with steel strings. "I went into a nightclub and played it. Of course, everybody had me labeled as a nut." He later put the wooden wings onto the body to give it a tradition guitar shape. In 1952, Gibson Guitars began production on the Les Paul guitar. Pete Townsend of The Who, Steve Howe of Yes, jazz great Al DiMeola and Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page all made the Gibson Les Paul their trademark six-string. Over the years, the Les Paul series has become one of the most widely used guitars in the music industry. In 2005, Christie's auction house sold a 1955 Gibson Les Paul for $45,600.
  2. Four Sticks. I love the ethnic tone to it.
  3. I'll post some of my current favorite bands that I've been listening to a lot lately. Pygmy Lush - The offspring from the punk band called Pg. 99. Led Zeppelin fans might dig this band. They play a rather depressive style of Folk music. http://www.imeem.com/people/HMHpBUe/music/...y-lush-asphalt/ Maudlin of the Well - They're similar to Opeth in the whole ambient/jazzy/metal sense. Very talented musicians. Pg. 99 - I'll never get tired of this band. They're sort of a "like it or don't like it" deal as the vocals can easily turn people off. They are unique blend of Grindcore/Screamo/Punk. Really eerie/ambient stuff... The Stone Roses - Older band, but overlooked. They pretty much influenced the bands that would start the whole Brit-Rock trend in the 90's. They play a throwback style to the 60's. Brit-Pop, with some Psychedelic influences. At the Drive-In - Cedric and Omar's earlier group (The Mars Volta), with more of a punk feel. I personally prefer these guys over the latter incarnation. Meshuggah - For the Metal fans out there. They play a complex, but heavy style of Extreme Metal. Drummers should also check out the bass work on this song. Mickey Newbury - An extremely overlooked Country/Folk song writer. Some of the most spine tingling moments I've ever heard come from this man. I'll post some more later...
  4. Exactly. Just type in "Band - Album - .rar" and you're all set. Hell, you've even got search engines for those sites. Although, there is the case for extremely rare music that can only be found through P2P networks. But the people sharing aren't always so welcoming...
  5. True, but TONS... and I mean TONS of power plants would crumble and you'd be back to square one all over again.
  6. In theory it sounds nice, but the biggest reason I believe it remains to be illegal is not because of stereotypes, but because it threatens the plastics, paper, and various chemical corporations. A lot of companies banded together to prevent the heavy competition from hemp growers.
  7. I'm not saying it's wrong to have a preference for a certain of music, but don't shun something simply because it doesn't fit your norm. With the internet at our disposal, there's no reason for anyone not to at least check something out before they make unfounded accusations.
  8. Bringing up mainstream bands like Nirvana and Led Zeppelin is a good way to get attention, but his intentions weren't that bad. He's basically mocking the close-mindedness that runs rampant throughout the country. Personally, I can't stand people that are stuck in a certain time period and are unwilling to move on. I'm always looking towards the future, but that's just me.
  9. I have some vinyl, but I never really listen to them. It's more convenient to just carry an MP3 player around. Besides, I don't even remember the last time I actually paid for music. (Shh... )
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    I like some of their earlier stuff, but they get really repetitive and boring after a while.
  11. From the interviews and books I've read, I just make him out to be a rather shy, but a bit egotistical person. I think he's been humbled with age of course.
  12. That, I can definitely agree with. In fact, the whole album kind of gives off a rather rainy, dreamy, beach-like vibe. With songs like "The Ocean" and "Jamaica," it kinda makes it stand out more.
  13. Bluh, I don't really know. Dazed (live) to me is just unlistenable and rather boring. To each his own.
  14. Achilles Last Stand. It's a very frenetic and fast-paced song that just oozes more emotion than the other two.
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