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Jarlaxle 56

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    Classical Music!

    So who here likes Classical stuff? Right now I'm getting into Russian composers, Igor Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Sergei Prokofiev. What are everyone's favourite Classical composers/musicians and why? And don't just say "Beethoven" or "Mozart"
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    Favourite movie scene?

    Right now I'm thinking of the scene in Reservoir Dogs where Mr. Blonde (Michael Madsen) cuts off the cop's ear to the tune of "Stuck In The Middle With You", that's an epic scene, and I won't give away the ending for those who haven't seen the film. So, what is everyone's favourite scene?
  3. This topic is to post songs that you'd like to hear a band or artist cover, other than the one who wrote it. I'd like to hear Tool do a version of "Owner of a Lonely Heart" by Yes.
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    Help me choose a new bass drum pedal

    Ok, as the topic said...I'm looking for recommendations on a good line of doublekick bass drum pedals. I've been told that Pearl or Tama are the way to go...so could anyone help me out with some good recommendations or advice? I'd really appreciate any advice on doublekick pedals, as this will be my first one (currently using a single). I will probably ask my teacher but it's nice to have a variety of opinions.
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    Loudness War

    What is your opinion on the fact that Record Labels are forcing tracks to be produced at such a high volume that the quality of sound is sacrificed? Personally, I'm a bit peeved, I like to hear EVERY instrument. So much music released today has no "space" and everything sounds pushed together, this includes remasters of old music, you just can't find decent sound quality short of a live performance, vinyl or Indie music. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loudness_war Edit: Here is another very good article http://www.cdmasteringservices.com/dynamicrange.htm
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    Basically, the band that invented Stoner Rock, also very psychedelic. If you like Queens of The Stone Age (Josh Homme was the lead guitarist for Kyuss) I highly recommend this band. I'm looking into getting into more of the desert/stoner/psychedelia/rock scene, and am loving it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desert_rock#Notable_scene_bands http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=hkN1bBVz9Fw They are badass, I recommend their album "Welcome to Sky Valley". If you think grunge was the only revolution in rock music at the turn of the 90s you are sorely mistaken.
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    English Bands Are The Best

    No, all of the best bands are Ukrainian
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    What was punk?

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    What was punk?

    What the hell are you talking about in terms of "And in corporate terms it meant the companies again had excellent opportunities to seize control from the artists, and they did.". 99% of punk from the 80s onward was released on independent record labels often founded by the band themselves. Punk, and particularly hardcore punk IS about rebellion. I don't know what you're talking about. Go listen to Black Flag and Minor Threat and tell me you think they were "corporate" or whatever nonsense.
  10. This is the kind of thing I have a problem with. You can't just rattle off the word "god" or "God" and assume everyone else has the same idea of what those two words mean. In fact no one has the same idea of what those words mean, so they're actually meaningless words that we use to describe a vague concept which we can't define let alone prove or disprove.
  11. Creationism/Intelligent Design should be taught in a Religious class. It should be taught like a History or English class. As in, the teacher opens the door, but the students have to choose to step through it. I think theologians and scientists have a lot in common. Both are scholars and love information and learning. Scientists can be spiritual. I'm going to go ahead and recommend this book of essays written by a scientist. Some of his predictions are a bit outdated (It was written like 20 years ago) http://www.amazon.ca/Night-Thoughts-Listening-Mahlers-Symphony/dp/0140243283 I think it's both spiritual and analytical, and it's just a damn good read. Oh, and you should listen to Mahler as well. Highly recommended. Also, you can not deny the spectacular soul moving pieces of art that have been inspired by religion. The greatest film of all time (in my opinion) is Andrei Rublev. A tale about a Russian monk who painted icons. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrei_Rublev If there was ever something that made me understand Christianity it was that film. Plus, Tarkovsky is in my top 5 of greatest film-makers in history.
  12. The cymbals sound really mushy...though this might just be the fact that they were encoded in 128 kbps. I'm listening with a pair of Denon AH-D2000s though, maybe it sounds better on a low-fi setup? Can you give us something with a little higher bitrate to properly listen and review it?
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    Help Increase Alexa Rank

    I don't really care who downloads it. I was just correcting some misconceptions about internet security.
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    Help Increase Alexa Rank

    Just correcting you here...first of all, the only way someone could use the toolbar to 'infect' your computer is if they reverse engineered it and found a javascript exploit, and then got you to go to a completely unrelated site. Also, it's a firefox add-on, so er, well that can't affect your system registry (assuming you use windows). You can install firefox add-ons on any operating system that can run Firefox, and Linux and OS X don't use a system registry or anything like it. Sooo yeah, it's not going to do that. What it MIGHT do is put what are called "tracking cookies" in your temporary internet files folder. But it's very very likely that you have some tracking cookies right now. It's almost impossible to browse the internet without picking up a few. You can protect yourself by using Opendns http://www.opendns.com/ (FREE) and noscript for Firefox (disables all javascript except for whitelisted urls) http://noscript.net/
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    The Movie Thread

    Hey film thread. Just stopping by to give you the greatest film of all time. Thanks, bye. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-R_P8qEwwQ
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    The Anti-Counterfeit Trade Agreement

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-Counterfeiting_Trade_Agreement http://wikileaks.org/leak/acta-proposal-2007.pdf ^^^ Important links, read the wikipedia article's SOURCES. This isn't a conspiracy theory. I wouldn't be telling you about it if it was, as I can't stand conspiracy theorists. This ALSO isn't some conservative plot to discredit Obama's administration. This affects the entire world, not just the U.S. This has been in the works for years, and yet hardly anyone knows about it. The only mainstream news source I've seen even talk about this topic was the CBC, and they played it off as something to do with border security. Hey thanks for the change Obama btw, going ahead with a treaty that began in the midst of the Bush administration. Yep, don't mind that pain, that's just the collective dicks of the RIAA/MPAA up your ass.
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    Them Crooked Vultures Album

    This is a great rock album WITH SHIT PRODUCTION AND NO DYNAMIC RANGE http://www.petitiononline.com/nisst56/petition.html Sign that if you want a good sounding version of this great album released.
  18. I was so disgusted that this great rock album was released with shite sound and NO dynamics whatsoever, so I started a petition.... http://www.petitiononline.com/nisst56/petition.html
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    Holy crap Ricky, didn't know you still posted on here. Anyway, you know what I think of Muse.
  20. http://www.alternet.org/blogs/healthwellness/143164/30_gop_senators_vote_to_defend_gang_rape/ DESPICABLE!
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    New Footage of the 9/11 WTC Attack

    I sincerely apologize for posting that video, I hadn't watched the entire thing... Here's a VERY interesting article on 9/11 btw http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/documentaries/features/chile.shtml Nevar forget the people of Chile who suffered under the brutal dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.
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    New Footage of the 9/11 WTC Attack

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    Favorite "Pop" songs

    I confess I like a few J-Pop songs