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  1. I didn't appreciate MOAM for what they really were (best band in the universe) back when I posted this... For better or worse, I miss Ol' Scratch.
  2. Well yeah, can't complain about the price, but I've never been one to go to shows. The crowds and standing in line and all that really bugs me. The act has to be top notch to outweigh everything I don't like about concerts. Sonic Youth might be good enough. It also depends on whether my music fan friends will be in town then.
  3. You have no idea how relieved I was when I found out those shows have nothing to do with sparkly subhumans. I might go to the SY show. I'm always back and forth with them.
  4. I check the site every once in a while, but most of the time I have nothing to say. Usually I just facepalm and groan inwardly at how backwards and dead the Other Bands forum is. The music is what used to anchor me to this place, and my tastes have changed radically since I first joined on the old site. I don't know how Jahfin, Swede, and the few others who actively explore and find new and rare music can stand the stagnation.
  5. Yes. Man or Astro-Man? have been my favorite band ever since I checked them out proper. (That's Star Crunch in my avatar). I'm still missing a few key singles and their tour only CD A Spectrum of Finite Scale. Their vinyl only singles/EPs are incredibly rare. One thing that bugs me though is how they're pigeon-holed into the surf genre, even though they got steadily more experimental and spacey and beginning with 1000x they have more in common with Chrome, Sonic Youth, and Syd Barret than Dick Dale. I've found most surf bands to be quite bland and samey, but the ones that I like are: The Mermen Huevos Rancheros Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet and Dick Dale of course.
  6. I didn't listen to them when I used to hang around here. I've heard 6-7 of their albums. Favorites are Akuma No Uta and the hardcore thrash version of Vein. I diss ALL of RHCP's stuff, old and new. I've never been more than lukewarm towards them. I only recently checked out a few of Frusciante's albums and they've blown me away. On a completely different level than the Peppers.
  7. The Mountain Goats - Zopilote Machine
  8. John Frusciante does his best Eddie Hazel impression on the opening track of the album he released just last month: His solo work is so much better than the RHCP it's embarrassing. Boris comes to mind, but many of their songs are to long to post on Youtube. Don't like Wilco much beyond A Ghost Is Born. There's some good solos in there.
  9. This is true. It's very very good, but... Oh please. Silly music magazines, Radiohead can't be beaten. I said so, and that makes it a fact.
  10. Ah man... these arguments never get old. The 70's purists just keep beating that rock n' roll horse... hoping that it will die (when in reality it's stronger than ever) because if rock is dead then it means they don't have to change. Embrace the new and the old. The music industry has never really changed - the garbage has always been in the mainstream and on the TV. (ever heard of Tin Pan Alley, or perhaps The Monkees, The Partridge Family, The Osmonds? When was their heyday again? How is American Idol any worse?)
  11. I'm no Chili Peppers fan but after hearing 'Can't Stop' again I've been picking out that riff. So funky. So good.
  12. I'm listening to Sonic Youth's album Sister on my DISCMAN, of all things. I haven't used this thing in years - had to break it out again with my iPod only running through one channel on headphones right now. I really hope the repair doesn't cost much.
  13. I just knew there was a reason why I'd never gotten around to buying their albums. I'll be getting Let It Be first... the T Rex cover should be interesting.
  14. OK back when I started this thread the link was to a bogus rumour. Here's the real deal: http://www.radiohead.com/tourdates/ or at least what they've decided on thus far. Still doesn't look good for me.
  15. De-Loused In The Comatorium is an amazing album. I haven't liked anything else they've released very much, though I haven't listened to the newest album yet.
  16. Well, with so many of the candidates out of the running, I'd say the only one left I'd like to see win now is Obama. I don't align myself to either the Democrat or Republican parties, I just think he's more trustworthy than McCain or Clinton.
  17. Not counting singles or EPs (though I have many from these artists): Radiohead Led Zeppelin Pink Floyd My Bloody Valentine Joy Division The Doors Television The Velvet Underground Sigur Ros ...though many of those only have 2 or 3 albums total, so it's not like it was on any special effort of mine.
  18. The audio to Radiohead's performance at The Astoria, London, in 1994. It's too painful to watch. They just look terrible. Some of the songs are very, very good though. Like Maquiladora. I've got it on repeat.
  19. Went on Amazon to get myself some 'comfort' albums. I'd say it's the aural equivalent of crawling under your bed and eating a tub of ice cream while watching Oprah, but not quite so dramatic. Been meaning to get these singles for months. Decided I want them now: Pyamid Song EP Knives Out Pt.1 Kinves Out Pt. 2 High And Dry Pt. 1
  20. I've never been able to get my slide to sound right. Most of the time it sounds like the guitar is out of tune and I don't know how to stop the rest of the strings from sounding when I'm just wanting one or two. In short, it never sounds as good as the professionals. What are they doing that I'm not?
  21. Muse

    Groundhog Day

    It's official: I'm gonna watch that film today. Haven't seen it in ages and you just reminded me. "Ned!?" 'BAM'!! That fist in the face is sooooooooooooooooooooo classic.
  22. Muse

    Drum Machines

    We have a keyboard type thing in the house... have had it for years. It's a Yamaha of some kind... it's good for keyboard usage, but its percussion samples are laughable. I was just messing with it and it's incredibly difficult to make even the simplest loop. Maybe there's a reason drum kits aren't set up like piano keys. I would really need an actual drummer to play with, because I'm a big fan of odd time signatures and shifting rhythms, and loops don't really work for those sorts of things. But machines have a sound all of their own, so I would want one to be used together with the drummer. New sounds, new possibilities.
  23. If we wanted to put our best foot forward into the galactic game, we should've used vynil. Launch a 7" through space...
  24. I want to get one or two, but know next to nothing about them. 1. What are the best brands? 2. How much can they cost? 3. How do they work - just plugged into your amp along with your guitar, or do they need a PA system or their own amp? 4...I'll think of more questions later.
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