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this can be a rolling thread, maybe. forgive me if one already exists, i didn't see it.

i started taking guitar lessons again! that is exciting

my long term black/doom metal band (argentinum astrum) recorded an album last fall and we're waiting on a label dude to get another label to go in on releasing it? i have no idea how or what that is about. i want it to come out soon because we haven't put anything out in a couple years and i want to tour and am antsy about it.

im learning ableton in order to start doing electronic stuff by myself. that's kind of on the backburner atm tho

one of my fave local bands atm asked me to replace their bassist/harmony singer and i am probably gonna do it. it is kind of superchunk-esque?

i started a band with 2 of my girlfriends and we just had our first practice. guitar, bass and drums. playing kind of 60s-esque poppy tunes so far, but i have no idea where we will end up. i think we are gonna be called "high school"?? please tell me if that is a ridiculous name.

i recorded this local band called Killer Whale who play very crazy surf-influenced punk/metal, i love them and i am excited to record bands and put out records and things tho god it is so expensive to do this

i've been playing in this band with a weirdo that plays only covers of local, small time musicians. i just joined it, but it's kind of a local institution, been around a while with a rotating cast of ppl around this one guy. i don't know. it's fun to play with him , and very fun to choose and learn the songs, but he has a weird value system w/r/t music, ie he doesn't want me to sing harmonies cause i sing "like an angel", which isn't really true. he also has no ambitions (how can you be ambitious with a covers band really tho) and is really skeptical of people who have them. its fun tho.

i dont really have time to do any of this stuff

purp (roxymuzak), Tuesday, 5 March 2013 17:04 (six years ago) link

this band with a weirdo that plays only covers of local, small time musicians

haha i love this

queeple qua queeple (Jordan), Tuesday, 5 March 2013 17:17 (six years ago) link

haha its exactly what it sounds like

purp (roxymuzak), Tuesday, 5 March 2013 17:18 (six years ago) link

the first person I contacted about guitar lessons is too busy to take me on as a student but promised to give me contact info for other ppl, which basically means I am back at square one re: finding a guitar teacher

I am currently in the process of tracking down sheet music for a recital of solo and ensemble spiritual arrangements I'm doing as part of a quartet made up of ppl from my church choir (inc. my wife as the soprano) for the Tuesday before Easter; we're also going to take parts of that recital to do as music for the Good Friday service later that week.

I'm also looking over the Dvorak Mass in D major, which I'm doing at an evening Good Friday service in Dorchester; my primary responsibility AFAIK is augmenting the bass section but I believe I'm also going to be doing the tiny solo parts as well. (The other ppl from that include my wife again plus other folks from the spiritual ensemble we sing in.)

Also have a concert with the church choir coming up where we're doing Stainer's Crucifixion; I am not the bass soloist for it (thank God).

"Bellini." (DJP), Tuesday, 5 March 2013 17:42 (six years ago) link

i didnt realize you were a bass! it occurs to me that i have never actually heard you sing. i imagined you having a very high tenor voice. haw.

purp (roxymuzak), Tuesday, 5 March 2013 17:43 (six years ago) link

i started a band with 2 of my girlfriends

Me too! We are called Ta1nted Pussy and have played 2 shows so far. We were supposed to have a show next Saturday opening for this weird Dutch guy, but he got detained by the Dutch government and told he can't leave the country without a work permit, so that show was cancelled. I play bass. I have not played bass since I was a teenager. So now I get to have fun learning/re-learning an instrument, plus I get to have fun with pedals. We are all noise/new music ladies, thus lots of fun with pedals. I got a Dr. Sample 202 for christmas! More fun! I kept one of the built-in samples, which is a lady saying "Stand By" for when we have technical difficulties during our sets.

We are planning to tour at some point later this year. L.A., maybe the South?

sarahell, Tuesday, 5 March 2013 17:53 (six years ago) link

next month we have a gig opening for Cock E.S.P.

Our singer said, "Why do we always end up on shows with other bands with dirty names?"

sarahell, Tuesday, 5 March 2013 17:54 (six years ago) link

having trouble finding time/motivation/energy to do anything too focused or serious over the past couple of years. i was playing with my friend who's a full-time musician but he decided to just play shows solo instead of with a band because the economics/logistics are easier that way. i've been doing some sample-based stuff on reason recently, i like it because it takes me back to when i was learning guitar and didn't know what i was doing and would come up with cool stuff by accident. also occasionally jamming/recording with the drummer from my old band, doing shitty lofi four-track stuff.

i would really like to have a more regular band where someone else bore the heavy lifting of the songwriting and i could just come in and play guitar and play shows a few times a year. but i'm not really connected to any kind of music scene anymore so i don't know how to find that kind of situation.

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 5 March 2013 17:56 (six years ago) link

Band practice tonight. Eagerly anticipating our two track demo bak from being mixed/mastered although worried it might sound bad as we only spent two days on it.
Working on writing and practising our next batch of songs after an initial 6. It's now a concern that we have a 'sound' and aesthetic developing, meaning that we have songs we wrote and quite like that for one reason or another don't work very well alongside the others. Anyone had this problem? It didn't really matter before because we were still forming an identity which eventually formed into 6 upbeat slightly unhinged post punk numbers, but now this next one is a big dramatic sweeping thing with a more serious tone and we're not sure what to do with it.
Also written a reggae song, which I'm please with but need a way to subvert because right now it's verging a little too close to sixth form peace and love bob Marley cliches and I want to put a twist on all that really.
Wrote a sort of fast kinda sung-rap song but my girlfriend said it sounded like flight of the conchords. Not that that's an insult, but I wanted it to aoud more like Haim or something.

dog latin, Tuesday, 5 March 2013 18:02 (six years ago) link

i didnt realize you were a bass! it occurs to me that i have never actually heard you sing. i imagined you having a very high tenor voice. haw.

haha that would make my dad very, very happy (he's a failed tenor in a previous life, sang lead in a doo-wop group in college)

I am technically a "bass-baritone" which really means that because most of my singing experience comes from being in ensembles rather than private, focused vocal study, I have no idea how to use my head voice and sing practically everything in chest; I have a sneaking suspicion I would end up being a true baritone or even a low tenor after several years of focused, serious voice training based on how my low range actually sounds, but the flip side is that I can actually croak out low notes even if they're inaudible unless I've been binge-drinking the night before so I dunno. But yeah, I've always sung low.

"Bellini." (DJP), Tuesday, 5 March 2013 18:17 (six years ago) link

(which is actually why, in my teens, I realized I was never going to be a pop or rock singer, and why I was so taken by the grunge explosion)

"Bellini." (DJP), Tuesday, 5 March 2013 18:18 (six years ago) link

putting the last touches on my new record (doesn't feel new, been working on it for about 15 months now) to send to mastering next week, figuring out how to put it out.

then i want to take some time to switch up my process, shake things up a little. work on some new synth sounds without any goals, try to finally learn ableton, record a bunch of new percussion samples. i want to take some piano lessons too, since i do everything with midi + mouse. i can figure stuff out on piano very sloooowly, so i thought it would be fun to play through some tunes in real time and get some chords under my fingers.

honestly though i probably won't do most of these things and i'll go back to what feels easy & comfortable. :/

queeple qua queeple (Jordan), Tuesday, 5 March 2013 18:51 (six years ago) link

I just got our first track back from the studio. I love it and I also cringe a bit because I can hear bits where my voice goes a bit wrong or a beat doesn't quite land how it's meant, and I'm trying to work out if anyone in their right mind would really notice or care.

dog latin, Tuesday, 5 March 2013 18:57 (six years ago) link

roxy high school is an amazing band name

flopson, Tuesday, 5 March 2013 18:58 (six years ago) link

this is a neat thread idea.

i've been playing with a couple guys for the last month or so but it's just working out that well. they seem like they really want to sound like real estate or something, which isn't terrible, but a bad real estate impersonation comes out sounding reaaaaally bad, and it's not much fun to play drums to, either!

i've been writing and recording some new tunes, which doesn't sound like much but it's actually been a big breakthrough for me after about a 10 year songwriting/music coma that i didn't realize was a coma.

i'm moving back to chicago in a few months and i'm determined to join up with a good band. i used to be good friends with the cave/bitchin bajas scene so i'm hoping i can be looped back into all that stuff and that someone needs a good drummer

( ( ( ( ( ( ( (Z S), Tuesday, 5 March 2013 19:05 (six years ago) link

and yeah, high school is good, although i have to say i liked it even more when i thought the name was high school??

( ( ( ( ( ( ( (Z S), Tuesday, 5 March 2013 19:05 (six years ago) link

haha

flopson, Tuesday, 5 March 2013 19:08 (six years ago) link

whoa z s do you want to be in a band with me?

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 5 March 2013 19:10 (six years ago) link

this is going to be really awkward when you reject me

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 5 March 2013 19:10 (six years ago) link

well, that was easy. sure, let's play!

it's gonna be more like september or so

( ( ( ( ( ( ( (Z S), Tuesday, 5 March 2013 19:12 (six years ago) link

i think we are gonna be called "high school"??
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I started a band in college called junior high university. I recorded one song for it and we had two practices and then everyone split up in different directions. that was the last band I was ever in.

have not touched my recording computer since my son was born. I long for a classical acoustic guitar so i can play around the house but I have no money for that now. debating selling an amp or two. I think my creative well has run dry for the foreseeable future.

we're beautiful like robots in dis guys (m bison), Tuesday, 5 March 2013 19:19 (six years ago) link

i'm really burnt out on school this semester & have been slacking off to spend more time doing music stuff. all three bands i'm in are pretty active rn which can be overwhelming at times but is really fun. most notably i went on tour in january and started a new band called l0ud s3x which i am just so, so stoked on. the other songwriter in the band is really prolific and i really want to keep our ratio of songs 1:1. it's been a really fun challenge trying to keep up, he also writes amazing songs so i've had to be really strict about scrapping my tunes if they're not up to par. we're playing our first show at the end of the month & i'm pretty nervous because not everyone shows up for practice consistently and i want it to be spectacular

flopson, Tuesday, 5 March 2013 19:21 (six years ago) link

sp3ctacular l0ud s3x

( ( ( ( ( ( ( (Z S), Tuesday, 5 March 2013 19:25 (six years ago) link

I am not going to go into any more detail than this but the biggest audition opportunity of my lap literally just fell into my lap; I fully expect it to go nowhere but still, you never know...

"Bellini." (DJP), Tuesday, 5 March 2013 19:28 (six years ago) link

would watch n/a z s band

flopson, Tuesday, 5 March 2013 19:29 (six years ago) link

DJP on x factor, it's America has been waiting for
xp

we're beautiful like robots in dis guys (m bison), Tuesday, 5 March 2013 19:29 (six years ago) link

l0ud high school s3x

queeple qua queeple (Jordan), Tuesday, 5 March 2013 19:32 (six years ago) link

the biggest audition opportunity of my lap

lol dan

queeple qua queeple (Jordan), Tuesday, 5 March 2013 19:33 (six years ago) link

oh no, I've said too much

"Bellini." (DJP), Tuesday, 5 March 2013 19:34 (six years ago) link

I am in month 15 of releasing a home-made recording every month. A lot of times I put it off until the month is almost over and then go into crunch mode. But at this point, even though I approach each song as its own thing and wasn't trying to make an album or anything, I can listen to all the tracks straight through and it sounds really cohesive to me, which I think is really cool. I also feel like I get a little better/more efficient at production each time.

I haven't performed onstage in like a year though, which was a conscious decision and I don't miss all of the bullshit that made me sick of doing it, but I do miss being onstage. But I maybe just joined a band that I actually think is really good and is kind of successful locally, which is cool because I don't feel that way about hardly any local bands and also I've never really been in someone else's band. They have kind of a Modern Lovers/Beat Happening/Magnetic Fields/Morrissey vibe. It'll also be neat because I'll be playing synth and I'm not actually a keyboard player at all, I'm a guitarist and songwriter, but that's also why I'll be a good fit for this.

St3ve Go1db3rg, Tuesday, 5 March 2013 21:33 (six years ago) link

kicking off recording of a new album. finally a chance to properly use all this new synth gear

the history of mom's apple pie (electricsound), Wednesday, 6 March 2013 00:49 (six years ago) link

Hey all - could I get a little bit of constructive feedback on this please? We've had an initial "how's this?" from the studio engineer on one of our tracks. Overall, I think it's okay but it's very difficult to distance myself and listen to it with uninvolved ears.

I'd really like to hear your thoughts, particularly on the mixing/production (we can't really go back into the studio to do any overdubs or retakes so we're working with the raw material we have, for better or worse). Are there any glaring errors on this track or things I should mention before I get back to him? One thing I noticed is that he's been a bit heavy handed witht he gating and compression, particularly some of the vocal parts where the sibilants and plosives are almost non-existent.

I'm only gonna keep this track online for a short while, but if someone could give it a listen and let me know their thoughts, i'd be very much obliged: https://soundcloud.com/doglatin/honolulu-demo-050313

dog latin, Wednesday, 6 March 2013 11:36 (six years ago) link

god this sounds like a super harsh thing but i dont mean it that way - do you want/intend the beginning to sound like a 80's nylons style acapella group thing? like exactly like one? because thats what i hear. also some pitchy weirdness in the "so afraid" "yesterday" multivoice responses. again, if these are intentional things, no prob.

O_o-O_O-o_O (jjjusten), Wednesday, 6 March 2013 16:49 (six years ago) link

Lol, I haven't hear the nylons but it is supposed to be a bit of a tongue in cheek doowop thing and if it comes across that way I guess that's intentional. The song is very much a comment on retro culture and so it's littered with 60s and 80s references. Cheers for checking it out jjjusten, I'll look into the autotune thing. Think the sound guy's gone a bit overboard with vocal manipulation, but then we're not at all trained singers so there's undoubtably gonna be a push/pull thing going on.

dog latin, Wednesday, 6 March 2013 17:29 (six years ago) link

song sounds good to me, esp. for a demo. i like it.

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 6 March 2013 17:30 (six years ago) link

Xpost If you're talkin about Housemartins/Flying Pickets, I def see what you mean and kind of don't mind. I (was made to) grow up with that shit, haha.

dog latin, Wednesday, 6 March 2013 17:31 (six years ago) link

Cheers n/a

dog latin, Wednesday, 6 March 2013 17:32 (six years ago) link

I am making a lil album of songs that are about a min long each, I have about 10 so far where the music is done but I have finished singing over one of them, I've come up w/ vocal melodies for about 3

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Wednesday, 6 March 2013 17:47 (six years ago) link

I am seriously using the dumbest most unwieldy out of date programs to put the songs together because for whatever reason I like how it all sounds more than if I do it in ableton?

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Wednesday, 6 March 2013 17:54 (six years ago) link

what are you using?

queeple qua queeple (Jordan), Wednesday, 6 March 2013 18:13 (six years ago) link

I (lol) am using cues in virtual dj to play my laptop like an mpc or w/e (I could slice to a drumkit in ableton and do the same thing I guess, but idk, when I use ableton I spend 3 extra hours on shit) and then editing shit further and recording vocals in audacity, its a forehead in my hands deal, but still

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Wednesday, 6 March 2013 18:22 (six years ago) link

i love stuff like that.

queeple qua queeple (Jordan), Wednesday, 6 March 2013 18:28 (six years ago) link

well I hope it lives up to its rudimentary description, I'm starting to embrace it, at least this way I don't end up fucking around with corpus for a week with no results

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Wednesday, 6 March 2013 18:35 (six years ago) link

Good sounding demo, dog latin. I'd get some friends in a room for the backing vocals. And as for your solo performance it's a little too measured, just make sure you're saying "gate" instead of "gay" and make it fast and effortless

I was just in Prague recording with a budget-priced orchestra, stuff for five different clients and some stuff for my own use. There were 30 "pieces" ranging from 45-second long bits of orchestral incidental music to 20-minute marathon workouts. A total of 2.5 hours of music and 24 hours to record the whole thing. I def. got paranoid and overworked but I didn't break. I drove that bus.

It went very well but I instinctively prioritized the work of my clients, taking the time to really get something beautiful out of that shaky orchestra. I left not enough time for my own material. Now I'm futzing.

cheers FGTI - I did the lead vox, the others did backing. I think the engineer's but too strong a release on my vox because yeah, "gaze" sounds like "gay" etc...

dog latin, Wednesday, 6 March 2013 23:42 (six years ago) link

i'm listening to spotify

markers, Wednesday, 6 March 2013 23:42 (six years ago) link

gotta get these tapes out soon (for this band i recorded) but have no idea what im doing! i need to buy a tape duplicator! i need to buy...tapes! i need to figure out how to get this shit onto a master tape! what am i doing with my life! HELP!

purp (roxymuzak), Thursday, 7 March 2013 00:58 (six years ago) link

i told my mom i was in a new band called high school and she recommended that we call it COOL GIRLS instead. additionally, "i like just a girl's name, like maureen, or mabel, for a girl band"

purp (roxymuzak), Thursday, 7 March 2013 01:01 (six years ago) link

lmao at cool girls altho tbh i would like it as a name for a coed or all dude band

purp (roxymuzak), Thursday, 7 March 2013 01:01 (six years ago) link

nice, and thanks for the well-wishes, I assume I will keep returning to them over the years until I'm actually advanced enough to play one of them

Swilling Ambergris, Esq. (silby), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 18:12 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Cantata concert went great

brigadier pudding (DJP), Monday, 2 December 2019 14:56 (one month ago) link

That's great, DJP.

I was just offered a one hour ambient/improv/out gig at a nearby cafe this Friday. It seems like a good and exciting opportunity but also seems totally crazy to get an hour of solo music to a performance standard in four days. I said I'd confirm for sure tomorrow.

No language just sound (Sund4r), Tuesday, 10 December 2019 03:23 (one month ago) link

I finished writing the score and it's great and I'm happy now

!

No language just sound (Sund4r), Tuesday, 10 December 2019 15:24 (one month ago) link

Just agreed to do the gig tonight. Going to try to figure out a set, sigh.

No language just sound (Sund4r), Tuesday, 10 December 2019 20:45 (one month ago) link

Er, not tonight. I agree this afternoon. The gig is Friday.

No language just sound (Sund4r), Tuesday, 10 December 2019 20:45 (one month ago) link

Eh, one hour will fly by! You did the right thing by agreeing. I think it's good to accept challenging invitations if they present themselves :)

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 10 December 2019 21:57 (one month ago) link

Thanks!

No language just sound (Sund4r), Wednesday, 11 December 2019 03:53 (one month ago) link

I finished writing the score and it's great and I'm happy now
I finished writing the score and it's great and I'm happy now

fgti, how did you resolve this?

Una Palooka Dronka (hardcore dilettante), Wednesday, 11 December 2019 14:36 (one month ago) link

I just agreed to sing this in a concert next month:

https://youtu.be/urxk4mveLCw

totally unnecessary bewbz of exploitation (DJP), Wednesday, 11 December 2019 16:34 (one month ago) link

@ hardcore dilettante

I just finished it all. I was really not-feeling the opening cue, which I wrote under the direction of producers/director, and was unhappy with the result (they loved it and wanted to use it.) I was so frustrated with their decision, and enamoured with other ideas I'd written, that I was seriously considering leaving the project over it. It passed, I was being overdramatic. I have softened on the opening cue and although I don't think it's the best option, I do think it essentially works. I'm so happy with the rest of the score and think it (and the film itself) are an achievement and so I'm really in a happy place about it!

that said, I’d prefer a single serving of you (flamboyant goon tie included), Wednesday, 11 December 2019 18:08 (one month ago) link

in challenging invitations, i have accepted an invitation* to play a solo set (only 15-20 min) in early january, which means starting off my 2020 with 1) one rock band show and 2) one weird solo thing. YES PLEASE. I accept.

*invitation came from someone I don't know personally on facebook, so I was dubious at first, but then remembered my "always be growing/learning" mantra and accepted. i mean, i was invited. i can't say no!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Thursday, 12 December 2019 16:44 (one month ago) link

Right on, you have some time to prep at least.

No language just sound (Sund4r), Thursday, 12 December 2019 22:17 (one month ago) link

I totally couldn’t do it otherwise! But with a little time I’m looking forward to seeing what I can put together. And also realizing that it’s just 15 min, not a big deal. Right??!!?

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 13 December 2019 00:04 (one month ago) link

Yeah, totally.

I was a little under the weather and took yesterday and today off work, which did give me a little more time to prep. Feeling ready-ish for tomorrow.

No language just sound (Sund4r), Friday, 13 December 2019 04:22 (one month ago) link

how’d it go?

Don’t Slander Meme (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 23 December 2019 00:58 (one month ago) link

Yeah how did it go??

I’m sitting in w a friend for an Alex Chilton annual bday thing. Should be fun!!!! Excited about the songs we’re playing :)

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 23 December 2019 01:19 (one month ago) link

Wow. Can you tell us what they are? No pressure ;)

Don’t Slander Meme (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 23 December 2019 01:30 (one month ago) link

My yearly Messiah thing went well even though the power to the organ went out two days beforehand and we ended up singing with Casio accompaniment

totally unnecessary bewbz of exploitation (DJP), Monday, 23 December 2019 02:41 (one month ago) link

Perhaps it was a problem with the blower? I hear that happens a lot. To organs.

Hereward the Woke (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 23 December 2019 02:49 (one month ago) link

Yes indeed I can! Most excited about You Get What You Deserve + Daisy Glaze, also I’m in Love...+ Give Me Another Chance but those are pretty mellow/not drummy

Daisy Glaze may be the craziest actual song I have ever played or attempted to play w other people.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 23 December 2019 03:24 (one month ago) link

Also newsflash I’m no Jody Stephens
It’s not for a few days and we will have rehearsed 2x. That’s enough right? I agreed to do this like 4 days ago.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 23 December 2019 03:28 (one month ago) link

how’d it go?

It went all right, thanks! The crowd was small and mostly there for the guys who put it on and played before me so there was a very small audience. It was fairly loose but I think the stuff came across all right anyway. Because there was less of a PA/sound system than I had anticipated, I ended up connecting my interface into the two amps of the guys who played first, which meant I kept trying to turn things down or adjust levels during my set. Still, I'd been hoping to put an album together for next summer so this got me to get pretty much all the material ready.

Un sang impur (Sund4r), Monday, 23 December 2019 04:10 (one month ago) link

Alex Chilton thing sounds super fun.

Un sang impur (Sund4r), Monday, 23 December 2019 04:10 (one month ago) link

Puffin: Yes, the blower was non-functional even after power was restored. I’m out of town on vacation now but I heard they fixed it before this morning’s service.

totally unnecessary bewbz of exploitation (DJP), Monday, 23 December 2019 04:20 (one month ago) link

I have a new album out! Comes with a little book I drew as well. https://boomkat.com/products/the-saturn-star

SQUIRREL MEAT!! (Capitaine Jay Vee), Monday, 23 December 2019 10:08 (one month ago) link

Djp: Glad to hear about the organ blower

Hereward the Woke (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 23 December 2019 12:30 (one month ago) link

Am currently spending Christmas alone bc I have to sort through and edit 60 GBs of orchestral recordings for a film score

kelis navidad (flamboyant goon tie included), Monday, 23 December 2019 21:57 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

ahhhhhhh did a solo show tonight! the first thing i played got royally messed up from the outset and it was my first time out with the looper totally under my control so there were some bumps. but the second thing i played felt much more right and i feel so relieved!! ahhhhhhhhhhh

the last three weeks i have played
alex chilton tribute
regular rock show w the band i play with
solo w looper

a range of experiences in a short period of time, very satisfying :)

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Thursday, 9 January 2020 06:16 (two weeks ago) link

Right on, glad the solo show smoothed itself out.

Un sang impur (Sund4r), Friday, 10 January 2020 17:02 (two weeks ago) link

BTW they didn't fix the organ before my Handel recital so we all ended singing to Casio accompaniment:

https://soundcloud.com/djperry1973/for-behold-darkness-shall-cover-the-earththe-people-that-walked-in-darkness

totally unnecessary bewbz of exploitation (DJP), Friday, 10 January 2020 17:11 (two weeks ago) link

I guess I should have looked upthread to see that I already said this, oops

totally unnecessary bewbz of exploitation (DJP), Friday, 10 January 2020 17:12 (two weeks ago) link

I was hoping for some glowing 8-bit type Casio sounds, now that would have been a happy accident

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 10 January 2020 17:29 (two weeks ago) link

I'm gonna suggest we do a chiptone Messiah next year

totally unnecessary bewbz of exploitation (DJP), Friday, 10 January 2020 17:32 (two weeks ago) link

And congrats LL!

My drumming has been feeling better than ever lately, but having a hard time with producing new music. Starting lots of tracks and abandoning them if they're not clicking rather than pushing through, which I'm choosing to see as wisdom rather than laziness. And having a hard time not feeling like I'm repeating myself, or like I'm making something that hasn't been done better by someone else. There's one track I'm really happy with, but I seem to like it more than anyone else, which is not ideal.

xp yesss

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 10 January 2020 17:33 (two weeks ago) link

LL, that sounds like a great variety of fun stuff to be doing!

DJP - I'm gonna suggest we do a chiptone Messiah next year -> please please! I need this.

My band's album now physically exists, to be released vv soon, eeeek!

https://scontent.flhr3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/82119783_2650535134996085_2119605212850159616_o.jpg
(hopefully that works, ours is the LP on the right)

emil.y, Friday, 10 January 2020 18:52 (two weeks ago) link

Emil.y I can’t wait to hear it!!

The band I play with is releasing a record this spring too. I only play on one song on the album but it’s still exciting!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 10 January 2020 18:57 (two weeks ago) link

I'm gonna suggest we do a chiptone Messiah next year

Get a Commodore 64 and a MSSIAH cartridge!

just another country (snoball), Friday, 10 January 2020 19:19 (two weeks ago) link

A woman in my social-media orbit recently asked if anyone has a drum set sitting around, to potentially sell to her 17-year-old daughter.

As it happens, I am thinking about selling some drums (to get more and different drums, of course).

Nothing especially momentous, and perhaps it won't happen, but it does warm my heart to hear that there is a teenager living in the year 2020 who even a little serious about playing acoustic drums.

Yeets don't fail me now (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 10 January 2020 19:33 (two weeks ago) link

What started as a one-off show last spring evolved into us playing as an actual band and we've played a couple of shows at bars opening for other bands and stuff, and now we somehow ended up in a battle of the bands kind of show at a local venue tomorrow. If anyone told me ten years ago that in 2020 I'd be playing bass in a band in the town I currently live in it would have sounded insane. It's still terrifying but super fun.

I've never played live on a stage of any sort until this past year there is a whole world of logistical stuff I sort of vaguely knew about but never had to deal with when just fucking around at home alone, like micing and DI stuff and monitors and hearing yourself and others on stage vs. at rehearsal and seeing the dot markers on a dark stage and hauling heavy cubical objects into and out of places through alleys.

joygoat, Friday, 10 January 2020 21:22 (two weeks ago) link

Ha been there. Hoofed large amounts of gear up 4 flights of stairs to a loft space. My first time w cords + looper + drum stuff. Lost my power strip 😢

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 10 January 2020 21:42 (two weeks ago) link

Also anyone know why a looper’s looping function wouldn’t work through a PA but work fine through an amp?

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 10 January 2020 21:48 (two weeks ago) link

I have another concert this Sunday where I will be the bass in a quartet doing Brahms Op. 92, Copland's arrangement of "The Little Horses", and "Stars" from Les Mis

totally unnecessary bewbz of exploitation (DJP), Monday, 20 January 2020 18:13 (one week ago) link

\m/

One must put up barriers to keep oneself intact (Sund4r), Tuesday, 21 January 2020 13:12 (one week ago) link

Finished recording one piece, now in the always-pleasant phase of listening obsessively for everything that could be wrong/deciding whether things are worth changing. I do intend to move on to the next soon enough.

With considerable charm, you still have made a choice (Sund4r), Monday, 27 January 2020 17:22 (yesterday) link

Yesterday went REALLY well; I got some applause on the Copland piece before I even finished singing and I had multiple people compliment me on the Les Mis piece (which I'd never really even listened to until about 4 weeks ago) including a jaded teenager, which felt like a massive win

totally unnecessary bewbz of exploitation (DJP), Monday, 27 January 2020 17:58 (yesterday) link

I flubbed some minor spots in the Brahms but the audience loved it so 🤷‍♂️

totally unnecessary bewbz of exploitation (DJP), Monday, 27 January 2020 17:59 (yesterday) link

Rad! Congrats.

DJI, Monday, 27 January 2020 18:08 (yesterday) link


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