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by Wombatz
Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:27 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films
Replies: 1652
Views: 183689

Re: Recently Watched Films

I spent quite a bit of time at college studying the Stasi so it was interesting to see the society at that time brought to life. I wonder if there's anyone reading who lived in the GDR and knows how accurate the depiction might've been? My woman was raised in the GDR, but funny thing was that I as ...
by Wombatz
Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:24 pm
Forum: I Hate Music
Topic: What's good?
Replies: 77
Views: 6979

Re: What's good?

DW: Sure, because as I wrote above, there are clear structural conventions and a there is a defined vocabulary in the music you're referring to. Yes, the point was trying to be: the defined vocabulary is out there now as well, only of course who's to judge what it is. DW: On the subject, would you s...
by Wombatz
Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:22 am
Forum: I Hate Music
Topic: What's good?
Replies: 77
Views: 6979

Re: What's good?

Just thinkin', it might be easier to try and define the parameters of this question within a music that's safely dead and where positioning oneself doesn't have so many implications. I grew up in a household of amateur trad jazz musicians. One of the great philosophical questions there was: what is ...
by Wombatz
Fri Nov 21, 2008 7:44 am
Forum: I Hate Making Music
Topic: Volume pedals
Replies: 12
Views: 1485

Re: Volume pedals

Same here, while the Ernie Ball feels more smooth, in practice it's only slightly better than the cheepo plastic thing I have (which, by the way, has withstood 15 years of maltreatment by now). I don't own the Boss kp* mentions, just borrowed it for a day, but it really seemed much better than every...
by Wombatz
Thu Nov 20, 2008 7:40 am
Forum: I Hate Music
Topic: 'Cover' Albums That You Enjoy
Replies: 39
Views: 3775

Re: 'Cover' Albums That You Enjoy

not album.. http://kr.youtube.com/watch?v=sX_Iij8Eyts definitely. The album version's much better, even, less wankery involved on the drummer's part. It's the only tune from the group that does anything for me (which makes me suspicious), but I think it's the future of jazz or whatnot. I second the...
by Wombatz
Tue Oct 21, 2008 5:30 am
Forum: I Hate Music
Topic: post the last mix you made
Replies: 113
Views: 20706

Re: post the last mix you made

I experimented with making a podcast for the first time. This is a very un-i-hate-music sorta list, but here it is anyway. Maybe I'll do one more appropriate for this forum. http://feraljared.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/first.m4a Your Cheat-Sheet: * Daniel Johnston, God * Jay Reatard, I know a plac...
by Wombatz
Tue Oct 21, 2008 5:29 am
Forum: I Hate Music
Topic: post the last mix you made
Replies: 113
Views: 20706

Re: post the last mix you made

See below
by Wombatz
Thu Oct 16, 2008 4:20 am
Forum: I Hate Making Music
Topic: Guitar
Replies: 36
Views: 3681

Re: Guitar

My advice is to go to the biggest, most complete guitar store with the most extensive selection you can find ( If I was back in Michigan it'd be Elderly Instruments..) and just play everything.. :lol: Ah, true for an acoustic, with an electric I had more luck when I bought from musicians whose know...
by Wombatz
Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:36 pm
Forum: I Hate Music
Topic: Phill Niblock
Replies: 29
Views: 3725

Re: Phill Niblock

I don't much enjoy listening to Niblock's music on its own, but I'm a huge fan of The Movement of People Working. It's like the music stands in for the mind/concentration/numbness of the workers, and on the other side you really hear their movements, because they influence the rhythm of the drone. I...
by Wombatz
Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:24 pm
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films
Replies: 1652
Views: 183689

Re: Recently Watched Films

Dan Warburton wrote: I'm about a third of the way into the book, and at that speed I read I expect to be through some time in late November.. 2017:)
Do yourself a favour and lose the book on a train ride in summer 2016. The denouement is one of the biggest letdowns in literary history.
by Wombatz
Wed Sep 03, 2008 12:34 am
Forum: I Hate Making Music
Topic: listening to your own music
Replies: 10
Views: 1736

Re: listening to your own music

I'm pleasantly surprised by almost everything I seriously do, especially when I make a beat, I could hop along to it all day, but even with my surviving shorter solos (I delete most stuff instantly) I tend to think: oh yeah, if only i could play like that. I'm always dissatisfied with the music as a...
by Wombatz
Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:03 am
Forum: I Hate Books
Topic: Currently Reading
Replies: 2661
Views: 206276

Re: Currently Reading

trout fishing in america by richard brautigan I used to love that book so much when I was in college. "Watermelon Sugar" too. Don't know whether I still would like them, but even hearing them mentioned these days gives me a (pathetic) nostalgic thrill. Hi Walto. Emotionally I'm similarly wedded to ...
by Wombatz
Sun Aug 10, 2008 4:25 pm
Forum: I Hate Music
Topic: Rap Music
Replies: 613
Views: 145697

Re: Rap Music

man, Jon, thanks for that DJ Screw blog link yes, again thanks. the screwed up UGK "One Day" made me a believer. Ooh, wow, against all my expectations (quit listening to hip hop after the early 90s), I'm blown away. Chance made me pick The Wreckshop first, which is uneven but the first two tracks h...
by Wombatz
Thu Aug 07, 2008 5:30 am
Forum: I Hate Making Music
Topic: German speakers? Need help with score
Replies: 7
Views: 1371

Re: German speakers? Need help with score

I'm preparing a percussion solo by Jürg Frey for a concert next month and the score has some peculiar playing methods that I can't quite determine exactly what they should be. The score's notes are only in German and I haven't been able to reach Jürg just yet and was hoping someone with some knowle...
by Wombatz
Fri Jul 18, 2008 7:19 am
Forum: I Hate Music
Topic: David Bowie
Replies: 49
Views: 5720

Re: David Bowie

My record player died on me after revisiting Lodger a couple of weeks ago. Yes, I was that underwhelmed, but still why the stupid thing would take things so personal instead of evolving along with me, I don't know ... Have to chime in on Dan's constant hymn on 1. Outside. There is no way the guy sho...
by Wombatz
Sun Jul 13, 2008 4:37 am
Forum: I Hate Making Music
Topic: slo-mo mp-3 files
Replies: 5
Views: 1269

Re: slo-mo mp-3 files

Haven't had much luck. Slowing things down by a factor of 8 definitely hurt quality when I tried. Couldn't put the recorder file through PEAK since the programme doesn't recognize it, so it's probably been subtly and wonderfully fucked in the first place. But that's only fair, if it had worked, I co...
by Wombatz
Sat Jul 12, 2008 6:43 am
Forum: I Hate Making Music
Topic: slo-mo mp-3 files
Replies: 5
Views: 1269

Re: slo-mo mp-3 files

Thanks, tried with Audacity, managed to slow things down, didn't sound as otherworldly on first attempt, but I'm a software illiterate so have to try some more. Have tried out the Chinese file on "audio studio deluxe" (shitty software for the pc that's also on my desk) and had definite dropouts, whi...
by Wombatz
Fri Jul 11, 2008 4:56 am
Forum: I Hate Making Music
Topic: slo-mo mp-3 files
Replies: 5
Views: 1269

slo-mo mp-3 files

This has happened to me just twice (maybe because of switchin back and forth between mac and pc): an mp3 file loaded into itunes slowed down to c. ten times the duration, with fantastic sound quality, no change in pitch etc. First time was no use, some Chinese music that still sounded chinese only o...