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Postby Melathys » Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:04 am

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Oh, I wont argue that. If it is too overdone, it is too overdone, no matter what genre of music. My problem with metal in particular, is that a lot of bands are like:


"LOOK AT HOW FAST I CAN PLAY!"

And they hold this death defying power chord chugging speed for the entirety of the song, with some dude screaming arflgarblurischschwabel over top of it, and they call it music.

I love music that has tempo, changes, dynamics, melody, harmony, and emotion.

That doesn't mean that I like Justin Bieber, Lynyrd Skynyrd, AC/DC, Kiss, Brittney Spears, Akon, Gwen Stefani, or Culture Club, because I'm looking for something more than that, or "not" that, on a case by case basis.

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^ Fav "musician". His songs don't normally have "amazing" bass lines, or "jaw dropping" guitar lines that appeal to me as a musician, but he crafts fantastic tunes, with honest lyrics.

I listen to bass players for inspiration on how to be a better player. Not necessarily the same thing I listen to when I'm "rollin' with mah homies"[/quote]


Thats one reason I've been leaning towards european bands lately. Especially the "symphonic metal" genre, or whatever they're calling it.
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Postby Shoju » Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:32 am



Thanks for that. I spaced, and forgot to put "who" it was. His current lineup for Everclear leaves me a little sad (why does everyone ad a keyboard player to the band when they get older?) but after seeing them live in July, they are still pretty awesome live.


@Aubade. I love his tattoos as well. While I'm not a huge PPG fan, I applaud a man capable of pulling off the tat.
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Postby Klaudandus » Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:34 pm

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Postby Fenrìr » Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:29 pm

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Postby Klaudandus » Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:37 pm

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Postby Torquemada » Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:00 pm

Yeah, they showed a piece on Olga Korbut last night on NBC. She was the Soviet gymnast who first really started to win the crowd over and added artistry to women's gymnastics. And her stuff was really Plain Jane compared to the stuff now. Her dismount was basically just a backflip.
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Postby Klaudandus » Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:21 pm

it's a shame the korbut flip is no longer doable, and the reason is two fold. standing on a bar is now penalized but also with the bars set farther apart, the pass is impossible to do, not only the transition from the high bar to the lower bar, but also the backward motion from the lower to the higher one.
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Postby Lightbeard » Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:32 pm

Reddit actually did the Tournament of Meme's picture I posted a while back.

They had a subreddit for voting, it's down to the Final 2

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Postby bldavis » Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:04 am

how did philosiraptor lose?!?!?!

oh and my vote is for frye
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Postby Fenrìr » Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:26 am

bldavis wrote:how did philosiraptor lose?!?!?!


I've never seen over half of these either.
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Postby alayire » Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:49 am

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have a look at the "springboards" in each side, one is hard-pressed wood, the other is steel(assuming) springs. you will never get that kind of lift to do the Amanar jump on a wooden springboard.

Anyway, modern gymnastics put way too much accent on difficulty and power rather then artistic performance, posture and dynamic in my opinion. I understand why this is done, because the latter are relative and judges can make mistakes, rising controversy, while the former is kind of set in stone, but to be honest gymnastics competitions aren't the same anymore because of this and it's a shame.
If you want to compare take a look at the first ever 10(perfect score), a compulsory uneven bar exercise by Nadia Comaneci and compare to today executions. Rarely will you ever see that in todays executions, because the difficulty of the routines give very little leeway to posture and artistic performance.

yes, sometimes you get to see spectacular well executed exercises like Maroney doing the Amanar jump , or Dragulescu doing his signature 3 and a half jump and then landing on their ass(so to speak) on the second jump. But most of them are just .. ugly to watch.
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Postby degre » Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:06 am

Invisusira wrote:Unless you have a pick surgically attached to the end of each finger, I never understood why you would want to use one to play bass.

Took me forever to reply as I was still going through older stuff, anyway...

As far as I remember Lemmy started playing guitar and only later, because they needed a bassist, switched over, pretty much he started playing the bass the only way he knew already, with a pick.

Personally I don't mind, it works, I'm actually amused by the hate for it, what's to hate in doing it? If it makes music and the music is good, as far as I'm concerned you can do it while you bang your bass on the wall.


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Postby Shoju » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:24 am

degre wrote:what's to hate in doing it?


Because it sounds like a detuned guitar instead of a bass. The range of tonality that you can achieve from a pick is vastly smaller than the ranges that you can achieve by using the flesh of your fingers and palm, up to, and even including the sound of using a pick on the strings.

degre wrote:If it makes music and the music is good, as far as I'm concerned you can do it while you bang your bass on the wall.


There in, is the rub. I like music where I can

1.) Hear the bass, loud when it needs to be, in the back when it doesn't need to be, but heard, as a distinct part of the mix.
2.) I like bass that I can feel. And when I say feel, I'm not talking when pumped through 4x15's sitting in the back of someone's jacked up ride. I'm talking about in a good mix, in headphones, I want to hear the sound of the bass, and I want it to sound full. When using a pick, the sound isn't as full, and can sometimes end up buried in the mix.
3.) I hated motorhead before I knew Lemmy was supposed to be some badass, and that he was a bass player. To me, they are not good music.

Another finger only player, and probably my favorite bassist from Grunge/Alternative music. (Robert Deleo, STP)
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Postby Klaudandus » Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:13 am

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Postby Shoju » Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:44 am

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Postby Klaudandus » Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:03 pm

thanks for that mental image, shoju...

associating old leatherface to bacon makes me wanna practice judaism again...
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Re: Random Picture Post

Postby bldavis » Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:15 pm

well orange is the new tan after all
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Postby Fivelives » Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:37 pm

alayire wrote:have a look at the "springboards" in each side, one is hard-pressed wood, the other is steel(assuming) springs. you will never get that kind of lift to do the Amanar jump on a wooden springboard.


The springboards have surprisingly little to do with the lift you get on a jump. They give you just enough to reach the top of the vault apparatus, then the rest is because when you hit the vault just right it transfers your forward momentum to upward momentum. It's like if you're on a bicycle and your front wheel falls off. When you plant the fork, you're going to do a front flip or two (depending on how fast you're going).

Anyway, modern gymnastics put way too much accent on difficulty and power rather then artistic performance, posture and dynamic in my opinion. I understand why this is done, because the latter are relative and judges can make mistakes, rising controversy, while the former is kind of set in stone, but to be honest gymnastics competitions aren't the same anymore because of this and it's a shame.


I agree. I lost interest in actively hunting down gymnastics when the olympics was on when they stopped giving scores for artistic performance, and the new scoring system just boggles my mind. It's easier to understand "perfect 10!" than it is "ok, so they have a start value that's based on degree of difficulty and then they take away points from that to account for mistakes..."

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Postby Koatanga » Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:24 pm

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alayire wrote:have a look at the "springboards" in each side, one is hard-pressed wood, the other is steel(assuming) springs. you will never get that kind of lift to do the Amanar jump on a wooden springboard.


The springboards have surprisingly little to do with the lift you get on a jump. They give you just enough to reach the top of the vault apparatus, then the rest is because when you hit the vault just right it transfers your forward momentum to upward momentum. It's like if you're on a bicycle and your front wheel falls off. When you plant the fork, you're going to do a front flip or two (depending on how fast you're going).

Anyway, modern gymnastics put way too much accent on difficulty and power rather then artistic performance, posture and dynamic in my opinion. I understand why this is done, because the latter are relative and judges can make mistakes, rising controversy, while the former is kind of set in stone, but to be honest gymnastics competitions aren't the same anymore because of this and it's a shame.


I agree. I lost interest in actively hunting down gymnastics when the olympics was on when they stopped giving scores for artistic performance, and the new scoring system just boggles my mind. It's easier to understand "perfect 10!" than it is "ok, so they have a start value that's based on degree of difficulty and then they take away points from that to account for mistakes..."

If your scoring system takes 15 minutes to explain, you're Doin It Wrong™.


On the other hand, if I did a standing quadruple flip with three and a half twists and wobble a bit on the landing, I'd be pissed as hell to lose to a perfectly executed cartwheel.
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Re: Random Picture Post

Postby bldavis » Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:26 pm

this shouldnt happen due to the difference in difficulty starting points
but if it did i would be pissed as hell too :twisted:
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