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.
^ 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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lythac wrote:Art Alexakis.
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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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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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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how did philosiraptor lose?!?!?!
oh and my vote is for frye
oh and my vote is for frye
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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.Lightbeard wrote:
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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