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by grumpymike
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Politics and Other Crap
Topic: Where would you move to if <not your candidate> wins in November?
Replies: 72
Views: 873

Re: Where would you move to if <not your candidate> wins in November?

Caravan Ray wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:35 am
It will be fine Mike. Your 250 year old Constitution is working perfectly.
Ugh, that’s the problem. The first amendment means we all get to yell at each other at the top of our lungs about things we feel very strongly about.
by grumpymike
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Politics and Other Crap
Topic: Where would you move to if <not your candidate> wins in November?
Replies: 72
Views: 873

Re: Where would you move to if <not your candidate> wins in November?

Well, I wasn’t going to move, but now the prospect of the next ~46 days of toxic political discourse makes me want to.
by grumpymike
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Get the duct tape (Broken Heart Syndrome reviews)
Replies: 28
Views: 632

Re: Get the duct tape (Broken Heart Syndrome reviews)

Thanks, Sam!
After sitting on my butt since Nur Ein ended, I feel like I just ran a 10k without any preparation. And finished 4 days late.
by grumpymike
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Politics and Other Crap
Topic: Modern democracy (was: COVID-19 freakout thread)
Replies: 168
Views: 4174

Re: Modern democracy (was: COVID-19 freakout thread)

the Obama administration bent over backwards to find compromise I feel like if I cross-checked whether there were battles in congress over every Obama executive order, I could find some that don't fit your rosy narrative. IIRC Obama got trigger happy near the end of his term. Whereas Trump seems to...
by grumpymike
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Politics and Other Crap
Topic: Modern democracy (was: COVID-19 freakout thread)
Replies: 168
Views: 4174

Re: Modern democracy (was: COVID-19 freakout thread)

Wow, TIL the Emancipation Proclamation was an executive order and it took ~3 years from then till the 13th Amendment. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emancipation_Proclamation Exactly. If you're against executive orders, then you're a racist! :P I think the important thing to realize is that Trump ha...
by grumpymike
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Song Fight!
Topic: General Updates
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: General Updates

The Nur Ein database is contest-neutral and can accommodate all sorts of contests. I just never got to it, but it is a possibility if it's something people want. I was going to try it with the Circle of Songs a few years ago...
by grumpymike
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: mixing tips
Replies: 12
Views: 2442

Re: mixing tips

Apparently this visual analogy helped someone. Maybe it will strike a chord with someone else.
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by grumpymike
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Open vs closed back headphones survey
Replies: 28
Views: 592

Re: Open vs closed back headphones survey

Good grief, for how long it took you, you probably could have bought 5 different pairs by now. :p

I am curious how your experience will compare to RTINGS empirical data.
by grumpymike
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Politics and Other Crap
Topic: Modern democracy (was: COVID-19 freakout thread)
Replies: 168
Views: 4174

Re: Modern democracy (was: COVID-19 freakout thread)

I just listened to a podcast that lays out the history and posits some interesting theories and observations. It might be exactly what you want, Caravan Ray. Common Sense with Dan Carlin - Show 319 - A Recipe for Caesar The TLDR is that the invention of the radio will be grouped with the invention o...
by grumpymike
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Final Round "Pistols At Dawn"
Replies: 79
Views: 2457

Re: Nur Ein XV Final Round "Pistols At Dawn"

http://podcast.songlander.com/?name=2020-07-05_pistols_at_dawn.mp3 Make sure to listen for the outtakes at the end! Congratulations, Jon Eric! Welcome back. Stick around. Keep doing what you’re doing!! Thank you contestants! It is a delight to see the return acts, the old-returning acts, and especia...
by grumpymike
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Ye olde songfight?
Replies: 28
Views: 834

Re: Ye olde songfight?

Is the idea that we all do a really old song of our own choosing?
by grumpymike
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round Six "Homestretch"
Replies: 76
Views: 2265

Re: Nur Ein XV Round Six "Homestretch"

After a thousand years I have been cryogenically unfrozen to bring you my final set of liner notes: Thanks for doing all these, Adam! I know we're a small audience and I really appreciate the effort that goes into sharing with us. It's been hecka interesting seeing the wizard behind the curtain. I ...
by grumpymike
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round Six "Homestretch"
Replies: 76
Views: 2265

Re: Nur Ein XV Round Six "Homestretch"

If you have any suggestions for how exactly to fix the guitars that sound underwater or pointy depending on which headphones you're on, I'll gladly take them. In retrospect, my first listen was probably on my laptop. The headphones I use to mix are yet a different data point - guitar's less pointy,...
by grumpymike
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round Six "Homestretch"
Replies: 76
Views: 2265

Re: Nur Ein XV Round Six "Homestretch"

http://podcast.songlander.com/?name=202 ... tretch.mp3

The editing gets sloppier and the episodes take longer...
by grumpymike
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: NUR EIN XV - Pistols at Dawn
Replies: 8
Views: 250

Re: NUR EIN XV - Pistols at Dawn

we’ve come to an impasse the only place that we agree is that this can’t last there is no other way when neither of us hears what the other has to say bring your pistol at dawn meet me at the capitol lawn you’ve insulted my reason with the ideas you profess bring your pistol at dawn i’m done with di...
by grumpymike
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Final Round "Pistols At Dawn"
Replies: 79
Views: 2457

Re: Nur Ein XV Final Round "Pistols At Dawn"

Instead of editing the last New Ugly episode, I decided to bring my D game.

I had fun trying stuff, but I clearly have a lot of criticism for my own song here. Also it's probably "not in this moment"ed even though it's about how people dueled 200 years ago.
by grumpymike
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Final Round "Pistols At Dawn"
Replies: 79
Views: 2457

Re: Nur Ein XV Final Round "Pistols At Dawn"

“Bring your A game” is a tough challenge, IMO, because it leaves no direction if you aren’t inspired by the title. RIP Nur Ein XI.
by grumpymike
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round Five "North Beach Vampires"
Replies: 91
Views: 2748

Re: Nur Ein XV Round Five "North Beach Vampires"

crumpart wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:58 am
Thanks for the podcast! Although please never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever try to do an Australian accent ever again please!
You should check out Manhattan Glutton's Byron Bay.

Edit: Wow this song hasn't aged well. Good thing that guy doesn't come around here anymore.
by grumpymike
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round Five "North Beach Vampires"
Replies: 91
Views: 2748

Re: Nur Ein XV Round Five "North Beach Vampires"

Well, it's good I took out the 5 minutes of us pondering whether George Orwell was British.
by grumpymike
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round Five "North Beach Vampires"
Replies: 91
Views: 2748

Re: Nur Ein XV Round Five "North Beach Vampires"

Late! The New Ugly is now The Old Ugly! Some priorities took precedence.
I humbly submit to you how dumb we sound.

http://podcast.songlander.com/?name=202 ... v_ires.mp3
by grumpymike
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Studio acoustics: speaker mounting
Replies: 19
Views: 412

Re: Studio acoustics: speaker mounting

I’m prob out of my element, but wouldn’t mass-loading the wall help? For example, mass-loaded vinyl. Can’t vibrate if it can’t move.
by grumpymike
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Politics and Other Crap
Topic: Modern democracy (was: COVID-19 freakout thread)
Replies: 168
Views: 4174

Re: Modern democracy (was: COVID-19 freakout thread)

This is like a Usenet thread from 1996 See, Caravan Ray, nothing changes! It just takes 25 years to make it to Australia. I don't understand an argument that says one president has the power to implement it but another does not have the power to end it. Well... it's wishful thinking. But I also don...