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by Mostess
Mon Nov 08, 2004 3:09 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: PERFECT PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT.
Replies: 35
Views: 12054

Mushing a passage is going to happen, and your students MUST be able to handle that without stopping, or indeed without registering any alarm on their faces at all. It's just a clam, forget it and move on. I can add a bit to this as a scientist: My first psychology research experience was in a lab ...
by Mostess
Mon Nov 08, 2004 2:47 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: PERFECT PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT.
Replies: 35
Views: 12054

...so is "muscle memory" a crock? Not entirely. I think when people say "muscle memory," they're talking about automaticity, which is certainly something real. Because it feels automatic, people assume their brains are not doing it; it must be in their muscles. But most of what your brain does is c...
by Mostess
Mon Nov 08, 2004 1:49 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: PERFECT PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT.
Replies: 35
Views: 12054

Man. Jim and JB beat me to the punch. Color me redundant.

(Though I'm inclined to be a bit nicer to Fripp because of some lovely stuff he did with The Roaches, but I understand the sentiment.)
by Mostess
Mon Nov 08, 2004 1:46 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: PERFECT PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT.
Replies: 35
Views: 12054

You have to show them exactly how to do it, and I mean exactly, just like programming a computer. Garbage in, garbage out. Perfect practice. That's absolute poppycock. If there's one thing your neruomuscular system is not like, it's a computer. Your brain/body does not learn muscle movements, it le...
by Mostess
Mon Nov 08, 2004 1:12 pm
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: I Just Don't Get It
Replies: 290
Views: 62013

(I assume "commercial success == everybody likes it") 1) Harry Potter. Why has it become such a franchise? The first book was fine, but no better than the slew of "I was a misunderstood orphan until magical powers whisked me off to faraway, mystical adventures wherein I became heroic" books marketed...
by Mostess
Mon Nov 08, 2004 12:40 pm
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: NaNoWriMo
Replies: 76
Views: 20217

I just found this thread. NaNoWriMo is the shit! Good luck to all you do-ers! I did one in 1999 and it was so much fun. It's crap, but it's not unreadable. There's a kind of zen in writing just to put words down, knowing full well that no one, not even yourself, is likely to read them. Go go go! 50,...
by Mostess
Mon Nov 08, 2004 11:17 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Pitch Correction Software?
Replies: 60
Views: 17348

...just apply it to selected sections that are a hair off. Nudge things into place, so to speak. I don't have a problem with that, personally, because it's a legitimate way to use a take that is awesome but flawed. ... It won't work if you're a quarter-tone off, though, unless you're really subtle,...
by Mostess
Mon Nov 08, 2004 9:39 am
Forum: Complaints and Suggestions
Topic: forum forum forum forum mushroom mushroom
Replies: 26
Views: 11391

So, uh, Mostess? Are you implying that when we log onto the site, we should only go the the threads that interest us? That's a good idea. (Really, I'm implying that I want to raise my post-count by making facile jokes. And that people sound silly when they complain about having to do a little think...
by Mostess
Mon Nov 08, 2004 9:11 am
Forum: Television
Topic: Top 5 Sitcoms of All-Time
Replies: 159
Views: 69038

...skateboarding over Springfield Gorge episode which has the best visual gag ever in the Simpsons (and quite possibly the rest of comedy too.) Ah, yes. But they outdid themselves with Bart's shaken beer can prank on Homer. What season or episode was that? I still laugh just vaguely remembering it....
by Mostess
Mon Nov 08, 2004 8:53 am
Forum: Complaints and Suggestions
Topic: forum forum forum forum mushroom mushroom
Replies: 26
Views: 11391

Someone should set up a Bayesian algorithm to infer the preferred thread content for each user so that when User X logs on, the page can categorize threads into "Threads X is following", "Threads X should read", "Threads X might like to read", and "X should ignore these." Since the fightmasters (app...
by Mostess
Fri Nov 05, 2004 2:30 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: How to make great mixes
Replies: 41
Views: 16291

The software kind of got in the way. Thanks for the story. I know what you mean. But 4-tracking was no picnic, either. Every second I spent rewinding was a second I could have spent playing. And that was a lot of seconds! That stupid little box sucked plenty of soul out of my music. I'm not going b...
by Mostess
Fri Nov 05, 2004 10:04 am
Forum: Complaints and Suggestions
Topic: Two dumb questions.
Replies: 47
Views: 17606

frankie big face wrote:"Instrumentals are welcome, but you should probably skip the messageboard that week because people are going to berate you for not understanding the definition of a song."
That's all I'm sayin'. Reduces confusion. Confusion is bad. Controversy is fine.
by Mostess
Fri Nov 05, 2004 9:25 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: How to make great mixes
Replies: 41
Views: 16291

How to make great mixes

I am practically paralyzed by the mixing possibilities of my new digital recording system. I grew up with a four track, so after all the recording was done, I had eight knobs to deal with (four levels, four pans). That's about the size of my mixing brain. Now I have nearly as many tracks as I want. ...
by Mostess
Fri Nov 05, 2004 8:29 am
Forum: Complaints and Suggestions
Topic: Two dumb questions.
Replies: 47
Views: 17606

That's just mean. That was mean. I'm with you, Jim. I think the only restrictions for submission should concern technical, computery issues (file length, kbps of mp3, etc.). The content of the file should be entirely free to vary. Currently, the FAQ says "No covers are allowed, unless you are so cr...
by Mostess
Fri Nov 05, 2004 8:06 am
Forum: Complaints and Suggestions
Topic: Two dumb questions.
Replies: 47
Views: 17606

j$ wrote:...more fun.
Fun, schmun.

SongFight!
by Mostess
Fri Nov 05, 2004 7:34 am
Forum: Complaints and Suggestions
Topic: Two dumb questions.
Replies: 47
Views: 17606

Oh, and how the heck did you make 5 times as many posts as me on this new board? I gotta get back on the ball!
by Mostess
Fri Nov 05, 2004 7:31 am
Forum: Complaints and Suggestions
Topic: Two dumb questions.
Replies: 47
Views: 17606

As for instrumentals... there have been exhaustive discussions on this. I'm surprised to hear that it's not at least mentioned in the FAQ. But I guess even if it WERE mentioned there, it might be an unsatisfying answer. FBF: I know that instrumentals are accepted (in the sense that they are not rej...
by Mostess
Thu Nov 04, 2004 10:23 am
Forum: Complaints and Suggestions
Topic: Two dumb questions.
Replies: 47
Views: 17606

As long as you guys are replaying this tired argument, please answer these: 1) Why do you want to submit instrumentals? Is it because you don't want to write words or sing? You don't like songs with words? You think words will detract from your musical vision? You do realize that nearly everything t...
by Mostess
Tue Oct 12, 2004 5:33 pm
Forum: Complaints and Suggestions
Topic: phpBB stuffs, and things
Replies: 36
Views: 13981

JB rules

also, seems that the avatar rule isn't working. well then perhaps people should work on convincing their msg board compatriots to comply to a simple rule. 'cause the next step is turning off avatars completely. and we all know that's no fun. JB is wonderful. We are lucky to have him. Avatar restrai...
by Mostess
Fri Oct 01, 2004 4:27 am
Forum: Quality Control
Topic: bad link
Replies: 9
Views: 4154

Snark about lax logins

Anonymous wrote:Thanks. John. FIXED.
I didn't know Guests had such power here!
by Mostess
Wed Sep 29, 2004 1:05 pm
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: Monkey Affairs IV MAIN
Replies: 1104
Views: 199582

New Baby

(For the curious, and to test my new new account...) A monkey affair, to be sure:

Hostess Mostess has a new baby!

Sarah Nikoline Stansfield weighed in at 8lbs on Monday evening. Mom and baby are healthy and happy.

HM SongFighting will likely be sporadic until about 2022.