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by irwin
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Song Fight! Live
Topic: Song Fight! Live 2020 SF Bay Area Aug 28/29
Replies: 99
Views: 2891

Re: Song Fight! Live #20 in 2020 for Song Fight! 20th anniversary SF Bay Area

So, the Berkeley venue we used last time has asked us if we would like August 28th and 29th. That's the Friday and Saturday of the last weekend in August. What do y'all think about that? Bad weekend for me, but you should absolutely not count mine as an important vote. It would make me very sad to ...
by irwin
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Backup Planning - what's your scheme?
Replies: 12
Views: 340

Re: Backup Planning - what's your scheme?

I always thought it might be neat to dump my projects into git lfs. I often want to start projects on my laptop and continue on my desktop or vice-versa, and it seems like that would be a lot easier to keep track of than my current technique of “rsync shitcircus”. But then again in the absence of a ...
by irwin
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: Cooking
Replies: 175
Views: 3151

Re: Cooking

fluffy wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:52 am
Plus, young Patrick Stewart and mostly-naked Sting.
by irwin
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Backup Planning - what's your scheme?
Replies: 12
Views: 340

Re: Backup Planning - what's your scheme?

I currently do time machine to an external USB drive, but I don’t like it. I’ve had way too many drive failures. I tried to do time machine over iSCSI to a freebsd machine, but every (I tried a few) OSX initiator was… less than reliable. There must be a better answer, c’mon, it’s 2020, people. Flyin...
by irwin
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: RIP Neil Peart
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Re: RIP Neil Peart

Damn. Passing of a legend. Rest in peace.
by irwin
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: Cooking
Replies: 175
Views: 3151

Re: Cooking

One of my weeknight go-tos is taco night followed by using up the leftover taco meat in chili. My recipe is more or less the same as JB’s, though I don’t do corn in mine (serve with cornbread instead). I like to do a tablespoon each of dark chili powder, chipoatle chili powder, and smoked paprika, a...
by irwin
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Daily Roll Call
Topic: Happy holidays and 2020!
Replies: 48
Views: 914

Re: Happy holidays and 2020!

jb wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:19 pm
You should write a song WITH the Lego. THAT’s the a SONG Fight way.
gizo wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:26 pm
Æpplês&vØdkã wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:31 am
Who else is using their new music equipment in this week's fight? Cause I sure am.
My Christmas gift was Lego so I have spent the week playing with Lego instead of writing a song. :P
by irwin
Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: F*** You, Motherf***er (It's Christmas)
Replies: 2
Views: 197

Re: F*** You, Motherf***er (It's Christmas)

Fuck you.

And also, happy holidays to you and yours.

I declare this the official SongFight! holiday greetings thread.
by irwin
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Song Fight! Live
Topic: Song Fight! Live 2020 SF Bay Area Aug 28/29
Replies: 99
Views: 2891

Re: Song Fight! Live #20 in 2020 for Song Fight! 20th anniversary SF

We hung out. Rode the train with our kids. It was great. WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?
by irwin
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: ‘Decent’ cheap gear guides?
Replies: 15
Views: 525

Re: ‘Decent’ cheap gear guides?

for acoustic I record with the MXL in the room a foot or two away, Yikes, and also YES! I tend to mic acoustic about 6 inches away with the mic pointed where the neck meets the body. I'd expect a mic a foot or two away to bring in a ton of the room sound, which could be totally awesome, or not - de...
by irwin
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Rewrite the ABC Rewrite
Replies: 15
Views: 504

Re: Rewrite the ABC Rewrite

I was all set to listen to this and say, “pffft, get over yourselves.” But, no. it _is_ that bad.

I showed it to my kids and my daughter said, “Ugh! What if *my kids* learn this version!"
by irwin
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Daily Roll Call
Topic: My Life
Replies: 468
Views: 54780

Re: My Life

Holy shit. The world is a crazy place.
by irwin
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Song Fight! Live
Topic: Song Fight! Live 2020 SF Bay Area Aug 28/29
Replies: 99
Views: 2891

Re: Song Fight! Live #20 in 2020 for Song Fight! 20th anniversary SF

I’m in, but only if I get to go to the zoo with Glennny.
by irwin
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: Awesome Music (related) Videos
Replies: 128
Views: 25039

Re: Awesome Music (related) Videos

I read through the comment thread looking for two things: “That’s the wurst song I’ve ever heard”; and argument over the tonal properties of knackwurst vs. weisswurst etc. I was not disappointed.
by irwin
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: Cooking
Replies: 175
Views: 3151

Re: Cooking

crumpart wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:00 pm
Currently cooking tonight's dinner, which is middle eastern slow roasted eggplant from Greg & Lucy Malouf's amazing book, New Feast (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21544616-new-feast)
That sounds good! I will save this for the next time I have some eggplant to use up.
by irwin
Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: Cooking
Replies: 175
Views: 3151

Re: Cooking

I am making crock pot shredded chicken today. Works well as filling for tacos, enchiladas, tamales… Delicious, easy to rework leftovers, and almost zero work. 2 pounds chicken breasts (I actually prefer thighs; shredding is more work, but they are tastier IMO) 1 tablespoon olive oil (use if you are ...
by irwin
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: Awesome Music (related) Videos
Replies: 128
Views: 25039

Re: Awesome Music (related) Videos

Check out my friend's spooky new music video, just released today! I wasn't involved in any of the actual music-making, but I am the Ominous Necromancer playing melodica and bass in the video. My husband is the Grim Reaper. I love the synth bassline. That looks like a CZ5000 in the video, was that ...
by irwin
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Currently Digging
Topic: Big Data - 3.0
Replies: 8
Views: 381

Re: Big Data - 3.0

You may know Big Data from the hit song “ Dangerous ” off the album 2.0. You definitely have heard it somewhere at some point. Wow, I live under a rock. Had heard the song, but somehow missed out on the video. That is great. All it needs is a third level of footage of the pitch meeting where they p...
by irwin
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: Awesome Music (related) Videos
Replies: 128
Views: 25039

Re: Awesome Music (related) Videos

I was talking with a coworker the other day about forgotten bands of the 80s, and I mentioned the Slickee Boys. This video is amazing. Peak 80s plus a dash of cable access with a side of VHS. Worth it for the intro alone.

by irwin
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: RIP Alexei Leonov
Replies: 0
Views: 208

RIP Alexei Leonov

Not a musical matter, but rest in peace Alexei Leonov. First man to walk in space and commander of half of the historic Apollo-Soyuz mission. Peace be with you.
by irwin
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: The Music Industry
Topic: Recreating Motown sounds
Replies: 10
Views: 516

Re: Recreating Motown sounds

Wonderful watch.

My takeaway was fuck the gear, it’s all about having phenomenal musicians. Seriously those dudes are on another level.
by irwin
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: SONG FIGHT FIGHT SONG
Replies: 7
Views: 1790

Re: SONG FIGHT FIGHT SONG

… I call keytar.

But I’d be second chair to Reve if’n he were in.