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by irwin
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: ‘Decent’ cheap gear guides?
Replies: 15
Views: 413

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: 428

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: 465
Views: 54133

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: 98
Views: 2421

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: 24473

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: 143
Views: 1987

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: 143
Views: 1987

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: 24473

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: 300

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: 24473

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: 128

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: 463

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: 1729

Re: SONG FIGHT FIGHT SONG

… I call keytar.

But I’d be second chair to Reve if’n he were in.
by irwin
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: SONG FIGHT FIGHT SONG
Replies: 7
Views: 1729

Re: SONG FIGHT FIGHT SONG

by irwin
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Daily Roll Call
Topic: My Life
Replies: 465
Views: 54133

Re: My Life

It has been a hectic week. We’re still mopping up from a fileserver outage (It’s now 1AM local time on Friday night/Saturday morning and things are not completely back). I don’t run, but I did ride my bicycle to work twice this week.
by irwin
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Daily Roll Call
Topic: My Life
Replies: 465
Views: 54133

Re: My Life

So. How was your day?
by irwin
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Podcasts
Topic: Your favorite music podcast?
Replies: 20
Views: 677

Re: Your favorite music podcast?

Thanks For Giving A Damn - Otis Gibbs - Less about music (writing, production) and more stories from musicians. Most of them are super cool stories, too. Even the stuff I didn't think I'd be interested in were interesting. Thanks for sharing this. I was aware of his music, did not know he had a pod...
by irwin
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Least-shitty distribution and manufacturing channels
Replies: 25
Views: 7088

Re: Least-shitty distribution and manufacturing channels

Right, I should have been more specific. “Recording” has a very specific meaning under copyright law. I was just wondering what implications that has. I mean, the way I read it, it seems to say that I can’t put that particular rendering of my song on my own website anymore. Can I send it to a friend...
by irwin
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Least-shitty distribution and manufacturing channels
Replies: 25
Views: 7088

Re: Least-shitty distribution and manufacturing channels

IANAL, but the amuse.io terms of use says: The exclusive right to make your Recordings available on the Internet and without limitation, on all Stores and any other similar digital media for sale by downloading, interactive and non-interactive streaming, cloud services and streaming-on-demand or now...
by irwin
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: RIP Ric Ocasek :(
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: RIP Ric Ocasek :(

“Magic” was the first song I ever learned to play on the guitar. Rest in peace, Ric. You set me on the road to rock. |..| |..|

I hope you are up there jamming with Ben again.

Rock stars from when I was a kid should not be dying yet, dammit.
by irwin
Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: I want to be a bonobo
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Re: I want to be a bonobo

I love that I am a capuchin. There can be no better monkey to describe me. Hilarious.

That is all.
by irwin
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Song Fight! Live
Topic: Song Fight! Live 2019: Curds & Chords (Madison WI US 8/2-8/3)
Replies: 123
Views: 4989

Re: Song Fight! Live 2019: Curds & Chords (Madison WI US 8/2-8/3)

Geat sets y’all. Really enjoyed fluffy with the full band! Lunkhead played my favorite ‘Dirty Chucks’ which made my evening. I would love to rock with Pigfarmer someday. Stream was choppy in places, looking forward to seeing the full sets in IMAX.

Wish I could have been there.