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by PlainSongs
Tue Dec 09, 2008 12:53 pm
Forum: Silly Polls
Topic: What would you rather have?
Replies: 48
Views: 13759

Re: What would you rather have?

Ah - is that the sort of trip BLT stands for? How about a mission to Mars instead? But only genetically peaceful people can join. We can take our leave and hop to the next planet once UV radiation has these genes mutate towards money-grabbing. This way we'll gradually find the perfect balance betwee...
by PlainSongs
Tue Dec 09, 2008 12:03 pm
Forum: Silly Polls
Topic: What would you rather have?
Replies: 48
Views: 13759

Re: What would you rather have?

Hoblit, about my assumption: if an internet poll asks whether I prefer a Stegosaurus or a T-Rex, I'll pretend that it can give me those, rather than reply "Poll, I don't trust you to really have these in store". And "world peace" is not quite clear but I think there's some consen...
by PlainSongs
Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:28 am
Forum: Silly Polls
Topic: What would you rather have?
Replies: 48
Views: 13759

Re: What would you rather have?

What is world peace? Yeah it wasn't defined at all; but 'peace' is peace! It's this happy situation when you're not under siege. WP is that, for everyone. Even if it doesn't imply 'no tsunamis' and 'no illness' it minimally has 'no air raids' and 'no torturing child soldiers'. And the poll gives it...
by PlainSongs
Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:03 am
Forum: Currently Digging
Topic: What vibe do you get from this passenger pigeon tune?
Replies: 5
Views: 1209

Re: What vibe do you get from this passenger pigeon tune?

That's cool :) Though the animal sounds don't really carry a melody.

This plugin could maybe do that. Or the soundfonts here; unfortunately the links to demos are dead.
by PlainSongs
Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:52 am
Forum: Silly Polls
Topic: What would you rather have?
Replies: 48
Views: 13759

Re: What would you rather have?

[short version in angry red] Ugh, what a sad score. You $-choosers have no sense of perspective, or you're nuts in some other way. :evil: I don't believe in the likelihood of world peace either. But we're talking hypothetical here. The poll assumes you can choose it and get it. It's a once-in-a-life...
by PlainSongs
Tue Dec 09, 2008 5:51 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Accoustic Treatment Video
Replies: 7
Views: 1395

Re: Accoustic Treatment Video

What a great crazy idea :)

Then the brain rears: "Trapped!"

So it goes! :?

I learned something from the one spectral plot they showed.
by PlainSongs
Tue Dec 09, 2008 5:27 am
Forum: Currently Digging
Topic: What vibe do you get from this passenger pigeon tune?
Replies: 5
Views: 1209

Re: What vibe do you get from this passenger pigeon tune?

Nice song, roymond, even if not exactly fun. Some muted duck quacks would fit in there I'd say, like a light hi-hat or snare*. The Abominominous version is good too. I didn't realise hat feather fashion had such an impact. Species going extinct happens , but it's ugly when it's for stupid reasons or...
by PlainSongs
Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:58 am
Forum: Currently Digging
Topic: What vibe do you get from this passenger pigeon tune?
Replies: 5
Views: 1209

What vibe do you get from this passenger pigeon tune?

Eating a baked potato and listening to John Herald's "Martha (Last of the Passenger Pigeons)". Lyrics & mp3 or CNA9NqGaIWw There's a way or two to pan this song but I don't care, I like it. (And it makes this potato taste okay because it isn't endangered.) I wonder how the song goes do...
by PlainSongs
Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:22 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: bends on wound strings = problems?
Replies: 18
Views: 1671

Re: bends on wound strings = problems?

In the meantime I've been told by two people looking at my guitars I should change strings more often. This page also calls string winding coming off "a sure sign you are overdue for new strings". I guess that string would have held out for a while longer but not with the bending going on....
by PlainSongs
Fri Oct 17, 2008 6:46 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Frankie Laine song wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 547

Re: Frankie Laine song wanted

Caravan Ray wrote:(Or can someone tell me how to get an mp3 file from that youtube clip?)
http://vixy.net/ ?

Nice song...
by PlainSongs
Tue Oct 07, 2008 3:25 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: bends on wound strings = problems?
Replies: 18
Views: 1671

Re: bends on wound strings = problems?

Thanks for your input guys. That confirms it should not be a lost cause. The frets look smooth and the guitar was standard tuned. But I did bend a full tone up, hard work on the steel string. I'm still surpised by the abruptness of the breakdown, but so it must have been a mix of old string, sweat, ...
by PlainSongs
Mon Oct 06, 2008 5:15 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: bends on wound strings = problems?
Replies: 18
Views: 1671

bends on wound strings = problems?

Hey kids, I've never used bends on the guitar much, but I was trying some in a tune on my steel-string acoustic. The bend is at the 10th fret on the (wound) G string. After half an hour or so of playing (involving no more than a couple dozen of these bends) the winding of the string is worn away com...
by PlainSongs
Mon Aug 25, 2008 9:32 am
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: Beijing Olympics
Replies: 45
Views: 3369

Re: Beijing Olympics

If you look at the number of medals per country per capita or for instance by GDP, the picture is very different. And at least as relevant.

One can always be proud to have a large amount of affluent brothers-in-nation with a normal proportion of them being good at sports, of course!
by PlainSongs
Thu Aug 21, 2008 4:20 pm
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: For Fun: Kevin and Mud
Replies: 32
Views: 2188

Re: For Fun: Kevin and Mud

Yeah we're drinking and we're dancing but there's nothing really happening and the place is dead as Kevin on a Saturday night ... The Gates of Mud they budged an inch I can't say much has happened since but closing time. Leonard Cohen - Closing Time Is this mud that I'm feeling? Bob Marley - Is This...
by PlainSongs
Thu Aug 14, 2008 5:34 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Got a cross to bear? (Mediocre Savior Reviews)
Replies: 27
Views: 9736

Re: Got a cross to bear? (Mediocre Savior Reviews)

Click for reviews: http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/3636/reviewsxc4.th.jpg On my tune: --- singing --- --- uneven percussion --- I think the sparse drumming is a great touch! ... The low vocals are nice! I suppose for the drums you're both right. I went with less-is-more but there's some odd hits....
by PlainSongs
Mon Aug 11, 2008 6:00 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Help! I want to learn the Harmonica...
Replies: 29
Views: 8120

Re: Help! I want to learn the Harmonica...

Thanks for your input Jon. I made another fruitless attempt at bending and then a fruitful websearch: My harmonica has two (brass?) reeds per note, giving a tremolo effect. As this page explains very well, "bending down any note using both reeds is enormously difficult if not impossible since t...
by PlainSongs
Fri Aug 08, 2008 5:58 pm
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: I'm kind o fdrink ruight now
Replies: 976
Views: 143036

Re: I'm kind o fdrink ruight now

As for Canada Dry and Ginger Ale, let's swap every second letter: to give us: Cingdr Dly and Ganaea Are.

GANAEA ARE a genus of Indochina cicadas, you can buy them on the Internet.

Anyone make a song called Cingdr Dly, and make it a good song?
by PlainSongs
Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:36 am
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Mediocre Savior
Replies: 10
Views: 2341

Re: Mediocre Savior

Mediocre Saviou r by Plain Songs for Doves & Tigers You saved me from the sea... You saved me from the sea... You saved me from the sea... which is where I wanted to be. In a way I appreciate that when I was ready to asphyxiate you locked your lips on mine and gave me life. If life could have b...
by PlainSongs
Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:02 am
Forum: Currently Digging
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 1811
Views: 347284

Re: What are you listening to right now?

I didn't know that. I was born on Dec 25th, so we're Earth brothers. [...] We need more bands like Motorhead. :P Hey Earth bro :) I never really listened to Motörhead, partly because I can't help but pronounce ö German-style and it sounds silly. I was just wondering if there are songs called 'Capri...
by PlainSongs
Mon Jul 28, 2008 2:49 pm
Forum: Currently Digging
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 1811
Views: 347284

Re: What are you listening to right now?

Motörhead's Capricorn :evil:

Turns out Lemmy is born on the same day as me (different year) which adds spice personally. And bloody rockin' "slow as you can get, mellowed out man" indeed.
by PlainSongs
Mon Jul 28, 2008 4:09 am
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: Song Fight! Band Name Literalisms
Replies: 615
Views: 33911

Re: Song Fight! Band Name Literalisms

Aardwolves wrote:[Drawing of a sunny tiger and a trippin' pigeon jamming about a sharkfin-winged aeroplane]
Terrific! If only I had promotional flyers to put this on!

cheers :^D -PS
by PlainSongs
Fri Jul 25, 2008 3:07 pm
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: The Future of Music (not: of the Music Business)
Replies: 48
Views: 5304

Re: The Future of Music (not: of the Music Business)

I think the rock drum beat will be similar (but average tempo will be slower), but rockers will sing really funny. [etc.] Hehe... that's a specific and weird prediction. Slooow high(low)-pitched rock. With the same old base. Sounds interesting, but why? :p I figure one future thing that may happen:...