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  1. RIP Geoff.... we will miss you
  2. yeah, wow. great song! kinda pissed i missed that show....
  3. Danza. just for the slight possibility that it will feature a reference to the popular bedtime maneuver called "the Tony Danza." who's the boss?
  4. yes. absolutely amazing. now out of print, too!
  5. in no order. Matthew Good (Band) New Order David Bowie Holy Fuck Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker Radiohead Adorable Tokyo Police Club The Pixies The Catherine Wheel
  6. hmmm, to me that's just lazy. i don't see how hard it is to just spit a wav file of the final mix out, send it to apple, and have them convert it. okay, so older albums might not have that option available. but when you post something to be downloaded by millions of people, shouldn't you do some quality control and test it first? maybe Apple is trying to cut costs and literally has one guy in a dark basement somewhere ripping CD after CD, and he no longer cares. but they're making enough money on the operation as a whole, why risk pissing people off? until iTunes has a monopoly on the market, people like myself might stick with buying a CD- especially if stuff like this continues. otherwise, think i like this better than Hospital Music. some of the songs are too long and a few of the drum rhythms are repetitive, but there's a nice mix of songs.
  7. well, that's one dream come true. next up, a wall-mounted jerky dispenser.
  8. bought it off itunes, heard the skipping. so i wanted to see if it was simply itunes or the file. as you can see in figure A above, there are big ol' lines snapping up through the spectrogram. cd skips! makes me wonder how music is delivered to itunes. if someone just presses it to a CD and there's a guy sitting in the corner of some gigantic building ripping CD after CD, pleading with Death to come.
  9. the beginning of that video looks like he's in the Brady Bunch squares. but i still choke up every time.... *sniffle*
  10. oh goodness. at first i thought their one single was kind of charming... but then i listened to the album. i guess they're just learning how to use Garage Band? and yes, that Africa "cover" is atrocious. i wish the 80s would seek revenge. and yes, i'm alive. hope everyone's well. or at least rockin' out regularly.
  11. my boss lives about 200 feet away from the crash site. his family didn't sleep a wink that night, but thankfully they're alright. and the wife of one of my old professors was on the plane. i feel really bad for him, because he's such a pleasant guy who now has to deal with something so horrible. but if there's one thing the people of Buffalo can do and do well, it's gather around and support those who are affected by this. it's something you take one day at a time.
  12. seconded and seconded. i actually like that song better than A Long Way Down, 'cos of the lyrics and the way it's presented. always wondered why it was changed, though maybe he thought some people might interpret it as an attack on old acquaintances?
  13. i concur. no band is untouchable. however, i will say that certain bands don't really get anything positive out of remixes. for example, if you remix anything by Default.... you just get Nickelback.
  14. i once read one of his manifestoes (it was this one) for a voice-over assignment for this sound design class i was taking. the professor "got" the statement i was trying to make, but kept using the words "heavy handed." like "it seemed a bit heavy handed." well shit, isn't life heavy handed? anyway, good luck on your assignment!
  15. whaaa? and how is the sound quality? because it'd be a nice free time project. edit: seems that the audio is strictly on-camera, but bootlegs of fan audio recordings are around. hmmm.
  16. watched the video for Queer last night again. couldn't get over how wonderfully badass shirley looks in grainy black and white.
  17. just think. ten years from now, laura bush is going to throw her shoe at her hubby. and a nostalgic tear will creep down his cheek. remembering those days when he was ruining the country. good times.
  18. i think pat's drumming certainly has a lot more flair live. i remember hearing avalanche and WLRRR, then seeing Matt and them live- and just being blown away by how awesome a drummer he is. i think the thing to keep in mind is that we're talking about two different environments, and perhaps two different types of atmospheres Matt wants to create. as far as comparing the two, it's hard for me. because there are aspects of both that appeal to me. there's something magical about the jams at the end of Giant when it's live. but then you look at a song like Advertising On Police Cars; which i think comes across better on the album. song structure-wise, i feel the same way. i think live versions tend to go closer to the tried-and-true rock formula, relying on the musicianship of the players. and studio versions let Matt create atmospheres and feelings that might not be easy to convey live. just my two cents.
  19. saw city & colour (in buffalo) tonight. the opener (william eliot whitmore) was absolutely fantastic. spoke to my soul, and i don't use that term lightly. then mr. dallas green came on and was amazing. i expected a really acoustic show, but he did a lot of the songs with a full band and electric guitars, in an old school country-rock-ish style. reminded me of the old MG lineup featuring matt, christian, rich, and pat... but with less flashy guitar/drums. one of my top 3 shows. evar.
  20. i agree with charles, Dell's been pretty good to me over the years. my parents' dell desktop has been running (pretty much) trouble free all 5 years we've had it so far. still runs older games and web browsing stuff surprisingly well, despite my younger siblings and their "let's install lots of stupid crap" mentality. i also had a dell laptop that i used in college for schoolwork, web browsing and "data relocation." needed a bit more keeping after, but it was great for the 3 years i used it. then i lent it to a younger sibling and the hard drive mysteriously crashed. verdict's out if it was hardware or tomfoolery. (i've since bought a macbook pro that i also use for video editing work, and it's pretty sweet.) and i'm typing this on my giant dell desktop, which is amazing and happens to be fueled by the souls of the damned. no problems yet (knock on wood). i also agree with shiri. laptops are a nice convenience, but desktops (from what i've seen) are more stable. they're also cheaper and easier to repair or upgrade. does the niftiness of a little laptop outweigh the stability of a desktop for your parents? in the $400-500 price point, you have to be careful. my boss bought a cheapo dell laptop, but it had a flashy memory-hog version of Vista on it. not to mention it's not maintained well, since he's a mac guy. so it takes 2 minutes to load the simplest of powerpoint files. i often wonder if XP would do better on it. i'm guessing probably. good hunting!
  21. let's just send him half of matt's catalogue.
  22. a friend of mine was complaining on new year's eve that his zune got bricked on the update... but apparently it's been fixed or something because his 30 gig baby is working again. how did microsoft let this get released? don't they test this stuff?
  23. i agree with the wikipedia sentiment, because it's a nice easy way to get my knowledge up. though youtube and facebook provide an oft-needed source of hilarity.
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