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  1. I always thought Matt is perfect for forming his own label. But for some reason this hasn't happened yet.

    i remember a while ago he was answering fan questions in a podcast; and i asked him if he would ever consider starting his own indie label (and who would he bring along)...


    his answer was something like "i'd much rather be imprisoned in a third world country. i think the experience would be very similar."


    then again, things change.


    as for the new album title, i'm quite partial to "Rocksicle." the cover could be a guitar-shaped ice cream popsicle melting. or perhaps go for a pun and have a rock and a sickle with someone licking it or something. honestly, i don't care what it's called. it could be called "Donald Rumsfeld's Back Hair" and i'd still buy it. ;)

  2. Brazil- a classic. gets better every time you see it.


    i still need to watch the 90-some-minute "Love Conquers All" version. if you've seen Brazil (as well you should have):


    SPOILER (Highlight to View)
    supposedly it's just the movie with lots of the darker stuff cut out. in other words, they remove the whole big ending sequence and probably one of the best movie endings EVER. it's the whole thing with a happy spin on the end.


    tonight: probably "Solyaris," the old 1972 version of "Solaris." supposedly it's slower than the remake. i've got the time.

  3. HD-DVD for now, though if Sony can get in gear with blu-ray, who knows.


    i wouldn't expect "regular" DVDs to go anywhere anytime soon, though. there just isn't enough of a market for high-definition yet (HD sets are estimated to be in maybe 30% of US homes) to warrant going crazy on either of the new formats.


    actually, i think the next wave's gonna be wax cylinders. ;)

  4. this year's haul-

    steel-toed boots (for ass-kicking)

    shirts (to wear while ass-kicking)

    a blow dryer (so my hair's nice while ass-kicking)

    a tea kettle (to wind down from ass-kicking)

    a toaster oven (to make bagel bites after ass-kicking)


    all in all, it kicked a fair amount of ass. let's say 8.5/10

  5. i turned on the radio for the first time in years, only to hear an awful cover of "under pressure," originally done by david bowie and the guy from queen. who covered it? My Chemical Romance.

    ouch. i wonder if you can take a band to court for ruining what was a good song.....


    btw, it was the whole band Queen featuring Bowie. and you were thinking of Freddie Mercury. ;)


    though ian anderson is pretty hardcore.

  6. subtle, but effective. HTB has more guitar, Load Me Up does away with the vocal echo and brings the "e-bow"-y guitar up in the last verse.


    but for some reason i despise the remix of strange days. the piano and acoustic guitar are more balanced, and it ruins it.

    definitely subtle. it seems that Lord-Alge's mixes are a bit "wider" than the originals. HTB also features Matt (asking Dave, probably) "were you smoking lots of grass when you did that?" during the pedal-distortion "solo."


    Strange Days has that vocal echo and it seems like there's a bit more crispness or something coming from the acoustic in the background. i'm not too fond of the remix either.


    Everything is Automatic has some noticeably different guitar sounds, which you can pick out during the chorus. it basically sounds like they were placed higher in the mix. the drums sound a little "rounder" too, like they're given an echo. and of course Matt's vocal is overdubbed here and there differently and with more echo. basically, more guitar and echo.


    all in all, i think the remixes are basically "wider" sounding versions of the songs with louder guitar sounds. probably an attempt to make the singles (and prospective singles) sound more "mainstream." i'm quite satisfied with the old mixes and i don't think remixing these songs was necessary. then again, what the label wants the label gets.

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