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MFC - Present and Future

Request for assistance acquiring digital media

ATTENTION 606 INFIDEL

strange HuSi/Firefox crashing issue



MFC - Present

I am really happy with how our recording of Hold On turned out. I think that, in no small part due to misslake's contribution, this may be my favorite musical track that i have ever taken part in.

I recall asking earlier about whether or not I was the only one who was collaborating with non-husians in the MFC (in this case, SMUT guitarist Wooden Jim played guitar and harmonica as well as doing the mixing). Particularly I am curious about whether or not Super Happy Motivated Rock Band is a one man effort (paging cam!). Also, Driusan's entry in the present MFC brings to mind the question is that actually our good friend D to the Riu's singing voice and if so: wow.

Furthermore I have noticed a lot of MFC regulars making noises that they may not be entering the Tom Waits iteration. This is simply unacceptable. The power of RTFO compels you.

MFC - Future

I have a few ideas for future MFCs to break us from the trend of artist based challenges (not that they haven't all been excellent).

  1. MNS' and blixco's renditions of "You're Not My Girlfriend Anymore" reaffirmed my belief that a lyrics based challenge could be fantastic. The MFCs always bring in a very wide range of genres and approaches to music making and I think it would be a lot of fun to make a bunch of different interpretations of the same lyrics.
  2. The meta-MFC where every submission has to be a cover or remix of a previous MFC entry (or perhaps just of a song by another HuSer, thus bringing the large and impressive bodies of work of the likes of MNS and cam into play)
  3. Songs from and inspired by A Day in the Life of a Cheeseburger (The Musical)
Request for Assistance

Does anyone need storage space for a totally legal offsite backup of Mule Variations?

If so, I can provide.

Also, does anyone have any advice on how i would go about procuring an AVI of a very specific Conan O'Brien episode from three years ago? Specifically the episode aired November 6th 2003 on which the good doctor Hunter S. Thompson appeared as a guest?

ATTN 606

Strange Bug

Sometimes on my home computer, while visiting HuSi, the loading pointer will appear, then begin to flicker extremely rapidly and my browser will become completely unresponsive. upon investigation with of the process it will appear to be completely halted, but not to have a memory leak or anything. my only recourse is to kill the process at which point i restart the browser and everything is fine. this happens with great regularity (though not 100%) when i visit the "Your Files" page. However, it has happened on other parts of the site as well.

Strangely, I never noticed this to happen on any site other than Husi, nor does it happen on other computers that i use with very similar installs.

I am running the latest stable Firefox build available from the universe repositories on Ubuntu Hoary Hedgehog.

any advice?

cheers all

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my attn was given by 606 (4.00 / 1) #1 Tue Mar 07, 2006 at 12:38:47 PM EST
Good Lord!! And in the same vein IT'S PEANUT BUTTER FEDERLINE!!

I was going to work on my MFC today. Really. I played hooky today to work on it. Then I noticed my roommate's second girlfriend (long but predictable story)'s shoes at the door, and since me and my roommate work at the same company it would be very complicated for me to skip work and work on a song with his girlfriend present and then claim later that I was sick.

Basically my problem is other people.

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imagine dancing banana here

What is by calla (2.00 / 0) #6 Tue Mar 07, 2006 at 01:10:04 PM EST
"IT'S PEANUT BUTTER FEDERLINE!!"?

I don't get it.


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backstory by 606 (2.00 / 0) #7 Tue Mar 07, 2006 at 01:15:14 PM EST
Compare and contrast: Peanut Butter Jelly Time and K-Fed being a tool.

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imagine dancing banana here
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OK. I don't get it because by calla (4.00 / 1) #10 Tue Mar 07, 2006 at 01:25:35 PM EST
it's celebrity crap.

That's all I need to know.


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Yes, yes. by komet (2.00 / 0) #2 Tue Mar 07, 2006 at 12:39:27 PM EST
I put out an order for a replacement audio interface today. (An M-Audio Delta 44, FYI. I decided against USB after all.) If it arrives in a suitable timeframe I may enter the MFC.

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<ni> komet: You are functionally illiterate as regards trashy erotica.
Damn. by motty (2.00 / 0) #8 Tue Mar 07, 2006 at 01:20:37 PM EST
I meant to comment in your diary about how happy I am with my M-Audio Delta 66, only it looks like you use MIDI which it doesn't do, which conundrum, coupled with being too drunk, meant I never posted. Anyway, the 44 being just the 66 without the SPDIF stuff (which I've never used anyway, not having anything to plug in the other end of it) and cheaper, I reckon you'll be pretty happy with it; it's good value and pro-quality audio etc., and plays nicely with everything.

I amd itn ecaptiaghle of drinking sthis d dar - Dr T
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that's ok by komet (4.00 / 1) #12 Tue Mar 07, 2006 at 01:48:19 PM EST
I have a Steinberg USB MIDI interface that's been lying around for the past 4 years. Plus the MIDI part of the broken interface still works - I might just leave it like that.

I selected the Delta because it's cheap, supports GSIF (Gigastudio is one of the very few pieces of software I actually forked out for, so I figured I might as well get hardware that supports it properly), and I never used the SPDIF on the old card. I have a microphone interface in the mixer, so no problem there. Plus the Delta has been around for ages and still gets driver updates, which to me means they have developers and EEs who are worth a damn.

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<ni> komet: You are functionally illiterate as regards trashy erotica.

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Assistance by ni (2.00 / 0) #3 Tue Mar 07, 2006 at 12:41:39 PM EST
Mule Variations: Will email you now.
HST: I had that clip a year or two ago, and can likely turn it up again. Give me a few days.


Think metahistorically, act locally. -- CheeseburgerBrown
much obliged by 256 (2.00 / 0) #9 Tue Mar 07, 2006 at 01:21:04 PM EST
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I don't think anyone's ever really died from smoking. --ni
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The Tom Waits MFC will not be RTFO by debacle (2.00 / 0) #4 Tue Mar 07, 2006 at 01:00:52 PM EST
At least, I don't believe so.

Before the annoucement, I had never heard of Tom Waits. Even after some research, I don't have a clue who the fuck the man is, really, apart from an apish looking chap with a funny goatee. He wrote, I believe, at most two songs that I have ever heard.

Meh, is all I can say.


IF YOU HAVE TWO FIRLES THOROWNF MONEY ART SUOCIDE GIRLS STRIPPER HPW CAN YPUS :OSE?!?!?!?(elcevisides).

silly debacle by 256 (4.00 / 1) #5 Tue Mar 07, 2006 at 01:05:26 PM EST
the theme is not the heart of the MFC.

how fond were you of A-G-E-B eight months ago?

i'm pretty sure that even if you tried to consciously sabotage the MFC by choosing the lamest, least fun, possible theme, you would still get tracks that RTFO.
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I don't think anyone's ever really died from smoking. --ni

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All MFC entries as covers of the Titanic theme. by debacle (2.00 / 0) #13 Tue Mar 07, 2006 at 01:49:04 PM EST
I challenge you, you swarthy Canadian type!

IF YOU HAVE TWO FIRLES THOROWNF MONEY ART SUOCIDE GIRLS STRIPPER HPW CAN YPUS :OSE?!?!?!?(elcevisides).

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blues versions of nursery rhyme songs by garlic (2.00 / 0) #14 Tue Mar 07, 2006 at 06:31:06 PM EST


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stairway to heaven MFC by 256 (2.00 / 0) #16 Tue Mar 07, 2006 at 07:53:57 PM EST
nt
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I don't think anyone's ever really died from smoking. --ni
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Hotel California MFC by blixco (2.00 / 0) #17 Wed Mar 08, 2006 at 03:57:33 AM EST
nt
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Taken out of context I must seem so strange - Ani DiFranco
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Ice Ice Baby MFC by Driusan (4.00 / 1) #19 Sat Apr 08, 2006 at 06:32:13 AM EST
nt

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Vive le Montréal libre.
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uni-SHMRB by cam (2.00 / 0) #11 Tue Mar 07, 2006 at 01:34:58 PM EST
Yes the super happys are one people. I agree that a good MFC would be covering a well known husi musician. Would have the added advantage of being able to say, "mns, what are the chords to cracked glasses?"

cam
Freedom, liberty, equity and an Australian Republic

Do a Steely Dan MFC and I'm in... by atreides (2.00 / 0) #15 Tue Mar 07, 2006 at 07:28:41 PM EST
I can't play a note, but I'll come up with something...

Have you seen The Passion yet? Here's a spoiler for you: Jesus dies.
"...compassion is more than a 16 point word in scrabble." - MostlyHarmless


I try to always work on the MFC's! by my 2 cents (2.00 / 0) #18 Wed Mar 08, 2006 at 05:04:57 AM EST
whether or not I delete the results is just incidental anyways. I missed the last one but man the submissions were really great, my favorite was 'slashdot man' but I was too late to the voting anyways.

I should pay closer attention. Is there really another MFC on?


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