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By nightflameblue (Thu Apr 30, 2009 at 10:28:04 AM EST) (all tags)
As recording technology becomes less expensive, and more easily transported, the possibilities for live acts become more and more attractive. There were a few folks ten years ago saying that, eventually, you'd be able to buy the CD as you walked out the door from the show. I never quite thought we'd hit that point. But I did figure there'd be a quick turn-around.

Behold, it has arrived. Go to the show, three days later, download it.

  • Muzak - not me.
  • Office bullshit.
  • BB's wife's flight detained.

This is yet another one of those things where Disturbed goes from being awesome to listen to to just being awesome. There are other reasons, not the least of which was watching David pick up his dog's poop the last time I saw them in Minneapolis instead of making one of his security bitches do it for him, and their general 'hang with the fans' attitude pre and post show that day, but I won't get into the whole list.

Essentially, this is the awesomesauce. I hate that my spellchecker thinks "awesomesauce" is a valid word, while anything pluralized is not.

Dear Moody Blues,

You are not worth that kind of money. I'd love to see you, but I'm not paying over forty bucks for the bring-your-own-binoculars seats. Sorry. And I'm definitely not paying over two hundred to get seats that make it feel like I'm watching you in a better way than I'd get with a fifteen dollar DVD. It's too bad, because you're one of dad's favorite bands and that could have been a cool night to hang, drink, and watch some old fuckers rock out.

Ah well, we'll always have the Thunderbirds.

Some dude you don't know.

I really don't get this trend of ticket pricing on older bands. I understand some of your fans have money, but shouldn't there be SOME level of desire to let people see you? Tickets > $200 means you = douchebags.


Zippy's on fiyah today. Or will be if he keeps it up. BB's already threatened him with a kick to the back of the head. Zippy thought he was joking. I'm pretty sure he wasn't.

A tale of such sorrows.

The princess that lives around the corner in the big cube dyed her hair two nights ago. Yesterday was spent with her running around telling each individual person in the office about it. And about how she cried herself to sleep over it she was so worried about what people would think.

And then, at the end of the day, when it started getting quiet, she came and chatted with giggles. She told her the following story.

"When I was a little girl, mom and I were visiting grandma. I got into grandma's brushes and ran a big brown bristled one over my head and got my hair all tangled up. I mean, it was really bad. My mom saw me and started screaming, 'WE'RE GONNA HAVE TO CUT OFF ALL YOUR HAIR NOW! YOU'RE NOT EVEN GONNA LOOK LIKE A LITTLE GIRL!'

"But grandma stopped her and took me to the back room and sat down with me and untangled it all by hand. It took her hours, and she just kept telling me the whole time, 'don't ever cut off this beautiful blond hair.' And now, I'm really sad, because I don't have my beautiful blond hair."

And then she stood there sobbing for a few minutes while giggles looked around helplessly as if to say, "what the fuck?"

Good times.


BB's wife was detained yesterday on her flight back from California. They got grounded in Denver and had the EMTs come pull a small group of people off the flight. However, they were then sent on their way without further incident. No one was told why, what for, or what the hell.

Guesses: Swine Flu panic bullshit.




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Of course ten years ago by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #1 Thu Apr 30, 2009 at 10:33:37 AM EST
if you had a DAT, you could get into a daisy chained DAT setup after a Dead show and get a fresh DAT aud by morning.

Metallica probably did something similar.

Except by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #2 Thu Apr 30, 2009 at 10:38:07 AM EST
ten years ago, nobody was dumping to computer and mastering overnight.

Tomallica is just now posting shows from ten years ago online. They haven't gotten around to posting anything from the last couple years yet.

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Those weren't EMTs by MohammedNiyalSayeed (4.00 / 0) #3 Thu Apr 30, 2009 at 12:39:42 PM EST

and it wasn't Swine Flu we, er, they were after.

Nothing to see here, though. Move along, move along.

You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
FWIW by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #4 Thu Apr 30, 2009 at 01:40:01 PM EST
you missed. The paranoid delusional motherfucker that needed that beating was sitting next to BB's wife. She sneezed and he went into freaking panic trying to get off the plane. While it was in flight.

Really, sounds like one of the more amusing flights I've heard about in quite some time.

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We inflicted a psychic casualty by MohammedNiyalSayeed (4.00 / 0) #5 Thu Apr 30, 2009 at 02:10:37 PM EST

Rather than take the target out, we crippled him, in order to cripple his decision making processes, and thus, cripple the organization.

But we're tailing him, so it's all good.

You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
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bootlegs by aphrael (2.00 / 0) #6 Thu Apr 30, 2009 at 07:50:46 PM EST
I've already got bootlegs of 12 shows from coachella, and there are a bunch more i haven't bothered to download because ... i mean, shit, i don't want MBV or the cure.
If television is a babysitter, the internet is a drunk librarian who won't shut up.
I have to disagree. by Fela Kuti (2.00 / 0) #7 Thu Apr 30, 2009 at 08:15:17 PM EST
Disturbed is so played out and dull I forgot they existed. They are the radio-friendly metal version of Nickleback, IMHO. You are a much better player than they are, I can tell you that much. Face it: the cookie-monster vocals are part of the movement of music. They are not a bad thing. They are a different and very useful thing. Disturbed is trying their best to fill every bargain bin of the next 10 years with what they do.

You have the right to be wrong. by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #8 Fri May 01, 2009 at 09:12:27 AM EST
And I'm happy to see you exercising that right to the full extent of your capabilities.

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If I'm wrong why do more people apear to agree by Fela Kuti (2.00 / 0) #10 Fri May 01, 2009 at 03:36:31 PM EST
with me than you, given the overall trend of metal? Are things in metal bizarro world where the most popular style is the one that almost no one bothers with anymore unless they want to be on the radio and the least popular one is the one that everyone is doing and that sells the most albums?

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Um, no. by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #11 Fri May 01, 2009 at 04:04:21 PM EST
You seem to believe I should set my listening habits based on what YOU enjoy, as well as my personal performances. That makes you wrong.

As to who sells more albums? Really? You're going to use that argument? About metal?

This, my friend, is a fail of epic proportions.

I realize this is tough to understand, but you're not going to convince me to like what you like. I've been playing the metal game since the early eighties. I know what I like.

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I'm not going to convince you of anything. by Fela Kuti (2.00 / 0) #12 Fri May 01, 2009 at 04:07:20 PM EST
I too have been listening to metal that long. I just notice that all of the bands that LOTS OF PEOPLE LIKE are the ones that you seem not to. I find it hilarious that you rail against the current trend and miss out on what is happening.

The kids these days! Makes you sound washed up, kid.

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Washed up? by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #13 Fri May 01, 2009 at 04:10:50 PM EST
I never was and don't particularly care to be.

The funny thing is, I defy you to find a cookie monster band that's went multi-platinum or gold, if you're so convinced they're the big sellers.

You're trying to argue what's better. I'm arguing what I like. But, if you want to play the sales game, get me some stats, bitch.

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No, you're right. All the most innovative and by Fela Kuti (2.00 / 0) #14 Fri May 01, 2009 at 04:20:36 PM EST
respected bands are doing what Disturbed does. Good point. I mean Nickleback has gone platinum and whatever else. Those cookie-monster vocal bands that no one listens to are just a 25 year flash in the pan. When metal has a Hall of Fame, it won't be Immortal, Lamb of God, Bathory, Emporer, Slayer or Celtic Frost in there. It'll be Guns N Roses, Disturbed, Warrant, Tool and other non-metal bands that call themselves metal.

God, when old metal guys get to the Metal Was the Best in 19XX it reallly is funny.

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Glad you see my point. by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #15 Fri May 01, 2009 at 11:14:10 PM EST
YOU were the dumb fuck that said album sales is what mattered in metal.

And for the record, I didn't claim the 80s were the best time in metal. I claimed that's the metal *I* personally enjoyed. You're welcome to enjoy whatever bands you want to enjoy, even such "original" and "innovative" bands as your beloved cookie monster bands, who are all ripping off the death metal that started in, oh, when was that? The 80s.

I'll try really hard to feel bad about enjoying myself at Disturbed's show with the thousands of other fans that are betraying the TWOO METALZ.

Never quite understood the point of trying to convince someone what they enjoy is wrong unless it's something involving raping babies or killing kittens. At what point in any of our discussions have I said what any of your cookie monster bands are doing is wrong? I've said I'm personally disgusted by it, but, I'm personally disgusted by certain porn too. I choose not to watch that porn, nor behave in such ways when I'm with my wife. Just like I choose not to listen to, or play, "modern" and "innovative" metal.

Try not to let your butthurt over someone enjoying music you don't ruin your day. Buh bye.

P.S. Do you get this worked up over someone who dares play rock, or country, or god forbid, blues?

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I'd say I'm not the one who got worked up. by Fela Kuti (2.00 / 0) #16 Sat May 02, 2009 at 07:54:20 PM EST
That was a really long response.

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Hmm by Breaker (2.00 / 0) #17 Tue May 05, 2009 at 09:51:17 AM EST
And there was me thinking I liked them because they have a good ear for melody, a good approach to songwriting, and fucking kick arse live?

What, pray, are your cool kids rocking out with these days then?

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Ask him about Amon Amarath. by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #18 Tue May 05, 2009 at 10:19:41 AM EST
Or however that's spelled.

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I have heard them. by Breaker (2.00 / 0) #19 Tue May 05, 2009 at 10:24:05 AM EST
"Meh" was my considered opinion.

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Me too. by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #20 Tue May 05, 2009 at 10:46:42 AM EST
The Norsemen dethrock thing was over-explored YEARS ago. But I'm sure, since they cookie monster, they're "innovative" shit by this guy's standards.

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Are you guys still moaning about all of this? by Fela Kuti (2.00 / 0) #21 Tue May 05, 2009 at 01:05:37 PM EST

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Laughing. by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #22 Tue May 05, 2009 at 01:41:43 PM EST
Moaning. Whatever.

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Still going on about it, being the point. by Fela Kuti (2.00 / 0) #23 Tue May 05, 2009 at 01:46:52 PM EST
I'm not even trolling you. Just arguing a point, but here you are whining away about it. Wow. Disturbed is certainly right up your alley. Could you write another 1000 word diatribe about how intelligent you are to like a mid-level pop band that sometimes turns the amp on to distortion, now?

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Honestly. by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #24 Tue May 05, 2009 at 01:53:46 PM EST
It's just amazing that someone can be so hurt that I like something they don't. I personally don't care that you don't like them, but you really seem to have a problem about me liking them.

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No, I don't, actually. by Fela Kuti (2.00 / 0) #25 Tue May 05, 2009 at 01:58:21 PM EST
See, here's how the internet works: you read something, comment on it and answer replies. You may notice I don't reply with extensive essays on why I am right. You do, however. Maybe you're the one who's hurt that someone defends a point and I'm just saying that I like this and that I think this is bad because of one reason or another.

Really, now: for a 40-year old, I think it's time you grew up a bit.

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That's an interesting read on it. by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #26 Tue May 05, 2009 at 02:01:21 PM EST
Especially considering that you consider any reply I give to be to be "why I am right" when what I've been saying all along is that we're both allowed our opinions.

Would I be more grown up in your opinion if I just went along with you and said metal is all about conformity to your ideal?

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Remember how I left it with you and you by Fela Kuti (2.00 / 0) #27 Tue May 05, 2009 at 02:04:53 PM EST
keep going on about it? Extending this self-tolling out? I could care less what you like. I really like your guitar playing and think you have horrible taste in music. What can I say? I don't think  about it after I stop typing in response to your pleas for me to agree with you. I just have this conversation on my hotlist.

Sorry. I could care less what you like, but I find it more fun to comment that I think a certain band is not very good when others go on about how great they are. Like, if you said Maroon 5: Band of the Century, I might also speak up then, too.

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Another friend commented. by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #28 Tue May 05, 2009 at 02:14:09 PM EST
I replied to his comment, and you brought it back to you.

As long as you're enjoying yourself.

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(Comment Deleted) by Fela Kuti (2.00 / 0) #29 Tue May 05, 2009 at 02:15:50 PM EST

This comment has been deleted by Fela Kuti

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Your frriend commented to me and you jumped in. by Fela Kuti (2.00 / 0) #30 Tue May 05, 2009 at 02:49:23 PM EST
Seems like it's been on your mind and you just have to make sure I know you don't like that I don't like your pop band. What's the deal, kid?

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My hotlist. by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #31 Tue May 05, 2009 at 03:24:19 PM EST
My friend comments. I reply. SHOCKING SCANDAL!

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So, you're saying you don't know how by Fela Kuti (2.00 / 0) #32 Tue May 05, 2009 at 06:54:22 PM EST
Husi works, either? Don't complain to me. I just have the courtesy to reply. If you want to jump in on threads, that's your problem.

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Your ability to deny your own arguments by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #33 Tue May 05, 2009 at 07:50:17 PM EST
when they are turned around on you is spectacular. And vaguely familiar.

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In what way? by Fela Kuti (2.00 / 0) #34 Tue May 05, 2009 at 08:20:07 PM EST
I find your lack of memory of our own recordings disturbing. And your own fave bands (Metalocalypse). Face it: you're some hick who's both old and full of shit and you know it and want to defend it. Just because I don't think it's cool is no sweat off your back is it?

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Hotlist works for you and not for me? by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #35 Tue May 05, 2009 at 09:09:55 PM EST
ORLY? That's amazing!

Could you sk00l me in the ways of the awesome?! I so want to be a part of the cool kids!

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Wow, thta's weak. by Fela Kuti (2.00 / 0) #36 Tue May 05, 2009 at 09:14:27 PM EST
You jump in on a conversation and you go all ape-shit like the previous conversation we had.


How old are are you? You're even bringing in the lame memes like 'cool kids' ( a sure sign of insecure old people) and 'the awesome.' Is Awesomesauce nexrt? Only time will tell!!!!

God, dude, stop being such a fucking loser already.

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I don't seem to be going ape shit. by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #37 Tue May 05, 2009 at 09:36:48 PM EST
Nor do I recall being the one to start tossing around the "kid" name, but, hey, rawk on with your bad self.

Now, if you'll excuse me, my wife's horrible TV show is over and I have to go do some of that real life stuff.

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I'll bet by Fela Kuti (2.00 / 0) #38 Wed May 06, 2009 at 07:48:11 AM EST

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Nice info on the recording part by SunlightGirl (2.00 / 0) #9 Fri May 01, 2009 at 11:50:18 AM EST
Oh fuck the ponies - fuck it all...
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