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Re: This is my jam.
« Reply #600 on: April 07, 2018, 08:24:44 pm »
I'm guessing in this context EDM doesn't stand for Electron Discharge Machining .  .  .   :hmm   

I just like music.  At least some of it.  It doesn't seem to be as prevalent as it once was.   :shrug
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    « Reply #601 on: April 07, 2018, 09:20:21 pm »
    I'm guessing in this context EDM doesn't stand for Electron Discharge Machining .  .  .   :hmm   

    I just like music.  At least some of it.  It doesn't seem to be as prevalent as it once was.   :shrug

    Electronic Dance Music  :cool . I like all music as well, but I don't like the turn some of it has taken. For instance, I like any country in the vein of George Jones, Charlie Pride, Merle Haggard, Conway Twitty, etc,  but the modern variation of country seems pretty lack lustre. I also feel like rock is dead and it isn't coming back, despite there once being a long list of great rock artists and songs.
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    « Reply #602 on: April 12, 2018, 12:24:49 pm »
    Electronic Dance Music  :cool . I like all music as well, but I don't like the turn some of it has taken. For instance, I like any country in the vein of George Jones, Charlie Pride, Merle Haggard, Conway Twitty, etc,  but the modern variation of country seems pretty lack lustre. I also feel like rock is dead and it isn't coming back, despite there once being a long list of great rock artists and songs.

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    « Reply #603 on: April 12, 2018, 01:00:42 pm »
    Thanks! I have listened to glass animals before and I dig them!

    I can't listen to what you posted right now, but I'll get to it and might even reply with some more electronic of my own  ;) .
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    « Reply #604 on: April 13, 2018, 03:18:00 pm »
    MTK20 - You might dig these guys - Glass Animals - Flip, from ZABA...



    Listened to it! It was pretty good!  :thumbup1 Glass animals reminds me of the Arctic Monkeys in a way. They both have the chill and seductive vibes going on.

    And as promised:













    And one elctro-swing song:




    Enjoy!  :cool
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

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    « Reply #605 on: April 16, 2018, 12:56:06 pm »
    I'll give 'em a listen when I get home.  :thumbup1

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    « Reply #606 on: April 16, 2018, 08:50:59 pm »
    I'm guessing in this context EDM doesn't stand for Electron Discharge Machining .  .  .   :hmm   

    The music and the process sound similar.
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    « Reply #607 on: April 16, 2018, 09:21:43 pm »
    The music and the process sound similar.

    I had to look up the machine to see for myself. It had plenty of wub wub, but the bass was lacking  :cool.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

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    « Reply #608 on: May 06, 2018, 01:07:05 am »
    It seems a while since I last graced you with one of my Germanic favorites...


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    « Reply #609 on: May 06, 2018, 10:21:10 am »
    It seems a while since I last graced you with one of my Germanic favorites...



    WW1 was just a meat grinder. It was for sure the nail in the coffin on knightly ideals of combat.
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    « Reply #610 on: May 06, 2018, 11:08:44 am »
    WW1 was just a meat grinder. It was for sure the nail in the coffin on knightly ideals of combat.
    While true, I wasn't glorifying the conflict.  That song is actually a hymn, with several other verses that have been left out in that arrangement.  Put together that way, it serves as a nice call to arms to the native germanic people.  One they could stand to heed, before their migrant invasion goes much further.

    To your point though, WW1 was such a horror because the tactics and weaponry were so unbalanced.  The weapons were state of the art, but the tactics inefficient.  If the first war had been fought with the efficiency of the second... I can't say who would have won, but it would have been over before the Americans got involved.

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    « Reply #611 on: May 06, 2018, 12:41:22 pm »
    While true, I wasn't glorifying the conflict.  That song is actually a hymn, with several other verses that have been left out in that arrangement.  Put together that way, it serves as a nice call to arms to the native germanic people.  One they could stand to heed, before their migrant invasion goes much further.

    To your point though, WW1 was such a horror because the tactics and weaponry were so unbalanced.  The weapons were state of the art, but the tactics inefficient.  If the first war had been fought with the efficiency of the second... I can't say who would have won, but it would have been over before the Americans got involved.

    I didn't mean to insinuate you were glorifying the conflict. It was just such a turning point in combat ideals. The ideals of well bred men leading others into battle somewhat died in those trench lines.

    It is also hard to know HOW to use new weapons when introduced to the battle field.

    There had been over a thousand years of combat before the introduction of firearms. Then within just a few generations of men combat completely changed forever. Old combat traditions tend to die out in a most horribly, bloody way on battlefields.
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    « Reply #612 on: May 06, 2018, 12:59:43 pm »
    I didn't mean to insinuate you were glorifying the conflict. It was just such a turning point in combat ideals. The ideals of well bred men leading others into battle somewhat died in those trench lines.

    It is also hard to know HOW to use new weapons when introduced to the battle field.

    There had been over a thousand years of combat before the introduction of firearms. Then within just a few generations of men combat completely changed forever. Old combat traditions tend to die out in a most horribly, bloody way on battlefields.
    I'm thinking it was more like four or five thousand and even that estimate could be low but I'm something of a pessimist these days.   :coffee

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    « Reply #613 on: May 16, 2018, 10:49:56 pm »


    One of my all time favorite musical collaborations.  Benny Goodman and Ella Fitzgerald recorded in 1936.
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    « Reply #614 on: May 16, 2018, 11:03:33 pm »


    One of my all time favorite musical collaborations.  Benny Goodman and Ella Fitzgerald recorded in 1936.

    Fantastic  :thumbup2 . This isn't music, but rather time travel. America from back then wouldn't recognise itself today.
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    « Reply #615 on: May 17, 2018, 12:26:37 am »
    Here . . . try this . . .
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    « Reply #616 on: May 17, 2018, 12:43:29 am »
    So I was at a buddies house this evening, and he was just playing around on the piano. He was going over consonance and dissonance. There was much ensuing discussion over why some dissonance was pleasant to me. I had always learned that dissonance was to be unpleasant when it comes to music.

    My knowledge of music theory could be held in a thimble with plenty of spare room. So I was wondering if someone on the board knew a bit more. Is it really just preference that decides these things? I thought there were mathematical functions in music and what is considered pleasant to the ear followed a mathematical function. Did I break my ears and brain at some point with too much thrash metal?
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    « Reply #617 on: May 17, 2018, 01:18:15 am »
    I don't pretend to know how it all works but I understand that the more complex the form and content of music the more leeway we appear to give it in terms of whether we find it pleasing or not.  Randomness eventually devolves into noise for me.  Probably explains why I dislike wind chimes but like Bach.   :shrug
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    « Reply #618 on: May 17, 2018, 09:12:50 am »
    *raises a hand* I was a music major at Brevard for two and a half years.

    My personal take on it is this: if you have nothing but consonance in music, it's boring. Conversely, having nothing but dissonance is... wearing, tiring.  Going as far back as early Greek modes, that interplay between consonance and dissonance, the buildup of tension with dissonance then consonance, then more dissonance with a little consonance, is what makes good music.

    Even thrash music uses these concepts (though at a great rate of speed and greatly condensed).  The last chord of the song, 99.9% of the time, is gonna be the root chord of the key, so that the song.. closes, for lack of a better term.

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    « Reply #619 on: May 17, 2018, 01:15:29 pm »
    So, I'm not weird because I like listening to the musicians in the orchestra warming up prior to the performance? 
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    « Reply #620 on: May 17, 2018, 04:22:08 pm »
    So, I'm not weird because I like listening to the musicians in the orchestra warming up prior to the performance? 

    If you are, then let us be weird together.
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    « Reply #621 on: May 17, 2018, 06:48:21 pm »
    I took a summer camp at Brevard, before my junior year of high school, and a fellow attendee shared a really cool piece in the music appreciation class I took. I haven't been able to find, and I wish I could.

    Anyway, it started off as static, then little bits of sound burst through, finally culminating in this full orchestral swell in this HUGE, glorious chord sequence.  It was called "Chaostrophe," and I'll be damned if I've been able to find it since (this was the summer of '91, looong before the web was a contender for information).

    I approximated it for the website I had in college, but I doubt I have it in any workable format now (I think the last copy I had of it was in RealPlayer format, if that tells you anything).

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    « Reply #622 on: May 17, 2018, 09:21:38 pm »


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    « Reply #623 on: May 18, 2018, 12:38:55 am »
     :thumbup1   ECDM? 
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    « Reply #624 on: May 18, 2018, 01:11:49 am »


    I like this almost better than G&R...

    And I won't torture you with the bagpipe covers of metal I was listening to earlier. >:D
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