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by Maraki
Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:54 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: POST YOUR MUSIC HERE and actually Listen too! (Rules in OP)
Replies: 396
Views: 154626

Re: POST YOUR MUSIC HERE and actually Listen too! (Rules in

Hey, Voekoevaka. I'm about 3/4 through your album, and I already love it! It might be cool to collaborate on something if you're interested (I'm also a fairly skilled bassist and french horn player, an amateur tin whistle player, and you've heard my voice and compositions). But anyways, this is very...
by Maraki
Thu May 16, 2013 8:40 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: POST YOUR MUSIC HERE and actually Listen too! (Rules in OP)
Replies: 396
Views: 154626

Re: POST YOUR MUSIC HERE and actually Listen too! (Rules in

I really like Voekoevaka's piece! I love all of the acoustic instrumentation and meter changes and rhythmic changes - I feel like you handled said changes with panache and flair! I wish the vocals were more crisp and up front, I think maybe the enunciation could be better or maybe you could mix it w...
by Maraki
Fri May 03, 2013 12:50 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Does objectively good and bad music exist?
Replies: 51
Views: 39793

Re: Does objectively good and bad music exist?

You guys do get that the whole organized sound definition was facetious, right? I was pointing out the absurdity of people who use that as the definition, which is why, if you notice, I continued much farther along than saying "Music is organized sound, so there!" -- in fact, all of my ob...
by Maraki
Thu May 02, 2013 9:44 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Does objectively good and bad music exist?
Replies: 51
Views: 39793

Re: Does objectively good and bad music exist?

You guys do get that the whole organized sound definition was facetious, right? I was pointing out the absurdity of people who use that as the definition, which is why, if you notice, I continued much farther along than saying "Music is organized sound, so there!" -- in fact, all of my obs...
by Maraki
Thu May 02, 2013 7:29 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Does objectively good and bad music exist?
Replies: 51
Views: 39793

Re: Does objectively good and bad music exist?

One issue that you all seem to be skirting around is the actual definition of music - is music just organized sound? If so, I guess the best piece of music would just be constantly switching octaves on the same note name for the entirety of the piece. If music is more than just organized sound, what...
by Maraki
Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:26 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Instruments you wish you played
Replies: 86
Views: 82361

Re: Instruments you wish you played

I just realized that I'm lucky enough to be able to play every instrument I want to play - Electric (or acoustic) bass Voice (with an emphasis on a rock/metal tenor and a opera and choir bass) French horn Trumpet Irish tin whistle I quite honestly feel like an extremely fulfilled person in this rega...
by Maraki
Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:18 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: POST YOUR MUSIC HERE and actually Listen too! (Rules in OP)
Replies: 396
Views: 154626

Re: POST YOUR MUSIC HERE and actually Listen too! (Rules in

You could drop the lead parts back a few milliseconds (to taste) and make the pads down more, and perhaps humanize the drums.
by Maraki
Sat Oct 27, 2012 2:22 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: POST YOUR MUSIC HERE and actually Listen too! (Rules in OP)
Replies: 396
Views: 154626

Re: POST YOUR MUSIC HERE and actually Listen too! (Rules in

It's a very rough mix by me done entirely on a pair of listening quality headphones, it was done more to have the parts in my head completely remembered rather than to be listened to. :D It came out decently enough to where I think it *can* be listened to, but that was never the intent. If I end up ...
by Maraki
Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:51 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: POST YOUR MUSIC HERE and actually Listen too! (Rules in OP)
Replies: 396
Views: 154626

Re: POST YOUR MUSIC HERE and actually Listen too! (Rules in

I love the vocals Adam! The harmonies have a nice, clear sound to them. I especially like "Attic" - although to be honest, sme of your music sounds too... pop singer/songwriter for me, which while not being a neccessarily a bad thing, it just isn't the sound I dig. You have a nice sonority...
by Maraki
Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:49 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: 2012 in music
Replies: 58
Views: 34506

Re: 2012 in music

Kamelot's new album is coming out in a week or so! From what I've heard so far Tommy Karavek is a great fit for them. Roy Khan was good (my all time favourite singer, truth be told), but I think that musically Kamelot was stagnating, and they're better off with someone other than Roy singing and wri...
by Maraki
Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:43 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Happy?
Replies: 26
Views: 18300

Re: Happy?

Dream Theater's Overture 1928 always puts me in a great mood, I put it on whenever I go out on a walk, or am beginning a long road trip, always gives the right feel for the start of a journey.
by Maraki
Sat Jul 28, 2012 7:57 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Brogramming
Replies: 134
Views: 27530

Re: Brogramming

Sexism is a funny issue - often the very recognition of it is in its own way sexist. I believe the root of this is people always see themselves as the sex that is put upon in some way; for instance, the classic male role is the machismo and leader of a family unit who 'brings home the bacon' and oth...
by Maraki
Fri Nov 25, 2011 11:27 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Covers That Are Better Than The Originals
Replies: 294
Views: 125725

Re: Covers That Are Better Than The Originals

The Dream Theater cover of Deep Purple's Highway Star.
by Maraki
Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:30 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Can Robots be Human? (or The Bicentennial Man's Question)
Replies: 136
Views: 42290

Re: Can Robots be Human? (or The Bicentennial Man's Question

My original question is broad on purpose - and that is essentially my question, when I asked if a robot can become human (in such a way as the bicentennial man did) - based not on whether said robot is actually human, but performs a human role, and has human limitations, is human-like. I'm asking a ...
by Maraki
Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:59 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Can Robots be Human? (or The Bicentennial Man's Question)
Replies: 136
Views: 42290

Re: Can Robots be Human? (or The Bicentennial Man's Question

Perhaps my question is somewhat poorly worded - I know a robot can possibly replicate a human being, but I'm asking if a robot can become an entity of it's own, to have it's own life and thoughts - to be a living animal, of intellect similar to a human, not necessarily human in nature, but a similar...
by Maraki
Fri Jul 08, 2011 1:40 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Can Robots be Human? (or The Bicentennial Man's Question)
Replies: 136
Views: 42290

Re: Can Robots be Human? (or The Bicentennial Man's Question

If a robot can replace it's parts with carbon-based ones, why wouldn't a human replace his/her parts with "squishy carbon-based bits"? For many possible reasons. In the story of the title, the robot didn't replace his parts with organic versions because they were more efficient but becaus...
by Maraki
Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Can Robots be Human? (or The Bicentennial Man's Question)
Replies: 136
Views: 42290

Re: Can Robots be Human? (or The Bicentennial Man's Question

The question has been warped and twisted to ask whether or not other animals are equal to humans (maybe they will some time in the future, but I do not foresee it in my lifetime), but please keep in mind what the question - refer to the topic post, which many of you seemed to have pulled a "tl;...
by Maraki
Fri Jul 01, 2011 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Can Robots be Human? (or The Bicentennial Man's Question)
Replies: 136
Views: 42290

Can Robots be Human? (or The Bicentennial Man's Question)

This discussion is based on the works of Isaac Asimov, particularly Positronic Man and Bicentennial Man . Although this subject matter is lightly touched upon (and probably worth more mention) in other subjects (such as Free Will? , Sex and Love with Robots , Artificial Intelligence , Transhumanism ...
by Maraki
Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: 2011 in Music.
Replies: 76
Views: 13902

Re: 2011 in Music.

This has a chance at being my favourite song of the year, although Dream Theater probably has more epic-ness in the upcoming months. I love how Dream Theater's sound has evolved - I just had an ear-gasm.
by Maraki
Wed Jun 29, 2011 1:52 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: POST YOUR MUSIC HERE and actually Listen too! (Rules in OP)
Replies: 396
Views: 154626

Re: Post YOUR music here (Merged : The Rainbow Correction)

http://soundcloud.com/orichalcum/from-me-to-you Something I made out of boredom, and I enjoyed listening to it, thought someone else might too. Please excuse the poor recording quality and lack luster technical execution - this was done with a cheap USB mic in a few takes using Audacity, so it's no ...
by Maraki
Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:07 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Best Guitar solo I've heard in a looong time...
Replies: 26
Views: 5357

Re: Best Guitar solo I've heard in a looong time...

Paul Gilbert is always good - but why the lack of love for John Petrucci? Glasgow Kiss has a healthy amount of shredding, but it also has a fair amount of melodic parts to it - as good a Petrucci solo to listen to, I think.
by Maraki
Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:54 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Let's ACTUALLY listen to each other's music!
Replies: 72
Views: 13335

Re: Let's ACTUALLY listen to each other's music!

@Arnvidr Yep, good ol' James LaBrie. I first heard his voice and I was heavily displeased, to say the least. But now I actually like his voice - and he also is a good lyricist and composer, from what I've heard and seen. I'm not going to fully evaluate your song because I don't want to hog all the a...
by Maraki
Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:12 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Song Identification!
Replies: 458
Views: 183820

Re: Can't Find the Name of a Song

As the title says, I can't find the title for a game's song. It's the song that plays In Tales of Phantasia (at least on the SNES version) when you come home to your village to find everyone murdered and the town completely ransacked. It has a very nice melodic bass part in it, and, as would be app...
by Maraki
Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Song Identification!
Replies: 458
Views: 183820

Can't Find the Name of a Song

As the title says, I can't find the title for a game's song. It's the song that plays In Tales of Phantasia (at least on the SNES version) when you come home to your village to find everyone murdered and the town completely ransacked. It has a very nice melodic bass part in it, and, as would be appr...
by Maraki
Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:27 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Let's ACTUALLY listen to each other's music!
Replies: 72
Views: 13335

Re: Let's ACTUALLY listen to each other's music!

The Andreas Waldetoft was good, but I thought it was a little canned and bland in the first piece - I preferred the second much more, although it still held many attributes of the former. Sonata Arctica's lead singer's overall style, and his tone in his lower register annoy me, although I've found t...
by Maraki
Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:15 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: What makes a good poem?
Replies: 12
Views: 3265

Re: What makes a good poem?

For me, my taste in poetry is very similar to my taste in music - something that can seamlessly intertwine technically challenging (difficult meter or rhyming scheme, etc.) and the simple preference and pleasure of the ear into one big package- a package that pleases the mind and the "soul".
by Maraki
Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:52 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Morals in Evolutionary Game Theory
Replies: 23
Views: 4398

Re: Morals in Evolutionary Game Theory

Since it is necessary, and therefore not wrong, to be a Defector or Joker, what role should we as individuals take in society? You lost me here. Jokers are obviously morally bad; they violate the property rights of others through destruction and generally make human lives worse. Defectors aren't as...
by Maraki
Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:10 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Morals in Evolutionary Game Theory
Replies: 23
Views: 4398

Morals in Evolutionary Game Theory

Quoted from the article here (I suggest you skim through it) Imagine a world where people play a game that we'll call a "public goods game." People contribute effort to creating a public good that can be shared by all members of a group. For example, people can use fewer resources to help ...
by Maraki
Sat Jun 18, 2011 2:55 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Second Amendment Questions
Replies: 165
Views: 13316

Re: Second Amendment Questions

I've stayed relatively up to date on this whole thread - I know what I was saying was slightly gone over, but I was responding to those who quoted me. Perhaps a "counter-quote" would've made my intent clearer.
by Maraki
Sat Jun 18, 2011 12:23 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Second Amendment Questions
Replies: 165
Views: 13316

Re: Second Amendment Questions

I completely believe (as I have said in perhaps not so many words) that the founding fathers were largely (if not unanimously) for guns, but the idea was for the American people to have the power of self-defense - not to have the enabling of crime or to even hunt animals with (although latter was ob...
by Maraki
Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:49 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: (Post Your) Incredible Poems (Here!)
Replies: 544
Views: 243353

Re: (Post Your) Incredible Poems (Here!)

On It Goes (Time) Silently listen- Mother Earth stopped snoring, And she whistles through the trees, And the sun sitting beside me on the leaves, My tiredness free, Letting my self be- be just me. And now I stay. Yet eventually I must wander, Leaving myself, leaving the trees, and the leaves, And D...
by Maraki
Fri Jun 17, 2011 5:26 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Second Amendment Questions
Replies: 165
Views: 13316

Re: Second Amendment Questions

From the previous information, it should be easy to deduce that the 2 nd amendment relates specifically to a militia by and for the people, not two separate ideas. All this being said, my personal beliefs line up somewhat with the forefathers - before owning a gun you must have relatively rigorous ...
by Maraki
Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:08 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Second Amendment Questions
Replies: 165
Views: 13316

Re: Second Amendment Questions

Whenever you read a text that holds a great age, like the Bill of Rights or even an older English translation of a Biblical text, you find that (with minimal research) intent is lost as the meanings of grammar and vocabulary change, and such texts must be looked upon with a more etymological mindset...
by Maraki
Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Has there ever been a sadder song than 'Last Kiss'?
Replies: 25
Views: 5268

Re: Has there ever been a sadder song than 'Last Kiss'?

How about Wagner's Siegfried Funeral March ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8wHteSOwW4 )?

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