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by Balrog Boogie
Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:09 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Melbourne meet-up?
Replies: 449
Views: 105819

Re: Melbourne meet-up?

I am remembered! (or stuck in a old list). Although I am not really active here any more I am not apposed to a meetup. Stand up isn't really my thing though. I am all 'grown up' these days and find that IRC is a time investment I cannot afford to make. ^^^^^^ I'm up for seeing everyone again though...
by Balrog Boogie
Sun Nov 15, 2009 10:17 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dragon Age: Origins
Replies: 277
Views: 60915

Re: Dragon Age: Origins

Dragon Age is my first time playing through an RPG all the way through. Well, I'm determined to do so anyway. Is anyone else playing mage? What are your thoughts on the level 2 job? I'm leaning towards shapeshifter, as blood mage is detested by all, and I'm already getting racist comments for being ...
by Balrog Boogie
Wed Sep 23, 2009 1:00 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Discussion!
Replies: 9
Views: 1886

Re: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Discussion!

I have few Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds albums, there are so many, I find it difficult to pick one and pay for the darn thing. I purchased [No More Shall We Part] and thought it was beautiful in a melancholy, almost whiny way - don't hit me, but I just can't sit through a album where my mood meter on...
by Balrog Boogie
Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:48 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Top 10 Artists
Replies: 248
Views: 161029

Re: Top 10 Artists

The top 10 is always changing for me, but here are the 10 artist that I can listen to and love any time, any day.
Talking Heads
The Specials
Joy Division
The Velvet Underground
The Fall
The Clash
David Bowie
Cat Stevens
Led Zeppelin
Patti Smith
by Balrog Boogie
Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:38 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Greatest Bands Ever
Replies: 79
Views: 7610

Re: Greatest Bands Ever

Query on just which post holds the current list of top 10 greatest bands.
And to later posts, I'll be damned if no greatest band list includes Led Zeppelin.
by Balrog Boogie
Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:27 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Ween
Replies: 20
Views: 3887

Re: Ween

Recently received a recommendation for Ween, went and got White Pepper, I absolutely love 'Bananas and Blow' and 'Exactly Where I'm At'.
The Mollusk next, then?
by Balrog Boogie
Mon May 18, 2009 12:14 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Snog Lyrics
Replies: 518
Views: 104438

Re: Song Lyrics

Asylums with doors open wide, Where people had paid to see inside, For entertainment they watch his body twist Behind his eyes he says, 'I still exist.' This is the way, step inside. In arenas he kills for a prize, Wins a minute to add to his life. But the sickness is drowned by cries for more, Pra...
by Balrog Boogie
Sat Oct 11, 2008 4:05 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Jazz
Replies: 90
Views: 9718

Re: Jazz

My metronome is dead. I recently got into Banyan, and have been overdosing on this punk-influenced (admittedly I don't know how) art rock group's album Anytime At All. They are funky, cool, and excellent live. Some 'big' names contributed to the album like Mike Watt (the Minutemen), Flea and Frucian...
by Balrog Boogie
Sat Oct 11, 2008 3:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0487: "Numerical Sex Positions"
Replies: 152
Views: 68849

Re: "Numerical Sex Positions" Discussion

Am I the only one that interpreted the 'Root 8' panel as the '81'?
I would have been happier with more panels before the female stick-figure ran off, surely there are many other numbers to be mentioned?
(Not in a dirty way.)
by Balrog Boogie
Thu Jun 19, 2008 10:45 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Melbourne meet-up?
Replies: 449
Views: 105819

Re: Melbourne meet-up?

Is geohash happening this Saturday/Sunday? I'm in. (:
Someone post something when location/time has been decided.
by Balrog Boogie
Sat May 10, 2008 12:40 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Melbourne meet-up?
Replies: 449
Views: 105819

Re: Melbourne meet-up?

Ryan, Courtney and I will definitely be present.
Who are you bringing, Jonathan?

I hope you are having fun in Brazil, Bruce. (:
by Balrog Boogie
Wed May 07, 2008 8:38 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Melbourne meet-up?
Replies: 449
Views: 105819

Re: Melbourne meet-up?

Now, my dear blogosphereans, you are all beautiful.

I propose a meeting out of the intertubes, this Saturday (that's the 9th), 1pm under the clocks at Flinders St. where we shall proceed to have a picnic at the Yarra (open for other suggestions).
by Balrog Boogie
Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:32 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Metal
Replies: 660
Views: 104121

Re: Metal

No one remembers Voivod??? Voivod is pretty decent. :D Old school first: Obituary (best growl evar!), Sepultura, Cannibal Corpse, Deicide, Morbid Angel, Pestilence, Boltthrower, Napalm Death, Asphyx, Unleahed, Entombed, Six Feet Under, Godflesh (quasi-industrial), Rammstein, Nocturnus, and a bunch ...
by Balrog Boogie
Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:28 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Punk Rock
Replies: 131
Views: 12752

Re: Punk Rock

[punk] has been recycled into mainstream as a new excuse to vandal and act an asshole and as a fashion style. Punk was always about acting like an asshole, and it was always a fashion. What, you think Sid Vicious was a nice guy and dressed conservatively? Punk was for shock value. Now 'punk' is jus...
by Balrog Boogie
Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:10 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Punk Rock
Replies: 131
Views: 12752

Re: Punk Rock

Woohoo for punk! Woohoo for a band no one has called yet (if I read correctly)- Mission of Burma? Some of their stuff is softer, but i still think that they qualify... I praise thee for Mission of Burma, and further praises for Banksy. Ultimately, punk changed many, but not enough therefore failed ...
by Balrog Boogie
Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Graffiti
Replies: 49
Views: 5942

Re: Graffiti

New graffiti law has been put out by my government here in Victoria, Australia. http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,23551851-661,00.html "Graffiti becomes a new chargeable offence, though it seems the only people who are ‘offended’ by graffiti are those who make the laws. The new ‘of...
by Balrog Boogie
Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:05 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Punk Rock
Replies: 131
Views: 12752

Re: Punk Rock

Bullet For My Valentine is considered metalcore. Punk is non-conforming. Punk is not caring about whether it is conforming, just as long as you enjoy it. Punk is anarchism, Punk is liberalism. Punk is communism; and Punk is anti-fascism. Punk is just as much as it is about the music as it is about t...
by Balrog Boogie
Mon Apr 14, 2008 6:54 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What Albums Are You Excited For?
Replies: 86
Views: 9128

Re: What Albums Are You Excited For?

Flight of Conchords - Flight of Conchords
22nd of April.
by Balrog Boogie
Mon Apr 14, 2008 6:45 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Metal
Replies: 660
Views: 104121

Re: Metal

The Sleeping Tyrant wrote:
Balrog Boogie wrote:stuff


Diablo Swing Orchestra fan?

Yes. Yes, yes, yes. I like you.
by Balrog Boogie
Sun Apr 13, 2008 7:43 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Punk Rock
Replies: 131
Views: 12752

Re: Punk Rock

Just because I mentioned Project 1950 doesn't mean it's the only album of theirs I've heard (Walk Among Us being my favourite album of the Misfits).
Post-Danzig stuff is the only good Misfits. Jerry Only is rubbish.
by Balrog Boogie
Sun Apr 13, 2008 7:41 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Metal
Replies: 660
Views: 104121

Re: Metal

Nine Inch Nails is more industrial than metal, friend. @Kitation: You should definitely check out a band called Project Hate MCMXCIX. There's also Lard, Ministry, Psyclon Nine and [Error], those ones are more on the industrial side. It's not a metal thread without Arch Enemy, Amon Amarth, Carcass, D...
by Balrog Boogie
Sun Apr 13, 2008 7:22 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Tom Lehrer vs. Peter Schickele
Replies: 17
Views: 3276

Re: Tom Lehrer vs. Peter Schickele

I definitely take Tom Lehrer's side, but I haven't heard much Schickele.
Lehrer's witty humour never ceases to make me laugh, his music was indeed so-so but the lyrics were clever.
by Balrog Boogie
Sun Apr 13, 2008 7:18 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Punk Rock
Replies: 131
Views: 12752

Re: Punk Rock

in a similar vein as melt banana, i heartily recommend kk rampage. Melt-Banana = rubbish. I was convinced into downloading some songs, I absolutely hated it. I believe they are classified as 'noise rock'. To further add to the questioning - what are the Misfits then? I also question any listing of ...
by Balrog Boogie
Sun Apr 13, 2008 7:07 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: People that should be dead (/gone) but aren't
Replies: 28
Views: 3851

Re: People that should be dead (/gone) but aren't

Fergie is hilarious.
by Balrog Boogie
Sun Apr 13, 2008 6:57 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Melbourne meet-up?
Replies: 449
Views: 105819

Re: Melbourne meet-up?

Also on the following Sunday (24/04/2008) I am having random people over for a BBQ from 1PM. It is pretty much an open house and people are welcome to come. I live a short walk from Heathmont station, message me if you want my address. I could attend that exhibition if it goes on. 24th of April wou...
by Balrog Boogie
Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:49 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Melbourne meet-up?
Replies: 449
Views: 105819

Re: Melbourne meet-up?

I am also unable to make it tomorrow due to it being a school night and the large workload I possess. For those that are attending, have a great time! Zero, it was unfortunate not to be able to see you again before you head off. Thanks for coming to the meet-up, it was very nice to meet you and hope...
by Balrog Boogie
Mon Apr 07, 2008 7:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Comedians
Replies: 101
Views: 11324

Re: Comedians

Favourite Bill Bailey moment would be 'Insect Nation', or that surrealist ramble pub joke.

Now how about that Lewis Black guy eh?
by Balrog Boogie
Mon Apr 07, 2008 6:45 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Muse
Replies: 40
Views: 4446

Re: Muse

Woah there, I wouldn't call him the modern Hendrix.
He may be a skilled guitarist and a brilliant song writer, and singer, but I can assure you there are many other guitarists out there who are better.
by Balrog Boogie
Mon Apr 07, 2008 6:43 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: People that should be dead (/gone) but aren't
Replies: 28
Views: 3851

Re: People that should be dead (/gone) but aren't

Felstaff wrote:The Eagles are currently on their 17th Farewell Tour.

It's hard to say goodbye when you won't leave.

I second that.

Axl Rose.
by Balrog Boogie
Sun Apr 06, 2008 4:23 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Melbourne meet-up?
Replies: 449
Views: 105819

Re: Melbourne meet-up?

No Kathy on Friday/Saturday night.
Prom/Party.

I am still open for suggestions.
When is ZeroSum leaving? I can't quite make out what he meant when he mentioned the plane. =/
by Balrog Boogie
Sun Apr 06, 2008 2:03 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Training an Ear
Replies: 43
Views: 5243

Re: Training an Ear

Mayhem.

What about the Doors, everyone digs the Doors.
by Balrog Boogie
Sun Apr 06, 2008 1:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Comedians
Replies: 101
Views: 11324

Re: Comedians

Ah, friends. <3

Come on sucker lick my battery.
by Balrog Boogie
Sun Apr 06, 2008 1:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Graffiti
Replies: 49
Views: 5942

Re: Graffiti

http://www.banksy.co.uk/ Banksy is the king. I live in Melbourne, the city is splattered with street art, it's fantastic. Of course you will always find '*name here* is a *insult here*' here and there. I stumbled across a work of Banksy in one of the alleys, and there are some fantastic band tribut...
by Balrog Boogie
Sun Apr 06, 2008 1:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Comedians
Replies: 101
Views: 11324

Re: Comedians

Demetri Martin is so good for one-liners.

Bill Bailey, Dylan Moran (Black Books was indeed heaven) are fantastic.
Ed Byrne is my favourite.
Jimmy Carr is cocksure, but hilarious to listen to.

I wonder if anyone has anyone heard of 'Flight of Conchords', a New Zealand folk/parody band?
by Balrog Boogie
Sun Apr 06, 2008 1:04 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What Albums Are You Excited For?
Replies: 86
Views: 9128

Re: What Albums Are You Excited For?

harpwner wrote:
Slacker Virtuoso wrote:New Mastodon would make me pretty happy.

Seconded.

Thirded.
The new Opeth album, 'Watershed'. Gahh.
by Balrog Boogie
Sun Apr 06, 2008 1:00 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Muse
Replies: 40
Views: 4446

Re: Muse

Just to piss over everyone else's rankings of the albums: 1) Origin Of Symmetry 2) Showbiz 3) Absolution 4) Black Holes and Revelations. This is due to what I said earlier - their earlier stuff seems less contrived and more beautiful. I haven't heard anything like Sunburn or Unintended on their lat...
by Balrog Boogie
Sun Apr 06, 2008 12:55 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Awesome bands that nobody's heard of
Replies: 551
Views: 99384

Re:

No one I know has ever heard of Cake : ( I presume those are the boys that did 'Short Skirt Long Jacket'? There's a pretty groovy tune, one hit wonder? Diablo Swing Orchestra . Here's a song. http://mp3space.com/file/35664/diablo_swing_orchestra_-_[2006]_the_butchers_ballroom_-_01._ballrog_boogie
by Balrog Boogie
Sun Apr 06, 2008 12:43 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9561
Views: 1165495

Re: What are you listening to?

'Hallelujah' by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds on the melancholy "No More Shall We Part".
by Balrog Boogie
Sun Apr 06, 2008 12:41 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: A question my music teacher couldn't answer...
Replies: 23
Views: 2797

Re: A question my music teacher couldn't answer...

There will be no difference between the time signatures 2/2 and 4/4. I think it is used purely for the convenience of the composer, for should you compose a song consisting of crotchets and semiquavers, 4/4 (or even 8/8) would be easier than 2/2.
by Balrog Boogie
Sun Apr 06, 2008 12:38 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Melbourne meet-up?
Replies: 449
Views: 105819

Re: Melbourne meet-up?

Are we talking about the 'Game On' exhibition at ACMI? It's on until Sunday 13th of July.
It is a school night, but I'm sure we could all spare some time for new friends.

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