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by The Rumpled Academic
Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Drummers in bands (suck)
Replies: 79
Views: 8284

Re: Drummers in bands (suck)

I'm a drummer who uses an unconventional setup (standing up, floortom+snare+cymbal+hihat), and I often feel the same way as Timmeu about boring drums. It's very easy for unimaginative songwriters to instruct downtrodden drummers to 'just keep the beat', and for whole worlds of rhythmic possibilities...
by The Rumpled Academic
Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Your favourite piece of band memorabilia
Replies: 8
Views: 1455

Re: Your favourite piece of band memorabilia

My favourite piece of band memorabilia would, without a doubt, have to be this big ol' poster I have from Dan Deacon's last show of his 2009 Australian tour. It's a pretty ordinary poster, really, but Dan asked the Parking Lot Experiments - a band that I am in - to support him! Our name's there! Bel...
by The Rumpled Academic
Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:51 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Perfect Moments In Music
Replies: 396
Views: 193736

Re: Perfect Moments In Music

Only Skin - Joanna Newsom All 17 fucking minutes of it. Seriously, listen . Louder. Agreed. To narrow it down a little, though, the part beginning at 3:14 where the strings fade away and she sings " press on me, we are restless things " chills the marrow of my bones every time... Or wait!...
by The Rumpled Academic
Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:35 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Awesome bands that nobody's heard of
Replies: 551
Views: 98811

Re: Awesome bands that nobody's heard of

From Melbourne, Milk Teddy!

From Montreal, Sister Suvi!

Purveyors of the two best nights of live music I've experienced in ages. Milk Teddy are working on a debut EP, and Sister Suvi just came out with their first album - listen to and get it here: http://www.commoncloud.com/sistersuvi/
by The Rumpled Academic
Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Vinyl
Replies: 48
Views: 10252

Re: Vinyl

I just wanted to add: I ordered Lucky Dragons' sublime 2006 album Widows on vinyl the other week, and, tucked inside the sleeve, was: -- the record -- a CD of the record -- another CD of additional material, outtakes, live cuts, etc -- a collection of business cards of interesting looking restaurant...
by The Rumpled Academic
Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What comes next?
Replies: 16
Views: 1464

Re: What comes next?

Speaking as a big enough Flaming Lips fan that my avatar is Wayne Coyne circa 1993 --->, I have but one thing to say in answer to your question: The past! The past! A thousand times the past! I found At War With The Mystics seriously disappointing ~ basically, whereas Soft Bulletin and Yoshimi give ...
by The Rumpled Academic
Thu Jan 29, 2009 2:52 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Perfect Moments In Music
Replies: 396
Views: 193736

Re: Perfect Moments In Music

in Elbow's Ribcage, when the choir suddenly kicks in. Oh shit yes. That section is so rad it hurts. Also - from the same album - how awesome is the moment the first time that massive, ungodly roar comes in on "Snooks"? I think the first time I heard that, I was walking down the street, li...
by The Rumpled Academic
Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:19 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Perfect Moments In Music
Replies: 396
Views: 193736

Re: Perfect Moments In Music

In "A Tender History of Rust" by Do Make Say Think,
1:31 in,
when there's that little poolsplash of laughter,
and the fingerpicked acoustic guitar riff comes in...

...completely goddamn joyous. :D
by The Rumpled Academic
Sat Jan 17, 2009 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: We should have an Animal Collective thread
Replies: 27
Views: 2438

Re: We should have an Animal Collective thread

Mmh. So, inspired by this thread, I'm checking out Feels. Had never heard any AC before. I do remember -I think- reading about how one of their albums was meant to be played backwards, or had been leaked to the Internet in such a way, and I'd dismissed dismissing them as snooty. A lot of people fel...
by The Rumpled Academic
Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:39 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Best Artists of Today?
Replies: 28
Views: 2600

Re: Best Artists of Today?

Avey Tare & Panda Bear (of Animal Collective) are way up there in my book, as are Thurston Moore (all-round excellence), Dave Longstreth (of Dirty Projectors), Steve Albini (producer, songwriter, guitarist - currently in Shellac, but with connections to everybody), Joanna Newsom (amazing songwr...
by The Rumpled Academic
Wed Dec 24, 2008 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Kid O.D.'s live on webcam while 4chan users egg him on.
Replies: 155
Views: 13619

Re: Kid O.D.'s live on webcam while 4chan users egg him on.

Nothing terribly enlightening to say upon the topics at hand (I feel bad for the kid's family and friends, yet can't bring myself to object to /b/tards being bastards in the mesmeric little vacuum they've crafted for just that purpose) -- all I'd like to add is that reading this thread has made me r...
by The Rumpled Academic
Fri Dec 12, 2008 1:19 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Best of '08!
Replies: 38
Views: 3640

Re: Best of '08!

I really need to check out The Music Tapes. And the cover of that Christmas record looks promising. You really do ~ it's so entirely contained within its own wonderful, warm world; it's like a fuzzy blanket, crooning you analogue lullabyes and touching twirlarounds. I'm still gonna be escaping into...
by The Rumpled Academic
Fri Dec 12, 2008 1:10 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What songs are so good that even bad covers rock?
Replies: 17
Views: 1944

Re: What songs are so good that even bad covers rock?

In my experience, there are none. No song is so musically impregnable that a terrible cover version can't suck the sweet out of it.
by The Rumpled Academic
Thu Dec 11, 2008 9:59 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Make The Perfect Band!
Replies: 46
Views: 3635

Re: Make The Perfect Band!

Here's my skeletal freak-rock tiger-wastrel-band.

Drums - Black Wasp (of Aleks and the Ramps)
Bass - Kim Deal (formerly of the Pixies)
Vocals - Dannie Murrie (of Little Teeth)
Guitar - Ronald Jones (formerly of the Flaming Lips)

Hot damn.
by The Rumpled Academic
Wed Dec 10, 2008 3:02 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Best of '08!
Replies: 38
Views: 3640

Re: Best of '08!

This year has been wonderful for music, in this gleeful little consumer's opinion. Here are the 14 albums that have made me happiest to be alive throughout this year: #14. of Montreal - Skeletal Lamping #13. Dodos - Visiter #12. Forest Fire - Survival #11. Kasai Allstars - In The 7th Moon, The Chief...
by The Rumpled Academic
Sun Nov 30, 2008 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Australia, No Opt-Out Filtered Internet?
Replies: 366
Views: 45414

Re: Australia, No Opt-Out Filtered Internet?

Oh, and also ~ just because the putting up of letters here is quite nice ~ here's a transcript of the one I wrote to my MP. (Some bits lifted from other people's writings ~ hope y'all don't mind.) :) Dear [MP’s name] I write this letter to express to you, in the strongest terms, my opposition to the...
by The Rumpled Academic
Sun Nov 30, 2008 1:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Australia, No Opt-Out Filtered Internet?
Replies: 366
Views: 45414

Re: Australia, No Opt-Out Filtered Internet?

Also, has anyone ever pointed out to Family First that not everyone in Australia is living in a house with a family? I tried, once. I figured out that they're all suffering from an unnamed medical condition -- they literally can't see unmarried or childless people. Now, it's easy to judge them hars...
by The Rumpled Academic
Sat Nov 29, 2008 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: MS Paint Your Favorite Album.
Replies: 80
Views: 15435

Re: MS Paint Your Favorite Album.

Image

*love*

...and the original for reference:

Image
by The Rumpled Academic
Sat Nov 29, 2008 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0510: "Egg Drop Failure"
Replies: 124
Views: 50717

Re: "Egg Drop Failure" Discussion

I once did an egg drop in which we were only afforded 12 straws and 1 metre of masking tape ~ pretty harsh. I think that one group did actually succeed, but all I can really recall from that day is the ludicrously exhaustive (and delightfully uninformed all-round) arguing about which which is the na...
by The Rumpled Academic
Sat Nov 29, 2008 1:52 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books that make you genuinely laugh
Replies: 107
Views: 17566

Re: Books that make you genuinely laugh

P.G. Wodehouse.

What a guy!
by The Rumpled Academic
Sat Nov 29, 2008 1:50 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Magazines You Read/Subscribe to
Replies: 41
Views: 5543

Re: Magazines You Read/Subscribe to

The only magazine I subscribe to is Arthur (http://www.arthurmag.com/) ~ you know you've got something special when you have a beautiful, meandering, 6-page interview with Joanna Newsom right next to an instructional article telling you how to siphon gas from SUV's. ^_^
by The Rumpled Academic
Mon Nov 24, 2008 1:10 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Control of free speech for popular music...
Replies: 36
Views: 4438

Re: Control of free speech for popular music...

...by an educated team of people who know what high quality music is That's pretty much the most ludicrous thing I've ever heard. You really think that there is objective "high quality music" and "low quality music", outside of the minds and opinions of those listening to it? Yo...
by The Rumpled Academic
Sun Nov 23, 2008 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Control of free speech for popular music...
Replies: 36
Views: 4438

Re: Control of free speech for popular music...

This is the part where, even if you allowed that it was acceptable to curb a right as important as free speech for something as trivial as pop music, your argument falls apart. By what standard is music considered worthy of being played? Is it acceptable to use a song if it has a I-ii-V-I progressi...
by The Rumpled Academic
Sun Nov 23, 2008 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Cute/Romantic Lyrics (no genre discrimination!)
Replies: 24
Views: 3773

Re: Cute/Romantic Lyrics (no genre discrimination!)

My favourite dumbly charming romantic song, hands down, would have to be "The Luckiest Guy On The Lower-East Side" , by the Magnetic Fields. "andy would bicycle across town in the rain to bring you candy and john would buy the gown for you to wear to the prom with tom, the astronomer ...
by The Rumpled Academic
Thu Nov 20, 2008 1:32 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music recommendations from the younger generation
Replies: 14
Views: 1910

Re: Music recommendations from the younger generation

... an insane blue-rock blowout that smash the basic faculties of musical civility on the back porch, along with all the rest of the china: Old Time Relijun. Other rock bands pretend like they don't give a fuck; Old Time Relijun don't give a fuck so hard they'll burn a hole right through your skull...
by The Rumpled Academic
Wed Nov 19, 2008 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fallout 3!
Replies: 1500
Views: 142603

Re: Fallout 3!

I'm a huge oldschool devotee to Fallout 1 & 2, and I was very trepidatious about this new whippersnapper of a game (only in a mild way, though ~ seeing as I don't have anywhere near the capabilities to actually play it). Reading through bits of this thread, though, I've gotta say - while it does...
by The Rumpled Academic
Wed Nov 19, 2008 2:13 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music recommendations from the younger generation
Replies: 14
Views: 1910

Re: Music recommendations from the younger generation

I'm not going to get into the semantic discussions about what is 'underground' - ...because they are silly - but these are all recommendations of bands that, in my experience, I've generally have to introduce to people before they love them. :D So, if you're in the market for... ... a perfect, frien...
by The Rumpled Academic
Wed Nov 12, 2008 5:29 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music in the vein of...
Replies: 2
Views: 818

Re: Music in the vein of...

If it's American-inspired balkans/gypsy music you're looking for, I'll point you towards A Hawk and a Handsaw : http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=fecEp01Fwek If you'd like to make the jump into balkan music minus American-ness, then you can do no better than to check out the Kočani Orkestar . http://au....
by The Rumpled Academic
Tue Nov 11, 2008 7:31 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Your Favorite Song Ever
Replies: 42
Views: 3930

Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

No matter the direction my musical tastes ever take, I'm pretty sure that I'll always love "If It Weren't For The Words", by Edith Frost. There are several boatloads of songs that I'd also put in that category, but that's the very first one that popped into my head, so I'll just go with th...
by The Rumpled Academic
Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:01 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Proselytize please, my prospective personal Pandoras!
Replies: 13
Views: 2560

Re: Proselytize please, my prospective personal Pandoras!

Reading the phrase "primally beautiful", my immediate thought was the song "Winter's Love" by Animal Collective. I thoroughly recommend you give it a listen ~ it's pleasingly different to everything else in the world, and - in my mind, at least - epitomises that phrase perfectly....
by The Rumpled Academic
Sun Nov 09, 2008 6:51 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Song for your funeral?
Replies: 74
Views: 7095

Re: Song for your funeral?

"Air", by the Incredible String Band.

That's all there needs to be.
by The Rumpled Academic
Sun Nov 09, 2008 6:38 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Recommend one artist
Replies: 1018
Views: 267521

Re: Recommend one artist

Christine Fellows is a woman from Winnipeg who I've included on maybe 7-10 mixtapes over the past few years, and not once has the recipient not then gone and sought out more of her music. For what it's worth. (By the by, the Arcade Fire would be distraught if they knew you described them as mellow. ...
by The Rumpled Academic
Sun Nov 09, 2008 1:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner
Replies: 327
Views: 26114

Re: Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner

Whether it matters to you or not isn't the point, the point is that being a dick to someone just because of where they happen to live is still dickish and uncalled for, just like being a dick to someone just because they happen to be a certain race is dickish and uncalled for. Believe me when I say...
by The Rumpled Academic
Sat Nov 08, 2008 1:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner
Replies: 327
Views: 26114

Re: Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner

This is a little late, but to whoever it was who was annoyed at foreigners 'snidely expressing their approval or disapproval' at the results of the US elections ~~ that shit really does matter to us, practically. Australia is so dependent on America's markets that when your economy suffers a slump (...
by The Rumpled Academic
Wed Nov 05, 2008 3:50 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9560
Views: 1152198

Re: What are you listening to?

{{{Sunset}}} - It Glows (Memory)

This is a special band, right here.
by The Rumpled Academic
Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:36 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner
Replies: 327
Views: 26114

Re: Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner

Well done, fellas and gals across the sea ~ hopefully this pans out as well as it promises. It's not as though Obama's being elected is enough in itself to fully and immediately mend all of the foreign-policy ruptures for which the American leadership is responsible, but it's definitely a tremendous...
by The Rumpled Academic
Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:55 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Awesome videogame music?
Replies: 149
Views: 18943

Re: Awesome videogame music?

Heroes of Might and Magic III has amazing music. I especially enjoy the Necropolis and Rampart themes. WORD, son. My brothers and I started a game of HMM3 just the other day for the first time in years - I went Rampart, and the town-music made me smile so hard. So many great childhood memories atta...
by The Rumpled Academic
Thu Oct 02, 2008 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music software -- what do you use? How easy is it to learn?
Replies: 41
Views: 3631

Re: Music software -- what do you use? How easy is it to learn?

My brother does all of our mixing, and he uses Fruity Loops 8, and occasionally 5. It works for us. We didn't have a manual to learn it from, so our learning curve was a nightmare. He spent months upon months crawling around in there, testing and trying shit out through exhaustive trial and error, a...
by The Rumpled Academic
Thu Oct 02, 2008 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Misheard Lyrics
Replies: 98
Views: 11121

Re: Misheard Lyrics

There's a beautiful Christine Fellows that ends with the line,
"Pigeons mate for life, y'know",
that I'd always heard as,
"Pigeons are made for life, y'know".

I learnt the real line a fair while ago, but hey -- I like my version, so I've continued to hear it my way. ^_^
by The Rumpled Academic
Sat Sep 27, 2008 9:12 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Mooooood music
Replies: 7
Views: 1182

Re: Mooooood music

I've just finished a 9-hour shift working at the bakery, it's hot as hell in Melbourne right now, and I just want to listen to "Goodnight Irene" by Tom Waits for the next 4 hours until I fall asleep...

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