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by The Rumpled Academic
Wed Sep 24, 2008 7:47 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Let's ruin songs with knowledge!
Replies: 782
Views: 67347

Re: Let's ruin songs with knowledge!

Yeah, road map of the damned sounds like a bad horror movie. Modest Mouse ftw. There cannot truly be powerlines in one's bloodline. Anyone who gets this: will you marry me? I get it, but (not wanting to put words in your mouth or anything) you probably don't actually want me to marry you. No steady...
by The Rumpled Academic
Wed Sep 24, 2008 7:34 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Good Spanish and Swedish music?
Replies: 18
Views: 1958

Re: Good Spanish and Swedish music?

Definitely secure yourself some Dungen. They're pretty similar to Led Zeppelin -- big ol' juicy, psychedelic rock-outs -- and their lyrics are in Swedish. Start off with "Ta det Lugnt" (Take It Easy), and go from there. Such a cool album, that one... ...I'm gonna go listen to that bad boy ...
by The Rumpled Academic
Wed Sep 24, 2008 2:41 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Bands you're currently enjoying
Replies: 106
Views: 9009

Re: Bands you're currently enjoying

Acid Mothers Temple See them live. In a small venue. It blew my mind seeing the old Asian guy with long white hair from the merch table get on stage and rock the hell out of everything. Holy shitbrickin' awesome. That's a life goal, right there. Hauschka, Joanna Newsom, and Original Silence. The fi...
by The Rumpled Academic
Wed Sep 24, 2008 2:22 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Post-Rock
Replies: 86
Views: 42643

Re: Post-Rock

As I read through this thread, I ticked off my mental checklist of the Big Postrock Luminaries. Do Make Say Think and A Silver Mount Zion took surprising long to come up, but now it's pretty much all ticked off. (ASMZ are are the shit , Zygote ~ just speaking for myself, I love Godspeed, and have ha...
by The Rumpled Academic
Mon Sep 22, 2008 7:54 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Last.fm Compatibility Thread
Replies: 142
Views: 26928

Re: Last.fm Compatibility Thread

Your musical compatibility with tommclaughlan is Low. Music you have in common includes Sufjan Stevens, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Iron & Wine, Animal Collective and Weezer. (It's OK ~ we'd still have stuff to talk about. :wink: ) I've got High with both Dingbats and Proof_Man, which is nice....
by The Rumpled Academic
Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:13 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: MS Paint Your Favorite Album.
Replies: 80
Views: 15909

Re: MS Paint Your Favorite Album.

Used Pixen, which is like paint but with layers (no paint on mac). All pixel-by-pixel, plus a few solid color fills. http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=6930 Niiiiiice! I'm gonna have to do a couple more of these when I have the time. Great job with Yoshimi . You and I probably have a lot i...
by The Rumpled Academic
Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:36 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Bands you're currently enjoying
Replies: 106
Views: 9009

Re: Bands you're currently enjoying

(Just to be absolutely clear: I meant swoon-worthy as a compliment. You know ~ the musical equivalent of Mr Darcy, springing out of a lake to take your breath away with their inspired suchness.) (Some more of them, in my ears and heart the past couple of days:) Acid Mothers Temple tUnE-YaRdS Old Tim...
by The Rumpled Academic
Fri Sep 05, 2008 6:05 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Top 10 Artists
Replies: 248
Views: 164168

Re: Top 10 Artists

These are in no particular order ~ just the 10 bands that I think have meant the most to me over the course of my life: The Microphones Okkervil River The Flaming Lips The Beatles Animal Collective The Incredible String Band Boredoms Neutral Milk Hotel Joanna Newsom The Velvet Underground My last.fm...
by The Rumpled Academic
Thu Sep 04, 2008 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: MS Paint Your Favorite Album.
Replies: 80
Views: 15909

Re: MS Paint Your Favorite Album.

This is such a friggen great idea for a thread. Here's my funbaby: http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/9053/yoshimimspaintfi4.th.png And the original for reference: http://s.yottamusic.com/i/aZfw.4HzL/375x375 I'm not gonna lie: I'm pretty happy with myself right now. ^_^ Also, big and shiny props to ...
by The Rumpled Academic
Thu Sep 04, 2008 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Video games as Movies
Replies: 85
Views: 9021

Re: Video games as Movies

Malice wrote:Video game movies are almost certainly doomed to failure. Here are a few reasons:
*reasons*


Well argued.

It's okay to truncate a quote you're agreeing with. - ST
by The Rumpled Academic
Sun Aug 31, 2008 11:22 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Song of the day
Replies: 13
Views: 1832

Re: Song of the day

Akron/Family - Blessing Force

"BLESSIIIIING FOOOOORCE- BLESSIIIIING FOOOOORCE- OOHWOOAH - OHAAAAHAAAHAHOHAAAAHOOOOOOOOGH~!!!"
by The Rumpled Academic
Sun Aug 31, 2008 11:10 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Help me find new music...
Replies: 11
Views: 1231

Re: Help me find new music...

Get yourself some Kasai Allstars ~ they're an excessively cool African band, bristling with drums and choral singers and distorted thumb-piano goodness. I'm going to recommend you look into a band called Au. Their music is orchestral and tribal in roughly equal measure. Though they don't exactly fit...
by The Rumpled Academic
Sat Aug 23, 2008 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Stoner Rock
Replies: 36
Views: 4003

Re: Stoner Rock

Acid Mothers Temple! Boredoms! Boris! Oh stoner-rock, how I adore thee. (^^Favourites whose albums I have. Best live stoner-rock experience? An Australian band called Cockfight Shootout. Never heard their recorded stuff, but if their live show is any indication... well, I left the mosh covered head ...
by The Rumpled Academic
Sat Aug 23, 2008 12:45 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Bands you're currently enjoying
Replies: 106
Views: 9009

Re: Bands you're currently enjoying

Hyperfried wrote:The Most Serene Republic
Arcade Fire
Of Montreal


That's some seriously swoon-worthy shit you've got going there, friend.

For my part, I've listened to something like 6 hours of Beatles today, broken up only by some Animal Collective. :mrgreen:
by The Rumpled Academic
Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:06 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Let's ruin songs with knowledge!
Replies: 782
Views: 67347

Re: Let's ruin songs with knowledge!

Mr. Coyne, if you were shot in the head and didn't notice, it's not because it was "the softest bullet ever shot"; you were probably drunk and/or stoned out of your mind. Mr. Butler, do you really expect to dig a tunnel through the snow, from your window to hers, and make it ALIVE? What a...
by The Rumpled Academic
Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:59 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Bands you're currently enjoying
Replies: 106
Views: 9009

Re: Bands you're currently enjoying

Apollo Sunshine
Why?
The Incredible String Band
MUSIC TAPES
by The Rumpled Academic
Sat Aug 16, 2008 1:03 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music you grew up with - Music You'll always love/hate
Replies: 98
Views: 26216

Re: Music you grew up with - Music You'll always love/hate

tiny wrote:* Bob Dylan. The catchiest tunes ever and a singing style that'll never be copied ô.o


Never?

The Tallest Man On Earth:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORtrDAHTLaU

Be awesome & they shall copy... :D
by The Rumpled Academic
Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:10 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music you grew up with - Music You'll always love/hate
Replies: 98
Views: 26216

Re: Music you grew up with - Music You'll always love/hate

When I was a little thing, my older brothers were really into Oasis... even though they're pretty terrible, I'll always have a little cordoned-off, no-media-access area of my heart that loves them. ^_^ Oh, and my Dad used to have one (that's 1 ) tape in the car, for every roadtrip, and it was Bob Dy...
by The Rumpled Academic
Wed Aug 13, 2008 4:23 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Best Video Game
Replies: 122
Views: 11461

Re: Best Video Game

To me, the Fallout series (1 & 2) represent a freakin magical confluence of environmental immersion, complete autonomy of choice, complex moralism, endless replayability, a wicked streak of black humour, and out-'n-out shotgun-toting politick-raking coolness. I replay those games about once a ye...
by The Rumpled Academic
Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:16 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Bands you're currently enjoying
Replies: 106
Views: 9009

Re: Bands you're currently enjoying

unbeknown wrote:The Strokes- Is this it?


Classic shizz.

Last coupla days, I've been all about the Of Montreal, the Dr Dog, the tUnE-YaRdS, and the Oneida.
by The Rumpled Academic
Tue Aug 12, 2008 2:00 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are bands that make you smile?
Replies: 52
Views: 4979

Re: What are bands that make you smile?

DAN DEACON~!!

The happiness of a kid who's just swallowed a whole brick of sugar, and is spinning off his tits to hyperactive videogameish 'lectropop!
by The Rumpled Academic
Tue Aug 12, 2008 1:56 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What do you play?
Replies: 274
Views: 36573

Re: What do you play?

They're good, innthey? Once you get your hands on one, you'll find that they're almost ludicrously easy to play. When I discovered that whereas guitar chords necessitate fiddly and uncomfortable hand-contortions, autoharp chords need one only to press down on a single button... I think my squeals of...
by The Rumpled Academic
Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music to fall asleep to
Replies: 88
Views: 7936

Re: Music to fall asleep to

There's an album by Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions called Bavarian Fruit Bread which is unbelievably good for falling asleep to. I have something of a history of mild insomnia, but give me three songs of that glorious woozy cloud, and I'm out like a candle underwater. There's no music I'd rec...
by The Rumpled Academic
Mon Aug 11, 2008 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: theremin
Replies: 13
Views: 2284

Re: theremin

I own one of these mad-dogs - bought a kit and assembled it a couple of years ago - and it very assuredly brings the sweetness. I still can't play it "properly", though - in general, it only gets dusted off when there's a big spaz-rock jam going on, and playing in tune has ceased to matter...
by The Rumpled Academic
Mon Aug 11, 2008 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What do you play?
Replies: 274
Views: 36573

Re: What do you play?

I hit drums.

I've also been known to break out the melodica, autoharp or ukelele when the situation has called for it, but mainly: I hit drums.

(Just as an aside; bigtime respect to everyone who plays cello - noblest of the strings, is she.)
by The Rumpled Academic
Sat Aug 09, 2008 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are bands that make you smile?
Replies: 52
Views: 4979

Re: What are bands that make you smile?

The Frogs were pretty much the most hilarious band ever. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9nREcLnV8c ^^ This is just a cover of their stunningly fantriffic song, "I've Got Drugs (Out of the Mist)" - a most glorious and venerable anthem to drugs/kinkysex - but I nevertheless defy anyone to w...
by The Rumpled Academic
Sat Aug 09, 2008 4:01 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Battle to find the best song ever
Replies: 160
Views: 17434

Re: Battle to find the best song ever

Meaning no offence to y'all, but I haven't read any other posts in this thread, nor am I going to.

In my world, the best song in the world is called "Air", and was recorded by the Incredible String Band in 1968.
That's all that matters to me. :)
by The Rumpled Academic
Sat Aug 02, 2008 1:39 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Recommend a book
Replies: 484
Views: 268679

Re: Recommend a book

SteveM17 wrote:"If On A Winter's Night A Traveller" by Italo Calvino. Great book if you're into how stories are constructed.


Very cool book.
Cleverness you can enjoy.
by The Rumpled Academic
Sat Aug 02, 2008 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Movies that make you ignore all criticism.
Replies: 45
Views: 5785

Re: Movies that make you ignore all criticism.

That cheesy "The Three Musketeers" from 1993 with Charlie Sheen, Kiefer Sutherland, and Oliver Platt. It's a family thing. I'm pretty sure that my dad and I could quote the entire thing (with sound effects). Plus, there are a bunch of moments in there that I defy anyone not to think are p...
by The Rumpled Academic
Sat Aug 02, 2008 1:29 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Watchmen - Spoilers like a Psychic Undersea Gargant!
Replies: 719
Views: 75196

Re: I am sad. Watchmen

Phen wrote:Also, I totally need to make a rorschach mask for dressing up.


You do.
I home-made one once, and it an unbelievable amount of fun to just stand in the corners at costume parties wearing it, and just... stare at people. ^_^
by The Rumpled Academic
Fri Aug 01, 2008 8:48 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Watchmen - Spoilers like a Psychic Undersea Gargant!
Replies: 719
Views: 75196

Re: I am sad. Watchmen

Watchmen is the only comic I've ever loved, and I am positive that the film will not measure up. More than any other I know of, the story is just perfectly suited for one format: the comic book. Alan Moore event went out and said that Watchmen "was designed to show off the things that comics c...
by The Rumpled Academic
Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:38 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are bands that make you smile?
Replies: 52
Views: 4979

Re: What are bands that make you smile?

Total happiness = Half-Handed Cloud (particularly " Halos & Lassos ".) The Most Serene Republic (particularly "Underwater Cinematographer" - such exuberance is very rarely put to tape.) I'm From Barcelona (particularly "Let Me Introduce My Friends".) The Brunettes (...
by The Rumpled Academic
Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:06 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Movies that make you ignore all criticism.
Replies: 45
Views: 5785

Re: Movies that make you ignore all criticism.

This is strange. There was a cute girl looking for this movie in Target today. This and Sweeny Todd. Are you her, by any chance? Not unless I had a sex change and sleepwalked over the Pacific ocean last night. Still, it's pleasing to know that there's at least one cute girl in the world with whom I...
by The Rumpled Academic
Sun Jul 27, 2008 8:57 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Movies that make you ignore all criticism.
Replies: 45
Views: 5785

Re: Movies that make you ignore all criticism.

That cheesy "The Three Musketeers" from 1993 with Charlie Sheen, Kiefer Sutherland, and Oliver Platt. It's a family thing. I'm pretty sure that my dad and I could quote the entire thing (with sound effects). Plus, there are a bunch of moments in there that I defy anyone not to think are pr...
by The Rumpled Academic
Wed Jul 23, 2008 1:07 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Unpopular Musical Opinions
Replies: 1093
Views: 96525

Re: Unpopular Musical Opinions

Rumpled Academic: Thank you for that helpful list. I listened to them all, and "Heroin" has grown on me considerably, but I think the VU is going to stay as one of the bands that I "sort of" like. :) That's cool ~ enough for me, anyhow. :) Unpopular musical opinion of the day: O...
by The Rumpled Academic
Sun Jul 20, 2008 2:18 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Unpopular Musical Opinions
Replies: 1093
Views: 96525

Re: Unpopular Musical Opinions

I can not understand what is so great about the Velvet Underground. Many of my favourite bands name them as an influence, and music critics positively fawn over them, but the songs I've heard just sound ... not that impressive. Melody-less. If anyone wants to contest this, please do (and name some ...
by The Rumpled Academic
Sun Jul 20, 2008 5:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0451: "Impostor"
Replies: 381
Views: 119603

Re: "Impostor" Discussion

*Delurks* It's quite astounding the level of prejudice and basic ignorance that's cropped up in this thread. If lit critics were to attack mathematics from the basis of a highschool algebra class - claiming, for instance, that imaginary numbers are obviously a stupid waste of time because you can't...
by The Rumpled Academic
Sat Jul 19, 2008 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9561
Views: 1178136

Re: What are you listening to?

'Cuckoo' - The Monks

1966. Germany. What the goddamn hell is this and why am I so entranced??
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXKQSxsEAEQ
by The Rumpled Academic
Sat Jul 19, 2008 12:52 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Watchmen - Spoilers like a Psychic Undersea Gargant!
Replies: 719
Views: 75196

Re: I am sad. Watchmen

It's true ~ there isn't really all that much that can be gleaned from a trailer of this type (the omnipresent fast-sequence-of-flashy-images). It faintly annoys me that they chose to lead off the trailer, rather than with any of the stunning dialogue, they go with meaningless Hollywood platitudes li...
by The Rumpled Academic
Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0451: "Impostor"
Replies: 381
Views: 119603

Re: "Impostor" Discussion

What is the _reason_ that we should all take humanities classes? Why should we care, if we don't like it to start with? If it's your thing, that's wonderful. Do it. Do what you love. But this doesn't mean the rest of us will like it, should like it, or should be forced to try it. Literature was an ...

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