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    One of these is arriving to me tomorrow. Should...

    One of these is arriving to me tomorrow. Should make for some good fun and inspiration. I've been wanting a pedal like the Generation Loss or the Shallow Water. But they are pretty pricey. I can...
  2. eBay. ...

    eBay.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Oingo-Boingo-vinyl-sticker-decal-Halloween-Meadows-Elfman-dead-mans-party-KROQ/153690028289?hash=item23c8a3b901:m:mB4m-u1hVgYyu2zuIQ4eUgg

    They also have these 2:...
  3. It's funny because I thought to myself that Kerry...

    It's funny because I thought to myself that Kerry King needs to take lessons from Trey so he might actually play a solo, instead of just wanking the bar. :lol

    I have a sticker of your avatar on...
  4. I watched most of the video of one of the whole...

    I watched most of the video of one of the whole shows the other night. I was just going to watch a little but made it about 45 minutes in before I had to go to bed. It was really fun. My god,...
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    I got one of those Epi SLs in yellow on a whim...

    I got one of those Epi SLs in yellow on a whim last year when I went in to buy a fuzz pedal. It's fun, but they're a crap shoot on QC. The one I got had good fret ends, but that sounds like a rarity....
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    Interesting. They seem to me to be playing to the...

    Interesting. They seem to me to be playing to the same audience that Ghost has. But this is the first and only song I've heard by them. It was fun. I'll have to check out more.
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    I still listen to Welcome...in fairly regular...

    I still listen to Welcome...in fairly regular rotation with my car tunes. Jeez, I think I still even have my original cassette somewhere. Never followed them beyond that album, but this thread has me...
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    Two universal constants: Cats are dicks, and prog...

    Two universal constants: Cats are dicks, and prog guys ruin everything.
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    I've been in a bit of a drought lately. Nothing...

    I've been in a bit of a drought lately. Nothing I'm doing is working for me. It's either sounding bad in the mix or coming out sloppy. Usually both. Maybe I just haven't let any of the ideas...
  10. What a twat Mike Love must be.

    What a twat Mike Love must be.
  11. Michel Langevin of Voivod has done all of their...

    Michel Langevin of Voivod has done all of their artwork and put out a book on it.
  12. What was used to shame critics?

    What was used to shame critics?
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    Hey, look. Howard's being eaten.

    Hey, look. Howard's being eaten.
  14. It's weird, I don't really care about the band,...

    It's weird, I don't really care about the band, or for them much. But this has apparently dug itself into my brain, because I had a dream last night that Aerosmith were playing a street carnival and...
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    My niece is into music, and she loves singing on...

    My niece is into music, and she loves singing on stage in musicals. We were stumped what to get her for Christmas, and I finally settled on a record player and some LPs. As kids, my sister and I...
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    For Terry. :) ...

    For Terry. :)


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1Vs8fU6JqQ
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    ^ Aptly titled. Sounds tricky to play. Really...

    ^
    Aptly titled. Sounds tricky to play.
    Really cool windows down, shades on driving tune. Adventure theme. :up
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    Good enough for me. :lol I doubt I'll get the...

    Good enough for me. :lol

    I doubt I'll get the chance, but I'm taking the (mostly) recyclable case with me.
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    So, if by chance I come across Dweezil and ask...

    So, if by chance I come across Dweezil and ask him to put his name on something, would he be offended if that thing was the Shampoohorn album he did with Ahmet? I last heard things were settling a...
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    Haven't listened yet, but just wanted to say,...

    Haven't listened yet, but just wanted to say, keep posting! :D
    I wish I had more to post, and would love to hear more of everyone's output.

    Now, I'll listen.

    Dude, that was really great!...
  21. What shit, after friends and partners have been...

    What shit, after friends and partners have been together so long, to let...whatever the hell it actually is, get in the way.

    They haven't been much of a band since Permanent Vacation. Just an...
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    Damn shame, but not a surprise. He was always...

    Damn shame, but not a surprise.
    He was always the easiest one for me to connect with, whoever he was pretending to be.
    Of course the Python stuff was an amazing foundation, but I've always held...
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    True! Tone City makes how many overdrive...

    True!
    Tone City makes how many overdrive pedals? :D

    Grabbed a Digitech Polara last week. I enjoy reverb and wanted something more than just in-amp wet/dry. It's a blast, and I've been enjoying...
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    Bob, it's on a different guitar board. I agree,...

    Bob, it's on a different guitar board. I agree, as an exercise in writing to what someone else has started it was a good experience for me.
    I've used backing tracks before to help me learn, but...
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    Bob, a little sinister a little funky. I really...

    Bob, a little sinister a little funky. I really liked that one.

    Joe, there's something about that that reminds me a little of Dweezil's earlier music. Coolness.

    Not much recorded lately, just...
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    I agree with Wah3. Get the YCDTOSA Vol 1-6 and...

    I agree with Wah3. Get the YCDTOSA Vol 1-6 and then work your way out from those. They're not at all like a "best of", but rather a Frank-compiled and tweaked sampler and showcase that cover a broad...
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    The live version of Spirit from Exit... played in...

    The live version of Spirit from Exit... played in my car on the way home. Made for a nice drive in the cool air, gave me energy after a long day.
    Then I read the news. Then I read it again somewhere...
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    Not really. Honest is all it is. I just don't...

    Not really. Honest is all it is.
    I just don't get the draw of shitting all over things I don't care about. Allowing someone to create their art isn't harmful. Wanting to dictate how they should do...
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    Pretty different end results. That's pretty damn...

    Pretty different end results. That's pretty damn cool.
    Trial 3 is my favorite overall, but I still dig the shattered glass in the first. :lol

    I've done that a couple of times on songs where...
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    Anyone who cares should never watch these movies....

    Anyone who cares should never watch these movies. Or any movies.
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    My wife is a HUGE Smashing Pumpkins fan. And...

    My wife is a HUGE Smashing Pumpkins fan.
    And she likes to encourage my guitar hobby. Based on something she read Corgan talking about, she bought me an Electro-Harmonix Electric Mistress...
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    Well, shit. I was gonna respond to Buddha but it...

    Well, shit. I was gonna respond to Buddha but it seems he won't be around.
    Thought I was having issues loading images when I saw his avatar not come up. :(

    I guess how I maintain my personal...
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    I thought it was fuckin' rad. Lovely ending to...

    I thought it was fuckin' rad. Lovely ending to the saga for a kid whose ass was in a theater seat in 1977.
    Thanks, Star Wars. :)
  34. Andy Summers is the same with guitar. The Police...

    Andy Summers is the same with guitar. The Police is one of my favorite bands and his stuff sounds deceptively simple. Coming from a deep background of playing jazz, he knows all of the obnoxious...
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    Love the energy. I continue to attempt working...

    Love the energy.
    I continue to attempt working on using a slide, and then I don't. :lol
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    Bruce. Checked out Spirits Afire, The Door to...

    Bruce.
    Checked out Spirits Afire, The Door to Autumn and Never Fear so far. There's an animalistic vocalization to the flute at times because your vibrato is so strong and the notes are so rich,...
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    At least for now, I've cut it some and played...

    At least for now, I've cut it some and played with levels a little. Definitely a placeholder at this point, and will re-record it all eventually. But something to work from. :)

    I'll swap the links...
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    That's all good advice, TC and Bob. Thanks for...

    That's all good advice, TC and Bob. Thanks for that, it's always appreciated. I've never written songs until this last year, so it's all a learning process. This one definitely has some rough edges...
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    New one. Just sort of went with it. It's growing...

    New one. Just sort of went with it. It's growing on me some. :lol

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1pgF-CMAsE

    https://https://soundcloud.com/user-217542724/heres-the-upside
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    There are some super cool sounds combined there....

    There are some super cool sounds combined there. I like the smashed glass punctuation you added. :D
    I'm a collector, so I'd probably grab it just to have it. :rofl But that isn't exactly cheap....
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    I get a little bit of a PorcTree vibe from it,...

    I get a little bit of a PorcTree vibe from it, shares that hollow kind of haunting atmosphere. But it's a solid damn song in its own right. Tight, no filler. I like the sinister quality to the keys...
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    Another for Audacity. Use multiple windows, or...

    Another for Audacity. Use multiple windows, or even multiple audio tabs in the same window. Highlight, cut and paste the snippets together, simple as that. Good, simple effects in case you want to...
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    Dig 'em. They made me stop and not do anything...

    Dig 'em. They made me stop and not do anything but take them in. A little brooding, a lot atmospheric.
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    Thanks. :D I didn't know until recently that the...

    Thanks. :D
    I didn't know until recently that the image viewer in Windows has an easy option to create video files from a photo or series of photos by adding music. For a single image you just...
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    I tend to come across CDs that I used to have and...

    I tend to come across CDs that I used to have and got rid of for whatever stupid reasons.
    Most recently, and without apology :p , I reacquired a few of the albums I had from the 90s when funk had a...
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    Very pretty indeed. Had my headphones on...

    Very pretty indeed.
    Had my headphones on already and that rang through so nicely.
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    It's funny you mention KC. Their 80s stuff with...

    It's funny you mention KC. Their 80s stuff with the layering and circles, along with 80s music in general, is a big influence. :)

    I've had the main riff for a while and it's a lot of hammer-ons,...
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    Great driving hook, Joe. Love the guitar tone,...

    Great driving hook, Joe. Love the guitar tone, just enough bite. Really like the middle and sweeping solo section. Perfect overall tone for the topic, too.


    Did this one yesterday. Put it up in...
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    Bob, sounds like it could be from a 70s cop...

    Bob, sounds like it could be from a 70s cop movie. :up
  50. I've had various Christmas radio stations playing...

    I've had various Christmas radio stations playing through the Sonos today while we decorated the tree and stayed in to do things, only changing when a particularly objectionable song came on....
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    Nice. :up I never stopped being a kid either. :D...

    Nice. :up
    I never stopped being a kid either. :D I don't have a "man cave". I have a toy room. :lol

    My MIL managed to tuck away a handful of originals she bought in the 70s/80s and gave them to...
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    That Boss synth sounds like a blast! I dig the...

    That Boss synth sounds like a blast! I dig the jam with the JEM on the product page.

    My wife gave me (at my request :D ) a Boss Multi Overtone pedal for my birthday a few months ago and I love...
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    ^ Thanks! I hadn't done much but collect ideas...

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    Thanks! I hadn't done much but collect ideas for so long, and only recently moved onto fleshing them out and recording actual songs. So each one is a learning experience. I used Adrian Belew's...
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    Rick, enjoyed the first three a lot (all I've...

    Rick, enjoyed the first three a lot (all I've heard so far). I'm a fan of clean and distorted accompanying/countering each other, like in Moving.

    Joe, thanks for the Christmas tunes! I dug around...
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    Alan, thanks for sharing, I'll be checking all of...

    Alan, thanks for sharing, I'll be checking all of that out. :)

    Bob, you had me with the opening piano. :up Love the classic tones, and the yay-yay synth with it.


    Just read an email from...
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    :lol I get that. There's one song, Temporally...

    :lol
    I get that. There's one song, Temporally Yours, that started out as 4 drum/percussion tracks. I had the idea the whole time it was going to be aggressive and heavy. But when I started working...
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    Stunning work!

    Stunning work!
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    Top Cat, nice positive piece there. :) Dean,...

    Top Cat, nice positive piece there. :)

    Dean, love the clean, bright sound of that. And that guitar with the P90s in the image is beautiful. Only thing, though, they built it backwards. ;) :lol
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    "Dolemite is My Name" was a fantastic movie. The...

    "Dolemite is My Name" was a fantastic movie. The "feel good" movie of the year for me. Seriously. The positivity that the movie exudes from start to finish was really uplifting.

    It's great to see...
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    Alan, I started at the bottom and worked my way...

    Alan, I started at the bottom and worked my way up.
    "The World Within" would've fit in perfectly with my collection of flexible 33rpm singles that came out of the various guitar mags I bought in...
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