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 Author Thread: What are some important things you should know when you're a musician?
 neuromantic
Joined: 5/1/2006
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What are some important things you should know when you're a musician?
Posted: 6/6/2008 11:54:47 AM
If you're a dance musician, how to count to four is always good

Toe knee :-)
 neuromantic
Joined: 5/1/2006
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A computer program for mixing music??
Posted: 5/9/2008 12:46:57 PM
Sounds like you're wanting to do mashups. If so then Sonic Foundry's Acid Pro's your thang. I doubt it's free but it's been around for a long time and maybe earlier versions are free.. You can use it as a multi track or to merge songs, time strecth and more besides.. There are truckloads of plugins for it and a major forum for fans of the program.

http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/products/acidfamily.asp

Hope this helps,

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 neuromantic
Joined: 5/1/2006
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Electronic Music
Posted: 5/5/2008 1:38:27 AM
Just lately have been rediscovering the old electro funk, things like:

The Bar-kays "Sexomatic"
The soundtrack for "Breakin' " (Here in Oz it's called "breakdance")
George Clinton "Loopzilla"

And have tickets to John Foxx on Thursday :-)

I is a happy little Vegemite!

Toe knee :-)
 neuromantic
Joined: 5/1/2006
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I love Electronic Music
Posted: 12/21/2007 5:27:07 AM
Quote: "Kraftwerk, Yazoo, OMD, Alphaville,New Order..."

I love all of them too. Yazoo have reformed and are gigging next year. I had the pleasure of interviewing Alison Moyet a few years back, she was really nice, not stuck up at all :-)

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 neuromantic
Joined: 5/1/2006
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Rock Groups Reforming
Posted: 12/21/2007 5:21:42 AM
Quote: "I was reading the other day that "Supernaut" - that aussie 70's band (Too Hot To Touch & I Like It Both Ways) were reforming for the Countdown Spectacular 2, later this year. I thought the singer was "hot" back then but I was only 13. Not sure what they would look like now!"

All I know is I haven't forgiven Les Gock for Producing The Teen queens back in the early 90's.

Toe knee :-)
 neuromantic
Joined: 5/1/2006
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Going back to school in your 30's....
Posted: 12/21/2007 5:03:12 AM
I went back to school (still there in fact) at the tender age of 43. At the end of the year, we had exams. The LAST time I had exams before that was in 1980 (before most of the class was even BORN)! DOH!!!

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 neuromantic
Joined: 5/1/2006
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Your now 30, have you grown up yet?
Posted: 12/21/2007 4:59:19 AM
Absolutely not! I told my daughter recently I had the maturity of a 12 year old. She replied I wasn't THAT mature...

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 neuromantic
Joined: 5/1/2006
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why do guys keep that one stand of hair and wrap it over their heads. why???
Posted: 12/21/2007 4:56:14 AM
I've been going bald since I was 16. And I promised myself I'd never have a combover, have been shaving off and on (depending on laziness) since 1997. Interestingly I saw a blind guy a year or so back with a hair transplant. He couldn't see that the way it was done allowed people to see underneath and it looked like an attempt at reforestation (that didn't work)!

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 neuromantic
Joined: 5/1/2006
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Anime you like
Posted: 9/22/2007 9:34:53 PM
I was going to suggest "Perfect Blue" a quite disturbing psychological thriller (and not a 60 foot high monster in sight). And yes it's anime...

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 neuromantic
Joined: 5/1/2006
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Yahoo personals
Posted: 9/17/2007 11:00:47 PM
Dunno if this helps but I use Opera (amongst many other browsers). I haven't had any pop ups, even here at school which uses IE. I wasn't much for Yahell personals either.

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 neuromantic
Joined: 5/1/2006
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Tired of Vista
Posted: 9/17/2007 10:52:10 PM
I have Visual Studio 2005 on my PC, which is running XP. It's fine.

Toe knee :-)
PS: I was tired of Vista before it was even released. We have a beta copy at school... All that memory to run like a mac. puhlease
 neuromantic
Joined: 5/1/2006
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ONLINE RADIO STATIONS
Posted: 9/17/2007 10:49:19 PM
pbsfm.org.au (I'm biased, I work there). It's a REAL station that broadcasts online as well

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 neuromantic
Joined: 5/1/2006
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50 cent or Kanye West. Who will win?
Posted: 9/17/2007 10:28:36 PM
Kanye,

He'll get Tom Cruise to jump up and down on 50 cent's couch and wreck it

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 neuromantic
Joined: 5/1/2006
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personality test
Posted: 7/27/2007 8:32:31 AM
when you log in, hit search, then personality search and that should do it...

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 neuromantic
Joined: 5/1/2006
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Miles Davis & Sex Pistols In Hall Of Fame
Posted: 7/27/2007 8:11:13 AM
Thanx for the heads up muneca~brava , what a CACK!!

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 neuromantic
Joined: 5/1/2006
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Why don't you age?
Posted: 7/24/2007 12:49:55 AM
I may have mentioned this before, but in case I haven't, it's the formaldehyde in Carlton Cold... I drank a LOT of it in the 1990's javascript:smilie('')

Toe knee :-)
 neuromantic
Joined: 5/1/2006
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Frank Sinatra: Old blue eyes or old tin ears?
Posted: 6/22/2007 11:12:57 AM
Ahh but you guys haven't heard his 1969 LP "My way", where he MURDERS amongst other songs "Mrs Robinson" (yep the Simon & Garfunkle song). For reasons known ONLY to himself, he's rewritten the words and even manages to drag the PTA kicking and screaming into this schmozzle.

Though I LOVE "The Manchurian Candidate", way cool movie

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 neuromantic
Joined: 5/1/2006
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Favorite movie quotes
Posted: 6/19/2007 12:05:54 AM
And I couldn't resist this little gem:

"Lots of 'Tards live a normal life... My first wife, she was a 'Tard. She's a pilot now" (Doctor to Owen Wilson) "Idiocracy" 2006

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 neuromantic
Joined: 5/1/2006
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Favorite movie quotes
Posted: 6/14/2007 11:05:56 PM
"Shit sucks" Magazine Cover ("Idiocracy" 2006)
"I worry you'll work in an office, have children, celebrate wedding anniversaries... The world of the Heterosexual is a sick and boring life!" Edith Massey (to her straight son) *("Female trouble" 1974)

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 neuromantic
Joined: 5/1/2006
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Have you ever driven someone away with music?
Posted: 6/8/2007 11:00:02 AM
My ex LOATHED my obsession with music, God knows how she deals with my daughter's

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 neuromantic
Joined: 5/1/2006
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How do people relax after stressful or busy week?
Posted: 6/8/2007 8:33:23 AM
Actually, the weekend is my busiest time. I work friday afternoons, then go home and prepare for my community radio show which airs until 6am saturdays. I have band rehearsals on both days and catch up with friends saturday nights with a dvd and crap wine (you know the type, three weeks ago was a very good year).

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 neuromantic
Joined: 5/1/2006
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Weird Dreams!!!!!
Posted: 6/4/2007 10:43:11 PM
A few months back, I dreamt I was walking around in a forest, nothing strange about that, but after a few minutes I suddenly said "this dream is shit" then created a huge box with my hands which turned into a door which I opened and entered into a different dream.

I've been told I was lucid dreaming. Never done it before or since...

Toe knee :-)
 neuromantic
Joined: 5/1/2006
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Burn a CD
Posted: 6/1/2007 12:21:50 PM
Random selection of toons I've recently burnt to CD:

1) Der Sherriff D.A.F
2) Fatherland Frontline Assembly
3) Break for Love Raze
4) Head like a hole Devo
5) The happy Song Bobby Farrell
6) Jockarama The Dead Kennedys
7) I feel Love (Patrick Cowley megamix) Donna Summer
8) Viagra Culture The revolting****
9) I want to hate you Leaether strip
10) Sickness taking over Pankow

Enjoy my happy toons,
Toe knee :-)
 neuromantic
Joined: 5/1/2006
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Weird Dreams!!!!!
Posted: 6/1/2007 12:06:14 PM
I once dreamed I was being torn apart by a monster limb from limb, when suddenly the phone started to ring. I turned to the monster and said "I'm really sorry about this but the phone's ringing" and sure enough I woke up and the phone was ringing.

True story

Toe knee :-)
 neuromantic
Joined: 5/1/2006
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what filesharing software do you use?
Posted: 5/25/2007 7:55:05 AM
Started off with Limewire (God I hated that thing), graduated to e-mule, and never looked back. with the possible exception of soulseek, which I use to hunt out out of print music.

Did try a u-torrent once then reformatted the laptop and lost it, ooops

Toe knee :-)
 neuromantic
Joined: 5/1/2006
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What's your star sign, and are you what they say your characteristics are ?
Posted: 5/25/2007 7:42:05 AM
I'm Taurus, full of bull

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 neuromantic
Joined: 5/1/2006
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nuns with synths and drum machines are just wrong
Posted: 5/25/2007 7:35:48 AM
Awhile back I had a song stuck in my head for the wrong reason... I have a bad taste segment on my show, and one week it was the 1999 remix of Sister Janet Mead's 1974 smash hit "the lord's prayer" (nuns with synths and drum machines are just wrong somehow) . Anyway it's a wierd remix of a song I loathed in the first place...

Anyhoo to cut a long story short I paid for my sins by having the damn thing stuck in my head for three weeks!!!

Toe knee :-)
 neuromantic
Joined: 5/1/2006
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Can you party hard like a 20yr old when you are over 30?
Posted: 5/25/2007 6:45:44 AM
30??? God that was awhile back. I was on the wagon at 30, and didn't party all that much at 20. I party more now at 44 than I ever did at 20. But I suspect I don't have the same responsibilities as many of my peers.

And for the record who cares? As long as you're not hurting anyone why not party at 50 or 60 even? Who am I to tell anyone how too live their lives?

Toe knee :-)
 neuromantic
Joined: 5/1/2006
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What was your favorite television show as a child
Posted: 5/11/2007 12:25:09 AM
Fave TV show: U.F.O (brit sci fi from the late 60's, set in the futuure that was the 1980's) *Honorable mention to SPACE 1999 (had a BIG party the dy the pilot was set in 13th Sept, 1999)

Fave Cartoon: Sealab 2020 (american cartoon from 1972, rejigged by adult swim as 2021)

Fave song: popcorn by hot butter

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 neuromantic
Joined: 5/1/2006
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What was your favorite television show as a child
Posted: 5/11/2007 12:19:59 AM
I wasn't child when that was on, but I did enjoy the girl from tomorrow. I hear the girl herself sings in a band nowadays, must look into it

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 neuromantic
Joined: 5/1/2006
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separation under one roof????
Posted: 4/15/2007 5:17:24 AM
After I split up from the ex in 1995, I rented a room from her for two years after much discussion. Watched her date (it was over, so no problem). The problem started when I got a date. She then blurted out she still loved me and wanted me back. when I turned her down it got ugly and boyfriend number hated me and my gay friends completely and utterly.

Don't do it, I won't make that mistake again

Toe knee :-)
 neuromantic
Joined: 5/1/2006
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All my girls...has this happened to you?
Posted: 4/3/2007 11:45:13 PM
I haven't had it happen here, but in my yahoo chat (I use it to catch up with friends who've one OS), I get those Nigerian scammers quite often. Claiming to be from the Uk/Africa/a UK model or something similar then saying they're in Nigeria. Sorry gal, gameover...

I get a LOT of Nigerian scam letters and have even had them sent to me from other sites like this on (I kid you not). God they really get up my nose.

Never had an IM here, dunno how they work.

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 neuromantic
Joined: 5/1/2006
Msg: 124 (view)
 
is hairloss a turnoff?
Posted: 4/3/2007 11:30:37 PM
I hope not, for my sake

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 neuromantic
Joined: 5/1/2006
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IF YOUR PARTNER BEATS YOU DO YOU STAY OR LEAVE
Posted: 4/3/2007 11:26:47 PM
As a Teen, I actually lived in a couple of women's refuges. Not being an overly violent/mucho type guyI was appalled by the violence I'd seen inflicted. So nowdays I always say leave. If it was to happen to me, I'd be gone gone gone, guaranteed.

toe knee :-)
 neuromantic
Joined: 5/1/2006
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once he hits will he ever stop!!
Posted: 4/3/2007 11:18:03 PM
My father was abusive. My mum left him three times (1977, 1978 & 1979) and each time he said he'd change and then eventually went back to his old ways. I've since discoveredhe was pretty much a prick from the word go. If you haven't already done so, I say get out.

Hope this helps

Toe knee :-)
 neuromantic
Joined: 5/1/2006
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Do you 'Collect' anything?
Posted: 4/2/2007 10:54:07 PM
I collect keyboard (as in piano) related stuff. I'm also culling my figurines and stuff to make room for more cds... :-(

A CD cull did NOT help. DOH!

Toe knee :-)
 neuromantic
Joined: 5/1/2006
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are there still cd buyers out there
Posted: 4/2/2007 9:33:02 PM
I buy CDs, I buy vinyl, sometimes I even buy cassettes. I also download, but mostly stuff long out of print. For the struggling musos, downloding is at least a way of getting exposure. Interesting note: the guys from South park don't care if people download their stuff, as far as they're concerned it's getting exposure...

Also as I type, I'm in a community radio station, in a room full of vinyl. The room next to it has 23,000 Cds in it. I'm in hog heaven.

Toe knee :-)
 neuromantic
Joined: 5/1/2006
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Is it me, or does radio suck these days?
Posted: 3/30/2007 8:22:13 AM
"I listen to non comercialised radio on FM,Triple J its called.I dont like any other crappy stations. "

I'm sorry, but this is a serious bugbear for yours truly... As someone who's been involved in Coomunity radio since 1981, Triple J is just as commercial as the FOX's and Triple M 's, it just plays SLIGHTLY more alternative music. And bear in mind it's also part of the "youth" arm of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (and in fact is deemed a government body, NOT a broadcaster and as such ISN'T bound by the same rules and regs as the rest of us. They can take heaps more chances than anyone else yet don't.

Australia has some wonderful community broadcasters, who simply don't get the recognition they deserve

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 neuromantic
Joined: 5/1/2006
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Canadian Content on Radio
Posted: 2/23/2007 6:18:32 AM
As a radio announcer in another country I thought you'd be interested in the fact that the Australian Music content for Radio is 25% (I suspect there's a similar content quota everywhere).

Here in Melbourne Australia, I can guarantee the radio station's here can't wait to overturn the Aussie content quota so they can fit in more of the Generic "R&B" I was never a fan of to begin with. Hopefully it won't happen, though recently some bands have lost contracts to make room for Australian Idol Rejects!!! Now THAT makes my blood boil...

Toe knee :-|
 neuromantic
Joined: 5/1/2006
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Do you lose respect for music/artists if their work is used to sell....?
Posted: 2/23/2007 6:07:38 AM
My fave story of late relates to this: Fatboy Slim samples the song "Michael jackson" by Negativland and pays SST records a couple of grand for the privilige. Had he bothered to ask the band they would've told him he could use it for free. Then the song is used in a coke ad, sampling a song by a band who did an ENITIRE CD basically making fun of Pepsi & coke (Dispepsi 1997)

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 neuromantic
Joined: 5/1/2006
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The electronic music section
Posted: 2/23/2007 6:03:45 AM
Actually, re-reading this post, I'm surprised no-one's mentioned Lev Termin, inventor of the Theremin (amongst many other things) in about 1920.

Bob Moog used to sell them in the 1950's - early 1960's. Clara Rockmore still played hers as recently as 1993. And if you get the chance, check his life story, cool as, and WAY stranger than fiction. I'll see if I can find the Keyboard Magazine article about him.

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 neuromantic
Joined: 5/1/2006
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The electronic music section
Posted: 2/2/2007 9:24:27 AM
My radio show is dedicated to electronic dance music, new and old. I also play keyboards, so I'm biased. It's a wonderful history, but a great quote comes from Belgian band telex: "20 years ago, we had a computer in the studio. Now, we have a studio in our computer!" How times have changed...

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 neuromantic
Joined: 5/1/2006
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Music can change your life.
Posted: 1/26/2007 12:30:03 AM
Music kept me sane. I had a pretty shitty childhood that I usually care not to remember, but being able to listen to music got me through it all. I wouldn't be here now if it wasn't for music

Toe knee :-)
 neuromantic
Joined: 5/1/2006
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GIGS FROM HELL!!!!!!!!
Posted: 1/26/2007 12:19:49 AM
Oh yeah, May 2006

As I'm setting up, my keyboard stand explodes, going from a two tiered to a one tiered stand. What a nightmare THAT was...

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 neuromantic
Joined: 5/1/2006
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GIGS FROM HELL!!!!!!!!
Posted: 1/26/2007 12:18:18 AM
Melbourne Fringe Festival 2005:

Booked to play a couple of gigs arranged by a friend. Supposed to be filmed for Noise TV. we're told we're on second. As the first act plays we're asked to allow a guy ahead of us who has to leave early. We agree and so the guy plays and leaves. Anyhoo because of his and my friend's stuffing around we don't get to do our stuff properly and get royally screwed on the performance. I have it out with said friend next day, saying that I deserve to be treated better than that as a) we're friends and b) I do their website for free.

So anyway she tells a different version of said story to the "artist" we let in front of us, who gets drunk at the next gig we're at together. Said artiste decided to defend my friend's honour partly because he's very drunk but mostly 'cos he wants to get into her pants. But decides to confront us WHILE WE'RE ON STAGE PERFORMING!

I was so annoyed I took down their website and promised myself I'd NEVER play for my friend ever again.

Toe knee :-|
 neuromantic
Joined: 5/1/2006
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the HOME RECORDING STUDIO thread
Posted: 1/25/2007 9:00:49 PM
No home internet connection, so I didn't scroll through all the posts either. I have an 80's synth rig, an audio technica headset mic for live use an sm58 for home and my singer has her own sennheiser (I forget the model number). I use cool edit pro on my PC (and will on my laptop when I update in a few weeks). It's considered a poor man's pro tools, but screw it, I'm POOR! I love this programme, basically an computerised multitrack recorder

But I've recorded my most recent rehearsals on it and took them into my local community station and compared it to some released CDs. And even without reworking, it scrubs up okay. I'm looking forward to doing some proper recordings in the next few weeks!

Toe knee :-)

 neuromantic
Joined: 5/1/2006
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The ART on your walls... and WHY?
Posted: 1/25/2007 8:00:36 PM
I have all sorts of stuff on my walls:
-A whole lot of posters relating to PBS where I do stuff (fundraising posters/gig posters/stuff like that).
-A few framed pics of my daughter, some framed pics of some of the bands I've been in.
-A framed newspaper banner entitled "Fat cat's drug raid" (with a pic of the man in the cat suit waving).
-A framed pic of an autographed Alison Moyet CD
-A collection of publicity photos of some my fave 80's bands
-And whole STACK of CD's I didn't like blutacked shiny side up onto the walls (I also have some very small mirrorballs hanging from window rods)

What can I say? I'm a big kid at heart

Toe knee :-)
 neuromantic
Joined: 5/1/2006
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35 year old female with 3 kids. They are all bi racial - problem?
Posted: 1/5/2007 10:39:41 AM
At my age, most people I go with has at least one kid. so for me, no it's not an issue.

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 neuromantic
Joined: 5/1/2006
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Miles Davis & Sex Pistols In Hall Of Fame
Posted: 1/5/2007 10:13:42 AM
Gotta admit to being a bit of sex pistols fan also. Just treated myself to the Filth and the fury documentary on dvd. just astonishing.

Toe knee :-)
 neuromantic
Joined: 5/1/2006
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Are our musical tastes set by age 25?
Posted: 1/5/2007 10:00:29 AM
i'm still learning all the time and am 43, so for me the answer is no
 
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