alexthegreat

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    • darnclem King of Dongs

      4 years ago

      Happy day of birth Negro.

    • jackiebot FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold me irl

      5 years ago

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      • jackiebot FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold me irl

        5 years ago

        smiley12.gifsmiley12.gif I'm sorry you had a bad day, lovely. I hope tomorrow is much better.

      • alexthegreat

        5 years ago

        You know just how to brighten my day, jackiedear. <3

    • Suto_Griff

      6 years ago

      Basically I need to figure out how to read music. Is there a place online that teaches that stuff fo free? I'm guessing no. So what books should I pick up?

      • Suto_Griff

        6 years ago

        Thanks man. I've been playing guitar since forever now but I've never taken it seriously until lately and I wanna learn how to read music and understand some of the more intricacies of it all.

        Appreciate it.

      • alexthegreat

        6 years ago

        ...and of course, don't hesitate to pick my brain for clarification on anything you read/hear about and are unsure of.

      • alexthegreat

        6 years ago

        I'll look into some more good, cheap resources that both clear and comprehensive in the meantime.

      • alexthegreat

        6 years ago

        I'm not super knowledgeable when it comes to online music theory resources, but I think you'll find lots of helpful information on places like musictheory.net and teoria.com.

        As for books, I can offer quite a few suggestions, but unfortunately they will mostly be on the expensive side, as they are college textbooks.

    • Eclecticore no longer 25 cents

      6 years ago

      This is as much for myself as for you. Just wanted to get this full list down somewhere.

      1) In Cauda Venenum
      2) The Lake And The River
      3) The Oracles On The Delphi Express
      4) The Church And The Dime
      5) We've Got A Score To Settle
      6) Misplaced Devotion
      7) Echo
      8) City Escape
      9) Mustard Gas
      10) Filth And Squalor
      11) Home
      12) 1878
      13) The Pimp And The Priest
      14) The Tank
      15) An Escape
      16) Let Go
      17) Whisper
      18) Tripping In Triplets
      19) Things That Hide Away
      20) Lost But Not All Gone
      21) Smiling Swine
      22) Lillian
      23) Life And Death
      24) Red Hands
      25) He Said He Had A Story

      That is just such an impressive setlist I do not even know what to say. All the stuff from Act I was hugely unexpected. And the most ridiculous part is that all of that is only a bit more than 1/4 of their entire catalog, and I would've been completely happy seeing 99% of the other songs on there instead. Their depth of killer jams to draw from is simply mindblowing.

    • Eclecticore no longer 25 cents

      6 years ago

      AH!

      Not sure if I want to wait to listen until I'm home later tonight since I wouldn't be able to give it proper attention at work.

      • Eclecticore no longer 25 cents

        6 years ago

        Yeah, he had me at "Bring You Down."

        I'm sorry I ever doubted you, Casey. Forgive me.

        Post edited 3/26/13 7:58PM

      • alexthegreat

        6 years ago

        oh my...

    • Eclecticore no longer 25 cents

      6 years ago

      Taking the TDH convo out of there so I don't hog it all.

      So apparently "Dig Your Own Grave," "Old Demons," and "The Love," will actually be available digitally, but only through iTunes, which is dummmmmmmmmmb but I'll still pretty much definitely buy them through there and deal with iTunes bullshit.

    • Eclecticore no longer 25 cents

      6 years ago

      Hopefully you'll actually get an alert for this one. :P

      Pretty certain I'm getting the DVD both because it was an amazing concert and because I'm fascinated by video work like this.

      • Eclecticore no longer 25 cents

        6 years ago

        Yeah, and there were a few songs that should've focused on Casey more because they were huge vocal pieces that didn't. They actually handled the string quartet really well though.

        Also, jesus christ I almost forgot just how incredible the last three EPs with the string quartet are...except I'm on White right now, and the disc is starting to fuck up. :(:(:(

      • alexthegreat

        6 years ago

        Like different instrumentation focuses, and such? I could see that.

      • Eclecticore no longer 25 cents

        6 years ago

        So I got the DVD, and I'm watching it now, and it's glorious. Forgot just how good the performance was. Have a few nitpicky quibbles about some of the production/editing, but that's only because I'm insane and would've tailored the camerawork and editing to each song's particulars.

      • alexthegreat

        6 years ago

        Now I'm watching other videos from that concert and AHHH WHEN ARE THEY COMING TO CALIFORNIA AGAIN

      • alexthegreat

        6 years ago

        It's so beautiful! :')

    • Duste

      6 years ago

      It's been almost a decade... why are you not on my friends list?

      • Duste

        6 years ago

        Only very much, yeah.

      • alexthegreat

        6 years ago

        kinda ridiculous, ain't it?

    • Eclecticore no longer 25 cents

      6 years ago

      !!!

      The single they posted I'm not wild about (sounds like a White EP retread)...clips from the video trailer sound promising though.

      • Eclecticore no longer 25 cents

        6 years ago

        No response or even a mod?

        ALEX WHAT THE FUCK I AM OUTRAGED

    • darnclem King of Dongs

      6 years ago

      Happy fucking birthday

    • darnclem King of Dongs

      7 years ago

      Firefall server is up. Want to hop on skype and try to do some squad shit?

    • darnclem King of Dongs

      7 years ago

      get on skype or something so we can figure out your beta thing

    • darnclem King of Dongs

      7 years ago

      It's actually fairly common to get delicious authentic food around here, but I wanted to point out to the Northerners how shitty their lives are. smiley0.gif

    • Eclecticore no longer 25 cents

      7 years ago

      It's a 4 1/2 hour drive though. Physical impossibility without leaving work way early and calling out sick the following day.

      I wisssssssssssh. So hard.

      Also, you seeing them headline or with Anthony Green (don't know who he is)?

    • Eclecticore no longer 25 cents

      7 years ago

      FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF-

      GODDDDDDDD if it weren't the middle of the week I would actually consider road-tripping up to MA for this.

    • darnclem King of Dongs

      7 years ago

      fuck you're old bro

      happy birthday

    • Eclecticore no longer 25 cents

      7 years ago

      Officially starting up something with Zach. Just hung out with him. Gonna be sending ideas back and forth through Sibelius and seeing what we can come up with and get enough together to hopefully do a demo recording. Starting off by doing that deconstruction of the TToL track "Landmarks" I keep telling you about, as well as possibly reworking Zach's piece "Xdicted."

      "Landmarks" is gonna be such a bitch to transcribe any of. But I'm excited!

    • Eclecticore no longer 25 cents

      7 years ago

      ALL THE DITTOS particularly if Cory gets his shit together and moves here like he's been telling me he really wants and plans to

      But yes, this is basically the stuff we've been talking about forever and would love nothing more than for you to be involved from a writing and performance standpoint. I'm introducing Zach to TToL, Ocoai, Grails, and AaL to give him an idea of where I'm coming from when I say I want to explore some possibly heavier prog jazz stuff.

    • eponymous FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      I was all GREAT I BET SOME TARD THINKS THEY CAN JUST LEAVE A COMMENT AND I'LL ACCEPT THEIR FR

    • Eclecticore no longer 25 cents

      7 years ago

      D:

      Seriously, fucking listen to it. I really wanna do a re-arrangemnt to "Landmarks" a la "Enjoy Your Rabbit" (though for a smaller group).

      Oh...I don't even know if I've told you. I mentioned to Zach that I for real want to start up a band/project with him (he's living in Queens for now), and he immediately said he was down, provided that it was 100% for music and not money (he plays in enough "money" groups and gigs) which is obviously a-ok by me. Gonna try to meet up with him this or next week though and start talking about objectives and what would need to get done for this to happen.

    • Eclecticore no longer 25 cents

      7 years ago

      Also, HAVE YOU LISTENED TO THAT TToL SONG/ALBUM YET?

    • Eclecticore no longer 25 cents

      7 years ago

      Yeah, well, F&S is kind of the one track that everyone posts from the Spectrum, so I just continued the tradition. :P

    • eponymous FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      POST YOUR CHARACTERS NERD

    • Rowen

      7 years ago

      i think i'll send one to brosworth, too.

      just found takers for four of the five extras.

    • Rowen

      7 years ago

      oh fuuuuuuck. okay :(

      i don't have an extra 360 controller lying around, but i bought some Wii MotionPlus controllers, so I had all these extra Wiimotes.

    • Rowen

      7 years ago

      q1: alex, how many wiimotes do you have?
      q2: do you want more?

    • warmsox Sports Forum Moderator

      7 years ago

      awesome, glad they are useful. I had no idea what was in there.

    • Eclecticore no longer 25 cents

      7 years ago

      Well, if there's an end of the semester performance and I decide to film it, I will request that they stand for my piece so it doesn't look so damn goofy.

    • Eclecticore no longer 25 cents

      7 years ago

      I know, it totally bugs me, too. I'd definitely rather be standing for several reasons. I think it's just a large ensemble/big band thing though. The optics and functionality of it don't make sense for something like this though...

    • otter_be FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Butts Forum Moderator

      7 years ago

      I sent it to the gmails instead. Originally it was all HAI LETS DANCE in the text message though. SO JUST PRETEND.

    • otter_be FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Butts Forum Moderator

      7 years ago

      I sent you a stupid picture on your cell phone. I have no idea if it arrived or not

    • warmsox Sports Forum Moderator

      7 years ago

      It doesn't, the cutter is separate.

    • Eclecticore no longer 25 cents

      7 years ago

      lookie what I just ordered :>

      I guess enough people clamored for a CD set. Did it exactly like how I suggested.

    • 1984

      7 years ago

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      Adventure Time, that is all.

    • Eclecticore no longer 25 cents

      7 years ago

      So the new Cymbals Eat Guitars is decent. Definitely darker/more convoluted than the last one. Liked it a lot more upon second listen than the first. Still think Why Are There Mountains is better, but it's worth listening to.

    • darnclem King of Dongs

      7 years ago

      Awesome, I was keeping them on my desk in case I accidentally typed one wrong. I'll throw them away now. I also have a few more of the nasus skins if you know of anyone who wants one.

    • darnclem King of Dongs

      7 years ago

      Did you redeem those codes I sent you?

    • dude_stud

      7 years ago

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    • mattiecore

      7 years ago

      QUITE.

      *monacle*

    • Eclecticore no longer 25 cents

      7 years ago

      yeah...I wound up buying digital downloads for both (TToL directly from them, and Ocoai from Amazon) largely because there were no working recipes

      Definitely worth getting your hands on though. Let me know if you need...assistance.

    • Eclecticore no longer 25 cents

      7 years ago

      I must know. Have you listened to the new TToL and/or Ocoai yet? I'm really really digging both of them. "Landmarks" off of the new TToL is simply amazing.

    • RoadBlock FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold DONGS

      7 years ago

      Take a pic of you in your shirt and let paul see it! :)

    • youngsirmoxy

      7 years ago

      gosh, right? whatta jerk

    • Eclecticore no longer 25 cents

      7 years ago

      gonna try to remember the setlist....

      Never Forgive, Never Forget
      We've Got A Score To Settle
      Echo
      Mr. Malum
      She's Always Singing
      The Dead Won't Starve
      The Church And The Dime
      He Said He Had A Story
      Home
      Fall And Flee
      The Thief
      Mustard Gas
      Lost But Not All Gone
      Filth And Squalor
      Red Hands

      I THINK that was it. Order of a couple might be off. Casey said they don't believe in encores, which was a little strange, but the Red Hands thing was ridiculous and made up for it.

      Possibly the best show experience I've had. The sound balance was a bit off (couldn't hear guitars other than Casey's most of the show), and Casey was definitely sounding a bit raw, but all of the crowd was 110% into every song. It was one big sing-along the entire time. The band was completely floored by the whole thing the entire show.

      And of course today I feel like I'm hearing everything underwater. :P

    • otter_be FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Butts Forum Moderator

      7 years ago

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      Oh, I'll maul you alright.

    • otter_be FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Butts Forum Moderator

      7 years ago

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    • jackiebot FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold me irl

      7 years ago

      yeah.. sorry... i saw you call, but was in a VERY noisy bar at the time..

      i actually said "i really hope google voice lets me check his message if he leaves one.. i love alex."

      buuuut... google voice has been an asshole to my phone for a while now, despite it being uninstalled on the actual device.. i just went and forced it to release my number from the service altogether.. so that should never happen again :3

    • Eclecticore no longer 25 cents

      8 years ago

      Allllllllexxxxxxxxxxx

      a little consolation for the day's disappointment?

    • Eclecticore no longer 25 cents

      8 years ago

      I was specifically going to ask you if you wanted to submit any of the demo material. I'm gonna be mining the music BAR-folk in general and hope I can get a bunch of stuff from everyone there.

      Absolutely positively send me that though. I will pimp it to high heaven.

    • Tb0ne

      8 years ago

      Yeah, I actually have a copy of PC SFIV, I'm probably just gonna shove my 360 controller into my tower and call it good. Also maybe get MvC2 on XBLA too, and then hopefully see a sale on MK.

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