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@  Maximus Ambus : (16 December 2019 - 02:13 AM)

Is BWTF down?

@  Nevermore : (15 December 2019 - 04:05 PM)

The music, if you'd even call it that, adds to the creepy atmosphere. Apparently it was recorded using sounds created in a real nuclear power plant of the same type as Chernobyl.

@  Nevermore : (15 December 2019 - 04:04 PM)

In case you haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend the HBO mini-series "Chernobyl", which is about, well, you know. It's very intense and not for the faint-heartet. I'd say it's more scary than any horror flick, because (despite some artistic liberties taken with the behavior of some of the characters, and the timeline for some events), it's eerily real.

@  Sabrblade : (15 December 2019 - 10:51 AM)

Hey, at least you baked a cake in the bathroom. Not many can attest to that. :p

@  wonko the sane? : (14 December 2019 - 05:51 PM)

Nope. Forgot entirely, had to make another trip.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 December 2019 - 04:04 PM)

Well, did you get water?

@  wonko the sane? : (14 December 2019 - 01:56 PM)

Went to the bathroom, shaved, baked a cake... wait, I only got up to get some water...

@  unluckiness : (14 December 2019 - 09:01 AM)

That's a common misconception. You see compared to the first run, it's a new mold.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 December 2019 - 03:27 AM)

Wouldn't that just add packaging authenticity? :D

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 December 2019 - 01:44 AM)

I read a anecdote of someone recently receiving a Glacialord with mold because apparently online stores' warehouses have been sitting on Fansproject products like that for years.

@  Rycochet : (13 December 2019 - 11:56 AM)

Unlike many of his peers, Morton diesn't seem to have gone out of his way to try and take every drug going so he's aged remarkably well.

@  Donocropolis : (13 December 2019 - 11:39 AM)

Doesn't seem to have been a market for it, which is too bad, because it perfectly does what it sets out to do.

@  Donocropolis : (13 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Just opened it and suddenly I'm 9 years old again.

@  Donocropolis : (13 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Bought myself Fansproject Glacialord for my birthday during their Black Friday sale.

@  Nevermore : (12 December 2019 - 07:45 PM)

Morten Harket of A-ha might have aged 35 years on the outside, but his voice is still pretty much the same as it was in 1984. That's some great training and exercise for you.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 December 2019 - 06:59 PM)

Depends entirely on how badly you cooked them. What?

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 December 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Can it raise the dead?

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Cheddar can do just about anything.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Cream cheese has to be on a bagel or crackers.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:31 PM)

(for example: I like Swiss cheese on sandwiches, but find it merely tolerable by itself)

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:30 PM)

I mean are you eating it by itself? With crackers? On a sandwich?

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

I would ask, but I'd rather not know.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

With my mouth, usually.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 08:48 AM)

Depends on how you're eating it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 December 2019 - 01:40 AM)

Havarti, without a doubt.

@  Greebtron : (12 December 2019 - 01:28 AM)

Not Don, thanks. I'd like a writer who actually cares enough to do the job properly

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 09:34 PM)

What's your favorite cheese? I'm not sure, but it's hard to beat muenster.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:10 PM)

Man I wish IDW could do a season 2.5 with a few writers like Michael Charles Hill or Donald F Glut or Paul Davids involved.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 04:33 PM)

They were looking for Skids, but the animators forgot he existed again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 02:58 PM)

He regrouped with Omega Supreme, the Dinobots, Skyfire and the Protectobots.

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 08:20 AM)

Did he get infected with the rest of the Autobots or did he smartly remain off-planet?

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 05:38 AM)

He really just went to the beach for a couple of days, then called it in. Who's gonna follow up on it?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:05 AM)

Anyone really believe Cosmos searched far enough for more ingredient for Corrostop?

@  Nevermore : (11 December 2019 - 03:48 AM)

Oh, we are pretty good at "forgetting" about that. Insisting on sending people home on their overtime, THEN suddenly rushing to do the "backlog" stuff when it's really overdue.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 December 2019 - 05:43 PM)

I've yet to find an organization which didn't have a backlog of "stuff" that needs to be done, but isn't important enough to put on the schedule proper.

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 December 2019 - 05:01 PM)

I'm sure most good/bad (depending on your POV) bosses would be able to find something for the worker to do, in most cases, even if it's spending 8 hours pretending to push a broom around

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 December 2019 - 04:39 PM)

Still better than American jobs. x.x;

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 December 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I'm pretty sure you've already mentioned this before. Especially that last one.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:05 AM)

That can be fun if you're strong-willed enough. "Hey, you want to go home? Overtime reduction, there's nothing to do..." - "Nah, not today. I want to work."

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:04 AM)

This applies to the field of work as well. Meaning, your boss orders you to show up for a full shift, you show up on time and are absolutely willing to work, and then your boss realizes he has no work for you, your boss has to pay you for a full shift even if you don't work at all.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:03 AM)

Fun fact: German law has a concept named "default in acceptance", which postulates that if there is a "service for payment" contract, the party that should provide the service correctly offers their due service, and the party that should pay fails to accept the service within due time, the second party still has to pay the first party even if there was no service delivered.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:54 PM)

If it's seasonal affective disorder, check with your doc about vitamin D supplements.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:46 PM)

That's what I was thinking too, It's the christmas rush and if that's not stressful enough the cold weather can also impact mental health.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 12:41 PM)

Might be a stupid question given the comment, BUT: have you done anything outside the ordinary lately? Might just be a stress reaction.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I've experienced sleep paralysis with ghostly images and similar things in the past and can snap out of it through moving my fingers. I've definitely hallucinated before and members of both sides of the family have had similar experience, some suffered forms of mental instability in two cases schizophrenia.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:47 AM)

So... either a hallucination or night terrors. Are you prone to this kind of thing?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:55 PM)

It kept repeating until I sat up.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:54 PM)

I've been up since three and when sheepish I was hallucinating something knocking twice against my bedroom door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 December 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Then repaint Apeface and Snapdragon as Transmetal Optimus Primal and Megatron. It's crazy enough to work.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Moral imperative.


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Posted 21 June 2017 - 08:18 AM

I just wrote these Beatles album recommendations up for my Facebook and figured that such a detailed post shouldn't be limited to such a small audience. These are mainly geared towards existing fans of the Fab Four; hopefully some of you are as big a Beatles fan as I am. Even if you aren't, perhaps this will inspire you to give them a shot.

 

Love: The soundtrack to the Cirque du Soleil show of the same name. This is an album of remixes and mashups taken from the original 4 track tapes from the Beatles' recording sessions. Everything was done by Giles Martin and his father George Martin, who produced most of the Beatles albums. Because modern mixing technology is able to layer the original source tapes (unlike the original mixing), things are much clearer than before.

 

1 (2015 Version): Even though this collection of all the Beatles #1 hits was first released in 2000, it has already seen 3 different versions. The first edition was taken from the original 1980s CD masters. The second edition (released in 2011) was taken from the 2009 remasters. The 3rd edition, (which is what I recommend even if you own either of the other two) has been completely remixed by Giles Martin, again from the original studio 4 track recordings.

 

While Love is more of what one would expect from the term "remix," the 2015 version of 1 does not combine, rearrange or add anything to the original songs. What it does do is presents them in a clarity never heard before, due to the limitations of 4 track recording and the layering required to achieve the increasingly complex songs of the Beatles' catalog. Unlike the originals, every element of each song here is direct from the first generation tape (whereas before, they were often combined and layered over and over, reducing quality to add more overdubs). In addition, the stereo is presented in a completely new and modern way, as opposed to the strange separation and panning found in the original stereo mixes (which were often a rushed afterthought and had no real involvement from any Beatle until the White Album). The result is hearing elements you never noticed before and really feeling enveloped by each song.

 

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th Anniversary Edition: Remember what I just said about the 2015 version of 1? Giles Martin gave Sgt. Pepper the same treatment. The result brings the album alive in a way never heard before.

 

Until the recent release of the Anniversary Edition, the mono mix was considered far superior to the stereo mix, as the stereo was an extremely rushed production (mixed in 2 days as opposed to several weeks for the mono) and done without any input from the band. Giles has taken inspiration from the mono in this new stereo release and has truly made Sgt. Pepper shine like never before.

 

Bonus Recommendation:

 

Yellow Submarine Songtrack: Not to be confused with the Yellow Submarine album, the Songtrack contains every song (except A Day in the Life) found in the Yellow Submarine animated movie. The reason for the recommendation is similar to those above: Every track is remixed using the original 4 track recordings as a source. While these remixes aren't as masterful as those Giles Martin would later create (there are several overlaps between this album and the others mentioned above), they are nonetheless a marked improvement over the poor stereo mixes that came before them, and a proof of concept that would eventually lead to Giles's work.


Edited by Deathy G1, 21 June 2017 - 10:00 AM.

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 09:51 AM

They're not really sneaking up on people, are they? I kinda feel like the Beatles are so ubiquitous that trying to convince someone to like them at this point is like trying to recommend tacos. Love for tacos is immense and prevalent, but there will always be those few who don't care for them. And they've been exposed enough to have made up their minds.

 

(I like Yellow Submarine.)

 

If we're recommending bands, my answer is always Reel Big Fish.


Edited by Strafe, 21 June 2017 - 09:53 AM.


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Posted 21 June 2017 - 09:56 AM

These are really more album recommendations for those who may already have some Beatles in their collections. I updated the intro to clarify that more.

 

RBF is a good band. I saw them live back in 98.


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Posted 21 June 2017 - 04:10 PM

I know it is a slight "remix", but I really like the soundtrack to Across the Universe (and the movie).  It was a great modernization, while staying true to the intent.


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Posted 21 June 2017 - 11:51 PM

I find it difficult to talk about music anymore.  Makes me feel old when the kids don't even know the Beatles, Rolling Stones, etcetera.   

I don't need that kind of negativity in my life.  ;)


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Posted 22 June 2017 - 11:46 AM

Beatles is that one band that everyone loves and respects (just about) that I have a weird relationship with.

 

I've heard a good chunk of their music, and most of it I just don't really care for.

 

Then I'll hear a song I 'kinda' like, but it feels... too basic.

 

For example: I do enjoy "Eleanor Rigby" except well...

 

I find this cover so much better then the original.

 

It's kinda the problem I have with Beatles songs. Make no mistake I feel they deserve every bit of praise and respect they are given. If not for them, much of the music we have today might not exist.

 

It's just... they did basically set the 'basic' ground work and since then well. I feel people have come and improved on the original design so much, that their music feels like it's missing something.

 

Remember though, this is just how it feels to me. I still do enjoy Eleanor Rigby by them, I just feel there have been better covers of the song since then.

 

I enjoy Come Together as well as Live and Let Die, but both songs have issues for my tastes. *shrugs*


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Posted 22 June 2017 - 08:04 PM

Not to nitpick the list but Revolver is one of the greatest albums ever made. Not that Sgt. Peppers isn't.

 

I'd avoid 1 because they aren't a band to digest via Greatest Hits. You need to listen to the discography to appreciate how they went from just another British band aping the blues into one of the all time great album bands. 1 doesn't have a single track from The White Album I don't think. 'Nuff said.



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Posted 22 June 2017 - 08:12 PM

Not to nitpick the list but Revolver is one of the greatest albums ever made. Not that Sgt. Peppers isn't.
 
I'd avoid 1 because they aren't a band to digest via Greatest Hits. You need to listen to the discography to appreciate how they went from just another British band aping the blues into one of the all time great album bands. 1 doesn't have a single track from The White Album I don't think. 'Nuff said.


I basically agree with you. The main reason I'm recommending 1 is because of the remixed stereo direct from the original 4 tracks. There is no guarantee that Giles will get to remix more albums. If he does, I'm hoping for Revolver, the White Album and Abbey Road.
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Posted 23 June 2017 - 08:23 AM

And I'm enough of a music geek that I like some of the slightly different mono takes instead. We might be looking for different things here. :D



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Posted 23 June 2017 - 09:06 AM

The Beatles are one of the few bands/artists that I find it odd if people don't like something from them, becuase they are a superly diverse band. I'm not big on their earlier stuff, alot of it just sorta flat and dull imo, but once they start actually expanding and experimenting with style and genre, is when you get a lot of their best work. 

 

If they only had a single 'sound' to their career, I could understand people not liking a band or artist, but the ones that are always doing something different; i.e. The Beatles, Prince, David Bowie, Queen, etc it just seems like there should be something for ANYONE in their discographies. 


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Posted 23 June 2017 - 11:31 AM

And I'm enough of a music geek that I like some of the slightly different mono takes instead. We might be looking for different things here. :D

Actually, I am with you on that as well. The monos were always superior. The stereos were rushed, with strange panning decisions and little to no input from the band. These new remixes can now stand roughly as equals with the mono mixes.


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Posted 23 June 2017 - 11:57 AM

I find it difficult to talk about music anymore.  Makes me feel old when the kids don't even know the Beatles, Rolling Stones, etcetera.   

I don't need that kind of negativity in my life.   ;)

 

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I really don't wanna be that guy, either. The only reason I'm convinced that I, being in my thirties, am not yet that cantankerous old maniac who blindly steamrolls all music after 19XX is that I love so much from so many eras. Even from well before my time, and maybe some of that appreciation comes in part with being a student of music. There's plenty of good stuff from the turn of the century, as well. But the decade we're living in now is such a dim era for music that I'm too sad to find the words that complete a sentence about how sad it makes me. There are some fine performers and personalities, and a few artists with immense talent that I respect.

But far too much of what I hear from artists today is... so uninspiring. This is why we need to appreciate transcendent bands, more than ever. Sorry for taking this thing off the rails!


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Posted 23 June 2017 - 12:20 PM

Honestly, I've never really cared for them.  They're fine I guess, but I don't see their music as any better or different as anything else from that era.



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Posted 23 June 2017 - 01:04 PM

A few songs which make me counter that -

 

Paperback Writer - seriously, they were so big they had a #1 hit about a guy who wants to write junk novels.

 

A Hard Day's Night & Help - mainly mention this because it was a great example of them taking a song and turning it into a major motion picture. I don't think young people today can really appreciate that status that the Beatles and Elvis had. Justin Bieber makes a modestly successful concert film and people act like he's a film star.

 

I'll Follow The Sun - because it's a song that almost makes you feel good about a relationship ending. Paul McCartney is a genius (not that the rest weren't). In fact so many of their songs are case studies in how to write a song about romance. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away is another standout.

 

And again - they were an album band so huge that most of their singles went #1. If you're not digesting the albums in whole you don't know The Beatles. No more than someone could know about Doctor Who from just watching the TV movie. You need it all or you're happy without that experience, which is fine.

 

EDIT: always forget the best lines - it's like thinking you know about The Beach Boys from just Surfin' Safari and Little Deuce Coupe having never heard Pet Sounds.


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Posted 23 June 2017 - 01:10 PM

I find it difficult to talk about music anymore.  Makes me feel old when the kids don't even know the Beatles, Rolling Stones, etcetera.   

I don't need that kind of negativity in my life.   ;)

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 02:42 PM

Paperback Writer - seriously, they were so big they had a #1 hit about a guy who wants to write junk novels.

 Damn I love that song.

 

They weren't always an album band though. I would say everything before Rubber Soul is just a random collection of songs (Help! is arguable either way), along with Let It Be.


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Posted 24 June 2017 - 03:24 PM

I find it difficult to talk about music anymore.  Makes me feel old when the kids don't even know the Beatles, Rolling Stones, etcetera.   

I don't need that kind of negativity in my life.   ;)

 

I daresay "the kids" back then didn't really appreciate the Beatles half as much as their hardcore fans do nowadays, either. Like, just try to watch any of their early concerts where they're almost completely drowned out by the screaming fangirls and imagine that audience going on to become highbrow music snobs. I sure can't. Shakespeare wasn't revered as some kind of literary god by the Globe Theater's peanut gallery either.


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