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@  Maximus Ambus : (14 July 2020 - 12:25 AM)

Han shot first. Plain and simple.

@  -LittleAutob... : (13 July 2020 - 06:21 PM)

\(-_-)

@  Bass X0 : (13 July 2020 - 05:26 PM)

"Here's a little---whatever. A little thing. A disclosure. An insight. Revisionism---I've always been fascinated by it. By the idea of a writer going back and altering things. Make no mistake: an edit is a profoundly aggressive act. As Froid once said, we grieve for the murdered word. If you want to get the measure of an author, don't look at what they've left on the page.... look at what they've taken away." -- Rung (MTMTE #28)

@  Verno : (11 July 2020 - 11:20 PM)

2021: :idea :rolleyes :p :D

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 06:20 PM)

Perfection. :thumbsup

@  Patch : (11 July 2020 - 06:17 PM)

My plans:  :hmm  2020:  :)

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 06:02 PM)

Our plans for 2020 were as amazing as Optimus Prime. But then 2020 came like Hot Rod.

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 05:50 PM)

Indeed....

@  Bass X0 : (11 July 2020 - 05:40 PM)

"He who dies with the most toys wins."

@  Rycochet : (11 July 2020 - 01:11 PM)

Hey you, get moving, it's not too far, you're looking good so come as you are. Hey you, you never know what you'll see, when it's through that door with the 73.

@  Rycochet : (11 July 2020 - 01:10 PM)

Hey you, get ready, get on your feet. Get into gear and hit the street.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 July 2020 - 12:46 PM)

I recall number 73 (old british show) discussing the Transformers movie and had the presenters trying to transform a few figures, one argued his deflated beach ball was a Transformer too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 July 2020 - 08:03 AM)

And he's a big ball, but he's not the biggest ball of them all. (That'll be Pulse Unicron.)

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 July 2020 - 07:37 AM)

Trypticon so scared my Primus figure he turned into a ball.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 July 2020 - 09:56 PM)

King Nine, however, will not return.

@  Bass X0 : (09 July 2020 - 05:05 PM)

Bass_X0 will return after these messages ^^^

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 July 2020 - 03:37 PM)

WHATAMIFIGHTINGFOOOOOOOOARRGH

@  -LittleAutob... : (09 July 2020 - 02:06 PM)

Okay?

@  Otaku : (09 July 2020 - 07:47 AM)

@TheMightyMollusk Ah, but the series itself has pronounced "Bass" both ways. ;)  Oh, 90s English Capcom video game voice acting...

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 July 2020 - 03:14 AM)

Looking at my Titan Returns collection I can see they realised they didn't have to paint the Titan Masters after wave one, lazy bums.

@  Maruten : (08 July 2020 - 09:13 PM)

No, I'm going with "fish".

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 July 2020 - 04:19 PM)

He stated that it's in reference to the Mega Man character, so it follows the series' tradition of music names.

@  Cybersnark : (08 July 2020 - 03:59 PM)

The real question is if it's "bass" as in music or "bass" as in the fish.

@  Otaku : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Well, at least now I know how to pronounce @Bass X0 's screen name. ^^'  Rather, I think I'd just forgotten.  In my defense, it really does look like an emoticon or maybe just "decoration", which is what a lot of folks add to their screen names online.  Usually because someone has the name they really want. XD

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Extremely unimpressed with your idea that someone making a negative observation you don't like means they "got triggered."

@  NotVeryKnightly : (08 July 2020 - 11:16 AM)

You know somebody asked "And this would be in relation to... what exactly?"

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 11:15 AM)

Its because someone got triggered over my random musings instead of just ignoring them. If I read one of your comments that is of no relevance or interest to me, I don't feel the need to say so.

@  -LittleAutob... : (08 July 2020 - 10:56 AM)

All this over someone's username lol

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 08:34 AM)

Bazro.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (08 July 2020 - 06:34 AM)

It could be Bass 10-0

@  Nevermore : (08 July 2020 - 06:11 AM)

How do you pronounce yourself? "Bass Ex-O" or "Bass Ex-Zero"?

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 03:23 AM)

I did almost go with Vile Bass X0, because Vile is cool too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 July 2020 - 08:34 PM)

Bossk Saw

@  ▲ndrusi : (07 July 2020 - 04:16 PM)

Bass XD

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 03:43 PM)

And its not Bass XO, its Bass X0, as in Bass, X and Zero from the Mega Man series.

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:33 PM)

@Trpodeca :( :(

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Thats what a gray rock is? Then I'm not one.

@  Trpodeca : (07 July 2020 - 02:12 PM)

Man I just learnt about what seemed like a really cool show, only to realize it was a dream and it dosen't really exist.

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 01:02 PM)

Just something I read that I wanted to share. I heard "gray rock" mentioned in a video, so I looked it up and that was the definition.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 July 2020 - 12:20 PM)

It's a fancy way of saying "Ignore annoying people".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (07 July 2020 - 12:15 PM)

Bass XO has a habit of pasting random drivel here as if doing so were profound.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 July 2020 - 11:30 AM)

And this would be in relation to... what exactly?

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 11:25 AM)

"One strategy for dealing with a narcissist or sociopath is to act like a "gray rock," meaning that you become uninteresting and unresponsive. You don't feed their needs for drama or attention. You don't show emotion, say anything interesting, or disclose any personal information"

@  Nevermore : (06 July 2020 - 07:23 PM)

Oh wow. Studio Series Offroad Bumblebee is awesome. His articulation is amazing.

@  -LittleAutob... : (06 July 2020 - 11:18 AM)

Oof-

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 July 2020 - 01:10 AM)

I got Studio Series 39 Cogman yesterday and woke up to find he'd decapitated my titans returns figures.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 July 2020 - 10:19 PM)

If I had a sarcasm powered mouth.. ooohh waaaiiittt...

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 05:01 PM)

Heh

@  Bass X0 : (04 July 2020 - 02:56 PM)

"If I had sarcasm-powered legs, I'd do a happy dance...!"

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 July 2020 - 02:39 PM)

The real clones were the friends we made along the way.


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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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