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  • Farewell Last FM..

    13 Mar 2010, 03:14 by Gibson1976

    Hey guys/gals, its been to long. I know I haven't been here much in the past year or 2.. mainly because I have been busy with my life, such as work, and school, I have also been trying to improve my health, which is going along smoothly.

    But the main reason I ditched this site was because lets face it, it sucks hard core.. they made all these freckin' changes for nothing..

    So thats right, I think its already not really a surprise, but I am done here, I hate to disapoint you or anything, but I have lost interest, and I don't have time for Last FM..

    If you NEED to contact me for anything, here is my email....

    davidsmith636@gmail.com
  • Robert Cray

    24 Oct 2009, 19:17 by nemesis414

    Fri 23 Oct – Robert Cray

    For anyone who is a blues lover, or just likes a kick ass guitar player Robert Cray is your man, the show was full of passion and he kick ass on guitar vocals exactly the same as Records.

    All around ***** !


    Cheers,

    Dan.
  • SOUNDTRACK TO A Rock opera part 1

    16 Jul 2009, 01:53 by linuxkirby2468

    Here's how you do it:
    1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)
    2. Put it on shuffle
    3. Press play
    4. For every question, type the song that's playing
    5. When you go to a new question, press the next button
    IF YOUR LIFE WAS A MOVIE WHAT WOULD THE SOUNDTRACK BE?
    "Revolver" The movie
    Opening Credits:
    Taxman
    Getting ready:
    Where the Streets Have No Name\
    To school
    Jumpin' Jack Flash
    Chase scene
    Got to Get You Into My Life
    Fight
    When the Music's Over
    At the arcade
    Roll Over Beethovan
    Playing pac-man
    Eat It
    Bus to the city
    Money
    Getting out
    New York City
  • SOUNDTRACK TO A Rock opera part 1

    16 Jul 2009, 01:53 by linuxkirby2468

    Here's how you do it:
    1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)
    2. Put it on shuffle
    3. Press play
    4. For every question, type the song that's playing
    5. When you go to a new question, press the next button
    IF YOUR LIFE WAS A MOVIE WHAT WOULD THE SOUNDTRACK BE?
    "Revolver" The movie
    Opening Credits:
    Taxman
    Getting ready:
    Where the Streets Have No Name\
    To school
    Jumpin' Jack Flash
    Chase scene
    Got to Get You Into My Life
    Fight
    When the Music's Over
    At the arcade
    Roll Over Beethovan
    Playing pac-man
    Eat It
    Bus to the city
    Money
    Getting out
    New York City
  • Neues vom Rockpalast / Zattoo-Software

    11 May 2009, 11:07 by hjbardenhagen

    Short summary in English:
    This article mentions some new related links to the German TV show "Rockpalast" which became famous in the late '70s for their European live broadcasts from the Grugahalle in Essen that took the whole night.

    [Edit Oct 17, 2009]
    Latest news would be that I started a Last.fm group about the Rockpalast where you can of course post in English if you like and listen to the Rockpalast group and tag radio.

    -----------------------

    "Dschörmän Telewischn praudlii priisents... liebe Freunde, heute bei uns zu Gast im Rockpalast..." ;-)

    Für Fans von Live-Musik immer interessant: der Rockpalast vom WDR. Inzwischen kann man auf der offiziellen Homepage auch vergangene Konzerte komplett als Video-Stream in sehr guter Qualität angucken.

    Außerdem wurde vor kurzem die Seite www.rockpalast-fans.de mit neuem Design und erweiterten Möglichkeiten wieder aufgemacht (z.B. eigene User-Blogs usw.). Man muss sich allerdings neu registrieren, auch wenn man bei der alten Seite schon eingetragen war, und die alten Foren-Beiträge sind auch nicht mehr vorhanden.

    Schon lange online: das Rockpalast-Archiv, betrieben von einem Privatmann. Dort findet man wirklich alles, was es zu den alten Rockpalast-Sendungen geben kann - Fotos, Setlisten, Interviews usw.

    ----

    Rock am Ring (SWR und MTV) bzw. Rockpalast (EinsFestival) über Zattoo empfangen:

    Ich habe neulich nach aktuellen Infos über den Rock am Ring 2009 auf den SWR-Internetseiten gesucht, also ob bzw. wann sie was übertragen, streamen oder nachträglich senden - leider nix gefunden...

    Immerhin gibt es eine Seite über 2008 und was sie dort gemacht haben. Daraus könnte man ja schließen, daß für 2009 etwas ähnliches vorgesehen ist. Das Line-Up findet man natürlich auf der offiziellen Homepage des Festivals.

    MTV ist aber auch nicht viel besser, auf ihrer Infoseite steht auch nichts außer dem Line-Up. Immerhin machen sie eine interessante Aktion für Newcomer-Bands, die einen Auftritt bei Rock am Ring gewinnen können. Sowas ist ja laut der FAQ auf der Festival-Homepage eigentlich nicht vorgesehen... ;-)

    Hier also nun ein Tip für alle, die den SWR, MTV oder auch EinsFestival nicht empfangen können (ich z.B. wegen DVB-T in Norddeutschland):

    Man kann mit der kostenlosen Zattoo-Software bzw. -Webseite u.a. den ARD-Digitalsender EinsFestival auf dem Computer angucken, wo ja bekanntlich ab und zu auch Rockpalast-Sendungen wiederholt werden. Überhaupt ist Zattoo eine ideale Ergänzung zu DVB-T, weil alle - und zwar wirklich alle - deutschen öffentlich-rechtlichen Digital- und Regionalsender in ihren diversen lokalen Varianten zu empfangen sind plus ihre Rundfunkkanäle, die ja bei DVB-T auch nicht dabei sind. Für Sportfans ist sicherlich auch noch der Sender Sport1 interessant.

    Die Systemvoraussetzungen für die Software sind erfreulich niedrig, eine CPU mit 1,5 GHz reicht aus. Aufzeichnen kann man die Streams allerdings nicht, sondern nur ansehen - also gilt wie auf der offiziellen WDR-Seite für Rockpalast-Streams "nur gucken, nicht anfassen..." ;-) Und eine DSL- oder Kabel-Flatrate mit mindestens 1 MBit/s sollte man auch schon haben (€ 12,90 im Monat für 6 MBit/s bei Kabel Deutschland inkl. Telefonanschluss, also keine Telekom-Grundgebühr mehr).
  • Before Bashing SRV, Watch These Videos

    25 Jun 2008, 17:39 by Gibson1976

    If you take a good look around youtube, you will find some very nasty comments about SRV.. so before joining that bandwagon, watch these first..




    I know this doesn't happen here to often at all, but it happens on Youtube..

    Me, I think SRV could spin circles around Jimi Hendrix if he tried hard enough..

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    Artist Relations: Stevie Ray Vaughn & Double Trouble,Jeff Beck
  • Random Blabble(10 things that are on my mind)

    19 Jun 2008, 14:20 by Gibson1976

    To those who view my journals regularly, you know the drill. I ripped this idea from MetallicaACDC

    10.)Classes ended on Tuesday.. but I still have to write 3 exams.. I should be studying right now, but I'm not :D.

    9.)I sent that fuckin douche bag chris crocker a message on youtube with this:

    Subject:LEAVE YOUTUBE ALONE :)
    Message:
    can you do youtube a favour and leave us alone :)

    Thanks :D
    <end of message> I could have been much much worse,but I didn't want to hurt her feelings.(Note I called him a her because thats what he wants to be portrayed as) If you have no idea who this loser is,you should consider yourself very very very lucky. DO NOT SEARCH HIM UP, I SWEAR..

    8.)Fall Out Boy's verison of Micheal Jackson's song "Beat It" makes me barf... seriously, it sucks major ass.. But hey, what do you expect out of a majority of today's new music..

    7.)I have been tempting to ask this chick out at school, but I'm just not sure, I think she is taken already.. but fuck that, next time I see her I'll pop the question.. seriously..


    6.)Some kid that went to my school got struck by a car on Friday Night and passed away. What luck for Friday The 13th.. Blessings goes out to the family.

    5.)Co-Z's journal entry for the best and worst guitarists was the BEST LIST PERIOD I've ever seen, go check it out in his profile, then look at his and my charts, and you'll get it ;)

    4.)Alice Cooper turned 60 years young not to long ago, and yet he has no idea what he wants to do when "he grows up" he has some ideas ;)

    3.)Facebook is absolute garbage.. and yet I have no idea why I use it.. :(

    2.)I owe useh a big thank you for all the songs he has sent me.

    1.)As Some of you have seen, I have been lately listening to Metallica. and useh sent me some of there best stuff. Man this stuff is bringing back 4 years of memory's.. I use to be addicted to Metallica when I was in Grade 8..

    Anyhow, thats it for now, As you may see, I'm starting to go back into my roots, don't worry, I won't go back to the hip hop crap I use to listen to..


    Now I have to study..
  • My Top 5 Favourite Guitarists

    1 Jun 2008, 01:23 by Gibson1976

    I was inspired by Co-Z to make my own list. His list was possibly the best list I've ever seen, I agree on all his least favourites :P. Here's my list:

    Top 5

    5.)
    Jimi Hendrix-Jimi Hendrix,The Jimi Hendrix Experience.

    Is it neccessary to explain why.. check out this video



    4.)
    Stevie Ray Vaughn-Stevie Ray Vaughn,Stevie Ray Vaughn And Double Trouble

    This guy is AMAZING on the guitar I'd say. He isn't the best technical player, but man oh man he is an AWESOME player in his own bloody way. Lots and lots of soul in his stuff. Check out his duel with Jeff Beck


    3.)
    Jimmy Page-Led Zeppelin,The Yardbirds,Page and Plant,Jimmy Page and The Black Crowes

    The List Goes On And On..

    I always liked Page. Even before I was a fan of Zeppelin to be honest. He is a very unique player, he isn't a mind blowing player I think, but man I'd kill to see him and Zeppelin again. Rumour has it that there going on a world tour.



    2.)
    Angus Young-AC/DC

    Thats right I'm sure you all saw this coming. Angus to be honest isn't a really good guitar player technical wise or scalier wise. But he is a really really good entertainer. There is just something about this guy I'm not sure what it is, I love his style, I love his stage act. Great guitarist, go check out AC/DC if you haven't already. Rumour has it that there new album will be out late summer/early fall reported by Brian Johnson.



    1.)
    Eric Clapton-John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers,The Yardbirds,Cream,Derek and the Dominos,Blind Faith,Eric Clapton

    This was a tough choice, Angus respectively could have easily taken this spot, but Clapton I think deserves it much more. His playing is just awesome, his solo's make me want to quit playing guitar period.. have fun MathiasPage at the Clapton Concert!



  • Why I Think That YOU CANNOT COMPARE EDDIE VAN HALEN TO ANGUS YOUNG

    21 May 2008, 02:36 by Gibson1976

    Simple as that, Van Halen and AC/DC are TWO DIFFERENT BANDS ALTOGETHER.. I guess those who think that they are compareable are seriously either retarded or they just don't get it..

    Angus Young of course no disrespect doesn't really really shine in technique like Eddie Van Halen does. Both completly different styles.. Angus is more of a bluesy/rock player while Eddie is more of a metal/rock kind of guy, you know what I'm saying EH EH EH??!?!?!


    Sure we can all say that EVH was trained classical music for pretty much all of his life. He spent about 10-12 hours a day playing, and he can supposably play every Cream and Eric Clapton song note for note. I can believe that.


    While we have Angus, who also practiced for about 10 hours a day. But unlike EVH, Angus didn't get taught how to play, it was all done by ear,well ok he had his brother George and Malcolm to help..


    There songs are also not even one note similar.. AC/DC's songs are much more simple, and unique while Van Halen's stuff tends to go a bit more heavier and complex.

    See watch both of these videos:




    Now I hope you saw the difference.. both are completly different.

    Stage Act Wise I think Angus can kick EVH's ass if he tried(at least he was able to.. :S)

    So the whole point of this journal was taht all of you guys should stop comparing EVH to Young, because there is no way that you can, a better comparison would be EVH to a guy like say Vai or something along those lines, or even Angus to Page..
  • Music for Migraine?

    20 Feb 2007, 18:22 by thedarknessrule

    I'm interested to find how fellow sufferers of migraines cope with them. Recently I had a one that lasted the good part of a week and normally I'd listen to music to soothe but this was particularly bad and Pink Floyd's Animals didn't seem to do much good.
    Ironically I usually find that heavy metal at an obstinate volume really helps.
    So what about you? Get migraines often? I'd be interested to hear what you do and if music is a remedy or a task. (This is starting to sound like a bad advertisement haha!)