7 Dec 2008, 10:42 by 0k0k0k0
6 Sep 2008, 01:44 by 0k0k0k0This is a tl;dr piece. Of rehashed ideas over and over again. You have been warned.
1. Visual appeal equals musical appeal.
Obvious cases of visual kei faggotry and metal posturing idiocy aside, it’s to say that artsy music videos and photoshoots do not mask the fact that the musicians are just terrible at rousing emotions other than righteous loathing back at them. And even then on the other end, mesmerizing soundscapes wafting from the stage, emanating from spaced-out statues with guitars or what have you. As dorky as they look, no different from the classroom nerd, unmoving but for the subtle flicks of the picks on their fingers, fact remains…. They’ll never get laid.
That, and the other lesson so implicitly overt.
2. If it sucks live, it sucks.
At its basest classification, only two types of music exist. Studio version and live version. One of those clearly plays with sounds difficult/impossible to replicate under real time circumstances…
7 Jul 2008, 20:55 by byeolI'm trying to start a little database kind of project here. The list is still small but I hope it will grow steadily with time.
If you have a link or two to contribute, please give me a shout! I'd appreciate it! :)
Dirt Star - http://www.alivenotdead.com/dirtstar
Echo - http://www.echoband.com/
My Little Airport - http://www.mylittleairport.com/
Cheer Chen - http://www.cheerego.com/
Yu Heng - http://blog.sina.com.cn/imyuheng
牛奶@咖啡 a.k.a Milk@Coffee - http://blog.sina.com.cn/milkatcoffee
Apple Orchard - www.myspace.com/appleorchard
Carnival Park - www.myspace.com/carnivalparksongs
Daydream Cycle - www.myspace.com/daydreamcycle
Sheila and the Insects - http://www.myspace.com/sheilaandtheinsects
SinoSikat? - http://www.myspace.com/sinosikat1
Soft Pillow Kisses - http://www.myspace.com/softpillowkisses
Up Dharma Down - http://www.myspace.com/updharmadown
11 May 2008, 11:22 by 0k0k0k0being the total failure in computer science that i am, i shall instead attempt to piece together a few words of thought regarding the evolution of software complexity in relation to storage size.
before the advent of multigigabyte (terabyte nowadays) end-user systems program design often took the utilitarian view, evidenced by lackluster UIs of olde and cumbersome circumlocutions when issuing commands. programmers then had to make do with working in cramped quarters, squeezing in everything of import (the primary functions for their specific tasks) while sacrificing others (all other code for human aesthetic tastes and conveniences - examples of which are status messages, prompt design, the various methods of depicting currently running processes, etc). all within 640-kilobyte machines and even less.
those were the only things computers then can store and operate.
a few decades later give or take a year or so as advances had been made in both hardware and software left, right and center programs…
18 Apr 2006, 13:32 by CowChrisTo distract myself from doing work today, I have been exploring my roots a bit and checking out some Filipino indie bands!
So far i've listened to:
Sheila And The Insects - suprisingly a very British sounding band, but if you read up about them, they reject trying to sound British, must just be coincidence - Likin' their sound anyway!
Parokya Ni Edgar - this band covers a diverse set of styles, from relaxing acoustic seranades, Indie rock, to punk and even a funk song (Parokya Ni Edgar - First Day Funk)! Ace!
Up Dharma Down - relaxing, soulful, upbeat, jazzy - the lead singer has a beautiful voice.
My only issue now is that they sound great, but I've no idea what the lyrics mean as my mom never taught me Tagalog (grr).
So, I think my next task should be to learn Tagalog!