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by irwin
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Song Fight! Live
Topic: Song Fight! Live #20 in 2020 for Song Fight! 20th anniversary SF
Replies: 39
Views: 1018

Re: Song Fight! Live #20 in 2020 for Song Fight! 20th anniversary SF

We hung out. Rode the train with our kids. It was great. WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?
by irwin
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: ‘Decent’ cheap gear guides?
Replies: 15
Views: 288

Re: ‘Decent’ cheap gear guides?

for acoustic I record with the MXL in the room a foot or two away, Yikes, and also YES! I tend to mic acoustic about 6 inches away with the mic pointed where the neck meets the body. I'd expect a mic a foot or two away to bring in a ton of the room sound, which could be totally awesome, or not - de...
by irwin
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Rewrite the ABC Rewrite
Replies: 15
Views: 347

Re: Rewrite the ABC Rewrite

I was all set to listen to this and say, “pffft, get over yourselves.” But, no. it _is_ that bad.

I showed it to my kids and my daughter said, “Ugh! What if *my kids* learn this version!"
by irwin
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Daily Roll Call
Topic: My Life
Replies: 353
Views: 51643

Re: My Life

Holy shit. The world is a crazy place.
by irwin
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Song Fight! Live
Topic: Song Fight! Live #20 in 2020 for Song Fight! 20th anniversary SF
Replies: 39
Views: 1018

Re: Song Fight! Live #20 in 2020 for Song Fight! 20th anniversary SF

I’m in, but only if I get to go to the zoo with Glennny.
by irwin
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: Awesome Music (related) Videos
Replies: 123
Views: 23962

Re: Awesome Music (related) Videos

I read through the comment thread looking for two things: “That’s the wurst song I’ve ever heard”; and argument over the tonal properties of knackwurst vs. weisswurst etc. I was not disappointed.
by irwin
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: Cooking
Replies: 41
Views: 527

Re: Cooking

crumpart wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:00 pm
Currently cooking tonight's dinner, which is middle eastern slow roasted eggplant from Greg & Lucy Malouf's amazing book, New Feast (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21544616-new-feast)
That sounds good! I will save this for the next time I have some eggplant to use up.
by irwin
Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: Cooking
Replies: 41
Views: 527

Re: Cooking

I am making crock pot shredded chicken today. Works well as filling for tacos, enchiladas, tamales… Delicious, easy to rework leftovers, and almost zero work. 2 pounds chicken breasts (I actually prefer thighs; shredding is more work, but they are tastier IMO) 1 tablespoon olive oil (use if you are ...
by irwin
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: Awesome Music (related) Videos
Replies: 123
Views: 23962

Re: Awesome Music (related) Videos

Check out my friend's spooky new music video, just released today! I wasn't involved in any of the actual music-making, but I am the Ominous Necromancer playing melodica and bass in the video. My husband is the Grim Reaper. I love the synth bassline. That looks like a CZ5000 in the video, was that ...
by irwin
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Currently Digging
Topic: Big Data - 3.0
Replies: 8
Views: 204

Re: Big Data - 3.0

You may know Big Data from the hit song “ Dangerous ” off the album 2.0. You definitely have heard it somewhere at some point. Wow, I live under a rock. Had heard the song, but somehow missed out on the video. That is great. All it needs is a third level of footage of the pitch meeting where they p...
by irwin
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: Awesome Music (related) Videos
Replies: 123
Views: 23962

Re: Awesome Music (related) Videos

I was talking with a coworker the other day about forgotten bands of the 80s, and I mentioned the Slickee Boys. This video is amazing. Peak 80s plus a dash of cable access with a side of VHS. Worth it for the intro alone.

by irwin
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: RIP Alexei Leonov
Replies: 0
Views: 85

RIP Alexei Leonov

Not a musical matter, but rest in peace Alexei Leonov. First man to walk in space and commander of half of the historic Apollo-Soyuz mission. Peace be with you.
by irwin
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: The Music Industry
Topic: Recreating Motown sounds
Replies: 10
Views: 307

Re: Recreating Motown sounds

Wonderful watch.

My takeaway was fuck the gear, it’s all about having phenomenal musicians. Seriously those dudes are on another level.
by irwin
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: SONG FIGHT FIGHT SONG
Replies: 7
Views: 1654

Re: SONG FIGHT FIGHT SONG

… I call keytar.

But I’d be second chair to Reve if’n he were in.
by irwin
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: SONG FIGHT FIGHT SONG
Replies: 7
Views: 1654

Re: SONG FIGHT FIGHT SONG

by irwin
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Daily Roll Call
Topic: My Life
Replies: 353
Views: 51643

Re: My Life

It has been a hectic week. We’re still mopping up from a fileserver outage (It’s now 1AM local time on Friday night/Saturday morning and things are not completely back). I don’t run, but I did ride my bicycle to work twice this week.
by irwin
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Daily Roll Call
Topic: My Life
Replies: 353
Views: 51643

Re: My Life

So. How was your day?
by irwin
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Podcasts
Topic: Your favorite music podcast?
Replies: 12
Views: 408

Re: Your favorite music podcast?

Thanks For Giving A Damn - Otis Gibbs - Less about music (writing, production) and more stories from musicians. Most of them are super cool stories, too. Even the stuff I didn't think I'd be interested in were interesting. Thanks for sharing this. I was aware of his music, did not know he had a pod...
by irwin
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Least-shitty distribution and manufacturing channels
Replies: 25
Views: 6758

Re: Least-shitty distribution and manufacturing channels

Right, I should have been more specific. “Recording” has a very specific meaning under copyright law. I was just wondering what implications that has. I mean, the way I read it, it seems to say that I can’t put that particular rendering of my song on my own website anymore. Can I send it to a friend...
by irwin
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Least-shitty distribution and manufacturing channels
Replies: 25
Views: 6758

Re: Least-shitty distribution and manufacturing channels

IANAL, but the amuse.io terms of use says: The exclusive right to make your Recordings available on the Internet and without limitation, on all Stores and any other similar digital media for sale by downloading, interactive and non-interactive streaming, cloud services and streaming-on-demand or now...
by irwin
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: RIP Ric Ocasek :(
Replies: 6
Views: 204

Re: RIP Ric Ocasek :(

“Magic” was the first song I ever learned to play on the guitar. Rest in peace, Ric. You set me on the road to rock. |..| |..|

I hope you are up there jamming with Ben again.

Rock stars from when I was a kid should not be dying yet, dammit.
by irwin
Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: I want to be a bonobo
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: I want to be a bonobo

I love that I am a capuchin. There can be no better monkey to describe me. Hilarious.

That is all.