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by AJOwens
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: Top Scientists: Pop Music is Getting Worse
Replies: 5
Views: 87

Top Scientists: Pop Music is Getting Worse

This BBC story came to me via Slashdot, so I'll link to Slashdot.
https://science.slashdot.org/story/18/0 ... repetitive
by AJOwens
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: You lazy (Lazy Boy prefight)
Replies: 8
Views: 256

Re: You lazy (Lazy Boy prefight)

I'm in this fight. I just sent two e-mails. The second one has the file attached.
by AJOwens
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Two Bits To Pay The (Toll of the Inferno Reviews)
Replies: 9
Views: 468

Re: Two Bits To Pay The (Toll of the Inferno Reviews)

Dark Side of the Son - . . . I think this is a James Owens live side project, not that different from Squirrels in the Attic, but tighter and slightly more focused. I had nothing to do with this song ( EDIT was "unless I was its inspiration" -- sorry, I had a brain fart, that would be &qu...
by AJOwens
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Take A Deep Breath And Smell Those (Foxglove reviews)
Replies: 15
Views: 677

Re: Take A Deep Breath And Smell Those (Foxglove reviews)

ARSEnal -- The lyrics take an imaginative approach to the title. I don't know if they require the disembodied vocals, but it's a riveting effect. The music is very layered, a little muddy, but with a rich, full palette. The top layer of the music feels a bit arbitrary near the end. Berkeley Social S...
by AJOwens
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: I Don't Like Crowds
Replies: 3
Views: 156

I Don't Like Crowds

It's the holiday season And I'm out here freezin' In a parking lot in West End Montreal But I'm here for a reason And the reason is pleasin' Everybody with some presents from the mall. I don't like crowds but in I go Trailing in the muddy snow To join the thronging masses in the hall Gee the place i...
by AJOwens
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Why I don't go to festivals (I Don't Like Crowds prefight)
Replies: 4
Views: 253

Re: Why I don't go to festivals (I Don't Like Crowds prefight)

I'm in with a failed experiment that isn't ready, if that makes sense.
by AJOwens
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Politics and Other Crap
Topic: TPP, Canada, and Australia and New Zealand
Replies: 0
Views: 102

TPP, Canada, and Australia and New Zealand

As a Canadian, I'd like to know how the recent Australian and New Zealand reports of our prime minister pulling a no-show at the TPP the other day are playing on the ground down under (assuming anyone there noticed).
by AJOwens
Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Flame On! (Flamethrower Reviews)
Replies: 8
Views: 563

Re: Flame On! (Flamethrower Reviews)

Chthonic Doom -- Fiery vibe. This has an awesome menacing guitar wall-of-sound thing going on, and the vocals are like demons emerging from the Marshall speakers. An effective vision. Nicely paced arrangement. James Owens -- The conceit was that the singer could yell out, "Hey kids, what would...
by AJOwens
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Flame On! (Flamethrower Reviews)
Replies: 8
Views: 563

Re: Flame On! (Flamethrower Reviews)

Thank you, Lunkhead! We appreciate what you do.
by AJOwens
Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Television
Topic: The Orville
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Re: The Orville

I came across it late; I've only seen "The Krill," "Majority Rule," and what I took to be a replay of the first eposide. It's not perfect, but it struck me as refreshingly irreverent, and "Majority Rule" was genuinely thoughtul -- along the lines of Black Mirror, but wi...
by AJOwens
Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: Television
Topic: The Orville
Replies: 3
Views: 137

The Orville

Anyone else watching this? It's sort of a Star Trek: TNG spoof, done with gentle wit and intelligence. Last night's episode was about a dystopian society run completely by Facebook-style likes and dislikes. As my wife said, "A cut above the usual crap on TV."
by AJOwens
Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: The Music Industry
Topic: Brief history of Auto Tune
Replies: 3
Views: 252

Re: Brief history of Auto Tune

I second that.

As a follower of big data, I also bookmarked the site. Thanks!
by AJOwens
Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: So You're Saying You Like Me? (Darling, You're Strange Reveiws)
Replies: 7
Views: 573

Re: So You're Saying You Like Me? (Darling, You're Strange Reveiws)

Berkeley -- Nice time signature, well-integrated. The vocals sound very relaxed, by which I mean pitchy. My advice, as if anyone wants it, is to try singing just a little bit sharp. This seems to make the vocal chords more fully aware -- that's my experience, anyway. The instrumental work is very so...
by AJOwens
Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:50 am
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: What's up in Portland? Enquiring minds want to know
Replies: 4
Views: 346

What's up in Portland? Enquiring minds want to know

A blogger friend here in Ottawa posted about the Kooks Burritos controversy based on a Portland Mercury report. Now the report has been pulled as "factually unsupported," but there are still signs of an actual controversy. Is there anybody here from Portland who can fill us in? http://drda...
by AJOwens
Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: Songs are getting faster and shorter
Replies: 0
Views: 192

Songs are getting faster and shorter

According to a story linked from Slashdot, anyway.

https://entertainment.slashdot.org/stor ... nd-shorter
by AJOwens
Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: Remembering the inventor of the Roland TR-808
Replies: 1
Views: 242

Remembering the inventor of the Roland TR-808

Ikutaro Kakehashi: Roland founder and music pioneer dies aged 87
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-39471567
by AJOwens
Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Politics and Other Crap
Topic: Canadian comedian does Trump
Replies: 2
Views: 548

Re: Canadian comedian does Trump

Spud wrote:Not available in my location. Which is Planet Earth.


Well, that sucks. Try the Youtube:

by AJOwens
Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: Janky Beatles Mixes
Replies: 8
Views: 684

Re: Janky Beatles Mixes

It turns out we have two vinyl copies of the Revolver album. One is my wife's, identifiable by a red Dymo Tape sticker reading "JONE B" on the centre label (she has since adopted the more traditional spelling). The other is my sister's, ever recognizable by the postage-stamp-sized George s...

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