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Monday, February 28, 2011

Teh1337sp||eekWarBand@@$%%#1337!

I had planned on posting an intelligent commentary to the recent Chris Lee photo fiasco (Suck it you craigslist whoring twit), but I've been sidetracked by another problem that has been the raging migrane pulsating against my gaming urges for several years now.

It seems since the cultural "mainstreaming" of high profile blockbuster video games, we as a group have attracted the least desirable of all social groups, the youngins that comprise 99.9999999% of most action games on Xbox 360. Thankfully I myself do not own one, but whenever I confront the clawing masses online with buds, I can't contain my rage and urges to drive to these squeakers houses and pummel them and their mothers. It seems that anyone between the age of 11 and 14 has a social addiction to anything that has the word halocallofdutygunsgoreviolenceetc in it.

To get the the point of the matter, as much as I can put up with their infuriating game tactics, total disregard for teamwork, 'nails on chalkboard' style voices, and maddening playstyle, the one penny that tips the entire load, is the names. You can instantly guess the age group of any person under this category within 5 years, just by the amount of special characters in their name. Tell me I'm wrong! But how many of these idiots do I have to play with before pouring acid into every possible orfice to escape the pain!

Typical Xbox Live Player:

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Tape Looping!

One of my latest endeavors has been to re-create the "tape loop" track that was created for the song Money by Pink Floyd. After endless scouring of the internet to find a simple audio track of just this loop of cash registers, I found about ten billion phone ringtones and some cheap pron that was about as fulfilling as eating your own snot. Disallusioned, I decided to splice the track myself, and have since been searching for a way to separate the "instruments" of the song from the intro cash register reel that Roger Waters created, and keep that as an MP3 for the intro to our performance. Thanks to a friend (thanks Tom), we are making a little progress, but need ideas as to get the cleanest sound possible. If anyone has any ideas as to how we can do this (we are using the freeware Audacity by the way, http://audacity.sourceforge.net/) please comment with suggestions.

As for background, I have set up a group to perform for a talent show, hopefully performing Money, and the far easier "Us and Them". I include their names simply to give them the attention they deserve for putting up with my dictatorial tendancys, and they deserve mention for their efforts.
The group:
Vocals - Sean
Lead Guitar - Travis
Rhythm Guitar - Myself
Percussion - Eric
Bass Guitar - Frank
Keys/Synth - Ruthie
Alto Sax - Sean as well
Tenor Sax (including the Dick Parry Solo) - Rachel

Thanks to you all, and I hope I can get video of the performance to share with all you awesome viewers.
Good night, and have a wonderful week!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Escapist!

I've been watching a lot of these recently, so I will list my favorite, and enjoy viewing!




Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I like Monkeys!

The funniest story I have read in a looong time. It takes a dry sense of humor to appreciate.
I Like Monkeys

The pet store was selling them for five cents a piece.
I thought this was odd since they were normally a couple thousand.
I decided not to look a gift horse in the mouth so I bought 200 of them.
I like monkeys.
I took my 200 monkeys home. I have a big car. I let one of drive. His name was Sigmund. He was retarded. In fact, none of them were really bright. They kept punching themselves in the genitals. I laughed. They punched me in the genitals. I stopped laughing.
I herded them into my room. They didn't adapt very well to their new environment. They would screech and hurl themselves off the couch at high speeds and slam into the wall. Although humorous at first, the spectacle lost its novelty halfway into it's third hour.
Two hours later I found out why all the monkeys were so inexpensive; they all died. No apparent reason. They all just sort of dropped dead. Kinda like when you buy a goldfish and it dies five hours later.
Damn cheap monkeys.
I didn't know what to do. There were 200 dead monkeys lying all over my room; on the bed, in the dresser, hanging from my bookcase. It looked like I had 200 throw rugs.
I tried to flush one down the toilet. It didn't work. It got stuck. Then I had one dead, wet monkey and one hundred ninety-nine dead, dry monkeys.
I tried to pretend that they were just stuffed animals. That worked for awhile, that is until they began to decompose. It started to smell real bad. I had to pee but there was a dead monkey in my toilet and I didn't want to call a plumber. I was embarrassed.
I tried to slow down the decomposition by freezing them. Unfortuntely there was only enough room for two at a time, so I had to change them every 30 seconds. I also had to eat all the food in the freezer so it didn't go bad.
I tried to burn them, but little did I know that my bed was flammable. I had to extinguish the fire. Then I had one dead, wet monkey in my toilet, two dead, frozen monkeys in my freezer, and one hundred ninety-seven dead, charred monkeys in a pile on my bed,
The odor wasn't improving.
I became agitated at my inability to dispose of the dead monkeys and I really had to use the bathroom. So I went and severely beat one of the monkeys. I felt better.
I tried throwing them away but the garbage man said the city was not allowed to dispose of charred primates. I told him I had a wet one. He couldn't take it either. I didn't bother asking about the frozen ones.
I finally arrived at a solution. I gave them out as Christmas gifts. My friends didn't quite know what to say. They pretended to like them, but I could tell they were lying. Ingrates. So I punched them in the genitals.
I like monkeys.


http://www.ilikemonkeys.org/index.shtml

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Pedals!

In the market for guitar pedals, and am currently looking for a Compression, and a distortion.
My current choices are MXR Dyna Comp




And for distortion an Ibanez Tube Screamer



Thoughts or suggestions?

Saturday, February 12, 2011

FreddieW

My favorite Youtube user, and one of his best videos, and especially relevent with the recent destruction of Guitar Hero. If you dont like this, you arnt human.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Vid 3!

Our third installment, MOTHERS HIDE YOUR DAUGHTERS, ITS NIGEL FICKE!
(I accept no responsibility for loss of man-card/your appetite while watching this video)

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Next Video!

My personal favorite live performance in a percussionist of all time, I give you DRUMMER CAN'T CONTAIN THE ROCK! (P.S skip the beginning with the idiot introducing them)


 



 

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Video of the day!

I'm starting a new segment, video of the day (until I get bored, or run out of videos, whichever comes first), starting with my new favorite and recent find (Thanks Frank).




Tell me this isnt EVERY NEW COD GAME?

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Guitars!

I'm looking to get a new guitar, and can't decide on what to go for. Right now, I currently have a Fender Telecaster Special II, and am looking at a Strat.
Opinions on what is better, and for what?





Thoughts on which is preferred?