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General / Louis CK
« Last post by momitsnowme on November 10, 2017, 02:31:49 PM »
Thoughts?
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General / I have a bandcamp now
« Last post by nigelpurcell2@gmail.com on November 02, 2017, 04:04:47 PM »
I attended PIX 2011 and this board seems pretty dead, but I have a bandcamp you should listen to.

rainlark.bandcamp.com

<iframe style="border: 0; width: 100%; height: 42px;" src="https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/album=2236741297/size=small/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/transparent=true/" seamless><a href="http://rainlark.bandcamp.com/album/music-box-tape">Music Box Tape by RainLark</a></iframe>

Listen and share please and thank you
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General / Re: Harvey Weinstein
« Last post by Joe on November 02, 2017, 10:45:47 AM »
Regarding the current confrontation of sexual assault, the weirdest realization I've come to as a straight male is all the media that has affected our society without me ever thinking that much about it... mostly because I guess I never really had to.  I was more worried about bullies and jocks, but the misogyny passed off as entertainment has been hella prevalent in media that I actually have enjoyed most of my life.

This video broaches just a few examples of just one angle of misogyny, but I never really noticed how prevalent it was in movies I actually enjoy, like Blade Runner... and Ex Machina uses the trope, but turns a mirror on it, possibly?  It's weird to wake up to.


As a disclaimer, I'm not sure if misogyny is the best word... it seems deeper than that, and across gender identities.
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General / Re: I quit facebook
« Last post by Joe on November 02, 2017, 05:11:20 AM »
I think I followed a traditional social media trajectory through MOC, friendster, myspace, and then facebook, but I got creeped out when the ads started following me around, and I tried to wipe my fb account as best i could.  Now ads follow us everywhere and there isn't much one can do about it.

When I first quit facebook, my friends would actually stop their cars when the saw me walking/biking, and invite me to whatever event was happening, but that doesn't happen so frequently anymore... sometimes people will email me directly with the "Since you don't have a facebook account, I thought I would pass this on..."

I only have a few acquaintances who's use of their smartphone actually bothers me.  If they aren't the one doing the talking, they typically pick up their phone and tune out.  I literally walked away from one of them when it was obvious they weren't listening. I even verbally told them I was going to walk away, and they still didn't acknowledge that I was speaking to them.  Two minutes later I got a text from them asking me where I went, lol.

I basically have a secret fb account for promoting shows through a collective page, but I don't really like social media because I get annoyed with the constant feed of unsolicited information.  I like youtube, because I can control what is put in front of me somewhat, and I can search for videos on any of my hobbies or activities.  I am concerned about career oriented stuff, since I am a multimedia artist/musician by hobby and trade and I still have to think about paying bills and navigating jobs... but I don't even have a smartphone. 

I performed over the weekend with people half my age, and it was interesting to see them promote the event in real time as my band was setting up and sound checking.  I think 115 people showed up, which is the largest number I've played in front of in quite a while.

Sometimes I am concerned with social responsibility when it comes to staying informed, but sometimes the political stuff feels like a wave of gossip, so I haven't figured that one out. 

I guess it's all sort of damned if you do, damned if you don't... but I can honestly say I do more socializing through the internet on hijinx than any other digital platform.  I guess I use email and text to coordinate face-to-face meetings.

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General / Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Last post by Joe on November 02, 2017, 04:37:29 AM »
I'm liking this drummer, Mark Guiliana, and specifically this combo with pianist, Brad Mehldau:
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General / Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Last post by momitsnowme on October 27, 2017, 01:36:54 PM »
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General / Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Last post by amanda on October 24, 2017, 05:24:00 PM »
Sincere Engineer's Rhombithian is a fucking jam.
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General / Re: I quit facebook
« Last post by pascaloo on October 23, 2017, 06:37:53 AM »
I've never had a Facebook account. (no smartphone either...)

It's actually not that hard for someone my age. I have other ways to contact people, and I started playing music before Facebook appeared in everybody's life, so I have my little network that still works. It's another deal for younger kids unfortunatly.

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General / Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Last post by pascaloo on October 23, 2017, 06:27:24 AM »
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General / Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Last post by rory on October 21, 2017, 11:38:50 AM »
I feel like a normie, but this band has really been bringing it for me. I didn't super care for Murder of the Universe, but Flying Microtonal Banana and this album, for different reasons, really resonate with me. I hate the band name more than any band I've ever enjoyed or probably ever will, though.

https://kinggizzard.bandcamp.com/album/sketches-of-brunswick-east
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