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Interzone / Re: Metal distros worth patronizing
« on: June 06, 2008, 06:13:34 PM »

Metal / Re: Averse Sefira
« on: May 23, 2008, 04:40:25 PM »
You can't possibly be unaware that trends, tendencies, averages and the like refer to groups, not individuals, right?

No I am not unaware. I was joking around. Apparently I'm not very good at it.

Metal / Re: Averse Sefira
« on: May 22, 2008, 07:38:21 PM »

Personal taste reflects the attributes of the person.

Dumb people like dumb music.

Boring people like boring music.

That's what we're all dancing around here... anytime you give the skinny about some band that is fundamentally stupid, people get outraged because it reveals how fogged up or useless their brains are.

I've met plenty of useless idiots that listen to fantastic music like Burzum and the like. Ex hypothesi, these people should be brilliant anti-modern, Aryan intellectual elites!

Interzone / Re: Vikernes' release
« on: May 15, 2008, 10:04:23 PM »


Is that what they're calling it these days?

Interzone / Re: Music to fall asleep to/how it affects your dr
« on: May 12, 2008, 07:05:34 PM »

heres the link for the aguirre soundtrack


Thank you very much, sir.

Interzone / Re: Music to fall asleep to/how it affects your dr
« on: May 10, 2008, 07:11:39 PM »
Popol Vuh-Aguirre: The Wrath of God soundtrack. The title track from this ost is amazing.

I need that ost so bad. Aguirre is my favorite film of all time and the soundtrack is just perfect.

I've gone to sleep to Lustmord and Raison d'etre on many occasions. That was back when I was a bit more adventurous with my sleeping habits (I used to stay up for days writing music).  But that dark ambient stuff just tends to give me weird dreams and I can hear the music while I dream which just makes my sleep even more uneasy. I've got too many responsibilities now to do that kind of experimentation often. If I do go to sleep to anything it would have to be something minimalistic but with a rather soothing atmosphere, not that sense of foreboding one finds in stuff like Lustmord.

Interzone / Re: Pop music with meaning
« on: March 22, 2008, 04:07:57 PM »
Alice in Chains

Metal / Re: Ideologies and music
« on: February 16, 2008, 04:13:49 PM »
Music is too abstract of an art form to go well with overly focused lyrics.  It's actually better if they don't have an obvious meaning, rather a simple poetic vision, which is what most of the best black and death metal bands achieved with their lyrics.  In that sense they weren't so much separate from the music as an integral part of it, when lyrics become too focused (especially in black metal) they have a tendancy to become moralistic and contradictory, once this happens though you can be pretty sure that the music will suck as well.

I think you're right. I usually prefer lyrics that are open to some interpretation. Any good art involving the written word has a range of possible interpretations while not being so vague as to be meaningless. When music is written with overly obvious lyrics it leaves little room for genuine cognitive engagement with the work I think.

Metal / Re: Metal: anti-emotion
« on: February 16, 2008, 04:04:46 PM »
There is emotional content in underground metal music, it's just different from that of more mainstream forms of music. It's also different in the way it's presented. Underground metal doesn't tend to be self-absorbed; it's not a common practice of underground metal bands to express some personal experience to the listener.

Interzone / Re: Suggestions, please.
« on: January 30, 2008, 09:31:24 AM »
If you play an instrument then you will always see the technical part of the music.  

This is very true. After learning theory it can be really hard not to obsess over the technical details of one's own  and others' compositions. I think that can be bad for people who make music. Learning theory, especially from a formal, classical approach was kind of limiting in a certain sense for me as a musician because I ended up with all these ideas of how I ought and ought not to be composing things. Learning theory is useful and can give you an insight into how certain things in music work, but I would suggest to anybody that they unlearn this stuff to a degree, since being too concerned with it has the potential to detract from the sense of spontaneity in one's music.

On the other hand, once you internalize certain ideas and ways of approaching music I suppose you can avoid such pitfalls. For instance, when I studied classical guitar for a few years I took away from that a new approach to constructing guitar riffs influenced by the way classical guitar pieces are constructed. It's now a totally natural and beneficial thing for me.

Interzone / Re: Tonight I
« on: January 24, 2008, 07:56:49 PM »

I'm sorry...did you say something? Anything!? Or was it your intention to confirm my previous statements entirely? God, man, I can expect more imaginativity in a pastrami and rye sandwich! (Come to think of it, this would appeal to my Jewish sensibilities. Because, you know...I'm Jewish.)

What is reality anyway? We could say that proponents of the current political paradigm are also working well within the context of "reality". Those who acknowledge the limitations of the perceived condition are not taking nihilism to its logical conclusion. There is a realm called "idealism" somewhere out there, awaiting those with the will to bear its presence.

What purpose is here to shed light on the painfully obvious? Was there a request put out for narrative rendered by the postmodernists? We are well aware of the shortcomings of mischief, since there are so many lobotomized literalists out there with no sense of whimsy, let alone overarching values. The uninquisitive mind will undoubtedly dismiss "anus.com" as a porno site; those with at least an ounce of adventurous spirit will pursue the journey. (Would so trite a domain name really exist to serve the interests of cubicle workers?)

Devoured Death, because you had not failed to show me otherwise in your previous response, I expect you take take personal offense to this post, and respond with your brand of evasive rhetoric. Yes, all these qualities are inherent to your personality--heck, you'll fool yourself into succumbing to such psychological warfare, even after I write about the practice of pigeonholing individuals with universal traits. You've probably got some good Anglo or German blood in you, don't you? Aside from classic British witticisms (which hardly qualifies), I don't think either race has had a good laugh in centuries.

Perhaps your best bet would be to ignore this post completely. I worry, dear friend, what you would bring yourself to admitting should you dare to proceed otherwise.

P.S. Who am I kidding? But try to have a little fun this time, OK?

I take absolutely no personal offense to any of your posts, buddy. Actually, I'm already tired of this retarded little exchange we're having so let's drop it. Alright?

Interzone / Re: Tonight I
« on: January 24, 2008, 12:15:58 PM »
Not to make an example of you, but since you have expressed a cynicism characteristic of many apologists for apathy, I am compelled to inquire: what are you doing to promote logic?

I hope you don't think I'm trying to justify apathy. Whatever cynicism I have is usually based in reality and not simply some kind of emotive ejaculation on my part. Just thought I'd point out what might be a bit of a limitation in the methods of writing shit on bathroom walls. And no, I'm not going to sit here and try to prove myself to anybody by listing the things I do to "promote logic".

Interzone / Re: Tonight I
« on: January 24, 2008, 09:25:10 AM »
I love writing the URL on bathroom walls. Especially with the ANUS rune. People are baffled because the most common counter-graffiti is "WTF"

What kind of people do you think you're going to attract to this site through such methods? I imagine people would expect anus.com to be a site catering to anal sex fiends, not the sort of site it actually is.

Interzone / Re: Classical guitar
« on: January 22, 2008, 08:27:21 PM »
This is excellent, after learning modern style guitar this is a good way to challenge your skills and increase your repetoire.  Bach>Yngwie

One thing to remember if you have never learned classical guitar is to make sure that you have a reasonable technique even if this seems harder at first.

I use these fingers for picking

high e - 5
b - 4
g - 3
d - 2
a - thumb
e - thumb

This allows for fairly good dexterity, although I don't take lessons so perhaps someone with a bit more knowledge should confirm the legitamacy of this technique.

It's been about 6 years since I did any serious formal study of classical guitar but I can say that the pinky finger of the right hand (what you apparently refer to as '5') is not really used in classical guitar playing. Also, it's a bit misleading to assign the fingers to various strings. For instance, in certain passages it would be useful to use the thumb on the d string (arpeggios starting at the d string for instance), and occasionally on the higher strings. It depends on what you're playing. A good way to improve your right hand technique is to get a transcription of Bach's Bouree in E minor. The right hand and left hand fingerings can get pretty tricky so mastering the piece will improve your technique a lot and make right and left hand fingerings more intuitive. It's good to find a transcription of the piece that has suggestions on finger placement.

Interzone / Re: Is democracy really the problem?
« on: January 10, 2008, 11:53:37 AM »
As far as I'm concerned an ideal system would work the way science does. That is, the very nature of the system would be such that its higher, loftier goals are advanced not by virtue of the noble character of the people running it, but by features of the system itself where those features compensate for the possibility of selfishness within the system. Perhaps it could be such that noble characters aren't even essential to the advancement of loftier ideals, much the way science works in my opinion. I say this would be ideal because I tend not to trust people when they are put into positions of power. Perhaps the whole idea is a bit too ambitious, but so is the idea that we can find so-called noble individuals to guide society in the right direction and never fuck over the whole for their own benefit.

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