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dubchild







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I was playing a show at SOMA in San Diego in '95. Just my K2000, a TR-707 and my DJ friend was layering beats over my stuff. In the middle of it a guy came on stage and stood next to me and says," You like Moby?" I said,"sure" and asked him to leave the stage. I am pretty sure he was tripping balls.
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ersatzplanet







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I used to play around Seattle in the late 70's and 80's in different ensembles one being a solo gig. I was playing at a club called The Vogue as the solo act which was a electron sound that today would be called Ambient - a cinematic soundscape sort of a thing with lots of found-sound tape loops and slow drone/sequencer work. There was no stage per se (it was a dance club) so I was setup on the dance floor. A gent came up to me and asked "When are you gonna start?" I replied "I did about 10 minutes ago." I guess he expected to hear pop music ad thought the audio was a pre-gig soundtrack. I didn't know wether to be proud that he didn't figure out that it was live, or pissed that he didn't figure out that it was live.

-James
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MrTea







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After a gig, a guy came up to me and told it was 'the most extreme thing he had ever heard' and that his girlfriend had hated it and dumped him as a result of him taking her there.
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pixelmechanic







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Did an all-modular show supporting Honda's ASIMO robot a few years ago (see pic)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sbkw/3946921515/in/photostream/

A woman came up afterwards and asked "so, you're controlling the robot with all these cables, right?"
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Carci







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pixelmechanic wrote:
Did an all-modular show supporting Honda's ASIMO robot a few years ago (see pic)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sbkw/3946921515/in/photostream/

A woman came up afterwards and asked "so, you're controlling the robot with all these cables, right?"


Haha !
Nice !
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JRock







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A lot of people ask me : Is that a Moog? or That's a Moog!

But the best was the lady with her husband who asked "So you found this?" "No I built it" "You found this by the side of the road? That's Amazing!" hmmm.....
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infradead







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JRock wrote:
A lot of people ask me : Is that a Moog? or That's a Moog!

But the best was the lady with her husband who asked "So you found this?" "No I built it" "You found this by the side of the road? That's Amazing!" hmmm.....


it would have been amazing you have to admit
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JRock







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hihi I admit it. I'm sure not puttin' this baby out by the side of the road (except to jam). They'll have to pry it from my cold dead hands!
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Hi5







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pixelmechanic wrote:
Did an all-modular show supporting Honda's ASIMO robot a few years ago (see pic)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sbkw/3946921515/in/photostream/

A woman came up afterwards and asked "so, you're controlling the robot with all these cables, right?"


lab coats?!! Stop perpetrating!!
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polyroy







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MrTea wrote:
After a gig, a guy came up to me and told it was 'the most extreme thing he had ever heard' and that his girlfriend had hated it and dumped him as a result of him taking her there.


This is most definitely SlayerBadger! worthy
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dougcl







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Popski wrote:
at my buddies studio, the control room has a giant wall of synths/keys.. Pianets, moogs, string synths, etc..

one of his clients runs in and says "HOLY SHIT, NO WAAAAAAY"

then runs over to the $10 pink piano toy in the corner and plunk plunk plunks on that for 20 minutes.


That guy has his shit together.
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TrashWaveform







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I have worked a ton of shows doing everything from tech work to security. One show I was side stage on the floor the whole set for a local opener band. After the set a bunch of people came up and told me how great of a show I put on. Then at a dance event the MC was mentioning the same band playing a future show and pointed towards me causing everyone to cheer me on. So I have basically got the reputation of the phantom member. I am pretty good friends with that band so they luckily don't mind too much all their credit gets diverted to me.
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Hi5







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2 best comments to some shows I played in Japan a few years back:

"It was interesting but boring"

"Your music made me want to eat cantaloupe"


And after a show back home in Chicago:

"What the fuck was that? Its not even noise."
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RubberCityNoise







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Oldstench wrote:
You guys are lucky. My friends come over and flat-out refuse to even touch my gear. It's almost like they think it runs on nuclear power or something and they'll grow another arm. I twist the fuck out of the knobs to show them it's all good, but no dice. I just want someone else to play with my stuff. waah


Don't frett! I'll glady play with your gear nanners
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Pfurmel







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Hi5 wrote:


"It was interesting but boring"

"Your music made me want to eat cantaloupe"


That reminds me of comments me and my brother got after doing our first noise/drone/mess about.

"I can see what you are trying to do but, no!"

"So is this dungeon music? you should use samples of women screaming"
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oozitron







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I played with three friends for several years, including a rack of frac gear that was mainly used for "On the Run" in our set-long Pink Floyd medley.

One night after three sets of 100% covers, (Floyd, Allman Bros, Zappa, Cars, REM, Residents, Springsteen, ZZ Top, Hendrix, Neil Young, Rush, etc etc etc), a nice lady came up and asked, "So did you guys write *all* those songs?"

Yes. Yes we did. meh

Drew
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kindredlost







PostPosted:     Post subject: Re: The things people say

electronicpresskit wrote:
Nothing against the kaoss pad, but running $25,000 of analogs through a $400 processor doesn't make much sense.


Shit.

There goes my plan. sad banana
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suboptimal







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If you don't have $25,000 invested in your modular, you don't need to worry. The Kaoss Pad is great fun.
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Lem







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Fnord wrote:
I've only played out like 2-3 times, years ago. Ran into a guy I had a class with once, drunk out of his skull and got "what the fuck kinda gear you got man, it's like you got a fucking modem with you".


Once had a bandmate who'd attach himself to one technical term and use it over and over again completely out of context. His favorite term: LFO.
As in, "that sound needs more LFO's man" and "what sort of LFO do we need to get a bass sound like that". I tried to explain the whole modulation thing, but the dude just wanted more lfo's.


lol lol lol
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richard







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I have had every version of the Kaoss Pad. If you get the gain right the KP3 can work well with modulars, especially live. the earlier ones less so.

However it is a damn shame they never made one with with really great converters, or at least SPDIF. I don't like to use them in the studio very much
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cv slime 800







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"It's amazing that you understand what you are doing"

My reply: "Sometimes I do. Sometimes it's just about turning knobs."
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mckenic







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Best comment was after a warm-up show for some friends. Me on guitar, me mate on bass and some backing loops. Twin Peaks type stuff.

Barman puts on CD, looks at us packing up our gear and comes over - Says, 'Is that you guys on CD?'

I was so happy - it was Svefn-g-englar by Sigur Ros!
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emdot_ambient







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Somewhere around 1985 a friend and I were gigging at the all night party celebrating another friend's (very short lived) first marriage. I was just using a JX-3P and TR-606 but my band mate was using an Alpha Syntauri running on an Apple IIe computer with a green screen monitor...probably the first computer music system anyone there had ever seen.

While on a break this dude comes up to my buddy and says "How do you make that DO that?"

My buddy opened his mouth to answer, realized how impossibly broad the question was, shut his mouth and just walked away. hihi
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Bob Borries







PostPosted:     Post subject: Touring in Pico Rivera, Montebello and Downey

It wasn't from an audience member, but a from a former band member, you see we practiced the live set for weeks, but he never mentioned the titles of the songs. We did a one time gig in Whittier, where there was a microphone and I couldn't shut the guy up.

The first song was called "Bucky Balls" I presume it was a song about Buckminster Fuller's testicles. Then we went on to "Home Toy" which made the overly buzzy solo sound make sense. Then there was "Dolly Pop", I said, "You know there's children in the audience don't you!" He went on to say we were on tour in Pico Rivera, Montebello and Downey. (musically insignificant local cities)

I never wanted to crawl up and hide in my modular any more than that.
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ripit







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i had so manies... but i guess this enthousiastic guy in Rotterdam told me after my set "woa it's so great, but how do you dance on that shit ?"...
(i was playing that pre-breakcore mahyemic beats with a grindcore friend screaming on it... far to be gabber)

Before that, playing some sizzling frequencies and speed beats in a warehouse near Nantes (fr). Some dude came to us and yeel "you don't know how to play good hard-techno, i'll bring my records and show you how to"... yes but it was an live-set only party, so no turntables...
Same night at a certain moment, 5 cops came in to try to stop this 3000 hungry ravers illegal free party and came to my friend who was playing his set askin him his ID card (i guess they thought he was the guy in charge)... Someone came to the cops and explain that for the security of both them and the crowd the way to the exit.
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