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Hi5
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Going to noise shows one can hear a lot of ignorant talk about gear but one of my favorites was when someone wanted to get a "drone sequencer".

Makes me think I should start making some "drone sequencers" since there is obviously demand for them.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Bit of back story to mine.

When I started uni and was in halls of residence, a couple of guys that hung out at the girls flat next to mine knocked on the door and said 'hey man, check it out' and pointed down. He then proceeded to rub his small penis on the door handle to our flat and run off. I had two options, knock him out or tell security. Being that it was within the first month or so and I didn't really want any major trouble with anyone, I opted for the latter and he got a bollocking (no pun intended). One of the security guys was also a technician for the music tech department who I ended up getting on really well with due to him being a massive techno head and just a generally sound guy, but this strange circumstance was the first time i'd met him.

Anyway, fast forward two years and i'm playing at an experimental electronica festival one of my lecturers put on in the club based at uni. My MIDI controller kinda had a freak out and stopped the audio completely. As this brief moment of silence happened I heard 'and then he got his dick out and rubbed it on the door' fairly loudly. Turned out that technician was telling his brother about how he'd first met me, I didn't hear exactly what he'd said, I thought someone had just shouted 'Dick' at me because of the audio dropout so he explained it all afterwards as apparently I shot the audience an angry glare! Pretty funny looking back on it lol

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

When I was about 15 I was playing bass in a bad punk band. My dad said "You know what you guys need, something to set you apart. I think you should have a keyboardist" I said "Ehhh.. Keyboards are lame." (hides)

I used to play in a hardcore band playing keys. More than a few people said "John plays the moog", I played a Roland Jx-305... I got tired of correcting people so I just let them say it.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

I've had more than a few funny and ignorant comments, here are a few:

After playing a live set: "Hey man, nice DJ set"
While playing a live set: "Hey DJ, can you play some dubstep?" and "Can you play some Lenard Skynard?"

But this is the best comment i've ever gotten...
after playing a live set: "That was better than any sex i've ever had!"

applause

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

i was at a chiptune event speaking w/ two other guys about gears and mods.

i'd just gotten my pokey.synth and brought my modular to show the pokey.synth and an a atari.

someone looked at my pittsburgh modular timetable and told me
"oh cool its got microkorg knobs"

hihi hihi

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

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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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

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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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

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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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

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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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

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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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

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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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

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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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

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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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

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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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

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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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

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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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

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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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

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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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

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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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

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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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

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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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:33 pm    Post subject: Re: The things people say Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

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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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

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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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 4:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

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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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 5:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

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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