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Not a fan of pop generally, though one of my favorite musicians is Elliott Smith, and he was pretty insistent that he was pop. I may start using Pandora again.

My question was less about discovering music and more about exposure to it. Someone mentioned that a certain song was overplayed, and the last song I had heard so much to feel it was being overplayed was Gangnam Style.


As far as discovering music, I mostly rely on friends. Of all my favorite musicians, I think only two involved me stumbling across them in ways other than "Hey Clags, check out __________, I think you'll like them." One (Iron & Wine) was a CD I stumbled across when cleaning out my car a decade ago, left there by my sister. The other (Saycet) was at a random concert in Seoul that I randomly decided to attend. Also an awesome concert, though my wife fell asleep sitting on the floor (instrumental music puts her to sleep).

A friend of mine also writes a weekly music blog based on the multiple shows that he sees the previous week(not sure how he does it as he has a full time finance job.)
post #29162 of 37396
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We were talking about school ties at one point, right?

http://www.samhober.com/american-college-university-silk-ties/the-longhorn-silk-tie-1-burnt-orange-and-white.html



No UofL, no way!


Who?


I get that they're trying to give a negative incentive to public urinaters, but the likely result is that instead of a pissy wall, there's going to be three foot blast radius of pissy pavement.
post #29163 of 37396
This was a while back before every dvd had clips of the score being performed and what not. Also, hot girls don't know John Williams from Richard Attenbororugh in my experience.

Edit: this was for @Caustic Man
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Most non-nerds aren't watching DVD extras, either.
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Originally Posted by Chaconne View Post

This was a while back before every dvd had clips of the score being performed and what not. Also, hot girls don't know John Williams from Richard Attenbororugh in my experience.

Edit: this was for @Caustic Man


I may be proving your point here, but everyone who has seen Star Wars with any interest at all since 1977 knows who John Williams is.

post #29166 of 37396
I use Rdio. Same concept as Spotify but I liked Rdio's mobile app interface better. As far as music selection goes it's mostly the same. I think Spotify paid for the rights to Metallica reissues and a couple other artists who weren't going to release their music on these platforms, but that doesn't affect me.

I listen to a decent assortment - I really like the early and mid 2000's Brit Rock stuff: Arctic Monkeys, The Rifles, Kasabian, Kaiser Chiefs, Maximo Park, and the like. Most of them really fizzled out as they released more albums, but a lot of those bands had phenomenal debut albums and some also had good follow ups.

I also like a lot of hip hop. Prhyme is a really good album that came out recently. It's Royce Da 5'9 and DJ Premier and the album has a lot of really good features on it. It's somewhere between an EP and LP in terms of play time. Same with Earl Sweatshirt's sophomore release. It's only 30 minutes long, and a tight album. I just need my hip hop to be artists who are good at flipping words and writing. I have no respect for commercial artists with weak mic skills. The Roots (most of their stuff), Outkast, Run the Jewels, and some others. I could go on, but I'll stop.

I also listen to a decent bit of indie rock, and some other stuff. Yeah ... I like my music a ton.

Speaking of ...

My definition of nerd doesn't really have to do with the topic. It has more to do with the level of interest in the topic. I think most topics have your casual hobbyist types and then your people who are way into it. There are sports nerds who can rattle off analytics info about different sports and there are music nerds who can tell you who produced which albums, and go into the background of different members of bands. You get the idea ...
post #29167 of 37396
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They take public urination very seriously in NOLA during Mardi Gras. I had the hardest time when I was there in 2009. A couple of my friends got chased off. I was wearing a dark green military jacket (my dad's from Vietnam) and I'm pretty sure it saved me once. Someone with a flashlight heard but didn't see (evening and there were a number of bushes about).

 

I also sort of walked in a parade there. Same jacket, shirtless, with a vinyl Clinton mask.

post #29168 of 37396
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I also like a lot of hip hop. Prhyme is a really good album that came out recently. It's Royce Da 5'9 and DJ Premier and the album has a lot of really good features on it. It's somewhere between an EP and LP in terms of play time. Same with Earl Sweatshirt's sophomore release. It's only 30 minutes long, and a tight album. I just need my hip hop to be artists who are good at flipping words and writing. I have no respect for commercial artists with weak mic skills. The Roots (most of their stuff), Outkast, Run the Jewels, and some others. I could go on, but I'll stop.
I also listen to a decent bit of indie rock, and some other stuff. Yeah ... I like my music a ton..

 

:nodding:

post #29169 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post
 

So. This is a dumb question perhaps, but where do you guys hear music generally? I was actually more aware of popular American songs in Korean than I was in the United States; music is blared constantly on the streets of Seoul, generally a mixture of American pop and K-Pop. Here, I don't hear any music anywhere outside of what they play in cafes. I thought this was a product of my habit of wearing headphones all the time, but I went two weeks without (broken headphones) and didn't notice any difference in my exposure.

 

I'm mostly a classical guy, so when I listen it's either to the radio or to something from my own collection.

 

I can also read a score, so I sometimes 'listen' that way as well.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #29170 of 37396
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I can also read a score, so I sometimes 'listen' that way as well.

 

I always wondered if people who could read music did this. You know, like people who hear voices in their heads when they read books.

post #29171 of 37396
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They take public urination very seriously in NOLA during Mardi Gras. I had the hardest time when I was there in 2009. A couple of my friends got chased off. I was wearing a dark green military jacket (my dad's from Vietnam) and I'm pretty sure it saved me once. Someone with a flashlight heard but didn't see (evening and there were a number of bushes about).

I also sort of walked in a parade there. Same jacket, shirtless, with a vinyl Clinton mask.

When me and my buddy went down in 2002, someone told us that if we got caught pissing on the street, they would lock us up overnight and the next morning, they would make everyone clean the streets in whatever color jumper you had to wear while in custody. Not sure if true as we didn't get caught.
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It was just fines when we were there.

post #29173 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post

I always wondered if people who could read music did this. You know, like people who hear voices in their heads when they read books.

That's fine, as long as they go quiet when the book is put down. Otherwise, that's probably schizophrenia.
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probably

 

I'll turn myself in when you can prove it.

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When me and my buddy went down in 2002, someone told us that if we got caught pissing on the street, they would lock us up overnight [...]

 

:eek:

 

Dare I ask what you were doing that led "someone" to think they should warn you about this?  (:))

 

Never been to NOLA during Mardi Gras, but I did have dinner at Galatoire's one Halloween evening.  The French Quarter was quite a circus (in an entertaining way).

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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