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I might as well join in the fray…

Semi-lurker here…been reading for quite a while, do occasinally post bits and pieces…

Physical: 5 foot eleven, maybe close to six. 140 pounds (yep, skinny). Long hair, below shoulder length, naturally red, dyed black in may, so now it’s half and half. Shaved around the sides and back, with a goatee, and often scruffy face due to sheer laziness. Usually dress primarily in black, but have been doing that my entire life, even before i knew it made me ‘cool’. Anyway…

Otherwise: Currently a resident of Anchorage, Alaska, soon (March/April) to be moving to Seattle…more just to get out of here than for any great love of Seattle. Obligatory non-poser plug, been listening to reznor’s rantings since just after phm came out, even before hlah showed up on emptyvee. Goodie, now that that’s out of the way…semi-collector, not obsessive to having every piece of print about trent, but do have damn near every audio bit I can find…all halos, the hlah import w/opal, purest feeling, demos&remixes, and two live boots that were actually decent quality (solid gold hell and familiar sting). Yippee.

Musically, into damn near anything…collection ranges from Abba to nin to gregorian chant (also picked up before was trendy) to meatloaf to ministry…and so on. Mostly into nin and similar stuffs…the wax trax black box has to be one of the best collections of tunes I’ve picked up in a long time. Anyway, good (about 300) collection of cd’s, dj for a local teen-club for their one alternative night…mostly just having fun playing whatever the fuck I want, really loud, for six hours at a time, and getting paid for it. Not a bad deal.

Anyway, that’s it…

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In article <Pine.SOL.3.91.941230104329.13446A-100000@gladstone>, MC Death <mcde...@gladstone.uoregon.edu> wrote:

Ah, yeah! Memories of spending 13 years living in the Great Frozen Wasteland! At least you’ve had the likes of Def Leppard, Yngwie Malmasteen/Quiet Riot, The Scorpions, and The Fixx grace the presence of the Sullivan Arena! :) Shit, up in Fairbanks, we’ve had George Thorogood and the Delaware Destroyers, Blue Oyster Cult, Styx, and Night Ranger in my days!

Oh Woody, don’t complain too much! You’ve at least got Bytet there (Bob is way cool!) :)

M.C.Death, who is still surprised that Vanilla Ice almost played Squarebanks back in 1991, but alas, the show got cancelled… :)

True, Bytet is quite fun…as is Fsunjibleableje (if you ever caught them…great early Einsturzende Neubauten type industrial). The Critter’s concert was pretty good, too…even a guest appearance by Stone Gossard. Yay. Anyway…back to my frozen little newsreader…

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c.s.y.:

Matt Jones:

> I just got halo 4. I think, in Get Down Make Love, I heard a sped-up, possibly reversed, sample from the original vocals. It’s during the weird sounds towards the end of the track. Anyone know if this is real, or just more analog synth?

In the original version of this song by Queen, there is a strange part in the song as well, with weird “bddldldlddbdldlddddburp” noises and Freddie moaning/groaning/singing/whatever.

Anyways, this weird part from the original is what was sampled in the NIN cover, methinks…

As far as I can tell, after being a fan of both Queen and nin for quite a while (simple statement, no flames necessary), I’d be willing to bet that all that ‘sample’ is, is holding down the fast forward button on a cd player and panning it back and forth during the goofball experimental middle section of GDML. Oh yeah, plus the WWRY riff at the end. Yowza.

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This may be considered a dumb question, but…

Basically, looking for info on just what kind of music Psychic TV is. I got a shirt a while back only because I thought it was great (person with bird’s head mask holding a naked woman upside down by a knife through the foot, says “Some have to dance, some have to kill” on the back), and someone recently told me it was a Psychic TV shirt.

Now am curious about PTV…well, have been for a while (it’s a name I keep seeing), but now more so…have a wierd thing, don’t like promoting bands I know nothing about, or have no music of. So…

Anyway, info would be appreciated…along with any suggestions of what to pick up from these folks, should I choose to.

Of course, it’s still an awesome shirt…

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In article <2j9sgi$...@panix2.panix.com>, buff...@panix.com (Bonzo) wrote:

What’s the deal? I haven’t been here in a couple of weeks and no one’s focusing on Concentration?!!??

Ya missed it…there was some babble about it a while back, but seems to have petered out. Hmpf.

Personally, I wouldn’t mind a little more info on these guys…I’ve got what I can find by them, including the BLBT single (is this really out of print?), but am wondering if there are any singles from the new album…especially Butterfly Wings or Trigger For Happiness. Any info?

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In article <1994Feb9.181628.39...@rs6000.cmp.ilstu.edu>, mbcon...@rs6000.cmp.ilstu.edu (Mark Conklin) wrote:

I don’t know why yet, but I like it. Sure -it is not as ground breaking as the first one, but at least it doesn’t sound like a rehash of the first disc.

Have to agree here…in the midst of all the Enigma-bashing that’s popped up, I like the new disc a lot…especially track three, Return to Innocence. Don’t really mind the male vocals on other tracks that much, either…

Besides, without a major change in style and content, there isn’t much Enigma could do to create another groundbreaking album, and still remain Enigma…much of their “sound” is that floaty, dreamy style, and I really don’t mind that they chose to go with mideastern chanting instead of Gregorian on this release. A simple rehash of the first album, while it might still have sounded good, would be boring…

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In article <2j7bf6INN...@owl.csrv.uidaho.edu>, nolta...@crow.csrv.uidaho.edu (The Shadow) wrote:

Question: Has anyone out there heard of a NIN live CD?

The only one I know of is Solid Gold Hell, available as an import from Cocomelos Records. Decent enough, although I wouldn’t rave about it. The first four tracks have the best recording quality, the rest of them were obviously recorded from somewhere in the audience, and on some you can hear more of the testosterone-laden ass next to the tape recorder singing than Trent! I figure it’s worth having for those first four tracks…but if you can get it used, do that before blowing the money for the full import price.

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In article <jgn+.26.000FE...@osu.edu>, j...@osu.edu (John G Norman) writes:

I’m going to have to betray my ignorance: who originally did the song “Cold Hearted Snake,” which Scrawl covers on BLOODSUCKER? The song was written by Elliot Wolff, pub. Virgin Music.

If it’s the same ‘Cold Hearted Snake’ as I’m thinking of, it was Paula Abdul, a few years back. Is the cover good? Might be interested in hearing it…

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In article <2i5s69$...@inet.up.ac.za>, a...@rkw-risc.cs.up.ac.za (Aubrey) writes:

Are there any fans/collectors of the LEGENDARY PINK DOTS?

Found one here…only got two albums (Crushed Velvet Apocalypse and Shadow Weaver), but am anxious to get more. Do you know TearGarden? More similar stuff…also fun.

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In article <1994Jan18.042438.17...@midway.uchicago.edu>, s...@ellis.uchicago.edu (Charles P. Samenow) writes:

What are the differences between: DTS, Digital Dolby, Dolby, Dolby SR and THX?
-Charles
s…@midway.uchicago.edu

Well, I’m no expert, but here’s what I’ve gathered…

  • Dolby – uses the same techniques as your Dolby cassettes…noise reduction, basically.
  • DolbySR – the noise reduction, plus better placement of where the noises appear to be coming from in the theatre. Stands for Dolby Spectral Recording.
  • Digital Dolby – in addition to the normal sound track, a digital track is printed between the sockets of the film. When a theatre is equipped to read and reproduce this track, it results in near cd quality sound (no background hiss and pops), and also uses six tracks to place the sounds…one center, two front (left and right), two rear (left and right), and one subwoofer channel. End result-some of the best quality sound I’ve ever heard in a movie theater. When it’s used effectively, it can be really mind-blowing.
  • DTS – a similar technique to Digital Dolby, only developed by Sony (if I remember correctly) and Lucasfilm…which can cause some licensing conflicts in theatres already set up with Digital Dolby. Competing systems and all. Major difference…instead of using the space between the sprocket holes, the digital track is printed in a small strip on the edge of the film, which means the actual print can’t be quite as wide. I recently saw Schindler’s list in DTS, though, and didn’t see any noticeable difference in the width of the image.
  • THX – developed by Lucasfilm. Not so much an improvement in the sound itself, THX uses special placing of speakers and translation of the audio tracks to make sure no matter where in the theatre you sit, you get the true stereo effect…something which can suffer greatly towards the edges of a theatre in a non-THX environment.

Where’d I get all the info? Lots of reading, and working in the only theatre in Alaska to have Dolby Digital installed. Anchorage’s Fireweed theatre was (this may have changed by now) at the time the biggest Dolby Digital installation on the West Coast…the auditorium sits over 900. Digital installations has been done before, just not in an auditorium that large. Was a more than $10,000 upgrade to the existing system. Plus, though I don’t work there anymore, the licensing agreements have been settled to the point that it now has DTS also.

Incidentally, except for the DTS (because it’s from a different company), all of the systems are compatable. Using digital negates the need for normal Dolby (noise reduction for digital sound?), however it’s perfectly possible (and has been done) to have a movie recorded in both Dolby Digital and THX, and I suppose in both DTS and THX. Sounds incredible, too…