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Scubbo
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Icon 1 posted January 18, 2006 09:35      Profile for Scubbo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hi, thought I'd introduce myself before I start posting on the forum proper.

Ummm...anyone else get that sense of inadequacy when asked to describe themselves? Suddenly throws your life achievements into a very poor light!

I'm very keen on playing guitar (both acoustic and electric), I can juggle, but besides those two I'm pretty hopeless as regards dexterity or motor functions in general.

I'm a TOTAL hispanophile, and one of my fondest wishes is to live there.

Musically I'll listen to anything from LP's of jazz to Eminem/Fiddy cent (legally downloaded, of course [Wink] ), but recently my tastes have been leaning (to my shame) towards the emo side, albeit under the influence of a fellow band member!

That should be enough to announce my presence and distinguish me from the masses. I look forward to learning my way around the forum, you seem like a great bunch of people from the few threads I've read.

Scubbo
P.s. There is a "flame safety" period for newbies, right? If so..."I thnik Microsoft is GAY cos they, like, R reallyreallybad an stuff an they shuld B sood"

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Icon 1 posted January 18, 2006 09:44      Profile for maximile   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hey Scubbo. We've been waiting for you.

Hmm... Hispanophile, eh? Ever heard of the comic Love and Rockets? Or anything else by los bros Hernandez? Definitely worth a look; it's my favourite comic series. I'd link to the Wikipedia entry, but the url has brackets in, so you'll have to search for yourself.

And yes... Microsoft is gay.

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drunkennewfiemidget
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Icon 1 posted January 18, 2006 09:54      Profile for drunkennewfiemidget     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Welcome. I'd suggest emo is a much better choice than Eminem and Curtis 'fiddy cent' 'assface' Jackson.

Especially since some actually talented bands IMNSHO are considered emo: Thrice, the Used, Finch, etc.

Microsoft doesn't bother me anymore now that I deal with no microsoft software anywhere anymore. [Big Grin]

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Scubbo
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Icon 1 posted January 18, 2006 10:15      Profile for Scubbo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by maximile:


Hmm... Hispanophile, eh? Ever heard of the comic Love and Rockets? Or anything else by los bros Hernandez? Definitely worth a look; it's my favourite comic series.


Nope, f'raid they don't ring any bells. I'll certainly give them a look though, thanks. I already spend a good portion of my "work" time checking for updates to my favourite webcomics, so that's right up my street!

And as for "emo" bands being more worthwhile/skillful/just-plain-good than those that call themselves rap artists; I'm totally with you there. As anyone who plays guitar will attest, keeping up with My Chemical Romance is quite a challenge! And Coheed and Cambria (I've seen them called emo in a few places) are just godly...

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drunkennewfiemidget
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Icon 1 posted January 18, 2006 11:52      Profile for drunkennewfiemidget     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Scubbo:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by maximile:
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And as for "emo" bands being more worthwhile/skillful/just-plain-good than those that call themselves rap artists; I'm totally with you there. As anyone who plays guitar will attest, keeping up with My Chemical Romance is quite a challenge! And Coheed and Cambria (I've seen them called emo in a few places) are just godly...

I guess I'm oldschool then, while I enjoy some of the newer stuff (obviously), I've spent my time on my guitar learning AC/DC and Mason Williams.
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Icon 1 posted January 18, 2006 21:01      Profile for CommanderShroom     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Welcome to GC Scubbo.

Even though you are an emo fan. I will still talk to you. [Smile]

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Scubbo
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Icon 1 posted January 19, 2006 00:10      Profile for Scubbo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by drunkennewfiemidget:

I guess I'm oldschool then, while I enjoy some of the newer stuff (obviously), I've spent my time on my guitar learning AC/DC and Mason Williams.

Well I love to play some of the older stuff (back from when you could hear the words to music!) but unfortunately the accepted wisdom among the kids at my school is anything older than the last top of the pops doesn't exist anymore, so performing it would be a bit of an embarassment. Do you have any recommendations for anything I could learn for private enjoyment though?

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Icon 1 posted January 20, 2006 06:42      Profile for garlicguy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Howdy Scubbo.  - Welcome to the GC Forums. Live long and prosper.

And thanks for introducing yourself - it helps us all when we know a bit about each other. [thumbsup]

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drunkennewfiemidget
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Icon 1 posted January 20, 2006 07:03      Profile for drunkennewfiemidget     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Scubbo:
quote:
Originally posted by drunkennewfiemidget:

I guess I'm oldschool then, while I enjoy some of the newer stuff (obviously), I've spent my time on my guitar learning AC/DC and Mason Williams.

Well I love to play some of the older stuff (back from when you could hear the words to music!) but unfortunately the accepted wisdom among the kids at my school is anything older than the last top of the pops doesn't exist anymore, so performing it would be a bit of an embarassment. Do you have any recommendations for anything I could learn for private enjoyment though?
I annoy my girlfriend since I play Mason William's classical gas so often. Once you get it right, it sounds so damned good, and I am rather proud of myself for being able to play it.

As for AC/DC, I play Thunderstruck, Shook Me All Night Long, Back in Black, various other well-known AC/DC stuff. I have a hard time believing you'd be uncool for belting out Thunderstruck. That song is timeless and ageless.

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Icon 1 posted January 20, 2006 07:23      Profile for garlicguy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by drunkennewfiemidget:
...I play Mason William's Classical Gas so often. Once you get it right, it sounds so damned good, and I am rather proud of myself for being able to play it.

You should be proud of yourself, Newf - that is one tough cookie to get right (especially with all the background orchestration [Big Grin] ). It is also the finest piece of music I've ever found to crank up on the car stereo when driving fast on open country roads. May you play it on a $13.00 Stella some day.

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Icon 1 posted January 20, 2006 08:49      Profile for drunkennewfiemidget     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by garlicguy:
quote:
Originally posted by drunkennewfiemidget:
...I play Mason William's Classical Gas so often. Once you get it right, it sounds so damned good, and I am rather proud of myself for being able to play it.

You should be proud of yourself, Newf - that is one tough cookie to get right (especially with all the background orchestration [Big Grin] ). It is also the finest piece of music I've ever found to crank up on the car stereo when driving fast on open country roads. May you play it on a $13.00 Stella some day.
I have an old school vinyl record of Mason Williams playing it on a compilation record that has only Mason Williams and a guitar -- no background orchestration, or anything.

I'm mostly tone deaf, so I learned to play it with a mixture of being taught by one of my ex girlfriend's fathers, some online music sources, with a few of my own corrections mixed in.

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Scubbo
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Icon 1 posted January 20, 2006 11:26      Profile for Scubbo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by drunkennewfiemidget:
...I play Mason William's Classical Gas so often. Once you get it right, it sounds so damned good, and I am rather proud of myself for being able to play it.

Woo! Thank God you're so proud of one of the few old-school songs I do know...admittedly I play it on classical rather than electric, but I've got to agree with you on how addictive it is; I find that if I'm holding a guitar and can't think what to play, my fingers just trace that out by themselves!

I'll have a look into getting some people together to play some of the more classic tunes; after all, we've got to have a niche what with all the other school bands cranking out Busted and McFly!

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drunkennewfiemidget
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quote:
Originally posted by Scubbo:
Woo! Thank God you're so proud of one of the few old-school songs I do know...admittedly I play it on classical rather than electric, but I've got to agree with you on how addictive it is; I find that if I'm holding a guitar and can't think what to play, my fingers just trace that out by themselves!

I play it on my acoustic; I don't own a classic (yet).
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