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  1. 6 points
    Picture the scene. Middle-Class suburbia. Sunday lunchtime. Andrew is just finishing washing the Prius. There will be time for a bit of waxing too. Laura has sent the kids off to her mother and is now busying herself with the new Latté Machine they bought from Amazon Prime because it was free delivery. Andrew has the app on his iPhone so they can shop all day if they want. After lunch, they decide to take a trip to their local Gap clothing store in the shopping mall only 10 km away. The mall plays this really inoffensive muzak that lulls shoppers into a sort of embryonic bliss that makes them more susceptible to impulse purchases. Andrew knows all this because he majored in Psychology from Stanford. Muzak came to prominence in the late 70s and early 80s. Andrew is actually a fan and once enjoyed George Winston's albums on the Windham Hill label. He scrolls through his iTunes playlist for something new and finds just the thing for a Sunday drive. "What's that inoffensive, bland drivel that makes me want to slip into a coma?" asks his wife of five years. Andrew smiles and turns to her. "Ah, it's the new Tycho album."
  2. 5 points
    LOL (completely realising we're living in post-LOL WATMM with "likes", "thanks" and "haha" icons underneath posts)
  3. 4 points
    lol fair enough. I like ridiculous shows like that though. I stopped did stop watching at season 3 . I need some way to boost my confidence.
  4. 4 points
    that horse was an uber that bran sent for arya.
  5. 4 points
    Lookee here - Joined Date is back! And yes, I know there still isn't a space between the colon and the values of the other items... Fixed that too!
  6. 4 points
    Bandcamp player embed test: FUCK YEAH!
  7. 4 points
    Not everyone... poopypants 💕
  8. 4 points
    This is the gap some people need to fill in their lives. Your choice if you want to be a part of it or not but it doesn't necessarily mean they're shitty friends. Friends aren't necessarily there to fulfill whatever your relationship needs are - what I mean is everyone needs something different out of friends, I don't think it's fair for you to expect for them to be some sort of complete package that meets all your expectations? Not saying that's the case. I guess what I'm saying is people bring whatever they bring to the table, and it's up to you to decide if that fits in your life or not. But they aren't necessarily shitty for being unavailable in some way (emotionally, or for whatever you're looking for in a friend). Edit: I also think it is unrealistic to expect others to give what you give. Personally I am happy that I slot into any friends' life to make their life more complete however I can - whether that's seeing them once every 5 years, only being around when they need to talk to someone, etc.
  9. 3 points
    https://recycledplastics.bandcamp.com/album/shallow-earth According to Brian: "Shallow Earth is Sun Cast's drunken party-animal sibling, eyes watery with too many bong hits, beaming smiles at every stranger he sees, "Pretty Vacant" and blissfully ignorant of a tomorrow morning that will never ever arrive. Slurred words, blurry edges, not keeping track of time, pushing that bass way too hard and riding the pitch wheel wobble. At the end of the night, he passes out in the grass after spray-painting the lyrics to Electric Six's "Synthesizer" on the side of your parents' house. Shallow Earth is deliberately topical, feel-good electronic music, a palate/palette cleanser, ready for Springtime and sunshine, or CRT displays, video games and cassette decks for when the rain decides to fall. Somewhere within it, are the through-lines that have continued to be the voice of Milieu recordings for years - tropical climes, technicolor melody overload, bent New Wave flangers, greasy Freescha-overdosing funk and some kind of implied past life fantasy, that seeps out of the speakers like a drug. " First single here: https://milieumusic.bandcamp.com/album/amber-petrolr Sign me up.
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    ^^^ i think that all the hippie dippy stuff that comes along with the "epic festival experience" is just packaging. it's marketing either on purpose or through genuine belief by the person putting it out there. it's a conformist thing.. it's a scene.. it's a set of bullshit a person adopts to fit in. I've a friend who plays a lot of festivals.. knows a lot of people. he seems to exist in this place where he can simultaneously make connections with people but also step back and look at the big picture of that world and laugh at it. so much so that he makes azine making fun of it. a few years ago he told me about this pyramid scheme within the festival world that was basically just 'gift culture'. it was pretty insane. essentially deeply entitled people wanting to carry on living as leeches and just going to festivals as if they were important.. as if they were 'doing work' by being popular, hip, attractive etc. it was all wrapped up in this festival culture and weird worship rituals and all kinds of bullshit essentially. like a lazy cult with no real beliefs. these are the people who at some point make a shit load of money with little effort or inherit or marry into wealth.. who then later in life get into audiophile home listen environments and pay $350 for a standard IEC cable for power connections.. and get the crystals they put on the speakers, and $200 USB cables and little bridges that support the $100 per ft speaker cables so the cables don't touch the floor. i'm you think i'm being judgmental it's because i am. all this shit is what morphs into something like gwenyth paltrow's steam the vagina coffee enema crowd. i know i'm painting the scene w/one brush and i'm fine w/that.
  12. 3 points
    Afx discord nerds, now that sounds creepy. Jess is actually a sweet and creative person. Yall need some fuckin weed in your life
  13. 3 points
    I def feel way more comfortable being naked if rale is playing. Good choice
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    No, no more negative points - it's either no points or only positive points.
  16. 3 points
    Which of these new voting buttons decreases the karma counter? Is there still a downvote / negative Karma count attached to the sadface voting button? @Joyrex
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  18. 2 points
    So I finished a new album not long ago, but I have no idea what to do with it. and I thought I'd just share a few singles that I like the most. Also are beards IDM or we'd better shave them off? you're welcome to roast my musics. thnak.
  19. 2 points
    love those breaks. those little pauses are really well placed
  20. 2 points
    Took this in a bourgeois shoe shop in Liverpool that I was doing a DJ set in today. Cool mirrored walls on the staircase. Had to.
  21. 2 points
    Just thought I would say, General Banter forum I like to blur the lines between fiction and non-fiction. There's elements of both truth and a huge artistic license to tell a true story but give it a good spin. Just because that's what 'general banter' means to me, a bit of a yarn and a bit of a laugh. I rarely bullshit or banter in the music forums. My true opinion is given. Anyway I randomly just clicked on this album (a little drunk from wine and a few glasses of beer, as you can tell as I just ramble on lol) anyway these tunes are pretty fucking neat mate. Signal Path, Blaze Haze, Silk Tounge and Eve are sterling work. Champion style!
  22. 2 points
    Oh that's smart. I hear you Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis and Robert Palmer. Most boss sampling of the year.
  23. 2 points
    thank you, dear sir, I'll take that as a compliment. funny you should mention early 2000's, I guess most of what I like is from that period (sort of early to mid IDM, stuff like Dron, Arovane, Proem, Geskia, Quench, Metamatics...) and I am somehow trying to emulate that sound cause that's the kind of music I like. And and the same time It's sad, as whatever I'm doing was done 20 years ago or something. But I am also trying to be innovative in the song structure / arrangement game... not sure if successful though
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  25. 2 points
    I think your rep might be locked in at +1! I can't "like" your posts for some reason. I'm not sure why but some users I can't add reacts to. =/
  26. 2 points
    maybe a detail, but i can't help but notice the quite long FOUC [1] appearing whenever i load a watmm page. there is about 400 kb of css and 750 kb of js loaded in <head>. all of the script tags loads the js synchronously. it may slow down the page rendering, since all scripts must be fetched, parsed and executed before even parsing <body>. maybe loading some scripts not needed at once with `<script src=''.." async>` could solve the issue? or putting some right before </body>. another method to patch the fouc issue is to provide a small inline <style> tag containing a minimal set of needed styles (basic layout, resets, colors, empty/placeholder styling) for the page on load time. this inline stylesheet is applied immediately, so the flashing effect is reduced when the rest of styles are applied.
  27. 2 points
    thanks BCM, you're the guy. will check out your stuff later in a day too
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    Dedicated chatroom. I'd like there to have some minor modicum of moderation against the alt-right stuff that is plaguing discord.
  30. 2 points
    Yeah, I hear what you're saying as well, but we're getting onto a slippery slope here with the 'how much is enough over x amount of time' territory... I think for now, until we can all come to an agreeable solution to members vs paying members, I'm going to put the Downloads back for anybody to download if they have a current account (subscribed or not).
  31. 2 points
    yep I'm too old for this discord shit, bring back chatmm pls
  32. 2 points
    There's even a petition up to get S8 remade! 😄 https://www.change.org/p/hbo-remake-game-of-thrones-season-8-with-competent-writers
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  34. 2 points
    DING DONG " Sean has entered the room "
  35. 2 points
    Someone has uploaded scans of the CDr artwork to BOC's 1996 self-released LP, BOC Maxima:
  36. 2 points
    Twitch listening party Friday, everyone's invited! Will post here/FB/Bandcamp/Twitter with the exact time and a link tomorrow. This record is a lot of fun, can't wait to share it.
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    Boop boom bap ticky-ticky boom bap ticky
  39. 2 points
    Lots of people have changed their names over the years. When Joyrex switched the software they all reset to the first name they registered with. I've always been Hello Spiral :^)
  40. 2 points
    last one could have been a good episode, but almost everything was wrong except the brutal dragon-rape-gore carnage that was so sick, horrifying and borderline tasteless that it left a real impression. danerys' snap to insanity should have been more pronounced and developed within the episode. with a good enough effort from the actress they could have began the carnage with a very long static shot of her face that would relay the whole thing without words. i think she could have pulled it. and that could have been it, no other words would be needed for the rest of episode except cercei's. the way the dragon simply destroyed all of the defenses was simply lame. last time she barely made it alive and lost a dragon, but this time she just mowed everything without any issue or change in tactics whatsoever. the pre-battle tension suffered from diminishing return, we got exactly the same thing in ep3 and it was much better conceived. the dany led carnage became some sort of a background on which much more unimportant things were taking place. another pointless show of joe snow's heroism, a useless fight between the meathead bros (the big one looked cool though), another stupid quick time event sequence with arya - press square to avoid being crushed by rubble, press circle to dash from dragon fire. bleh. completely pointless fight of jimmy lanister with the pirate. the only decent thing was the way cercei died, uneventful and "just like that". i think it was a much more interesting way to off her instead of settings some elaborate overdramatized scene for it. and with all of that said, the aforementioned display of brutal carnage still made it stand out and break some of gots mechanical predictability of recent seasons.
  41. 2 points
    awesome. you are now required to post in japanese, moving forward. this will be a boon to your education, and will justify your posting aesthetic. i look forward to seeing your japanese posts.
  42. 2 points
    NPR's Morning Edition changed their theme song and I am really fucking bummed out about it. I'm usually one to accept change, or at least come to terms with it, but this one is a really hard pill to swallow. It's like seeing an old diner or pub demolished or renovated completely. It's a familiar comfort removed from my morning, one I've had around me since I was a kid. What's made it hurt even more is that NPR has slipped into this gradual state of increased mediocrity. They've perpetually put out good in-depth features, niche stories and decent arts and & culture coverage but the news content and political coverage went from CSPAN and BBC standards - dry, muted, but substantive and with teeth - to the same complacent and superficial tone of the cable news and American major networks. No more "the world is going to shit, but here's how to at least feel informed about it" it's like "is the world going to shit, and if so why not enjoy it! meet the instagram hashtaggers redefining the idea of corporate media being a bad thing." The new music pairs with that vibe - ersatz of the original coupled with overtly safe and marketed appeal. I hate it.
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    This is exactly how life was for me from high school to 30 years old. Probably around 15-20 "Friends" that I would switch around every weekend, tons of parties / events. Now that I'm 32, have a wife (no kids yet). Trying to grow up a little bit and look at things differently. Distancing myself from the shitty / negative / unsupportive friends has allowed for other things to happen. I wasn't as pissed off or upset as I normally was, my relationship with my wife increased ten-fold, got closer with my family and my brothers. But yea, making friends as an adult is a lot more difficult than when young. For the most part adults all already have their core friendships in place- are not really looking for new ones.
  45. 2 points
    Yeah, didn't have allowed file types (didn't carry over during forum upgrade for some reason). I've got some fixing to do! Dude, I can't 'child-proof' the site - the mark site read button (I find) is extremely useful after looking at unread content to basically mark everything I've looked at as read, so when I come back, only new stuff is shown. it's a two-part prompt if I remember correctly anyway... See above for reasoning
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    a series of 7-10 hip hop oriented 12''s (or 10"s to make it more exciting) featuring some good mcs, with instrumental version on the flipside; sth like rhythm&sound w/ the artist collectors edition vinyl comes with a nice folder for the singles, standard edition as a regular double cd/lp
  48. 2 points
    Amateur incoming... I've tried my hand in animation this week. Just seeing if I can make anything move: Learning how to make a character walk:
  49. 2 points
    Very nice, queuing up the new album now!
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