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Offline roger

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Re: Why didn't they become famous?
« Reply #15 on: August 21, 2008, 01:46:47 PM »
I guess it's the luck of the draw, or "who ya know".

Even if you don't like my friend's music at all (if you listened to any other songs), he is, in my opinion better than 90% of the crap I hear on the radio, and why I listen to podcasts rather than current music.

The Beatles may have been all having fun, but they were TRUE musicians, actually composing music. Not just playing what they heard in their heads.

I doubt that half of the bands you hear on the radio today could transpose their own songs.

Berkeley Groks had an episode recently with a guy who wrote a book about how much randomness actually rules our lives.  I think it is relevant to this.  Why some bands make it and others don't is not 100% correlated to talent.
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Re: Why didn't they become famous?
« Reply #16 on: August 21, 2008, 01:50:32 PM »
I guess it's the luck of the draw, or "who ya know".

Even if you don't like my friend's music at all (if you listened to any other songs), he is, in my opinion better than 90% of the crap I hear on the radio, and why I listen to podcasts rather than current music.

The Beatles may have been all having fun, but they were TRUE musicians, actually composing music. Not just playing what they heard in their heads.

I doubt that half of the bands you hear on the radio today could transpose their own songs.

Berkeley Groks had an episode recently with a guy who wrote a book about how much randomness actually rules our lives.  I think it is relevant to this.  Why some bands make it and others don't is not 100% correlated to talent.

Well, then you answered my question.

Really what I wanted was for people to post music from their own friends.

Y'know? Spread the love.

I guess I used the wrong topic title and premise.

I want to hear people I don't hear every day.
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Re: Why didn't they become famous?
« Reply #17 on: August 21, 2008, 01:54:35 PM »
It sounds like something you would hear in the background of a industrial video. You know the ones with titles like:

  • Nuclear Power -It's now it's wow; ;  :
  • The Commander Widget Co. Inc - Building a Better Tommorrow
  • First National Bank - Saving for You Future

or, maybe, even a porno.

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Re: Why didn't they become famous?
« Reply #18 on: August 21, 2008, 01:59:54 PM »
I guess it's the luck of the draw, or "who ya know".

Even if you don't like my friend's music at all (if you listened to any other songs), he is, in my opinion better than 90% of the crap I hear on the radio, and why I listen to podcasts rather than current music.

The Beatles may have been all having fun, but they were TRUE musicians, actually composing music. Not just playing what they heard in their heads.

I doubt that half of the bands you hear on the radio today could transpose their own songs.

Berkeley Groks had an episode recently with a guy who wrote a book about how much randomness actually rules our lives.  I think it is relevant to this.  Why some bands make it and others don't is not 100% correlated to talent.

Well, then you answered my question.

Really what I wanted was for people to post music from their own friends.

Y'know? Spread the love.

I guess I used the wrong topic title and premise.

I want to hear people I don't hear every day.

Ah.  Subtlety.  That doesn't work with me.  Ask my wife, I am as obtuse as they get. 
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Re: Why didn't they become famous?
« Reply #19 on: August 21, 2008, 02:24:48 PM »
"We'll get that information to you later" - Richard Feynman to Mr. Rodgers.

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Re: Why didn't they become famous?
« Reply #20 on: August 21, 2008, 03:07:05 PM »
Any time I see something screech across a room and latch onto someone's neck, and the guy screams and tries to get it off, I have to laugh, because what is that thing?

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Re: Why didn't they become famous?
« Reply #21 on: August 21, 2008, 03:14:17 PM »
Ok try this one...

http://www.evileyemonster.com/jerryfriend/Downtrodden.mp3

Aw, he named his website after you!

No... It isn't even a real website. I used to run a fansite for a radio show. Now I just host his music so we can link it.

I never god rid of the website because all of my stuff links to my email through there.
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Re: Why didn't they become famous?
« Reply #22 on: August 22, 2008, 04:41:08 PM »
Being able to play a guitar doesn't equal being able to create music that's interesting and gripping. The two songs you linked were, to me, bland and boring because they simply didn't feature anything that made me appreciate the music. It was pretty much cliche-ridden standardized music that you find "everywhere". Sure, it'll probably attract quite a following if advertised properly, but there wasn't anything "hitworthy". I mean, for each Dream Theater or Joe Satriani out there, there are literally thousands of guitar bands that try to emulate their sounds and subsequently fail at it. Because they do not have their own sound that's gripping the audiences. And they don't have the necessary tools (be it fans, record company or whatever) to become big.

Plus, don't go around saying "he can play everything by the people you list as good players" - that's just arrogant. First of all - anyone can copy a players performance, but not everyone can -create- a performance. And second of all - there's much more to music than just playing a note. An emotion comes through the way a musician plays his instrument, and this is highly subjective. No musician can capture anothers emotion perfectly.

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Re: Why didn't they become famous?
« Reply #23 on: August 22, 2008, 06:25:08 PM »
How is it arrogant when I say it? I'm not him, and he doesn't even know I'm posting this.

And you only listened to 2 songs.
 (I provided a link to all his music - free)
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Re: Why didn't they become famous?
« Reply #24 on: August 22, 2008, 06:41:27 PM »
There isn't one musician on there he couldn't play note for note with the same feeling. One that I wouldn't want to. Jake E. Lee is a miserble musician. Playing with your thumb is kinda neat, but he sucked IMHO.

The rest I agree with 100%

How did I miss this lol .... um no

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Re: Why didn't they become famous?
« Reply #25 on: August 22, 2008, 06:43:25 PM »
How is it arrogant when I say it? I'm not him, and he doesn't even know I'm posting this.

And you only listened to 2 songs.
 (I provided a link to all his music - free)


I don't think it's arrogant because I can't take his playing or your odd opinion seriously.

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Re: Why didn't they become famous?
« Reply #26 on: August 22, 2008, 09:39:07 PM »
That's fine.

Is anyone else going to post some music by someone we haven't heard on the radio? That was why I made the thread.

If not.. then just lock it.
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Re: Why didn't they become famous?
« Reply #27 on: August 22, 2008, 09:42:47 PM »
Here are some friends of mine based in Orlando!

I'm sure it's not for everyone, and I'm sure nocturnus thinks it sucks, but I love em. They're only now in the process of releasing an EP, so there's still a chance they'll 'make it', but odds are against em.

http://www.myspace.com/sohelpmerifle

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Re: Why didn't they become famous?
« Reply #28 on: August 22, 2008, 11:07:36 PM »
Here are some friends of mine based in Orlando!

I'm sure it's not for everyone, and I'm sure nocturnus thinks it sucks, but I love em. They're only now in the process of releasing an EP, so there's still a chance they'll 'make it', but odds are against em.

http://www.myspace.com/sohelpmerifle

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Re: Why didn't they become famous?
« Reply #29 on: August 23, 2008, 01:20:29 AM »
Here are some friends of mine based in Orlando!

I'm sure it's not for everyone, and I'm sure nocturnus thinks it sucks, but I love em. They're only now in the process of releasing an EP, so there's still a chance they'll 'make it', but odds are against em.

http://www.myspace.com/sohelpmerifle

Tone deaf drummer, banal guitar riffs, and the lead singer has a cleft palate. Utter tripe. They shall never succeed, I declare it to be truth.

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