Drums, vocals, bass, and other stuff. Been playing drums for 14 years.
2/16/2013 4:29:10 PM
Posted in: Music
9/4/2012 7:34:58 AM
Enjoy yourselves.Posted in: Music
9/4/2012 7:32:54 AM
First concert at all, or first rock concert?Posted in: Music
First concert: CSO, Symphony Center, Chicago, IL, January 1994
First rock concert: The Who, Sears Center, Hoffman Estates, IL, March 2006
6/27/2012 11:39:10 AM
I've seen a ****load of bands live. Coming from the Chicago area makes it easy, especially since Chicago seems to like its metal.Posted in: Music
5/27/2012 3:13:03 AM
I've been taking a look at Death Grips recently. A fellow on a metal forum I frequent really likes them, and I gotta say they're pretty **** legit.Posted in: Music
5/27/2012 2:56:40 AM
Well, on one hand, it's pretty nifty to see him still smiling and acting like a ladykiller after he became one of those pop stars that's cool to hate. And granted, I only really heard about him after people started ripping into him. I don't hate music to be cool, okay? My taste is too eclectic to be cool in any of the circles I consider myself to be a part of. I have A Flock of Seagulls next to Antonio Vivaldi next to Behemoth. I am not a cool guy.Posted in: Music
Good, we got that out of the way.
One of the main issues with Bieber is that he is in way, way over his head. His vocals are shaky, likely because of his youth and lack of any proper vocal training, although this is consistent with most teen idols that are just exploited pawns on the part of somebody that's holding all the real money and just using the kid for image. Sorta like a less blatant version of Toddlers and Tiaras, but just as trashy. This is why I sometimes feel sorry for kids like that. In Bieber's case, he seems to be getting a huge cut from his parents or his publicists or something, because he is putting a LOT of ego into what he does. Compare him to contemporary teen singer Sean Kingston, whom Bieber has collaborated with in the past. Kingston mainly looks impressed that he's popular, maybe even a little bit intimidated. Bieber, on the other hand, just looks like a smug little posing *******, and the fact that he's followed by a bunch of younger women kind of scares me on that front; he's clearly going for the "I'm better than you, you should do me" kind of image. Kingston doesn't elevate himself by comparison, so when put up against Bieber (in a horrible song called Eenie Meenie) he actually sounds better despite not being a very good singer himself; Bieber on the other hand is trying waaaaaay too hard...despite wearing a pink shirt, red belt, and lipstick. (Go look up the song, you'll see what I mean.)
Which brings me to another point: Bieber is shamefully unaware of his own limitations. Compare him to Scrappy Doo trying to take on a monster six times his own size. Bieber sings lyrical material that is way too sexually mature for his age, let alone his girlish voice. Talking of himself as "paradise" or using other such comparisons is actually kind of creepy when it's not horridly forced and annoying.
His constant use of the term "shawty" in the whitest way possible is also pretty annoying. Especially in his Christmas song.
5/17/2012 12:17:11 AM
I'm gonna help Gunther out on this one by pointing out that G Gundam was the brainchild of the great Yasuhiro Imagawa, the same man who was behind Getter Armageddon, Berserk, the modern Tetsujin-28 series, and the phenomenal Giant Robo OVA. He didn't have to copy ANYBODY. I should also mention that Dragon Ball Z was not as popular in Japan as it was over here; G Gundam was released long after DBZ's more popular arcs, anyway. Check your facts before you make any more silly allegations.Posted in: Anime and Manga
5/7/2012 2:15:01 AM
King Iz! Always a pleasure to hear this, especially after the little vidya made for my grandmother's birthday that's sort of become a memorial video for my aunt.Posted in: Music
5/5/2012 5:20:02 AM
SKILL--JAM ProjectPosted in: Music
5/3/2012 2:29:40 AM
Waylon, by virtue of his more prolific vocal style; he can sing AND growl, J Mann could only just growl. Granted, J Mann's work elsewhere (10000 Cadillacs, Pitch Black Forecast) is plenty good as well.Posted in: Music
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