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by alanm
11 May 2021, 12:36
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Geek Anvil (currently geeking...)
Replies: 530
Views: 139193

Re: Geek Anvil (currently geeking...)

As I mentioned elsewhere, I've been learning to use a DAW. Having no musical education at all this has involved learning my measures from my scales, etc. (Aside: why does one have to dig so deep to tie it all back to a baseline Hz value? After that things make much more sense. Why don't they start t...
by alanm
04 May 2021, 14:00
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: A Sisters Tribute album?
Replies: 41
Views: 1193

Re: A Sisters Tribute album?

Personally I quite like many of the TSOM covers, and cover songs in general, as long as they bring along something new. Like Tori Amos covering Smells Like Teen Spirit, you gotta do something the audience and original performer didn't imagine. As indeed the covers of other bands the Sisters themselv...
by alanm
30 Apr 2021, 13:42
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: A Sisters Tribute album?
Replies: 41
Views: 1193

Re: A Sisters Tribute album?

Well since we're getting amateur. One of my lockdown projects was learning to use a DAW.

Among other things it resulted in this act of musical thuggery:
by alanm
29 Apr 2021, 09:05
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: A Sisters Tribute album?
Replies: 41
Views: 1193

Re: A Sisters Tribute album?

... something something dodgy darklings?
by alanm
31 Mar 2021, 08:27
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Sisters spotting
Replies: 331
Views: 109068

Re: Sisters spotting

Honestly i think i prefer that rendition of Body Electric to most of the Sisters renditions. even the body and soul 12" version (post sound-fixing by dr. robert)? :eek: 'fraid so, it's just not one of my favourites. Hearing that screechy Amiga version makes me wonder what a Dragonforce cover of the...
by alanm
28 Mar 2021, 06:29
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Sisters spotting
Replies: 331
Views: 109068

Re: Sisters spotting

Honestly i think i prefer that rendition of Body Electric to most of the Sisters renditions.
by alanm
16 Mar 2021, 14:32
Forum: Lyrics
Topic: Good Things
Replies: 0
Views: 150

Good Things

It's been 40 years folks, still no thread? The song now has an official release on Spotify and all... I was listening to the (alleged) 16 Feb 1981 performance on YT here . Thought I'd note down a couple minor differences from the version we know from the Peel session and more recent live performance...
by alanm
04 Mar 2021, 11:04
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: NEW SONGS!
Replies: 348
Views: 61470

Re: NEW NEW SONG (On the Beach)

Also, didn't Von accused Hussey of writing half-ass lyrics with random words? If so, you might have a Mish song generator in your hands mate You might be onto something. I grabbed the Mish lyrics from the start up to Aura (2001) - that was about all I could stand, and it's roughly the same sized co...
by alanm
03 Mar 2021, 07:12
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: NEW SONGS!
Replies: 348
Views: 61470

Re: NEW NEW SONG (On the Beach)

.. :lol: :lol: ... it doesn't get better ... :lol: :lol: ... Yeah, not much. If we tweak them params to be more coherent, it quickly turns into just a string of lines pulled from different songs. Which I guess also has comedic value: ======================= FLOOD RECEIVER THINGS down stream down th...
by alanm
02 Mar 2021, 16:58
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: NEW SONGS!
Replies: 348
Views: 61470

Re: NEW NEW SONG (On the Beach)

Oh my, despite the (alleged) music to Far Parade, Von's lyrics are by far not that aleatoric ... :lol: ... nice try, though ... :lol: ... Hmmm, we can do a bit better by tweaking some parameters, at the cost of sounding a bit more derivative =========================== EDGE OF A VOICE have the wire...
by alanm
02 Mar 2021, 12:25
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: NEW SONGS!
Replies: 348
Views: 61470

Re: NEW NEW SONG (On the Beach)

I seeded a markov chain to generate some new Sisters songs. Words 100% by Von. Titles and formatting by me. You're Welcome. ========================================== SECONDHAND we are secondhand public highway everything is open morals dance in the train rain rain i look on the night believer won't...
by alanm
26 Feb 2021, 14:59
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: NEW SONGS!
Replies: 348
Views: 61470

Re: NEW NEW SONG (On the Beach)

hmmm. if you squint at them all these unheard lyrics look a bit like the SEO-optimisation footers you see in some less reputable places...
by alanm
12 Feb 2021, 15:19
Forum: Trading
Topic: A new blog for SOM collectors
Replies: 11
Views: 2064

Re: A new blog for SOM collectors

aha, thanks!
by alanm
12 Feb 2021, 08:29
Forum: Trading
Topic: A new blog for SOM collectors
Replies: 11
Views: 2064

Re: A new blog for SOM collectors

This blog is gone, what happened?
by alanm
08 Feb 2021, 09:03
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Music streaming
Replies: 48
Views: 3914

Re: Music streaming

There is definitely a conversation to be had about the streaming business model and the future of the music industry, but Spotify is owned by Facebook This is not true, they are owned by holding company "Spotify Tech AB" (NYSE: SPOT). Major shareholders do not include Facebook. There may still be so...
by alanm
20 Jan 2021, 14:27
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: 1984 Peel Session on Spotify
Replies: 33
Views: 8913

Re: 1984 Peel Session on Spotify

'83 has got Burn labelled as Heartland, Heartland labelled as Valentine, and Valentine labelled as Burn. Jolene they got right. I got this from Spotify support: We’ve checked it out and see what you mean, so we’ve passed it on to the Content team for review. Hopefully they’ll have this sorted for y...
by alanm
20 Jan 2021, 14:14
Forum: General Chat
Topic: currently drinking :)
Replies: 39
Views: 6956

Re: currently drinking :)

same as usual, my own homebrew. APA and light lager at the moment. packaging amber ale this weekend.
by alanm
15 Jan 2021, 15:21
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: 1984 Peel Session on Spotify
Replies: 33
Views: 8913

Re: 1984 Peel Session on Spotify

I found the '83 and '84 "albums" on my Spotify.
'85 is not there.
'83 has got Burn labelled as Heartland, Heartland labelled as Valentine, and Valentine labelled as Burn. Jolene they got right.

Thanks Spotify.
by alanm
15 Jan 2021, 09:52
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Favorite Bands, and your favorite albums from them?
Replies: 3
Views: 304

Re: Favorite Bands, and your favorite albums from them?

"Favourite" can be approached from different angles. Let me leave off the Sisters because it's redundant to add them in this forum :) optimise for longevity plus whole album is awesome not just a few songs This comes up Alice Cooper - Hey Stoopid Arapaho - Wicked Wonder Black Sorrows - Super Hits L7...
by alanm
07 Jan 2021, 07:35
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: But Genevieve
Replies: 203
Views: 29213

Re: But Genevieve

So... maybe Von was referring to Trumps second term when he promised a new album?
by alanm
06 Jan 2021, 07:26
Forum: Feedback
Topic: So damn cold (VERY IMPORTANT FIX NEEDED)
Replies: 13
Views: 658

Re: So damn cold (VERY IMPORTANT FIX NEEDED)

in the meantime i'll do a bit of digging to see if something isn't working quite right Look, I'm sure it was my cognitive bias at fault here, not the PRNG. Don't waste too much time on it. Am in favour of any effort at expanding the list though. I prefer my PRNG in Dwarf Fortress size rather than b...
by alanm
05 Jan 2021, 15:02
Forum: Feedback
Topic: So damn cold (VERY IMPORTANT FIX NEEDED)
Replies: 13
Views: 658

Re: So damn cold (VERY IMPORTANT FIX NEEDED)

I see, clearly it's me with the "just a dozen". I wasn't expecting many duplicates, but that source list is much reduced from the entire canon.
by alanm
05 Jan 2021, 07:24
Forum: Trading
Topic: Top 20 most expensive Sisters bootlegs sold on eBay in 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 775

Re: Top 20 most expensive Sisters bootlegs sold on eBay in 2020

I'm not a collector but that was an interesting read, thanks. I guess that collectibles are one of the niches that had a pandemic upside? K-shaped recovery and all that - people sitting at home with spare cash wondering how to indulge their passions. Not everyone is into BTC or Robinhood. I expect t...
by alanm
05 Jan 2021, 07:19
Forum: Feedback
Topic: So damn cold (VERY IMPORTANT FIX NEEDED)
Replies: 13
Views: 658

Re: So damn cold (VERY IMPORTANT FIX NEEDED)

Big fan of that feature too. While you're in there, the diversity of the options seems... lacking? I swear I only ever see the same dozen or so. Not that TSOM have a massive back catalogue but it feels like there should be more. This may have changed at the upgrade but I'm not 100% sure? Maybe the P...
by alanm
11 Dec 2020, 15:24
Forum: General Chat
Topic: COVID-19 coronavirus
Replies: 675
Views: 57626

Re: COVID-19 coronavirus

It's really nice of the developed world to test these things out in advance of the rest of us. In a couple years when it's out my way I expect all the kinks to be ironed out, mkay?