Off: No-Frills SpaceRock
CWarburton at OAG.COM
CWarburton at OAG.COM
Fri Oct 1 05:16:30 EDT 2004
> On 29/09/2004 22:19, Jon Jarrett wrote:
> > On Fri, 10 Sep 2004, Carl Edlund Anderson wrote:
> >> Effing dead, so it is :P Anyone want to start a
> >> no-frills spacerock band? :)
> > Well, yes. But I've been saying this for years and every time
> > I say it I seem to have even less money than the too little
> > that prevented me agreeing to in the first place...  I
> > leave aside suchtrifles as my complete lack of musical talent
> > naturally.
> The whole point of no-frills spacerock is that  doesn't
> matter so much :) At least, I've never let it bother _me_ :)
Doesn't bother me too much either - there are enough ways of blurring
the edges (fuzz-boxes, oscillators, ring-modulators *heh-heh*)
My problem is that everything between my elbows and the loudspeaker
conspires to produce scuzzy blues-rock. However, between my V-Amp and
some of the more extreme settings on my Alesis GuitarFX, I can at least
make swooshy noises & sinister industrial/interstellar clatter.
> > Nah, tune down :)
> > Naaahhh: turn on, tune up, rock out!
> Tune up?! My strings will all start to break! (I mean, even
> faster than through the normal process of corrosion :)
You could always *koff* BUY NEW STRINGS!
I have also seen a debate concerning the whys & wherefores of taking
your bass strings off, tossing 'em in a pan of boiling water for half an
hour and then restringing when dry. Sounds iffy to me, but if your
strings are in a terrible state in the first place, what's to lose??
:- wondering if he can afford a)more memory, b)a half-decent soundcard
c)a bigger monitor for his crappy eyesight & d) a bigger, faster
hard-disk while at the same time saving for a trip to Canada. (What is
it with Helen's relatives & weddings in awkward places - Medicine Hat
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