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cheddatom last won the day on May 29 2019

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  1. The first ever paying customer to my recording studio, an old dude from Stoke, told me that he wrote Purple Rain and he had proof, but didn't want to sue Prince because he seems nice
  2. I had this recently at a really nice pub with great (but expensive) beer. The last two times we were there we got free beer all night. Last time they just charged me. I'm far too british to ask why so I just paid up
  3. Salty Dog in Northwich last night. I love this venue. We had a bit of a dodgy sound check. I'm on drums and they just mic up the bass drum here. He was just getting loads of boomy feedback. I tried to say in the nicest possible way that it was feeding back, probably due to too much gain, or far too much low end on the system/EQ, but the sound guy looked a bit stressed and I always feel so nervous about treading on toes with sound guys. Anyway, for our 1hr 40m set the only way to make my bass drum heard was to stamp the pedal like it had murdered my cats. My calf is seriously sore this morning. I took a look at the desk after and sure enough the low EQ knob was turned all the way up on channel one, with the fader right down as obviously he couldn't use it due to the feedback caused by the EQ. Very weird I wish there was a handbook on how to tell the sound guy what to do without pissing him off It was a great gig anyway, lots of laughter and loads of tunes we don't usually play, ace night
  4. Katie Fitzgerald's in Stourbridge on Saturday night. The stage is cramped but I don't care because the drums and bass sound so f*cking brilliant in that room. It could be something to do with the hollow wooden stage and curved stone ceiling? I've forgotten most of what I learned about acoustics at uni. Anyway, we played 24 songs and I was totally knackered afterwards - ace gig!
  5. In-Cider Festival yesterday at Pontins near Weston Super Mare. It was the first gig this year and it was ace. I forgot how great it felt. Can't wait to keep going now!
  6. Looking forward to it!
  7. very nice! Terrible production compared to Billie Eilish though
  8. It seems to me, when the music stops for 2 bars and she says "Duh", that is very unusual for popular music. I can't think of another example like that.
  9. I'd never heard that track so I just put it on. It's a standard 4 chord pop tune with dated synth sounds, same constant 4/4 beat all the way through. Bad Guy is extremely minimal. Generic bassline I'd agree but the majority of the sound is made from a quietly sung vocal which some very cool harmonies. The whole sound is very original IMO, almost as original as Bjork on her album Medulla - except this is full of "hooks" meaning it has mass appeal. On top of that, there are big breaks in the beat which is very unusual in pop music. Then the outro is very different, bares almost no relation to the rest of the track and yet fits. Obviously it's all subjective but IMO is a production masterpiece and very original in those terms
  10. What about Billie Eilish with Bad Guy? It sounds very original to me and would have sounded out of place in the 90s, and it was a HUGE single
  11. I often put stuff in my basket, and then think of the unknown expenses that might be in my future, shake my head at how stupid I am, and then empty the basket ...but yeh is it really pretty?
  12. I'd never heard Clean Up Woman before, awesome groove, thanks for that!
  13. I play drums in a pretty heavy band. On the last album there was a song with a riff, which was pretty good, but there wasn't anything really taking the lead in the mix. We put some nice lead guitar on it but it still didn't feel right. I suggested tambourine and the other guys laughed at me, until they heard it. Obviously it'd be out of place on stage at a metal show but on the album it really works
  14. It's the tambourine surely! Take the tambourine out and it'd be a totally different groove
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