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  1. A bit of fun.... https://artsandculture.google.com/experiment/blob-opera/AAHWrq360NcGbw?
  2. ...says the man offering his judgement on the judgements on those opinions...😂.
  3. "He had slyly inveigled her up to his flat, To view his collection of stamps; And he said as he hastened to put out the cat, The wine, his cigar, and the lamps:" from "Have Some Madeira M'Dear" by Flanders and Swann
  4. Very good condition. Complete with PSU, USB cable and box, and a printout of the manual. Price includes postage within UK. I took this in part exchange for a synth I recently sold on facebook, but I don't really have a use for it. There is some discolouration on the rear plate (see pic), but it all works just fine. For those of you with signatures switched off, my feedback thread is here. Would consider trade for Zoom MS-70CDR + cash.
  5. Is this for real? Anyone tried it?
  6. Sometime in the mid nineties I used to compose theatre music for Dawn Lintern, who at the time was directing avant-garde versions of Chekhov and obscure Icelandic theatre (we had the Icelandic ambassador turn up for that one) amongst other stuff. Watching her now I am reminded of the refrain from Dylan's My Back Pages - "Ah, but I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now".
  7. Sorry for the delay in replying - busy packing for a house move! Pekko Käppi is one of my favourites: I have seen him a few times, both in Finland and London. I am not familiar with the other names you mention, but will check them out. Other favourite Finnish bands and artists include Värttinä, Antti Paalanen, Esko Järvelä (especially the Epic Male Band), Maria Kalaniemi, Suden Aika, Tuuletar, Ulla Pirttijärvi, Vilda, Duo Emilia Lajunen and Suvi Oskala, Frigg, Gjallarhorn, Hyperborean and Sväng. I have visited Tampere only once (for a Värttinä concert at the kesateatteri), but thought it was a very beautiful place.
  8. Terve! I am a big "Suomiphile", and a massive fan of Finnish music (folk mainly) and have been trying to learn the language for the last five years. Whereabouts in Finland are you from? Onnentoivotukset, E
  9. Seems to inhabit a similar musical universe of pain to Diamanda Galas, much of whose music was I think inspired by the AIDS disaster of the 80's and who is also something of an acquired taste; here's one of her more accessible tracks:
  10. Mary Coughlan Tuuletar Mari Boine Värttinä Laboratorium Piesni
  11. This. For some people, collecting stuff is more important than the music, as is often evident on this site with basses and other gear.
  12. Mari Boine's Eallin - 4/4 tune sung / played over a 5/4 drum pattern.
  13. Maybe try recording yourself playing something rhythmically complex on bass (using your DAW's metronome to keep in line with the DAW bars/beats) and then look at it in the DAW to see where the notes fall, and then try to program something similar using your sequencer?
  14. More folk-rock than plain rock, Tielle Heitetty by Finnish band Värttinä is in 11/4, and their track Kivutar is largely in 37/8, though I can't claim to have counted that one myself.
  15. When this topic came up some years ago, I remember suggesting that the term "gubbins-hiders" was actually more descriptive of their actual function on solid bodied guitars.
  16. Girls DO NOT just want to have fun. Apparently.
  17. https://www.gak.co.uk/en/peavey-milestone-bass-bk/89094 https://www.guitarguitar.co.uk/product/191223353037008--ibanez-gsr180-bem-gio-baltic-blue-metallic
  18. Thinking a bit more about livestreamed gigs, what about having hybrid gigs, where a small, socially-distanced live audience is augmented by selling online tickets too? This could possibly make gigs in small venues financially viable where they wouldn't otherwise be with distancing regs, and give the online experience more atmosphere at the same time. Again, it's just a thought, and hopefully others will have other, better, thoughts - what's needed now is some imagination and some new approaches, rather than just waiting for things to return to "normal".
  19. I understand what you are saying, and I agree that a livestreamed gig is not a complete or perfect replacement for live gigs, and also with Ambient's point about it working better for some genres than others, but I also remember when videos first came out that people said it would never replace the experience of watching a film on a big screen amidst a large audience, and indeed it hasn't completely replaced it. However there is now a lot of money in the home cinema market, both with DVDs and streamed content, and I think that any musician wondering where their income is going to come from in a post-covid world would do well to consider whether they could use the new technology as a part of their work - not necessarily giving up live gigs altogether, but maybe using some combination of the two to enhance their profile and income.
  20. Since the crisis began, I have seen some wonderful livestreamed gigs from several of my favourite artists. Such gigs offer advantages for both the audience and performers. As a virtual gig-goer, I did not need to travel (the gigs I watched were from Finland, but they could have been from almost anywhere in the world), I didn't have to deal with the idiocy of fellow gig-goers playing constantly with their mobile phones, I could watch them whenever and wherever I wanted, pause them for a loo-break or to put the kettle on, and the sound was excellent, and not at the mercy of room acoustics or dodgy PAs. Performers can play a gig to a virtually unlimited audience - it's just up to them how many people they can attract. No need for much of the heavy gear they usually have to lug around, or for anti-social levels of volume which have increasingly made small venues less viable in our overcrowded cities. No having to deal with drunken punters falling into their gear, asking for requests, or to be allowed to sing or otherwise making a nuisance of themselves. The gigs I have seen were free, or in one case with optional tickets for those wishing to support the artists financially, but they could be monetised fairly simply (much as online music lessons have been). Just as watching films at home is steadily replacing trips to the cinema, perhaps this could be the future trend for many gigs, and those bands that learn to exploit the new technology fastest could be ahead of the game. Just a thought.
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