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An update on the M-100 front, I know Mr eke2k6 (Mr Eke would be such a curazzyyy last name in real life) has shown some interest so I thought I'd post some updated pics on this thread.
 
That's funny because it is my last name.
 
And that'll be Dr. Eke pretty soon, thank you very much tongue.gif
 
Thanks for the pics
 
 

 

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I listened to Undun. I liked the music, but then the racial slurs and overabundance of profanity started and I lost interest. It was a case of having a larger vocabulary, but still saying the same thing. I know there are serious social issues in this great wide world, and I'm aware that music is a way of expressing your feelings about them, but that doesn't mean I choose to hear about it during my leisure time.
 

 

I'm glad you did. It is what it is. It's not the only genre I listen to (I like everything except really country stuff - the " I siiing to my horse" type stuff, and the "praise the devil" type of metal), but I have an appreciation for it. 

 

Just as long as Diana Krall isn't all you listen to etysmile.gif

 

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Well, I ended up making a bunch of A's on exams I thought I failed. How I'm feeling right now:

 

 

 

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Congrats future-Dr Eke!
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Do English native speakers feel disgusted or disturbed  listening to something like this? 

 

I doubt it.

 

@maverickronin: I like having album art on hand (I was referring to my Touch in that post).

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What's up with this hideous orange JHA logo background?

 

 


Edited by MuppetFace - 10/9/12 at 10:08am
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Oh and if you click on the background it links you to JHA's Facebook page. So have fun with misclicks. Not only are the ads very ugly and aesthetically clashing, it also annoys you some more by linking to Facebook.
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Well this is interesting. Humble Indie Bundle just launched another bundle, only this time it's ebooks. Neil Gaiman, John Scalzi, Cory Doctorow, and few others. Not to say I know of their works, but I have heard of them at the very least.
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It's also effing huge and takes forever to render on mobile devices and then I can't even see the effing thing. I won't be visiting head-fi from any mobile device until it goes away. It's destroying my data cap for no use to me whatsoever.
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It's also effing huge and takes forever to render on mobile devices and then I can't even see the effing thing. I won't be visiting head-fi from any mobile device until it goes away. It's destroying my data cap for no use to me whatsoever.

Oh no. That's bad news indeed.
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It's also effing huge and takes forever to render on mobile devices and then I can't even see the effing thing. I won't be visiting head-fi from any mobile device until it goes away. It's destroying my data cap for no use to me whatsoever.


 

Like Huddler was that mobile friendly to begin with... Doesn't seem to take any longer to load on my netbook, and it hasn't affected my scroll speed, but there is literally a 5 second delay inside of the reply box for me; up from the usual 1sec delay. What is the point if its going to take me over 5 minutes to post 2 sentences?

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In Russia there is a genre which is popular among criminals and alike where they whine about their tough life etc. ( "Russian chanson"). Russian rap exploits the same themes of the urban underclass and the criminal underworld. That's not what I would listen in my leisure time for sure.

That's not bad, really. I'm talking about the video, not the music (it's rubbish). The cinematography and effects are quite good, it's a lot like watching a Guy Ritchie film.
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Someone shows up on the forums and says something generalized like "hey, I really hate rock music!"

In response, some people 'round here bristle and ask "well what rock are you talking about?!"
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I was thinking for a while about why I find it hard to like heavy metal. Turns out it's not because of the visual trappings, sonic textures and arrangements. It's because for forty years, no heavy metal singer had provably sold their soul to the devil. They were all lying. I can't abide that.

For metal and the like, it's about theater. Most in that genre are real pussycats, they're just having fun and they don't take themselves very seriously, like Alice Cooper. He'll make a deal like Faust and then get his head chopped off one night, and the next day he's laughing about it at a charity golf tournament. Metal itself is an acquired taste and I was raised on it, lots of Black Sabbath and Led Zep, at 10 I could even sing all the AC/DC Bon Scott songs by heart. I was inconsolable after he OD'd. So, my tastes are impacted by cultural influence, like anyone else. Never did get into the harder stuff, though, like Cannibal Corpse or Deicide.

For me, I believe it comes down to a couple factors: is the singer(s) actually singing, or are they only talking, growling, or screaming? Is there coherent melody, or an artistry at work that I appreciate on an emotional or technical level?

Rap/Hip-hop lovers shouldn't feel bad, though, I feel the same negative response when I hear Pop-Country, so it isn't exclusive to one genre.
Edited by Magick Man - 10/9/12 at 1:21pm
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The thing about rap/hip hop is that there's a fair amount of rhetorical art in the good rappers and there's some productive art in good sampling. I am no particular fan of Kanye West, but what he did on My Beautiful, Dark, Twisted Fantasy is pretty remarkable.

I don't feel bad because you don't like it. People can like or not like what they want. It's just that the genre is more complex and artful than you give it credit for.
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The thing about rap/hip hop is that there's a fair amount of rhetorical art in the good rappers and there's some productive art in good sampling. I am no particular fan of Kanye West, but what he did on My Beautiful, Dark, Twisted Fantasy is pretty remarkable.
I don't feel bad because you don't like it. People can like or not like what they want. It's just that the genre is more complex and artful than you give it credit for.

 

Ditto

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The thing about rap/hip hop is that there's a fair amount of rhetorical art in the good rappers and there's some productive art in good sampling. I am no particular fan of Kanye West, but what he did on My Beautiful, Dark, Twisted Fantasy is pretty remarkable.
I don't feel bad because you don't like it. People can like or not like what they want. It's just that the genre is more complex and artful than you give it credit for.

Fair enough, I'm glad you enjoy it. smily_headphones1.gif
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Does anyone here practice martial arts? I had a particularly painful training today.

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Normally, Hung Gar is taught for sport nowadays, compared to Ving Chun which usually isn't, but my teacher is focusing on defense. Traditional Kung Fu seems brutal, but there is something really satisfying about it, it feels like I'm changing as a person and getting somewhere, where as at ASA Karate when I was a kid... it felt as if my parents money was just being sucked out of them mad.gif

That does sound like an intense night.

 

I'm doing American Kenpo, a derivative of the Ed Parker method.  I'm still a beginner; I should be purple belt in the next couple of months.  Kenpo AFAIK is less physically demanding than Kung Fu.  I have a good friend who used to do Wing Chun and the movements were very physically demanding from the perspective that doing some of the techniques requires intense physical conditioning.  Kenpo, on the other hand, is mostly quick simple movements and works on speed and overwhelming an opponent while simultaneously defending.

 

The school I go to is also primarily focused on defense.  Generally a 1 hour class is about 20 minutes of hard workout, 20 minutes of learning the "by the book" technique or form, and then the last part of the class the head instructor comes in and teaches variations and application.  Like you, I feel very positive about the effect martial arts has on my life.  I'm still pretty overweight, but much stronger and more toned than when I started, and planning to stick with it.

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