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June 20th, 2002


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04:36 am - don't stop the rock
o audiogalaxy, you were a respectable replacement for napster. now your time has also come.

yes i'm aware there's 20358353 other p2p programs out there, but i'm lazy. i'd rather find one good one and use it for hte rest of my life than have to switch every time some record exec wants his stock options to go up half a point or whatever the hell theyre doin this for

i made a valiant attempt to record a song tonight. i got the guitar sortof kinda not bad, decided i didn't feel like learning my drum program thing, and discovered that the mic i bought for 10 bucks from radioshack like 2 years ago is - surprise surprise - a big piece of crap. not only is it the zzzzzzzfuzziest sound ever, it's fucking QUIET. i had to massively boost hte volume to make it at all useful, which wasnt helpful in teh fuzziness department. i tried plugging it into my amp to see if that would help, but it was too quiet for the amp to even notice there was noise going in (i assume that's why it wouldn't work. do mics work in some fundamentally differnet way than electric guitars or keyboards?)
or maybe i just need to replace the batteries
on the plus side, i am getting a little better at playing with something approaching rhythm. stupid slavedriving metronome.

how much is a good passable mic?

why do i care? i could be perfectly content tooling about with my guitar in my room, and playing songs to myself on my bed. the only reason to record anything is so i can put it online and everyone else can say "ooh that's so good!" and i can pretend youre all being sincere. i love music but i'm nto passionate about it, i want to be a rockstar so people will scream and faint when i walk by
state: cynicalcynical

(21 shots upside the head | en garde!)

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From:slightlyangryme
Date:June 20th, 2002 01:59 am (UTC)
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i'll scream and faint when you walk by

heh
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From:kingnixon
Date:June 24th, 2002 12:16 am (UTC)
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awesome, thanks!

then while youre unconscious i'll steal your wallet and run away
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From:slightlyangryme
Date:June 28th, 2002 10:10 pm (UTC)
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woo
good deal

heh
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From:johnbot
Date:June 20th, 2002 02:34 am (UTC)
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For mics, it depends.. the one I have on my headset seems decent, and I've used it to make my silly station splitters, which sound good (as far as raw sound quality goes, anyway). It cost me $30, but it was massively marked down from $80 or so. However, that includes the goodly earphones stuff, so it coulda been a $10 mic for all I know. Hmm. Ask Brad. :)
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From:kingnixon
Date:June 21st, 2002 11:44 am (UTC)
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ask brad?
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From:johnbot
Date:June 21st, 2002 12:02 pm (UTC)
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clueless screened support types sometimes like to recommend a user "ask brad", or, my favourite, "that chick".
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From:kingnixon
Date:June 26th, 2002 01:28 am (UTC)
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ps: i thought of a great splitter today.. you know that new kid rock song "you never met a motherfucker quite like me"? it's a terrible shitty song. but anyway. you should take just that one title line, and then record yourself over him saying "me", saying "john", 'mr black' style.

you never met a motherfucker quite like [completely different voice] john!
From:candy_angel
Date:June 20th, 2002 05:34 am (UTC)
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I ALWAYS scream and faint when you walk by. Im just quick about it so we can continue the fun bits.
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From:kingnixon
Date:June 24th, 2002 12:17 am (UTC)
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you must be very quick about it, i never noticed that at all
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From:bertho
Date:June 20th, 2002 08:31 am (UTC)
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WinMX is your new friend. I dumped AG for it about a month ago. Free, no spyware, no popups and comes close to being the joy that was Napster. Only problem I have with it is it can be slow sometimes.
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From:feste
Date:June 20th, 2002 11:44 pm (UTC)
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Installing it now. Oooh, it is configuring itself to match my internet connection... I hope the LinkSys doesn't bother it too much.
From:ex_polyester120
Date:June 20th, 2002 12:43 pm (UTC)

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i tried d/l-ing kazaa, but my damn computer wouldnt let me install it....i was seriously yelling and having a temper tantrum when i found out about audiogalaxy...so blah..i hate computers
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From:kingnixon
Date:June 21st, 2002 11:46 am (UTC)
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hi you! so you havent totally abandoned livejournal?

everyone is telling me to get winmx, so i guess that's the next one to go for. i suspect unh has it blocked tho, so it may just be summer lovin'
From:ex_polyester120
Date:June 21st, 2002 12:01 pm (UTC)

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well, i've abandoned MY livejournal, not everyone elses...but yeah, i was gonna get winmx, im just lazy..
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From:kingnixon
Date:June 21st, 2002 10:35 pm (UTC)
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i'm gonna start leaving tons of random comments in your journal to keep it alive

yeah, that's the same reason i haven't gotten it yet. seems to be why i don't do lotsa things. we should stop that!
From:ex_polyester120
Date:June 21st, 2002 10:37 pm (UTC)

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i got winmx but it wicked sucks..its like napster.......i had gotten so used to audiogalaxy..
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From:kingnixon
Date:June 24th, 2002 12:24 am (UTC)
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being like napster sucks? napster is (was) good!

good to see one of us conquered being lazy bums
From:ex_polyester120
Date:June 24th, 2002 05:05 am (UTC)

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yeah, napster was good, until ag came along...bah...winmx suckssssssssssss..but i suppose it serves its purpose
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From:kingnixon
Date:June 24th, 2002 12:25 am (UTC)
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aaand you got a cool new userpic which i can't quite figure out. what is that thing which isn't you?
From:ex_polyester120
Date:June 24th, 2002 05:06 am (UTC)

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that thing is my ninja hamster...me and the hamster are making out
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From:kingnixon
Date:June 26th, 2002 01:30 am (UTC)
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oh yeah! it's easier to tell what it is when the picture is bigger, on your art site. hehe

lucky hamster

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