Good thing there’s people who draw red circles and lines over pictures in videos and forums to show the REAL NEWS, huh?

Good thing there’s people who draw red circles and lines over pictures in videos and forums to show the REAL NEWS, huh?

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RT is interesting though. NPR kind of drones a little. NPR checks facts anally. RT.. actually when they’re not talking about Russia or politics, their reporting usually isn’t too bad. You just have to know what topics they’re going to slant on heavily.

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Christian Science Monitor was always a decently balanced source. Their mission is precisely to be unbiased, except when they do their required religion article.

I made good use of them during the election time. Their biases are slightly right, slightly white American family but not excessively so, and they tend to have a more globalist perspective mostly in sort of a 100 year view of things.

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The thing is: You can get your news from ANY source, so long as your know their leanings, figure out where their hyperbole is, and check their sources yourself. It’s not rocket science.

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Indeed. The right tends to be scared and the left tends to be “yeah, we got this, no worries”.

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With the right there’s always some “threat”. Always the victim of some oppressor.

The left tries the victim/oppressor narrative but the right does it naturally.

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Good read. I wonder what they’d make of me. I’ve had anxiety issues since I was a kid but I’ve also worked on it since I was a kid. Maybe if I didn’t get the support I did, I’d be a conservative. Strange thought indeed.

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There’s a few issues the right’s ok on or that I don’t mind when not in extreme form. I’m generally left leaning though. Never could go full democrat or republican. wish I could. It’d make life easier but the way I am I have to think too much sometimes.

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listening now. love the speed. I’m always disappointed with how slow most music is. I’m a natural musician (I can play anything you throw at me) almost did Julliard but didn’t want to. [the idea of perfect practice makes perfect would’ve driven me nuts).

I never had the patience it takes to put together something like this. I put crap together on youtube other places. or if you sit me in front on an instrument I’ll ramble on for hours… but I’ve always envied people like you that took the time to really focus and work through a full piece with precision and accuracy.

I like your style of music. It suits my caffeine speed. I’d say it’s… 180 bpm? 210?

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Loving the textures. 8-bit, to animal roars, squeaky bits. Ah! 170 bpm! cool. I knew it was “more than 150, less than 230″ and I took a stab or two

Born deaf in left ear (useless) and right ear only goes up to 5000 hz. [it’s a dead stop – pipe organs go higher and I’ve heard notes disappear completely]. But at least my hearing never got worse. [premie].

Yet, I have both kinds of perfect pitch (or used to – I find I have to ignore that voice in my head that tries to tell me what “note” a sound is playing at. I don’t -care-, yet it used to be very persistent].

Kind of a waste really. Keep waiting for software to work the way I think. Somebody’ll do it eventually. I make things daily, usually just 10 minutes projects wrecking someone else’s music somehow and putting the vomit up on youtube or whatever.

Maybe someday I’ll go west coast. It’s definitely where I *should* be, ideologically and stuff. Just never been around people too much like me, so ya get used to it.

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But yeah, you’ve nailed the style of music I like that I never let myself listen to. I enjoy it too much.

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I got no regrets but had a few turns gone one way or another, I’d have been involved in those subcultures for sure. Here’s me at 11, first computer. Got into BASIC, left video games as a player at 16 (believed people who said “too old at 16″) and did beta testing instead for a while after that. Learned other programming. Got online in 1989 at 300bps. Went to hippie college (Hampshire College, Amherst MA) for 1.5 rs in 90/91, supposed to be theoretical physics but prof wasn’t there, went towards development psychology instead, ended up working in computers after audiophile friend and me started a record label with my piano stuff.

Online’s been my consistent baby though. I got to watch the world catch up to me and now I see a lot of equals everywhere and people that have gone beyond and I’m loving it.

Maybe one day I’ll hop over there. But I’m more happy knowing others are doing it and are happy at it.

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You’re welcome- and thank for listening to my story. Seemed like a fair and even trade, although it took me less time to express a piece of myself than it did for you to express yours. Wish I had the patience to complete creative works that take longer than 3 days ’cause I see what amazing results come out from people who have that patience.

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as I can’t leave anything alone, I just converted Gourd of Ashes to MIDI (waon, love that thing) and I’m going to hear how it sounds with different soundfonts. I love transforming things from one state to another and seeing what happens.

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I’m not going to repupload derivitives but I just enjoy moving things around, looking at patterns and things from different perspectives.

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here’s a perspective you probably never saw your music from :) It’s almost a curse, *having* to do _something_ with anything I get, do something creative or unexpected with it. It’s still converting. I never could see a song as a finished product. It’s all one ongoing song, cacophany when heard all at once but each sound and music and experience is facets on the whole experience.

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I was a command-line baby. I drop to a shell at the drop of a hat. I *should* be a Linux person (I did Unix long ago, as well as VAX/VMS and other terminals) but as I’m MR COMPUTER HELPER to anybody around me, I have to stick to what everybody uses, which is MS-DOS 2.01 – 5.0, Win 3.0 – Win10 (I’m on Win7), and never letting myself get *too* deep into the innards. It’s very hard not to, but whenever I do, I start making my computer do stupid things.

[once I decided to see if I could cause a ‘blip’ in the local ISPs time synchronization by messing with NTP (network time protocol). It worked – I don’t remember how I verified it – but reset itself within a few hours. Unfortunately, it left my poor old laptop permanently 5.5 hrs behind the rest of the planet. Mess with drivers and networks and I got what I deserve.

I’d be far worse on Linux. I gotta save myself from myself

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lol I heard Gourd of Ashes on Marimbas because last nights ridiculous 10 minute project was this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rqZHO_VG7w – but don’t worry – I’m not going to wreck your amazing music publicly like that… just for my own edification.

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- this is the kind of thing I wanted to see — the patterns within. [it’s not for public consumption so I stuck it temporarily on vid . me to show you]. – [I used a “jazz scat” soundfont, so just imagine 100 jazz scat singers trying to catch up with your piece :P ]

I like the slightly off balance feeling, like being on a treadmill that’s ALMOST too fast but you’re keeping up, but you’re spilling your favorite beverage all over the electronics yet everything’s still ok and you’re in control. [don’t know why that image came to mind but it did :) ]

https://vid.me/WWP6x

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