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by jdsowa
Sun Dec 05, 2004 9:10 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: Off-Topic / Off-Color / Off-the-Cuff
Topic: There's another midwestern transplant in Brooklyn
Replies: 20
Views: 1851

Re: There's another midwestern transplant in Brooklyn

That's funny. I grew up in Raleigh. I moved to Brooklyn earlier this year. It was cool at first and then it slowly kicked in: Waiting 30 minutes for the train late nights and weekends. Walking three blocks with a heavy sack of laundry every week. $5 for a bottle of Budweiser. Astronomical rent price...
by jdsowa
Wed Dec 01, 2004 11:33 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: Off-Topic / Off-Color / Off-the-Cuff
Topic: FOX news: "is Canada a friend?"
Replies: 20
Views: 1800

Re: FOX news: "is Canada a friend?"

:shock:

where did he find a capo for that thing? or is that a muting device. and if so, what is it called?
by jdsowa
Tue Nov 30, 2004 7:44 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: Off-Topic / Off-Color / Off-the-Cuff
Topic: RAY (the Ray Charles movie)
Replies: 3
Views: 560

Re: RAY (the Ray Charles movie)

This movie is great to see in a theatre with a decent sound system. And the one thing that stuck out to me is how incredible the recordings from the 50s and early 60s sounded, for example, to the more recent re-recording of 'georgia' during the credit roll. One set of recordings has this magic quali...
by jdsowa
Mon Nov 29, 2004 1:45 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: Off-Topic / Off-Color / Off-the-Cuff
Topic: Fired
Replies: 28
Views: 1933

Re: Fired

a magician was driving down the street one day....



....and then he turned into a driveway.
by jdsowa
Sun Nov 28, 2004 7:46 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: I bought this really old FOSTEX unit today... what is this?
Replies: 21
Views: 2747

Re: I bought this really old FOSTEX unit today... what is th

That's an older 4-track tape recorder from the 80s. It's just like the Tascam Porta 01, 02, or 414, 424 models that you might've run across in audio stores. I've always found that particular model to be pretty cool looking. If it functions properly it's probably worth about $20 to $40. You're gonna ...
by jdsowa
Sun Nov 28, 2004 6:19 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: leaving gear on vs. turning it off occasionally
Replies: 4
Views: 599

Re: leaving gear on vs. turning it off occasionally

Thanks for the replies and the link. I've almost overloaded on Walter Sear idealism.
by jdsowa
Sun Nov 28, 2004 1:46 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: leaving gear on vs. turning it off occasionally
Replies: 4
Views: 599

leaving gear on vs. turning it off occasionally

Is there a consensus here? Before I got into recording I guess I always assumed that the less wear you put on a piece of gear, the longer it would last. Studios will leave their gear on all the time, overnight, etc. until it dies or they get rid of it. And I've also read that some engineers will fre...
by jdsowa
Wed Nov 24, 2004 8:06 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: Off-Topic / Off-Color / Off-the-Cuff
Topic: U2
Replies: 43
Views: 3079

Re: U2

relentless self-promotion and persistance.

"War" was a great album tho.
by jdsowa
Fri Nov 19, 2004 9:18 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: 12v phantom power
Replies: 4
Views: 588

Re: 12v phantom power

When you give an older german condenser mic 48V and it sounds like there's no frequencies below 4kHz, it could be that it needs 12V instead.
by jdsowa
Mon Nov 15, 2004 6:48 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: Off-Topic / Off-Color / Off-the-Cuff
Topic: RIP O.D.B.
Replies: 16
Views: 1643

Re: RIP O.D.B.

That's okay. I thought Yassar Arafat died a couple weeks ago too.
by jdsowa
Sun Nov 14, 2004 7:33 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: Off-Topic / Off-Color / Off-the-Cuff
Topic: RIP O.D.B.
Replies: 16
Views: 1643

Re: RIP O.D.B.

I hear they're putting out his out his new material just under the name O.D.
by jdsowa
Sat Nov 13, 2004 8:46 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: Off-Topic / Off-Color / Off-the-Cuff
Topic: jdsowa, I am hipnotized by your avatar.
Replies: 34
Views: 3395

Re: jdsowa, I am hipnotized by your avatar.

a white friend of mine is dating an asian girl and he doesn't have glasses. And she suggested they go as John & Yoko for halloween, but they couldn't get their act together in time. I also knew an asian guy who was seeing a white girl and he wore contacts. Getting back to the topic, I'm thinking of ...
by jdsowa
Thu Nov 11, 2004 7:26 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: Off-Topic / Off-Color / Off-the-Cuff
Topic: jdsowa, I am hipnotized by your avatar.
Replies: 34
Views: 3395

Re: jdsowa, I am hipnotized by your avatar.

i keep waiting for the clothes to come COMPLETELY OFF!! It *almost* happened that last time. Wait.. okay, here we go...
by jdsowa
Wed Nov 10, 2004 3:26 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: Off-Topic / Off-Color / Off-the-Cuff
Topic: jdsowa, I am hipnotized by your avatar.
Replies: 34
Views: 3395

Re: jdsowa, I am hipnotized by your avatar.

she is Alizee. www.moi-alizee.com From Corsica, a French territory in the Mediterranean. I'm saving up all my money to move there someday in the hopes that all thewomen will look (and move) like that. Here is the story, from her website, of how she got discovered: At the age of 11, she entered a dra...
by jdsowa
Wed Nov 10, 2004 10:30 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: Off-Topic / Off-Color / Off-the-Cuff
Topic: Bush, champion of secularism in the world
Replies: 27
Views: 2118

Re: Bush, champion of secularism in the world

I think this article and this thread do an excellent job of illustrating the cognitive differences between Bush supporters and their opponents. The issue boils down to whether or not your brain can see nuance beyond black and white. I would say a great majority of the population simply cannot. Once ...