Monday, February 28, 2005

Mixing with sidechain

I finally learned how to mix my siongs using a sidechain effect on the compression. Sidechain works this way: when sound "A" reaches a certain level sound "B" lowers its volume. Its used in live transmissions from stadiums and such, everytime someone talks the background noise gets down.

Now, you set the kick as the "A" sound and the bass as the "B" sound, so, everytime the kick enters, the bass lowers its attack for a very short time, so both can be heard without anyone getting on top of the other.

THIS THING IS AWESOME!!

Sex: meaning of certain terms

Also from Rotten.com

ORGY/ GANG BANG
People seem to use one or the other to refer to group sex, but that's an orgy. A gang bang is a group of people of one sex (usually men) having sex with just one member of the opposite sex (well, not neccessarily), one at atime ideally. The term refered originally to a group rape.

THREESOME/ MENAGE A TROIS
Again, they are not the same. Threesome is just going to bed being three people. A menage a trois means a stable relationship of three people who probably live together and do everything couples do but being three...

You can freely quote this to appear sophisticated ;)

Did you try these positions?

Taken from Rotten.Com

The Bronco
You start by going doggy style and then just when she is really enjoying it, you grab her breasts as tight as possible and yell another girls name. This gives you the feeling of riding a wild bronco as she desperately tries to buck you off.


Kick-F*****g
The act of receiving sexual pleasure from repeatedly getting kicked in the butt.


Moses
A man who enjoys going down on a woman during her period. Derived from the Biblical figure Moses, who parted the Red Sea.


The Rodeo
Similar to the Bronco. You start once again, doing a chick from behind. At a pre-arranged time you grab her hair with one hand just as several buddies bust into the room. See if you can hang on for 8 seconds cowboy. Yee Haw!


Surfing
This happens when you do a fat woman. As you watch the rippling effect of her rolls with every thrust, along with the feeling of being drenched, off balance, out of control, and in danger, you are given the sense of riding the ultimate wave.

Sunday, February 27, 2005

Borges Quote

Heard as something said by Jorge Luis Borges:

"Every technology created by man fails, except for the spoon"

The man was a spoon fan it seems...

Friday, February 25, 2005

Poor Pappo

I still can't believe it... I even made a black humor joke when told that Pappo had died... I said it's the Pope the one who's been hospitalized not Pappo... (Catholic people insert insult here).

He was a true rocker, good player, no modals whatsoever, was often drunk (he was a Pisces), and he always said he was the best and that everyone sucked, used to engage in fistfights... A guy without class who died without class (apparently was driving his motorbike, crashed into his son's motorbike, fell to the floor and was killed by a car). Very rocker. But we'll miss him...

Murió Pappo, Leyenda del Rock Argentino

La Nación On Line, 25 Feb 2005
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Murió Pappo en un accidente con su moto


El cantante de rock falleció esta madrugada al ser atropellado por un automovilista en la ruta 5, en la localidad de Jáuregui, partido de Luján

En la madrugada de hoy murió el cantante de rock Norberto Napolitano, más conocido como Pappo, al caerse de su moto y ser atropellado por un automovilista en la ruta 5, en la localidad de Jáuregui, partido de Luján, según confirmaron a LA NACION fuentes policiales.

El famoso guitarrista iba en su Harley Davidson y su hijo circulaba en otra moto, junto a un amigo. En la ruta 5, a la altura del kilómetro 71, por circunstancias que se desconocen, se tocaron ambas motos entre sí y Pappo cayó al asfalto. En ese momento fue atropellado por un Renault Clio, patente CZZ 447, manejado por una persona mayor domiciliada en Mercedes, según informaron fuentes policiales.

Una ambulancia llegó al lugar, pero el cantante habría muerto en el acto, según dijeron las mismas fuentes. El hecho ocurrió a la 0.10. El hijo y el amigo resultaron ilesos, según fuentes de la comisaría 2a., de Luján, que intervino en el hecho. Aparentemente, el cantante iba hacia la zona oeste, donde tiene una quinta. El cuerpo del rockero fue llevado a la morgue judicial de General Rodríguez, según la policía.

Pappo nació el 10 de marzo de 1950 y fue una de las figuras más destacadas del rock nacional. Integró grupos como Los Gatos, en la década del sesenta, Pappo’s Blues, en los setenta, y Riff, en la década siguiente. Tuvo también una prolongada carrera solista que lo llevó a actuar en Nueva York con B.B. King, una verdadera leyenda del blues. Su estilo transitaba por los caminos del rock más visceral, el blues y el heavy metal. Las letras directas y una voz densa formaban parte de su estilo personal.

Una de sus últimas actuaciones destacadas se produjo en Cosquín Rock, junto a Charly García.

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Programming and recording

Lots of work to do... I'm recording songs with Eli the singer and most of the songs had to be transposed so I'm recording everything again in a new key...

I have to try some guitar players to add some guitars. It's not very easy to find someone able to play in this style. Guitar players are used to build the instrumentation and have the synths to come up with the little details, while in my style it's just the opposite, the main arrangement is based on synthesizers and the guitars enter here and there to make the song more interesting....

Sunday, February 20, 2005

The Book Of Samurai: about real men

Hagakure, The Book Of The Samurai, chapter 1


According to a certain person, a number of years ago Matsuguma Kyoan told this story :

In the practice of medicine there is a differentiation of treatment according to the Yin and Yang of men and women. There is also a difference in pulse. In the last fifty years, however, men's pulse has become the same as women's. Noticing this, in the treatment of eye disease I applied women's treatment to men and found it suitable. When I observed the application of men's treatment to men, there was no result. Thus I knew that men's spirit had weakened and that they had become the same as women, and the end of the world had come. Since I witnessed this with certainty, I kept it a secret.

When looking at the men of today with this in mind, those who could be thought to have a woman's pulse are many indeed, and those who seem like real men few. Because of this, if one were to make a little effort, he would be able to take the upper hand quite easily. That there are few men who are able to cut well in beheadings is further proof that men's courage has waned. And when one comes to speak of kaishaku, it has become an age of men who are prudent and clever at making excuses. Forty or fifty years ago, when such things as matanuki were considered manly, a man wouldn't show an unscarred thigh to his fellows, so he would pierce it himself.
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And they couldn't say that the age of Aquarius was approaching (Aquarius is almost unisex, so in the age of Aquarius the differences between the sexes and genders will become minimum).

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Grotesque mistake in CSI episode

I've been watching an episode of CSI where a girl called 911 before being killed. The CSI people get the recording of the call and they give it to a technician with a PC and a Mackie console (they are very common) and the guys seems to be able to separate and isolate noises from the mono recording from the mobile phone (he isolates the voice taking out the noise of a train, the noise of a dog barking, etc.). He does this by pressing buttons in his Mackie console.

THAT IS IMPOSSIBLE!! You can't do that, regardless of what you use. Much less pressing a couple of mute butons on an analog Mackie console... Anyway. As A-ha used to say, the sun always shines on TV...

Sunday, February 13, 2005

I've been busy

That's why I didn't post anything these days. I'm recording and re recording songs. More news when I get something finished.

Saturday, February 05, 2005

Marc Almond performed live after the accident

Singer Marc Almond has performed on stage for the very first time since he was critically injured in a motorcycle accident in October 2004 (see this news article). The results of the crash were more than devastating, the singer fractured his skull in two places, shattered his right shoulder, perforated his eardrum and suffered a collapsed lung. He also suffered two massive blood clots which caused his head to swell and had to undergo emergency surgery twice. After 3 months already Almond, who celebrated his 25 years in musicbusiness last year, made his live comeback at Vienna's Life Ball at the weekend. In an interview with the BBC he admits he is still not fully fit. The Soft Cell frontman is still recovering from his injuries after the crash that left him unconscious for 10 days. The singer will have a further operation this month and he still doesn't have full use of his right arm. Almond, 48, also added that chances are that a select number of Soft Cell shows may take place later in the year. The band apparently also plans to enter the studio again. First off is the release of a solo live DVD entitled "Sin Songs, Torch And Romance", a live performance recorded last year.

From Side Line Magazine

Friday, February 04, 2005

Curiosa leyenda en un colectivo

Escrito en fibra en el respaldo trasero de un colectivo (autobús) 130 de Buenos Aires (el que va por Libertador/ Bosques de Palermo/ el Bajo/ etc).


GORDA NEGRA CULONA TE QUIERO CON TODO MI CORAZÓN

(lo juro)


Bien, es una frase que llama un poco la atención, pero analizándola un poc0 vemos que ese efecto es porque la primer parte (negra gorda culona) parece contradecir a la segunda (te quiero con todo mi corazón). Pero si vamos un poco más a fondo, es porque colectivamente los adjetivos negra, gorda y culuna se usan como insultos o con una carga peyorativa. En realidad no hay nada inherentemente malo en que una chica sea negra, gorda y culona.

Es más, lo que subyace por debajo de la gracia de la frase es la creencia no sólo de que esas palabras son insultos, sino la idea de que una mujer gorda, negra y culona no puede ser nunca querida con todo el corazón por nadie, y la frase funciona porque tiene un desenlace sorprendente que contradice esa creencia. En realidad, como decía un amigo mío, hay muchas negras gordas y culonas muy queribles, como Mercedes Sosa.