Poll: How punx are you?
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View poll results: How punx are you?
>300 gtfo proghead
11 17%
180-300 Average music listener, not punx
32 48%
120-180 Pretty punx I guess
12 18%
60-120 *-) *-) *-)
3 5%
0-60 YOUR SO PUNX YOU MUST BE SID VICIOUS HAVE MUH BABIEZ
8 12%
Voters: 66.
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#1
'K guys, this is a stupid idea for a thread, but I'm making it anyway because this forum is pretty boring lately.

We all know that true punx songs are fast and short. A logical conclusion to draw from this fact is that one's punxness is inversely proportional to the average length of the songs in his or her music library.

To find your place on the Newman-Lewis scale, (named for Colin Newman and Graham Lewis of Wire, one of the first bands to take song brevity to the extreme and the band with the shortest "real" song in my collection) follow these steps:

1. Find (a) the total number of songs in your library and (b) the total length of all of those songs. If you use WMP, you can do this by selecting all songs and looking at the bottom right corner of the window. I don't know about iTunes or Winamp.

2. Convert (b) to seconds.

3. Divide (b) by (a).

For example, I currently have a modest 1739 songs and 87.7 hours (315,720 seconds) on my computer. So my Newman-Lewis score in significant figures is 182. Just over 3 minutes, which is the official minimum length for a standard pop song. Clearly not punx, but it could be worse.

Make sure to find your score regularly (at least every 3 months). If you're doinitrite, it should decrease each time. If it increases, throw out some of that prog rock.

Poll coming soon, I think.
#2
This thread seems like a huge fail...
"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, then the world will know peace." - Jimi Hendrix
#4
I'm right at 2 minutes 35 seconds but I've got some music to add to my collection so that number will change shortly.

22864 Songs
41.7 Days of music
79.33GB of muzacks
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Last edited by axeslash at Jun 7, 2009,
#5
Quote by RedSox_o4
This thread seems like a huge fail...

You Pit monkeys say that about everything.
#6
Damn i just added a crazy doom metal album and each song is like 100 minutes long ****.

i have 635 songs and 96580 seconds.

I'm "pretty punx i guess"

I better add all my grindcore albums and take off my doom records.
#7
comes out to 168.4

A bit shorter than average I suppose.

My library is pretty punx for the most part.

However, I'm giving it a look and my longest songs are by Filth, La Fraction, Propagandhi, Huskur Du, (early) Chumbawamba, TV Smith, Television, Iggy Pop, Wipers and stuff like that, so I dunno how accurate this test really is.
#9
I'm not doing this because it'll take forever, but seeing as I have everything Jethro Tull, King Crimson and ELP ever did, I'm not going to be very punk at all.

EDIT: also, 'Sister Ray' is pretty punk and it's 17 minutes, while some dumb Minor Threat sh*t is not very punk and is fractionally shorter.
#10
My Winamp got down while trying to get all of my music in.........I have some bootlegs of the concerts I played on my PC, which means some 60 min MP3s.......

Quote by sargasm
Chumbawamba


if you are ever able to read the booklet of "Total resistance to the ****ing system" by Oi Polloi you should do that......
#11
10263 songs
24.8 days = 2142720 seconds

Comes out to 208.78105817012569 seconds or 3.479684301835428 minutes.

The copious amounts of sludge/doom/stoner metal doesn't help
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#12
Quote by lavazza

if you are ever able to read the booklet of "Total resistance to the ****ing system" by Oi Polloi you should do that......



When they're talking about their backstage room with the champagne and stuff?
#13
Quote by sargasm
so I dunno how accurate this test really is.

Yeah, well it's a joke... so it's not accurate at all.
Quote by BrianApocalypse
I'm not doing this because it'll take forever

To prove you wrong I got a stopwatch and timed myself. It took one minute and three seconds. And I was taking my time. YOU HAVE NO EXCUSE NOT TO DO IT.

Also, this time I got 169 with only 81.9 hours and 1740 songs, which is odd because I don't recall deleting any music last night.
Last edited by werty22 at Jun 7, 2009,
#14
Oh, there's a shortcut?

OK, I'll have a go once I've got my computer set up, which I have not at the time of writing.
#15
14808 songs / 32.6 days =

190.2

DAMN! My plethora of 20 minute Henry Rollins spoken word songs ruined my score. He must be unpunx.
Last edited by charliezard! at Jun 7, 2009,
#16
4947 songs
968,400 seconds

So I'm a 196.
I'm the type of nigga that's built to last
If you fuck with me, I'll put my foot in your ass
See, I don't give a fuck cause I keep bailin
Yo, what the fuck are they yellin?!


GANGSTA, GANGSTA
#17
man im so punx i only have cd's and vinyls and cant be bothered to go through all of them to figure out the average time length
Propaganda does not deceive people; it merely helps them to deceive themselves-Eric Hoffer

Quote by GannonBracewell

CBGB wants to be famous like the others such as Green Day and Offspring. They don't want to be a underground punk band.
#18
428 Songs
95,040 Seconds
222.06 is my score

I have the new Metallica where every song is like 10 minutes long. I've also got a Gn'R greatest hits album which has most of the songs at like 7 minutes or more. I also have the David Cook album, which has a song that is 15 minutes cuz its 2 songs on one track. But this test is inaccurate because a true punk is proud of their music no matter what, so punk is measured by the variety one has within their music collection that makes their music unique. And since I'm pretty sure no one on UG will read this long post... I had sex with your mother last night... She also blew me. Lol
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Effects- Fulltone, JHS, Eventide
#19
My actual score was:
3 songs
9970546126483254 seconds

WTF?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! PHAIL!!!
F***IN THROUGH THE FIRE AND FLAMES, FREE BIRD AND SUPERNOVA INCENSE
Gear:
Squier Affinity Series Stratocaster
Epiphone G-400
Line 6 Spider
Dunlop Crybaby Wah
BOSS DD-3

"Wish I Had This" Gear:
Guitars- G&L, Gibson, PRS
Amps- Egnater, Bogner
Effects- Fulltone, JHS, Eventide
Last edited by CGB89 at Jun 7, 2009,
#20
8,149 songs
15.6 days of music = 1,347,840 seconds

I got 165.4 seconds. I could have not my math very wrong though.
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#21
Quote by CGB89
But this test is inaccurate because a true punk is proud of their music no matter what, so punk is measured by the variety one has within their music collection that makes their music unique.

Don't take everything so seriously.
I'm the type of nigga that's built to last
If you fuck with me, I'll put my foot in your ass
See, I don't give a fuck cause I keep bailin
Yo, what the fuck are they yellin?!


GANGSTA, GANGSTA
#22
# of songs: 7049
16:22:05:36= 1,461,936 seconds

Score= 207.4

I knew it, I'm not punx
If only summer rain would fall, on the houses and the boulevards
And the sidewalk bagatelles, it's like a dream
With the roar of cars and the lulling of the cafe bars,
The sweetly sleeping sweeping of the Seine...
#23
I got 194.68, but Screamo and Explosions in the Sky bump my average up, still, pretty unpunx.
I'm the same as I was when I was six years old
And oh my god I feel so damn old
I don't really feel anything
#24
I may have an unpunx score but I have the 3rd most songs *-)
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#25
Quote by CGB89
But this test is inaccurate because a true punk is proud of their music no matter what, so punk is measured by the variety one has within their music collection that makes their music unique. And since I'm pretty sure no one on UG will read this long post... I had sex with your mother last night... She also blew me. Lol
So says the guy with 428 Songs and the "92% of kids listen to rap" in his signature.
Journalism is just a gun. It's only got one bullet in it, but if you aim right, that's all you need. Aim it right, and you can blow a kneecap off the world.
#26
I'm too lazy to convert **** into seconds, but since this thread is basically showing off how much music you have, I have 60 gigs of music.
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#28
23419 Songs
9143297 Seconds
81.46 Gigabytes
Average song length 390.42

I basically just added Ministry's discography and it did that to my score. Whoo. Not a huge fan of Ministry, but I do really like Lard so I'm giving them a try.
Journalism is just a gun. It's only got one bullet in it, but if you aim right, that's all you need. Aim it right, and you can blow a kneecap off the world.
#29
i got 3600 as my number....im a proghead fo' sho'
Your mother likes it ruff, Trebeck.
#30
Quote by neidnarb11890

Looks like someone's gettin' their Punx license revoked.
I got 1824 songs under a minute on my hard drive. Outpunx that, you young roustabout you.
Journalism is just a gun. It's only got one bullet in it, but if you aim right, that's all you need. Aim it right, and you can blow a kneecap off the world.
#31
Considering theres not a single song on never mind the bollocks under 1 minute i dont think being there would make you sid vicious. he was a tool anyways.

i got 217 for the record just using the songs off my ipod playlist
2345 songs at 5.9 days

if i use my whole library i get 226
18771 songs at 49.1 days
Last edited by Against Him? at Jun 7, 2009,
#33
Quote by Against Him?
Considering theres not a single song on never mind the bollocks under 1 minute i dont think being there would make you sid vicious. he was a tool anyways.



Propaganda does not deceive people; it merely helps them to deceive themselves-Eric Hoffer

Quote by GannonBracewell

CBGB wants to be famous like the others such as Green Day and Offspring. They don't want to be a underground punk band.
#34
6161.7


I'm not sure if I did it right, but I've got alot of radio shows and mixes on my media player.
#36
I got 250 but I listen to more than punk(Jazz,Rock, first wave ska), and I have my brother's music who is a proghead.
8835 songs at 25.6 days
Last edited by SKAtastic7770 at Jun 8, 2009,
#38
I scored a 222, but that is because I don't have all punk songs on my library. I have a lot of songs that are 4:00<, only about 3 of them are punk bands.
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