I used to really like them, but after the For All The Right Reasons album, they really went down hill, both lyrically and in their instrumentals. The entire Dark Horse album sounds like it's made of riffs that are all too similar, and the lyrics are just WAY too derogatory. I didn't mind the occasional lyric about women here and there, but whoever is writing their music is simply a derogatory pig. I prefer their older sound.
I don't mind 3DG, but, I can only take so much of them. They do have a few songs that stand out from each album, "Drown" off of their first album being one of my personal favourites, however I still think most of it sounds really similar. It's cool that they still have their own distinct sound, unlike a lot of today's music. They're a band I wouldn't mind seeing, cos I've heard they're really good live.
My first gig ever had a couple things happen. First, during the sound check, I sprained my ankle, which really sucked cos I had to hop up and down the stairs from the 1st floor to the 4th floor all night, cos there was no elevator. Then, during the actual show, we were playing Are You Gonna Be My Girl by Jet, and my bass came unplugged. Then during our next song, my strap came loose, right in the middle of the bass solo :\
One of the last times I was put on register at work, a cute girl walked in, and the only thing I could say when I needed to give her her change was "uh...uh...you look nice in blue eyeshadow...have a nice day!" It was...awkward...I haven't really worked register since.
I'm charging relatively cheap ($10, most in my area have charged $20/$25), so I'm going to try to introduce her to the instrument, and give her a small taste of what it can do, and proper treatment, and things like that. She's just starting, so, I'm hoping to get the parts of the guitar and how they work out of the way, just so she knows. I'm then trying to figure out what to do next. Perhaps teach her the hand posture, and notes, and show her finger exercises. Perhaps someone could give me a link to where I could get printouts on scales and stuff, it's one of the things that I never really learned...
And Frottage...I wish I could help. I can't though, because what I want to write out won't come out in words damnit!
Hey, I wasn't exactly sure which part of the forum this should go in, so, I just put it here.
I'm going to be giving guitar/bass lessons to some people around my town, and I was wondering, what would be a good way to plan out my lessons? I have the introductory lesson planned out, but, I'm not sure what I should teach after that. So, I'm asking for your input. How would you teach someone who was just starting out on playing guitar? What techniques would you find to be most important when teaching someone? I'm also wondering how I can make the lessons last a full hour (roughly)...
Actually...Tegan is pretty hot in the butchier way...Sara is nice looking too, in a more femme way. They both have killer eyes. If I were about 10 years older, I would most certainly if I had the chance to do so. And Tegan looks better, now that her mullet is more grown out.
Don't do it. Think of your family. You think you have it bad, just look around you, look on the streets. You could have no family, no friends, no food, nothing at all. I have a similar situation..just add being gay and being forced out to that. I haven't killed myself. Sure, things get bad. Don't put your mom through that. If you really love her, you won't. I know how bad it is for a parent to lose a child. My sister is dead. My mum was devastated. It's no walk in the park. You're meant for something, somewhere, sometime, somehow. Otherwise, you wouldn't be alive.
You guys may remember me from making the emo thread? (another report)...well, I failed out on that one cause there was too much to make an 'appropriate' report. So, I changed my subject to the bisexual trend among teenage girls. Does anybody have any really good info on this? And please don't reccomend Wikipedia, I'd just like some articles! Thanks!
to cover the basic stereotype (don't flame me for this)... It's a lighter, more emotional side of 'goth' and these days, it consists of the kids dressing in black, with long shaggy hair, that tend to be really 'depressed' and other things like that. It really emerged from the punk/hardcore scene in the 70's/80's...because of people who wanted to expand their music in a different direction, that was softer, more melodic, and something more than angry lyrics and grungy guitars. I won't go into the whole thing.... Maybe I will... But today, it's basically turned into a bunch of kids wanting to look cool and be individuals, so they dress in the 'scene' or 'goth' trends int order to be different, when there are thousands of others doing the same thing for the same reasons... But these days, it's more of a style than a music scene. But for a better reference...go to https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=321632
dont do a report dont give them any attention hopefully they will get depressed we ignore them and kill themselves.
then maybe we could get good music back
haha...I'm doing it cause I find the whole thing kinda interesting...and I need the credit to pass my class..and it's the best I could come up with. And to those that've mentioned the sites and stuff, thanks, It's going to be a loooonnng report... (I can't ask anyone in my school cause they're all posers...lmfao)
yeah...I get that vibe too. I just figured it'd be an interesting topic to write on, and the whole culture of where it originated and what it is exactly is just kinda neat. I still don't get how it came from hardcore and punk though...
I'm doing an English report on the 'culture' of Emo, and I could really use some help on finding some sites that actually give a slight history on how it was back when it started, and how it became what it is today, and what exactly it is today. Any help would be accepted...other than the usual 'I hate emos...they're ****', and other bashing. Thanks
Oh, and fyi, I picked this topic, it wasn't assigned. But the teacher thought it'd be cool.
FINALLY A LYRICISTS THREAD!!!! I'd have to say... Tegan and Sara Quin. I love the way that Tegan's style is simple, but still conveys the message she wants, and I love the way that Sara is with her metaphors. And I love the way that Tom Gabel of Against Me! writes. All three of them are so honest! Ex of Tegan:
My Number Showers pounding out a new beat I trade my old shoes for new feet I grab a new seat I don't like the one I got the fabrics wearing through and it's wearing me out you're wearing me down watching old baseball games and low budget telethons ain't like watching you yourself when you yourself is on got time to wander to waste and to whine but when it comes to you it seems like I just can't find the time so watch your head and then watch the ground it's a silly time to learn to swim when you start to drown it's a silly time to learn to swim when you're going down if I gave you my number would it still be the same if I saved you from drowning promise me you'll never go away promise me you'll always stay closed down the last local zoo I'm gonna win the endless war over who kills the last koala bear and who in death will love him more and I he grabs me by the hand drags me to the shore and says maybe you don't love me but you'll grow to love me even more and well I'm not surprised if I gave you my number would it still be the same if I saved you from drowning promise me you'll never go away promise me you'll always stay Showers pounding out a new beat I trade my old shoes for new feet I grab a new seat I don't like the one I got the fabrics wearing through and it's wearing me out you're wearing me down So watch your head and then watch the ground it's a silly time to learn to swim when you start to drown it's a silly time to learn to swim when you're going down if I gave you my number would it still be the same if I saved you from drowning promise me you'll never go away promise me you'll always stay if I gave you my number would it still be the same if I saved you from drowning promise me you'll never go away promise me you'll always stay promise me you'll always stay promise me you'll always stay
Sara... Proud Freedom and blood I make my mark and fight for tomorrow finally I've got something Something I can raise my voice for fine tell them who, you really want fine well you'll get yours and I'll get mine proud I'm proud to be proud to be me they said proud I'm proud to be proud to be me they said tell me oh you've got to tell me freedoms rough so we take our stand and fight for tomorrow finally we got something something we can bring down the house with fine tell them who you think you are fine tell them fine is what you are and when you finally figure out what it is ou need you better think of me no no no no when I get up I feel the rhythm in my fingers I get up - I hear the rhythm in my laughter take a second look you might find that I am stronger take a second look you might find that you are stronger imagination inspiration it's only fair that I tell you I plan on leaving here tonignt with my pride it gets me every time with my pride I'm proud to be I'm proud to be me
And Tom Gabel Borne on the FM Waves of the Heart No, it's not what we meant to say. We don't really love each other. What happens when the summer's over? How long before distance becomes a chore? I'm approaching with great, great trepidation. I hope you'll understand. Before you speak think about what you're trying to say. Who else is there to blame for you miscommunication? You're getting caught up in the excitement. You're making promises you can't keep. You need to leave all your options open. Too much momentum. This room feels like it's going to explode. Too many angels. Too many factors to cover. Waiting for signal. You're searching for network. You have to fight to stay in control of the situation. Anxiety, anxiety you give me no mercy. Grind my teeth smooth and flat in my sleep. We took some pills to calm us down. Then we needed help to come back up. Just trying to stay in control of the situation. Too much momentum. This room feels like it's going to explode. Too many angels. Too many factors to cover. Waiting for signal. You're searching for network. You have to fight to stay in control. You have to fight to stay in control. No, you don't have to fight to stay in control of the situation.
Did anybody else notice that in Whosamerica's sig, he doesn't even spell the title of the poem correctly? That's rather funny. It makes me feel bad to be American with people like him around... EDIT: It's how a lot of people judge Americans these days, just because of a select few. and as I forgot to add, I kinda like what the T/S wrote, but I do think it's a bit too repetitive, and a bit too much like To Do list.
Is it me, or are these two girls always coming up with something different? I just got their third album 'If It Was You' and it's something I never would have expected after listening to 'The Con' and 'This Business of Art' Other than the fact that Sara is a lyrical genius, what're your opinions on them?