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Re: THE MINT CAFE GANG

Post by deadguy » Fri May 16, 2008 11:56 am

@ Zwopper,

wish it was included with Elyssa!!! still my favorite :mrgreen:


Btw,
I like your new avatar!!!
nice mix of Mints :D
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Re: THE MINT CAFE GANG

Post by Zwopper » Fri May 16, 2008 12:42 pm

I'm glad you like it!
MintMix FTW! :wink: 8)
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Re: THE MINT CAFE GANG

Post by kenetics » Fri May 16, 2008 2:56 pm

Zwopper wrote:@deadguy!
Nice wallpaper! :wink:
i wish your wallpaper was as good as that! :mrgreen:
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Re: THE MINT CAFE GANG

Post by npap » Fri May 16, 2008 3:08 pm

Deadgy I agree with Zwopper,
Your wallpaper is fantastic. It must have taken some tricks to design it. :)

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Re: THE MINT CAFE GANG

Post by deadguy » Fri May 16, 2008 3:32 pm

Ken&Npap,


you guys misunderstand!!!!!

Zwopper designed the wallpaper I'm using!!!!!!!

ALL credit goes to Zwopper :wink:

I merely advertise his excellent work :D

I've never been too artistic myself, hence the reason I'd rather
find great artwork made by people like Zwopper, rather than attempt
to make it myself. basically, at art I suck :|


<edit>or were you guy's posts sarcasm that went over my head :?:
( I was up all night tweakin Elyssa)

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THE MUSIC DEBATE

Post by npap » Sat May 17, 2008 7:53 am

Coming back to the subject of music, I have been thinking:
What is music, really?

WIKIPEDIA on music:
Greek philosophers and Ancient Indians defined music as tones ordered horizontally as melodies, and vertically as harmonies. Music theory, within this realm, is studied with the presupposition that music is orderly and often pleasant to hear. However, in the 20th century, composers challenged the notion that music had to be pleasant by creating music that explored harsher, darker timbres. The existence of some modern-day music genres such as death metal and grindcore, which enjoy an extensive underground following, indicate that even the harshest sounds can be considered music if the listener is so inclined.

My comment

Many scholars have defined music as a concept that is similar to Mathematics:
That is, it follows certain natural rules that one can find only in Mathematics.
It has also been suspected that music has some therapeutic effects on the human mind and body (and who knows? maybe this applies to the animal kingdom as well).
So, my good friends, why not explore the treasure chest of music that was once favored by a world of Hope. :)
http://www.old-time.com/music/index.html

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Re: THE MINT CAFE GANG

Post by kenetics » Sat May 17, 2008 8:20 am

@Deadguy, I was just kidding Zwopper!

@npap, I agree about the early music. Pythagoras's discovery of musical intervals was the beginning of music theory and many also say science. It was required study for the Pythagoreans and they listened to certain types of music before going to bed, which cleansed them of the day's activities, and another type when they woke up that removed their sleepiness. To them, math and music were intertwined. They even developed the "music of the spheres", based on the relationship of the planets.
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Re: THE MINT CAFE GANG

Post by deadguy » Sat May 17, 2008 11:25 am

kenetics wrote:@Deadguy, I was just kidding Zwopper!

I realized that later :oops:

sometimes I'm a little s l o w :lol:

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Re: THE MINT CAFE GANG

Post by kenetics » Sat May 17, 2008 12:02 pm

deadguy wrote:
kenetics wrote:@Deadguy, I was just kidding Zwopper!

I realized that later :oops:

sometimes I'm a little s l o w :lol:
Not to worry... my attempts at humor often don't work! :lol:
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Re: THE MINT CAFE GANG

Post by deadguy » Sun May 18, 2008 4:10 am

as far as the "music debate"....
right now I'm listening to the late Jimi Hendrix
what that guy did with the guitar floors me :o
good web surfin music.....

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Re: THE MINT CAFE GANG

Post by Ookami » Sun May 18, 2008 12:48 pm

There's a very interesting video by John Cage which explored these notions. In fact, several of his works, including his infamous 4`33`` :)
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THE MUSIC DEBATE

Post by npap » Mon May 19, 2008 3:47 pm

@Kenetics
Ken, I see you have done some interesting research on the theory of music. :)

@Deadguy
You just made me do some research myself: The late Jimi Hendrix guitar techniques. I can only say, fantastic! :)
I've always loved listing to guitar music. Spanish guitar music is my favorite though.

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Re: THE MUSIC DEBATE

Post by Zwopper » Mon May 19, 2008 5:40 pm

npap wrote:@Kenetics
Ken, I see you have done some interesting research on the theory of music. :)

@Deadguy
You just made me do some research myself: The late Jimi Hendrix guitar techniques. I can only say, fantastic! :)
I've always loved listing to guitar music. Spanish guitar music is my favorite though.

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I believe Django is unsurpassed when it comes to guitar music.
...and of course the solo works of Steve Morse - fantastic!
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Re: THE MINT CAFE GANG

Post by xvedejas » Mon May 19, 2008 6:50 pm

The best composer is Stravinsky. There is no comparison.

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Re: THE MINT CAFE GANG

Post by Zwopper » Tue May 20, 2008 2:37 am

xvedejas wrote:The best composer is Stravinsky. There is no comparison.
Not so much original work done for guitar though... :wink: :mrgreen:
But I agree that he was a spectacular composer, and some of his work can be interpreted on guitar (or butchered if you like :wink: ) - just look at Yngwie Malmsteen... :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Re: THE MUSIC DEBATE

Post by npap » Tue May 20, 2008 2:58 pm

I believe Django is unsurpassed when it comes to guitar music.
...and of course the solo works of Steve Morse - fantastic!

Thanks Zwopper,
I just discovered Django thanks to you. I've been a lover of Jazz all my life.
This kind om modern music is really good. :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmpLtYmSlvM

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Re: THE MUSIC DEBATE

Post by Zwopper » Tue May 20, 2008 3:53 pm

npap wrote:
I believe Django is unsurpassed when it comes to guitar music.
...and of course the solo works of Steve Morse - fantastic!

Thanks Zwopper,
I just discovered Django thanks to you. I've been a lover of Jazz all my life.
This kind om modern music is really good. :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmpLtYmSlvM
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Re: THE MINT CAFE GANG

Post by kenetics » Tue May 20, 2008 6:16 pm

Ah, I'm a lover of jazz myself.
Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Erroll Garner, Charlie Parker and Dianna Reeves are some of my favorites.

I had never heard of Django before, but playing the samples on Amazon, he reminds me a little of Les Paul, whom I like also.
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Re: THE MINT CAFE GANG

Post by Zwopper » Wed May 21, 2008 6:00 am

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Re: THE MINT CAFE GANG

Post by npap » Wed May 21, 2008 6:50 am

A sad story but also one of hope. No physical disability can defeat a man's willpower. :)
Cheer up world! :)
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