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Re: Dumbest thing you've ever heard someone say about synths

Post by TrondC » Sat Mar 27, 2010 7:19 pm

nuketifromorbit wrote:
ninja6485 wrote:i was playing patrick lindsey at the subway where i used to work, and some guy and his wife started laughing. the guy goes "It's not music, it's organized noise!" aparantly unaware that "organized sound" is a perfectly valid definition of musc. and the last time i checked, noise is a type of sound... so just for fun i wikipediad it, and sure enough: "An often-cited definition of music, coined by Edgard Varèse, is that it is "organized sound" (Goldman 1961, 133). " so basically 'it's not music, it's (insert the definition of music [more or less]).' dumbass.
I've heard people use similar terms to describe pretty much any music they don't like, whether it be electronic, acoustic, or some combination of both. People probably whine about jazz in a similar fashion.
totally (or?) OT:

I was in a freakout experimental rock band hugely inspired bny early pink floyd, gong, zappa & the mothers etc, and since we just played whatever we wanted, we always referred to our music as "Death Jazz", since anything can fit under the term Jazz, if you stretch it far enough... we god flamed all the time by whiny jazz musicians ;)

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Re: Dumbest thing you've ever heard someone say about synths

Post by skweeegor » Sat Mar 27, 2010 7:30 pm

I saw an atonal string quartet last night that would probably encourage similar reactions. I can't say I enjoyed it but it was certainly interesting.

Here's a clip:

http://www.blackbough.ca/mp3/...and%20a ... (edit).mp3

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Re: Dumbest thing you've ever heard someone say about synths

Post by Cumulus » Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:26 am

Today I wore my new Moog T-shirt to work and one of the women I work with asked, "Is that an Ecko shirt?"

I told her that it was Moog Wear, to which she reponded that she had never heard of it. She said she knew Roca Wear and Apple Bottom, among other Hip-Hop brands.

After telling her about their hoodies and hats I told her that Moog had more influence on Hip-Hop culture than all of those other brands combined.

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Re: Dumbest thing you've ever heard someone say about synths

Post by CapnMarvel » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:30 pm

Jeez. Clothing labels 'influencing' a music culture. 'Orrible. At least Moog actually contributed to what hip hop sounds like. I'd prefer wearing an Oberheim t-shirt - cooler icon!
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Re: Dumbest thing you've ever heard someone say about synths

Post by nvbrkr » Thu Apr 01, 2010 3:10 pm

Oberheim sounds probably more like a beer company to those who don't know what it is.

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Re: Dumbest thing you've ever heard someone say about synths

Post by pflosi » Thu Apr 01, 2010 4:37 pm

Image

CHEERS

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Re: Dumbest thing you've ever heard someone say about synths

Post by nvbrkr » Thu Apr 01, 2010 4:46 pm

Oh no.

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Re: Dumbest thing you've ever heard someone say about synths

Post by pflosi » Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:35 pm

:lol:

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Re: Dumbest thing you've ever heard someone say about synths

Post by CapnMarvel » Thu Apr 01, 2010 6:13 pm

I always thought OBs and SEMs sounded 'tasty', but this is ridiculous!
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Re: Dumbest thing you've ever heard someone say about synths

Post by Cumulus » Thu Apr 01, 2010 6:43 pm

Which reminds me....I was very excited a couple of years ago when my company received a contract from Moog. Turned out to be one of the other Moog companies out there.

I won't say which one but it was not the synth manufacturer.

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Re: Dumbest thing you've ever heard someone say about synths

Post by polyklinik » Thu Apr 01, 2010 7:26 pm

sorry again for my bad english, its maybe funny:
I was at a keyboard shop. I saw a Roland SH-201.....and the "seller guy" said:
G: -It's the new analog synth from the Roland
Me: What???????? It's analog???????
G: Yes, its analog, because there isn't any display.

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Re: Dumbest thing you've ever heard someone say about synths

Post by nvbrkr » Thu Apr 01, 2010 7:49 pm

I think we might have a winner.

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Re: Dumbest thing you've ever heard someone say about synths

Post by Christopher Winkels » Thu Apr 01, 2010 11:14 pm

polyklinik wrote:sorry again for my bad english, its maybe funny:
I was at a keyboard shop. I saw a Roland SH-201.....and the "seller guy" said:
G: -It's the new analog synth from the Roland
Me: What???????? It's analog???????
G: Yes, its analog, because there isn't any display.
That, my friend, is an almost pythonesque level of quality.

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