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  1. I don't think Jonathan can save this place at this point but it would be nice if he would show up now and again. Give us a bit of moral support
  2. No, it's still not worth it. When I get the records for $30, does it make any sense at all to pay an extra $100 just for a tape? No. I knew going in that I would want the tape, but I just couldn't find any way to justify paying that much extra, especially knowing that the music would at some point be available online. I may as well make my own tape at this point if they aren't going to release it separately. It's a cool item, but it's a weak incentive to pay for the set.
  3. I wish they would just release the tape on its own. I'd pay for a tape, but the box set is too expensive. Anyway, grabbing the files at least.
  4. OP wants Radiohead to delete Pablo Honey, I guess.
  5. Curious as hell about that cassette, but I can't quite bring myself to take the plunge. $70 for In Rainbows was one thing. $145 for an OKC box? I'll have to mull it over.
  6. Trying to get something going again. Recorded a demo. I may reupload it with vocals later, but I'm not happy with the sound quality on the vocal take I did. Anyway, check it out, if you want. https://soundcloud.com/mauricehartman/on-and-on
  7. I think that whole album is a bit underrated, to be honest, but it's definitely very goofy. Most of it works better in the context of the movie.
  8. I don't dislike the name. However, I do think they picked a really random Talking Heads song to take their name from. It's not bad or anything, but it's hard to imagine that they would be so inspired that they would take it as their name, especially when you consider how they ended up sounding. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSjYDJtX_-E
  9. I have In Rainbows and The King of Limbs on vinyl, and they sound great, but to be honest, I don't usually notice that much difference between records vs CDs, and I think most cassettes sound really good, too, so I may not be a great judge.
  10. I wouldn't say it's a musician thing. It's more a matter of taste. As a musician, I can definitely respect the challenge of performing live, but that doesn't necessarily mean that I appreciate the end result more. A lot would depend on what kind of musician you are or what kind of music you make. You could have overdubs or backing tracks in your music and still have a live feel, and you could have live performance that still has a lot of manipulation. The performances of Radiohead would be as good an example as any. Thom can't naturally loop his vocals, for example, and the audio is carefully amplified and mixed (i.e. processed), not to mention that they still use a lot of effects and random equipment and things. It's not like Radiohead live is solo Thom or something (except maybe in rare circumstances). Also live performances are generally going to be heavily rehearsed with the exception of a few genres. Radiohead doesn't sound to me like they are doing a lot of improvisation live. It sounds more spontaneous than the recordings that you've heard a bunch of times, because you're familiar with those already, and I think this is what makes seeing a band live might feeler fresher, but if it's a good studio recording it'll have those same elements of surprise, and you may just need to listen to it a bit less to appreciate it again. Like I said before, I hadn't been listening to Radiohead much in the last few years, so the albums all sound really fresh to me again now. When I say that the live experience isn't necessarily better, it's because I appreciate the albums so much. Obviously, the live experience is great as well, though, because you'll get something slightly different each time. That's why I go to concerts, but for me, when it's an artist that I already know, it's more of an extension of the recorded music than something to replace it. It's a chance to pay your respect to the artist and be around other people that feel the same, and in that way, going to a live event is almost about more than the actual performance to me (as long as it doesn't suck).
  11. I definitely enjoyed the show. I don't agree that they are better live, but it was certainly a unique experience and some of the songs were quite different. If they come again, I won't hesitate to see them.
  12. http://consequenceofsound.net/2017/03/radiohead-confirm-jewish-arabic-band-dudu-tassa-the-kuwaitis-as-openers-for-us-tour/ I think it was these guys.
  13. I'm not sure what they're called. They were sort of like art rock mixed with traditional Israeli folk music.
  14. Some scalper just randomly gave me a ticket that he couldn't sell. Moved from 201 to 106. What a world of a difference!
  15. Yeah, I know they have a reputation for being a great live band. I just always missed them for one reason or another, despite being such a long time fan. When I was younger I truly couldn't afford to go and I usually lived too far away, anyway, but I'm more financially stable now, and the stars have aligned. I overpaid for the ticket, because they said it was sold out (now tickets are magically available from the venue again), but I knew it was something that I have to do. This is twenty years in the making.
  16. I'm going to be in section 201. The tickets sold out so quickly, I didn't have a chance to get anything better without selling an arm and a leg, but I've never seen them before, so I'm still quite excited. To be quite honest, I hadn't been listening to them much recently, but I've been playing AMSP a lot and I've got the King of Limbs in the car, and my anticipation is building. Hopefully, it will not be their last tour, but if it is at least I'll get to see them the once.
  17. 12 years a Radiohead fan. 11 years an MTer. Definitely weird to think I've been part of this community for that long. I feel like I have stronger ties to people here than a lot of the friends I've made in real life. People have come and gone in my life, but this place is still here. I guess I've been a fan of Radiohead for 19 years if you count liking Karma Police on the NOW CD.
  18. Looks okay to me, Jonathan. Thanks for the update.
  19. Yes, I was playing by myself. There has been some talk of me joining one of the bands that played after me, so maybe in the future, I won't have to play alone, but I wasn't quite ready to perform with them on this occasion, so I just opened for them instead.
  20. It was okay. I played a few bad chords, but I didn't forget any lyrics. I only had two days to prepare,so it went well considering. Most of the people watching were from the bands playing after me, but they were very complimentary.
  21. Just played my first public gig in ages. Very nerve-wracking, but I'd like to do this more often.
  22. Brian

    busking

    A mixture of both but more covers. I think most people will tip better if they hear a familiar song.
  23. Brian

    busking

    I've busked before but only for fun and on a short term basis. I had two friends with me, and most of the times that we tried it, we would make enough money for each of us to have a meal, pay for gas, upkeep of instruments, etc, but not much profit. I wouldn't feel comfortable depending on something like that for a living, but good luck.
  24. When tinkering with it ceases to be entertaining.
  25. That worked for me. I think you're on to something.
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