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Old 03-09-2015, 01:54 PM   #611 (permalink)
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Sounds interesting. I'll see what I can do. What exactly do you have in mind for a format anyway?
I could show you one of my existing reviews, but I'm planning to start doing a track-by-track format. Style will still be similar though.
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Old 03-11-2015, 11:48 AM   #612 (permalink)
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Always one with the funny story, Urban does not disappoint in http://www.musicbanter.com/members-j...sed-ideas.html, where he relates the tale of when he saw Kiss. But not Kiss. Really. Sort of.
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Old 03-11-2015, 05:35 PM   #613 (permalink)
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US, if you're getting near the end of season two you have some amazing plot twists and revelations coming up. Enjoy!
Last episode watched was "And Now For A Word" and what a fantastic episode it was as well, never expected a documentary episode at all. In fact I'm pretty much a fanatic of the series and even when an episode is not so great I still really like it.

It's by this time as well that you realise what a great Captain Sheridan is and offers a lot more than Sinclair (even though I liked Sinclair at the end a lot)
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Old 03-15-2015, 07:25 PM   #614 (permalink)
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Captain's Log, Stardate ... sorry, sorry. Getting so wrapped up in Star Trek Month I forget where I am. So what's happening back on that little blue-green planet we left a week ago to go where no man has gone before? Oh yeah...

A new journal starting is not big news. I mean, it is for the person starting it, especially if it's their first, but journals start up all the time. This however is something special. It actually came to life last week, but only a few hours outside of the deadline for last week's update. Unknown Soldier and Anteater team up to bring you the complete musical history of the band we know as Toto. This is, to my knowledge, the first time anyone has done this (what? No no: Batty and my Voyager journal is long dead, I'm sure; kicked in the teeth and left bleeding in a dark alleyway while he runs off with its money and credit cards. I doubt it'll last until the ambulance arrives, assuming someone calls one) --- two people, both at the top of their writing game, collaborating on a journal featuring a band they both know and love. Should be very interesting. Read more about it below.

Also, Briks my apologies but if you're going to change your name to something Norweigan don't expect me to use that special “O” with the slash through it everytime I mention you. You'll have to be Isbjorn, ok?

And now, on with the show!

Aux-in kicks us off this week with a review of an album by Tritonal in http://www.musicbanter.com/members-j...continuum.html

while http://www.musicbanter.com/members-j...lks-about.html, but this time with what he calls a cheap but decent set of headphones. Ah, I remember being able to use 'phones... long time ago now. He's also talking about those albums in his Metal Survivor thread. Good stuff.

http://www.musicbanter.com/members-j...63-2013-a.html has albums from DJ Wally, The Black Keys, MF Doom again and ... William Shatner! Good on ya Goof! Great album!

Innerspaceboy has a manifesto for the future of pop in http://www.musicbanter.com/members-j...nnerspace.html : well worth reading, as usual

while it would seem that http://www.musicbanter.com/members-j...seur-cave.html is under new managem --- oh no wait: that's just Briks changing his name to ...Isbjorn? Suppose he's going to start standing on Fox's Glacier Mints now? (Ancient Dad joke, he probably won't get it). Anyway, with his new identity in tow, he's laying down the ten rules of Music Banter, again very much worth a read.

I almost fear clicking http://www.musicbanter.com/members-j...nal-music.html: I know the chances are that going to the last page is not going to be enough, that Ki will have put in so many updates that I will usually have to go back to the one before that, or even the one before that. And so it proves. This week he's got two pages of updates, featuring Swarm of the Sun, Swarm of the Sun and Swarm of the Sun. Did I mention Swarm of the Sun? He's also doing, in fairness, Swarm of the Sun. And Jonsi. And The Best Pessimist. And Tertia, Caspian, and a whole lot more. And Swarm of the Sun. Oh, and how could I forget Swarm of the ... all right, I'll stop now.

Oriphiel is http://www.musicbanter.com/members-j...ck-garage.html with the Cans, The Silvertones and Five by Five, while also writing the latest chapter in http://www.musicbanter.com/members-j...rgy-story.html

Sidewinder is in 2003 with http://www.musicbanter.com/members-j...ar-1965-a.html, looking at albums from The White Stripes, Sun Kil Moon and Chris Cleak among others

and we have a new journal, coming from Soulflower as she tells us that http://www.musicbanter.com/members-j...dness-art.html and kicks off with some words about Fiona Apple.

After what I would consider a long time away from http://www.musicbanter.com/members-j...d-journal.html I've finally got it together to post some more Tom Waits album reviews, four in fact, leaving us with just another four to go before we can wrap up his discography. Speaking of discographies, I've committed to do another seven of them in http://www.musicbanter.com/members-j...i-reviews.html, kicking off with Asia's debut. Discographies to come from Robbie Williams, ELO, Steve Earle and more!

Of course it's Star Trek Month over at http://www.musicbanter.com/members-j...-emporium.html, and we're going at full warp with reviews of the first two Trek movies, more Trek themes, the women of Star Trek and the long-awaited showdown: who is the better captain, Kirk or Picard? Shut up, Batty... Finally, we're getting 1968 underway in http://www.musicbanter.com/members-j...ive-metal.html, looking at the new bands who formed that year and who would go on to almost define prog rock between them.

Almost into the top 10 now in http://www.musicbanter.com/members-j...y-history.html, and Gravestone are just hovering outside at 11. Not sure about anyone else, but that picture is way off to the right for me... Anyway, big news as above is that a new journal has been born, its fathers being two of our greatest writers, Unknown Soldier himself and the mighty Anteater. http://www.musicbanter.com/members-j...78-2015-a.html is exactly what it says, a discography and review of all the albums by Toto, and they get it underway with the debut album. Interesting idea, as they share the review, kind of carrying on a conversation between them about it. Great work, guys: hope it goes well!

Urban reviews Burzum (for those with ADHD that is) in http://www.musicbanter.com/members-j...sed-ideas.html and also has a memorable interview between Michael Jackson and ... Hugh Laurie???

Wpnfire does not like Death. Or at least, the album Human. So says he in http://www.musicbanter.com/members-j...s-journal.html, sending Batty into a sulk

while Zero plays us out with his own personal Irish artistes Spotify playlist in http://www.musicbanter.com/members-j...nal-sound.html. La fheile Phadraig agat, my friend!

I've no problem picking out the

when you have someone like our little Norse boy (or should that be Polar Bear now?) writing gold like this:
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The True Rules of MusicBanter


Aight, the members who register here can be divided into four categories. Some stick around. Some are spammers who get banned. Some lose interest and stop posting, and some stick around for a month or two before they get butthurt and leave in tears. If you're a new member, you probably don't want to end up in that last category, so here are some things you need to know in order to survive in the MB community. Drumroll, please...




  1. Thou shalt not speak of Butthead.
  2. Batty's ego is like a T-rex. Huge, and not to be stroked.
  3. Wait a second...
  4. Thou shalt not get in an argument with GuitarBizarre, lest thou embarrass thyself and thy family.
  5. Beware of the Grammar Nazis and the Political Correctness Army, or they will lynch thee.
  6. If thou feelest the need to ask whether or not that new member is Butthead, it's probably Butthead.
  7. Do not have a small avatar. Small avatars are for plebs.
  8. If "Anal Beads" is a poll option, thou art legally obliged to select it.
  9. Google seeth all.
  10. Thou shalt not use the band smiley.
  11. Thou shalt respect the younguns.
  12. Pet_Sounds is the Grammar Nazi. Isbjørn is the pinko leftist commie bastard, or so sayeth Batty. Josef K is the hipster. Machine is the one who maketh scary music.
  13. "Ja" > "yes"
  14. Thou must identify as a fan of Wolves in Sheepskin and Snake Walk, even if thou dost not like Wolves in Sheepskin or Snake Walk.
  15. Do not start a thread about an album.
  16. Or actually, do start one, but only in the "New Releases" or "Album Reviews" subforum.
Just perfect.

And speaking of the member formerly known as Briks, it's time once again for

Last time we left our intrepid author it was March, and he was overdosing on metal. Come April, he's still at it. Opus Eponymous by Ghost, Lateralus by Tool, Electric Wizard's Dopethrone, Metallica's Load and ... And justice for all, Priest's Rocka rolla and then it was Nickleback week for, um, a day.

As May began then, more metal with Sabaton, then the Pixies and then it seemed Nickelback Week was still on. I offered to run this jointly with him, but sadly shortly afterwards I had my nineteenth nervous breakdown and exited stage left, retiring from the entire forum for several months. What do you mean, you never even noticed I was gone? Humph! Anyway, back in The Poseur Cave Isborn struggled on alone, also listening to Violeta Violeta by Kaizers Orchestra and yet even more metal with Storm of the light's bane by Dissection. This took us into June, so here we must pause and await the triumphant return of the polar one next week.

That's it for this week. Bit of a shorter update as I'm late writing it, but hopefully you all enjoyed it and nobody was left out. If you were omitted, see our complaints dept.

Till next week,
Toodles!
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Old 03-15-2015, 08:49 PM   #615 (permalink)
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Just a heads up. If you hit the permalink button at the top right of someone's post, it gives you a link to that specific post in the thread. Like so...

http://www.musicbanter.com/members-j...ml#post1565276
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Old 03-15-2015, 09:54 PM   #616 (permalink)
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Not to worry about the mass amount of updates, as I may be slowing down a bit on the updates. I've been doing a lot of updates because I will try to keep a 3-4 updates a week schedule and I just wanted to get as much in my journal as I can in the event that I can't follow my schedule. Post-rock month will be taking an instant turn to that schedule so don't expect day to day updates anymore. I enjoy doing them day to day but i'm finding that the quality of posts tends to decrease as I continue the day to day updates. I want to put more thought into them instead of getting them out consistently.
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Old 03-16-2015, 01:25 AM   #617 (permalink)
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Yo, thanks for Post of the Week! Appreciate it.
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Old 03-16-2015, 07:18 AM   #618 (permalink)
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Not to worry about the mass amount of updates, as I may be slowing down a bit on the updates. I've been doing a lot of updates because I will try to keep a 3-4 updates a week schedule and I just wanted to get as much in my journal as I can in the event that I can't follow my schedule. Post-rock month will be taking an instant turn to that schedule so don't expect day to day updates anymore. I enjoy doing them day to day but i'm finding that the quality of posts tends to decrease as I continue the day to day updates. I want to put more thought into them instead of getting them out consistently.
Don't worry, it's not a problem. It was more poking gentle fun, like you were with me earlier... Keep up as many updates as you want; they're great to read.
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http://www.musicbanter.com/members-j...ml#post1565276
Um, thanks but I know. What is that in reference to as a matter of interest?
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Old 03-16-2015, 09:45 AM   #619 (permalink)
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Don't worry, it's not a problem. It was more poking gentle fun, like you were with me earlier... Keep up as many updates as you want; they're great to read.
It's more just my own personal thing for my journal. I can't keep up with a day to day as much as I'd like to think I do.
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Don't worry, it's not a problem. It was more poking gentle fun, like you were with me earlier... Keep up as many updates as you want; they're great to skim.
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