I find the best thing you can do is get good with search engines. There's a plethora of free-register mix sites where amateurs upload mixes/acapellas and instrumentals that they themselves have sourced or did on their own. They're not always perfect, but it's the best you can do. An MP3 blog search is probably your best bet for the cutting edge releases. Torrents only seem to turn up shit like The Black Album and the same old compilations. From what I understand, copyright has made it tough... [more] posted to Ask Metafilter by ageispolisat 7:46 AM on June 13, 2008
I'm waiting for nu skool break kits to make a comeback.
Modeselektor has the drums down, especially the release with Pfadfinderei. Some examples: 1 and 2. Really it's just about with tweaking what you got, fiddling the knobs till you have that unique balance that shatters the uniform sound of the staple kit you downloaded.
And some in drums in dnb, tech, and electro.
As far as hip hop drumming goes, they haven't sounded... [more] posted to Ask Metafilter by ageispolisat 7:39 AM on June 13, 2008
I find FLStudio's output quality to be quite poor compared to the audio quality of tracks made by its competitors. That being said, its ease of use is ridiculous. If I want to throw something together I cut up a track with Cooledit Pro then splice it all down with FLStudio4. It's like having a party with yourself.
Reason is a mammoth of a program that terrifies me but is what I'm learning now.
I find Logic to be weak and Ableton seems like cheating. posted to Ask Metafilter by ageispolisat 7:22 AM on June 13, 2008
Not sure what you consider eating your wallet, but Dave Smith of Sequential Circuits released the Prophet 08, a polyphonic analog synth with digital controlling. Considering a micromoog is $3200, this one is only $2000. If that's still too much there's the Microkorg which I highly recommend. Buy it used. Craigslist has two in the NY area for around $300. posted to Ask Metafilter by ageispolisat 7:17 AM on June 13, 2008
Thank you kindly for all your suggestions. I'll post a follow up after I've made my first attempt, likely to be a disaster story. In the meantime, any personal homemade recipes? posted to Ask Metafilter by ageispolisat 10:48 PM on May 29, 2008
Just keep it up, never judge your progress until you feel like you've made any. Only then can you start to feel the expanding ability you have to make the guitar sound like how you want it to sound. It's the joy of learning the instrument, and I'm certain one day you'll pick it up and you'll be approaching it differently, with a certain ease and confidence. It'll make you want to practice and play more. posted to Ask Metafilter by ageispolisat 9:31 AM on May 10, 2008
I'm not quite sure how Amon Tobin sounds anything like Milkman. I'd probably say Mr. Scruff is closer sounding.
Prefuse 73 is more hip-hop oriented, but you might find his remixing of The Books to be more what you're looking for.
Seconding a lot of what thoughtless said, namely Lunatic Harness.
The Flashbulb has a few tracks that are glitchy/pop fusion like Chik Habit -- the song that loops through the Death Proof DVD menu. posted to Ask Metafilter by ageispolisat 7:31 PM on November 18, 2007
They are minor offenses that will never show up on any criminal record check (that is, if you pay the ticket). A criminal record check is for criminal activity, this is not considered severe enough. Don't sweat it.
Chances are, if you show up in court to fight it the officer won't even be there and a polite explanation to the judge will either allow for a fine reduction or he'll let you off altogether. posted to Ask Metafilter by ageispolisat 6:57 PM on November 5, 2007
Broken Social Scene - You Forgot It In People
Electrelane - The Power-Out
Buck 65 - Talkin' Honky Blues
Neutral Milk Hotel - Aeroplane Over The Sea
Constantines - s/t
Belle & Sebastian - Dear Catastrophe Waitress
Ani DiFranco - Evolve
Sonic Youth - Rather Ripped
Animal Collective - Sung Tongs
The Decemberists - Picaresque
Devendra Banhart - Rejoicing In The... [more] posted to Ask Metafilter by ageispolisat 9:18 AM on August 4, 2007
General anaesthetic can cause nausea, requires a more lengthy recovery, and can lead to complications. Conversely, novocaine might be rather unpleasant. All wisdom teeth operations are different. Just because novocaine was easy for you, doesn't meen she has the same wisdom teeth.
IV Sedation, on the other hand, is just an IV drip of demerol and valium. It puts the patient right out of it, but it... [more] posted to Ask Metafilter by ageispolisat 6:38 PM on July 23, 2007
1. Mew - Am I Wry? No.
It's super hip and indie and ends with an irresistable chorus: "Diamond Ring... Diamond Ring..."
2. Grizzly Bear - On a Neck, On a Spit
Indie/folkie fitting lyrics: "Each day spend it with you now..."
3. The Red House Painters - Song for a Blue Guitar
A slow, romantic, let's dance alone in bliss beautiful song with a slide guitar.... [more] posted to Ask Metafilter by ageispolisat 6:03 PM on July 2, 2007
You can get from downtown to the University in about a half hour at almost any time of day. There is an abundance of bus routes (4, 14, 11, 28, etc....)
The hostel you are looking at is located downtown as well. I've been inside and it seems nice enough. If the main attraction is price, then be sure to check out the Traveller's Inn which at one downtown location has rooms for $49.99 a night and is as nice as any regular hotel.
My kitty actually protected our backyard from a raccoon trying to get into our kitchen for food. The raccoon was more scared of the kitty and was for the most part on the defensive. The kitty would actually chase it around the yard and up trees.
That's just one situation though. posted to Ask Metafilter by ageispolisat 4:17 PM on May 16, 2007
There's no single answer here. You'd probably get more out of further questions than answers.
The Philosophy of Science is the obvious primary field for the subject. But the broadness of your question might fit more with Epistemology. posted to Ask Metafilter by ageispolisat 7:05 PM on May 14, 2007
I imagine seasoned veterans appear so 'cool' and 'comfortable' with their smoking mannerisms is because that is exactly how they feel when they satisfy their craving. Cool and comfortable.
A new smoker is not yet addicted, and obviously struggles with inhaling a fiery stick of death. The positive reinforcement of the nicotine cools the addict out. I love watching my smoker friends go at it, it looks so incredibly natural. I'm just a social smoker, and feel... [more] posted to Ask Metafilter by ageispolisat 6:05 PM on May 14, 2007
I was in the exact same boat as you a few years ago. The only possible time I could get my wisdom teeth yanked out was only a few days before I was flying across the country to Ottawa. My oral surgeon played it on the safe side and he only removed by bottom wisdom teeth. I had the upper ones removed months later after I had come home. He did not want to risk the rare but possible complications.
The one issue with flying is that upon removing your upper wisdom teeth,... [more] posted to Ask Metafilter by ageispolisat 6:02 PM on May 1, 2007
Yeah, go PC Financial for the least evil banking experience. Unless of course you like strolling into a pretty branch with pretty tellers smiling back at you, then any of those national banks are pretty much all the same. Fees...always...increasing. posted to Ask Metafilter by ageispolisat 3:18 PM on April 19, 2007
For something current, try listening to the Curb Your Enthusiasm soundtrack while studying. I did this last week and I found the quirky Italian music to be a perfect background.
If you can deal with electronica, give Aphex Twin a go. Listen to Selected Ambient Works Vol. 1 for some intense studying and then throw on Vol. 2 when you're taking it slow. Those are two easy to find albums. However, if you really want to get some good Twin then get his Melodies from Mars... [more] posted to Ask Metafilter by ageispolisat 1:02 AM on February 19, 2007
Here's some songs I like with Baby in the title, although the Pixies track might not be baby shower appropriate.
1. Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss & Gillian Welch - Didn't Leave Nobody But The Baby
2. Patsy Cline - Back In Baby's Arm
3. Buddy Holly - Little Baby
4. The Beatles - Cry Baby Cry
5. Van Morrison - Goodbye Baby (Baby Goodbye)
6. Bob Dylan - It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
7. Moby - Find... [more] posted to Ask Metafilter by ageispolisat 7:19 PM on February 1, 2007
It was most certainly human error. Although it's been a while since I have worked at a bank I assume there must be a way that they can find your money.
Your account was debited $200 and your CU's ATM treasury was also debited $200 through the withdrawal. I assume a five dollar bill must have been included when the ATM was last filled. I remember filling the bank machine myself and I was by no means a careful/meticulous employee. Human error at any bank is not... [more] posted to Ask Metafilter by ageispolisat 2:21 PM on January 29, 2007
The silly thing is if your credit union had been open at the time and you could have dealt with the situation immediately after it happened, there most likely wouldn't have been a problem. I suspect your credit union is recieving memos every morning stressing security and protecting against fraudulent activity but that's purely stupidty on your CU's behalf if they see your actions as suspect.
You are entitled to that $15. There should be no "panicking" and... [more] posted to Ask Metafilter by ageispolisat 3:49 PM on January 29, 2007
I'm in the same boat as you and I feel the need to be asking the same questions. I have noticed over the past five years my moods are more significant as I've left the ignorance of my youth into the grim ditches of reality. That calls for lifestyle changes to keep your emotions and mood in check.
Buy a bike, find a nice beach, and appreciate the air your breathing.
The worst feeling is getting caught up in this daily grind of nothingness. posted to Ask Metafilter by ageispolisat 2:26 PM on January 29, 2007
This Ask Metafilter Question inspired me creatively for reasons of which I do not know. Effigy2000's link of Star Trek samples compelled me to quickly synthesize a silly mix. posted to Ask Metafilter by ageispolisat 11:17 PM on January 21, 2007 marked best answer
1. Kraftwerk - Computer Love (Computer World)
2. Joanna Newsom - Monkey & Bear (Ys)
3. Frank Black - Johnny Barleycorn (Fast Man Raider Man)
4. Holst - Uranus "The Magician" (The Planets)
5. Mad Lib - Man In The Street (Blunted in the Bombshelter) posted to Ask Metafilter by ageispolisat 1:06 AM on January 18, 2007
"some chick" is right about the closing of The Planet. Their coffee was out of this world good and there was nothing better than strolling down 4th St. each morning with a fresh cup.
If you want a cheap, delicious breakfast there is a little chain called "Nellies" which has my favorite breakfast food in town. I recommend the banana pancakes but you can't go wrong with bacon & eggs there. Decent coffee as well.