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Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 6:38 pm
by xander
NeatNit wrote:http://features.peta.org/mario-kills-tanooki/

Because I know how much you guys love PETA!


PTROA (which happens to be Israel-based but that doesn't matter) is a lot more logical but not very active. https://www.ptroa.co.il/petition/

That makes me want to go out and buy a fur coat.

xander

Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:06 am
by RabidZombie
Introversion Humble Bundle?

Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:10 am
by Mas Tnega
Honestly, I'd only buy that to give all of the money to Child's Play.

Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:16 am
by RabidZombie
Mas Tnega wrote:Honestly, I'd only buy that to give all of the money to Child's Play.


Child's Play are going to be very happy then.

Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:31 pm
by jelco
Well, two very different concerts this week.

Monday I saw Elbow after I missed them at Lowlands this year (their performance coincided with my shift on the festival's night crew). Beforehand I expected the venue (Heineken Music Hall, packs 5500 people) was way too large for the ambient music Elbow makes, but the audience and band did a very good job of creating the right atmosphere. Great setlist, stunning musicianship, and some good jokes by Guy Garvey to fill the gaps. I sang along to every single line at the top of my voice, and afterwards had completely lost my voice for a while. :) The best singing is done as an entire audience, and "Grounds for Divorce" and "One Day Like This" worked like a charm - goosebumps all around. One of the best parts was when the band toasted to their 20th anniversary and poked the audience to sing Happy Birthday; to their surprise we (being Dutch and all) jumped into a vast array of Dutch birthday songs and continued with full force for about 10 minutes. The band was flabbergasted and their techie recorded it all - "we've got to use that sometime" according to Garvey. Absolutely worth it all.

Yesterday a completely different band, The Pretty Reckless. For those of you that haven't heard of it, it's fronted by 18-year-old teen actress Taylor Momsen (of Gossip Girl fame), and she's basically the only teen star-gone-musician that I know of that actually makes good music (and even writes everything by herself). Her legacy does mean the audience is filled with crazy 16-year-old girls that scream your ears off but it's all in good fun. I actually ran into two girls I hung out with at Graspop this year, to everyone's surprise. The performance was short but great nonetheless, with some obvious heart and soul into the music. Perhaps she tries a little too hard to be rock-'n'-roll but it doesn't really matter (the whole 'dragging some girls out of the audience and having them dance on stage in their underwear'-act did have a trying-too-hard sense to it though). Besides, it's not everyday you see Hollywood on stage just a metre in front of you.

I didn't really go to concerts the past year (only some festivals) but I realise now how much fun they are - I'll probably be doing this more often from now on. :)

Jelco

Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:58 pm
by Xarlaxas
Feud wrote:All of my steam notifications say that my friends are playing Skyrim. I sense a trend.


7 million copies shipped apparently!

Ok, this time I really don't know who jelco is talking about. :P

Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 4:52 pm
by jelco
Let me YouTube that for you. ;)

Elbow and The Pretty Reckless. Supporting acts: Howling Bells and Kinkobra respectively.

Jelco

Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:26 pm
by Jordy...
My heart goes out to all the people that were sitting next to you..

Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:52 pm
by jelco
Sitting? You sound like an old man. :P

Jelco

Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:49 pm
by Jordy...
I'm not old, I'm merely lazy, besides how can you listen to elbow properly jumping up and down and shouting at the top of your voice..?

Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:22 pm
by Mas Tnega
By being inaudible compared to the blaring noise saturation that is modern music?

Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:12 pm
by ynbniar
Xarlaxas wrote:
Feud wrote:All of my steam notifications say that my friends are playing Skyrim. I sense a trend.


7 million copies shipped apparently!

Ok, this time I really don't know who jelco is talking about. :P


I'm holding off until I get completely demented with Dark Souls...prob get Skyrim this weekend then. :wink:

Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:55 pm
by jelco
Jordy... wrote:how can you listen to elbow properly jumping up and down and shouting at the top of your voice..?

There wasn't really a lot of jumping around, but as for singing: I'm a real lyrics guy and tend to sing along with any music I know the lines to simply because I feel much more immersed in the music that way; Elbow's no exception, in fact, it's that kind of music where it's especially more immersing. Exactly because it's not music to jump around to you need that kind of distraction - otherwise you're just standing there listening to music. As for the volume, you need to sing that loud to be able to hear yourself over the music.

Jelco

Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:22 am
by Xocrates
ynbniar wrote:
Xarlaxas wrote:
Feud wrote:All of my steam notifications say that my friends are playing Skyrim. I sense a trend.


7 million copies shipped apparently!

Ok, this time I really don't know who jelco is talking about. :P


I'm holding off until I get completely demented with Dark Souls...prob get Skyrim this weekend then. :wink:


College work means I'm putting off getting it until my birthday or christmas. And even then that's still probably a bad idea.

On the plus side, I'm getting some pretty awesome grades (which I actually find slightly worrying)

Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:28 pm
by microchip08
jelco wrote:Sitting? You sound like an old man. :P

Jelco


The benefits of accompanying my disabled sister to concerts is that you get to sit down on a raised platform in front of the stage, and half the time the bands take pity and you get some free stuff at the end :D