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Old 08.01.2016, 09:43 PM   #81
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Old 08.01.2016, 11:33 PM   #82
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today i painted an espresso stained piece of oak wood and it made me cry. the texture was beyond belief. like petting a real life leopard coat. amazing. all before my eyes. all the energy and hunting strife and stamina came alive on my fingers.
reminds me of the acid trip i took last week
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Old 08.02.2016, 08:32 AM   #83
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today i painted an espresso stained piece of oak wood and it made me cry. the texture was beyond belief. like petting a real life leopard coat. amazing. all before my eyes. all the energy and hunting strife and stamina came alive on my fingers.

 
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Old 08.02.2016, 02:45 PM   #84
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Old 08.04.2016, 09:33 AM   #85
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Old 08.04.2016, 10:21 AM   #86
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In other NIN-related quasi-news, you know that horrendously overrated "real punk" band Savages? Surely you do, especially if you read Pitchfork more than you'd like to admit because it's just part of your daily routine at this point (like me).

Well, Savages' sister band, KITE BASE, just released an utterly baffling cover of "Something I Can Never Have," the excellent OG NIN ballad and centerpiece of Pretty Hate Machine. Check it out here, but maybe read the rest of my post first unless you're totally bored and just need something to look at.

I call the cover "baffling" because it's a true WTF on loop. It actually starta off on a really interesting note. Monotone bass guitar feedback lends a sense of foreboding to the minimalist a cappella "bop-bop-bops" that act as the covers inexplicable anchor. Sounds stupid, but this part works for me, and I was kind of down with the song for the duration of the intro. It felt a bit like what I imagine a tongue-in-cheek Sleater-Kinney cover of the song might sound like (that would be awesome, by the way.)

But then things fall apart (no pun intended, swear it), as the song suffers from the same unfortunate Ms.interpretarion of punk that makes befalls Savages' work. The problem, as I see it, is in the vocals. Or, more specifically, the vocalist. An overly emotive whatshername starts doing what appears to be her best Melissa Ethridge imitation, singing the lyrics in a painfully earnest manner with all kinds of unecessary little affectations that make this sound more like Florence Welch or Stevie Nicks than anything in the family of punk... or industrial... or even "alternative."

It's a missed opportunity. What we get is an interesting and promising reduction of the song's music, with vocals by Jewel a la "Who Will Save Your Soul" (only less yodely). This is what's wrong with Savages, too. The spirit of punk is present in their music, but it clashes with a vocal performance so conventional that there is no justification for it. Not in 2016. Perhaps in 1992... on pop radio... or something. I don't know.

But I get why I don't like Savages now. Id never watched a video of theirs before, and watching this helped me identify the aesthetic clash in their music that makes it neither pop enough for fun, or punk enough to be taken seriously.
Also, whatsername makes the ALWAYS BAD decision to stick with the same basic vocal approach from the original (minus the whispering), making it just a clean, sterile, joyless and purposeless endeavor entirely.

If you're going to cover a song, especially in a different musical style, do something new with the vocals! Otherwise what's the goddamn point? What if the Beatles had performed "Till There Was You" exactly as it had been performed in the fucking Music Man? Snooze.

Or, more appropriately, what if Trent Reznor had repeated Adam Ant's vocal delivery on "Physical?" It wouldn't be the asskicking out-of-nowhere kick to the balls that it had been as the deeply hidden track #98 on Broken. He sang it like a serial killer! It was awesome! And of course he gave it a thumping, ominous organic-industrial makeover on the musical end.

This could have been a cool cover with the right vox. Unfortunately it's a god awful mess and I can't imagine why anyone felt compelled to make this shit.

There. That's what Severian says.
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Old 08.04.2016, 06:07 PM   #87
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me and trent are soul bros. percolating in the thick stew of it all. brewing up techno black magik farts. with tried and true geetars coming along for the ride of course
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Old 08.04.2016, 06:25 PM   #88
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reminds me of the acid trip i took last week


I;ve never took acid. but the best way to prepare for shooms is don't eat crap. just eat fresh fruits and veggies if that at all. very small amounts for 2 days so you can shit all that nasty junk food shit out. all the nasty build up shit. sorta like a mini enema, like nasty 2 girls one cups nasty butt dump/spews. if you don't have excess then drinking cheap booze will work too. .
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Old 08.05.2016, 08:15 AM   #89
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You misspelled sexy.


edit: And I enjoy Savages, actually. Was thoroughly more impressed with their live show than I expected to be.
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Old 08.06.2016, 08:01 PM   #90
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edit: And I enjoy Savages, actually. Was thoroughly more impressed with their live show than I expected to be.


you still like rocky road too?!?
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you still like rocky road too?!?

Only in a cup. I find the consistency to be a little chunky for cones, personally.
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Old 08.08.2016, 10:25 AM   #92
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I don't have anything *against* Savages per se. But I really don't get the over the top hype surrounding them. Are they terrible? Nah. But I haven't found anything on either of their records that made me want to listen to more. Rather, I've heard the kind of stuff that makes me say fuck it and pull out Pink Flag.
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sorry I was not bothered to read this thread. seriously, i am sorry. i am not much of fun, maybe except one sad track of NIN on Natural Born Killers Sto. I just want to ask, did anyone mentioned Alessandro Cortini in this thread? I think he knows his stuff..talking about analog synths.
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