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by Desert_Storm
04 Jun 2012 21:18
Forum: Coffee Shop
Topic: Some more thoughts on downloading/paying for music/...
Replies: 13
Views: 8958

Re: Some more thoughts on downloading/paying for music/...

I'm really sorry, the weekend passed some time ago and I still haven't had time to finish my reply, it's probably going to take some more weeks until I have the time - see you in summer ;)
by Desert_Storm
09 May 2012 11:37
Forum: Coffee Shop
Topic: Some more thoughts on downloading/paying for music/...
Replies: 13
Views: 8958

Re: Some more thoughts on downloading/paying for music/...

Just a quick notice, I'm looking forward to write a reply but probably won't have time until weekend. So long!
by Desert_Storm
07 May 2012 09:19
Forum: Coffee Shop
Topic: Some more thoughts on downloading/paying for music/...
Replies: 13
Views: 8958

Re: Some more thoughts on downloading/paying for music/...

Well, I'm glad you liked it, I was not sure if I should expect a "not that again" ;) You stated that the opinions of musicians are the most important ones and I disagree with that. (...) So all I'm saying is that artists should not be the sole authority for how the music business, market and all the...
by Desert_Storm
05 May 2012 18:03
Forum: Coffee Shop
Topic: Some more thoughts on downloading/paying for music/...
Replies: 13
Views: 8958

Some more thoughts on downloading/paying for music/...

I remember some time ago we had a lengthy discussion here (mostly t.a.j., arthur dent, rider of rohan and myself) about whether it is justifiable or not to illegally download music as opposed to buying it, if the bands get any profit out of it if you do buy, and whether or not it is reasonable to th...
by Desert_Storm
27 Feb 2012 20:37
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Demo ?
Replies: 8
Views: 3446

Re: Demo ?

Also I think Mirror should have been the chorus melody of some TFTTW song but they didn't find it strong enough? Or am I confusing songs?
by Desert_Storm
27 Feb 2012 20:35
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Major rip off????
Replies: 9
Views: 4360

Re: Major rip off????

Palantyre wrote:
T3hOverlord wrote:...
But I hope your tinfoil hat is comfortable.
Somehow I knew that looking up the BG forum after some absence would pay off :mrgreen: Thank You!
by Desert_Storm
23 Jan 2012 23:14
Forum: The Slaughterhouse
Topic: Fusion!
Replies: 4
Views: 3406

Re: Fusion!

Might you be a little bored? ;)
by Desert_Storm
23 Jan 2012 23:12
Forum: The Slaughterhouse
Topic: AR/GR/SR 3 - It's dead, Jim
Replies: 4810
Views: 685179

Re: AR/GR/SR 3 - Revenge of the Spam

:? Klingt ja echt arg... Mein Beileid! Mit dem Schweizer Stipendiensystem (nicht einheitlich, ich weiss...) hab ich eigentlich gute Erfahrungen gemacht bislang... zwar auch jeweils fünf Monate gewartet aber dann doch gekriegt, und in der Zwischenzeit halt von allen Ecken ausgeborgt. Das mit den Verd...
by Desert_Storm
11 Jan 2012 01:49
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Guardian TV
Replies: 17
Views: 7001

Re: Guardian TV

Well in another interview Hansi said he tried to rehearse Battlefield for live but he couldn't find a way through it, because its fast with a lot of high lyrics, and basically he wouldn't be able to reproduce it very well during a tour time and time again. The same was kinda said for Another Strang...
by Desert_Storm
07 Jan 2012 14:51
Forum: The Piper's Calling
Topic: My new project
Replies: 13
Views: 8518

Re: My new project

I like it :) some remote SW influences in there? I have been playing a few tracks just now, they are really lovely to listen to!
It sounds quite classy, too, not like those people who patch midis together and call it orchestral music ;)
What software have you been using?
by Desert_Storm
07 Jan 2012 14:41
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Guardian TV
Replies: 17
Views: 7001

Re: Guardian TV

Well, while I totally understand their stance about a fan-selected setlist, I'm not really sure about the other example they made for Battlefield, which it basically goes "it takes a long time to rearrange it live so screw it". :wink: About that. Does anybody get this? Apart from that the vocals ar...
by Desert_Storm
07 Jan 2012 14:15
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Are Blind Guardian cd covers becoming a bit generic?
Replies: 39
Views: 11787

Re: Are Blind Guardian cd covers becoming a bit generic?

Aww man, I can't complain. You see, I've suffered through twelve Wheel of Time book covers, so they could do clip art from 1986 and I'd still happily buy the album (...) I've read thousands of pages of these books, and nowhere do I recall such a scene taking place. According to the artwork, this is...
by Desert_Storm
03 Jan 2012 16:26
Forum: Otherland
Topic: the latest movie releases
Replies: 31
Views: 15050

Re: the latest movie releases

[quote="t.a.j."]I've been to Paris. It was either run-down or pretentious. Sometimes it actually managed to be run-down and pretentious at the same time, which I grudgingly admire . The people were universally unfriendly, even the service personnel managed to serve with a veneer of snobbery. Traffic...
by Desert_Storm
02 Jan 2012 21:14
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: favorite albums of 2011?
Replies: 27
Views: 8723

Re: favorite albums of 2011?

Steven Wilson's A Grace For Drowning and Neal Morse's Testimony 2 Are not only my definitive favourites for this year, but will probably make it favourites for the decade. Really great stuff, much better than the last couple of records from both of them. Also quite cool this year: Insomnium - one f...
by Desert_Storm
02 Jan 2012 21:08
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Pain of Salvation: The quit of Fredrik & Johan
Replies: 1
Views: 2634

Re: Pain of Salvation: The quit of Fredrik & Johan

Well I didn't know that they quit, and to be honest, I had to google first to find out what instruments they played since I'm not too familiar with the band history. I like POS a lot, I've just recently seen them opening for Opeth (and playing twice as good for half as many people), but I don't reca...
by Desert_Storm
27 Dec 2011 16:01
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: The Bard's song - harpsichord / piano cover
Replies: 2
Views: 3182

Re: The Bard's song - harpsichord / piano cover

Well done!
edit: and one of the very few covers with correct harmonies :)
by Desert_Storm
15 Dec 2011 20:02
Forum: Coffee Shop
Topic: "if you're not worth a laugh, you're not worth much"
Replies: 5
Views: 3817

Re: "if you're not worth a laugh, you're not worth much"

Thanks^^ funny how much words one knows after ten years of french in school, isn't it?

At least it was sufficient for understanding the saying ;)
by Desert_Storm
13 Dec 2011 22:02
Forum: Coffee Shop
Topic: "if you're not worth a laugh, you're not worth much"
Replies: 5
Views: 3817

Re: "if you're not worth a laugh, you're not worth much"

Some quick googleing says it's a french saying from Quebec, going "Celui qui ne vaut pas une risée ne vaut pas grand chose". No idea about the source though, probably because I don't know the french word for source ;) While we're at it... There's this Tim Minchin Song called "If you open your mind t...
by Desert_Storm
13 Dec 2011 21:55
Forum: Site and Forum
Topic: Nice Santa!
Replies: 1
Views: 3195

Re: Nice Santa!

Way cooler than the default page design :P
by Desert_Storm
13 Dec 2011 21:52
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Did Oliver grow his hair overnight?
Replies: 12
Views: 4023

Re: Did Oliver grow his hair overnight?

I don't think Oliver is touring with BG on regular basis. Well, he is, or at least was since 95 (or 98?). Did I miss something? Yeah, every time I peeked at him playing at the background I thought of him as "the other guy". So it was BG and the other guy playing. Business as usual, then? Oliver nev...
by Desert_Storm
06 Dec 2011 02:35
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Cover - A voice in the dark!
Replies: 10
Views: 3724

Re: Cover - A voice in the dark!

Not to bad, though slightly out of tune (especially the lead), you might want to fix that.
Anyway, I thought that you look a little like young Hansi ;)
edit: wrote that when I was half through it. From 3.50 on it's out of tune so much that it's hardly listenable from this point on :?
by Desert_Storm
06 Dec 2011 02:30
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Adam Lambert new Queen singer?
Replies: 12
Views: 5771

Re: Adam Lambert new Queen singer?

Joost wrote:Of course nobody can *really* replace Freddy... ever... this guy, Marc Martel, at least comes close:
really does sound close!
Isis65 wrote: It's probably just my problem,...
As written above, it isn't ;) To "replace" Freddy, they would need another legend as he was one. Paul McCartney comes to mind ;)
by Desert_Storm
04 Dec 2011 18:23
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: My new BG tattoo. A birthday present to myself.
Replies: 17
Views: 6384

Re: My new BG tattoo. A birthday present to myself.

Edain wrote: tattoos and lawyers don't fit together very well.
[ot] ...which I still find hard to picture ;) But anyway, can you imagine a world without lawyers? :mrgreen: [/ot]
by Desert_Storm
01 Dec 2011 23:22
Forum: Otherland
Topic: the latest movie releases
Replies: 31
Views: 15050

Re: the latest movie releases

It's not necessarily nazis. It's not at all that anyone would be qualified as an authority in any discipline except maybe for art (Hesse wrote something along the lines that a true poet is actually disqualified from being that). It's not really about that I think. I mean when the owner of the superm...
by Desert_Storm
01 Dec 2011 22:40
Forum: Otherland
Topic: the latest movie releases
Replies: 31
Views: 15050

Re: the latest movie releases

Isis65 wrote:Well, worship him as a person I think is virtually impossible, especially after the crazy statements he made on Hitler and the Nazis at the Cannes Film Festival ....
If you look at some youtube videos of that interview, there seem to be people worshiping him just because of that.
by Desert_Storm
01 Dec 2011 22:39
Forum: Otherland
Topic: the latest movie releases
Replies: 31
Views: 15050

Re: the latest movie releases

If I took artists' political commentary serious, I couldn't listen to half the music I like. I'm quite lucky there, as I don't normally listen to music where such people are common. I find that often the people who make idiotic, unreflected comments on a regular base are also those who make idiotic...
by Desert_Storm
01 Dec 2011 21:54
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Questions for upcoming video interview
Replies: 51
Views: 35020

Re: Questions for upcoming video interview

LeBard wrote: how was The Bard's Song received during the Somewhere Far Beyond tour (1992)? An instant hit, or did it "grow" during the following years to the status it has today?
I think the fact that it isn't on Tokyo Tales speaks for itself, doesn't it?
by Desert_Storm
30 Nov 2011 22:24
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Because words matter (Lyrics thread)
Replies: 130
Views: 81418

Re: Because words matter (Lyrics thread)

Really one of the lyrics (written for music) that I love the most: "In the darkness of the night, only occasionally relieved by glimpses of Nirvana as seen through other people's windows, wallowing in a morass of self-despair made only more painful by the knowledge that all I am is of my own making ...
by Desert_Storm
30 Nov 2011 22:16
Forum: Otherland
Topic: the latest movie releases
Replies: 31
Views: 15050

Re: the latest movie releases

I understand that you're one of those who don't like Von Trier and don't appreciate the film .... just like him so the audience can clearly split between those who worship him and those who hate him ... I would have serious problems with anybody who "worships" him as a person. Haven't seen the movi...
by Desert_Storm
30 Nov 2011 21:23
Forum: The Slaughterhouse
Topic: Your Jobs
Replies: 15
Views: 6162

Re: Your Jobs

Nothing too spectacular here, but anyways... I work as a guitar teacher. Since public music schools are massively subsidised, there's always a point when the state runs out of money to pay any more teachers when they still have people interested in taking lessons and there's nothing available. Peopl...
by Desert_Storm
30 Nov 2011 01:00
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: My new BG tattoo. A birthday present to myself.
Replies: 17
Views: 6384

Re: My new BG tattoo. A birthday present to myself.

i personally think you guys are assholes to a guy whos only posted here like twice(...) Yes of course. I mean who is it that always has different opinions? The assholes of course :roll: Anyway, I find it a rather cool tattoo. Thought about getting one like this a few years ago myself, though I thin...
by Desert_Storm
26 Nov 2011 19:44
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Questions for upcoming video interview
Replies: 51
Views: 35020

Re: Questions for upcoming video interview

Do you have a band-only Pen & Paper-RPG group? And fi so, what do you play?^^ C'mon, this isn't a serious question is it? You think the four guys sit around and do this in their free time? Have you read their lyrics? :P Also, for some time it seemed that most BG fans were pen&paper players (or reve...
by Desert_Storm
20 Nov 2011 21:54
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Questions for upcoming video interview
Replies: 51
Views: 35020

Re: Questions for upcoming video interview

*Have they considered performing shows with additional backup vocalists? They tour with Van Canto a lot, it'd be awesome to see them on-stage helping with ANATO songs. Battlefield and such would seem far more feasible with a bit of backup. Would make for a splendid DVD performance. whatever happene...
by Desert_Storm
19 Nov 2011 00:20
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Memories of a Time to Come
Replies: 263
Views: 67977

Re: Memories of a Time to Come

As far as I can remember, Virgin never really advertised BG properly, and I understood that as one of the reasons why BG changed their label. So I don't know how much we can deduce from the lack of ads... True, there isn't that much time between announcement and release date, but what is to say tha...
by Desert_Storm
15 Nov 2011 20:31
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Memories of a Time to Come
Replies: 263
Views: 67977

Re: Memories of a Time to Come

That what you guys want is actually a greatest hits album, and not a best of (they are two completely different things you know). Are they? Where did you get that definition? Never heard of a distinction between them. I type "best of" in wikipedia and I get re-directed to greatest hits ;) Yes they ...
by Desert_Storm
15 Nov 2011 20:17
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: How metal are you?
Replies: 27
Views: 8532

Re: How metal are you?

I enjoyed reading that so much that I'm not even going to voice my (few) pleas :D Behold the win of oddly amusing eloquence! :) Indeed one wonders why this concept isn't better embedded in other fields of debate, say politics ;) As a further note, tea is the most metal beverage. I must know this, f...
by Desert_Storm
15 Nov 2011 01:26
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: How metal are you?
Replies: 27
Views: 8532

Re: How metal are you?

Care to explain? The audience on concerts looks quite metal to me. As for the band, I would say the music speaks for itself. Unless of course they are metaled-down by preferring coffee and cake to beer and... what would be the right thing here? Firstly, I'd suggest you to reconsider the notion that...
by Desert_Storm
15 Nov 2011 01:21
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Memories of a Time to Come
Replies: 263
Views: 67977

Re: Memories of a Time to Come

bestpike wrote:That's kinda the reason we see Fly so often in live gigs and not This Will Never End or anything else from Atitm.
I think the reason is also that Hansi couldn't pull off TWNE (or otherland for that matter) live, at least at the performances that I watched/attended :|
by Desert_Storm
14 Nov 2011 23:01
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: How metal are you?
Replies: 27
Views: 8532

Re: How metal are you?

Doesn't going to this site already classify as being metal? :lol: No. The majority of BG fans are not very metal. Much like BG. Care to explain? The audience on concerts looks quite metal to me. As for the band, I would say the music speaks for itself. Unless of course they are metaled-down by pref...
by Desert_Storm
14 Nov 2011 22:57
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Memories of a Time to Come
Replies: 263
Views: 67977

Re: Memories of a Time to Come

That what you guys want is actually a greatest hits album, and not a best of (they are two completely different things you know). Are they? Where did you get that definition? Never heard of a distinction between them. I type "best of" in wikipedia and I get re-directed to greatest hits ;) WELL-DONE...
by Desert_Storm
14 Nov 2011 16:09
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Memories of a Time to Come
Replies: 263
Views: 67977

Re: Memories of a Time to Come

The main part of publishing music is studio recordings and that's what a best-of is to feature. What's more, live tracks usually have a low sound quality and songs are sometimes played slighty different to pull them off more easily (like Hansi doing far less screaming and high stuff live). On studi...
by Desert_Storm
12 Nov 2011 13:17
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Memories of a Time to Come
Replies: 263
Views: 67977

Re: Memories of a Time to Come

The original version is brilliant as it is and Hansi can't scream as he did back then anyway(or can he?? :o ) He can't? Didn't Tanelorn convince you? :D In fact his range has increased greatly since Sfb, reaching its peak and sustaining it too till this day (imo) since Anato. Well he certainly sing...
by Desert_Storm
12 Nov 2011 13:05
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: How metal are you?
Replies: 27
Views: 8532

Re: How metal are you?

I think I look more metal than I actually am. Still got the long hair because I don't know what else to do with them, still the festival wristbands but for memories and not for the music, still wearing some metal shirts but mostly because I like the look of them. I still go to concerts regularly, bu...
by Desert_Storm
11 Nov 2011 03:30
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Memories of a Time to Come
Replies: 263
Views: 67977

Re: Memories of a Time to Come

I don't understand you guys bitching about the songs on this! Has it sunken into your skulls that we get a re-recorded version of "And Then There Was Silence"?! And I would bet mucho money that it's featuring an orchestra ;) Yeah well ATTWS re-recorded is like great (and so is the hobbit). I just s...
by Desert_Storm
08 Nov 2011 21:48
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Adam Lambert new Queen singer?
Replies: 12
Views: 5771

Re: Adam Lambert new Queen singer?

I make them my best wishes, perhaps they will also have the most success among 'young people, who have never seen the Queen on stage ... I don't think that Queen is a band that would have much success with "young people" nowadays. And the few (compared to the mainstream audiences) who actually woul...
by Desert_Storm
08 Nov 2011 21:30
Forum: The Slaughterhouse
Topic: Wristbands eulogy
Replies: 26
Views: 12552

Re: Wristbands eulogy

My Wacken 2005 one 'died' yesterday as well, so I removed it. Only 10 left (out of 13 I had once). But well, I somewhat decided to take them all off as soon as I've finished my studies. What a nice rite of passage ;) (...)It was no longer the way I wanted to present myself any longer, nor the way I...
by Desert_Storm
07 Nov 2011 22:51
Forum: The Piper's Calling
Topic: The way you listen to music
Replies: 3
Views: 4899

Re: The way you listen to music

You're welcome :) I just wandered whether the actual boost is worth it. Once again, you can get the same boost with simply hooking up two speakers on each output and setting them up as you would a 5.1 (minus the center, but in stereo that's unnecessary anyway because of the phantom center ). Many st...
by Desert_Storm
07 Nov 2011 18:00
Forum: The Piper's Calling
Topic: The way you listen to music
Replies: 3
Views: 4899

Re: The way you listen to music

I do have 5.1 and I use it for listening music. If that's necessary is another question ;) Most bands still don't mix their music in 5.1, and I don't think that I have come across a power metal release that was mixed to 5.1 (However, I wasn't actually following that scene lately). If you listen to a...
by Desert_Storm
04 Nov 2011 22:08
Forum: The Piper's Calling
Topic: 30 second Sample . Sentry Ward - GIVE FEEDBACK :-)
Replies: 7
Views: 5275

Re: 30 second Sample . Sentry Ward - GIVE FEEDBACK :-)

teo_guardian wrote: oh and the progression is Ebminor, Cb major, Dbmajor .It's on Eb minor.there is no B major there.
You are of course correct
... and no Cb is not the same with B :P
... and I know that ;) It's that I just played it on the piano where C flat and B natural are similar enough ;)