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  1. I'm all about staying indoors and dossing around the house. Working from home is ace too, because commuting is a thief of energy and joy. Rolling out of bed and into 'the office' is just great. But it's hard to really enjoy any of that when everything is so bleak. Worrying about family, worrying about if either of us will have jobs in a months time, constantly distracted by the news of 1000+ dying everyday. It's grim. I'm immuno compromised too, so I'm just paranoid as hell. Yelled at a jogger the other day who was nowhere near 2m away as be brushed past me on a not particularly narrow path. Fucking joggers have always acted like they own the pavements though. My hands are a wreckage from all the washing. Remember that episode of the office where Andy's hands are blistered up from hitting golf balls all night? My hands don't look too dissimilar. Got some blisties. These are the end times.
  2. ca_gere is owed some cash too. We're both gonna be so moneyed.
  3. The bar for Weezer material to be deemed good gets lower by the year. People seem to be raving about this covers album, yet it's just so pointless, but because it doesn't make you recoil like "We are all on drugs", then it gets a pass. I wish Pat would bail on these hacks do more Special Goodness. The 'Land Air and Sea' album is far and away the best Weezer-related output since Maladroit.
  4. You can just about tell it's Rivers singing. The backing band could be anyone. Why cover if you're not going to make it sound like you? It's approaching 20 years since they last released something that didn't make me think "Urgh, what the hell?". Call it a day.
  5. The above breakbeat thing became an EP/double A-side whatever, and the excellent Sun Hole Records has released it. Its a cool pay-what-you-want digital release label, but there's a ton of great stuff on there, if horrible electronica noise is your bag. https://sunholerecords.bandcamp.com/album/shr048-hospitals-manufacturing
  6. Blockless knives, blades out in the drawer? I'm nowhere near adult enough for that.
  7. My Dad gave me money Christmas before last. It didn't feel right, especially as I earn more than he does. I bought a knife block with it, because I'm adult as fuck. I guess you could say it was my main present.
  8. Did another DnB thing. Sequenced a bunch of breaks on my Digitakt, sliced and mangled them up, and stuck them all together. Fed the track in to Mixcraft and made some bass noise over it with a Bass Station 2, Volca Kick and a harmonic percolator. Spammed those high pass filters. Deal with it.
  9. I'm normally horribly wrong with football predictions. NOT THIS TIME!
  10. new LP from The Dirty Nil. One of the best bands I've seen live, but they're just okay on record. Although, the first 3 tracks on this new album are so damn good. It's not as good after that, maybe it'll grow on me. Or maybe I'll just play those first 3 jams forever and ever.
  11. Sweet. You got any more vocal collaborations in the works on the album? Yeah, I've browsed the Samplescience site before. I'm always put off from taking the plunge on softsynths, I always find them unsatisfying when I play them. I've only ever tried free ones, but they always sound thin compared to my BS2. Is there any on there you'd recommend?
  12. Dig the new track. Trip hop is my jam right now, so this tickles my fancy. The singers voice is very nice, and the echo on the vocals really makes it all gel together. Being super critical, I'd probably have pushed the vocal volume down in the mix a little bit, but that's totally personal preference and vocals are generally my least favourite part of any recording. I prefer vocals to sort of sit with the mix, rather than on top, personally. I dig all the synth tones you're getting on this, assuming it's all you besides vocals?
  13. Lumisokea - Apophenia Odd-meter techno. Digging this hard. The most undanceable dance music you're likely to hear.
  14. "But Oliver was left in a state of shock..." The interview in that is incredible too: He nearly died! NEARLY. Imagine being the kind of person who, instead of going up and asking for more butter and jam, gets in touch with some tabloid rag to publicise his own sense of entitlement. Negative press for a little cafe for an issue that could have been sorted on the spot. Except for the price, but normally you check the menu, and if you don't like the price, you don't pay it... The only thing missing is a photograph of the customer himself, pointing at the receipt and looking angry.
  15. Man, that one's a shitter. RIP Stan. My missus works for a publishing company which holds Marvel licenses, and her boss was good friends with Stan Lee and his wife, and had known them for many years. Whenever she would speak to Stan, she said he would speak so glowingly of his wife almost constantly, and almost everything he did he credited to her driving him on. She said that when his wife sadly passed last year, she thought he wouldn't be too far behind. Not the boldest of predictions given his age, obviously, but still very sad to hear about both her passing and now his. Oh, I mean, er... superhero pun.
  16. Where does chat about gigs and bands in Aberdeen actually happen now? Is there an Aberdeen Gigs Facebook group? Or is it just pages for individual gigs? There's a couple of FB groups down here in Brizzle, but I still prefer the forum format. There's an Ab Mus-like forum too, which is as equally dead and riddled with bots.
  17. Soda Jerk

    Your current read?

    Got that massive new Beastie Boys book. It's great.
  18. Urgh, another? That Rumble was garbage. No one in the audience even gave a shit. Shame its all about the money now over actual credibility of the brand. Is it still gonna be a woman free event? I read that Stephanie McMahon wasn't even allowed near the last one.
  19. They're only good for seeing how shit De Gea is for Spain. It's always 'very'.
  20. No inspections or anything? That's a good deal. Our last landlord in Aberdeen was really good (after the hell of living on King Street under the rule of shysters) but the letting agent were pretty on the ball with quarterly inspections. The woman that came around was nice and all, but it feels a bit invasive having someone looks around every room, checking furniture, doing a light inventory. Our landlords now only come round about twice a year, and they don't go looking in every room like a letting agent does, just a bit of a catch up and asks if anything needs doing. Good eggs.
  21. https://www.wearethemighty.com/robots-that-eat-people
  22. I agree, though I also think that is the case for about 90% of comedies. Hot Rod is #1
  23. The League. It's so bad that it's good. But it's really bad. Taco gets way more annoying as the seasons go on. Rafi is incredible though. Also, One Punch Man. No idea how it compares to other anime as I don't watch it. OPM is silly as hell though. Great fun.
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