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Re: Buddhism / Nonduality Influenced Metal Bands

Postby padma norbu » Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:15 pm

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Re: Buddhism / Nonduality Influenced Metal Bands

Postby catmoon » Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:26 pm

Ok, fine I will concede they have a singer with a range of not less than 5 notes and a composer who has the ability to compose four bars of music, repeat it endlessly and call it a song. Still not impressed, not even a little bit.

At best, a markedly less skilled, diluted version of the Moody Blues.
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Re: Buddhism / Nonduality Influenced Metal Bands

Postby padma norbu » Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:29 pm

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Re: Buddhism / Nonduality Influenced Metal Bands

Postby padma norbu » Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:48 pm

The Moody Blues comparison was comical, though...



Maybe do a little Googling on the band. Hugely influential, large discography spanning many years and various styles, high ratings from all the most snobbish music rags. Nothing like Moody Blues.
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Re: Buddhism / Nonduality Influenced Metal Bands

Postby catmoon » Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:19 pm

okay I googled up a half dozen tracks from the Swans "masterpiece" Soundtracks for the blind, and all I got was boring compositions of kindergartenish simplicity, one might even say stupidity. I am literally sitting here wondering how people can listen to this crap. But hey, there are actually people out there who like rap, so I guess if this floats your boat, fine. I can't say how thankful I am that it doesn't float mine.
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Re: Buddhism / Nonduality Influenced Metal Bands

Postby padma norbu » Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:37 pm

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Re: Buddhism / Nonduality Influenced Metal Bands

Postby catmoon » Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:52 pm

Hm. I just Googled "swans hits" and there just aren't any. Game over.
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Re: Buddhism / Nonduality Influenced Metal Bands

Postby padma norbu » Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:53 pm

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Re: Buddhism / Nonduality Influenced Metal Bands

Postby catmoon » Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:30 pm

I do believe that if John Zorn isn't very careful, he will produce a hit one of these days. He's certainly proven he can compose and play just about anything, on just about any instrument, at any time he pleases.

OTOH McFerrin does have that hit....
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Re: Buddhism / Nonduality Influenced Metal Bands

Postby padma norbu » Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:40 pm

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Re: Buddhism / Nonduality Influenced Metal Bands

Postby catmoon » Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:26 pm

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Re: Buddhism / Nonduality Influenced Metal Bands

Postby padma norbu » Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:54 pm

That's one of my favorite songs, actually, so I hope you aren't being sarcastic.
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Re: Buddhism / Nonduality Influenced Metal Bands

Postby catmoon » Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:32 am

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Re: Buddhism / Nonduality Influenced Metal Bands

Postby padma norbu » Sat Feb 18, 2012 3:35 am

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Re: Buddhism / Nonduality Influenced Metal Bands

Postby Norwegian » Sat Feb 18, 2012 3:55 am

One thing that annoys me when people have music conversations, is that inevitably one or more people will insult another person merely for liking what she or he likes. I mean really?

"That genre is crap" / "Who would ever listen to something like that??" and all sorts of sarcastic remarks, insults and personal attacks.

There's lots of music I don't like, but there's also lots of music I do like. What I don't like, I tend to not listen to, and if you like something I don't like, I'll have no problem with that at all.

If you don't like something, just say you don't like it and maybe why. But in a mature manner, instead of having to insult the artist, the music, and the people who listens to the music. Doing this only creates resentment.

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Re: Buddhism / Nonduality Influenced Metal Bands

Postby padma norbu » Sat Feb 18, 2012 3:58 am

^ agree... at the end of the day, it's purely subjective. I admit to thinking people must be FRICKEN STUPID at times to like something (hip hop, for example, which reminds me too much of bad reality tv for me to take seriuosly-- and I KNOW these people take it seriously; if it was for a laugh, that would be different), but I always try to keep in mind when talking about music. I've gone from hating to loving a lot of music and vice versa.
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Re: Buddhism / Nonduality Influenced Metal Bands

Postby treehuggingoctopus » Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:43 am

. . . there they saw a rock! But it wasn't a rock . . .

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Re: Buddhism / Nonduality Influenced Metal Bands

Postby treehuggingoctopus » Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:52 am

Not really OT, but simply irresistible here: Lemmy the old hippie:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KGgOFFQxnY
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Re: Buddhism / Nonduality Influenced Metal Bands

Postby padma norbu » Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:01 pm

"Use what seems like poison as medicine. We can use our personal suffering as the path to compassion for all beings." Pema Chodron

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Re: Buddhism / Nonduality Influenced Metal Bands

Postby padma norbu » Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:09 pm

"Use what seems like poison as medicine. We can use our personal suffering as the path to compassion for all beings." Pema Chodron


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