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About KlassenT

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  • Birthday 11/15/1986
  1. I just wish that The Bens [ben Kweller, Ben Folds, Ben Lee] would get back together for a second release. Their 2004 self-titled debut was little more than some studio sessions that ended up beingc a highly marketable release, and I just think they work incredibly well together. The group is worth checking out as long as you're interested in Kweller (Or either of the other two in the project, to be honest.)
  2. While we're engaging in the Rock and Roll video war, here's my contribution. This has always been one of my favorite clips, and I was blown away to have found it on Youtube. People say I was born a few decades too late, but Rock & Roll has, to me, always been less about the rebellion, more about uniting, bringing everyone together under one common banner, even if it's just for a few choruses. Behold. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVEUbIgJa9Q
  3. I'm a mostly-acoustic, occasionally electric guitarist with minimal percussion capabilities; I can keep a beat, but don't expect any stylish fills, hehe.
  4. Hehe, like Rayzor, I think I'll lose a few dude points here, but oh well. Also, be warned, I'm sure I might have a few earlier-mentioned duplicates, but I'm not changing them just for novelty's sake - Unordered list: - Eric Clapton - Tears in Heaven - A great song on its own, but once you learn any of the history it becomes a heart-heavy masterpiece. Enough said. - Led Zeppelin - Going to California - Amid other reasons, it goes on the list primarily for "Standing on a hill in my mountain of dreams / Telling myself it's not as hard, hard, hard as it seems..." So true. - John Prine + Bonnie Raitt - Angel from Montgomery (Live) - Not sure why, this particular version has just always struck me as a powerful tune whenever I've listened to it. - Sarah McLachlan - Angel In spite of the above-mentioned commercial, she is still one hell of a songwriter IMO, and this has always been one of my deeplky favorite tracks of hers since I first heard it (and I've admittedly never really been one for contemporary songwriters). - Elton John - Your Song - Cliche? Maybe, but it doesn't make it any less a classic for me. In my experience, it's impossible for someone to hear it and NOT have someone in mind the whole time. - Jackson Browne - Load Out/Stay - Kind of a tricky one, but you understand if you're a musician, and probably wouldn't if you aren't. No discrimination implied. - The Beatles - All My Life - Granted, I know it's one of those sappily sentimental songs, but even so... what a remarkable one. Maybe it's just a guilty pleasure of mine. - Neil Young - Cortez the Killer - I know it's not an inherently touching song, per se, but it's one of the most profound guitar melodies I've heard to the day, and will always hold a place here. - Neil Young - After the Gold Rush - Yep, two from the artist I know, I'm killing my variety here, but it's one of those songs that just goes so well with staring up at a night sky. - James Taylor - Fire & Rain - An artist held highly in any regard, James Taylor really put everything over the top with this track. A consistent favorite of mine. Also, one that I didn't necessarily list in my top list just for sake of room is an up-and-coming fingerstyle artist Andy McKee. Really, this cat is reminiscent of the likes of Michael Hedges and Leo Kottke, and I would highly reccommend the tracks Drifting and Rylynn (Amid all the others of course). Studio videos of both can be found over at the good old YouTube, and I really can't say enough about the guy, he instantly struck me as the best thing to happen to acoustic instrumentation in years.
  5. Did he see his wife's car in said traffic jam? And more pertinently, was there another man driving it?
  6. Hey all, I know I'm just the new face around here, but I've been referencing and lurking the Songfacts database for some time now, and only now did it occur to me to join the rest of the community around these parts. One question I've had on my mind though, I notice that the frontend is driven with the IntelliTXT inline ad placement service, so I was just wondering how that's recieved from the perspectives of both the guys in charge, as well as the other regular joes like me who use the site. As an amateur designer, I've been approached with a lot of low-budget projects (NPOs, home businesses, etc.) that would love to have a web presence, but don't want to shell out for major design work, and I'm happy to step in. One thing's for sure though, even the 'cheaper' content hosts are still more than a drop in the bucket, so I've been contemplating IntelliTXT as a possible solution for these folks. I wanted some firsthand input, though, before I go suggesting a system I don't have much experience with to people who decided to bring their business my way. And I figured, of course, that my always intelligent fellow audiophiles here at SF are prime candidates for said survey. Ultimately, this would be a suggestion to help some of my lower-budget clients float the bill for hosting and domain costs, nothing to necessarily pull a profit from. Personally, I think it seems like a balanced, unintrusive method to offer context-targetted advertisements with minimal user frustration, but what about all of YOU? I know we've got quite the variety around here, so any and all input is welcome. If the remarks about IntelliTXT are -too- scathing, you can always send them back to me via PM, but hopefully there aren't too many pitfalls with it. Either way, I'm happy with anything you guys and gals can offer. Thanks in advance! -Tony Klassen [KlassenT]
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