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  1. Levis

    I miss you, Fishies...

    It's unfortunate that FB has swallowed the BB system whole - this version of the forums is definitely superior to the one we spent time on (tho of course nothing will replace the excitement of the little flashing folder we used to have), but there aren't many folks here to appreciate it.
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    I miss you, Fishies...

    I guess forums are old-skool now, but a facebook thread is no place to have a conversation. And not to forget, Facebook is evil. My gosh where are those simple days of staying up till 3 AM as a teenager to play games with my friends from around the world on a message board. There's been a lot that's happened since then, and life is very different, but I think those were some of the deepest, truest connections I made.
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    I miss you, Fishies...

    I was just thinking the same, 'lena. I miss when the internet was our little secret.
  4. Levis

    Happy New Year 2017...

    Happy new year (tho it's february). I've just turned 30! Do you remember when I joined as a young cherub of 17 or 18? Them days...
  5. Levis

    Songs with Twist Endings

    Surely 'Where the Wild Roses Grow' is the mother of all twist endings?
  6. I dropped by to suggest this very song and, as one of its most frequent listeners, clarify that at no point during the song is a phone and/or booth mentioned.
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    2014 In Music

    I think I'll keep coming back just to keep track of this thread, so KEEP IT ALIVE GUYS. In other news, wrong thread, but I just discovered I missed out on listening to the Black Angels last year and I'm kicking myself about it.
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    2014 In Music

    DEAD THREAD? fear not - I will bring it back to life. My favourite album of the year is, without doubt, the new Nothing (Guilty of Everything). Mmm, that noise, those waves, that distortion, the hooks, the intros, the closes - it's the closest I've got to a flawless new, non-clone shoegaze album. Obviously, this will drop to second place once Flies on You is out. Everyone else's album of the year is Real Estate's Atlas. It took me a few weeks to see why because I'm STILL mesmerised by the Nothing record, and not much else is registering. I don't know if it was because I had to write about it or what but the Notwist's Close to the Glass was not really my cup of chai. New Pure X (Angel) sounds great, great, great, though I'm still fonder of Heavy Air. My beloved mainstream shoegazers Ringo Deathstarr came out with their third album - God's Dream - this year. It's good, though I have to say they lost something when they took up the more pop/twee Imagine Hearts sound and abandoned the darker Sparkler vibes. Alcest's 'Shelter' was super disappointing on account of the fact that they're getting soft and losing the black metal influence that made them worth listening to. Balthazar, who I don't really listen to, have a great song called 'Leipzig' that you might like if you're into old-fashioned harmonies. It's also a lovely song on its own, but the harmonies are hyper old-school. Off the top of my head, that's my List of Notable Listens of 2014. Well, there are more, but I can't be bothered listing them.
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    2013 In Music

    Oh yeah and I have got my MBV fix obvs. I was most non-excited for this.
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    2013 In Music

    I'm really upset I missed this so I couldn't lol at the appropriate time (because this deserves several lols)
  11. All About Satellites and Spaceships - 7% Solution
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    Ask a Songfactor

    Not at all - It's easier for me to split a bill in my head than take the time to get a calculator to do it. Is more fun too (ever played the game where you figure out all the prime factors of a license plate number on long car trips?). I don't really like relying on technology - it undermines my perfectly capable brain.
  13. What's one mass shooting that has been prevented by a 'good guy with a gun'? Actually hang on - how many other countries have mass shootings? The last time we had one was when the British opened fire on an unarmed peaceful protest in Amritsar. That was in 1919. We had a school shooting in 2007 (in my city, in fact - couple of kilometres away from my house) - one kid nicked his father's gun and shot a classmate. That was about it. Of course, since I'm not American and not talking about America, I doubt this is of interest to anyone (India? Isn't that where curry comes from?)
  14. THE POINT IS they don't need guns to do it.
  15. Can I just say: 1. For every study forming a correlation (not causation) between media violence and real life violence violence, there's a study that finds no correlation or causation between the two. I can find you the studies if you like, I did come across all this during le psych degree as well as le media degree. (a). All this reliance on 'studies' and 'research' is obviously coming from people who have never conducted any studies or done any research because then things like intervening variables, levels of significance, sampling methods, experimental design etc. would be what's being debated. (. Research isn't conducted in a vacuum, and researchers are subject to the same societal forces as you and me. ©. Furthermore, even the most rigorous study is not immune to biases and, of course, the perennial problem of finding a representative sample. Smaller samples are easier to observe, obvs, but hardly likely to be representative - most studies are conducted within a limited geographic area, and use the same demographic (usually college students), often with an incentive attached which itself is an intervening variable - not to mention that the kids may be from the same college or course etc. 2. Surprised no one brought this up. FYI, America, there are other countries out there. (a). "America had 11,000 gun-related homicides in 2008. Japan had 11. Does anyone know if they play video games in Japan?" (. "Surely, if video games caused mass shootings, Korea's population would be down to about 12 by now." [thanks, Twitter] 3. Finally - guns are for the weak. If you want to kill someone you should be able to do it without hiding behind a prop. Look at the rest of the animal kingdom - they use nothing but their own strength. And they never kill their own kind. Human beings are an embarrassment to nature.
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