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36 minutes ago, ChainsawAkimbo said:

Just go to the part with sax! Love the mix, even when theres lots of going on, i get no ear fatigue and hear everything really well.. I´ll keep listening.. :) It will take quite few listens to really get the grasp of everything. So far i like it, in all it´s complexity it´s still quite atmospheric, and the later one is the thing what usually gets its hooks on me. 

I love that sax. One of the guitarists played a lot of the sax parts on the recording. Wish we could have that in the mix for our live show, but it's not gonna happen this time around. Thanks for checking it out!

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13 hours ago, FatherAlabaster said:

 

My parents will be going through something similar very soon, there are three sheds and a greenhouse on the ancient farm they just bought and all are in desperate need of repair. They probably have a couple years worth of work ahead of them.

You guys and California... it's scary stuff. Are you in danger of the fires reaching where you live?

No, we’re pretty safe here in rainy Melbourne, but the fires have come within about 80kms of my parents’ house, although they’re in a town that is quite safe and away from forests.

It’s the rural towns in forested areas that are getting hammered. Everything is so damn dry even at the best of times.

There’s nothing to be done to stop the fires, it’s just how Australia is. I don’t know what’s going to come out of this debacle.  

My sister lives in California, so we must have a thing for flames. 

Also, your parents’ new farm sounds very Lovecraftean and exciting. Ancient farms in the north east and all that. 

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On my mind is, if you love a band then please post your thoughts in its thread in the sub-forums. If you discover that there isn't a thread for the band you want to talk about (after looking extensively through past pages) then please start one. 

I'd love for there to be more band/album talk here, especially when news occurs. 

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15 hours ago, Requiem said:

Also, your parents’ new farm sounds very Lovecraftean and exciting. Ancient farms in the north east and all that. 

I wish they lived closer, but sadly my folks are in the American South - the boondocks of North Carolina. Their new place is about a 14 hour drive for us. I haven't been able to visit them in a couple years and it sucks, I'm a little worried about them starting over in rural isolation in their 70s.

On my mind: the show was a fucking blast. I could have played better -- a lot better, my ego says -- but the show overall went really well, the music was well received, the venue was killer, the turnout was alright, the other bands rocked. And on the drive back, I fell in love with Maine. Rolling hills and evergreen forests under a blanket of snow, with some deciduous limbs clawing ineffectively at a big, blue sky. Fresh air and miles of wilderness. At least that's how it looked to me. I can't wait to go back. I kinda want to move there.

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On 1/5/2020 at 10:47 PM, FatherAlabaster said:

I wish they lived closer, but sadly my folks are in the American South - the boondocks of North Carolina. Their new place is about a 14 hour drive for us. I haven't been able to visit them in a couple years and it sucks, I'm a little worried about them starting over in rural isolation in their 70s.

On my mind: the show was a fucking blast. I could have played better -- a lot better, my ego says -- but the show overall went really well, the music was well received, the venue was killer, the turnout was alright, the other bands rocked. And on the drive back, I fell in love with Maine. Rolling hills and evergreen forests under a blanket of snow, with some deciduous limbs clawing ineffectively at a big, blue sky. Fresh air and miles of wilderness. At least that's how it looked to me. I can't wait to go back. I kinda want to move there.

Awesome! any footage of the show? 

On 1/5/2020 at 7:10 AM, Requiem said:

No, we’re pretty safe here in rainy Melbourne, but the fires have come within about 80kms of my parents’ house, although they’re in a town that is quite safe and away from forests.

It’s the rural towns in forested areas that are getting hammered. Everything is so damn dry even at the best of times.

There’s nothing to be done to stop the fires, it’s just how Australia is. I don’t know what’s going to come out of this debacle.  

My sister lives in California, so we must have a thing for flames. 

Also, your parents’ new farm sounds very Lovecraftean and exciting. Ancient farms in the north east and all that. 

It's terrible about the fires :( I saw some of the sick animals they have found earlier on the news and it has just broke my heart. So sad for everyone there and all the loss, devastating. 

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5 hours ago, Natassja said:

Awesome! any footage of the show? 

 

We'll be getting it in the next few days - I'll post it when it's up. I'm listening to the audio now and it's actually pretty good for a live recording, sounds better than I had hoped. And maybe some of my mistakes weren't quite as bad as I'd thought :D

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6 hours ago, FatherAlabaster said:

We'll be getting it in the next few days - I'll post it when it's up. I'm listening to the audio now and it's actually pretty good for a live recording, sounds better than I had hoped. And maybe some of my mistakes weren't quite as bad as I'd thought :D

Awesome look forward to it..and no I bet they weren't ! 

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4 hours ago, Natassja said:

Awesome look forward to it..and no I bet they weren't ! 

I didn't, you know, let go of the strings or stop playing or anything, so there's that...

 

On a side note - we were expecting to have to euthanize our cat over the weekend, but she started regaining mobility and eating and using the litter box. We're really really happy and relieved, and just going to see how it goes. Her motion is probably going to stay limited, and we know she won't be around forever, but it's awesome to see her working to get herself back into form. What a trooper. :):):)

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29 minutes ago, FatherAlabaster said:

I didn't, you know, let go of the strings or stop playing or anything, so there's that...

 

On a side note - we were expecting to have to euthanize our cat over the weekend, but she started regaining mobility and eating and using the litter box. We're really really happy and relieved, and just going to see how it goes. Her motion is probably going to stay limited, and we know she won't be around forever, but it's awesome to see her working to get herself back into form. What a trooper. :):):)

Well that is always a bonus :)

 

I have been wondering about her but didn't really want to bring it up, I am so glad to hear that though, bless her. 

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38 minutes ago, FatherAlabaster said:

I didn't, you know, let go of the strings or stop playing or anything, so there's that...

 

On a side note - we were expecting to have to euthanize our cat over the weekend, but she started regaining mobility and eating and using the litter box. We're really really happy and relieved, and just going to see how it goes. Her motion is probably going to stay limited, and we know she won't be around forever, but it's awesome to see her working to get herself back into form. What a trooper. :):):)

Good news.

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I was packing up the Christmas tree today (very late, I know), and I swear I either got stabbed or implanted by a piece of fake tree leaf and my ring finger on the left hand is a bit tender. 

I threw the damn thing out the door. This year we'll go for a real tree I reckon. 

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Goddammit. RIP Neil Peart, the engine behind some of my favorite music from when I was barely old enough to even have favorite music in the first place. Rush was my first favorite band and I'm still finding new things to enjoy about their catalog thirty years after I first heard them. Thanks for everything. :(

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Hmm.. i was figuring, since i am super lazy to find new bands to enjoy. Hell, or even take time to look into a band properly that i enjoy some songs from, i am going to take it as my mission to dive more deeply into them. Already started with My dying bride like i stated in their topic, and i've found many songs i really enjoy and never heard before. This will be hugely beneficial to me, and something i really should have put effort towards long ago.

23 hours ago, Natassja said:

Tonight's Wolf Moon and eclipse, I wish the skies had been more clearer..

It was as clear as can be here, but to be honest wasn't really that amazing. In no way comparable to the eerie atmosphere a full eclipse creates.

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7 minutes ago, Parker said:

So, without telling me, my wife decided to stop taking her meds, now she's in the mental hospital. Things are very stressful; she's my whole world and I'm very worried about her.

:(

 

Oh no, I'm really sorry to hear it. Is she getting the help she needs? Are you able to visit her?

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57 minutes ago, Parker said:

So, without telling me, my wife decided to stop taking her meds, now she's in the mental hospital. Things are very stressful; she's my whole world and I'm very worried about her.

:(

 

I hope she is ok, thinking of you both..

2 hours ago, ChainsawAkimbo said:

Hmm.. i was figuring, since i am super lazy to find new bands to enjoy. Hell, or even take time to look into a band properly that i enjoy some songs from, i am going to take it as my mission to dive more deeply into them. Already started with My dying bride like i stated in their topic, and i've found many songs i really enjoy and never heard before. This will be hugely beneficial to me, and something i really should have put effort towards long ago.

It was as clear as can be here, but to be honest wasn't really that amazing. In no way comparable to the eerie atmosphere a full eclipse creates.

The night sky was clear as can be tonight so the moon was full and beautiful! Shame about last night but nevermind.

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58 minutes ago, FatherAlabaster said:

Oh no, I'm really sorry to hear it. Is she getting the help she needs? Are you able to visit her?

Thank you for your concern. No, she isn't getting much help yet as she is still being "held" in an emergency room, waiting to be placed in a hospital whenever and where ever (within the state) a bed opens up. In the meantime, she really doesn't get much treatment, but at least she is safe and being given her meds. I am thankful for that much. Yes, I am able to visit her, and do every day; tomorrow my parents are coming with me. 

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3 hours ago, Parker said:

So, without telling me, my wife decided to stop taking her meds, now she's in the mental hospital. Things are very stressful; she's my whole world and I'm very worried about her.

:(

 

I hope you find the strength you need in such a dire situation, nothing is as frustrating as a loved one who is on the path of causing harm for themselves. At least she is now safe, and the fact that you are there for her must be hugely important, there are so many people struggling same kind of issues alone. I really admire your courage for sharing such sensitive matters, and i hope the situation evolves to something much better!

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2 hours ago, Natassja said:

I hope she is ok, thinking of you both..

The night sky was clear as can be tonight so the moon was full and beautiful! Shame about last night but nevermind.

I think i might have expressed myself bit.. unclearly now that i read it again.

(Full) moon is an absolutely stunning thing, and full of mystery that has captivated human thoughts through our entire existense. You can get seriously mesmerized by it, from its function (entire universe does that to me really) to the eerie visual treat it offers. It was just the eclipse part that was rather disappointing, i was hoping for this feeling of unease in my stomach which ie. (near) total solar eclipse will give me.. but there was none of that. 

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8 hours ago, RelentlessOblivion said:

I'm very sorry to hear that Req, hope she's able to access the help she needs soon.

Thanks man, although while the Countess should probably be receiving help for her insatiable erotic appetite, it was Parker’s wife who is currently seeking treatment in hospital. Best wishes to @Parker. All the best mate in what must be a difficult time.

In other news I visited my parents’ place on Friday and my mother is convinced the fires are going to reach them, despite the Alfather and I telling her it’s practically impossible. There was rain while I was there too - hope it reached the fires. 

7 hours ago, ChainsawAkimbo said:

I think i might have expressed myself bit.. unclearly now that i read it again.

(Full) moon is an absolutely stunning thing, and full of mystery that has captivated human thoughts through our entire existense. You can get seriously mesmerized by it, from its function (entire universe does that to me really) to the eerie visual treat it offers. It was just the eclipse part that was rather disappointing, i was hoping for this feeling of unease in my stomach which ie. (near) total solar eclipse will give me.. but there was none of that. 

Did you know that when it’s cold and when it’s dark the freezing moon can obsess you? 

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6 minutes ago, ChainsawAkimbo said:

Now there´s a classic! (I really enjoy Vader version btw, even if it is a touch too polished.)

I’ll let this blasphemy slide just this once ;)

 

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