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That's tougher for me than it sounds. It really sucks being unable to deliver in a live setting; on the other hand, in two or three decades those recordings will be the only tangible evidence of everything you did. At this point, I'd pick being great live. A bad recording of a great performance holds up better than the converse.

Would you rather write your own music entirely by yourself and hire band members who offer no creative input, or give up the control and ownership to work on a collaborative project?

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16 hours ago, Vampyrique said:

Requiem, this modern world is no longer fit for Victorian gentlemen. Things have changed since the 19th century and cancel culture is in full swing. Shamelessly, you fired off words without trigger warnings, and your unconscious bias against the two groups manifested in negative connotations that lacked relevant and culturally sensitive euphemisms.

Oh, but there's always one in the crowd to turn fun into funeral. For the record, I'd probably rather be morbidly obese than profoundly autistic. Pedofeelya, now that's a touchy subject!

I'd rather give up my bed for a month. If I didn't need electricity for the stove/fridge, to pay bills online, or to charge my ipod, I'd probably instead give that up for a month and would possibly even enjoy it.

Would you rather be in a band that has great studio albums and poor live performances, or great live performance and poor studio albums.

 

 

I've played in a mediocre band with mediocre studio albums and mediocre performances. Oh for some variety! 

I'd go with great studio albums over live performances any day. A great live performance is a beautiful thing, but it's ephemeral - like a candle in the wind it will be snuffed out forever by indifferent time. A great album lasts for as long as people will play it, which, if it's great, will be forever. 

Would you rather be a Victorian gentleman or a Roman senator? 

 

16 hours ago, FatherAlabaster said:

That's tougher for me than it sounds. It really sucks being unable to deliver in a live setting; on the other hand, in two or three decades those recordings will be the only tangible evidence of everything you did. At this point, I'd pick being great live. A bad recording of a great performance holds up better than the converse.

Would you rather write your own music entirely by yourself and hire band members who offer no creative input, or give up the control and ownership to work on a collaborative project?

Sorry, I missed this quote before answering the Vampire. 

I did this first one for years, and it was pretty fun although a little lonely at times, especially when arranging (and paying for!) recording. In rehearsals and playing live, though, it felt like a proper band although I guess I always had final say.

While working collaboratively is really cool on a certain level, I could only do that if I wasn't all that serious about the vision of the band. Compromise is a hard thing when you feel really passionate about the art you create. So I'm going to choose 'write my own music and have stooges on stage with me'. 

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23 hours ago, Requiem said:

Surely you're not suggesting we ban the word autistic because you happen to know someone who is? My question simply asked users to make a choice between these two debilitating conditions. 

Aren't you the guy who posted jokes about pedophelia in the jokes thread?

Would you rather give up electricity for a month or your bed for a month? 

Not suggesting a ban on the word for a second, I just don't like seeing autism, a condition which someone has no control over, being compared with obesity which is generally something you can control. But it could easily be down to my shitty frame of mind right now.

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