PC Board OT Thread Take 4 [No Politics]

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Re: PC Board OT Thread Take 4 [No Politics] 

Post#1001 » by Doctor MJ » Tue Jun 8, 2021 4:34 pm

Goudelock wrote:RealGM has doctors, lawyers, financial experts, and philosophers (many the same person!), so I gotta ask: do do we have any musicians in here?

I've recently gotten into guitar (recently being like 2 months ago) and I was wondering if anybody else here likes to play? I waited till after the worst of the pandemic to pick up an instrument so I feel like I may have missed the trendy boat, but I've had a blast. Found an old and free PDF of an instruction book and have been going through it after work.

Ragtime and Piedmont style blues and jazzy stuff just fascinates me. Like, they can play bass and melody at the same time, and some can even mimic percussion and it's like they're a whole band even though it's just a guy on a guitar.


Not professionally, but I play guitar and sing, write music and poetry, and love music festivals.

I'll also say my love and interest in things aesthetically driven has an influence on my sports analysis. I think it's really cool when we look at athletics as something other than just a competition.
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Re: PC Board OT Thread Take 4 [No Politics] 

Post#1002 » by Colbinii » Tue Jun 8, 2021 4:50 pm

Goudelock wrote:RealGM has doctors, lawyers, financial experts, and philosophers (many the same person!), so I gotta ask: do do we have any musicians in here?

I've recently gotten into guitar (recently being like 2 months ago) and I was wondering if anybody else here likes to play? I waited till after the worst of the pandemic to pick up an instrument so I feel like I may have missed the trendy boat, but I've had a blast. Found an old and free PDF of an instruction book and have been going through it after work.

Ragtime and Piedmont style blues and jazzy stuff just fascinates me. Like, they can play bass and melody at the same time, and some can even mimic percussion and it's like they're a whole band even though it's just a guy on a guitar.


I play guitar and have for most of my life as my dad was always in a band growing up and he hosted band practice at our home.

Its a fulfilling hobby as Dutchball97 pointed out.

Doctor MJ wrote:love music festivals.


Which festivals have you enjoyed the most?

I went to a Bon Iver inspired Art and Music festival called Eaux Claires and it was hands down the best festival I have ever attended. The inaugural 2015 festival was unique in how it encapsulated art with the music.

I also enjoyed Beach Goth in Orange County which included a handful of classic punk bands like Violent Femmes, TLC and even Patti Smith.
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Re: PC Board OT Thread Take 4 [No Politics] 

Post#1003 » by Doctor MJ » Tue Jun 8, 2021 6:21 pm

Colbinii wrote:
Doctor MJ wrote:love music festivals.


Which festivals have you enjoyed the most?

I went to a Bon Iver inspired Art and Music festival called Eaux Claires and it was hands down the best festival I have ever attended. The inaugural 2015 festival was unique in how it encapsulated art with the music.

I also enjoyed Beach Goth in Orange County which included a handful of classic punk bands like Violent Femmes, TLC and even Patti Smith.


Coachella's the big one for me. My wife and I have gone 19 times and were going back before it became the (super-expensive) cultural phenomenon it now is.

Some others I can think of Long Beach Blues, Music Tastes Good, Wave over Yonder, Pasadena Daydream. We've never travelled far for festivals, though I could see us doing it in the future.
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Re: PC Board OT Thread Take 4 [No Politics] 

Post#1004 » by Goudelock » Wed Jun 9, 2021 2:00 am

Colbinii wrote:
Goudelock wrote:RealGM has doctors, lawyers, financial experts, and philosophers (many the same person!), so I gotta ask: do do we have any musicians in here?

I've recently gotten into guitar (recently being like 2 months ago) and I was wondering if anybody else here likes to play? I waited till after the worst of the pandemic to pick up an instrument so I feel like I may have missed the trendy boat, but I've had a blast. Found an old and free PDF of an instruction book and have been going through it after work.

Ragtime and Piedmont style blues and jazzy stuff just fascinates me. Like, they can play bass and melody at the same time, and some can even mimic percussion and it's like they're a whole band even though it's just a guy on a guitar.


I play guitar and have for most of my life as my dad was always in a band growing up and he hosted band practice at our home.

Its a fulfilling hobby as Dutchball97 pointed out.

Doctor MJ wrote:love music festivals.


Which festivals have you enjoyed the most?

I went to a Bon Iver inspired Art and Music festival called Eaux Claires and it was hands down the best festival I have ever attended. The inaugural 2015 festival was unique in how it encapsulated art with the music.

I also enjoyed Beach Goth in Orange County which included a handful of classic punk bands like Violent Femmes, TLC and even Patti Smith.



I'm hoping to go to some concerts now that i'm vaccinated, since I've never been to one but I've heard they're awesome. And I guess we do have a lot of guitar players here! Do y'all enjoy playing a particular style?
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Re: PC Board OT Thread Take 4 [No Politics] 

Post#1005 » by Dr Positivity » Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:56 pm

This Nadal Djokovic match is big time. The 3rd set was so good I think the president called in and cancelled the curfew.
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Re: PC Board OT Thread Take 4 [No Politics] 

Post#1006 » by Odinn21 » Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:01 pm

Dr Positivity wrote:This Nadal Djokovic match is big time. The 3rd set was so good I think the president called in and cancelled the curfew.

2013 vibes.
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Re: PC Board OT Thread Take 4 [No Politics] 

Post#1007 » by Texas Chuck » Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:17 pm

Not a musician but recommend South by Southwest (and for more than music) or Austin City Limits and who knows if he will ever do a live one again but Willie's 4th of July concert would be worth doing at least once for those who haven't.

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Re: PC Board OT Thread Take 4 [No Politics] 

Post#1008 » by Dr Positivity » Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:44 pm

Odinn21 wrote:
Dr Positivity wrote:This Nadal Djokovic match is big time. The 3rd set was so good I think the president called in and cancelled the curfew.

2013 vibes.


Maybe best win of Djokovic's career and now the roadmap is clear for most majors and GOAT title. Though this is no pushover final, I didn't realize Tsitsipas is just 22 which probably puts him the leader in the clubhouse now over ones like Zverev and Medvedev for younger players with the most potential.
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Re: PC Board OT Thread Take 4 [No Politics] 

Post#1009 » by Odinn21 » Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:52 pm

Dr Positivity wrote:
Odinn21 wrote:
Dr Positivity wrote:This Nadal Djokovic match is big time. The 3rd set was so good I think the president called in and cancelled the curfew.

2013 vibes.


Maybe best win of Djokovic's career and now the roadmap is clear for most majors and GOAT title. Though this is no pushover final, I didn't realize Tsitsipas is just 22 which probably puts him the leader in the clubhouse now over ones like Zverev and Medvedev for younger players with the most potential.

I'm curious if Nadal was having some kind of physical troubles because other than when he was in a slump in 2015 and 2016, I've never seen him that visibly beaten on clay. He took off his ankle paddings, he looked like he was limping for a bit, his movement was bizarre near the end. He was totally out of rhythm. It was just odd.

Quite a meaningful win for Djokovic indeed. Especially after that 2020 Final. In terms of importance as changing the tides, probably the best win for him. He's one of the very rare sports people I actually feel negative towards (due to his weird sh.ts during the pandemic in 2020) but his chances for the most majors and retiring as the goat are definitely better than Nadal's at this point. Nadal would need some magical moments off clay, especially against Djokovic.
The issue with per75 numbers;
36pts on 27 fga/9 fta in 36 mins, does this mean he'd keep up the efficiency to get 48pts on 36fga/12fta in 48 mins?
The answer; NO. He's human, not a linearly working machine.
Per75 is efficiency rate, not actual production.
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Re: PC Board OT Thread Take 4 [No Politics] 

Post#1010 » by Jaivl » Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:30 pm

Nadal and Federer can fight for #2 OAT I guess.

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I'm technically a clarinet pro (as in have a conservatory degree and be regularly paid to play) although I don't perform right now.
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Re: PC Board OT Thread Take 4 [No Politics] 

Post#1011 » by Goudelock » Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:26 pm

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Re: PC Board OT Thread Take 4 [No Politics] 

Post#1012 » by MyUniBroDavis » Today 10:49 am

Goudelock wrote:
Colbinii wrote:
I play guitar and have for most of my life as my dad was always in a band growing up and he hosted band practice at our home.

Its a fulfilling hobby as Dutchball97 pointed out.



Which festivals have you enjoyed the most?

I went to a Bon Iver inspired Art and Music festival called Eaux Claires and it was hands down the best festival I have ever attended. The inaugural 2015 festival was unique in how it encapsulated art with the music.

I also enjoyed Beach Goth in Orange County which included a handful of classic punk bands like Violent Femmes, TLC and even Patti Smith.



I'm hoping to go to some concerts now that i'm vaccinated, since I've never been to one but I've heard they're awesome. And I guess we do have a lot of guitar players here! Do y'all enjoy playing a particular style?


Concerts are fun, my roomates went to an edm concert in Arizona altho I couldn’t make it cuz I’m simping, but I’m wondering how different the vibe is at different concerts sometimes. I’ve only really been to edm/house music concerts and not being into drugs when all my friends are does kinda suck at times lol
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