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#1406433 VGM Band Origin Stories - how did you meet?

Posted by juggahnaught on 19 September 2019 - 11:46 AM

Oh no, you guys were pretty good at the Seattle show w/ Kirby and Runaway Four. :(


Thank you. I was really excited about moving forward.



Hope everything turns out okay! When I'm in front of a computer I'll definitely share some ups and downs. It's always a journey. Lots of leveling up, lots of losing your items and starting all over. Party members come and go, but keep going. You love this and other people do as well, you will find one another.


I think that's a takeaway from this. We always had personnel issues - for the show we did with Runaway Four and Kirby's Dream Band in Seattle, we actually used two subs; both the drummer and the keyboardist weren't actually in the band. But I thought we had a strong core group (bass, guitar, violin), and I began to invest - I bought gear, we started working on a small EP, I bought a domain, started getting into lighting setup. We were moving forward! It turns out that we can't work with our violinist anymore, and on the heels of that it turns out that our guitarist's musical passions lie elsewhere. The core group has split and so I'm the only thing left, cradling my broken dreams. (Hah! So emo! It's 1999 all over again! :P)


I think I've learned that I need to find people who share the same mindset, dreams, and goals that I do. In hindsight, the band members I played with didn't share that - they were music school students, talented, and dedicated to their craft, but ultimately on a different track.


I'm finding it hard not to be bummed about this. I don't intend to spill band drama all over these boards, but I guess I wanted to be able to talk to people who understood the passion and the drive to do this. We were moving forward and we put work into this - I invested in this project - and now, I've got to try to start over entirely.


I guess at least it's a New Game+ instead of fully starting from scratch, so there's that.


Definitely looking forward to reading more origin stories! Keep 'em coming!

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#1406401 VGM Band Origin Stories - how did you meet?

Posted by juggahnaught on 18 September 2019 - 10:40 PM

Coming off the heels of an unfortunate band development, and I'm hoping to still move forward in some way, shape, or form. Looking for motivation! All of your bands in here - share your origin stories!


- How did you assemble your party? How did everyone meet?

- Did you power level in the forest before moving forward, or did you just go straight in?

- What was your first boss fights (gigs) like - was it awesome and did you slay, or did you limp home wanting to reset your game?

- Are you still working with the original party members? (Sometimes, there's a hired gun, like Shadow from FF6, who will cut and run after a period of time.


If there's already a thread like this, I apologize. I'm passionate about VGM and right now, I need to share that camaraderie with like-minded people with whom I have that passion in common - and this hopefully is the place.


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#1406400 The Official Star Trek Appreciation Thread

Posted by juggahnaught on 18 September 2019 - 10:25 PM

Did anyone go see the anniversary showing of the first Star Trek movie? 
I haven't seen it in years, but recall it being dull and inert, focusing too much on the visuals, with the cast as weirdly out of character afterthoughts.


Is it worth a watch as a middle aged man?


There's a director's cut or a rerelease or something of that nature that re-edits the film - it shortens many of the 2001-esque film seqments and focuses more heavily on the characters. It is, as I understand, widely regarded as being a better film than the original theatrical cut (which if I remember came out on the heels of the success of 2001: A Space Odyssey, hence the emphasis on the visuals).


I haven't watched it in a really really long time, but I always liked the first film for its relatively Early Installment Weirdness factor. (Also, I love the uniforms.) I think I watched the rerelease, though, and that may be why.

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#1403600 What games are you playing now?

Posted by juggahnaught on 29 July 2019 - 09:28 PM

I've hooked up my SNES to my HDTV and I've been replaying some classics. (Of note, if you want the best quality for SNES, Genesis, or other old systems, check out HDRetrovision - the quality of SNES over component cables is awesome, so awesome.)


Judge me if you will, but Super Mario Kart, 150cc, Special Cup, is still as hard as it was 20 years ago. (Getting best laps on tracks with DK is still just as fun today as well!)


I've also been replaying F-Zero, and man, that game can be frustrating on Master class - you can keep your lead, but just a bit of bad luck from the blocker cars and you're toast, and if you lose that lead, good luck. Death Wind 2 still sucks.

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#1403421 Bass Thread

Posted by juggahnaught on 25 July 2019 - 03:14 PM

Hey - saw this thread and thought I'd chime in, y'know, fellow bassist and all.


I play an Ibanez SR506 through a Line 6 Helix - I own a Markbass 1x12 combo that I gig with, but I'm thinking about splurging and getting something like a Barefaced setup, which apparently should work really well with the Line 6 gear.


Considering replacing the MK1 pickups that are stock with the Ibanez. (I replaced the preamp with the Aguilar OBP-3, which is much better, but I dunno - the MK1s are usable but I can't help but feel that there's more to be had somehow.)


There's honestly just too much gear to buy. I guess this is why artists have patrons...

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#1403419 The Official Star Trek Appreciation Thread

Posted by juggahnaught on 25 July 2019 - 03:03 PM

I was today years old when I learned that Tuvok from Voyager was the Spaceball who shouts “we ain’t found shit” from the desert


Holy shit, dude, I did not know this! That is AWESOME. Made my day that much brighter.


Tim Russ is pretty iconic - he also has done some voice acting in animated material (although right now I fail to recall what he's in, but it's probably something in the DCAU that I'm thinking of) and so it's hard for me to not notice his presence. Same with the actor who played Kurn, and Rene Auberjonois.


I haven't read all 81 pages of this thread, but I'm just gonna throw this out there - best TNG episode is Darmok. It's accessible, iconic, and perfectly encapsulates the spirit and ethos of Star Trek. If you have to start anyone with an episode, I recommend that one.

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#1403418 KDB Tour 2019

Posted by juggahnaught on 25 July 2019 - 03:00 PM

^ You (Save Point) guys have any recordings yet? What a pleasant surprise your band was.


Hey, sorry for the late response! I thought I had email notifications set up, looks like I don't.


Thank you so much for the praise! I'm glad you enjoyed the show.


We are actively working on that right now. Playing that show has got us stoked to move forward! I'll definitely throw up a thread when we have material ready.

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#1403218 KDB Tour 2019

Posted by juggahnaught on 20 July 2019 - 06:10 PM

It was great to meet everyone at last night's show! Had a blast, and thanks for the invite!

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