The Newbie Introduction Thread

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Re: The Newbie Introduction Thread

Postby Belle Lettre » 28 Jul 2015, 23:43

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I'll be looking forward to Beyond the 130 pieces on The Legendary Pink Dots, Nurse With Wound, Coil, TG, Alien Sex Fiend and the Dancing Did. Among others :D

Is there some logic behind the "Beyond the 130" title here? It has me rather baffled.


The board in general is obsessed with a 'canon' of rock artists, most from the 1960s and 1970s (Beck was included as a sop to 'modernity'), all the usual rockist suspects, and back in the pre-Rayge mists, they put together a BCB 100 of 'approved' acts (actually much less Stalinist than it seems). This was updated a couple of years ago, with various people added. No one was quite sure how many there were, so the BCB 130 was suggested as a title, and most of the artists got written up in threads of their own under the 130 banner.
However, in the putting together of this, it became apparent that virtually every worthwhile artist of the past 100 years was being excluded in favour of Prog, Beat Groups and general unspeakableness, so I, and others, lobbied for a forum where we could dribble on about non-mainstream stuff that we particularly liked; a list was put together with deadlines and everything at the start of this year, and I lumbered myself with its curation. The Beyond the 130 title was adopted to express the 'left-field' nature of the project (well, by this board's standards, anyway).
It was going well at the start, but was eventually derailed by my sudden acquisition of a life and involvement in various cups, plus a general disillusionment with listening to music in general that made it hard for me to research the literally dozens of acts to which I'd committed, and the habits of people changing their avatars and / or disappearing for a few weeks, which made my job as whip untenable. So I'm now lobbying the admins for separate sub-forums for the 130 and for Beyond and trying to doing the lazarus thing by making it more voluntary and, soon as the winter's here and I'm indoors more, treating people to my takes on such unsung (here) giants as Jan & Dean, Doll by Doll, and so on.

One of the biggest complaints on the board is that there are not enough threads on music, but people are still reluctant to start them on artists outside the Canon.

Nice summary. :D
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Re: The Newbie Introduction Thread

Postby DAWnofthedeadheads » 05 Sep 2015, 06:40

Another Dave arrives here from the depths of the same fiery crevices as the other. I'd figured at the time of joining that I'd pop in here every so often to see Rayge's photography, but I'm sure to be around to ask something stupid or maybe give somebody some SAS (if you visit reddit, you'll know) fodder.

Otherwise, this n00b needs help with the avatar. That's about it.
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Re: The Newbie Introduction Thread

Postby Loki » 05 Sep 2015, 09:27

Hey, Davy. :)


I've had trouble with my avatar too. One of the admins will sort it for you - they're usually pretty good like that.


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Re: The Newbie Introduction Thread

Postby DAWnofthedeadheads » 05 Sep 2015, 09:43

You just wait... it'll scare the pants off the whole group.
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Re: The Newbie Introduction Thread

Postby jl » 30 Sep 2015, 01:14

yo.

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Re: The Newbie Introduction Thread

Postby Nolamike » 30 Sep 2015, 14:21

Howdy, Snout! Welcome to the board!
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Re: The Newbie Introduction Thread

Postby jl » 30 Sep 2015, 14:40

Howdy.

I know Rayge and Darkness Fish from other places and I like Tangerine Dream.

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Re: The Newbie Introduction Thread

Postby Rayge » 30 Sep 2015, 14:45

Hi, JL. Algroth, pcqgod, young Dave (DAWnoftheDeadheads) and steff (Loki) are here, too.
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Re: The Newbie Introduction Thread

Postby soundchaser » 30 Sep 2015, 15:49

snout wrote:Howdy.

I know Rayge and Darkness Fish from other places and I like Tangerine Dream.


Hi. There's a few of us into Tangerine Dream, but some more than others.

Prog Corner should be of use to you.

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Re: The Newbie Introduction Thread

Postby Loki » 30 Sep 2015, 16:45

JL......?
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Re: The Newbie Introduction Thread

Postby jl » 30 Sep 2015, 17:04

I was Jayel on the refuge board years ago.

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Re: The Newbie Introduction Thread

Postby Loki » 02 Oct 2015, 00:34

Oh OK, well nice to see you here. :)


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Re: The Newbie Introduction Thread

Postby Jake T » 11 Oct 2015, 23:24

How do you do?

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Re: The Newbie Introduction Thread

Postby souphound » 14 Oct 2015, 14:34

Jake T wrote:How do you do?



Has nobody officially welcomed you to the board Jake T? Well, let me be the first. Welcome indeed.
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Re: The Newbie Introduction Thread

Postby Jake T » 14 Oct 2015, 23:45

Thanks souphound.

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Re: The Newbie Introduction Thread

Postby Loki » 15 Oct 2015, 03:53

WOPR wrote:Hello....

My name's Emile (French male name).... an old agnostic minimalist Druid, artist and tinkerer.


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Re: The Newbie Introduction Thread

Postby Loki » 15 Oct 2015, 03:58

Jake T wrote:How do you do?


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Re: The Newbie Introduction Thread

Postby Jake T » 17 Oct 2015, 20:34

Thanks Loki.

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Re: The Newbie Introduction Thread

Postby driftin » 26 Oct 2015, 20:35

Hi I'm Rob, also known as driftin. This isn't a new account but more of a reintroduction.

I was the admin of the Refuge board where several of you came from and after that placed died down everyone seemed to go their own way. I was then told by Rayge that this was the place to be and after trying to create a new account I suddenly remembered what my old password was.

I'll be sure to stick around this time.

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Re: The Newbie Introduction Thread

Postby Rayge » 27 Oct 2015, 15:59

Great to see you Robbie. Another fine recruit to the Beatles-Schmeatles cell.
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