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Mr. Crowley

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  • Birthday 04/23/1978

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  1. I've been meaning to post something about this release, but hadn't gotten around to it. I've already ordered a copy of the new album. Willie Dowling is a musical genius as far as I'm concerned, and would definitely encourage anyone to check out his stuff. I posted a link a long time ago here to the song Stupid that he did with Sugar Plum Fairies, and that song is getting a proper release on his new album. I've just about completed my collection of all his work with his previos bands. Everything he did after The Grip has been brilliant.
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    A couple guys from 'Grand Theft Audio' have formed a new band called Security. I didn't like 'Grand Theft Audio', but this is better. It's bombastic, over-the-top hard rock. It's good if you like that sort of thing. I do. They don't have anything released yet, but they have three demo tracks available for download here: http://www.ineedsecurity.net/media.html Security are: Jay Butler Vocals John Kingham Guitar Halil Bayram Bass Ritch Battersby drums Following the demise of their former group 'Grand Theft Audio', Butler and Battersby formed a songwriting partnership intent on re-balancing the scales after the decidedly unweighty pop endevour they had just been spat out of. The two began writing and recording material during the summer of 2003, both filling guitar duties for the initial demos. Wishing to make the sound heavier and darker the two were then introduced to by chance to the suburbs last hidden treasure. Mr John Kingham. After an initial meeting and agreement on the direction and intent of the music John swiftly brought his eclectic and furious individual style of heavy riffage to the mix and the band was effectivley formed. The three then set about writing the main body of material during late summer/ early autumn and auditioning bass players. More
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    Black Sabbath drummer, Bill Ward has made one track from his upcoming release, Beyond Aston available for download on his website. Here is a direct link: The Dark Half Hour . I'm not too familiar with his solo stuff, but I kind of like this song. It reminds me a bit of something Joe Walsh might do, only heavier.
  4. I was wondering who he was asking also. Anyway, here are some specs on the iRiver that was discussed in the other thread. -Box Contents, Backlit remote control with 4-line display, iRiver earphones, Carrying case, Installation software CD, AC adapter, USB 2.0 cable, Line-in cable, External microphone. Printed user manual -Plays over 1200 hours of digital music -Up to 16 hours of battery life -Supports MP3, WMA, ASF, WAV and OGG music files -Ultra-fast USB 2.0 transfers (up to 40 times faster than USB 1.0) -Integrated FM tuner -Backlit remote control with 4-line display -Built-in voice recorder -Intuitive music navigation -Real-time MP3 encoding (no PC required) -40GB of internal storage -Store or transfer files of any type -Extra-large, 8-line, backlit LCD -Rechargeable Lithium Polymer battery -Optical input and output -Upgradeable to future formats and features -1 Year Warranty -Pictures are for illustration purposes only. I've been doing a lot of reading on these players over the last few days, and have read reviews for the iriver, ipod, creative, samsung, dell, gateway, rio, rca, archos, philips, and several others. I've com to the conclusion that the only two really good ones are the iPod and iRiver. They are also the most expensive. The iRiver is less expensive and has reviews every bit as good as the iPod if not better. The best price I've come across for the iRiver 40GB player is $379.95 here: http://www.compuplus.com/insidepage.php3?r...001871#moreinfo. That is more than I wanted to pay for one, but I'll probably end up getting it anyway. My main concern is how well it will work with the car cassette adapter. It seems that many players of this type produce bad sound quality when used with the adapter. If anyone here has the iRiver and has used it with the adapter, let me know how it works.
  5. Thanks, I don't know how the hell I missed that.
  6. 15/20 Not bad, but the ones that asked what combination of foods taste good are completely subjective.
  7. I've been looking into getting a 40GB MP3 jukebox, and I need some advice on which is the best. I'm not going to get an Ipod. They are too expensive. If I can't get a descent one for a good price, I'll wait. I've read reviews on the Zen Xtra and RCA Lyra, but haven't been able to come to any conclusions. I read that the cover pops of the Zen easily, and the headphone jack often quits working. I've also read that many of these produce bad sound when used with the car adapter kit, and that is probably what I'll use it for most. Does anyone have any experience with these or others that are in the same price range($200-$300)?
  8. I hear this a lot from those opposed to the war, but I can't really see what difference it makes where he got them from or what difference it make that we supported Iraq in the 80's. Arguments can be made that it was the right thing to do at the time, and vice versa. I don't understand how this has anything to do with how this is being dealt with now. Well, there was a coalition. Sure, it didn't include France, Germany, Russia, and others, but it was still a large coalition. I don't see how waiting would have convinced countries like France, Germany, etc. to join the coalition since it has come out about how these countries leaders were involved with skimming from the oil for food program. That is why it is so ironic when the US is accused of going to Iraq for oil. Countries like North Korea, Iran, Syria, and other will have to be confronted at some point. Hopefully, most of this can be diplomatically as it was with Lybia. I don't think that could have been done if it were not clear that there was a credible threat of force being used. I think Iraq was first on the list because there was a clear, legal case for action. I know many say the action was illegal, but Saddam was violating both UN resolutions, and the cease fire agreement from the first gulf war. It also seems to me that taking on Iraq to prove to North Korea that you are serious is better than the other way around. This was the first time I have ever posted in a political thread. Hopefully, I won't be tarred and feathered by the 99% liberal majority here. :bigsmile:
  9. Damn, that sucks. There's very few things in this world that I hate more than a thief. :reallymad:
  10. OK, I'm going try to breath some life into this dying thread by recommending the band, Seasons Of The Wolf. They are based in Florida and have been around since 1988, but didn't release their first album on CD until 1996. They had some cassettes earlier that were only available near Tampa. Here is a short bio from http://www.metalgospel.com. These guys are awesome ! Very traditional sounding with a touch of "new age" atmosphere. Their formation can be traced back to 1988 by the Waddell brothers and Dennis Ristow. They´d be joined by Dwayne Briar (Drums) and Clay Yeagley (Bass). With this line up they released two tapes between 88 and 90 available only in the Tampa Bay area. The line up would shift in the next few years with the replacement of Clay by Phaedra Rubio (DANGEROUS CURVES) and Dwayne by Aaron Winders (who would later be replaced by Wayne Hoefle). In 94 they started recording their debut self titled album (released in 96) which helped push the band from local to worldwide attention. With that recording under their belts they played many live shows in support around Florida and also had some of their music used in MTV shows. In 98 Phaedra was replaced by stage tech Chris Whitford. With that line up they produced and released "Lost In Hell" in 1999. At this point they started really pushing promotion: sending samples to major magazines as well as online publications, getting radio airplay at college stations and taking part in tribute albums for IRON MAIDEN, BLACK SABBATH and QUEEN. 2001 saw the release of their third full length recording, "Nocturnal Revelation" in the same magnificance as the rest. SEASONS OF THE WOLF have always been a special band to me, their music is superior and well crafted. During the times of what I considered to be a "true" Metal drought they kept the spirit and essence alive. http://www.metalgospel.com/SeasonsOfTheWolf/ Here are a few tracks to download: Victim Of Darkness Magnetic Star October Moon Interstellar One Land One King Communion
  11. It's not bad. As far as I know, that is the first Megadeth song I've ever listened too, although I really don't know why I've never checked them out. I guess I associated them with Metallica, and since I never cared for Metallica, I just never bothered. I'm sure I'll end up getting some Megadeth into my collection eventually.
  12. Ok, I'll try to add something now and then when I have time. I think I may put up some older bands that may not be well known, or not as well known as they should be. With that, I'll start with Riot. They are somewhat well known, but have been largely overlooked and underrated. They have been around since the late 1970's and have released 12 studio albums. Their first album, Rock City, was released in 1978. Their third album, Fire Down Under, was considered by many to be one of the best albums of the 80's. They were one of the early influences in the power metal genre, and their Thundersteel album sounded a lot like Judas Priest's Painkiller album, and that was a couple years before Painkiller was released. A lot of bad deals, internal problems, and bad luck kept them from being huge. They have had 4 lead vocalists since their beginning. The first two of those are now dead. The original vocalist, Guy Speranza, died last year of pancreatic cancer at 47. Their second vocalist, Rhett Forrester, was murdered in 1994. The only remaining original member is guitarist, Mark Reale. You can visit their website here: http://www.riotsweb.com/ There are reviews of some of their albums here: http://www.nolifetilmetal.com/riot.htm The ones missing are Narita, Nightbreaker, and Brethren Of The Long House.
  13. Thanks, DAIC and Shawn. I'll look into them. Thanks for the complement on the avatar, Shawn.
  14. Which one? I refreshed the page 4 times, and got different adds each time, but none of them seemed to be relevant.
  15. Does anyone know if there is a program that can read files like pdf, doc, txt, etc., and create audio files of the text?
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