October 5, 2006

Yeah, I remember back when I wanted to play guitar, too...

by Chris Randall
 

 
 
 

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Oct.06.2006 @ 12:09 PM
Ataru
this is my favorite (non-fucktard) metal drumming video.

video of the performance heard on Hate Eternal's new album:

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Oct.06.2006 @ 12:33 PM
tremorcore
no.

this is rock and roll:

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Oct.06.2006 @ 12:51 PM
D' MacKinnon
Why did people ever think keytars were hip.
 
 

 
Oct.06.2006 @ 12:58 PM
shamann
> yeah this is indeed a nerd self loathing fest.

Well, that pretty much sums up the interweb, no?

Some of you guys act like any sort of musical ability is in short supply in the world (especially the kind that is bereft of taste, apparently). It's not just the keytar. The bigger target is why the fuck are people putting all this shit on youtube? You want to do it, sure, but publishing it for all to see it means what exactly?

I have a great idea, I'm going to go home and video tape me editing loop points on a sampler and then youtube it. Yeah that'll be entertaining, because that's an acquired skill as much as shredding on a keytar.

 
 

 
Oct.06.2006 @ 12:59 PM
RexRhino
The trouble with a KeyTar is that is was designed as a way for a keyboard player to "rock out" onstage like a guitar player. The whole rocking out thing is a bit cheezy in itself, that when you create a facsimili of rocking out, it is like cheese wiz.

But there is nothing inherently stupid or dorky about the KeyTar, if it was seperated from it's current cultural context. Basicly, everyone who is ridiculed for using a KeyTar today is paying for the crimes of some 80's synth band.

KeyTars are kind of like a Hitler moustache. There is nothing inherently racist or nazi-like about having a small virticle rectangle of hair below your nose... but if someone nowadays was wearing one you would assume they are some sort of nazi/facist/whatever. There is nothing particularly stupid or dorky about a KeyTar, but if you use one people are going to assume you are some sort of Flock of Seagulls devotee.

 
 

 
Oct.06.2006 @ 1:34 PM
JG
I almost pissed myself watching that ProdiKeys promo, it's so fucking funny. Holy shit, I've got to sample that.

But I'm with shamann: why in the fuck do people put themselves up on YouTube doing the stupidest, most ridicule-worthy things? Apparently there is a huge, untapped resevoir of tards out there whose dream is to be the next "fat kid doing the lightsabre battle" on the interweb.

Tangent: someone should put together a supergroup of these people who showcase their pointless technical "music" skills on YouTube. They could tour as the YouTards!!!!

 
 

 
Oct.06.2006 @ 1:35 PM
Adam Schabtach
What's wrong with being a Flock of Seagulls devotee?

Okay, yes, I'm kidding. But I did really like their album when it came out. I was about 17 at the time, I think.

This guy doesn't hold a candle to that former-Eastern-bloc woman who straddles her keytar, however.

--Adam

 
 

 
Oct.06.2006 @ 2:07 PM
Chris Randall
Man, I double-dog-dare someone here to put up a YouTube video showing speed editing. I'll post the fuck out of that.

As for the Iggy Pop rider, it actually isn't out of the ordinary at all. If you work production, you see things like this quite often, especially when the band is requesting backline and the tour manager is really cynical (aren't they all?). The best ones are the really subtle ones. For instance, in the force majeure of the KMFDM rider, instead of "Acts Of God" it says "Acts Of Gods." That always made me chuckle.

-CR

 
 

 
Oct.06.2006 @ 6:43 PM
AdamJay
anyone else notice Diamond Dave made a comment on that video's youtube page?
 
 

 
Oct.06.2006 @ 9:49 PM
RexRhino
Thats great! Diamond Dave invited him to come out to Belize and record an album!
 
 

 
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