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About ubernym

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    Dan Hibiki (+75)

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  • Software - Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)
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    Acoustic Guitar
    Vocals: Male


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    James Russell
  1. What! I didn't know I was your arch-nemesis! I'm not prepared for that kind of responsibility (I don't even have a goatee or a skull-shaped island or anything)
  2. Wow, it's been almost two years since the last writing compo for me...maybe it's time. Don't hold me to it, but the month's young yet!
  3. Please note that the following statements are in relation to "popular" music, which is defined as modern music, typically with a singer. I'm not including concert music (i.e. classical/chamber/orchestra/etc) or jazz music in my comments, because I think that it would be unfair to compare Britney Spears to Miles Davis, or Nickelback to Kronos Quartet. There is a certain amount of high-mindedness associated with "non-pop" music, and we're not having a conversation about that right now. The mechanics of listening to music are universal, but the reasons are not. Justifications of individual taste
  4. ...He was going through a divorce at the time and drinking heavily...? I don't know it's plausible
  5. According to wikipedia: ...which is pretty lame, and I'm glad they changed it. Also, I'm about 8 hours in and its awesome. I personally like the new localization. It seems in many ways more mature and subtle. Oh man I haven't had this much fun in ages!
  6. I bought it. Funny thing, I've never bought Chrono Trigger in any of its other iterations. First time I played it was when I borrowed it from a friend. Second time, was on (ahem) a SNES emulator. And then I played it on my brother's PS1. Even on the emulator, it felt..not quite right, and the PS1 version load times were irritating to say the least. So for me, $40 for one of my all time favorite games is well worth it. Now we just need to convince the powers that be to release a Mother trilogy on DS. I'd gladly pay $100 for that.
  7. Great job everyone! I also appreciated the critiques, and only feel bad that I never had time to vote. Being a new father with two jobs is a little hard on my schedule. Blue.Nocturne: I noticed you had a problem with a chord that was a little dissonant. If only I had time to fine tune this piece. I sent it in as a pretty rough draft. It was one of those chords that sounded really great stretched out across my piano, and it didn't really translate well into strings only. I should had added some other instruments to layer the chord better. I also appreciate the more technically-minded comments
  8. Heh, yeah I actually thought about calling it "Blue Nocturne" for fun. I ended up originally titling it Water Nocturne, so credit needs to be given to Abadoss for coming up with the more interesting sounding "Aqueous Nocturne." Hopefully this is abstract and unique enough that we get a lot of participation!
  9. From the Keith Jarret performance I mentioned. Reading the comments on youtube, I guess I'm not the only one who was moved by this piece: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wO9si26qB0s&feature=related
  10. I'm a sentimental sap. At least when it comes to books, music and film/plays. Though I rarely cry when real life is involved. When it's real, the tragedy of it is to overwhelming for tears and I just get quiet and numb. My family ridicules me for this. But oh man, if I had a nickel for every time a song has made me cry, I'd have like $13.50 or something. I tend to cry in movies if there's a certain convocation of music and the moment. But if we're just talking individual pieces of music, here are a few that stand out in my mind the most: 1. Appalachian Spring, by Aaron Copland. But it has to
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