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Dream Theater / Re: Anniversary Editions? Remixes and Remasters?
« Last post by gzarruk on Today at 09:53:57 AM »
I'm rooting for a ten year anniversary edition of aDToE next year, remixed and with re-recorded drums. Is it too much to ask for? :coolio

Why would they need to re-record drums for ADTOE? You just have to make them a bit louder in the mix.

I had forgotten about WDADU being owned by some random label. I remember way back when that remaster came out the band talking about how they didnít have anything to do with it now. I guess itís possible the original tapes are gone at this point.

I was listening to the Greatest Hit tracks earlier actually (inspired by this thread). The I&W tracks do sound interesting if not exactly better. I actually think a remix could improve the original, but it feels a bit like Shirley mailed those ones in. I also donít think Iíd want them to go all the way with replacing the original drum sounds. At least I think you have to fit the drum sound into the rest of the recording a little better than what they did for that Greatest Hit release.

I really wanted them to release a re-recorded version of WDADU with the current lineup for its 30th anniversary last year, but that obviously didn't happen. I think we shouldn't expect anything new for that album anytime soon.

As for the 2007 IAW remixes, I think the problem was that they tried to make them sound like current/modern DT (for 2007)  instead of making a better sounding IAW.
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His position has been total condemnation of every Trump approach and also, that if he had been. president, we would not be in the position that we are. At least that's my take on it.

Congrats Stads. You probably went a different direction than me....this time anyway.
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Voted.
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Yeah, all he's rally ever said was that he would listen to the advice of scientists, as compared to Trump's general dismissal of them.
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All I have to add to this conversation is that life has a tendency to work out way better if you have kids on purpose with someone you want to spend your life with. That's not to say it can't work out if it's an oops with a one night stand, but  in general we'd be a lot better off if people would be more careful about their reproduction. If you insist on casual sex, double up on contraceptives.

Kids are amazing and a huge benefit to my life, but only because I had them with my wife, who I am fully committed to. Plus we co-parent really well to avoid either of us getting too burned out, though of course that happens sometimes.

Agree.  My thing is, I've never been married.  Never met that special someone who I would consider to be an adequate co-parent and soulmate.  Those are important factors.  So, I just figured having kids wasn't meant to be for me.  Plus, having a family just wasn't an aspiration of mine.  Always wanted to do my own thing.  I look at it this way.  My two younger brothers have a total of 9 kids.  They had enough for all 3 of us.  After all, the world is over populated enough as it is.
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General Discussion / Re: Coronavirus
« Last post by The Walrus on Today at 09:28:41 AM »
I guess I'm seeing three major issues not getting better anytime soon, with very real potential of getting worse for more than a couple of years.

COVID / Pandemic itself
Gov't debt and economic issues related to ^
Climate disasters

Societal divide is a biggie too.  And that's just what we know about right now.

Don't mean to be a Debbie Downer, it's just how I sees it.

cram beat me, but other than the pandemic, these same problems were happening 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 etc.... years ago. There are a lot of problems out there in the world. There have always been divides. You're right to worry, but absolutely none of this is new or unique to right now. There are a hundred thousands other viruses, worse than this coronavirus, out there waiting for us. This ain't shit.

True, but how many of those decades weren't easily described "sucky" for a huge amount of people? There is a difference between "oh no the world is ending" and "well, this sucks". And that offcourse depends on where you live and what your socioeconomic status is. Something not being unique doesn't mean it will be fine, in my opinion.

Look, I will probably be fine and all, but I personally know people still struggling with the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. And hell, there are entire nations still trying to recover from that, more than a decade later.

Right. But this all just goes back to pessimistic vs optimistic viewpoints. There will never not be a shortage of things to make someone think the world is a dumpster fire or that it's ending or that it's just plain shitty. That doesn't mean it's TRUE, and that doesn't mean the next 10 years can be predicted because of one freak event. Now if the Big Kahuna asteroid hits the planet, you could make a solid prediction for the next 10 years. But we could assume the next 10 years are 'going to be shit' because of a potential 8 years of democrat rule. We could assume the next 10 years are 'going to be shit' because North Korea is still a thing. We could assume the next 10 years are 'going to be shit' because of potential conflicts with China. NONE OF THAT HAS TO DO WITH CORONAVIRUS.

There will ALWAYS be people in shitty situations, there will ALWAYS be people struggling to survive. That doesn't really have anything to do, however, with the point that you can't predict the next 10 years based on one event that really gives NO indicators as to what will happen in any part of the world throughout the decade. In less than a year we nearly have vaccines ready, we have already severely upped our treatment game, it's just silly to act like the sky is falling. Humanity has faced FAR WORSE than covid and not even that long ago.
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General Discussion / Re: Coronavirus
« Last post by ErHaO on Today at 09:23:12 AM »
I guess I'm seeing three major issues not getting better anytime soon, with very real potential of getting worse for more than a couple of years.

COVID / Pandemic itself
Gov't debt and economic issues related to ^
Climate disasters

Societal divide is a biggie too.  And that's just what we know about right now.

Don't mean to be a Debbie Downer, it's just how I sees it.

cram beat me, but other than the pandemic, these same problems were happening 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 etc.... years ago. There are a lot of problems out there in the world. There have always been divides. You're right to worry, but absolutely none of this is new or unique to right now. There are a hundred thousands other viruses, worse than this coronavirus, out there waiting for us. This ain't shit.

True, but how many of those decades weren't easily described "sucky" for a huge amount of people? There is a difference between "oh no the world is ending" and "well, this sucks". And that offcourse depends on where you live and what your socioeconomic status is. Something not being unique doesn't mean it will be fine, in my opinion.

Look, I will probably be fine and all, but I personally know people still struggling with the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. And hell, there are entire nations still trying to recover from that, more than a decade later.
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Interestingly, Joe's language has shifted in the last 24 hours. Feeling confident that he is going to actually get the gig, the narrative now is: I can't make this go away with the snap of a finger but I promise I'll do the right things. Interesting how the approach changed from total blaming and flaming during the heat of the campaign, to oh oh, I can't fix this damn monster either.

edit: I also predict that he will be forced to break his "no middle class tax hike" promise in order to generate revenue for the Covid fight and a universal income.
Has the approach ever been "I can make this go away with the snap of a finger" or anything close to that? From what I have seen Biden has always been contrasting his position of "This won't be going away quickly, this will be something we will probably be dealing with next year" against Trump's "It's going to go away, it's going to be fine" position. He has always said Trump didn't handle it properly and that he would implement a plan to deal with the virus better than Trump has done, but I don't think he ever suggested that it'd be something that would fix the problem quickly. I'm not sure what's an example of the language that you think is a shift (maybe he is now shifting focus from Trump to talking about how hard it will be to deal with even with better leadership?), but if it's still "I can't make this go away with the snap of a finger but I promise I will do the right things" that seems like the same message I've heard from Biden for months.
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Talk of the First 20 Years compilation has got me thinking of making my own compilation.

Disc 1 (64:26)
1. Go the Way You Go - 12:07
2. Time Has Come - 16:22
3. Harm's Way - 11:05
4. The Gypsy - 7:28
5. Revelation - 6:04
6. Long Time Suffering - 6:03
7. Looking For Answers - 5:17

Disc 2 (56:00)
1. Ghosts of Autumn - 6:55
2. NWC - 4:16
3. The Slow Crash Landing Man - 5:47
4. The Quiet House - 9:14
5. Waiting for Me - 12:36
6. To Be Free Again - 10:24
7. One So Wise - 6:58
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General Music Discussion / Re: Rush: Freewill vs. Red Barchetta?
« Last post by Dublagent66 on Today at 09:11:14 AM »
Well, it could be because Red Barchetta is on the best selling Rush album of all time.  Not only that, it's one of their best songs.  RB is easily the definitive choice without taking anything away from Freewill.

Disagree, Red Barchetta wouldn't even enter my top fifty Rush songs.

Well, that's too bad.  What would that top 50 be BTW?  :lol
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