What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by Tero » Thu Feb 02, 2023 8:10 pm

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Taking a week off to start the 80s. Here, they are recording 18 minute songs. Click tracks (for tempo) were not used, as the songs were not in 4/4. Only the drummer could read drum charts but never made those. The three instruments and their parts were in their heads, but certainly a lot of the tune was somewhat spontaneous. The question arises: if the tape was lost in the recording process, how much could the recreate? The keyboard part was overdubbed, but sometimes that and the drums were the main thing on, with an acoustic guitar decorating it.

As the piece was mixed and finalized it would come to be the song. Then they had to learn it from the recording to play it live.

Tubular Bells must have been similar to do, though it was broken up into 5 minute parts.
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Post by macdoc » Thu Feb 09, 2023 12:54 am

On to bigger bumps...

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Post by macdoc » Sun Feb 12, 2023 6:06 am

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well crafted and narrated audio book :pop:
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strange book - extremely engaging
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by macdoc » Tue Feb 14, 2023 12:35 am

bugger ....cliff hanger and no sign of the follow on being available even tho announced and she's dead ... grrrr.
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by JimC » Sun Mar 05, 2023 3:11 am

I'm re-reading the Bony books by Arthur Upfield. They are set in the Australia of the late 20's till just after WW2, and feature a half Aboriginal Detective called Napoleon Bonaparte, always just known as Bony, an expert tracker. They would not be politically correct these days, but are a reflection of the Australia of those days. Part of the interest for me is that they are set in mostly outback areas of Oz, often places we have been to on our travels. They were a great favourite of my mum and dad - I've got quite a few as old paperbacks, and the rest on Kindle...

Speaking of Kindle, my device is 11 years old, and no longer can download new books. I've bitten the bullet, and have ordered a new one, coming in 2 or 3 days. I'm hoping the process of registering it so it contains my old library is easy...
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by macdoc » Sun Mar 05, 2023 3:31 am

Sounds good.
Struggled a bit with this Victorian fancy. I rarely give up on a book tho this was close....had to push to finish.
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by rasetsu » Thu Mar 09, 2023 5:01 pm

Currently reading my book on social anxiety and books about Taoism. I've also got books on using CBT or ACT therapy to tackle perfectionism, but I haven't started those yet.

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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by macdoc » Fri Mar 10, 2023 9:44 pm

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the followup A Desolation Called Peace won the Hugo
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by JimC » Fri Mar 10, 2023 9:49 pm

I'll check that one out on Kindle, mac...

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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by macdoc » Sat Mar 11, 2023 12:56 am

Good ....I bounced off the first time around tho I like Arkady books....the names put me off but better second time around and when I saw the Hugo win on the sequel figured I'd give it another go.....engaged in it now.
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by rasetsu » Thu Mar 16, 2023 5:47 pm

I had barely begun Master and Commander when I had set it aside for other things. I've recently committed to reading an hour each day, if possible, the subject of which to be at my discretion each day. I've been focusing on self-help books, but I was tiring a bit today and recalled that both print and audiobooks satisfy my commitment, so I pulled up Master and Commander on audible. It's a much different experience listening rather than reading and I am finding the audiobook much better. His prose is composed of complex elocutions which are easier to digest with my ear than my eye. I had a similar problem with the prose of Henry James. I'm hoping this is an insight I can parlay into more enthusiasm for reading and listening.

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