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November 24th, 2007


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01:23 am - "We'd like to play for you our hit..."
I just came back from lediva's.

Where I played Rock Band.

Bass.

For like six or seven hours straight.

Our band's name was Pony Poni Poné. There's a story behind it, but lediva never got around to telling it to us.
My guy looked like David Tennant in Tom Baker's trenchcoat.
His name was Abbie Ramone but that was only because I named him before I discovered the trenchcoat.
Everywhere we went, the crowd kept demanding we play Are You Gonna Be My Girl and Paranoid. Apparently they really dug Jet and Sabbath, even after we stopped digging them. (Bands get really sick of playing the same songs over and over again for different crowds. I guess that was our single or something.)
But then we got to London and played Suffragette City and Don't Fear The Reaper.

Friends, this game is made of concentrated awesome.
I think I'm gonna pass out from all the rock star excess.




\m/ And to top off the rock, we watched This Is Spinal Tap afterwards. \m/

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From:grumqa
Date:November 24th, 2007 07:42 am (UTC)
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Having perused the track list of every Sabbath bootleg I've ever been in the same room with, I don't know if there was ever a show after that second album came out that they *didn't* do Paranoid...they really didn't change their set list much.
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From:derspatchel
Date:November 25th, 2007 01:08 pm (UTC)
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Paranoid's bass line has a lot of sixteenth notes. Or maybe they were thirty-second notes at that point. At any rate it involved a lot of strumming. A lot. A lot a lot a lot. Jet was easy enough. Paranoid was bowbowbowbowbowbowbowbowbowbowbowbowetc.
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From:cheezdanish
Date:November 24th, 2007 08:06 am (UTC)
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Oh you bastard. ._.

I don't get it until Christmas. :(
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From:derspatchel
Date:November 25th, 2007 01:28 pm (UTC)
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I WILL COME OVER AND HELP YOU PLAY
STRUM STRUM STRUM STRUM
HEY
HO
LET'S GO
HEY
HO
LET'S GO
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From:cursethedark
Date:November 24th, 2007 08:12 am (UTC)
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I know, dude. I already have blisters.

The song we're tired of is Say It Ain't So. Those bastards ask for it everywhere.

Our band is the Wizards of Wizzardz.
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From:derspatchel
Date:November 25th, 2007 01:27 pm (UTC)
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My GH band started out as THRILLHO and then became Dentyl Wryckyrd, and then Deathtongue, and then I think I finally settled on Loud And Obnoxious.
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From:cursethedark
Date:November 27th, 2007 11:03 pm (UTC)
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Dentyl Wryckyrd is awesome.

If I get my own copy, my band will be Overnight Failure.
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From:puddnhead
Date:November 24th, 2007 08:27 am (UTC)

What are Chris G. and the gang up to these days?

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I hope you watched _This_Is_Spinal_Tap_ with the commentary track. The commentary is a masterpiece in its own right. It in many ways, it rivals the original movie for entertainment value.
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From:derspatchel
Date:November 25th, 2007 01:26 pm (UTC)

Re: What are Chris G. and the gang up to these days?

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We really couldn't hear the audio much of the time due to the rest of the goings-on, so the commentary track would've just added a third layer of dialogue to the room, but I've heard it before and it's a thing of beauty. All very meta, really.
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From:janric
Date:November 24th, 2007 10:07 am (UTC)
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DL brought his copy over for Thanksgiving, and holy sweet merciful crapshite is it awesome. Babs and I are tempted to get it if we can prove we have people over often enough.
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From:prog
Date:November 24th, 2007 02:56 pm (UTC)
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The thing about Rock Band, if I understand the concept correctly, is that it's by definition the sort of game one is happy to let one's friend buy, and still get to play it a lot. That's my strategy, anyway.
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From:derspatchel
Date:November 25th, 2007 01:07 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, it really isn't a game which lends itself to everybody on the block having. If you can log into your XBox Live account and get your dood's stuff, you can take 'em anywhere, right?

ROAD TRIP
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From:karyn
Date:November 24th, 2007 04:35 pm (UTC)
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i was playing that game all last night too! woot
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From:amandaruth2001
Date:November 24th, 2007 10:57 pm (UTC)
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Our band's name was Pony Poni Poné.

That has cracked me up several times today.
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From:derspatchel
Date:November 25th, 2007 01:06 pm (UTC)
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One would assume so, yes, but that's about as far as I got in the tale.
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From:kamberlane
Date:November 28th, 2007 04:19 am (UTC)

Re: And now you know... the Rest of the Story.

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This wins for me. PONY-PONI-PONE'-PAUEXNAE-POE-NAY!
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From:derspatchel
Date:November 28th, 2007 05:19 pm (UTC)

Re: And now you know... the Rest of the Story.

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That is brilliant and fits so well. We are all horrible people for finding it hilarious, but we're all horrible people for other reasons too (like loudly dropping the F-Bomb on It's A Small World in front of two little kids.)

Reminds me a bit of my Mormon friend in high school who, vowing to keep his language clean at all times, came up with creative alternatives to popular prejoratives such as "Flip you" and, instead of "go to hell", "go to bed".

Hearing "GO TO BED!" in the halls is not as hilarious as PONYPONYPONYPONYPONY, though.
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From:derspatchel
Date:November 25th, 2007 05:17 pm (UTC)
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I almost want to buy an XBOX 360 so I can download the song packs off XBox Live.

They're coming out with a humongoid Grateful Dead song pack in a bit. Yes, you too can jam out to 45-minute live versions of Sugar Magnolia and Dark Star!

Oh yeah, what's that require again? Money. Forgot about that.

I'd also need 3 friends to come over and jam regularly, and the cat doesn't count cause all he could do is lay on the bass drum pedal or something.
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From:single_doubt
Date:November 26th, 2007 05:34 pm (UTC)
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That game is, indeed, pure awesome. Distilled.

On a side note: Did your friend (or anyone else who reads this that feels like commenting) have any issues with the hardware? I need to play around with my stuff a bit more, but both the drum kit (specifically the kick pedal) and the guitar are acting a bit odd.
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From:circuit_four
Date:November 28th, 2007 01:46 am (UTC)
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YES. Derspatchel, are we Rocksgiving survivors in basic agreement that the drum kit was a pain in the ass? I found the kickpedal on Lediva's kit fairly reliable, but the drum pads had kinda weird sensitivity and sometimes they didn't register when I KNEW I'd hit 'em. Also, the Fender that (I think?) came with Rock Band felt really chunky and unpleasant compared to the Guitar Hero controllers. Had a LOT of trouble activating Star PowerOverdrive.

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