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1  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: I Hear A Symphony: A \ on: September 15, 2017, 02:26:04 PM
Franz Liszt is super.
2  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles Survivor #11: The Beatles (the White Album part 1) on: September 15, 2017, 02:25:37 PM
Martha My Dear
3  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The return of the \ on: September 15, 2017, 02:21:04 PM
I'm in the middle of Talking Heads' Fear of Music

Each successive TH album is more to my liking. I'm now on Remain in Light, the last to be produced by Brian Eno:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVGnTE5N1U8

My favorite has always been More Songs About Buildings and Food. I played it for undercoverm last year, and she really liked it, too.
4  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Songs about unrequited love on: September 10, 2017, 06:27:52 PM
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5  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The return of the "What are you listening to now?" thread on: September 10, 2017, 05:51:03 PM
6  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The return of the \ on: February 16, 2017, 02:00:05 AM
Hey Mari, what are those last two albums? It's easier to ask than to start hunting about...
I made the last one, Springtime Carnivore's debut self-titled album, linkable. Click on the album to listen.

I forgot to do that with Swans's To Be Kind. however. I revisited some songs last night (the shorter ones, because that's easier). I don't know if Bubs has already convinced you to listen to them.

I'm gonna have to click on your linkables more often.  I thought it was just a picture.  Springtime Carnivore is very likeable!  Might take me a few listens to get into her vocals, but the music is solid.

Swans... Still looking for a track I like well enough to comment on.  Will keep trying.

This one's pretty easy to like: "No Cure for the Lonely" by Swans


I listened, and can see why you like them.  You seem to like deep gruff voices so much.  I remember when we met you liked Lee Hazelwood.  Do you still listen to him?

Not very often, but I'll sometimes play a song or two.
I'm always jumping around to something new--you know how I am.
7  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The return of the "What are you listening to now?" thread on: February 11, 2017, 01:48:30 AM
I assumed that would be your favorite.
8  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Pet Sounds Forum on: February 09, 2017, 08:38:03 PM
I know you won't believe me, but there's nothing going on "behind the scenes."

I've lost interest in my moderator role, and I am stepping down for someone else to take over.
9  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The return of the \ on: February 09, 2017, 04:05:24 PM
Hey Mari, what are those last two albums? It's easier to ask than to start hunting about...
I made the last one, Springtime Carnivore's debut self-titled album, linkable. Click on the album to listen.

I forgot to do that with Swans's To Be Kind. however. I revisited some songs last night (the shorter ones, because that's easier). I don't know if Bubs has already convinced you to listen to them.

I'm gonna have to click on your linkables more often.  I thought it was just a picture.  Springtime Carnivore is very likeable!  Might take me a few listens to get into her vocals, but the music is solid.

Swans... Still looking for a track I like well enough to comment on.  Will keep trying.

This one's pretty easy to like: "No Cure for the Lonely" by Swans
10  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Politics: 2016 Lame Duck and 2017 New Administration on: February 02, 2017, 05:03:09 PM
This is an interesting quote:

"Lenin,” [Steve Bannon] answered, “wanted to destroy the state, and that’s my goal too. I want to bring everything crashing down, and destroy all of today’s establishment.”
11  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Politics: 2016 Lame Duck and 2017 New Administration on: February 02, 2017, 04:48:36 PM
We're moving the wall somewhere else
12  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Politics: 2016 Lame Duck and 2017 New Administration on: February 02, 2017, 01:20:42 PM
The Daily Donald:

Everything is still f***ed and only getting f*cker, but at least they withdrew from plans to begin drilling on public lands.

How are they seriously considering removing white supremacists from the list of extremist groups?
13  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Politics: 2016 Lame Duck and 2017 New Administration on: February 01, 2017, 12:51:46 PM
I wonder how many Republicans put God before the constitution.

Can we kick them out?
14  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Politics: 2016 Lame Duck and 2017 New Administration on: February 01, 2017, 12:32:44 PM
The Daily Donald:

everything is f***ed
15  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Politics: 2016 Lame Duck and 2017 New Administration on: January 31, 2017, 11:52:17 PM
It's hard to imagine now that he at one point was almost coherent. 
16  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles Survivor #4: Bealtes For Sale FINAL ROUND!!! on: January 30, 2017, 09:44:19 PM
it is BiB
17  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Politics: 2016 Lame Duck and 2017 New Administration on: January 30, 2017, 09:35:41 PM
I took yesterday off.

But today.... seriously
18  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: 1986 in Music on: January 29, 2017, 01:45:46 AM
Maybe it's time to go out of your comfort zone, KDS.
19  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Politics: 2016 Lame Duck and 2017 New Administration on: January 28, 2017, 11:13:56 PM
The Day in Donald:

Donald is facing massive amounts of backlash from just about everyone at this point. His historically low entrance approval rate has continued to decrease. He's probably been sued more times than any other person to hold the presidency, and he's been in the position for about a week. Russians still like him, though.

And, like Chocolate Shake Man said, people are starting to fight back.



20  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Politics: 2016 Lame Duck and 2017 New Administration on: January 27, 2017, 11:45:23 PM
This is a thing: Impeach Donald Trump Now.

At the time of my posting this, there are 287,273 signatures.
21  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Politics: 2016 Lame Duck and 2017 New Administration on: January 27, 2017, 11:44:27 PM
Another kinda slow day:

Republicans plan to get rid of the endangered species act.

Audio of Republicans acknowledging the numerous problems with repealing Obamacare is leaked. Republicans admit there is no replacement for Obamacare.

The KGB chief linked to the leaked Trump file (the one where he hires some prostitutes to pee on a bed) has been "mysteriously" found dead.

Trump's ban on immigration from certain countries apparently defies 1965 law created to prevent discrimination of this nature. He signed the bill into law on Holocaust Remembrance Day. In his Holocaust Remembrance Day statement, hed fails to mention Jews and their place in the Holocaust.

Mike Pence opposed Donald's ban on muslim immigrants in a tweet from 2015.

Some travelers may be barred from returning to America due to immigration ban.

The ban on immigration continues to exclude any countries where he has business dealings.

CEO of Russia's state oil company offered former Trump adviser ~20% stake in the company for lifting sanctions on Russia. Donald continues to consider lifting sanctions, despite everyone telling him not to. If sanctions are lifted, you can assume what happened.

Donald says two were fatally shot at Obama speech, which didn't happen. Donald says "sanctuary cities" are hotbeds for crime, while actual data disagrees with him.

Despite Donald's self-proclaimed business savvy, IBM lays off thousands of workers.

Mexicans plan to boycott the United States because of Donald. Peru and Columbia vow to stand with Mexico. Mexico continues to not pay for wall.
22  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Beatles Survivor #4: Bealtes For Sale on: January 26, 2017, 10:37:12 PM
when will "I'm a Loser" be the loser
23  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Politics: 2016 Lame Duck and 2017 New Administration on: January 26, 2017, 10:30:21 PM
And thanks for the updates, Bubs. You're good at that.

I do it for selfish reasons! Helps me feel not quite so powerless.
24  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Politics: 2016 Lame Duck and 2017 New Administration on: January 26, 2017, 05:11:36 PM
Try this one out. How many can you spot from the past 5 days? I think I got 9.

The 14 Defining Characteristics of Fascism
1. Powerful and Continuing Nationalism - Fascist regimes tend to make constant use of patriotic mottos, slogans, symbols, songs, and other paraphernalia. Flags are seen everywhere, as are flag symbols on clothing and in public displays.

2. Disdain for the Recognition of Human Rights - Because of fear of enemies and the need for security, the people in fascist regimes are persuaded that human rights can be ignored in certain cases because of "need." The people tend to look the other way or even approve of torture, summary executions, assassinations, long incarcerations of prisoners, etc.

3. Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause - The people are rallied into a unifying patriotic frenzy over the need to eliminate a perceived common threat or foe: racial , ethnic or religious minorities; liberals; communists; socialists, terrorists, etc.

4. Supremacy of the Military - Even when there are widespread domestic problems, the military is given a disproportionate amount of government funding, and the domestic agenda is neglected. Soldiers and military service are glamorized.

5. Rampant Sexism - The governments of fascist nations tend to be almost exclusively male-dominated. Under fascist regimes, traditional gender roles are made more rigid. Divorce, abortion and homosexuality are suppressed and the state is represented as the ultimate guardian of the family institution.

6. Controlled Mass Media - Sometimes to media is directly controlled by the government, but in other cases, the media is indirectly controlled by government regulation, or sympathetic media spokespeople and executives. Censorship, especially in war time, is very common.

7. Obsession with National Security - Fear is used as a motivational tool by the government over the masses.

8. Religion and Government are Intertwined - Governments in fascist nations tend to use the most common religion in the nation as a tool to manipulate public opinion. Religious rhetoric and terminology is common from government leaders, even when the major tenets of the religion are diametrically opposed to the government's policies or actions.

9. Corporate Power is Protected - The industrial and business aristocracy of a fascist nation often are the ones who put the government leaders into power, creating a mutually beneficial business/government relationship and power elite.

10. Labor Power is Suppressed - Because the organizing power of labor is the only real threat to a fascist government, labor unions are either eliminated entirely, or are severely suppressed.

11. Disdain for Intellectuals and the Arts - Fascist nations tend to promote and tolerate open hostility to higher education, and academia. It is not uncommon for professors and other academics to be censored or even arrested. Free expression in the arts and letters is openly attacked.

12. Obsession with Crime and Punishment - Under fascist regimes, the police are given almost limitless power to enforce laws. The people are often willing to overlook police abuses and even forego civil liberties in the name of patriotism. There is often a national police force with virtually unlimited power in fascist nations.

13. Rampant Cronyism and Corruption - Fascist regimes almost always are governed by groups of friends and associates who appoint each other to government positions and use governmental power and authority to protect their friends from accountability. It is not uncommon in fascist regimes for national resources and even treasures to be appropriated or even outright stolen by government leaders.

14. Fraudulent Elections - Sometimes elections in fascist nations are a complete sham. Other times elections are manipulated by smear campaigns against or even assassination of opposition candidates, use of legislation to control voting numbers or political district boundaries, and manipulation of the media. Fascist nations also typically use their judiciaries to manipulate or control elections.
25  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Politics: 2016 Lame Duck and 2017 New Administration on: January 26, 2017, 05:07:45 PM
Kind of a slow day for our dear demagogue:

The entire State Department's senior management team has been removed from office without any replacements.

Donald's Chief strategist thinks the media should shut their mouths; apparently wishes to silence negative press.

The president of Mexico has scrapped his plans to visit the US. Donald plans to impose 20% tax on Mexican imports to pay for wall. Paul Ryan says Americans will pay for wall. Although the White House is now stepping back from that plan, they are still working on a plan to make you pay for it.

Donald continues to receive mysterious payments from foreign nations.

Here's a fun one: Donald plans to release a weekly list of crimes committed by immigrants. Whether they're illegal or not doesn't seem to matter and is not specified. And (come on, you saw this coming) Adolf Hitler did the same with his weekly report, The Criminal Jew.

Donald claims zero illegal votes were cast in his name.

Despite Kellyanne's claims that American's don't care, a White House petition to release the T-man's tax returns breaks the record for most signed.

On numerous occasions, Donald has claimed violent crimes have been increasing when they've actually been decreasing.

Scientists have begun to fight back against Donald and are creating their own, unofficial Twitter accounts to continue to communicate with the American public. One of the more high profile accounts is Rogue NASA. Two of the House's democrats believe the gag orders placed on federal employees violate federal laws.

Polls show that most of Donald's supporters believe his lies despite ample evidence to the contrary. His supporters believe he should be allowed to have his own private email server.

Donald is really upset that he's not popular now despite being president.
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