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420chan is Getting Overhauled - Changelog/Bug Report/Request Thread (Updated March 22)
Orion's Arm by Lydia Hurrystun - Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:23:54 EST ID:fIS7VhYA No.37419 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So, if you're into futurism you should check out this website: it's called Orion's Arm, and it's a collaborative sci-fi future history of the next 10,000 years, plus some millenia. It's organized like an encyclopedia and a timeline, with linking and interrelated articles.

http://orionsarm.com

Let's discuss this fucking awesome and badass setting, and all of the futuristic ideas and concepts they talk about in OA.

I'll start off the thread with a few of my favorite articles:

Sentients Overview (http://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/4802ba24e7401) This lists all the known types of entities, both natural and created by transhumanity. This really should be your first stop to understanding the super amazing variety and novelty in this setting

The Sundering (Previously known as the Nanodisaster) (http://www.orionsarm.com/eg-topic/45b2b27e35ae4) Matter dissassembler nanobots swarmed over the Earth, and into space, devouring everything in their path. A Technopocalypse.

Dyson Trees (http://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/48472ab83cce0) Gengineered radial trees grown out of an asteroid "seed" and used as habitats in space, hollow branches.

Mega-Mecha (http://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/5306447303bcd) giant mecha used as habitats.
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Caroline Pepperkack - Fri, 30 Mar 2018 13:47:02 EST ID:5qpxxbbl No.37423 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>37419
If you like Orion's Arm, you should check out Eclipse Phase, the post-human RPG.


synthetic by Fuck Shakeson - Mon, 12 Feb 2018 18:59:58 EST ID:pRtrldff No.37406 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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rip;
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Phoebe Gumblemack - Sun, 18 Feb 2018 12:55:35 EST ID:bWyt7SFI No.37409 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>37406
Maybe Syn will come back as RoboCop


THE DJ'S ARE COMING by Nathaniel Pabblepad - Mon, 22 Jan 2018 12:00:01 EST ID:jgmAJ1y1 No.37399 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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The dj's are COMING!


REALLY don't wanna pol it up-- but wanna make a bet? by David Pickstone - Tue, 05 Dec 2017 04:00:53 EST ID:4qjyzZkN No.37364 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Let's make a bet-- on America. C'mon you over-opinionated sons of bitches, what do you think of America long term? Is it a dying beast? A temporarily disgraced giant? A lion brave enough to face it's enemies? A increasingly focused paragon of traditionalism and truth? What do you think of America 5-10 years down the line? There's so much bullshit going on, it's hard for anyone to say and frankly everyone has got a different view. So what's yours? I really don't want this to become a troll thread, if so I'd rather see it deleted honestly. But this question is an interesting one I think and fear of trolls shouldn't stop discussion
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Emma Tillingcocke - Sat, 16 Dec 2017 05:38:41 EST ID:GRZeG0dx No.37379 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Personally I wouldn't be surprised if there is a civil war in the future with how heated everything is getting. People tell me there isn't much chance of this happening and it would be rather hard with the current landscape... but jesus it feels like there an increasing number of violent angry assholes who want it, regardless.

I realize that theres a good chance this will be nothing more than a bunch of angry radicals fighting each other at protests and events, but I look at people who I've known in my life, and I've seen how they went from decent people to downright nasty people as politics took more precedence in their lives. I think groups like the people at Fox News want to radicalize and control people this way, they definitely changed my mother, at times I don't recognize her anymore.

It feels like anger is getting more prevalent, and people see people on opposing sides as less human as time goes on. it wont happen in 2018, hell it might not happen in 2020, but if things stay the way they are, theres a good chance it will happen in the next 10 years.
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Caroline Trotworth - Thu, 21 Dec 2017 16:47:33 EST ID:5sWvxP2J No.37381 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>REALLY don't wanna pol it up but-
>immediately turns into anti-american wankfest
>guy goes on about his race fetish sex slave fantasies
>no meaningful discussion about the fall of america
every board on this site has gotten way less interesting in the past few years in particular, though I suppose I could say that of the entire internet.
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Simon Blangerford - Mon, 25 Dec 2017 22:41:56 EST ID:0NtRfFLg No.37383 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>37373
>takinging the humanity out of everything
These sorts of things should be replied to with a question about their levels of concern that we took the Australopithecus-ity out of everything.


Cyborg Nest by Therm0ptic !cyBOrG7t12 - Fri, 27 May 2016 06:55:36 EST ID:FMvGbb3w No.36588 Report Reply Quick Reply
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So some people, including Neil Harbisson, have founded this company focused on adding senses to the human body. I mean, to me I'd still say it's only extensions of our current senses, but still, this is a thing now.

So far they only have one product, which is some shit attatched to your chest that vibrates when you're facing north, and it's kinda pricy.

http://www.cyborgnest.net/

Exciting stuff though.
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Reuben Pinnerspear - Tue, 12 Dec 2017 01:26:11 EST ID:sQTfY5Mk No.37374 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>36610
I'm getting a magnet put in my right ring finger soon, gonna cost me $300 but thankfully in Australia piercing studios are allowed to administer anaesthetic, If it goes well I'd love to get additional magnets put in some of my other fingers too.
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Therm0ptic !cyBOrG7t12 - Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:52:09 EST ID:44pyuxIG No.37375 Report Quick Reply
>>37374
Where did you get the magnet? I've been waiting for Dangerous Things to get theirs in stock but it's been literally like three years now. https://dangerousthings.com/shop/m31/
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Matilda Podgefield - Thu, 14 Dec 2017 04:12:22 EST ID:jRPsuht8 No.37376 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>37375
The piercing studio has Steve Haworrth magnets in stock, the magnet is included in the $300 implantation price.


Currency by Archie Blatherstone - Sun, 14 May 2017 17:28:17 EST ID:vO7dNIdh No.37208 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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How will currency change in the future, or will it stay the same? Will we be buying our soycaf with cold hard fiat dollars, bitcoins, labor vouchers, bottle caps, or something entirely different?

My favorite idea for future currency is TIME! All the work will be as valuable, and with the smart watches and -glasses and -boxers we can automatize the measure system so that everyone's working hours are counted laser sharp. Then you simply trade your work time to someone elses time in the form of goods.
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Cedric Divinggold - Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:34:55 EST ID:3ai6TMju No.37354 Ignore Report Quick Reply
United States of America President Donald Trump could mint gold coins of himself
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Clara Blanningket - Sun, 26 Nov 2017 09:10:59 EST ID:KRkqxydg No.37360 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Cheeseburgers and blowjobs. You don't have any cheeseburgers? Well you can suck a dick can't you? Consider the month's rent paid.
You just had your dick sucked and dont need another one? No probs just wait here, I'll go get one cheesburger for ya.
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Betsy Grimbury - Tue, 28 Nov 2017 15:30:52 EST ID:GvPMwnsN No.37361 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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VIOLENCE!


Nanoblades, son by Eliza Smallhall - Thu, 26 Oct 2017 06:22:29 EST ID:GvPMwnsN No.37332 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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nanoblades when?
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Archie Burringlock - Sun, 12 Nov 2017 02:56:49 EST ID:fIS7VhYA No.37349 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>37339
Cool info nigga.
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Samuel Chocklebury - Mon, 13 Nov 2017 11:50:17 EST ID:gBz8HSKl No.37351 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>37339
Alright, then how about PICO blades?
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Charles Fashsad - Mon, 13 Nov 2017 13:53:41 EST ID:15D8MoTn No.37352 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>37351
So something that cuts with a blade the size of a subatomic molecule, instead of a single molecule?

I guess that would be a photon knife i.e. a laser. Good luck pinning one of the fuckers down though.

We already have pretty advanced cutting technology, but it's mostly only useful in industry. Nano and smaller blades as weaponry are pretty much useless currently (until we find a way to make something like a laser rifle more effective than a firearm.) So to answer the question of when...probably around the time we get desktop (and therefore backpack) fusion -- or some great advance in battery technology, like two orders of magnitude greater storage capacity...<~50 years I'd guess?



Any chance of a radio board? by Nigel Wummerhine - Sat, 04 Nov 2017 23:02:47 EST ID:wgwiKpyf No.37341 Locked Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Could have some untapped potential.
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Thread was locked by: C_Higgy
Reason: /m/ for music on radio & /mtv/ for radio talk shows
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Phoebe Pitthall - Sun, 05 Nov 2017 01:06:52 EST ID:MGHVvWyl No.37342 Ignore Report Quick Reply
And what would go on it that doesn't already go on /m/ or /n/?
Futurism has been the /wc/ for the better part of a decade, it's not gonna change...


Dangerous ideas by Isabella Fommlefield - Wed, 01 Feb 2017 01:27:13 EST ID:lw7ASLf+ No.37090 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Killing ads. Killing Facebook. Adding tail calls to javascript.
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Augustus Wapperkog - Wed, 27 Sep 2017 02:49:18 EST ID:GvPMwnsN No.37319 Ignore Report Quick Reply
So yeah, I basically understand I lack knowledge and am creating tools to resolve that FAST.
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!Ps1ivhrO6w - Sat, 30 Sep 2017 10:21:09 EST ID:GvPMwnsN No.37320 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Master-stranger protocols are in effect.
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Lydia Blatherspear - Sat, 30 Sep 2017 11:59:30 EST ID:GvPMwnsN No.37321 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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use your chains as you would use your mind
there's not a single thing in the world that is not a tool


The future by Nathaniel Dovingforth - Sun, 06 Aug 2017 17:47:17 EST ID:wlFCWhHV No.37277 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What is the future of this board
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Simon Trotstock - Sun, 13 Aug 2017 12:30:57 EST ID:l3Ne6+e6 No.37285 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>37282
I give you something to reply to...

Uhn, Groovy
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Nicholas Pebblestone - Sat, 23 Sep 2017 09:13:34 EST ID:2kn3LXFd No.37314 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>37277
Soup if we're lucky *shakes* if we lucky
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Therm0ptic !cyBOrG7t12 - Thu, 10 May 2018 17:44:19 EST ID:44pyuxIG No.37448 Report Quick Reply
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>>37285
[replies internally]


Satellites by Charlotte Ballerway - Sat, 02 Sep 2017 14:31:06 EST ID:bwuLilBe No.37304 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Sure they are cool and fhey are for more than just tv
But who wants shit that beams shit
I beelieve our colony would do well with power plant data towers strategically placed along the map which allows uss to clear the top and give to the bottom
As they ahave mulriple things...
In the unlikely event we needed to cast illusion technology could be implemeted at the top bar to give a function and even loose net of camouflage and even shielding

I high rise of tiers at the bottom could give new hold to crops and other non machine resources... with the ability to control lighting air pollution and other things the seqer can be re fitted to allow the most efficient reuse with our top layer eventually secure and fastened for full coverage we can also manipulate air and lgighting for maximum pollution


Language by Hugh Pemmlespear - Fri, 23 Sep 2016 20:37:43 EST ID:LLbnIWz+ No.36839 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Are we going to have a one world language? Which one will it be, english, esperanto, binary, 1337sp33k?
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John Mashshaw - Sun, 28 May 2017 18:33:42 EST ID:d8NB0kCv No.37219 Ignore Report Quick Reply
A mix of Cantonese and English would be tight
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Jenny Sisslekutch - Sun, 20 Aug 2017 07:27:47 EST ID:H6WJ9d1v No.37296 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>37219
yeah Gnor yill that shit my gwaylo
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Phoebe Grimway - Fri, 01 Sep 2017 10:03:58 EST ID:fFv+OUiq No.37303 Ignore Report Quick Reply
At the moment English is the closest thing we have to a global language but it needs to become more anarchic and/or democratic. Currently the anglophone centre countries want to have their cake and eat it; they want English to be a global language but they still control the use of it. While English is well-known for it's ability to adopt new words from other cultures, there is still a hugely paternalistic way in which this is done.

"non-native" English learners around the world have to put up with a myriad of very culturally specific words and idioms in english texts. Yet, if an English speaker from a non anglophone country wishes to insert their own culural concepts into an English text, they are usually forced to italicise it or define it, rather than letting it be. The reason being that they have to pander to anglophones. A future English should be more loose with words from different cultures and allow more flexibility from non-anglophone cultures.


Brain in a Jar by Esther Susslestodge - Fri, 10 Feb 2017 14:19:42 EST ID:glhM6xUu No.37096 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20161004-were-developing-brains-outside-of-the-body

> In fact, making a brain isn’t as difficult as you might expect. With a few simple ingredients – and an unquenchable enthusiasm for drenching things in alcohol – you too could have a miniature brain in a matter of months.

> Finally, the developing brains are enveloped in a blanket of jelly. “It’s the opposite of normal jelly – it starts off as a liquid which you pour on and it jellifies as it warms up in the incubator,” she says.

> The man-made brains are already transforming our understanding of the brain, its disorders and what makes humans special.

> So what does the future hold? Several groups are working on improving the brains, introducing a blood supply so that they can grow larger

> For many scientists, the ultimate goal is for the brains to function like normal brains

Not sure if /n/ or /wc/
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Hugh Bozzlefield - Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:41:42 EST ID:Fhvy4FkY No.37264 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>37261
>Missing the reference.
What a shame.
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Therm0ptic !cyBOrG7t12 - Mon, 10 Jul 2017 14:21:17 EST ID:2feL1BLa No.37265 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>37264
Im sorry. Idk how I could forget a reference like that.
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Alice Sillerwell - Wed, 30 Aug 2017 16:28:04 EST ID:N2FTDK17 No.37302 Ignore Report Quick Reply
should the dynamics of brain composure in the dna be capable within the ranges of structural composure , sounds like a why not idea to specify and speculate on the emergence of it itself


Music by Martin Mubberway - Sat, 19 Aug 2017 15:32:41 EST ID:CtiEz7SY No.37293 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What music will be popular in the future?
My prediction is that people will get fed up with all the technology and electronics, to the point that non-electric instruments make comeback. Expect a lot of horns and real actual drums instead of drum machines and synths. Also in the electronic music field the more tribal sounding genres will gain popularity for the same reason, people want some contrast to their cybernetic lives.

Theories welcome and feel free to post songs, let this be the one music thread in futurism.
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Nigel Pidgeman - Wed, 23 Aug 2017 01:47:15 EST ID:Ef0FyvmU No.37299 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I dunno. Maybe all those fags calling themselves musicians on the internet when they actually only make gay dubstep in FL studio will fuck off. But I doubt it. That would be the best case scenario.

Hopefully real music will become a more popular thing and not just some electronic fad that everyone seems obsessed with. I need more shows, gigs, tours, lessons, jam sessions, etc. And I play basic keys, guitar, some bass, drums, and I'm an audio engineer. I also have a 50k dollar education and degree in music.

It really chaps my ass when some 18 year old senior acts like they are on the same level as me or deserve more work than I do because they can press play in a DAW. I fucking hate all this dubstep house wave whatever the fuck. It has took the barrier of entry (actually learning to be a musician) away and just made dickheads soak up more morsels of an already dead industry with halfassed shit. I saw these faggots all the time in music school. Some middle class white boy shows up with a pair of beats on his head and all he cares about is making drum loops or farting around with synths. Meanwhile, the serious people are spending hundreds of hours in the practice rooms while these fuckups goof off in the student lounge or just don't show up. Then at the end of the year, 20 people in the class are down to me, Doug and Jon. Not because the classes were hard, but because nobody got the practice hours logged. Then you see them bitch about how they are struggling or how music school is suuuucchh a waste of money and effort and how they wished they would have just bought a live rig or built their own studio but mom'n'dad wouldn't spring for 20k in toys. Then in turn, after arguing with the teachers and bad mouthing them and the school at every chance, you look into a school and they have 7-10% graduation rates and that causes the state to put the screws to the school because of stupid middle class parents sending Billy Fuckup to get a degree as Eric Clapton when Billy really just wants to sleep all day and jerk off to hentai.

But I'm way off topic. Of course, this isn't my canned response of, "Well, HousecoreVapourwave isn't my thing but I can respect it." that I'…
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Nell Fuckingwater - Sat, 26 Aug 2017 07:03:56 EST ID:2TG1RO3c No.37300 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>37299
I think most successful musicians have spent less time learning. You're pretty much at the far end.

However most of them did actually do some graft even if it was just practicing for half an hour every week night, a couple of hours at weekends and playing open mic nights every week until they got good. You don't need to go to anything like the lengths you did to be a great musician.

I used to hang with a guy who does "futuristic psytrance". He's spent half his life promoting metal gigs and plays guitar at a fucking high level, I know he's got serious chops. He's got the musical knowledge but he makes more money giving lessons to psytrance wannabes and playing festivals in europe. I think he applies the musical knowledge. Plus he's technical as fuck, he researches the and pours love into everything he does.

However yes, if your response is really only about the countless hacks who have no recognition beyond 15 friends on soundcloud then yes. However even electronic music includes a lot of genuine musicians. In the end it's not about electronic music sucking as a genre but about how low it makes the bar for entry as you said.

I think every genre of substance will continue to evolve and cross polinate with other genres except punk because punk is closed as fuck and throws out anything outside it's existing template and stagnates into mediocrity while it's closest relatives (and some more distant genres) pick up it's cast offs and thrive.
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Fuck Blatherman - Sat, 26 Aug 2017 08:04:33 EST ID:Ef0FyvmU No.37301 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>37300
Depends on your definition of successful. Most people say successful and immediately describe rock stars who actually did just make it lucky and almost all those guys will fall into poverty when they stagnate, and have no other career and can just play their songs. Hell, look at Mayhem for example. One of if not the most prolific black metal band who've reinvented then genre at least 2 times came through and played their 2nd most well known album for its 20th anniversary and they filled ~250 tickets at a 400 person show in a major US city. Then there are likes of Saliva who made a ton of money, but will end up burning it all up before they are 50. Then when they are spending their last years regaling old tales, what will it be for when they are broke and irrelevant?

I define success in music personally as being able to support yourself on music if you actually like doing it for the remainder of your life. But everyone else who isn't really invested think it is making 400k dollars in one night. And I also recognize you can get by on bar night after bar night just playing the same 200 classic rock songs. I know lots of people who do that. I know lots of musicians who do the stuff they don't want to. I've had to teach dubstep shit before to make money. It is what the market wants so you do what is in demand.

I was mostly just annoyed at the electronica area of music. They really cause a massive issue for the school I went to (and probably ever other music school) which I am loyal to and always have the biggest fucking ego's ever. They don't know shit, can't do shit, then act like they are the coolest fucking guy to ever bless your presence. Kinda like the 17 y/o DJ with 2 Peavey PA speakers and an Ipod.

I also spent a mountain of time learning music and other instruments just so that I can pull as many gigs as possible. My main thing is drumming. And within that group, I can play nearly any genre you can think of and do a show relatively comfortably. But I can also show up to the same amount of shows on guitar and bass and keep my head above water. Even with reading which hardly anyone seems to care about. (Which I fucking hated reading for 3-4 years solid.[spo…
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