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by Highway
4 minutes ago
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Women in Music
Replies: 45
Views: 42

Re: Women in Music

I suspect vinyl sales have boosted revenues significantly at this point, too. So, I'll just raise this point about female rock bands; namely, do they have the same reasons for forming a band? Because there are really only two admittedly overlapping principal reasons guys start bands: either because...
by Highway
Today, 13:44
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Women in Music
Replies: 45
Views: 42

Re: Good Cover Versions

That's just not true. The major label groups still own the huge majority of record sales. And those sales control who gets played on radio, satellite, and streaming stations that select music, because those guys are the ones with the promotional reach. That's where the majority of exposure comes fro...
by Highway
Yesterday, 13:58
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Cheap food, historically
Replies: 8
Views: 130

Re: Cheap food, historically

Cheap food back then was still cheaper than expensive food back then. One of the greatest achievements of mankind has been the reduction of cost of food.
by Highway
Yesterday, 13:56
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Women in Music
Replies: 45
Views: 42

Re: Good Cover Versions

It's sexist when it gets PAST that to the recording industry, which diverts women into pop instead of rock, or roadblocks or breaks up girl bands because they're not pretty enough or because nobody likes all-girl bands. So what I'm saying is that you have a lot of selection out from cultural effects...
by Highway
21 Apr 2018, 00:03
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4056
Views: 138084

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Explanations of the many markings on commercial ships:

https://www.hakaimagazine.com/videos-vi ... -of-ships/
by Highway
20 Apr 2018, 21:38
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Women in Music
Replies: 45
Views: 42

Re: Good Cover Versions

You're really defining down what "successful" is. Can you get by being a niche act on the internet using monetization and Patreon? Yeah. Can you get a lot of views? Probably. Is that "successful"? I don't really think so. That's the same as being a club band in years past. That's not being what woul...
by Highway
20 Apr 2018, 18:12
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Women in Music
Replies: 45
Views: 42

Re: Good Cover Versions

It's kind of my point that to get to numbers 5 and 6 in this thread that anyone's heard of we're now into barely listenable punk and a hardly-known 80s metal band. I would imagine that there are definitely some girls in the US who decide they want to rock out, and run into a lot of sexist resistance...
by Highway
20 Apr 2018, 14:34
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Women in Music
Replies: 45
Views: 42

Re: Good Cover Versions

No love for Sleater Kinney? I don't know if they're bigger than the Donnas, which is sad, because the Donnas were the one-trickiest of one-trick ponies last I heard anything by them. The Donnas had a lot of "exposure" because Atlantic Records got them in as many video games and movies as possible. ...
by Highway
20 Apr 2018, 14:17
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Women in Music
Replies: 45
Views: 42

Re: Good Cover Versions

There's also the well known phenomenon of rock bands fronted by women getting horribly unbalanced coverage, most of the time causing big strife because it becomes the woman singer's band with a bunch of no-names. This has killed or significantly harmed a bunch of groups like No Doubt, Paramore, and ...
by Highway
20 Apr 2018, 14:11
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Women in Music
Replies: 45
Views: 42

Re: Good Cover Versions

Even expanding out of rock doesn't exactly open up the list significantly. And expanding to duos as well (I personally think you need to be at least a 3 piece to be a band, but that's a personal definition. And you can even allow for additional musicians for live performances and even studio work de...
by Highway
20 Apr 2018, 13:00
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 2528
Views: 119032

Re: It's not the size of the screen...

82 is really really big if you aren't 20 feet away. It's not like the number of pixels goes up from a 72 or 65" 4K. They just get farther apart.
by Highway
20 Apr 2018, 12:57
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Women in Music
Replies: 45
Views: 42

Re: Good Cover Versions

Not in English. There are more in Japanese. And also all woman bands, which there are hardly any that have gotten popular, ever. Bangles, The Go Go's, and The Donnas are about it in the US. As much as I like them, I think you might be stretching it to call the Donnas popular. You're probably right,...
by Highway
20 Apr 2018, 12:56
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Women in Music
Replies: 45
Views: 42

Re: Good Cover Versions

I think that there is just not anything resembling cultural support for girls playing instruments in the US. Flute and violin and keyboards is about it. There's no pop culture anything about girls in bands, even wind ensembles and orchestras, so even those groups end up being mostly boys. Compare th...
by Highway
20 Apr 2018, 11:01
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Women in Music
Replies: 45
Views: 42

Re: Good Cover Versions

Not in English. There are more in Japanese. And also all woman bands, which there are hardly any that have gotten popular, ever. Bangles, The Go Go's, and The Donnas are about it in the US.
by Highway
19 Apr 2018, 18:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 266
Views: 5561

Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

It’s definitely a thing. And at first I feel bad for people. But then I realize they’re angry in an uncool way and I’m like...oh, another one of these. Why are there so many? I blame online dating or something. They seem to have a lot of complaints about women’s profiles having height requirements ...
by Highway
19 Apr 2018, 17:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Sexy Steve Jobs Costume: The Theranos Thread
Replies: 246
Views: 12730

Re: Sexy Steve Jobs Costume: The Theranos Thread

And man do they suck at Carreyou Invaders...
by Highway
19 Apr 2018, 12:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Roolz of the Rode
Replies: 337
Views: 14220

Re: Roolz of the Rode

I find wider sidewalks make it worse because they're what make people think they can ride a bike on the sidewalk at all. A lot of the time, it's prohibited because the sidewalks aren't wide enough. That is, in places where it is prohibited at all, which is fairly rare outside of city centers. But a...
by Highway
19 Apr 2018, 11:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Roolz of the Rode
Replies: 337
Views: 14220

Re: Roolz of the Rode

I'm more and more in favor of cycle tracks, and think that other vehicles like this should be in cycle tracks. Like there should be an 8 mph limit on sidewalks, and anyone faster than that should be in the cycle tracks. But I also think that wider sidewalks would help to deal with this kind of thing...
by Highway
19 Apr 2018, 00:08
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2157
Views: 88203

Re: This is the thread for people who died, died.

Bruno Sammartino at age 82.
by Highway
18 Apr 2018, 19:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 266
Views: 5561

Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

It's even more energy efficient, as far as the washer goes, if you hand dry it. But the amount of energy for the bottles and the rinse agent is probably a lot cheaper than more energy spent on heating and wasting it. A bottle of rinse agent lasts a pretty long time.
by Highway
18 Apr 2018, 17:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 266
Views: 5561

Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

Speaking of dish soap is there a reason I need rinse aid to make sure my dishes are dry despite the dishwasher being less than a year old? I never had this issue with older dishwashers provided I use heat dry. With this new one, without the rinse aid, I basically have to wipe down all the utensils ...
by Highway
16 Apr 2018, 16:44
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1412
Views: 54991

Re: Home $weet Home

Good luck with it!
by Highway
16 Apr 2018, 16:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9165
Views: 304803

Re: Petty annoyances

Seems like someone got a new phone, and is giving out the wrong number for it. I've gotten 4 calls from people obviously not wanting to talk to me.
by Highway
16 Apr 2018, 14:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3191
Views: 120254

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

Yeah, it looks like this week is spring-ish for us, highs in the 50s and 60s (after this rain moves out).
by Highway
16 Apr 2018, 08:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Techno-Bleg Thread
Replies: 2922
Views: 121497

Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

If the soundtrack is available to buy, you're almost certainly better off just buying it and using that. If it's not available, then you're really limited. If the other sounds are mixed to the center, there are some processors that can mostly remove sounds that are in the center, leaving what's left...