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by Painboy
Today, 12:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Rand Paul.....sigh.
Replies: 1145
Views: 48223

Re: Rand Paul.....sigh.

I guess the question I would pose is do you think our government would be in a better place than it is if there were more Rand Pauls in it? I would say yes even if only incrementally. I don't see what the difference would be. You don't think replacing Chuck Schumer or Mitch McConnell with a Rand Pa...
by Painboy
Yesterday, 20:01
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Video Games!
Replies: 2529
Views: 118230

Re: Video Games!

My $150 Elite controller is getting stick drift. I knew I should have got the stupid protection plan ThrustMaster HOTAS Warthog. Live and learn! It's a little hard to play Dark Souls with a HOTAS. In continuing bad news the new Battletech game I helped Kickstart softlocks on load. Whoopee.
by Painboy
Yesterday, 19:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Rand Paul.....sigh.
Replies: 1145
Views: 48223

Re: Rand Paul.....sigh.

I just see Rand as mostly benign. He may not have actually done much but given that he's a politician that's rather high praise from me. He's tried to rally others to certain causes or taken unorthodox positions and no one really cared. I'm not sure how much of that is his fault. We also don't know ...
by Painboy
Yesterday, 11:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Rand Paul.....sigh.
Replies: 1145
Views: 48223

Re: Rand Paul.....sigh.

Sure he could be like his dad but what good did that accomplish? For that matter, what good has Rand accomplished? Every time he gives in to Trump I hear people excuse it by saying "Yeah, well, this isn't worth expending political capital on" -- well, when the hell IS he going to expend political c...
by Painboy
Yesterday, 02:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Rand Paul.....sigh.
Replies: 1145
Views: 48223

Re: Rand Paul.....sigh.

Sure he could be like his dad but what good did that accomplish? For that matter, what good has Rand accomplished? Every time he gives in to Trump I hear people excuse it by saying "Yeah, well, this isn't worth expending political capital on" -- well, when the hell IS he going to expend political c...
by Painboy
Yesterday, 01:59
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Women in Music
Replies: 66
Views: 426

Re: Women in Music

Hugh Akston wrote:
Yesterday, 01:55
Are there any studies indicating that women didn’t evolve to rock? For that matter, is there any reliable data regarding the number of professional women musicians in popular music compared to men?
I'd love to see some data myself.
by Painboy
Yesterday, 01:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Rand Paul.....sigh.
Replies: 1145
Views: 48223

Re: Rand Paul.....sigh.

Jake wrote:
Yesterday, 01:53
Painboy wrote:
24 Apr 2018, 21:56
In the context that all politicians are pieces of shit and he's a slightly smaller piece of shit I can agree.
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Sorry Jake. I was just trying to run with the metaphor. :(
by Painboy
Yesterday, 01:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Rand Paul.....sigh.
Replies: 1145
Views: 48223

Re: Rand Paul.....sigh.

rand paul is kind of a piece of shit and i think everyone needs to be ok with that. In the context that all politicians are pieces of shit and he's a slightly smaller piece of shit I can agree. No, I'm squarely on the dhex xpress on this one. Rand has gone full-on Trump sycophant to the point where...
by Painboy
Yesterday, 01:47
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Women in Music
Replies: 66
Views: 426

Re: Women in Music

Given that women are better-represented in orchestras, with multiple orchestras in the US having a greater than 1:1 ratio of women to men, and given that there are many types of bands in other countries that have high representation of women : No, I'm really not going to entertain the idea that wom...
by Painboy
24 Apr 2018, 22:18
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Women in Music
Replies: 66
Views: 426

Re: Women in Music

Putting aside the industry stuff, from my experience, those who choose to try and make a career out of being a musician are following a passion. They often do it despite facing a variety hardships that try and drive them out. Often with others telling them can't make it. I have never met a working ...
by Painboy
24 Apr 2018, 21:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Rand Paul.....sigh.
Replies: 1145
Views: 48223

Re: Rand Paul.....sigh.

dhex wrote:
23 Apr 2018, 20:22
rand paul is kind of a piece of shit and i think everyone needs to be ok with that.
In the context that all politicians are pieces of shit and he's a slightly smaller piece of shit I can agree.
by Painboy
24 Apr 2018, 13:40
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Women in Music
Replies: 66
Views: 426

Re: Women in Music

Putting aside the industry stuff, from my experience, those who choose to try and make a career out of being a musician are following a passion. They often do it despite facing a variety hardships that try and drive them out. Often with others telling them can't make it. I have never met a working m...
by Painboy
23 Apr 2018, 13:14
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Women in Music
Replies: 66
Views: 426

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 effect...
by Painboy
22 Apr 2018, 13:34
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Women in Music
Replies: 66
Views: 426

Re: Good Cover Versions

Any derision was pointed at the music from the women. They were the ones turning their nose up and excluding themselves. Because it's not about the music. It's because it was a boys club. It's because if they liked it, they'd get no support liking it from their friends. Instead they'd get pushback:...
by Painboy
20 Apr 2018, 20:20
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Women in Music
Replies: 66
Views: 426

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 resistanc...
by Painboy
20 Apr 2018, 18:39
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Women in Music
Replies: 66
Views: 426

Re: Good Cover Versions

The Runaways. Vixen. And I don't know how far back you want to go, or how wide a net to cast, but there were a lot of Motown girl groups. But those were female front groups with male musicians in the back. They didn't seem to have women playing any of the instruments that I've seen. The Runaways we...
by Painboy
20 Apr 2018, 16:18
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Women in Music
Replies: 66
Views: 426

Re: Good Cover Versions

Jasper wrote:
20 Apr 2018, 16:05
The Runaways. Vixen.

And I don't know how far back you want to go, or how wide a net to cast, but there were a lot of Motown girl groups.
But those were female front groups with male musicians in the back. They didn't seem to have women playing any of the instruments that I've seen.
by Painboy
20 Apr 2018, 15:07
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Women in Music
Replies: 66
Views: 426

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 d...
by Painboy
20 Apr 2018, 14:05
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Women in Music
Replies: 66
Views: 426

Re: Good Cover Versions

You’re getting into some definitional issues here. The band Indigo Girls is 2 women. Do they use additional musicians on stage and during recording? Are some of them male? Yes, but the band itself is Emily & Amy. How meaningful is it to say you’re an all female band when there’s a rotating cast of ...
by Painboy
20 Apr 2018, 13:50
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Women in Music
Replies: 66
Views: 426

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 t...
by Painboy
20 Apr 2018, 12:47
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Women in Music
Replies: 66
Views: 426

Re: Good Cover Versions

Interestingly, a lot of the female singers that I've enjoyed lately tour with all-male or mostly-male groups of performers on instruments. Alice Merton, K.Flay, Zella Day, etc., they mostly have males playing instruments. They're doing well in their careers and could presumably get female backing p...
by Painboy
18 Apr 2018, 20:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 269
Views: 5921

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. Even taking into account the ene...
by Painboy
18 Apr 2018, 18:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 269
Views: 5921

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 Painboy
18 Apr 2018, 16:25
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 1971
Views: 67003

Re: Twitter!

I agree with Radley Balko's take on this clusterfuck: "As a libertarian, I've voted for candidates from the LP as well as from both major parties. But I can't remember wanting one party to lose as badly as I want the GOP to lose in November. They basically need to start from scratch." Careful what ...
by Painboy
18 Apr 2018, 16:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 269
Views: 5921

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 a...