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   Undertoad  Monday Feb 10 12:18 PM

2/10/2003: Forehead advertising



Oh you could have predicted this one. (So why didn't you?)

In the UK, an advertising firm called "Cunning Stunts" (yes, ripping off an old pun also used by the band Metallica) has announced that they will be renting out students' foreheads for advertising.

The rate: 4.20 pounds/hour and you have to wear it for a minimum of three hours per day. Pretty good money for doing almost nothing; not such good money in exchange for your dignity.



99 44/100% pure  Monday Feb 10 12:45 PM

Six of One, Half Dozen of Another

So, how is this substantially different from wearing clothing with brand names emblazoned on them?

Sheesh, if I wanted my kids to be walking billboards, the companies should pay ME for them to wear the clothes!



perth  Monday Feb 10 01:20 PM

what a cute kid!

i like old navys baby stuff. we shop mostly there and at target for my sons clothes. i dont care much that 'old navy' is emblazoned across most of his clothes, becuse they really do make some cute clothes.

~james



slang  Monday Feb 10 01:34 PM

Thught #1 - dude with logo on forehead:

I can't remember *ever* being that hard up for beer money that I would have some bullshit logo on my forehead while attending college or since. The carpet pattern was the only thing that may have appeared there, and I was not compensated.

Maybe the chicks today dig dorks with this look. Some guys can get laid with anything unusual.

Thought #2 - 99's baby endorsing Old Navy:

Why don't firearms companies supply T-shirts in baby sizes? What would better convey that your (generic term) kid wont grow up to be some new age pussy than a Desert Eagle t-shirt in toddler sizes? Nothing graphically violent, but endorsing the product, not the *mis-use* of the product.

Oh, never mind. Nowdays CPS has the *right* to swipe your kid when you expose them to such inherently evil themes.



fabfoxap62  Monday Feb 10 01:35 PM

Forehead advertising

I wouldn't mind being payed for doing vitually nothing, although I would like to veto certain advertisers. It would be cool being sponsered by Leicester City FC (my local soccer team), but I'd draw the line at Tampax hehehe!



dave  Monday Feb 10 01:44 PM

http://www.rentmychest.com



slang  Monday Feb 10 01:46 PM

Nice site Dave, now where's the one with the chicks renting their chests?

Ooops, it says they are available (for 2k ) at the bottom of the page.



wolf  Monday Feb 10 02:09 PM

I WANT that diversity tee-shirt. Unfortunately the last time I checked the website they were out of 'em ...



smed  Monday Feb 10 03:36 PM

browning?

my eyes aren't too good this time of day.....
what is on that tee-shirt the entire "Browning" line?
I didn't think Desert Eagle had that many models.
It's too hard to ID any of those irons.




Quote:
Originally posted by wolf
I WANT that diversity tee-shirt. Unfortunately the last time I checked the website they were out of 'em ...



MaggieL  Monday Feb 10 05:12 PM

Look! They have one for Jag!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/graphic/0,5812,891305,00.html



slang  Monday Feb 10 05:23 PM

Re: browning?

Quote:
Originally posted by smed
what is on that tee-shirt the entire "Browning" line?
Various styles and brands of handguns.


Elspode  Monday Feb 10 06:28 PM

I've been wondering for years about the whole logo clothing thing. When I was a kid, you could write away to, for example, STP or Moon or Hooker (all racing product manufacturers), and they'd send you piles of logo stickers and such.

Now, you *pay* premium pricing for manufacturers' logos on your otherwise unremarkable clothing. I don't really get it, I guess.

I do have a couple of shirts that have the old Moog Music logo on them, but they were made by a friend of mine and given to me for nothing.

Now, if only I hadn't had to sell my Mini Moog in order to be able to afford to keep my ARP 2600. Looks like I need an ARP shirt. I don't have any objection to wearing advertising for companies that don't exist anymore (okay, Moog exists in a couple of forms, but they aren't using this logo anymore).



smed  Monday Feb 10 07:38 PM

moog......

aahhh......moog.
We got one in high school, circa 1983.
32 keys, whole lotta slides and levers.
You had to program the entire sound envelope prior to playing.
very low-tech by todays standards.



slang  Monday Feb 10 07:51 PM

Check from Coke in the mail......or......prompt arrest? Whadda ya think? Best to get some feedback before I go out and about with this new look.



wolf  Monday Feb 10 08:09 PM

I'd check to see if you could also pick up sponsorships from Skoal and one of the chocolate companies ... NASCAR doesn't limit a driver to one sponsor, and there appears to be space remaining on your forehead for a couple of smaller ads.

This absolutely beats renting yourself out for human experimentation.



xoxoxoBruce  Monday Feb 10 10:07 PM

Speaking of being paid for doing virtually nothing, Friday is Valentines Day.



Elspode  Tuesday Feb 11 11:03 AM

Re: moog......

Quote:
Originally posted by smed
aahhh......moog.
We got one in high school, circa 1983.
32 keys, whole lotta slides and levers.
You had to program the entire sound envelope prior to playing.
very low-tech by todays standards.
Yeah, but that's the fun part...in reality, if you are programming a unique sound, an old analogue is much quicker, easier and more intuitive to use. Proof of this is the fact that more and more new digital synths are being produced with numerous knobs, etc, which allow real time programming of various functions.

One of the reasons these old analogue beasties have become so popular is the 'hands on' usability, something that was greatly lost in the advent of digital, sample-based synths. You can't spontaneously do a varying rate filter sweep with a digital synth whose filter function is eight layers deep in some postage stamp sized LCD display.

I miss my MiniMoog. That's why I keep this picture around.


slang  Tuesday Feb 11 12:12 PM

Re: Re: moog......

Quote:
Originally posted by Elspode
I miss my MiniMoog. That's why I keep this picture around.
What happened to it Ep, the Smithsonian come by and claim it?


MaggieL  Tuesday Feb 11 12:54 PM

"Slides and levers" would have been an Arp, not a Moog. And the analog sound and knobology have made a comeback; my Yamaha CSX-1 has a set of six knobs that can be used during performance; some of their fuctions are assigned with a digital synthesys matrix though. http://voicenet.com/~maggie/mslmusic.htm

I want one of these though:

http://www.korg.com/gear/info.asp?A_PROD_NO=KARMA

There's a *boatload* of historical Moog information, data and images in the Wendy Carlos "Switched on Boxed Set".



smed  Tuesday Feb 11 12:59 PM

quite certain

No....I'm quite certain it was a moog.
and it did have slides and levers....as well as knobs and dials.
I can't prove it, since I'm sure it's way gone by now....but it was a moog.


Quote:
Originally posted by MaggieL
"Slides and levers" would have been an Arp, not a Moog. And the analog sound and knobology have made a comeback; my Yamaha CSX-1 has a set of six knobs that can be used during performance; some of their fuctions are assigned with a digital synthesys matrix though. http://voicenet.com/~maggie/mslmusic.htm

I want one of these though:

http://www.korg.com/gear/info.asp?A_PROD_NO=KARMA

There's a *boatload* of historical Moog information, data and images in the Wendy Carlos "Switched on Boxed Set".



Elspode  Tuesday Feb 11 01:29 PM

Later Moog products did use sliders, notably the Radio Shack Moog, PolyMoog (which was probably marketed to institutions such as school music departments as it was an early polyphonic analogue) and the Opus 3, but ARP's most popular products did indeed use sliders in much greater proportion to knobs.

The ARP Odyssey (the direct competition to the MiniMoog) and the ARP 2600 (nothing else quite like it in the day, that's why I kept it and sold the Mini) are loaded with sliders for most of the major functions. When they work right, they're fine, but they are much more prone to damage from environmental contaminants than are rotary pots.

Quote:
Originally posted by slang
What happened to it Ep, the Smithsonian come by and claim it?
I was forced to sell it during a period of abject poverty last summer. I now regret it deeply. It is second one I've had to sell under similar circumstances. Damn it, what good is it to have a collection of expensive toys if you can't *hold on to them*?!

I have found some solace in Virtual Synths running on my computer, but they suffer from the same sorts of shortcomings as older digital synths. It is difficult to work all the virtual knobs with a mouse, and I can't justify the expense of a MIDI knob box quite yet.

For maximum synth porn content, go to http://www.synthmuseum.com/ . Tons of pictures and lots of great info for those who have no lives. I think there's even a couple of pics on that site that I took of a friend's Odyssey and some other stuff.


Elspode  Tuesday Feb 11 01:42 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by MaggieL
"http://voicenet.com/~maggie/mslmusic.htm
There's a *boatload* of historical Moog information, data and images in the Wendy Carlos "Switched on Boxed Set".
Some nice theme work there, Maggie. The web page piece had an intro that sounded familiar...I think I may have used the same Yamaha intro, or a very near variation of it, on a song my partner and I recorded for a contest several years ago! :-)

You and I seem to share some similar tastes in music, particularly with Larry Fast's work. Man, that guy did some killer synth albums. His rendition of "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue" from the first Synergy album is still my overall favorite piece of synth music, although it has to compete in my head with the entirety of Tomita's "Snowflakes are Dancing" album. I'm also a Zappa fan (Frank was one of the first and most innovative users of the Synclavier, the forerunner of all current computer based digital synthesis).

The people you cite are *not* strange bedfellows. The common thread running through all of their music (with the possible exception of John Tesh...sorry!) is a creative and original use of synthesis in their music. Two or three synth notes from any of these people's albums, and you know who and what you are listening to.

Lots of people use synthesis, but only a handful have done truly creative, and more importantly, *musical* work with them. Like Pete Townshend, for example. Anyone heard any more on his kiddie porn situation?


MaggieL  Thursday Feb 13 01:24 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by Elspode

Some nice theme work there, Maggie. The web page piece had an intro that sounded familiar...I think I may have used the same Yamaha intro, or a very near variation of it, on a song my partner and I recorded for a contest several years ago! :-)
Wouldn't be surprised. Unless you record a custom intro, it's what you get when you press "intro" on that particular accomp style on a PSR-510

But which track are you talking about? There's two on the page.

I haven't recorded anything new in ages, just been busy doing other stuff. I won't apologize for Tesh...I was never exposed to him as a professional TV asshole, and thus was able to enjoy some of his musical stuff which is just plain nice, so there. :-)


quzah  Thursday Feb 13 02:37 AM

Re: Six of One, Half Dozen of Another

Quote:
Originally posted by 99 44/100% pure
Sheesh, if I wanted my kids to be walking billboards, the companies should pay ME for them to wear the clothes!
Says the person whose name is "99 44/100% pure".

It is to laugh.

Quzah.


Elspode  Saturday Feb 15 10:18 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by MaggieL
Wouldn't be surprised. Unless you record a custom intro, it's what you get when you press "intro" on that particular accomp style on a PSR-510
But which track are you talking about? There's two on the page.
The track you noted was done for a friend's web page.

And I was just ribbing you about John Tesh. He is indeed talented, if a bit mainstream for my tastes. Hell, I'm the least talented musician in musical history, far be it from me to criticize someone who has sold millions of albums and swooned thousands of women.

For undeniable proof of my musical inadequacy, you can go to

http://www.lunalushede.org/Who%20But%20an%20Idiot.mp3

and hear a work in progress, unavoidable (and uneditable) finger squeaks and all.


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