Beechcraft Bonanza

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  1. How cool, some of you really can play quite a few Regina songs (by heart?).

    I only know about half the BTH songs and didn't play them in a long time (all on guitar).

    Used to play Fidelity, On the Radio, Lady and Summer in the City a lot, and the Riff of That Time (it's one of the funnest guitar riffs she wrote IMO).


  2. That must have been a great sermon by a great minister in an awesome church building. Or did he go frequently for some reason?

    Maybe his Aitheïsm was merely a lack of interest in religion, rather than a conviction and the experience peaked his interest in a major way, it could have been that exiciting... Or he feels he found something he didn't know he was looking for.

    It's sad he changed (IYO). Maybe his current piety is a phase, just like some people are obsessed with Regina's music at first, and later ease up and move on, keeping Reg's Records as steady favorites rather than the main thing in their lives.

    it's okay to rant about it imo, I'd be a bit worried if some of my friends became fervently religious too.


  3. Off-topic: ...can't... resist... must...post... reply... on... brumstix... rants... forum... again

    Musiclover, you're spot-on. It's a blatant generalisation that male musicians are all about pecking orders and fancy gear and music is not and was never in need of saving... though, half a decade ago I found The Strokes and White Stripes did just that (for the Mtv Generation, which is actually a rather small demographic)

    Yes, Regina is a fresh breath of air and a very inspiring artist (who stands out in a crowd of semi-copycat pianogirls), but music's saviour?

    It's not music that needs saving...

    ... It's the audience


  4. Believe it or not, in High School I actually learned French swear words from the class material/books! Every chapter had this list of "informal language"...

    Since that time I avoid "danku" (thank you in Dutch) while in France as it sounds the same as "Dans Cul" (in the ass)...


  5. She can write but she can't edit? Wink

    Maybe she didn't like it or write it at the time. It happens to me, that I write a song play it a few times (or lots) and at a certain point discover something's missing (or someone tells me and I agree).

    Maybe it's also something to make the video/single special, an extra feature to make it stand out from the track you've already heard on the album. It's a rather nice idea.


  6. quote:
    Originally posted by andreseng:

    Yo Beechie. Good to see you back. Yes, give "far" a spin, I'm sure you'll like it. Still making your own music?

    sure I do, I would go crazy if I didn't. It's a little of a sabbatical year though, I need to develop skills in music besides singing and playing guitar (like, organization).


  7. Maybe it's also the popularity of Soaps? For a verbal-heavy product it features quite a few cuts.

    If our culture has ADD (referring to a previous post), hm... there's multiple types... One ADD includes hyper-concentration/focus (possibly a few hours long) and a "crash" afterward: restlessness, craving for coffee or other "relaxant", appearing absent-minded (daydreaming) or losing all interest in the subject focused on. and that's just one symptom.

    Perfectionism, Awesome memory/knowledge on a few select subjects, not finishing what you start, all examples for symptoms of ADD.

    Good artists often have this disorder.

    Maybe that does make our culture ADD in the broader sense of the metaphor, because culture and ADD are heterogeneous...

    @ SgtCampsalot: Your quote and your interpratation of it implicitly exclude all artists who do designing jobs and a lot of historic/classic painters, composers and sculptors. I mean, Michael Angelo, Rembrant, Vermeer, Rubens, Leonardo DaVinci, Pieter Breughel, Mozart etc. made most of their works for paying customers. And their work is generally considered to be Art. The famous Night Watch was requested by the captain of the portrayed city-guard company, the Sistine Chapel commissioned by the Pope, Shakespeare wrote for a Theatre Company etc. Not art?

    But then, it was said by an artist probably -the quote appears familiar- and it's just his opinion which anyone can agree or disagree with.

    The mass of persons involved should not matter too, teamwork is natural to man, it should be part of and be reflected in our cultural outings.

    It all comes down to Viewer's Discretion advised for the eye of the beholder.


  8. It's nice to see how much the stix and stixers have grown over the 6 or so months I didn't check it. New winds blow, old winds have changed.

    @ wonder bread:

    And thanks for asking Life's good, as far as it can be for a telemarketeer, not for a musician though (Maybe I'm just lazy). That's why I came back, when I checked the Stix I had way more inspiration and drive for music. It always got my mind going.

    truth be told, replying to your topics was one of my dirty pleasures Razzer


  9. Hello fellow man. I got introduced to Regina by one of my friends, also a man. I got into the music first, and the "wow, she's gorgeous" came second. It surprises me that there are men who like her just for the looks, to me she's not that kind of artist.

    and I agree with you, wonder bread, It held me back in the past, my record collection contains only 5 full albums by female artists, that's about 2%


  10. Hello again Stxerz. how have you been?

    I have been off the boards for a long time now, partly by design. probably mild ADD too... there was just so much I had to say/know about the Regination before other things caught my ear/eye. and... I decided to stop my forumfrenzy at the convenient level of no forums at all Wink

    and that means a new album comes as a pleasant surprise Big Grin

    I have yet to get it, but the little video at the website here set my mood for today and my mood rhymes with Jay! (oookay...)


  11. Hello again Stxerz. how have you been?

    I have been off the boards for a long time now, partly by design. probably mild ADD too... there was just so much I had to say/know about the Regination before other things caught my ear/eye. and... I decided to stop my forumfrenzy at the convenient level of no forums at all Wink

    and that means a new album comes as a pleasant surprise Big Grin

    I have yet to get it, but the little video at the website here set my mood for today and my mood rhymes with Jay! (oookay...)


  12. it's saturday soupday, so my bro' has a nice mushroom soup on the stove! and there's warm baguettes and cheese which I'm gonna eat right now while the soup is getting ready... takes some time... my brother is a wee bit ill so couldn't do grocery shopping while I went to Enschede for new clothes and razors. had to shop again when I got back and no the soup ain't ready while it's already 8:15 PM Frowner


  13. 1. I'm finally happy again! Jay!

    2. makes writing blues songs hard

    3. at long last I have a job I enjoy that doesn't drain my energy

    4. I bought a coat today, 'cause a jacket/blazer combo looks ridiculous

    5. new jeans too

    6. woohoo, I'll be skaning to De Hardheid tonight!


  14. ABC Boogie by Bill Haley & his Comets

    which always makes me think of the videoclip of Regina's "On the Radio"... 'cause of the lyrics, it's about a school teacher, Rhythm Annie, "up from Basin street, 'cause she does her teaching on a boogie beat"...

    especially the middle-8: "reading, writing, arythmatic/ taught to the rhythm of a hickory stick" Wink


  15. 1. just saw a crow chase a seagul through the sky

    2. it looked like a dance

    3. besides, I live almost in Germany (about 20 km from the border) and quite inland, what does a seagul do here?

    4. I hope the crow eats it, so the seagul can't crap on peoples heads no more

    5. I hate it when that happens

    6. but then... they might be in love! oh how romantic! 2 different birds dancing in the sky together Razzer


  16. quote:
    Originally posted by Sugariffic:

    2. what the hell is a triplex?

    triplex is Latin for "threefold", Eheu is Latin for Alas...

    1. should have written "driewerf Miljaar!"

    2. which you wouldn't have understood also

    3. for the french-speakers, zut! zut! zut!

    4. oh, zut is such a fun word!

    5. zut est un mot drôle

    6. a) in dutch/flemish, there is also zot, yeah ZOT! which means "fool"

    6. B) "niemand krijgt mij niet in geen vliegmachine, zot!" is what B.A Baracus would say if there was a Dutch voice overdub version of the A-team... maybe I should watch it in German, could be hilarious.


  17. thanks Perks, very cool! the way you explain it, the absence of an adjective (should have said that!) or even another word for feeling embarrassed because of someone else makes sense. "plaatsvervangende" is a dutch verb (plaatsvervangen: to replace) turned into an adjective.

    Il faut... I know that one, or, well, I starkly remember an exact sentence from my high school french book which used it: "Il faut travailler! le president il arrives(?) á notre village çette matin!"

    I recall it meant "one should get to work the President is coming to the village this afternoon!"

    Dutch for certainty: "men moet aan het werk! de President komt vanmiddag in ons dorp!"

    it was what madame Soussison (grocery store-keep Razzer) said to the gathered townspeople of st. Jean-Pierre-les-trois-pompes after hearing of the impending visit of the President of France to st. Jean-Pierre-les-trois-pompes.*

    oof, my written French is rusty! I should polish it when I have the time. tricky one too, il faut, not an easy answer... one should.

    Back to "il faut", yes, certainly, maybe some stixers noticed, I use "one" as pronoun quite often... maybe because in Dutch there is the pronoun "men" which is used in a similar way and indeed commonly used and accepted.

    *(and in the end, the silly "maire" of the town had unwittingly opened a letter to st. jean-pierre-les-deux-pompes! Hilarity ensues :P)