OMNICELL's 100 Most Recent Forum Posts

Earning a living with digital music 4 years ago
Ive changed my mind.... That is a real slam.. As I wanted to rule the world...
Best song with girl's name in title? 4 years ago
One of the greatest songs I ever heard, came from the Mr Sun/Mr Moon Album ( Paul Revere and the Raiders)

" Trishalana"
If You Could Make It Against The Law to Cover An Artist Song 4 years ago
On the album ( two sides of leonard nimoy), One side is spok.. The other is his version of folk 60's stard'm... he butchers several popular songs of the time in such a way, that He is actually interesting to listen to.. I almost think he could have been a cult following from these remakes he made... I really thought they were cool ... Yet... or,,

However, for all sanity... I hope he stopped at that album...

Some of the songs he did.!! Cotton candy on a summer day..?

If I were a capenter/ Stuff like that...

Spok with Folk Guitar was just to strange for me...
Who has influenced Your Music the Most? 4 years ago
JS Bach..

I always turn to Bach for practicality, and counterpoint... Always..

Modern Art concepts, and scientific approaches to uncovering systems and how the abstract ( after being found), is used in (real world art compositions)

Reich
Riley
Glass
John Cage
Arnold Schoenberg
Xenakis
Stockhausen
Dieterich Buxtehude
Charles Ives
Bela bartok
Duke Ellington
Scott Joplin
Gershwin
Vaughan Williams
Debussy
Rachmaninoff
Igor Stravinsky
Walter Piston
Paul Hindemith
Olivier Messiaen
Arvo Pärt
Russian 5
Piano Glenn Gould
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Drums
Buddy Rich
Gene Crupa
Steve Gadd
Neil Peart
Dave Wickle
Jim Chapin
Tony Williams


Rock:
German/English Punk Seen
Beatles
Police
Metallica
Iron Maiden
Megadeath
Dokken
Dresden Dolls
Beach Boys
Prince

Jazz:
Charlie Parker
Thelonious Monk
Miles Davis
Dave Brubeck
Jimmy Smith
Weather Report
V.S.O.P.
Chick Corea



Hip/Hop
Jay Z
Snoop
House a Pain...
NWA

And for modern compositional ( present and future directions), Modern Science... The study of System Theory, and Topology...
Roll Call! Where In The World Are You? 4 years ago
Walla Walla Washington.. US.. home of buggs Bunny, and the wishy washy machine...
Amazing Drummer :) 4 years ago
Drummer-world... Always amazed.. Those hands , so relaxed.. and that French grip..!!!

those fingers didn't move at all... all pads to the sticks...

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The real 400... those like Harrison are beyond anything one at any type of instrument... They are the worlds best...

Amazing that he wasn't playing along to a drum track.. .He was the drum track...

Studio all the way...

Love those snare chops and one handed roles.... so even... He must practice all day and night, all the time...

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The drums are a cool thing.. and I think attract great minds... Im still shocked by those in this day and age.. ( with the internet ), that still think drums are something that are just beat on.. or for keeping a beat... or a double bass quadruplet.. their are so many masters on drummers world..

Chambers... ( who I got see live in a very small concert of about 100 people).. That was amazing..

Steve smith..

Steve Gadd

Tony williams

Charly Antolini


Virgil Donati

And the list goes on and on as you know..

What an art form.. and how its matured over the years.. the stakes have gone way up... in some circles if one cant do a mahler role.. he is not considered proficient..

Very interesting...
MESSAGE: Share A Little LOVE :) 4 years ago
Everyone at the McDonnell's is homeless... ITs all a lie.. it's a sharaid ..
How to create video with good sound.....!! 4 years ago
Im using a Mac..!! G5

Is the syncing accurate... I know that sounds silly.. I just cant believe it would be that simple... if it is... IM IN...
How to create video with good sound.....!! 4 years ago
I know very little about posting videos... even less on the equipment needed to create decent sound with-in the videos..

Im looking to post to Youtube for the first time... Piano/voice with live video..

Sound is of most importance... Stereo... I dont have to explain it here.. Most people understand... .

Im confused at best on the solutions for this situation..

camcorders with mic inputs... with no stereo sound..

pro level camcorders costing to much..

Zoom Q3 player with no audio outputs, inputs..

Has someone come up with a decent solution.... or work arounds..

Like I said.. Im just starting the search to understand such things..

ANy info would be great..

Im looking to get started ... so good sound is important.. not perfect

Thanks...

Omnicell
This is ridiculous 4 years ago
Im concerned and not concerned..

If feels good to have lots of hits on a song.... I would like to think that the more popular songs I have are also some of the better stuff Ive done... Seems that way at times.. However, it does seem strange that some pieces of double the amount of others.. and Im not sure why... IT wasn't like that before... Before, it was a sequential even feeling... all the numbers were moving up evenly...

Now theirs a few songs that seem a bit odd...

Anyway.. out of a thousand hits I get about 10 comments on a really good piece.. So....
Should artists bother to sell music these days? 4 years ago
I like the idea of buying music.. as long as its your money and my music... I would like to experience it.. the selling of music...

Whether its right or wrong, means nothing to me... My feelings dont have to be right or wrong concerning a thing... their mine.. I will share them freely , regardless of how it is interpreted by others...

Im not into people pleasing...

My soul tells me to trust God... I take it to him first... and listen to what the answer and direction is...

Did I forget , that he created the whole experience for a reason..

I got my ability from him.... I choose to bow down and look to him for direction.. to turn not away from him.. But towards him... and bow down...

How do I serve... The world and its frustrations or God..

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My point is.... Either way... buying or not buying are both an experience ...an experience of one day in a life of this time on planet earth...

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What I would like to see.. is musicians as small business men... making enough money on a solid basis to sustain life... That would be a cool general system...

Im not suggesting that others aught not make it big with millions...
Uploading 4 or 5 Songs A Week 4 years ago
No..!!
iCompositions or iCovers 4 years ago
It is true if covers are included... languages speak through one word.. many of them... many different meanings... place the word icompostions in the right or different context and the meaning changes culturally to mean many different attitudes...

The general ability to compose... Meaning the ability to apply oneself at an inner introverted process... To be confronted with different choices in the internal process that will be explored and brought about in the abstract world on electric paper..

Its the movement and freedom of thinking that can bring one back to the original movement after solving the puzzle that is composition...it is for the listener to decided right or wrong... The composer is to busy composing to care...

It means " vastness" in the electrical internal realm... freedom.. a tundra of white snow to play in.. to express in.. to explore freely in.. in a personal way.. with no one else around...
Are you on YouTube? 4 years ago
No. Not yet... I have thought about putting out a picture thing, with music behind it.. Not ready for that yet.. Not my Time oR Gods...

Have to much other work to do first.. Or Im just making excuses because Am scared...
SPECIAL VIDEO "Where's The Line For JESUS?" 4 years ago
What a sweet girll.....
What Are You Listening To The Present Day? 4 years ago
Besides the people on icomp... my own phrases of written composition.. and how it fits into the over all form that Im composing in
I might not be back for a while... 4 years ago
Buy a new mac, and tell me how you like it..!!
War is Over (if you want it) 4 years ago
I needed this video... I agree , and will always agree.. It has something to do with the simple freedom of sane, verses the Philosophers of social anthropology. With the later, the dogma is shoved so deeply into the subconscious, that one forgets that one has the right to their own thoughts and own ways...

The philosophical view is that everything is determined.. predicted.. and constant.. Their for, big brother must come in to fix everything... NOT TRUE... The freedom is in the mind.. the soul..

Western societies depend on war.. ITs part of the Western Society structure within the planet.. if it to change.. and new blue print must be created.. a new type of society that works within the real rules of this world..

Economies are about feeding an army.. With an army.. we are safe... When that is all that is important, then to many " real" "authentic" people fall away into the abyss and are thrown away and forgotten...

This is what is happening in American right now... So many killing themselves and thrown away... Good people.. Really good people...

IT is not a good sign of a country when people are sacrificed for the system to continue... even Niccolò Machiavelli suggested that to have wholeness in a society, one needs to take care of its people..

I hope to be more like John Lennen.. Hes in me... I just have to have the courage to let go and let it happen...

Without people like John Lennen.. One can forget... That is what happened to me...

I Like that ingenious idea of how he is able to get into the family system of people that work...

80 percent rule. 20 percent of the people awake.. The rest asleep.. However, he in away, suggests a simple way to wake up the average persons brain.... I love it..
Cycle of fifth's 4 years ago
Circle of fifths:

Ok. First, this is western thought... The Western style of classical music construction... like any building, any bridge, any tunnel that a train has to go through, or a ship... Their has to be a blue print . and with that blue print, their needs to be a language of understanding.. a common language that all participating on the creation of the subject can understand. A language, like a computer language for creating a computer program..

heres an example from another perspective...

+ sign
- sign



chances are, that if I presented a paper to you with instructions for building something using the above symbols.. I bet you could build it... because you've been well versed with the above symbol in this culture and their common sense limits and capacities..

Some of the cymbals above are universal... Meaning... can you do advanced math if you dont know what the cymbal "+" means. or the cymbal "-" means.. Probably not.. Lets just say that these cymbals are universal and inner-twine within the given math fabric of any sequential endeavor ..

OK. How does this relate to music.. and the circle of 5ths...

You may think the music your making is " Your own" You may think that new modern style is " new".. Chances are.. ITs just a smaller variant of a much already discovered area called Classical music... and that whole thing.. " classical music" is based on an architectural infrastructure language called music theory... The equvilent of this in science is Mathmatics. and the base of that theory,( music theory), no matter how complex. Is the circle of 5ths...

Just learn them, and you will have a general idea of how all Western music works.. and has worked for hundreds of years...

It all takes work to have a better understanding...
Anyone into cycling? 4 years ago
Bike component prices are killing me... Luck would have it.. End of year sale , and Im braking even....

Rummer from Forums at MTBR: Manufacturer prices going up 25% in 2010.. So buy now.....

However, Man... I almost cant look in the merrier when I look at the price tags....

Im praying allot to God on the justification for this stuff.. Theirs been no Lighting bolts yet.. Im still here... So,
Anyone into cycling? 4 years ago
IVe been a Free Rider for 9 years.. Concussions/ bruised ribs/ pulled tendons/ broken left arm pinned-two operations.. ( Wouldn't have it any other way)...

My current ride... First..., ( lovely single speed my friend.. How very nice... ) Love it...!! I think its single...

my setup is at this point... most of the parts are in and or coming..

Slx cranks/ azonic flat or Transition flat peddles/ slx, xt drivetrain... Going to go with the avid bb7 mech disks.. Should be interesting.. Ive used tradition oil based in the past.. Rims: Intense double wides with Hope bulb hubs 20mm.. panaraser 2.3 DH tires. Raceface multi adjustable seat-post.. ( A life saver).. Terry custom blue saddle. Azonic shorty stem/Azonic bars/Giant headset/Rox shox Domain 318's 180mm front /2008 Giant Reign-x 6.7 inch travel.. O ya... Stans No tubeless please....
Music Theory - Can someone nudge me in the right direction? 4 years ago
Im glad you have a direction....

Heres the truth about the whole matter from my perspective...

You will need a positive attitude when sacrificing the time to learn...

This wont come from the subject matter... it will come from your spirit...

I would reach out to God... first and have a chat with him about your directions and interests and temperament...

Trust me.... I live in the real world just as you do... IT works, or I wouldn't have said it..

next... Any art endeavor in the real world is a sacrifice... its not about How I spontaneously feel...

I have compositions that take work... Its a labor of love... its not about how I feel.. ( My emotions).. It goes deeper then that.. its in my very being... My soul...

Its my temperament to be a composer.. I compose anything... That is my temperament...

Ask God he will tell you..

OK..

Their are numerous books and websites on this subject... What Im hearing from you... IS not the intellectual side crying out.. Its the need for support... Others around you that will encourage you... and with out that support.. .you may not be able to start what you finish... and music theory can be boring.. .I KNOW.....!!!

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"Improvise ALOT and learn what makes up the chords and theory of your favorite music. '
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JmAYone
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Improvising to explore is a good idea..

IT is my field... No one can or will plow it except for me.... If I want the harvest...

Support is the key... having those around me validate me on my lonely quest... its a spiritual thing, much more then a theory thing... even when Im only dealing with music theory...

OK

Talk to God..

Why would I lie...

And I heard and understood everything you said..

Take what you like.. leave the rest

Words of life... NOt of death..

OVer N Out....
Naaji out of action for a while. 4 years ago
I usually dont post over here..

Heart goes out.... The Gentle hand of God is all seeing and close.. a resting place.. a security for those in distress and need... He is their, as this world takes away , he embraces and saves... .. For the fallen.. he is their comforter... For those who morn.. He is the steadfast grinding stone .. that never leaves.. The ancient Pillar... Your friend... The resting stone of peace..

Please come back...

OMNICELL
If you can't take the heat.... 5 years ago
I cant control others.. and making them my higher power will not work...

I have felt many times, all over this planet that I " dont fit in".. Many people in my simple opinion are " faking it , until they make it"... Not everyone is trained in being a " Nice Guy"....

I have a relationship with God.... I ask God.. Do you want me here at icomps.. Is this where I am suppose to be to continue your work...

If he said no... I would leave immediately and never come back..

The point is.. I need to follow a real God.. for answers.. Not this planet or its sick people...

I love them all... I feel for them all.. But I do not bow down to anyone.. Unless his name is God... and their is only one God in Heaven.....

It hurts so much to be rejected by others.. many deaths have occurred from this social rejection.. and many more will occur ..

I pray that people learn how much power the verbal language has on their fellow mates.. to build or destroy them


Thanks for REAL Topic

Over n Out..

OMNCIELL
How's your ride with iComp? 5 years ago
I stopped playing everything at age 20.. I lost my sanity, myself, and my identity...


23 years later:

Their I was in my little apartment, going nuts, as I was suffering from agoraphobia again.. and for 6 to 8 months could not leave my bed room... I had to have 4 different therapist, one at a time get me outside.. I think the first walk I took, was about 500 feet.. I still managed to get to the store and eat, but not much else.. Their I was with nothing.. Then I finally snapped.. again, as usual.. and asked God for help to do something.. Anything..

Their had been a Roland Fantom s88 in m y room from my mother from three years before.... I never touched it.. had no interest in it at all.. But God being God.. he made it very clear that if I was going to do anything again.. I needed to start with the closest thing. .and that just happened to be that piano.. So I started again after 23 years... one bent finger at a time.. I could not play at all.. I then began a marvelous experience.. Part of my therapy was to just listen to music in my front room.. So, I got on Sound CLick, and begin to spend all day listening to other peoples music... It was a great tiem of discovery fro me.. Wonderful time....

Im not sure how I got to icomps.. I was searching for other sites to listen to music .. and this had something to do with the Mac.. And I use only Macs.. So....

I had gaol... at that point.. to create my first real song... I did.. Its not posted here.. or anywhere.. I then decided it would be so cool to have my own music page somewhere with my very own compositions on it.. I thought that was rich....

SO I started....

At this point after 2/1/2 years... My composition skills have improved. .Ive learned more about how to share with people.. and what not to say....
Ive learned how to take a chance and colab.. THIS UTERLY SCARED ME TO DEATH.... at first.... I was never going to do it... But I have...

Im practicing writing blogs that I hope can help me and others who are less informed how to be an artist in the 21 century..

I have a community of cyber people that I feel at home with.. Although I really now little about them.... mainly through a few emails and the rest comments on music...

IM practicing...

My goal is to write my pop music and sing .. and start that area.. Its slowly getting their....

So far, a great place to prepare and just practice. Use my imagination and just learn to write and experience music again.. It is a very important part of my rehabilitation...

Thanks

OMNICELL
Effective Criticism 5 years ago
TO who ever wants to listen to this de-fragmented word roller.....
concerning those that are just to sensitive for this world.. LIKE ME...!!!

HAve you really established a relationship with me of trust, to the point that I will allow you to cut into me... DOUT IT... is that relationship established just because Im at icomps.. NO..!! DOUT IT...

IF YOU WERE TALKING SECRETLY TO GOD>. HOW WOULD YOU WANT HIM TO TALK TO YOU... OK... Talk to others as God would talk to you.. if you dont know what this means.. Ask him.. He will let you know.. Now you have a reason to reach up to God talk to get his help...

OK.. I made my point.. Now.. Ive writen a whole lot more, but you dont have to stay if you dont want to... it goes on and on and on...


OK. Concerning criticism.. First... no negatives.. Period.. Why..!!
it is childish.. O mY.. "I just went negative.. " How does that feel.. !! Thats right.. HOW DOES IT FEEL>.. You hurt my feelings publicly.. YOUR OUT BABY>. Simple as that.. !! I dont mean me.. I mean those that cant really take it.. and most of the time Im not here to have you hide your anger and passive aggression abuse issues through a pen and a smile.... I know your attitude when you right.. and it better be right, or your not coming back...

So... here is a way to give feedback.. The most important feed back is this... build, build , build... .. LOVE< LOVE < LOVE>.
Keep them coming back...!!


that is all I want from you.. Im a little kid inside nothing more, looking for a replacement of the parents I never had, and all the relationships that never worked.. are you going to help change and heel me and help me to forget the cruel world outside these cyber walls, and convince me that this is a better place then the one I come from... ... , or are you going to make the world a colder place once again..

HOW..!! NOTICE I HAVE EVEN MENTIONED MUSIC IN THE UPPER STATEMENT I JUST CREATED>..HMMMM.....

This is not about music here at icomps.. this is a complex social anthropological experiment, ment to see if a sub-society can flourish and maybe do better then the one I have to live in everyday... AND YOU KNOW IT..!! SO dont try to huck and Jive me, by cutting me down, and making excuses for it... Im not your victim.. that is not what Im doing on icomps..

That you secretly feel better about yourself at my expense.. Human nature doesn't change.. even here with abstract musicianry....

IF I insult the person, Ive lost them.. its that simple.. what am I really trying to convey here..? what good is that.. Ive accomplished nothing..

Here is the rule.. only make suggestions that will keep them coming back.. back.. back..


IF they dont come back , what is the point.. LOVE< LOVE LOVE, in an unlovable world.. that is all this place is about.. Nothing. more.. Dont ever forget it.. and dont ever think you can treat me less then what im worth.. or I will simply vanish... and that will be that....

Why am I really here at icomps...

Im trying to get a treat for being a good boy or girl.. and that treat that is fed me will keep me coming back each time.. So

here is the treat... I LOVE YOU.. I LOVE YOU.. I LOVE YOU.. I LOVE YOU.. I LOVE YOU.. anything else.. is unexceptable.,..

When making a comment... Add suggestions of creative interest.. say something that suggests I did listen to thier music.. and I have an idea.. I know what would be cool.. Id love to add this to your song.. or the song.. as if your thier close friend and you've got a great idea, to make things even more interesting, and being totally innocent about it... NO ATTACK PLEASE...
Even this can be risky...

JUST KEEP THEM COMING BACK>. WHEN THIER READY TO LISTEN AND LEARN , THEY WILL....


Your Job is to keep me coming back...!! If I really needed feed back for anything.. I dont need to listen to you, I can go to an expert for that....

And that may happen, if Im still interested in being apart of things here, because your interested in me, and being apart of me... When you not.. I get the message, and no longer show up..

and if you get my trust.... I may turn to the expert thats hiding in you.. and ask a question.... !!

Heres an idea.. if you were talking to God.. How would you want him to talk to you.... OK... then talk to your fellow members the same way...

WATCH THE 'YOU" STATEMENTS.... "you" is a blaming word...

How do I know all of this... simple... MR COOL HERE..!!! has chased plenty of people out of my life and a few from icomps because of my well... Hmmm... SUGGESTIONS>....

OK

OMNI
Mini Chinese Whispers (BOTTLES 2?) 6 years ago
OK, this is OMNICELL, when your done with your version please get me in line and give it to me "BABY"... A Ha A HA...!!!!

I'll be waiting-.. If someone could please send me an email when this happens so Im somewhat prepared-.. Thank You

OMNI
Moving songs around in my song list on my webpage 7 years ago
I would like to have the freedom to move my songs around as I wish in my song list on my web-page.
Instead of placing songs on the list by date, I would like the freedom to move them in any position with-in the list that I choose. For example, ... I would like to move all Rock songs to the top of my list in what ever order , then all jazz songs in order, then all world songs, and so on. Can I do this. Then I would like to put all spoken word songs at the bottom of the list, and in the future keep all new spoken word songs at the bottom of the list as there created. Is this possible.

Thanks

OMNICELL
Moving songs around in my song list on my webpage 7 years ago
I would like to have the freedom to move my songs around as I wish in my song list on my web-page.
Instead of placing songs on the list by date, I would like the freedom to move them in any position with-in the list that I choose. For example, ... I would like to move all Rock songs to the top of my list in what ever order , then all jazz songs in order, then all world songs, and so on. Can I do this. Then I would like to put all spoken word songs at the bottom of the list, and in the future keep all new spoken word songs at the bottom of the list as there created. Is this possible.

Thanks

OMNICELL
HOME PAGE 7 years ago
I know the answer to this by way of common sense. However, I will still ask it anyway. I could be wrong..!!!

Can a member have more then one Home page. FOr example,
My home page is OMNICELL. I have all the different styles of compositions on that page. Yet , I would love to be able to create a new home page dedicated to nothing but Classical composition, and another for Jazz, and another for World, and ,,,........ I think you get my idea here.
I know that one can only load a song at certain time intervals, and if I had lots of home pages, I could then load lots of songs at once. This tells me that the multiple Home page Idea therefore, is a NO GO..

BUT... I thought I would ask. I just loved the idea of it......

THANKS OMNICELL
Moving songs and blogs above Bio in artist page. 7 years ago
Would like to move song and blogs above Bio on Artist page as Bio is extreemly long and I dont choose to short'n it.

Thanks

OMNICELL
MOTU Digital Performer 7 years ago
I use DP. I dont know alot about it. My background is one of improviser and writer, when composing . I can do either. I dont need alot of bells and wistles. Seems fairly solid. Im using 4.6 for os10. I also use the ultra lite hard disk recording system from motu. It all works like a charm. This product is easy to use. technicall support takes a few days but they do answer. Ive heard that the more classicaly trained musicians tend to use this software. while the more hip hop spontanious types use Logic. Just an opinion. Take what you like and leave the rest.


Thanks.

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