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Offline deMangler

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Post last.fm profiles
« on: February 25, 2010, 08:47:30 AM »
It occurs to me that the kind of excellent people who like AI War have probably got excellent taste in music also.
Anyway, for those of us who have a last.fm profile and want to share the goodness, here is a thread.

Mine is  http://www.last.fm/user/rundblick

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Re: Post last.fm profiles
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2010, 02:09:39 PM »
Funny you should post this right now. Last night I was looking for an old post I made some time ago on another blog somewhere. I googled myself, and found my post.

In my search I noticed that there seems to be one more vonduus on the internet. It surprised me, I have reason to believe that I am the one and only vonduus, but then, you never know, it is a big world. Anyway, I checked the links, and found that somebody had signed in on last.fm in my name and posted his/her favorite songs. That's all I was able to find from my doppelgänger, all other google hits could be traced back to me.

I listened to some of his/her favorite tunes, and could soon tell that he/she was not me. So if you should happen to come by VonDuus' profile on last.fm, then know, that this isn't me. Not that I dislike what my doppelgänger listens to, it kind of leaves me indifferent. I used to be a professional musician, my whole life was pop and rock music, but I got fed up with it, and today I find most music quite boring. What I do like is a bit more hardcore, I tend to analyze anything I hear, so I want something complex enough that it makes my brain overflow and stop analyzing. I am the kind of guy who like to listen to Lou Reeds Metal Machine Music.

I really can't bother with complaining to last.fm over identity theft, or worrying if I am becoming schizo without realizing it myself. And I really can't bother with making my profile on last.fm, as I almost never listen to music on my computer.

What I can do is give you a short list on what I listen to:

Frank Zappa, especially his late xenophonic works, they defy any analysis
Captain Beefheart, especially his early works
Brian Enos coincidental works
Richard Wagner
Arnold Schönberg
various longhaired so-called 'classical' composers, like Boulez, Ligeti, Stockhausen, Cage, Berio, Nørgård, Crumb, Reich, Schnittke, Pärt and Abrahamsen
folk music from the balkans
and a lot of obscure contemporary artists from the electronica/techno/noise scene. My son introduced me to this, he is creating tons of organized noises on his computer.

Recently I have also listened a bit to John Williams, I always thought he was a bit retro, but a friend played some of his newer works for me, and I realized that he is actually quite innovative.
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Re: Post last.fm profiles
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2010, 03:15:30 PM »
Seems we have similar tastes. There are some in your list I have not heard, so I will check them out at some time.
Thing about getting older is that you think you know what you like, so I always try to find something new that I have not heard. Last.fm is good for that.

I looked at the doppelgänger VonDuus on last.fm. They look pretty new.

Similar thing happened to me once.
I was a very active member of a yahoo group a few years ago and then I was inactive for a while, when I returned I discovered that another user had joined with a name similar to mine but with an underscore in, other people in the group had been having conversations with him/her thinking that it was me. Nobody really noticed the difference, which probably says something....
When I returned and commented about all these 'conversations' I had been in without even being there, the usurper was very apologetic and offered to change their name.

I changed my name instead as I always kind of regretted the name I had anyway.....   :)



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Re: Post last.fm profiles
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2010, 03:34:09 PM »
There are some in your list I have not heard, so I will check them out at some time.

It is probably Nørgård, Pärt and Abrahamsen. Not many outside Scandinavia have heard them. Not many Scandinavians have heard them for that matter. That is the penalty for not being mainstream: Noone knows them except a few feinschmeckers, who adore them. If you like Boulez, as I see you do, you will certainly like Abrahamsen. Okay, I might be biased, he taught me all I know about music theory, so I owe him ;D.
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