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Old 01-15-2007, 10:34 PM   #121
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20 is a lot of CDs. but i guess since you could replace them all with a single ipod, that isn't very much at all.

my list would include:

1. enigma: a posteriori
2. enigma: voyageur
3. enigma: cross of changes
4. thievery corporation: versions
5. anoushka shankar: rise
6. dusan bogdanovich....: bach with pluck
7. dusan bogdanovich....: bach with pluck vol 2
8. Genesis: selling england by the pound
9. alfred deller and the deller consort: hark ye shepherds
10. anthony phillips: field day
11. bjork: greatest hits
12. some recording of Handel's Messiah
13. thievery corporation: the outernational sound
14. thievery corporation: the cosmic game
15. jens gad: le spa sonique
16. massive attack: collected
17. peter gabriel: hit
18. phil collins: face value
19. steve hackett: til we have faces
20. ravi shankar: the essential ravi shankar

a little bit of almost everything.
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Old 01-15-2007, 10:44 PM   #122
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10 seemed way too few to make a decent list that I wouldn't feel that I left most of my favorites off. Even 20 feels way to short to properly do it justice... but typing more would be almost like work.

What inspired me to do this now was putting away my CDs the other night. I noticed that the same 20 or 30 were the ones I ALWAYS have to put away every time I do this.

I do need to get an iPod one of these days, though... I'm still holding out for the terabyte size one though... anything smaller just doesn't seem enough.

Maybe for my birthday this year...


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Old 01-15-2007, 10:52 PM   #123
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thievery corp. is pretty good.

I forget the last cd i bought..i'll list my favorite ones i have though...

Godsmack IV
System of a Down Hypnotise
Nickelback All the Right Reasons
Disturbed 10,000 Fists
Memoirs of a Geisha Soundtrack
Three Days Grace One-X
Evanescence The Open Door

Kinda odd, how I haven't listened to much Trance music in a while..that's all I used to listen to back in the day.


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Old 01-15-2007, 11:32 PM   #124
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I have issued forth communication and received a response from a certain ghost. She is alive and well and Canadian.

Honestly I didnt like Enigma - A Posteriori and - Voyageur that much. Screen Behind the Mirror is still my favorite. Gravity of Love is one of my favorite songs ever.

1 Norah Jones - Come Away With Me
2 Norah Jones - Feels the Same
3 Counting Crows - Films About Ghosts
4 Counting Crows - Across a Wire: Live From New York
5 Moby - Play
6 Avril Lavigne - Let Go
7 Avril Lavigne - Under My Skin
8 Enigma - The Screen Behind the Mirror
9 The Eagles - Hell Freezes Over
10 Rammstein - Mutter
11 Rammstein - Sehnsucht
12 Prodigy - Fat of the Land
13 Massive Attack - Mezzanine
14 Evanescence - Fallen
15 O Brother Where Art Thou? OST
16 Andrew W.K. - I Get Wet
17 Bond - Explosive
18 Michael Buble - Caught in the Act
19 Fiddler on the Roof OST
20 some sort of classical compliation disc

Ok so I cheated on the last one.


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Old 01-15-2007, 11:36 PM   #125
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Almost made my list. Not exactly sure what I would have dropped to place it there though.


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Old 01-16-2007, 02:37 AM   #126
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just watched 'scorpion king' for the first time. better than what i expected.

work was boring. this time of year is slow. -_- at least it's not snowing.

oh yeah, my muffler...needs a replacing, glad i got that 1 year warranty on it...may go visit Kost Tires and have them tell me what's up.

work and car stuff aside though, i'm feeling depressed. **** to believe i'll be 23 on sunday. what a ****ing wasted beginning of my life. 4 years down the toilet. but, it's been a hellalot better than sitting on my ass in a class. at least i keep telling that to myself. at least i'm not in any kind of debt. <---crap attempt at cheering myself up any. not helping. *checks weatherbug*
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Mostly cloudy in the morning...then becoming partly sunny. A chance of flurries. Highs in the lower 30s. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
Depression sucks. Car problems suck. Tooth aches suck. Glasses suck. Work sucks. Having a day off that i don't know what to do with, really sucks as i'll probably just sit at computer because it'll be too cold outside or maybe me kneecaps will be feeling ok to let me workout w/o experiencing unnecessary discomfort.

o well. i want to go fishing, but pennsylvania requires me to have a valid fishing license...damn it, i'm half broke. gotta pay car insurance. yippeeeee....it's due on my bday.


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Old 01-16-2007, 08:16 AM   #127
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Buck up, 15.

Birthdays always tend to make me depressed too... I hate the idea of getting older.
But just because life is ****ty right now doesn't mean it will always be that way. Things can get better... especially if you work at it.

Still... sometimes you are going to be down and there's nothing you can do about it, and nothing anybody else can say that will help. I think it's just part of life.

Try to have a good one anyway.


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Old 01-16-2007, 02:55 PM   #128
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yeah...so i go to get my mail and i got this tax **** from lancaster.....havent lived there in a year and 8 months, so what the **** they doing that for. now im just pissed...and bored. it's ****ing cold outside, was planning on going out hunting, but **** that. guess i'll just waste 24 hours doing nothing. god i hate this. actually...i better clean the kitchen so my sister doesnt bitch at me when she gets home. that's another thing that's starting to bother me. it's just as bad as living w/my parents sometimes. all that ****ing yelling at me to do this and that. never once have i yelled at anybody to do anything, i just let people walk all over top of me, then i just bottle it all up inside because i find arguing over **** to be rather pointless.


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Old 01-16-2007, 08:33 PM   #129
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Kinda dull day at work. Babysitting orientation meetings for incoming students. Yawn.

The temp. outside dropped like 30 degrees today. Now it finally feels like winter around here again. Quite the shock to the system.
I need a good winter coat. I should run around some night this week and see if I can get my hands on one...

Tired. Think I'll order some food (sure as hell don't feel like cooking...) and get to bed early. Chinese sounds right... Maybe I can get some reading in before I conk out. I haven't been doing nearly enough reading lately. Feels like my brain is getting soft. Softer. More softer than it was already soft.

See what I mean?

I miss my Strat. Been playing the 335 a lot more now that the Fender is sick... but it's not really the same.


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Old 01-17-2007, 12:06 AM   #130
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made it through the day....then it snowed, well flurries more likely.

didnt go get muffler checked...gonna just wait it out, gotta go when the place is packed out. put $20 in the gas station, went to walmart to get dish detergent and milk, came home, washed dishes, took trash out, swept the floor, played galaxies for a bit, sis got home and we went over to parents' for supper, then watched 'lucky number sleven' it was o.k....after that i played some more galaxies...managed to kill someone that pissed me off earlier...happened to be my mark. i did half hour of dumbell exercises, now i'm posting here, gonna go check out some sites, then going to bed.


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Old 01-17-2007, 09:33 AM   #131
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Been working a ton lately - trying to meet a deadline on Monday. I hope I don't have to work over the weekend...
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Old 01-17-2007, 09:55 AM   #132
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Old 01-17-2007, 10:17 AM   #133
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Today is Joints and Stargate in ze teevee. Whooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. Afterwards I will hop over to a friend for cooking, making some music and smoking some more of those sportive cigarrettos. ****ed yesterday. Moved stuff out of my flat on monday. Received a very good blow job on sunday. I still have to do the dishes in my flat, because I didn't touch it since July, but I'll have to move out on January 31st. Guess my life and stuff is u-turning and u-whatever again. ^^;


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Old 01-17-2007, 10:44 AM   #134
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I don't really have a top 20 album list, but I will say that I agree w/ edlib on Rush's "Moving Pictures". Others that make my list of favorites would probably be Metallica's self-titled "Black Album", Van Halen's self-titled first album, and Queensryche's "Operation: Mindcrime".


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Old 01-17-2007, 02:49 PM   #135
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better now than when you get a ticket for it being expired!

I havent done much, I got some HW done for my javascript class done over the weekend, thats about it for the weekend on usefulness. I spent the whole weekend at the gf's just hanging out since we barely saw eachother since the middle of december.

I did pick up Lost Planet for 360, its pretty amazing, reminds me a bit of mechwarrior for xbox(which reminds me that I never beat either of those).

I have done alot of future planning, but thats about it, did some checking and engagement ring shopping

seems like I am going to need about 4500 bucks for the ring and diamond I want..........that tightens the budget some!

That has occupied a large portion of my free time lately, thinking about all that fun stuff. Talking to the girlfriend about it(getting married, not the ring, she doesnt have a say in that!). I am firmly against the whole 'going ring shopping together' thing, I beleive its up to me to get a ring that a) shows how I feel about her, and b) that she will like. I have a perfect ring in my mind, and I will show her a wide range of examples to sort out her preferences, but I am 99% sure she will like what I have already picked out anyways. But whenever I talk about she gets all quit, light red and giggly, so its fun to bring up on occassion.

My twin brother(don't worry, fraternal, not alike, so there are not two Zargons running around the universe) is getting married this weekend, I have to pack and finish(ok really start writing instead of thinking about it) the toast tonight, I am the best man, I am afriad I will need a 6-pack to get the stuff he wants in it(hes all touchy feely) and I don't easily open up and write out heart-felt emotions, its my largest um...limiting factor as a true gentlemen I guess.

Anyone having insites on a toast let me know, but the biggest hinderance is, I have met her 3 times, total time about a week, and shes really 'uptight'/reserved, and quiet, so I basically don't know her at all.
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Old 01-17-2007, 03:20 PM   #136
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then watched 'lucky number sleven' it was o.k.

Just OK? I thought it was one of the best movies I saw all year. Extremely clever............


Anyone else remember good movies from 2006? It seems to be a pretty short list.....

those with an * are ones I actually went to the theater for

I also loved Inside Job

over the headge was good.

Crank was excellent(for an action movie)

I felt Pirates II suffered from ESB disease, its merely junk to carry you too the 3rd movie.

*Superman Returns was good imo, coulda been better tho, kate bosworth sucked it up big time.

Munich was excellent, as was glory road, hoodwinked was good.

Tristan and Isolde was ok, it dissapointed me. Underworld Evolution was alright, same with annapolis, coulda been better.

The matador was way over hyped.

The Worlds Fastest Indian was really good.

Running Scared was surprisingly good.

16 Blocks was solid.

Ultraviolet was a huge dissapointment.

Failure to Launch was tolerable.

V for Vendetta was really good.

Benchwarmers was good, I was expecting a bit more though.

The Sentinel was good.

Stick it was pretty funny.

*X-Men III, 'good', but shoulda been better.

Cars was good.

*Flyboys was really good.

Beowolf and Grendel was awful

The Lake house was decent enough.

You me and dupree - ouch, thats all I got to say.

*Flags of our fathers, I loved it.

Beerfest funny, coulda been better, but good.

*Invincible FREAKIN AWESOME

Fearless was good

*Casino Royale - probably the best bond movie ever. but it could just be that its by far the best I have seen in a theater



Ones I still need to see:

employee of the month(borrowed it just havent seen it yet)

Accepted.

blood diamond

the good shepard

we are marshall

children of men

rocky balboa

curse of teh golden flour

The marine

All the kings men

The last king of scotland

The guardian

Gridiron gang.

The Covenant.

The Protector

Snakes on a Plane

Ice Age 2

Night Watch

Thank you for smoking.

United 93

MI: III

Goal! The dream begins

larry the cable guy health inspector(my boss swears is hilarious)

A Scanner Darkly.

Clerks II

My Super Ex-girlfriend( l like luke wilson)

John Tucker must die.
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wow, so I saw alot more than I thought....also, some of those were watched because my gf wanted to see them.

shes also the reason I didnt see alot of the ones I wanted too, she snot big into movies, esp not action movies.
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yeah thats alot of movies.....i liked running scared as well (tho i can hardly remember what it was about, something about a stolen gun or something) and i loved Crank...(the part where he threw the cabby out was priceless) employee of the month was pretty funny. i wanna see apocolypto and saw 3 when they come out on dvd.


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Old 01-17-2007, 07:17 PM   #139
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I just watched that last night for the first time... Reminds me of the three years I spent working for AOL in their call center.

And speaking of working, I got a job offer today from RBC (Royal Bank of Canada)... $31,000/yr, plus an annual bonus and a ridiculously sweet benefits package.
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I've only seen a couple of those movies last year... and all on DVD. Don't believe I ever set foot inside a movie theater last year now that I think about it.

I saw:

Cars
Ice Age 2
Clerks II (a lot better than I thought it was going to be...)
Pirates 2

I think that's it of the ones you listed. I also saw Nacho Libre... but I'm not sure if that's a 2005 or '06 release. Not all that great, either way.

Not the greatest year for movies in recent history.

Spent the day overseeing the maintenance crew. Nothing super exciting... but stuff that needs to get done.
Still tired tonight. Woke up right in the middle of a dream this morning. That always throws me off for the rest of the day.

God, it's hella cold outside! (Is that a contradiction in terms? Could be... although Dante had one entire level of Hell as a giant frozen lake if I am remembering correctly. I need to read that again...) I'm probably noticing it more since it was open-window, tee-shirt weather last week.

Wildstar: I have all those albums you listed. Operation Mindcrime is probably my favorite Queensryche album... although I probably listen to Empire more often (shorter, poppier songs that you can listen to on shuffle. Mindcrime is an investment in time.)
The Van Halen choice was hard for me... but Fair Warning is the album I listen to the most. It's the darkest thing VH ever did. 1984 is more consistent overall, and #1 has that classic party vibe... but I almost always go back to Fair Warning.
I was never a huge Metallica fan... but that album is really good. Far better produced and more streamlined than their earlier efforts.

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I just watched that last night for the first time... Reminds me of the three years I spent working for AOL in their call center.

And speaking of working, I got a job offer today from RBC (Royal Bank of Canada)... $31,000/yr, plus an annual bonus and a ridiculously sweet benefits package.
First time? Where the hell have you been, son?

And what happened to to the teaching career? As much as I love the idea of you influencing the young, impressionable minds of an entire generation,.. banker's hours are pretty sweet.


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The education required for said teaching career turned out to be a) too costly, and b) too much of an adjustment to make after working for 4 years. Failed every course I was registered in.
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Pity. I truly relished the idea in ways far too sublime to verbalise.

Overwhelmed with music yet?
Anything out of all that mess stick out in your mind particularly?


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I found a certain poetic quality to it as well... Alas, it was not to be.

For now.

I've been on the road going back and forth between here and Moncton for days now trying to find a place to live and nail down that RBC job, so I haven't had much time for listenin'... Spent more time on coach buses than my own bed lately.
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****in' A.


Commuting is teh suck, innit? Pretty much nukes my soul every day. By the time I actually get to work I'm usually in a fairly dark mood.

Well, no pressure. Let me know if you come across any surprises that should be definitely included in "Don't Drink The Water - Extended Edition."


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Yeah, thank God I'm moving... I'd go crazy if I had to do 3/4 hours of highway driving to go to work and back every day (Fredericton to Moncton = hour and a half in a car, 2 hours in a coach).
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My brother & I had a "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles" scene in the local WalMart parking lot last night when the battery in my dad's car decided to die. Fortunately, the place hadn't closed yet and we found someone with jumper cables. It was tough getting the car started, though, b/c of the crud on the terminals, which my brother wound up cleaning up w/ a bit of Coke poured on the terminals. Interesting thing is another car also died and the driver of that car asked us for a jump after we got our car started. Needless to say, I managed to get home with the groceries (the WalMart visit was a side trip after food shopping) and my brother couldn't stay over to work on a job application as was planned b/c he had to leave the car running so he could return it to my dad.

EDIT: My brother's cellphone also picked that time to go dead, which further added to the urgency of the situation.



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@Ed: I know it was in teh other thread, but that's been buried in the craziness now. Thanks for those links to the guy in your avy. I figured it was some kind of 70's shock rock with Alice Cooper or something. Some good reads

I watched Anchorman the other day for the first time in a while...."you see....i'm kind of a big deal." LOL One of those, 'so stupid, it's funny' kind of movies.

My start to '07 hasn't been quite what i planned/expected. I got sick right after new years. So i was down for almost 2 weeks, then it snowed here...and still hasn't left yet, it's been over a week. This is highly unusual for western Washington. In fact, I don't remember it ever lingering around like this before. But I'm feeling better and the snow looks like it's finally starting to melt away...yay. But i haven't worked in like almost 2 weeks...not like I'm on vacation...I've been stuck at home. I live on a hill and I don't have 4wd, so yeah....nothing but fun. :/

Oh and for the record, I'm tired of meeting/dating girls that can't make up their minds!

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not much happening today....walked to the post office and back w/the mail, went to my parents to let the dog out, came back and mostly just been on galaxies all day. oh and i set my sister's computer up, the one that got nearly-fried....pretty sure the cd drive is toasted, it can accept cds but it acts like it's not reading them...also the computer is SLOW....shouldn't take 2 minutes to load 'my computer' should it?

got the day off so im just chillin....gotta clean the place up before 1730...


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how could you fail every course? and you think 4 years of working is a big deal? I was gone at least 7 years (ok, 3 years more isn't that much) and then quit working and did school full time. I had a 4.0 for my first 5 quarters.

either you just suck at being a student, or teaching wasn't meant to be your thing.
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The former... Along with a little bit of biting off more than I could chew. I was a terrible student through high school and my first post-secondary education, but I'd hoped 4 years would've been enough to whip me into shape. In my urge to dive in headfirst, my first semester involved one first-year course, three upper-level second year courses, and one third year course.

I had a lot of trouble writing papers for most of them, but the exams were the nails in the coffin... Four of them consisted of me walking in, then promptly forgetting *everything*. The only one I didn't blank out on were the third-year history of Russia course, but the poor papers I wrote (and re-wrote, and re-wrote, and re-wrote) weren't enough to pull my final mark above the pass mark.

I thought my studying methods were pretty solid... Thorough coverage of everything over the days prior-to, going to bed at 8PM the night before, then a quick review of the overview in the morning before leaving for campus.

I just wasn't meant for university, I guess.
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I'm back! Finally moved in and everything.

ED: I am planning on using my tax return for an amp/guitar. Webcam coming soon too.

Living on my own is pretty good. no parents yelling at me, and i can do... pretty much anything i damned well please. Nice to have my freedom and independance.

Nute: Does this Canadian Bird want my contact information? I'm highly interested in saying hi.

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Wow... busy day around here! Got home and had something like 20 threads notifing me about new posts. Full moon? No. New moon... well, something has got everybody jazzed.

Gun-daddy returns too. Very cool.

Crack - check out some stuff in your price range and let me know what you are thinking about getting. I'll give you some input, and ask all the other guitar players I work with.
I'll have to look into a webcam at that point.

Once I have it I'll just have to remember to shut it off in the mornings... when I'm surfing for and looking at smut.
And also in the evenings and late at night... when I'm surfing for and looking at... er,.. smut, as well.
And in the middle of the afternoon... when I'm surf... well, you get the idea.




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Your last couple of weeks sound pretty much like what I went through after Christmas. Our bodies telling us not to mess with the program, maybe?


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Np. I'm waiting for my taxes to afford such a thing, but I'll take a trip down to the local Guitar Center in Henrietta to scope out some starter stuff.

Though I would like to try to get a nice Gibson if i could...

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Gibsons have gotten way out of hand lately. Even the "affordable" models are outside of most folks price rages... The Les Paul Studio used to be the starter instrument... but now it's getting astronomical.

But Guitar Player Magazine recently put an Epiphone Les Paul head-to-head up against a top of the line Custom Shop Les Paul... and it held it's own fairly well. The biggest complaint with the Epi was the pickups.

Or a Mexican Fender. Also pretty good.

I guess it all depends on what style of music you want to play, and who's (as in: which famous player) tone you want to base yours on.


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Couple of things while just looking online...

http://www.guitarcenter.com/shop/pro...ull_sku=513156

or...

http://www.guitarcenter.com/shop/pro...u=518876%2e002

I would prefere the 1st one, because the SG looks nicer.

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Yeah... the Epi's gonna be more "classic", though the other comes with so many more goodies. Tough choice...

I've never been a huge fan of the Ibanezes... until you get to the multi-thou Satch and Vai custom jobbies, that is.

Nitro said in one of these threads that he liked his Epi much better than his cheapo Ibanez, I do believe.

Perhaps he could clarify the situation if he's around...


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I doubt he is.

I'm just killin' time until my roomate is ready to go to work.

I gotta take care of administrative stuff and he's gotta run the overnight.

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I own both of these. I've never had the pleasure of playing an American Strat, but I *can* vouch for the Epi LP being almost on par with it's Gibson counterpart. The stock pups really are the only easily discernable difference, and most discerning players are going to swap them out anyway.
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Yeah,.. I'm cooking pasta, and listening to Yes.

Get to sleep in tomorrow... but then I've got to get my car inspected and buy some more winter clothing. I gave away a lot of my older coats and jackets this summer but never got around to buying replacements.

Now it's cold and I regret my short-sightedness and laziness. Been wearing like 5 or 6 layers just to keep warn the last few days.

EDIT:
Nitrous managed to wedge a post in there whist I was typing, making my post appear incoherent and non-sequitur-ish. Ahhh,.. very well.

Such is the price I pay for typing with one finger.

Not even one finger on each hand for the most part... one finger PERIOD.

It's amazing that I have gotten as many words out as I have.

You also would think I would have chosen a far more simplistic and much less verbose writing style for the majority of my posts... but NOOOOoooo! You would be wrong there too... Excuse me: You would find yourself spectacularly mistaken on that account as well, dear reader.


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How do you, then, capitalize your letters with one fin.... oh, the caps lock key.

Right..... um... >.>

Anyway, living alone, I have realized a few things....

Food costs alot of money.

I'm largly bored most of the time.

Cooking creates very large messes.

Next place I move too will have a laundry room on the SAME &^$#ING FLOOR.

I cannot live more than 4 days with out the internet.

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