June 2nd, 2011 at 9:21 PM ^

Go to the scout link on the locked thread on an investigation and tell me you don't want to go roman on them -- burn the place down and salt the earth.

Go to the game there and tell me they shouldn't just ring fence the place. Recall the "viva Rodriguez" sign and let your hate flow.


June 2nd, 2011 at 9:34 PM ^

Just Roman?  I'd say going Mongolian on them would be much more apt.  The Mongolians didn't just content themselves with burning cities.  They turned lush riverside farmland into a barren wasteland, and wiped out a quarter of Europe's population by spreading the plague.  That's a much better descriptor of my hatred of tsio.


June 2nd, 2011 at 10:31 PM ^

Doesn't it feel good to toast trolls?  MfaninOH was one of my favorites, because that was in the middle of the pre-Slashdot-era Board Control crisis, when negging had been down for months and multiple trolls were a-trollin'.  I almost miss those days, but then I remember the events of three days ago and I don't miss those days.


June 2nd, 2011 at 9:22 PM ^

I have never, and will never, feel any remorse for that school down south.

90% because I can't tolerate stupidity

5% for cussing out my boss's 4 or 5 year old daughter that was wearing a Michigan t-shirt, with a police officer refusing to help.

5% for kicking horse shit at me while I was in the MMB uniform.


June 2nd, 2011 at 10:09 PM ^

I know a guy who had a gun pulled on him in the parking lot at the Shoe prior to a Michigan-OSU game b/c he was wearing a Michigan jersey. I've also heard a number of stories of Michigan fans having cups of piss poured on them during games. In some ways, though, your story about someone swearing at a young child while a cop did nothing is the worst thing I've heard.


June 2nd, 2011 at 9:31 PM ^

That O-H-I-O chant really isn't all that impressive, at least from that vantage point.  Maybe it's more audible on the field but I could only make out the "H". /unbiased music major opinion

Waters Demos

June 2nd, 2011 at 10:57 PM ^

It begins with a F# minor followed by a diminished D chord.  This gets repeated some number of times (haven't filled in with lyrics yet). 

Then I have this idea for B minor - G - E minor progression played muy rapidamente (I try to alter the time signatures in a single song if I can; I just can't fucking stand 4/4 throughout).*

Well, anyway, it sounds like shit with promise (how most of my writing projects sound at first, and at the end as well).  If you have the time and inclination, fuck around with it and let me know what you think.

The other idea I'm tinkering with is a basic 12 bar blues tune with some surreal lyricism (inspired by Dylan's "Highlands").  But I fear it's too generic, and I'm not Dylan who can fill in generic music with brilliant poetry.

*If you can accurately identify the time sig for Radiohead's "Pyramid Song," you're a prince among men.


June 2nd, 2011 at 11:00 PM ^

You have some harmonies down on paper.  The next step is finding musical ideas that organize these chords.  I don't know how much theory you know, but here are some ideas.  My number one suggestion would be to play around with chord inversions.  Notice how your chord roots always move in thirds? The texture will sound funny if you play these chord progressions in root position all the time. 

My second suggestion would be to start thinking about if you want your bass line, tenor line, or soprano line to predominate in the texture.  Feel free to sketch out different versions of the song with different voices "playing the melody" at different times.  This is the essence of playing around with musical ideas in a compositional sense.  I would also strongly suggest getting staff paper.  Available for free here.  Before I get too in depth with this, let me ask you first: Do you know about chord inversions, do you know what seventh chords are, and can you read a figured bass line?

Ahahahaha, Pyramid Song.  There's the boring answer and the cool music major answer.  When I was a music major, I pondered the time signature of Pyramid Song many an hour.  My conclusion was that the piece alternates between bars of 2/4 and 3/8.  However, according to official sources like Wikipedia, it's actually in 4/4 throughout.  Grrrrrrrrrr.

Waters Demos

June 3rd, 2011 at 12:15 AM ^

Started playing about 12 years ago - never had a lesson (unless a friend teaching me power chords constitutes a "lesson"), can't even read music, other than tablature.

I understand most chords on guitar and piano.  I also understand improvisation, for example, in a pentatonic scale (this gets you through most rock n' roll solos I've found).

But theory?  No, unfortunately.   The songs I've recorded have always been based on my own ear for what sounds good and fits together.  I'm open to new, advanced ideas for songwriting. 

As for your questions:

1) "Chord inversion" to me means, if anything, instead of playing a chord with one type of triad, dropping the lowest note, and adding its next higher octave.  Or, instead of playing a diminished C, playing a diminished F (or A, instead of D, etc...).  I'm not even sure that I have the right understanding of "diminished."  I guess the best example I could come up with is playing a C on guitar, but playing the B string open (taking your index finger off). 

2) 7th note?  Not really - I have a general idea, but it's a sound that I can't explain.

3) "Figured bass line" doesn't mean anything to me.  However, I think in terms of root notes (which is all I understand bass playing to be), and I can decipher basic bass chord patterns (for example, I can decipher that "Another Brick in the Wall Part 2" uses the pattern of A-C-D, with some variation [more precisely, D . . C-D . . C-D .. . E-A-C-D . . .]).  But I'm not sure that this is what you mean by "figured bass line."

A more technical understanding could only be of benefit as far as I know.  And if you know a resource that explains time signatures, as well as how to read music very simply, I'd be interested. 


June 2nd, 2011 at 9:43 PM ^

Have stopped at "I'm 95% asshole". Because he made that point really, really clear. On the other hand, he sounds (smells?) just like every other part of the pile of dung south of Summit St.

EDIT: Upon further review, it occurs to me that me might actually be NDFan gone all Bucknut after the last two times we stole the Irish's ice cream cones.


June 2nd, 2011 at 9:44 PM ^

"Don't shoot, let em BURN" 

I have formed adequete words to desribe the fellings I have for the "situation" in Columbus.

 I tell you I live close enough that I can see the smoke rising above the city. It is a heavy, thick multi layered smoke teeming with soot that will continue to fall and cloge the mouth breathers throuts. The sports world will have its redemtion.  Now, now I say is the time for the NCAA to stand up and quelch the seedy tenticals of this University and its failed atheletic program(s).  God speed NCAA, may your growing rightousness harbour no misgivings that you are acting for the common good of every University and all its student athletes. 




June 2nd, 2011 at 9:54 PM ^

the EXACT same thing. They see that the party is over, but the next season hasn't begun yet so they're reliving the glory days as long as humanly possible. They'll ride their inferiority complex masquerading as a  win streak until game time when Hoke kicks the door down on their fantasy world. He's mad because of the John Cooper era, unfortunately for him, that era has begun all over again.


June 2nd, 2011 at 10:06 PM ^

The thing about Tressel is that he started out at YSU as a little shit-spark from the old shit-flint. And then at OSU, he turned into a shit-bonfire and then driven by the winds of his monumental ignorance, he turned into a raging shit-firestorm. His NCAA infractions unleashed a shitnami tidal wave that engulfed him and extinguished his shit-flames forever. And now, he's drowning in the undershit of those waves.....the shit-waves.


June 2nd, 2011 at 10:24 PM ^

I just remember pricks like Herbstreet, Speilman and R. Smith and how they were so eager to point out how Michigan wasn't holding up its end of the rivalry.  etc. etc. etc.


It makes me really really pissed now and I don't give a damn if this kills the rivalry for good.


June 2nd, 2011 at 10:29 PM ^

The writer sure seems to know quite a lot about us.  I don't hate OSU.  I hate Harvard.  Why?  Because people hate the best.  OSU is there if I ever need to remind myself that part of America is actually retarded. 


June 2nd, 2011 at 10:31 PM ^

I was just reading the main article on it all and it talked about how Pryor brought in pads, cleats, jerseys everything. The guy asked him how he got all of that stuff and he said "I get whaever I want."

Can you imagine what Jon Falk would say if a player asked for any of that?


June 2nd, 2011 at 11:24 PM ^

This is why I can't stand being around anyone from that damn state.  They are ignorant, vulgar, and likely to die in a trailer after losing track of his cigarette.  They should just shut down that school and stop perpetuating the myth of educating these clowns. 


June 2nd, 2011 at 11:32 PM ^

...and I never will, at least within the framework of sports fandom.  

As for "mediocre football," it's not like anyone really has any legitimate rebuttal for the last seven years or so.  Even 2006 came to a crashing halt.  To a Michigan-hater, 2006 was the year the football team was "unmasked" as "impostors" by both TSIO and USC.  

We know both teams cheated, but they really don't care.  They will just keep "circling the wagons" and trying to rebuild the Scarlet Wall of Silence to hide behind.  I wish they just had the integrity to give up and say "we cheated," but we all know that isn't going to happen in LA or Columbus.  Both teams, their fans, and their schools will continue to play the victim card.


June 3rd, 2011 at 10:10 AM ^

this dude is the epitome of jagweed. my blood is boiling. the saddest part in ALL of this is that street justice has been served to the buckeye community. those cockburglers have gone 9-1 against us with inelligible players. they were fucking cheating. and. now. they're. caught. as i was saying, the saddest part in ALL of this is that their ignorance will remain, shining through. they are the worst fans in all of college sports. I am not even over emotionally exaggerating. i have only met and gotten along with 2% of every OSU fan i have ever met. it's like there's this mutant gene running amuck among their Columbus Community Cum Swaps  that is staying alive, giving itself to generation after generation of acidic ignorance.


June 3rd, 2011 at 10:54 AM ^

I'm glad I never have to read anything that trashy, ignorant, and embarressing from any M fans. Just one of the many reasons it good to be a Michigan Wolverine!

I do agree with the author about one thing though - when our roles are reversed and Ohio has been down for a few years, I'll want them to stay down.  I would enjoy blowing them out so much it would be worth the hype around The Rivalry suffering a little bit.