Some high-quality prog metal right here, folks. The fun fact about this band, sadly extinct now, is that it incorporated two certified demons, a Texan on guitar, by the name of Rusty Cooley, and a demon from Brasil, known as Carlos Zema, seen here casually delivering the verses on a lofty D#/E in the 5th octave (a clear proof of his non-human nature), where not many of the best high singers dare venture except the for the climactic part of the song.
The Gibson Les Paul is a legend, and rightly so. A very sought after legend. It’s played by countless guitar heroes, and has a long and noble history I won’t go into here.
The Gibson Les Paul is, beyond all doubt, a marvellous instrument. It sports a look that hints really close at perfection. From the body shape to the headstock shape, from the fretboard inlays to the controls arrangement, the Les Paul is a thing of beauty. Along with its distinctive, iconic tone (that practically defined the sound of classic rock), this makes it a very desirable guitar.
Windows 7 freezing with the hard drive led on, for a variable amount of time, often until a hard reset is performed, is now a pretty notorious issue with Windows 7 on certain hardware configurations, one of which is the Dell Studio 1735.
I arrived at the Big Stubby picks1 from using the Dunlop Tortex Standard 0.88-1.14 (green, blue, purple) habitually, because I had this almost undefined need to go thicker. The Big Stubby Lexan® 2.0 mm is now my favourite pick, for both electric and acoustic.
A short, simple, yet very poetic aria, presenting no particularly dramatic problems to the soprano. But is does demand a certain timber and a certain sense of prosody. In summary, an aria easy only on the surface. Here’s the performance that satisfies me the most, of those I could find in the public domain:
This question pops up every once in a while among guitarists: why would I tune down a semitone? Well, there are certain benefits in tuning down a half-step to E♭ (E flat, or E bémol), along with your entire band, of course. These are:
They say it sucks to be stupid. No, it doesn’t. Nowadays it is simply fab. You’re vaccinated, you have food, health and a standard of life your grand-granddad couldn’t even dream of because he lacked even the terminology, therefore you enjoy the time and comfort to dispute the science of vaccines, to fool around with fantasy nutrition and alternative medicine, and to accuse any opinion different than yours of being perfidiously instilled by the New World Order people, who are after smart, well-meaning folk such as yourself.
Stranger in a Strange Landis a sci-fi novel written in 1961 by Robert A. Heinlein, and this particular edition includes the approximately 60,000 words removed from the original pblication draft.
The text has a classical tint to it, imparted by use of expressions quite specific for the era in which it was written. This is one of those works that use the means of genre only as the decorum in which the eternal human themes will unfold. You won’t find in it the extensive world-building characteristic to the genre, so its five-hundred plus pages may seem like a surprising lot.