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by Alatar
Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:13 am
Forum: Take a seat near the hearth
Topic: Spock's Beard
Replies: 9
Views: 2032

I'm not a huge Neal Morse fan, but the music was certainly better while he was there.
by Alatar
Sun Apr 06, 2008 10:56 am
Forum: Take a seat near the hearth
Topic: Frost* (for music geeks)
Replies: 2
Views: 2159

Frost* (for music geeks)

Some of you may have heard of a British band called Frost*. I didn't mind their first album, though I am hardly a fan. A friend of mine who is really into them though sent me a link to the youtube reports the main guy puts up on youtube. I thought that the geek editions would be of interest here. ht...
by Alatar
Mon Jan 28, 2008 7:59 am
Forum: Take a seat near the hearth
Topic: Logo
Replies: 6
Views: 3216

Thanks for the comments above. This style of graphic art is known as an ambigram. Its best known proponent is John Langdon, and some of his stuff is really amazing. There is an introductory page on Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ambigram , but to get to the really cool stuff you have to g...
by Alatar
Sun Jan 27, 2008 10:12 am
Forum: Take a seat near the hearth
Topic: Logo
Replies: 6
Views: 3216

Logo

I did this Glass Hammer logo in crayon, which as it turns out doesn't scan so well onto a computer, and then later did a little simple editing with Microsoft Paint . I thought I'd put it up though, because in spite of the poor execution there is still enough here to show what I was trying to do with...
by Alatar
Wed Aug 08, 2007 10:25 am
Forum: Take a seat near the hearth
Topic: Exciting news on the new album!!
Replies: 18
Views: 6723

"Culture of Ascent", nice title. I bet when the thread announcing the new Glass Hammer album pops up on PE somebody will declare it "a really stupid title" within the first page. BINGO! http://www.progressiveears.com/forums/thread.asp?ForumID=1&TopicID=76727&posttime=8%2F8%2F2007+8%3A15%3A52+AM&pag...
by Alatar
Tue Jul 17, 2007 11:02 am
Forum: The movies
Topic: Last movie you visited...
Replies: 161
Views: 62778

Agreed on the Potter movie. There were one or two things changed in order to simplify the plot (the Harry and Cho thread was altered and sort of left hanging), and there were a few places where those who have not read the book will have to guess at the chain of events, but in all I think it is just ...
by Alatar
Tue Jul 10, 2007 9:50 am
Forum: Take a seat near the hearth
Topic: OK, not to blow my own horn, but---
Replies: 15
Views: 6404

I reckon you should start using a pseudonym a la Stephen de Arque. Looking at the new name and the group photo people will assume that there has been a line-up change.

Congrat's again. Whatever you have on your mp3 player while you're joggin must be pretty inspiring,
by Alatar
Wed Jun 13, 2007 8:39 pm
Forum: Culture Of Ascent
Topic: Project update
Replies: 69
Views: 31116

If someone would have told me that glass hammer is a big hoax and all albums where made by different people I could believe it (except for vocals)... I think change is good, and I look forward to heavier parts and a slightly new sound. It must be Shreddy who set you up.. right? :lol: All this talk ...
by Alatar
Thu Jun 07, 2007 1:03 am
Forum: Take a seat near the hearth
Topic: Illegal downloading
Replies: 61
Views: 26369

My American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language defines the word 'steal' firstly as this: "To take without right or permission, generally in a surreptitious way". It says nothing of depriving ownership of the same. Certainly you can take without right a service or experience. (As long as th...
by Alatar
Wed Jun 06, 2007 10:33 am
Forum: Take a seat near the hearth
Topic: Illegal downloading
Replies: 61
Views: 26369

If I download your music I am not necessarily depriving you of anything. It is impossible to prove that I would ever have bought the album had I not downloaded it. It's like drugs, man ! You're paying for the experience, not the pill ! You have stolen the experience of hearing the music and have de...
by Alatar
Wed Jun 06, 2007 9:23 am
Forum: Take a seat near the hearth
Topic: Illegal downloading
Replies: 61
Views: 26369

The only answer I can give you comes from the personal experience of having my own work illegally copied and downloaded: It hurts. Try it sometime : putting years of blood, sweat and tears into something you fully intend to sell, then having people take it without permission. That, my friend is cal...
by Alatar
Wed Jun 06, 2007 9:04 am
Forum: Take a seat near the hearth
Topic: Illegal downloading
Replies: 61
Views: 26369

I don't like placing moral judgements on the law alone. The movie "Double Jepordy" was based on the idea that a woman was imprisoned for killing her husband. When it turned out that he was alive she went off to kill him, knowing that she couldn't be tried for the same crime twice. In practice I am n...
by Alatar
Mon May 28, 2007 9:56 am
Forum: Take a seat near the hearth
Topic: Culture of Ascent - New GH release
Replies: 4
Views: 2482

There's also a PE thread on what you think the upcoming polls should be on. Glass Hammer has a few votes already, although the newest poll is on King Crimson. The thread requires you to nominate three bands that started in the seventies and three bands that started after 1979, but a few people don't...
by Alatar
Mon May 28, 2007 9:50 am
Forum: Culture Of Ascent
Topic: Project update
Replies: 69
Views: 31116

Four possible responses: 1: C'mon guys, what are you trying to say? If you know something why can't you just let us know instead of giving us some kind of Long distance runaround. 2: Wow, that's great news. I am really excited to hear what comes out of a collaboration between Glass Hammer and Robert...
by Alatar
Thu May 24, 2007 7:48 am
Forum: Take a seat near the hearth
Topic: Illegal downloading
Replies: 61
Views: 26369

First off, I just want to say Joe that I get that some of what Mike said was more based on what others use to justify themselves than what you actually believe. I do however think that your philosophy if put into action would have the ultimate effect of devaluing work that is easily copied. Better t...