How to Start a Record Label from Your Bedroom: A Conversation with Funeral Sounds, Known Pleasure and Too Far Gone

Originally posted on DIE ANGRY:

One of the easiest ways to contribute to a music scene is to lay a friend’s demo to tape and upload the MP3s to Bandcamp. After a few hours at your tape deck, congratulations! You’ve got a record label! While that first step may be easy, things get exponentially more difficult and involved the more seriously you take things. Building a following, web design, promoting releases, sifting through submissions, dealing with packaging, networking, pressing vinyl and booking tours are all part of running an independent label, no matter the size. Fret not, aspiring labelhead, because for this ongoing segment, we asked some of the most exciting independent labels how to start a record label from your bedroom.

For the first installment of this feature, we talked with label founders Mark Garza (Funeral Sounds), Matt Brown (Known Pleasure) and Billy Philhower (Too Far Gone) about DIY ethics, the reemergence of physical media and…

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Quotes About Card Games

Originally posted on The Markov Thought Chain:

Last summer, I bought a book in Helsinki entitled Winning Quotations, by Markus Wartiovaara. In the chapter entitled “Game”, I found some quotations mentioning card games, which amused me since I really enjoy a certain card game. I especially like the quotation attributed to Jawaharlal Nehru.

You play the hand you’re dealt. I think the game’s worthwhile.

— Christopher Reeve

Has fortune dealt you some bad cards. Then let wisdom make you a good gamester.

— Francies Quarles

A man’s idea in a game of cards is war, cruel, devastating, and pitiless. A lady’s idea of it is a combination of larceny, embezzlement, and burglary.

— Finley Peter Dunne

The game of life is not so much in holding a good hand as playing a poor hand well.

— H. T. Leslie

Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism…

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anyonje got any great OTHER uses for nail acrylic???

Projects pissing me off and becoming mental Projectiles

Anyone have any advice and possibly specific part donations for a laser engraver/cnc? I have all parts except arduino board and i guess a certain specific kind of stepper board?  can’t really afford these either at the moment.  this machine doesn’t have to be anything robust, a 2″x2″ cutting/engraving area will suffice.  HELP PLEASE!!! Someone!!! ANYONE!!!

Punk rock 101 – Lesson #1

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Punk rock 101 – Lesson #1

Hello there fellow punkrockers (or anyone who relates to this music). This lesson will not be genre specific, nor you will have to follow every word of it. It will just serve as a guide. Where should we begin?

Anyone who wants to start out playing punkrock (or anything related) will ask themselves: “What do I need to have or know to start playing?” Well the answer is – you don’t need a thing. First off find out what your role would be in your dream band, maybe it’s singing, maybe it’s drums, guitar, piano, kazoo, … whatever. Todays lesson will be focusing on a basic punkrock trio band (guitar, bass guitar, drums). By punkrock trio you are probably thinking of Green Day or something simmilar, but that doesn’t matter (also Green Day hasn’t been a trio since like 10 years ago). Lets start…

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Day 18: Guitar Making!


Cresh, I applaud you. This faggatronic manly man is near to beginning a very similar project just for fun. Bravo again and see you at the finish

Originally posted on Elias Cresh:

Day 18 on the’s 30 Day blogger challenge calls me to identify a project I’d like to make with my hands and describe the steps to completing it.  This one’s REAL easy for me as I’m already in the first stages of moving forward with it.

I’ve finally started making my very own guitar, designed by……why Elias Cresh, that’s who!

When I say I’m making my own guitar, I don’t mean I’m buying a kit and putting one together.  I’m muthafucking making one from the ground up.  I’m even forging and crafting the metal.  I’m for reals about it.

A variety of guitar picks I’m making guitar picks out of the bones of sacrificed children.  You’ve got to go the extra mile for your passion.

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November Rain introduction guitar tab

Originally posted on The Crafting of a Melody:

The song November Rain by Guns ‘n’ Roses has a really distinctive and fairly well-known piano introduction, but have we ever thought about how it might sound if played on a guitar? Well, this week I’ve been learning it on a classical guitar (I think it’s best suited to classical, but it works on any kind of guitar), and it isn’t all that hard to play. When I initially started to learn it, I searched the Internet for a tab. There weren’t many out there – perhaps unsurprisingly, considering how it’s not a guitar part. In fact, this one and a duplicate or two were all I could find.

However, there are a few things I don’t like about that tab. First of all, I think the part sounds better an octave lower than it’s written there; sure, that tab is in the same octave as it’s played on the…

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Learn To Read Guitar Tabs

Originally posted on The Guitar Tips Blog:
There are several procedures to learning to play the guitar. You can enroll in a music school. You can have a private tutor. Watch a buddy play and imitate him as accurately as you can. Or teach yourself how to do it.
Self-study would…

Learn To Read Guitar Tabs

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If you knew me in high school…

Originally posted on THE BLARG:


…you knew I had a huge thing for Aladdin.

Before Aladdin was released in November 1992, I wasn’t a huge Disney kid. In fact, to this day I have yet to see The Little Mermaid or Beauty and the Beast (I can hear your collective gasps right now), but there was something about Aladdin that changed things for me.

Back then, I wasn’t aware of what that something was, but as I got older it became more obvious.

On its surface, Aladdin was colorful, funny, smart, and full of pop culture references (something that no animated films were doing at the time, let alone Disney animated films). But beneath all of that, something much more substantial was present. For me, Aladdin was an epiphany, a revelation that creative people could actually make a living making cool shit.

Before its release, I just assumed I’d graduate high school, then go on and graduate…

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We swear we won’t tell anyone if you buy one of these super lifelike love dolls from Japan


whatever happened to Real Dolls? I haven’t heard about them or even seen anything of them since their segment on Real Sex like 5000 years ago lol

Originally posted on RocketNews24:


Hi, perverts! If you’re one of those people that’s been on the lookout for a hyper-realistic sex doll to call your own, then look no further – Japanese company Oriental Industry, which specializes in life-size silicon sex dolls, has you covered.

The dolls, which are somewhat racistly/sexistly called “Dutch Wives” in Japan are apparently so realistic, Japanese media is convinced that if you buy one you’ll never need a real girlfriend again.

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