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Mike and Ipods

Discussion in 'Opeth (Archived)' started by nat0, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. nat0

    nat0 Member

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    Mike, you said in an interview you listened to the zombies on your ipod but your best pal steven wilson destroys them with blow torches. What do you have to say for yourself?
     
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    Mike uses his voice to blow up iPods, that's even more EPIC than the blow torch.
     
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    It's not the ipod Steven discourages...it's the people that don't fully digest any of their music. The ipod is good symbolism of this because of the "Ipod Shuffle" and the robot-like mentality that results from this. Also related to that, it symbolizes the download culture, where full cds (or even just single songs) are downloaded to just be background music and not fully enjoyed. It's more of a fashion statement/youth rite of passage to listen to certain stuff nowadays.

    The ipod is a fantastic thing, and anyone who appreciates music could see that. You could walk around with millions of songs in your pocket for god sakes. Imagine telling people about that in the 70's! The problem, and one where Steven seems very outspoken about, is the new generation of kids who are soulless (for lack of a better term). If you are in an Opeth forum, I suspect you have nothing to worry about.
     
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    Exactly. The general masses just listen to what's given to them without any thought. Most people aren't curious enough to look for better and more fulfilling music. When see a more mainstream band in concert you notice that most people only know the singles and thats it. The ipod allows people to carry gigs of fads on them and for others to go "look at me, I have an ipod."
     
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    Mike also has an immense vinyl collection, so....
     
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    Alteredmindeath Wasteland Survivor

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    Ipods are for geeks.
     
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    steven wilson is for geeks too
     
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    so does ipod equal to ipod or does ipod equal to mp3 players? some of you guys seem to think there is no other brand.
     
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    The brand and musical device is irrelevant. Read my post up above.
     
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    I swore I would never buy one of those trendy pieces of crap... then I did... now I wouldn't want to live without it.
     
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    it's a lot easier than carrying around a cd book with 100 cds
     
  12. Holocaust on the Moon

    Holocaust on the Moon Temples of Syrinx

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    Amazing how a little symbolism gets lost on some people...
     
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    I still willfully carry around cds, and have my cd walkman sitting at my desk.
    I have an Ipod, but seem to lose it every couple of days.
    I would rather the ipod because i do have a really bad habit of scratching my cds till their dead.
     
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    If Mikael likes I-pods and Steven likes I-pods, Then Mikael is Steven?
     
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    Steven doesn't like ipods.
     
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    Nasty-Fire Discursion

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    Therefore Mikael isn't Steven.
    On topic : I got an iPod but I just use it within the bus or before sleeping. Otherwise it is very useful because I use it as an external hard-disk so I can carry many programs and stuff elsewhere without having a big box (500 gb like I got at home). That's the main purpose, I think. My iPod as 80GB but I think now they are selling something like 160GB which is great, except the fact that it costs so much.
     
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    steven wilson is for greeks
     
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    I think ipods suck because iTunes sucks. Worst program I have ever had the displeasure of using.

    I have a Sony Walkman MP3 player and I love it. Works very well with WMP, which is very simple to use.

    Maybe I'll send Mike a Walkman for Christmas, filled with pompous SW tunes...
     
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    I think ipods suck because iTunes sucks. Worst program I have ever had the displeasure of using.

    I have a Sony Walkman MP3 player and I love it. Works very well with WMP, which is very simple to use.

    Maybe I'll send Mike a Walkman for Christmas, filled with pompous SW tunes...
     
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    You say iTunes suck, then go on to say WMP is better, hahahaha.

    You know you can sync with other programs, like winamp for example.
     

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