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The what's going on in Thrash thread

Discussion in 'Testament' started by one man, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. Slammed

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    I think I know some of the same people!
     
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    I dont think there is a lot of safety protocols being taken around covidnother than mask wearing. Glad I dont have to deal with it. School was fucked before the pandemic, it seems worse in some ways now. I think a number of parents enrolled their kids in the online school to dodge the mask mandate. Others chose this because it is the easiest option and they dont give a shit about their children's education.
     
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    The weird thing now for us is that we are dropping most of the restrictions because more than 90% of the state is double vaxxed. We still have to wear masks at the shops (and stupid fucking QR sign ins) but most offices etc are masks only if people can't social distance. 12-18 years olds are now at about 85% double vaxxed so students of that age no longer have to wear masks in the classroom. But kids under 11 can't yet be vaxxed so they are the only ones who have to wear masks at school. In just under 2 years we've gone from 'kids are unlikely to get it' to making it compulsory for the same people to be the only ones that must wear masks indoor. Given the number of coughs, sniffles and bugs kids actually catch I can only imagine what some of those masks are going home at the end of the day like!
     
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    Once again metal gets the shit end of the stick. Typical!
     
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    Lol. The Wal-Mart in this town just dropped it's mask mandate. Weird because all the other stores still have them. Anyway. It's the first day of it. I walk in, and the first thing I hear is someone lady thick coughing her brains out the entire time. I went way around. but all I could think was that I somehow traced her path exactly. :tickled:. I did have my mask on though. Screw that. I don't care how many rednecks give me the crook eye.
     
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    To be far I don't know for sure that other albums aren't held up too but it would be stupid that only one genre is getting slowed.
     
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    I think we have to wear them in every shop, but for some reason office spaces are different. The rules here are so fucking convoluted I don't think any one actually knows them all. The real pain in the arse is the QR code scan in. Some QR codes are impossible to scan so you have to enter the number manually, then a store person is suppose to ask to see the tick that says you're double vaxxed. If you aren't they are supposed to kick you out. The government has said stores are not to hire 15 yr olds for such jobs, they must use senior, experienced staff or hire security. But of course small stores can't afford that so they are doing it themselves and copping shit and abuse from so many people. It's a ridiculous system but the government just keeps ignoring all the problems and saying that we need more pandemic laws.
     
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    So it seems that it's a thing now for some bands to list their Spotify stats when they have a good month. One thing it does show is how widely used Spotify is used for marketing from both the band and the label's perspective. I don't know if other streaming services offer the same benefits, I guess they do, but while record sales obviously still mean something in today's electronic age the instant stats they get about each song and how often it's played must be amazingly valuable to all involved for many different reasons. I don't know if these stats are publicly available, they probably are, but here's what Facebook and a quick look at Spotify told me this morning courtesy of the bands themselves.

    Testament
    30.2M streams
    3.4M listeners
    2M hours
    165 Countries

    Anthrax
    47.1M streams
    6.1M listeners
    3M hours
    171 Countries

    WASP
    43.1M streams
    4.9M listeners
    2.9M hours
    168 Countires

    Flotz
    3M streams
    517.7K listeners
    214.5k hours
    138 Countries

    Motley Crue
    337.3m streams
    24.6M listeners
    20.4M hours
    178 Countries

    Dream Theatre
    93.3M streams
    6M listeners
    9.7M hours
    171 Countries


    I was a little surprised how high Anthrax's figures were, but would be interested to see a song break down of those figures, maybe it's how they decide on which covers they play live :)

    I was shocked a band like WASP was so high too, but what is really annoying is just how far above the rest a shitty band like Motley Crue is. Those numbers are amazing for a band that has not released anything in about 15 years and hasn't released anything popular for about 30 years. I realise those figures will be driven by the big tour that may or may no happen but it's still amazing to think that they have so much activity on their streams and they wouldn't even be a blip on some of those top 40 pop singers.
     
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    Lol. I really need to start proof reading my posts better!
     
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    I don't think we're at the point where we have to carry our Vac cards. But it may be coming. It'll be a shitstorm though!
    Don't stores have security guards for that kind of thing? For sure a teenager should not be doing it.
     
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    It's okay I read and type fluid typo :)
     
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    Craziness. Pure craziness!
     
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    :tickled:
     
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    Ours started as QR codes that just record your phone number for contact tracing in the event a store is an exposure site. But now it's moved to the vax cert being connected to the QR code reader. The government mandated store check vax status as a requirement to opening up and giving us freedoms.

    We generally don't have security guards on doors. Some stores have in store security asking to check bags on exit but they generally don't search bags. There are problem areas where there is more security than staff but we aren't in one of those areas.
     
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    On those numbers even the bands are making better pay days than me....well maybe not, I don't know what they get paid for each stream.
     
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    Happily surprised on those Flotsam numbers. :)
     
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    Yeah it's great, still a bit shocked how much difference there is between like bands such as Testament and Flotz.
     
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    My spotify wrapped revealed some interesting details:
    71,000 minutes of listening
    Top Genre: Thrash Metal
    Top artists:
    1)Alestorm - played them every day of summer while day drinking and floating around my pool!
    2) Alice Cooper
    3) Judas Priest
    4) Iron Maiden
    5)Hamilton Soundtrack - my wife applied for some serious jobs this year and I played this as her theme music to help get her pumped up.

    Top Podcasts:
    1) Haunted Places
    2) Wait, Wait, Don't Tell me.
     
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    I wouldn't even know how to get that info. But other than Exodus and Black Label's latest albums which would have more than a few plays most of mine is probably one off songs and stuff from artists I wasn't sure I wanted to purchase.

    It's interesting that your top genre is thrash but none of you top 5 are thrash.
     
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    Great point....I listen to a lot of thrash albums, especially new ones, but maybe only once or twice unless they stick like the new Enforced album! :headbang:
     
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