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    Home Automation - Anyone in to this?

    Everything set up is device agnostic, it's more that it's a pita to have to go and get a device if it isn't handy. Ideally I'd have a tablet wall mounted with a permanent power supply. That way I can use the app, or the homeassistant webpage.
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    Home Automation - Anyone in to this?

    We've dipped our toes in, but only so far as purchasing a couple of bulbs and a smart switch. We use a combo of the vendor app, homeassistant, and ifttt recipes to do the basics of what we need: Lounge room lights fading in about 30 mins before sunset, then fading out at 2230. Bedside lamp not on a schedule, but remote access allowing for lighting for the pets. Porch light that comes on when we're within 50m of the house. Outside of that, we've got homeassistant to manipulate the TV (mostly on/off), and a few push notifications for key information - traffic, weather, and shares. So far, so good. Biggest issue i have is that I have yet to configure a workable tablet to be mounted in a key position for full access. Having to grab your laptop/device can be a pain in the arse at times - but nothing that timers and some motion sensors won't resolve.
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    Do you remember this from the archives?

    Well done mate. Gotta be time for that new kit? :P
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    Who Here Plays Guitar

    I know the tuner is good, I tried the game but I find it has a hard time picking up my guitar on my ipad's Mic even with it tuned to the apps tune program. Get an iRig off eBay. http://www.ebay.com.au/bhp/irig Allows you to do shit like this:
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    Who Here Plays Guitar

    20 years here. Only a pup compared to ^this guy^ :P I say to break down your playing into two components (and you did say you wanted to learn, so i'm assuming you're starting from scratch again. if not, the below still applies, just you've progressed further along): 1) Learn to play guitar. Learn what notes the strings are, and then learn how to determine what note is what on the fretboard (Protip: you only need to learn the first 11 frets on the fretboard, then it repeats itself). These will help you with barre/power chords. Learn how to make a chord, you're most likely going to learn how to play the aforementioned barre/power chords before you move on to open chords as they're significantly easier to learn. Learn open chords and how to transition between them. This will set you up with the basics for playing songs. 2) Play songs. Look up chord charts for your favourite songs (and be realistic here. You might really enjoy listening to Slayer or Dream Theatre, or whatever, but you're going to be playing Paul Kelly esque tracks to begin with). Learn how to play songs all the way through. As you progress, you'll find the need for additional chords that you've not yet covered, or you're going to learn how to play riffs. These will assist you moving forward with Point 1 - theres no point telling you to learn scales, modes, and so on if you're not able to relate to it. There are plenty of resources online which will show you the above. But if you follow this two pronged approach to playing, you'll be learning and enjoying what you learn as you go along. As for rehearsing, i'm in the rehearsal studio at least two weekends a month going over our setlist. When I'm not doing that, I'm either working on the songs at home, working on my own songs, or just playing along to a cd. What strings are you using? Your pick isn't so important (tho i reckon you're rocking the green tortex 0.88 - great pick, I have em by the hundreds) but you strings will be.
  6. Nah, thats the bassist's older brother in the chair. I'm the one slinging the sledgehammer in the beginning of the clip (and with the sleeveless shirt in the band shots). Unfortunately that model aspect of the clip was planned while we had limited internet while in Europe, so I wasn't aware that there was a potential for Cheeky to be in the clip. The lead singer's missus is a photog, and she had just finished working with two chicks on a shoot that she roped in to return them a favour for the clip. On the day, both of them no showed, and by that time Cheeky had accepted a payback shift at work so was unavailable to be called in at short notice. So, in the end, the two chicks in the clip are the HMU and the photog - not exactly ideal, because it meant we didn't get as many behind the scenes shots as we'd have liked. Next time ;)
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    Just reading my beer mug..

    Yard glass?
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    Happy VD everybody

    You'll do no such thing =_=
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    Post Your Latest Real Life Purchase!

    its not every day that you buy your "own" signature series instrument.
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    'Tis the season... for burglars...

    I'm glad you didn't actually catch them in the act. One punch and you'd have been forced to look after a kebab store. And then the cops would show up and have to give your their guns. Probably for the best.
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    What's on your mind?

    Cheeky's Ma worked as a greeter at the Peninsula when she was much, much younger. She used to descend the steps at the main entry, before greeting guests at the door. Otherwise, she'd walk down and sit at one of the chairs on the side at the bottom of the steps. When we went last year on our honeymoon, it was a must for us to go check it out (and the little bar) so that Cheeky could re-enact the whole process for her Ma back home.
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    New Name. New Singer. New Single.

    I keep threatening to replace Angus McFangus, but Biskit would go mental.
  13. The past month has been pretty hardcore for us. We had a gig lined up at the end of October, we were to head into the studio to record our new single the two weekends following said gig (a significant financial commitment), and then we had rehearsals for the Neck Wreck festival in Brisbane this weekend. Of course, that was all thrown into a tailspin when our singer walked out on us during our last rehearsal before the October gig. We toyed around with the concept of sharing the vocal work between guitarists, but that wasn't really a viable option. So we canned both gigs, and focused on getting a new singer for the single. Enter Angus. Everyone say "Hi Angus!" Angus was a fan of the band and a facebook friend of the Ian the guitarist. He was the lead singer of a few bands, but life got in the way. As soon as he saw the (unfortunately) very public behaviour of the singer, he contacted Ian and said he wanted to work with him in a project at some point. Ian informed him that the band was still together, just sans a front man, and asked him to have a crack at the demo for the new single. Could he come up with lyrics within a week? Angus came through, and 2 weeks ago, recorded the lyrics for our new single: Politricks. We recorded the single in Wollongong at Main St Studios with Jenk, and it was mastered by Matthew Gray. This week, Angus confirmed that he's joining the band full time. Then last night, we received the master for the new single which we have posted to Soundcloud. Check it out. It's still got that similar sound, but the vastly different vocal style really adds to the music. And to wrap it all off, Cheeky and I fly out to Brisbane tonight, a day before we take to the main stage in Brisbane with a guest singer for our last show as Dead Deities at Neck Wreck. I mean, it is only fair that I spend some quality time with Cheeky before the guys arrive in Brisbane ahead of the gig... It's our first wedding anniversary on Sunday. :)
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    New Name. New Singer. New Single.

    Thanks dude :) That seems to be a common theme from a lot of folk, that they find this more accessible than our older stuff. I've just been told that the demo for our second single is nearly done, so we'll work on that before heading to the studio to record it. Apparently its as shit hot as the first one, which will be officially released on Dec 10.
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    New Name. New Singer. New Single.

    Now with a facebook page!
  16. tl;dr: lies. Ta. Until you can prove it with a cap of your ctp, you are as honest as when you claimed a degree from that university...
  17. Recent shot of ctp or lies.
  18. Ladies and gentlemen, by this *persons* own admission, he is not a paramedic. I'd say more but I don't want to get banned, even if I only post once every 6 months. Do not believe this post as anything more than a flight of fancy.
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    New Name. New Singer. New Single.

    Sunday lunch mebbe? We fly out at 1400.
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    New Name. New Singer. New Single.

    Thanks dude. I have a slight issue with us being "metal". As far as I am concerned, we're more hard rock than metal. I fear that people who would otherwise dig us, get turned off by the metal tag. I mean, I'm a punk. Not into metal. But I find our music to be closer to post hardcore punk (sans keyboards). Either way, Cheeky and I are in Brissy now. Mincing around for the day before I get my game face on for tomorrow... Question: when did Allan's in queen st mall close down, and when the fuck were they going to tell us?!
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    New Name. New Singer. New Single.

    Cheers guys. Things are certainly looking a lot brighter now. Everyone feels more comfortable, relaxed, and optimistic. Before there were a lot of bit tongues, and jokes about who was next in the cross hairs. Now we're just talking about a gigging, writing and recording schedule. So much easier.
  22. Underground Sounds Neck Wreck Festival Noddy and I will be there in Nov. Come have a beer, then throw down. You know, a good Saturday.
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    In Brisbane? Like metal?

    Just completed a rehearsal with Jordan Howe of Hatetank, Beware of the Dog and others. Went pretty nuts :) We're on at 1530 on the main stage, if anyone is thinking of coming along.
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