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NickWax
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Hey Seattle.

Post by NickWax » Tue Dec 26, 2006 6:34 am

I'm thinking of moving there from central California. I don't know much about the scene. Can somebody refer me to a good website for info on the Seattle electronic music scene. This would be a HUGE move for me. It's either that or San Francisco. Seattle seems to be cheaper (as far as monthly living expenses), but it puts me very far from my family and my best friends.

Send me a PM or reply to this thread please. Thanks.

Peace,
Nick

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Post by jdg » Fri Dec 29, 2006 12:44 am

dont do it.. too cold. too many guitar players.
www.google.com

best website ever

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Post by Machinesworking » Fri Dec 29, 2006 2:38 am

Lived in both places. Personally most of my immediate family is in Eugene OR, so I can visit fairly easily. I love SF though. Here's the rub, if you think you might settle in either city, then be warned, unless your family has serious money or you do, you will never be able to afford to buy property in SF.

the price of gas and rent are cheaper in Seattle, but then again so is the average wage. I pay one of my employees $9 an hour, and I have no idea how he survives on that, but he does. Seattle is less of a 'real' city, and you're less likely to get beat up here, but also less likely to get laid. SF is friendlier, and more violent.

SF has better weather, it drizzles here, much less appealing than fog...

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Post by touched1 » Fri Dec 29, 2006 6:11 am

I'm new to Seattle, and found the last few Ableton Live Users group meetings promising.

Check this out: http://oseao.com/
and this: http://www.decibelfestival.com/2006/?q= ... udioArtist
Both Seattle operations.

i've lived in Dallas, NYC, Portland, Columbus, and Seattle. (haven't lifed in SF, yet)
I don't know many folks here, but I think it it looks promising.....
http://teledubgnosis.com/
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Well....

Post by NickWax » Fri Dec 29, 2006 6:18 am

Thanks for the feedback guys. I think I have a lot of decision making ahead of me. I don't think that Seattle would be even half of what SF is as far as trance/progressive house music... but I could be completely wrong.

I did forget to mention that that style of music is my focus.

ttyl

Peace,
Nick

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Re: Well....

Post by Machinesworking » Fri Dec 29, 2006 8:46 am

NickWax wrote:Thanks for the feedback guys. I think I have a lot of decision making ahead of me. I don't think that Seattle would be even half of what SF is as far as trance/progressive house music... but I could be completely wrong.

I did forget to mention that that style of music is my focus.

ttyl

Peace,
Nick
I can't say any electronic scene is really well supported, it varies, whatever is in flavor that month might get hot, but it's gone the next. SF I would guess would have a HUGE progressive house scene. Gays love house! and hippies like trance, so yeah, SF would be good. :)

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Re: Well....

Post by touched1 » Fri Dec 29, 2006 7:43 pm

Machinesworking wrote:
NickWax wrote: SF I would guess would have a HUGE progressive house scene. Gays love house! and hippies like trance, so yeah, SF would be good. :)
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!!!!!

Hey Machinesworking,
what do you hire people to do for $9 an hour, if I may ask.

I am having a hell of a time finding work in this town, and any suggestions or leads would be appreciated.
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Post by Machinesworking » Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:55 am

Jesus man! just read your bio. much respect. Swans were a great band IMO. Godflesh were about all I listened to in the 90's....... serious. My old drummer was a major Prong fan as well. When the hell is Jesu going to play here?

Work, I work construction as a painter, own a small painting outfit. the guy basically sands and masks off things for spraying. What kind of work do you do normally? it's slow for us right now.
PM me and I'll give you what info I can.

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Post by touched1 » Sat Dec 30, 2006 1:15 am

Thanks for the props machines...
Jesu will be in Seattle April 3rd, if all goes well. There have been visa issues in the past. Not sure if Ted will make it on this tour. I hope so.

Nice to see another heavey music fan using Ableton Live!!

What are you doing with it?

I'll send you a PM now...
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Post by djadonis206 » Tue Jan 02, 2007 8:12 pm

Seattle's nice but it's time for this brother to move on

after spending some time in the South it's time for me to get up out of here...

after I finish my associates I'm out - but it is nice if you're into this kind of thing

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Post by Machinesworking » Wed Jan 03, 2007 5:26 am

djadonis206 wrote:Seattle's nice but it's time for this brother to move on

after spending some time in the South it's time for me to get up out of here...

after I finish my associates I'm out - but it is nice if you're into this kind of thing

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Ok then, one of us has to play a show before you leave then, get set, Go!

You interested in buying my Behringer BCF2000? Chris Cox uses one! :wink:

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Post by djadonis206 » Thu Jan 04, 2007 6:33 am

Machinesworking wrote:
djadonis206 wrote:Seattle's nice but it's time for this brother to move on

after spending some time in the South it's time for me to get up out of here...

after I finish my associates I'm out - but it is nice if you're into this kind of thing

ad
Ok then, one of us has to play a show before you leave then, get set, Go!

You interested in buying my Behringer BCF2000? Chris Cox uses one! :wink:
ok

but why don't we try and do something together?
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Post by Machinesworking » Thu Jan 04, 2007 7:51 am

Check

Gotta get up early, but I'll PM you in the afternoon...........>

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Re: Hey Seattle.

Post by dvehtch » Thu Feb 08, 2007 8:48 am

NickWax wrote: Can somebody refer me to a good website for info on the Seattle electronic music scene
If you havent already checked it out there is always www.nwtekno.org
"its all about the music...so keep listening"

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