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Re: Crab Canon

Post by Diskclaimer » Wed Feb 23, 2005 9:00 pm

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Crab Canon

Achilles and the Tortoise happen upon each other in the park one day while strolling.

Tortoise: Good day, Mr. A.
Achilles: Why, same to you.
Tortoise: So nice to run into you.
Achilles: That echoes my thoughts.
Tortoise: And it's a perfect day for a walk. I think I'll be walking home soon.
Achilles: Oh really? I guess there's nothing better for you than walking.
Tortoise: Incidentally, you're looking in very fine fettle these days, I must say.
Achilles: Thank you very much.
Tortoise: Not at all. Here, care for one of my cigars?
Achilles: Oh, you are such a philistine. In this area, the Dutch contributions are of markedly inferior taste, don't you think?
Tortoise: I disagree, in this case. But speaking of taste, I finally saw that Crab Canon by your favorite artist, M. C. Escher, in a gallery the other day, and I fully appreciate the beauty and ingenuity with which he made one single theme mesh with itself going both backwards and forwards. But I am afraid that I will always feel Bach is superior to Escher.
Achilles: I don't know. But one thing for certain is that I don't worry about arguments of taste. De gustibus non est disputandum.
Tortoise: Tell me, what's it like to be your age? Is it true that one has no worries at all?
Achilles: To be precise, one has no frets.
Tortoise: Oh, well, it's all the same to me.
Achilles: Fiddle. It makes a big difference, you know.
Tortoise: Say, don't you play the guitar?
Achilles: That's my friend. He often plays, the fool. But I myself wouldn't touch a guitar with a ten-foot pole!

(Suddenly, the Crab, appearing from out of nowhere, wanders up excitedly, pointing to a rather prominent black eye.)

Crab: Hallo! Hulloo! What's up? What's new? You see this bump, this lump? Given to me by a grump. Ho! And on such a fine day. You see, I was just idly loafing about the park when up lumbers this giant fellow from Warsaw--a colossal bear of a man--playing a lute. He was three meters tall, if I'm a day. I mosey on up to the chap, reach skyward and manage to tap him on the knee, saying, "Pardon me, sir, but you are Pole-luting our park with your mazurkas." But WOW! he had no sense of humor--not a bit, not a wit--and POW!--he lets loose and belts me one, smack in the eye! Were it in my nature, I would crab up a storm, but in the time-honored tradition of my species, I backed off. After all, when we walk forwards, we move backwards. It's in our genes, you know, turning round and round. That reminds me--I've always wondered, "Which came first--the Crab, or the Gene?" That is to say, "Which came last--the Gene or the Crab?" I'm always turning things round and round, you know. It's in our genes, after all. When we walk backwards, we move forwards. Ah me, oh my! I must lope along on my merry way--so off I go on such a fine day. Sing "ho!" for the life of a Crab! TATA! ¡Olé!

(And he disappears as suddenly as he arrived.)

Tortoise: That's my good friend. He often plays the fool. But I myself wouldn't touch a ten-foot Pole with a guitar!
Achilles: Say, don't you play the guitar?
Tortoise: Fiddle. It makes a big difference, you know.
Achilles: Oh, well, it's all the same to me.
Tortoise: To be precise, one has no frets.
Achilles: Tell me, what's it like to be your age? Is it true that one has no worries at all?
Tortoise: I don't know, but one thing for certain is that I don't worry about arguments of taste. Disputandum non est de gustibus.
Achilles: I disagree, in this case. But speaking of taste, I finally heard that Crab Canon by your favorite composer, J.S. Bach, in a concert the other day, and I fully appreciate the beauty and ingenuity with which he made one single theme mesh with itself going both backwards and forwards. But I'm afraid I will always feel Escher is superior to Bach.
Tortoise: Oh, you are such a philistine. In this area, the Dutch contributions are of markedly inferior taste, don't you think?
Achilles: Not at all. Here, care for one of my cigars?
Tortoise: Thank you very much.
Achilles: Incidentally, you're looking in very fine fettle these days, I must say.
Tortoise: Oh really? I guess there's nothing better for you than walking.
Achilles: And it's a perfect day for a walk. I think I'll be walking home soon.
Tortoise: That echoes my thoughs.
Achilles: So nice to run into you.
Tortoise: Why, same to you.
Achilles: Good day, Mr. T.

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Post by hacktheplanet » Wed Feb 23, 2005 9:35 pm

"Go hang a salami. I'm a lasagna hog."

ps. I hope they are working on a way to adjust MIDI latency inependent from audio latency!
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Post by richardbrown » Wed Feb 23, 2005 9:56 pm

I think the most appropriate palindrome for this forum (and fans of the Resonators plug-in in particular) has to be the wonderful....

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Post by conny » Wed Feb 23, 2005 10:59 pm

Guess this thash thread has to go on until Ableton really comes with something that we can give a real bite.
We'll fill the server with 10 gig palindromes until they say OK, OK - here it is: latency, freeze, arpeggiator - the whole bucket!

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Post by proteron » Thu Feb 24, 2005 2:43 am

dooooo youuu knoowwww whooo iiyyy aaam? Iiiiii aaamm thee aarrrrm.. anNnndd Iiii.. souuund liike.. thissssss. RORAORONGBNJDFfjgsdgfdgjfdgdb

come on, somebody gets freaked out by that.. come on ;) don't take the live, laura, don't take the live.
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Post by ethios4 » Thu Feb 24, 2005 8:57 am

It is happening again....

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Post by conny » Thu Feb 24, 2005 10:06 am

mexique1: troll-esque

The troll word is quite frequent in the forum. I get a feeling of the meaning but could someone elaborate it for me?
(I know trolls though, raised as I am in the woodland of northern Sweden. You could see their footprints among the frosen cranberries in november.)

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Post by mexique1 » Thu Feb 24, 2005 1:28 pm

lol, i don't know how to explain, but a troll is in fact a guy who posts just a message to disturb a big debate with a taboo subject (it can also be another thing)

for example : mac is better than PC, Cubase is better than Live, Intel is better than AMD...
but it can be a lot of guys who talk about a completely different thing than the initial subject (like us)

maybe an english speaking guy could explain better than me :oops:

there's also another good term to know if you wannabe a perfect geek : the godwin law > the more a group of people discuss, the more the word "nazi" tends to appear :lol:

hope this helps
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Post by conny » Thu Feb 24, 2005 2:12 pm

Thanks, explains a lot.

Found this later:
"The well-constructed troll is a post that induces lots of newbies and flamers to make themselves look even more clueless than they already do, while subtly conveying to the more savvy and experienced that it is in fact a deliberate troll."

The subtle art of trolling:
http://www.urban75.com/Mag/troll.html

The professional forum troller could have some help by this device:

http://www.motorguide.com/uploads/28/mgTourMain.jpg

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Post by hoffman2k » Thu Feb 24, 2005 2:20 pm

I think Ableton is working on something big.

A mental asylum for it's user base :lol:

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Post by conny » Thu Feb 24, 2005 2:38 pm

At last.
I will gather my humble belongings and look for that green black bullet proof van to come by.

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Post by ethios4 » Thu Feb 24, 2005 6:51 pm

conny wrote: The subtle art of trolling:
http://www.urban75.com/Mag/troll.html
:D Awesome!

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Re: I think ableton is working on something big

Post by Timmy Diamond » Thu Feb 24, 2005 8:33 pm

sweetjesus wrote:i just have a tingling feeling that this is the case. the last time there was such absence from ableton folks on here was when they were all too busy workin on live 4 just before release.
It occured to me shortly after I first heard about Live that the same principle could be applied to visuals ie. you scan through your footage adding warp markers and the software slows or speeds the interveneing footage to make it fit. End result is people movin' really slow then a sudden burst of action totally in-time with your music. Any takers??
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Post by buzzcock » Thu Feb 24, 2005 9:39 pm

...nice try. :roll:

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