Corona impact on music making

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Post 13 Mar 2020

Reasonable man wrote:
10 Mar 2020
less people going to gigs
less musicians wanting to share musical equipment (like microphones) at gigs or even in recording studio i guess.

I have noticed a slight reduction in musical equipment on amazon due to economy downturn. I managed to replace my broken nektar p6 with another one at a well reduced price.

You have to acknowledge that as far as viruses go in the past 10-20 years this is a very successfull one . Some say that warm weather might stave it off . Here's hoping.

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:shock: :shock: :shock:

Virtual Olympics? I forgot about that...

Some musicians are running performances on local venues's facebook pages instead of live...
I have no idea how that could be turning up into... there's a lot of talk about it on socials on this issue.

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Post 13 Mar 2020

Enlightenspeed wrote:
11 Mar 2020
On a slightly more amusing note, there's tonnes of job adverts on Facebook right now looking for cruise ship musicians! Apparently the attrition rate is really high at the moment for some reason. :D
My friend just quit the job, he did not board for a matter of days on a very unlucky one....
He's now quarantined...

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Post 13 Mar 2020

Re8et wrote:
13 Mar 2020
Enlightenspeed wrote:
11 Mar 2020
On a slightly more amusing note, there's tonnes of job adverts on Facebook right now looking for cruise ship musicians! Apparently the attrition rate is really high at the moment for some reason. :D
My friend just quit the job, he did not board for a matter of days on a very unlucky one....
He's now quarantined...
Dayum!!!

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Post 13 Mar 2020

On a side note, cruise line musician has got to be a ring in Dante's hell. Just sain
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Post 13 Mar 2020

motuscott wrote:
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On a side note, cruise line musician has got to be a ring in Dante's hell. Just sain
Yeah.
Me rolling out the industrial subsea ambient music, the herd wanting to dance...
Reminds me of an awkward interview from years back on Radioeins in Berlin. I'm there doing the Long Now festival (long slow ambient stuff right?...) and the interviewer wants to know if I've got anthing a bit more pop to play.
WTF?

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Post 13 Mar 2020

I think I just had an album release delayed due to corona panic
Suits me. Last album was released on 23 June 2016.


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Post 14 Mar 2020

This is great.
Porn Hub offering free premium subscription to Italy to help them thrpugh these difficult times!

https://nypost.com/2020/03/13/pornhub-o ... rus-pains/

So if they DO decide to release my album in April it won't be without competition!

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Post 15 Mar 2020

guitfnky wrote:
12 Mar 2020
selig wrote:
12 Mar 2020


That looks like they've taking the 3000+ deaths so far and divided by the 60+ days which gives an average of 56 per day. But that's not how a virus work, there were very few deaths at the start, and it's increasing exponentially.
So if you compared this virus with the other "killers" a few months ago it wouldn't have even made the list! Meaning, we won't accurately know how it compares to other "killers" until it has already run its course, at which point it won't really matter because it will be history.
and that’s *if* it runs its course and fizzles out. other viruses end up becoming seasonal, and are managed with vaccinations and antiviral drugs. I believe the last H1N1 virus is an example (I may be confusing it with another one though).

the real point at which we could potentially start comparing them is when COVID reaches some saturation point within the population. until then, comparing these numbers is interesting, but not instructive.
Putting pneumonia in it's own category could easily conflate with one virus leading to that cause. I don't love the clarity of this infographic whatsoever. However, we musn't forget all the continuing health issues and ongoing factors while we fight on the covid front.

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Post 15 Mar 2020

I crunched some numbers earlier today on world population.

The figures are grim. This is a major problem.

Maybe COVID-19 will re balance the scales to a +/- zero count for a few years. I doubt it, though.

If humankind wants to keep going on in our current way of living, then we need a virus that will kill 79 million people every year.


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Post 15 Mar 2020

predictably, the infographic was updated a day after it was posted here, and shows the deaths per day at 70, up from 56. as the virus spreads, more people get sick, and more people die. surprise.
https://informationisbeautiful.net/visu ... -datapack/

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Post 15 Mar 2020

plaamook wrote:
14 Mar 2020
This is great.
Porn Hub offering free premium subscription to Italy to help them thrpugh these difficult times!

https://nypost.com/2020/03/13/pornhub-o ... rus-pains/

So if they DO decide to release my album in April it won't be without competition!
Excellent. I'm going to buy a time share in Rimini.
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Post 15 Mar 2020

Proboscis wrote:
15 Mar 2020
we need a virus that will kill...
So you're a proponent of bio-tech methods of mass extermination. Why not a WW3 or gas chambers? Or do you think that a virus would help us keep our hands clean? How is it any better than a decline of births in face of actual resource shortage?

"Blessed is he who seizes your infants and dashes them against the rocks." (Ps.137:9)
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Post 15 Mar 2020

MrFigg wrote:
15 Mar 2020
plaamook wrote:
14 Mar 2020
This is great.
Porn Hub offering free premium subscription to Italy to help them thrpugh these difficult times!

https://nypost.com/2020/03/13/pornhub-o ... rus-pains/

So if they DO decide to release my album in April it won't be without competition!
Excellent. I'm going to buy a time share in Rimini.
You're in Sweden right?
Prob cheaper to just pay for primium, no? I mean fuct economy and all that aside.

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Post 15 Mar 2020

plaamook wrote:
15 Mar 2020
MrFigg wrote:
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Excellent. I'm going to buy a time share in Rimini.
You're in Sweden right?
Prob cheaper to just pay for primium, no? I mean fuct economy and all that aside.
With people panic buying here there's no pasta left in the supermarkets and I do like spaghetti.
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MrFigg wrote:
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plaamook wrote:
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You're in Sweden right?
Prob cheaper to just pay for primium, no? I mean fuct economy and all that aside.
With people panic buying here there's no pasta left in the supermarkets and I do like spaghetti.
Yeah, don't remind me. I'm a kind of Italian living in Britain so this is about to be a painful period for me.

That said, tomorrow I'm flying into the storm. I gotta go to spain. Tha'ts gonna be interesting.

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I got 50 packs of pasta for $0.2/pack and 30 cans of saury for $0.8/can.

1 pasta pack + 1 can of saury = 3 meal rations
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Post 15 Mar 2020

heyhey,

in brooklyn, here
i went to target today to get glass meatloaf dishes
to make smaller sized lasagnas so i don't have to freeze anything

oxo 8 cup dishes with lids were in stock

went to go get lasagna noodles
and there was like only 4 packages of pasta left
i was like what a bummer

upon closer inspection
all the pasta packages that were left were
no cook lasagna noodles

how cool is that

the world works in mysterious ways

i grabbed up the last 4 packs of pasta

at least i will eat well

plenty of fresh garlic in everything

stay healthy everyone

mahalos,

j

now just to figure out the right recipe for the cheese:
ricotta, no ricotta
mozzarella, no mozzarella
bechamel, no bechamel
and how to do the layers

couldn't find recipesbyedith.com
bummer
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Post 15 Mar 2020

orthodox wrote:
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So you're a proponent of bio-tech methods of mass extermination. Why not a WW3 or gas chambers? Or do you think that a virus would help us keep our hands clean? How is it any better than a decline of births in face of actual resource shortage?
Humans are the most destructive animal on this planet, and we are facing serious consequences for the unchecked population growth of this wicked species. I am in favor of a mandatory release of a virus to not even reduce the population, merely to suspend the total count. The number of births should equal the number of deaths. Countries with a greater variance (of births vs deaths) will have a greater amount of virus deployed into their country. A virus that does not discriminate on age, sex, race or religion. But lucky for you Russia is the only future-positive country in the sample set I prepared, so you're exempt .... for the moment.

And quite frankly, anyone in 2020 and beyond who plans on having more than one child should be rendered medically sterile. It is a selfish & self serving act to keep adding to the world's destruction just because one wants 'a family', a the cost of the planet's finite resources.

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Proboscis wrote:
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orthodox wrote:
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So you're a proponent of bio-tech methods of mass extermination. Why not a WW3 or gas chambers? Or do you think that a virus would help us keep our hands clean? How is it any better than a decline of births in face of actual resource shortage?
Humans are the most destructive animal on this planet, and we are facing serious consequences for the unchecked population growth of this wicked species. I am in favor of a mandatory release of a virus to not even reduce the population, merely to suspend the total count. The number of births should equal the number of deaths. Countries with a greater variance (of births vs deaths) will have a greater amount of virus deployed into their country. A virus that does not discriminate on age, sex, race or religion. But lucky for you Russia is the only future-positive country in the sample set I prepared, so you're exempt .... for the moment.

And quite frankly, anyone in 2020 and beyond who plans on having more than one child should be rendered medically sterile. It is a selfish & self serving act to keep adding to the world's destruction just because one wants 'a family', a the cost of the planet's finite resources.
Reffering back to the original topic, do you think fewer humans make better music?

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Post 15 Mar 2020

I hear Wierd Al Yankovic is coming out with a cover of 'The Knack' hit called 'My Corona' :lol: :lol: :lol:

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plaamook wrote:
15 Mar 2020
Reffering back to the original topic, do you think fewer humans make better music?
Bring on COVID-21, where only guitarists & drummers will have immunity.

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Post 15 Mar 2020

Dante wrote:
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I hear Wierd Al Yankovic is coming out with a cover of 'The Knack' hit called 'My Corona' :lol: :lol: :lol:
Have you not followed this thread ? First post on page 2, it's already been done.

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Post 15 Mar 2020

Proboscis wrote:
15 Mar 2020
orthodox wrote:
15 Mar 2020
So you're a proponent of bio-tech methods of mass extermination. Why not a WW3 or gas chambers? Or do you think that a virus would help us keep our hands clean? How is it any better than a decline of births in face of actual resource shortage?
Humans are the most destructive animal on this planet, and we are facing serious consequences for the unchecked population growth of this wicked species. I am in favor of a mandatory release of a virus to not even reduce the population, merely to suspend the total count. The number of births should equal the number of deaths. Countries with a greater variance (of births vs deaths) will have a greater amount of virus deployed into their country. A virus that does not discriminate on age, sex, race or religion. But lucky for you Russia is the only future-positive country in the sample set I prepared, so you're exempt .... for the moment.

And quite frankly, anyone in 2020 and beyond who plans on having more than one child should be rendered medically sterile. It is a selfish & self serving act to keep adding to the world's destruction just because one wants 'a family', a the cost of the planet's finite resources.
What you're suggesting about the upcoming exhaustion of planet resources is questionable. Is it really high time to react? We humans have been fighting for resources since ancient times.
To me, it's an improper thing to even consider, as it's not our business to decide over people's life and death. If one has an idea about bringing the New Order, that will inevitably end up with some nasty things like it did before in history. One might decide they needed a Lebensraum or that some nations were a plague.

I don't see any overpopulation problem. Even if it exists, why not just ignore it and let Allah sort things out so we stay human at least?
Proboscis wrote:
15 Mar 2020
But lucky for you Russia is the only future-positive country in the sample set I prepared, so you're exempt .... for the moment.
We've had big waves on our population-by-age graph since WW2 and now we're observing a periodic decline in the reproductive age.
Never imagine yourself not to be otherwise than what it might appear to others that what you were or might have been was not otherwise than what you had been would have appeared to them to be otherwise. -- L.Carroll

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Post 16 Mar 2020

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There has been a strange demand for toilet paper in some countries recently. I'm puzzling over what it could be good for.
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