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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kepler62 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 10 2017 at 17:53
I don't know if this fits into this thread but since it's discussing the reviews... Some of you guys have literally hundreds or even thousands of reviews. Do you actually own these CDs or LPs? I have a rather large LP collection that dates from the early seventies and if I were to review every single on of them I wouldn't have time to eat, sleep or go to work.. Some of the reviews seem like the reviewer only possesses a passing knowledge of the album. How many times have they listened to the album? Are they reviewing it just for the sake of it? They are certainly not being paid for it as far as I know. It's just something I sort of question. If i want to read what someone has to say about something I've just listened to I'll just check out one or two reviews at random. Some of these fancy titles that I don't see on other internet forums  just baffle me. What does this guy know that the others don't?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Magnum Vaeltaja Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 10 2017 at 21:58
^ Let's say that a reviewer sets aside 2 hours every day just to listen to music. That's 2 or 3 albums every single day, and this is being pretty conservative since I'm sure most of us have far more than 4 hours to listen to music over the weekend. Let's say that these reviewers also listen to an album a minimum of 5 times before posting a review, and they don't listen to an album more than once in the span of a day. 

So if we estimated that they listen to at least 20 albums-worth of music every week, then that's enough to become familiar with 4 new albums every week that they would then feel comfortable reviewing. If there's 50 weeks in a year where they listen to music (let's say that there are a few busy weeks here and there where they can't find the time to listen to anything), then that's still a lower bound of 200 new albums every year that they'd be fine with reviewing. Seeing as most of the veteran reviewers have been on the site for at least 5 years (some more than 10), is it really so surprising that someone can become well acquainted with over 1000 albums and write a review for each of them?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote siLLy puPPy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 10 2017 at 22:14
^ some of us are just music addicts. We breathe it, bathe in it and eat it for every meal. We live on cosmic vibrations instead of eating. There are veritable patterns in the universe and the same applies to music and musical recordings. I can only speak for myself as a reviewer but i persoanlly do not need to hear an album 100 times to get the gist of it. Often i only need one sitting and i understand it. Progressive music is a bit more difficult so sometimes twice, three times or maybe even up to ten if it's a tough nut to crack. Some albums i've been listening to for years and am only now reviewing. Some are brand new and hit me instantly. It's not really a chore to write reviews and transmogrify an emotional reaction into words if it's a passion. Some of us have a natural gift for these things and some don't. Everyone has a gift to offer the world. Some of us simply share our gift of gab with you and HELL NO we're not getting paid for it! However i do ask for a free CD from bands who contact me to review an album :) <hint>
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Originally posted by Kepler62 Kepler62 wrote:

What does this guy know that the others don't?

How to properly behave himself on an internet forum? Unlike some.
How to treat people in general? Unlike some.
How NOT to troll the forum with every new post? Unlike some.

Aside from that? You will never know because you're a silly person who feel entitled to throw sh*t in a house you didn't help build.

Stay vinegary and for the love of dog: please keep on critisising people and processes you know nothing about. It's always preferable to piss on people before you get to know them. Ask any mutt.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Atavachron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 11 2017 at 02:21
^ I remember someone posting years ago that they didn't see how anyone could have heard all of PA's top 100.   These days that seems like a trifle.
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Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

Originally posted by Kepler62 Kepler62 wrote:

What does this guy know that the others don't?

How to properly behave himself on an internet forum? Unlike some.
How to treat people in general? Unlike some.
How NOT to troll the forum with every new post? Unlike some.

Aside from that? You will never know because you're a silly person who feel entitled to throw sh*t in a house you didn't help build.

Stay vinegary and for the love of dog: please keep on critisising people and processes you know nothing about. It's always preferable to piss on people before you get to know them. Ask any mutt.

Whoa! Take a happy pill. 
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Sure of course...if you drop the derogatory attitude. Quid pro quo.
You have been here what about half a year and almost every post I've read of yours take stabs at either PA or its collabs. You really seem to hate it here yet continue to come back and spew your vile.
The general member also spews vile but at least we've come to know the person in question beforehand. You started insulting just about everything the moment you joined. That is not very sympathetic and no amount of happy pills will make up for poor manners. I thought the American south was famous for its hospitality and general goodwill towards others. I guess you're the exception.

The people who work for this site have all, either through reviews or thoughtful posts over the forum, shown their love and knowledge of the prog scene. Then again we've had many walking prog encyclopedias join the site who would have been absolutely brilliant in the role of a collab...had they only been able to communicate with other people without being downright nasty.
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Hi,

66 and counting ... too much doggy doo about doggy doodoo!

Nothing, EVER, has been secret anywhere, and anyone can find out anything ... it's why the internet is not secure and things can get mixed up ... the folks that created can get in and out ... and some of them are not as honorable as we think.

What makes you think that some folks at PA are any better or worse that you can hide information? There will always be someone that can figure it out and get to it, by snapping their fingers ... so, at 6ft tall, my information is ... 

WHATEVVVVAHHHH!

Scarlett Johansson (Actress)
Mark Ruffalo (Actor)
Jamie Lee Curtis (Actress)
Billie Jean King (Tennis)
Rodney Dangerfield (can't get no respect ... around here!)
Steve Van Zandt (Musician)
Terry Gilliam (Writer/Director)
Geraldine Page (Actress)
Charles de Gaulle (French Leader)
Robert Vaughn (Actor)
Tina Weymouth (Musician)
Mariel Hemingway (Actress/Model)
George Eliot (Writer)
Boris Becker (Tennis)
Peter Hall (Actor/Filmmaker)

Of course there are many more, and we can even include 3 ladies that did some porno, but what the heck ... and I DO NOT share the political stuff de Gaulle did ... other than that ... I'm a member of the party that is slightly to the left of Genghis Khan and slightly right of Spike Milligan!

Maybe you can see my appreciation for music and film/theater when you see this list! Oh, yeah, I played tennis left handed and was borderline ranked (just over 4.1) and served as well or better than John McEnroe did with the same windup. I usually say I invented it and he stole it ... !

You want more secrets?


Edited by moshkito - October 12 2017 at 06:59
... none of the hits, none of the time ... now you know what the inner art is all about!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Negoba Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 12 2017 at 11:44
Some people have music going on in the background all day at work. When that was the case for me, I did a lot of reviews. I got a new job and now I don't get to listen nearly as much. I drop in once in a long time and review the few I truly have absorbed. 

As far as age, I think writing ability and musical background make a much bigger impact on the quality of reviews than age. 
You are quite a fine person, and I am very fond of you. But you are only quite a little fellow, in a wide world, after all.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote someone_else Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 12 2017 at 15:32
Originally posted by Mascodagama Mascodagama wrote:

Originally posted by siLLy puPPy siLLy puPPy wrote:

What if one transcends time by existing in the astral planes and only beams reviews onto the site therefore having no true age? Wacko

Jon doesn't write reviews here as far as I know.
 
Fortunately he doesn't. Such reviews would have a pleasant element, but it would take longer than the pitch drop experiment to extract the sense out of it LOL.
 
By the way, Timothy doesn't post reviews either.


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