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What have I been doing or saying around the intertubes? Nothing interesting mind you but, it is nearly all here.

Also, you may see some things listed here multiple times do to my cross-posting via my various online identites.

Latest online activities:

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/u/jpope777 on [PGT] Game 22 - Blues vs Oilers - 11/21/17

I'm always surprised that the /r/hockey wordcloud is even populated, I don't see why anyone would even think of visiting that shitpile of a sub...

by /u/jpope777 at November 22, 2017 04:01 AM

/u/jpope777 on [GDT] 11.21.2017 - Game 22 - Return of the JBo Edition: Edmonton Oilers @ St. Louis Blues (7:00 p.m.)

Dammit! Been messing with getting the kids to bed and it looks like I've missed a shit ton of good Notes hockey!

LGB!!!

by /u/jpope777 at November 22, 2017 02:23 AM

/u/jpope777 on [GDT] 11.21.2017 - Game 22 - Return of the JBo Edition: Edmonton Oilers @ St. Louis Blues (7:00 p.m.)

Been divorced too many times, fuck the dating scene. Although, single life is damn appealing at times...

by /u/jpope777 at November 22, 2017 12:54 AM

/u/jpope777 on [GDT] 11.21.2017 - Game 22 - Return of the JBo Edition: Edmonton Oilers @ St. Louis Blues (7:00 p.m.)

I completely read my watch incorrectly, thought it was damn near game time instead of an hour before. It's been an extremely long day, I'm ready for hockey dammit!

by /u/jpope777 at November 22, 2017 12:52 AM

/u/jpope777 on [GDT] 11.21.2017 - Game 22 - Return of the JBo Edition: Edmonton Oilers @ St. Louis Blues (7:00 p.m.)

Oof, when I posted this, I was totally thinking it was nearly 7 and not just nearly 6. Plenty of time for picking up pizza!

by /u/jpope777 at November 22, 2017 12:44 AM

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/u/jpope777 on My thinline Jaguar I built from parts.

I thought the same thing the first time I looked at it. Not sure that's really going to help the 'Am I crazy' part of the question though...

by /u/jpope777 at November 17, 2017 08:47 PM

/u/jpope777 on [GDT] 11.16.2017 - Game 20 - McD Edition: St. Louis Blues @ Edmonton Oilers (8:00 p.m.)

From where?

Out of your fridge? Yes.
From the store? Yes (during intermission)

Either way, yes.

by /u/jpope777 at November 17, 2017 03:33 AM

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/u/jpope777 on Favorite blues jersey that you own?

My black sweater is my favorite, just like this one except it has Backes on it.

by /u/jpope777 at November 12, 2017 05:42 PM

/u/jpope777 on [GDT] 11.11.2017 - Game 18 - Fisherman Edition: New York Islanders @ St. Louis Blues (7:00 p.m.)

Holy motherfucking shit. Seems everytime I turn around the Notes are behind by another one.

Guess I should quit turning around...

by /u/jpope777 at November 12, 2017 02:21 AM

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/u/jpope777 on [GDT] 11.9.2017 - Game 17 - Keller’s Hometown Debut: Arizona Coyotes @ St. Louis Blues (7:00 p.m.)

Dude, I hear you. My wife and I were at the hospital for damn near 24 hours before our first one finally arrived. Was a long, exciting, frustrating, tiring day for sure.

Side note: I was glad for the paper gown they gave me to wear cause I wore a Blues sweater the whole damn time. ;)

by /u/jpope777 at November 10, 2017 02:28 AM

/u/jpope777 on [GDT] 11.9.2017 - Game 17 - Keller’s Hometown Debut: Arizona Coyotes @ St. Louis Blues (7:00 p.m.)

Fuck! Yes, I meant roar bacon. Eating a sandwich and trying to type at the same time doesn't work well sometimes...

by /u/jpope777 at November 10, 2017 02:23 AM

/u/jpope777 on [GDT] 11.9.2017 - Game 17 - Keller’s Hometown Debut: Arizona Coyotes @ St. Louis Blues (7:00 p.m.)

Went to get dinner (BLTs) and come back missing a goal. Rally Bacon?

(Let's not start that again, was damn funny at first but got old quick...)

by /u/jpope777 at November 10, 2017 02:16 AM

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/u/jpope777 on [GDT] 11.4.2017 - Game 15 - Patty and the Kids Edition: Toronto Maple Leafs @ St. Louis Blues (6:00 p.m.)

Here comes the king?

Edit: Our streams may be off, that was what was playing when your question popped up...

by /u/jpope777 at November 05, 2017 12:38 AM

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I’ve been enjoying watching the PBS documentary The Vietnam War. Al...

I’ve been enjoying watching the PBS documentary The Vietnam War. Also been enjoying the Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross score behind the scenes. Although, for the most part, the music is rehashed from The Social Network and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo with a few new bits. Still damn good listening and sets the mood within the documentary very well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCFHHtC9Dws&list=PLe2K-XbsoZSTmCCJoEyynZ_q085QZ7l2N

I’m only about three episodes in (out of ten) but, damn it’s good. The US involvement with Vietnam is a prime example of just how bad US politics can fuck shit up. Not that US politics would ever learn from their mistakes…

https://www.pbs.org/show/vietnam-war/

https://www.pbs.org/show/vietnam-war-not-edited/

#TheVietnamWar #NIN #TrentReznor #AtticusRoss #Documentary #PBS

by Jeremy Pope at October 28, 2017 01:48 AM

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I've always heard pretty good things about TIm Hortons but, what th...

I've always heard pretty good things about TIm Hortons but, what the hell are they thinking with this: Buffalo Latte

A latte, with buffalo seasoning sprinkled on top. This sounds like some crap Starfucks would bring out. That's not #coffee, it's sacrilege.

https://search.jpope.org/proxy/post/?mortyurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ksdk.com%2Flife%2Ffood%2Ftim-hortons-launches-buffalo-latte%2F482873456

by Jeremy Pope at October 28, 2017 12:49 AM

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/u/jpope777 on Looking for a great mac n cheese recipe.

I second the smoking-meat mac and cheese. It's so damn good, I've never bothered looking for another recipe.

by /u/jpope777 at October 25, 2017 09:49 PM

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/u/jpope777 on [PGT] Game 9 - Blues @ Golden Knights - 10/21/17

Fairly difficult.

Regarding "refs", my use of "fairly" previously is just wrong...

by /u/jpope777 at October 22, 2017 06:15 AM

/u/jpope777 on [PGT] Game 9 - Blues @ Golden Knights - 10/21/17

Meh. I prefer central division rivalries due to the lack of time zone difference.

by /u/jpope777 at October 22, 2017 06:14 AM

/u/jpope777 on [PGT] Game 9 - Blues @ Golden Knights - 10/21/17

_/ _/ _/ to Vegas, they played hard.

Fuck the refs.

I know we can't win them all, but fuck this game.

Enjoy a few days off and then LGB!!!

by /u/jpope777 at October 22, 2017 06:12 AM

/u/jpope777 on [GDT] 10.21.2017 - Game 9 - #VegasStrong Edition: St. Louis Blues @ Vegas Golden Knights (9:30 p.m.)

All I know is that I'm damn glad the Blues have finally acknowledged that Towel Man exists (like in the recent commercial with him). The dude has always paid his way in (season tickets maybe but I don't think so) and has been a staple for the home games for a shit ton of years now.

by /u/jpope777 at October 22, 2017 04:06 AM

/u/jpope777 on [GDT] 10.21.2017 - Game 9 - #VegasStrong Edition: St. Louis Blues @ Vegas Golden Knights (9:30 p.m.)

Dude, I hear that. After an eight hour day on my feet, I need at least a beer and a 30 minute nap afterwards.

by /u/jpope777 at October 22, 2017 03:05 AM

/u/jpope777 on [GDT] 10.21.2017 - Game 9 - #VegasStrong Edition: St. Louis Blues @ Vegas Golden Knights (9:30 p.m.)

Damn, really?

Here in Jeff City, all I have to do is wear my Blues sweater into buffalo wild wings and they automatically turn on the game for me...

by /u/jpope777 at October 22, 2017 03:01 AM

/u/jpope777 on [GDT] 10.21.2017 - Game 9 - #VegasStrong Edition: St. Louis Blues @ Vegas Golden Knights (9:30 p.m.)

Ah, I've been there. Currently in IT so, I sit on my ass most the day. To be honest, now that I'm getting older, I ended up getting a part time job at a local grocery store just to force myself to be on my feet more....

by /u/jpope777 at October 22, 2017 02:58 AM

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/u/jpope777 on Recently Added without Login?

In plexpy, you can enable guest mode for individual users, they will still have to log in but, they will not have any admin abilities.

by /u/jpope777 at October 13, 2017 09:35 PM

/u/jpope777 on [GDT] 10.12.2017 - Game 5 - Kitten Edition: St. Louis Blues @ Florida Panthers (6:30 p.m.)

Well, this game mostly sucked, but we're not going to win them all. Season's too early to get upset over a loss.

by /u/jpope777 at October 13, 2017 02:24 AM

/u/jpope777 on [GDT] 10.12.2017 - Game 5 - Kitten Edition: St. Louis Blues @ Florida Panthers (6:30 p.m.)

I may have figured out the problem tonight.

I think the Notes are feeling the number of baseball related posts in this thread. It's time for hockey, let's all focus around here!

by /u/jpope777 at October 13, 2017 02:13 AM

/u/jpope777 on [GDT] 10.12.2017 - Game 5 - Kitten Edition: St. Louis Blues @ Florida Panthers (6:30 p.m.)

\oo\ ||oo|| //oo//

For some reason, this makes me think of rally boobs doing the power play dance...

by /u/jpope777 at October 13, 2017 01:17 AM

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/u/jpope777 on [GDT] 10.12.2017 - Game 5 - Kitten Edition: St. Louis Blues @ Florida Panthers (6:30 p.m.)

LGB!!

I'm at my son's cub scout meeting so, gonna miss a bit of the game. Thankfully the slingtv app works well though.

by /u/jpope777 at October 12, 2017 11:34 PM

/u/jpope777 on PSA: There's finally a free all-black screen saver on roku

Just dawned on me that ever since I blocked all ads from my home network, I've never seen the scrolling city screen saver.

by /u/jpope777 at October 12, 2017 09:51 PM

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/u/jpope777 on [PGT] Game 2 - Blues vs Stars - 10/7/17

Think you mean /u/Vanscoten with the ruined shutouts...

Fuck that shutout talk, you don't tempt the hockey gods like that. :/

by /u/jpope777 at October 08, 2017 03:25 AM

/u/jpope777 on [GDT] 10.7.2017 - Game 2 - HOME OPENER EDITION: Dallas Stars @ St. Louis Blues (7:00 p.m.)

I solemnly swear to never eat taco bell period.

still doesn't keep me from chanting WE WANT TACOS!!! though...

by /u/jpope777 at October 08, 2017 01:15 AM

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/u/jpope777 on Why are some files being named this way?

RARBG always inserts crappy titles such as that within the embedded metadata of their releases. I generally use EasyTag to clear all embedded metadata.

by /u/jpope777 at October 07, 2017 10:30 PM

/u/jpope777 on Just venting!

My sonarr settings are similar:
{Series.CleanTitle}.S{season:00}E{episode:00}.{Episode.CleanTitle} which results in: The.Series.Title.2010.S01E01.Episode.Title.1

So far, it's worked that extra 0.01% more than yours. ;)

Sidenote: Sonarr (and Radarr for that matter) is fantastic on its renaming abilities, I've cleaned up quite a few files with shady naming conventions damn easily...

by /u/jpope777 at October 07, 2017 04:20 AM

/u/jpope777 on Just venting!

Honestly, embedded metadata and Plex are a pain and a blessing.

If you have a home movie (in my case, my kid's teacher sent home a video for the school year) that you want a specific title, I set it in the embedded metadata. Plex will show that title on first import. On the other hand, if you've to save some disk space on a movie and grabbed a RARBG release, Plex will match the movie properly but, show the crappy title that RARBG has embedded in the file.

by /u/jpope777 at October 07, 2017 04:19 AM

/u/jpope777 on Just venting!

Personally, I think that anyone who suggests having spaces in filenames are idiots. "Genius" member or not, spaces (and certain special characters) just do not belong in filenames. It causes too many issues with various software/scripts/etc... You'd think with the number of "naming convention" posts/questions they deal with, they'd realize there is a problem with how it's currently being done... :/

I've always used the above naming convention for my tv shows (although, I now include the episode title (Series.Name.SXXEXX.Episode.Title.ext)) and along with making sure to strip any embedded metadata (Easytag works with quite a few video files as well) have never had an issue with Plex recognizing my media.

by /u/jpope777 at October 07, 2017 01:21 AM

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/u/jpope777 on Why does Roku’s new Streaming Stick+ use an ancient Mini USB port?

Price isn't necessarily wrong.

They could have used some proprietary connector to help make sure end users are using the correct cord. Instead, they went with a industry standard. And using that industry standard, it's likely going to be much cheaper in the end.

by /u/jpope777 at October 06, 2017 11:25 PM

/u/jpope777 on nHL network now at 60fps? (current bandwidth 4.7 Mbps)

I noticed the STL Blues game the other night looked much better overall than it normally had last season (was on NBCSN). I just chalked it up to being a long summer without hockey.

by /u/jpope777 at October 06, 2017 08:24 PM

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/u/jpope777 on [PGT] Game 1 - Blues @ Penguins - 10/4/17

First game of the season was a typical Notes game:

WooHoo!!!

FUCK!

WooHoo!!!

Damn glad we pulled out the win. Hoping for many more WooHoo!!!'s than FUCK's this season.

LGB!!!

by /u/jpope777 at October 05, 2017 03:11 AM

/u/jpope777 on [Meta] /r/Stlouisblues deals with the injuries

Another awesome post /u/wh33lybrdy

I will say this much though, my drunk ass can't keep up with the text...

by /u/jpope777 at October 05, 2017 03:08 AM

/u/jpope777 on [GDT] 10.4.2017 - Game 1 - Grim Reaver Edition: St. Louis Blues @ Pittsburgh Penguins (7:00 p.m.)

May not help you at the moment but, the SlingTV stream is beautiful tonight. Otherwise, maybe give caststreams a shot.

by /u/jpope777 at October 05, 2017 02:05 AM

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The birthday party went off pretty well. I ended up making the movi...

The birthday party went off pretty well. I ended up making the movie screen much bigger than the initial build. Also cut up a good size fallen limb and used an old car wheel as a fire pit. All in all, the girls had a good time.

by Jeremy Pope at August 27, 2017 06:44 PM

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A Missouri Highway Patrol helicopter is keeping an eye on things ap...

A Missouri Highway Patrol helicopter is keeping an eye on things apparently…

#ADS-B #RTLSDR

EDIT: Had to repost this cause I apparently can't spell tonight... Some day, we will be able to edit posts in Diapsora*...

by Jeremy Pope at August 24, 2017 01:20 AM

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Yeah, didn't get any pictures after totality cause I was at the bar...

Yeah, didn't get any pictures after totality cause I was at the bar at that point. May as well get some drinks in with suddenly new friends on a once in a lifetime event.

#eclipse

by Jeremy Pope at August 21, 2017 08:35 PM

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Welp, the outdoor movie screen (/posts/c12d91c06817013556f7019acd6e...

Welp, the outdoor movie screen works well. Kinda wish I would have stuck with my plan to use a canvas drop cloth (for painting) cause it would have been bigger. But, on the other hand, this vinyl is slightly more reflective. Which helps cause the cheap projector is certianly not the brightest.

All in all, think it all turned out well for about $75. Could have easily spent a ton more which would be goofy as we're not going to be using it all that often.

#outdoor #movie #screen #project

by Jeremy Pope at August 21, 2017 04:12 AM

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Made an outdoor movie screen out of some 1/2" PVC pipe and a vinyl ...

Made an outdoor movie screen out of some 1/2" PVC pipe and a vinyl sign that my wife came across at her work. Also have two pieces of 1/2" rebar hammered into the ground that the PVC frame slides over so it all can stand up. Will have to wait until the sun goes down tonight to test it with the cheap projector we got. But, I think this is going to work well for my daughters birthday party. The projector has a little speaker built in but, I'll likely take my bass/PA amp and plug it into the headphone jack so they can actually hear what they are watching.

And the nice thing, the vinyl sign came in a bag. I made sure that I didn't end up with any piece of the frame to be over 36" so it could fit inside that bag. :)

#outdoor #movie #screen #project

by Jeremy Pope at August 20, 2017 08:55 PM

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/u/jpope777 on Privacy Policy Update Notice

"We have and will always respect and take your privacy seriously."

and

"We will no longer allow the option to opt out of this statistics collection."

contradict each other.

Time for me to take a serious look at alternatives...

by /u/jpope777 at August 18, 2017 10:22 PM

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After a full 24 hours, it seems that the collinear antenna I made y...

After a full 24 hours, it seems that the collinear antenna I made yesterday seems to have a touch more long distance range and possibly a touch less short distance range but overall, pretty much the same performance as the dipole I had up on the roof. And part of the performance difference is likely that the new antenna is mounted a couple of feet higher. ADS-B signals are pretty much line of sight. I do have some adjustments that I can make on the collinear (ground plane element angle) that may or may not improve my signal.

First image is the dipole range, second is the collinear range.

#RTLSDR #ADS-B #Aircraft #Tracking #antenna

by Jeremy Pope at August 15, 2017 08:40 PM

Spent the day making a new antenna based on this antenna (http://wi...

Spent the day making a new antenna based on this antenna. It's a ground plane collinear antenna roughly tuned for 1090 MHz. So far, the range on this one is pretty close to the little dipole I made last week. I'll leave it up for a few days and see how it goes.

https://jpope.org/adsb/index.html

#RTLSDR #ADS-B #Aircraft #Tracking #antenna

by Jeremy Pope at August 15, 2017 08:39 PM

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Anyone have a Raspberry Pi Zero W (https://www.raspberrypi.org/prod...

Anyone have a Raspberry Pi Zero W? If so, what's your thoughts on it? Specifically the wifi on it?

I've heard that
1) it's good
2) it sucks...

The project that I'm thinking of may have low wifi signal with no option of ethernet. So a wifi enabled Pi could potentially be perfect...

#raspberrypi

by Jeremy Pope at August 13, 2017 02:01 PM

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/u/jpope777 on Netflix disappeared off Roku?

Had the same thing happen on one of my four Roku's for multiple apps (Netflix and Plex, seems there was another). Ended up just reinstalling the missing apps.

by /u/jpope777 at August 10, 2017 01:20 AM

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/u/jpope777 on First time to see a Balloon (Project Loon)

That's damn pretty cool.
Reminds me of when I came across this balloon via APRS last year.

by /u/jpope777 at August 09, 2017 10:39 PM

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Expanding on yesterday's post (/posts/b5681ab05e97013556e9019acd6e5...

Expanding on yesterday's post,..

The little antenna I threw together (first image) is working extremely well for the amount of sky I have available to me. The antenna is mounted on my roof and is made of 14 gauge copper wire, electrical tape and the end of a F-type coax cable, which is connected to roughly 30 ft of coax down to my RTL-SDR at my desktop. The little thing is only 137mm long (tuned for 1090 MHz). I made a couple of adjustments today (mostly, got it up higher and further away from the PVC pipe it's attached to (was taped directly to the PVC)) that really expanded the range. I now see aircraft up to 215 miles (~187 nautical miles) away.

Whenever I have the software running, it can be accessed at this link. This is cool enough, I may finally have a reason to pick up a raspi and set up a permenant ADS-B tracker. :)

Of course though, I could just check into sites like flightrader.com and get way more data points but, it's way more interesting to me just pulling in what I can via the radio waves I have available to me.

#RTLSDR #ADS-B #Aircraft #Tracking

by Jeremy Pope at August 09, 2017 10:32 PM

It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the beans...

It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.

It is by the beans of Java that thoughts acquire speed,

the hands acquire shakes,

the shakes become a warning.

It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.

#coffee #mantra

by Jeremy Pope at August 09, 2017 12:41 PM

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Checking out a $45 portable projector. The picture quality is about...

Checking out a $45 portable projector. The picture quality is about what you would expect. It's not great but, it'll work well for what we got it for. A backyard movie for my daughters upcoming birthday party.

by Jeremy Pope at August 06, 2017 11:06 PM

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/u/jpope777 on Event Replays?

Slingtv blue package with FS1/FS2 has a few events in the on demand (Atlanta, Bristol, Norwalk, Chicago and Denver currently). Seems a little hit or miss on whether or not an event ends up in the on demand section...

Otherwise, with Motortrend Ondemand plus a VPN, you can watch most of the season, the events are delayed by about a month on there, the current latest event is Chicago. For this to work, you'll need a non-US based VPN.

by /u/jpope777 at August 04, 2017 09:06 PM

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For I have known them all already, known them all: Have known the e...

For I have known them all already, known them all:

Have known the evenings, mornings, afternoons,

I have measured out my life with #coffee spoons.

  • from The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T.S. Eliot #quote

by Jeremy Pope at August 01, 2017 01:42 PM

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Does anyone use #letsencrypt certs with #prosody? Do you have an au...

Does anyone use #letsencrypt certs with #prosody? Do you have an automated process to update the prosody certs?

Looks like something like this should work along with the renew-hook of certbot renew...

by Jeremy Pope at July 27, 2017 01:37 AM

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Moved my stein collection to my computer/music room at the suggesti...

Moved my stein collection to my computer/music room at the suggestion of my wife. And, these shelves were slightly in the way where they were so, I don't blame her for wanting them moved. Hopefully things don't vibrate off when I have the guitar cranked...

To be honest, the shelf brackets have a little sag to them, and the actual shelves are some smoked glass I came across some time back (likely, they were doors on a stereo cabinet my parents had from the late 80's early 90's). I may have to go out and find some new stainless shelf brackets.

I am debating on adding some LED strips behind the steins, think that would be pretty awesome. :)

by Jeremy Pope at July 18, 2017 03:15 AM

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Just finished watching the WEC 6 hours of Nurburgring. There were s...

Just finished watching the WEC 6 hours of Nurburgring. There were some good battles in GTE Pro but, overall, it was obviously not as exciting as the 24 hours of Le Mans.

#motorsport #WEC #6HNurburgring

by Jeremy Pope at July 16, 2017 05:46 PM

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Every now and then, I will find out that emails to my email server ...

Every now and then, I will find out that emails to my email server are being rejected with a message as:

The response from the remote server was:

554 5.7.1 Service unavailable; Client host [209.85.213.42] blocked using multi.uribl.com; 127.0.0.1 -> Query Refused. See http://uribl.com/refused.shtml for more information [Your DNS IP: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx]

End up getting that message due to the DNS on the mail server being set to google's public DNS, after I change /etc/resolv.conf with openNIC DNS, the error goes away and I get emails as I should again.

The problem generally comes about after the VPS has been restarted (either I've done updates or Digital Ocean has performed some maintenance). The CentOS image provided by Digital Ocean has NetworkManager installed by default and I've never really changed any of the settings. When NetworkManager starts, it rewrites /etc/resolv.conf, removing any edits you may have done. Also, Digital Ocean's default settings for the image have google publicDNS set. Every time the VPS reboots, I forget that I've never really fixed the issue and my openNIC settings were wiped out.

I could properly fix the issue multiple ways, I decided to do it the hard way because, why the hell not?


First, I disabled NetworkManager from overwriting /etc/resolv.conf by adding the following to the [main] section of /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf:

dns=none

Now, whenever NetworkManager starts/restarts, it should leave things alone. Unfortunately, it broke things in another way with /etc/resolv.conf getting wiped out completely on a reboot. Now the VPS was unable to reach anything on the net so, I removed that dns=none setting.

Next, I wrote a little script to pull the top five openNIC IPs based on location and drop those into /etc/resolv.conf:

#!/bin/bash
cmd=$(curl -s "https://api.opennicproject.org/geoip/?resolv&res=5&adm=5"|grep nameserver)
file=/etc/resolv.conf
tmpfile=/tmp/resolv.conf
dte=$(date +%Y%m%d-%H:%M:%S)
backupfile=/etc/resolv.conf.${dte}.bak

{
cat << EOF
# generated at $dte by the $(basename $0) script
############################################################
options timeout:1
$cmd
EOF
}>$tmpfile

cp $file $backupfile
cp $tmpfile $file
rm -rf $tmpfile
exit 0

This script was actually based on a script I wrote a few weeks ago when I had an odd network issue at home. I saved this script as /usr/bin/opennicupdate and set about the next step, getting it to run at boot.

Obviously, the script needs to be run at boot time and after the network is up, therefore, I wrote this little systemd unit file and saved it as /etc/systemd/system/opennicupdate.service:

[Unit]
Description=Update resolv.conf with opennic DNS
Requires=network.service
After=network.service

[Service]
Type=oneshot
ExecStart=/usr/bin/opennicupdate

[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target

Bam! Now, after a systemctl enable opennicupdate, my resolv.conf is properly populated with openNIC DNS addresses after a reboot.

Sure, I could have gone the easy way and just edited in the DNS servers I want in /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf but, where's the challenge in that? :P

#networkmanager #resolvconf #linux #opennic #mailserver #email

by Jeremy Pope at July 15, 2017 09:36 PM

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I know you're not really supposed to do these beer can (I generally...

I know you're not really supposed to do these beer can (I generally use Dr. Pepper actually) chickens but, son of a bitch does it make an extremely good chicken.

#grilling

by Jeremy Pope at July 12, 2017 11:11 PM

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Ran to the grocery store for a couple of items, happened to see ano...

Ran to the grocery store for a couple of items, happened to see another customer there who was wearing a #EFF t-shirt. Ended up stalking the dude until I could tell him that his shirt rocked.

by Jeremy Pope at July 02, 2017 11:22 PM

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/u/jpope777 on Taking Roku on vacation -no internet

You should be able to get this working, as long as you get everything set up prior to leaving. Just be sure that when you set up Plex on the laptop to set the 'List of IP addresses and networks that are allowed without auth'. Otherwise, the roku will not be able to log in as it technically goes through plex.tv for the log in process.

Also, /r/plex would be another good place to ask if you get hung up on this.

by /u/jpope777 at July 01, 2017 10:18 PM

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She poured the #coffee, which was so strong it practically snarled ...

She poured the #coffee, which was so strong it practically snarled as it came out of the pot. - from The L-Shaped Room by Lynne Reid Banks #quote

by Jeremy Pope at June 27, 2017 02:49 PM

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Sleep is an illusion, caused by too much blood in your cardiovascul...

Sleep is an illusion, caused by too much blood in your cardiovascular system.

Drink MOAR #coffee!

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by Jeremy Pope at June 15, 2017 02:05 PM

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And now for something completely different, #coffee. Oh wait, that'...

And now for something completely different, #coffee. Oh wait, that's not so different from any other morning...

by Jeremy Pope at June 10, 2017 01:16 PM

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The 75 Fury Tapes 16.05 & 16.06

The 75 Fury Tapes 16.05 & 16.06

This was recorded on a Fostex 4 track back in the mid '90s.

Tape 16 seems to be one of the first tapes I have with the drum machine (Boss DR-5). Some of my programming on it was still pretty rough.

Here are two versions of a song idea, first one with drum machine, the second one was just an expansion of the guitar parts.



https://media.jpope.org/u/jpope/m/the-75-fury-tapes-16-05/



https://media.jpope.org/u/jpope/m/the-75-fury-tapes-16-06/

#music #The75FuryTapes #guitar #drummachine #4trackrecordings #onemanband #instrumental

by Jeremy Pope at June 09, 2017 05:24 PM

The 75 Fury Tapes 16.04

The 75 Fury Tapes 16.04

This was recorded on a Fostex 4 track back in the mid '90s, likely early '96.

Tape 16 seems to be one of the first tapes I have with the drum machine (Boss DR-5). Some of my programming on it was still pretty rough.

Overall, I still dig this instrumental tune, may have to revisit it.



https://media.jpope.org/u/jpope/m/the-75-fury-tapes-16-04/

#music #The75FuryTapes #guitar #drummachine #4trackrecordings #onemanband #instrumental

by Jeremy Pope at June 09, 2017 04:50 PM

The 75 Fury Tapes 16.07 - Dick Tracy

The 75 Fury Tapes 16.07 - Dick Tracy

This was recorded on a Fostex 4 track back in the mid '90s.

Cover of The Ventures - Dick Tracy.

Tape 16 seems to be one of the first tapes I have with the drum machine (Boss DR-5). Some of my programming on it was still pretty rough.



https://media.jpope.org/u/jpope/m/the-75-fury-tapes-16-07-dick-tracy/

#music #The75FuryTapes #guitar #drummachine #4trackrecordings #onemanband #TheVentures #cover

by Jeremy Pope at June 09, 2017 04:44 PM

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The 75 Fury Tapes 16.01

This was recorded on a Fostex 4 track back in the mid '90s.

I don't remember for sure but, I think this was a buddy's track that we were messing with...

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by jpope at June 09, 2017 11:36 AM

The 75 Fury Tapes 16.08

This was recorded on a Fostex 4 track back in the mid '90s.

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by jpope at June 09, 2017 11:27 AM

The 75 Fury Tapes 16.07 - Dick Tracy

This was recorded on a Fostex 4 track back in the mid '90s.

Cover of The Ventures - Dick Tracy.

Tape 16 seems to be one of the first tapes I have with the drum machine (Boss DR-5). Some of my programming on it was still pretty rough.

On an iphone? Check the attachments list for a compatible audio file.

by jpope at June 09, 2017 11:27 AM

The 75 Fury Tapes 16.06

This was recorded on a Fostex 4 track back in the mid '90s.

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by jpope at June 09, 2017 11:26 AM

The 75 Fury Tapes 16.05

This was recorded on a Fostex 4 track back in the mid '90s.

Tape 16 seems to be one of the first tapes I have with the drum machine (Boss DR-5). Some of my programming on it was still pretty rough.

On an iphone? Check the attachments list for a compatible audio file.

by jpope at June 09, 2017 11:25 AM

The 75 Fury Tapes 16.04

This was recorded on a Fostex 4 track back in the mid '90s.

Tape 16 seems to be one of the first tapes I have with the drum machine (Boss DR-5). Some of my programming on it was still pretty rough.

On an iphone? Check the attachments list for a compatible audio file.

by jpope at June 09, 2017 11:25 AM

The 75 Fury Tapes 16.03

This was recorded on a Fostex 4 track back in the mid '90s.

Tape 16 seems to be one of the first tapes I have with the drum machine (Boss DR-5). Some of my programming on it was still pretty rough.

On an iphone? Check the attachments list for a compatible audio file.

by jpope at June 09, 2017 11:25 AM

The 75 Fury Tapes 16.02

This was recorded on a Fostex 4 track back in the mid '90s.

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by jpope at June 09, 2017 11:24 AM

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Game audio - First goal at Kiel Center

I've been going through old 4 track tapes recently as I came across a working 4 track cassette console (Teac Portastudio 144). One early tape of mine had some clips from the tv playing the Blues game from Jan 26th, 1995. Just so happens, this was the very first game at the new Kiel Center. There is ~3 minutes of audio, within it you'll hear the very first goal scored at Kiel, a goal by Gretzky (on the Kings at the time). Seems I stopped messing around with it before Hull scored twice in the third though. :/

The audio can be heard here: https://media.jpope.org/u/jpope/m/the-75-fury-tapes-04-03-ken-wilson/

Side note, I certainly miss Ken Wilson's 'Oh baby!'

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by /u/jpope777 at June 08, 2017 05:14 PM

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The 75 Fury Tapes 04 03 - Ken Wilson

This was a recording of the TV during a St. Louis Blues game on Jan 26th 1995 as I was playing around with my Fostex 4-track. Turns out, this was the very first game at Kiel Center (now Scottrade Center) and the very first goal scored there was captured on this tape. Also captured was Wayne Gretzky's goal but, I must have stopped messing around with the 4 track by the third because I didn't get either of Brett Hull's goals...

I still miss hearing Ken Wilson's voice during the games.

Game stats can be found at: http://www.hockey-reference.com/boxscores/199501260STL.html

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by jpope at June 08, 2017 11:43 AM

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The 75 Fury Tapes 25.04

The 75 Fury Tapes 25.04

This was recorded on a Fostex 4 track back in the mid to late '90s.

Don't think I recorded another version of this but, damn, I really like it. Seems I just wanted to get it down as it was recorded on the end of tape number 25 and I ran out of tape before the song was complete...

I really enjoy this one, wish I would have explored it more back then. Think I may have to soon...



https://media.jpope.org/u/jpope/m/the-75-fury-tapes-25-04/

#music #The75FuryTapes #guitar #drummachine #4trackrecordings #onemanband

by Jeremy Pope at June 08, 2017 03:33 AM

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The 75 Fury Tapes 25.04

This was recorded on a Fostex 4 track back in the mid to late '90s.

Don't think I recorded another version of this but, damn, I really like it. Seems I just wanted to get it down as it was recorded on the end of tape number 25 and I ran out of tape before the song was complete...

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by jpope at June 07, 2017 10:28 PM

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The 75 Fury Tapes 25.01 - Donald

This was recorded on a Fostex 4 track back in the mid to late '90s.

This is a song that was wrote by a band I was in back in high school. The original version can be heard here. This particular track was actually one of the very few original tracks we had. It's about a kid at our school who tried to steal the money out of a soda machine and only ended up with the soda machine landing on top of him.

I have another version of this that I think ended up better but, just haven't gotten to it just yet...

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by jpope at June 06, 2017 06:33 PM

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The 75 Fury Tapes 25.02

This was recorded on a Fostex 4 track back in the mid to late '90s.

This is a drum machine only track (Boss DR-5). Another long electronic track.

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by jpope at June 06, 2017 12:32 AM

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VU Meters

In today's age of everything digital, these VU meters must be magic...

The music in this video is just a test recording of this previously uploaded track.

by jpope at June 05, 2017 02:17 PM

The 75 Fury Tapes 44.04

This was recorded on a Fostex 4 track back in the mid to late '90s.

This is a drum machine only track (Boss DR-5).

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by jpope at June 05, 2017 11:57 AM

The 75 Fury Tapes 44.03

This was recorded on a Fostex 4 track back in the mid to late '90s.

This is a drum machine only track (Boss DR-5).

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by jpope at June 05, 2017 11:57 AM

The 75 Fury Tapes 44.02

This was recorded on a Fostex 4 track back in the mid to late '90s.

This is a drum machine only track (Boss DR-5). Not sure why I thought to make this track so unbearably long...

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by jpope at June 05, 2017 11:56 AM

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Updated two entries to #The75FuryTapes on my MediaGoblin. Taking 20...

Updated two entries to #The75FuryTapes on my MediaGoblin. Taking 20+ year old 4-track cassettes, playing them back on a ~30 year old console (that wasn't used to record them in the first place) seems to cause some weird phasing issues.

These two tracks were updated:

The 75 Fury Tapes 46.02 - Immigrant Song



https://media.jpope.org/u/jpope/m/the-75-fury-tapes-46-02-immigrant-song/

The 75 Fury Tapes 26.01 - Highway Star



https://media.jpope.org/u/jpope/m/the-75-fury-tapes-26-01-highway-star/

#music #guitar #drummachine #DeepPurple #LedZeppelin #cover #4trackrecordings

by Jeremy Pope at June 04, 2017 11:29 PM

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The 75 Fury Tapes 26.01 - Highway Star

This was recorded on a Fostex 4 track back in the late 90s.

Cover of Deep Purple's Highway Star.

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by jpope at June 04, 2017 05:49 PM

The 75 Fury Tapes 46.02 - Immigrant Song

This was recorded on a Fostex 4 track back in the late 90s.

Cover of Led Zeppelin's Immigrant Song.

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by jpope at June 04, 2017 10:54 AM

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No matter how many times I watch #SpaceX successfully land stage on...

No matter how many times I watch #SpaceX successfully land stage one, it's still complete excites and amazes me. #GoSpaceXGo

by Jeremy Pope at June 03, 2017 09:17 PM

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https://static.jpope.org/images/coffee/Abraham_Lincoln_Accuracy_Quo...

I've found that the only method of verifying the accuracy of internet quotes is the judicious consumption of #coffee. - Abraham Lincoln #quote

by Jeremy Pope at June 01, 2017 09:13 PM

The 75 Fury Tapes 38.01 - Abused

The 75 Fury Tapes 38.01 - Abused

This was recorded on a Fostex 4 track back in the mid to late '90s.

This track is about abuse, at the time for me, alcohol and weed. There will likely be another version of this uploaded at some point, I recorded it a few different times...

https://media.jpope.org/u/jpope/m/the-75-fury-tapes-38-01-abused/

#music #The75FuryTapes #guitar #drummachine #onemanband

by Jeremy Pope at June 01, 2017 12:53 AM

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The 75 Fury Tapes 41.01 - Down

The 75 Fury Tapes 41.01 - Down

This was recorded on a Fostex 4 track back in the mid to late '90s.

I wrote this track after pissing off someone I loved at the time. I was also trying to be a christian so, half the song is wrote with a religious angle. I realized years later that one can't try to be a christian, either you are or you are not. Life has been quite a bit simpler since then although, I don't have someone other than myself to blame for the crap that happens in my life.

All that said, I've always liked this song of mine...

https://media.jpope.org/u/jpope/m/the-75-fury-tapes-41-01-down/

And I even did some crazy dance/industrial version of the song:

https://media.jpope.org/u/jpope/m/the-75-fury-tapes-41-01-down-alternate-version/

#music #The75FuryTapes #guitar #drummachine #onemanband

by Jeremy Pope at May 31, 2017 09:05 PM

The 75 Fury Tapes 42.01 - Cobra

The 75 Fury Tapes 42.01 - Cobra

This was recorded on a Fostex 4 track back in the mid to late '90s.

This is a drum machine only track (Boss DR-5) along with effects.

https://media.jpope.org/u/jpope/m/the-75-fury-tapes-42-01-cobra/

#music #The75FuryTapes #drummachine #onemanband

by Jeremy Pope at May 31, 2017 08:58 PM

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The 75 Fury Tapes 38.01 - Abused

This was recorded on a Fostex 4 track back in the mid to late '90s.

This track is about abuse, at the time for me, alcohol and weed. There will likely be another version of this uploaded at some point, I recorded it a few different times...

On an iphone? Check the attachments list for a compatible audio file.

by jpope at May 31, 2017 07:22 PM

The 75 Fury Tapes 41.01 - Down (Alternate version)

This was recorded on a Fostex 4 track back in the mid to late '90s.

This is some odd dance? version of this track.

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by jpope at May 31, 2017 03:43 PM

The 75 Fury Tapes 41.01 - Down

This was recorded on a Fostex 4 track back in the mid to late '90s.

I wrote this track after pissing off someone I loved at the time. I was also trying to be a christian so, half the song is wrote with a religious angle. I realized years later that one can't try to be a christian, either you are or you are not. I never really was. A crazy alternate version can be heard here.

On an iphone? Check the attachments list for a compatible audio file.

by jpope at May 31, 2017 02:37 PM

Machine Shop Jam 05 Alternate

This is from a tape I labeled "Machine Shop Jam", which was a recording of a practice of a band a few buddies and I had going. It was recorded sometime in roughly '94.
Had a single microphone set up in the middle of the jam area which was the third or fourth floor of the bass players family machine shop.

This particular track was actually one of the very few original tracks we had. It's about a kid at our school who tried to steal the money out of a soda machine and only ended up with the soda machine landing on top of him. This version was recorded during the same jam session as this version but, we decided to have a little fun with it. The other guitar player was one funny dude.

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by jpope at May 31, 2017 12:11 PM

The 75 Fury Tapes 42.01 - Cobra

This was recorded on a Fostex 4 track back in the mid to late '90s.

This is a drum machine only track (Boss DR-5).

On an iphone? Check the attachments list for a compatible audio file.

by jpope at May 31, 2017 09:26 AM

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The 75 Fury Tapes 46.02 - Immigrant Song

The 75 Fury Tapes 46.02 - Immigrant Song

This was recorded on a Fostex 4 track back in the very late 90s.

Cover of Led Zeppelin's Immigrant Song.

https://media.jpope.org/u/jpope/m/the-75-fury-tapes-46-02-immigrant-song/

#music #LedZeppelin #cover #The75FuryTapes #guitar #drummachine #onemanband

by Jeremy Pope at May 31, 2017 07:28 AM

Machine Shop Jam 05

Machine Shop Jam 05

This is from a tape I labeled "Machine Shop Jam", which was a recording of a practice of a band a few buddies and I had going. It was recorded sometime in roughly '94.
Had a single microphone set up in the middle of the jam area which was the third or fourth floor of the bass players family machine shop.

This particular track was actually one of the very few original tracks we had. It's about a kid at our school who tried to steal the money out of a soda machine and only ended up with the soda machine landing on top of him.

To be honest, this really isn't worth listening too, just a trip down memory lane for me...

https://media.jpope.org/u/jpope/m/machine-shop-jam-05/

#MachineShopJam

by Jeremy Pope at May 31, 2017 06:04 AM

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Machine Shop Jam 04

This is from a tape I labeled "Machine Shop Jam", which was a recording of a practice of a band a few buddies and I had going. It was recorded sometime in roughly '94.
Had a single microphone set up in the middle of the jam area which was the third or fourth floor of the bass players family machine shop.

On an iphone? Check the attachments list for a compatible audio file.

by jpope at May 31, 2017 12:58 AM

Machine Shop Jam 03

This is from a tape I labeled "Machine Shop Jam", which was a recording of a practice of a band a few buddies and I had going. It was recorded sometime in roughly '94.
Had a single microphone set up in the middle of the jam area which was the third or fourth floor of the bass players family machine shop.

On an iphone? Check the attachments list for a compatible audio file.

by jpope at May 31, 2017 12:56 AM

Machine Shop Jam 02

This is from a tape I labeled "Machine Shop Jam", which was a recording of a practice of a band a few buddies and I had going. It was recorded sometime in roughly '94.
Had a single microphone set up in the middle of the jam area which was the third or fourth floor of the bass players family machine shop.

On an iphone? Check the attachments list for a compatible audio file.

by jpope at May 31, 2017 12:55 AM

Machine Shop Jam 01

This is from a tape I labeled "Machine Shop Jam", which was a recording of a practice of a band a few buddies and I had going. It was recorded sometime in roughly '94.
Had a single microphone set up in the middle of the jam area which was the third or fourth floor of the bass players family machine shop.

On an iphone? Check the attachments list for a compatible audio file.

by jpope at May 31, 2017 12:53 AM

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The 75 Fury Tapes 24.04

The 75 Fury Tapes 24.04

This was recorded on a Fostex 4 track back in the late 90s.

This was an unfinished idea, seems I may have been listening to a bunch of Marilyn Manson during this time...

https://media.jpope.org/u/jpope/m/the-75-fury-tapes-24-04/

#music #guitar #drummachine #The75FuryTapes #FourTrack

by Jeremy Pope at May 30, 2017 09:30 PM

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Machine Shop Jam 05

This is from a tape I labeled "Machine Shop Jam", which was a recording of a practice of a band a few buddies and I had going. It was recorded sometime in roughly '94.
Had a single microphone set up in the middle of the jam area which was the third or fourth floor of the bass players family machine shop.

This particular track was actually one of the very few original tracks we had. It's about a kid at our school who tried to steal the money out of a soda machine and only ended up with the soda machine landing on top of him. We recorded an alternate version as well.

On an iphone? Check the attachments list for a compatible audio file.

by jpope at May 30, 2017 08:13 PM

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The 75 Fury Tapes 26.01 - Highway Star

The 75 Fury Tapes 26.01 - Highway Star

I recorded this some time back in the late '90s. I can't say it's real good (was never really happy with the vocals) but, it's fun to give it a listen. It's kind of an industrial version of the song.

It's also one of my favorite songs by Deep Purple. They damn well better play it this fall when I go see them in concert.

https://media.jpope.org/u/jpope/m/the-75-fury-tapes-26-01-highway-star/

#music #guitar #drummachine #DeepPurple #cover

by Jeremy Pope at May 30, 2017 07:16 PM

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The 75 Fury Tapes 24.05 - Cinnamon Girl

This was recorded on a Fostex 4 track back in the late 90s.

Cover of Neil Young's Cinnamon Girl

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by jpope at May 30, 2017 05:17 PM

The 75 Fury Tapes 24.04

This was recorded on a Fostex 4 track back in the late 90s.

This was an unfinished idea, seems I may have been listening to a bunch of Marilyn Manson during this time...

On an iphone? Check the attachments list for a compatible audio file.

by jpope at May 30, 2017 04:42 PM

The 75 Fury Tapes 24.03

This was recorded on a Fostex 4 track back in the late 90s.

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by jpope at May 30, 2017 03:53 PM

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I’m Broken (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)

I’m Broken (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)

Artist: Pantera
Album: Far Beyond Driven
From: Arlington, Texas

https://dia.so/2jF


Lyrics:

I wonder if we'll smile 
In our coffins while 
Loved ones mourn the day
The absence of our faces
Living, laughing, eyes awake
Is this too much for them to take? 

Too young for one's conclusion
The lifestyle won
Such values you taught your son
That's how

Look at me now
I'm broken
Inherit my life

One day we all will die
A cliched fact of life
Force fed to make us heed
Inbred to sponge our bleed
Every warning, a leaking rubber
A poison apple for mingled blood

Too young for one's delusion 
The lifestyle cost 
Venereal Mother 
Embrace the loss
That's how 

Look at you now
You're broken 
Inherit your life

That's how 
That's how 
That's how 

Look at us now

I'm broken
Inherit my life
I'm broken

That's how 
That's how 
That's how 

Look at me now
I'm broken (broken)
I'm broken (broken)
I'm broken (broken)
I'm broke

#music #metal #pantera

by Metal/Rock On Diaspora at May 23, 2017 11:13 PM