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Instrument Player Vs. Instrumentalist

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by unixfish, Jan 20, 2021.

  1. Dismalhead

    Dismalhead Poster Extraordinaire

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    "It's cool, isn't it? It goes right up to the point of being, like, confusing."

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  2. getbent

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    in the words of Spock--> fascinating.

    for a coder, poetry would be a natural. It is extremely tight code for what would take thousands of pages of prose a poem calls on the human experience library...dynamic libraries of the human experience, one small reference and the reader is informed instantly and fully.

    The majesty of the Grand Canyon is that a small trickle of water millions of years ago started it... and it continues... you see the history of history all at once. It is a big thing to see IF you contextualize it.... but, yeah, Stuckeys probably trumps it.
     
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  3. unixfish

    unixfish Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Poetry => Interpretation.
    Code => do exactly what I tell you exactly how I tell you to do it.

    If code = poetry, then it would do one thing on BSD, another on Debian, and another on System V. On a rainy Tuesday, all bets would be off. That is not code - it's chaos.

    Tight code or not, there is no room for "interpretation".

    I get what you were trying to say - but it just does not resonate with me.

    Stuckeys. I had to google that. Not sure of the reference. We don't have those round these parts.
     
  4. strat a various

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    Or, going mobius.
     
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  5. unixfish

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    Well played, sir. Well played!
     
  6. MisterZ

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    I am more of a "guitar owner" than a "guitarist" or "guitar player" these days.
     
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  7. daddyplaysbass

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    In my first band, about 1963 we sang most of our instrumentals.
     
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  8. brookdalebill

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    I’m just an old school guitar player.
    I know a million songs, and I’m fast on my feet learning stuff.
    I don’t consider myself an instrumentalist.
    I’m not that good.
    I also dislike soloing.
    I am motivated by songs, not soloing on, or over songs.
    I sing lead and harmony, and play a lot of bass (lately), too.
    I still gig, whenever I can.
     
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    Mjark Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    A distinction without a difference. There is a difference between a musician and a guy like me that plays in a band however.
     
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    I am to a guitarist as Bob Ross is to an artist.
     
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  11. unixfish

    unixfish Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Now that is very descriptive. Well done!
     
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  12. strat a various

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    We used to say, "Eric Clapton is to Blues as a McRib sandwich is to BBQ."
     
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  13. Gardo

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    My style may seem unorthodox or even sloppy but it’s very therapeutic . There are no mistakes,just happy accidents
     
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  14. strat a various

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    I see what you mean.
     
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