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About launchpad67a

  • Birthday 06/30/1967

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    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Interests
    Professional musician, web designer, sound engineer, studio owner, licensed pyrotechnician.
    I am also an avid golfer, drinker and smoker.

Music Fandom

  • Number of Rush Concerts Attended
  • Last Rush Concert Attended
    Phoenix 2012
  • Favorite Rush Song
  • Favorite Rush Album
    Hold Your Fire
  • Best Rush Experience
    All 30 shows I've seen and the times I met the band!
  • Other Favorite Bands
    Porcupine Tree
  • Musical Instruments You Play
    Drums, guitar, keyboards, bass, Recording Console, Mixing Desk

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  1. Entre, the best Moderators are unseen and rarely heard from. I know you better than you know me. My name is Mike, I'm a Cancer, and I'm a porn star at my other job. Nice to meet you! Member #200 in 2004.
  2. Thanks man, and I completely agree with this as well.
  3. As the moderator of this forum I find the number of polls to be a bit excessive. But I also realize that activity and engagement within MoTS is very important and much needed on TRF. The only benefit I can see for creating a new sub forum is it would dramatically clean up the look of every other thread being a poll. If the majority of new threads in MoTS are polls, moving them doesn't make much sense, because we absolutely want activity and engagement in the main forum. Are there too many polls? Yes. Should we do something about it? Probably not. Do we need a poll to decide this? Are you f**king kidding me?!
  4. EJ is one of my top 3 favorite guitarists. I've seen him 8 times, met him a few, and absolutely cherish every song he has ever released. I will admit that I had not heard him until Ah Via Musicom was released, but instantly purchased Tones, and the rest is history. Very excited for the 2 album release this summer. I'm currently sitting on front row tickets for his new tour that's been postponed twice.
  5. They're just alright, IMO. Talented, decent composition, but still just alright. Modern songs without vocals, regardless of genre, bother the hell out of me. I'm sure they have songs with vocals but I won't go searching for them. Baby Metal is a better band.
  6. Thanks everyone! Shooting a show on the 4th, so all is good.
  7. 1) Van Halen II 2) 1984 3) 5150 4) Van Halen 5) Women and Children First 6) OU812 7) Fair Warning 8) Diver Down the rest...
  8. Great band!! Has nothing to do with them having a "Rush vibe". They are simply a great band that writes great songs. Hard to believe anyone on this forum doesn't like them.
  9. Same. I have a multi-tiered backup system in place too. Hand written myself, using external drives. If one doesn't have 3 copies of their data, then it doesn't really exist. Haven't done offline yet.... don't want to pay Amazon for it just yet. I am the same, although not as backed up as you are. One of these days . . .maybe this will encourage me to start sooner rather than later. It's pretty simple. Copy 1 is the live data. Files, photos, music. Adding as time goes on. Copy 2 - weekly rsync backup to an external drive. Mirror copy. Copy 3 - monthly compressed copy of -2- to another external drive. Takes a while. Result is archives by date. so: photos.2019.12.31.tar.gz photos.2020.01.30.tar.gz photos.2020.02.29.tar.gz photos.2020.03.30.tar.gz photos.2020.04.30.tar.gz mydocs.2019.12.31.tar.gz .... The script for Copy 3 also has a housekeeping function. It will delete any archives, on that drive, older than 6 months old. So I'm effectively running a set of 6 month rolling copies to fall back to -3-. A weekly snapshot to recover to quickly -2-, and my live -1-. Also, between 1 and 2, a daily snapshot of my most critical stuff that can't wait for the weekly backup, to a second /internal/ drive. Photos and key documents. Idea being that if something goes wrong, I can fall back to yesterday instead of last week. In my case, my main machine is running Fedora LINUX. So these are all ksh shell scripts. I'm pretty sure something similar can be done on Windows with .bat files. Hope that helps! Backups are absolutely essential. But you're not truly backed up until you're offsite. Having all your backups in 1 physical location is a recipe for disaster. Cloud storage is cheap, and so are dedicated servers. Both of those will accomplish a true offsite backup solution. You seem knowledgeable enough. Build a Linux server on an old tower box, put it in a family member or friends house, get them a dedicated IP, and boom...offsite backup!
  10. Since his death on April 1, there hasn't been 1 post on this forum. Maybe this isn't surprising as he wasn't really a "spotlight" kinda guy. But his contributions to music, film and television are on a level few have ever reached. The guy was a musical genius, a songwriting master, and a top-tier producer. It goes way deeper than just his band, Fountains of Wayne. I am such a huge fan, and his death hit me as hard (maybe harder) than Neil's. Look at all he's done: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Schlesinger Listen to this Album: "Traffic and Weather" by Fountains of Wayne. Then listen to it again. It's a masterpiece, and easily in my top 10 albums of all time. Any other fans out there?
  11. I'm a giant fan so this is nearly impossible. Here are a few of my favs. In a Simple Rhyme Women In Love Dreams
  12. One of the best drummers on the planet. Highly respected, super musical, chops for days, extremely creative, and a hell of a nice guy. My band opened for STYX a few years back and Todd and I hung out for a while. We've stayed in contact ever since.
  13. One of my favorite songs, ever. Hard to believe this was only a single, and never on a studio album. It's Not Disco.
  14. launchpad67a

    Compressed Rush

    Very cool. Well done!
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