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originally posted by: Tiamat384
a reply to: peter vlar
Well, I'm only in NYC time to time now. I go to college in New Paltz, about an hour and a half from the city. Oh well I'll gladly post their two songs (only two Fallout songs I know to exist). I'm sure you have stories to tell, seriously I'm envious. What stories you must have I wish I could have known him, proud to share Polish blood with him though.
It's not about the money (what a cliche), it's about the music and having a good time. That's my opinion on the matter. Hm, I honestly only know Obituary, none of the rest. What form of metal do you play. I did listen, but I am horrible at discerning them sometimes especially with more modern sounds (for whatever reason). What influenced your sound?
I actually saw your Facebook page. I wonder if I'll be able to make that. Main issue is that if I go will I have a bus to return. If not...I'll be on the streets :/ I wouldn't mind seeing you play, I mean hell. It has to be fun.
How many people do you expect to come?
And how is your friend's band?
Man I know I'm throwing a bunch of questions. I haven't been to a concert in months. I just need to head bang to some loud live music.
I'm literally half way between NYC and Albany.
originally posted by: Tiamat384
a reply to: spygeek
So you agree with the book? That there is both good and evil. The book never actually says whether it is pure or not so one can assume that there is as you say, a spectrum. It is the best work by Paulo Coelho (that I've read) and yes, beating the Alchemist. I have to say, seeing the world burn, well. Let's just say the human species is not a beautiful thing. It certainly has the capability of beauty and of creating beauty, but in itself it is rather ugly.
You're a professor? Well what is it that you teach? I'm very curious. Hmm, you are very right. Educating the young, and the old too for that matter, is a very noble pursuit in life (though salaries fail to show this), but I'd almost put educating along with helping people, because ultimately providing the means to wisdom, or directly wisdom, is in fact helping someone.
I would be glad to share it with you if you're willing to wait till around May when I will have it complete. I would send it to you by email, or perhaps share it on ATS as a post, but 25 pages (double spaced so 12 and a half actual pages) may be too long for a post.
Oh no, the "love" of things isn't true love, but people seem to equate it to such. Perhaps devotion, or obsession, to the obtaining of material things would be a more apt description. I think you are right about defining themselves by what they own. This seems very true of people with money, but not excessive amounts. In order to make show they spend more money on items for the public to see, overstating their "wealth". Though true wealth is in personality, knowledge and books.
Again we agree. Books are, most broadly defined, gateways. Now depending on the book it is a gateway to some different place. To new worlds or knowledge are the two most common. I despise the technologies people use to read books on. The electronic books are empty. They have the words, but not the texture or smell.
Culture is of utmost importance, but it would seem the world we are living in is straying away and culture is dying. True, there is "music" of today, but is it culture when drug use, consumption of alcohol, murder and sex seem to be primary topics? And "art" where one throws paint at a canvas or draws a line. And literature, the art I hold above all others (except music which is right beside), seems to be so common that it is difficult to find a good piece of literature (modern). Is culture dying? If so, truly a dystopia will follow.
You're right it is my thread, but regardless I would very much like to continue this discussion as it is pleasant and rather intellectual (of course it is, you are a professor after all) and I always hate when such discussions come to an end. With so many topics such discussions should be endless.