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Hi, I'm Bamnan11. Is there anything I can do to make you feel better or achieve your dreams?
Liking the positivity
Do you want me to listen to and buy your music?
but I wouldn't want to force you to do anything you wouldn't ordinarily do or want to do purely out of a new found sense of duty or as some sort of seasoning in an altruism casserole
I like you just the way you are
whatever makes you happy Bammers
whatever makes you happy
Just haven't really felt up to it lately.
I'd love to pick your brains over production stuff as I need to learn from someone better than me
I've just had other experiences
I'd be happy to share what I've learned from those experiences
I often want to get something down and move on, wish I had more dedication and trust in ideas.
I really hope I can get back into making music soon, it's really helpful when I'm at a low ebb y'know?
...is to find someone to collaborate with - someone who enjoys the technical aspects and fine tuning to the level that you enjoy the spontaneity & creation process
It's hard to make the same brain be both free enough to be original & charming while at the same time being disciplined enough to be disciplined & technical
If you can't find a collaborator then split up your tasks - have days or sessions where you just write/play/ whatever and record all your ideas
Then have sessions where you just listen critically & pluck out the best bits
Then have sessions where you just concentrate on the technical aspects & get the best quality recordings from your collected ideas
And set aside time weeks after I've created a track (there really is no unlame word for a piece of music is there?) to get some perspective and work on the mixing etc rather than rushing it through.
Sometimes it's a lot less effort to ditch a recording and start recording that song again from scratch than it is to try and labour over getting a good mix from a half-good recording
worried i'm not gonna earn much over min wage for the rest of my life, which isn't a problem since i don't want to be rich or anything but I would like to earn enough so I could save money and maybe go on holiday or back to uni or something. What should I do mate?
It's not too bad I suppose but I don't really go anywhere *shrugs* kinda wish I had forced myself to be more confident in my ability. I actually enjoy working really hard once I know I can do a job but I'm terrified of trying anything in case I'm shit at it.
You are an intelligent guy I'm sure you could get a mega job if you are willing to. Or how about focus on your talents instead and become great in other ways?
and I can't get a job anywhere
i had so much potential (in terms of being able to get a good job that would be interesting and make me feel good) and have more or less squandered it all. Wish i could get a time machine to when i was 16 and tell myself to do everything differently, Do a maths a-level, don't ever do a humanities degree, study something to do with caring for animals idk just do anything to avoid struggling to get admin work.
I applied to do physics at half the unis I applied to. Could'ave been splitting the atom while wearing ill judged t shirts at this point. Feel like I've lost my edge now though.
That whatever age you are you can always look back to five years ago and wish you could do that over again etc
You are young anyways, what have you squandered? If you have your health and your brain you've the tools you need. What kind of job do you want? What inspires you? There must be some small goal you can work towards!
that i would need to pay a lot of money for. Would probably also need to do a-levels before i could even do the degree.
Basically i've squandered free-ish education (subsidised/essentially free given my earning potential). I've tried other routes into decent work (volunteered for a community organisation) but it turned out i was ineligible for the funding they spent three months trying to get for me to do paid work there, so my motivation for that sort of thing is at an all-time low.
Get mega sexy or talented or something?
Sorry you are dispirited at the moment...life has many more exciting things in store for you though no doubt.
it's okay i'm not too down, i have a good girlfriend and stuff which is NICE isn't it and i'm not living in abject poverty even if i am on the dole every other week cos of temping, so have nice food fairly regularly
AND you are younger so well done you!
gonna really struggle to get this application in. Also the guy I wanted to supervise me is at full supervision capacity already cause he's mr popular.
Do you want some money or something?
do you have £60,000?
But if you need like £50 to get someone a nice Christmas present or something I could help.
I'm probably gonna manage ok cause I've got a crap temp job in a supermarket and make like £8.50 an hour (best paid job I could get). Just need to get something more stable so I can move out.
(phd application = route out of poverty and misery)
Could you tell me why I've left my keys?
It's starting to get annoying.
When did you last definitely have them?
where would solve my immediate key-less anxiety, why might prevent this situation happening in the future.
I last definitely had them when entering my house after a run on Friday evening...
Can you not get new ones cut at all?
How long do I give it before sacking the whole thing off and getting new ones cut and paying for a new work fob?
Bit loath to give work any money for a new fob as they're probably making me redundant in a couple of weeks.
Think I might give it to the weekend and see if they show up, then bite the bullet.
The worst part isn't the money, or the inconvenience of the not having keys, it's the not knowing. Those keys could be sitting quietly somewhere in the house, just waiting for me to find them.
They haunt my dreams.
Bamnam, you're a genius!
Legitimately pleased for you! Where were they? Somewhere obvious no doubt
with some sort of brain enema, or perhaps a very mild lobotomy?
*hugs* and suggest an early night?
cheers, bam! hugs an' that.
that *is* a good idea but i can't do early nights anymore because my mind races like a bastard when it's not being stimulated. i usually just pop on my earphones in bed and listen until i eventually drift off at some ludicrous hour.
People on here never talk about music really, it's a shame :(
it depends on my mood but at the moment i'm listening to a lot of (what might be considered naff but is actually brilliant) soft rock because i find it all oddly comforting. steely dan, the doobie brothers, hall & oates etc.
how about you?
Aja is one of my fav albums ever! Nothing naff about it! I'm going through a cheese phase though and really enjoying the new weezer album and listening to queen live albums as a change of pace from depressing earnest singer-songwriters.
me too, it's perfect! i can pop, say, peg or deacon blues on at any time and it just lifts my mood immediately. i think a lot of people find them a bit cold and clinical but that's not the case at all.
i feel as if i really like weezer but when i think about it the only one of their albums i've listened to exhaustively is the blue self-titled. should probably rectify that really.
I just really like his voice and some of the melodies, a lot of it is dumb but I kinda find it cute and uplifting, just seems so free of cynicism.
Yeah calling steely dan cold is nuts, some of the sax solos mmmmm. Tried to learn bad sneakers once but it's hard to cover that song and do it justice, something about the sneer and coolness in his voice that I can't replicate.
Alternatively, smite my enemies?
I'm just so fucking boring. People who like themselves are really lucky.
You're far from the most boring diser and dis people are super interesting compared to most humans I've met. You are great
Can't remember the last time I did anything constructive, I just waste my time/money on melting my brain with whatever's available.
Then I feel like a big child because I have nothing really stopping me except for hating everything and I should be making the people who care about me proud. Then I feel like it doesn't matter anyway and usually by that point the day's done already. I wish I could just stay asleep tbh.
Thanks though Bam, I think you're a great guy and I hope things are looking up for you (or at least that this week's better than last week).
However you live it it's your life and your experience that matters, we'll be dead someday and the world will continue on without us just try to enjoy all the simple pleasures of being alive moment to moment if you can.
I say all this as someone who struggles with severe depression, anxiety, and worries about his 'legacy'...but in my calmer moments I know it's true.
Much love to you x
i'm working a shitty job with a shitty contract that isn't enough and struggling with both my physical and mental disabilities and chronic pain
i'm living at home because obviously i can't afford not to with my brother, my mam (who hasn't been able to work for 18 months, she was made redundant because of #torycuts -the reason she was given was that it boiled down to time off work and she'd had to take 6 weeks off to recover from a crucial operation to relieve her of a chronic condition that she'd had for 15 years, following being made redundant she then had a breakdown and has been signed off on the sick since and has no money coming in whatsoever) and my dad (who can't work or walk at the minute due to an accident)
everyones really depressed and we're too poor and ugh the reality is horrible
i just want to better myself but i can't physically do anything some days (i've got multiple chronic pain conditions and autoimmune diseases on top of disabilities and ugh). whenever i do things it's too much to handle and my body needs time to recover and starts attacking itself and things flare and cause me lots of pain.
also i'm scared of asking for help and i've got some sort of guilt complex
had this typed out for ages but i dont want to hit send
or do i
Wish I could help
You have such a strong character on here, I know it doesn't amount to to much but we all respect you!
It must be so hard trying to be there for your family and not letting your own spirits sink too :( just sucks that life is so unfair and cruel for some people.
Sorry I can't be much help though
Really sorry to hear that. It really pains me when the government talk about healthcare/NHS stuff or job cuts in the abstract, like it doesn't have real effects on real people. It must be difficult to get things done when your body is a couple of steps behind you, but I hope it helps a little talking about it on here.
I don't really hang out on the social board that much, but just wanted to chip in and say that I always enjoy your posts all across the site :)
No problems here. Got back pay I shouldn't even have AND have 2 free days to take off before Christmas. Halcyon days. Neighbours are pretty irritating, but things could be *alot* worse.
Great stuff...that band are shitty wanks and hiring musicians is lame! I mean I made the best record of 2010 and I don't even tour or any of that bullshit.
Glad you are doing well
Can you get Vodafone to send a bill to explain to me why they've charged me over £100 instead of £21? Nothing online, the guy I spoke to who said he'd email it to me hasn't and I've been queuing ages for a webchat agent.
Hate vodafone, in fact the idea of mobile companies seems so outdated now anyway
I did some one-off work as an extra yesterday which paid pretty well (loads of overtime inevitably), so am in a pretty good mood, but really need to turn my attentions to finding a full-time job, and sometimes I just can't seem to find the energy to get up in the mornings, let alone write a bunch of cover letters.
Things are good otherwise, went clubbing the other night for the princely sum of one pound and had a great time. Threads like these always make me want to post on the social board more often but I sometimes get put off because I feel like everyone knows each other already.
I've met a few disers but not for years and years...all you have to do is be friendly and take an interest in other peoples lives...simple!
I haven't been clubbing for like 7 years, I don't even know if I'm too old or just have no interest in such things. Sometimes I think going to a pub would be nest but I'd never go on a Friday or Saturday night anymore.
I'm at a pub quiz tonight. All the questions are Christmas related and it's only November so it's taking the shine off things. Do you know the years that these were Christmas number ones? Human League's Don't You Want Me, Garry Jules' Mad World and Bob the Builder's Can We Fix It?
1986, 2003 and 1999? No ides if those are even close!
should i have something for supper or not? prolly porridge or some other kind of cereal if i do
You might not sleep well otherwise...speaking of which, I'm off for a kip now, night all x
I'm trying to be good to humankind from now on!
not taken it too well. Er... so fuck everything, basically.
I am staring into the abyss.
more beer helps
i mean it really doesn't. but it does.
Beer, Down I Go, Justified, Vampire Counts and your favourite FPS.
Chin up, Shucksy. x