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About Orpheus3

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    Site-Approved Dirty Hippy
  • Birthday 01/29/1992

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    Once a pointless idiot, now a pointed one.
  • Location
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Interests
    music. wikipedia.
  • Occupation
    Guitar, bouzouki, shoutist, dancist for Adjy
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  • Favourite Bands
    Wavves, Japandroids, LCD Soundsystem, The Strokes, Spoon, Bonobo, Aphex Twin etc etc
  • Favourite Films
    Star Wars
    Children of Men
    There Will Be Blood
    The first two Hunger Games films
    Azkaban, Half-Blood, and Deathly Hallows (Alfonso Cuaron and David Yates really did the best ones)
  • Favourite TV Shows
    Parks and Rec
    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
    8 out of 10 Cats
  • Favourite Books
    Jorge Luis Borges
    Tim O'Brien
    Luke, John, Acts, Ecclesiastes.
    Edith Hamilton
    Mark Z. Danielewski
  • Muse Releases Owned
    The 2nd Law
    The Resistance
    Dead Star Single
    Sing For Absolution EP.
    Origin of Symmetry.
    Black Holes and Revelations.
    Starlight Single
    Do Wee Need This?: B-Sides and Rarities
    Random 1-8
  • Muse Concerts Attended / Attending
    Finally saw them in Tampa 2-23-13.

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  1. I surely don’t miss the homework!

    I never really had the motivation to do all the reading I was supposed to when I couldn’t chose my classes. Working on a subject that actually interests me helps, but even now I sometimes find it hard to have enough discipline to sit and do my research. I still have a good year to finish my thesis so that’s good :p


    So, are you doing much beside working on you record? Or I imagine it must take pretty much all of your time :p

  2. That's really great. And I agree with you on the idea oof inviting critical thought. My American History teacher was the most demaning, brutal, and engaging teacher I'd ever had, and really got us to take thoughts as far as they could go. He impacted my life quite considerably. My ethics professor did in college as well. I definitely support teaching as being a place to be deeply subversive and socratic, asking questions of your students and valuing a well argued point more than a right answer. I love those subjects too because there is no right answer. The strength of the argument is all that matters.


    Man I miss school. I just hated homework.

  3. How cool! I looked up your band, and it doesn't sound like anything I usually listen (in a really good way!) Maybe one day you'll come to Quebec and I'll see you playing live :p


    I think if I could, I would always stay in school. I've always loved learning and last year I finished a second cycle diploma in college teaching. I had the chance to teach a class this fall for my practicum and prepared 15 hours on the concept of imperialism in the western civilization. The best part was when I showed them a documentary about human zoos, something most (all) of them didn't even know existed.


    I think I really found my place and it's a good way to share my passion for history and make the young adults (even if we are almost the same age) think!

  4. This. All of this. Something worked when the scope, at least lyrically, was deeply personal. The arch, titanic clash of histrionic emotion gave a super-hereoan feel to mundane wounds. Muse took universal human pains and rocketed them up into Greek Myth. But then they start to make political statements and just get unbearably lazy. The idea make sense on paper, but it seems like they couldn't decide between an artistic statement or a fun heavy riff. They knew they'd make money. They've gotten deeply, deeply lazy.
  5. Woops, we project to be out in the new year (2018)****

  6. I moved from Florida to Tennessee and play in a band now! We're called Adjy. Currently working on recording our first big-kid full-length record, which we project to be out in May. It's an overwhelming process, but I've never had so much meaning and direction in my whole life.

    I never finished school, though now that I'm 25 I wonder if I should. It just never really plan on working a desk job of any sort so I can't justify the cost. But if I did go back, I'd want to finish in music composition or American History as well!


    I too have become an acolyte of the church of coffee... Never thought I would, but a banana, a black coffee, and a liter of water makes me feel *so damn good*.

  7. Oh hi! :O


    I come here maybe once a year, but never actually look at anything except for threads about gigs in my city (when there's one). I don't know why I came today, but I'm happy to have news from you!


    I'm doing good, working on my master's degree in American history, and drinking a lot of coffee.

    What about you?

  8. Muse, a group whose music was formative and dear to me, have become an awful and ridiculous joke of a band. Drones is one of the worst records I've ever heard, and would have done much better as a well argued anthology of essays on modern violence, injustice, and criminal dehumanization via the Empire, broadly defined. The whole mechanism of Muse's music is the mythic grandiosity they give to human emotion. Heartbreak becomes worlds exploding. An anxiety attack becomes an alien invasion. A guitar becomes a weapon of righteous and divine light. F*** yeah. I feel that. All of humanity feels that. Thats why Ovid, Homer, the Genesis narrative, the Epic of Gilgamesh. That stuff was pop back in the day. It makes sense that a rock band would key into these themes and mythicize them so viscerally. After all... Wikipedia did/does define Muse as "space rock", so the Cosmos have some bearing. For me, Drones fails--at what could have been a subtle and masterful allegory between an increasingly objectivizing and controlling relationship and the ever more absurd reality of the citizen of the Empire--because of 1) the lack of ingenuity and invention or even a sense of life in the music (it is, maybe on purpose, Dead Inside) and 2) its deeply uncreative and hamfisted conceptual approach on the lyrical front. If Muse want a revolution, they've done nothing to engender it. The upheaval and anarchism is polished into toothless, top-shop sloganeering by Mutt Lange and the band's own increasingly nausea-inducing tendencies toward butt rock. They've embraced their corporatism. They are a money machine and they know it. Maybe im particularly upset because the ideas at the core of most of Muse' music are things I agree with: Caesar is a brutish gangster mascarading as a messiah. Hail Caesar. I keep hoping that there's this genius behind it, some archly meta reading of this album, either distilled on purpose by Matthew Bellamy or somehow wrought through his fame-addled brain by the Hand of God... Perhaps Drones is an art piece about how the State can co-opt and defang revolutionary sentiments and pitch them back at the public, so the people feel all the righteousness of uprising and resistance, but still go back to their imperial, tax-paying, murder-funding lives. They wear N.W.A. T-shirts to their cushy, bourgeois desk jobs. Panem et Circum.
  9. What the hell... Coming back here after so long is like a time warp.


    How are you? Do you still haunt around here?

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