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english presentation
« on: February 18, 2006, 01:20:30 am »
i've got a project coming up in the next few monthes to present a song to the class. obviously i will take this opportunity to educate the masses. the question is, what one song would best bring a new listener to a new plane of thought? i know when i started listening, my favorite tracks were Earthbound and Hero. I didn't appreciate Nemesis or Masquerade until later. i'm tempted to use TTLG just because i like it so much, but i wonder how someone unfamiliar with the group would feel. i can talk a great deal about Nemesis (i believe i posted something a while ago), especially how i believe the instrumental ending is a final verse itself. the problem i forsee is the teacher cutting me off when he hears the last words on the lyrics i distribute. i also want to highlight the incredible strength of the instrumental portion of the band so i want a solid solo before the final lyrics. i'm wide open on this but i'm leaning towards TTLG, Hero, or Player One at this point.
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Re: english presentation
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2006, 02:55:55 am »
You can't go far wrong with Soundtrack to the Rebellion IMO, and my opinion is the only one that counts for anything ;)

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Re: english presentation
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2006, 03:21:54 am »
I think you should do Follower.
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Re: english presentation
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2006, 03:59:17 am »
Something melodic, not too aggressive, and rhythmic. And a memorable chorus!

I'd go with Player One- it's by all accounts fucking awesome.


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Re: english presentation
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2006, 08:05:41 am »
origin!
or Throttle and Mask... DO ALL OF THEM!
there are only like what... just shy of 100 tracks?

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Re: english presentation
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2006, 08:59:05 am »
I wish I had a chance to do something like this =[
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Re: english presentation
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2006, 02:26:00 pm »
I did something like this in my English class not so long ago. Back then I chose Attack Music (because it's my most favourite song).

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Re: english presentation
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2006, 06:13:58 pm »
Wow, a ninja.

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Re: english presentation
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2006, 07:29:42 pm »
Missing Link!

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Re: english presentation
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2006, 09:17:22 pm »
Hero or Hubnester Inferno.

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Re: english presentation
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2006, 06:15:13 am »
Yeah, I was randomly taking pictures of my room for a school project and this ninja showed up in one of them.
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Re: english presentation
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2006, 08:54:00 am »
The Wired. Easy to explain the meaning behind it since it is about an anime. I used it for an essay that had to be about a song.
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Re: english presentation
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2006, 09:26:31 am »
haha..  Sad cow, I don't think you're going to find a consensus in the forum, all of us have different favourites.
just go with YOUR favourite.

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Re: english presentation
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2006, 10:36:05 am »
yeah, i see the indecisiveness. i was hoping for some analysis about instrumental solo versus depth of lyrics vs appeal to new listeners but i guess i'm on my own. the big thing is, my feelings about different songs are influenced by the machinae songs i've listened to before it. if i'd never heard machinae, i doubt i'd like the wired or masquerade because i wouldn't give them enough of a chance. now they're some of my favorite tracks. i really am leaning towards TTLG right now but i still worry about people i'd lose. imagine some of the more obscure masugn tracks, deciphering those lyrics. that would be way too dense for anyone not acquainted with the band to dig into. i still don't know what half of them mean.
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Re: english presentation
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2006, 01:07:37 pm »
That's a brilliant idea. Just discuss Hostiles instead ;D