Listen to Disco Biscuits from Starr Hill April 18, 2006

Bisco rocked it out back in April and I ran my microphones however my Mini-Me was still set to high gain which is a huge no-no at Starr Hill (That place is freaking loud!). So my recording came out like crap however someone was running Nuemanns behind me (as mentioned in my previous post, creatively, entitled stated: Disco Biscuits 04-18-2006 @ Starr Hill Music Hall, Charlottesville, VA) and it has finally been released to the Live Music Archive!

You can listen to the whole show directly from the detailed listings here:

Here is the text:


The Disco Biscuits
April 18, 2006
Star Hill Music Hall
Charlottesville, VA

Source: Neumann TLM170 (card, 15 ft. from stage, DFC, FOB) > sound devices 722 @16/44.1

Transfer: Sound Devices 722 > Macintosh G5 > Spark XL > Xact > WAV* > FLAC(8)*

Taped and transferred by Jonathan Hatgis

*Edited and encoded by Dave Cooke (WaveLab/SoundForge 6/CDWave)

Disc 1:

Set I:
1. Crowd/Tuning
2. King Of The world
3. Triumph ->
4. Pilin’ It High (1) ->
5. Triumph ->
6. Run Like Hell

Set II:
7. Crowd/Tuning
8. Crystal Ball

Disc 2:

Set II (cont.):
1. Aceetobee
2. Banter
3. Abraxis
4. Once the Fiddler Paid
5. Strawberry Girl
6. Save The Robots

7. Tuning
8. Helicopters

(1) – Unfinished

* The 722 was accidentally run with a “no clipping” compression level
* set. I’ve done my best to try to counter some of that, but the bass
* at its peak is still distorted. However, this is all that has
* surfaced as of yet. — DC, 6/21/2006

Scientology is not Science

…dedicated to all the victims of scientology, free speech, and, Lisa McPherson. Mirrored from codebot.

Scientology hurts people a lot. It hasn’t stood the test of time, which makes it more of a cult than anything else. I researched Scientology for my college journalism graduate studies project and here’s what I found.

As it’s core tenet, Scientology teaches that all the bad things in the world come from negative life experiences. For example, if you were bitten by a dog as a child, without realizing it you might develop an irrational fear of dogs (preventing negative life experiences is why they insist their babies be born in complete silence). Using special auditing techniques and e-meter technology, both of which Scientology claims L Ron Hubbard created, they believe they are able to remove these bad thoughts from your body.

This premise of Scientology, when explained as being part of science, seems reasonable enough to get people started in the cult.

In actuality though, both auditing and the e-meter existed before L Ron Hubbard created them. Auditing was an early type of psychoanalysis experimented with in the early part of the last century. It was soon discarded when the experts of the time came to the conclusion it had no real lasting therapeutic value. The e-meter is based on the same technology as a primitive lie detector.

At first they introduce you to courseware and studies using seemingly innocuous subjects such as tapes on how to have a happy marriage, and how to control you’re eating habits. Where things get really weird is when they teach you to hate psychology and require you to pay money, lots of it, for the courses and auditing sessions. These materials and sessions are required to progress up the Scientology ladder.

As you progress up the ladder, the church begins to reveal more information about itself to you. They contend it can’t be revealed to you all up front, because the information is so powerful, that if you were to hear about it with an unprepared mind it would kill you (it’s that powerful). What they begin to reveal is that all the negative energy trapped inside you are actually thetans, and that thetans are wandering immortal souls carrying past life experiences.

If at some point you cannot continue to pay for the courseware and the auditing sessions, you will be offered a thousand year contract to serve the church for free, in lieu of the fees. You see, the church begins to teach their followers that by following the courseware they will eventually become immortal, and a thousand years is pittance in comparison to forever.

Working for the church is something that can turn quite unpleasant. It’s like an army structure without the organization. Superiors abuse and degrade their workers. They make them do the worst jobs, and can have them locked away using a special confinement technique.

Eventually the courses teach you that once you reach the state of “clear” all thetans will be purged from you body. After “clear” you progress to an OT (operating thetan). As an OT you will begin to develop supernatural powers (John Travolta is a high level OT).

It’s in the OT levels that the church begins to tell you the true story of the universe. They teach you that the thetans were actually hundreds and hundreds of billions of interplanetary space beings placed on Earth by the evil galactic ruler Xenu. They were killed by Xenu when he placed their bodies around volcanoes (somewhere around Hawaii) and bombarded them with H-Bombs. Their souls attempted to escape after death, but Xenu anticipated this and had machines ready to capture them. The souls were taken to giant 3D cinemas and brainwashed into believing all kinds of bad things, like the story of God and the devil. Finally, Xenu released thetans into the atmosphere, where they began to clump together and make their way into our human ancestor’s brains.

To protect all of this information, the church uses its vast sums of money to litigate into oblivion those that speak out against the church. They have an entire dictionary of terms and plays to use against people. For example, if you were in the church and knew someone critical of it they would label you a PTS, or potential trouble source. The outside person would be called a suppressive person. As a PTS you are required to get rid of the suppressive person. This leads to the Scientology policy of disconnection.

Another trick Scientology uses is spying, threatening, and record keeping. See, the contents of your auditing sessions are kept by the church. They have all your deep dark secrets, and if you ever leave and are perceived as a danger in any way, they won’t hesitate to threaten you with this information. Watch the scary video of scientology doing it’s spying.

Scientology is dangerous cult. They have ruined lives and killed people. If your are interested in learning more the many true life stories of people hurt by the cult, search the Internet. Just don’t join their cult.

Dubconscious – May 05, 2006 @ Outback Lodge

I ran my mics at Dubconscious on Wednesday last week. They are a kick ass Dub Reggae band with some jam mixed in there. Coming from Athens, GA they brought the sweet sounds that make you want to get down. The guys were down with C’Ville so much that they came and ran another show Friday night. I didn’t get to record that one, however I believe someone else was running a SBD feed to Minidisc, so hopefully that is true. The show is on the archive, check it out:

May 05, 2006
Outback Lodge
Charlottesville, VA

Source: SP-C4 > mme > mt24/48
Transfer: Compact Flash > Audacity > FLAC
Taped By: Joseph Lawson (joekiller dot com)

01. A-Spear
02. Under the Weather
03. Possibility
04. Be Free
05. Trinity !
06. One Tribe !
07. Constantly Inspired !
08. Hear Who Knows !
09. Sufferers Dub
10. Ring the Alarm >
11. Kelvinator
12. Much Respect ^
13. Unchain ^
14. Spell ^
15. Wise Man Say ^

! – Shelly Olin singing
^ – Roger Lonne on Bass

FLAC Footprint:

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Word of the Day for Thursday, June 01, 2006

junta HUN-tuh, JUHN-tuh, noun:

1. A governmental council or committee, especially one that rules after a revolution.

2. A closely knit group united for a common purpose and usually meeting secretly; also called a junto.

His greatest fear, said Wole Soyinka, the Nigerian Nobel laureate and ardent foe of military rule, is that with the death of one tyrant, the world will not press for the entire junta to step aside.
— “Nobel Winner Calls for Nigerian Ruler to Release Political Prisoners”, New York Times, June 12, 1998

The Greek junta that seized power during 1967 mobilized the courts against its foes.
— Charles S. Maier, Dissolution

Two days after the coup, the junta announced that General Videla had been designated President of the Nation.
— Marguerite Feitlowitz, A Lexicon of Terror

Still, the resemblance to political revolution is, in important ways, only metaphorical. Computer nerds aside, there is no junta driving this process of change.
— Andrew L. Shapiro, The Control Revolution

Junta comes from the Spanish word for “joined” (hence, a group of persons joined for a common purpose), from Latin junctus, past participle of jungere, “to join.”

    Phish: Junta. Its true.