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26 Re: Waking Up Dead on Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:49 pm

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Its at my college Millersville University of PA. Pretty much I'm expecting a few music majors bands. I just always feel really self conscious about our songs. So I just figured i'd ask you guys before we went out and got embarrassed. Also we got some more songs on the way.

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27 Re: Waking Up Dead on Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:14 am

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Lol music major bands, if they're like the ones at my school they'll write complex music for the sake of having complex music.


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28 Re: Waking Up Dead on Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:01 pm

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Dude, do it...even if you don't win, so fucking what, and who know? Maybe you guys will leave with a few fans and possibly even sell some merch

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29 Re: Waking Up Dead on Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:07 pm

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Our music majors are well. "Better than You" as they say. In reality they will write a song for the sake of saying I can write a song in 6/8 or something along those lines and there normally not to "amazing". I think i'm def gonna sign us up. My only fear is the usual fear of being told we're horrid but that hasnt happened in 15+ shows

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30 Re: Waking Up Dead on Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:37 am

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Go for it!

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31 Re: Waking Up Dead on Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:42 am

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xConcealerx wrote:In reality they will write a song for the sake of saying I can write a song in 6/8 or something along those lines and there normally not to "amazing".

Sounds like Dream Theater


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32 Re: Waking Up Dead on Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:28 pm

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Yah i'm not a Dream Theater fan. I think more music is an expression and not something you right just to brag about.

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33 Re: Waking Up Dead on Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:44 pm

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Dude, writing in any time is easier than it sounds, you just have to write around the measure, which is why bands like DT or The Faceless or even Tool end up sounding generic, because you can't really get a good flow going with an original riff if you're trying to focus it around a certain sig...


My idea behind writing has always been 'write the signature after I write my riff'...my riffs sometimes end up being some crazy shit like 7/13 (pretty sure we nailed one down like that) but I have a great skill in circling it around and making it fluid...it just ends up coming out that way...I think it's because I didn't have formal guitar lessons before, so my mind has always ran wild with riffs...

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34 Re: Waking Up Dead on Wed Nov 09, 2011 4:46 pm

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Doomsayer wrote:Dude, writing in any time is easier than it sounds, you just have to write around the measure, which is why bands like DT or The Faceless or even Tool end up sounding generic, because you can't really get a good flow going with an original riff if you're trying to focus it around a certain sig...


My idea behind writing has always been 'write the signature after I write my riff'...my riffs sometimes end up being some crazy shit like 7/13 (pretty sure we nailed one down like that) but I have a great skill in circling it around and making it fluid...it just ends up coming out that way...I think it's because I didn't have formal guitar lessons before, so my mind has always ran wild with riffs...

The thing with Dream Theater is that they'll write a song that's difficult to play with several key and time signature changes as possible. Tool is strange because they were original when they first came out with Aenima, but as time went on and more bands copied them. They come off as sounding like all these bands that are ripping them off, the only difference between Aenima and Lateralus is that they incorporated weird time signatures and added some philosophical bullshit into their lyrics, though reading more and more of their shit sounds like it's all bullshit to get their retarded fanbase all riled up.


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35 Re: Waking Up Dead on Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:20 pm

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Oh the joys of music lol

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36 Re: Waking Up Dead on Sat Nov 19, 2011 3:49 am

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Well we played and lost Sad. Mostly due to the fact that the other bands their were hipster college kids with acoustics who brought 30 people with. We did good though Smile. Also we have some more songs up if you guys care to critique!

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37 Re: Waking Up Dead on Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:04 pm

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Better luck next time though. Don't worry, same thing happened to me at a DJ competition. The local girl had way more supporters than me cause my so-called 'friends' didn't want to drive 30 mins to support me... I lost due to a lack of support, so yeah - I know the feeling.

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38 Re: Waking Up Dead on Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:37 am

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Yah we got about 10 fans out of it and I had some peole ask me if I was in "that Waking up band" over the course of the weekend so I was quite happy.

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39 Re: Waking Up Dead on Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:18 am

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Feeling like a celeb? Razz

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40 Re: Waking Up Dead on Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:21 am

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Hey when people are buying you a shot or two it goes a long way to feeling cool on this lil college campus of mine

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41 Re: Waking Up Dead on Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:10 pm

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https://www.facebook.com/wakingupdead?bookmark_t=page

Beating a dead horse guys I know, but in my time gone my bands been signed, rerecorded everything we've ever done and have a full album coming soon. I figured i'd throw this up and see how you guys like the new one. If you want to listen to the new versions of our old tracks they are on prgmusic.com

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42 Re: Waking Up Dead on Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:22 pm

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Congrats, I haven't heard from you in awhile, so I was curious how this was going.

I wish I was signed Sad

edit: and liked the page


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43 Re: Waking Up Dead on Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:55 pm

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Its going well. In a year we went from nothing to signed and playing almost constantly. Its also become about 90% self sufficient. So its not really costing anything to go play our shows pay for themselves.

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44 Re: Waking Up Dead on Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:32 pm

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Are that many people attending?


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45 Re: Waking Up Dead on Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:50 pm

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most nights yes? 30-50 people some nights its like 5 or 6. The venue that its normally 5 or 6 at has closed. Also our record deal is pretty sweet. The label is incredibly tiny but everything is split 50/50 and we own our music. The contract is set up so that if one side fails so does the other meaning if he wants to make money he's got to sell the shit out of us.

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46 Re: Waking Up Dead on Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:55 pm

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I don't get the 5 or 6 thing. What does that mean?


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47 Re: Waking Up Dead on Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:58 pm

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We had a venue run by a complete idiot. He'd charge such an insane about and book the worst bands. So when we played there generally of the 6 bands that showed up it would be just us. Once word of this got around crowds at that venue were reduced to 5 or 6 people. Thats what the 5 or 6 meant. also chatbox?

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48 Re: Waking Up Dead on Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:03 pm

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Sure, I'll get in chat.


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