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Author Topic: Ladies and Gentleman; Boys and Girls... Welcome to Fenway Park  (Read 13383 times)

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For the last two and a half years I ran the forums formerly known as “recpit”. It was a damn fun two and a half years. I also had a forum on “recpit” called “Yeah, what”, the name of the forum started from the first day of getting the feel for what we were doing in the old PSW office in Massachusetts… it was never meant to stick, but stick it did.

As time marched on, I learned a hell of a lot, and I do mean a hell of a lot. During my several years of posting on Usenet and various other internet forums it has become remarkably apparent to me just how little I know about the art and science of recording.  I have been very fortunate in having been able to take away ideas and suggestions for techniques to which I would not have been exposed without this sort of forum thing.  I think this is without a doubt the strongest asset these kinds of forums can bring to the community.

The other day my daughter was listening to a ‘Velvet Underground’ record. As I walked past her room the line “I guess I just don’t know, I guess that I just don’t know” came through the speakers, out her door, into the hall… and smacked me in the face [no pun intended if you happen to know the song from which that lyric came]… it seemed like a good name for the new forum [
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Re: Ladies and Gentleman; Boys and Girls... Welcome to Fenway Park
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2004, 02:47:08 pm »

Groovy digs. Let
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Re: Ladies and Gentleman; Boys and Girls... Welcome to Fenway Park
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2004, 05:17:24 pm »

As I get older, the less I like change. But this is really great, and I believe I'll actually participate for a change!

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Re: Ladies and Gentleman; Boys and Girls... Welcome to Fenway Park
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2004, 06:36:17 pm »

Fenway Park?

Isn't that where the Yankees play?

Ya know.... The GOOD team. The one that always wins.

HAHAHAHA.

Hello Fletcher.

Glad to be here.

On my best behavior of course.....

That 'other guy' is gonna stay over at the MARSH.

XOXOXO

Tim.

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Re: Ladies and Gentleman; Boys and Girls... Welcome to Fenway Park
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2004, 09:31:29 pm »

Awesome, but my heart is at Shea stadium Wink

Thanks for the invitation and the place

We'll do our best to keep it civil and gentlemany

Z
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Re: Ladies and Gentleman; Boys and Girls... Welcome to Fenway Park
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2004, 09:40:41 pm »

Hi Fletch,

Thanks for the warm welcome. I like the new digs.
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Re: Ladies and Gentleman; Boys and Girls... Welcome to Fenway Park
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2004, 10:04:45 pm »

Thanks Sherm.
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Re: Ladies and Gentleman; Boys and Girls... Welcome to Fenway Park
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2004, 11:11:50 pm »

Fletcher, you were one of the first people on RAP that had knowledge AND a very entertaining writing style. You drew me in to the world of net posting. Much thanks. Best, with the new digs here. Rock the fuck On.
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Re: Ladies and Gentleman; Boys and Girls... Welcome to Fenway Park
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2004, 01:06:17 am »

Looks good...happy to be here.

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Re: Ladies and Gentleman; Boys and Girls... Welcome to Fenway Park
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2004, 06:55:58 am »

Hi, great to be here. Fletcher you have a first rate staff at your shop, and we on our budgets appreciate the way you bend over backwards to help!

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Re: Ladies and Gentleman; Boys and Girls... Welcome to Fenway Park
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2004, 08:08:38 am »

Zoesch wrote on Wed, 21 April 2004 21:31


We'll do our best to keep it civil and gentlemany

Z


LMFBO  Laughing

Good one, Z!

I think a fresh start can be a good thing; leave the baggage at the pit. Some fresh faces here. That Tim Gilles guy appears to be a drummer. He probably doesn't know how to record distorted guitars. Pity.
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Re: Ladies and Gentleman; Boys and Girls... Welcome to Fenway Park
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2004, 09:06:40 am »

Great forums, and most of all: Great speed!

The looks are better to. Thumbs up!

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Re: Ladies and Gentleman; Boys and Girls... Welcome to Fenway Park
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2004, 09:24:56 am »

 Smile Looks good. I've never posted anywhere on RecPit, but I've been a reader and lurker for over 2 years. Out of respect for the professionals, I thought it better to just listen, and learn. I've learned alot from y'all, too. Why post now? To say hi. And I know a bit more, and my little home studio has grown. I'm an old rock guitarist  and I play alot more than guitar now, and recording is my passion.
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Re: Ladies and Gentleman; Boys and Girls... Welcome to Fenway Park
« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2004, 09:49:04 am »

Well,

Fletcher

Congrats for the new forums

I mean it from the botom of my heart. Let's start on better tracks Wink
And make something that rocks

best

malice

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Re: Ladies and Gentleman; Boys and Girls... Welcome to Fenway Park
« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2004, 09:53:18 am »

This new forum is ALMOST cool enough to keep me from going postal on whoever is responsible for abandoning Fenway. I say we hang them by a rib.
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Re: Ladies and Gentleman; Boys and Girls... Welcome to Fenway Park
« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2004, 12:15:32 pm »

man, am i tired

spent the morning digging, got all muddy


damn hatchet weighed a ton!
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Re: Ladies and Gentleman; Boys and Girls... Welcome to Fenway Park
« Reply #16 on: April 22, 2004, 12:23:48 pm »

I was screaming in anguish upon learning of my beloved recpit's demise, but all has subsided now. This looks like it's going to be f**cking incredible! Thank you Fletcher and all who have returned. BTW, I used to be jjungkurth and have changed the name. I'm only going to say it once.
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Re: Ladies and Gentleman; Boys and Girls... Welcome to Fenway Park
« Reply #17 on: April 22, 2004, 12:33:32 pm »

Glad to have finally gotten through re-registration. A little frustration not knowing that I had to be approved before I could upload my avatar (wouldn't go anywhere without the duck), but I'm better now.

Cool place - like the hardwood floors and all that. Sounds better than the old room - less flutter echo. Cool!
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Re: Ladies and Gentleman; Boys and Girls... Welcome to Fenway Park
« Reply #18 on: April 22, 2004, 01:10:18 pm »

Lofty goals for this new forum, but I look forward to it being a success.

Tom Evans
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Re: Ladies and Gentleman; Boys and Girls... Welcome to Fenway Park
« Reply #19 on: April 22, 2004, 01:41:30 pm »

Thanks for the hard work and a great new site, Fletcher!!
I look forward to learning lots, and hopefully contributing some.

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Re: Ladies and Gentleman; Boys and Girls... Welcome to Fenway Park
« Reply #20 on: April 22, 2004, 01:49:46 pm »

Fenway Park?

Couldn't you have picked a little more exciting venue?  I mean, baseball is so fucking boring!

Go ahead.  Call me an uncoordinated, artsy, navel gazing, geek fuck.  I can take it! Very Happy
Believe it or not, there are a few of us freaks out here who just don’t dig the sports.

Nothing like starting out my first post on the right foot.  Razz  

I'll just be running for cover now........ Embarassed Dead

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Great to be here Fletch!  Cool

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Re: Ladies and Gentleman; Boys and Girls... Welcome to Fenway Park
« Reply #21 on: April 22, 2004, 03:05:02 pm »

Yeah I`m more of a basketball/football fan myself.

But Fenway rings better than the Fleet center.

Should have kept it the Boston Garden.

I hate corporate names for ballparks.


Anyway the new place is very nice so far. I can move around here a lot quicker which was the only thing I didn`t like about the old house.


Great job Fletcher!
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Re: Ladies and Gentleman; Boys and Girls... Welcome to Fenway Park
« Reply #22 on: April 22, 2004, 03:20:20 pm »

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But Fenway rings better than the Fleet center.

Should have kept it the Boston Garden.

I hate corporate names for ballparks.





I hear that.  I almost went out last night to the new Citizens Bank Park, which is spitting distance away from Lincoln Financial Field.  Kinda embarrassing if you ask me.    

I heard that the original name for Lincoln Financial field was supposed to be "Lincoln Center".  As funny as that would have been, i can't imagine Wynton would have been very happy.  
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Re: Ladies and Gentleman; Boys and Girls... Welcome to Fenway Park
« Reply #23 on: April 22, 2004, 03:42:02 pm »

Looks good...feels better...

Best of luck!

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Re: Ladies and Gentleman; Boys and Girls... Welcome to Fenway Park
« Reply #24 on: April 22, 2004, 05:07:45 pm »

I like it!
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Re: Ladies and Gentleman; Boys and Girls... Welcome to Fenway Park
« Reply #25 on: April 22, 2004, 11:44:13 pm »

barefoot wrote on Thu, 22 April 2004 13:49

Fenway Park?

Couldn't you have picked a little more exciting venue?  I mean, baseball is so fucking boring!



I don't know about you ace... but I do music for a living... that's not entertainment, that's a day at a different office... for me, entertainment is watching overpaid millionaire assholes playing a kids game [actually, we're huge AAA baseball (Pawtucket Red Sox) fans at the office... those guys actually give a shit for only like double what we make at our joint] as oppossed to watching underpaid, poverty stricken musicians playing their lungs out trying to be overpaid millionaire assholes selling truck loads of T-shirts... or worse, senior citizen millionaire assholes doing a 401/k tour... nuh-uh gotta pay me to see one of those [scary part is... they do!!].

Football is fun [go Patriots!! (the other residents of Foxboro, MA, if they weren't there first, I'd swear they moved their to be closer to M-A)]... but it's only once a week...

Basketball?  Go to Mixerman's forum, the last two minutes are fun to watch, the first 46 minutes are about as much fun as watching paint dry... and hockey?  Please.  Rather watch Soccer... it's cheaper than Placidil, and has a similar effect.

Now if anyone can explain the rules to Australian rules football to me I'll be absolutely amazed... watched that fuckin' game for a decade and haven't been able to even remotely grasp anything resembling a rule.
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mwagener wrote on Sat, 11 September 2004 14:33
We are selling emotions, there are no emotions in a grid


"Recording engineers are an arrogant bunch.  
If you've spent most of your life with a few thousand dollars worth of musicians in the studio, making a decision every second and a half... and you and  they are going to have to live with it for the rest of your lives, you'll get pretty arrogant too.  It takes a certain amount of balls to do that... something around three"
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Re: Ladies and Gentleman; Boys and Girls... Welcome to Fenway Park
« Reply #26 on: April 22, 2004, 11:58:28 pm »

Fletcher wrote on Fri, 23 April 2004 05:44

... and hockey?  Please.



It's unfathomable how someone can claim Football to be a fun sport, while dissing hockey as boring?!

How about those Bruins huh, Fletcher?    Razz
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Re: Ladies and Gentleman; Boys and Girls... Welcome to Fenway Park
« Reply #27 on: April 23, 2004, 03:24:48 pm »

otek wrote on Thu, 22 April 2004 23:58



How about those Bruins huh, Fletcher?    Razz


All I can say is...

GO LEAFS....as for baseball, I've always been partial to the cavernous artificial eggspace of skydome as opposed to the comfortable, cozy outdoor confines of Fenway...

The new digs look nice, and feel great...I can see this starting to be a nice womb to hang out in....
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Re: Ladies and Gentleman; Boys and Girls... Welcome to Fenway Park
« Reply #28 on: April 23, 2004, 08:04:37 pm »

Fenway?  I lived two blocks away, the stadium lights would shine through my window.  

Now I live in the City that is upset because they changed the name from Pac Bell Park to SBC Park.  I think it is all phone-y.

Nice new digs.  

Looking forward to seeing where it goes.   Thumbs Up
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Re: Ladies and Gentleman; Boys and Girls... Welcome to Fenway Park
« Reply #29 on: April 24, 2004, 04:09:00 am »

otek wrote on Thu, 22 April 2004 22:58

Fletcher wrote on Fri, 23 April 2004 05:44

... and hockey?  Please.



It's unfathomable how someone can claim Football to be a fun sport, while dissing hockey as boring?!

How about those Bruins huh, Fletcher?    Razz




Yeah and the Basketball comment too. Theres more action in 2 minutes of Basketball than 4 hrs of basesball. Baseballs actually less exciting than GOLF to me.

You heard me! GOLF! Shocked
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Re: Ladies and Gentleman; Boys and Girls... Welcome to Fenway Park
« Reply #30 on: April 24, 2004, 11:58:52 am »

Fenway Park?

Dodger Stadium!! circa 1971.
My brother and I (11yrs old) went in the elevator after getting Dodger Dogs and rode up w/ Vin Scully. We were like "It's VIN SCULLY!!!!!!" We asked him to sign our baseball. He replied, "you kids know who I am?" "YOU'RE VIN SCULLY!!!!" I think it blew his mind as much as ours.

Great new forum. Hope to learn even more. If I don't chime in, know I'll be lurkin' about.  Very Happy
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Re: Ladies and Gentleman; Boys and Girls... Welcome to Fenway Park
« Reply #31 on: April 25, 2004, 12:22:23 am »

RobMacki wrote on Sat, 24 April 2004 11:58

Fenway Park?

Dodger Stadium!! circa 1971.
My brother and I (11yrs old) went in the elevator after getting Dodger Dogs and rode up w/ Vin Scully. We were like "It's VIN SCULLY!!!!!!" We asked him to sign our baseball. He replied, "you kids know who I am?" "YOU'RE VIN SCULLY!!!!" I think it blew his mind as much as ours.

Great new forum. Hope to learn even more. If I don't chime in, know I'll be lurkin' about.  Very Happy



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Best of luck with this forum, guys!!
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Re: Ladies and Gentleman; Boys and Girls... Welcome to Fenway Park
« Reply #32 on: April 25, 2004, 02:13:39 am »

lucey wrote on Thu, 22 April 2004 09:15

man, am i tired
spent the morning digging, got all muddy


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Re: Ladies and Gentleman; Boys and Girls... Welcome to Fenway Park
« Reply #33 on: April 25, 2004, 12:01:46 pm »

It's an honor to spend time with some of the most renowned AE 's and recording people/gear-sluts/innovators of our time. (I know you're in there somewhere!)

You guys teach me a lot and maybe I can teach you something too.

Your advice are ruining me though. *sigh*

Get going Fletcher.
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Re: Ladies and Gentleman; Boys and Girls... Welcome to Fenway Park
« Reply #34 on: April 26, 2004, 01:24:41 am »

hey look! it's the gentle giant giant!!! kewl!


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Re: Ladies and Gentleman; Boys and Girls... Welcome to Fenway Park
« Reply #35 on: April 28, 2004, 01:29:57 pm »

Hey Fletcher

Was it your tab that paid for all that Bass Ale I was drinkin' down at The Lakeside Lounge last October?

Nothing goes together like an open bar & a good public transportation system!

Later!



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Re: Ladies and Gentleman; Boys and Girls... Welcome to Fenway Park
« Reply #36 on: April 28, 2004, 08:56:57 pm »

Hey Fletcher,

Enjoyed your previous forum a lot... looking forward to things here. Having grown up in Burlington, Vermont, I used to make the 3-hour drive to Boston a lot, especially when I wanted to look at high-end gear (keyboards at that time) at E.U. Wurlitzer or Daddy's Junky Music. Great town, especially at the time of day when the Citgo sign is lighting up just as you're heading into the city over the Mass Ave bridge.

Now I share a coastal California tourist trap with vacuum tube mad scientist "Stayne," and one of his bastard children, a preamp-cum-opto-comp built into an old Heathkit oscilloscope chassis, sits next to my screen as I write this.

Peace and blessings on the new digs.  
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Re: Ladies and Gentleman; Boys and Girls... Welcome to Fenway Park
« Reply #37 on: April 29, 2004, 12:52:41 pm »

AnotherDave wrote on Wed, 28 April 2004 13:29

Hey Fletcher

Was it your tab that paid for all that Bass Ale I was drinkin' down at The Lakeside Lounge last October?

Nothing goes together like an open bar & a good public transportation system!



Indeed!!... that Bass Ale was brought to you by the good people of Manley Labs, Bomb Factory, ADAM Monitors, Empirical Labs, TransAmerica Audio Group... and our very own, ProSoundWeb.com... we just organized it.

Glad you had fun!!
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mwagener wrote on Sat, 11 September 2004 14:33
We are selling emotions, there are no emotions in a grid


"Recording engineers are an arrogant bunch.  
If you've spent most of your life with a few thousand dollars worth of musicians in the studio, making a decision every second and a half... and you and  they are going to have to live with it for the rest of your lives, you'll get pretty arrogant too.  It takes a certain amount of balls to do that... something around three"
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