socialfumbling:

iflewbikes:

This pedal is so mindblowingly good. 

Pulled the trigger on one of these fuzz monsters, $150 second-hand. Going to spend some serious time setting up my 8-track and actually making some music noise instead of just practicing scales and making “some-day” plans.

Octave Clang arrived today… wow. It’s not so much a distortion or fuzz pedal in the traditional sense as it add a certain texture to your tone.
It is extremely sensitive to attack, with wildly differing kinds of modulation and decay depending on how hard/soft you pick/strum/pluck/thump the strings. It makes playing guitar a completely different kind of exercise, and already got me out of my comfort zone and playing strange riffs I would never normally come up with; you can’t just riff up and down the minor pentatonic with this thing! Low strings are like velcro while high strings are shrill and piercing with octaves and ring modulation.
I only managed to tame it by putting some pretty heavy compression after it, which actually managed to pull it together into a thick and wooly fuzz with a bit less of the crackle and a bit more sustain, of which the Octave Clang has fuck-all — in a nasty synth-sitar-banjo kind of way.
The funniest part was after an hour of messing around with it I clicked it off and immediately thought there was something wrong with my amp — it sounded so dull and flat, like there was a blanket over the speaker. Turns out everything clean or overdriven just sounds plain boring after being assaulted by a Death by Audio pedal!

socialfumbling:

iflewbikes:

This pedal is so mindblowingly good. 

Pulled the trigger on one of these fuzz monsters, $150 second-hand. Going to spend some serious time setting up my 8-track and actually making some music noise instead of just practicing scales and making “some-day” plans.

Octave Clang arrived today… wow. It’s not so much a distortion or fuzz pedal in the traditional sense as it add a certain texture to your tone.

It is extremely sensitive to attack, with wildly differing kinds of modulation and decay depending on how hard/soft you pick/strum/pluck/thump the strings. It makes playing guitar a completely different kind of exercise, and already got me out of my comfort zone and playing strange riffs I would never normally come up with; you can’t just riff up and down the minor pentatonic with this thing! Low strings are like velcro while high strings are shrill and piercing with octaves and ring modulation.

I only managed to tame it by putting some pretty heavy compression after it, which actually managed to pull it together into a thick and wooly fuzz with a bit less of the crackle and a bit more sustain, of which the Octave Clang has fuck-all — in a nasty synth-sitar-banjo kind of way.

The funniest part was after an hour of messing around with it I clicked it off and immediately thought there was something wrong with my amp — it sounded so dull and flat, like there was a blanket over the speaker. Turns out everything clean or overdriven just sounds plain boring after being assaulted by a Death by Audio pedal!

4 April 2014 ·

iflewbikes:

This pedal is so mindblowingly good. 

Pulled the trigger on one of these fuzz monsters, $150 second-hand. Going to spend some serious time setting up my 8-track and actually making some music noise instead of just practicing scales and making “some-day” plans.

iflewbikes:

This pedal is so mindblowingly good. 

Pulled the trigger on one of these fuzz monsters, $150 second-hand. Going to spend some serious time setting up my 8-track and actually making some music noise instead of just practicing scales and making “some-day” plans.

30 March 2014 ·

"If you don’t like where you are, move on. You are not a tree."

~

Unknown (via psych-facts)

(via jessehimself)

4 March 2014 ·

buzzfeed:

Lupita dancing with Pharrell is perfect. 

Where’s is your J-Law now?

buzzfeed:

Lupita dancing with Pharrell is perfect. 

Where’s is your J-Law now?

(Source: twitter.com, via tess-is-elated)

3 March 2014 ·

Kickstarter?

oprahsvagina:

man, i need a computer so i can fuck shit up on this site again donate now i’ll buy you a froke and touch your genitals

Someone buy this girl a damned computer already, my dash is getting waaaaay too dull.

I’m also kind of too afraid to ask what a “froke” is.

3 March 2014 ·

timecowboy:

I ate a bagel. 

I fucking LOVE bagels.
It’s a slow-news-day on Tumblr…

timecowboy:

I ate a bagel. 

I fucking LOVE bagels.

It’s a slow-news-day on Tumblr…

2 March 2014 ·

3345rpmz:

• Record Players • ⋅ Panasonic ⋅

My parents have this in gunmetal grey.
I really need to get a new stylus for my turntable, I have a bunch of records that haven’t even been played since I bought them…

3345rpmz:

• Record Players •

⋅ Panasonic ⋅

My parents have this in gunmetal grey.

I really need to get a new stylus for my turntable, I have a bunch of records that haven’t even been played since I bought them…

(Source: facebook.com, via velodrone)

24 February 2014 ·

girlshbo:

If you died, the world would blur. Happy Valentine’s Day.

This.

girlshbo:

If you died, the world would blur. Happy Valentine’s Day.

This.

15 February 2014 ·

MONSOON SEASON, BITCHES!!!

14 February 2014 ·

"People will kill you over time, and how they’ll kill you is with tiny, harmless phrases, like ‘be realistic.’"

~ Dylan Moran

12 February 2014 ·

liartownusa:

Pat Boone Sings! Live at Jonestown

The Pat Boone Jonestown Massacre.

liartownusa:

Pat Boone Sings! Live at Jonestown

The Pat Boone Jonestown Massacre.

(via h-veitch)

12 February 2014 ·

sagansense:

Bone-eating worms have been munching on the skeletons of dead whales (and most likely the ancestors of whales) for tens of millions of years. But they were only discovered back in 2012.  Robert Vrijenhoek was exploring the floor of Monterey Bay in a submarine when he came upon a whale carcass:

"One of the first things we noticed during that first dive were large white mats of bacteria that were decomposing tissue and other parts of the carcass. A little octopus had taken up residence in a ‘cave’ created by the hole in the back of the whale’s skull. Below the octopus’ lair was a pile of crab legs and other crab parts. He was having a great time picking off the bright red lithodid crabs that were crawling all over the carcass, bringing the crabs back to his home, and dropping the debris on his doorstep. So this dead whale had become a little self-contained ecosystem, complete with predators, decomposers, and bacteria."

"But the other thing we noticed was the proliferation of these little red worm-like creatures. They were all over the bones. They were growing like crazy, carpeting the remaining whale bones. The worms had short trunks topped by red plumes, and were about an inch or two in height. There were thousands of them waving in the current. It was really fascinating to watch."

A few of these worm species have been described now, all under the genus “Osedax” (which means bone-eater). They’re part of the final chapter in the after life of a whale — gathering up the last remaining nutrients and reducing the skeleton to dust.

Source: skunkbear

The most amazing thing about our world is that eventually everything that is borne of the imagination turns out to actually exist in all of its beauty and/or horror.

H.P Lovecraftian nightmares, discovered by science; The elder gods are real, they’re just a bit smaller than we thought they would be.

(via pixelated-pixie)

9 February 2014 ·

Batman and Robin is on TV tonight, and showing some serious influence on the artistic direction of Bioshock.

1 February 2014 ·

GPOY.

GPOY.

(via timecowboy)

27 January 2014 ·

HAPPY HOTTEST TRIPLE J HOTTEST 100 Commercial Sell-out. #generationbland

27 January 2014 ·

Call me Ishmael.

Social Fumblings is the tragic romantic misadventures and assorted tales of the terrible things I end up doing.