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I'm ready to tag up.

IF accepted, can I customized my tag colors or, does it always have to be all red?


I've been in and out lately. Mostly out. I've been managing all of my personal financial affairs while also nursing a badly broken foot. I have also been using a strong medication THAT I DON'T LIKE TO TAKE but, I must for now!  That's why I have been totally goofing off on the server lately then, vanishing.  I know that can't play well all doped up so, I just goof off and laugh about it.


I've posted a bio-esc 'Greeting' that covers a good bit of info about me >>>  https://ets-clan.com/index.php?/forums/topic/880-greetings-from-centrifuge/&tab=comments#comment-2589

 

Here's a bit more info:

I am 55 years old.
I live in Brandon, Mississippi.
I graduated from the University of South Carolina with degrees in Psychology/Economics that I never once used!
My true love is music and sound engineering (studio environments). That has always been my love. SOUND AND MUSIC REPRODUCTION/MIXING/EDITING!I have been a recording and studio 2nd engineer for most of my life. These days I just do a lot of mixing and editing from home (which I LOVE). Labels I have worked for in the past have included (but were not limited to) Warner Brothers | Island | Capitol | Dream Works | etc. and, some of the names that I've worked with that you may know are: Buddy Guy. Elvis Costello. Counting Crows...  
I used to follow the Grateful Dead around (1985 > 1995) and record their concerts. That took me to every state in the US (except Alaska), Europe and, Tokyo where I met my girlfriend- Mikosawa (Miko) who just moved back to Japan to care for elderly family members c/o Corona related circumstances!

 

Anyway, now I am just trying to relax and live a happy, humble life before God calls me home. 

Peace and Hair Grease,
Centrifuge!

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Centrifuge,

Your door busting prosaic posts are quite insightful and entertaining. You really want to work your way into this clan, not? :-)
I can only appreciate it! We already had our coming out's in the past, but these posts are sadly lost during a server migration in the past, but I'll recap mine a bit reflecting yours:

I am 54 years old, 55 to be in December...

I live in Rotterdam, The Netherlands

I have a G.E.D. (Good Enough Diploma, Autodidact)

And music is a big part of my life too, Listening to it, to be exactly (Old school rocker, Zappa, ACDC, SOAD. Iron Maiden, Dio, Rammstein, Die Antwoord)
Nice to see you have made such a career out of it.. I had some ambitions when I was young, wanting to play the guitar and shred the world to pieces, but then electronics and computers crossed my path in the early '80 and that is where I stayed up to now... In the mean time I got married, raised and launched 2 fantastic boys (which both play guitar ;-) ), got divorced, met another woman, lost her again, and am now living life on my own which, unexpectedly, seems to work out quite well...

So, I'm also just trying to relax and live a happy, humble life before God calls me home. 

Stay safe, and I hope that foot heals soon,
Bier!


P.S.  Positive vote from me!

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11 hours ago, Bier said:

 

And music is a big part of my life too, Listening to it, to be exactly (Old school rocker, Zappa, ACDC, SOAD. Iron Maiden, Dio, Rammstein, Die Antwoord)

ZAPPA IS A FREAKING GENIUS! I ---LOVE--- FRANK ZAPPA!

 

 

invitation from :the ets name who invited you

In-game name:

> Centrifuge

Previous gaming aliases:

> $1.00 Bob

> Bob

> Alfred E. Neuman

> Mike Honcho

> Chuck U. Fharley

 

Previous clans, if any:

>dP:!

>ae_ 

>TMF

and reason why you left :

> Everyone stopped playing and/or the clan(s) vanished into thin air!

Age: 55

What country are you from?:

> United States

What languages do you speak?:

> Some Japanese/ Some Hebrew/ English

Do you use a translator to post in English?

> No!

How did you find our community?:

> By chance. Found your server and there were REAL PEOPLE playing together.

Do you have any admin experience?:

> Some, yeah.

Will you be able to help in recruiting new members?:

> Would love to grab some good sniper recruits -SURE! Takes time and the right maps to do it!

Do you have any special expertise (coding, modding, Photoshop, etc.)?:

> I'm not thrifty in the I.T. domain. I have close friends that are though.

Tell us about yourself (optional):

[ SEE POST ABOVE ]

Playing regulary on our server and collected at least ~100k XP:

> That takes time but, I'm working on it

Do you agree  with the rules : Yes / No

> I Agree

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12 hours ago, Bier said:

 

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I have a G.E.D. (Good Enough Diploma, Autodidact)

Sam Walton, creator of 'Walmart' never got past the 9th grade and became a billionaire :) 

 

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now living life on my own which, unexpectedly, seems to work out quite well...

I can dig it man! You eventually find that groove and routine that fuses. Seems that you have found yours and THAT'S HALF THE BATTLE my brother! There's so much in this world to tinker with and explore. It's weird. Sometimes you find the most interesting things to delve into and they come from the most unlikely places and people too! Pretty cool!

 

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So, I'm also just trying to relax and live a happy, humble life before God calls me home. 

That's what's up :classic_smile:

 

 

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23 hours ago, AE_Centrifuge said:

ZAPPA IS A FREAKING GENIUS! I ---LOVE--- FRANK ZAPPA!
 

Same here! As a youngster I bought Joe's Garage Act I, II and III on a whim, and became a fan right away!
He was (and still is) very popular over here in Europe. I even been to one of his performances in Rotterdam, 1988. Totally awesome show where the crowd cheered him back on the podium 3 times, like he was never going to quit!! One of my best memories!
 

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On 10/15/2021 at 8:31 AM, Bier said:
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Same here! As a youngster I bought Joe's Garage Act I, II and III on a whim, and became a fan right away!

That was my 3rd Zappa album to buy. 1st was Chunga's Revenge (I only liked the song and guitar work on '20 Small Cigars'). 2nd was Tinseltown Rebellion (live cuts from the 81/82 band) and 3rd was Joe's Garage! LOVED IT RIGHT AWAY! THAT'S when I was hooked! I learned how to play the solo from Watermellon in Easter Hay too! Beautiful song.

 

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He was (and still is) very popular over here in Europe. I even been to one of his performances in Rotterdam, 1988. Totally awesome show where the crowd cheered him back on the podium 3 times, like he was never going to quit!! One of my best memories!

LUCKY! HE LOVED PLAYING EUROPE --A LOT! Zappa has/had always been very well received and respected there esp. Prauge in the Czech Republic. I never got to see Frank live but I've been an avid collector of his material for years and years. After seeing what music you're into I want to suggest checking out You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol 5 (DISC 2 ONLY). The guitar solos and the TIGHTNESS of his 82 band was simply astounding! Check out the guitar solo on The Black Page #2 from that CD or, from the same tour/year THIS GUITAR SOLO >>>>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEnzdp71U78

 

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On 10/15/2021 at 8:31 AM, Bier said:
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Same here! As a youngster I bought Joe's Garage Act I, II and III on a whim, and became a fan right away!

That was my 3rd Zappa album to buy. 1st was Chunga's Revenge (I only liked the song and guitar work on '20 Small Cigars'). 2nd was Tinseltown Rebellion (live cuts from the 81/82 band) and 3rd was Joe's Garage! LOVED IT RIGHT AWAY! THAT'S when I was hooked! I learned how to play the solo from Watermellon in Easter Hay too! Beautiful song.

 

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He was (and still is) very popular over here in Europe. I even been to one of his performances in Rotterdam, 1988. Totally awesome show where the crowd cheered him back on the podium 3 times, like he was never going to quit!! One of my best memories!

LUCKY! HE LOVED PLAYING EUROPE --A LOT! Zappa has/had always been very well received and respected there esp. Prauge in the Czech Republic. I never got to see Frank live but I've been an avid collector of his material for years and years. After seeing what music you're into I want to suggest checking out You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol 5 (DISC 2 ONLY). The guitar solos and the TIGHTNESS of his 82 band was simply astounding! Check out the guitar solo on The Black Page #2 from that CD or, from the same tour/year THIS GUITAR SOLO >>>>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEnzdp71U78

ONE MORE --FUN-- SUGGESTION: Anyone who likes Zappa's music should not pass this one by. You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol 2 Helsinki, Finland (ALL of Disc's 1&2). This band IS NOT HUMAN! HOLY COW!!!!! I MEAN, JUST LISTEN TO THOSE GUYS! WOW! By the time you get to disc 2, the tempos are so much faster and they combine selections that are hard rock-ish with also back to back selections that are definitely influenced by Frank's classical compositions.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVhxh_MBPHw&list=OLAK5uy_k4xOA05K8fm_0YZy3XOKwtEGHlOixgwp8

 

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Damn Centrifuge,
it's like i'm talking to myself,,,

This all agrees with a lot of highpoints I have with Zappa myself, but your Water Melon in Easter Hay remark was quite bizarre... It's recorded in my will that that piece will be played at my funeral. In the right (or wrong) mood, it always brings tears to my eyes, even after 40 years.
(if other readers don't know what i'm talking about check this and see of you are vulnerable... )

And OMG dude... Stevie's Spanking! Are you bloody reading my mind? Hands down one of the best collab solo's of those two! Zappa steamrolling and Steve on stunt guitar! Wow!

It was well known he demanded a lot of his band members. His sometimes bizarre style and focus on precision was not for all musicians but if you survived Zappa, people knew you were good at something... (Ike Willis, Scott Tunis, Bobby Martin, Napoleon Murphy Brock, Ruth and so on and on and on...)

I have every album he ever published (and the slew of bootlegs too) stored safely away. It's been with me all my life, but still sad he had to pass away so early...

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15 hours ago, Bier said:

Damn Centrifuge,
it's like i'm talking to myself,,,

This all agrees with a lot of highpoints I have with Zappa myself, but your Water Melon in Easter Hay remark was quite bizarre... It's recorded in my will that that piece will be played at my funeral. In the right (or wrong) mood, it always brings tears to my eyes, even after 40 years.
(if other readers don't know what i'm talking about check this and see of you are vulnerable... )

And OMG dude... Stevie's Spanking! Are you bloody reading my mind? Hands down one of the best collab solo's of those two! Zappa steamrolling and Steve on stunt guitar! Wow!

It was well known he demanded a lot of his band members. His sometimes bizarre style and focus on precision was not for all musicians but if you survived Zappa, people knew you were good at something... (Ike Willis, Scott Tunis, Bobby Martin, Napoleon Murphy Brock, Ruth and so on and on and on...)

I have every album he ever published (and the slew of bootlegs too) stored safely away. It's been with me all my life, but still sad he had to pass away so early...

 

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