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Old 04-07-2021, 08:20 PM
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Built a new shelf for my airplane rack tonight.



Let's hope it doesn't get deleted along with thread for political adjacent talk. Taxes, schooling, military spending all seem like terrible talking points given the punishment if someone finds it political.
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Old 04-07-2021, 08:27 PM
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you do know the cat is looking at the rack and thinking, hey, as soon as the human is gone im climbing this sucker. that jet looks like a cool place to take a nap
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Old 04-07-2021, 08:31 PM
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that's the dragstrip just down the road from my old apartment.
Can I suggest that you purchase it? Perhaps with scrounging up enough money from everyone you know......

Next thing we know....>>> DAVE'S DRAG NIGHTS!!!

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*dropped pearls of wisdom*
*bows deeply*
*gently kisses feet*

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Walking through the grocery store tonight, mindlessly listening to the music playing over the intercom:

♫Lookin' back on the things I've done♫
♫I was tryin' to be someone♫
♫I played my part♫
♫Kept you in the dark♫
♫Now let me show you the shape of my♫ DING DONG
[unintelligible intercom message]

Flawless victory, anonymous grocery store clerk. Flawless victory.
IT HAS BEGUN!!!!!

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Old 04-07-2021, 08:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Sir 51D3WAYS View Post
Can I suggest that you purchase it? Perhaps with scrounging up enough money from everyone you know......

Next thing we know....>>> DAVE'S DRAG NIGHTS!!!
Unless they except PVC as a form of a payment I'll never afford it.


Maybe i can talk the kid who owns the local oasis to buy it, he races there every so often.
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Old 04-07-2021, 09:38 PM
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Stumbled in to this on cable. Still think there should have been more movies. And that he could have made an interesting young Dr.Who. Had a Tom Baker version of the Doctor vide.


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Originally Posted by Sir 51D3WAYS View Post
Next thing we know....>>> DAVE'S DRAG NIGHTS!!!
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Unless they except PVC as a form of a payment I'll never afford it.
PVC, you say?



Personally I think PVC looks better than latex. It doesn't need to be oiled to be shiny, and it doesn't attract dust.
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Old 04-08-2021, 02:06 AM
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I'm Sir 51D3W4Y5, and I approve of the above message^.
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Old 04-08-2021, 03:50 AM
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Music royalties seems to be a very complicated thing. Foo fighters credit everyone even though Dave writes all the lyrics.

There’s an old video clip of The Who on some BBC show. Pete gets asked about the band money and mentioned that he gets more since he writes the songs. John, Roger and Keith all kinds of jokingly slide off to the side


Steve Miller was supposed to be very smart about the money side. He intentionally split the instrumental opening to one song as a separate song. And has made millions from licensing it. Supposed to live solely off the royalties from “Fly like an Eagle”. Everything else just went into bank


Do you think studio musicians should get a share? Learned a few years back about the singer for the Allen Parson song “ wouldn’t want to be like you” got paid $500 for the session. And that’s hit.
The way it works with almost all music rights organizations (ascap and the like) compositions are split in music and lyrics. The musician/artists who have composed the material need to assign to themselves a percentage of the composition they have composed.

It is easier to split evenly as a band as it can get old quick being nitpicky about this. Performance rights work differently as they only apply to recording sales. Usually the percentage here is much lower and the producer or composer can give the option to the musicians to opt out from that in return to a fixed fee.

Performance rights come into play for live performances. The argument here is that as this is a live performance that is essentially an interpretation of a composition that could potentially be different than the original, the performer gets also a cut. If I remember that is around 10% for the group of interpreters but that varies with the rights organization, the type of the performance (dj sets for example have a lower rate) and the type of music.

What is happening a lot nowadays is that actually producers, musicians and sometimes even engineers get composition credits (usually a low percentage between 2% to 10%) since artists and/or record companies tend to avoid paying them cash or upfront or they do pay a little fee and then add the credit as an incentive.

That is why sometimes you see 12 composers on a single pop track. It is not because all people were actually involved in the composition, it is just how the revenue is split.

In general the framework is quite complicated and at times dodgy. It really depends on the organization as some of them are founded by labels while others are from artists and that is almost immediately obvious because of who gets more benefits.

Actually a track I have composed and played on got a remix treatment a few years back and because of that I started getting a nice little check every year. The amount is becoming less and less every year and I think it will basically be 0 in a couple of years, but it was still nice to see this happen.
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Little throwback to an old video i had, i modified Nerf gun for my nephew.

I completely forgot about this, but someone commented on video today
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Kyosho is releasing a bunch of Mini Z stuff. When are they going to release 1/10 stuff. The anticipation is killing me.
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Originally Posted by OffRoadJunkie View Post
Kyosho is releasing a bunch of Mini Z stuff. When are they going to release 1/10 stuff. The anticipation is killing me.
Are you sure they are releasing new 1/10
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Old 04-08-2021, 12:03 PM
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Tekno just released the ET48 2.0. It looks... interesting...

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Super ugly, probably drives great. Interesting they gave it a truck bed.
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Old 04-08-2021, 12:14 PM
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its like a cross between an ugly tugboat and an ugly battleship. wtf.
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Old 04-08-2021, 12:23 PM
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I kinda gave up on tekno after getting et48. It came with eb48 decals, so i called tekno to tell them i got wrong decals. Response i got was, our truggy doesn't come with the et48 decals, and the eb48 decal sheet was just like a bonus gift.

I ended up buying et48 decal sheet. I'm a schmuck.
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