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Yesterday becuase of an article on Live Journal Review from the archives there I found this duder who ran into some drama with this complete wreck of a person and her friend, the super duper pile up wreck of a person. I really don't want to do a rehash of everything that was already said, but my take on it is you just don't mess with a DJ's set.

That said, I went and looked at the guy's LJ and some of the stuff there. He talks about electro non stop, but then lists off musicians I'd be hard pressed to define as such and sets himself up as some sort of... expert in the genre, lambasting people for "not really knowing electro"

Anyway, the point of all this is that my asking Karl "okay, now just what *exactly* is electro" led to a really nice discussion about music, during which we talked about influences and what led to what and the feed/eat nature of creative endeavors. It's still amazing to me sometimes (though it really shouldn't be) to have conversations like this with someone where it's just not me trying to explain my position over and over. Because Karl usually just gets what I mean the first time.
Good thing I live with him, eh?

Also, about the review site.. I've been going and reading again as its a nice mental break here and there so I've been leaving it open and just getting to it when I find that I need a moment of... not work. I got pointed there quite awhile ago by kaeren when she noticed that he was doing a review of someone that I used to have problems with.
I don't know what exactly it was that caused me to go back and read it... but it's giving me just the right dose of shadenfreude that I think I needed. He used to be in debate a lot... a community that, (if you've been around for awhile) you know I've gone through my phases of outrage, hate, and troll with. Hell, for awhile there, I ended up posting just to get those comment counts up. So a lot of the people he's reviewing in the early part of things are those that I know from experience are not so bright or who are just flat out assholes. And then there's more.
With LJ there is always more.

I mean.. c'mon.. he brought this to my attention. (I highly recommend reading through the WHOLE thing)
Rawk.

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kaeren
Nov. 14th, 2003 10:42 am (UTC)
:) i like lj.us and julianbashir very much. we've even mentioned you (in email). i think you'd like him too - but i get the feeling he may be abandoning lj soon :(
maddening
Nov. 14th, 2003 01:24 pm (UTC)
aww.. Well, I'm only up to like... January on the site and even then he seemed ready to bolt at a moment's notice.

And I've seen him being the snarkiest person ever at you in your LJ before but didn't put the two together until I peeked at his journal awhile back. Up until I realized that McClane and julianbashir were one and the same I thought he was kind of a dick to you.. but figured there was just some joke there that I wasn't getting. And lo and behold, there was! Heh.

It will be a shame if he leaves LJ I think...but of course, to each their own.
kaeren
Nov. 14th, 2003 02:40 pm (UTC)
He is certainly a phenom unto himself and I'll leave it to your voracious reading skills to discover when the lid was blown on him. However, unlike a lot of people that were his friends at the time, I didn't really care, and talked w/ him directly about it, and considered it case closed. Yes, he is definitely snarky, but he knows I kinda like it that way, or at least that he's allowed :) He is always emphasizing that McClane is different from julianbashir - and though I am not 100% certain what he means by that, I do sort of get where he's coming from. They're definitely different sides of the same coin. Anyway in the end, I always love a good argument, and he's fairly skilled at such things :)
julianbashir
Dec. 29th, 2003 04:55 pm (UTC)
What the hell do you mean, snarky??
I am so touched by such glowing compliments. I now have a tear in my eye and a lump in my throat. :)
kaeren
Dec. 29th, 2003 05:30 pm (UTC)
Hey, she said it first, actually.
I don't know if I am using the word correctly, but I mean that you relish provoking people. Mentally, and with a certain unique acuity.

I would never be so bold as to speak for Holly (maddening), but I would assume this is the same quality in you that she can appreciate.

Although not in use against me. Which you weren't [really], but she didn't know that.

There, now is that what you were after?

Julian, I think you have used up your max quota of compliments from me. Now MY rep is going to suffer!!
julianbashir
Dec. 29th, 2003 04:58 pm (UTC)
We should be pals or something, huh? Yes, Kaeren allows me to be a "dick" to her once in a while! :)

You are right though, I've been wanting to quit anything to do with LJ, inluding livejournal.us. I have more about that in my last LJ post actually.
julianbashir
Dec. 29th, 2003 05:01 pm (UTC)
By the way, just out of curiosity, who is this guy you are referring to -- they guy who "talks about electro" non stop?
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