.segl

I am getting sick of CDs.  They sound like crap and have always sounded like crap.  They are fine for rap and any music that uses fake computer instruments, but I listen to classic rock.  Vinyl sounds better to me, and I don't care if they have less dynamic range.  It is analog directly from a high resolution studio source.  CDs also sound like crap because studios are making every sound the loudest that can possibly be, compressing the dynamic range to far below the theoretical dynamic range of vinyl, anyway.  My solution: my own standard, using DVD media as storage.  Studios would have to pass tests for that album to release it under this standard.  If they don't follow the rules and just slap a name on it, they will get bombed!  Metallica's last album, Death Magnetic, is a very loud album.  The CD is horrible, and the vinyl appears to be mastered from the CD, with just a tad bit less loudness.  The producer, Rick Rubin, gawks at criticisms about this and basically says that what he did was awesome and the loudness coincides with the type of music it is, and that only a minority complained about it.  Well this may be acceptable for the CD, but to release a vinyl that sounds like crap, and for people to pay over $100 for that, this is unacceptable.  That moron should be shot, but instead he was awarded a Grammy for "Producer of the Year."


The details:

  • Name: .segl (pronounced "dot seagull")
  • Format: 24 bit / 192 khz PCM stereo
  • Medium: DVD9, About 2h:03m of room
  • NO DRC or LOUDNESS WAR: This is the most important.  Good mastering is what makes music sound good.  Music with crazy DRC and complete loudness sounds like crap.
  • The loudest point on the whole album shall be -3 dB from peak.
  • Players should buffer ahead for layer change of DVD.

An even better format would be the same thing, but on a flash memory device of 8 GB.  Who gives a crap about copy protection?  Those schemes get broken by hackers in hours anyway, and it's just a waste to spend additional money on things that will get hacked.  Even people who download illegally don't give a crap about quality.  Most everything pop music out there is just 128 kbit VBR mp3.  Ripping from a source like this would make no difference to quality when compressed that much.  This would be an audiophile format, and should cost a little more just to try to ward off piracy.  My thoughts are that if you make good music, people will support you by buying your albums and going to your shows.  No artist ever went broke from having music being pirated.  If an artists cares so much about money and piracy, they suck anyway and are full of themselves.

Coma or catatonic

If I ever fall into a coma or become catatonic while I was asleep it is most likely because I had a dream about getting shot in the head, and in the dream I had severe brain damage and am a vegetable.  What I wish for people to do with me at that point is to take me to one of those sleep specialists, and detect when I hit REM after I go to sleep, or induce REM artificially.  Then while I'm dreaming a bunch of people and a doctor have to act like they are in the dream world, so I can hear them, and act like I am getting brain function back.  It might take a while but this is the only thing I see working.  I will then snap out of it once I regain a certain amount of function and I will be able to change back into reality.  This would probably work even in real life if I got shot in the head, to rebuild neuron connections and bring back brain function from mush.

Rubber roads, concrete wheels/tires

It's all in the title.

Why aren’t there any tornadoes in PA?

I really want to have a tornado occur somewhere local to me.  I will drive my car into it, wearing a parachute, and when I am at the top I will jump out and let it centrifuge me out so I can sky-dive back down.  I might not even pull the chute cord, because I will most likely get struck by lightning, which I have stated already will give me superhuman abilities, and I will just make a crater in the ground when I land.  If you're reading this HAARP, please try to trigger tornadoes in my location, and try to make it an F6!

Legos

What happened to the Technics series of Legos?  Yes, they are still around, but in the late 1990s Lego decided to start combining parts to make assembly easier, and I would also assume, to cut production costs.  Well thank you, you have lost a customer.  I liked the Technics because it was logical, and mathematical, and made you think.  Why not just get rid of all the series and make only Duplo?

Getting struck by lightning

I want to get struck by lightning.  I KNOW that I would live through it and gain superhuman abilities.

Universal turn signals

When I sit at red lights in a turning lane, I usually end up staring at the car's turn signal that is in front of me and listen to the click of mine.  I cannot stand when the 2 go off sync.  I think there should be a radio signal broadcast throughout the world that has a 1Hz frequency.  Then every car would have an antenna to receive this pulse and blink the turn signal off of this, resulting in everyone having the same turn signal flash rate.