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#21 Ziur Acinom

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 05:53 PM

View PostNick Sollecito, on 01 August 2011 - 01:10 PM, said:

View PostSigafoos, on 01 August 2011 - 10:58 AM, said:

As someone who does not and will not ever play bass, I still agree.

Can you give some back story as to how you came to be involved with the band?

Then, as Casey has done so as well, some beard growing tips please.


Basically, my metal band recorded drums at the Dear Hunter's studio when they were located in Providence. This is the studio they did Act III at. I ended up befriending Nick, cause we were both around during tracking. Long story short, a few years later, TDH needed a bass player, and I was recommended.

Beard growing tips: Patience and Persistence is what I tell everyone. Don't get frustrated if you have a splotchy beard. The length will overcome that, eventually. It will be itchy for the first 15 days, but that's it. Keep at it, and don't shave.
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Posted 04 August 2011 - 10:53 AM

View PostNick Sollecito, on 03 August 2011 - 04:44 PM, said:

Yeah, I was never (and still am not) a metal guy. I just had the idea to start a metal band one day cause I never had played it. I was best friends with one of the best metal singers, I knew a great metal guitar player, and I had a great drummer that can adopt to anything, so I figured, why not? My approach to metal was very unconventional. Metal changed the way I listen to lots of music and also influenced me in other genres. I have definitely been adding more polyrhythmic stuff in my power trio and pop/rock progect. Actually, my metal band (it's The Empire Shall Fall, btw) is what really taught me how to hear/feel polyrhythms. I knew how to play in odd times before, but not as intricately.

As far as playing in TDH influencing my playing, I think anything I have done has influenced my playing. I had been a fan of TDH for a while, so just because I liked them to begin with, they had influenced me in ways, I am sure. I am not sure what ways they have or will influence me, but I'm sure it's there. One thing is for sure, I like making music a lot more conceptual, these days. I almost feel like all releases should be conceptual.
thanks for the reply. i think that last line really explained better what i was trying to get at, as in writing more conceptual music instead of the norm. you just put it in much better words than i did.

i'll definitely go check out your other band. see you in dallas on the 23rd.

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 11:00 AM

Maybe this winter I'll try to do the full beard. The problem is, by the time the non-goatee sections are long enough to not look terrible (and I would posit they never reach this point) my mustache hairs are long enough that eating and such are issues.

I hope to set an example. You know, for children and stuff.


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Posted 04 August 2011 - 04:18 PM

View PostSigafoos, on 04 August 2011 - 11:00 AM, said:

Maybe this winter I'll try to do the full beard. The problem is, by the time the non-goatee sections are long enough to not look terrible (and I would posit they never reach this point) my mustache hairs are long enough that eating and such are issues.

That's why you trim that shit. Beard problems: solved.

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 07:58 PM

Yeah, but it's patchy enough where it needs to be long to not look like crap.

I hope to set an example. You know, for children and stuff.


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Posted 04 August 2011 - 09:28 PM

View Postwax wings, on 04 August 2011 - 04:18 PM, said:

View PostSigafoos, on 04 August 2011 - 11:00 AM, said:

Maybe this winter I'll try to do the full beard. The problem is, by the time the non-goatee sections are long enough to not look terrible (and I would posit they never reach this point) my mustache hairs are long enough that eating and such are issues.

That's why you trim that shit. Beard problems: solved.


^ This.

Then once it's more even, you continue to grow. I'm not saying it's just as easy as wanting a beard, and within time, it's right. There are improvements that you have to make. Everyone has a different thing going on. If I don't trim my correctly, you will notice it curving to the right, a lot. My hair is super curly. My beard naturally grows to the right. So, I have to adjust to that. I also have a part of my neck beard where the grain does a 180, and makes a weird ridge(kinda like those ridgeback dogs). You deal with the cards you are dealt. But, don't give up. Less excuses, more beard.

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 07:26 AM

View PostNick Sollecito, on 04 August 2011 - 09:28 PM, said:

Less excuses, more beard.

I nominate this for official LATR slogan.

I hope to set an example. You know, for children and stuff.


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Posted 05 August 2011 - 09:28 AM

View PostNick Sollecito, on 03 August 2011 - 04:44 PM, said:

I was best friends with one of the best metal singers,

holy shit dude. i just checked out your metal band and realized who the singer was you said was "one of the best metal singers". you ain't lying! i loved him back when he was in killswitch. i heard his other projects seemless and times of grace, but i can't believe i haven't heard of the empire shall fall by now. i've been so fucking out of the metal loop lately.

honestly i'm digging these empire shall fall tracks much more than the other 2 projects he'd been in. that's awesome that it's your band.

thanks for telling me about this.

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 05:35 PM

View PostSigafoos, on 05 August 2011 - 07:26 AM, said:

View PostNick Sollecito, on 04 August 2011 - 09:28 PM, said:

Less excuses, more beard.

I nominate this for official LATR slogan.
YES!
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Posted 05 August 2011 - 06:07 PM

View PostZiur Acinom, on 05 August 2011 - 05:35 PM, said:

View PostSigafoos, on 05 August 2011 - 07:26 AM, said:

View PostNick Sollecito, on 04 August 2011 - 09:28 PM, said:

Less excuses, more beard.

I nominate this for official LATR slogan.
YES!
I THIRD THE MOTION!
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#31 Nick Sollecito

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 10:01 AM

View Postonetofollow, on 05 August 2011 - 09:28 AM, said:

View PostNick Sollecito, on 03 August 2011 - 04:44 PM, said:

I was best friends with one of the best metal singers,

holy shit dude. i just checked out your metal band and realized who the singer was you said was "one of the best metal singers". you ain't lying! i loved him back when he was in killswitch. i heard his other projects seemless and times of grace, but i can't believe i haven't heard of the empire shall fall by now. i've been so fucking out of the metal loop lately.

honestly i'm digging these empire shall fall tracks much more than the other 2 projects he'd been in. that's awesome that it's your band.

thanks for telling me about this.

The dude's a G. How could I not start a band with him? I can't wait for the new EP to be released. It's so much better than our first album. Jesse kills on every track. Thanks!

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 01:18 PM

Nick,

Would you like me to order you a LATR tshirt?

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Posted 14 August 2011 - 01:39 PM

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Beard growing tips: Patience and Persistence is what I tell everyone. Don't get frustrated if you have a splotchy beard. The length will overcome that, eventually. It will be itchy for the first 15 days, but that's it. Keep at it, and don't shave.


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Posted 15 August 2011 - 05:19 PM

View PostScott, on 13 August 2011 - 01:18 PM, said:

Nick,

Would you like me to order you a LATR tshirt?

Maybe?
Would it be weird for a TDH member to wear a TDH shirt, even though it's TDH Fanclub, and not really TDH?

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 05:38 PM

I think you're good. It doesn't even say "The Dear Hunter" on it, so the only ones who would even really know would be us.

The design of the shirt is here (not sure if a final color has been settled on yet - Scott can answer that though) -

http://lakeandtheriv...indpost&p=79070
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Posted 15 August 2011 - 06:51 PM

View PostZeppelinDT, on 15 August 2011 - 05:38 PM, said:

The design of the shirt is here (not sure if a final color has been settled on yet - Scott can answer that though) -

http://lakeandtheriv...indpost&p=79070
I can answer that too, silly! After the votes were in and we looked at the colors available from the shirt printer, we chose a minty-ish green (there was no sage, and the light blues were kinda bright). Not too dark, or too bright; So the design will be nice and visible. The image is a dark chocolaty brown. I hope everyone likes mint chocolate chip ice cream....
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Posted 15 August 2011 - 08:26 PM

Those are pretty sweet. Sure. I'm a medium.

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 12:10 PM

BLUE! I mean light blue! Ahhhhh!

I am in reality the only colorblind student to ever graduate from AAU; I think they let me get my degree because they all felt sorry for me and admired my dumb perseverance. Either that or I smoked too much weed in college and now my brain no worky so good with remember.

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 08:19 AM

so my wife told me that you're a ron paul supporter??? (she saw it on your facebook or somewhere) hell yeah man!

see you next tuesday in dallas. i'll buy ya a beer or whatever if you're out and about before or after the show.

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 09:04 PM

View Postonetofollow, on 17 August 2011 - 08:19 AM, said:

so my wife told me that you're a ron paul supporter??? (she saw it on your facebook or somewhere) hell yeah man!

see you next tuesday in dallas. i'll buy ya a beer or whatever if you're out and about before or after the show.

:thumbup:


How does your wife know I am a Ron Paul supporter?




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