cnlmullen's forum posts

#1 Posted by cnlmullen (895 posts) -

I didn't really find music I liked until I was in college, besides from some occasional soundtrack stuff in movies and games.

#2 Posted by cnlmullen (895 posts) -

In general, how-to books have been useful for me, improving myself. I learned a lot about programming, guitar, gardening, ukulele, music theory, psychology and philosophy from books. Although I took college courses in a lot of these things, I learned more from reading books on my own in those subjects than from the courses.

I've also benefited greatly from reading books on mindfulness and optimism. Although, I'll admit I'm still a little neurotic at times, I think I'm much closer to having "inner peace" now than I ever have been, in part because of reading those books. I get stressed from time to time, but I'm never depressed anymore.

#3 Posted by cnlmullen (895 posts) -

I think Facebook will be around and will be used 10 years from now.

Personally, I don't think I'll be using it that much, however. I haven't really been using it that much since I graduated college.

#4 Posted by cnlmullen (895 posts) -

These guys are relatively new, but I've been really digging Key and Peele.

#5 Posted by cnlmullen (895 posts) -

I think Pro Tools and Reason might be overwhelming for someone just getting started. I'd pick up FL Studio Producer Edition, a Shure 58 and a usb audio Interface with a built in pre-amp (e.g. http://www.amazon.com/Focusrite-2i2-USB-Recording-Interface/dp/B005OZE9SA/ref=zg_bs_11973691_10 ). That's a lot of money ($200 + $100 + $140 = $440), but that will get you started in a simple, easy to learn environment capable of producing extremely high quality results (in the right hands).

#6 Posted by cnlmullen (895 posts) -

The world as lost a conservative who was a quick wit, a gentleman, an articulate speaker and deep thinker who crossed philosophical and political boundaries.

Oh, wait, that's Tony Blankley.

#7 Edited by cnlmullen (895 posts) -

I have a lot of experience volunteering to teach/tutor people. The organizations I volunteer with are all local, but I can say tutoring people with handicaps and helping people learn English is very rewarding work.

#8 Posted by cnlmullen (895 posts) -

I have OCD tendencies, so unless I'm stuck for over ~3 hours I won't check the Internet.

A lot of times I'll lose interest in a game before I give up and check the Internet.

#9 Posted by cnlmullen (895 posts) -

I like Lana Del Rey more than I like most musicians, but not enough to call myself a fan.

She's doing something that's quite a bit different than most of the other stuff out there -- I appreciate that. I dig her whole aesthetic and image... I just don't react that strongly to any of her songs.

#10 Posted by cnlmullen (895 posts) -

I clicked on this topic to recommend the Sony's MDR-7506 (which I use and love -- a lot of bang for your buck), but I looks like you beat me too it.