Comment by nanatehay on April 17, 2017 at 11:01pm

An acquaintance of mine on Facebook tried telling me I was actually playing my Skilsaw in D major. That person was, obviously, some kinda Hittite. 

Comment by koshersalaami on April 18, 2017 at 5:31pm

And wrong. Before I read the first comment, I pulled the only pitch I could off the video, which happened when you actually hit wood. Past that it was closer to white noise. I hummed it to myself and went over to the piano. It was a C. Might have been a guess on your part, but you were right to my ear through an IPad speaker. 

As to minor, that's trickier. I can't tell you why but it has more of a minor feel than a major one to me, though the overtone series would theoretically make major much more likely. Of course, not all pitches in this mix come from the fundamental I can detect. 

Want to know the weird part? I'm actually not bullshitting you. 


Comment by nanatehay on April 19, 2017 at 2:39am

I believe you, Kosh. One of the things I most like about you is that you seem to be more or less completely bullshit free, and that is far rarer of a personality trait than one might think. Do you ever listen to Nine Inch Nails? Music critics pigeonhole them as "industrial," and maybe they are, but if you ask me Trent Reznor is one of the unsung geniuses of the post-grunge hard rock scene. 

Comment by nanatehay on April 19, 2017 at 2:52am

NIN have better tracks, but I like that one for the political message in it.  Now, here, with a somehow retroactively-affiliated message, is good ol Elvis - 

Comment by nanatehay on April 19, 2017 at 2:54am

Comment by nanatehay on April 22, 2017 at 1:33am

The video captured the sound pretty faithfully, but I was disappointed that you can barely see any sparks, let alone the cool, purplish flames that were flickering right where the saw blade was screeching through that nut. 


Comment by nanatehay on May 1, 2017 at 5:22pm

That's what I said too! I had to fire my videographer not long after this clip hit YouTube and people started heckling me about the near-total absence of verisimilitude in that regard. 


Comment by nanatehay on May 16, 2017 at 6:33pm

I hope you're able to resolve that situation with Sotheby's. There was this guy a while back, Custer Something maybe? I think he got Siouxed over some real estate issues


Comment by Rita Shibr on June 7, 2017 at 6:47pm

Love James McMurtry.  I have something downloaded somewhere,  but that saw sounded like a dentist drill.  Had to turn it off sorry Nan, I have PSTD due a Italian dentist my mom took us too who didn't believe in novocaine.  It wasn't pleasant.  Anyway be safe out there Nan. 

Comment by Rita Shibr on June 7, 2017 at 7:02pm

wondered if you ever heard this one Nan,  a late night favorite. 


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