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#1 Reditus

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 07:33 PM

I had begun infiltrating the larger social sites of the internet in my campaign to release my first new musical project in years. Cringing just at the sight of the twitter/facebook/myspace(I guess thats cool again?) logos, I was forced to start thinking creatively. The truth is, I hate social media. I never had a facebook, I never had a myspace, and I was often a passive and quiet lurker on all of my favorite forum sites.

 

In the early days of guitartabs.cc, I quietly followed the happenings of all of you folks, laughed at your clever insults, learned a hell of a lot from the music veterans, and read the drama of your daily lives unfold on an hourly basis. I was always enamored by the bitter cynicism, coupled with the hearty integrity that each one of you fused your posts with.

 

If any of that sounds creepy, I apologize, but this was once my favorite site in the world. I grew up quiet and insecure, but thirsty for knowledge. This site, in the strangest way, oozed a sort of culture that I absorbed and loved. I learned a lot, I was exposed to even more. Anyways.... I grew up, moved off the grid, started my life, family and career. I forgot about all of you, and presumed most of you had done the same. Social networking is weird now, there is no allure... no mystery. Everyone is so quick to trade their privacy for thumbs up and digital egostrokes. I thought the days of the (slightly more) anonymous forum posting, at least under some veiling, was over. Then I remembered this site, and I had to see if it still existed. The dumbest smile crawled across my face when I saw that this was still an active forum.  

 

In the world now, everything is online, you no longer build your following by hitting the road and playing shows. Sure, you get your clingy creeps that wanna lick your face, but they typically have nothing of value to invest into the longevity of your project. I am forced to digitize and embrace the tools that now exist on the net. My dream is to share my music with as many people as possible, and who better to share with than the very people who stoked the musical fire in my heart at a young and developmental age!

 

So here's my pitch.... dun dun dun 

 

I'm running a giveaway of electronic gear (32 inch TV, Speakers, Shure Mic Bundle). Its easy to become eligible,just offer your support if you're on any social media sites.

I'll copy the exact text im using for you:

"We are excited to do a limited release of Reditus' first EP, Persona, on August 20th, 2015.. That's why we are giving away a TV, a microphone set, and some great speakers to help spread the excitement! Be one of the first 500 people to follow us on Twitter (https://soundcloud.c...itus-persona-ep) and leave a comment on any of our songs, and you might just have a chance of winning a Shure SM57-LC Microphone Bundle once we reach 500 likes on the EP.  And last but not least,  pre-order the Persona EP on Bandcamp (https://reditus.bandcamp.com/releases) to be automatically eligible have a chance to win a VIZIO D32h-C0 32-Inch 720p LED TV (a winner will be chosen August 29th, 2015). 

 

We appreciate your support, and sometimes appreciation must be shown in the form of free electronics.  This, friends, is one of those times.

 

 
Stay tuned for our major release and more sick promotions!
 

-SMP"

from https://www.facebook...editusPersonaEP

 

 

So there's my pitch my friends, and its legitimate. :)

 

On a final note------- nice to see Woggie is not in prison and I truly hope the legend DADFAD is still spreading wisdom across these boards.

Nice to see you again,

 

John


Edited by Reditus, 15 August 2015 - 07:38 PM.


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Posted 16 August 2015 - 01:47 PM

welcome back.

 

just so you know, unfortunately woggie is no longer with us, he has sadly departed from this life unexpectedly.



#3 Reditus

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 07:19 PM

Wait............

 

Is this true? Or, are you just being cheeky....


Isn't there a toppic up top? I thought I saw his name?



#4 Reditus

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 07:28 PM

Oh wow..............

 

Yeah I just did some searching. That is truly saddening...... I am sorry



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Posted 17 August 2015 - 02:36 AM

Wait............

 

Is this true? Or, are you just being cheeky....


Isn't there a toppic up top? I thought I saw his name?

The spamorama is being kept as a memorial. We all miss him.

 

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#6 Reditus

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 04:08 AM

That honestly was really sad to see, over the years woogie was a hilarious member here. I had no idea... I am really sorry for the loss, I was far less active here and remembered him quite well.I can imagine that was a tough pill to swallow and I apologize for bringing that back up, very very sad to see. 



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Posted 17 August 2015 - 08:52 AM

Welcome back.

 

I like that you're post is entitled "a heartwarming find". I too noticed that GTU is still here just a few weeks ago, but my (far less elegantly written) post on that very subject was just "holy shit". 

 

Yeah, gutted about Woggie too. 


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Posted 20 August 2015 - 06:04 AM

He had only just set up a twitter account too. He was just getting into the swing of it too.



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Posted 20 August 2015 - 10:36 PM

is you someone from the before times with another name? im drunk, help me out. 


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Posted 21 August 2015 - 06:51 AM

It's newsgirl.



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Posted 21 August 2015 - 06:52 AM

hawt

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Posted 21 August 2015 - 07:48 PM

I'm not sure how it can be called unexpectedly. Sure, none of us expected it to happen, but he certainly did.


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Posted 22 August 2015 - 12:57 AM

I was hoping it was djroyalbert. Damn
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#14 Reditus

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Posted 22 August 2015 - 03:56 PM

Newsgirl lmao

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Posted 22 August 2015 - 06:04 PM

Oh, great. Another journalist. We're having fun now.


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Posted 26 August 2015 - 08:42 PM

...and this place is and always will be GTU, not guitartabswhatevertheycallitnow :D


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Posted 28 August 2015 - 11:42 AM

...and this place is and always will be GTU, not guitartabswhatevertheycallitnow :D

I'll alaways remember it as guitartabs.cc circa 2003ish? 

Haggis, do you and your son still love Muse, or have you guys become completely disillusioned by them like I have. Such an enormous disappointment!



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Posted 28 August 2015 - 01:46 PM

 

...and this place is and always will be GTU, not guitartabswhatevertheycallitnow :D

I'll alaways remember it as guitartabs.cc circa 2003ish? 

Haggis, do you and your son still love Muse, or have you guys become completely disillusioned by them like I have. Such an enormous disappointment!

 

We're still huge fans...love 'Drones' to bits, best thing they've done since 'Absolution' in my book :D


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Posted 07 September 2015 - 07:15 AM

sup news girl 


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Posted 09 September 2015 - 12:21 PM

Thx for finding us again. -major Major


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