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Revolution 11/12/12 "Ties That Bind"

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by RickStrobel, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. Nov 14, 2012 #21 of 105
    Polcamilla

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    Yeah....um....they've made mention of how much everyone misses music.

    Last I looked, pianos and a wide assortment of string instruments were in no way electrically powered. You'd think at least ONE person in a stable setting would have the luxury of an instrument. Pa Ingalls had a violin in the wilds forests of Wisconsin.

    (I'd LOVE to see a string quartet arrangement of Led Zepplin. :D )
     
  2. Nov 14, 2012 #22 of 105
    dianebrat

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    I saw it and assumed velcro pockets since I have several sets of camo style pants that are all velcro.
     
  3. Nov 14, 2012 #23 of 105
    allan

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    Maybe they had to dismantle their violins to make their bows and arrows.

    :D
     
  4. Nov 14, 2012 #24 of 105
    Polcamilla

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    Except you can see the flap flapping loose immediately after he puts the glasses in. I just wanted to slap his wrist and scold him for being so sloppy!

    (My daughter's glasses were found on the floor near the front of the classroom. She'd taken them off because it was raining.)
     
  5. Nov 14, 2012 #25 of 105
    That Don Guy

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    I don't know about pianos, but I was under the impression that violin strings had a "shelf life" of some sort.

    Also, the last time I looked, string instruments are made of wood, so I would guess it got to a point where a lot people had to choose between doing without violin music or doing without fuel for the fire.
     
  6. Nov 14, 2012 #26 of 105
    DancnDude

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    I think they were more talking about people not being able to listen to recordings anymore and it significantly impacted the music scene. "Popular" music basically ceased to exist if it couldn't be performed without electricity to power the electric guitars, keyboards, microphones, and MP3s/CDs/radios to play them on. The way society looks like it's running, there appears to be little chance to have something like an orchestra concert while not being able to put food on your plate.
     
  7. Nov 14, 2012 #27 of 105
    Polcamilla

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    :confused:

    Um.....how many trees have they walked past on the show? How many wooden benches have they sat on and abandoned wood-sided houses have they wandered through? If the Midwest isn't completely deforested yet, it seems a little hasty to start bonfires of stringed instruments.

    As for "shelf life" of strings, enh.....for absolute best ability to hold a tone, yeah you kinda want fresh strings kept under correct tension until they wear out. The strings on my violin are....eeeek!--probably 20 years old right now and there's no compelling reason to replace them as long as they aren't broken.

    If it's a supply issue, good quality strings are made from gut (it's called catgut but I've never seen any evidence that it's ACTUALLY made from cat) with a fine metal strip wrapped around them. Some strings are solid metal (steel). In a pinch, you could probably make dried gut strings pretty easily and forego the metal casing. It wouldn't sound AS good, but it would be passable.
     
  8. Nov 14, 2012 #28 of 105
    Polcamilla

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    I'm not suggesting starting a philharmonic or anything, but one or two people playing a popular tune by the fire in the wintertime is a tradition as old as instruments themselves. And while popular music as WE know it is gone, the ability for music to be popular and spread wouldn't necessarily be. There's an ample record of popular music from Renaissance times----these are just dumb songs that got sung in one pub, then carried to the next and the next and the next...

    Off the top of my head, I know about five kids who have all independently figured out how to play the Mario theme on the various instruments they have access to so it's not like having SOME enjoyable music is unattainable due to the level of skill required.

    (One 4th grade kid came up with a duet arrangement of the Mario music for violin and piano that was absolutely FANTASTIC, but he's know to be extraordinarily gifted in music.)
     
  9. Nov 14, 2012 #29 of 105
    lodica1967

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    I love it when the show discussions are more interesting than the show!

    Bring on the music experts, can't wait.

    BTW I know more about trains and gauge/track sizes now than I ever wanted to know!

    And I finally had to stop reading the last Revolution thread when a troll showed up to nitpick every word someone used. I hope this one stays informative and not argumentative.
     
  10. Nov 14, 2012 #30 of 105
    Polcamilla

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    Oh...and my son has an ocarina and a little book of Legend of Zelda music for the ocarina. We just need to give him a sword, bow, and arrow, and we can all be entertained playing a live-action "video game" by yelling what we think he should do if we are unexpectedly plunged into a post-electronic Apocalypse. :D
     
  11. Nov 14, 2012 #31 of 105
    TAsunder

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    Plenty of bands would be fine without electricity. But the Monroe Republic is a place for villains and murderers, not artists and intellectuals. Maybe one of the other territories has leaders who don't rule with wanton cruelty and arbitrary violence; if I were a musician I'd rather live in one of them.
     
  12. Nov 14, 2012 #32 of 105
    Polcamilla

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    Well, we know it's not California. What did Monroe call them? Heathens? Savages?? :D
     
  13. Nov 14, 2012 #33 of 105
    Polcamilla

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    We don't know that nobody has. We just haven't been shown anybody who has. It's a similar thing to the idea of sailing a tall ship across. We don't know if it's been done----only if it has, no word has apparently reached Monroe of it.

    (I do think that ballooning across the Atlantic would be pretty treacherous. It's known for high winds and nasty weather and cold and nobody would be able to track you, so chances are excellent you'd sail away and vanish in the vastness of the ocean and no one would ever know if you made it across or not.)
     
  14. Nov 14, 2012 #34 of 105
    verdugan

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    Welcome to the golden age of a cappella music!!!

    :D
     
  15. Nov 14, 2012 #35 of 105
    TAsunder

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    Realistically, it's safe to say that if they haven't mentioned it on the show then no one has thought of it (i.e. the writers haven't thought of it).
     
  16. Nov 14, 2012 #36 of 105
    Cearbhaill

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    That's quite a stretch just on general principle IMO.
    There will always be a lot of things that aren't mentioned but people are thinking about- they can't show us 24/7 thought bubbles for everyone on the show :D
     
  17. Nov 14, 2012 #37 of 105
    Polcamilla

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    A cappella Led Zeplin.....it's gonna be legend---










































    ARY!!

    (what? you wanted meaningful content in a post about a band tie-in on a stupid sci-fi show?)
     
  18. Nov 14, 2012 #38 of 105
    pmyers

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    Same reason that we discussed about people sailing across the ocean....Why would you? What is there to gain? That is a luxury that would only be allowed to happen once everybody's basic needs are all met. The risk vs reward just isnt there.
     
  19. Nov 14, 2012 #39 of 105
    Polcamilla

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    If I was like dead Brit chick and my family was on the OTHER side of the ocean, I'd darned well make an effort sometime within those 15 years. Yeah, you might die, but you might die here too (like she did) so there's not nearly so much to lose.
     
  20. Nov 14, 2012 #40 of 105
    TAsunder

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    For other shows this would be the case. This show is not that deep and is not being written in a science fiction style, so I find it unlikely that they have thought of most of the things we discuss in these threads. They appear to be motivated mostly by swashbuckling and adventure.
     

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