Episode 131 – The Rest of the Plan

As was foretold… we are back with the second in a two part series, this time discussing the second Guardians of the Galaxy films.

Oh, and some other random stuff. It is kind of what we do.

NOTE: There were some audio issues in this episode, mainly caused by Skype deciding to turn up the gain for Cluze any time he didn’t talk for a while. It was pretty annoying. Sorry.

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Aaron LaCluyze (Cluze) @lacluyze
Rich McCann @MindM4ge

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Quick Tenor Ukulele Comparison

This is a bit of a departure for this site, but someone on a forum was contemplating purchasing a ukulele that I happen to own, so I thought I would put a few quick sound samples here. (Please forgive my terrible playing…)

All of these sound samples 16bit wav files, so there shouldn’t be any compression weirdness. They were recorded at the same distance and (at least attempting to) played at the same intensity on a TASCAM DR-40 recorder, so the relative volumes should be about what you would hear if you were in the room with me.

The instruments in question are:

  • Enya X1 HPL tenor with Worth fluorocarbon string
  • Ohana TK-35 mahogany tenor with Fremont Black Line fluorocarbon strings
  • Martin T1K with Martin fluorocarbon strings (this is my wife’s instrument. Don’t tell her I borrowed it…)

These first clips are simply playing each of the strings, gCEA, to get an idea of the sound.

Enya X1 Strings

Ohana TK-35 Strings

Martin T1K Strings

 

For the next bit, I played a bit of “I’ll Be Seeing You”, one of my favorite tunes to just sit and strum.

Enya X1 Strum

Ohana TK-35 Strum

Martin T1K Strum

 

Lastly, a bit of finger-picking. This the opening to “Stairway to Heaven”, which happened to be the first thing in my folder when I was making these samples.

Enya X1 Picked

Ohana TK-35 Picked

Martin T1K Picked

 

This is an incredible unfair comparison, honestly. The Enya goes for around $130 online (only) and is made of HPL (High Pressure Laminate, basically a countertop), while the Ohana is a ~$250 all solid mahogany, and the Martin is a ~$600 all solid koa.

Any of these are fun to play. I personally prefer the Ohana, but I happen to really like the character of a solid mahogany instrument.

Episode 130 – Part of a Plan

The first of a two-part series, we discuss the first Guardians of the Galaxy film.

Oh, and a bunch of stuff about video games we are playing at the beginning. Sorry, we needed to catch up and you get to listen in.

We’ll be back next episode with the second GotG film.

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Aaron LaCluyze (Cluze) @lacluyze
Rich McCann @MindM4ge

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Episode 129 – In A Galaxy

A long time ago, in a podcast far far away… we recorded again!

This time we are discussing not one, but two Star Wars films in this double length return episode! Find out our thoughts on The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.

(We won’t *always* discuss Star Wars films, we promise.)

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Episode 128 – A Long Time Ago

This time around we discuss a not-so-well known series of films in an obscure shared universe called Star Wars. We doubt you have heard of them. Find out if we think they are worth watching!

Our intro and outro music is the track “The Geeks Will Inherit the Earth” by the awesome band “I Fight Dragons” and is used with permission. Check out their stuff at http://ifightdragons.com

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Episode 127 – Summon For Battle

We were incredibly lucky to have as our guest Taran Matharu, author of the New York Times best selling “The Summoner” trilogy. Rich and Cluze are both fans of the series (“The Novice”, “The Inquisition”, and “The Battlemage”) and we were excited to have a chance to speak with the man who brought this world to life. (You may remember this series from such times as Rich mentioning them way back in our book episode.)

You can find more from Tara Matharu in the following places:
Twitter – @TaranMatharu1
WattPad – https://www.wattpad.com/user/TaranMatharu
Web – http://authortaranmatharu.com/

Our intro and outro music is the track “The Geeks Will Inherit the Earth” by the awesome band “I Fight Dragons” and is used with permission. Check out their stuff at http://ifightdragons.com

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Episode 126 – Now With Fewer Cliffs

This week, we continue with part two of our discussion of Disney animated films. This time it is 2000 up through the present (as of this episode in 2017.)

Our intro and outro music is the track “The Geeks Will Inherit the Earth” by the awesome band “I Fight Dragons” and is used with permission. Check out their stuff at http://ifightdragons.com

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Episode 125 – Should Have Used a Cliff

This week, part one of our discussion of Disney animated films. We cover some of our favorites from the early days up through the year 1999. See part two for the post-2000 films.

Our intro and outro music is the track “The Geeks Will Inherit the Earth” by the awesome band “I Fight Dragons” and is used with permission. Check out their stuff at http://ifightdragons.com

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Rich McCann @MindM4ge

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Changes Underway

You may remember us from such podcasts as Card Advantage. Well, the name of the show changed a while back to Random Discard, but we haven’t had time to reimagine the website until now.

Please bear with us as we make this transition. The old site will continue to get new shows… for now. We expect to complete the transition by the end of the Summer 2017. Once that happens, the old site (www.cardadvantagecast.com) will live on as the archive of the older shows, but it will not continue to get new content.