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icon meme.

nabichan did this, and it looks fun even though i don't have that many user icons and i haven't added any since i first made this LJ over 4 years ago aside from alternote. i actually just recently contemplated putting more on there, but since i hardly ever use any of my other icons for actual LJing, i've just prefered to put stuff on my scrapbook.

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The icon meme: Look at your LJ userpics list. If you have fewer than 50 icons, pick every fifth one. If you have between fifty and seventy five icons, pick every seventh one. If you have over seventy five icons, pick every tenth one. If you have fewer than ten, pick all of 'em. List each one in your LJ and tell everyone exactly why you have it, why it's interesting to you, and what significance it has.

- The 'M lick'

It's my signature tenor lick that i've written somewhere in every marching band percussion book since some time around 1997. i might have to put use it in a new context until i get marching band gigs again.

- Tenors

it's what i played for about 7 or so years of my life in marching band and drum corps. it's my second favorite battery percussion instrument.

- Trigun

Vash the Stampede and Nicholas Wolfwood from the anime Trigun. I *love* those guys.

- merged

when i first moved to oregon and edrake and i actually spent time together, she took a bunch of snapshots of me with a disposable camera i had lying around. I took one of those and split it into four different segments and merged/overlayed them together as a "i'm learning how to use photoshop" exercise.

- segment 2

segment 2 of that picture merge.

- segment 4

segment 4 of that picture merge.

- egg beater sweep

the lick of RRRLL as a quintuplet is called an 'egg beater', although i've also heard it called 'the chinese 5'. The first time i ever saw this lick written was in an early draft of the tenor book of the 1992 Crossmen opener and it was pretty flabbergasting. The most common use of it at time was as "five notes spread evenly in the space of three sixteenth notes" done twice in a row followed by two sixteenth notes. In the context of this icon, it's being used as five notes spread evenly in the space of a quarter note in a basic sweep pattern ending with a "gok" hit on the gock drum.

- triplet sweep pattern

a typical triple-cross windmill tenor sweep pattern with a crossover finishing position.

- remembrance climax

the piano portion of the best compositional climax i've ever written. It's from a piece called "Remembrance" for alto voice, vibraphone, and piano. If you're interested, i have the PDF of the full score and an MP3 of the concert recording. The climax happens on page 10 of the score and about 3/5ths of the way through the MP3. when i first heard the recording of it and it hit that point, i laughed out loud at how fucking good it was and how successful what i had in my head had been pulled off at that point. It's a shame that my lack of skills as a pianist ruined some of the other parts of the piece.

- alternote

it's the icon i'm using for my alternote journal, but i haven't written in there for a long time, so i might have to start over or just abandon it. with everything else going on, i just don't have the time.

i'm going to listen to remembrance now and follow along with the score. maybe it'll help kick-start new ideas, since they've started brewing in my head again lately.

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