Met Ron Jarzombek Today

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  1. MikeH

    MikeH Bring the gain

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    So, the weirdest shit happened today. Ron Jarzombek came in to my office. I saw his name and was like “wow, that’s a weird coincidence”. Then I asked and he was like “what music do you remember the name from?” and I replied “Blotted Science”. He’s like “yeah, that’s me”. Apparently he teaches here on base. Super nice guy, but seemed like I caught him off guard by asking. Everyone else in my office was confused when I showed them who Blotted Science was.

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  2. bostjan

    bostjan MicroMetal Contributor

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    Teaches what? I'm intrigued.
     
  3. MikeH

    MikeH Bring the gain

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    Music, as far as I know. I just assumed he meant guitar lessons, so I didn’t ask.
     
  4. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire schadenfreude

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    whatttt I'm super jealous. Blotted Science is prob one of my favorite tech death bands of all time.
     
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    Slunk Dragon Gear Nerder

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    Lucky dude, you are. He seems like a cool guy.
     
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    Glades Down in the Everglades

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    I didn't know who he was until Dean Lamb's video this week, and instantly downloaded the Blotted Science album. I've been listening to it non stop for a couple days. Good stuff.
     
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    Xaios Foolish Mortal Contributor

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    Macrame. :p

    (I'm sorry, I couldn't help it.)
     
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    ArtDecade John Bohlinger's Dank Stash

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    Did you challenge him to a shred off?
     
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    MikeH Bring the gain

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    We do have a shredder in the office called the Shredmaster 420 (seriously, that’s the model name), but I don’t think it’ll ever shred as hard as Ron.
     
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    ArtDecade John Bohlinger's Dank Stash

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    The Shredmaster 420 always gets the munchies. The Shredmaster 666 would have been up for the challenge.
     
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    Randy Sous Chef Super Moderator

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    Base guitar, obviously.
     
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  12. DLG

    DLG not guthrie govan

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    If you live in that area you should go check out his Rush tribute band sometimes.

    Ron is the godfather of tech metal and one of the most underrated guitar players of all time.

    He pretty much invented technical metal with Watchtower and then took it to an insane level with Spastic Ink and then Blotted Science.
     
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    Malkav Washing your dishes.

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    I think I'd have to try to skip work to get in on that.

    Heh, you never know. I mean, he seems like he's pretty good at crafting music with strings, so why not textile goods?
     
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    Ron's a good dude from what I've seen, he emailed me twice when I reached out asking about making a replica of his Watchtower travel guitar and how he managed to counterbalance the neck dive since the body was so small. He then emailed me a couple months later with an almost verbatim response as the first time, and I had to email back letting him know he had responded and that it was almost word for word what he had sent me :lol:
     
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    Man, Watchtower doesn’t get enough love...
     
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    I've emailed him before, he's super nice, very cool guy.
     
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    That's super cool - Blotted Science changed music for me. Guy is a genius, and so underrated.
     
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    DLG not guthrie govan

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    'Frenetically Inconsistent Velocities Entwined' aka 'FIVE' is the first of four songs that were initially written for the third Blotted Science CD. The song (featuring Ron Jarzombek on guitars and programming, and BLOTTED SCIENCE bandmate Alex Webster on bass) is a speed trip with eighths, triplets, sixteenths, quintuplets, triplet sixteenths, septuplets and thirty-seconds shifting inconsistently over half time, normal time and double time grooves, with a few blastbeats thrown in.

    The other three "BLOTTED SCIENCE" songs are near completion and will also be released as digital singles.



    'The Ink Panther' is a remake of the Henry Mancini classic "The Pink Panther Theme".

    Reminiscent of how Spastic Ink took the themes and melodies from the movie 'Bambi' and twisted the rhythms around to compose 'A Wild Hare', on this song I took the triplet (swing, shuffle) feel of the original 'Pink Panther Theme' song, and redistributed the rhythms and melodies into sixteenth note patterns. Lots of the notes fall on the “e” and “a” beat divisions, resulting in a more syncopated feel, thus giving my remake the song title ‘The Ink Panther’.

    This is the first of 3 songs that I'm working on that have word plays based on the names of my main recording projects over the years (SPASTIC INK, BLOTTED SCIENCE and WATCHTOWER). A Jimi Hendrix classic is up next.

     
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    lurè Can't buy skill so I buy gear

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    Incredible player, glad to hear he's also a super cool dude.
     

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