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by JensJohansson
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Forum upgrade
Replies: 26
Views: 770

Re: Forum upgrade

Just a thought, but I noticed that the web crawlers / search indexers are designated as registered users. Is that actually the case? If so, does that mean they have access to the hidden boards? This would be somewhat serious, I checked and it seems "Bots" is a special class of users now. They shoul...
by JensJohansson
Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Forum upgrade
Replies: 26
Views: 770

Re: Forum upgrade

Quite a number of spam topics and accounts are being created. :( I thought I turned on some question challenges for new accounts, unclear if it worked or if the people running the bots intervene manually with a bit of googling at that point in the process. I have turned on admin approval of new acc...
by JensJohansson
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Forum upgrade
Replies: 26
Views: 770

Re: Forum upgrade

Quite a change, but I can get used to it. Now we can continue our discussion on coffee and semen. :) Yes! Quite! Semen and coffee! Egads NeverendingAbyss... wtf happened to your avatar. Sigh. Also facebook login only works if it's from the main, most basic login screen apparently. "Stay logged in" ...
by JensJohansson
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Forum upgrade
Replies: 26
Views: 770

Re: Forum upgrade

It should also now use https. Welcome to 1995! There is some hokey facebook login system. It's via OAuth.. Update. It was a bit of a pain in the cock to set up but facebook login seems to work somehow, you can connect FB to an existing account if you know your old password. You'd think the system wo...
by JensJohansson
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Forum upgrade
Replies: 26
Views: 770

Forum upgrade

If something is shit, then let me know.. somehow. It's a major upgrade, like... 10 years younger software or something. I could have tried to shoehorn-and-vaseline the old forum code to work but somehow it was time for this a very long ago, not the least because of unknown unknowns in phpbb2 when it...
by JensJohansson
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Coffee
Replies: 43
Views: 856

Re: Coffee

Hell yeah. We are all along for the ride until Jens shuts us down. No plans like that, glad you're all still here hanging out! But, if something happens to the forum the next few days (weird error message, nothing works or whatever) just know it's not something intentional. Dreamhost are by and by ...
by JensJohansson
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: New Stratovarius album: a list of demands
Replies: 107
Views: 6483

Re: New Stratovarius album: a list of demands

Very interesting thread, I think you all have some rather good and insightful things to say about all this. Very many things boil down to "X is very difficult" combined with "there are many different opinions on how you should X". This goes to songwriting and arranging, recording, production, and al...
by JensJohansson
Thu Jun 12, 2014 3:14 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Neverending Story [Game]
Replies: 1981
Views: 515143

Re: Neverending Story [Game]

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by JensJohansson
Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:08 am
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: got a hot girls email address
Replies: 8
Views: 3809

Re: got a hot girls email address

Before this thread gets flooded with poorly-photoshopped pictures and random, unwarranted and indecipherable masses of red and bold text by a hoarde of escaped mental patients, perhaps take a moment and consider what possible advice you could get from here and also what exactly is your question. Do...
by JensJohansson
Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:45 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Next album - when ?
Replies: 58
Views: 26699

Re: Next album - when ?

Any information when the Strato camp is locking themselves into the studio? Now that is a good question! Everyone is having a bit of time off now and also writing songs. So the closest estimate I could give would be "2014".. There is no strict plan, the progress in songwriting will dictate the next...
by JensJohansson
Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:42 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: TT got email from Stratovarius management!
Replies: 38
Views: 12194

Re: TT got email from Stratovarius management!

yeah, could be anything, it doesnt have to involve giging or recording anything, maybe a documentary interview or tolkki having old archives of recording footage from the early days. my bets Legal Stuff 1/1 Tolkki for special appareance in anyversary interview 1/5 Digging through Tolkki archives 1/...
by JensJohansson
Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:31 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: 5 years ago, around this time
Replies: 5
Views: 3365

Re: 5 years ago, around this time

This forum was still sort of freaking out about Matias Kupiainen. I remember when they announced him, all he had was the Hangover Shred, a few of his "Boogies", the Attitude Medley and that Tuska performance. I remember thinking "What the fuck is this guy going to do in a power metal band" and just...
by JensJohansson
Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:51 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Jens solo - 2013 Tour
Replies: 26
Views: 11556

Re: Jens solo - 2013 Tour

Win7? Really, man? Jens, you have to be the only one top professional musician, who doesn´t use Apple! Mhh mhh.. perhaps I just think different. :lol: Seriously, Bidule has a mega stable apple version too. If you're into that sort of masochistic submission. Cheers from Hellsinki .. rehearsed today,...
by JensJohansson
Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:54 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Jens solo - 2013 Tour
Replies: 26
Views: 11556

Re: Jens solo - 2013 Tour

Wow, didn`t thought that a 1010 could produce the same waveform (synth reed) and parameters as a 1080. Here in my home studio (I`m an engineer with 2 hours /month free to play at home :-) I`m using a 1080 with a BigMuff + Boss Chorus, (my JD-10 simply cannot act accurate as yours, as hard as I`ve t...
by JensJohansson
Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:52 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Jens solo - 2013 Tour
Replies: 26
Views: 11556

Re: Jens solo - 2013 Tour

Greetings Jens! A dedicated laptop for the whole sound generation? I wouldn't feel comfortable using a computer live onstage (at least not my old laptop :P ) murphy's law! Why a JV1010? the 1080 is getting too big for gigs? You'll see... I'll get it working. That's the whole point in working this y...
by JensJohansson
Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:16 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Jens solo - 2013 Tour
Replies: 26
Views: 11556

Re: Jens solo - 2013 Tour

Tks Jens!, so if I understood correctly: no more JV-1080 generating the lead tone? The lead waveform is coming from the VST? Are you using the JV-1010 for the orchestral patches? Honored to have your inputs about gear man! Regards. Lead sound from 1010 still. Making small advances at virtualization...
by JensJohansson
Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Jens solo - 2013 Tour
Replies: 26
Views: 11556

Re: Jens solo - 2013 Tour

Don`t know exactly how he is changing chords, if its sequenced or controlled by foot using the Akai… Hey Jens -  if you are reading this..., can you please detail how this new setup works? Tks! Foot. "It's complicated" but there is a laptop and eventually I will move the whole sound generation crap...
by JensJohansson
Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:48 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Petition to change 'Stay-ee-ay' to 'Staaay'
Replies: 40
Views: 14655

Re: Petition to change 'Stay-ee-ay' to 'Staaay'

And the plan was always to start paying him his share regarding b) above once he had undone what he did economically, but it turns out that he caused so much damage that at the current rate that we earn back catalog royalties, he would be even again in like 40 years or whatever it was. A long time,...
by JensJohansson
Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:44 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Petition to change 'Stay-ee-ay' to 'Staaay'
Replies: 40
Views: 14655

Re: Petition to change 'Stay-ee-ay' to 'Staaay'

My question is, whats happen if I do a perfect cd tribute and i post it in some web page, public, to sale?? I was censored in a lot parts for covered artists like "europe" this was in sound cloud, with bon jovi too.... maybe the finnish market is more flexible, but really Americans, British, and Ge...
by JensJohansson
Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:42 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Petition to change 'Stay-ee-ay' to 'Staaay'
Replies: 40
Views: 14655

Re: Petition to change 'Stay-ee-ay' to 'Staaay'

I covered stratovarius why i like do it, why i practice, why i study sound Works, english, and much more i got a lot benefits in this, intelectuals ones, and the future is a mystery, maybe someone discover my talent and my life turn other way and i can change my profession. This is a very good way ...
by JensJohansson
Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:41 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Petition to change 'Stay-ee-ay' to 'Staaay'
Replies: 40
Views: 14655

Re: Petition to change 'Stay-ee-ay' to 'Staaay'

strange to hear, as kotipelto is one of the legal owners after that waiver of rights... or is copyright law somehow higher than contract law..? Owner of the name, yes. Owner of the "record royalties" (or "performer's royalties"), yes. Owner of the writer's royalties, no. TT is not stupid and he for...
by JensJohansson
Sun Sep 22, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Clean up/moderation of the site.
Replies: 331
Views: 63916

Re: Clean up/moderation of the site.

You now realize Jens will not make anyone a mod, and laughs in his comfortable sofa bed whilst drinking pure sugar cane nectar. Well, I'm still "thinking about it". But that's how it's been now for 5 years I guess. In the meantime, can you all please just block the people you don't like to see post...
by JensJohansson
Sun Sep 22, 2013 2:47 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Petition to change 'Stay-ee-ay' to 'Staaay'
Replies: 40
Views: 14655

Re: Petition to change 'Stay-ee-ay' to 'Staaay'

Since Kotipelto wrote the lyrics how can this be about Tolkki's dog??? Btw, when Tolkki says Stratovarius play live a lot of "his" songs, well most of them have Kotipelto lyrics he should therefore be banned of playing Stratovarius songs with Kotipelto lyrics live too! I know there is no copyright ...
by JensJohansson
Sat Sep 21, 2013 1:47 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Petition to change 'Stay-ee-ay' to 'Staaay'
Replies: 40
Views: 14655

Re: Petition to change 'Stay-ee-ay' to 'Staaay'

Then maybe if you guys change the "as you go" in "Deep Unknown" to simply "go", you could end up being assassinated in a presidential motorcade... be careful!! :nervous: Believe me, these kinds of considerations are why writing rock lyrics is such a difficult task. I would be partial to "as we gouo...
by JensJohansson
Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:34 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Petition to change 'Stay-ee-ay' to 'Staaay'
Replies: 40
Views: 14655

Re: Petition to change 'Stay-ee-ay' to 'Staaay'

I believe this trivial change to the song "Black Diamond" will catapult Stratovarius to the highest echelons of contemporary music. Madonna and Bieber be damned! Thank you for your cooperation. :roll: Incidentally, this song is unique because the music is about a dog and the lyrics are about a Japa...
by JensJohansson
Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:01 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Clean up/moderation of the site.
Replies: 331
Views: 63916

Re: Clean up/moderation of the site.

To me that thread calls for a retarded cat picture This is the one I would suggest: http://forum.stratovarius.com/userpix/5_catbuscemi_1.jpg Perhaps someone who has a SA forum account can pass this picture on, as a token of the futility of trying to explain or argue about music, with regards from J...
by JensJohansson
Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:57 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Clean up/moderation of the site.
Replies: 331
Views: 63916

Re: Clean up/moderation of the site.

MEEEE!!!!! I WANT!!!!! and this guys will knows the Word "dicipline" amd make one fórum free in art and that whatever can show his tribute to stratovarius with liberty like Sarah and me AND ALL THE OTHERS THAT WANT DO IT AND FOR THIS INSANE GUYS THEY ARE SCARE , and if i see one insult againt his/h...
by JensJohansson
Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:54 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Clean up/moderation of the site.
Replies: 331
Views: 63916

Re: Clean up/moderation of the site.

I just realized part of what my entire problem is: I think that writing about music often turns out to be anything but a deep, valid, useful or beautiful thing for humans to be doing. In the end it should really all boil down to: I like this and you like that. But it so often goes into: I think this...
by JensJohansson
Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:19 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Clean up/moderation of the site.
Replies: 331
Views: 63916

Re: Clean up/moderation of the site.

im pro/banning only when people cross the line, and that line is this massive rejection by all the strato/forumites to one member because of his/her behaviour, in other words, vote for banning. when there is a user that insults with no reason about your, religion, politicians, what country are you ...