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  1. Oops! I think when you guys moved my thread you forgot to enable HTML. No worries, though. Here is the button I was refering to. ;]
  2. Hey! I just wanted to take a second to wish you all a happy new year. May each year henceforth be even better than the last. Also, big news- Galt Aureus is now on iTunes! Just click the button below to check it out. <a href="http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=206504736&id=206504673&s=143441"> <img height="15" width="61" alt="Galt Aureus - Heralds to the Sun" src="http://ax.phobos.apple.com.edgesuite.net/images/badgeitunes61x15dark.gif"></img> </a> This is a great way to preview all of the tracks on the ablum and pick up any that you like or the whole darned thing! And for any who don't know us yet, we are an objectivist band that creates highly dramatic music in order to glorify all that is virtuous and beautiful. Please do take a moment to check us out. ;] Thanks for the read and have a good one. All my best, GaltGirl
  3. Hello again everyone! Just wanted to let you know that we've posted a new song on our myspace. Check it out here: www.myspace.com/GaltMusic. And we'd love to know your thoughts- feel free to share them!
  4. In case you are interested, I thought I'd post the lyrics to one of our songs. They aren't meant to stand alone, so I will also link to the music if you would like to see how the two work together. It is the second song in the play list. Just click on the song title to go there. -- Fall, The Legions Red cloud rise, exigent fallout. In the wake- legions. Echoes of a thousand paces. Closing in. Are you with me? Are you with me? This, the abyssal end. Legions. Milia; One thousand to one. These brothers who stand by me, will fall beside me. For beauty. For visions immutable. Not for all the world, our own lives. Red cloud rise, exigencies loud. I'm not to fade, my death in subtlety, we'll scream our lives to the wind as heralds to the sun, and know, we died for the heroism of man. Legions. Milia; One thousand to one. These brothers who stand by me, will fall beside me. For beauty. For visions immutable. Not for all the world, our own lives. In grave resonance, our death tolls; Memories sweetly falling with us. But in faltering strength, I'll rise again to spit on the tyranny of this world- and in the brilliance of my final words, wrench all men to their knees. Red cloud rise, inescapable now. Born to a world of the deep dark gray and ever dreaming of a cresting, golden morning. Legions. Milia; One thousand to one. These brothers who stand by me, will fall beside me. For beauty. For visions immutable. Not for all the world, our own lives. So let's go. What are we waiting for? Let that wicked smile rage: We may die- but they'll never take our lives. -- I'm unsure if those of you who have checked out the music already noticed the lyrics at all- they are an integral part of our music and I thought you all might enjoy them and understand our goals better by reading them. Thanks for listening/reading. There is more music (and the lyrics to go with it) on the site, as well. And, if you get a minute, we'd love to know what you think! ;] Cheers, Susan (and GA)
  5. LOL... I like your replies softwareNerd. Quite whitty. But anyway, I am in a similar situation to yours Hazmatac, and I might have some insight for you. To begin with, I agree with softwareNerd that you've provided us with a somewhat limited list of values that are rather difficult to interpret. But, making the same assumptions he did, I think your list boils down to three items- musicianship (work), your wife and possessions. Money can't be a part of your list, really, because without it none of the others can exist. And I would not say that money itself is the value, but rather what you do to obtain it (ie work again). So, now we have only three items that you value in your life. I'm sure that there are others, but these are probably the three that are most important and occupy the majority of your resources. Now, my thoughts are these: As with all things, there must be a morally correct order for these three items. The easiest distinction to make is between your material possessions (or your desire to have material possessions) and your life's work (music). Because, without the efforts you make to earn a living as a musician, you could not afford any items, it seems that this value is slave to it's master value that is your income. What kind of house, car, vacations, clothes, etc. you can afford is dependent entirely on your ability to make money. So, I think it's safe to say that those desires should be lower on your list than the desire to be monetarily successful. A trickier matter is the decision between your wife and your musical career. If I were to tell you that, if you leave your wife today, I could guarantee you an in to the record label of your dreams, would you do it? I know that is an unlikely and normally absurd question, but in this case, you answer should be yes if you value your musical success over your relationship with your wife. In reality you will probably always have both, but answering that truthfully may shed some light on your true desires. What really is more important to you? But, whatever your answer, I do have thoughts on which should be the #1 value. It's a little touchy to talk about, but I think it is important to understand it clearly for the sake of both parties in the relationship. I am also working tirelessly towards a career as a musician, but I value my boyfriend before this desire for success nonetheless. This is why I question either your priorities or the fact that your wife is your 'soul mate', for lack of a better word. My 'soul mate' is someone who enriches my life so much that a life without him would be a higher price to pay than foregoing a successful career in music. That is what a significant other should be, or they are probably more like a friend in reality. Undoubtedly, friends make our lives better as well and thus are worth the time and effort to keep, but a 'soul mate' must be someone that helps create a life for the two of you that could not otherwise exist. Without that person, you could not possibly be as happy. That person is irreplaceable and you would not wish to give them up at any cost because they are that important to your personal happiness. So, clearly, I know nothing of the nature of you and your wife's relationship. But I do know what it means to care for someone more than anything else in the world. Anything short of that would not and should not be a #1 priority. However, if you think of this and realize that your life would suffer more from the loss of your wife that the loss of your career, then your list may need to be amended. And, if you realize that you list if correct, then perhaps your wife is not for you what a person of that nature should be. It is possible, then, that she is not your 'soul mate'. In any case, perhaps this helps. It's an important issue because it is crucial to treat the people in your life fairly- as they deserve to be treated. There is more to say on the value of a successful career and so on, but I think this post is quite long enough as it is. ;] Interesting topic- thanks for bringing it up! Cheers, Susan
  6. Interesting efforts, Bold Standard. Good luck with that! It is notable that there are so many objectivist musicians here. Think there is a correlation?
  7. But you do realize that it doesn't make a bit of difference, right? I fear the day that we begin paying for goods based on the seller's need rather that the quality of the product. I can see it now... the most popular item will be an alien detector made of paper clips and newspaper sold to us by our friendly neighborhood homeless people. Would you like one? Lol... nice. Yeah, I forgot all about that. And how I should be living my life strictly for others. Damn... I can never remember those two things. Silly me. Cheers all! Peace.
  8. So awesome. You guys rock so hard. You have no idea how often this argument comes up and how mindless people usually are about it. It's just excellent to hear that at least some people get it. We just spent a couple thousand hours and a few thousand dollars in order to put out our album and it is frustrating to think that people will just steal it after all that work. Anyway, you all are restoring my faith in the human's ability to use reason day by day. I'm so glad I found this place. Cheers for setting those knuckle heads straight. ;] Rock on!
  9. Thanks.... I think. Interesting commentary.
  10. I suppose so, though I am here to represent the group for now. This is Susan. Nice to meet you all and glad to be here. ;]
  11. Our debut album, Heralds to the Sun, is full-length, 11 tracks; music the likes of which you've not heard before. It's a concept album that is both powerfully raw rock and eloquently profound classical music at once. You will listen as our modern world collides with an age past, as the ghosts of composers long dead are resurrected to match orchestra with raging electric guitars, to pit the furious bowing of a violinist against the impassioned outpouring of a rock band. The album will be officially released September 22nd, but you can preorder it here for a discount price of $9.99. To find out more about us, please visit our webpage! Cheers!
  12. Hello all! We are a band called Galt Aureus and we couldn't think of a better place than this objectivist community to share our music. We know that you, of all people, should be able to appreciate the message in our lyrics, as well as the music itself. Please visit our webpage to hear what we have to offer and get to know us better. This is a wonderful place. Thanks for having us!
  13. "She sat listening to the music. It was a symphony of triumph. The notes flowed up, they spoke of rising and they were the rising itself, they were the essence and the form of upward motion, they seemed to embody every human act and thought that had ascent as its motive. It was a sunburst of sound, breaking out of hiding and spreading open. It had the freedom of release and the tension of purpose. It swept space clean, and left nothing but the joy of an unobstructed effort. Only a faint echo within the sounds spoke of that from which the music had escaped, but spoke in laughing astonishment at the discovery that there was no ugliness or pain, and there never had had to be. It was the song of an immense deliverance." -Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged Unique and beautiful music that speaks of the heroism of man. Click here to listen for yourself. All our best, Galt Aureus
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