Well, music comes with a lot more baggage than simply what you hear with your ears. There's emotional content, social context, lyrics, form, rhythm, etc. I imagine they're just trying to differentiate between such things.
I still don't understand what you might propose people use instead of the term sonically.
3/8: Voices from the Lake LIVE @ Monarch
3/17: Forest Swords @ The Independent
3/19: Tycho @ The Catalyst
3/22: St. Vincent @ The Fox
3/22: Dance Mania & Mister Saturday Night @ PW
3/23: Kraftwerk @ The Fox
4/6: Trentemoller @ Mezzanine
4/15: The Knife @ The Fox
4/16: Factory Floor @ The Independent
4/17: The Afghan Whigs @ Slim's
4/26: Simian Mobile Disco, Earth @ Pappy and Harriet's
5/2-5/4: Austin Psych Fest @ Carson Creek Ranch
You don't need to be an audio engineer to use the word. You just have to speak English.
I think you saw the word sonic rape your father when you were about 5 years old and this is how the blocked memory is manifesting itself in your personality.
Last edited by jackstraw94086; 01-05-2012 at 12:46 PM.
It's like asking someone what he or she thinks of a painting and the reply is "Visually, I think it's stunning." Ah - visually. As opposed to how rough the surface is or how cold it is. It's just unnecessary and so doesn't need a replacement. You could delete the word "sonically" from all those examples and it wouldn't change the meaning of any of them - because it's already understood you are talking about sound. Sonic works better as an adjective - sonic assault, sonic boom, etc. What is it modifying as an adverb - the act of hearing? Or maybe it's modifying/describing part of the total experience and adds context like SoulDischarge said (but then I would expect something about the non-sonic part of the experience too.)
I think I'm going to use aurally instead, as in "You would probably make more sense to me aurally."
16/1- Jagwar Ma @ The Hi-Fi, Melbourne, VIC
21/1- Toro y Moi w/ Portugal. The Man @ The Hi-Fi, Melbourne, VIC
22/1- Arcade Fire @ Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, VIC
23/1- Grouplove + CSS @ The Hi-Fi, Melbourne, VIC
18/4-20/4- Coachella Weekend 2
It's just what the fucking word means. Calling out people for using the word is just putting a big dunce cap on your head.
Last edited by jackstraw94086; 01-06-2012 at 10:21 AM.
Thanks jackstraw! "sonically it sounds like shit" is perfect.
sure "sonically it's shit" might be a more economical way to say it, but you would rather remove the wrong word, again, because you don't understand it.
Last edited by jackstraw94086; 01-06-2012 at 01:02 PM.
I'll bet you had a goofy dumb grin on your face when you posted that.
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SATURDAY: Phoenix / The Postal Service / Hot Chip / Knife Party / Two Door Cinema Club / Moby / Yeasayer / Violent Femmes / Simian Mobile Disco / 2 Bears / Guards
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"I gotta get to an ATM machine" Stop using machine after ATM. ATM = Automated Teller Machine. You're basically saying machine twice you fucktards.
"I need to deposit money into my checkings account." It's ONE fucking checking account you have.
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"well, we're here" when it's a common destination or obvious place. "Yeah, no shit". Fishing for conversation.