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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7620 on: April 05, 2018, 09:31:44 am »
Am I missing something, or do students not seem to every be prepared for class outside of having pencils. Few have notebooks, and even fewer have any scrap paper to write on.

I know this school system has its issues, but it says a lot when the ones who are supposed to be learning don't have much in way of supplies. Unless I'm missing something here?

It depends on their homeroom teacher and their grade.

Third and fourth graders rarely have notebooks, because writing is not a large part of their curriculum.

And other grades, if their homeroom teacher isn't a notebook person, then perhaps nobody has told them to go buy notebooks. And if their English teachers haven't required them to have notebooks, they won't bring notebooks.

But also, some kids are just unprepared and don't remember their stuff, so even if they are required, a lot will forget them.

It sometimes could be a financial reason for them to not have some of the basic stuff like notebooks and pens.
I have 1 student, that my co-teacher told me about, that is in this situation. I tried to give him a pen, when he asked me to borrow one, but he just returned it to me after class.

I just keep a bunch of pencils and erasers in my class for students who forget or just don't have, they can return them or keep them. I also have a pile of cheap notebooks that they can use if they want to. Some kids like a notebook others not. I am not a note taker, never have been, if I actually focus on what is being said I have a better chance of remembering, so I understand that not everyone learns that way.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7621 on: April 05, 2018, 12:23:21 pm »
The Jisan Valley Rock Festival has been cancelled for this year.
The already miniscule amount of international acts that come here just got smaller for the year.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7622 on: April 05, 2018, 12:55:21 pm »
The Jisan Valley Rock Festival has been cancelled for this year.
The already miniscule amount of international acts that come here just got smaller for the year.

My Co-teacher said it's due to the decline in popularity of rock music.

See y'all at Ultra, I suppose.
« Last Edit: April 05, 2018, 01:09:26 pm by CO2 »
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7623 on: April 05, 2018, 01:06:42 pm »
The Jisan Valley Rock Festival has been cancelled for this year.
The already miniscule amount of international acts that come here just got smaller for the year.

My Co-teacher said it's due to the decline of popularity in rock music.

See y'all at Ultra, I suppose.

They probably couldn't get any decent bands to show up. Even Summer Sonic is tame this year.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7624 on: April 05, 2018, 01:36:55 pm »
The Jisan Valley Rock Festival has been cancelled for this year.
The already miniscule amount of international acts that come here just got smaller for the year.

Maybe if the management and organization of Jisan / Ansan wasn't an absolute trainwreck, they would've been more popular. They had monster lineups in 2012 and 2013, but they were still a disorganized mess as far as issues for camping, vendors only accepting T-money, general random things, zero preparation for rain resulting in all the freshly planted grass literally turning to giant mud pits, etc.

But like, if you were stoked on the lineups, none of that mattered. But for a casual festival goer who's going for the 'experience' and not like, the music primarily, those are all pretty damning.

And yeah - since then, the lineups have been streaky at best, literally terrible at worst.

RIP Jisan.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7625 on: April 05, 2018, 01:39:19 pm »
The Jisan Valley Rock Festival has been cancelled for this year.
The already miniscule amount of international acts that come here just got smaller for the year.

My Co-teacher said it's due to the decline of popularity in rock music.

See y'all at Ultra, I suppose.

They probably couldn't get any decent bands to show up. Even Summer Sonic is tame this year.

There's some decent acts for Summer Sonic this year, but not the unbelievable dream lineup it usually is. Weird.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7626 on: April 05, 2018, 03:10:50 pm »
The Jisan Valley Rock Festival has been cancelled for this year.
The already miniscule amount of international acts that come here just got smaller for the year.

My Co-teacher said it's due to the decline of popularity in rock music.

See y'all at Ultra, I suppose.

They probably couldn't get any decent bands to show up. Even Summer Sonic is tame this year.

There's some decent acts for Summer Sonic this year, but not the unbelievable dream lineup it usually is. Weird.

The line up off all the festivals is usually the acts that also play Fuji rocks in Japan.  It will be interesting to see who they have.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7627 on: April 05, 2018, 03:20:49 pm »
BOB DYLAN.

Dave- Jack White, Glass Animals are rockish. I consider alt/indie music "rock-like" haha.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7628 on: April 05, 2018, 04:00:59 pm »
I can't freaking stand my coteacher. She's such a b*tch. She already doesn't like me because I speak American English, not British English (she learned English in England, and for some reason refuses to realize/admit that not all English is the same). Plus, my accent comes out when I'm angry or talking to my family, so she's heard my accent and me not using Standard American English. Earlier today, she overheard me on the phone talking to a friend in French. So naturally she's decided that that means I'm not actually a native English speaker. Because no one can possibly speak two languages. According to the KOREAN who teaches ENGLISH. Apparently she's going around telling the other teachers that I don't actually speak English, and offering up the dialectical differences between American and UK English, and my ability to speak French as proof.

I'm going to go scream into my pillow for a while.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7629 on: April 05, 2018, 04:23:49 pm »
I can't freaking stand my coteacher. She's such a b*tch. She already doesn't like me because I speak American English, not British English (she learned English in England, and for some reason refuses to realize/admit that not all English is the same). Plus, my accent comes out when I'm angry or talking to my family, so she's heard my accent and me not using Standard American English. Earlier today, she overheard me on the phone talking to a friend in French. So naturally she's decided that that means I'm not actually a native English speaker. Because no one can possibly speak two languages. According to the KOREAN who teaches ENGLISH. Apparently she's going around telling the other teachers that I don't actually speak English, and offering up the dialectical differences between American and UK English, and my ability to speak French as proof.

I'm going to go scream into my pillow for a while.

Ugh, she's digging for literally any reason to get you sacked probably.

Did you learn it in school or from family members btw? I'd throw it in their face personally that you're edging into/are trilingual but if it keeps up that she's acting like that you can just threaten her with "I'm gonna report you for defamation" etc etc.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7630 on: April 05, 2018, 06:41:22 pm »
I can't freaking stand my coteacher. She's such a b*tch. She already doesn't like me because I speak American English, not British English (she learned English in England, and for some reason refuses to realize/admit that not all English is the same). Plus, my accent comes out when I'm angry or talking to my family, so she's heard my accent and me not using Standard American English. Earlier today, she overheard me on the phone talking to a friend in French. So naturally she's decided that that means I'm not actually a native English speaker. Because no one can possibly speak two languages. According to the KOREAN who teaches ENGLISH. Apparently she's going around telling the other teachers that I don't actually speak English, and offering up the dialectical differences between American and UK English, and my ability to speak French as proof.

I'm going to go scream into my pillow for a while.

Ugh, she's digging for literally any reason to get you sacked probably.

Did you learn it in school or from family members btw? I'd throw it in their face personally that you're edging into/are trilingual but if it keeps up that she's acting like that you can just threaten her with "I'm gonna report you for defamation" etc etc.

Pretty much. Luckily for both of us, I have zero intentions of renewing my contract with them.

I learned it through school and self-study. I just really wanted to learn another language. Closest French-speaking family I have is a French Canadian who married my cousin a few years ago. And honestly, while I'm definitely an advanced level in French, I'm not fluent, and any French speaker can tell immediately that I'm not a native French speaker.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7631 on: April 05, 2018, 07:31:07 pm »
The Jisan Valley Rock Festival has been cancelled for this year.
The already miniscule amount of international acts that come here just got smaller for the year.

My Co-teacher said it's due to the decline in popularity of rock music.

See y'all at Ultra, I suppose.

Do people still make 'rock music'?

https://t.co/Vd40tL0t86

country rockish from the wild west of Leeds


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7632 on: April 05, 2018, 09:56:58 pm »
The Jisan Valley Rock Festival has been cancelled for this year.
The already miniscule amount of international acts that come here just got smaller for the year.

My Co-teacher said it's due to the decline in popularity of rock music.

See y'all at Ultra, I suppose.
i'd like to see a&b again. i've never been to ultra before. i imagine it's full of dickheads though. am i right?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7633 on: April 05, 2018, 10:40:00 pm »
i'd like to see a&b again. i've never been to ultra before. i imagine it's full of dickheads though. am i right?
Dude, it would be worth the price of admission ALONE just to see the girls that go. Seriously.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7634 on: April 06, 2018, 07:41:32 am »
The Jisan Valley Rock Festival has been cancelled for this year.
The already miniscule amount of international acts that come here just got smaller for the year.

My Co-teacher said it's due to the decline in popularity of rock music.

See y'all at Ultra, I suppose.

Do people still make 'rock music'?

Rock is the deadest genre of music there is.

Most festivals are music festivals, not rock festivals.



Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7635 on: April 06, 2018, 07:52:58 am »
The Jisan Valley Rock Festival has been cancelled for this year.
The already miniscule amount of international acts that come here just got smaller for the year.

My Co-teacher said it's due to the decline of popularity in rock music.

See y'all at Ultra, I suppose.

They probably couldn't get any decent bands to show up. Even Summer Sonic is tame this year.

There's some decent acts for Summer Sonic this year, but not the unbelievable dream lineup it usually is. Weird.

The line up off all the festivals is usually the acts that also play Fuji rocks in Japan.  It will be interesting to see who they have.

Summer Sonic tends to have a better lineup than Fuji these days.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7636 on: April 06, 2018, 08:07:13 am »
Fuji Rock has Bob Dylan, Kendrick lamar. A few other biggish acts.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7637 on: April 06, 2018, 08:11:10 am »
Some Summer Sonic acts play side shows here sometimes.
Though the line up doesn't have anything super exciting. Except Mastodon. Maybe Beck. But he was here pretty recently.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7638 on: April 06, 2018, 12:48:39 pm »
Some Summer Sonic acts play side shows here sometimes.
Though the line up doesn't have anything super exciting. Except Mastodon. Maybe Beck. But he was here pretty recently.

Beck, Chance and QotSA are pretty huge.

St. Vincent, Tame Impala and Paramore all have pretty huge fanbases, too.

But yeah - it's underwhelming.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7639 on: April 06, 2018, 05:27:52 pm »
The Jisan Valley Rock Festival has been cancelled for this year.
The already miniscule amount of international acts that come here just got smaller for the year.

this festival has been mired in mis-management for ages. it was already cancelled one year before recently - i think 2014 or 2015 - because they couldn't pull their finger out.

last time i went was 2016, turn out was good. but each year the lineup has been getting worse and worse too.