Michael Stipe the Mac user

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  1. alex_ant macrumors 68020

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    Photos in the middle of the page

    OS 9 and is that Office 2001?

    So how many famous Mac users are there besides these?
    - Will Ferrell
    - Avril Lavigne
    - Rush Limbaugh
    - Paul McCartney
    - Michael Stipe
     
  2. TheJ macrumors newbie

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    Rush Limbaugh uses a Mac? I feel dirty now! I might have to return mine. Yech!
     
  3. beez7777 macrumors 6502a

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    heh, everytime i think of michael stipe, the first thing that comes to mind is his appearance on sesame street. he looked terrible and sand a sad song :)
     
  4. iGav macrumors G3

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    Re: Michael Stipe the Mac user

    Well I started a thread 3 days after this on exactly the same thing..... so to honour the original thread......

    I'll add....

    Underworld (They used 2x PowerBook G4's at their gig in Lonond on Saturday)
    Midge Ure (he always has them knocking abouth both live and in the studio)
     
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    I use a mac, but I AM NOT FAMOUS yet......heheheh

    Oh yeah Paul Oakenfold, and Sebfontaine, and the Band Social Distortion all use Mac's
     
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    Don't forget the switch ads... Tony Hawk and Kelly Slater
     
  9. alex_ant thread starter macrumors 68020

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    OK...

    Here's an updated list. Still lots of people missing, I'm sure.

    - Batman (comic book star)
    - Beck (musician)
    - Bjork (musician)
    - Tom Clancy (author)
    - Charlie Clauser (ex-NIN musician)
    - Coldplay (band)
    - Curve (band)
    - Jack Dangers (musician)
    - Digweed (musician)
    - The Edge (U2 guitarist)
    - Brian Eno? (musician)
    - Flogging Molly (band)
    - Will Ferrell (SNL comedian)
    - Nigel Godrich (music producer)
    - Tony Hawk (skateboarder)
    - Peggy Hill (cartoon celebrity)
    - Avril Lavigne (musician)
    - Paul Leary (musician)
    - Rush Limbaugh (talk radio host)
    - Paul McCartney (musician)
    - Yao Ming (pro basketball player)
    - Moby (musician)
    - No Doubt (band)
    - Paul Oakenfold (musician)
    - Radiohead (band)
    - Trent Reznor (musician)
    - Seal (musician)
    - Sebfontaine (band)
    - Shaquille O'Neal (pro basketball player)
    - Homer Simpson (cartoon celebrity)
    - Sinbad (comedian)
    - Kelly Slater (surfer)
    - Social Distortion (band)
    - Michael Stipe (R.E.M. lead singer)
    - Pete Townshend (The Who guitarist)
    - Underworld (band)
    - Midge Ure (musician)
    - Barbara Walters? (television star)
     
  10. daniel77 macrumors 6502

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    where are links to will ferrell? also, ina commercial for a bank i think it was sterling bank, a man is using what looks like the pismo model of the g3 powerbook; u see the signature top case, the signature trackpad and the apple symbol on top of the screen (close up shot actually)

    kinda interesting
     
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    The bandmembers of No Doubt use Powerbooks - saw it in a video montage they did at one of their recent shows...
     
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    the band Cold Play use macs and ipods.
    Saw it on some direct tv special show i think!
     
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    Doesn't Moby (Richard Hall) use Macs? There were Apple demo tents at at least some of the Area Two festival venues, if I remember correctly, and Moby may have been responsible for convincing Apple to show up.
     
  15. iGav macrumors G3

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    Curve also use them.......... and I'm sure that I read somewhere that Jack Dangers of Meat Beat Manifesto uses macs as well....... :)
     
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    Radiohead uses em. Remember the story on Apple.com about their producer, Nigel Godrich? He had a great line: "“And I hate PCs—they are over complicated and unfriendly. While Macs are people friendly and intuitive. It’s no coincidence that most creative people use Macs for sound and pictures of all kinds and every two-bit office has a 286”

    Bjork has a Ti I think. I would think that many electronica artists use them as well.

    Oh and there was that cool thing in the NY Times about Beck and his iPod. So yeah, every good musician is a Mac user

    :D
     
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    Shaq

    I assume that Shaq O'Neal does since he's into iPods (prior to Windows iPod).
     
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    Yep, one thing I've definitely heard about is that a lot of the "clicks and cuts" electronic artists (the ones who tend to stick to computer-generated sounds most frequently) consider the Powerbook their weapon of choice, and you'll often see concerts - so to speak - where you see them fiddling with a Powerbook more than you do working the turntables or mixing desks.

    I believe Bjork actually made much of her "Vespertine" album by herself, on her Powerbook (and the album was co-produced by Matmos, who probably used Macs themselves).
     
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    how about that Seal guy? You know.. the one who kept talkin about how the iMacs were from something from 2001...

    oh yah.. and me. :)p)



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    You know, I haven't heard of a single one of these bands. Are these just small local UK bands, or am I just really uncool? :) (I'll take your word for it, though)
     
  22. iGav macrumors G3

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    You must have heard of Underworld??? They did the infamous 'Born Slippy' track from the film 'Trainspotting'?? They're like Gods of the dance world!! Beaucoup Fish is one of the great albums of the last 20 years....... They're also quite possibly the greatest live band in the world!! Well at the moment anyway!!

    http://www.dirty.org/underworld/


    Midge Ure was originally Malcolm Maclarens first choice for the lead singer of the 'Sex Pistols', but he turned it down, he was also the guitarist in 'Thin Lizzy' (for a short time), and singer/guitarist/synth guru in Ultravox, he's now a solo artist and is huge in Europe...... He did the main theme tune for a 'Swatch' ad a few years ago!! And did the soundtrack for the film 'Went To Coney Island On A Mission From God (Be Back By 5). He's also a much underated guitarist!!

    www.midgeure.com


    Curve are a techno/industrial duo, and have been going since the early 90's, a truely superb hard hittingly heavy band, and Toni Halliday is one of the great female vocalists. She also worked with the seminal Leftfield on the Leftism album. Did the track 'Chinese Burn' that was used by Sony for the launch of the MiniDisc!! Oh Toni Halliday is also a fox!!

    www.curve.co.uk


    Now Jack Dangers is Meat Beat Manifesto, he's kind of , break-beat, come techno, ambient etc etc, and is pretty well known in the alternative dance community!! Based in Northern California the last time I heard but he's from the UK, and he throws a mean gig, and is famous for the sheer volume of his bass at live gigs, that has been know to release the bowels of the crowd... heh heh!!

    So they're all quite well known, not really mainstream, apart from say Underworld who chart.............

    Trent Reznor uses Macs also......... and there's another guy...... who was in NIN but I can't remember his name, he was on Apple's site not long ago........
     
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    Hm.. I'd have to vote cool, cause I know them all, and they're all pretty crappy (IMO). :)
     
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    Charlie Clauser. His solo work sucks REALLY HARD. Really hard... but then again I don't like NIN anyway. He's way worse than NIN's material though. :)
     
  25. isogonic macrumors newbie

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    Paul Leary was in MacAddict.
    Tom Clancy supposedly has a Mac as well.
    Homer Simpson uses all manner of Macs.
    Peggy Hill uses a CRT iMac.
    Batman had an anniversary Mac, and the BatCOM was running OS 7 (I think). In Batman Forever.

    Most comic strips depict computers that look a lot like macs, and that guy on the MTV KORN treatment show. He uses Macs as well
     

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