The Sax Machine Plays On - #458

Rooster Teeth Podcast: The Sax Machine Plays On - #458

Join Gus Sorola, Brandon Farmahini, Barbara Dunkelman, and Burnie Burns as they discuss the best people to travel with, playing musical instruments, losing stuff, and more on this week's RT Podcast! This episode originally aired on September 18, 2017, sponsored by Maltesers (http://bit.ly/2rxjbDQ), Dollar Shave Club (http://bit.ly/2xMcCUD), Squarespace (http://bit.ly/290ucbK)

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  • Inquisitor90 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    AHHHH!!!! Thanks for the shout-out (This is Roland, btw)! I hadn't been too sure what else I should've put in the fun fact.

  • ResidentSaint FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    When Gus brought up Burnie losing his car key in a forest it reminded me that I have done the exact same thing... Don't go to high school parties in the middle of the woods  

  • Rikk_the_Sergal FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Northern Sergal

    3 weeks ago

    Gus is absolutely correct. Headphones are waaay better than fucking shitty earbuds in my ears. I want people to see that I don't want to hear them.

  • Thebluerayxx FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Ray

    3 weeks ago

    Burnie you crazy. I watch Off Topic for Michael and Jeremy. and Geoff is not the best player in Heroes & Halfwits, no offense geoff, Ryan is just crazy in DnD

  • Thebluerayxx FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Ray

    3 weeks ago

    You don't want to go to spain RN Barbara, Catalonia is preparing to secede from Spain and Madrid is not happy. Madrid has deployed its military force in Catalonia, It's not safe for citizen so it won't be safe for foreigners, luckily you are canadian they might like you more than the average american.

  • Jacecam32 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Jacecam

    3 weeks ago

    Gonna catch a lot of flame for this. But the Jewish community doesn't really want to bring attention to the supremacy issue because israel is ALL about jewish supremacy. complete with 2nd class citizens that have to drive on another road. Pay extra taxes and many other issues. So I assume the jewish community is like "If we don't say anything about it here. People can't get upset at us for it there" 

  • giro27 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    I love introvert Gus

  • DGNightwing95 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    If I take anything away from this ep it will be "Suck that reed".

  • imnotbenji FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    I've seen that ring game at an apple orchard gift shop in Michigan. x3;

  • eltoroguaco FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Dope artist

    3 weeks ago

    So if Burnie's family have kept that tradition of getting children in their late 30s or 40s, his great grandmother was born in the civil war.

  • cyd0nia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Cosmic Floof

    3 weeks ago

    What are the social clubs in Austin?

  • Koalak FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HOBO

    3 weeks ago

    I like that Brandon said the Tenor is the cool sax because I played tenor and I always thought the Alto was the cool one

  • carboy66 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Fuckin' Roombers

    4 weeks ago

    I just want to point out: anti- means opposed to so anti-sociality is people who are against socializing, not because they're indifferent but because they don't like it, at all. Nonsocial is indifferent.
    Not that it really matters in daily conversation but if you were to meet a truly anti-social person, they may have sociopathic tendencies. Just looking out for you all ;)

  • MikeSG87 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 weeks ago

    Well, the thing about economics is that the models are based off of crazy unrealistic assumptions that would never happen in real life, so it renders the models and the rules useless

  • TBoneSF FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 weeks ago

    I bet the reason Ashley didn't see the iPods as a gift for her is because if Burnie lost his iPods AGAIN before the replacements arrived, he would expect that "gift" to Ashley to go back to him.

  • TBoneSF FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 weeks ago

    Wow. Wireless charging.  Only had that on my phone for five years.  Maybe in another five years, the iPhone will allow you to have an SD card.  Apple makes such a huge deal about how people could film a movie on their iPhones, but only if you stop every few minutes to transfer your 4k video to something else.

  • yourtypicalmusickid FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 weeks ago

    I love Burnies face when Brandon mentioned wetting a reed

    • yourtypicalmusickid FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 weeks ago

      also, is no one gonna say anything about Brandon putting his reed in his beer?

  • Aussie_Jose FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 weeks ago

    I think the stress of Bernie's diet is showing - couple of times he picked up that rubber coaster and looked like he was going to eat it. It did kind of look like a round waffle...

  • DanielCasey43 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 weeks ago

    I still miss the old theme music

  • simrell FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold not drunk

    4 weeks ago

    "fuck people who can draw and sing" - burnie burns, podcast #458

    looks into the camera like i'm on the office

  • bogleshogle FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 weeks ago

    Gus typed twitter(dot)com/rufhaus when her @ is _rufhaus; i did it too when i tried

  • bradym67 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 weeks ago

    This is pretty damn quiet. I can turn it up, but I imagine there are people watching this on their phones or something that can't turn it up enough.

  • Doinstuffman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Doin' Stuff, man.

    4 weeks ago

    The potato debate needs to be an RTAA.

  • Psykoma FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 weeks ago

    Before Barbara opens the doll house with the idea of giving it to a childrens hospital, she should check with the hospital that it's okay.


    I did some volunteering at a childrens hospital, and if they received certain toys which had been pre-opened they had to just throw them away because they just didn't really have the ability to sanitize and sterilize it enough for sick kids, potentially with weakened immune systems, to be able to interact with. 


    Some toys they could keep and some they couldn't. What barbara would have to check is this dollhouse is one that they could clean and sterilize.

  • Phoenix512 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 weeks ago

    Brandon needs to be on an episode of Always Open.

  • dunjma FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 weeks ago

    Is it me or was there something really wrong with the audio this episode?

  • bpunman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 weeks ago

    I don't know how it works in america but in the UK you get UCAS points for achieving past grade 6 at any instrument. Having that under my belt basically made the difference for me if I was wanted on my uni course or not - so yeah, super useful... not in the 'i'm cool and romantic check me out' kinda way though sadly, that's still a lost cause

  • dew1911 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold dew1911

    4 weeks ago

    When I saw the thumbnail, I thought Gavin's idea of them playing the intro was finally coming to fruition!

  • bradym67 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 weeks ago

    I love when they fuck with Brandon. It's pretty great.

  • Framerate FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 weeks ago

    Turns on podcast.

    Sees Brandon.

    Immediately turns off podcast.

    • SpaceBunny FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Targaryen

      4 weeks ago

      Turns on podcast.

      Sees brony profile picture.

      Immediately -1 Lame vote.

    • Pyro100 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 weeks ago

      Not before taking the time to write a dumb comment in order to garner attention. 

  • LadyHayley FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 weeks ago

    I've lived in NZ my whole life and even I find parallel parking a nightmare ha.

  • cadkane1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 weeks ago

    You really don't have to wet the reed for that long... 10 seconds is plenty.

    • dew1911 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold dew1911

      4 weeks ago

      Said the nun to the bishop.

      Ba Dum Tish!

  • deviouslyxnice FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold 1000% Tsun

    4 weeks ago

    The 20 second sucking of the reed, the 30 second mouth gargle so the keys don't gunk up with sugar nasty build up, 10 minutes of breathing exercises.... 

    Yes Bernie those little twigs are 3 to 5 bucks. >:T I'd be mad AF too

    #woodwindinstrumentproblems

    • CplSnorlax FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Professional Sleeper

      4 weeks ago

      That's why i stuck with the tuba. Much easier, and it's kinda hard to lose a mouthpiece

    • bpunman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 weeks ago

      I feel I dodged a bullet there by playing the flute... #awoodwindinstrumentbutnotreallylol

    • Psykoma FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 weeks ago

      But it seems like the 30 seconds of mouth gargling and the 10 minutes of breathing exercises aren't really relevant to a broken reed?

    • KSTAY1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      thats why i played percussion and didnt have to deal with it at all :)

  • Votrobeck FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 weeks ago

    So the audio in the studio is always quieter than in pre-recorded content, but this seemed to get quieter as the podcast went on. By the end I had my volume up to double my normal setting and was still having trouble hearing them sometimes (mainly Brandon). If you're not going to balance the audio before releasing it could you please reduce the volume on the end card? I'd like to keep these speakers for a few more months.

    • LennartdeVries FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 weeks ago

      same, usually i'm at 20 (1/5th), started at 30 and had to adjust up to 35 at the end. Even checked it with a decibel meter.

  • hitachiko14 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 weeks ago

    Welp, Burnie just topped everything funny. His "third kid" joke killed me.

  • DankOnTheBank FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 weeks ago

    it was super cool to see geoff on the podcast again

  • Freelancer_Connie FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 weeks ago

    So Burnie's cleared up a lot of things about Heroes & Halfwits. We've all been complaining about how nobody knows what H&H is doing and how they've not given us adequate content; when in reality No one know what H&H is doing, and No one is in charge of making sure episodes are the proper length.

    No one is running that show.

  • Capt_Korea13 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 weeks ago

    Damn this was a good podcast

  • axmiller FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 weeks ago

    Of course they would train out left handedness. LEFTIES ARE THE DEVILS MINIONS!!!!!

  • PhantomAC FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Not Otaku, Just Nerd

    4 weeks ago

    HIGH CHEERS BRANDON!!! You didn't back down from a challenge! Good for you in all and any way! (And thanks to Brian for that riff. Can we get a little more? Please? *you tease*)


    YEah,.. I think 30 is the 'Sabe todo' flip. (Wish I would of payed attention to the advice when I was 'invincible'.)


    Sorry to bring this up in scattered time line's: HOWEVER,.. they have, and continue to, proove musical instruments expand and nurture problem solving and confidence by the act alone. From toddlers to infirm Alzheimers,.. playing musical instruments revive and nourish.


    I love this cast.


    Great job! Cheers!

  • mollyflood FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 weeks ago

    During the livestream I thought the audio was pretty quiet, I was hoping they would have boosted it in post. 

  • Warillusen FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 weeks ago

    Geoff makes an appearance and instantly a smart ass.

  • Champo323 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 weeks ago

    There's also scientific evidence that learning an instrument (particularly piano/keyboard) is also good for developing your learning ability and memory among other things. Very good idea to make your kids learn Burnie!

  • TodayAmazing FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 weeks ago

    Am I going deaf or is the audio really low?

    • Guy... FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 weeks ago

      It is. I almost always have to enable Loudness Equalization when watching the podcast

  • GreyGhost9036 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Angry Beaver

    4 weeks ago

    That was pretty awesome brandon. I havent played the clarinet in years and i hope i can do something like that when i start back into it. 

  • Rothkoh FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Rothko

    4 weeks ago

    Why was Geoff wearing a space soldiers shirt?

  • Jwake FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 weeks ago

    So glad we got to have Agent Moose guest on this episode. Really enjoyed having her part of the podcast, hope she comes back some time.

  • jfishxx FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 weeks ago

    Way to go, Brandon! haha

  • EzPzi FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 weeks ago

    The "rise" of Nazism? I'd expect someone as professional as Burnie to not follow sensationalized media. There is no "rise" of Nazism, it's just a hot topic the media blasts in your ears so you think it's a problem when it's not. White supremacists and Nazis constitute .003% of the American population. I think this is why so many people hate when you talk about politics, it's because you don't make the effort to actually learn the facts. Which would be fine with other topics. But politics are a different matter. 

    • AngryAlfredo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Fucking Idiot

      4 weeks ago

      Isn't that a rise in Nazism? The fact that it is so fluently found in media nowadays in comparison to ten, twenty or thirty years ago IS a problem. Sure, it's sensationalized media, but saying people that are self-described Nazis or white supremacists are not a problem because there isn't a lot of them is just immature. "Terrorists aren't a problem because there aren't many" "Murderers are just blasted by the media, there aren't that many so they're not a problem"

    • EzPzi FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 weeks ago

      @AngryAlfredo Until Nazis are walking around in the same frequency as normal people. I'll think of it as a problem. But .003% of 300 mil is not an issue. Also, Terrorism is a bad analogy. Considering the fact 25% of Muslims are considered extremist .003% of a population is insanely different from 25% especially because it is a 300mil to 1.4bil population difference. Sure Nazis shouldn't be ignored. But the media blows it out of proportions and inflates the issue more than it should be. 

  • DamnPeaches FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold DamnPeaches

    4 weeks ago

    they have that ring game at a Bahama Bucks near my house