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    All good tips -- that were common knowledge 40...

    All good tips -- that were common knowledge 40 years ago. Nice to see hipsters rediscovering them, and claiming them for their own.

    And it nicely reminded me how much I don't miss vinyl, and why.
  2. Britain seemingly sprouts "eccentrics" like...

    Britain seemingly sprouts "eccentrics" like mushrooms: Screaming Lord Sutch, Ivor Cutler, Stanley Unwin, Arthur Brown, Monty Python, Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, The Goon Show, Moore & Cook....
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    Ginger was a pioneer in Afrobeat, one of the...

    Ginger was a pioneer in Afrobeat, one of the first Western musicians to adopt and embrace Africa's vast musical influence, as documented in Tony Palmer's "Ginger Baker in Africa" film (1971) from...
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    Unlike the original post about this....

    Unlike the original post about this.
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    My goodness yes. Wonderful stuff!

    My goodness yes. Wonderful stuff!
  6. Or maybe, when they heard about the fire,...

    Or maybe, when they heard about the fire, somebody drive to the warehouse and tossed them in.
  7. Thread: CD Rot

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    Ummm, because they were superceded by LED bulbs...

    Ummm, because they were superceded by LED bulbs coming way down in price? SFAIK CFL lifespans are still what they claim.
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    MUSIC KNOWS NO BORDERS. It's the universal...

    MUSIC KNOWS NO BORDERS. It's the universal language.
  9. Coltrane may be a bad example to make this...

    Coltrane may be a bad example to make this argument, since he died relatively young and relatively suddenly, but what of the argument that artists should be able to have a say in what's released? I...
  10. Yes, the loss of ANY master tapes is a tragedy......

    Yes, the loss of ANY master tapes is a tragedy... but let me play the devil's advocate here, since nobody else seems to have raised the obvious follow-on conclusions.

    Tapes in the vault...
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    I sincerely hope you're being facetious. ...

    I sincerely hope you're being facetious.

    Unless you found a way to spell "White Noise" or "Vorhaus" starting with a "Bea..." Even Beaver & Krause's great "The Nonesuch Guide to Electronic Music"...
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    Thanks Simon. Good post.

    Thanks Simon. Good post.
  13. Thread: CD Rot

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    I pulled out my copy of "Shopping" (original...

    I pulled out my copy of "Shopping" (original issue, on Ace Records/Globestyle, 1987) and the top looks totally bronzed (is it supposed to look like that?) Plays fine though. Playing side looks...
  14. Thread: CD Rot

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    I have just under 8,000 CDs (about 35% of them...

    I have just under 8,000 CDs (about 35% of them CD-Rs, I estimate) and have experienced exactly four failures in my thirty-five years of collecting.

    Commercial CDs = 0 failures (never owned a PDO...
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    The BEST vacuum cleaner is not the CHEAPEST. ...

    The BEST vacuum cleaner is not the CHEAPEST.

    Since a vacuum cleaner basically just automates what you can do yourself manually, they're mainly for well-heeled audiophiles with A LOT of records to...
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    Paul, you didn't post the best part, the...

    Paul, you didn't post the best part, the pictures!...
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    Gregory Allan Fitzpatrick's "Bildcirkus" (1978)...

    Gregory Allan Fitzpatrick's "Bildcirkus" (1978) is an interesting listen too. Not entirely SMM-like....
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    Reviews continue to come in.

    Reviews continue to come in.
  19. Thread: RIP Dr John

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    Folks here don't have much of a sense of humor,...

    Folks here don't have much of a sense of humor, particularly about the death of somebody beloved.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDUAk1dWWiE
  20. Thread: RIP Dr John

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    Mac Rebbanack (sp?) was very progressive. I can...

    Mac Rebbanack (sp?) was very progressive. I can only hope Zappathustra was kidding.
  21. Meh, maybe you're right. Alright I withdraw the...

    Meh, maybe you're right. Alright I withdraw the dickhead comment. That was a dickhead thing to say.
  22. Fine, don't. I guess I'd be disappointed too if I...

    Fine, don't. I guess I'd be disappointed too if I bought one, thinking it was going to be a factory CD, and it turned out to be a CD-R copy with a "garish label" and poorly-reproduced artwork. But...
  23. That's your choice. However it's well documented...

    That's your choice. However it's well documented that pasted-on labels are the only cause for CD-R failure, in everyone's experience. So pardon me if I accept an unlabeled CD-R at par.

    And every...
  24. Sorry, you said "data discs, not audio." I...

    Sorry, you said "data discs, not audio." I wasn't aware that you'd had audio CD-Rs fail.
  25. And Amazon offered to issue you a full refund...

    And Amazon offered to issue you a full refund including shipping.

    i think you're being a bit of a dick about this, to be honest. A CD-R will last as long as, or longer, than a CD. And it's a...
  26. Yeah, it should have been listed as a CD-R. But...

    Yeah, it should have been listed as a CD-R. But is that necessarily a bad thing (aside from the crappy artwork reproduction)?

    CD-R's are projected to have a lifespan of 50-200 years.

    Normal...
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    That seems odd for recordings 70 to 85 years old.

    That seems odd for recordings 70 to 85 years old.
  28. Was it purchased from the Amazon warehouse, or a...

    Was it purchased from the Amazon warehouse, or a third-party vendor?
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    I probably need to spin ‘em again. Thanks for the...

    I probably need to spin ‘em again. Thanks for the reminder.
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    Incidentally I keep getting Joliffe mixed up with...

    Incidentally I keep getting Joliffe mixed up with Johannes Schmoelling, whose "Wuivend Riet" is really quite charming.
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    I have an album called Escape (1991) which I'll...

    I have an album called Escape (1991) which I'll GIVE you if you want it. Way too granola-yoga for my tastes. It's autographed by Steve to somebody named "Pete."

    Guess he didn't like it either....
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    I'm a huge fan, have all his recordings. I guess...

    I'm a huge fan, have all his recordings. I guess if I had to put them in preference order:

    Group 87 - A Career in Dada Processing (not really fair, this is more rock than his solo stuff, but I'm...
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    44-page booklet with the Proper Box.

    44-page booklet with the Proper Box.
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    I just picked up this yesterday for $7.99. ...

    I just picked up this yesterday for $7.99. Covers 1934-1952.

    https://www.discogs.com/Django-Reinhardt-Swing-De-Paris/release/2919671
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    My apologies. I backed out of this thread once...

    My apologies. I backed out of this thread once before. I'll now do it again.

    I do not appreciate being misrepresented as The Inquisition, or somehow against record collecting.
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    But kind of a one trick pony. A baritone Tiny...

    But kind of a one trick pony. A baritone Tiny Tim.
  37. Indeed. I'm a decade newer than Geezer, and...

    Indeed.

    I'm a decade newer than Geezer, and have been collecting albums since '68 (what's that... 51 years? Christ.) I have a vast collection of stuff I consider "favorites" (in a vast range of...
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    I agree 100% with Simon on this. The sonic...

    I agree 100% with Simon on this.

    The sonic detail on a pair of $100,000 to $200,000 speakers is impressive. Those with that kind of money to spend -- and no aging parents or favorite charities...
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    I got that feeling from The Last Jedi, and that...

    I got that feeling from The Last Jedi, and that was live footage.
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    Over the Labor Day weekend TLC was playing a...

    Over the Labor Day weekend TLC was playing a Jurassic Park marathon, all three (four?) movies one-after-the-other.

    CGI never got much better than that first JP for me -- when the brontosaur first...
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    Water cooling by itself won't improve...

    Water cooling by itself won't improve performance. But it might allow higher operating speeds which would.
  42. They’re both related to the bear in Jungle Book.

    They’re both related to the bear in Jungle Book.
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    http://vintageelectronics.betamaxcollectors.com/im...

    http://vintageelectronics.betamaxcollectors.com/images/jvcvhsvcrmodelhr-7100u_1.jpg
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    LOL. How much heat do the lightbulbs put out?

    LOL. How much heat do the lightbulbs put out?
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    404 error, page cannot be found Supercomputers...

    404 error, page cannot be found

    Supercomputers have reached the stage where waste heat becomes the limiting factor, so I can see more-efficient cooling mechanisms taking over. Having a fan...
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    They probably DO NOT charge for that, because...

    They probably DO NOT charge for that, because they have one of these.


    https://cdn.instructables.com/FAQ/0Z2M/FU5527X1/FAQ0Z2MFU5527X1.LARGE.jpg
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    First world problems :roll

    First world problems :roll
  48. Thread: Gary Moore

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    I enjoyed him on "What's My Line" with Peggy Cass.

    I enjoyed him on "What's My Line" with Peggy Cass.
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    Its worse than Jedi trickery. It’s flat-out...

    Its worse than Jedi trickery. It’s flat-out fraud.

    Note that the “little watch batteries,” the HFT, the so-called “high frequency transducers,” are described as PASSIVE devices. That means there...
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    And it wouldn't be a booming industry without...

    And it wouldn't be a booming industry without willing consumers. It buggers explanation it does. Hey, it might even "redefine the way we live."


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=se0XO3780Pg
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    I may have mentioned before, I decided to draw a...

    I may have mentioned before, I decided to draw a distinction between "a stage name" and "a band name." Therefore Jethro Tull is under 'J' but Captain Beefheart is under 'B'. Elton John (if I had...
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    Beefheart files right next to Beethoven. Strange...

    Beefheart files right next to Beethoven. Strange bedfellows.

    Faust is between Fat Mattress and Steve Feigenbaum.

    Guru Guru next to Arlo Guthrie.

    Etron Fou Leloublan next to Roy Etzel.
  53. Those Naghash ladies have absolutely stunning...

    Those Naghash ladies have absolutely stunning voices, don't they?

    Thanks for sharing
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    Hatfield and the North

    Hatfield and the North
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    Mmmm, that explains a lot. Interesting. You...

    Mmmm, that explains a lot.

    Interesting. You say you file him under 'S' yet you refer to him as "Ra."
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    One of the last good ones.

    One of the last good ones.
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    It'll quickly get confusing, with that kind of...

    It'll quickly get confusing, with that kind of system, if artists fail to "stay in their lane." Since the stuff I like best is the stuff that falls under "uncharacterizable" your system would not...
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    CGI actors never ask for points. CGI actors...

    CGI actors never ask for points. CGI actors never arrive on-set drunk. CGI actors don't argue with the director or lighting crew. CGI actors don't ask for a bigger trailer. They don't fight with...
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    As well it should.:roll But not much!:lol

    As well it should.:roll


    But not much!:lol
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    Like any special effect, CGI should serve the...

    Like any special effect, CGI should serve the story. When it BECOMES the story, the film is sunk.
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