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    He lasted four years after a diagnosis of...

    He lasted four years after a diagnosis of metastatic pancreatic cancer, which is pretty good.
  2. Takemitsu (October 8, 1930 – February 20, 1996)...

    Takemitsu (October 8, 1930 – February 20, 1996) had some very interesting stuff, but not sure it fits the OP's request for "new."
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    There's an interview with his Mum on the DVD...

    There's an interview with his Mum on the DVD which is the most charming thing imaginable.

    Johnny's story, of growing up in Johannesburg & learning Zulu dance and music from local musicians, when...
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    I collected all of his releases over the years,...

    I collected all of his releases over the years, until quite recently. He's had a few recent live releases which I figured I didn't really need. 1979 Juluka - Universal Men
    1981 Johnny Clegg &...
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    R.I.P. Johnny Clegg

    The "White Zulu" has died of pancreatic cancer, aged 66.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnYtcH4YS44

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGS7SpI7obY
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNFpaYb-e_U

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QHswhQ2OEU

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-gcDXlGIk0
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    Three tracks. Scroll to the bottom. About 35:00...

    Three tracks. Scroll to the bottom. About 35:00 total.
  10. No worries, they got most of them digitized first...

    No worries, they got most of them digitized first :roll
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    Hhhhrrrrmmmm. At first I thought you meant the...

    Hhhhrrrrmmmm. At first I thought you meant the great legato bass-player Richard Davis.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdip8ogqnUg
  12. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=me6aASTOglE

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=me6aASTOglE
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    One VERY TALENTED guy who plays all manner of...

    One VERY TALENTED guy who plays all manner of keyboards, flute, sax, recorders, guitars, bass, drums and wrote all the music.
  14. Errr.... Probably Steve F. can illuminate here,...

    Errr.... Probably Steve F. can illuminate here, but I don't believe the article is correct. Copyright doesn't only depend on written sheet music. There are mechanical copyrights which protect the...
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    Stephan Plank's search for his father, thirty...

    Stephan Plank's search for his father, thirty years after his passing. He interviews musicians who knew and worked with Conny, he listens to (and shows the covers for) a lot of Krautrock, and there...
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    Questions: Who was the surprise guest? You...

    Questions:

    Who was the surprise guest?

    You say it sounded like all the other concerts you'd seen in the Tacoma Dome. I've never attended a concert there -- is it as awful as I imagine?
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    Yes. A few pennies per million plays. :roll

    Yes. A few pennies per million plays. :roll
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    This one sounds nice. It was linked to The Nice...

    This one sounds nice. It was linked to The Nice video I just posted.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpYY0oOJen4
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    The guitarist was Dave Ball and he rocked the...

    The guitarist was Dave Ball and he rocked the joint. Procol Harum Live With the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra is my go-to album for "Group + Orchestra."

    Although The Nice's "Five Bridges" comes...
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    Their acoustic big band versions of Kraftwerk's...

    Their acoustic big band versions of Kraftwerk's first two LPs, and Lou Reed's "Metal Machine Music" are... ummm... interesting.
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    Their DJs complained :roll

    Their DJs complained :roll
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    I created an "Avant-Progressive" station seeded...

    I created an "Avant-Progressive" station seeded with Univers Zero and Present and Henry Cow and Samla and a bunch of Cuneiform stuff, which has provided consistent entertainment for about 3 years.
    ...
  23. Thread: Neil Ardley

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    It has excellent sound. I checked this after...

    It has excellent sound.

    I checked this after discovering the first tracks were the same -- not just the same songs, but the same RECORDINGS -- but I couldn't find any other tracks on Mediterranean...
  24. Thread: CD Rot

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    It's a well-known fact that Masato Oshiki, head...

    It's a well-known fact that Masato Oshiki, head of Yamaha Music, absolutely HATES John Coltrane and so has dictated that his players not play Coltrane CDs.

    Just kidding :roll
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    One Flight Up has been among my favorite albums...

    One Flight Up has been among my favorite albums ever since it came out. The total assurance of the players, the laid-back groove throughout, and -- although you can't tell from the YouTube video --...
  26. Thread: Neil Ardley

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    Eh, you could be right. Still, it bothers me...

    Eh, you could be right. Still, it bothers me hearing vocals bleed in from the horn mics -- and the sound mix is not very good. Drums are way too loud, guitar is almost inaudible, the bass is a...
  27. Thread: Neil Ardley

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    That's the same guy, of course: All of Neil's...

    That's the same guy, of course: All of Neil's musical releases include stellar side musicians. Greek Variations (1970) is very mellow jazz, almost 'cool jazz' except for Ian Carr's "Persephone's...
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    I just ran across this DVD while looking for...

    I just ran across this DVD while looking for something else, so of course I snapped it up. Haven't watched it yet. Is it any good?
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    Downsampled, or squeaky high?

    Downsampled, or squeaky high?
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    Good on them for getting a little additional...

    Good on them for getting a little additional income from the back catalog, but as I already own all their albums... I can't see buying them again. I have several live albums already. Do I need...
  31. Sorry John. The vocals kill it for me.

    Sorry John. The vocals kill it for me.
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    Yep. Another good post Simon. You're absolutely...

    Yep. Another good post Simon. You're absolutely right that record wear is wholly avoidable with a decent setup.

    And for that reason, Pink Floyd's problem is more likely a crap pressing than a...
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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.
  34. 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!
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  41. 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...
  42. 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.
  45. 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...
  46. 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.
  51. 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
  52. 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.
  53. 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.
  54. 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...
  55. 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...
  56. 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.
  57. 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...
  58. 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.
  60. 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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