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(Elmore Magazine)   Happy Record Store Day. Go out and get some music from your local purveyor of fine vinyl   (elmoremagazine.com) divider line 127
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2013-04-20 10:48:38 AM  
 
2013-04-20 10:51:49 AM  
"Ah haf 3000 pieces of vinyl, bawf!"
 
2013-04-20 12:17:04 PM  
I would consider this option if I had a local purveyor of vinyl. For me it's a minimum of 1.5 hours of driving, so most of my purchases are online.

/just got a VPI Traveler woo hoo
 
2013-04-20 12:38:06 PM  
I can barely find a place that sells CDs.

Vinyl doesn't sound better, BTW. Hipster.
 
2013-04-20 12:52:42 PM  
Buy SACDs like someone who gives a crap about sound quality.
 
2013-04-20 01:36:06 PM  
I was at a vinyl swap and picked up Sam Cooke Live at the Harlem Square Club.

There was a stack of lonely ABBA discs in the corner. It was sad.
 
2013-04-20 02:32:48 PM  
I would've gone, but I had to work.
This posting is about 5 hours late for the Mountain Time Zone.  7 on the east.  You have to wake up early on Record Store Day.
 
2013-04-20 02:33:27 PM  
I pre-ordered The National's new vinyl box set. Does that count?
 
2013-04-20 02:35:17 PM  
Anyone who prefers vinyl also tends to:

1. Own a TV but haven't turned it on in years
2. Drink microbrewery beer
3. Watch Japanese children's cartoons on a Mac
4. Ride a bike to work wearing spandex stretch trousers
5. Read books at Starbucks
6. Claim to prefer girls with small breasts
7. Make snide remarks about Wal-Mart.
8. Walk past a smoker and force pretentious coughing noises
9. Take comfort in believing size doesn't matter
10. Feign disgust at the idea of eating a Big Mac
 
2013-04-20 02:35:37 PM  
I didn't know. Looks like I'll be doing just that. Thanks, Subby!
 
2013-04-20 02:36:14 PM  

nakedcritic: "Ah haf 3000 pieces of vinyl, bawf!"


Came here to post something along these lines and wondered if it was too obscure.

/Mac-hine
//and a Baba Booey to y'all
 
2013-04-20 02:36:31 PM  
I don't even have a decent player anymore, but I still buy Peel Session EPs when I come across them.  Which is pretty rare now.

s.discogss.com
 
2013-04-20 02:37:13 PM  
Happy Horse and Buggy Day while we're at it.
 
2013-04-20 02:37:15 PM  

staplermofo: Buy SACDs like someone who gives a crap about sound quality.


I love that format.  Too bad it seems like hardly anything is coming out on it anymore -- but I haven't been keeping up, really.

I recently purchased a used Pioneer Elite universal player, so now I can buy DVD-A's as well.  That widens what's available a bit.
 
2013-04-20 02:39:45 PM  
I would, but my horse is sick and my buggy is in for repairs. Perhaps I'll telegraph the local establishment and have them put a cylinder of "Barbershop Bob and His Quartet" on hold for me.
 
2013-04-20 02:42:21 PM  
I will, subby, but what does that have to do with record stores?

Ohhhhh!  That kind of vinyl!  Well, I guess it would give me something to keep my mind tied up, as it were...
 
2013-04-20 02:44:44 PM  
No
 
2013-04-20 02:45:05 PM  
Welcome to the future! You can come download my music for free!

https://soundcloud.com/nathan-thechewd

Ok so it probably sucks, but hey, you get what you pay for.
 
2013-04-20 02:45:35 PM  

nakedcritic: "Ah haf 3000 pieces of vinyl, bawf!"


Oh Gah-ree

/Fafa Fooey
 
2013-04-20 02:46:59 PM  

letrole: Anyone who prefers vinyl also tends to:

1. Own a TV but haven't turned it on in years
2. Drink microbrewery beer
3. Watch Japanese children's cartoons on a Mac
4. Ride a bike to work wearing spandex stretch trousers
5. Read books at Starbucks
6. Claim to prefer girls with small breasts
7. Make snide remarks about Wal-Mart.
8. Walk past a smoker and force pretentious coughing noises
9. Take comfort in believing size doesn't matter
10. Feign disgust at the idea of eating a Big Mac


Yeah, but ....no. I think the description you're looking for is "over the age of 35".

You know, old people.
 
2013-04-20 02:47:03 PM  

letrole: Anyone who prefers vinyl also tends to:

1. Own a TV but haven't turned it on in years [check]
2. Drink microbrewery beer [nope]
3. Watch Japanese children's cartoons on a Mac [nope]
4. Ride a bike to work wearing spandex stretch trousers [nope]
5. Read books at Starbucks [nope]
6. Claim to prefer girls with small breasts [check]
7. Make snide remarks about Wal-Mart.[you mean Chiner-moort]
8. Walk past a smoker and force pretentious coughing noises [Smokes]
9. Take comfort in believing size doesn't matter [hung like a hebrew natioal]
10. Feign disgust at the idea of eating a Big Mac

[those things are like crack, not even once]
 
2013-04-20 02:47:15 PM  
There's no simpler way to announce, "I am a pretentious douche," than acting like the format of your shiatty musical choices transforms the whole experience of listening to it (short of just walking around telling people that you're a pretentious douche).

You aren't talking about comparing a CD to a Midi file or something, your friggin record sounds just the same as a digital recording, you cannot hear the ones and zeros I promise.
 
2013-04-20 02:48:48 PM  
www.topfloormusic.com

Found this gem at a flea market last week.
 
2013-04-20 02:49:46 PM  
R.I.P. Vinyl Fever in Tampa.
 
2013-04-20 02:50:17 PM  
I haven't been to a store that offered vinyl in years. Maybe I'll take a look, but the only places that offer it anymore seem to stock only DJ-oriented rap garbage.
 
2013-04-20 02:50:21 PM  

Mugato: I can barely find a place that sells CDs.

Vinyl doesn't sound better, BTW. Hipster.


So much this!!!!!
 
2013-04-20 02:52:09 PM  
This is why I laugh when some say now that CDs are going to disappear.

Hell, vinyl never disappeared. Many people want a hard copy, not just a file. And that's before you even get into the sound quality debate.
 
2013-04-20 02:53:20 PM  

dyfsunctional: nakedcritic: "Ah haf 3000 pieces of vinyl, bawf!"

Came here to post something along these lines and wondered if it was too obscure.

/Mac-hine
//and a Baba Booey to y'all


It's nice when the 2 remaining listeners find each other
 
2013-04-20 02:54:12 PM  
I am not near a record store, because I do not live in Portland.

I am, however, near a bad of weed.  Happy 4/20, everyone!
 
2013-04-20 02:54:46 PM  

radarlove: I am not near a record store, because I do not live in Portland.

I am, however, near a bad of weed.  Happy 4/20, everyone!


I'm sorry you got bad weed.
 
2013-04-20 02:55:08 PM  

letrole: Anyone who prefers vinyl also tends to:

1. Own a TV but haven't turned it on in years
2. Drink microbrewery beer
3. Watch Japanese children's cartoons on a Mac
4. Ride a bike to work wearing spandex stretch trousers
5. Read books at Starbucks
6. Claim to prefer girls with small breasts
7. Make snide remarks about Wal-Mart.
8. Walk past a smoker and force pretentious coughing noises
9. Take comfort in believing size doesn't matter
10. Feign disgust at the idea of eating a Big Mac


Hmm, let's see...

No, I watch tv.
Don't drink at all - happy 4/20 though
I walk to work but I do have a bike
No
Medium is fine as are small and large
Yes, haven't been in probably a decade
I smoke. Unfortunately
I'm confused by the question
Not disgusting but I haven't had one since I can recall
 
2013-04-20 02:55:14 PM  
Look in my defense, the "Preview" and "Add Comment" buttons look identical when you're stoned, okay?
 
2013-04-20 02:55:16 PM  
I don't think I'll be able to make it in time for today as that I'll be driving from the other side of town after buying my buggy whip.

/yes, yes, similar jokes have been made
//came in here to make that joke, redundancy is not going to stop me this time
///redundant slashies
 
2013-04-20 02:55:20 PM  
What's a "record"?
 
2013-04-20 02:55:27 PM  
When I was a kid, I had a lot of vinyl.  I hated it as it was such a pain in the @$$ to maintain.  I had the cleaning fluid, the static gun, non scratch cleaning pad, and needle brush.  You'd get one scratch on your record and you were farked.  You really had to treat each record like....well.....an easily scratched piece of plastic.  I would make tapes, with dolby a/b noise reduction and they were never excellent sound quality.

When CDs came into being, loved them and got rid of most of my albums.  Still have some, just for the cover art.  Now with downloadable music, will never go back to vinyl.  My brother in law raves about the sound quality of vinyl, but he's too young to have grown up with it.  The convenience of downloadable music  makes up for the loss of sound quality IMHO.
 
2013-04-20 02:55:55 PM  
Happy Hipster Day everyone! Remember after going to the record store to pick up the new vinyl album of the Shoegaze Hip Hop Electronica Revival band 'The Purple Nurples', make sure to take your Chuck Taylor shoes and grandpa hat over to the local coffeehouse 'Drip' for a Vente Chocolatte with organic soy goat milk, and then later show up at your favorite revitalized dive bar (you know, the one with the bathroom with ice in the urinal and a 50's Chevy steering wheel nailed to the wall for authenticity) grab a can of Papst Blue Ribbon, moan over the fact that nothing is "real" anymore, and then shoot yourself!

/yes I am bitter
//why do you ask?
 
2013-04-20 02:56:12 PM  

DubyaHater: nakedcritic: "Ah haf 3000 pieces of vinyl, bawf!"

Oh Gah-ree

/Fafa Fooey


Ta Ta Toothy.
 
2013-04-20 02:56:39 PM  
Sorry, subs. I'm already booked for the day with my local purveyor of fine vaginyl.
 
2013-04-20 02:58:26 PM  

AGremlin: When I was a kid, I had a lot of vinyl.  I hated it as it was such a pain in the @$$ to maintain.  I had the cleaning fluid, the static gun, non scratch cleaning pad, and needle brush.  You'd get one scratch on your record and you were farked.  You really had to treat each record like....well.....an easily scratched piece of plastic.  I would make tapes, with dolby a/b noise reduction and they were never excellent sound quality.

When CDs came into being, loved them and got rid of most of my albums.  Still have some, just for the cover art.  Now with downloadable music, will never go back to vinyl.  My brother in law raves about the sound quality of vinyl, but he's too young to have grown up with it.  The convenience of downloadable music  makes up for the loss of sound quality IMHO.


Yeah, a brother of mine had a great vinyl collection (well, has). As soon as the tech was available  I set him up to digitize everything so he could listen while keeping them in pristine condition.

On a side note, I had a Philip Glass album that had a skip, and didn't realize it for nearly 20 minutes.
 
GBB
2013-04-20 02:58:40 PM  
t1.gstatic.com
Approves
 
2013-04-20 03:00:32 PM  

Munchkin City Coroner: Sorry, subs. I'm already booked for the day with my local purveyor of fine vaginyl.



There's a Flesh Light store near you?
 
2013-04-20 03:01:03 PM  
Today only - with free clicks and pops, and limited frequency response!
 
2013-04-20 03:02:44 PM  

ukexpat: Today only - with free clicks and pops, and limited frequency response!


I'm transferring it to microcassette to play through an AM radio adapter right away!
 
2013-04-20 03:02:47 PM  

radarlove: I am not near a record store, because I do not live in Portland.



I'm 2000 miles away from Portland and there's a record store across the street. I've never been in, but every time I walk by there are a few people shopping. Of course I also have like 5 used bookstores within a 10 minute walk including one that opened a year ago and is still open somehow. That one confuses me. I assume it's a front for something illegal. I mean, who opens a used bookstore in a neighborhood saturated with them in 2012 and makes it work?
 
2013-04-20 03:03:00 PM  
Well I buy most of my music on CD even though I have an MP3 player,

I pretty much only just buy a MP3 if its like a song that I would have 0 interest in any other song on the album. The CD is a hard copy that I wont lose if my hard drive crashes or my membership expires, also if you rip a CD it is less compressed than like 99% of downloadable MP3s where it will sound better.

All my vinyl is authentic back when the major labels was still releasing vinyl stuff. I bought vinyl instead of cassettes up till the major labels quit making it in about the early to mid '90s, and bought bunches of rediculously cheap vinyl in the pawn shops back when you just about couldn't give away vinyl in the '90s when CD players was getting affordable. I haven't bought any new pressing of vinyl lately.
 
2013-04-20 03:03:06 PM  

ukexpat: Today only - with free clicks and pops, and limited frequency response!


And don't forget the wow and flutter!
 
2013-04-20 03:03:12 PM  
Whatever, I just read the sheet music.
 
2013-04-20 03:05:01 PM  
Go here if you're in SLC.

sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net

All I buy is vinyl
 
2013-04-20 03:06:12 PM  
Vinyl?  Why....?
 
2013-04-20 03:07:43 PM  
Just got done reading Fish's Facebook post regarding Record Store Day.  It's a marketing gimmick.  The artists get squat despite the songs being classics (Marillion gets 18p from a 16 pound sale of Grendel today) and very few people have access to the stores involved.  As a result most of the records get resold to collectors at a profit by speculators.  E-bay already has many of these records listed.

Fish specifically asked if he could sell copies to his fans over his web site and was denied.  As such, his advice for fans of whatever genre, buy from the artist whenever possible, otherwise the $$ only goes to the suits.
 
2013-04-20 03:12:08 PM  
Done:
yfrog.com

(Sifters in Burnage, Manchester)
 
2013-04-20 03:13:12 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: Vinyl?  Why....?


All good punk rock comes on vinyl, even all the new stuff
It's a physical thing, not just some file. It means something. It is something.
/and who doesn't like getting stickers, lyric sheets, and other fun prizes inside
 
2013-04-20 03:15:22 PM  
I grabbed Zaireeka and that MGMT cassette single, which pisses me off to no end.  Just sell the card.  I really don't need a cassette.  And there's no acoustic value to them.  I get the vinyl resurgence, in fact, I was one of the last to stop buying records before they went away the first time, but this cassette thing must be stopped.  It's stupid.
 
2013-04-20 03:17:14 PM  
My Dad had a new 1958 ??? Chrysler Imperial, it had a 16 2/3 rpm record player. It came with some records, but even then, 16 2/3 rpms were very hard to find.
 
2013-04-20 03:17:22 PM  

serial_crusher: Whatever, I just read the sheet music.


Beck fan, eh?
 
2013-04-20 03:17:33 PM  
the lyric sheets would be helpful.  Why don't they include that shiat with the iTunes downloads?  Just go ahead and make it karaoke-able.
 
2013-04-20 03:18:46 PM  
B-b-but record companies are evil! B-b-but spending money on music is giving in to The Man™!!!
 
2013-04-20 03:20:08 PM  
Hubby snagged a few albums today. He even checked to see if they had "Lamb Lies down on Broadway" by Genesis for me (they didn't have it, the bastards!). Gotta love being married to a vinyl-head!
 
2013-04-20 03:20:56 PM  
Records are fun. People that rag on them just don't get it. It's not just about "better" sound quality, or the music. It's the thrill of the hunt. Having rare records that are fun to listen to in your collection. Finding a $100 record for $2 at a garage sale. Caring for your records, seeing them on a shelf. It's the cool artwork on the cover, the lyric inserts, finding an original Kiss album with the Love Gun intact. It's something tangible that MP3s don't offer. I get it, some people like the convenience of spotify or iTunes, but vinyl is more than just the music. I've been collecting LPs for 15 years -- well before it started getting popular again. It's just a fun hobby, and fairly harmless (except on your wallet sometimes)
 
2013-04-20 03:22:13 PM  

Point02GPA: My Dad had a new 1958 ??? Chrysler Imperial, it had a 16 2/3 rpm record player. It came with some records, but even then, 16 2/3 rpms were very hard to find.


I remember seeing ads for those. Didn't they have some kind of stabilization control to keep them from skipping?
 
2013-04-20 03:24:49 PM  

biyaaatci: serial_crusher: Whatever, I just read the sheet music.

Beck fan, eh?


Well that's just stupid, but I'm sure plenty of hipsters will buy it.  There's some standup comedian I saw (I think he's a local guy, so you've probably never heard of him) who does a bit about movie snobs saying "psh, the book was better".  So whenever they're listening to music he tells them the sheet music was better.
 
2013-04-20 03:25:06 PM  

buckler: Point02GPA: My Dad had a new 1958 ??? Chrysler Imperial, it had a 16 2/3 rpm record player. It came with some records, but even then, 16 2/3 rpms were very hard to find.

I remember seeing ads for those. Didn't they have some kind of stabilization control to keep them from skipping?


They did, but they still would skip. Back roads and fast stops...Oh My!

/mounted under the dash.
 
2013-04-20 03:25:53 PM  
Just wanna say thanks to the 6 or 7 people that clicked :)
 
2013-04-20 03:27:19 PM  

buckler: On a side note, I had a Philip Glass album that had a skip, and didn't realize it for nearly 20 minutes.


That's hilarious.
 
2013-04-20 03:28:16 PM  
What Mr Poops said (only 25+ years)

I enjoy finding stuff cheap that I'd never think download, or even search for online . The fact I can't just get what I want is fun to me. It's very hard to buy stuff online from people you've never heard of.
 
2013-04-20 03:33:09 PM  
<i>Go out and get some music from your local purveyor of fine vinyl</i>

Why would I buy music from Friendly Bob's Adult Bookstore and Novelty Shop?
 
2013-04-20 03:33:19 PM  

Anderson's Pooper: Just got done reading Fish's Facebook post regarding Record Store Day.  It's a marketing gimmick.  The artists get squat despite the songs being classics (Marillion gets 18p from a 16 pound sale of Grendel today) and very few people have access to the stores involved.  As a result most of the records get resold to collectors at a profit by speculators.  E-bay already has many of these records listed.

Fish specifically asked if he could sell copies to his fans over his web site and was denied.  As such, his advice for fans of whatever genre, buy from the artist whenever possible, otherwise the $$ only goes to the suits.


You know, I get his point. God knows many artists have been and continue to be ripped off. And I buy lots of records from artists and tiny labels. I think I have all the magnetic fields on vinyl for instance, and they give a download code with the purchase, which rocks. But at the same time I'm kind of over 'legal purchase guilt'. Musicians sort of wear the 'artists are undercompansated!' schtick on their sleeve at times and it can get old. I just want to listen to records. A whole hell of a lot of the shiat we buy was produced by people who feel grossly overcompensated. I am sympathetic. But I'm still going to go to the record store today. Dude signed a shiatty deal - what can I say except he'll learn from it I guess.
 
2013-04-20 03:36:01 PM  

b0rg9: buckler: On a side note, I had a Philip Glass album that had a skip, and didn't realize it for nearly 20 minutes.

That's hilarious.


The first time I heard "Sketches Of Spain" I was knocked out by how great Miles playing was on he up-tempo numbers. I had it on 45 RPM. Incidentally "Sketches Of Spain" sounds awesome at 45RPM.
 
2013-04-20 03:36:09 PM  

Rufus Lee King: [d.asset.soup.io image 500x569]


Ghost World seems to be a film that everyone seems to love, but I have tried several times and can't make it though that.
 
2013-04-20 03:36:25 PM  
Why would you not want these? They're farking transparent.

sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net
sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net

 Why wouldn't you want records? They are so farking cool. I have lots of colored vinyl. 
/I've had both of those for at least 20 years.
//Dem Bones is worth bank
 
2013-04-20 03:39:35 PM  

chewd: Welcome to the future! You can come download my music for free!

https://soundcloud.com/nathan-thechewd

Ok so it probably sucks, but hey, you get what you pay for.


It doesn't suck, but pretty much all of it doesn't seem to fit into any electronic subgenre.  Also, some of the sounds are entirely out of place in electronic dance music.

I know people will listen to a few mainstream dance producers and decide to try their hand at making electronic music. While that's not necessarily a bad thing, it leaves many people with the wrong impression of what they should be aiming for when producing.

I usually recommend listening to highly acclaimed underground producers, but it depends on what you've been exposed to and who you regularly listen to.  It also depends on what you want to produce and what you want to be influenced by.

biyaaatci: I get the vinyl resurgence, in fact, I was one of the last to stop buying records before they went away the first time, but this cassette thing must be stopped.  It's stupid.


Ugh, yeah, I hate the attempt at reviving cassettes.  Vinyl can be ripped with good gear and converted to FLAC and MP3 and still sound good, but cassettes never sound good.  There's always hiss and flutter, no matter how good a tape deck is used.
 
2013-04-20 03:41:25 PM  

purple kool-aid and a jigger of formaldehyde: Why would you not want these? They're farking transparent.

[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 453x604]
[sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 453x604]

 Why wouldn't you want records? They are so farking cool. I have lots of colored vinyl. 
/I've had both of those for at least 20 years.
//Dem Bones is worth bank


Jesus it's really 2013 isn't it? I've had those more like 27 years.
 
2013-04-20 03:43:15 PM  

purple kool-aid and a jigger of formaldehyde: Why wouldn't you want records? They are so farking cool. I have lots of colored vinyl.
/I've had both of those for at least 20 years.
//Dem Bones is worth bank


These days almost all vinyl is colored. Seeing a normal black release is the rarity.
 
2013-04-20 03:44:57 PM  
Have we entered the part of the thread where everyone tries to prove they listen to the most obscure music yet?
 
2013-04-20 03:45:40 PM  
vinyl pros and cons
--------------------------

Pros:
1.  Big cardboard sleeve provides room for wicked cool album art
2.  Playback distortion that some have come to like and call a "Warmer" sound
3.  Emotionally satisfying to snap in half when pissed off at owner of record or during bad acid trip.

Cons:
1.  Bulky
2.  Heavy
3.  Delicate
4.  Less than 30 minutes play time per side.
5.  The mere fact of two sides.
6.  Distortion and limited frequency response
7.  Click and pops galore unless you keep the records in near science lab cleanroom conditions.
8.  No matter how nice you treat them, records are going to wear out.
9.  Pain in the ass to set up to play or turn over.
 
2013-04-20 03:49:24 PM  

barneyfifesbullet: This is why I laugh when some say now that CDs are going to disappear.

Hell, vinyl never disappeared. Many people want a hard copy, not just a file. And that's before you even get into the sound quality debate.


Except CD tracks aren't any less digital than a computer file.

People who want physical, analog music are going to get vinyl. CDs have a convenience advantage over record players, but then so did cassette tapes. You know anyone who collects cassette tapes?
 
2013-04-20 03:50:16 PM  
Went early today. Wanted to get a Fela Kuti album, they didn't have it. Said someone already got their copy. Pisses me off to think they only had one copy if that. Safe to say i won't be going back. Will have to go through online stores to fill my fetish until i get back to nashville.
 
2013-04-20 03:51:39 PM  

astouffer: purple kool-aid and a jigger of formaldehyde: Why wouldn't you want records? They are so farking cool. I have lots of colored vinyl.
/I've had both of those for at least 20 years.
//Dem Bones is worth bank

These days almost all vinyl is colored. Seeing a normal black release is the rarity.


Very true now. But I only remember punk rock on colored vinyl. I don't remember any rock bands or anything release on it back in the day, but It was the norm for hardcore in the 80's to be on colored records.
 
2013-04-20 03:52:03 PM  

letrole: Anyone who prefers vinyl also tends to:

1. Own a TV but haven't turned it on in years
2. Drink microbrewery beer
3. Watch Japanese children's cartoons on a Mac
4. Ride a bike to work wearing spandex stretch trousers
5. Read books at Starbucks
6. Claim to prefer girls with small breasts

7. Make snide remarks about Wal-Mart.
8. Walk past a smoker and force pretentious coughing noises
9. Take comfort in believing size doesn't matter
10. Feign disgust at the idea of eating a Big Mac


2/10
 
2013-04-20 03:54:14 PM  

purple kool-aid and a jigger of formaldehyde: Very true now. But I only remember punk rock on colored vinyl. I don't remember any rock bands or anything release on it back in the day, but It was the norm for hardcore in the 80's to be on colored records.


I think I had a scorpions record on a picture disc back in the day. Yes, i would be embarrassed by that if I weren't so old.
 
2013-04-20 03:55:22 PM  
I like how Fark recognizes this recently invented holiday but doesn't recognize that it's 4 freakin 20.
 
2013-04-20 03:55:53 PM  

Glitchwerks: It doesn't suck, but pretty much all of it doesn't seem to

...

Hey thanks for the input! I'm pretty much learning how to do it as i go. Hopefully my background with other types of music lends itself to this. But its all just for fun anyway.

But yea i hear some of what you're saying when i listen to it myself. When you've got umpteen thousand samples at your fingers its hard to know what goes with what. Its easy to get carried away throwing stuff in hari-kari turn it into a jumble. & like you say, i just need to expose myself to more of it.
 
2013-04-20 03:58:15 PM  

Mr.Poops: Records are fun. People that rag on them just don't get it. It's not just about "better" sound quality, or the music. It's the thrill of the hunt. Having rare records that are fun to listen to in your collection. Finding a $100 record for $2 at a garage sale. Caring for your records, seeing them on a shelf. It's the cool artwork on the cover, the lyric inserts, finding an original Kiss album with the Love Gun intact. It's something tangible that MP3s don't offer. I get it, some people like the convenience of spotify or iTunes, but vinyl is more than just the music. I've been collecting LPs for 15 years -- well before it started getting popular again. It's just a fun hobby, and fairly harmless (except on your wallet sometimes)


THIS.

And I'll bet you still have it all digital too. It's about the collecting and the tactile experience of an LP.

//and why yes it is 420!
 
2013-04-20 03:59:09 PM  

TheJoe03: I like how Fark recognizes this recently invented holiday but doesn't recognize that it's 4 freakin 20.


Oh I'm pretty sure the majority of farkers and fark staff are 'recognizing' 4/20 just fine. Not to mention I see a '20 best stoner films' link as well as a snoop lion interview. That ought to cover it well enough.
 
2013-04-20 04:01:34 PM  
It would be kind of interesting to see a new analog audio format.  Maybe have a smaller disc inside a protective caddy-- something about the size of a ZIP drive and read with a blue laser when inserted into a player.  The outermost tracks could hold metadata in digital format (album images, song titles, etc.) but everything else be analog.

Of course, there would be no rational NEED for such a format-- no human could tell the difference between the best analog sound possible and 24 bit FLAC at 44100 Hz sample rate.
 
2013-04-20 04:03:59 PM  

JohnBigBootay: purple kool-aid and a jigger of formaldehyde: Very true now. But I only remember punk rock on colored vinyl. I don't remember any rock bands or anything release on it back in the day, but It was the norm for hardcore in the 80's to be on colored records.

I think I had a scorpions record on a picture disc back in the day. Yes, i would be embarrassed by that if I weren't so old.


I had actually typed in the line "except for some picture disc's" and then cut/pasted to change order of what I was typing for whatever reason it didn't make in.
Wife has a Motley Crue one.
 
2013-04-20 04:05:16 PM  

Farker4Life2: THIS.

And I'll bet you still have it all digital too. It's about the collecting and the tactile experience of an LP.

//and why yes it is 420!


Zactly. I often sit around with my thousands of .mp3's and can't get inspired to pick anything. Then I go out to the garage and I can always find something to enjoy from my 200 records and have a blast.

Likewise tv - I sit there with the whole netflix catalog and a zillion channels and amazon prime etc. and be completely uninspired by any of it. Then I go stay at some shiatty cabin on the lake or out in the woods and there's nothing but VHS and six tapes and it's like 'SWEET, we can watch the godfather!'.

Sometimes it's strangely  refreshing to be limited in selection. Quiets the mind a bit - thousands of choices kind of drive me nuts at times.
 
2013-04-20 04:06:50 PM  

Riche: It would be kind of interesting to see a new analog audio format.  Maybe have a smaller disc inside a protective caddy-- something about the size of a ZIP drive and read with a blue laser when inserted into a player.  The outermost tracks could hold metadata in digital format (album images, song titles, etc.) but everything else be analog.

Of course, there would be no rational NEED for such a format-- no human could tell the difference between the best analog sound possible and 24 bit FLAC at 44100 Hz sample rate.


Didn't some high-end niche audio company in Japan make a record deck that uses a laser instead of a stylus?
 
2013-04-20 04:08:34 PM  
.letrole: Anyone who prefers vinyl also tends to:
1. Own a TV but haven't turned it on in years
2. Drink microbrewery beer
3. Watch Japanese children's cartoons on a Mac
4. Ride a bike to work wearing spandex stretch trousers
5. Read books at Starbucks
6. Claim to prefer girls with small breasts
7. Make snide remarks about Wal-Mart.
8. Walk past a smoker and force pretentious coughing noises
9. Take comfort in believing size doesn't matter
10. Feign disgust at the idea of eating a Big Mac
/11. Votes Democratic
 
2013-04-20 04:09:51 PM  
One of Hitler's most prized possesions was his collection of Wagner albums.

/Just saying.
 
2013-04-20 04:10:40 PM  

Farker4Life2: letrole: Anyone who prefers vinyl also tends to:

1. Own a TV but haven't turned it on in years
2. Drink microbrewery beer
3. Watch Japanese children's cartoons on a Mac
4. Ride a bike to work wearing spandex stretch trousers
5. Read books at Starbucks
6. Claim to prefer girls with small breasts
7. Make snide remarks about Wal-Mart.
8. Walk past a smoker and force pretentious coughing noises
9. Take comfort in believing size doesn't matter
10. Feign disgust at the idea of eating a Big Mac

2/10


4/20
 
2013-04-20 04:10:48 PM  

Farker4Life2: And I'll bet you still have it all digital too. It's about the collecting and the tactile experience of an LP.


Exactly.
I've ripped most of mine, cassettes too, but anymore lots come with digital download cards of it inside them. I do still play mine all the time though. I have a few that are literally worn out. That is a drawback to them. Every time you play it you're damaging it a little.
 
2013-04-20 04:13:12 PM  
I don't even have a turntable but I want one of these:

img703.imageshack.us

Garbage & Screaming Females.  Official video here: http://youtu.be/tOmKGjy-Ct0
Songs starts at 0:32, Marissa P. starts seriously shredding at 3:39
 
2013-04-20 04:13:24 PM  
It's the vinyl triplets!
s10.postimg.org
 
2013-04-20 04:14:25 PM  

Altitude5280: .letrole: Anyone who prefers vinyl also tends to:
1. Own a TV but haven't turned it on in years
2. Drink microbrewery beer
3. Watch Japanese children's cartoons on a Mac
4. Ride a bike to work wearing spandex stretch trousers
5. Read books at Starbucks
6. Claim to prefer girls with small breasts
7. Make snide remarks about Wal-Mart.
8. Walk past a smoker and force pretentious coughing noises
9. Take comfort in believing size doesn't matter
10. Feign disgust at the idea of eating a Big Mac
/11. Votes Democratic


With the exception of 9 and 11, none of those describe me in the least... I'm just kind of old.
 
2013-04-20 04:15:16 PM  
You young whippersnappers and your LP record spinny albums!  In my day all we had were Edison's wax cylinders AND WE LIKED 'EM!
 
2013-04-20 04:23:18 PM  

purple kool-aid and a jigger of formaldehyde: Why would you not want these? They're farking transparent.

[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 453x604]
[sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 453x604]

 Why wouldn't you want records? They are so farking cool. I have lots of colored vinyl.
/I've had both of those for at least 20 years.
//Dem Bones is worth bank


I'll see your clear vinyl and raise you:

deejay.de
Picture discs!
 
2013-04-20 04:23:58 PM  
Why would I want to record a store?  That doesn't sound like a very interesting mp3.
 
2013-04-20 04:25:41 PM  

W.C.fields forever: Farker4Life2: letrole: Anyone who prefers vinyl also tends to:

1. Own a TV but haven't turned it on in years
2. Drink microbrewery beer
3. Watch Japanese children's cartoons on a Mac
4. Ride a bike to work wearing spandex stretch trousers
5. Read books at Starbucks
6. Claim to prefer girls with small breasts
7. Make snide remarks about Wal-Mart.
8. Walk past a smoker and force pretentious coughing noises
9. Take comfort in believing size doesn't matter
10. Feign disgust at the idea of eating a Big Mac

2/10

4/20


8/40 (twice as 420'd)
 
2013-04-20 04:38:29 PM  

buckler: AGremlin: When I was a kid, I had a lot of vinyl.  I hated it as it was such a pain in the @$$ to maintain.  I had the cleaning fluid, the static gun, non scratch cleaning pad, and needle brush.  You'd get one scratch on your record and you were farked.  You really had to treat each record like....well.....an easily scratched piece of plastic.  I would make tapes, with dolby a/b noise reduction and they were never excellent sound quality.

When CDs came into being, loved them and got rid of most of my albums.  Still have some, just for the cover art.  Now with downloadable music, will never go back to vinyl.  My brother in law raves about the sound quality of vinyl, but he's too young to have grown up with it.  The convenience of downloadable music  makes up for the loss of sound quality IMHO.

Yeah, a brother of mine had a great vinyl collection (well, has). As soon as the tech was available  I set him up to digitize everything so he could listen while keeping them in pristine condition.

On a side note, I had a Philip Glass album that had a skip, and didn't realize it for nearly 20 minutes.


I lold
 
2013-04-20 04:42:54 PM  

barneyfifesbullet: This is why I laugh when some say now that CDs are going to disappear.

Hell, vinyl never disappeared. Many people want a hard copy, not just a file. And that's before you even get into the sound quality debate.


I sold all of my CDs (years of teen-aged and young adult scrimping and saving) after ripping them to FLAC. No I'm not here to argue sound quality. But it's a bit-perfect archive of the actual disc, able to be manipulated over and over again, such as deciding bitrates for your portable. With albums I can see wanting to own it, and that's how I approach my jazz fetish. After a particularly nasty day, nothing beats a glass of decent whiskey and some Horace Silver on vinyl. If I dressed as well I'd be an outtake from Mad Men. Or that guy Harvey in "Suits."

My other tastes? They don't require the warmth of vinyl. But jazz? Get of my lawn.

/38
 
2013-04-20 04:52:11 PM  

Farker4Life2: W.C.fields forever: Farker4Life2: letrole: Anyone who prefers vinyl also tends to:

1. Own a TV but haven't turned it on in years
2. Drink microbrewery beer
3. Watch Japanese children's cartoons on a Mac
4. Ride a bike to work wearing spandex stretch trousers
5. Read books at Starbucks
6. Claim to prefer girls with small breasts
7. Make snide remarks about Wal-Mart.
8. Walk past a smoker and force pretentious coughing noises
9. Take comfort in believing size doesn't matter
10. Feign disgust at the idea of eating a Big Mac

2/10

4/20

8/40 (twice as 420'd)


17/79 ]3 tmes ass 420*j]

/ I may had started a tad too early
//plus, math do hurt my head
 
2013-04-20 04:57:42 PM  

AGremlin: Have we entered the part of the thread where everyone tries to prove they listen to the most obscure music yet?


Hey, I just read your post
And this is crazy
But I'm listening to second Seefeel album right now
So call me hipster
 
2013-04-20 05:01:00 PM  
25.media.tumblr.com

On "stoner green" vinyl. How could I not?

Happy RSD/420!
 
2013-04-20 05:02:55 PM  

LewDux: AGremlin:

Hey, I just read your post
And this is crazy
But I'm listening to second Seefeel album right now
So call me hipster


Tom džiazo
 
2013-04-20 05:12:56 PM  

Point02GPA: Farker4Life2: W.C.fields forever: Farker4Life2: letrole: Anyone who prefers vinyl also tends to:

1. Own a TV but haven't turned it on in years
2. Drink microbrewery beer
3. Watch Japanese children's cartoons on a Mac
4. Ride a bike to work wearing spandex stretch trousers
5. Read books at Starbucks
6. Claim to prefer girls with small breasts
7. Make snide remarks about Wal-Mart.
8. Walk past a smoker and force pretentious coughing noises
9. Take comfort in believing size doesn't matter
10. Feign disgust at the idea of eating a Big Mac

2/10

4/20

8/40 (twice as 420'd)

17/79 ]3 tmes ass 420*j]

/ I may had started a tad too early
//plus, math do hurt my head


// I thought there would be no math
 
2013-04-20 05:17:34 PM  

gwowen: b0rg9: buckler: On a side note, I had a Philip Glass album that had a skip, and didn't realize it for nearly 20 minutes.

That's hilarious.

The first time I heard "Sketches Of Spain" I was knocked out by how great Miles playing was on he up-tempo numbers. I had it on 45 RPM. Incidentally "Sketches Of Spain" sounds awesome at 45RPM.


I didn't quite spit my drink out, just inhaled liquid and enjoyed a few minutes of coughing.
 
2013-04-20 05:21:25 PM  

Bob_Laublaw: gwowen: b0rg9: buckler: On a side note, I had a Philip Glass album that had a skip, and didn't realize it for nearly 20 minutes.

That's hilarious.

The first time I heard "Sketches Of Spain" I was knocked out by how great Miles playing was on he up-tempo numbers. I had it on 45 RPM. Incidentally "Sketches Of Spain" sounds awesome at 45RPM.

I didn't quite spit my drink out, just inhaled liquid and enjoyed a few minutes of coughing.


I'm sorry. Glad your drink wasn't wasted.
 
2013-04-20 05:22:15 PM  

AGremlin: LewDux: AGremlin:

Hey, I just read your post
And this is crazy
But I'm listening to second Seefeel album right now
So call me hipster

Tom džiazo


It's pretty obscure act, I've probably heard of them
 
2013-04-20 05:26:59 PM  
Newfangled vinyl? No thanks, I'll stick with good old shellac!

i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-20 05:27:02 PM  

LewDux: AGremlin: LewDux: AGremlin:

Hey, I just read your post
And this is crazy
But I'm listening to second Seefeel album right now
So call me hipster

Tom džiazo

It's pretty obscure act, I've probably heard of them


Nice.....It means hipster in Lithuanian according to Google Translate.
 
2013-04-20 05:43:09 PM  
First store was in the process of going out of business, so they had great deals on all the shiat no one else wanted to buy. Second store had no records, why the hell they are on the list I have no idea. Third store was so packed, and so late in the day, decided it wasnt worth it. Said "fark it" came home, fired up bit torrent....

The RSD folks need to update their farking store list

/kidding about the bit torrent
 
kab
2013-04-20 05:55:42 PM  
OH HAY GUYS LIKE PEOPLE STILL BUY RECORDS?   LOOK HOW WITTY AND ORIGINAL I AM.

/thread is exactly as dumb as I thought it'd be.
 
2013-04-20 05:58:13 PM  

kab: OH HAY GUYS LIKE PEOPLE STILL BUY RECORDS?   LOOK HOW WITTY AND ORIGINAL I AM.

/thread is exactly as dumb as I thought it'd be.


well sure now that you have arrive...
 
2013-04-20 06:34:26 PM  

jocutus: I don't even have a turntable but I want one of these:

[img703.imageshack.us image 600x600]

Garbage & Screaming Females.  Official video here: http://youtu.be/tOmKGjy-Ct0
Songs starts at 0:32, Marissa P. starts seriously shredding at 3:39


That was number one on my list to get this year, but I couldn't find a copy :(
 
2013-04-20 06:42:59 PM  
In my vinyl collection:

i759.photobucket.com

Some friends who own a local radio station set up a tent at Silver Platters Music here in Seattle today.  They arrived at 7:30am, and found a line of people who had been there since 4am.  Crazy.....
 
2013-04-20 06:45:47 PM  

Miss Stein: In my vinyl collection:

[i759.photobucket.com image 400x300]

Some friends who own a local radio station set up a tent at Silver Platters Music here in Seattle today.  They arrived at 7:30am, and found a line of people who had been there since 4am.  Crazy.....


Heh. I'm about to walk over there.
 
2013-04-20 06:53:12 PM  

JohnBigBootay: Miss Stein: In my vinyl collection:

[i759.photobucket.com image 400x300]

Some friends who own a local radio station set up a tent at Silver Platters Music here in Seattle today.  They arrived at 7:30am, and found a line of people who had been there since 4am.  Crazy.....

Heh. I'm about to walk over there.


S'Platters on Lower Queen Anne?  Have fun; hope you get some good Record Store Day swag.
 
2013-04-20 06:54:02 PM  
I live two doors away from a record store.I have been watching vinyl nerds walk by with albums all day long.

//getting a kick.....
 
2013-04-20 07:00:18 PM  

Miss Stein: S'Platters on Lower Queen Anne? Have fun; hope you get some good Record Store Day swag.


Oops. Sorry - I'm walking to Jive Time in Fremont. Probably only a mile and a half or two difference but there's a big hill in the way and it's sort of raining you know...
 
2013-04-20 07:06:41 PM  
Unfortunately since the only place locally that *might* have vinyl is the antique store... no thanks. Doubt there's much good music in that place...
 
2013-04-20 08:26:36 PM  
or you could skip the whole record store format and buy directly from the artist. If you enjoy atmospheric metal you can buy it straight from my bandcamp. Link in profile, heck you can even order physical copies from me.
 
2013-04-20 09:12:33 PM  
Ten years ago I had the chance to buy a lathe, a Neumann with spare tubes and cutters. It was 1$ but I had to arrange the whole disassembly, crating, shipping and I didn't have place to set it up anyways, so it went to the next guy. Besides these things need to be on a solid concrete foundation, plus need helium for cooling the head.

Looks like I could have had a nice business punching out masters or directly cut vinyls...

/The engineering behind getting sound out of vinyl is fascinating
 
2013-04-20 11:59:40 PM  
Didn't go but have been picking up some vinyl recently.

Latest acquisitions include:

Derek and the Dominoes-Layla (limited edition european import)
Miles Davis-Kind Of Blue
Black Sabbath-Master Of Reality
The Beatles-Revolver
Between The Buried And Me-The Silent Circus
Misfits-Die, Die, My Darling

All of these I own on CD as well, except for the Misfits record.
 
2013-04-21 12:26:54 AM  
Anyone who knows music knows 8-tracks are the way to go.
 
2013-04-21 02:54:44 AM  
I found some ancient, obsolete junk laying around, anyone want it?

www.rutgersprep.org
 
2013-04-21 12:10:45 PM  
No love?

www.nypost.com
 
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