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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 18
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2013-04-20 02:35:17 PM
3 votes:
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 02:55:27 PM
2 votes:
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 02:52:09 PM
2 votes:
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 12:38:06 PM
2 votes:
I can barely find a place that sells CDs.

Vinyl doesn't sound better, BTW. Hipster.
2013-04-20 04:05:16 PM
1 votes:

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 03:45:40 PM
1 votes:
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 03:22:13 PM
1 votes:

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 03:20:56 PM
1 votes:
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 03:15:22 PM
1 votes:
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 03:07:43 PM
1 votes:
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 02:48:48 PM
1 votes:
www.topfloormusic.com

Found this gem at a flea market last week.
2013-04-20 02:47:03 PM
1 votes:

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 02:46:59 PM
1 votes:

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 02:45:05 PM
1 votes:
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 02:37:15 PM
1 votes:

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 02:36:14 PM
1 votes:

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 12:17:04 PM
1 votes:
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 10:51:49 AM
1 votes:
"Ah haf 3000 pieces of vinyl, bawf!"
 
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