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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 23
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2013-04-20 02:58:26 PM  
4 votes:

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.
2013-04-20 02:35:17 PM  
4 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 02:54:46 PM  
3 votes:

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.
2013-04-21 12:26:54 AM  
1 votes:
Anyone who knows music knows 8-tracks are the way to go.
2013-04-20 07:00:18 PM  
1 votes:

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 05:58:13 PM  
1 votes:

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 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 03:44:57 PM  
1 votes:
Have we entered the part of the thread where everyone tries to prove they listen to the most obscure music yet?
2013-04-20 03:33:09 PM  
1 votes:
<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 03:27:19 PM  
1 votes:

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 03:24:49 PM  
1 votes:

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 03:20:56 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 03:03:12 PM  
1 votes:
Whatever, I just read the sheet music.
2013-04-20 03:00:32 PM  
1 votes:

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 02:56:39 PM  
1 votes:
Sorry, subs. I'm already booked for the day with my local purveyor of fine vaginyl.
2013-04-20 02:55:14 PM  
1 votes:
Look in my defense, the "Preview" and "Add Comment" buttons look identical when you're stoned, okay?
2013-04-20 02:54:12 PM  
1 votes:
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 02:53:20 PM  
1 votes:

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 02:47:03 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 02:39:45 PM  
1 votes:
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 02:36:14 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 12:38:06 PM  
1 votes:
I can barely find a place that sells CDs.

Vinyl doesn't sound better, BTW. Hipster.
 
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