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Everything and Nothing / Re: Vinyl
« on: January 21, 2008, 08:08:54 AM »
Wendy Carlos wrote that vinyl could never have the dynamic or frequency range of a cd.  I tend to agree.  I also have to admit that my ears aren't as good as they were in 1972.  The only problem I have with vinyl is that after listening to cds for years now, I can't handle the sound of a diamond needle scraping across a vinyl platter.  Oddly enough, I do still expect a few pops when I listen to King Crimson "Islands".  The worst thing about a vinlyl release is postage.  My first band did an album on vinyl and spent all of our money having it shipped to us from the printer (of which, there were'nt nearly as many vinyl printers in 1988 as there are cd printers today).  Anyone want a Gothic Playground lp?  I've still got a case or two in my closet.

Quicksilver.... wow.  I have a German import of "Happy Trails" on cd.  Sounds great.  Much better than the 8-track.  (had to throw that one in :D)

If any of you are looking for old albums, check antique stores and estate sales.  I found a mint copy of Walter Carlos "Swithed on Bach" a few years ago.  I get them mainly for the covers.  Led Zeppelin's forth, Ringo Starr "Goodnight Vienna."  I was estatic when I found a copy of Chicago at Carnigie Hall with all of the posters.  One album of the four was missing, so they let me have it for $10!

I recently got Led Zeppelin III and Doobie Brothers "Toulouse Street" on cd in little tiny album covers.  I've actually got all the King Crimson up through "Red" in those.  Cute, but not the same.

If digital downloads do become the way to purchase music in the future, than the artwork, liner notes, ect, will sadly become a thing of the past, as well as Phil Austin put it, the memory of having to get up and turn "Don't Crush That Dwarf" over to hear the second side.

As for me and nostalgic sounds, I still have a stereo from 1972 in my closet that I keep debating to hook up to see if that "sound" is still there.  I'll let you know.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: What are your plans and goals in 2008?
« on: January 17, 2008, 12:07:49 PM »
Here I go!

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Everything and Nothing / Re: What are your plans and goals in 2008?
« on: January 08, 2008, 03:34:57 PM »
To quote Daniel Day Lewis's charecter in The Last of The Mohicans..."Stay Alive!"
The cardiac stress test is in three weeks.  Van Halen and Salmon Rushdie in February.
I think I have a gig next Friday.  I have two discs ready for the copyright registration routine.

New Years Resolution...Obey traffic laws, no more speeding tickets.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Now watching
« on: January 08, 2008, 03:30:18 PM »
Lost Highway...hmmm
I wrote a spoiler for that one once.... "After murdering his wife, a man sells his soul to the devil so he can go bowling."

A few people I know considered it pornography.  After reading a few of the interviews with Lynch, cast and crew, I feel as confused as everyone else.  And after seeing Mulholland Drive, I am truly convinced that David Lynch considers Hollywood to be the entrance to Hell.

I find it hard to believe the same man did The Straight Story.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« on: January 08, 2008, 07:03:31 AM »
If I win the lottery, or retire and sell the farm, that looks like a wonderful place to spend a few years!
Thanks much for the link!

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« on: January 07, 2008, 06:42:15 AM »
It's a sitar.  I took lessons for 8 months.  My dog Cleo loves it when I play, but I don't consider myself good enough on it to perform or record.  I love the music although.  Some day I'll get a Sarod, that's what I really want.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« on: January 03, 2008, 03:16:17 PM »
Well, there is a poster of Dean Martin on the opposite wall.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Now watching
« on: January 03, 2008, 11:37:02 AM »
I saw "No Country for Old Men" over the weekend.  My pic for picture of the year.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« on: January 03, 2008, 11:34:59 AM »
The world of Oenyaw

Detail of effects

Instruments closer

The recording device

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