« on: February 15, 2008, 02:20:31 PM »
Ooh, ooh! I remember most of those. My all time favorite was the Mattel Fanner 50. My brothers and me must have had a half dozen of these over the years in the late 50's and early 60's. . Harry
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Bill, the first It's a Beautiful Day album is available on emusic.com. I've found quite a few old "hippie era" albums on there. I also bought the Quicksilver Messenger Service box set some time back. It's pretty good as most of the filler has been eliminated. I have to agree that was a great cover. Unfortunately, like you said, a lot of the music on it was crap. On a side note, I got to see It's A Beautiful Day live at the second Atlanta Pop Festival in 1971. They came on right before dusk. It was magical. HarryI'd ask anyone who wants to vote for "vinyl really does sound better, you CD guys don't know what you're talking about," to speak up.
Finally, there are just too many obscure, rare, or relatively unpopular recordings that will never see the light of day on CD and for that alone I will never surrender to CD totally. Or, those rare recordings will get released on CD at inflated prices. For example, the debut album from the San Franciso hippy era-band It's A Beautiful Day was released on CD but the price is like $25 (which I still paid, shame on me). If I could have found it as a used LP for $5.00, I'd rather that because, while I like the music just fine, I really only wanted it for a few songs (remember the days of "filler" on LPs as an accepted practice?). There are many recordings that I would gladly pay a few bucks for on LP from those days but I don't want to buy for $20 (another one that comes to mind is Quicksilver's "Just For Love" which has that great song "Fresh Air" but also some wretched stuff like the title song. Yeah, I could download the songs I want I suppose, but damn, I'm nostalgic for the LPs (the cover of that Quicksilver album was pretty cool)
Anyway, some day when I'm finally done with a zillion home repairs/renovations/etc. and I have a dedicated music listening room, I will renew my love affair with records. Until then, well, it's still a fond memory.
Like many people, Lynn and I have the bad habit of piling CDs and DVDs onto the turntableThat's funny, Scott, because I do exactly the same thing. It takes me an easy 10 minutes to clear off the top of my old Kenwood turntable to play an LP. When I'm finished the cd's slowly start piling up again. Harry
because it's a handy flat surface - and then it takes concerted effort (a round of CD filing)
to spin the next LP, reducing the odds that vinyl will be the next choice for tunage.
I may be crazy but I felt a bit of a "buzz" from it... nothing too crazy but just a sense of mellow well-being. I bought a commercial, bottled type of kombucha with a little bit of flavoring added. I'm not into trying to "grow" my own tea cultures -- too much work.The growing of the cultures isn't really that much work and it's kind of fun. It's just that I would get out of the routine and forget and then the culture wouldn't be active anymore and I would have to get another one. I also forget to feed my dog, but he's pretty good about reminding me Harry D