Vinyl?

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Quirk, Jul 6, 2006.

  1. Manny Calavera

    Manny Calavera Senior member

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    I mostly collect vinyl, and then download the same album digitally for making mixes or playing it my car.

    Jon, I love your taste in music.. but you need Mu on there. You can't have a dance party without "Tell You Something"


    Ha! I had Afro Finger and Gel in my secondary bag! [​IMG]
     


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    I had every Kiss album up to Unmasked. Every Kiss doll, jacket, movie, keychain, everything. Then around 18 I didn't think Kiss was cool anymore so I gave it all away (for free) or threw it out.
     


  3. Mr. Checks

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    I have about 2,500 lps. I pretty much have everything I could ever want (80% classical, 10% rock, 10% assorted)

    Play them on a VPI turntable with a Benz Glider cartridge, if that means anything. And, yes, through tube amps.

    If you are just getting into classical, there is nothing like vinyl; it sounds better, and most people will give you their entire collection if you move it yourself.
     


  4. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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    My friend's father has about 20,000 jazz albums, all vinyl. His son told him about the iPod. 7,000 songs right in your pocket.

    "I've always had the songs, right here," he said, pointing to his heart. "I don't need some godammed computer."


    He obviously never sat a sesshin with some Barry Manilow song running endlessly through his head.

    Let's go with Mandy . . . well you came and you gave without taking . . . and I sent you away, oh, Mandy . . .
     


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    He obviously never sat a sesshin with some Barry Manilow song running endlessly through his head.

    Let's go with Mandy . . . well you came and you gave without taking . . . and I sent you away, oh, Mandy . . .


    At the monastery in Rangoon it was "We Are The World" as performed in Burmese and played over loudspeakers somewhere out there in the jungle. Every night. Over. And over.
     


  6. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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    At the monastery in Rangoon it was "We Are The World" as performed in Burmese and played over loudspeakers somewhere out there in the jungle. Every night. Over. And over.

    Believe me, I sympathize . . . "All that she wants is another baby, she's gone tomorrow but all that she wants in another baby . . . "

    And don't even get me started on "Kumbaya."
     


  7. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    Believe me, I sympathize . . . "All that she wants is another baby, she's gone tomorrow but all that she wants in another baby . . . "

    And don't even get me started on "Kumbaya."

    Do they let you use an Ipod at a sesshin?

    Perhaps the Creative Zen would be more appropriate.
     


  8. Margaret

    Margaret Senior member

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    If you are just getting into classical, there is nothing like vinyl; it sounds better, and most people will give you their entire collection if you move it yourself.

    I want to develop a selection of operatic vocals. Though I'm not much for 'opera' as an art form, so I'm just looking for recital recordings, operatic selections and the like. I should start looking for stuff on craigslist.
     


  9. johnapril

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    Believe me, I sympathize . . . "All that she wants is another baby, she's gone tomorrow but all that she wants in another baby . . . "

    And don't even get me started on "Kumbaya."


    And this, as heard in 1991, pouring from the open window of the neighboring apartment column, over and over:

    When I think about you I touch myself
    I don´t want anybody else
    Oh no, oh no, oh no
    I want you
    I don´t want anybody else
    And when I think about you I touch myself
    Ooh, oooh, oooooh, aaaaaah
     


  10. Vintage Gent

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    Some stuff I treasure--like the Tommy Hoehn albums from the 70s--still aren't available on cold, heartless digital, so I keep a bit of vinyl in my collection.
     


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    Laptops and digitized audio files are totally the best for DJing. Just bring one thing and you're set. There's even automated mixing and beatmatching software that can make DJing a lot easier.


    And that would prove that you're not much of a DJ if you need beatmixing software. I haven't been to a club in ages, but there is just still something pure about vinyl.

    My vinyl is primarily New Order, 808state, or Bjork. Stuff that's not coming out (or won't be reissued) on vinyl. I'll never get rid of the New Order stuff. It's too precious.

    bob
     


  12. Brian SD

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    More or less... It's still not easy by any means. It's just less "manual." The truth is that some of the best DJs use the beatmatching software. There's really only so much music that you can mix with two turntables... vs. infinite channels of MP3s and samples on the computer.

    I do prefer turntables over the computer though. Just a tradition thing, I suppose.
     


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    At the monastery in Rangoon it was "We Are The World" as performed in Burmese and played over loudspeakers somewhere out there in the jungle. Every night. Over. And over.
    Were they trying you drive out everyone a la Noreiga?
     


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    I have like 8-900 LPs, 400 7"s and maybe 50 10"s (not to mention a smattering of weird, novelty sized records)

    I still prefer them to CDs. They just seem more substantial and precious, and there's something about having to be an active participant in listening to a record (finding it, putting it on the platter, cueing it up, flipping it, as opposed to bringing up a playlist)

    The new trend in vinyl is including coupons for free MP3 downloads, which is awesome, so I can DL the stuff to listen to in my car.
     


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    I have about 400 and lately its all I buy. In fact, I bought a new turntable a few months ago.
     


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