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Postby OleMissCub » Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:25 pm

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It’s actually not far from how they named themselves that


EJECT, GHOST RIDER.


I'M GOING DOWN WITH THIS WEIRDLY NAMED SHIP


You’re still not getting where you screwed up
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Re: Music Thread 2.0

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OleMissCub wrote:
Derwood wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:
EJECT, GHOST RIDER.


I'M GOING DOWN WITH THIS WEIRDLY NAMED SHIP


You’re still not getting where you screwed up


I was 15% sure my post would ruin this but nopenopenope
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Re: Music Thread 2.0

Postby Derwood » Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:14 pm

OleMissCub wrote:
Derwood wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:
EJECT, GHOST RIDER.


I'M GOING DOWN WITH THIS WEIRDLY NAMED SHIP


You’re still not getting where you screwed up


Before, after....whatever
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Re: Music Thread 2.0

Postby Banedon » Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:21 pm

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Re: Music Thread 2.0

Postby Derwood » Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:19 pm

Banedon wrote:https://io9.gizmodo.com/kendrick-lamars-black-panther-soundtrack-gets-a-track-l-1822601721



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Re: Music Thread 2.0

Postby Sammy Sofa » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:30 am

https://www.avclub.com/best-buy-is-givi ... 1822685382

Practical consumerism might be about to do what the looming specter of disc rot could not: Potentially spell doom for the humble CD. Billboard reports tonight that electronics retailer Best Buy is whipping up plans to abandon the compact disc, stating that, as of July 1, 2018, it’ll no longer be selling them in its stores.

Although CD sales outside the U.S. have remained relatively strong, sources report that the big-box retailer only made about $40 million from selling them last year. The company isn’t abandoning physical music media entirely though; it’s committed to continuing to carry vinyl for at least two more years, presumably as a way of encouraging shoppers to pick up turntables in the process.


Man, outside of a David Bowie comp I bought for my dad a couple of years ago, it's been a good 8+ years since I've bought myself a CD.

And yet I still buy DVD's/BR's like a weirdo.
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Re: Music Thread 2.0

Postby Derwood » Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:32 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:https://www.avclub.com/best-buy-is-giving-up-on-cds-1822685382

Practical consumerism might be about to do what the looming specter of disc rot could not: Potentially spell doom for the humble CD. Billboard reports tonight that electronics retailer Best Buy is whipping up plans to abandon the compact disc, stating that, as of July 1, 2018, it’ll no longer be selling them in its stores.

Although CD sales outside the U.S. have remained relatively strong, sources report that the big-box retailer only made about $40 million from selling them last year. The company isn’t abandoning physical music media entirely though; it’s committed to continuing to carry vinyl for at least two more years, presumably as a way of encouraging shoppers to pick up turntables in the process.


Man, outside of a David Bowie comp I bought for my dad a couple of years ago, it's been a good 8+ years since I've bought myself a CD.

And yet I still buy DVD's/BR's like a weirdo.


Over the time period I worked there (2011-2017), the CD section went from 4 aisles to 1. We often joked that when people asked for a specific album or artist, that we should just point them to the iTunes gift card display. But there are still a decent number of 45+ year olds who "don't do streaming" and want physical media (though that number shrinks by the minute).

Long story short, they keep shrinking the CD section and the backlash has been weak. The floor space is better served by things people actually buy
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Re: Music Thread 2.0

Postby cl smooth » Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:01 pm

Derwood wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:https://www.avclub.com/best-buy-is-giving-up-on-cds-1822685382

Practical consumerism might be about to do what the looming specter of disc rot could not: Potentially spell doom for the humble CD. Billboard reports tonight that electronics retailer Best Buy is whipping up plans to abandon the compact disc, stating that, as of July 1, 2018, it’ll no longer be selling them in its stores.

Although CD sales outside the U.S. have remained relatively strong, sources report that the big-box retailer only made about $40 million from selling them last year. The company isn’t abandoning physical music media entirely though; it’s committed to continuing to carry vinyl for at least two more years, presumably as a way of encouraging shoppers to pick up turntables in the process.


Man, outside of a David Bowie comp I bought for my dad a couple of years ago, it's been a good 8+ years since I've bought myself a CD.

And yet I still buy DVD's/BR's like a weirdo.


Over the time period I worked there (2011-2017), the CD section went from 4 aisles to 1. We often joked that when people asked for a specific album or artist, that we should just point them to the iTunes gift card display. But there are still a decent number of 45+ year olds who "don't do streaming" and want physical media (though that number shrinks by the minute).

Long story short, they keep shrinking the CD section and the backlash has been weak. The floor space is better served by things people actually buy


the only dvds we have in our apartment are the screeners my girlfriend gets from the PGA during awards season. sold all of our dvds and blu-rays years ago along with our cd collection. we have thousands of records but maybe a handful of cds that were kept mostly for sentimental reasons.
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Re: Music Thread 2.0

Postby Derwood » Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:13 pm

Yep, all my CD's are boxed up in the basement. The effort to sell them outweighs any actual money I could get for them
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Re: Music Thread 2.0

Postby Sammy Sofa » Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:47 pm

You're better off finding some place you can donate them to as opposed to trying to sell them.

Of course, I say this as I have a few thousand inexplicably taking up floor space.
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Re: Music Thread 2.0

Postby Derwood » Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:31 pm

I'm holding onto them because I have an irrational fear that somehow the digital version of them will die/corrupt/whatever
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Re: Music Thread 2.0

Postby Sammy Sofa » Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:42 pm

Just always have your collection on at least 2 HD's and rest easy. Ideally stick with Western Digital at least (avoid Seagate), and just make sure one of the drives is a solid state drive. I've got everything on my CPU's HD, an external drive, and then also on a Sony Walkman MP3 player.
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Re: Music Thread 2.0

Postby treebird » Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:45 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:Just always have your collection on at least 2 HD's and rest easy. Ideally stick with Western Digital at least (avoid Seagate), and just make sure one of the drives is a solid state drive. I've got everything on my CPU's HD, an external drive, and then also on a Sony Walkman MP3 player.


are you trying to make sure you’ll have tunes in your vault after the war? how many months of Spotify could you have paid for with all that stuff?
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Re: Music Thread 2.0

Postby Banedon » Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:46 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:And yet I still buy DVD's/BR's like a weirdo.


A co-worker of mine is the same way. He's all worked up about which retailers sell which versions with which artwork...so weird.
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Re: Music Thread 2.0

Postby Sammy Sofa » Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:13 pm

treebird wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:Just always have your collection on at least 2 HD's and rest easy. Ideally stick with Western Digital at least (avoid Seagate), and just make sure one of the drives is a solid state drive. I've got everything on my CPU's HD, an external drive, and then also on a Sony Walkman MP3 player.


are you trying to make sure you’ll have tunes in your vault after the war? how many months of Spotify could you have paid for with all that stuff?


Man, I'm not paying for Spotify to listen to stuff I already own; my interest in tracking down new artists is pretty minimal now. The CPU I would have anyway, and anyone who doesn't have at least one external HD for backing up anything and everything is just a chump. The only "luxury" item in all of that is the Walkman, and it's great. Fantastic sound quality, and I can carry my entire music library with me without having to worry about subscription costs or data usage connection strength. Me paying for Spotify at this point would be like if I had kept renting a modem/router from my ISP.
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Re: Music Thread 2.0

Postby Sammy Sofa » Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:14 pm

Banedon wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:And yet I still buy DVD's/BR's like a weirdo.


A co-worker of mine is the same way. He's all worked up about which retailers sell which versions with which artwork...so weird.


I'm not that bad, but I definitely want the supplemental materials like a freak (though that stuff is largely going way, too, unless it's put out by someone like Criterion or Arrow or Shout! or Twilight Time).
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Sammy Sofa wrote:
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Sammy Sofa wrote:Just always have your collection on at least 2 HD's and rest easy. Ideally stick with Western Digital at least (avoid Seagate), and just make sure one of the drives is a solid state drive. I've got everything on my CPU's HD, an external drive, and then also on a Sony Walkman MP3 player.


are you trying to make sure you’ll have tunes in your vault after the war? how many months of Spotify could you have paid for with all that stuff?


Man, I'm not paying for Spotify to listen to stuff I already own; my interest in tracking down new artists is pretty minimal now. The CPU I would have anyway, and anyone who doesn't have at least one external HD for backing up anything and everything is just a chump. The only "luxury" item in all of that is the Walkman, and it's great. Fantastic sound quality, and I can carry my entire music library with me without having to worry about subscription costs or data usage connection strength. Me paying for Spotify at this point would be like if I had kept renting a modem/router from my ISP.


You can upload 50,000 files to Google music, which is nice.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:44 am

It is, but I prefer to not stream. I've also found that some of the rarer albums I have won't actually be available via Google Play if I try to add them, and it does weird things with some of the higher quality rips I have, like it tries to automatically reduce them to a more lossy format. Not a huge deal, but I like that I don't have to worry about that, plus the MP3 players really does have much better sound quality. Plus it's tiny!
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Re: Music Thread 2.0

Postby Proven Veteran » Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:52 am

I use Google music for anything I don't have on vinyl, occasionally I have to go to the basement for a cd that's not available there. I like being able to do the whole home thing with Google home and chromecast audio.
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Re: Music Thread 2.0

Postby Banedon » Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:42 pm

Quincy Jones talking about the Beatles in an interview with Vulture.

They were no-playing horsefeathers. Paul was the worst bass player I ever heard. And Ringo? Don’t even talk about it. I remember once we were in the studio with George Martin, and Ringo had taken three hours for a four-bar thing he was trying to fix on a song. He couldn’t get it. We said, “Mate, why don’t you get some lager and lime, some shepherd’s pie, and take an hour-and-a-half and relax a little bit.” So he did, and we called Ronnie Verrell, a jazz drummer. Ronnie came in for 15 minutes and tore it up. Ringo comes back and says, “George, can you play it back for me one more time?” So George did, and Ringo says, “That didn’t sound so bad.” And I said, “Yeah, horsefeathers because it ain’t you.” Great guy, though.


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Postby cl smooth » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:25 pm

talk about a 85-year old man who gives zero horsefeathers.

there were always rumors that bernard purdie played drums on more than a handful of beatles songs.
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Re: Music Thread 2.0

Postby Derwood » Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:13 am

Calling Paul a bad bass player is a terrible take
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Postby OleMissCub » Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:57 am

cl smooth wrote:talk about a 85-year old man who gives zero horsefeathers.

there were always rumors that bernard purdie played drums on more than a handful of beatles songs.


Him saying McCartney was a terrible bass player is totally ridiculous. He’s an amazing musical talent.

Purdie was bloviating a bit when he made that claim. I’d hate to say a legend like him is lying, but perhaps he’s really, really misremembering things that happened 50 years ago. It’s unclear, but he may have played an overdubbed drum track on the Beatles’ first recordings they did with Tony Sheridan when they were in Germany.

When those two songs, My Bonnie and Ain’t She Sweet were re-released by Capitol records in the mid 60’s, he may have been hired to overdub Pete Best’s drum tracks. This wouldn’t surprise me. I’ve always liked the drums on My Bonnie and felt that they sounded pretty good considering the other pretty ugly recordings I’ve heard of Pete Best.
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Postby DiceMan4221 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:54 am

Derwood wrote:Calling Paul a bad bass player is a terrible take

...why?
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