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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 5:05 am 
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I don't know why you have to go out of your way to declare vinyl a thing of the past. If certain people are actually pursuing it, no matter how small a number, and they enjoy it, then it's not a thing of the past. What percentage of the human race listens to Zappa? It's not about numbers.

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Hey jimmyzen, long time no see. Welcome back.
Thanks! I popped back in a time or two but it seemed a new crowd was kind of taking over and they were not as much fun as the old crowd was. I'm essentially retired for better or for worse for health reasons so I'm home all day with little to do. How has life been for you in the interim?
It got pretty hairy back in May when I got really sick and it's been a long road since then involving a whole bunch of medications that failed and ending up having major surgery and then some complications that required more surgery, but I'm doing really well now and I'm back at work.

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on topic in bold later

What izzit my father use to say? there is no bigger horse than man puts into the stable himself, saying ninety-nine point howmanyciphers? of illnesses are self-inflicted (do not ponder further, it's alas true)

Doctor Crusher and Captain Piccard, who have flown to Plane Mirth for the Sylvester season, are engaged in a conversation.

Capm, "Couldn't we sort of have found another place and look at that strange ranger. Is he allowed here and how by all worstskippers has he arrived, say?"

Beverly, "He has visited me this morning. And we were talking about health. What you think? He said, simply do not talk about ailments, just enjoy your life, which, being led attentively, needs a doc only on rare occasions, when accidental buggers from space or a broken heart or whatever crosses one's way every now and then. Surprising and clever, i should say. Which gives me more time for my cosmic studying."

Jean-Luc, "!. Let's get a drink and go over to him. ...what does he know about spacin'.."


Uncle of DJinnwhenshoeun 4 ya: would it be too far-fetched recording soundfiles in future on a permanent ferromagnetic whataverage, all stored in a proper Faradayshen protection iron-cassette? live concerts in a sort of shell and open air on a fine day say? well meknows, I am a lousy speaker. - Flight of the Rats from Purple always been the stereo checker. ...do this with a four-way when being alone.


So, it's New Year and a cracker will be shown at the counsellor's, Ya, she plays the best home-videyos. ....hooh's flying?....

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:53 am 
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I don't know why you have to go out of your way to declare vinyl a thing of the past. If certain people are actually pursuing it, no matter how small a number, and they enjoy it, then it's not a thing of the past. What percentage of the human race listens to Zappa? It's not about numbers.

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Whatever, I have many LPs that are not available as CDs.
Furthermore, if you want to respect a minimum amount of quality, transferring these to digital requires hardware, care and time.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:36 am 
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There sould not be Arguments in this Thread A Fact is A Fact Vinyl is a thing of the past.
Only a Fool would believe else.

Jesus, dude, why are you so persistent about this? Did Thomas Edison run over your dog or something?


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 2:47 am 
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Is CD a thing of the past? Is DVD a thing of the past? Is Blu-Ray a thing of the past? :wink:

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Blu what?!

ah, the sky. Why, this is the very wizzle-along.



What is your record fling of ey pop-song? they all crash in the flop forty.


Here's the Flying Dutchm'n:

LEMUR VOICE - Intuition, story?

kay then: on a trip just over the border of Rockin Rolland ourself's becoming, innit?-) rather a ...listening on, learn how they talk about and excite each other, me eg incidentally went into a music-shop after more than a decade, noticed an instrumental and asked what it be. Then at the very meeting-point from all those super-special Dutch one couldn't fail to see a gig-poster nonchalantly saying that Lemur Voice would present their first CD live precisely here. I thought Now you're truly trippin', told everyone about it, the marvellous sound from the prog rock band's sample that visit earlier and made a fool out myshell on adding that a giga group from, let's presume another galaxy, would play on their stage.That evening the muses asked me several times if this was all possible. And ow, silly enough, all musicians came from that town. Would be the best narration ever, don't you agree? getting overenthusiastic, behaving like a madchicman and such, if more peeps knew and owned a bit more advanced musical taste. - On a consecutive visit to the singer he reached me over the two CDs for a gift, brought them to a witch for easy-listening and apparently lost both of'em, me marbels and ..what not?-) ... so sprightly soms.

Now fancy we kinda begin wishing for more marvels, feasible festivi'eaz, words being harked to by someone and ... cannot tell that other occurrence with that woman, have just clipped my claws. So mad or wot?

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 7:36 pm 
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Ever try cleaning weed on a CD jewel case?


I haven't purchased weed that needed cleaning since around the last time I bought vinyl.


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I haven't purchased weed that needed cleaning since around the last time I bought vinyl.
good one, dipster :mrgreen:



...but for us regular folks, who might smoke tennis shoes, or the occassional bag of commercial mexican, nothing beats a gatefold

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 8:31 pm 
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It's funny. all the other forums I check have threads devoted to vinyl collecting and new vinyl releases. This is the only forum I know with a thread started just to slag vinyl. I'm glad to see people sticking up for a quality musical format.

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On troubleling (2 friends and baby-me) first time wethinks, over the border for one holiday and accidentally found ourself in a used-LP shop all of ey sudden and what yer phink? me staying somewhere in the middle there, one of the pals held up the most searched-for Capm. Beyond record in one corner, while at thesametime the other straight across was waving with his favourite Brainticket LP. Don't ask me why they had rock and rock in different racks.

..simultaneously some weedyes were being picked up by a light breeze and the sun shining brightly over the Isle, ya-ney, claro. :P

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It's funny. all the other forums I check have threads devoted to vinyl collecting and new vinyl releases. This is the only forum I know with a thread started just to slag vinyl. I'm glad to see people sticking up for a quality musical format.

Yeah i must had been brought up not too be just like Sheep.
You read back in the thread and you will read there be no Zappa Vinyl too go around if Not for CD so go and figure 8)

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Is CD a thing of the past? Is DVD a thing of the past? Is Blu-Ray a thing of the past? :wink:
I dont think they have Low sales as Vinyl Which according to accounts is 1% whith help of other devices :?
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It's funny. all the other forums I check have threads devoted to vinyl collecting and new vinyl releases. This is the only forum I know with a thread started just to slag vinyl. I'm glad to see people sticking up for a quality musical format.

Yeah i must had been brought up not too be just like Sheep.
You read back in the thread and you will read there be no Zappa Vinyl too go around if Not for CD so go and figure 8)


You admit vinyl is a tiny fraction (around 1%) of total music sales (although the fact that vinyl sales rose from neglegable to 1% shows an INCREASE in market share hardly the stats of a "thing of the past).

So by going along with 99% of the music buying public you are NOT a conforming sheep, while the tiny fraction of vinyl enthusiasts are? Your logic is as twisted as your command of the Queen's English. I guess what they say about Welshmen is true. I can see why even a 7" would make you feel inferior.

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You admit vinyl is a tiny fraction (around 1%) of total music sales (although the fact that vinyl sales rose from neglegable to 1% shows an INCREASE in market share hardly the stats of a "thing of the past).

So by going along with 99% of the music buying public you are NOT a conforming sheep, while the tiny fraction of vinyl enthusiasts are? Your logic is as twisted as your command of the Queen's English. I guess what they say about Welshmen is true. I can see why even a 7" would make you feel inferior.


I've learned not to take him seriously.

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this is the stupidest thread ever

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some stupendous words, wouldn't dream of arguing, what you say encoreman?-)

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pygmy stallion wrote:
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It's funny. all the other forums I check have threads devoted to vinyl collecting and new vinyl releases. This is the only forum I know with a thread started just to slag vinyl. I'm glad to see people sticking up for a quality musical format.

Yeah i must had been brought up not too be just like Sheep.
You read back in the thread and you will read there be no Zappa Vinyl too go around if Not for CD so go and figure 8)


You admit vinyl is a tiny fraction (around 1%) of total music sales (although the fact that vinyl sales rose from neglegable to 1% shows an INCREASE in market share hardly the stats of a "thing of the past).

So by going along with 99% of the music buying public you are NOT a conforming sheep, while the tiny fraction of vinyl enthusiasts are? Your logic is as twisted as your command of the Queen's English. I guess what they say about Welshmen is true. I can see why even a 7" would make you feel inferior.
No i admit Vinyl is a thing of the past,
What can they say about welsh men,Thomas edison is probably Welsh :mrgreen:

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may one add that all those drunken sailors are going to experience an orc-a of a tydal wave, when that holy McEyReal jumps into ...that thimble fool. - Hey, Cleon, what about some fine weather-making in Somerset next clear azure sky? Kay, then, that's settled, get your saucer in flip-flop ship. ..mwhahhh.
*now a hypernap*

..you making me straw spin the lot

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:22 am 
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What percentage of the human race listens to Zappa? It's not about numbers.

Aptly put Poly!!!

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I read somewhere that vinyls are outperforming compact discs in gross sales amounts. Personally, I love vinyl records, I don't buy CDs anymore thanks to the conveniences of BitTorrent, but I'm still an avid crate digger and love pa rousing hock shops and garage sales for some good vinyl pressings. I just wish there was more FZ to be found; the only Zappa record at the local record store was an original pressing of Fillmore East for $8 CDN, snatched that up pretty quick, but still want to find Roxy or One Size Fits All


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Hey jimmyzen, long time no see. Welcome back.
Thanks! I popped back in a time or two but it seemed a new crowd was kind of taking over and they were not as much fun as the old crowd was. I'm essentially retired for better or for worse for health reasons so I'm home all day with little to do. How has life been for you in the interim?
It got pretty hairy back in May when I got really sick and it's been a long road since then involving a whole bunch of medications that failed and ending up having major surgery and then some complications that required more surgery, but I'm doing really well now and I'm back at work.


Ain't it great? I thought I was going to have another bout of spinal surgery summer last, not summer past. I was wrong because they don't do the kind of thing I was expecting to the middle spine unless it's a life or death thing 'cuz they have to go through the body cavity which sometimes requires removing a lung. The risks are too many and too great so I was basically told to not hurt myself. The MRIs showed that the arthritis is squeezing off my spinal cord from my tail bone up to the bottom of my ribs and I can expect shooting pains down my legs and in my hips very soon. I can hardly wait! The worst thing is adjusting to fairly low levels of activity which means I can't work in my field any longer so I'm trying to figure out what to do with myself and a way to earn some decent money again. I thought about going back to school but it seems a waste since I would be either half way to 114 to 120 years old when i graduated and would be old as dirt looking for an entry level position. No thanks!

It was already hard enough- I actually testified before a state Congressional panel in April of 09 about age discrimination in hiring. But on the more humorous side of it all, I recently went to a reunion and party of sorts with some great friends and people I used to work with. Well into the night our animated conversation got quiet for a second when the 5 of us who were real tight all simultaneously broke out in knee slapping hysterical laughter! We realized we had just spent 45 minutes talking about which blood pressure meds worked the best for us, various side effects from frequent urination to the "Mysterious Shrinking Dick Syndrome" some prescriptions gave us, how happy a day was that included a spectacular bowel movement, who the great medical specialists in our area were, rather than how much tequila and beer were consumed a few nights previous, the after-work sexual extravaganzas with the hotties out behind the old church, the fist fights we'd had, and all our far too regular hiding from the cops/dodging bullets stories that seemed to dominate not so very long ago.

Anyway, I know this is off topic so I'll go eat a bug or something for penance after I get done with this. Glad to hear you came out the other end of your ordeal OK and are healing (nicely!) and back to work. A Long Island brother said they had the first frost last week out his way. We have had a few 80 degree days and it looks like it may stay in the 60s and 70s for some time yet! Geez- I didn't used to care about that either! 8)

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Would anyone have any advice for going about selling their used Zappa vinyl? I have about 18 titles that could use a new home. Don't know if ebay is the way to go? Anyone?


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what would a person do with so much currencies? do not sell them for less than say 15K credits. Gave my records away just for the wimp of a silly notion to an acquaintance with no equipment. Hope he at least could acquire some means. Fetch those 1oK pounds or 12345€... a friend should stay put to help that auction, not that you and her or him continue skinned loyk. Pleasure with it let me wish, awrigh'y.

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