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Originally Posted by Eee Pee View Post
 

THE WORLD'S MOST OBSESSIVE ALBUM COLLECTORS

 

http://www.esquire.com/blogs/culture/eilon-paz-dust-and-grooves-book-excerpt?src=soc_fcbks

 

 

Little crazy.  Music lover or collector?

Ordered the book a couple of days ago.  Couldn't resist.

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Originally Posted by Errymoose View Post
 

Does 1am spinning some vinyl before getting to sleep count as early morning listening? :P

 

No. What is meant by early morning listening is waking up early AFTER a decent sleep - without any distractions ( like going to work, hurry, etc ) whatsoever - and listening to at least one album in full. It is the closest one can get to the primal experience we used to indulge in regularly as kids in later periods of life.

 

Precious little moments...

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Oh man, that is food for psychiatrists. "Each collection is a reflection of its owner".


Do you notice the matching carpet? That's what makes this a great photograph. Anal as it is, that is the way to store and maintain vinyl. With love and care.


Afrika Bambaataa's collection of 43,000-plus records, alphabetized for Cornell University Library's Hip Hop Collection, New York City

Putting it on alphabet is not the same as love, or care...
Oh man, the librarian responsible for the archive is going to be sooo happy. Until he finds what's inside. angry_face.gif I would make shure I had a good healthinsurance with a watertight covering of all expenses. Not to mention a gasmask and a white suit.


A dubplate of Hydraulic Funk's "Wild Style," from Bambaataa's collection

'Wild funk' for sure. The tropic fungus in there is sure to give you a nasty lung infection, or worse. And is highly questionable if it's actually playable. If the state it's in is any indication for the quality of the music... Where I live a lot of people are brainwashed in to thinking that pot is not bad for your brain. But when I see this I suspect it does make you delusional. Collection, yeah right. That is not just careless, it's harmful neglect.
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Afrika Bambaataa is an American DJ from New York.
Not that it makes any difference; I thought he was from the caribean. Still, records from NY shouldn't be that funky (in the literal way, not the figurative musical way).



David Fox Caldwell's collection in his Aikei Pro's Records Shop in Holly Springs, Mississippi (it took an hour just to clear away enough boxes to get inside)

That's not the store of a shop, that hoarding. And destroying your assets. Or old age dementia. The only thing NOS (new old stock) in there are probably the tubes. The rest will be so warped that its unplayable. Anyway not enjoyable.

And Im not even commenting on the african man. TIA for sure.
"listening to his records for the first time in thirty years, since his record player broke" confused_face_2.gif
I can not get my head around just how dark that continent is ( I have a lot of friends who lived there, were born there or tried to help). The stories I heard last week will send chills down your spine (and I'm talking about how they treat young children, not even about LP's or a broken recordplayer). They don't even care enough to be egotistical or self centered.
Edited by ]eep - 5/29/14 at 10:34am
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]eep, Afrika Bambaataa is an American DJ from New York.
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Ok. I made some effort to make, photoshop and upload a pretty, ontopic picture. It is a total mockup because I had to take the belt off to allow the sleeve to stand directly behind the TT. I spun up the disc by hand. Standing still it doesn't come out right, you can see every spec of dust plus it just looks motionless.
I took me about 12 shots before I had it in focus in daylight with my big livingroom window as backlight in front of me and a big piece of styrofoam as reflector behind me. And still 1/6 second! But I think it looks pretty ok now. Yeah I did some advanced photoshopping (good practice), and no I don't smoke. cool.gif
And no, I couldn't make the picture landscape.
Samsung WB2000; F 5.5, iso 100, 1/6 sec, manual exposure, no flash, no tripod.

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Nice but you need to do something about the spider webs.:D

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I'm not always that clean...

oh, and hey, look what I found yesterday. This are some real NOS records new in from the same thriftstore. Even still in their little raincoats (glad they did in this weather). The glue behind the shops stickers has completely dried out so somebody stashed a few leftovers away for >20y (the shop is from the other side of the country). The saleprice sticker is pre-euro, about €4.50. I bought it for €1.
But they are new, mint, the Vivaldi still has the shrinkwrap sealed. beerchug.gif

Edited by ]eep - 5/29/14 at 12:29pm
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Originally Posted by bbophead View Post
 

Good stuff.  Music and equipment.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Quinto View Post
 

Cool stuff! :cool:

 

 

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Originally Posted by analogsurviver View Post
 

NOTHING like early morning listening sessions - if REALLY first thing in the morning.  :beerchug:

 

 

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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
 

Helps one to get right for the day...and take on the world.

:beerchug:

Thanks guys! I love early bird sessions, they are so relaxing, calming.. my only gripe is that sometimes I just want to stay at home and listen away while sipping coffee. :p 


Edited by Destroysall - 5/29/14 at 4:12pm
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Originally Posted by Destroysall View Post
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks guys! I love early bird sessions, they are so relaxing, calming.. my only gripe is that sometimes I just want to stay at home and listen away while sipping coffee. :p 

Tell me about it ...

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Edited by Clayton SF - 6/3/14 at 7:42pm
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What cartridge are you using and how do you like it?

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@ Clayton SF

 

Beautiful set up.  Bet it sounds delightful.

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Originally Posted by Quinto View Post

What cartridge are you using and how do you like it?

 

It is a Sumiko Blue Point #2 cartridge. I really like it.

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Originally Posted by Clayton SF View Post
 

 

It is a Sumiko Blue Point #2 cartridge. I really like it.


Cool..I'm still using the Goldring Eroica LX that came with my MH 9.1 which works fine..but I'm considering an upgrade in the near future..

 

I listen to mostly old classical and jazz records..

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Originally Posted by Clayton SF View Post
 

 

It is a Sumiko Blue Point #2 cartridge. I really like it.


Cool..I'm still using the Goldring Eroica LX that came with my MH 9.1 which works fine..but I'm considering an upgrade in the near future..

 

I listen to mostly old classical and jazz records..

Aww man, I thought we were going to see a pic.  Drat.

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