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Title: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on February 07, 2008, 11:06:24 AM
Post your non-classical music (book, magazine, garden tool, sex aid, etc.) purchases in this thread.

I bought FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS by Hunter S. Thompson on CD. And some other things I'll post later.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Brewski on February 07, 2008, 11:09:15 AM
I bought FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS by Hunter S. Thompson on CD. And some other things I'll post later.

Dave, who is reading it, and is he/she a good match for the book?  Is there someone you might have preferred?  Just curious, since I notice the field of "recorded books" seems to be increasing, and there must be an art to matching up the material with an appropriate narrator. 

--Bruce
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on February 07, 2008, 11:15:20 AM
Dave, who is reading it, and is he/she a good match for the book?  Is there someone you might have preferred?  Just curious, since I notice the field of "recorded books" seems to be increasing, and there must be an art to matching up the material with an appropriate narrator. 

--Bruce

I just started, but the guy seems pretty fitting for the material. The box is in the vehicle so I have no idea who's reading.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on February 07, 2008, 11:20:28 AM
Okay, here's the rest--all hardcover books:

Non-fiction:

PIRATE WARS by Peter Earle
NO MAN IS AN ISLAND - Thomas Merton

Fiction:

A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES - John Kennedy Toole

All purchased at Half-Price Books for a little over twenty bucks.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on February 07, 2008, 12:21:15 PM
I just started, but the guy seems pretty fitting for the material. The box is in the vehicle so I have no idea who's reading.

Please tell us it's Nathan Lane!  8)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on February 07, 2008, 12:22:09 PM
Please tell us it's Nathan Lane!  8)

I'm pretty sure that's a no.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on February 07, 2008, 12:30:14 PM
Martin Short?
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on February 07, 2008, 12:30:52 PM
As your attorney, I advise you to drink heavily.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on February 07, 2008, 12:31:18 PM
Martin Short?

Mm-nope.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on February 07, 2008, 12:32:20 PM
Well, I'm about ready to give up.

(Kevin Costner?)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on February 07, 2008, 12:33:35 PM
Well, I'm about ready to give up.

(Kevin Costner?)

Yes! I mean, No!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on February 07, 2008, 12:36:54 PM
Ha! Knew I was close!

(Regis Philbin?)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on February 07, 2008, 12:38:22 PM
Ha! Knew I was close!

(Regis Philbin?)

 :'(
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on February 07, 2008, 01:09:34 PM
Oh, I'll stop. I was only funnin'
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on February 07, 2008, 02:21:49 PM
Oh, I'll stop. I was only funnin'

Here's your answer:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0572261/
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Brian on February 07, 2008, 02:30:46 PM

A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES - John Kennedy Toole


Awesome - two thumbs up!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on February 07, 2008, 02:38:16 PM
Awesome - two thumbs up!

Yes, it has gone from something on my wish list to something in my To Be Read pile.  ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: BorisG on February 07, 2008, 02:54:35 PM
(http://www.whole-isticsolutions.com/images/ingred/bananas.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MishaK on February 07, 2008, 02:59:22 PM
This:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/516-6i5kC8L._AA240_.jpg)

Borrowed this from Netflix and was so hooked I decided I had to have it. Not quite on the level of Planet Earth, but for an avid birdwatcher like myself an absolute must. Just amazing footage.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on February 07, 2008, 03:05:02 PM
This:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/516-6i5kC8L._AA240_.jpg)

Borrowed this from Netflix and was so hooked I decided I had to have it. Not quite on the level of Planet Earth, but for an avid birdwatcher like myself an absolute must. Just amazing footage.

That looks good.

I bought PLANET EARTH for my parents but failed to get one for myself. I can borrow theirs I suppose.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Sergeant Rock on February 08, 2008, 05:21:53 AM
Post your non-classical music (book, magazine, garden tool, sex aid, etc.) purchases in this thread.

I bought this today.

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/gm2/P2082375.jpg)

5-ply...unrivaled luxury

Edit: hmmmm....I wonder how they tested it. How do they determine a test winner? On second thought, I don't think I want to know  ;D

Sarge
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on February 08, 2008, 05:25:21 AM
Now THIS is going to be an interesting thread.  ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on February 08, 2008, 05:29:44 AM
It keeps me running!

(http://www.tropicana.com/TRP_ProductInformation/images/product_100JuiceRubyRedGrapefruit_94.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Sergeant Rock on February 08, 2008, 05:31:01 AM
It keeps me running!


So you could make use of that 5-ply too, I guess.  ;D

Sarge
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on February 08, 2008, 05:33:49 AM
That wasn't quite the resonance of the run . . . .
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on February 08, 2008, 11:17:36 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/513HSWFCE2L._AA240_.jpg)

Which may wrap up my Chicago fix.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on February 08, 2008, 11:32:12 AM
One would hope so.  0:)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Brian on February 09, 2008, 04:05:43 PM

So you could make use of that 5-ply too, I guess.  ;D

Sarge
;D  Touche!

My purchases today included several boxes of Kleenex, several travel packets of Kleenex, and Blazing Saddles.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on February 12, 2008, 12:04:26 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51NW73MZ5XL._AA240_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on February 12, 2008, 12:05:24 PM
One would hope so.  0:)

I can quit anytime . . . .
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on February 16, 2008, 07:11:31 AM
Play.com:

Tangerine Dream - Rubycon - 7.99 euros
Tangerine Dream - Stratosfear - 7.99 euros
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on February 16, 2008, 07:16:16 AM
Thanks for reviving this thread, my friend. :)

Music: Just recently I purchased some Rihanna tracks (I know, I know. They were for my wife! No, really!) and NIA by Blackalicious (hip-hop without the gangsta sh*t).

Books: ONE FOR SORROW by Christopher Barzak and THE QUIET GIRL by Peter Hoeg (in which the protagonist hears in musical keys and is a Bach aficionado. An extraordinary thriller.)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on February 18, 2008, 07:57:02 AM
(http://pixhost.eu/avaxhome/avaxhome/2006-07-04/queen_the_game.jpg)

(http://pixhost.eu/avaxhome/share/img/2006_05_3/folder_237.jpg)

(http://pixhost.eu/avaxhome/share/img/2006_06_1/Queen%20-%20NOTW-Front_cr_589.jpg)

(http://i6.ebayimg.com/03/c/00/c2/04/f0_7.JPG)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on February 18, 2008, 07:58:15 AM
This:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/516-6i5kC8L._AA240_.jpg)

Borrowed this from Netflix and was so hooked I decided I had to have it. Not quite on the level of Planet Earth, but for an avid birdwatcher like myself an absolute must. Just amazing footage.

Great set there Mensch!  By the way, we have a number of nuthatches (red and white breasted) at our feeders for the first time ever.  I guess a drought in Canada is driving them south and a few came our way.  Have you heard about this?
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Solitary Wanderer on February 18, 2008, 11:47:28 AM
(http://pixhost.eu/avaxhome/avaxhome/2006-07-04/queen_the_game.jpg)

(http://pixhost.eu/avaxhome/share/img/2006_05_3/folder_237.jpg)

(http://pixhost.eu/avaxhome/share/img/2006_06_1/Queen%20-%20NOTW-Front_cr_589.jpg)

(http://i6.ebayimg.com/03/c/00/c2/04/f0_7.JPG)

Wow George, seeing those Queen album covers brought back memories for me. Queen were the first band I seriously 'got into' back in '77 when I was 11 years old. I saved my pocket money to buy those very albums. The Game was a couple of years later and wasn't a classic 'Queen' album for me although it was a mega-hit for them in the States. I'm not interested in Queen music anymore [can't stand the sight of Mercurys posing and pouting] but I still appreciate their contribution to interesting melodic rock music and retain a soft spot for their first six albums and the warm memories they invoke.  :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Solitary Wanderer on February 18, 2008, 01:58:22 PM
(http://www.entique.com.au/canon_70-200_2.8L_usm_lens_big.jpg)

Well, I've wanted one of these for about a year and I've decided to splash out and buy myself one. I've bought it from a dealer on Amazon which, including the freight costs, is still about NZ$800.00 better than any deal I can get here.

I've really been needing the telephoto lens this season so I'm very excited to have this on the way.  :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on February 18, 2008, 02:17:01 PM
Wow George, seeing those Queen album covers brought back memories for me. Queen were the first band I seriously 'got into' back in '77 when I was 11 years old. I saved my pocket money to buy those very albums. The Game was a couple of years later and wasn't a classic 'Queen' album for me although it was a mega-hit for them in the States. I'm not interested in Queen music anymore [can't stand the sight of Mercurys posing and pouting] but I still appreciate their contribution to interesting melodic rock music and retain a soft spot for their first six albums and the warm memories they invoke.  :)

Yeah, they were the first band that clicked for me. My first LP was a gift - their Greatest Hits. The above masterings are said by many to be the best available for those albums. I've already heard The Game and I am very impressed. I lost interest right after The Game, but still love the first 8, except for maybe Jazz.  :-\
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Kullervo on February 19, 2008, 05:56:49 AM
A few books

Guy Deutscher - The Unfolding of Language: An Evolutionary Tour of Man's Greatest Invention
Sigmund Freud - The Ego and the Id (The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud) (Yeah, yeah, I know  ::))
Ivan Turgenev - Fathers and Children
Hermann Broch - The Sleepwalkers
Nikolai Gogol - Dead Souls
Thomas Mann - Joseph and His Brothers (:o)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on February 19, 2008, 06:01:20 AM
A few books

Guy Deutscher - The Unfolding of Language: An Evolutionary Tour of Man's Greatest Invention
Sigmund Freud - The Ego and the Id (The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud) (Yeah, yeah, I know  ::))
Ivan Turgenev - Fathers and Children
Hermann Broch - The Sleepwalkers
Nikolai Gogol - Dead Souls
Thomas Mann - Joseph and His Brothers (:o)

Corey, you are one heavy dude.

I bought some albums:

Nazareth - HAIR OF THE DOG
The Buggles - THE AGE OF PLASTIC
Erasure - LOVEBOAT
Miss Kittin - BATBOX
Utopia - ANTHOLOGY
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on February 19, 2008, 06:02:27 AM
The Buggles - THE AGE OF PLASTIC

Trevor Rabin did music for Enemy of the State, you know.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Kullervo on February 19, 2008, 06:02:53 AM
Corey, you are one heavy dude.

 ;D

The Buggles - THE AGE OF PLASTIC

Great album!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on February 19, 2008, 06:03:26 AM
Trevor Rabin did music for Enemy of the State, you know.

I did not know that. That man is everywhere.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Szykneij on February 19, 2008, 07:42:12 AM

Utopia - ANTHOLOGY

Good stuff, but I prefer my Todd non-Utopian.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Brewski on February 19, 2008, 11:12:14 AM
The Buggles - THE AGE OF PLASTIC

;D

Great album!

Wow, a few more Buggles fans!  I think I still have the LP, since I wasn't sure if it would make it to CD.  Did find a decent scan of the cover, below.

--Bruce
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: BorisG on February 19, 2008, 04:08:11 PM
Whatever happened to Devo? ;)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on February 20, 2008, 09:08:04 PM
Whatever happened to Devo? ;)

http://www.clubdevo.com/
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on February 21, 2008, 06:41:03 AM
Good stuff, but I prefer my Todd non-Utopian.

"Crybaby" is the best song.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Sergeant Rock on February 21, 2008, 07:14:54 AM
Whatever happened to Devo? ;)

They completely devolved...

Sarge
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Kullervo on February 21, 2008, 07:17:30 AM
They completely devolved...

Sarge

You know, I considered that joke...  ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Lethevich on February 21, 2008, 07:19:29 AM
(http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/7616/1221bigub6.jpg)

It has "33" in red felt stitched onto its left foot sole as it's for a friend's 33rd birthday.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on February 21, 2008, 07:19:38 AM
They completely devolved...

Sarge

As must we all.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on February 21, 2008, 07:21:08 AM
As must we all.

Crush that dove with a ton of love!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on February 21, 2008, 07:24:00 AM
Crush that dove with a ton of love!

They say the fittest shall survive. Yet the unfit may live. Wear gaudy colors or avoid display. Hey, it don't matter! It's all the same.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: BorisG on February 22, 2008, 04:36:43 PM
(http://www.hobbylinc.com/gr/div/div3000.jpg)

Starting some small scale WWII aircraft models and this allows me to paint the canopy frame without too many problems.

How is the smell? ;)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on February 27, 2008, 07:25:55 AM
Quote
Ow! Lay off! We haven't started yet!

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61fKE3sBiZL._AA240_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on February 29, 2008, 04:45:04 AM
Rare West German Polydor Mint copy of:

(http://static.flickr.com/37/74057419_b1af8cd283.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: rubio on March 06, 2008, 09:36:09 AM
I have bought tickets for his concert in Oslo in May, so I needed to hear his most recent CD:

(http://www.jpc.de/image/w600/front/0/5099951830427.jpg)

IMO Nick Cave consistently has been on a very high level for many, many years. Quite unusual for a rock artist!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on March 08, 2008, 02:08:24 AM
The first non-Tangerine Dream CD this year:  :D

(http://img353.imageshack.us/img353/2043/41trdiexblaa240nq4.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

Autechre - Quaristice - £7.51 delivered.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Kullervo on March 09, 2008, 03:51:40 PM
(http://img353.imageshack.us/img353/2043/41trdiexblaa240nq4.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

Autechre - Quaristice - £7.51 delivered.

Recently gave their Tri Repetae a listen and found it better than I remembered.

I've started buying copies of my favorite films to keep for posterity, with these two:

(http://i14.tinypic.com/6x1359x.jpg)

The transfer of this is gorgeous and they've (thankfully) changed the line "I need more life, f**ker" to "I need more life, father."

(http://www.mastersofcinema.org/bresson/Media/DVD/297_box_348x490.jpg)

I will more than likely end up buying all the Bressons.  :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Lethevich on March 09, 2008, 04:31:54 PM
Maybe a dumb question, but wouldn't it be better to wait for the inevitable high-definition re-releases of popular films like Blade Runner? The image quality curve is definitely pretty near the apex with HD DVDs, so it's unlikely that they would be as readily replacable by another format later on with as big a difference between it as DVD to Blu-Ray - IMO a good choice for a "reference" copy to own, and keep going back to over the years.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Kullervo on March 09, 2008, 05:30:34 PM
Maybe a dumb question, but wouldn't it be better to wait for the inevitable high-definition re-releases of popular films like Blade Runner? The image quality curve is definitely pretty near the apex with HD DVDs, so it's unlikely that they would be as readily replacable by another format later on with as big a difference between it as DVD to Blu-Ray - IMO a good choice for a "reference" copy to own, and keep going back to over the years.

Probably not, since BR was filmed with... film, and Blu-Ray will really only improve on movies recently made with digital recording. I could be wrong, though.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: rubio on March 12, 2008, 11:14:37 AM
Some classic latin soul 8):

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41w4-M%2BzUKL._AA240_.jpg)

Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: orbital on March 12, 2008, 11:36:10 AM
Probably not, since BR was filmed with... film, and Blu-Ray will really only improve on movies recently made with digital recording. I could be wrong, though.
Film has much better resolution than HD in fact.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: rubio on March 14, 2008, 08:35:41 AM
I think the guy on the cover of this compilation expresses distilled 100% happiness ;D. And I can understand him when I listen to the classic tunes!!

(http://www.jpc.de/image/w600/front/0/0785965106027.jpg) 

And then a Brazilian super-eccentric I simply love!

(http://www.jpc.de/image/w600/front/0/5033197368788.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Kullervo on March 14, 2008, 07:17:19 PM
Continuing to buy copies of my favorite movies...

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/415Q02HNNDL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Wanderer on March 15, 2008, 12:24:58 AM
If by today one might mean this week, then...

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51nnV5pox4L._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on March 15, 2008, 12:33:45 AM
Film has much better resolution than HD in fact.

As film is an analog media, it's resolution is hard to define. Different film stocks have different properties. Older movies with special effects use photocopying method that lower resolution significantly. The bottom line is resolution on film is different from digital media. Anyway, generally in order to digitally scan "everything" from film 4K digital media is needed.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on March 15, 2008, 06:29:51 AM
Catching up from the past 2-3 weeks:

Smiling Phases - Traffic
Dirty Deeds - AC/DC
Mike and the Mechanics - S/T and Living Years
Genesis - Invisible Touch
Little River Band - Greatest Hits
Pretenders - Singles
Meat Loaf - Bat out of Hell
George Michael - Faith
Elton John - Honky Chateau
Depeche Mode - Music For the Masses, Ultra, Personal Jesus (single)
Big Audio Dynamite II - The Globe
Procol Harum - 1st Album Plus, Shine On Brightly Plus (Westside)
A Night at the Opera - Queen - CP32
Buddy Holly - From the Original Master Tapes
Bob Dylan - New Morning
Indigo Girls - Strange Fire, S/T
Prince - Graffiti Bridge
Psychedelic Furs - All of this and Nothing
The Cure - The Head on the Door, Wish
Terence Trent D'arby - Intro the Hardline
Chris Cornell - Carry On
Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms
CSN&Y - Deja Vu
James Taylor - JT and Sweet Baby James
Steely Dan - Aja, Katy Lied
Cat Stevens - Teaser and the Firecat
Joe Jackson - Night and Day
The Best of the Doors
Rush - Moving Pictures
Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run, Born in the USA
Elton John - GYBR, Don't Shoot, Madman, Your Songs
Chicago - I, II, VIII
John Cougar - American Fool, Uh Huh
Bob Seger -Live Bullet
Bruce Hornsby - The Way it is
Boz Scaggs - Silk Degrees
The Best of Al Stewart
Anita Baker - Rapture
Phil Collins - Face Value, No Jacket Required
Genesis - 3 Sides Live, Abacab, Duke
Queen - Original EMI's from Queen I to Hot Space, MFSL: NOTW, ADATR, The Game, The Game (Target), ANATO (DCC)
Jimi Hendrix - ELL and Smash Hits - WG Polydor
Led Zeppelin Catalog Except ITTOD (still looking for that one) - Diament Mastering
The Who - Tommy (MFSL), Who's Next (Candian Hoffman master), Who's Better, Who's Best (MCA)
AC/DC - High Voltage, Let there be rock, Back in Black, FTATR - all Diament
Van Halen - S/T - Target
Genesis - Wind and Wuthering, Seconds Out.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on March 15, 2008, 06:38:38 AM
 :o
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on March 15, 2008, 10:19:19 AM
:o

I'm the Non-Classical Harry.  ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on March 15, 2008, 12:00:11 PM
I'm the Non-Classical Harry.  ;D

I do not remember you purchasing the enitere Columbia, Sony, etc.  catalogues. ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Wanderer on March 16, 2008, 12:31:08 AM
Perhaps in the non-classical world "Harry" doesn't have to be so thorough.  ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on March 16, 2008, 02:20:20 AM
Who says George isn't as thorough as Harry? Maybe that was just the beginning for George?

To be honest, being as thorough as Harry isn't easy...  0:)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Kullervo on March 16, 2008, 05:21:20 PM
(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z245/tapiola/rashomon-1.jpg)

Finally bought this after months of my good friend prodding me to read Spinning Gears. Look forward to reading this.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Henk on March 17, 2008, 09:02:34 AM
(http://ecximages-amazon.com/images/I/611219614DL._AA240_.jpg)

(http://www.plong.com/MusicCatalog%5CA%5CAntonio%20Carlos%20Jobim%20-%20Stone%20Flower%5CAntonio%20Carlos%20Jobim%20-%20Stone%20Flower.jpg)

(http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/2/2e/MilesDavisAura.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: orbital on March 17, 2008, 09:37:22 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21YY6ZXFQYL._AA200_.jpg)

That's a replacement lamp for our projector which died on us last week  :'(
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on March 19, 2008, 08:28:26 AM
(http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/7897/41czsj9uuxlaa240lw3.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

Colin MacIntyre - The Water - £7.38 delivered
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on March 22, 2008, 05:15:10 PM
For $40 at Circuit City:

(http://www.storeyourmedia.com/images/details/22535071.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Lethevich on March 24, 2008, 02:20:59 AM
A mattress as mine had broken, and three Lovecraft collections on Penguin.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41xB-s-c2KL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-dp-500-arrow,TopRight,45,-64_OU02_AA240_SH20_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/419AQ7VG1BL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-dp-500-arrow,TopRight,45,-64_OU02_AA240_SH20_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51i7pBRjqOL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-dp-500-arrow,TopRight,45,-64_OU02_AA240_SH20_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on March 24, 2008, 06:50:43 AM
A mattress as mine had broken, and three Lovecraft collections on Penguin.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41xB-s-c2KL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-dp-500-arrow,TopRight,45,-64_OU02_AA240_SH20_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/419AQ7VG1BL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-dp-500-arrow,TopRight,45,-64_OU02_AA240_SH20_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51i7pBRjqOL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-dp-500-arrow,TopRight,45,-64_OU02_AA240_SH20_.jpg)

Sweet!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Lethevich on March 24, 2008, 07:14:56 AM
Sweet!

It's bloody confusing buying stuff by him ;D Hard to put faith into every publisher to include the right stuff in their "almost complete" collections... I picked these on the basis that they are apparently using a more up to date edition of the works than many other books, so I guess that made it simple to choose these volumes. I was almost tempted by the following one, though. 1000 page hardbacks look great on bookshelves :P

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41m6hBDWaKL._AA240_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on March 24, 2008, 07:18:49 AM
It's bloody confusing buying stuff by him ;D Hard to put faith into every publisher to include the right stuff in their "almost complete" collections... I picked these on the basis that they are apparently using a more up to date edition of the works than many other books, so I guess that made it simple to choose these volumes. I was almost tempted by the following one, though. 1000 page hardbacks look great on bookshelves :P

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41m6hBDWaKL._AA240_.jpg)

Yeah. There are many ways to purchase Lovecraft. I have the Dell trades currently. If you like Lovecraft, Thomas Ligotti may also be to your liking.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Lethevich on March 24, 2008, 08:01:44 AM
Yeah. There are many ways to purchase Lovecraft. I have the Dell trades currently. If you like Lovecraft, Thomas Ligotti may also be to your liking.

Danke :) I decided to get into him because he was apparently inspired by Lord Dunsany's style, which I like a lot.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on March 24, 2008, 08:03:47 AM
Danke :) I decided to get into him because he was apparently inspired by Lord Dunsany's style, which I like a lot.

Hm. Maybe you should have started with one book. ;)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Lethevich on March 24, 2008, 08:28:07 AM
Hm. Maybe you should have started with one book. ;)

All or nothing! DEATH OR GLORY!!!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on March 24, 2008, 08:33:49 AM
All or nothing! DEATH OR GLORY!!!

Okay, but I hope you like purple.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Brian on March 24, 2008, 08:47:16 AM
Two DVDs:

Awakenings - Robert DeNiro (not playing a gangster) and Robin Williams (not playing a lunatic) star in the only movie I've seen in five or six years that has really made me cry  :'( ;D
My Favorite Year - Peter O'Toole is a drunk actor trying to make a comeback in this sousedrousing comedy
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on March 24, 2008, 08:55:47 AM


Okay, but I hope you like purple.

Who is the Conan artist in your avatar Dave?
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on March 24, 2008, 09:03:14 AM

Who is the Conan artist in your avatar Dave?

John Buscema, I think.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on March 24, 2008, 10:09:46 AM
John Buscema, I think.

Thanks.  He never did capture him like Barry Smith, but still a very good comic book artist.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on March 24, 2008, 01:13:51 PM
Thanks.  He never did capture him like Barry Smith, but still a very good comic book artist.

I think Buscema's my favorite.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: rockerreds on March 24, 2008, 02:57:48 PM
Janet (Jackson)-The Velvet Rope
Bob Marley and the Wailers-Confrontation (Barry Diament mastering)
Very Best of The Beach Boys:Sounds of Summer
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on March 24, 2008, 03:03:45 PM
Janet (Jackson)-The Velvet Rope
Bob Marley and the Wailers-Confrontation (Barry Diament mastering)
Very Best of The Beach Boys:Sounds of Summer

Diament does nice work! Heard his mastering of For Those about to Rock?
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: rockerreds on March 25, 2008, 06:43:03 AM
Diament does nice work! Heard his mastering of For Those about to Rock?
No.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on March 25, 2008, 09:26:58 AM
No.

It's excellent!  :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Lethevich on March 27, 2008, 09:54:24 AM
The Lovecrafts arrived. Very annoying - the last two volumes have normal laminated paperback covers, but the first has a non laminated almost paper-thin one. Unexpected given the publisher and how recent it is - this cover will get damaged in no time :-\ :'(

They weren't mentioned as I ordered them just after my original post, but these have arrived on the same day:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/6140TT8AWTL._SL500_AA240_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51101TQS81L._AA240_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51KWVBEVBBL._AA240_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Kullervo on March 27, 2008, 10:18:34 AM
The Lovecrafts arrived. Very annoying - the last two volumes have normal laminated paperback covers, but the first has a non laminated almost paper-thin one. Unexpected given the publisher and how recent it is - this cover will get damaged in no time :-\ :'(

They weren't mentioned as I ordered them just after my original post, but these have arrived on the same day:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/6140TT8AWTL._SL500_AA240_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51101TQS81L._AA240_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51KWVBEVBBL._AA240_.jpg)

Good for you! I have returned recently to Shakespeare as well. That complete set looks nice. I have Viking's "Portable Shakespeare" which I bought thinking it was complete, only to find that only 7 plays are complete, with "bleeding chunks" from other plays  ;D. There is a nice old leatherbound edition in the local used bookstore calling my name (I have a thing for crusty old books :D).
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on March 27, 2008, 10:32:21 AM
The Lovecrafts arrived. Very annoying - the last two volumes have normal laminated paperback covers, but the first has a non laminated almost paper-thin one.

Sorry about the book.

Maybe you can get it bound in rat-hide. ;)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Lethevich on March 27, 2008, 10:37:03 AM
Good for you! I have returned recently to Shakespeare as well. That complete set looks nice. I have Viking's "Portable Shakespeare" which I bought thinking it was complete, only to find that only 7 plays are complete, with "bleeding chunks" from other plays  ;D. There is a nice old leatherbound edition in the local used bookstore calling my name (I have a thing for crusty old books :D).

:) The RSC book seems very good - each page has appendices at the bottom briefly translating odd phrases, etc. They are less in depth than in the glossary book, but that would be obvious to anybody, hehe :) From the reviews I've read it seems that the cheaper alternatives don't have any notes, and some are printed too small (even the huge RSC book has small text on bible-thin paper). Plus the RSC comes with additional details, synopsises, etc. Overall it seems a very good buy.

The companion is large (A4), full of all sorts of miscellaneous and fun images and photographs - from a quick flick through it seems very moreish.

Sorry about the book.

Maybe you can get it bound in rat-hide. ;)

I have my pen knife ready!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on March 27, 2008, 10:44:57 AM
The Doors
S/T
DCC Gold CD
Mastered by Steve Hoffman


 8)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on March 27, 2008, 10:46:44 AM
The Doors
S/T
DCC Gold CD
Mastered by Steve Hoffman


 8)

Break on through, dude.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: toledobass on March 28, 2008, 02:33:41 PM
Picked up the Cure's Disintegration today. Encore records in Ann Arbor didn't have Kiss Kiss Kiss or I would have picked that up to.  Instead I picked up the Cowboy Junkies Trinity Sessions. 

Thanks again for those Cure recs guys.  Looking forward to spinning them.

Allan
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on March 28, 2008, 03:58:21 PM
Picked up the Cure's Disintegration today. Encore records in Ann Arbor didn't have Kiss Kiss Kiss or I would have picked that up to.  Instead I picked up the Cowboy Junkies Trinity Sessions. 

Thanks again for those Cure recs guys.  Looking forward to spinning them.

Allan

Let us know what you think!

The liner notes for Disintegration say "This album was mixed to be played loud so turn it up!" I recommend following this suggestion.  8)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Haffner on March 28, 2008, 04:16:45 PM
I think Buscema's my favorite.



He is great. I love Gene Colan's work from his classic "Tomb of Dracula" years. Also John Byrne from the old "X-Men".
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on March 28, 2008, 08:52:02 PM


He is great. I love Gene Colan's work from his classic "Tomb of Dracula" years. Also John Byrne from the old "X-Men".

Still, Barry Smith's work on the Avengers may be unmatched IMO.....unless you play the Neal Adams Batman card. ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on March 28, 2008, 09:03:03 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41WX69ERQ6L._AA240_.jpg)  (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/414ZAZ97YFL._AA240_.jpg)

And I believe you recommended this one Sidoze:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51fwYvX%2BJrL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

Listened to it two times through and absolutely loved it.  This pressing only has the ten tracks, but that will do.  The really neat thing about my first listen was that we were driving home in downtown Denver and there was steam coming up from different points on the street with rows of various nightclubs as backdrops.  Perfect.  Thanks again for the rec.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Haffner on March 29, 2008, 05:13:01 AM
Still, Barry Smith's work on the Avengers may be unmatched IMO.....unless you play the Neal Adams Batman card. ;D




Hey, I never checked him out! Now I'm curious...
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on March 29, 2008, 06:18:43 AM



Hey, I never checked him out! Now I'm curious...

He only did a few Ange.  However, I would never dis' Busema.  He did some great stuff as well.  And for the record, my all-time favorite comic book cover on the planet:
(http://www.plexico.net/avengers/covers/avg092.jpg)
by Neal Adams.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Haffner on March 29, 2008, 07:01:35 AM
He only did a few Ange.  However, I would never dis' Busema.  He did some great stuff as well.  And for the record, my all-time favorite comic book cover on the planet:
(http://www.plexico.net/avengers/covers/avg092.jpg)
by Neal Adams.


Neal Adams= Comic Art Deity

Hey, is that cover Wagner-ian or what?


I should also mention Jim Starling's Warlock series.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on March 30, 2008, 07:53:58 PM
Just ordered.  Thanks Kevin!  Allan, please see PM.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51MJB-S6gTL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Kullervo on March 31, 2008, 01:34:28 PM
 >:( The leather Shakespeare edition I mentioned before had been sold, after being there every day for the past 4 months. Oh well. Picked up some paperbacks.

Chekhov - Uncle Vanya and Other Plays (have his short stories)
Ibsen - Four Great Plays (Doll's House, Ghosts, etc.)
Joyce - Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (anxious to read this)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: BorisG on March 31, 2008, 02:22:07 PM
I only had two returns (stale almonds and a dvd) for credit. Bought nothing. Does that count?

Some might like to know, the dvd was the chickflick Only You. In a weak moment I got in touch with my inner self and bought it for my wife.

She liked it so much, that it remained unopened for three weeks. I took the hint. ;)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on March 31, 2008, 07:27:47 PM
Tickets to this:

http://www.uniquelives.com/cities/bios/08carvillematalin.htm
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on April 02, 2008, 03:14:47 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/418DCN49S9L._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on April 02, 2008, 03:41:33 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/418DCN49S9L._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

Hard bop is great.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Kullervo on April 03, 2008, 04:40:05 PM
Ordered from Amazon:

Samuel Butler - Erewhon and Erewhon Revisited (Modern Library)

I haven't yet finished The Way of All Flesh, but I am enjoying it so much that I ordered this, what is usually referred to as his masterpiece. Apparently it was a huge influence on Huxley for Brave New World (a book I need to revisit soon).

Interestingly enough, Erewhon is also the name of a cereal maker. ;D

(http://myceliacblog.com/images/Erewhon-Crispy-Brown-Rice-Cereal-Gluten-Free.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on April 03, 2008, 06:54:48 PM
Ordered from Amazon:

Samuel Butler - Erewhon and Erewhon Revisited (Modern Library)

I haven't yet finished The Way of All Flesh, but I am enjoying it so much that I ordered this, what is usually referred to as his masterpiece. Apparently it was a huge influence on Huxley for Brave New World (a book I need to revisit soon).

Interestingly enough, Erewhon is also the name of a cereal maker. ;D

(http://myceliacblog.com/images/Erewhon-Crispy-Brown-Rice-Cereal-Gluten-Free.jpg)

And if you want some more cosmic connections Corey, I have been thumbing through this Mozart bio

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41RDTM4X1FL._AA240_.jpg)

by Annette Kolb, who I believe has a connection with your avatar. 
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on April 04, 2008, 03:36:32 PM
In recent days, just picked these up.  Just saw the recent e music thread and thought I would post these.  Still not a download fan, so these remasters will have to do.  ;)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/4133B659Z0L._SL500_AA240_.jpg)  (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41KEE4TRDFL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)  (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41B95VAQ5BL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)  (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51PLYreKV5L._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Haffner on April 04, 2008, 03:37:48 PM
In recent days, just picked these up.  Just saw the recent e music thread and thought I would post these.  Still not a download fan, so these remasters will have to do.  ;)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/4133B659Z0L._SL500_AA240_.jpg)  (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41KEE4TRDFL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)  (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41B95VAQ5BL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)  (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51PLYreKV5L._SL500_AA240_.jpg)


"Stray Cat Blues"
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on April 04, 2008, 04:47:45 PM
Because, hell, a friend of mine wrote it.

(http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/24710000/24719793.JPG)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on April 05, 2008, 02:59:19 PM
Bought all of the remixed 2006 Doors CDs.

And finally sprung for this superb set:

http://theband.hiof.no/albums/boot_genuine_live_66.html (http://theband.hiof.no/albums/boot_genuine_live_66.html)

Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on April 06, 2008, 02:31:06 AM
It's about the time to buy more Tangerine Dream!  0:)

(http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/6465/2396234mbh5.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

Tangerine Dream - Underwater Sunlight - 7,36 € delivered (PlayTrade)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Lethevich on April 12, 2008, 02:37:03 AM
Looks like I can skip buying an effects pedal with this, should do fine for now.

(http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/8255/ampspideriii15dg7.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Kullervo on April 12, 2008, 04:20:43 AM
From the used book store: Vladimir Nabokov - Ada (Thanks, Sarge)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: rockerreds on April 12, 2008, 07:04:33 AM
Cheap Trick-In Color(1998 reissue with 5 bonus tracks)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on April 12, 2008, 07:11:22 AM
I've been downloading free, legal music. Just googled "free music" or "download our album." Some good stuff.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on April 12, 2008, 07:13:43 AM
Cheap Trick-In Color(1998 reissue with 5 bonus tracks)

That can't hurt.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Lethevich on April 12, 2008, 07:19:53 AM
I've been downloading free, legal music. Just googled "free music" or "download our album." Some good stuff.

Warning, modem death (http://www.smellthestench.net/net.htm)

It's all shite, of course, but fun shite :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on April 12, 2008, 07:23:26 AM
Warning, modem death (http://www.smellthestench.net/net.htm)

It's all shite, of course, but fun shite :)

Wow. Thanks....I think. ;)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: rockerreds on April 16, 2008, 08:44:13 AM
Magnetic Fields-Distortion
Arthur Fiedler/Boston Pops/Earl Wild-The Great Gershwin
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Haffner on April 16, 2008, 11:11:14 AM
Pre-order Deicide 'Till Death Do Us Part


I'm not missing Ralph Santolla's excellent guitar playing.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on April 17, 2008, 09:25:09 AM
Used paperbacks!

THE WHEAT FIELD - Steve Thayer (someone told me it was great) ($3.75)
A DEATH IN THE FAMILY - James Agee ($2)
SUPERMONSTERS - Daniel Cohen ($1) (looked weird)
DEATHWATCH - Robb White ($1)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on April 18, 2008, 06:28:28 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31P1K7CQ2XL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on April 18, 2008, 11:45:25 PM
I was "forced" to legally download music because only digital download and vinyl are available.

(http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/8226/sexpressgirlscovertu6.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

S'Express - Stupid Little Girls (Original mix)

Quality: full (wav)
Price: 2.19 euros
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Sergeant Rock on April 19, 2008, 03:51:28 AM
From the used book store: Vladimir Nabokov - Ada (Thanks, Sarge)

Cool.

I bought this yesterday. Joanne Lumley's Patsy is priceless:

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/febgmc/Absolutely.jpg)


Sarge
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on April 19, 2008, 04:35:58 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Z0P7JVS3L._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

From a reviewer:

From the earliest German submersible craft built in 1850 to the 12 vessels which are still in service with the modern Bundesmarine, this book will tell you almost everything you ever wanted to know about the German submarine. With plans, drawings and photographs, the U-Boats are listed in alpha-numeric order with all the technical information relevant to the specific vessel. These details are followed by the fate of each craft.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Anne on April 19, 2008, 06:54:47 PM
Pre-order Deicide 'Till Death Do Us Part


I'm not missing Ralph Santolla's excellent guitar playing.

Whenever I see that picture, I am reminded of the plague.  The picture was on the cover of the book.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Haffner on April 20, 2008, 08:57:39 AM
Whenever I see that picture, I am reminded of the plague.  The picture was on the cover of the book.



Hey! Anne, I think I remember that book too, can't remember the name...
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: rockerreds on April 20, 2008, 09:57:46 AM
Velvet Underground-live at max's kansas city(2CD)
Frank Sinatra-Capitol Collector's Series
Hit By A Train:The Best Of The Old 97's
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on April 20, 2008, 02:35:01 PM
(http://www.dance-lyrics.com/ama/hotel_california_b000002gvo.jpg)(http://musicsojourn.com/AR/Prog/img/p/PettyTom/DamnTheTorpedoes_300.jpg)
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00000CKZF.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)(http://www.sisterray.co.uk/images/A-Perfect-Circle-eMOTIVe-306539.jpg)
(http://brightcove.vo.llnwd.net/d2/unsecured/media/403604100/403604100_441145974_fcef22036db160bcc2a7732952479aa849e77abe.jpg)


All original masterings.  8)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on April 21, 2008, 05:48:56 AM
Friday, actually:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Y2C99ND4L._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on April 21, 2008, 07:21:57 PM
Friday, actually:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Y2C99ND4L._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

Please review ASAP Karl.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on April 21, 2008, 07:32:29 PM
Please review ASAP Karl.

If Karl is Out to Lunch  ;D , you can have my enthusiastic thumbs up. Great music and sound!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on April 22, 2008, 03:55:05 AM
George's enthusiasm is entirely well-placed here, Bill.  Unlike the (very fine) anthology I've had (The Essential Eric Dolphy on Prestige), this album is Eric Dolphy compositions and only Eric Dolphy compositions, and it's all exhiliration all the time.  Near the end of "Something Sweet, Something Tender" there is a wonderful unison passage for Dolphy's bass clarinet and Richard Davis on bass, a little like a Messiaen unison passage, only hushed.  And the combination of Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Bobby Hutcherson on vibes, and Dolphy on his sundry woodwinds, is richly colorful.

Edit :: typo of the vibist's name . . . .
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: toledobass on April 22, 2008, 06:33:53 AM
Who's on vibes? ;) :P

Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on April 22, 2008, 07:56:08 AM
My typo could have been worse, Allan, I might have slipped and typed Roy Orbison  ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on April 22, 2008, 07:56:44 AM
After all, it was recorded in Englewood Cliffs, ew Jersey  8)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on April 22, 2008, 07:57:45 AM
I could have corrected that, and added the capital 'N' . . . but as it is, it looked so, so, right . . . .
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on April 22, 2008, 07:58:40 AM
nose pads

birthday card
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: toledobass on April 22, 2008, 09:01:47 AM
After all, it was recorded in Englewood Cliffs, ew Jersey  8)


Which exit? ;)

Allan


Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: toledobass on April 22, 2008, 09:06:03 AM
My typo could have been worse, Allan, I might have slipped and typed Roy Orbison  ;D

That'd be worth hearing!!!!!

Ooops sorry bout that, I thought you just flat out got his name wrong.  Didn't even occur to me that i and u are next to one another on the keyboard.

Allan


Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on April 22, 2008, 09:08:31 AM
That'd be worth hearing!!!!!

Ooops sorry bout that, I thought you just flat out got his name wrong.  Didn't even occur to me that i and u are next to one another on the keyboard.

Allan

That is correct, Allsn.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on April 22, 2008, 09:13:08 AM
That is correct, Allsn.

Now, Save!...
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Kullervo on April 22, 2008, 01:48:58 PM
Paperbacks:

Theodore Dreiser - The Financier
Henry James - Washington Square
Samuel Richardson - Pamela
Leo Tolstoy - War and Peace (better late than never, right?)
Edith Wharton - The House of Mirth
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on April 22, 2008, 01:52:10 PM
Leo Tolstoy - War and Peace (better late than never, right?)

Jeez, you're only 21, fer crissakes.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Kullervo on April 22, 2008, 02:00:49 PM
Jeez, you're only 21, fer crissakes.

Well it's the same thing with all "essentials" of literature, music, films, etc. I feel like I should know it already.  :-\
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on April 22, 2008, 02:07:50 PM
Jeez, you're only 21, fer crissakes.

Never to young to go to read about war.  ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Kullervo on April 22, 2008, 02:28:01 PM
Or maybe it's because I'm always talking to you old fogies. ;D

I really don't know anyone my own age, and the few that I do don't really read good books or have any taste in music, so I have no idea what 21-year olds read or listen to.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on April 22, 2008, 02:33:12 PM
Or maybe it's because I'm always talking to you old fogies. ;D

You kids with your 8 track tapes and your bell bottom pants - I just can't keep up.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Kullervo on April 25, 2008, 02:51:27 PM
You kids with your 8 track tapes and your bell bottom pants - I just can't keep up.

And our internets, don't forget the internets. ;D

Today:

Italo Svevo - Zeno's Conscience

(http://www.randomhouse.com/images/dyn/cover/?source=9780375413308&height=400&maxwidth=270)

Svevo is a name I'd never even read before until a blurb on the cover of my copy of Musil's Man Without Qualities listed him with Proust, Joyce along with Musil as one of the greatest writers of the 20th Century.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: BorisG on April 25, 2008, 07:55:30 PM
(http://www.osage.net/~themillers92/SCFBlog/eggs2.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Lethevich on April 25, 2008, 09:41:11 PM
I count over 50 in that picture - that's a lot of eggs $:)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on April 26, 2008, 05:30:29 AM
Jimi Hendrix

Axis Bold as Love

Reprise CD with no RE in Matrix


 8)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on April 26, 2008, 05:53:49 AM
Reprise CD with no RE in Matrix

What does that mean?  ???
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on April 26, 2008, 06:02:15 AM
What does that mean?  ???

There have been many masterings of the Jimi Hendrix albums. The Reprise were the very first CD pressings made in the US. After about two years, the company did a silent remaster and changed the matrix number to include RE-1. (The matrix number is the number printed in a circular pattern near the center of the CD, usually you need to flip the CD over to be able to read the numbers.) These silent remasters can only be identified in this way. Unfortunately, the remastering removes some of the music (not to mention some of the "life" of performance) along with the Noise Reduction. Reprise, like EMI and many other labels, perhaps just thought that they were doing the customer a favor by removing the hiss, but we know today that you can't remove the hiss without removing some of the music.

Since the original Reprise discs were only out for a few years, they are pretty rare. They used the master tape to master it apparently. The newest EH mastering (the one in stores) is the same source, but suffers from that loud compression we have discussed before. 
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on April 26, 2008, 06:10:41 AM
There have been many masterings of the Jimi Hendrix albums. The Reprise were the very first CD pressings made in the US. After about two years, the company did a silent remaster and changed the matrix number to include RE-1. (The matrix number is the number printed in a circular pattern near the center of the CD, usually you need to flip the CD over to be able to read the numbers.) These silent remasters can only be identified in this way. Unfortunately, the remastering removes some of the music (not to mention some of the "life" of performance) along with the Noise Reduction. Reprise, like EMI and many other labels, perhaps just thought that they were doing the customer a favor by removing the hiss, but we know today that you can't remove the hiss without removing some of the music.

Since the original Reprise discs were only out for a few years, they are pretty rare. They used the master tape to master it apparently. The newest EH mastering (the one in stores) is the same source, but suffers from that loud compression we have discussed before. 

You have become quite the audiophile.

As for me, I know it's only rock 'n' roll, but I like it.  0:)  >:D  8)

Have you heard the Replacements remasters from Rhino yet? They just came out Tuesday.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on April 26, 2008, 07:05:38 AM
You have become quite the audiophile.

Yup.  8) There are those who take things even further, preffering only Japanese first pressings (these go for $80-150.) These guys scare me.

Quote
As for me, I know it's only rock 'n' roll, but I like it.  0:)  >:D  8)

More power to ya!  :)

Quote
Have you heard the Replacements remasters from Rhino yet? They just came out Tuesday.

I haven't. In fact, I can not think of one remaster than I enjoy more than the original CD. They say the Billy Joel and Dylan remasters are better than the original pressings, but I have yet to compare them. Almost every Rock CD I have heard from the last 10 years is just too loud on my home system. Luckily, I can still enjoy many of them on my walkman, though. My home system is just too revealing. I used to only listen to classical at home, so I didn't have this issue, but now I enjoy some Rock at times when at home and have reevaluated a lot of my old CDs. It was a pain at first, but the early pressings/DCC CDs sound so warm, to me it's worth every penny.   
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on April 26, 2008, 08:42:35 AM
I have this rave classic from 1992 on vinyl but I had to order the CD too.

(http://img73.imageshack.us/img73/3138/r1426581107538132od2.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

Isotonik - Different Strokes - £4.54 delivered (Amazon.co.uk Marketplace)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: toledobass on April 26, 2008, 05:59:24 PM
That looks like pacman on xtc.

Allan
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on April 27, 2008, 04:27:08 AM
That looks like pacman on xtc.

Allan

It's a happy orange. The music makes me feel just as happy. Great stuff!  0:)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on April 29, 2008, 09:11:57 PM
Somebody dumped these at the used store and thought I would give them a home....boom:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41ZAA8ANBWL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)  (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41RVXK6MWGL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)  (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/617BWSJT7KL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)  (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61TR198J1WL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)  (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51TTT3NWWFL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)  (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51XMFAKF4VL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)  (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51B5AENXFGL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)  (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41E3N76XHSL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Hector on April 30, 2008, 03:28:31 AM
Not quite today but I heard one of his most famous songs, so I'm told, 'Les Corons,' and just had to have it.

That is Pierre Bachelet, 'The Best of...'

I quite like some of the other tracks but remain allergic, like most of the Planet outside France, to the more 'poppy' songs.

My French friends tell me that he was famous and died in 2005. The CD was issued in 2006 with no information other than the song-titles whatsoever. Clearly his fame negated the need for any information. :(
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on May 03, 2008, 12:04:52 AM
(http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/7572/315ic2h072blsl500aa240km2.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

Lowgold - Promise Lands - £7.67 delivered
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Harry on May 03, 2008, 05:09:10 AM
 :-[ ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Heather Harrison on May 05, 2008, 06:41:17 PM
Those Cannonball Adderley albums look good; that was a lucky find.

I buy all sorts of stuff I don't need.  Last weekend, I bought three old telephones - a Stromberg Carlson 1248 magneto desk set from the 1940's (magneto and ringer are missing), a North Electric desk set from the 1940's, and a pink Western Electric Princess phone from 1962.  They all work.  I had to rewire the Stromberg Carlson, but thanks to a wiring diagram I found on the web it wasn't difficult.  This brings the total of telephones hooked up and working in my apartment to 34.  They are everywhere!

(http://www.xmission.com/~dh/forum_images/stromberg_1248_h.jpg) (http://www.xmission.com/~dh/forum_images/north_original_h.jpg) (http://www.xmission.com/~dh/forum_images/we_princess_h.jpg)

Perhaps the most interesting thing I have bought recently was a bound volume containing every issue of Harper's Weekly from 1888.  This was a very influential weekly newspaper consisting of news, short stories, poetry, serialized novels, and some of the best engravings I have ever seen.

Also, my latest group of chemical elements is on the way:  titanium, manganese, nickel, ruthenium, and antimony.

Heather
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on May 05, 2008, 07:44:27 PM
(http://pagesperso-orange.fr/patrick.lecordier/speaknoevil.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: toledobass on May 05, 2008, 07:50:28 PM
Nice job....now go put it on and be prepared for some of the most beautiful ballad playing ever when Angel Eyes comes on.


Allan
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on May 05, 2008, 07:57:51 PM
Nice job....now go put it on and be prepared for some of the most beautiful ballad playing ever when Angel Eyes comes on.


Allan

Yes, sir! Will do. ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on May 08, 2008, 02:16:03 PM
Some loud rock etc.

Witchcraft - THE ALCHEMIST
Electric Wizard - WITCHCULT TODAY
Turbonegro - RETOX
Music from the motion picture 21
Aerosmith - GET YOUR WINGS
Spiritual Beggers - s/t
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on May 10, 2008, 01:47:09 PM
Immortal Poems of the English Language - An Anthology Edited by Oscar Williams

447 British and American Masterpieces by 150 Poets


All in a handy paperback.  :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on May 10, 2008, 01:59:59 PM
(http://www.andyfilm.com/hitchcockmaster2005.jpg) (http://www.sokay.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/04/scenes_from_a_marriage_dvd_cover.jpg) (http://www.criterion.com/content/images/full_boxshot/60_box_348x490.jpg)

(http://3.music.bigpond-images.com/images/AlbumCoverArt/82/XXL/Message-From-Beat-Street-The-Best-Of-Grandmaster-Flash-Melle-Mel-The-Furious-Five.jpg)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/413NDPQDQFL._SS500_.jpg)(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/2e/50/6d368bacd7a02b0adc1b6110.L.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Kullervo on May 10, 2008, 02:43:17 PM
(http://www.andyfilm.com/hitchcockmaster2005.jpg)

Yes.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Haffner on May 10, 2008, 02:48:46 PM
Yes.




That Hitchcock has my eye, for sure!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on May 10, 2008, 03:15:09 PM



That Hitchcock has my eye, for sure!

I snagged it for $109. Via my stimulus payment.  8)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on May 10, 2008, 03:15:50 PM
Yes.

I almost got the other Hitchcock box, but I decided to wait.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on May 10, 2008, 03:34:41 PM
I almost got the other Hitchcock box, but I decided to wait.

Gold on many levels buddy.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on May 10, 2008, 03:42:48 PM
Gold on many levels buddy.

 8)

I also had the four "big" Rolling Stones albums in hand as well: Beggars, Sticky, Exile and Let it Bleed. Put them back because I realized it was compulsive buying, instead of an informed purchase. I realized today that I have a tendency to unconsciously need all the albums from any given band, regardless if it is an album I really want based on listening samples, etc. Scary actually. At one point I had 10 CDs in hand. I bought one, on sale for $6.99.

The Doors DCC gold discs were bought earlier in the week.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on May 10, 2008, 03:55:08 PM
Today, I saw a t-shirt which read: "Who the f*ck is Mick Jagger?"
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Heather Harrison on May 10, 2008, 05:15:15 PM
Orchestral ragtime music:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41SE9TXXP7L._SL500_AA240_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Z9GJKSBDL._SL500_AA240_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41B8JFB719L._SL500_AA240_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21H175087PL._SL500_AA130_.jpg)

Paragon Ragtime Orchestra:  "That Demon Rag", "Knockout Drops", "Black Manhattan".  Jody dall'Armi & Paragon Ragtime Orchestra:  "On the Level You're a Little Devil".

These are CDs of popular music from the United States from roughly the late 1890's to early 1920's.  I have many original records of that time; the music is a lot of fun, but the recording quality is dreadful.  These CDs are modern performances in good digital sound, and judging from comparisons with records of the time, the performances are very authentic.  Good sound quality brings a lot of life to this music.  The performances are as good as anything I have heard from the old records, and the pieces they have chosen to record are mostly fun, uptempo numbers.  The first three are mostly instrumentals, and the fourth features vocals in the quasi-operatic style that was popular back then.  I could easily recommend any one of these to someone who is curious about the largely forgotten pop music of that time.

And I went to an antique store and came home with two more telephones.

(http://www.xmission.com/~dh/forum_images/kellogg_wood.jpg) (http://www.xmission.com/~dh/forum_images/leich_wood.jpg)

These wooden wall phones date from the time of the ragtime music on the CDs I mentioned above.  The fancier one is a Kellogg, and the plainer one is a Cracraft-Leich.  Both probably date from the late 1900's to early 1910's.  The wood is in great shape, and I rewired them to work with modern phone lines.  Both work well.  The Kellogg had a transmitter upgrade at some point and, as a result, it works a bit better.  It is amazing that these things still work after such a long time.

Heather
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on May 10, 2008, 09:11:01 PM

(http://www.xmission.com/~dh/forum_images/kellogg_wood.jpg)


Heather,
Is that cobalt bottle to the right of the phone an old poison bottle?  My dad collects them and it looks like it may be one.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Heather Harrison on May 11, 2008, 06:33:29 AM
It's a bromo-seltzer bottle.  I've had it for a long time.  I don't have any old bottles that I know for certain are poison bottles, but I have a large galvanized can that used to contain sodium cyanide; I use it as a garbage can.

Heather
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on May 11, 2008, 08:44:05 AM
Light beer with salt and lime. Genius.  8)

(http://www.ratebeer.com/beerimages/full_size/70943.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on May 11, 2008, 07:27:44 PM
It's a bromo-seltzer bottle.  I've had it for a long time.  I don't have any old bottles that I know for certain are poison bottles, but I have a large galvanized can that used to contain sodium cyanide; I use it as a garbage can.

Heather

The old poison bottles usually had a relief to them so that when a person was getting a bottle out of the cabinet at night they could tell by touch not to take it.  Here is an example:

(http://www.texasarrowheads.com/field-research/brenham-area-2005-05/blue-poison.jpg)

Some even came shaped like coffins:

(http://i13.ebayimg.com/06/i/000/ef/1a/d3c1_2.JPG)

Some go for hundreds, while others can be had for 30 or so.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: BorisG on May 12, 2008, 10:12:42 AM
(http://v.mercola.com/ImageServer/public/2007/07--july/7.5milk.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Kullervo on May 12, 2008, 10:19:25 AM
A plastic replica of milk splashing into a glass! Nice!  8)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: BorisG on May 12, 2008, 10:34:09 AM
A plastic replica of milk splashing into a glass! Nice!  8)

Thank you. Then you will enjoy this.

(http://www.thefunkhouselasvegas.com/images/dutchessL.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Jupiter on May 12, 2008, 04:02:59 PM
very tasteful
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Kullervo on May 12, 2008, 04:07:54 PM
Thank you. Then you will enjoy this.

(http://www.thefunkhouselasvegas.com/images/dutchessL.jpg)

Much better than what you had here before. :D I wonder when it became the fashion for every housewife to have a plastic Belshazzar's Feast on their dining room table. ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Haffner on May 12, 2008, 04:09:47 PM
Much better than what you had here before. :D I wonder when it became the fashion for every housewife to have a plastic Belshazzar's Feast on their dining room table. ;D



You mean it isn't??? ???
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Heather Harrison on May 13, 2008, 06:58:20 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/210JF9T9BDL._SL500_AA130_.jpg)

Vince Giordano's Nighthawks - The Goldkette Project.  If you like 1920's big band music but don't like the poor sound quality of old recordings, you might want to check this out.  This is a CD of authentic performances of music that was originally performed by Jean Goldkette's band - one of the best of the late 1920's.  The band knows this music well, and they bring a lot of life to the music.  Although I love the old recordings, it is nice to hear this sort of music in good modern sound.

Heather
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on May 14, 2008, 06:07:42 AM
Amazon.co.uk Marketplace:

Tangerine Dream - Phaedra - £3.78 delivered (used)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Kullervo on May 14, 2008, 06:38:15 AM
Amazon.co.uk Marketplace:

Tangerine Dream - Phaedra - £3.78 delivered (used)

Their best album I think.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Lethevich on May 14, 2008, 06:49:49 AM
French Cathedrals (Martin Hurlimann & Jean Bony). As is usual with buying old second hand non-fiction books, I am not even sure that the content will be as advertised, let alone have a cover scan to post. But it's a lot cheaper than the others I've seen (this was £15, I've seen them up to £80), and if it's the 650 page one, it should be a nice weighty tome.

(http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/153/644641wk0gp3.jpg)
Dark Tribe - Jeraspunta - Die Rückkehr der Tollwütigen Bestie

To replace my crappy Pacifica:

(http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/5623/av1hcbwm0.jpg)
Vintage AV1
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on May 14, 2008, 06:56:49 AM
Their best album I think.

Actually I don't expect it to be the best. To me Force Majeure, Logos, Tangram, Ricochet and Underwater Sunlight have been the best so far...
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: rockerreds on May 14, 2008, 09:17:16 AM
Warren Zevon-The Envoy(2007 remaster with bonus tracks)
The Zombies-Odessey & Oracle(Big Beat 30th Anniversary Edition)
The Replacements-Let It Be(2008 remaster with bonus tracks)
Wonderfalls(DVD)
Lucinda Williams-Car Wheels On A Gravel Road
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on May 14, 2008, 09:18:57 AM
The Zombies-Odessey & Oracle(Big Beat 30th Anniversary Edition)
The Replacements-Let It Be(2008 remaster with bonus tracks)

Classics!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on May 16, 2008, 03:39:34 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/4131YEZR96L._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

The interest here of friends in Chicago (or in the above case Chicago Transit Authority) has rekindled my interest in this band that I enjoyed in my youth.  I remember the first time I saw them was on a Charlie Rich(?) TV Special back in the mid-70's.  I recall turning to my dad and asking, "Rock bands can have horns in them?"  Obviously I had heard rock songs with horns, but to see it for the first time really blew me away.  I had a smattering of their work on vinyl (Greatest Hits and a couple others if I recall correctly), but never pursued them heavily and let radio take care of my fix for them.  Now I plan to purchase their albums chronologically.  That is, up to a point of which has not been determined yet.  Should be a fun ride.

Also, grabbed this from the bargain rack, which contains some excellent color photos for scale model references:

(http://www.casematepublishing.com/cgi/images/covers/9781861763204.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on May 16, 2008, 04:01:10 PM
Did you get an unremastered copy of that Chicago, Bill?
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on May 16, 2008, 04:07:54 PM
Did you get an unremastered copy of that Chicago, Bill?

No.  I went for the Rhino and was suprisingly pleased with the results.  The clarity of the vocals is excellent, the brass is very crisp and up front, and it is not too overly loud....maybe a bit heavy on the bass, but not bad....drums a bit muffled, but not the cymbals.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on May 16, 2008, 04:08:54 PM
No.  I went for the Rhino and was suprisingly pleased with the results.  The clarity of the vocals is excellent, the brass is very crisp and up front, and it is not too overly loud....maybe a bit heavy on the bass, but not bad.

Glad to hear it.  :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on May 16, 2008, 04:17:21 PM
No.  I went for the Rhino and was suprisingly pleased with the results.  The clarity of the vocals is excellent, the brass is very crisp and up front, and it is not too overly loud....maybe a bit heavy on the bass, but not bad....drums a bit muffled, but not the cymbals.

I read that they were overly bright and loud, but I am beginning to see that this effect has a great deal to do with the system you are listening on.

I also found out awhile back that I have the curse/blessing of owning a system that is "revealing," meaning it shows most CDs strengths and flaws, very little is hidden. 
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Solitary Wanderer on May 16, 2008, 04:49:39 PM
Received this Frank Sinatra boxset this week. Its long OOP but I finally managed to source a still sealed MINT copy.

Its a 12 cd set of the complete recordings from the Columbia Years.

This set is commonly reffered to as 'The Blue Box'.

The packaging and presentation is nothing short of sensational. Beautiful wooden box, original album cover art for the cds and a handsome, stunningly put-together book.

I have now completed my Sinatra boxsets. 0:)

(http://991.com/newGallery/Frank-Sinatra-The-Columbia-Year-223178.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on May 16, 2008, 04:54:22 PM
What I want to know now is what song do you have in the most incarnations by Sinatra and how many?

We could have a contest to see who can guess correctly.  :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Solitary Wanderer on May 16, 2008, 05:03:45 PM
What I want to know now is what song do you have in the most incarnations by Sinatra and how many?

We could have a contest to see who can guess correctly.  :)

If you talk about commercial record studio recordings, without regard for alternate takes, I believe it is a tie between "Night And Day" and "The Song Is You," with five versions each:

"Night And Day" — Bluebird (1942), Columbia (1947), Capitol (1956), Reprise (1961 & 1977).

"The Song Is You" — Bluebird (1942), Columbia (1946 & 1947), Capitol (1958), Reprise (1979).

There are many additional renditions of both songs, from radio, TV, films, and concerts, which have had official release. ("The Song Is You" also had a 1946 V-Disc version, but that was from a radio dress rehearsal.)

If you include a special V-Disc recording session, the following also has five record studio versions:

"Nancy (With The Laughing Face)" — V-Disc (1944), Columbia (1944 & 1945), Reprise (1963 & 1977).

Contenders for runner-up, with four studio versions each, include "All Of Me," "All Or Nothing At All," "Everything Happens To Me," and "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas."

 :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on May 16, 2008, 05:54:11 PM
Thanks. I would have lost the contest, as I would have guessed 7 versions of New York, New York.  :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on May 17, 2008, 03:24:58 PM
(http://www.ralphscomiccorner.com/cds/images/doorsalf.jpg)(http://www.ralphscomiccorner.com/cds/images/doorsald.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on May 17, 2008, 03:41:09 PM
(http://www.ralphscomiccorner.com/cds/images/doorsald.jpg)

Right on "target" my friend.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on May 17, 2008, 04:25:49 PM
Right on "target" my friend.

 8)

Imagine my surprise when I brought this ($9.99 CD) one to the counter to confirm that it was unremastered, only to discover that it's a mint Target!  :o

I just bought two first pressing Japan CD's online:

Back in Black - AC/DC

and

Fair Warning - Van Halen

 8)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on May 17, 2008, 05:45:22 PM


and

Fair Warning - Van Halen


Their best album IMO.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on May 17, 2008, 06:55:30 PM
Their best album IMO.

Easily.  8)

Just bought a Japan 2nd pressing of Sticky Fingers.  :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on May 18, 2008, 06:44:02 AM
Easily.  8)

Hmm.  $:)



 ;)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on May 18, 2008, 01:54:36 PM
(http://images-jp.amazon.com/images/P/B00005V4WI.09.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)

(http://bluestormmusic.com/store/images/love_dacapo.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51HqFADJrrL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)(http://img116.imageshack.us/img116/1444/631892ba24ly0.jpg)

Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Kullervo on May 23, 2008, 01:35:26 PM
Paperbacks:

Darwin - Voyage of the Beagle
Dostoevsky - The Devils
Plato - Last Days of Socrates
Zola - Nana, the Miller's Daughter, etc.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: mn dave on May 30, 2008, 07:08:30 AM
When you run out of Beatles albums to purchase, there is always Badfinger.

MAGIC CHRISTIAN MUSIC
NO DICE
BADFINGER...all on order.

Also:

Jellyfish: SPILT MILK

Same kind of thing. Pop-rock goodness.  0:)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: rockerreds on May 30, 2008, 07:09:18 AM
Thunderball(DVD)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on June 02, 2008, 06:20:28 AM
(http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/8556/41n7mvhaw4lsl500aa240jq8.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

Tangerine Dream - Jeanne D'Arc - £5.92 delivered
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on June 02, 2008, 06:23:52 AM
Dostoevsky - The Devils

Dark, but magnificent!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on June 06, 2008, 06:20:56 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/415DSE0B3CL._SS500_.jpg)  (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/510G3QEBD4L._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on June 08, 2008, 12:35:12 PM
(http://img.tesco.com/pi/entertainment/DVD/LF/562503_DV_L_F.jpg)

 8)

And I'm watching it very soon... 8)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Kullervo on June 08, 2008, 06:45:43 PM
Old "remaindered" books:

Selected Poetry and Prose of William Blake (50's Modern Library edition)
Camus - The Plague (70s Vintage)

My recent rereading of Mann's Faustus, with Leverkühn's songs with texts by Blake and the description of the poems made me realize I know next to nothing about him, other than what I was force-fed (and promptly forgot) in High School, and indeed, that I really need to catch up on English language poetry (other than Shakespeare) in general.

As for Camus, I read The Stranger a few years ago, but it made little impression. I think I was led to it by a line in a Magnetic Fields song.  ::)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Renfield on June 08, 2008, 07:36:33 PM
As for Camus, I read The Stranger a few years ago, but it made little impression.

Interesting a thing to hear. :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Solitary Wanderer on June 08, 2008, 07:54:31 PM
(http://www.moccasinhouse.com/images/db/large/mTwinGoreSheepskin.jpg)

Sheepskin slippers.

Fortunately there are two of them  :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: mn dave on June 09, 2008, 05:23:22 AM
As for Camus, I read The Stranger a few years ago, but it made little impression. I think I was led to it by a line in a Magnetic Fields song.  ::)

Or perhaps "Killing an Arab" by the Cure.  ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on June 09, 2008, 08:52:26 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51OuWGukQgL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on June 09, 2008, 12:55:47 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/3150YR3173L._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

The Essential Songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41y9cpl%2BB4L._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

Lyrics by Sting

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51wLPB9LD4L._SL500_BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-dp-500-arrow,TopRight,45,-64_OU01_AA240_SH20_.jpg)

Chicken Soup for the American Idol Soul

(j/k, on all three)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on June 11, 2008, 06:09:15 PM
Released this week:

(http://www.whatrecords.co.uk/live/pics/46247.jpg)  (http://www.whatrecords.co.uk/live/pics/46248.jpg)

CD 2 on both is chock full of demos, BBC performances and other rarities.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Lethevich on June 11, 2008, 06:35:41 PM
Hehe, I thought that "Deluxe" went out of fashion in the late 80s when it started getting added to camper vans :D I guess it's making a comeback...
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on June 11, 2008, 06:46:07 PM
Hehe, I thought that "Deluxe" went out of fashion in the late 80s when it started getting added to camper vans :D I guess it's making a comeback...

Yeah I hadn't heard of them until recently. I only other DE release I have is The Allman Brothers and I haven't even cracked the cellophane on that one yet.


Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on June 15, 2008, 09:52:23 AM
A 4GB Sansa Fuze player.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41nGJJ9xOmL._SL500_AA280_.jpg)

A friend (in Texas, in fact) had bought the 'previous generation' Sansa player;  so I drew frank benefit from his research before his purchase, and from his satisfaction since purchasing.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on June 15, 2008, 06:45:49 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41ANS2GGXQL._SS500_.jpg)

To mark my CD-Rs. I have heard that Sharpies can damage CDs over time. If there is any truth to it, I don't want my CDs ruined.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on June 18, 2008, 11:53:34 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51yvjDrzO-L._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

Which actually came in the same carton as this:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31-flS6c96L._SL500_AA180_.jpg)

And I think there's a cosmic rightness in play there  8)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on June 18, 2008, 11:57:31 AM
Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet SACD digipac  8)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: mn dave on June 18, 2008, 11:59:18 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41ANS2GGXQL._SS500_.jpg)

To mark my CD-Rs. I have heard that Sharpies can damage CDs over time. If there is any truth to it, I don't want my CDs ruined.

Hm. I wonder what I use. Will have to check later.

Great. All those back-up discs and they may be worthless.  ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on June 18, 2008, 12:18:58 PM
Hm. I wonder what I use. Will have to check later.

Great. All those back-up discs and they may be worthless.  ;D

Let's hope not, but I just want to be on the safe side.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: mn dave on June 18, 2008, 12:24:38 PM
Let's hope not, but I just want to be on the safe side.

I just read somewhere Sharpies are okay. Solvent vs. Non-solvent, blah blah blah.

I also read that slowly over the years, CDRs lose their data until eventually you're listening to silence! Oy, how to backup all these downloads? They said factory CDs slowly lose data as well...

Nothing's forever, I guess.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: rockerreds on June 18, 2008, 01:41:38 PM
Love-Forever Changes(Collector's Edition)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on June 18, 2008, 03:20:17 PM
I just read somewhere Sharpies are okay. Solvent vs. Non-solvent, blah blah blah.

Yeah, I just read somewhere that Elvis is alive and pregnant with Jimi Hendrix's baby.  ;D

Quote
I also read that slowly over the years, CDRs lose their data until eventually you're listening to silence! Oy, how to backup all these downloads? They said factory CDs slowly lose data as well...

Sorry, you're fading out.... ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: mn dave on June 18, 2008, 03:27:53 PM
Yeah, I just read somewhere that Elvis is alive and pregnant with Jimi Hendrix's baby.  ;D

Sorry, you're fading out.... ;D

(http://janusmuseum.org/panabasis/lolcat.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on June 18, 2008, 03:29:38 PM


 ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DavidRoss on June 18, 2008, 04:04:25 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51yvjDrzO-L._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

Which actually came in the same carton as this:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31-flS6c96L._SL500_AA180_.jpg)

And I think there's a cosmic rightness in play there  8)
Well, the Marx brothers certainly crafted better theatrical works, and their understanding of human nature was much more profound, but their movies tend to be so full of frenetic action and non-stop one-liners that they're not nearly such effective sleep aids.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on June 19, 2008, 03:48:58 AM
The Marxes also had the humility and good sense to realize that they could improve their shows by factoring in the reactions of audiences in live performance.  (Many of their movies were toured around as stage acts first.)  In a parallel universe, Wagner's written a pamphlet on how Groucho could have been a really brilliant comic, if only he hadn't suffered the automatic inferiority of Jewry . . . .
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: rockerreds on June 19, 2008, 12:31:01 PM
John Anderson-Greatest Hits
Mott The Hoople-Greatest Hits
Donna Summer-Bad Girls
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Kullervo on June 20, 2008, 03:22:20 PM
Pär Lagerkvist - The Sybil

One of the very few times I've bought a book without knowing anything about the author or their reputation. The Neo-Hellenic 60s cover caught my eye.

Nathaniel Hawthorne - House of Seven Gables, The Scarlet Letter, etc.

I've ignored the literary heritage of my own country for too long, so I am doing penance with this nice old leatherbound edition from the 30s.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on June 20, 2008, 03:52:06 PM
Hawthorne is one of the Quiet Greats.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on June 25, 2008, 05:41:40 PM
My very first Muddy Waters CD:

(http://i14.ebayimg.com/08/i/000/e8/5c/4bf3_1.JPG)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Kullervo on June 25, 2008, 05:53:56 PM
Hawthorne is one of the Quiet Greats.

Yes, I am enjoying him very much. :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on June 26, 2008, 04:56:07 AM
It wasn't until I was in my 30s that I read The House of the Seven Gables;  and although in different ways to (say) Melville or Dostoyevsky, I wouldn't have gotten nearly so much out of Hawthorne, if I had read more of his work while I was back in high school.

The Blithedale Romance is one of my all-time favorites.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Kullervo on June 26, 2008, 05:04:11 AM
It wasn't until I was in my 30s that I read The House of the Seven Gables;  and although in different ways to (say) Melville or Dostoyevsky, I wouldn't have gotten nearly so much out of Hawthorne, if I had read more of his work while I was back in high school.

The Blithedale Romance is one of my all-time favorites.

It sometimes seems that anything education touches turns to mold. I remember reading about him in school but was never made to read anything by him, thankfully — I think he would have suffered the same fate as George Eliot (I will probably give her another chance sooner or later).
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on June 26, 2008, 05:31:11 AM
The only Hawthorne we had to read (10th or 11th grade? I forget, for it was indeed years ago) was The Scarlet Letter. That was actually one of a very few books which, although I read it as a requirement for high school English, I enjoyed nonetheless.  In later life, that would have inspired me to read other books of his . . . for reasons mysterious to me at this remove, it didn't much work that way for me as a high school pupil . . . .
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: ezodisy on June 27, 2008, 02:54:42 AM
(http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/RESOURCE/MEDIA/IMAGES/bookcovers/Original/BookCovers10/0/2/2/6/0226106756.jpg)

it is indeed tempting and I'm hoping that this book will thoroughly dissuade me.

(http://janusmuseum.org/panabasis/lolcat.jpg)

(http://www.greatfunnyanimals.com/pictures/25_funny-cat-eating.jpg)

cats, really smart animals
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on June 27, 2008, 03:28:11 AM
 
(http://www.greatfunnyanimals.com/pictures/25_funny-cat-eating.jpg)

cats, really smart animals

Together with your comment that picture is sooooo funny!!  ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on June 27, 2008, 03:33:29 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51H47T41MHL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: mn dave on June 27, 2008, 05:46:28 PM
(http://www.spiralfrog.com/sfimages/covers/pop/cov200/drf200/f296/f29666zhy8t.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: mn dave on June 27, 2008, 06:27:27 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61ly7NyWWTL._SL500_AA280_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: mn dave on June 27, 2008, 06:34:26 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/511hJg4T-DL._SL500_AA280_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: mn dave on June 27, 2008, 06:42:29 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41ZCW5HW8SL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: mn dave on June 28, 2008, 11:05:27 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51-0pLWscRL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51QGW7EJ78L._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bunny on June 28, 2008, 02:21:01 PM
Terezín/Theresienstadt -- Anne Sofie von Otter, Bengst Forsberg et al.

(http://cover6.cduniverse.com/MuzeAudioArt/Large/32/1024032.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on June 30, 2008, 07:33:59 AM
Just landed:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51lPLCgUGNL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: mn dave on June 30, 2008, 07:36:20 AM
Just landed:

Excellent! Knopfler is awesome.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on June 30, 2008, 06:16:44 PM
(http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/7433/gzs1024eagleshotelcalifix6.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on June 30, 2008, 11:53:05 PM
(http://img224.imageshack.us/img224/633/mrsjynxgw4.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

MRS JYNX - The Standoffish Cat - £8.50 delivered
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: mn dave on July 02, 2008, 06:08:38 PM
71dB - WTF?  ???

Just picked this up:
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61wuG%2BmxNOL._SS500_.jpg)

Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on July 02, 2008, 06:40:05 PM
More landings, today:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41EYPS2SZ4L._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51R6SCPPK1L._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Kullervo on July 02, 2008, 07:49:34 PM
(http://img224.imageshack.us/img224/633/mrsjynxgw4.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

MRS JYNX - The Standoffish Cat - £8.50 delivered

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/122/266513708_2dfec87ed2.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Lethevich on July 02, 2008, 11:01:08 PM
A few days ago I bought a bunch of stuff at a market in Wells (a much nicer place than Salisbury), including a type of cheese I had never heard of before - and seemingly neither has the internet, as the Google hits for it were very low. Still, expensive, but nice. Some of the stuff was priced so high that my partner was freaking out a bit, they looked like they either wanted to cry or hit the shop keeper when we got charged £3 for a smallish lump of that cheese. I guess France has less evil prices than this place - I am starting to suspect that only third world economies allow the average consumer to buy less than the UK :P Also picked up some strawberries, beetroots, spices, and was delighted to find that penny sweets still cost a penny, so I bought 23 to use up my coppers. Also pleased that I managed to force my horrifyingly rubbish digicam to take a few presentable shots of the cathedral, although it would be redundant to post them as the only side good results were produced on was the excessively famous west front.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on July 03, 2008, 12:59:50 AM
71dB - WTF?  ???

What do you mean WTF?  ???
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: mn dave on July 03, 2008, 04:17:34 AM
What do you mean WTF?  ???

What's that album all about then?
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DavidRoss on July 03, 2008, 04:40:48 AM
What's that album all about then?
I just presumed it was more comment stricken due to lack of reverence toward Tangerine Dream.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: mn dave on July 03, 2008, 04:53:28 AM
I just presumed it was more comment stricken due to lack of reverence toward Tangerine Dream.

I googled it. It's electronic pop. Not bad, what I heard.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DavidRoss on July 03, 2008, 05:38:05 AM
I googled it. It's electronic pop. Not bad, what I heard.
Apparently my surmise was on target.  ;D

Comment removed for unseemly gloating.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: mn dave on July 03, 2008, 05:38:44 AM
Apparently my surmise was on target.  ;D

You surmised the hell out of that one. ;)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on July 03, 2008, 05:39:19 AM
"Not bad"? My dear MN Dave, it's simply the music most worth listening to, apart from Elgar  8)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: mn dave on July 03, 2008, 05:42:10 AM
"Not bad"? My dear MN Dave, it's simply the music most worth listening to, apart from Elgar  8)

I dream of electric tangerines.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on July 03, 2008, 01:14:18 PM
What's that album all about then?

Listen to yourself!

http://www.planet-mu.com/discography/ZIQ207 (http://www.planet-mu.com/discography/ZIQ207)

Mrs Jynx is from Manchester and she makes fantastic electronic music.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: PSmith08 on July 03, 2008, 01:29:28 PM
I dream of electric tangerines.

Better those than electric sheep. Otherwise, we'd have to start making some inquiries into your humanity or lack thereof.

In any event, TD sounds like Giorgio Moroder whacked out on 'ludes. Nothing wrong with that, I suppose, but there it is.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on July 03, 2008, 02:19:53 PM
Is it just me or is PSmith's avatar supersized?
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: PSmith08 on July 03, 2008, 02:21:56 PM
Is it just me or is PSmith's avatar supersized?

What? Too much Hedonismbot for you? Confused? Maybe even a little disgusted?

Good.

It is, all levity aside, a bit on the large size, since the forum software didn't do its resizing thing and I'm too lazy to do it.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on July 03, 2008, 02:24:24 PM
What? Too much Hedonismbot for you? Confused? Maybe even a little disgusted?

No, I actually think it's appropriate for the content.  ;D


Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: PSmith08 on July 03, 2008, 02:30:50 PM
No, I actually think it's appropriate for the content.  ;D

If he weren't, then I wouldn't.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: rockerreds on July 04, 2008, 05:06:19 AM
Vinyl,thrift shop finds,$1 total:
Tony Bennett-Who Can I Turn To(mono) & Tony Makes It Happen(stereo)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Kullervo on July 04, 2008, 10:33:56 PM
More delights of the English language, in musty old editions, of course.  :)

The Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson (Modern Library, 1924)

The Selected Poems of W.H. Auden ("", 1958)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on July 05, 2008, 12:22:12 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51M31ECH7SL._SS500_.jpg)  (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51CD64NA7QL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on July 07, 2008, 05:10:37 PM
A run of 'Trane which incldes a number of recs from long ago: ;)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/11STRsvc-WL._SL500_AA192_.jpg)  (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41FePRvWBvL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)  (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31DQHHX9XHL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)  (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31J41M225ML._SL500_AA240_.jpg)  (http://www.vervemusicgroup.com/images/local/250/16AF3DE7DF7F4D4796368B8857F788CE.jpg)  

and from 1967:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51RQqfv-V1L._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: toledobass on July 07, 2008, 07:41:27 PM
Holy shite dude.....that's a hack of a haul.  That Hartman album brings back some great memories.  I discovered that album around the same time I met my wife and would play it for her all the time.  Lemme kbow what you think about that newport album.  I got it a while and have given it a few listens but I haven't completely connected with it.  Ellington and Trane....waz not to like.


Allan



Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on July 07, 2008, 08:15:19 PM
Holy shite dude.....that's a hack of a haul.  That Hartman album brings back some great memories.  I discovered that album around the same time I met my wife and would play it for her all the time.  Lemme kbow what you think about that newport album.  I got it a while and have given it a few listens but I haven't completely connected with it.  Ellington and Trane....waz not to like.


Allan





Yes, I recall you rec. the Hartman cd Allan.  I believe Kevin rec. the Ellington.  I will spin the '63 tomorrow and report back.  The other two are both from '58.  Much different than his later work, but still very solid IMO.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on July 08, 2008, 04:37:25 PM
(http://stereogum.com/img/pe-beck-modern_guilt.jpg)(http://www.rollingstonesnet.com/images/SingColl.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on July 08, 2008, 04:50:10 PM
(http://www.rollingstonesnet.com/images/SingColl.jpg)

Let me know about this one when you can buddy.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on July 08, 2008, 07:36:07 PM
Let me know about this one when you can buddy.

I listened to it today and I LOVE it! Gritty, cool sound and I like the mono mixes for the most part. I figured out today that there are 6 songs that are on the Singles Collection that are not on any other 2002 remaster by the Stones, plus 18 mixes that only appear on the Singles Collection. I burned all of these onto a CD and listened to it today on the way to and from work. Thanks for the recommendation.

Unfortunately, my copy is damaged (the jewel case didn't hold on 2 of the CDs), I went to the store, but the one I got is OOP (yes, I got the digipac one, they exist for this title  8)) I asked the Mgr to order another, but knew it was a lost cause. He told me that if they couldn't get me one, they would refund my money. I got ABKCO's number from another forum and called them today to explain the situation and try to get another case. They called back in a half an hour and told me they had one. I asked to pick it up at their office (not too far from my work) and they said OK. Within two hours I had a brand new copy with a perfect case (and the 3 CDs, too.) So now I can return my original defective one (cost me $65 with tax) and keep my replacement for free.  8)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on July 08, 2008, 08:09:25 PM
I listened to it today and I LOVE it! Gritty, cool sound and I like the mono mixes for the most part. I figured out today that there are 6 songs that are on the Singles Collection that are not on any other 2002 remaster by the Stones, plus 18 mixes that only appear on the Singles Collection. I burned all of these onto a CD and listened to it today on the way to and from work. Thanks for the recommendation.

Unfortunately, my copy is damaged (the jewel case didn't hold on 2 of the CDs), I went to the store, but the one I got is OOP (yes, I got the digipac one, they exist for this title  8)) I asked the Mgr to order another, but knew it was a lost cause. He told me that if they couldn't get me one, they would refund my money. I got ABKCO's number from another forum and called them today to explain the situation and try to get another case. They called back in a half an hour and told me they had one. I asked to pick it up at their office (not too far from my work) and they said OK. Within two hours I had a brand new copy with a perfect case (and the 3 CDs, too.) So now I can return my original defective one (cost me $65 with tax) and keep my replacement for free.  8)

WOW!  Glad that worked out.  Keep your eyes out for a decent used one for me buddy.  Any release for under $30 is fine. ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: ezodisy on July 09, 2008, 04:22:42 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41jg%2BSqvbuL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on July 09, 2008, 04:34:58 AM
WOW!  Glad that worked out.  Keep your eyes out for a decent used one for me buddy.  Any release for under $30 is fine. ;D

I thought you had this set, actually. Does it matter if it's digipac or jewel case?
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on July 10, 2008, 03:08:42 AM
WOW!  Glad that worked out.  Keep your eyes out for a decent used one for me buddy.  Any release for under $30 is fine. ;D

You've got a PM.  8)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Sergeant Rock on July 10, 2008, 05:37:03 AM
Emmylou's latest:

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/maygmg/EmmyouAIITB.jpg)


Sarge
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on July 10, 2008, 06:46:50 AM
A little postal delay, but today this landed at last:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61zuPMVsoyL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: mn dave on July 10, 2008, 06:48:08 AM
A little postal delay, but today this landed at last:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61zuPMVsoyL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

Is that a re-buy?
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on July 10, 2008, 06:53:26 AM
Is that a re-buy?

Yes;  back in the Deeps of Time, I had bought it as a cut-out vinyl LP.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on July 10, 2008, 07:42:28 AM
Yes;  back in the Deeps of Time, I had bought it as a cut-out vinyl LP.

Have you ever compared first pressing CDs to their remastered counterparts?
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: mn dave on July 10, 2008, 07:44:34 AM
Have you ever compared first pressing CDs to their remastered counterparts?

...because that's what geeks do.  ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: toledobass on July 10, 2008, 07:51:04 AM
(http://stereogum.com/img/pe-beck-modern_guilt.jpg)(http://www.rollingstonesnet.com/images/SingColl.jpg)

That's the new Beck right?  How is it working out George?

Allan
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on July 10, 2008, 07:51:55 AM
Have you ever compared first pressing CDs to their remastered counterparts?

Never directly, that is, I've never owned a first-pressing CD and a remaster at the same time.

And the only instance where I have (at two different times) owned both a first-pressing CD and its corresponding remaster was Duke.  I ditched the first pressing almost immediately, as there were guitar lines which were near nonexistent;  and the subsequent remaster is brilliant  0:)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Valentino on July 10, 2008, 07:52:38 AM
Count me a geek. Mid 90's remasters seem to be reasonably safe. Nowadays it's just loud.

Better late than never I guess:

(http://media.npr.org/programs/atc/photos/prefab200.jpg)

Why I didn't buy it way back then I do not know.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: mn dave on July 10, 2008, 07:55:40 AM
Count me a geek. Mid 90's remasters seem to be reasonably safe. Nowadays it's just loud.

Better late than never I guess:

(http://media.npr.org/programs/atc/photos/prefab200.jpg)

Why I didn't buy it way back then I do not know.

That album is awesome. I think I have the first CD version--American.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on July 10, 2008, 10:05:35 AM
Never directly, that is, I've never owned a first-pressing CD and a remaster at the same time.

And the only instance where I have (at two different times) owned both a first-pressing CD and its corresponding remaster was Duke.  I ditched the first pressing almost immediately, as there were guitar lines which were near nonexistent;  and the subsequent remaster is brilliant  0:)

A shame. I would have bought that original Duke from you in a minute. I'm still after a copy, actually. I like the early CDs because they sound more like LPs - warmer, not as loud, better dynamics and usually no noise reduction.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on July 10, 2008, 10:07:30 AM
That's the new Beck right?  How is it working out George?

Allan

After one spin, I am looking forward to the next one. It's at least good, too early to decide if it's great.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on July 10, 2008, 10:08:18 AM
...because that's what geeks do.  ;D

 :P
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: mn dave on July 10, 2008, 10:22:47 AM
:P

;)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on July 10, 2008, 10:46:30 AM
My non-classical quest took a turn to the "best of" the 80's:

Kate Bush - Hounds of Love - £2.89 delivered (used)
Peter Gabriel - So - £3.07 delivered (used)

How will this insanity end?  ::)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on July 10, 2008, 11:28:11 AM
I saw Gabriel play the Meadowlands on the So tour.  A good time!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Kullervo on July 10, 2008, 01:47:52 PM
That album is awesome. I think I have the first CD version--American.

Move in close... closer still... I hear the soooongs of Georgie Gershwin  ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: mn dave on July 14, 2008, 03:55:24 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51cXPvGwEgL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: rockerreds on July 15, 2008, 07:01:59 AM
Nat King Cole-20 Great Love Songs (Disky)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: mn dave on July 15, 2008, 07:35:29 AM
(http://www.vervemusicgroup.com/images/local/250/5C411DEB9D944A508D106280D1B07094.jpg)

Holy crud, this is sweeeeet!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on July 15, 2008, 07:51:19 AM
Hmmm.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: mn dave on July 15, 2008, 07:53:04 AM
Hmmm.

Can I help you?
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on July 15, 2008, 08:00:54 AM
Can I help you?

Yeah, buy me a copy.  8)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on July 15, 2008, 08:02:22 AM
Can I help you?

Well, I should pretty much be able to guess what the answdr from Apollo would be . . . it just struck me as unusual, that crud should be a sibstance sacred in Minnesota.

(I am sure that the Ellington music is most agreeable.)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: mn dave on July 15, 2008, 08:02:29 AM
Yeah, buy me a copy.  8)

 ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: mn dave on July 15, 2008, 08:05:15 AM
Well, I should pretty much be able to guess what the answdr from Apollo would be . . . it just struck me as unusual, that crud should be a sibstance sacred in Minnesota.

(I am sure that the Ellington music is most agreeable.)

I didn't want to say "shit."  ;D

Oops.  :P
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on July 15, 2008, 09:31:51 AM
;D

Hey I was serious. Check PM for my address.  $:)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: mn dave on July 15, 2008, 09:33:16 AM
Hey I was serious. Check PM for my address.  $:)

I no kin reeed diss langerj.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on July 15, 2008, 10:01:04 AM
I no kin reeed diss langerj.

Yet another God dissapoints. Typical.

 ;)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: mn dave on July 15, 2008, 10:02:34 AM
Yet another God dissapoints. Typical.

 ;)

I onlee god wit littl "g."
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on July 15, 2008, 10:04:07 AM
I onlee god wit littl "g."

Apollo is appalling.  ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on July 15, 2008, 11:18:44 AM
Apollo is appalling.  ;D

Very nice!  :D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: mn dave on July 15, 2008, 11:38:11 AM
You two should really learn how to spell "appealing."  0:)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on July 15, 2008, 11:38:28 AM
Just landed:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41iIzTP8iZL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on July 15, 2008, 11:48:40 AM
You two should really learn how to spell "appealing."  0:)

Well played. (inaccurate, but well played)  :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: mn dave on July 19, 2008, 08:36:45 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41K-5pkaw2L._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on July 20, 2008, 02:48:54 AM
(http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/7941/418pn831j6lsl500aa240qx7.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

King Crimson - The Power To Believe - £5.24 delivered

Thanks to www.imeem.com people are able to explore music hearing complete tracks with decent sound quality. King Crimson has always interested me and lately I have been listening to their music a lot in imeem. I am not into heavier rock but King Crimson has blown me away. This is superior to any heavy rock I have heard in my life. Stunning!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on July 21, 2008, 10:30:15 AM
40th anniversary remastering of this 'un:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51GMiDXTkpL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: mn dave on July 21, 2008, 02:11:27 PM
Leroy Carr & Scrapper Blackwell Vol. 1 1928-1934 (4 CD box set from JSP)

Duke Ellington Vol. 2 1929-1940 "The Cotton Club to Sweden" (Another 4 CD set from JSP)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on July 21, 2008, 03:01:11 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41K-5pkaw2L._SS500_.jpg)

Just played these three the other afternoon:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/417TVDQS4AL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)  (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41QJVRM8ZGL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)  (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/413G47M6YXL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

Had them in the tray with disc 3 and 4 from this Nat box set, Dave.  Perfect.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41uhHzZIJYL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: mn dave on July 21, 2008, 03:03:01 PM
Had them in the tray with disc 3 and 4 from this Nat box set, Dave.  Perfect.

Yeah, it doesn't get much better than that, Bill.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on July 21, 2008, 03:05:56 PM
Yeah, it doesn't get much better than that, Bill.

Do you have the concert one above in hand, or are you waiting on it?
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: mn dave on July 21, 2008, 03:07:07 PM
Do you have the concert one above in hand, or are you waiting on it?

I don't post them until I have them in my sweaty little hands. And yes, you should get it. I got it at Amazon: 4 CDs for 9.99!!!  :o What a deal!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: toledobass on July 21, 2008, 05:09:21 PM
3 things today:

(http://bp2.blogger.com/_nuNFW5SSvAI/RiqaYXshcnI/AAAAAAAAAUw/X4z3t-kP3Pg/s320/dilla_donuts%5B1%5D.jpg)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/519ZjpnJ6bL._SS400_.jpg)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31E2MOSzjsL._SS400_.jpg)


Peace,
Allan
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: eyeresist on July 21, 2008, 07:18:01 PM

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21FLYDmtElL._SL500_AA240_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/Angl-Ihsahn/dp/B00127R7JM/ref=cm_pdp_profile_rp_title?ie=UTF8&coliid=I20TGPR1IYYF4O&colid=3GLVRXQXFINW1)

Ihsahn "angL"

 
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on July 22, 2008, 02:16:50 AM
King Crimson - Heavy ConstruKction [3 CD] - $26.88
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: mn dave on July 22, 2008, 01:59:38 PM
American music for an American man.

(http://img116.imageshack.us/img116/797/12223270kg8.jpg)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41C3SH1X22L._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: mn dave on July 24, 2008, 01:16:51 PM
The Delta Rhythm Boys - I DREAMT I DWELT IN HARLEM

Duke Ellington - OKEH ELLINGTON
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: eyeresist on July 28, 2008, 06:01:48 PM
Not only non-classical, but non-musical:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51-X0lrCpvL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
"Speed Grapher" series

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51oHWlIzshL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
"Spiral" series

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51JBXC03E2L._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
"Angelic Layer" series

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51bkzTZt4PL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
"Mars Daybreak" series

Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on July 31, 2008, 07:32:14 PM
My first batch of vinyl:

(http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/4968/frontaf6.jpg)  (http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0000071V0.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)  (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41T94Z2T88L._SL500_AA240_.jpg)  (http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h111/jackgraz001/Profile%20Pics/Dean-Martin-Silencers.jpg)  (http://tralfaz-archives.com/coverart/M/dean_martin_houstonf.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Brewski on July 31, 2008, 07:41:25 PM
Those covers alone are worth the price of admission... ;D

--Bruce
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on July 31, 2008, 08:05:52 PM
Those covers alone are worth the price of admission... ;D

--Bruce

Bill told me the Dean Martin LPs came with a bottle of whisky.  ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on July 31, 2008, 08:29:58 PM
Those covers alone are worth the price of admission... ;D

--Bruce

I used to own the Silencers and Houston lp Bruce....in fact, the Silencers is the same one I sold back to the store years ago!  Glad to have it back.  The other three are my side venue....jazz in movies and tv.  Always liked this stuff on vinyl, but rarely pursued it on cd format.  And I agree, 'dem covers are cool.

Bill told me the Dean Martin LPs came with a bottle of whisky.  ;D

Actually, they came with a bottle of apple juice George....the stuff that Deano actually preferred while on stage.   $:) :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on August 01, 2008, 02:29:02 AM
Actually, they came with a bottle of apple juice George....the stuff that Deano actually preferred while on stage.   $:) :)

Really? The whole drunk thing was an act, eh?
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: rockerreds on August 01, 2008, 09:25:46 AM
My first batch of vinyl:

(http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/4968/frontaf6.jpg)  (http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0000071V0.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)  (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41T94Z2T88L._SL500_AA240_.jpg)  (http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h111/jackgraz001/Profile%20Pics/Dean-Martin-Silencers.jpg)  (http://tralfaz-archives.com/coverart/M/dean_martin_houstonf.jpg)
My parents had that Mr.Lucky album.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: vandermolen on August 01, 2008, 09:49:08 AM
The Best of Prefab Sprout  :o
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on August 01, 2008, 11:00:14 AM
King Crimson - Starless and Bible Black - £5.13 delivered
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: eyeresist on August 01, 2008, 07:32:27 PM
 
Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Is Is [ep].
I'd previously bought a copy for a friend, but liked it so much I needed my own. Their second album, Show Your Bones, is not so well produced but still wonderful.

Slowdive: Just for a Day [album].
I got this for the bonus disc of their first EPs, which I originally had on vinyl back in the day (along with Ride, My Bloody Valentine, Lush, Pixies - those were the days). The album proper isn't as good. Apparently the follow-up Souvlaki is better, but I haven't heard it.
 
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Kullervo on August 01, 2008, 07:41:18 PM
Slowdive: Just for a Day [album].
I got this for the bonus disc of their first EPs, which I originally had on vinyl back in the day (along with Ride, My Bloody Valentine, Lush, Pixies - those were the days). The album proper isn't as good. Apparently the follow-up Souvlaki is better, but I haven't heard it.
 

I've been re-immersing myself in the bands of that generation. I think Souvlaki is much better than Just for a Day, but I'm one of those cretins that thinks Pygmalion is their best album. :P Though, I think Lush is probably the best of that bunch — I've been listening to Split and really surprised at how much I'm enjoying it. Most of the bands I listened to before I started listening almost exclusively to classical music haven't fared nearly as well.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: eyeresist on August 01, 2008, 10:01:02 PM
Though, I think Lush is probably the best of that bunch — I've been listening to Split and really surprised at how much I'm enjoying it. Most of the bands I listened to before I started listening almost exclusively to classical music haven't fared nearly as well.

Glad to meet a fellow shoegazer (it makes sense we'd both like Sibelius 8) ). I was a big Lush fan back in the day, particularly their early stuff up to the Spooky album. Their first EP (self-titled? don't remember) is very raw, almost punky, but surprisingly strong.

Pygmalion is now on my list.
 
 
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on August 05, 2008, 07:04:50 PM
Vinyl Lot II:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61QJ2N8C6BL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)  (http://static.rateyourmusic.com/album_images/30019.jpg)  (http://i14.ebayimg.com/07/i/000/dc/ef/3f8d_1.JPG)  (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21L5aMf7sHL._SL500_AA170_.jpg)

and a vinyl copy of this puppy to compare with my cd:

(http://mog.com/images/users/12800/1165509987.pjpeg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on August 05, 2008, 07:27:42 PM
"It's Only Rock and Roll" - Rolling Stones Virgin Remaster 
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on August 05, 2008, 07:40:42 PM
"It's Only Rock and Roll" - Rolling Stones Virgin Remaster 

Did the Stones ever have their stuff put on the "gold" George?
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on August 05, 2008, 07:50:21 PM
Did the Stones ever have their stuff put on the "gold" George?

Nope. There's some nice Japanese first pressings on CBS, but that's as fancy as they got. 
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on August 05, 2008, 08:35:13 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41KHmNkxekL._SL500_AA280_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on August 06, 2008, 02:42:54 AM
Original CBS CDs of the Rolling Stones albums:

Black and Blue
It's Only Rock and Roll
Love You Live
Undercover
Dirty Work

and the original London CDs by the same band:

Between the Buttons
Debut Album


Haven't seen one of those in a long time, Bill!  8) Get some of these yet?
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: rockerreds on August 06, 2008, 09:39:16 AM
Big Star-Columbia(2007 reissue)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on August 07, 2008, 06:48:33 PM
More jazz soundtracks on vinyl:

(http://bp3.blogger.com/_qjGZcOm_e5g/RitfCRsVvPI/AAAAAAAAAJM/l9QWHhnMQKk/s320/slenderthread.jpg)

(http://i7.ebayimg.com/02/i/000/fc/b6/4ef2_1.JPG)

http://cgi.ebay.com/Various-All-Night-Long-OST-Epic-16032-DJ-TUBBY-HAYES_W0QQitemZ120244974732QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item120244974732&_trkparms=72%3A1073%7C39%3A1%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14.l1318

I paid $5 for mine. 8)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Brewski on August 07, 2008, 06:51:08 PM
Bill, you are *so down* with the cool covers!   8)

--Bruce
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on August 07, 2008, 08:33:09 PM
Bill, you are *so down* with the cool covers!   8)

--Bruce

They are a lot of fun Bruce.  I did not realize how much I missed having covers like these until I started buying records again.  Some of the backs and sleeves are neat as well.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Lethevich on August 09, 2008, 09:24:12 AM
I bought a hijab today, for the novelty. It was quite cheap (£4.50 inc postage). I am expecting a balaclava-like experience, but without the warming qualities. It should be good for future webcam trolling.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on August 09, 2008, 12:24:57 PM
Just won ebay bidding:

King Crimson - Lizard - 7.91 Euros delivered.

 0:)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on August 09, 2008, 12:45:08 PM
More vinyl for a buck each:

(http://static.rateyourmusic.com/album_images/33969.jpg)  (http://www.thesoundtracktoyourlife.co.uk/files/t_5543.jpg)  (http://i6.ebayimg.com/04/i/000/bf/a5/801b_2.JPG) 

and just could not pass up:

(http://content.answers.com/main/content/img/amg/pop_albums/3/5/1/e3511566i1l.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on August 11, 2008, 06:48:40 AM
(http://i7.ebayimg.com/03/i/000/87/fb/376f_1_b.JPG) (http://i5.ebayimg.com/08/i/001/00/e3/ed70_1.JPG)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Henk on August 13, 2008, 03:42:59 PM
(http://mqup.mcgill.ca/images/books/nolan_lg.jpg)       (http://us.st12.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/doverpublications_2011_1210128768)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DavidRoss on August 13, 2008, 04:16:41 PM
and a vinyl copy of this puppy to compare with my cd:

How's that turntable working out for you, Bill? 
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on August 13, 2008, 07:24:36 PM
How's that turntable working out for you, Bill? 

Lots of fun right now.  Though I would never leave my cds, I do enjoy that "sound" that I get from the vinyl.  It also allows me to explore some music that interests me that I have always found more to my taste on vinyl (some jazz, jazz soundtracks and other oddities).  Plus, it is just plain fun to throw on the vinyl.  I like the sound, the pops and cracks from time to time, looking at the covers, and even the smell of the old records.  Here is an article that really captured what I am trying to relay here David.  It is titled Drunk on Vinyl :

http://www.stereophile.com/asweseeit/708awsi/

In short, it is an experience for me to throw on the vinyl.  Probably like some that like Blue Ray discs or SACD or what have you.  I am at the point where I am almost past comparing vinyl with the sound of cds and instead just racking it up as a different listening experience altogether and saying I enjoy both for different reasons.  Summed: I do not have a camp when it come to those that argue over the two.  Another example would be my enjoyment of listening to an old tube Philco radio that my dad restored for me.  Listening to the ball game on it is totally different than tuning it in on the the tube.  Neither is really better IMO, just different and adds just one more layer to my enjoyment of tuning in.  Here is one very much like mine.  Neat stuff:

(http://www.philcoradio.com/gallery/images/1929/65l.jpg)

FWIW, I am still not through.  I hope to recreate my dad's system from the 60's that he had down the road.  Cost is an issue and so is finding the exact components in good condition.  Should be fun.

Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Lethevich on August 14, 2008, 05:40:49 PM
2.5 days ago I purchased some ham - it gave me food poisoning and I currently feel like death.

I conclude that the ham represented poor value for money...
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: orbital on August 15, 2008, 05:45:36 AM
Not a purchase, but  I came across an e-book of JD Salinger shorts that are out of print publications. A collection of about 30 or so short stories   :)
I have purchased about 30 e-books in the last two weeks. This may turn out to be worse than a CD addiction  8) Fortunately they will not occupy any physical space.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: The new erato on August 15, 2008, 08:36:31 AM
XTC - Drums And Wires (Remastered)
JONI MITCHELL - Court And Spark
LINDA RONSTADT - Heart Like A Wheel
WISHBONE ASH - Argus (Remastered & Revisited)
JEFF BECK - Blow By Blow (Remastered)
ROD STEWART - Every Picture Tells A Story (Remastered)
JETHRO TULL - This Was (Remastered)
JETHRO TULL - Benefit (Remastered)
AL STEWART - Year Of The Cat

Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: toledobass on August 15, 2008, 12:05:57 PM
Some old stuff and some new stuff:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/411DDH2EJ2L._SS500_.jpg)


(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31uj%2Bn0KCoL._SS500_.jpg)


(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61ItgF-wh0L._SS500_.jpg)


(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51GH5XCBNZL._SS400_.jpg)



Allan



Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on August 15, 2008, 12:41:29 PM
Back when Zappa originally released the YCDTOSA series (volume by volume), my thinking was pretty much on the lines of, some of this material I am really interested in, but it's unthinkable that I should need the whole series.  My thinking did not substantially deviate from that for, well, decades.  And yet, it's now changed;  and with today's grab, my series is complete:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51AwxPSYbxL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

(Oh, and this I just chanced on at Newbury Comics . . . an hour of live Petit Wazoo music seemed no-brainer-ish, so to speak):

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/516QTPEYZ9L._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on August 15, 2008, 01:43:14 PM
...Like this!!

(http://991.com/newgallery/Run-DMC-Raising-Hell-299463.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: toledobass on August 15, 2008, 02:03:11 PM
And I thought I was picking up some old school today....



Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on August 15, 2008, 02:05:53 PM
And I thought I was picking up some old school today....

 8)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on August 16, 2008, 06:56:49 AM
You guys are gonna be so proud of me........












































(http://www.precisys.com/wea/images/talking_creatures_j.jpg) (http://www.precisys.com/wea/images/talking_remain_wgep.jpg)(http://www.precisys.com/wea/images/talking_speaking_j.jpg)


8)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DavidRoss on August 16, 2008, 07:00:50 AM
You guys are gonna be so proud of me........
We are!  We are!  Give that lad a
(http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:ho5bgcVFvn6nNM:http://activerain.com/image_store/uploads/7/4/2/5/6/ar119692367865247.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on August 16, 2008, 07:07:16 AM
Don't you miss it, don't you miss it.
Some o' you people just about missed it!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on August 16, 2008, 07:07:51 AM
You may want to consider this Olympic event buddy  8):

http://www.nbcolympics.com/archery/index.html
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on August 16, 2008, 07:46:55 AM
You may want to consider this Olympic event buddy  8):

http://www.nbcolympics.com/archery/index.html

 ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Kullervo on August 16, 2008, 08:20:22 AM
Don't you miss it, don't you miss it.
Some o' you people just about missed it!


I'm a tumbler. I'm a government man. ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on August 17, 2008, 03:25:46 AM
King Crimson - Islands - £4.39 delivered
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Lethevich on August 19, 2008, 11:06:48 AM
Sony NWZA816B
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ZDJyjGWyL._SL500_AA280_.jpg)

Been putting off buying an mp3 player for years, but finally gave in. Even though this model is getting long in the tooth, I bought it as a friend is very enthusiastic about its performance vs. many of the rivals. I wouldn't buy any Apple product anyway, due to their eevviillll. As expected it sounds like total crap, to the extent that it is hard to get used to... I suppose I will adjust.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: toledobass on August 19, 2008, 12:04:40 PM
More Joni:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31TblMIVmrL._SS500_.jpg)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/419G99HF09L._SS500_.jpg)


Allan
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: toledobass on August 19, 2008, 02:36:53 PM
And a quick stop at the used CD shop next to the place I got a haircut:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41yHFuiv-NL._SS500_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51q344PnPZL._SS500_.jpg)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41ZT9NZPDPL._SS500_.jpg)  (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51MA5J2BQ3L._SS500_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/611MJF271CL._SS500_.jpg)  (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51TKDC2W5BL._SS500_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51yJO3%2BmT1L._SS500_.jpg)

Not bad, I'm glad I got out of there when I did. ;D

Allan
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Kullervo on August 19, 2008, 07:17:08 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/611MJF271CL._SS500_.jpg) 

Great album.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on August 19, 2008, 07:24:30 PM
Great album.

Yes I need to get me a copy. I have been holding out for a cheap price.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on August 19, 2008, 07:25:46 PM
And a quick stop at the used CD shop next to the place I got a haircut:

Not bad, I'm glad I got out of there when I did. ;D

Allan


You didn't have Revolver already?  :o  :o  :o  :o  (1 for each Beatle)  ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: toledobass on August 19, 2008, 07:39:56 PM
Ha,  I've never had that many Beatles albums but Revolver is one that I've owned and somehow I also lost it.  I never really got around to getting it again.  I've got some pretty big gaps there so I'm trying to pick up an album here and there.  That bring me up to a whole 3 in the collection. :o ::) :-[


Allan 
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: rockerreds on August 20, 2008, 09:58:36 AM
A book:Philip K. Dick-Five Novels of the 1960s & 1970s
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on August 20, 2008, 04:55:28 PM
A book:Philip K. Dick-Five Novels of the 1960s & 1970s

Cool.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: eyeresist on August 20, 2008, 07:39:05 PM
A book:Philip K. Dick-Five Novels of the 1960s & 1970s

A Scanner Darkly is the best in that volume. The compilation you really need is Four Novels of the 1960s: The Man in the High Castle / The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch / Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? / Ubik

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41mcYyfS8IL._SL500_BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-dp-500-arrow,TopRight,45,-64_OU01_AA240_SH20_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/Philip-K-Dick-Stigmata-Eldritch/dp/1598530097)

If you then add Radio Free Albemuth, you'll have his best novels. But it's all interesting stuff.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/510G44KMKPL._SL500_BO2,204,203,200_PIlitb-dp-500-arrow,TopRight,45,-64_OU01_AA240_SH20_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/Radio-Free-Albemuth-Philip-Dick/dp/0679781374)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: rockerreds on August 22, 2008, 07:16:26 AM
Raspberries-Fresh  8-track tape found in local thrift shop,good condition!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on August 22, 2008, 08:17:29 AM
Tangerine Dream - Live Miles - £5.18 delivered (amazon.co.uk marketplace)
Tangerine Dream - Le Parc - 4,49 € (play.com)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DavidRoss on August 22, 2008, 10:09:14 AM
Tangerine Dream - Live Miles - £5.18 delivered (amazon.co.uk marketplace)
Good grief!  Hope I don't have nightmares over that one!  (Sort of like Babs Sings Strummer! or Mantovani Does Mahler!)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on August 22, 2008, 10:18:33 AM
Good grief!  Hope I don't have nightmares over that one!  (Sort of like Babs Sings Strummer! or Mantovani Does Mahler!)

 ???
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Kullervo on August 22, 2008, 01:56:57 PM
???

I think he took the 'Miles' to mean Miles Davis and imagined an unholy mix of Hyperborea and Kind of Blue.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on August 23, 2008, 12:00:53 AM
I think he took the 'Miles' to mean Miles Davis and imagined an unholy mix of Hyperborea and Kind of Blue.

DavidRoss should not stratosfear that. Nothing unholy as far as I know... ...nothing kind of hyperblue borea.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Henk on September 01, 2008, 03:58:38 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51C5KF1MFnL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

Prince - The hits / The B-sides
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on September 01, 2008, 05:21:06 AM
Given these interconnects a test drive. So far, they sound much better than my Radio Shack interconnects. Deeper bass and fuller, more balanced sound, the bright digital sound is gone!

http://www.monstercable.com/productdisplay.asp?pin=1708
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Henk on September 01, 2008, 06:01:43 AM
(http://www.4ucampus.be/images/Uploaded/1808_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: rockerreds on September 05, 2008, 09:22:12 AM
Led Zeppelin-Houses Of The Holy
The Human League-The Very Best Of
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: rockerreds on September 08, 2008, 01:07:08 PM
Veruca Salt-American Thighs
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Solitary Wanderer on September 11, 2008, 02:35:04 PM
Time to get myself a decent set of headphones.

These arrived on the front doorstep this morning  8)

(http://www.discountdiscs.co.uk/Merchant2/graphics/00000002/sennhd595.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Brewski on September 11, 2008, 02:41:30 PM
Time to get myself a decent set of headphones.

These arrived on the front doorstep this morning  8)

(http://www.discountdiscs.co.uk/Merchant2/graphics/00000002/sennhd595.jpg)

More than decent!  You are in for a treat.  0:)  I also use mine with my television, and they reproduce sound effects so clearly that sometimes they sound like the real thing: the other night I jumped a little, thinking someone had opened the front door--it was only a door opening onscreen.  ;D

--Bruce
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Solitary Wanderer on September 11, 2008, 02:56:24 PM
More than decent!  You are in for a treat.  0:)  I also use mine with my television, and they reproduce sound effects so clearly that sometimes they sound like the real thing: the other night I jumped a little, thinking someone had opened the front door--it was only a door opening onscreen.  ;D

--Bruce

Hi Bruce;

I haven't been using 'cans' for several years, but used them a couple of nights ago and it was such a wonderful experience I decided it was time for a new set of headphones to get into it a bit more. I've heard about Sennheiser 'cans' for years but I've never owned a pair so I have high expectations  ;) The other pair I was using were so crappy I think I'll just drop them in the trash.

I'm looking forward to a special sonic experience tonight  :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Brewski on September 11, 2008, 03:12:20 PM
You will probably want to hear "everything you've ever heard all over again."  Truly, the sound quality of these 'phones is just magnificent--lots of depth and detail--and they are incredibly comfortable to wear: the right and left cups completely surround your ears, so there's nothing pressing against your outer ear (IMHO a common 'phones flaw).  And both the headpiece and ears are padded, the latter lined with velvet.  I have probably 5 or 6 sets of headphones, since I use them often, and these are without a doubt the stars.

Enjoy, and post what you used to "test them out"!   :D

--Bruce
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: toledobass on September 11, 2008, 03:23:17 PM
More than decent!  You are in for a treat.  0:)  I also use mine with my television, and they reproduce sound effects so clearly that sometimes they sound like the real thing: the other night I jumped a little, thinking someone had opened the front door--it was only a door opening onscreen.  ;D

--Bruce


Yeah, but how many drinks did you have before then? $:) ;D

Allan
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Brewski on September 11, 2008, 03:34:55 PM

Yeah, but how many drinks did you have before then? $:) ;D

Allan

 ;D

--Bruce
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Heather Harrison on September 14, 2008, 08:14:58 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/417AFWCA0HL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

Anthology of American Folk Music, edited by Harry Smith.  This is a highly influential compilation of old folk music recordings that was issued by Folkways Records in the early 1950's.  The original LPs are now highly collectible.  This compilation influenced many of the artists of the folk revival of the 1950's and 1960's.  It features recordings of "old time music" from the 1920's and 1930's.  I have some original 78s of old time music and a few CD and LP compilations, and many are excellent, but this compilation is unbeatable as an introduction to this genre.  Included are ballads, blues, folk songs, dance music, Cajun music, jug band music, and religious music - it is truly a cross-section of American folk music from ages ago.  When this compilation was first issued, some of the styles represented were dying out, and it helped to resurrect these old traditions.

If you want to hear the roots of modern-day rock, country, blues, bluegrass, and gospel music, this is a great place to start.

(http://www.xmission.com/~dh/website/collections/co2491_ame_stepbase.jpg)

I can't seem to stop buying old telephones; I now have 60, and I expect the collection to keep growing.  This is the most interesting of my recent acquisitions.  It is an American Electric candlestick phone with a very early Automatic Electric dial, probably dating from the mid-to-late 1910's.  Phones this old usually need a bit of work; this one needed a new receiver magnet and cord (luckily I have a few spares around), and the pulse contact on the dial needed a slight adjustment.  I also installed a network circuit in the base so that I don't have to wire it through a subset.  It now works very well, and I have been using it regularly.

Heather
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: rockerreds on September 17, 2008, 10:28:40 AM
Old 97's-Blame It On Gravity
Juliana Hatfield-How To Walk Away
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: rockerreds on September 20, 2008, 07:00:57 AM
$1 thrift shop CD finds:

Shania Twain-The Woman In Me
Elvis Presley-Greatest Jukebox Hits
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on September 20, 2008, 08:28:02 AM
I can't seem to stop buying old telephones . . . .

Heather, I just had to tell you how very much I enjoyed reading that sentence.  I think it was some mysterious kind of music to it, because, myself, I have not felt any allure to old phones . . . just wanted to clarify that the enjoyment is a matter of aesthetics, and somehow, not of content.

Maybe it's all the Debussy I've been listening to, lately . . . .
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Heather Harrison on September 20, 2008, 07:48:29 PM
"I can't seem to stop buying ..." does have a nice ring to it.  I suppose that the sentence can apply to just about anything that one does not need.  I can't say that I need more phones.  My mother just came to visit, and she was amazed at all of the telephones and how they have taken over.  Everywhere I look, there are telephones.  I don't know why I am so interested in them, but they captured my attention many years ago and every now and then I decide it is time to actively acquire more of them.

Anyway, here is an interesting CD that I found in a used CD store.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61PKNX8398L._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

No... this has nothing to do with the mint-flavored candy of the same name.  It seems like Jamaican music has been popular for some time, but there are forms that are not terribly familiar to the world audience.  Reggae, of course, became popular in the late 1960's and remains popular today.  Before reggae there was upbeat ska music, and it is still fairly well-known today.  But before ska, there was mento, and it is relatively unknown today.  This CD includes vintage mento recordings from the 1950's.  Mento is vaguely similar to calypso but is a bit more varied; that is probably the best description that I can provide.  It is simple music, but it is fun to listen to in the background, and it is interesting to hear the roots of modern-day Jamaican music.  Anyone who is interested in Jamaican music and wants to hear some of the history should check out this or another mento compilation.

Heather
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Lethevich on September 23, 2008, 12:12:55 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31SEVRK05EL._SL500_AA280_.jpg)

For something beneficial to do while I read long forum posts/websites.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on September 26, 2008, 11:14:36 AM
(http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/4590/41r2baqmz2lsl500aa240sv4.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

King Crimson - Larks' Tongues in Aspic

Ebay.co.uk, £7.76 = 10.05 euros
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on September 26, 2008, 11:19:05 AM
King Crimson - Larks' Tongues in Aspic

Ebay.co.uk, £7.76 = 10.05 euros

Oh, have you not heard that one yet, Poju?
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on September 26, 2008, 11:33:25 AM
Oh, have you not heard that one yet, Poju?

No, I haven't. Remember Karl, I "found" this band about 10 weeks ago! Collecting KC is frustrating because it's difficult to buy the albums cheap. I barely won this bidding on eBay.  :P
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on September 26, 2008, 11:36:44 AM
No, I haven't. Remember Karl, I "found" this band about 10 weeks ago! Collecting KC is frustrating because it's difficult to buy the albums cheap. I barely won this bidding on eBay.  :P

Well, I think you are going to be particularly pleased with this one.

Funny thing is, I was thinking about this 'edition' of the band last night.  There was a local band playing a show in the courtyard of the Museum, and they had an amplified violinist up front.

And I thought, He's no David Cross  ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on September 26, 2008, 11:42:15 AM
Well, I think you are going to be particularly pleased with this one.

Hopefully. We'll see soon when the disc arrives.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: toledobass on September 26, 2008, 01:05:57 PM
One of these should be arriving early next week:


(http://us.st12.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/filiislander_2017_3250200)

Allan
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: mn dave on September 30, 2008, 05:54:18 AM
Books:
Thomas Ligotti - TEATRO GROTTESCO
Thomas Ligotti - THE NIGHTMARE FACTORY, vol. 2 (g/n)
Gene Wolfe - AN EVIL GUEST
Mo Hayder - RITUAL

DVDs:

NIGHT WATCH
The Conan movies
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: toledobass on September 30, 2008, 07:19:51 AM
Dave!!!

'Sup?


Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: mn dave on September 30, 2008, 07:22:58 AM
Dave!!!

'Sup?




Dude!

Just the usual madcap antics.  ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: mn dave on September 30, 2008, 06:00:11 PM
More stuff from Borders:

1001 BOOKS YOU MUST READ BEFORE YOU DIE by Peter Boxall (I wonder if this book is one of them?) :)

THE HISTORIAN by Elizabeth Kostova

THE BEST BUDDHIST WRITING 2008 edited by Melvin McLeod
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on September 30, 2008, 06:04:31 PM

DVDs:

NIGHT WATCH
The Conan movies

Did you throw down the Red Sonja movie for good measure, Dave?  8)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: mn dave on September 30, 2008, 06:06:12 PM
Did you throw down the Red Sonja movie for good measure, Dave?  8)

I don't think I've seen it. It's not very good, is it?
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Lethevich on October 06, 2008, 05:38:20 AM
A 2Gb flash drive to test out Vista's ReadyBoost.

(http://xs132.xs.to/xs132/08411/sdcz62048a10968.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Haffner on October 06, 2008, 11:21:05 AM
I don't think I've seen it. It's not very good, is it?



It's pretty bad. Arnold is in it, but way too short.


Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on October 08, 2008, 07:39:38 PM
A couple ACE paperbacks:

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0441029396.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)

From the web:
Armageddon 2419 A.D. is Philip Francis Nowlan's novella which first appeared in the August 1928 issue of the pulp magazine Amazing Stories. Later, in the 1960s, the novella and its sequel, The Airlords of Han, were combined by editor Donald A. Wollheim into one paperback novel, titled Armageddon 2419 A.D. The characters and setting eventually evolved into Buck Rogers.

and

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/138/327870693_ee9c617af3.jpg?v=0)

Between the title and the cover, I could not pass it up.  ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Brewski on October 09, 2008, 08:27:19 AM
(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/138/327870693_ee9c617af3.jpg?v=0)

Between the title and the cover, I could not pass it up.  ;D

Just a few weeks ago I was in a second-hand bookstore and found a few of these ACE books--all with amazing artwork--and thought, I should really pick up a few.  But this one is one of the best I've seen!

--Bruce
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: rockerreds on October 09, 2008, 11:04:19 AM
Foxes (1980)DVD $5 new
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on October 09, 2008, 05:02:14 PM
Just a few weeks ago I was in a second-hand bookstore and found a few of these ACE books--all with amazing artwork--and thought, I should really pick up a few.  But this one is one of the best I've seen!

--Bruce

I'll keep an eye out for another one, Bruce.  Send it your way if I see it.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: rockerreds on October 15, 2008, 10:36:57 AM
Blue Ash-"No More,No Less"
Love Story(DVD)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on October 15, 2008, 11:05:23 AM
(http://img78.imageshack.us/img78/5507/31uv1edpuzlss400mu0.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

KING CRIMSON - DISCIPLINE
Amazon.co.uk Marketplace £6.77
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Heather Harrison on October 18, 2008, 06:14:39 PM
This week, I have been to Sam Weller's bookstore in downtown Salt Lake City twice.  It is a good place to spend money.  I often head for the rare books room to search for old, moldy books that are long forgotten.

I found three bound volumes of old magazines.

The Town and Country Magazine or Universal Repository of Knowledge, Instruction, and Entertainment.  London.  Volume 13 (1781).  I have spent some time looking through this one.  It contains current affairs (including articles about the Revolutionary War), essays, a few short stories (including an entertaining one about sailors), poetry, book reviews, math problems, and engravings.  It is a great window on British culture of the time.  No relation to the modern Town and Country Magazine.  The picture below shows the frontispiece and title page.

(http://www.xmission.com/~dh/forum_images/img_0996s.jpg)

Godey's Lady's Book and Ladies' American Magazine.  Philadelphia.  Volumes 26 and 27 (1843).  This is one of many magazines aimed at middle-to-upper-class women.  It consists primarily of short stories and poetry.  It also featured sheet music and engravings.  I love it when I encounter music in these old magazines; I have always liked the popular music of the time, and it is nice to discover new songs.  Usually, they are simple enough that I can play them on my viola.  Music making in the home was a popular activity at that time, so it probably makes sense that the magazines would feature sheet music.

The Atlantic Monthly.  Boston/New York.  Volume 93 (1904).  This magazine consists of fiction, essays, and current affairs.  It is still published today, but it doesn't emphasize fiction to the degree that it did years ago.  I haven't looked through this one much yet, but I am sure I will find a lot of good content when I get to it.

Also, I just bought two candlestick telephones - a Western Electric Model 20B (a rare and sought-after model, dating from c. 1904-1910) and a Kellogg Model 28 (dating from c. 1908-1920).  The Kellogg worked perfectly the first time I tried it, but the Western Electric had bad parts (although, externally, it is in very good shape).  I have replaced the transmitter, and the receiver still needs work.  I can't get the guts out of the receiver, so I might have to send it to a professional to have it repaired, unless I am successful at repairing the coil without removing it (which could easily turn into a major science project).  I have often been impressed with the quality of Kellogg phones; I wish modern products were made to the same standards.  In the picture below, the Kellogg is on the left and the Western Electric is on the right.

(http://www.xmission.com/~dh/forum_images/img_0989s.jpg)

Heather
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: rockerreds on October 19, 2008, 11:05:52 AM
A Scanner Darkly(DVD)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Haffner on October 21, 2008, 11:09:38 AM
Had this more than once in my life, this is the first time I've hard it on cd. The sound is great, the songs Immortal.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Lethevich on October 21, 2008, 05:16:27 PM
Had this more than once in my life, this is the first time I've hard it on cd. The sound is great, the songs Immortal.

I recently got into Manowar after a lot of trying. For some reason the studio albums all turned me off them, but a recent live album made the songs sound so much better, especially the ones from the newest album (which sounded awful in the studio version). I am surprised that the old guys can still sing/play so well.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Haffner on October 22, 2008, 03:10:59 AM
I recently got into Manowar after a lot of trying. For some reason the studio albums all turned me off them, but a recent live album made the songs sound so much better, especially the ones from the newest album (which sounded awful in the studio version). I am surprised that the old guys can still sing/play so well.

I guess Manowar opinions vary according to each individual Metalhead. I thought that their latest studio album, Gods of War, was a milestone in the history of Rock and Metal. But then, I'm old and have been listening to them for 25 years (laughing).
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Lethevich on October 22, 2008, 03:19:03 AM
I thought that their latest studio album, Gods of War, was a milestone in the history of Rock and Metal. But then, I'm old and have been listening to them for 25 years (laughing).

Part of why I like it on the live version is probably because it was truncated :D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Kullervo on October 24, 2008, 11:45:39 AM
Tolstoy - Death of Ivan Ilych, The Kreutzer Sonata, etc.
Nabokov - Bend Sinister
Muriel Spark - Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Girls of Slender Means, Driver's Seat

I wish I had a scanner; the Tolstoy and Nabokov both have really beautiful cover art.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: mn dave on November 01, 2008, 06:33:57 AM
2 CDs:

Eagles of Death Metal - HEART ON

MOONDOG
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Haffner on November 01, 2008, 08:30:29 AM
2 CDs:

Eagles of Death Metal - HEART ON

MOONDOG




Okay, Dave, please let me know. Will your review be here or at your forum? Also, please give me the link to your forum. My bookmarks died.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: mn dave on November 01, 2008, 08:35:32 AM
Okay, Dave, please let me know. Will your review be here or at your forum? Also, please give me the link to your forum. My bookmarks died.

I assume you mean the EoDM CD.  ;D We have a thread about it...

HERE (http://dunderthome.yuku.com/directory/default/t/yuku-community.html)

Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on November 01, 2008, 02:50:14 PM
Just won this (ebay.co.uk) for 6,75 € delivered:

(http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/3071/51qxybcw6slss500pk0.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
KING CRIMSON - RED
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on November 07, 2008, 12:28:19 PM
This album came out when I was a junior in high school, and it was perhaps the first double-LP I bought on vinyl:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61FEC1RZB1L._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

Haven't heard it in decades, though.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: mn dave on November 07, 2008, 12:53:25 PM
At Half-Price Books:

AM I BLUE? - Ethel Waters

DON'T TAMPA WITH THE BLUES - Tampa Red
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Henk on November 16, 2008, 10:26:55 AM
(http://cover6.cduniverse.com/MuzeAudioArt/Large/30/1012330.jpg)

(http://shopbase.finetunes.net/shopserver/BinaryCacheServlet?albumid=1128088048971&datatype=fc300)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Heather Harrison on November 22, 2008, 04:49:07 PM
I recently bought two interesting box sets.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/512MFHQ56RL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

The Carter Family:  1927-1934.  This is a budget-priced 5-CD set that provides a comprehensive collection of recordings of old time music (now known as country music) by the Carter Family, perhaps the most famous group in the early days of country music recordings.  This is essentially pure folk music from the Appalachian region, without the slick production values that now characterize country music.  This is a lot of music, and there is a bit of sameness to it after listening to all of these CDs, but it is a style of music that I enjoy on occasion (and which I like far better than its modern descendants).  I've heard early country music by a variety of performers on original 78s and reissue CDs, and the quality is quite variable.  The Carter Family's performances are consistently among the best.  I noticed that a second volume covering 1935-1941 is available; I might have to get that one some day.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41WDd9RY68L._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

The Doors - Perception.  This box set contains all of the studio albums by The Doors on CD and DVD.  They have been remastered and new surround mixes have been created for the DVD.  The first album has been restored to its correct speed (the original tape was a bit slow).  There are a number of extra tracks of material that was not released at the time (alternate takes, different versions, additional songs, etc.) and there are a few videos on the DVDs.  The sound quality is superb, and the surround mixes work surprisingly well.

Other than these CDs, I have been buying other items that I don't need.  Recently, I bought a number of items dating from World War II, including items related to gasoline rationing, savings stamps, food ration stamps and tokens, and German tax stamps and postage stamps.  The history behind these items is fascinating, even if some of them (the German items) have a sinister air about them.

Heather
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: toledobass on November 23, 2008, 04:54:14 AM
No telephones Heather? :(

Allan
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Heather Harrison on November 23, 2008, 09:27:05 AM
No telephones...  There are too many around here anyway.  (I did buy a few telephone parts, however.)  Also, I recently purchased a 20-pound disc-shaped ingot of cadmium for my element collection.  It's about the size of a large dinner plate and is somewhat corroded.  I'm not going to clean it up or mess with it in any way because I don't really want cadmium poisoning.  My friends thought I was nuts when they heard that I had bought it.  They are probably right.

Heather
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on November 26, 2008, 11:19:07 AM
Japanese horror:

(http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/1015/51ktrg3nkclsl500aa240tv5.jpg) Reincarnation (Rinne)

Swedish soft rock:

(http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/5499/512bg2beu9stlsl500aa240xb9.jpg) Logh - A Sunset Panorama: +DVD

Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: mn dave on December 01, 2008, 06:37:44 AM
(http://www.revolver-club.de/kritiken/cover/wire_object47.jpg)

(http://mescritiques.be/IMG/arton668.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Kullervo on December 01, 2008, 09:09:09 AM
Etymotic ER-6i ear canal headphones

(http://www.headphone.com/productphotos/large/0020100007_2985.jpg)

Hope they're good!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Kullervo on December 01, 2008, 12:00:08 PM
Books!

Somerset Maugham - Cakes and Ale and twelve short stories
Niccolo Macchiavelli - The Prince
James Joyce - The Dubliners
J.K. Toole - A Confederacy of Dunces
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on December 05, 2008, 05:56:43 AM
Amazon.co.uk Marketplace:

(http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/7118/61vj8zm37flsl500aa240ty1.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King - £5.38 delivered (used)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: mn dave on December 11, 2008, 06:07:40 AM
(http://www.cozyboots.com/boot_images/300/1756_Chestnut.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Lethevich on December 17, 2008, 03:28:16 PM
Cosima Wagner - George R. Marek.

It was £2 and mint condition, I couldn't say no (as usual no pic online).
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Daverz on December 17, 2008, 08:36:35 PM
Etymotic ER-6i ear canal headphones

(http://www.headphone.com/productphotos/large/0020100007_2985.jpg)

Hope they're good!

Don't know if the 6's have the foam inserts like the 4's, but if so, I suggest those over the rubber inserts, which are really good at raising the temperature of your ears and melting earwax.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Kullervo on December 17, 2008, 09:01:02 PM
Don't know if the 6's have the foam inserts like the 4's, but if so, I suggest those over the rubber inserts, which are really good at raising the temperature of your ears and melting earwax.

The rubber inserts are a nightmare; very uncomfortable and do not properly seal. The foam inserts are much more comfortable and block out nearly all external sound.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on December 20, 2008, 01:15:56 PM
Last music purchase of the year?

(http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/6647/413ea5e2jwlsl500aa240gb9.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

King Crimson - In The Wake Of Poseidon - £6.73 delivered (amazon.co.uk marketplace)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Lethevich on December 22, 2008, 06:02:15 AM
I just bought Seinfeld seasons 8 and 9 on DVD as collection fillers. I hadn't noticed just how low the prices had gone - from Amazon UK they were £10 each with free shipping - the RRP used to be £35 each.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Renfield on December 22, 2008, 06:20:27 AM
I just bought Seinfeld seasons 8 and 9 on DVD as collection fillers. I hadn't noticed just how low the prices had gone - from Amazon UK they were £10 each with free shipping - the RRP used to be £35 each.

It's all about the recession.

The only thing going up is the price of games on Steam, but that's another story, and mostly related to the fact that Steam is owned by Americans who can overcharge the rest of the planet towards lessening their astronomical accrued national debt. >:(
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Lethevich on December 22, 2008, 06:25:33 AM
It's all about the recession.

Recession kicks ass. It is fun to be a prudent saver.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on December 22, 2008, 08:41:02 AM
Recession kicks ass.
Until it kicks our ass and we are out of job...
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Renfield on December 22, 2008, 08:57:28 PM
Until it kicks our ass and we are out of job...

;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on December 26, 2008, 04:13:54 AM
Tangerine Dream - Madcap's Flaming Duty
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Sergeant Rock on December 26, 2008, 05:50:41 AM
The Two Ronnies arrived in time for Christmas:

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/decgmg/Two%20Ronnies.jpg)

I confess I bought it primarily for the Hampton Wick serial, starring Maddy Smith:

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/decgmg/snapshot20081226142623.jpg)

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/decgmg/snapshot20081226143931.jpg)

I've had a crush on her ever since seeing The Vampire Lovers in the early 70s.

Also received a 3cd set of a Jerry Garcia Band concert:

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/decgmg/purejerry.jpg)

The highlight for me is the 10 minute long "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down," played at the pace of a dirge. Very affecting.

Sarge
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Lethevich on December 28, 2008, 07:15:31 AM
I am loving this publisher - very affordable for a pauper like myself.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51OQH3sNyTL._SL500_AA240_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51FE6NAAwpL._SL500_AA240_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51UNUgiyQgL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on December 29, 2008, 07:41:01 AM
Tangerine Dream - Booster (2CD)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: rockerreds on December 30, 2008, 01:46:59 PM
Colin Blunstone Rod Argent of The Zombies-Live at the Bloomsbury Theatre,London
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on December 30, 2008, 04:36:27 PM
(http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/2258/61ka4yv09klsl500aa240ux9.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

Tangerine Dream - Optical Race
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Kullervo on December 31, 2008, 10:20:14 AM
I am loving this publisher - very affordable for a pauper like myself.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51OQH3sNyTL._SL500_AA240_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51FE6NAAwpL._SL500_AA240_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51UNUgiyQgL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

What a coincidence! I found these two at my local used bookstore:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5122GWEF66L._SS500_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/515YHR3DKZL._SS500_.jpg)

Also picked up these:

(http://www.ofertondelibros.com/images/large/isbn978843/9788434304987-l.jpg) (http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1315/1389542895_0dbc1d7f0d.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: rockerreds on December 31, 2008, 10:25:31 AM
Interiors(1978)DVD-one of my all-time favorite films,with one of my favorite actresses(Mary Beth Hurt).
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Kullervo on January 02, 2009, 09:00:23 AM
After much procrastination I finally picked this up:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Z17TSQ0TL._SS500_.jpg)

Reviews at Amazon are almost unanimously positive, and the price is right (one of those books college students buy and then sell for pennies).

Picked this up as a supplement:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51P92PC98YL.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Haffner on January 06, 2009, 11:34:52 AM
Judas Priest-Painkiller

"Faster than a laser bullet.
screaming like an atom bomb..."
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on January 06, 2009, 11:35:50 AM
Judas Priest-Painkiller

"Faster than a laser bullet.
screaming like an atom bomb..."

I've heard of it.  ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: rockerreds on January 06, 2009, 05:59:05 PM
1,000 Recordings To Hear Before You Die by Tom Moon(includes Classical)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on January 06, 2009, 06:26:45 PM
1,000 Recordings To Hear Before You Die by Tom Moon(includes Classical)

Ha! I just bought that too.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Haffner on January 06, 2009, 06:29:26 PM
I've heard of it.  ;D



I'll bet if I screamed a few bars you'd join in with me, Dave. Great to have you back!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: toledobass on January 06, 2009, 07:12:34 PM
1,000 Recordings To Hear Before You Die by Tom Moon(includes Classical)

And someone gave it to me for my birthday.  I was surprised at how many albums I'd actually heard and also by how many genres of music I haven't even really scratched the surface of.

Allan
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Novi on January 07, 2009, 02:13:34 PM
A hot water bottle :).
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Lethevich on January 08, 2009, 09:09:09 AM
Just took a £750 hit buying a DSLR and two lenses :-X

Also:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41PTG4M05ML._SL500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on January 12, 2009, 03:09:39 PM
Buncha Bobs:

The Robert Cray Band - HEAVY PICKS

Bob Dylan - TIME OUT OF MIND

Bob Dylan - THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOLUMES  1 - 3
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Renfield on January 12, 2009, 03:38:15 PM
Just took a £750 hit buying a DSLR and two lenses :-X

That amounts to a lot of Brahms cycles! (My currency of choice.) :o ;)

(Although for amateur photography, I realise it's peanuts. :D)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on January 14, 2009, 02:58:36 PM
Warren Smith - Ubangi Stomp (a Sun rockabilly artist)

Phil Spector's Wall of Sound Retrospective - Philles Records 1961 - 1966

Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on February 01, 2009, 03:34:51 AM
(http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/9683/31lii2pkoflsl500aa240ww2.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Subotnick on February 01, 2009, 03:50:18 AM
(http://images.emusic.com/music/images/album/291/113/385/11338592/300x300.jpg)

Downloading via eMusic as I type. I have this on scratched to death vinyl. If I tried to play it I fear my stylus would have me in front of a beak for abuse!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Wanderer on February 01, 2009, 04:06:09 AM
Awaiting delivery:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51OS6G9VCqL._SS500_.jpg)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/513TT4KPuNL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/510skVE8%2BuL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on February 09, 2009, 04:57:31 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/512woA2kItL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
 8)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/415VRNF9GYL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
 :o
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51BjQ0Zx4sL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
 :)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41dLFu-WR2L._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
 0:)

Man! I have good taste.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: rockerreds on February 10, 2009, 02:41:57 PM
Van Halen-1984
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on February 10, 2009, 02:42:51 PM
Van Halen-1984

 :o

Never owned it before?
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: rockerreds on February 10, 2009, 02:48:20 PM
:o

Never owned it before?
Yes,but I sold my vinyl copy.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on February 10, 2009, 02:49:14 PM
Yes,but I sold my vinyl copy.

That happens. :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Haffner on February 10, 2009, 05:00:01 PM
Van Halen-1984


There's at least half an album of stellar music there. Only a couple less than great, from my memory. Shoot, I have it on cd, so I'm grabbing for it.

"Girl Gone Bad"
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on February 10, 2009, 08:00:08 PM
Jackson Browne's first two albums  8)

(the pile grows higher)  ::)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: rockerreds on February 11, 2009, 04:56:38 PM
Kate Nash-Made of Bricks
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Lethevich on February 13, 2009, 04:29:29 AM
(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/1286/71592161ii2.jpg)

Saw it cheap in a charity shop, hurrah for accumilating yet more things I have almost no time to read :3
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: RussellG on February 13, 2009, 05:13:54 AM
Three Incredible String Band albums:
Earthspan
No Ruinous Feud
Hard Rope & Silken Twine
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Drasko on February 13, 2009, 08:41:00 AM
Some cheap spaghetti-western DVDs (in unexpectedly decent decent looking transfers).

(http://www.spaghetti-western.net/images/d/d0/Ben%26Charlie1.jpg) (http://www.spaghetti-western.net/images/b/ba/Viva_La1.jpg) (http://www.spaghetti-western.net/images/3/36/Black_Killer.jpg)

http://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/Viva_la_muerte..._tua!
http://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/Ben_And_Charlie
http://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/Black_Killer


 
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: rockerreds on February 14, 2009, 09:35:03 AM
Harry Nilsson-Personal Best The Harry Nilsson Anthology
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: The new erato on February 14, 2009, 10:04:00 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51EPJi-SHSL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

Her 3 first albums on a double CD.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on February 14, 2009, 11:23:41 AM
James said so:
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41G4WT8P3NL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

A re-buy of a classic:
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41p%2BQDxTNlL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

More tasty Isley Brothers:
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5181BOqnpNL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

The title says it all:
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41J7FKED4VL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on February 16, 2009, 09:10:46 AM
Juno Reactor - Bible of Dreams
(http://www.plong.com/MusicCatalog/J/Juno%20Reactor%20-%20Bible%20Of%20Dreams/Juno%20Reactor%20-%20Bible%20Of%20Dreams.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on February 16, 2009, 10:04:23 AM
(http://classic.motown.com/images/local/toenails/FEBA4899EC664BC8A7602A05F4CCFDB9.jpg)(http://img50.imageshack.us/img50/4415/bobgreatesthits2bt2.jpg)(http://vancootenshop.com/osshop/images/khan-remix.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on February 16, 2009, 10:12:56 AM
I might get that Gaye eventually.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on February 16, 2009, 10:17:25 AM
I might get that Gaye eventually.

If you do, PM me, I have an extra (cheap) copy I will be selling soon.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: rockerreds on February 18, 2009, 04:18:45 PM
Husker Du-The Living End
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Haffner on February 18, 2009, 04:38:53 PM
Dio Strange Highways
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: RussellG on February 18, 2009, 05:12:35 PM
I might get that Gaye eventually.
I don't know why, but that album never grabbed me much.  I do love What's Going On though.

George I see you have dived into some Wagner.  You don't pussyfoot around - no one or two discs of overtures and preludes (like I've got), straight into four discs of Lohengrin  :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on February 18, 2009, 05:15:07 PM
I don't know why, but that album never grabbed me much.  I do love What's Going On though.

George I see you have dived into some Wagner.  You don't pussyfoot around - no one or two discs of overtures and preludes (like I've got), straight into four discs of Lohengrin  :)

 ;D

Yes, those who know me know that when I get into something, I get into something.

I now own 5 masterings of Queen's News of the World.  8)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: RussellG on February 18, 2009, 05:24:21 PM
;D

Yes, those who know me know that when I get into something, I get into something.

I now own 5 masterings of Queen's News of the World.  8)
Cool, I have been considering expanding my Wagner into complete operas too, and will be interested to hear what you think.  I thought Lohengrin might be a good place to start, since it's four discs and not 14  ;D

Just arrived - Captain Beyond S/T (1972 prog/psych/space/jazz debut album from a supergroup that included Rod Evans, the original lead singer for Deep Purple, and two ex-members of Iron Butterfly).
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on February 18, 2009, 05:32:16 PM
Cool, I have been considering expanding my Wagner into complete operas too, and will be interested to hear what you think.  I thought Lohengrin might be a good place to start, since it's four discs and not 14  ;D

Yes, the $12 price tag and glowing reviews from friends and critics made the decision easy.

RE: the rest of your post, await a quick reply from Andy.  $:)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: RussellG on February 18, 2009, 05:41:51 PM
Yes, the $12 price tag and glowing reviews from friends and critics made the decision easy.

RE: the rest of your post, await a quick reply from Andy.  $:)
Man I love my 2-disc set of Wagner overtures and preludes.  If you're unfamiliar with the material, you're in for a real treat.

The Captain Beyond album appears to be a bit of a hidden gem.  It's spoken of in glowing terms whereever it's mentioned, including here:  http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:gzfixqq5ldje (http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:gzfixqq5ldje)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Haffner on February 18, 2009, 05:43:17 PM
Yes, the $12 price tag and glowing reviews from friends and critics made the decision easy.

RE: the rest of your post, await a quick reply from Andy.  $:)


 ;) Lohengrin is a grat place to start. It's alot easier to get into than the operas after, and not anywhere near as derivative of Italian as the ones before. I started with the Ring, but it took me months before it finally clicked. The rest is history...just check my signature.

The Prelude to Act I of Lohengrin is the first thing I'd reccomend to anyone who wanted an example of power and beauty in music. Period. When I first heard the Solti rendering of this piece, I had to lay down on the floor. I was just devastated. It's the definition of gorgeous, at least for me. Besides my girl (had to throw that in, you never know who's lurking  :D).

Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on February 18, 2009, 05:50:16 PM
Man I love my 2-disc set of Wagner overtures and preludes.  If you're unfamiliar with the material, you're in for a real treat.

Which one did you get? Solti?

(I hope that we don't get into trouble for discussing classical in the non-classical room)  ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on February 18, 2009, 05:52:25 PM
;) Lohengrin is a grat place to start. It's alot easier to get into than the operas after, and not anywhere near as derivative of Italian as the ones before. I started with the Ring, but it took me months before it finally clicked. The rest is history...just check my signature.

I am so excited about hearing this now...

*checks mailbox (again)*  :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: RussellG on February 18, 2009, 05:59:00 PM
Which one did you get? Solti?

(I hope that we don't get into trouble for discussing classical in the non-classical room)  ;D
Yeah I probably should have raised this in the Classical Purchases thread.  Oh well.  Mine is on DG and includes Messrs Jochum, HvK, Bohm und Kubelik:  http://www.amazon.com/Wagner-Overtures-Preludes/dp/B000001GLB/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1235008665&sr=1-3 (http://www.amazon.com/Wagner-Overtures-Preludes/dp/B000001GLB/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1235008665&sr=1-3)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Haffner on February 18, 2009, 06:02:42 PM
Yeah I probably should have raised this in the Classical Purchases thread.  Oh well.  Mine is on DG and includes Messrs Jochum, HvK, Bohm und Kubelik:  http://www.amazon.com/Wagner-Overtures-Preludes/dp/B000001GLB/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1235008665&sr=1-3 (http://www.amazon.com/Wagner-Overtures-Preludes/dp/B000001GLB/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1235008665&sr=1-3)


I thought that looked interesting. Haven't heard it yet. The Kubelik Siegfried looks like it might be very interesting His Parsifal is cream of the studio crop, in my opinion. Also Jochum doing Parsifal...that looks good!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: RussellG on February 18, 2009, 06:10:38 PM

I thought that looked interesting. Haven't heard it yet. The Kubelik Siegfried looks like it might be very interesting His Parsifal is cream of the studio crop, in my opinion. Also Jochum doing Parsifal...that looks good!
It's difficult for me to say how good it is objectively, since I've heard little other Wagner, but subjectively it's great.  I did also have a 3-disc set on Brilliant Classics (now apparently OOP) featuring The Philharmonia with Simonov and D'Avalos, but I liked the DG performances better.  The Brilliant did have Overtures from Die Feen and Das Liebesverbot though, which I liked a lot, and are not on the DG set.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on February 20, 2009, 08:12:30 AM
Crime fiction:

Saturday's Child by Ray Banks
The Ivory Grin by Ross MacDonald
Find A Victim by Ross MacDonald
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: RussellG on February 21, 2009, 02:52:16 AM
Blue Oyster Cult - Secret Treaties (original unremastered USA CD)
Patti Smith - Radio Ethiopia (original Arista West Germany SONOPRESS CD)
Iggy Pop - Lust for Life (early Australian CD)
Neil Young - Comes a Time (early Australian CD)
Alice Cooper - School's Out (Australian CD)
Captain Beefheart - Trout Mask Replica (original first pressing Germany CD)
Amon Duul II - Lemmingmania (mid-90's Japan Captain Trips CD, with OBI)
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - The Pacific Age (original 1986 France CD)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on February 21, 2009, 11:40:26 AM
On vinyl:

(http://static.rateyourmusic.com/album_images/61202.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on February 21, 2009, 12:47:00 PM
Deep Purple - Made in Japan

Miles Davis - Bitches Brew
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Haffner on February 21, 2009, 12:58:50 PM
Deep Purple - Made in Japan




I've worn out my vinyl and cassette of that Classic, so I need to grab the cd SOON. Which one are you getting, Dave? Gold or black cover? I've heard the gold has better sound, the black a really cool booklet.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on February 21, 2009, 01:02:45 PM

I've worn out my vinyl and cassette of that Classic, so I need to grab the cd SOON. Which one are you getting, Dave? Gold or black cover? I've heard the gold has better sound, the black a really cool booklet.

Downloaded from iTunes. Black cover image.

Never owned it before now.

I knew you'd see this.  ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Haffner on February 21, 2009, 01:12:30 PM
Downloaded from iTunes. Black cover image.

Never owned it before now.

I knew you'd see this.  ;D


Hey, please let me know how good the sound is. I'm mostly concerned with the BIG BASSY CRUNCH-slash-"Everything LOUDER Than Everything Else"-slash-We Can Really Hear Blackmore wail on "Child in Time" type o' sound.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on February 21, 2009, 01:17:37 PM
Hey, please let me know how good the sound is. I'm mostly concerned with the BIG BASSY CRUNCH-slash-"Everything LOUDER Than Everything Else"-slash-We Can Really Hear Blackmore wail on "Child in Time" type o' sound.

I'm sure someone will come along who can tell you more about the sound quality than I can.  ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Haffner on February 21, 2009, 01:35:25 PM
I'm sure someone will come along who can tell you more about the sound quality than I can.  ;D


I feel like a retard, I've never owned this on disc, and it's one of my favorites (did you guess?).
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on February 21, 2009, 02:01:28 PM

I feel like a retard, I've never owned this on disc, and it's one of my favorites (did you guess?).

Let's see...Who is the guitarist???  ;)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Haffner on February 21, 2009, 02:03:58 PM
Let's see...Who is the guitarist???  ;)


 ;) ;)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on February 21, 2009, 02:33:16 PM
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B001O2UTQS.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on February 21, 2009, 02:36:45 PM

I've worn out my vinyl and cassette of that Classic, so I need to grab the cd SOON. Which one are you getting, Dave? Gold or black cover? I've heard the gold has better sound, the black a really cool booklet.

Steve Hoffman mastered this one for DCC.  8)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: RussellG on February 21, 2009, 02:52:41 PM
Steve Hoffman mastered this one for DCC.  8)
Yes he did, and although I've never heard that one, I can tell you the old gold cover Made in Japan CD sounds much better than the remaster.  The Deep Purple remasters are pretty awful.

As an aside, this was one of their best sounding albums.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Haffner on February 21, 2009, 06:05:16 PM
Yes he did, and although I've never heard that one, I can tell you the old gold cover Made in Japan CD sounds much better than the remaster.  The Deep Purple remasters are pretty awful.

As an aside, this was one of their best sounding albums.


Thank you! The wait is over, I know what to get!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on February 24, 2009, 06:51:09 AM
Landed yesterday:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51vZu9QzokL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on February 24, 2009, 06:53:38 AM
Landed yesterday:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51vZu9QzokL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

I used to listen to those blokes.

Can you tell me where my country lies?
Said the unifaun to his true love's eyes...
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on February 24, 2009, 08:38:29 PM
Landed yesterday:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51vZu9QzokL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

Excellent stuff, Karl.  Is this cd included?

(http://itsmypulp.files.wordpress.com/2006/10/genesis-live.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on March 07, 2009, 03:36:28 PM
(http://a2.vox.com/6a00c2251fa4e1604a00f48d0dd37a0001-500pi)

Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Lethevich on March 07, 2009, 05:40:14 PM
(http://a2.vox.com/6a00c2251fa4e1604a00f48d0dd37a0001-500pi)

Can you say what you think of it in the film thread when you watch some? I've been moderately interested, but holding out. Apparently it has been very hyped in the US on each series release?
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on March 07, 2009, 05:54:09 PM
Can you say what you think of it in the film thread when you watch some? I've been moderately interested, but holding out. Apparently it has been very hyped in the US on each series release?

Will do. A couple of my choosier friends love it.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on March 18, 2009, 08:16:50 AM
Yesterday:

(http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/9396/41zg19gw2lsl500aa240.jpg)

Tangerine Dream - Lily on the Beach
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DavidRoss on March 18, 2009, 08:52:35 AM
(http://a2.vox.com/6a00c2251fa4e1604a00f48d0dd37a0001-500pi)
Love it.  The most literate SF series ever made and almost as much fun as Firefly.  We have them all--at my wife's request!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on March 18, 2009, 09:02:44 AM
Excellent stuff, Karl.  Is this cd included?

Apologies for missing this query, Bill!

But no, there are no live albums in any of the boxes.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on March 18, 2009, 09:05:29 AM
Love it.  The most literate SF series ever made and almost as much fun as Firefly.  We have them all--at my wife's request!

I guess it's literate. It's damn good anyway. Loads of fun. And, right now, 60% off at Amazon!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DavidRoss on March 18, 2009, 09:17:41 AM
I guess it's literate. It's damn good anyway. Loads of fun. And, right now, 60% off at Amazon!
Keep going.  The character development and sociopolitical implications of the plot kept it interesting through the first 3 seasons.  The first part of the fourth was a bit of a let down for me, but I'm still looking forward to the final half season.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on March 18, 2009, 09:18:58 AM
Keep going.  The character development and sociopolitical implications of the plot kept it interesting through the first 3 seasons.  The first part of the fourth was a bit of a let down for me, but I'm still looking forward to the final half season.

Yeah, we just ordered 2.0 and 2.5 from the sale.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on March 18, 2009, 10:12:43 AM
Yeah, we just ordered 2.0 and 2.5 from the sale.

Can you post the title of that, as I can't see the image, nor can I link to it. Damn work computer!!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on March 18, 2009, 12:02:54 PM
Can you post the title of that, as I can't see the image, nor can I link to it. Damn work computer!!

Battlestar Galactica TV series.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on March 18, 2009, 12:04:08 PM
Battlestar Galactica TV series.

thanks.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on March 18, 2009, 04:07:36 PM
(http://a2.vox.com/6a00c2251fa4e1604a00f48d0dd37a0001-500pi)



This is my next Net-Flix tv run.  It should start around the end of this summer.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on March 18, 2009, 04:21:32 PM
This:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/516-6i5kC8L._AA240_.jpg)

Borrowed this from Netflix and was so hooked I decided I had to have it. Not quite on the level of Planet Earth, but for an avid birdwatcher like myself an absolute must. Just amazing footage.

Great series!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Haffner on March 18, 2009, 04:35:10 PM
Sphere (Hoffman, Stone, Jackson)

Too long, and some of the settings look pretty lame, but the story can be pretty darn interesting.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on March 18, 2009, 04:44:40 PM
Sphere (Hoffman, Stone, Jackson)

Too long, and some of the settings look pretty lame, but the story can be pretty darn interesting.

Based on the novel by Michael Crichton.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Haffner on March 18, 2009, 04:48:25 PM
Based on the novel by Michael Crichton.


I thought the book was better.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on March 18, 2009, 05:34:06 PM

I thought the book was better.

Usually the case.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on March 18, 2009, 05:36:23 PM
Usually the case.

Neither grabbed me.  I know Crichton. was very popular, but I did not care for any books I started, including Sphere.  Now, this is not to say I snub "popular" authors.  In fact, Dan Brown owns me. ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: rockerreds on March 19, 2009, 07:58:09 AM
Husker Du-Candy Apple Grey
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Haffner on March 19, 2009, 09:51:17 AM
Neither grabbed me.  I know Crichton. was very popular, but I did not care for any books I started, including Sphere.  Now, this is not to say I snub "popular" authors.  In fact, Dan Brown owns me. ;D



Ever read Jurassic Park? Gets pretty darn cool at times!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on March 21, 2009, 10:09:02 AM
(http://www.bumpershine.com/wp-images/covers/tell_tale_signs_cov.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on March 21, 2009, 10:10:22 AM


Ever read Jurassic Park? Gets pretty darn cool at times!

Some neat parts, but never got into it.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: rockerreds on March 21, 2009, 01:44:04 PM
Mancini Plays Mancini(Reader's Digest/RCA vinyl-still sealed!)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on March 21, 2009, 02:01:55 PM
Mancini Plays Mancini(Reader's Digest/RCA vinyl-still sealed!)

Love that Mancini sound.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: rockerreds on March 21, 2009, 05:37:20 PM
Love that Mancini sound.
When I saw R.E.M. in 1984 they encored with "Moon River" acapella on a dark stage.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on March 24, 2009, 09:00:01 AM
Sold some CDs at Half Price Books and picked up this hardcover (used/like new) for $7.

(http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2006/05/22/books/Dylan1190.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on March 24, 2009, 09:03:16 AM
Very cool, MN!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on March 24, 2009, 09:04:34 AM
Very cool, MN!

Yes, sir. The man is interesting, that's for damn sure.  8)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on March 24, 2009, 09:08:03 AM
Yes, sir. The man is interesting, that's for damn sure.  8)

*pounds desk and frightens co-workers*  ;D

I really love the No Direction Home DVD, before seeing that on PBS a few years back, I did not own one Dylan album. Now I have them all.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on March 24, 2009, 09:13:38 AM
*pounds desk and frightens co-workers*  ;D

I really love the No Direction Home DVD, before seeing that on PBS a few years back, I did not own one Dylan album. Now I have them all.

I read his Chronicles and became a fanatic soon thereafter. That No Direction movie didn't hurt either.  ;)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on March 24, 2009, 09:14:20 AM
I read his Chronicles and became a fanatic soon thereafter. That No Direction movie didn't hurt either.  ;)

I need to watch that again soon. So much entertainment, so little time....
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on March 24, 2009, 09:25:03 AM
I really love the No Direction Home DVD, before seeing that on PBS a few years back, I did not own one Dylan album. Now I have them all.

Tectonic shift  :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on March 25, 2009, 05:46:44 PM
I really love the No Direction Home DVD, before seeing that on PBS a few years back, I did not own one Dylan album. Now I have them all.

All of them??? Man, you went nuts. ;)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on March 25, 2009, 06:07:05 PM
All of them??? Man, you went nuts. ;)

 ;D

When it comes to artists that I love, I don't dabble.  :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on March 26, 2009, 04:33:17 AM
;D

When it comes to artists that I love, I don't dabble.  :)

How many albums is that? Like 100?
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on March 26, 2009, 06:15:57 AM
How many albums is that? Like 100?

 ;D

It's less than the Rolling Stones, another group that I had zero albums by until recently and now have every one.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on March 26, 2009, 07:11:43 AM
;D

It's less than the Rolling Stones, another group that I had zero albums by until recently and now have every one.

I don't have to worry about the Rolling Stones.

Have you listened to all those Dylan albums? Even the bootleg series? Wow.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on March 26, 2009, 07:27:30 AM
Dylan in toto is a staggering volume to contemplate.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on March 26, 2009, 07:33:53 AM
Dylan in toto is a staggering volume to contemplate.

Well, if you cut out the Rollings Stones catalog, it should be doable.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on March 26, 2009, 07:50:20 AM
I don't have to worry about the Rolling Stones.

Don't like them?

Quote
Have you listened to all those Dylan albums? Even the bootleg series? Wow.

I have listened all of them up to Desire, starting from the beginning. I am not in a hurry to get through, just casually working through.

I should say that I don't have all the Bootleg series, I think I only have 4 of them.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on March 26, 2009, 07:52:25 AM
Don't like them?

They're okay. Don't do much for me, except "Some Girls".
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: rockerreds on March 26, 2009, 07:57:50 AM
The Roches-Nurds(vinyl)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DavidRoss on March 26, 2009, 08:06:03 AM
The Roches-Nurds(vinyl)
Cool.  Maybe I'll spin some Roche vinyl later today.

Thread duty:  No non-classical music purchases in months, but I did buy my sweetie some chocolate truffles recently.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on March 26, 2009, 08:07:50 AM
Cool.  Maybe I'll spin some Roche vinyl later today.

Thread duty:  No non-classical music purchases in months, but I did buy my sweetie some chocolate truffles recently.

Even cooler.  Brand name please, David.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on March 26, 2009, 08:18:49 AM
Cool.  Maybe I'll spin some Roche vinyl later today.

Did You Know? Dept . . .

The Roches appear on Robt Fripp's Exposure album . . . dost know it, Dave?
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DavidRoss on March 26, 2009, 08:35:39 AM
Even cooler.  Brand name please, David.
Store bought, not boutique.  Lindt extra-dark.  I hid them all over the house in places where I figured she would inadvertently find them.  Better than a dozen sessions with the marriage counselor.

Cool that you have the day home, Bill.  Listen lots and listen LOUD!

The Roches appear on Robt Fripp's Exposure album . . . dost know it, Dave?
Nope.  The title always scared me off.  Shades of Jim Morrison!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on March 26, 2009, 09:02:31 AM
I'm pretty much all about Bob and classical music these days.  ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on March 26, 2009, 01:14:39 PM
Nope.  The title always scared me off.  Shades of Jim Morrison!

Hah!  :D

Fear not.  Maybe it won't be your cup of Assam, but I'd recommend a listen.  Very different texture to the album than his work with King Crimson.

And maybe it will be your c. of A.  At any rate, it's an old favorite of mine . . . .
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on March 26, 2009, 01:21:05 PM
http://uk.youtube.com/v/kQH0Wf1DY8w

[ A lot of the Fripply guitar touches are lost in the lo-fi here. ]
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on March 26, 2009, 01:24:38 PM
Just good fun, I think . . . .

http://uk.youtube.com/v/FldePHd1abA
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on March 29, 2009, 03:05:53 AM
CD: Tangerine Dream - Green Desert - 3.99 €
DVD: The Messengers - 3.99 €

Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Haffner on March 29, 2009, 07:06:00 AM
Classic death metal, and such a friendly cover!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: rockerreds on March 29, 2009, 11:26:02 AM
Original Soundtrack From The Harder They Come(Mango)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on March 29, 2009, 11:38:16 AM
Original Soundtrack From The Harder They Come(Mango)

Classic.  8)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on March 29, 2009, 11:52:28 AM
(http://s3.amazonaws.com/hitfix/photos/55836/PrinceLotusFlow3R_article_story_main.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on March 29, 2009, 01:21:33 PM
More...

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61bgLn8Zi-L._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61YSC63jAbL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31SNST2K8PL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Lethevich on March 29, 2009, 02:52:19 PM
In lieu of a future visit to the capital, I figure that I had better acclimatise with what it has to offer. The westcountry is hardly a showcase for the baroque...

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41BCS1SZCFL._SL500_AA240_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51KZP53QD8L._SL500_AA240_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41TW7KP4H4L._SL500_AA240_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51fyin7higL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA240_SH20_OU02_.jpg)

The last one should be fun. I am wondering at what ratio British people managed to annihilate their treasures over the Luftwaffe.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: RussellG on March 29, 2009, 03:08:59 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31SNST2K8PL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

My favourite Heep album  8)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on March 29, 2009, 03:36:13 PM
My favourite Heep album  8)

I look forward to listening.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on March 29, 2009, 04:23:27 PM
Some vinyl from a vintage audio show here in Denver:


Some Brubeck:
(http://i9.ebayimg.com/03/i/03/cc/23/dd_1_b.JPG)  (http://i24.ebayimg.com/01/i/001/3c/af/3485_1.JPG)  (http://i21.ebayimg.com/08/i/001/37/29/cc65_1.JPG)  (http://i22.ebayimg.com/01/i/001/03/98/896b_1.JPG)

This soundtrack:
(http://i19.ebayimg.com/02/i/001/31/ce/9158_1.JPG)

Some S&G
(http://i17.ebayimg.com/02/i/001/1d/c2/f473_1_sbl.JPG)   (http://i14.ebayimg.com/07/i/001/1e/c2/ee58_1.JPG)

And I am always a sucker for records with Hot Rod covers....
(http://i14.ebayimg.com/03/i/001/39/9f/3575_1.JPG)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on March 31, 2009, 09:33:54 AM
Also landed today:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21QZ1W3311L._SL500_AA130_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on April 01, 2009, 09:20:48 AM
Tangerine Dream: FLAME
Tangerine Dream: BOOSTER Vol. 2
Tangerine Dream: FALLEN ANGELS
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on April 02, 2009, 03:01:56 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/512BfVIvLvL._SS500_.jpg)(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Tjccg06pL._SS500_.jpg)

Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on April 04, 2009, 10:22:42 AM
(http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2009/03/03/flatlanders_hills_main.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on April 04, 2009, 11:05:23 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/513DTWX9WPL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on April 04, 2009, 01:28:59 PM
(http://www.acsupplyco.com/estes/1295_mean_machine.jpg)

The Mean Machine from Estes.  This will be my second go around with this 6 foot model rocket.  The first went fine for a number of launches, save the last one. The engine fired, but the rocket never left the pad. ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on April 04, 2009, 01:36:57 PM
I like this one.
(http://www.lunar.org/docs/nasa/images/DS1_launch.jpg)
 ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on April 04, 2009, 02:07:05 PM
I like this one.
(http://www.lunar.org/docs/nasa/images/DS1_launch.jpg)
 ;D

See #7.

http://www.nar.org/NARmrsc.html

I would need to get certified for anything larger than that.  ;D

But there is this level of rocketry should I seek and get certified:

http://www.nar.org/hpcert/NARhprintro.html
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on April 04, 2009, 02:15:57 PM
Plus Dave, I believe if my rocket does not work I am out about $30.  For your Delta II (?) with its DS1 payload: from the web $152.3 million comprised of $94.8 million for development, $43.5 million for launch, $10.3 million for operations, and $3.7 million for science.   That would be a lot of cds you would be missing out on. ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: RussellG on April 04, 2009, 02:23:18 PM
Plus Dave, I believe if my rocket does not work I am out about $30.  For your Delta II (?) with its DS1 payload: from the web $152.3 million comprised of $94.8 million for development, $43.5 million for launch, $10.3 million for operations, and $3.7 million for science.   That would be a lot of cds you would be missing out on. ;D

What a cool hobby rocketry must be.  Trouble is I'd always be striving to end up with this in the backyard:

(http://arizona.usgs.gov/Flagstaff/Outreach/CenterEPO/A15SaturnV.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on April 04, 2009, 02:30:03 PM
What a cool hobby rocketry must be.  Trouble is I'd always be striving to end up with this in the backyard:


A lot of fun.

The Saturn V is easily my favorite rocket, Russell, for a number of reasons, but truly took the first spot when I was able to view like this when we visited Cape Kennedy last summer:

(http://www.hmadison.com/045a.jpg)

(http://www.kennedyspacecenter.com/images/img_apolloSaturnV.jpg)

Trust me, it is quite a walk to the other end.  :)

Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: RussellG on April 04, 2009, 02:45:49 PM
The Saturn V is easily my favorite rocket, Russell, for a number of reasons, but truly took the first spot when I was able to view like this when we visited Cape Kennedy last summer:

The most impressive piece of machinery devised by man IMO.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Kullervo on April 05, 2009, 03:44:55 PM
The Belles Heures of Jean, Duke de Berry, Prince of France

A book of gorgeous reproductions of the illuminated Book of Hours from the 1400s. I can't find any photos from this edition, but the colors are amazingly vivid (they even have gold foil to simulate the gilded scripts).

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/03/Belles_heures_jean_duc_de_berry_annunciation.jpg/423px-Belles_heures_jean_duc_de_berry_annunciation.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on April 05, 2009, 04:50:32 PM
The Belles Heures of Jean, Duke de Berry, Prince of France

A book of gorgeous reproductions of the illuminated Book of Hours from the 1400s. I can't find any photos from this edition, but the colors are amazingly vivid (they even have gold foil to simulate the gilded scripts).

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/03/Belles_heures_jean_duc_de_berry_annunciation.jpg/423px-Belles_heures_jean_duc_de_berry_annunciation.jpg)

Can you link me to this edition, Corey.....and quickly.  :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Kullervo on April 05, 2009, 05:00:33 PM
Can you link me to this edition, Corey.....and quickly.  :)

This is the only thing I could find: http://openlibrary.org/b/OL6251943M/Belles-Heures-of-Jean,-Duke-of-Berry

Doesn't look like anyone is selling it online. :(
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on April 05, 2009, 05:02:17 PM
Do you mind me asking where you got it and how many bones it set you back?
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Kullervo on April 05, 2009, 05:08:59 PM
Do you mind me asking where you got it and how many bones it set you back?

A used bookshop here in town. The bookseller himself got it from an estate sale. I paid only $15 for it, which is not unusual for this particular shop. I've often found books a century old (or older) for almost nothing.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Brian on April 09, 2009, 12:35:31 PM
Some movies:

Hamlet (1996; Kenneth Branagh)
Henry V (1989; Kenneth Branagh)
Doubt (2008; not Kenneth Branagh)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on April 09, 2009, 05:54:44 PM
Some movies:

Hamlet (1996; Kenneth Branagh)
Henry V (1989; Kenneth Branagh)
Doubt (2008; not Kenneth Branagh)

Still need to see all three, Brian.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Brian on April 09, 2009, 07:44:14 PM
Still need to see all three, Brian.
In my Shakespeare class we've seen clips from the Branagh Hamlet back-to-back with excerpts from the Mel Gibson Hamlet, and the difference is eye-opening, sometimes even jaw-dropping. The Gibson Hamlet is good. It delivers when it needs to, the soliloquys are mighty fine, Gibson adds some clever touches and is supported by a great cast, and the play is cut down to a manageable size. But the difference between Gibson (well, actually, I should say Zeffirelli - Franco directed Mel) and Branagh is the difference between a pretty good movie and a great movie. It's the difference between something you enjoy of an evening and something you never forget. When I watch the Zeffirelli Hamlet I'm aware that it's highly competently executed; when I watch the Branagh one every second is absolutely electric, the kind of filmmaking that dazzles with its imagination and invention and glorious acting (Jacobi as Claudius!) - but keeps me so busy being enveloped in the story that I hardly notice I'm watching a movie. I'm really, really looking forward to getting that copy.

That said, I haven't seen it all the way through, and am a little nervous to see how Jack Lemmon, Billy Crystal and Robin Williams can handle Shakespearean dialogue (as Marcellus, the Gravedigger and Osric, to be exact). Incidentally, the Branagh Hamlet is totally uncut and therefore lasts four hours!

I have seen Branagh's complete Henry V. It's incredibly low-budget, so there are only about 20 fighters at Agincourt who are just shown over and over - the same French guy dies several times  ;D - but Branagh's St. Crispin's Day speech is a knockout, Derek Jacobi (again!) as the Prologue delivers a masterful opening - "O for a Muse of fire!" - and there is a scene, well, actually, a single shot, which takes place immediately after the battle is over, which I would rank among the great shots in the history of cinema. You'll know it when you see it. It's extraordinary. For many years my professor considered Henry V the greatest Shakespeare film ever made, though this year he's taken to the McKellen Richard III, which is pretty hair-raising.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Kullervo on April 10, 2009, 11:14:53 AM
I've mentioned it before, but Grigory Kozintsev's Hamlet is my favorite film adaptation of Shakespeare (and one of the best-looking films ever made, to boot).
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Brian on April 10, 2009, 01:39:47 PM
I've mentioned it before, but Grigory Kozintsev's Hamlet is my favorite film adaptation of Shakespeare (and one of the best-looking films ever made, to boot).
Not to mention one of the best soundtracks! ;)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bu on April 10, 2009, 08:15:13 PM
40% off at Borders today:
(http://www.renaud-bray.com/ImagesEditeurs/PG/169/169409-gf.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on April 11, 2009, 04:50:59 AM
Nice Bu!

I have the other three Bergman boxes (The Early Bergman, etc) and this is my favorite.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bu on April 11, 2009, 12:38:14 PM
Nice Bu!

I have the other three Bergman boxes (The Early Bergman, etc) and this is my favorite.

Thanks, George!  Can't wait to dig into the movies here; have only seen Through a Glass, Darkly but that was about 10 years ago and my memory is pretty dim about it.  Was thinking of getting the Early Bergman set, but didn't know if any of those films would be as good as his later ones.  Are they?
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on April 11, 2009, 12:51:41 PM
Thanks, George!  Can't wait to dig into the movies here; have only seen Through a Glass, Darkly but that was about 10 years ago and my memory is pretty dim about it.  Was thinking of getting the Early Bergman set, but didn't know if any of those films would be as good as his later ones.  Are they?

They aren't as good, but they are good nonetheless.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bu on April 11, 2009, 12:59:03 PM
They aren't as good, but they are good nonetheless.

Should still be an interesting viewing, then.  With the 40% discount I might as well give them a shot.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on April 11, 2009, 01:05:16 PM
Should still be an interesting viewing, then.  With the 40% discount I might as well give them a shot.

There's always that "4 masterpieces boxes" set too or the one with "Anna/Shame/Persona, etc" too.

If individual DVDs are on sale too, I'd grab Autumn Sonata and Scenes from a Marriage ahead of any of those boxes if I were you. 
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: rockerreds on April 11, 2009, 01:09:24 PM
Billy Bragg & Wilco-Mermaid Avenue
Bob Marley And The Wailers-Natty Dread (Barry Diament mastering)
Rolling Stones-Out Of Our Heads
Marshall Crenshaw-Life's Too Short
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bu on April 11, 2009, 01:14:07 PM
There's always that "4 masterpieces boxes" set too or the one with "Anna/Shame/Persona, etc" too.

If individual DVDs are on sale too, I'd grab Autumn Sonata and Scenes from a Marriage ahead of any of those boxes if I were you. 

Oh, all the cds and dvds are at 40% clearance, George.  Have been buying lots and lots of everything I can think of! :D

Saw Scenes there & was planning on buying that next time. Didn't see Autumn Sonata, but have already watched that one recently thanks to a friend and enjoyed it immensly.  Hmm.....that 4 masterpieces sounds enticing, but I probably already have some of the dvds in that package.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on April 11, 2009, 01:26:09 PM
Oh, all the cds and dvds are at 40% clearance, George.  Have been buying lots and lots of everything I can think of! :D

Saw Scenes there & was planning on buying that next time. Didn't see Autumn Sonata, but have already watched that one recently thanks to a friend and enjoyed it immensly.  Hmm.....that 4 masterpieces sounds enticing, but I probably already have some of the dvds in that package.

The 4 movies are Virgin Spring, Wild Strawberries, Seventh Seal, Smiles of a Summer Night.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bu on April 11, 2009, 01:38:51 PM
The 4 movies are Virgin Spring, Wild Strawberries, Seventh Seal, Smiles of a Summer Night.

Already have two of those films (Wild Strawberries & Seventh Seal).   :(

I think I'll just focus on the early set with Scenes from a Marriage.   ;)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on April 11, 2009, 01:41:50 PM
Already have two of those films (Wild Strawberries & Seventh Seal).   :(

I think I'll just focus on the early set with Scenes from a Marriage.   ;)

Scenes from a Marriage is long, but man is it incredible. 
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bu on April 11, 2009, 01:56:54 PM
Scenes from a Marriage is long, but man is it incredible. 

Yeah, there's two versions, I hear: the shorter theatrical cut and then the version for Swedish tv.  Both are on the Criterion dvds, right?
Regardless, I look foward to seeing at least one!  ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on April 11, 2009, 02:13:45 PM
Yeah, there's two versions, I hear: the shorter theatrical cut and then the version for Swedish tv.  Both are on the Criterion dvds, right?
Regardless, I look foward to seeing at least one!  ;D

The Criterion DVD I have includes both versions.  8)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bu on April 11, 2009, 02:19:27 PM
The Criterion DVD I have includes both versions.  8)

Heeell Yeeeeaaah!   :D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: rockerreds on April 16, 2009, 06:48:16 AM
The Searchers-Love's Melodies
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Jay F on April 16, 2009, 07:10:39 AM
I didn't purchase it, but hearing Susan Boyle sing "I Dreamed a Dream" on BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT inspired me to watch the entire LES MISERABLES 10TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT on You Tube yesterday. Talk about a tear-jerker.

BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lp0IWv8QZY

10TH ANNIVERSARY: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yt-IBJpEMzA&feature=related
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on April 16, 2009, 12:42:32 PM
Book:

Understanding Toscanini by Joseph Horowitz

Music:

The Singing Wayfarer - Burl Ives (2CD)
The Undisputed Queen of the Blues - Bessie Smith (2CD)
Sacrifist - Praxis
Too Much Pain... - Little Milton
Heat Treatment - Graham Parker (re-buy)
Bloodshot Eyes: The Best of Wynonie Harris

All used.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: rockerreds on April 16, 2009, 01:03:44 PM
What's Up Matador(Matador)
L7-Hungry For Stink(Slash/Reprise)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: rockerreds on April 17, 2009, 12:49:40 PM
Billy Bragg and Wilco-Mermaid Avenue Vol.2 (CD)
Julie London-Wives & Lovers (mono vinyl)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: mwb on April 18, 2009, 06:51:34 AM
Arrived from Amazon yesterday (we'll count it as today):

(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m156/mwbworld/Music/Just%20Bought/HWilliamsUnreleasedRecordings.jpg)

(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m156/mwbworld/Music/Just%20Bought/Moonglowsbestof.jpg)

(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m156/mwbworld/Music/Just%20Bought/NHageninekstase.jpg)

And with that Phase 1 of my plan to muck with Amazon's recommendation system had begun!  ;D

----------------
Listening to: Brahms, Johannes - Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77 II. Adagio (http://www.foxytunes.com/artist/brahms%2c+johannes/track/violin+concerto+in+d+major%2c+op.+77+ii.+adagio) - Julia Fischer (violin)/Yakov Kreizberg (conductor)/Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on April 18, 2009, 11:29:50 AM
Threw done 30 bones for this piece of vinyl today, and am still smiling. ;)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_4YTVtMhY-n0/SKBZcr4xW4I/AAAAAAAACAI/2441jlYL5d4/s400/Super+Stocks+-+School+Is+A+Drag.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: RussellG on April 18, 2009, 03:23:24 PM
Threw done 30 bones for this piece of vinyl today, and am still smiling. ;)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_4YTVtMhY-n0/SKBZcr4xW4I/AAAAAAAACAI/2441jlYL5d4/s400/Super+Stocks+-+School+Is+A+Drag.jpg)

Man I love 60's songs about cars.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on April 18, 2009, 03:40:39 PM
I have these two also, Russell:

(http://www.thecarburetorshop.com/Carbshop_records_files/image087.jpg)

(http://www.thecarburetorshop.com/Carbshop_records_files/image043.jpg)

Kind of started to make this a side collection.  A lot of fun digging through bins looking for them.  I am not really much a car guy.  Heck, I drive a '93 Suzuki Sidekick with oxidized paint.  But my dad always read hot-rod magazines, so fun to to grab them on that account alone.



Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on April 19, 2009, 04:54:43 PM
Three pieces of vinyl from a local show:

The lads from Liverpool Boulder, Colorado:
(http://www.ginazsetsale.com/Current/A/CIMG3676.JPG)

No collection is complete without a sampling of the T-Bones:
(http://i19.ebayimg.com/04/i/001/42/08/61f4_1.JPG)

This double lp set remastered by Steve Hoffman:
(http://i.ebayimg.com/07/!BQsldu!B2k~$(KGrHgoOKj!EjlLmYmWCBJ6Pry)yRg~~_1.JPG)

Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on April 19, 2009, 06:24:36 PM

This double lp set remastered by Steve Hoffman:
(http://i.ebayimg.com/07/!BQsldu!B2k~$(KGrHgoOKj!EjlLmYmWCBJ6Pry)yRg~~_1.JPG)



Nice! I have the CD incarnation. MCA, right?
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on April 19, 2009, 06:27:09 PM
Yes, MCA, George.  Good stuff.

My dad dropped these on my lap.  All are hole punched, but the vinyl looks spanking new.  Still have their shrink wrap on them as well:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Q5E352HEL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)  (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Wq%2B2y2XrL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)  (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51PTIG--YsL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)  (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31X7D6H4HGL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)  (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51dveFetTYL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)  (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31x9nLGtoML._SL500_AA240_.jpg)  (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51eucqRvY3L._SL500_AA240_.jpg)  (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/4192DQKPX4L._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

Never owned any Cat Stevens, so let the adventure begin.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on April 19, 2009, 06:35:22 PM
Wow, Bill! If you wind up liking Cat even half as much as I do, you will have struck gold. You've got a number of his very best albums there.  :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Jay F on April 19, 2009, 07:10:08 PM
Yes, MCA, George.  Good stuff.

My dad dropped these on my lap.  All are hole punched, but the vinyl looks spanking new.  Still have their shrink wrap on them as well:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Q5E352HEL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)  (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Wq%2B2y2XrL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)  (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51PTIG--YsL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)  (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31X7D6H4HGL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)  (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51dveFetTYL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)  (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31x9nLGtoML._SL500_AA240_.jpg)  (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51eucqRvY3L._SL500_AA240_.jpg)  (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/4192DQKPX4L._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

Never owned any Cat Stevens, so let the adventure begin.
Wow. Good for you. Some of these were played to death, so "brand spanking new" is very, very nice.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: jhar26 on April 20, 2009, 08:52:58 AM
(http://www.sweetsixties.com/images/deker2.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on April 20, 2009, 09:41:48 AM
Cat Stevens is good listening. That reminds me: I should  add him to "favorite artists" over at Rateyourmusic.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: jwinter on April 20, 2009, 10:53:35 AM
A bit of live Muddy over the weekend...

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/519pNOYI7bL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61WnUm01MiL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/4195P3EG9ML._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on April 21, 2009, 08:20:17 AM
Amazon.co.uk marketplace:
Everything But The Girl - Walking Wounded - £1.98

eBay:
U.H.F. (Moby) - U.H.F. - 5,98€
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on April 23, 2009, 08:01:01 PM
(http://i.yai.bz/assets/68/500/l_p1014050068.jpg)(http://www.vibrantsound.com/music/files/images/detailed/159776.jpg)

Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Haffner on April 24, 2009, 07:48:10 AM
I call call Gary Moore "Scary Gary"...monstrous guitar tone, outstandingly exciting (in that "mega-edgy" style). This was recorded after he blew his chops to outlandish proportions in the fusion band "Colosseum".
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bu on April 24, 2009, 07:58:25 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41YHL2Cq-lL.jpg)

(http://pic4.picturetrail.com/VOL750/6035197/11811910/175222063.jpg)

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00005B1ZL.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)

50% off at Borders.   8)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: jwinter on April 28, 2009, 11:19:41 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51su%2BnJV2PL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41EMGKKZENL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on April 28, 2009, 11:20:54 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51su%2BnJV2PL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

Nice!! Thanks for the reminder!  :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Lethevich on April 28, 2009, 11:31:00 AM
Part of my continuing experience of enjoying reading about great literature far more than reading the subject itself...

King Lear (Major Literary Characters series) ed. Harold Bloom.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on April 28, 2009, 11:33:55 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51su%2BnJV2PL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

yep
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on April 28, 2009, 11:39:54 AM
yep

You getting the Deluxe one?
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on April 28, 2009, 11:41:49 AM
You getting the Deluxe one?

My wife bought the single disc at Target. I decided the extras aren't worth it.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on April 28, 2009, 11:45:29 AM
My wife bought the single disc at Target. I decided the extras aren't worth it.

Hmm. Over here I can get the single CD for $7. The DE costs $10 more.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on April 28, 2009, 03:24:09 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51su%2BnJV2PL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

On the Critics' Choice list in yesterday's NY Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/27/arts/music/27choi.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: rockerreds on April 29, 2009, 02:24:31 PM
The Baseball Project-Vol.1:Frozen Ropes and Dying Quails
John Coltrane-Ascencion
Peggy Lee & George Shearing-Beauty and the Beat

Borders 50% off sale
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on April 29, 2009, 06:57:32 PM
(http://www.kkbox.com.tw/funky/album/60487.jpg)

Had the incomplete recording and decided to upgrade.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on May 01, 2009, 12:22:21 PM
Bought my wife two pair of tights (at her request).  Hope I got the right ones . . . .
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bu on May 02, 2009, 03:08:49 PM
(http://www.lib.washington.edu/media/criterion/images/throneofblood.jpg)

(http://www.silverscreenfilmclips.com/uploaded_images/IWakeUpScreaming(1941)-716659.jpg)

(http://peppermintkisskiss.com/images/thissldvd.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bu on May 02, 2009, 03:10:57 PM
(http://www.kkbox.com.tw/funky/album/60487.jpg)

Had the incomplete recording and decided to upgrade.

A real treasure, Bogey.  Need to give that one a spin again, pronto.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on May 10, 2009, 02:20:39 AM
Peter Gabriel - Us - £1.80 delivered (Amazon.co.uk Marketplace)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: RussellG on May 10, 2009, 03:15:44 AM
Peter Gabriel - Us - £1.80 delivered (Amazon.co.uk Marketplace)

Lady kiss that frog!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on May 10, 2009, 06:24:56 AM
Peter Gabriel - Us - £1.80 delivered (Amazon.co.uk Marketplace)

GREAT album!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: rockerreds on May 12, 2009, 11:17:44 AM
Library sale,50 cents total:

Th Beach Boys:Good Vibrations Disc Four(covers 1973-1988)(Capitol)
Fiona Apple:Extraordinary Machine(Dual Disc)(Epic)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: rockerreds on May 14, 2009, 08:14:28 AM
Thrift shop haul,cassettes,$1 total:
Swing Out Sister-Kaleidescope World
Madonna-I'm Breathless
Michael Jackson-Off The Wall
Lionel Richie-Can't Slow Down
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: The new erato on May 14, 2009, 08:31:49 PM
My pretty old Wadia 830 CD player developed a problem, so I bought this:

(http://www.soundstage.com/revequip/pics/wadia_302.jpg)

Wadia 302
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: rockerreds on May 15, 2009, 12:28:34 PM
CD Thrift Shop Finds,$3 total:
Benny Goodman And His Orchestra-Sing Sing Sing(RCA)
Bernstein:West Side Story-Highlights(Bernstein)(DG)
The Sound Of Music (Original Broadway Cast)(original nonremastered issue)(Columbia)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on May 15, 2009, 09:45:11 PM
Rhacodactylus ciliatus:

(http://www.pet-care-portal.com/images/CrestedGecko.jpg)

A crested gecko (cresties, in some circles).  Our first reptilian family addition.  Add him to our three basset hounds, one dachshund, two zebra finches, aquatic frog, and numerous beta fish.  (Should I mention the stray cat that inhabits our garage enough that we felt obligated to get her microchipped and checked for neutering.)  This little creature is the softest animal I have ever held.  That includes the annual baby bunnies that sometime get blown out of their nest in our front bushes.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: rockerreds on May 21, 2009, 02:37:11 PM
Buster Poindexter(s/t)
New Order-Substance
The Beatles-Revolver(US mono vinyl)
Bad Company-Run With The Pack
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on May 22, 2009, 04:36:35 PM
(http://musicselections.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/b0000046wb01_sclzzzzzzz_.jpg)  (http://jazzbluesclub.com/uploads/posts/thumbs/1201158377_getz_gilberto2.jpg)

This brings my Getz collection (counting a box set as one) to 13 cds on the shelf.  I guess I enjoy his work.  ;D  The second cd I also have on vinyl.  A rare double buy for me, but I enjoyed it that much.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on May 23, 2009, 12:53:16 PM
(http://bp1.blogger.com/_5N2tECqMh-A/RyPAw1R1JLI/AAAAAAAAAN8/mrozMhBGqxg/s320/quartet.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bu on May 23, 2009, 03:20:20 PM
Jim Thompson--RoughNeck
Jim Thompson--Wild Town
Ross MacDonald--Black Money
Ross MacDonald--The Drowning Pool
Erle Stanley Gardner--This is Murder
RoseAnna-- Sjöwall and Wahlöö
The Man Who Went Up In Smoke-- Sjöwall and Wahlöö
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Lethevich on June 01, 2009, 06:38:55 AM
400 disc sleeves. If only all purchases could be so exciting!

(http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/2302/dsc0864.png)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on June 01, 2009, 06:45:39 AM
I keep forgetting about this thread, so...

tons o' stuff  :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Henk on June 04, 2009, 08:53:59 AM
(http://bp1.blogger.com/_5N2tECqMh-A/RyPAw1R1JLI/AAAAAAAAAN8/mrozMhBGqxg/s320/quartet.jpg)

Great album! My favourite of Coltrane.

Just ordered:
(http://vagarag.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/a_walk_in_the_dark_large.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on June 04, 2009, 08:56:57 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51AcOU4l2XL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on June 04, 2009, 09:06:21 AM
400 disc sleeves. If only all purchases could be so exciting!

 8)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Henk on June 09, 2009, 11:07:35 AM
(http://www.birdland.com.au/catalogue/c669/p56113/image/?size=275x275&helper=1235688907.13)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on June 09, 2009, 01:21:55 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51AcOU4l2XL._SS500_.jpg)

Got my attention here, Dave.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on June 09, 2009, 01:26:37 PM
Got my attention here, Dave.

Quality sword-and-planet stuff, dude.  8) She also worked on the script for The Empire Strikes Back.

Read more!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leigh_Brackett
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on June 09, 2009, 03:40:59 PM
Quality sword-and-planet stuff, dude.  8) She also worked on the script for The Empire Strikes Back.

Read more!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leigh_Brackett

I thought this was worth copying and bringing over:


The Empire Strikes Back

Brackett worked on the screenplay for The Empire Strikes Back. The movie won the Hugo Award in 1981. This script was a departure for Brackett, since until then, all of her science fiction had been in the form of novels and short stories.

The exact role which Brackett played in writing the script for Empire is the subject of some dispute. What is agreed on by all is that George Lucas asked Brackett to write the screenplay based on his story outline. It is also known that Brackett wrote a finished first draft which was delivered to Lucas shortly before Brackett's death from cancer on March 18, 1978. The screenplay was revised for filming by Lucas and Lawrence Kasdan, and both Brackett and Kasdan (though not Lucas) were given credit for the final script.

Many reviewers believed that they could detect traces of Brackett's influence in both the dialogue and the treatment of the space opera genre in Empire.[3] However, Laurent Bouzereau, in his book Star Wars: The Annotated Screenplays, states that Lucas disliked the direction of Brackett's screenplay and discarded it. He then produced two screenplays before turning the results over to Kasdan, who did not work directly with Brackett's script at all. By this scenario, Lucas' assignment of credit to Brackett was a mere courtesy or mark of respect for the work she had done during her illness.[4] Support for this view comes from Stephen Haffner, owner of the press that printed Martian Quest: The Early Brackett, who has read Brackett's script, and claims that -- outside Lucas' storyline -- nothing of Brackett's personal contributions survives in the finished movie.

Brackett's screenplay has never been published. According to Haffner, it can be read at the library of the Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, New Mexico, but may not be copied or borrowed off-site.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on June 10, 2009, 08:33:14 PM
Not exactly a purchase, but I just downloaded and installed the very fast Safari 4.0 browser. I read in a test that it was 2X as fast as Firefox. They were wrong. It's more like 5 times faster, at least on my computer. I found an easy way to import all my thousands of bookmarks too:


1. Export bookmarks to HMTL from FF.
2. In menu bar on Safari, click File>Import Bookmarks.
3. Browse to your bookmarks.html file and click Open.

Note: same process on Windows and Mac, except in Windows version you need to be sure the Menu Bar is enabled. Click little gear icon on right hand side next to the bug report button, and click on "Show Menu Bar."

____________

Man I am lovin' this Safari 4.0 my Firefox had gotten sluggish even with modifications, so this is good news!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on June 11, 2009, 05:27:01 AM

I thought this was worth copying and bringing over:


The Empire Strikes Back

Brackett worked on the screenplay for The Empire Strikes Back. The movie won the Hugo Award in 1981. This script was a departure for Brackett, since until then, all of her science fiction had been in the form of novels and short stories.

The exact role which Brackett played in writing the script for Empire is the subject of some dispute. What is agreed on by all is that George Lucas asked Brackett to write the screenplay based on his story outline. It is also known that Brackett wrote a finished first draft which was delivered to Lucas shortly before Brackett's death from cancer on March 18, 1978. The screenplay was revised for filming by Lucas and Lawrence Kasdan, and both Brackett and Kasdan (though not Lucas) were given credit for the final script.

Many reviewers believed that they could detect traces of Brackett's influence in both the dialogue and the treatment of the space opera genre in Empire.[3] However, Laurent Bouzereau, in his book Star Wars: The Annotated Screenplays, states that Lucas disliked the direction of Brackett's screenplay and discarded it. He then produced two screenplays before turning the results over to Kasdan, who did not work directly with Brackett's script at all. By this scenario, Lucas' assignment of credit to Brackett was a mere courtesy or mark of respect for the work she had done during her illness.[4] Support for this view comes from Stephen Haffner, owner of the press that printed Martian Quest: The Early Brackett, who has read Brackett's script, and claims that -- outside Lucas' storyline -- nothing of Brackett's personal contributions survives in the finished movie.

Brackett's screenplay has never been published. According to Haffner, it can be read at the library of the Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, New Mexico, but may not be copied or borrowed off-site.

Most interesting. Considering the none-too-high opinion I have of Lucas as a writer, I imagine that the probability that Brackett's screenplay was reasonably good, worked in its disfavor  8)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on June 11, 2009, 05:29:25 AM
Most interesting. Considering the none-too-high opinion I have of Lucas as a writer, I imagine that the probability that Brackett's screenplay was reasonably good, worked in its disfavor  8)

She also worked on The Big Sleep with Faulkner... She got around. :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on June 11, 2009, 06:37:53 AM
Most interesting. Considering the none-too-high opinion I have of Lucas as a writer, I imagine that the probability that Brackett's screenplay was reasonably good, worked in its disfavor  8)

I do not believe the writing is all that bad, Karl considering it was meant for 4 and up to understand.  I just cringe when I hear he is going to be sitting in the director's chair or even standing beside it.  ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on June 11, 2009, 06:41:56 AM
I was never a big Star Wars fan but must admit Empire was my favorite.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on June 11, 2009, 06:43:11 AM
I was never a big Star Wars fan but must admit Empire was my favorite.

Mine as well....easily.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on June 11, 2009, 06:47:26 AM
Not exactly a purchase, but I just downloaded and installed the very fast Safari 4.0 browser. I read in a test that it was 2X as fast as Firefox. They were wrong. It's more like 5 times faster, at least on my computer. I found an easy way to import all my thousands of bookmarks too:


1. Export bookmarks to HMTL from FF.
2. In menu bar on Safari, click File>Import Bookmarks.
3. Browse to your bookmarks.html file and click Open.

Note: same process on Windows and Mac, except in Windows version you need to be sure the Menu Bar is enabled. Click little gear icon on right hand side next to the bug report button, and click on "Show Menu Bar."

____________

Man I am lovin' this Safari 4.0 my Firefox had gotten sluggish even with modifications, so this is good news!


Actually I spoke too soon. Though Safari 4.0 works incredibly well on MAC, at work I tried it on my Windows XP PC and it only gives me blank white pages.  ???
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Henk on June 17, 2009, 07:12:51 AM
(http://www.hiponline.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/dave-matthews-band-big-whiskey-300x276.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_b3oNt1Ou6cM/SLHVVOhx2MI/AAAAAAAAAPk/S06yVSgcLFk/s320/knowle+west+boy.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on June 17, 2009, 07:16:25 AM
Aerosmith doing blues songs. Got it in the mail the other day. The audiophiles would not like it. But I can dig it.
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0001FR8H2.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on June 19, 2009, 12:10:50 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Qyli7jeiL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Haffner on June 19, 2009, 12:15:42 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Qyli7jeiL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)


Good 'un.




.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Henk on June 19, 2009, 01:08:03 PM
Couldn't resist..

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31Q596RHCJL._SL500_AA240_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/319KRGCKGYL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

My collection has reached a certain size / quality that there's always something I like to listen to and it's still small enough to digest everything. So now I want to build on my collection more modestly, only focus on new releases.

Henk
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Henk on June 20, 2009, 01:31:39 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61yLIzry43L._SL500_AA280_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61%2Bc4X5w9ML._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51THPnMKSrL._SL500_AA240_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/517M58E3HBL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/516ilSA1TUL._SL500_AA280_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Henk on June 21, 2009, 06:35:11 AM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ZFeQWDDNaD8/SjQFey54fFI/AAAAAAAADXM/R-_ClCh-b6E/s1600/David%2Bs%2Bware%2B-%2Blive%2Bin%2Bvilnius.gif)

My first LP!
Fans of late Coltrane should definetily check this out.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on June 23, 2009, 03:53:37 AM
(http://dotnetslackers.com/Community/blogs/kaushalparik/apple%20iphone.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on June 23, 2009, 03:24:27 PM
Just landed...

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51QwVvD-AzL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Haffner on June 24, 2009, 06:58:55 AM
Yay! I'm bursting at the seams waiting for this one (you could have guessed, right?) :o ;)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on June 24, 2009, 06:59:27 AM
Yay! I'm bursting at the scenes waiting for this one (you could have guessed, right?) :o ;)

I've heard it already.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on June 24, 2009, 07:00:30 AM
Yay! I'm bursting at the seams waiting for this one (you could have guessed, right?) :o ;)

I'm surprised it hasn't become your avatar yet.  :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Haffner on June 24, 2009, 07:09:05 AM
I've heard it already.


You've heard the 24 k remaster? I didn't think it was out yet? If you did, I wish I was you, Davedude!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on June 24, 2009, 07:13:01 AM

You've heard the 24 k remaster? I didn't think it was out yet? If you did, I wish I was you, Davedude!

24k remaster?! Oh boy!!   ;D No, I haven't heard that. Just the songs.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on June 24, 2009, 07:23:21 AM

You've heard the 24 k remaster? I didn't think it was out yet? If you did, I wish I was you, Davedude!

You left out the important part - mastered by Steve Hoffman.  8)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on June 24, 2009, 07:25:07 AM
I thought vinyl would be the thing to get.  ???
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Haffner on June 24, 2009, 09:16:20 AM
I thought vinyl would be the thing to get.  ???


I've been looking for a good deal for that album on vinyl. It's pretty expensive in Amazon and ebay.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on June 24, 2009, 09:17:26 AM

I've been looking for a good deal for that album on vinyl. It's pretty expensive in Amazon and ebay.

Bummer, dude. Is that your favorite DP album?
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Haffner on June 24, 2009, 09:37:41 AM
Bummer, dude. Is that your favorite DP album?


Oh yeah! I really love even the lesser known tracks like the killer "proto-metal" Hard Lovin Man.

I'm crazy about all the '70's Deep Purple with Ritchie Blackmore, Made in Japan, Burn, etc. I also love the Perfect Strangers album.

But In Rock is Deep Purple Mountain Majesty.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on June 24, 2009, 09:46:55 AM

I've been looking for a good deal for that album on vinyl. It's pretty expensive in Amazon and ebay.

Not to worry, I'm sure the AF CD will sound at least nearly as good as the vinyl.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on June 24, 2009, 11:10:32 AM
Audiogeorge knows...  :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on June 27, 2009, 10:38:33 AM
Tangerine Dream - Rockoon
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on June 27, 2009, 10:46:46 AM
The first three Venom albums on CD and a Burn Notice novelization.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Haffner on June 27, 2009, 12:28:05 PM
The first three Venom albums on CD and a Burn Notice novelization.

Don't Burn the Witch
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Elgarian on June 27, 2009, 12:50:48 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51su%2BnJV2PL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

Not bought, but received recently as a gift (and I would have bought it if I hadn't been given it). I guess this is Bob's version of 'easy listening', which perhaps is why it's sold so well? He can do this sort of bluesy stuff in his sleep; there's nothing here to challenge, nothing here that's likely to live in the mind for years - no 'Mississippi'; no 'High Water'. But who cares; he's still here, still doing it, and that's something to celebrate.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on June 27, 2009, 01:03:10 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51su%2BnJV2PL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

Not bought, but received recently as a gift (and I would have bought it if I hadn't been given it). I guess this is Bob's version of 'easy listening', which perhaps is why it's sold so well? He can do this sort of bluesy stuff in his sleep; there's nothing here to challenge, nothing here that's likely to live in the mind for years - no 'Mississippi'; no 'High Water'. But who cares; he's still here, still doing it, and that's something to celebrate.

He's become an old bluesman. Which is neat.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Elgarian on June 27, 2009, 01:14:37 PM
He's become an old bluesman. Which is neat.

Yes. His latest reinvention!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on July 04, 2009, 05:16:18 AM
Tangerine Dream - The Dream Mixes One - $7.70 - Amazon.com Marketplace
Tangerine Dream - The Hollywood Years 2 - £4.59 - Amazon.co.uk Marketplace
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: CD on July 04, 2009, 10:00:46 AM
(http://www.polishlibrary.org/review/ferdydurke.jpg) (http://images-eu.amazon.com/images/P/0141184841.02.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: rubio on July 05, 2009, 04:20:31 AM
(http://www.polishlibrary.org/review/ferdydurke.jpg)

I just read Ferdydurke, and I loved it!! What a wild ride in the diverse use of language that is. The only thing is that it is almost untranslatable (according to my Polish wife), because Gombrowicz invented a lot of words on his own, but I still think the translater has done an excellent job (from Polish to Norwegian that is). Any other recommendations on Gombrowicz are very welcomed!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Lethevich on July 06, 2009, 09:36:24 AM
I found a neat secondhand bookstore today in a village I previously hadn't heard of. Cramped but with an entire room for art and architecture. I got:

(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/aa/cc/0a84808a8da08207e2265110.L.jpg) (http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/7909/helgas.jpg) (http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/8718/turnrhc.jpg) (Turner's Rivers, Harbours and Coasts)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Elgarian on July 06, 2009, 11:00:52 AM
I found a neat secondhand bookstore today in a village I previously hadn't heard of. Cramped but with an entire room for art and architecture. I got:
(http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/8718/turnrhc.jpg) (Turner's Rivers, Harbours and Coasts)

If you thought I was unstoppable on the PreRaphs, don't get me started on Turner ....
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Lethevich on July 06, 2009, 11:20:41 AM
:D I have "difficulty" with most art to some degree or another, but Turner is one who came easily - especially the mind-rearranging late works. I can't think of another "establishment approved" figure (pre-20th c) who continued their artistic evolution to such un-crowd-pleasing lengths, but because people admired him, the radical works appear to have gained appreciation rather rapidly. I could be a bit wrong in this impression, though, as I have yet to read a biography on him, only style analysis. Rain, Steam, and Speed as far as I am concerned might be the greatest painting a Briton has produced, although this "maybe" depends on seeing it in real life first. Its colours vary greatly depending on photograph/scan, and completely alter its mood.

It's sad to read the occasional "wherabouts unknown" caption in books like this, but I suppose how much is preserved by organisations is a blessing.

I forgot about my other bag, which contained an old and cheap Constable bio (a chap whose work I have yet to fully appreciate - too chocolate box at its most famous, but almost Turneresque - albeit early/middle Turner - at its best), and an ungodly amount of 10-50p pamphlets on various buildings. Sometimes I feel that I am the only person under the age of 60 who cares about fan vaulting in obscure parish churches serving villages with names like "Ottery"... ::)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Elgarian on July 06, 2009, 11:50:47 AM
I can't think of another "establishment approved" figure (pre-20th c) who continued their artistic evolution to such un-crowd-pleasing lengths, but because people admired him, the radical works appear to have gained appreciation rather rapidly. I could be a bit wrong in this impression, though, as I have yet to read a biography on him, only style analysis. Rain, Steam, and Speed as far as I am concerned might be the greatest painting a Briton has produced, although this "maybe" depends on seeing it in real life first. Its colours vary greatly depending on photograph/scan, and completely alter its mood.

Almost from the beginning he was controversial, but he could so clearly outpaint everyone else out of sight in almost any style he attempted, that he was pretty well unanswerable, despite the hammering he got from conventional critics. And Ruskin's impassioned defence of Turner's imaginative naturalism played a part after his death, too.

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I forgot about my other bag, which contained an old and cheap Constable bio (a chap whose work I have yet to fully appreciate - too chocolate box at its most famous, but almost Turneresque - albeit early/middle Turner - at its best)

What's always so striking about Constable is that when after a gap of time, I visit any of his most well-known paintings, I'm astonished by how fresh and un-stodgy and un-chocolate boxy they really are. They suffer terribly by being reduced from 6 feet wide to just a few inches on a calendar or something. In his day he was a genuine avante-garde painter, making real discoveries about the perception of landscape and expressing them in paint with staggering (but very hard-won) power. His sketches are often brilliant beyond description.


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and an ungodly amount of 10-50p pamphlets on various buildings. Sometimes I feel that I am the only person under the age of 60 who cares about fan vaulting in obscure parish churches serving villages with names like "Ottery"... ::)

I confess to knowing nothing at all about fan-vaulting in obscure parish churches, alas. But you did mention Crewkerne in a recent post, which I've driven through several times en route to Lyme; and I do know the village of Abbotsbury, with, just by its parish church, the Abbotsbury Tea Rooms which have what I think might be the finest tea garden in all England. Do you know Abbotsbury? St Catherine's Hill?

I can't go on hijacking threads like this. We need a sort of 'Book-buying and art-chat miscellany with special reference to fan vaulting' thread.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: The new erato on July 06, 2009, 11:54:10 AM
Yes, let's put the artsy-fartsy stuff safely away.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Henk on July 06, 2009, 02:32:20 PM
An Hour With...  - Clusone 3 (Hatology)
Trois Plans Sur La Comete - Francois Raulin (Hatology)
Tenderly - Joe Maneri (Hatology)
Marc Copland And... - Marc Copland (Hatology)
I Know About The Life - Archie Shepp (Hatology)
Snijbloemen - Theo Jorgensmann (Hatology)
To Ornette - Hybrid Identity - Theo Jorgensmann (Hatology)
Ramasuri - Max Nagl (Hatology)

Sale at Jazzloft
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on July 07, 2009, 08:56:51 AM
rosemary's baby
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: CD on July 10, 2009, 12:42:04 PM
Ivo Andric - Bosnian Chronicle
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on July 12, 2009, 11:08:32 AM
e@stgate Music Shop:

Tangerine Dream - Chandra
Tangerine Dream - Choice
Tangerine Dream - One Times One

 0:)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Henk on July 13, 2009, 01:33:52 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41pJY0T4U4L._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Drasko on July 14, 2009, 06:01:17 AM
Ivo Andric - Bosnian Chronicle

Interesting choice, how did you come to it? I like that book, captures the atmosphere of inert stillness of Ottoman backwater perfectly, sticky atmosphere thwarting any desire for action of any sort. I prefer it to better known Bridge on Drina. Another Andric favorite is short novella The Damned Yard.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: CD on July 14, 2009, 12:13:13 PM
Interesting choice, how did you come to it? I like that book, captures the atmosphere of inert stillness of Ottoman backwater perfectly, sticky atmosphere thwarting any desire for action of any sort. I prefer it to better known Bridge on Drina. Another Andric favorite is short novella The Damned Yard.

I read Bridge on the Drina a few weeks ago and loved how he captured human emotion and places it in an epic and historical framework without making the sundry characters that appear throughout seem faceless or unimportant. There doesn't seem to be much of his writing available in English but I found Bosnian Chronicle fairly cheap used at Amazon.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Drasko on July 14, 2009, 02:40:38 PM
There doesn't seem to be much of his writing available in English

He wasn't all that prolific, just four novels (of which one posthumously published), one novella and lots of short stories. Stories are quite good, should be able to find some or other selection, usually come coupled with novella The Damned Yard.

http://www.ivoandric.org.yu/html/works.html
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Brünnhilde ewig on July 14, 2009, 07:39:05 PM
My today's purchase.

Well, the title of the subject doesn't say 'musical' or 'printed' purchases!

Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on July 18, 2009, 03:58:59 AM
King Crimson - THRAK - used - $7.61*
King Crimson - The ConstruKction of Light - used - $9.38*

*shipping included.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Henk on July 20, 2009, 11:18:12 AM
(http://www.emanemdisc.com/images/psi0610.jpeg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on July 21, 2009, 09:46:47 AM
(http://www.marthaasandweiss.com/OxfordHistory.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on July 25, 2009, 02:32:39 PM
(http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/5062/2927041x.jpg) (http://img233.imageshack.us/i/2927041x.jpg/)

Gato Barbieri - Fenix
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bu on July 25, 2009, 04:51:08 PM
Tarkvosky's Mirror:
(http://www.gotterdammerung.org/film/collection/m/00000201.jpg)

Klimov's film about Rasputin:
(http://www.kino.com/images/product/216/909.jpg)

Sokurov's Mother and Son:
(http://www.kino.com/images/product/216/933.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Lethevich on July 28, 2009, 11:48:24 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Z1571TFGL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA240_SH20_OU01_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/Richard-Strauss-Intimate-Kurt-Wilhelm/dp/0500281599)

This is scandalously cheap on Amazon.com. A sizable book with 300 pages, hundreds of illustrations and photographs, very readable, for... $1.70. This planet has gone nuts :D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on July 30, 2009, 07:04:48 AM
(http://img49.imageshack.us/img49/6987/31jbpfg6pelss500.jpg) (http://img49.imageshack.us/i/31jbpfg6pelss500.jpg/)

King Crimson - Three of a Perfect Pair  0:)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on August 01, 2009, 11:32:42 AM
(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/6409/51vfepnrqqlss500h.jpg) (http://img228.imageshack.us/i/51vfepnrqqlss500h.jpg/)

Clifford Brown: Four Classic Albums (Brown And Roach Inc / Jam Session / Study In Brown / New Star On The Horizon)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on August 02, 2009, 05:50:18 PM
(http://img3652.imagevenue.com/images/loc182/62001_SandfordAndSonS1_122_182lo.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on August 03, 2009, 05:43:32 AM
DVDs:

Brisco County Jr. Complete
BSG Season 3

Book:

High Bloods by John Farris
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on August 06, 2009, 09:16:41 AM
$10.61 incl. tax at FYE
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on August 06, 2009, 09:20:26 AM
An interesting show when the shortest track on the album ("The Return of the Giant Hogweed") runs 8:14.  Apparently, they'd also recorded "Supper's Ready" live, and were considering it for inclusion. At the last, since they'd just released Foxtrot, of which "Supper's Ready" takes up almost all of side 2 . . . they decided against two back-to-back albums with the same number consuming all of one side.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on August 06, 2009, 11:50:54 AM
Nice catch, Karl!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Solitary Wanderer on August 06, 2009, 02:57:53 PM
(http://images.filedby.com/bookimg/0199/9780199537211.jpg)

Just arrived. I've been interested to read this for some time. Very suprised to discover it's only 100 pages long - for some reason I had thought it to be 300+ pages...

 :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on August 07, 2009, 03:36:45 AM
Tangerine Dream - Live Miles
King Crimson - Beat
Kate Bush - Aerial
Kate Bush - The Sensual World
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Henk on August 07, 2009, 04:54:59 AM
(http://webstarter.easily.co.uk/users/www.disgwylfa.com/upload/Modern%20Music%20and%20After.jpg) (http://www.orpheusinstituut.be/uploaddata/piclib/big/db69e1e3cfad2618fe1935a2a9b51f3c.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on August 07, 2009, 04:56:46 AM
King Crimson - Beat

This one is great fun!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on August 07, 2009, 04:58:11 AM
Nice catch, Karl!

Indeed, Bill! (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,27.msg342648.html#msg342648)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on August 07, 2009, 07:29:22 AM
$10.62 at the Quincy Market Newbury Comics
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Haffner on August 07, 2009, 01:29:41 PM
$10.62 at the Quincy Market Newbury Comics


I used to hit Newbury Comics all the time back in my hometown of Portland Maine. Great deals and plenty of cool "stuff"!



AC/DC If You Want Blood...You've Got It
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Elgarian on August 08, 2009, 12:40:54 AM
(http://images.filedby.com/bookimg/0199/9780199537211.jpg)

Just arrived. I've been interested to read this for some time. Very suprised to discover it's only 100 pages long - for some reason I had thought it to be 300+ pages...

I had a Horace Walpole phase some years ago and enjoyed the wit of his letters enormously. Castle of Otranto is great fun as long as it's not approached as 'great literature', but in the 'spooky entertainment' spirit in which, I suppose, Walpole expected it to be enjoyed. It's a great way of enjoying the spirit of its age. I picked up a slim eighteenth century copy in a secondhand bookshop, in its original dark, plain, time-charactered leather binding, and the impression of the letterpress tangible when you run a finger over the pages.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: CD on August 10, 2009, 11:47:45 AM
Klimov's film about Rasputin:
(http://www.kino.com/images/product/216/909.jpg)


This looks interesting.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Solitary Wanderer on August 10, 2009, 12:39:29 PM
(http://images.filedby.com/bookimg/0199/9780199537211.jpg)

I had a Horace Walpole phase some years ago and enjoyed the wit of his letters enormously. Castle of Otranto is great fun as long as it's not approached as 'great literature', but in the 'spooky entertainment' spirit in which, I suppose, Walpole expected it to be enjoyed. It's a great way of enjoying the spirit of its age. I picked up a slim eighteenth century copy in a secondhand bookshop, in its original dark, plain, time-charactered leather binding, and the impression of the letterpress tangible when you run a finger over the pages.

Yes, my approach will be what you mentioned. I'm going through a 'classic Gothic fiction' phase at the moment and this is considered the grandfather of the genre. I loved the description of the aged copy you found...  :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Sergeant Rock on August 11, 2009, 05:10:06 AM
In memory of Willy deVille, who died this week, I ordered several of his CDs. This is the first to arrive:

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/july2009/MdeVille.jpg)


Willy's obit here (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/08/arts/music/08deville.html?_r=1&ref=obituaries)

Sarge
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Lethevich on August 11, 2009, 05:32:16 AM
Yes, my approach will be what you mentioned. I'm going through a 'classic Gothic fiction' phase at the moment and this is considered the grandfather of the genre. I loved the description of the aged copy you found...  :)

Thanks for pointing this out - there are such huge gaps in my reading that after seeing the price on Amazon, immediately pre-ordered this thing (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Otranto-Nightmare-Wordsworth-Mystery-Supernatural/dp/1840221844/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1249997459&sr=1-4). Can't argue with a price like that 0:)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Henk on August 12, 2009, 07:03:43 AM
Just subscribed to Tableau Magazine, a Dutch fine arts magazine. Just the magazine I was searching for. As literature and music are available through books and cd's, (visual) arts are available through a magazine!

http://www.tableaumagazine.nl/

Henk
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Henk on August 13, 2009, 01:02:56 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51CZacdmvDL._SL500_AA240_.jpg) (http://www.guardianoffers.co.uk/mall/GONMP/customerimages/products/nmpwm64v.gif)

(http://www.bagatellen.com/images/octal1.jpg)

(http://citizendick.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/radiolarians_III-300x280.jpg) (http://www.geraldclayton.com/cds/cds/gccd.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Solitary Wanderer on August 16, 2009, 03:44:04 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51PB5ZXDBBL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

3 CD audio book version

Read by Richard Pasco
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bu on August 17, 2009, 10:47:04 AM
(http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/bestselling-music-2006/2040-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on August 17, 2009, 10:48:23 AM
Nice!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bu on August 17, 2009, 10:56:33 AM
Indeed.  It has 30 original cuts, basically all the best songs of Chuck.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on August 19, 2009, 09:42:23 AM
(http://a.imagehost.org/0235/colinmacintyreisland.jpg)

Colin MacIntyre - Island
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Solitary Wanderer on August 19, 2009, 03:37:42 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/413C819E53L._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA240_SH20_OU01_.jpg)

New book arrived today  :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on August 19, 2009, 04:31:17 PM
Haven't read the third book in this urban fantasy series yet, but here's the fourth one, in the mail today.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Ghp1u5stL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on August 19, 2009, 07:12:18 PM
(http://ak.buy.com/db_assets/large_images/296/211482296.jpg)(http://imaginepeace.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/beatlesmonoofficial.jpg)

It Won't be Long!
 8)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on August 22, 2009, 02:09:26 AM
Preordered from EASTGATE Music Shop:

Tangerine Dream - THE LONDON EYE & THE LOS ANGELES CONCERT [2 DVD]
Tangerine Dream - WINTER IN HIROSHIMA [CD]
Tangerine Dream - A CAGE IN SEARCH OF A BIRD [CD]
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on August 22, 2009, 04:43:35 AM
One of the must-have crime novels.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41JG1B4ZZZL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA240_SH20_OU02_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: The new erato on August 22, 2009, 06:24:50 AM

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/44/CEravamo_Tanto_Amati.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on August 22, 2009, 10:21:58 AM
(http://image.dealoz.com/image/us/472/15121472_9780143170099_4bbbc35dcee4570c564ce54bd4c652e5_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Holden on August 22, 2009, 12:53:40 PM
(http://image.dealoz.com/image/us/472/15121472_9780143170099_4bbbc35dcee4570c564ce54bd4c652e5_o.jpg)

I'm just reading this myself - this guy could write!!!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on August 22, 2009, 01:27:21 PM
It's in my to-be-read pile. Not sure when I'll get to it.

The sequel's out now, Holden.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Lethevich on August 23, 2009, 03:48:07 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41G7C2ET5HL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

BTW, this has possibly the most bizarre Amazon review (http://www.amazon.com/Thomas-Turner-1754-1765-Scholarly-Classics/dp/0192117823) I have ever read.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Henk on August 24, 2009, 06:38:02 AM
(http://img.amazon.ca/images/I/41m8PdWTe5L._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51XlY3EfpuL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA240_SH20_OU01_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Henk on August 24, 2009, 02:49:41 PM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_MuWNJtJ8XS4/SPLDigo2R0I/AAAAAAAACwY/coJsO3l1mhs/s400/Sharp.Monk.06.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_qfj6el71ckQ/SnOzifkQDrI/AAAAAAAAF10/SVYpO2AnoRE/s400/GatoBarbieri_QuePasa97.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on August 29, 2009, 12:02:03 PM
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0684807610.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on September 02, 2009, 10:17:04 AM
Just landed.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on September 02, 2009, 10:35:47 AM
Two used CD singles from Scotland's finest:

Mull Historical Society - Animal Cannabus - £2.18
Mull Historical Society - Watching Xanadu [CD 1] - £1.80
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Dr. Dread on September 02, 2009, 01:26:18 PM
DVDs
Magnum PI - Season Two
Battlestar Galactica - Season 4.0

Book
Dangerous Laughter - Steven Millhauser
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Valentino on September 02, 2009, 01:36:43 PM
(http://www6.webon.net/elko2_nor/frontend/documents/NOR/Foto5448_908.jpg)

For the right speakers on my main stereo. Goin' active, you see. Why 4, you say? So that it can be used for other stuff to. Maybe a lamp, the vacuum cleaner, christmas tree...   
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: CD on September 08, 2009, 08:04:20 AM
Nathaniel Hawthorne - The Marble Faun
Thomas Mann - The Black Swan
           '' - The Confessions of Felix Krull, Confidence Man
Samuel Beckett - Malloy, Malone Dies, The Unnameable
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: rubio on September 09, 2009, 09:21:37 AM
I couldn't resist this expensive beauty.

(http://www.jpc.de/image/w600/front/0/5099969945120.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on September 09, 2009, 07:49:29 PM
I couldn't resist this expensive beauty.

(http://www.jpc.de/image/w600/front/0/5099969945120.jpg)

Me neither  8)

I got this too (the stereo box):

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/de/Beatles_Stereo_Box_Set.jpg)

They had an event at my local Best Buy and they were demoing the new Rock Band game. I sang a lot of songs, it was lot of fun, actually. Two of the local news stations were there and they interviewed me and a number of other people. Earlier tonight I recorded the local news and lo and behold, there I was, singing "Come Together" and talking about the Beatles on the 5 O'clock news!  :o

Man, what a day! So far the box sets sound great!

Here's some more of the Mono set (please excuse the large size this one time, Que?  :)

(http://home.comcast.net/~bcoutu/IMG_6516sm.jpg)

(http://home.comcast.net/~bcoutu/IMG_6518sm.jpg)

(http://home.comcast.net/~bcoutu/IMG_6519sm.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DavidW on September 10, 2009, 03:49:49 AM
I'm sorry you got the stereo AND the mono boxes?  George!? ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on September 10, 2009, 06:38:57 AM
I'm sorry you got the stereo AND the mono boxes?  George!? ;D

I did, yes. It had nothing to do with getting to be on the 5 O'clock news, either.  8)

I admitted that I am a CD collector. Life is easier now.  :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on September 10, 2009, 06:45:50 AM
I'm sorry you got the stereo AND the mono boxes?

IBS = Insatiable Beatles Syndrome?  :D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DavidW on September 10, 2009, 06:52:34 AM
IBS = Insatiable Beatles Syndrome?  :D

Haha!  Good one! :D  In the wave of this new Beatles mania I feel like listening to some Elvis. ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on September 12, 2009, 05:25:29 AM
Tangerine Dream - Turn of the Tides.
amazon.co.uk marketplace, £6.27 delivered (used)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on September 12, 2009, 12:58:39 PM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_vlfEM-yO9tg/SAaYK9G_KkI/AAAAAAAABB0/YsUmBCKITBA/s400/Rolling+Stones+-+Singles+collection_London+years+_89.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on September 12, 2009, 03:17:30 PM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_vlfEM-yO9tg/SAaYK9G_KkI/AAAAAAAABB0/YsUmBCKITBA/s400/Rolling+Stones+-+Singles+collection_London+years+_89.jpg)

Welcome home!  :D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Haffner on September 14, 2009, 07:19:07 AM
Got a great book on Jeff Beck, "Crazy Fingers" for my birthday. Also a really great Michael Schenker poster, and the first two Spider-man movies (I'm such a kid, and I don't care).

I figured that some of you folks might get a kick out of my music room. Forgive some of the blurries, I have a lousy camera

East Wall:

(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i97/Apostate_2006/Dioandfriends.jpg)

North Wall, Manowar and friends:

(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i97/Apostate_2006/MANOWAR.jpg)

South wall, my new Michael Schenker Poster:

(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i97/Apostate_2006/MichaelRainbow.jpg)

West Wall, me and Tricky Dicky:

(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i97/Apostate_2006/IMG_7227.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on September 14, 2009, 07:47:01 AM
That last is especially tickly!  :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DavidW on September 14, 2009, 08:16:56 AM
That's a very metal room. :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on September 15, 2009, 07:57:24 AM
Hardcover of Koontz's Darkfall for $1.50. Not sure if I've read this one.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DavidW on September 15, 2009, 08:08:11 AM
Man I haven't read Dean Koontz in a long time!  Tell me if it's any good. :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on September 15, 2009, 08:09:50 AM
Man I haven't read Dean Koontz in a long time!  Tell me if it's any good. :)

Will do.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Haffner on September 15, 2009, 01:55:25 PM
Hardcover of Koontz's Darkfall for $1.50. Not sure if I've read this one.



Fun read! The cop interplay is hilariously cliched, but the critters are cool.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on September 15, 2009, 02:06:31 PM
Hm. Maybe I have read it.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bu on September 15, 2009, 05:18:18 PM
Music
My Bloody Valentine--Loveless
John Fahey--The Legend of Blind Joe Death
Yellowman--This is Crucial Reggae
Emmylou Harris--Luxury Liner

Books
Platonov--Foundation Pit
David Goodis--Black Friday & Selected Stories
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on September 16, 2009, 05:13:25 AM
(Not my purchase, NB)

Ameriprise likely to acquire Columbia Management's equity and fixed-income business in $1B deal (http://www.investmentnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090911/REG/909119992/0/FRONTPAGE)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on September 16, 2009, 10:00:06 AM
amazon.co.uk marketplace: Doctor Who - The Five Doctors [1983] DVD - £2.75 delivered

ebay.co.uk: 40 oz (1.13 kg) bag of Reese's Miniature Peanut Butter Cups - $25.69 delivered





I love Reese's Peanut Butter Cups but they are available in Finland only in special import shops with insane prices.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DavidW on September 16, 2009, 11:10:46 AM
Man 71 dB, the Five Doctors is pretty neat. :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Lethevich on September 22, 2009, 09:35:53 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31NXPVB2H1L._SL500_AA240_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/Wagners-Ring-Symbols-Robert-Donington/dp/0571048188/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1253640724&sr=1-1) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/517zOgQMKnL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA240_SH20_OU01_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/Merchant-Venice-Oxford-Worlds-Classics/dp/019283424X/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1253640691&sr=1-3) (for the essays, not the play)

Also, WTF at the people reviewing the play itself in the Amazon reviews. But whatever, they make some amusing reading.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on September 22, 2009, 10:04:17 AM
Also, WTF at the people reviewing the play itself [i.e., The Merchant of Venice] in the Amazon reviews. But whatever, they make some amusing reading.

As if Shakespeare needs to be reviewed at this late date  8)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Lethevich on September 22, 2009, 10:07:29 AM
As if Shakespeare needs to be reviewed at this late date  8)

The Merchant of Venice is 2 star material, apparently. Like Spiderman 2...
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on September 22, 2009, 10:17:41 AM
I would not give The Merchant for a wilderness of Spidermen.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Elgarian on September 22, 2009, 10:23:21 AM
I would not give The Merchant for a wilderness of Spidermen.

OK then, so no Spidermen. How about ... 3000 ducats?
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Haffner on September 22, 2009, 11:02:34 AM
The Merchant of Venice is 2 star material, apparently. Like Spiderman 2...


Both are great, in different ways. Spiderman 2 in that often useful, "try not to think too much/just have fun" way; Merchant of Venice in the "if I pay close enough attention, my perspective of myself and others will be enriched" type 'o way.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on September 22, 2009, 11:04:01 AM
Hey, Karl! Your shoe's untied.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61HlTDoRxDL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on September 22, 2009, 11:26:10 AM
(I'm wearing sandals, Dave . . . .)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on September 22, 2009, 11:31:21 AM
(I'm wearing sandals, Dave . . . .)

D'oh!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on September 22, 2009, 11:34:36 AM
Oh! I'm to go to the closet to check to see if my shoe is untied?

All my shoes in the closet are untied, Dave.

 8)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on September 22, 2009, 11:38:19 AM
Oh! I'm to go to the closet to check to see if my shoe is untied?

All my shoes in the closet are untied, Dave.

 8)

 :D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on September 28, 2009, 12:03:27 PM
Tangerine Dream - Tyranny of Beauty
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bu on September 28, 2009, 12:34:24 PM
Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne. 

Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on September 30, 2009, 10:19:36 AM
DOCTOR WHO - Beneath the Surface [4 DVD boxset]
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Lethevich on October 03, 2009, 07:30:41 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41KVM8PWV4L._SL500_AA240_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41agMU3HWML._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

I didn't buy A Glastonbury Romance because I felt that any book of 1100 small-print pages which cannot prove it has a real plot in the blurb I will never manage to finish.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Elgarian on October 03, 2009, 07:48:51 AM
I didn't buy A Glastonbury Romance because I felt that any book of 1100 small-print pages which cannot prove it has a real plot in the blurb I will never manage to finish.

Oh yes, yes.

I've always felt I ought to want to read it though.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: CD on October 04, 2009, 07:26:35 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51XHG8RAMNL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Drasko on October 08, 2009, 08:42:08 AM
(http://www.webstaurantstore.com/berghoff-1399522-8-forged-chef-knife/berghoff-1399522-8-forged-chef-knife.jpg)
Bought myself a new knife, Berghoff, 8 inch carbon steel. Heavy thing, different balance than my old faithful Spanish, 7 inch, wooden handle, San Jorge.
(http://img49.imageshack.us/img49/7371/sanjorge.jpg)
Will have to try not to chop off my fingers till get used to it.

Also this:
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/418A51MWJCL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
none of my local bookstores had it, so had to order it from US amazon, now it'll take two weeks to arrive.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Lethevich on October 09, 2009, 03:37:40 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31zyk2ZOZHL._SL500_AA210_.jpg)

Succumbed to some pop history. Usually I dislike it, but this book seems interesting.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on October 09, 2009, 10:27:54 AM
TANGERINE DREAM - 220 Volt
DOCTOR WHO - Bred of War [5 DVD boxset]
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on October 18, 2009, 03:58:03 PM
Some vinyl from a local record show:

(http://www.earthwaverecords.com/pictures/albumimg/l/a0099184.jpg)  (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/512T3VT7RSL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)  (http://www.thewaxfactor.com/images/e%20ld.JPG)  (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_5jqVJD9To-A/SjYTi9omd4I/AAAAAAAAANs/BY6TLRra-Lw/s320/Jerry+Goldsmith_1968+-+Bandolero!.jpg)  (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3224/2877850018_5ff57c4124.jpg?v=0)  (http://i.walmart.com/i/p/00/07/86/35/39/0007863539272_500X500.jpg)  (http://bp0.blogger.com/_r7eASz2if9I/SD7_8mialmI/AAAAAAAAAEw/r-pAOjaMoWA/s320/leroyholmes.jpg)  (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_mRTl4OlhpGc/SI34MgTh1xI/AAAAAAAAAkU/cdrDEsWFkuU/s200/western.jpg)  (http://static.rateyourmusic.com/album_images/79d6c5dd2c7b003ac7d5af2ca30ceb52/273184.jpg)  (http://static.rateyourmusic.com/album_images/97e5c39ce67b9a2f05eb91c7319db0ca/323723.jpg) 
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on October 18, 2009, 05:59:38 PM
Glad you scored some loot today, Bill!  :D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on October 18, 2009, 06:10:42 PM
Glad you scored some loot today, Bill!  :D

Thanks, buddy!  It was a fun show.  The El Dorado album was the best find.  I had it in my pile to buy from one of the better dealers.  He had $50 on it, but with the 40% coupon that he sent me last month it brought it down, plus I had some vinyl that I wanted to get rid of and he gave me $17 more in trade.  Another collector came by and introduced himself when he saw the album.  He specializes in the gunfighter covers and said he had never seen a copy.  He told me he would have bought it on the spot had he seen it.   There were a couple on Ebay, but like me, we only buy vinyl that we can actually examine.  Plus "the hunt" is 90% of the fun! :)

The Johnny Western was another great find.  I got my copy for $10.  The vinyl is in great shape, but the cover is a bit rough.  They had a nicer one, but that was $50 as well.

I also scored a still sealed set of Moravec Beethoven albums....needles to say, that seal will soon be broken.
 
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on October 18, 2009, 06:47:33 PM


I also scored a still sealed set of Moravec Beethoven albums....needles to say, that seal will soon be broken.
 

Which works are on there?
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on October 19, 2009, 06:09:16 PM
Which works are on there?

Will let you know when I break the seal.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on October 19, 2009, 06:10:06 PM
Will let you know when I break the seal.

Cool.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on October 20, 2009, 08:13:39 AM
The new Hall and Oates box set. The one with that long title.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: CD on October 20, 2009, 08:16:47 AM
The new Hall and Oates box set. The one with that long title.

Sara smile, you're a rich girl, you make my dreams come true and your kiss is on my list but she's a maneater and I can't go for that (no can do)?
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on October 20, 2009, 09:09:49 AM
Something like that.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Lethevich on October 20, 2009, 11:18:41 AM
(http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/904/clipboard01hw.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/Oxford-Shakespeare-Complete-Sonnets-Poems/dp/0199535795/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1256065276&sr=8-1) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ACXHRXDAL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA240_SH20_OU02_.jpg)

Woah, this thing is amazing. Each sonnet is displayed on a double-faced page, with the sonnet on the right, and the footnotes on the left, sometimes overunning onto the blank space at the bottom of the right if there are particularly many. 160 pages of introductory writing, and his few stand-alone poems included as a bonus. I was slightly confused to find The Phoenix and the Turtle titled Let the Bird of Loudest Lay - I had never seen it referred to by that name before and almost thought it had been left out, but no doubt it'll explain the rationale. It's a really well-presented book at an amazingly low price on UK Amazon (and not too bad on US either) - glad I didn't pick up the much cheaper Dover Thrift instead.

Edit: just bought the second one, added next to the first. Hopeless book addict :\
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on October 22, 2009, 06:23:21 AM
Edith Wharton - Ethan Frome I love her.
Nick Mamatas - You Might Sleep... He's one smart cookie.
John Truby - The Anatomy of Story: 22 Steps to Becoming a Master Storyteller You never stop learning.
Gabriel Hunt - Through the Cradle of Fear  ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Tapio Dimitriyevich Shostakovich on October 24, 2009, 10:34:29 PM
Rammstein - Liebe ist für alle da

Of course I bought the special edition. It has e.g. "Halt" and "Donaukinder". Donaukinder is a gorgeous song.
Many fans, including me, thought, Rammstein would be close to be dead. Many fans cherish the album "Mutter", but not the latest ones, "Reise, Reise" and the latest "Rosenrot".

But now "Liebe ist für alle da". Rammstein are back. It's the stuff fans starved for! I love it. There's pretty much of a hype around this album, 175 (http://www.amazon.de/product-reviews/B002P3J3JO/ref=sr_1_1_cm_cr_acr_img?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1) reviews on amazon.de, most of which are very positive!

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51laLR5fa1L._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: rubio on October 25, 2009, 02:00:37 AM
Rammstein - Liebe ist für alle da

Of course I bought the special edition. It has e.g. "Halt" and "Donaukinder". Donaukinder is a gorgeous song.
Many fans, including me, thought, Rammstein would be close to be dead. Many fans cherish the album "Mutter", but not the latest ones, "Reise, Reise" and the latest "Rosenrot".

But now "Liebe ist für alle da". Rammstein are back. It's the stuff fans starved for! I love it. There's pretty much of a hype around this album, 175 (http://www.amazon.de/product-reviews/B002P3J3JO/ref=sr_1_1_cm_cr_acr_img?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1) reviews on amazon.de, most of which are very positive!

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51laLR5fa1L._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

I love them as well, and I think this is their best album together with Herzelied. They're supposed to be THE event for a live show, and I'm going to see them in Katowice, Poland 27th of November. I'm really looking forward to that. However, their video for the song Pussy is just too gross...
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: CD on October 25, 2009, 04:31:17 AM
Books:

Lao Tzu - Tao te Ching
Mencius - Mencius
Yukio Mishima - Spring Snow
Claude Simon - The Acacia
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Tapio Dimitriyevich Shostakovich on October 25, 2009, 07:54:37 AM
I love them as well, and I think this is their best album together with Herzelied. They're supposed to be THE event for a live show, and I'm going to see them in Katowice, Poland 27th of November. I'm really looking forward to that. However, their video for the song Pussy is just too gross...

I loved Mutter and Reise, Reise most. I think Pussy is alright, but not too Rammsteinish. Well yeah the video was made for the scandal, but we're in 2009 and know Rammstein: not a real scandal today in 2009. OK, maybe in the catholic Poland pr0n is unknown ;) I'm sure Rammstein is great as a live act (I'm not a Rammstein fan of the first day and have not seen them live) - the current album seems also to have been written for a live act. It has it all. You'll enjoy it, I'm jealous :) Couldn't afford a ticket, e.g. Frankfurt is sold it and prices are veeery high at ebay...
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: vandermolen on November 03, 2009, 02:11:51 PM
Books:

Lao Tzu - Tao te Ching
Mencius - Mencius
Yukio Mishima - Spring Snow
Claude Simon - The Acacia

The Tao is one of my very favourite books - which translation do you have?
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: vandermolen on November 03, 2009, 02:17:41 PM
Nostalgia trip:

Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: CD on November 03, 2009, 04:18:46 PM
The Tao is one of my very favourite books - which translation do you have?

D.C. Lau
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on November 03, 2009, 04:54:42 PM
Nostalgia trip:



I hope that you enjoy that remaster a lot more than I did.  :-[
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on November 06, 2009, 11:26:52 AM
(http://www.kriso.ee/covers/large/978159/9781598530599.jpg)
American Fantastic Tales ed. by Peter Straub

(http://images.darkhorse.com/covers/300/15/15483.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on November 06, 2009, 11:34:21 AM
For review:

(http://www.fantasticliterature.com/resources/home/cold.JPG)

(http://www.coldtonnage.com/shop_image/product/26773.jpg)

Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on November 13, 2009, 07:13:34 AM
Devo remasters: albums 1 and 3.

Lucifer #3
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on November 13, 2009, 04:17:05 PM
(http://ebooks-imgs.connect.com/product/400/000/000/000/000/037/671/400000000000000037671_s4.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on November 13, 2009, 04:36:32 PM
Keats and Yeats are on your side...
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Novi on November 23, 2009, 02:07:14 PM
An i-phone - a birthday present for my dad. :)

I was ragging him about becoming all funky in his dotage and he says to me, you do realise that these have been around for some time now. :D LOL, serves me right for being patronising. ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on November 27, 2009, 07:36:16 PM
Curb Your enthusiasm Seasons One through Six

Mission Hill - Complete series

The Bill Cosby Show - Season One

and

(http://movies.insidepulse.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/Ally-McBeal_CompleteSeries-500x339.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: The new erato on November 28, 2009, 02:47:58 AM
Nostalgia trip:
You will enjoy it a lot, it sounds fabulous. I bought it + the mono box.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: listener on November 28, 2009, 11:45:34 AM
"I"m Walking Backwards for Christmas (to show that I love you)"
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on November 29, 2009, 07:15:22 PM
(http://store.audioholics.com/shopimages/products/extras/AX-497-1000.jpg)

Yamaha Integrated Amplifier
AX-497


My amp pooped the bed, so I thought I'd try this one. I especially liked that it has a switch to bypass all of the controls (except the volume) to improve sound quality by providing a more direct line to the source. Only $299 at JandR in Manhattan. The remote controls my Yamaha CD Player also, simplifying my remote situation.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: CD on November 30, 2009, 01:01:23 PM
(http://a3.vox.com/6a00ccff930f92d75600cd96f76f534cd5-500pi)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Daedalus on December 15, 2009, 02:49:08 PM
My sister bought me Morrissey's Years of Refusal for my birthday. I also bought Morrissey's other recent release Swords.

In addition to this, I ended up buying a second-hand best of Kate Bush album for about £3. I basically bought it for my wife actually as she'll enjoy listening to it in her car.

It's going to be a 'pop music from the 80s' flavoured Christmas.  :D

Books wise, I decided to buy some light reads for over Christmas due to having an Amazon voucher to spend.

Have read the entire Jeeves oeuvre as my bedtime book but haven't read any Blandings yet. These will be my first:

Leave it to Psmith by P.G. Wodehouse

Something Fresh by P.G. Wodehouse

Also bought:

Coaching the 3-4-1-2 and 4-2-3-1 by Massimo Lucchesi

All Played Out: The Full Story of Italia '90 by Pete Davies

Behind the Curtain: Travels in Eastern European Football by Jonathan Wilson

The Bromley Boys: The True Story of Supporting the Worst Football Team in Britain by Dave Roberts

Some football (soccer) books will will give me some nice light reading in the evenings.

D.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Daedalus on December 15, 2009, 02:55:08 PM
Also bought The Haunted House and Other Stories: The Complete Shorter Fiction of Virginia Woolf.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on December 15, 2009, 02:59:22 PM
My sister bought me Morrissey's Years of Refusal for my birthday. I also bought Morrissey's other recent release Swords.

Thanks for mentioning this! I had missed it entirely.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Lethevich on December 16, 2009, 10:00:48 AM
(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/1f/ef/ae2e820dd7a05426b15ce010.L._SL500_AA240_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51RT790PEGL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41ZFV79Q5ML._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA240_SH20_OU02_.jpg)(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51DCXXE59AL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
                (Ernest Dowson)

+ An artbook on Oscar Bonnevalle (this poor chap seems to lack a Wikipedia page). And a squillion others. I am stupid for buying so many books - I can't read them all.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on December 17, 2009, 06:55:45 AM
SFBC hardcover versions of Burroughs' Mars novels.

A Moorcock Elric book.

A Frazetta 2010 calendar.

My childhood is alive and well. :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on December 17, 2009, 07:12:21 AM
A Frazetta calendar?!!!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on December 17, 2009, 07:13:42 AM
A Frazetta calendar?!!!

Indeed.  8)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on December 17, 2009, 06:11:23 PM
Jethro Tull - The Very Best of...
David Byrne - The Catherine Wheel (The Complete Score) (A re-purchase for me and highly recommended!)
Baroness - Blue Record
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on December 21, 2009, 06:54:09 PM
Mine says "20th Anniversary Collector's Edition" but doesn't have this cover:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51P-ibw4YDL._SL500_AA280_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on December 25, 2009, 09:39:43 PM
Some Dixieland:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51aM0YOO7nL._SL500_AA280_.jpg)  (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51H13G4QZ3L._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

and some old school:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41JQ4W5ZA2L._SL500_AA240_.jpg)  (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61dhvsKOMAL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)  (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51zMXCcl0kL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on December 26, 2009, 05:44:39 AM
Some nice boots by Salomon for Winter Wandering:

(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t215/ptcs-photies/salomon004.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on December 26, 2009, 09:46:51 AM
Also received this one from my wife:

(http://images.google.com/url?source=imgres&ct=img&q=http://static.rateyourmusic.com/album_images/b87a1445912eef4b422c6287df74d84c/633915.jpg&usg=AFQjCNGgiwmxualm3DBUhZDVOxqSKrEivw)

Thought it was going to be just awful, but turned out to be quite fun.  Like walking past the Golden Horseshoe Saloon at Disneyland. ;)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on January 08, 2010, 03:16:32 PM
Four Star Wars books; all by Timothy Zahn.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on January 08, 2010, 04:10:18 PM
Doctor Who - The Seeds of Death DVD
Tangerine Dream - The Epsilon Journey DVD
Tangerine Dream - Booster III
Tangerine Dream - Dream Mixes IV
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Lethevich on January 08, 2010, 10:36:32 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/511w4BhVutL._AA240_.jpg)

They've finally ditched any pretense to not being pure pop - not a single harsh vocal used so far after six songs. Catchier than herpes too, whee.

Edit: Whee, at the time of posting I seem to have thought that this was the listening thread ::)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on January 14, 2010, 01:09:43 PM
Not buying much rock but did buy this. Retro punk garage sorta thing.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51R0CVKVAHL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: offbeat on January 15, 2010, 09:31:38 AM
Doctor Who - The Seeds of Death DVD
Tangerine Dream - The Epsilon Journey DVD
Tangerine Dream - Booster III
Tangerine Dream - Dream Mixes IV
used to love Tangerine Dream from years back with albums like Force Majeure and Rubycon- just wondered if their latest stuff is as good  ???
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on January 15, 2010, 12:33:49 PM
used to love Tangerine Dream from years back with albums like Force Majeure and Rubycon- just wondered if their latest stuff is as good  ???
Force Majeure is one of their best albums. Rubycon is strong too. Many fans think the 90's was a weak (personally I think it wasn't that weak, only different) decade for TD but there is also a consensus that the last 5 years have been a renaissance for Tangerine Dream.

Recommended recent releases: Jeanne d'Arc (2005), Mapcap's Flaming Duty (2007), Purple Diluvial (2008) Views From The Red Train (2008) and Chandra (2009). Also, the Booster Compilations are very good.

http://www.tangerinedream-music.com/index.php (http://www.tangerinedream-music.com/index.php)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: offbeat on January 15, 2010, 01:53:48 PM
Force Majeure is one of their best albums. Rubycon is strong too. Many fans think the 90's was a weak (personally I think it wasn't that weak, only different) decade for TD but there is also a consensus that the last 5 years have been a renaissance for Tangerine Dream.

Recommended recent releases: Jeanne d'Arc (2005), Mapcap's Flaming Duty (2007), Purple Diluvial (2008) Views From The Red Train (2008) and Chandra (2009). Also, the Booster Compilations are very good.
thanks 71 dB - have been meaning to catch up with TD - all my TD unplayed fr years as on vinyl but be nice to catch up

 
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on January 15, 2010, 02:10:33 PM
thanks 71 dB - have been meaning to catch up with TD - all my TD unplayed fr years as on vinyl but be nice to catch up

In case you wish to update your old TD vinyls to CDs, the old classics like Force Majeure and Rubycon are easily found for low price and good sound quality (Virgin definitive edition 1995)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on January 15, 2010, 02:30:30 PM
(http://www.ecmrecords.com/Images/cover/ECM/2000/2048_a.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: vandermolen on January 15, 2010, 03:04:13 PM
Curved Air 1 and 2. A nostalgia trip after 38 years.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Lethevich on January 15, 2010, 03:25:47 PM
(http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/3792/frontjfx.jpg)

I found this in a second-hand bookshop for £5 and thought "bargain", then when I presented it to the owner, he made a BS excuse about the pencil-written price looking to have been "tampered with" after appearing surprised at how low he (or whoever else did it) had priced it. He's an ass because he should've had the guts he would say to my face "sorry I priced this too low", but he didn't - he instead implied that I was a thief, because nobody else would forge a price then leave it without trying to purchase. I am socially awkward enough as it is without people like that messing with me :P

When I got home I looked it up on Amazon and found it a copy for 6p, which I promptly snapped up. There is his answer: he must've Googled the book when pricing, saw how low it was and marked it similarly. Whatever, it's his loss of custom and my saving. Sadly, the Amazon price has gone up since (another entry has it for £3.50) so I can't recommend it as a must-buy, despite being a very fine book. The images are well-chosen and brightly reproduced, and the kitsch is balanced by more substantial stuff - really enjoyable and I can't wait to look through it again during the summer.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on January 15, 2010, 05:16:58 PM
(http://www.filtersfast.com/ProdImages/space-saver.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: listener on January 18, 2010, 12:08:04 PM
3 jetlag travel guides:
Molvanîa             San Sombrèro           Phaic Tan
had been recommended by a writer in the Japan Times
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on January 23, 2010, 11:05:05 AM
(http://www.albany.edu/writers-inst/graphics/chen_da_brothers-lg.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on February 06, 2010, 07:34:17 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51MWt6ymNGL.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on February 24, 2010, 02:18:30 PM
Just pulled the trigger on a brace of releases which, when I first saw one of them (or, one version of one of them) maybe a year-ish ago, I was sure I had no interest in.  It's the insidious influence of watching certain DVDs . . . they push me down the spiral . . . .

I'll post these when they land (I actually sprang an extra $3.50 for second-day delivery).

Meanwhile, today:  Backup 4gb flash card for the handheld recorder.

(Although the price sticker says $59.99, it was on sale for $24.99.)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on March 03, 2010, 10:58:03 AM
Per this:


Just pulled the trigger on a brace of releases which, when I first saw one of them (or, one version of one of them) maybe a year-ish ago, I was sure I had no interest in.  It's the insidious influence of watching certain DVDs . . . they push me down the spiral . . . .
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on March 03, 2010, 10:58:43 AM
And, just landed today:
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on March 03, 2010, 11:05:42 AM
Back when it was the very first (or second) CD reissue out on Rykodisc, I bought this double.  But it went away.  Now it's come back home to stay . . . .

That's a happy story, too . . . A year-ish ago I tried to find the other double that Rykodisc issued, Lumpy Gravy / We're Only In It For the Money on Amazon.  Found the item listed, and a good price on a used copy from a third-party seller.  Only when it arrived, it wasn't this double . . . it was the later Rykodisc reissue of We're Only In It For the Money only.  The seller claimed that the listing was an Amazon error (and all the same, refunded me half the price).

Now, ever since mashing a recent order for this double, I've been on sort-of tenterhooks, wondering if I was going to receive one or the other as a singleton.  But, here it is:  the double, as advertised . . . .
 
(Not a really interesting story, I suppose, but there it is.)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: secondwind on March 04, 2010, 11:27:11 PM
Thrift store run after work netted two Klezmatics cds (Rhythm & Jews and  Chava Albertstein) and an Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong cd.  I think I should get a lot of fun for my $5.00. 
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Elgarian on March 05, 2010, 04:11:30 AM
I've been buying a bunch of old Elvis CDs. All my Elvis used to be on vinyl (I never had all that much, mind you), and I never replaced them when I eventually ditched all my LPs. But recently I've been inclined towards an 'Elvis revisited' jaunt (Elvis in one ear, Mozart in the other) and so I had to act. The nice thing is discovering that so much more is available than there used to be, and nearly all of it is cheap.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on March 05, 2010, 04:16:06 AM
(Elvis in one ear, Mozart in the other)

You've found a new place to dwell, on Ives Street, I see . . . .
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Elgarian on March 05, 2010, 04:23:14 AM
(http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/3792/frontjfx.jpg)

I found this in a second-hand bookshop for £5 and thought "bargain", then when I presented it to the owner, he made a BS excuse about the pencil-written price looking to have been "tampered with" after appearing surprised at how low he (or whoever else did it) had priced it. He's an ass because he should've had the guts he would say to my face "sorry I priced this too low", but he didn't - he instead implied that I was a thief, because nobody else would forge a price then leave it without trying to purchase. I am socially awkward enough as it is without people like that messing with me :P

When I got home I looked it up on Amazon and found it a copy for 6p, which I promptly snapped up. There is his answer: he must've Googled the book when pricing, saw how low it was and marked it similarly. Whatever, it's his loss of custom and my saving. Sadly, the Amazon price has gone up since (another entry has it for £3.50) so I can't recommend it as a must-buy, despite being a very fine book. The images are well-chosen and brightly reproduced, and the kitsch is balanced by more substantial stuff - really enjoyable and I can't wait to look through it again during the summer.

That's a great bargain you've got there. It has a fine, balanced cross-section of work, very well reproduced, and much of it not all that readily available elsewhere. Even what might be dismissed as kitsch acquires an interest in its context, and there's plenty of the real stuff in any case - the pastoral idylls of John Linnell are worth anyone's attention, for instance: visions hard won in maturity, after a youth spent in painting hard-edge Pre-Raphaelite landscapes 20 years before the Pre-Raphaelites thought of doing it! Nicely spotted, and congrats on spending 6p with such terrific wisdom!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Elgarian on March 05, 2010, 04:28:49 AM
You've found a new place to dwell, on Ives Street, I see . . . .

All I know is that I feel disinclined to be a tiger (they're too rumbustuous); similarly, I'm not attracted to the leonine species, because they aren't particularly adorable. On balance, I'd prefer to be just plain Mr Edward Bear.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Conor71 on March 05, 2010, 05:51:02 PM
Just got a new iPod: 160 GB Classic which I am well chuffed with! - now I can store all my CM with room for future purchases and have now been able to include lossless versions of my favourite music :):

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41s-vKh2z4L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Lethevich on March 07, 2010, 06:53:35 PM
That's a great bargain you've got there. It has a fine, balanced cross-section of work, very well reproduced, and much of it not all that readily available elsewhere. Even what might be dismissed as kitsch acquires an interest in its context, and there's plenty of the real stuff in any case - the pastoral idylls of John Linnell are worth anyone's attention, for instance: visions hard won in maturity, after a youth spent in painting hard-edge Pre-Raphaelite landscapes 20 years before the Pre-Raphaelites thought of doing it! Nicely spotted, and congrats on spending 6p with such terrific wisdom!

:)! Now I just need some sun... ::)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Elgarian on March 08, 2010, 11:13:58 AM
:)! Now I just need some sun... ::)

Well, what impresses me is that if you're capable of doing so much with 6p, what astounding things might you accomplish with 50? If you had a couple of quid going spare, you could probably buy the sun!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Franco on March 08, 2010, 11:18:57 AM
Just got a new iPod: 160 GB Classic which I am well chuffed with! - now I can store all my CM with room for future purchases and have now been able to include lossless versions of my favourite music :):

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41s-vKh2z4L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

That's the one I have (altho mine is silver) and been very happy with it for over a year with no problems - but how do you sync lossless tracks?
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on March 08, 2010, 12:14:13 PM
Just got a new iPod: 160 GB Classic which I am well chuffed with! - now I can store all my CM with room for future purchases and have now been able to include lossless versions of my favourite music :):

I like my Sansa Fuze, but that is certainly a temptation . . . .
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: SonicMan46 on March 08, 2010, 08:07:29 PM
Tonight for our 'dinner music', several new and CHEAP arrivals from BRO:

Rosemary Clooney - From Bing to Billie - 2CD set packaged in a single-sized jewel box on Concord Records w/ Scott Hamilton on the saxophone (recordings from the late 1970s) - Rosie in great voice w/ jazzy arrangements - quite pleasant!

Buddy DeFranco & Dave McKenna - You Must Believe in Swing (also on Concord Records) - piano & clarinet - just another enjoyable relaxing jazz disc - both w/ excellent ratings on Amazon - check them out there, if interested - for myself, both are KEEPERS, enjoyed by Susan & me!  :)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/319CVWT7KJL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)  (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41HJFKP955L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on March 10, 2010, 09:49:42 AM
The Chick Corea disc is actually a restorative purchase:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ZUHxYL-lL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
Thelonious Monk – Straight, No Chaser (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000002AD6?ie=UTF8&tag=goodmusicguide-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B000002AD6)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51RC0Qy5CYL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
Thelonious Sphere Monk – Monk’s Blues (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00000292M?ie=UTF8&tag=goodmusicguide-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00000292M)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51LVeohwjrL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
Thelonious Monk – Brilliant Corners (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0012S59ZU?ie=UTF8&tag=goodmusicguide-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0012S59ZU)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41RA5P07H6L._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
Chick Corea – Solo Piano: Originals (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00004TQYF?ie=UTF8&tag=goodmusicguide-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00004TQYF)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41VDKAW0T4L._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
Al Di Meola – Consequence of Chaos (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000HIVOAA?ie=UTF8&tag=goodmusicguide-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B000HIVOAA)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21S4E8B294L._SL500_AA130_.jpg)
Art Tatum – The Best of the Pablo Group Masterpieces (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000AB133?ie=UTF8&tag=goodmusicguide-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0000AB133)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51UAcjcU3NL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
Art Tatum – Solo Masterpieces, Vol. 1 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000000XNA?ie=UTF8&tag=goodmusicguide-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B000000XNA)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Conor71 on March 12, 2010, 03:52:16 PM
That's the one I have (altho mine is silver) and been very happy with it for over a year with no problems - but how do you sync lossless tracks?
I ripped the Lossless tracks into iTunes using Apple Lossless and then sync'ed them to my iPod - I have the manage music manually option selected so my iPod doesnt try to update itself every time I connect it to the computer.
Sync'ing the Lossless tracks takes a while but they do sound great - Playing lossless files eats up the power on the iPod faster but luckily there is plenty of power in the 160 gb Ipods so im still getting quite a few hours play time before needing to recharge (hope I understood your question correctly there) :).
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Conor71 on March 12, 2010, 04:05:28 PM
I like my Sansa Fuze, but that is certainly a temptation . . . .
Those Sansa MP3 players look awesome! - I like the way you can use the SD card to expand its memory, certainly a nice player from what I have read :).
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on March 12, 2010, 04:12:04 PM
I like my Sansa Fuze, but that is certainly a temptation . . . .

I enjoy mine as well, Karl.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Sergeant Rock on March 18, 2010, 07:01:53 AM
From Amazon today: the Jim Jarmusch Collection, all his films except Broken Flowers (which I already own).

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/feb2010/Jarmuschimg088.jpg)


Sarge
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Franco on March 18, 2010, 07:05:20 AM
From Amazon today: the Jim Jarmusch Collection, all his films except Broken Flowers (which I already own).

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/feb2010/Jarmuschimg088.jpg)


Sarge

Fantastic!  I might have to splurge since most of those films were very important to me back when they first came out.

Thanks for alerting us to this collection.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Sergeant Rock on March 18, 2010, 07:31:08 AM
Fantastic!  I might have to splurge

I don't know how much it costs in the States but Amazon DE is selling it for €48...or €5.33 a movie! Amazing bargain. No splurging necessary  ;D

Sarge
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on March 26, 2010, 09:50:55 AM
Impulse purchase yestereven, $20 all in:
 
 
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(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/517B980M3GL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on March 26, 2010, 10:08:24 AM
Sweet.

Neat.

Petite.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DavidW on March 27, 2010, 12:10:05 PM
Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51D2YM12PDL._SS500_.jpg)

Simon and Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Water

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51g2VjPnaWL._SS500_.jpg)

and last but not least Dream Theater's Live at Budokan

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41XKPHM31GL._SS400_.jpg)

 :)  And I bought them at a local store so I already have them. ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on March 27, 2010, 05:13:25 PM
Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51D2YM12PDL._SS500_.jpg)

A stone cold classic! Do you have the one before that, Bringing it all Back Home? I love that one too.

Me:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41KREZM11KL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DavidW on March 27, 2010, 07:18:03 PM
A stone cold classic! Do you have the one before that, Bringing it all Back Home? I love that one too.

No I don't have that one, I'll put it on my to buy list. :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on March 27, 2010, 07:25:23 PM
No I don't have that one, I'll put it on my to buy list. :)

I have a sealed backup copy of that CD. That's how much I love it.  8)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on March 27, 2010, 07:41:36 PM


Simon and Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Water

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51g2VjPnaWL._SS500_.jpg)



....and speaking of Simon.  S&G is one of the few that I would not mind having everything they made on vinyl and cd, David.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on March 27, 2010, 07:43:29 PM
....and speaking of Simon.  S&G is one of the few that I would not mind having everything they made on vinyl and cd, David.

Is that a birthday hint?  ;D 

(I know it's coming up, right?)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DavidW on March 27, 2010, 07:48:40 PM
Is that a birthday hint?  ;D 

(I know it's coming up, right?)

Yeah Bill's like wink wink nudge nudge ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on March 27, 2010, 07:56:58 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on March 27, 2010, 08:08:03 PM
Oh, and did I mention I want all their vinyl in the stereo format, and where possible in mono. 8)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on March 27, 2010, 08:27:09 PM
Oh, and did I mention I want all their vinyl in the stereo format, and where possible in mono. 8)

Knew you would.  :D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on March 27, 2010, 08:46:11 PM
Knew you would.  :D

Case in point of mono S&G, though an extreme example:

http://cgi.ebay.com/SIMON-GARFUNKEL-BOOKENDS-1968-US-MONO-LP-with-POSTER_W0QQitemZ270509349680QQcmdZViewItemQQptZMusic_on_Vinyl?hash=item3efb9d1b30
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on March 27, 2010, 09:04:43 PM
Case in point of mono S&G, though an extreme example:

http://cgi.ebay.com/SIMON-GARFUNKEL-BOOKENDS-1968-US-MONO-LP-with-POSTER_W0QQitemZ270509349680QQcmdZViewItemQQptZMusic_on_Vinyl?hash=item3efb9d1b30

Check this out: http://pbthal.blogspot.com/search/label/Simon%20And%20Garfunkel

I know it's not going to be quite the same, but close I imagine. And free.  8)

Lots of other goodies if you check the index at right. The guy does superb work.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Brian on March 28, 2010, 05:44:51 PM
eMusic told me that if I renewed my subscription for $12, I would get 75 free downloads this month. So I cashed in, they gave me 75+24=99 downloads, and I spent them up getting myself an oldies collection. I didn't really have any "oldies" at all, except the Beatles, some Simon & Garfunkel, and the Turtles, so here was my haul - mixed in with some distinctly non-oldie things:

Simon and Garfunkel: Sounds of Silence (original version), Homeward Bound (I only have the live), Flowers Bend in the Rainfall
The Isley Brothers: Shout!
Little Richard: Tutti Frutti, Long Tall Sally, Good Golly Miss Molly, Slippin' and Slidin', Lucille, Ooh! My Soul, By the Light of the Silvery Moon
Lloyd Price: Personality
The Coasters: Searchin', Yakity Yak
The Platters: My Prayer
The Tokens: La Bamba
Buddy Holly: I'm Looking for Someone to Love, Lonesome Tears, That'll Be the Day
Ben E. King: Save the Last Dance for Me, This Magic Moment, Don't Play that Song, Stand By Me, Seven Letters
Chuck Berry: Johnny B. Goode, Roll Over Beethoven, Maybelline, Route 66
Roy Orbison: Only the Lonely, Pretty Woman
Lee Dorsey: People Sure Act Funny, Ya-Ya, A Lover Was Born, Can You Hear Me, Holy Cow, Messed Around, Working in a Coal Mine
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings: Naturally
Paul McCartney (from Good Evening New York City, live in 2009): Live and Let Die, Highway, Dance Tonight, I Saw Her Standing There
Gogol Bordello: Gypsy Punks
Professor Longhair: Big Easy Strut
Two tracks from the Black Dynamite soundtrack (George  ;) one was "Jimmy's Dead")

Also:
Rimsky-Korsakov: Opera Suites (Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev)
Ives/Schuman: Variations on America (Seattle SO, Gerard Schwarz)

Now, here's the deal. I have three track downloads left. What should the last three songs in my haul be?
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on March 28, 2010, 05:51:06 PM
Now, here's the deal. I have three track downloads left. What should the last three songs in my haul be?

Here's some ideas:

Where Do You Go To - by Peter Sarstedt (from the Darjeeling Limited Soundtrack)
Father to Son - Cat Stevens
Somebody to Love - Queen
River - Joni Mitchell
Apeman - Kinks
 
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Brian on March 28, 2010, 05:52:09 PM
Already searched for Cat Stevens, they don't have him  :(  but I will investigate those as soon as Handel's Water Music ends!  :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on March 28, 2010, 05:56:05 PM
Already searched for Cat Stevens, they don't have him  :( 

That's 'cause you didn't go to gmusic.  (http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=45732805cf45816604800eb7a7be50a2e087b41d2cf2fb1d)  8)

Quote
but I will investigate those as soon as Handel's Water Music ends!  :)

Cool, if I think of any more, I'll let you know.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on March 30, 2010, 04:01:26 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51HZHshl42L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51I%2BmPvlBpL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on March 31, 2010, 05:34:00 AM
Just this weekend added these three pieces of minty vinyl to my collection:

(http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:-Mfmk7hta5vMoM:http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_jX9QklC3G4E/SvtlMG692oI/AAAAAAAAB1w/98mRI435Vq8/s400/herb-alpert-lonely-bull-500.jpg)

(http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:7EkNKsfmdVNS1M:http://bowlingtrophy.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/hatjbgoing.jpg)

and this gatefold:

(http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:GQOuDjU5b6_smM:http://i679.photobucket.com/albums/vv153/cversusf/HerbAlpert.jpg)

Also upgraded my Whipped Cream. 

(http://z.about.com/d/top40/1/0/H/8/alpert1966.jpg)



That brings my total to seven.  Great stuff!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on March 31, 2010, 07:57:36 AM
Also upgraded my Whipped Cream. 

(http://z.about.com/d/top40/1/0/H/8/alpert1966.jpg)

That brings my total to seven.  Great stuff!

You have seven copies of that one, Bill?
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DavidW on March 31, 2010, 08:12:04 AM
Getting the bassy phones ordered--

Klipsch S4 for chores, exercise and around the house

(http://www.bestearbuds.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/klipsch-noise-isolating-earbuds.jpg)

M-Audio Q40 (decided on that over the M50) for in the office

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41%2BGed7XyTL._SS400_.jpg)

Now I can rock out, and switch back to Senns for classical. :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on March 31, 2010, 12:27:22 PM
Getting the bassy phones ordered--

Klipsch S4 for chores, exercise and around the house

(http://www.bestearbuds.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/klipsch-noise-isolating-earbuds.jpg)


Can you tellme more about those? Ever since Sennehesier discontinued the MX500s, I have been in search of a replacement.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DavidW on March 31, 2010, 01:23:20 PM
Can you tellme more about those? Ever since Sennehesier discontinued the MX500s, I have been in search of a replacement.

Cnet and Headroom both praised them and put them on the top phones list.  One of the few sub-$100 ones to make not just one list, but I think the only one to make both.  The bottomline seems to be that it's bassy, and a tad bit trebly with slightly recessed mids, i.e. V shaped frequency response (check out headroom's graph btw).  It's been praised by many more people than not on head-fi, and here is what Joker, a reputable head-fier, has said speaking more moderately of it (he did a broad, well written survey of a huge # of iems and portable cans and click on the link to see his whole survey)

http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f103/multi-iem-review-54-iems-compared-visang-r03-added-03-28-a-478568 (http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f103/multi-iem-review-54-iems-compared-visang-r03-added-03-28-a-478568)

Quote from: Joker
Details: Klipsch’s latest mid-range model that has received overwhelmingly positive reviews both here at head-fi and in the mainstream press
Current Price: $79.99 from Amazon.com (MSRP: $79.99); $99.99 for S4i with microphone
Specs: Driver: Dynamic | Imp: 18 Ω | Sens: 110 dB | Freq: 10-19k Hz | Cable: 4.2’ I-plug (S4i); 4.2’ L-plug (S4)
Nozzle Size: 3mm | Preferred tips: Stock Single-flanges
Wear Style: Over-the-ear or straight down

Accessories (3.5/5) – Silicone single-flange (3 sizes) and bi-flange tips, and metal carrying case (S4i instead includes a velvet carrying pouch and shirt clip)
Build Quality (4/5) – Housings are plastic but seem plenty sturdy and have articulated strain reliefs. Cable is a little thin for my liking but very flexible and doesn’t tangle much
Isolation (3.5/5) – Block out an above-average amount of external noise
Microphonics (4.5/5) – Nonexistent when worn over-the-ear. Noticeable but not too bad otherwise. Included shirt clip helps further
Comfort (4/5) – Easier to insert when worn cord-down. When worn over-the-ear fit is very similar to the JVC HA-FX300

Sound (7/10) – Coming from the RE0 these seem colored and very heavy at the low end, lacking in clarity and behind slightly in detail as well. After some solitary time with the S4, I think that they are interesting earphones that deliver heavy bass impact, strong mids, and decent treble. The bass can be too powerful and boomy for my liking, but that’s more of a personal issue - at least they don’t give me bass headaches. It’s not quite as tight as I would like, but can’t be called bloated either. I can see why this bass has mass appeal – it can easily satisfy the bass junkie without offending the audiophile. There is a very small amount bleed into the midrange, which is smooth and articulate, if a little off-neutral (leaning towards warmth). The treble that the S4s put out is the weak point for me – it lacks the sparkle and smoothness of the RE0 and (even after 200 hours) still sounds somewhat harsh and sibilant. Soundstaging is quite respectable but individual instruments can sometimes be harder to pick out than I would like.

On a final note, I had a small issue with the relatively low impedance and high sensitivity of these - they have a tendency to hiss slightly even with normally dead-silent Sansa Fuze, and the hiss with a crappy lineout like the one on my integrated speaker amp is downright unbearable. They are also fairly revealing of a poor source and recordings so I wouldn’t bother using them with an AM radio or that 96kbps webcast.

Value (7/10) – With a sound signature that can be appreciated by bass junkie, audiophile, and casual listener alike – and practicality to match – the S4s don’t lack in any area. However, as is often with FOTM earphones, the hype is excessive. For me, in terms of sound, the S4 lack the “wow” factor of the RE0, Phonak PFEs, and many others. That said, I still consider these good value for money despite the several issues I have with their sound.

Pros: Competent build, fit, and finish
Cons: Cables don’t inspire confidence, can be too bass heavy for some, hint of harshness/sibilance, prone to hissing

I don't like sibilance, but that's pretty much the sound signature I was looking for, for classical there are others out there, I wanted bass slam for rock. ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on March 31, 2010, 01:26:44 PM
Cnet and Headroom both praised them and put them on the top phones list.  One of the few sub-$100 ones to make not just one list, but I think the only one to make both.  The bottomline seems to be that it's bassy, and a tad bit trebly with slightly recessed mids, i.e. V shaped frequency response (check out headroom's graph btw).  It's been praised by many more people than not on head-fi, and here is what Joker, a reputable head-fier, has said speaking more moderately of it (he did a broad, well written survey of a huge # of iems and portable cans and click on the link to see his whole survey)

http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f103/multi-iem-review-54-iems-compared-visang-r03-added-03-28-a-478568 (http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f103/multi-iem-review-54-iems-compared-visang-r03-added-03-28-a-478568)

I don't like sibilance, but that's pretty much the sound signature I was looking for, for classical there are others out there, I wanted bass slam for rock. ;D

Thanks David! I am looking for something closer to nuetral.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DavidW on March 31, 2010, 01:28:04 PM
Anyway from what I was reading this is what it looks like sub-$100 if you like grado or akg sound signature (forward mids, treble extension, rolled off bass, highly detailed) RE0 is the best, if you want warm, bassy sound, less detailed, you want Klipsch S4.  At more expensive price points the former is embodied by Etymotics and the latter by the Sennheiser IE line.  At least that was the impression I got from reading up on that forum. :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DavidW on March 31, 2010, 01:30:49 PM
Thanks David! I am looking for something closer to nuetral.

Aha! :)  Head-fiers seem to suggest RE0.  Check out that survey.  Sennheisers will actually fail here, they are supposedly bass heavy.  Word of warning, be careful about using graphs for in ears btw, there bass and treble response depend a great deal on the kind of seal you get and vary alot from person to person, but I bet you already knew that. :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on April 02, 2010, 10:50:14 AM
Yesterday:Today:
(http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/5213/41x2vuu9nflsl500aa300.jpg)(http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/5933/51vdelptw7lsl500aa300.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DavidW on April 02, 2010, 12:27:48 PM
Vampire Weekend ordered, arrived today--

(http://crobaraff.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/vampire-weekend-contra-7051031300.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on April 02, 2010, 12:31:01 PM
Vampire Weekend ordered, arrived today--

(http://crobaraff.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/vampire-weekend-contra-7051031300.jpg)

Just in time.  8)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on April 06, 2010, 08:04:11 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41YQ80T1RVL.jpg)

We have about a half acre of established sod and I was cutting it with a riding mower.  However, could never hear the birds at their feeders and more importantly, I am sure they could not hear each other.  Plus a good work out twice a week.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: listener on April 08, 2010, 01:04:35 PM
for 17 pounds and a bit, including shipping from amazon uk but shipped from Germany, 11 railroad DVD's
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on April 09, 2010, 04:23:16 PM
CHILD OF GOD - Cormac McCarthy
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on April 10, 2010, 11:23:43 AM
CREATURES OF THE POOL - Ramsey Campbell
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DavidW on April 10, 2010, 11:36:36 AM
CREATURES OF THE POOL - Ramsey Campbell

You know I picked up Long Lost by him from a library book sale, it will be my intro to him. :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on April 10, 2010, 11:58:20 AM
You know I picked up Long Lost by him from a library book sale, it will be my intro to him. :)

I don't know if that's the best intro but give it a shot. Be ready for some very British, dense (but good) writing.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on April 21, 2010, 09:40:59 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51NXZHL4q5L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Eric Dolphy – Out There (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000EMGIH8?ie=UTF8&tag=goodmusicguide-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B000EMGIH8)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51bWF2ooNGL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Eric Dolphy – At the Five Spot, Vol. 2 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0025X4OZC?ie=UTF8&tag=goodmusicguide-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0025X4OZC)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/312YQH2Z98L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Eric Dolphy – In Europe, Vol. 2 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000000YMY?ie=UTF8&tag=goodmusicguide-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B000000YMY)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31nlzyPVfsL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Al Di Meola – The Grande Passion (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00004Y2PD?ie=UTF8&tag=goodmusicguide-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00004Y2PD)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on April 21, 2010, 06:09:09 PM
(http://s3.amazonaws.com/bonanzleimages/afu/images/0479/2571/f078_1.jpg)

Grabbed this Bogey recommended CD today.  8)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on April 21, 2010, 08:08:35 PM
(http://s3.amazonaws.com/bonanzleimages/afu/images/0479/2571/f078_1.jpg)

Grabbed this Bogey recommended CD today.  8)

It's real, and it's spectacular.-S.D.



Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on April 21, 2010, 08:24:37 PM
It's real, and it's spectacular.-S.D.

 ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DarkAngel on April 25, 2010, 10:20:36 AM
(http://s3.amazonaws.com/bonanzleimages/afu/images/0479/2571/f078_1.jpg)

Grabbed this Bogey recommended CD today.  8)

The newest 2008 releases of CCR catalog come in very nice digipaks with extra bonus tracks, I bought 5-6 last year and love them..........also like some of Fogerty's solo albums
 
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41hWvsSSqSL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
 
 
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DarkAngel on April 25, 2010, 10:23:15 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61mdh4w6VqL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
 
This weekend bought all albums (used at Amazon) by Ladytron
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on April 25, 2010, 10:39:17 AM

The newest 2008 releases of CCR catalog come in very nice digipaks with extra bonus tracks, I bought 5-6 last year and love them..........also like some of Fogerty's solo albums
 
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41hWvsSSqSL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Cool. The mastering on the gold CD is what sealed the deal for me. It was done by Steve Hofmann. 
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on May 09, 2010, 08:04:46 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41FF3QPAZVL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Samples here:

http://www.amazon.com/Boss-Surf-Music-Classics-Rumblers/dp/B0000001DK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1273464144&sr=8-1

I believe this may be a SH mastering, George.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on May 10, 2010, 02:49:35 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41FF3QPAZVL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

http://www.amazon.com/Boss-Surf-Music-Classics-Rumblers/dp/B0000001DK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1273464144&sr=8-1

I believe this may be a SH mastering, George.

Indeed it is. (http://www.stevehoffman.tv/discography/DCC)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on May 13, 2010, 07:38:39 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41tsANQYWeL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

From Amazon:

A big part of our job here at Collectors' Choice Music is to survey the pop music landscape (or in this case, seascape) for artists whose collections don't really do them justice, and we think there's a strong case to be made that Jan & Dean are at the head of the line. Sure, their classic Liberty recordings have been anthologized, but never comprehensively, and almost always in re-mixed stereo, NOT in their original mono. Well, not this time. We've gone back to the original mono single tapes of EVERY one of Jan & Dean's Liberty singles, both their A and B-sides, then checked and checked again to make sure they were the RIGHT tapes, to bring you the ORIGINAL MONO SINGLE VERSIONS of these songs, exactly as they were released and exactly as they sounded when they climbed the charts and blared out of your Woody's car radio. The package includes extensive liner notes by Ed Osborne and David Beard featuring interviews with those close to the action, like engineer/producer Bones Howe, Jan Berry friend/co-writer Don Altfeld and Dean Torrence himself, plus photos of Jan and Dean and shots of some of the single's label and jacket art.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on May 21, 2010, 02:11:00 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41S8BVMVD8L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)  (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51S3YWWGSVL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DarkAngel on May 22, 2010, 07:55:12 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41H9rHR9mhL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
 
Original Album series
Great buy at Amazon sellers for these new 5 CD sets many at $15-20 or less.......the savings on shipping individual Cds pays for the boxset, CDs are almost free!
 
Many groups released in last 6 months, don't have any myself since I own most Cds already but comes in box with cardboard sleeves for each album, amazing price savings for someone new to this music  :)
 
 
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DarkAngel on May 22, 2010, 10:24:51 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51NTmZp6diL._SL500_AA300_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51%2BegCXoAkL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on May 22, 2010, 02:30:47 PM
(http://cover7.cduniverse.com/MuzeAudioArt/Large/41/764141.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DarkAngel on May 22, 2010, 04:29:05 PM
(http://cover7.cduniverse.com/MuzeAudioArt/Large/41/764141.jpg)

Nice.......did  you see the ultra cheap 2CD collection with 36 tracks at Amazon sellers for $4.76 new  ;)
 
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/513v8oKKI5L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
 
Either one is a step up from the old hits 1CD collection........
 
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41H85VF1V3L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on May 22, 2010, 04:31:13 PM

Nice.......did  you see the ultra cheap 2CD collection with 36 tracks at Amazon sellers for $4.76 new  ;)
 
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/513v8oKKI5L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

No, I um, got mine somewhere else. They were giving them away.  0:)
 
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Either one is a step up from the old hits 1CD collection........
 
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41H85VF1V3L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

True, though the compression on the one I posted keeps it from being a great release IMO. 
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: The new erato on May 23, 2010, 02:23:14 AM
Filling up some holes from amazon uk:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51GE7070KFL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Lots of geat songs which I've never owned on any medium (though knowing their catalogue well)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41e5FDbamjL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

What can one say? Though being more into their blues phase (P Green being one of the all time great guitarists); this is a good album for easy listening. Owned it on cassette at one time.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51omgFPaq%2BL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

This is a great, great band, which nobody seems to listen to any longer. I reeally need to plug some holes!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on May 23, 2010, 05:09:04 AM
erato - I like your style. Those are three of my favorite bands! For more Fleetwood Mac, I strongly suggest their self titled album. It's the one with Landslide, Rhiannon, Over my Head, etc. That Traffic comp is excellent and is supposed to be the best sounding Traffic comp. Procol Harum is incredible! I have all the early stuff, up to Broken Barricades. I think the first four albums are absolute classics.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Sergeant Rock on May 23, 2010, 05:46:36 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41e5FDbamjL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

That's an album everyone owned in the late 70s. Even my sister, who had no other music in her home, had that one  :D  Me, I held out a few years. Didn't acquire the LP until the early 80s. I think it's one of the most perfect Pop creations of all time.

Sarge
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on May 23, 2010, 05:50:44 AM
That's an album everyone owned in the late 70s.

That reminded me of the Family Guy when Peter was in the veterinarian and did or said something terrible. This 80 year old lady called him a monster, to which he replied: "You know what else was a Monster? Frampton Comes Alive '76. Is there anyone you knew that didn't have that album? Didn't think so."  ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on May 24, 2010, 07:13:10 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41H9rHR9mhL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
 
Original Album series
Great buy at Amazon sellers for these new 5 CD sets many at $15-20 or less.......the savings on shipping individual Cds pays for the boxset, CDs are almost free!
 
Many groups released in last 6 months, don't have any myself since I own most Cds already but comes in box with cardboard sleeves for each album, amazing price savings for someone new to this music  :)

Nice deal, though a little more Cars than I should need.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on May 24, 2010, 12:49:47 PM
Nice deal, though a little more Cars than I should need.

Just [a bit more than] I needed, too. ;-)

I like the DCC Greatest Hits.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on May 25, 2010, 06:11:27 AM
But I'd go hear Greg Hawkes play his ukelele anytime : )
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DarkAngel on May 25, 2010, 03:33:27 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51kyDD8P1ZL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)  (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/4140MJMVRWL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
 
A couple more live Hendrix albums to go with Live at Monterey album
 
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51rv%2BRIBXgL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DarkAngel on June 01, 2010, 02:52:00 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/516-A6thfEL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
I decided I had enough of the fake stereo sound of albums up to Abbey Road...........answer Mono Box!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on June 01, 2010, 06:09:31 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/516-A6thfEL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
I decided I had enough of the fake stereo sound of albums up to Abbey Road...........answer Mono Box!

Nice move! How much did you get it for?
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DarkAngel on June 01, 2010, 07:13:53 PM
Nice move! How much did you get it for?

Amazon seller USA new boxset........$150 ($299 retail)
There are even cheaper new boxsets but lower feedback scores raise questions
 
Some of those stereo seperations are very extreme in later albums, always thought it would sound more cohesive in mono
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on June 01, 2010, 07:22:03 PM

Amazon seller USA new boxset........$150
There are even cheaper new boxsets but lower feedback scores raise questions

Be careful, I hear there are some bootlegs about in that price range and being sold on amazon. Is it a reputable seller?
 
Quote
Some of those stereo seperations are very extreme in later albums, always thought it would sound more cohesive in mono

Revolver, Pepper and the White Album all sound great in mono. 

You also get the superior (IMO) 1965 stereo mixes of Rubber Soul and Help!   
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DarkAngel on June 01, 2010, 07:29:49 PM
Be careful, I hear there are some bootlegs about in that price range and being sold on amazon. Is it a reputable seller?
 
Revolver, Pepper and the White Album all sound great in mono. 

You also get the superior (IMO) 1965 stereo mixes of Rubber Soul and Help!

Seller rated 100% and product description said it is legit unopened USA boxset  ;)
 
I saw that those two albums have both mono & stereo versions of album on CD
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on June 01, 2010, 07:36:25 PM

Seller rated 100% and product description said it is legit unopened USA boxset  ;)
 
I saw that those two albums have both mono & stereo versions of album on CD

OK, sounds like you are safe. This thread should be useful to make sure you got the real thing - http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showthread.php?t=207990&highlight=beatles+mono+fake

Yes, George Martin remixed Help! and Rubber Soul when they were first released on CD in 1987. I prefer the 1965 stereo to the 1987 remixes. Those are both stereo, then there's the mono mix, also include in your mono box.

Everything up to Magical Mystery Tour has a mono and a stereo mix. Only Let it Be, Yellow Submarine and Abbey Road were released in stereo only IIRC. Also, it's worth noting that the Beatles were present for the mixing of all the mono mixes of their albums, with the stereo mixes made afterwards.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on June 02, 2010, 03:58:49 AM
Amazon seller USA new boxset........$150 ($299 retail)
There are even cheaper new boxsets but lower feedback scores raise questions

Understood.  I found it a bit less expensive "via Amazon Fulfillment," so that was a trigger I pulled with confidence.

(I confess I was susceptible, having just listened to The Beatles in the stereo remaster . . . so I went to Amazon essentially prepared to spring for the box if I found it at the $150 point . . . .)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DarkAngel on June 02, 2010, 12:35:49 PM
Since I did the Beatles Mono box could not neglect Mick and the boys...........
 
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51N4TX3ZNSL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)  10 CDs each has original artwork for single release
 
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51QZA08SRAL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)  11 Cds each with original artwork
 
This was bought purely for the artwork and packaging.......not very practical playing 2-3 songs at a time
Price was not bad at Amazon USA, $35 per boxset
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Drasko on June 02, 2010, 12:45:31 PM
few books:
(http://www.plato.rs/slika-bez-utehe--plato.jpg_185x273-3-4238)(http://www.plato.rs/slika-petrograd.jpg_185x273-3-7291)

Kazuo Ishiguro - The Unconsoled
Andrei Bely - Peterburg
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on June 02, 2010, 12:47:19 PM
I would list tons of CDs here if I thoguht anyone would be interested in what I've been listening to.  ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on June 02, 2010, 05:06:16 PM
  (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/4140MJMVRWL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
 


If I only owned one rock album, this would probably be it, save Exile on Main Street. ;)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DarkAngel on June 02, 2010, 05:34:02 PM
If I only owned one rock album, this would probably be it, save Exile on Main Street. ;)

How do you like the album of other live tracks from same shows that were left off Band of Gypsys.....
 
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41NDFngf4aL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on June 02, 2010, 05:54:48 PM

How do you like the album of other live tracks from same shows that were left off Band of Gypsys.....
 
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41NDFngf4aL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

You know, I have flirted many times with picking this set up.  However, the album you purchased was the one that I use to borrow from a neighbor when I was a kid.  It literally blew me away and ushered in my post "KISS"/Ted Nugent era of music.  In short, it showed me that while I can enjoy the first bands I discovered as kid, there was a lot more music, great music, to be heard (as my dad kept pointing out, but I had to find out on my own).  So, THIS album, as it is, maintains great memories for me blasting it in my bedroom on my cheap-o stereo system as a teenager.  As for the complete two cd set, I probably should get it down the road....

Funny, how it works though.  I am not a "huge" Hendrix fan (though I do enjoy his other works) as this particular album is just different from all his rest.  The rhythm section here just does it for me.  Like a spike being driven into a railroad track throughout.  I do wish he would of been around long enough to record more with this ensemble.  He just seemed to be going in a direction that I enjoyed, a lot.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DarkAngel on June 07, 2010, 12:40:50 PM
Since I did the Beatles Mono box could not neglect Mick and the boys...........
 
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51N4TX3ZNSL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)  10 CDs each has original artwork for single release
 
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51QZA08SRAL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)  11 Cds each with original artwork
 
This was bought purely for the artwork and packaging.......not very practical playing 2-3 songs at a time
Price was not bad at Amazon USA, $35 per boxset

Better than expected packages..........
Not only each CD has cardboard sleeve with original single release artwork, but CD itself has vinyl replica label and data side uses black CD instead of silver to complete the vinyl illusion
 
Each boxset has poster and booklet, singles 1968-1971 boxset also has bonus disc with videos from that period, this is like candy for collectors, I am pleased
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DarkAngel on June 09, 2010, 06:38:37 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/516-A6thfEL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
I decided I had enough of the fake stereo sound of albums up to Abbey Road...........answer Mono Box!

This turned out even better than I had expected.......if I had to choose now I take the mono box over stereo box, everything sound less processed and more natural
 
The packaging is really stellar, each outer cardboard sleeve is album replica including 2 panel fold out if album was issued that way. Also includes original artwork of inside vinyl paper protector sleeve and each CD comes in clear plastic protector sleeve.......impressive attention to detail
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on June 09, 2010, 12:56:58 PM

This turned out even better than I had expected.......if I had to choose now I take the mono box over stereo box, everything sound less processed and more natural
 
The packaging is really stellar, each outer cardboard sleeve is album replica including 2 panel fold out if album was issued that way. Also includes original artwork of inside vinyl paper protector sleeve and each CD comes in clear plastic protector sleeve.......impressive attention to detail

Bingo! I agree on all counts!  :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: marvinbrown on June 24, 2010, 05:50:20 PM


  Yesterday I replaced my old Sony amplifier with this truly remarkable jewel from Denon.  Recently released the Denon DM38DAB is absolutely brilliant.  You can plug an iPod and Iphone directly into the USB connection hassle free.  Then I connected my Montior Audio BR1 speakers to it, popped in the first CD from Siegfried (Solti Ring Cycle) and I was in heaven  0:) 0:) 0:)!!  Check it out!!


  http://www.creative-audio.co.uk/HD.php?_DEN_DM38_&CAT=STSYSMAIN&ID=1998 (http://www.creative-audio.co.uk/HD.php?_DEN_DM38_&CAT=STSYSMAIN&ID=1998)

  I need to get some sleep......Good Night everyone and sleep tight!

  marvin
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mirror Image on July 28, 2010, 07:16:18 PM
Getting back into jazz and ordered these last night after noticing some surprising holes in my Mingus collection:
 
(http://images.uulyrics.com/cover/c/charles-mingus/album-mingus-dynasty.jpg)
 
(http://img.maniadb.com/images/album/172/172232_1_f.jpg)
 
(http://img.maniadb.com/images/album/172/172233_1_f.jpg)
 
(http://images.uulyrics.com/cover/c/charles-mingus/album-blues-and-roots.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mirror Image on August 13, 2010, 07:24:32 AM
Ordered this a few days ago:
 
(http://www.israbox.com/uploads/posts/2009-10/1256003814_bill_frisellf.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Franco on August 13, 2010, 07:35:17 AM
Mirror Image, those are all first rate. 

I have two of those three Mingus recordings (as well as many others) and they represent some of the best of jazz, IMO.  Mingus was an exceptional musician and composer and while he is not what I'd call under-rated, I can't help but feel that many people who are jazz fans don't always have his stuff on their shelves. 

I have a bunch of CDs by Bill Frisell, although that one is new to me - his approach is very creative and always interesting.  I kind of think of him as a modern day John Fahey, but coming from a jazz place instead of a folk-blues background.

Happy listening!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mirror Image on August 13, 2010, 08:00:23 AM
Mirror Image, those are all first rate. 

I have two of those three Mingus recordings (as well as many others) and they represent some of the best of jazz, IMO.  Mingus was an exceptional musician and composer and while he is not what I'd call under-rated, I can't help but feel that many people who are jazz fans don't always have his stuff on their shelves. 

I have a bunch of CDs by Bill Frisell, although that one is new to me - his approach is very creative and always interesting.  I kind of think of him as a modern day John Fahey, but coming from a jazz place instead of a folk-blues background.

Happy listening!

I wouldn't say that Mingus is an absolute favorite jazz musicians of mine. My favorite Mingus recording is The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady, which brought all of best elements of Mingus' style and influences together in a really cohesive way. This recording remains the pinnacle of Mingus' recorded output in my opinion.
 
I own every solo recording of Bill Frisell and most of his session work. I'm a huge Frisell collector and he's remained a very strong influence on my own style even though I don't venture in his sound-world as much as I did in the past. My favorite work of Frisell's remains his playing with drummer Paul Motian.
 
Jazz remains very important to me. I was listening to it way before I started listening to classical. My three favorite jazz musicians are Thelonius Monk, Miles Davis, and Bill Evans. I could listen to their music all day long and never tire of it. For many years, I listened to a lot of jazz piano trios: Bill Evans, Oscar Peterson, Sonny Clark, Barry Harris, Hampton Hawes, Bud Powell, Red Garland, etc. and I realized this was favorite jazz format. I love horns don't get me wrong, but the piano trios are just more intimate for me and there seems to be more of a unity in jazz trios that you don't always get in a larger group.
 
Good to see another jazz fan here! :D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on August 13, 2010, 08:05:06 AM
I wouldn't say that Mingus is an absolute favorite jazz musicians of mine. My favorite Mingus recording is The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady, which brought all of best elements of Mingus' style and influences together in a really cohesive way. This recording remains the pinnacle of Mingus' recorded output in my opinion.

(* pounds the table *)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Franco on August 13, 2010, 08:34:28 AM

Jazz remains very important to me. I was listening to it way before I started listening to classical. My three favorite jazz musicians are Thelonius Monk, Miles Davis, and Bill Evans. I could listen to their music all day long and never tire of it. For many years, I listened to a lot of jazz piano trios: Bill Evans, Oscar Peterson, Sonny Clark, Barry Harris, Hampton Hawes, Bud Powell, Red Garland, etc. and I realized this was favorite jazz format. I love horns don't get me wrong, but the piano trios are just more intimate for me and there seems to be more of a unity in jazz trios that you don't always get in a larger group.
 
Good to see another jazz fan here! :D

We share many of the same tastes, I am also a huge fan of those piano trios, especially Hampton Hawes whose All Night Sessions I had as LPs and now on CD - great great great.  Ditto Bill Evans.  Of course, I got to him through Kind of Blue, but also his early great trio work (e.g. Live at the Vanguard) featured Scott Lafaro on bass, and, as a bassist, that was revolutionary for me.  (I worked for a time as a bassist in jazz groups in Dallas and New York.) 

Those Red Garland leader recordings, are down the middle classic '50s jazz - I love them.  I had the honor of playing a few songs with him when he sat in one New Year's night in Dallas, his home.   He was still playing some back then (this was the early '80s), but was very much in semi-retirement.

So, yeh, it's great to talk jazz on GMG there are more than a few fans here.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mirror Image on August 13, 2010, 09:55:54 AM
We share many of the same tastes, I am also a huge fan of those piano trios, especially Hampton Hawes whose All Night Sessions I had as LPs and now on CD - great great great.  Ditto Bill Evans.  Of course, I got to him through Kind of Blue, but also his early great trio work (e.g. Live at the Vanguard) featured Scott Lafaro on bass, and, as a bassist, that was revolutionary for me.  (I worked for a time as a bassist in jazz groups in Dallas and New York.) 

Those Red Garland leader recordings, are down the middle classic '50s jazz - I love them.  I had the honor of playing a few songs with him when he sat in one New Year's night in Dallas, his home.   He was still playing some back then (this was the early '80s), but was very much in semi-retirement.

So, yeh, it's great to talk jazz on GMG there are more than a few fans here.

The Bill Evans Trio of Scott Lafaro and Paul Motian remain, for me, one of the most innovative jazz piano trios of our time. When I listen to Portraits in Jazz or Waltz For Debby I'm immediately transported to somewhere else entirely. That unity and general care that each member had for the other is one of the great qualities of this legendary trio.
 
I should also mention my love for big bands like Ellington, Basie, Kenton, Herman, among others. Stan Kenton's band had a big impact on me early on. I love his arrangements and he's always got some great players in his groups like Lee Konitz and Conte Candoli (whose work I LOVE with Shelly Manne).
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mirror Image on August 18, 2010, 11:38:07 AM
Karl made me realize on the non-classical listening thread, that I had a few more Zappa recordings to buy, so I picked up this one:
 
(http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/frank-zappa/41-1.jpg)
 
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on August 19, 2010, 10:41:18 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51GtHoLrzcL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on August 19, 2010, 11:30:37 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51GtHoLrzcL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

So ya, thought ya, might like to, got to the show.   8)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on August 19, 2010, 11:42:58 AM
I've got a grand piano to prop up my mortal remains.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on August 19, 2010, 12:05:11 PM
I've got a grand piano to prop up my mortal remains.

Maybe it's the maid answering.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on August 21, 2010, 06:49:40 AM
(http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/4233/tdefef.jpg)

Tangerine Dream - Dream Mixes V
Edgar Froese - Dalinetopia
Edgar Froese - Epsilon In Malaysian Pale

Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on August 21, 2010, 10:47:40 AM
THE DIVINE COMEDY of DANTE ALIGHIERI: Inferno

THE MAN WHO WAS THURSDAY: A Nightmare by G.K. Chesterton
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mirror Image on August 22, 2010, 06:17:42 PM
A few on the way that I didn't own:
 
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00000273F.jpg)

(https://www.psychprog.com/img/imag15882.jpg)
 
(http://vox2.cdn.amiestreet.com/album-art/Alien-Love-Child---Live-and-Beyond-by-Eric-Johnson_Cchyn_Qp-vAx_full.jpg)
 
(http://s55.radikal.ru/i148/1005/24/631c864d9479.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on August 24, 2010, 05:18:25 AM
The brand new John Mellencamp. I was so taken with his last effort that picking this up was a no-brainer. Like the more interesting rock artists, with age comes the increased celebration of roots music: folk, country and blues.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Lethevich on August 26, 2010, 06:15:45 AM
A few cheapies.

(http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/8519/blochbook.jpg)

(http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/1023/fffca.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on September 08, 2010, 12:36:58 PM
(http://www.jambands.com/images/2010/08/24/23761/Bob%20Dylan%20-%20Mono%20Box%20-%20COVER-353x.jpg)

Pre-ordered from amazon.  8)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on September 08, 2010, 12:44:18 PM
I was looking at that.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on September 08, 2010, 01:03:16 PM
I was looking at that.

Yeah, after much deliberation (and finding out that amazon offers an exclusive bonus disc), I pulled the trigger.

More on that bonus disc - "[The Mono Box and the Bootleg Series Volume 9] will come with a notable bonus, if you buy [one of] the set(s) from Amazon: A previously unknown live recording of Dylan. Taped May 10th, 1963 at Brandeis University's First Annual Folk Festival, the tape sat in the archives of Rolling Stone co-founder Ralph Gleason’s collection for over forty years. “It had been forgotten, until it was found last year in the clearing of the house after my mother died,” says Ralph’s son Toby Gleason. “It’s a seven inch reel-to-reel that sounds like it was taped from the mixing disc. A collector/dealer associate of the family said ‘This might be worth something to the Dylan office’ and we sold it to them last year.”

Live: Brandeis University, 1963

"Honey Just Allow Me One More Chance" (Incomplete)
"Talkin’ John Birch Paranoid Blues"
"The Ballad of Hollis Brown"
"Masters of War"
"Talkin’ World War Three Blues"
"Bob Dylan’s Dream"
"Talkin’ Bear Mountain Picnic Massacre Blues"
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on September 08, 2010, 01:11:20 PM
Talkin' Harvard Square Arrogant Homeless Blues
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on September 09, 2010, 07:04:06 AM
Just landed:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41TbOAyM5OL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
In a Silent Way (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00006GO9Q?ie=UTF8&tag=goodmusicguide-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00006GO9Q)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mirror Image on September 09, 2010, 09:46:48 AM
Just landed:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41TbOAyM5OL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
In a Silent Way (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00006GO9Q?ie=UTF8&tag=goodmusicguide-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00006GO9Q)

Can't say that I was terribly impressed with Miles' electric period, BUT In A Silent is not a bad recording, in fact, the title track is quite beautiful.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on September 09, 2010, 09:48:10 AM
And now: Joe Jackson's Jumpin' Jive
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on September 09, 2010, 09:50:15 AM
Can't say that I was terribly impressed with Miles' electric period, BUT In A Silent is not a bad recording, in fact, the title track is quite beautiful.

I grew curious about this album from a mention (and a clip of Miles and band in an outdoor concert) in Frank Zappa: The Freak Out! List
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on September 10, 2010, 07:25:42 AM
$5.99 each at Newbury Comics in Quincy Market:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41BPF1HYX1L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Sz325LIyL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on September 10, 2010, 08:44:18 AM
Just landed:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41wYZVZtVeL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Emotion & Commotion (Bonus DVD) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0036BSXDG?ie=UTF8&tag=goodmusicguide-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0036BSXDG)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on September 10, 2010, 12:17:21 PM
Just landed:

Never was that moniker more appropiate.  8)

Quote
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41wYZVZtVeL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Emotion & Commotion (Bonus DVD) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0036BSXDG?ie=UTF8&tag=goodmusicguide-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0036BSXDG)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on September 12, 2010, 03:19:45 PM

Can't say that I was terribly impressed with Miles' electric period,....

Same here, but I can see how folks dig it and EVERYTHING Miles did was cool no matter my opinion.  ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: CD on September 12, 2010, 08:19:26 PM
I hope there's at least a slight bit of irony behind that Beck cover, even though I'm guessing there isn't.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on September 13, 2010, 04:08:06 AM
Never was that moniker more appropriate.  8)

Hah!
 
Good morning, George & Corey!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on September 13, 2010, 07:06:08 AM
Hah!
 
Good morning, George & Corey!

Morning, dude!  8)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on September 13, 2010, 08:29:45 AM
To sing the praise of the enduring brick-&-mortar shops . . . I chanced on this over at the Quincy Market Newbury Comics last week . . . two CDs with some previously unissued tracks, and a pr. un. DVD of a live performance in Copenhagen, in 1969:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51XMq7ZPlML._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Bitches Brew (Legacy Edition) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003M0H4NG?ie=UTF8&tag=goodmusicguide-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B003M0H4NG)

Back in my Buffalo daze, I remember buying the first CD reissue of this, and the album didn't sing to me.  But, I suspect today will be a different matter.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on September 13, 2010, 11:00:19 AM
Just landed:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Ixc-l4OaL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Electric Ladyland (CD/DVD) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00328G4XY?ie=UTF8&tag=goodmusicguide-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00328G4XY)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on September 18, 2010, 10:05:17 AM
THE CIVIL WAR: A HISTORY - Harry Hansen

THE PRINCE - Niccolo Machiavelli
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Henk on October 05, 2010, 08:22:10 AM
(http://images.tandf.co.uk/common/jackets/weblarge/978041577/9780415774482.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DavidW on October 12, 2010, 11:44:27 AM
Inspired by Wallander, I bought this:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/614DJcHNADL._SS500_.jpg)

 :)  I love it.  Believe the genre is Australian folk.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on October 12, 2010, 08:57:56 PM
Inspired by Wallander, I bought this:



Ah, man!  We watched the first two episodes and are awaiting the last episode.....great stuff....stark, but great.  Did you follow the Inspector Lewis series prior to this one on Mystery, David?
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DavidW on October 13, 2010, 06:21:57 AM
Ah, man!  We watched the first two episodes and are awaiting the last episode.....great stuff....stark, but great.  Did you follow the Inspector Lewis series prior to this one on Mystery, David?

Only caught the last episode Bill. :)  Didn't have PBS before. ;D  The episode I saw was better than the series 1 episodes I've seen.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on October 13, 2010, 11:04:43 AM
Just landed:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41tOcXKqw5L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Penguin Café Orchestra [Original recording remastered] (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B001AI93RM/goodmusicguide-20)

(http://www.mmevents.com/web_images/front-dvd.jpg)
The Bobs Sing! (And Other Love Songs) (http://www.mmevents.com/productsframeset.html)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Conor71 on October 14, 2010, 04:31:33 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41QXJ5UqsBL._SL500_AA300_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41s6YYc032L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Tmq2eak%2BL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Made my first order of non-classical music in a few years!.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Sergeant Rock on October 14, 2010, 05:20:50 AM
In the mail today, D.A.F CDs. D.A.F (Deutsch-Amerikanische Freundshaft) was a punk/NDW group (NDW=Neue Deutsche Welle, the German counterpart to New Wave). In this duo incarnation it was similiar to New York's Suicide: a singer and a drummer (in the case of D.A.F, real drums not drum machines), the music played by synthesizers. I saw them once live (in 1982), and it was one of the most intense shows I've ever seen: primal music; and a crowd that was really into it The nihilistic screams of a thousand German punks and skinheads at the chorus of Kebabträume (Deutschland, Deutschland, alles ist vorbei) and the synchronous pogoing of two thousand pounding feet during Der Mussolini, threatening the structual integrity of the third floor concert hall, was manic and chilling (I could actually feel the building vibrating). Exhilarating experience

The albums:

Alles is gut

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/july2010/DAF_alles_ist_gut.jpg)

Gold und Liebe

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/july2010/DAF_gold_und_liebe.jpg)

Für immer

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/july2010/DAF_f_r_immer.jpg)


Sarge
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on October 15, 2010, 03:08:20 AM
Only caught the last episode Bill. :)  Didn't have PBS before. ;D  The episode I saw was better than the series 1 episodes I've seen.


We are also looking forward to the Sherlock series that follows.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DavidW on October 15, 2010, 06:16:22 AM

We are also looking forward to the Sherlock series that follows.

Same here!  Hasn't been new Sherlock in a long time. :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Conor71 on October 18, 2010, 02:33:42 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41T3r2TXnbL._SL500_AA300_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51I3lvcilhL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41HNqYOpzyL._SL500_AA300_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Tyc428iUL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/514HE4u4lqL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Some more non-classical :).
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Conor71 on October 19, 2010, 04:21:49 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41XHX32GW1L._SL500_AA300_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41G753D9JSL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51M7Q79RQDL._SL500_AA300_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/517m7530nVL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31kmObIIWQL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: The new erato on October 20, 2010, 06:22:50 AM
Der Mussolini, threatening the structual integrity of the third floor concert hall, was manic and chilling (I could actually feel the building vibrating).


Sarge

Your mention of Mussolini reminded me that I recently have bought Allo Allo season 5; officer Crabtree in his hilarious english-french accent there talks about Misselooney. A wonderful series.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=960UYL3Vue8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=960UYL3Vue8)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Conor71 on October 20, 2010, 03:37:00 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/411FbKUPuTL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on October 21, 2010, 12:09:00 PM
Had a couple of coupons, fetched this in for $29, all in:
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Conor71 on October 25, 2010, 02:59:36 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51syPT%2ByykL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Bit of nostalgia this one :).
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Conor71 on October 26, 2010, 03:56:45 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51PQHRE%2BUwL._SL500_AA300_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51BFQSV24KL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Sergeant Rock on October 26, 2010, 04:05:09 AM
Your mention of Mussolini reminded me that I recently have bought Allo Allo season 5; officer Crabtree in his hilarious english-french accent there talks about Misselooney. A wonderful series.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=960UYL3Vue8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=960UYL3Vue8)

I've been enjoying Dad's Army and Goodnight, Sweetheart, two other BBC sitcoms set in WWII. I should get Allo Allo.

Sarge
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Conor71 on October 28, 2010, 01:32:38 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41iooa76W3L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mirror Image on October 28, 2010, 08:16:22 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41iooa76W3L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Conor come back to classical music we need you! You have so many composers you haven't even explored yet! :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Conor71 on October 29, 2010, 04:43:01 AM

Conor come back to classical music we need you! You have so many composers you haven't even explored yet! :)
:D, yes there is still a lot more Classical I want to explore for sure! :) - To keep things interesting I have been re-visiting my non-classical music a bit lately too and have made quite a few new purchases as you can see!.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Conor71 on October 29, 2010, 08:07:13 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/512DPRbCrAL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on October 29, 2010, 08:30:11 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/512DPRbCrAL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

I love the film.  8)

I recently got The Boy with the Arab Strap and If You're Feeling Sinister. Great albums!  :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Conor71 on October 29, 2010, 09:03:58 PM
I love the film.  8)

I recently got The Boy with the Arab Strap and If You're Feeling Sinister. Great albums!  :)
Nice, I was just listening to Boy with the Arab Strap this morning! :) - I still havent seen Storytelling the film yet, I will be sure to check it out though.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on October 29, 2010, 09:12:22 PM
Nice, I was just listening to Boy with the Arab Strap this morning! :) - I still havent seen Storytelling the film yet, I will be sure to check it out though.

Did you see Happiness or Welcome to the Dollhouse? Those are both superb films, IMO. I have ordered the DVD for Solondz's newest film, Life During Wartime, which should arrive tomorrow. I am very excited!! 
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Conor71 on October 29, 2010, 09:18:48 PM
Did you see Happiness or Welcome to the Dollhouse? Those are both superb films, IMO. I have ordered the DVD for Solondz's newest film, Life During Wartime, which should arrive tomorrow. I am very excited!!
No I have'nt seen those ones either! :-[ - I have gotten behind in my Movie watching as I have been listening to so much music in my free time, I will make a point of seeing these ones too :).
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on October 29, 2010, 09:23:46 PM
No I have'nt seen those ones either! :-[ - I have gotten behind in my Movie watching as I have been listening to so much music in my free time, I will make a point of seeing these ones too :).

His movies are what he describes as Sad Comedies.  ;D I think that's an accurate description, but they are always controversial as well, dealing with taboo topics, often in a darkly comedic way. People tend to love or hate his films. I absolutely love them. I suggest starting with Welcome to the Dollhouse and if you like it, then checking out Happiness and Storytelling. These last two push the envelope further than Dollhouse does. 
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Conor71 on October 30, 2010, 06:01:29 AM
His movies are what he describes as Sad Comedies.  ;D I think that's an accurate description, but they are always controversial as well, dealing with taboo topics, often in a darkly comedic way. People tend to love or hate his films. I absolutely love them. I suggest starting with Welcome to the Dollhouse and if you like it, then checking out Happiness and Storytelling. These last two push the envelope further than Dollhouse does.
Sounds cool - I have a nearby video store which specializes in cult movies and will see if it has any of these :).
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Conor71 on November 03, 2010, 04:06:56 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51h5MBr5dBL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mirror Image on November 07, 2010, 01:21:15 PM
Just bought:
 
(http://www.israbox.com/uploads/posts/2010-09/1283424937_51p-exlkkcl._ss500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on November 07, 2010, 01:57:26 PM
Some vinyl from a record show today:

(http://tralfaz-archives.com/coverart/T/turtles_goldenf.jpg)  (http://img.maniadb.com/images/album/167/167044_1_f.jpg)

and these two to add to my gunslinger vinyl collection:

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_lo7DiBWyRJ4/TAh8V4MuCUI/AAAAAAAABVw/cgZ_k6mpREY/s1600/Festus.jpg)   (http://www.songlyricscollection.com/img/d17/17870.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DavidW on November 07, 2010, 02:00:01 PM
Ken Curtis is actually a great singer! :)  Coolness. ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on November 07, 2010, 02:05:06 PM
Ken Curtis is actually a great singer! :)  Coolness. ;D

Don't know about that. ;D  But he is a Colorado native!  It will nice with my others.  I do not like country-western music, but "cowboy" music seems to resonate with me from time to time.  Either way, I am sure it will be second tier to my:

(http://www.tvtoymemories.com/sitebuilder/images/BIG_Bonanza_Family_LP_record_Ben_Little_Joe_Hoss_Adam_Cartwright-229x216.jpg)
 
;D

And do not bother searching for this:

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc31/Scottishps/Album%20covers/zzzchristmasbonanzavw3.jpg)

I already have it on cd. ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DavidW on November 07, 2010, 02:09:36 PM
He actually started his career as a singer. :)

Haha Bonanza xmas albums! :D  I didn't even know they sang. ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on November 07, 2010, 02:14:37 PM
He actually started his career as a singer. :)

Haha Bonanza xmas albums! :D  I didn't even know they sang. ;D

They don't. ;)  Greene is not that bad.  (Did you know that he is the father of Sam Rami's wife?)  Actually listening to Ken Curtis album now....he is actually pretty good.  The "Festus" talk between songs actually is what does not work here.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DavidW on November 07, 2010, 02:17:21 PM
They don't. ;)  Greene is not that bad.  (Did you know that he is the father of Sam Rami's wife?)  Actua;;y listening to Ken Curtis album now....he is actually pretty good.  The "Festus" talk between songs actually is what does not work here.

This song is powerful good.  I sing it when I ride on my mule over yonder to help out Matthew. ;D

I see the Bonanza albums falls under so bad it's good. :) :D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on November 07, 2010, 02:21:23 PM
Only could take half of side 1.....moving to.....
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Conor71 on November 09, 2010, 11:36:14 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41iooa76W3L._SL500_AA300_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51cfJ2jnqqL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Sergeant Rock on November 10, 2010, 05:04:21 AM
Arrived today from JPC, Ray LaMontagne's latest album, God Willin' & the Creek Don't Rise. Recommended by papy.

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/oct2010/raylamontgodwillin.jpg)


Sarge


Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Conor71 on November 13, 2010, 05:15:40 PM
A few non-classical CD singles:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61AiegkmkyL._AA300_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31N03PGM24L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31JD1G187JL._SL500_AA300_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51BPL6pT-oL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on November 13, 2010, 05:36:39 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31N03PGM24L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)


I recently picked up the Brothers & Sisters, Blue Room and Safety EPs. Haven't heard them yet, though. I love the first two Coldplay albums.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Conor71 on November 13, 2010, 10:09:13 PM
I recently picked up the Brothers & Sisters, Blue Room and Safety EPs. Haven't heard them yet, though. I love the first two Coldplay albums.
Cool, may have to get those first 2 albums at some stage :).
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Conor71 on November 15, 2010, 01:32:06 PM
Just arrived yesterday:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51syPT%2ByykL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mirror Image on November 16, 2010, 08:36:55 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ylo4je-aL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Coltrane Live At Birdland (http://www.amazon.com/Live-Birdland-Dig-John-Coltrane/dp/B0018RWD68/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1289923903&sr=8-2)

If I had to pick a favorite Coltrane recording it would be Blue Train. I find that when he started to get away from his roots (i. e. bebop), his music started to have a very chaotic feel which didn't do much for me. Some people say he was "reaching for the cosmos" or something vague like that, but I hear somebody who was struggling to find his own musical voice when he already had his sound as far back as when he was playing with Miles. Other favorite Coltrane recordings of mine: Ballads, Crescent, A Love Supreme, Coltrane, and Giant Steps.
 
Let me add that I know every musician must grow, but I thought the direction Coltrane took with the free jazz thing was disappointing.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on November 17, 2010, 09:19:21 AM
(http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/4903/roseroyce189437.jpg)
Rose Royce - Rainbow Connection - £7.99
Voucher: £1
=> £6.99 (cdwow.com)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mirror Image on November 17, 2010, 09:49:39 AM
I have most of Tranes discography, he was a phenomenal improvisor ... this purchase is merely a replacement of a damaged disc and it's a classic album (particuarly love the track Alabama). Blue Train is nowhere near my favorite, he was only getting started and the classic quartet (one of the greatest bands in history) hadn't fallen into place yet ... nor are any of the other discs you mentioned, though they do have their moments. My favorite album is First Meditations (for Quartet), but I'm also really fond of Afro-Blue Impressions, Transition, Live At the Half Note, Monk with Trane & Stellar Regions.

Coltrane doesn't do much for me in general. I find his tone grating after awhile.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Toonces on November 17, 2010, 01:36:02 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51w9kDFMARL._SL500_AA280_.jpg)

Earth Songs Secret Garden.  I heard one of the tracks, "Sometimes When it Rains" on pandora.com and just fell in love with the music.  You can hear it here that cut here on youtube:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMadeENR09w&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMadeENR09w&feature=related)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Henk on November 18, 2010, 01:55:57 AM

If I had to pick a favorite Coltrane recording it would be Blue Train. I find that when he started to get away from his roots (i. e. bebop), his music started to have a very chaotic feel which didn't do much for me. Some people say he was "reaching for the cosmos" or something vague like that, but I hear somebody who was struggling to find his own musical voice when he already had his sound as far back as when he was playing with Miles. Other favorite Coltrane recordings of mine: Ballads, Crescent, A Love Supreme, Coltrane, and Giant Steps.
 
Let me add that I know every musician must grow, but I thought the direction Coltrane took with the free jazz thing was disappointing.

I agree, Coltrane's playing got more and more extreme, but he always stayed true to the hard bop tradition. Therefor I still like his progressions more then other forms of free jazz.

Henk
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Henk on November 18, 2010, 01:58:14 AM
Coltrane's tone was clean, fluid, dynamic & extremely beautiful & rich. He was a master.

I can't hear real mastery with Coltrane, though he was surely close to it. For mastery you should try Elliott Sharp or Guus Janssen.

Henk
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Conor71 on November 26, 2010, 12:58:07 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51LkHi9RvNL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Just arrived today! (http://planetsmilies.net/music-smiley-1306.gif)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: canninator on November 26, 2010, 02:30:37 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51LkHi9RvNL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Just arrived today! (http://planetsmilies.net/music-smiley-1306.gif)

Truly excellent mini-album, youtubing Skyward now in your honour. I first saw Therapy? pre-Babyteeth supporting Hole and they blew Hole off the stage. They were punk as fuck in those days, it's just a shame they went a bit indie rock and naff after Pleasure Death. All the same, I still use AnimalBones as a username on some boards  :D.

Oh listening to Animal Bones now, takes me back.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Conor71 on November 26, 2010, 04:25:09 AM
Truly excellent mini-album, youtubing Skyward now in your honour. I first saw Therapy? pre-Babyteeth supporting Hole and they blew Hole off the stage. They were punk as fuck in those days, it's just a shame they went a bit indie rock and naff after Pleasure Death. All the same, I still use AnimalBones as a username on some boards  :D.

Oh listening to Animal Bones now, takes me back.
Awesome Il Furioso that sounds like a great gig! :D.
Thanks for your reply - It is a nice suprise, I did'nt think anyone on these boards would even have heard of Therapy? !! :).
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: canninator on November 26, 2010, 08:10:59 AM
Awesome Il Furioso that sounds like a great gig! :D.
Thanks for your reply - It is a nice suprise, I did'nt think anyone on these boards would even have heard of Therapy? !! :).

Turns out the entire gig was filmed and is on youtube in four parts

First part
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jenUH4-KQUw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jenUH4-KQUw)

I'm one of the muppets jumping around up the front. Oh happy days.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mirror Image on November 26, 2010, 09:16:49 AM
Coltrane's tone was clean, fluid, dynamic & extremely beautiful & rich. He was a master.

That's a matter of taste. I happen to disagree.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on November 26, 2010, 09:17:29 AM
Tickets to see these gentlemen.
(http://www.metalinjection.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/ozzy-halford-tour-2010.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Conor71 on November 26, 2010, 08:40:57 PM
Turns out the entire gig was filmed and is on youtube in four parts

First part
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jenUH4-KQUw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jenUH4-KQUw)

I'm one of the muppets jumping around up the front. Oh happy days.
Nice! - I will be sure to check out this vid :D.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mirror Image on November 28, 2010, 02:06:59 PM
Bought this and didn't have it:
 
(http://991.com/newGallery/Bill-Evans-Turn-Out-The-Star-468720.jpg)
 
I own the box set The Last Waltz but I still haven't bought the last of these box sets. I'm a huge Evans fan and own all the studio and most of the live recordings, so it's always a pleasure for me to hear him in a live context.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: mc ukrneal on November 29, 2010, 07:21:59 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51w9kDFMARL._SL500_AA280_.jpg)

Earth Songs Secret Garden.  I heard one of the tracks, "Sometimes When it Rains" on pandora.com and just fell in love with the music.  You can hear it here that cut here on youtube:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMadeENR09w&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMadeENR09w&feature=related)
I like them in general as well. This is evening listening in our house. It is very restorative music.

To my purchase: I've seen reruns of MASH for years, but now that it is harder for me to watch them, I've promised myself that I would buy them when they were $70 or less (and not look back). They hit $84 over at Walmart last week and I was tempted. But I held to my guns, and they just hit $69.99 at Amazon!
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41WASG65Q0L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on November 29, 2010, 09:28:32 AM
The Great Deceiver Part 1 (King Crimson live 1973-1974)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/515cb7txqcL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mirror Image on November 29, 2010, 08:09:27 PM
The Great Deceiver Part 1 (King Crimson live 1973-1974)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/515cb7txqcL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

I LOVE King Crimson, Karl. That's a great box set. The interesting thing about KC is they've always been on the cutting edge somehow or in some way. It's also interesting that Robert Fripp is the only original member left, which begs the question: is he King Crimson?  :-\
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mirror Image on November 29, 2010, 08:23:03 PM
It's more than a matter of your tastes of course. Oh and Trane never struggled to find his own voice when took things to a more open place improvisationally... just so you know.

It's always a matter of personal taste. I think Coltrane struggled most of his career, but as I said, I prefer his more bebop-rooted music when there was some structure to what he was doing. I like a lot of his early work with his famous quartet with Elvin Jones, but when he started getting into the free jazz crap he completely lost me. His music in his later stages would even make Schoenberg puke. Absolutely horrible go nowhere, honking, squeaking, squawking nonsense.
 
I've been listening to jazz a lot longer than you have, James, so don't try to tell me that "Coltrane opened things up improvisationally." Everybody knows that Dizzy, Bird, Miles and Monk were doing innovative things not only with improvisation, but compositionally before Coltrane even made his name musically.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mirror Image on November 29, 2010, 10:13:10 PM
I highly doubt that based on your comments.

Let's see I've been listening to jazz for 20 years, how long have you been listening to jazz?
 
P.S. I see that you've been enjoying listening to Howard Stern, that says so much about you and your "tastes."  ::)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mirror Image on November 29, 2010, 10:16:54 PM
Found some more Bill Evans that has seemed to slip through the cracks:
 
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0000069NC.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)
 
(http://image.kazaa.com/images/27/025218929127/Bill_Evans/Homecoming/Bill_Evans_comp_Bill_Evans_and_Rob_Stai-_3.jpg)
 
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3056/2928861387_63c16f8847.jpg?v=0)
 
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mirror Image on November 29, 2010, 10:50:45 PM
A lot longer than that, and much more carefully too.

Don't play games with me, James (aka Bach). You're not 59 yrs. old. You're in your late teens/early 20s. I know you from the other forum.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on November 30, 2010, 05:21:12 AM

I LOVE King Crimson, Karl. That's a great box set. The interesting thing about KC is they've always been on the cutting edge somehow or in some way. It's also interesting that Robert Fripp is the only original member left, which begs the question: is he King Crimson?  :-\

I like his take on it, that Crimson is a way of doing things.  I think it's true, and that Crimson really does require other, regular collaborators.  Much as I love Exposure, it is a Fripp album, and not a Crimson album.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on November 30, 2010, 05:22:54 AM

Quote from: MI
Let's see I've been listening to jazz for 20 years, how long have you been listening to jazz?

A lot longer than that, and much more carefully too.

It is so utterly typical of James's fatuity, that he presumes to know that he listens to anything "more carefully" than anyone else ROTFL
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on November 30, 2010, 05:23:42 AM
Don't play games with me, James (aka Bach). You're not 59 yrs. old. You're in your late teens/early 20s. I know you from the other forum.

Well, he could have the mind of a 17-year-old, in a 59-year-old carcass . . . .
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DavidW on November 30, 2010, 08:36:45 AM
I ordered the nuforce udac-2, hope the praise is warranted.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31HhJeDVobL.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61ostXCWQjL._AA1200_.jpg)

It's not much to look at, but it's a usb dac that has earned quite a bit of praise.

My experience with headphone amps is that they are way overhyped, built and sold from someone's garage with low build quality, audible noise floor and distinct coloration either towards the low end or the high end.

I was pleasantly surprised by headroom's total airhead which is neutral with a low noise floor.  I need a usb dac now to escape from laptop's terrible audio.  I have a turtle microii which is good for it's low price, but it still has the noise floor problem.

I thought of the total bithead, but this nuforce product is made by a major manufacturer, which is to say that Headroom finally has competition, and unless the reviews are overhyped has a lower noise floor than the bithead, so it should hopefully be good enough for me.  Fingers crossed. :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mirror Image on November 30, 2010, 09:46:41 AM
Well, he could have the mind of a 17-year-old, in a 59-year-old carcass . . . .

No, I know him from another classical forum and he is definitely in his early 20s. He goes to music school and studies piano I believe. You will also notice how he hasn't responded to my last message. He suffers all the tell tale signs of someone who is still very immature.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mirror Image on November 30, 2010, 09:54:12 AM
I like his take on it, that Crimson is a way of doing things.  I think it's true, and that Crimson really does require other, regular collaborators.  Much as I love Exposure, it is a Fripp album, and not a Crimson album.

That's very true, but I would like to think that Fripp's influence is quite immense, but I think since the newer members came into the band like Adrian Belew, Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto, and Trey Gunn the band really took off into a more unified direction. There's a stability to this group that wasn't quite there before.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: The new erato on December 04, 2010, 12:19:30 AM

I LOVE King Crimson
  So do I.

is he King Crimson?  :-\
He probably is.

Do you know Gentle Giant? Just backordered this from amazon.co.uk:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61oh2m1ez1L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: AndyD. on December 04, 2010, 04:50:54 PM
I like his take on it, that Crimson is a way of doing things.  I think it's true, and that Crimson really does require other, regular collaborators.  Much as I love Exposure, it is a Fripp album, and not a Crimson album.

But's that's not a bad thing at all, right!

I actually like the Belew stuff, but then I always thought he had some cool ideas. Been listening to him since the '80's.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on December 04, 2010, 04:55:52 PM
But's that's not a bad thing at all, right!

Nothing wrong in the least with Exposure! Fabulous album.

I actually like the Belew stuff, but then I always thought he had some cool ideas. Been listening to him since the '80's.

I've always been a fan of Belew, myself.  I was beside myself when in Sam Goody's one evening, (a) I found what was apparently a new King Crimson album (Discipline), and (b) Belew was one of the four members of the re-formed band.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mirror Image on December 04, 2010, 06:54:17 PM
  So do I.
 He probably is.

Do you know Gentle Giant? Just backordered this from amazon.co.uk:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61oh2m1ez1L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

I love Gentle Giant too! :) I own all of their recordings. My favorite after all these years is still Octopus, though Free Hand and Three Friends are also top-notch. I also remember The Power and the Glory being quite good.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Conor71 on December 05, 2010, 02:55:44 AM
(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/39/d7/443c228348a0061a865e7110.L._AA300_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51QOmbNyeTL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mirror Image on December 07, 2010, 09:13:20 PM
Just released today:
 
(http://www.gibson.com/Files/aaFeaturesImages2010/eric-johnson_up-close.jpg)
 
Eric Johnson - Up Close
 
I've been waiting awhile on this one, but waiting is apart of being a Johnson fan. He's still one of most spectacular guitarists I know. I almost had a chance to meet him 8 years ago, but fate would not allow it. :) My dream is to meet Johnson and my other guitar hero Bill Frisell.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Lethevich on December 11, 2010, 04:36:44 AM
Had a couple of coupons, fetched this in for $29, all in:
(http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=5870.0;attach=27414;image)
I really should just buy that Lem book - for about a year I've been waiting to find it at a low-ish second hand price, but it's too popular to go for that little :'( But I guess I can't give up now, it's the chase that makes the catch worthwhile... (By the way, have you read it yet? Some Lem translations can be clunky - I am partway through The Investigation and it's easy reading but a little awkward too).
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on December 14, 2010, 07:30:36 AM
I read it a couple of decades ago . . . but your timing is great, Sara . . . I've actually only just started to re-read it this week.  Not so clunky as might be . . . .
 
And today, for $7.60 all in, I've restored this to the home library:
 
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41XxxDcPj%2BL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on December 14, 2010, 07:32:27 AM
You do have his third album?
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on December 14, 2010, 07:41:55 AM
Picked this up yesterday . . . between coupons and "Borders Bucks," I only laid out $2.09 for it:
 
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41ESZG0V61L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
 
Real blast from the past . . . I remember buying this one on vinyl when it was first released.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on December 14, 2010, 07:44:51 AM
Picked this up yesterday . . . between coupons and "Borders Bucks," I only laid out $2.09 for it:
 
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41ESZG0V61L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
 
Real blast from the past . . . I remember buying this one on vinyl when it was first released.

Yeah, me too. His best IMO. Then the next one: SECURITY.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on December 14, 2010, 07:47:40 AM
Yeah, me too. His best IMO. Then the next one: SECURITY.

Yes, I'll head back to Borders in a bit.  I fetched in So first, partly because of sentimental fondness (saw him at the Meadowlands when he toured the album) . . . partly because I thought it less likely that anyone else would snap up Security ahead of me ; )
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on December 14, 2010, 07:49:02 AM
Yes, I'll head back to Borders in a bit.  I fetched in So first, partly because of sentimental fondness (saw him at the Meadowlands when he toured the album) . . . partly because I thought it less likely that anyone else would snap up Security ahead of me ; )

More fool them.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on December 14, 2010, 09:11:34 AM
You knew to expect this:
 
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51QQgyyBwmL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on December 14, 2010, 09:12:56 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on December 14, 2010, 09:26:35 AM
You knew to expect this:
 
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51QQgyyBwmL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

I'm gonna have to spin my copy after work. 8)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on December 15, 2010, 02:30:43 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/618WNy1ZgoL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

I have a lot of this already, but some of it is on mp3 files and I want these classics on CD.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: AndyD. on December 15, 2010, 02:37:33 PM
Had to get the reissues.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Lethevich on December 16, 2010, 09:10:56 AM
It bugs me that the latest EMI remasters of Iron Maiden have such crappy bonuses (some obscelete quality video clips). The previous ones issued on Castle each came with a bonus disc of extra goodies :(

Also, I picked up secondhand:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41--8EPThpL._SL500_AA300_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51M3C285GEL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

The latter looks so wonderfully appropriate in its mangled resolution on Amazon, but sadly the actual cover is crisp and perfect :(
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on December 16, 2010, 09:13:52 AM
The latter looks so wonderfully appropriate in its mangled resolution on Amazon, but sadly the actual cover is crisp and perfect :(

Hold it at arm's length : )
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: The new erato on December 16, 2010, 10:55:56 AM
Also, I picked up secondhand:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41--8EPThpL._SL500_AA300_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51M3C285GEL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

The latter looks so wonderfully appropriate in its mangled resolution on Amazon, but sadly the actual cover is crisp and perfect :(
Reminds me that I visited Monet's garden in Giverny in full flower this summer (June).

I received this today:

(http://www.wineanorak.com/bookshop/Fullscreen_capture_05112010_123019.jpg)

Jasper Morris: Inside Burgundy, 665 pp with profiles of over 1000 wineyards.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on December 16, 2010, 03:02:37 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41AV77kU4IL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Now George will swing in here and let me know how bad the sound is on this.  :'(
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: MN Dave on December 16, 2010, 04:50:02 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41-DNDY5l2L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Listening now...
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on December 25, 2010, 09:11:54 PM
Also under the tree from my wife:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51SaFAi0GsL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mirror Image on December 27, 2010, 09:35:40 AM
Bought two Milt Jackson recordings I didn't own:


(http://www.dustygroove.com/images/products/j/jackso_milt_bigbagsmi_102b.jpg) (http://991.com/newGallery/Milt-Jackson-Invitation-384059.jpg)









Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: The new erato on December 28, 2010, 01:12:31 AM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_cLI19EXK2oU/S-WCjui7DlI/AAAAAAAAAjs/EXVsb8_2MzA/s400/pink-moon.jpg)

In my postbox today.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on December 28, 2010, 06:19:47 AM
Delivered today courtesy of Santa:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/514ENWT2C5L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
 
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51E77ATYWFL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: AndyD. on December 28, 2010, 07:38:07 AM
It's an Iron Maiden New Year!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Lethevich on January 03, 2011, 09:02:04 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51A72HZ3AXL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

I've had my eye on this for several years, but its second-hand price infrequently drops below £30. However I found it for £3.50 two days ago and have just gotten shipping confirmation, yay!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on January 04, 2011, 03:09:15 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51A72HZ3AXL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

I've had my eye on this for several years, but its second-hand price infrequently drops below £30. However I found it for £3.50 two days ago and have just gotten shipping confirmation, yay!

Excellent!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Henk on January 04, 2011, 04:42:56 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51A72HZ3AXL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

I've had my eye on this for several years, but its second-hand price infrequently drops below £30. However I found it for £3.50 two days ago and have just gotten shipping confirmation, yay!

Lethe, I see you have a new avatar. Is that Bax?
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on January 04, 2011, 05:52:07 AM
Just landed:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41C8d61CMvL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Oliver Nelson Sextet – The Blues & The Abstract Truth (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000VS6OXS?ie=UTF8&tag=goodmusicguide-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B000VS6OXS)

The Sextet actually has seven players listed:

Oliver Nelson, alto & tenor saxophone
Eric Dolphy, alto saxophone & flute
Freddie Hubbard, trumpet
George Barrow, baritone saxophone
Bill Evans, piano
Paul Chambers, bass
Roy Haynes, drums

My story with this album is, that there is a sweet instrumental track on the Broadway the Hard Way CD from Zappa’s 1988 tour, “Stolen Moments.” It is only this year (well, late last year, now) that — as a result of this disc appearing at the museum shop — I learned (a) where it came from (and no surprise, Eric Dolphy being one of the names on Zappa’s Freak Out! list) and (b) how true the 1988 band kept to the sound of the Ur-text.

Yes, the whole album is worth repeat listens.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Lethevich on January 04, 2011, 09:26:42 AM
Lethe, I see you have a new avatar. Is that Bax?
It's an unusually happy Shostakovich. I don't listen to his music often, but I like the picture.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Henk on January 04, 2011, 09:46:35 AM
(http://vegassmokes.com/pipes/italian/savinelli/savinelli-pipes-413KSc.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Drasko on January 04, 2011, 01:04:22 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51A72HZ3AXL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

I've had my eye on this for several years, but its second-hand price infrequently drops below £30. However I found it for £3.50 two days ago and have just gotten shipping confirmation, yay!

That looks great. Wishlisted. Now only to wait for another cheap copy to come along.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Lethevich on January 04, 2011, 01:28:01 PM
The secondary/duplicate listings may offer a chance eventually, I found my one here (http://www.amazon.co.uk/History-Russian-Architecture-William-Brumfield/dp/0521403332/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1294176295&sr=8-9) (although the current prices for the remainders are silly).
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Drasko on January 04, 2011, 02:40:59 PM
The secondary/duplicate listings may offer a chance eventually, I found my one here (http://www.amazon.co.uk/History-Russian-Architecture-William-Brumfield/dp/0521403332/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1294176295&sr=8-9) (although the current prices for the remainders are silly).

I always check not only those but also amazon.com (shipping is actually cheaper from US than from UK when it comes to books, $8 vs £8) and abebooks as well.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on January 05, 2011, 08:02:14 PM
I always check not only those but also amazon.com (shipping is actually cheaper from US than from UK when it comes to books, $8 vs £8) and abebooks as well.

....and if someone from Amazon in the U.S. does not want to ship out of the country and you cannot find the item anywhere else, let me know and I would be happy to be a go-between. :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: KevinP on January 07, 2011, 01:25:51 PM
This is partly classical as it could be called third stream:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61pBcLpRdaL._SS500_.jpg)


I didn't even know the CD reissue was out. Amazing what you come across at Jazz Record Mart.

Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: KevinP on January 08, 2011, 11:11:19 AM
(http://vegassmokes.com/pipes/italian/savinelli/savinelli-pipes-413KSc.jpg)

Henk, I didn't know you were a pipe smoker. Guess I should spend some more time in this thread.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: KevinP on January 08, 2011, 11:13:25 AM
This is an inexpensive Hardcastle I bought yesterday. My mother loved all things English, and she passed away two days ago. Sometimes when I think of her, I will smoke this, and whenever I smoke it, I will think of her.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on January 08, 2011, 11:14:20 AM
This is an inexpensive Hardcastle I bought yesterday. My mother loved all things English, and she passed away two days ago. Sometimes when I think of her, I will smoke this, and whenever I smoke it, I will think of her.

Sorry for your loss, Kevin.  Prayers and thoughts your way.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: KevinP on January 08, 2011, 11:30:45 AM
Thank you, Bogey.

This is a really nice Jacono I bought a few days ago.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Leon on January 14, 2011, 07:19:04 AM



I treated myself yesterday to this box since I finally sold a Gretsch guitar I've been advertising for the last year. 
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Henk on January 14, 2011, 08:30:18 AM
Henk, I didn't know you were a pipe smoker. Guess I should spend some more time in this thread.

Kevin, I can't call myself a serious smoker, I just smoke when I like to (I'm not addicted) and when there's a nice moment for it. I just started it a few months ago. I bought a cheap Falcon beginner's set. It was fun to learn to smoke it. Smoking was a new experience for me, I found it pleasurable and tasteful.

I bought this Savinelli some weeks ago. It's smokes more heavily, it can contain more tabacco also. It didn't smoke nice a few times. When I get too drugged by it, I don't like smoking. It also is a matter of tabacco maybe.

I just smoked it again, being triggered by your reply, it smoked already better. It's a matter for me of smoking it controlled, taking long, calm puffs, otherwise it's not pleasurable smoking it to the end.

Henk
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: KevinP on January 15, 2011, 12:51:38 PM
I've never done Falcons, but you do know that briars (like the Savenelli) need to be broken in, right?

And although Savinelli is a major pipemaker, they're far from my favourite. Hope you stick with it and try a few others. Both pipe and tobacco are like jazz--you have to find what works best for you. And when you find that perfect fit, it's just amazing.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Henk on January 15, 2011, 01:05:26 PM
I've never done Falcons, but you do know that briars (like the Savenelli) need to be broken in, right?

What do you mean with "broken in"?

And although Savinelli is a major pipemaker, they're far from my favourite. Hope you stick with it and try a few others. Both pipe and tobacco are like jazz--you have to find what works best for you. And when you find that perfect fit, it's just amazing.

What are your favourite pipe brands?

Henk
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: KevinP on January 16, 2011, 02:22:38 AM
As you smoke a briar pipe, a cake begins to form inside the bowl. You want this. First of all, it protects the pipe. Briar is one of the most (if not the most) fire-resistant woods, but it can still burn. The cake protects that from happening. Cakes can also add to the flavour  of each bowl of tobacco, making them smoother. When you first buy a pipe, there is generally no cake and in these circumstances, the pipe tends to burn hotter, resulting in a burning sensation on your tongue, so they need to be smoked several times first. (There are a few tricks, like coating the inside of the bowl with honey before the first smoke, which will carmalize and get the cake going.) However, you don't want a cake that is too thick or it might crack the pipe. That's what those pipe tools/reamers are for. It takes a lot of smokes before this happens though, and considerably longer if you have several (or more) pipes.

This is only true with briar. Meerschaum does not need any break-in, and, in fact, you want to make sure that a cake doesn't develop. Clay also needs no break in. Clay pipes give you the most neutral flavour (tobacco blenders use them to test new blends) but tend to smoke so hot that you can't touch them while smoking. They also break easily and aren't expected to last a lifetime. (Though the double-glazed ones circumvent these issues with a degree of success.)

My favourites? Well I really like the Jacono I bought (above), but as that was a bit over US$200 for their lowest grade pipe, I'm not going to steer you towards them. I prefer the so-called Italian renissance pipes such as Caminetto and Ascorti. (Do a Google image search on either name plus the word pipe).

To a large extent, the price difference in pipes is a matter of the craftsmanship and the quality of the briar and not a reflection on the smokabiliy of the pipe. By quality of the briar I mean the pattern of the grain. A perfect straight grain, and especially one by a name pipemaker, will be costly because such pipes are rare and aesthetically pleasing. I held one in my hand the other day, a Dunhill, that had a four-digit price tag. It was beautiful, but it would smoke as well as most any other pipe. The pattern of grain doesn't matter one bit in terms of how well it smokes; what does matter, however, is that the entire wooden part of the pipe has some grain. Any blank spots will, soner or later, burn right through. You needn't worry about this with a Savenlli. The other difference between a cheap pipe and a high- or mid-grade is that cheaper pipes might have pits (tiny holes, probably where the briar root hit a rock) or putty fills (some pipemakers leave the pits exposed, others fill with putty); neither is very appealing and either could also result in burn-out.

Any other questions, just ask. You also might find a bit of help in youtube: lots of people have posted how-to videos for newbies there, and I sincerely wish I had had this resource when I started. Pipes don't come with instruction manuals.

What kind of tobacco have you tried? (And perhaps we should start a new thread?)



Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Henk on January 16, 2011, 06:21:02 AM
Thanks, Kevin. Great information!

I have made a new thread. Let's talk further there.

Henk
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: mc ukrneal on January 16, 2011, 06:29:12 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51A72HZ3AXL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

I've had my eye on this for several years, but its second-hand price infrequently drops below £30. However I found it for £3.50 two days ago and have just gotten shipping confirmation, yay!
Did this book have a previous version? Something or other in Azure? I have that if it is. It's the only comprehensive book I have ever seen on Russian Architercture. I flip through it every so often (although I cannot think where it is just now off the top of my head to check).
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Lethevich on January 16, 2011, 08:05:45 AM
It does seem to have been reissued many times - I got an incarnation with a rather more garish cover.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Scarpia on February 03, 2011, 04:04:51 PM
Saxophone Colossus



and


(noticed a mention of it here)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Lethevich on February 04, 2011, 04:50:00 AM




They wouldn't display side-by-side. The latter is worth a punt at its low marketplace price: the reproductions are good (with close-up additional pictures for some), the documentation on them is better than expected, although it does contain quite a few minor works (crust-earning portraits, etc).
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on February 05, 2011, 05:34:45 AM
Saxophone Colossus





I knew I saw this album somewhere posted here at GMG.  Just picked this one up myself, Scarpia.  See Jazz thread.

Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Scarpia on February 05, 2011, 05:59:00 AM
I knew I saw this album somewhere posted here at GMG.  Just picked this one up myself, Scarpia.  See Jazz thread.

The track "blue 7" on this album was included in a set called the "Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz" which I had as a kid and which turned me on to Sonny Rollins.  I had the album on vinyl (a re-issue, not the original) but haven't heard it in a long while.  Other favorite Sonny Rollins albums are "Freedom Suite" and "The Bridge."


Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on February 05, 2011, 06:08:43 AM
The track "blue 7" on this album was included in a set called the "Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz" which I had as a kid and which turned me on to Sonny Rollins.  I had the album on vinyl (a re-issue, not the original) but haven't heard it in a long while.  Other favorite Sonny Rollins albums are "Freedom Suite" and "The Bridge."

Well I enjoyed it thoroughly last night and it is my first Rollins' cd, so I will definitely be looking into these others.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Scarpia on February 05, 2011, 06:19:45 AM
Well I enjoyed it thoroughly last night and it is my first Rollins' cd, so I will definitely be looking into these others.  Thanks!

Freedom Suite and the Bridge are both unusual in instrumentation.  Freedom suite is sax, bass and drums, no piano.  The bridge is Sax, bass, drums and electric guitar.  The title track on Freedom suite is a multi-movement affair that is a reaction to the civil rights movement, I believe.  The Bridge takes it's name from the fact that Sonny took a hiatus from performing and would go out on the Williamsburg Bridge to practice late at night.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on February 05, 2011, 06:22:07 AM
Freedom Suite and the Bridge are both unusual in instrumentation.  Freedom suite is sax, bass and drums, no piano.  The bridge is Sax, bass, drums and electric guitar.  The title track on Freedom suite is a multi-movement affair that is a reaction to the civil rights movement, I believe.  The Bridge takes it's name from the fact that Sonny took a hiatus from performing and would go out on the Williamsburg Bridge to practice late at night.

I believed that I heard that story on the Ken Burms' Jazz series....would have been cool to have been strolling by one of those evenings. :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mirror Image on February 06, 2011, 10:12:12 PM
Just bought:



I own every recording Bill Frisell has made a leader and almost everything he's been a session player on (100+ recordings). I'm really looking forward to hearing this recording as it captures Frisell in a more intimate setting, which is where I think he does some of his best playing (i. e. his work with Paul Motian, the Kenny Wheeler recording Angel Song).



I'm glad this recording has been issued on CD. I've been wanting to hear this one for a while.

Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Lethevich on February 11, 2011, 03:57:12 AM
Some gloves. There's a large leather factory in my town which have a store (evidently not a very popular one given the out of the way location - when I entered the receptionist asked how I found them), and offer very fine fitted ones at an excellent price compared to city stores.

These were £35, and I couldn't see many more expensive ones on the racks.

(http://img828.imageshack.us/img828/2894/prodmainimg538.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mirror Image on February 14, 2011, 07:31:31 AM
Finally bought some Depeche Mode after years of pursuing other groups, bought these five recordings cheap:









Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Florestan on February 14, 2011, 07:44:23 AM
(http://www.polirom.ro/_images/esantioane/3932/coperta1.jpg) (http://www.polirom.ro/_images/esantioane/3977/coperta1.jpg)

A. A. Vasiliev - History of The Byzantine Empire
L. N. Tolstoy - Resurrection
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on February 18, 2011, 04:25:50 PM



Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Scarpia on February 28, 2011, 02:45:58 PM
A great film, that looks great in high-def.

Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Henk on March 04, 2011, 07:46:18 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41T-VVZIO7L._SL500_AA300_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41rBLdbQAsL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Conor71 on March 25, 2011, 10:24:56 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51kLqgmGquL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

I dont own any Jazz music at all but I thought this Box was appealing - look forward to listening to this one! :D.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Conor71 on April 08, 2011, 05:34:24 AM
(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/73/f6/38bd828fd7a040ca06316110.L._AA300_.jpg) (http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/88/d2/6fbb81b0c8a0095a243cd110.L._AA300_.jpg)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41MW804MPJL._SL500_AA300_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51WKGVVP2ZL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Drz37Q7RL._SL500_AA300_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61T-NyltLKL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: listener on April 09, 2011, 08:32:02 PM
The 9-disc DVD set of  the complete (more or less) Harold Lloyd features and shorts at 13.99 (pounds) minus VAT as it's going overseas.  PAL edition.

Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mirror Image on April 09, 2011, 08:44:16 PM


(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41MW804MPJL._SL500_AA300_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51WKGVVP2ZL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Drz37Q7RL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)


Three excellent choices here, Conor. Oldfield's Tubular Bells is classic. I also like the Pink Floyd recordings you have listed.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Conor71 on April 10, 2011, 02:45:48 AM

Three excellent choices here, Conor. Oldfield's Tubular Bells is classic. I also like the Pink Floyd recordings you have listed.

Thanks MI :) - I really enjoyed listening to Tubular Bells again having previously only heard it once or twice before when I was young!.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Conor71 on April 10, 2011, 02:48:56 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51OI%2BU0dT%2BL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Purchased as a D/L from ITunes! (Havent purchased many virtual albums before) :).
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Conor71 on April 10, 2011, 02:57:48 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51TXHSA7toL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Something a bit different, for me anyway! :D - Enjoyed this one quite a bit!.
Thats it as far as purchases go for quite a while I think! - My 160GB IPod is full and I've even had to exclude alt-versions of some of my CM! :-\.
I have plenty of Music to last me a long time! - lets see if this resolution sticks! ;D 0:).
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DavidW on April 11, 2011, 09:10:00 AM
My ipod touch battery just can't hold a charge anymore, so yesterday I bought a sony mp3 player:



It has a very long battery life, and can handle all of my headphones including my 650s with adequate volume, clear detail and present bass so I'm happy. :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: AndyD. on April 11, 2011, 10:02:52 AM

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61T-NyltLKL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)


There's Uli Jon Roth!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Conor71 on April 11, 2011, 09:32:10 PM

There's Uli Jon Roth!

 ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Lethevich on April 16, 2011, 01:06:11 AM
Some fish bone tweezers.

I can't believe that these things can sell upwards of £40, as if designer ones would work better...  :-X
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DavidW on April 18, 2011, 06:43:55 AM
Arcade Fire Suburbs.

Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: The Diner on April 18, 2011, 07:00:01 AM
Yesterday:

Faust - SOMETHING DIRTY
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Conor71 on April 18, 2011, 03:29:49 PM
Arcade Fire Suburbs.
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B003O85W3A.01.L.jpg)

Nice!!  :D - how are you enjoying it David?
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DavidW on April 18, 2011, 03:33:56 PM
Nice!!  :D - how are you enjoying it David?

Fantastic!  I love it from the first listen.  Every song enjoyable, memorable, unique and all the lyrics meaningful.  It's about time I bought one of their albums! :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Conor71 on April 27, 2011, 04:43:49 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41210TE90HL._SL500_AA300_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51S2KFVAJDL._SL500_AA300_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21T1QV47E2L._SL500_AA300_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41cS6NMrLLL._SL500_AA300_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51pL5ItVxBL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DavidW on April 28, 2011, 09:42:55 AM
My new favorite band (Arcade Fire). :)



Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Conor71 on April 29, 2011, 11:14:26 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41ZYaZn8CiL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Lethevich on May 10, 2011, 05:30:17 PM
.



Finally found a copy around £20 after waiting for a few years for it to drop. Cheapness wins out again :P
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: The new erato on May 11, 2011, 01:32:13 AM






The last is a set of rematered versions of two of the best albums of the 70-ies (I have the originals of course)+ a disc of early versions, outtakes etc.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DavidW on May 16, 2011, 05:38:32 PM
I've been tired of iems for the better part of a year now... so finally got this (akg k430 portable headphones):



Also that usb headphone amp I bought a few months ago is awful, a week ago I bought this for a 1/3 of the price and it is AWESOME!  No noise floor, optical out as well as headphone out, stereo out and in, it's great, I use it to connect my laptop to my hifi.



Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on May 16, 2011, 08:40:11 PM
The 9-disc DVD set of  the complete (more or less) Harold Lloyd features and shorts at 13.99 (pounds) minus VAT as it's going overseas.  PAL edition.



Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Sergeant Rock on May 17, 2011, 03:11:52 AM
Emmylou Harris' new album Hard Bargain has been released. It's getting mixed reviews in the Emmylou forums but she's one of the few "popular" artists I buy automatically. She seldom disappoints.

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/may11/emmylouhb.jpg)


Sarge
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Papy Oli on May 17, 2011, 11:30:33 AM
Bought a new headphone amp last Saturday.

Graham Slee's Solo Utra Linear (http://www.headphoneamplifiersusb.com/soloultralinear.htm)


(http://www.headphoneamplifiersusb.com/images/solo-ultra-linear-360.jpg)


Not even burnt it and yet taking my HD650 to another level. Absolutely lush, smooth, detailed  :D

Happily rediscovering my CDs right now  ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mn Dave on May 19, 2011, 11:34:46 AM
I bought this for my father-in-law who's Mr. WWII Guy.

http://www.amazon.com/Second-World-War-Six-Boxed/dp/039541685X/ref=cm_lmf_tit_8
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on May 22, 2011, 03:07:09 PM
I bought this for my father-in-law who's Mr. WWII Guy.

http://www.amazon.com/Second-World-War-Six-Boxed/dp/039541685X/ref=cm_lmf_tit_8

I have considered that set many times.  Browsed the first one and Churchill seems to be a good writer.  Is that something you would read straight through, Dave?
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mn Dave on May 22, 2011, 03:08:57 PM
I have considered that set many times.  Browsed the first one and Churchill seems to be a good writer.  Is that something you would read straight through, Dave?

Me? No. I'm not really WWII guy. :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mn Dave on May 25, 2011, 01:33:37 PM



Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Conor71 on May 26, 2011, 04:14:11 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51YfZ5g6-QL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Purchased as a d/l today - I have'nt heard this one since i was a lad, should be interesting to revisit! :).
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mn Dave on May 26, 2011, 04:19:59 AM
I remember that album. Peter Gabriel's last with Genesis.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DavidW on May 26, 2011, 07:58:57 AM
If anyone happens to like Lady Gaga, her new album is $1 today and only today on amazon mp3.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mirror Image on May 26, 2011, 08:31:41 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51YfZ5g6-QL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Purchased as a d/l today - I have'nt heard this one since i was a lad, should be interesting to revisit! :).

As MN Dave pointed it was Gabriel's last with the band, it was also most hated by the other band members. The concept just doesn't gel altogether that well, although, there are some good pieces in there like the title track, Fly On A Windshield, Hairless Heart, Carpet Crawlers, and Cuckoo Cocoon to name a few I enjoy.

For me, my favorite Genesis albums are A Trick of the Tail and Wind and Wuthering. Even though these are Collins-led, they still retain their progressive roots and they still had Steve Hackett.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Conor71 on May 26, 2011, 12:57:18 PM
As MN Dave pointed it was Gabriel's last with the band, it was also most hated by the other band members. The concept just doesn't gel altogether that well, although, there are some good pieces in there like the title track, Fly On A Windshield, Hairless Heart, Carpet Crawlers, and Cuckoo Cocoon to name a few I enjoy.

For me, my favorite Genesis albums are A Trick of the Tail and Wind and Wuthering. Even though these are Collins-led, they still retain their progressive roots and they still had Steve Hackett.

I played the recording last night and ended up listening all the way through and enjoying it a lot! I could actually remember the lyrics to quite a few of the tracks so I must have played it more often than I thought, perhaps i even owned it on LP?, Im really not sure!  :)

I remember the first time I listened I found this album really strange and also thought the concept wasnt very strong but its a worthwhile album as some of the tracks are real winners! - I found the mostly instrumental Disc 2 a bit less interesting than the first but otherwise a great album!  :D

I would really like to explore early Genesis with Peter Gabriel in the band as I am a fan of his and I have never heard this music before - I will also consider the Collins-led albums you have mentioned as well MI :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Henk on May 26, 2011, 01:21:32 PM
If anyone happens to like Lady Gaga, her new album is $1 today and only today on amazon mp3.

Though only in US :(.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DavidW on May 26, 2011, 01:23:00 PM
Though only in US :(.

Oh that's a shame. :( 

Oh well you can gloat next time you order on a free jpc shipping day, I'll never get that since I live in the US. ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mirror Image on May 26, 2011, 05:58:14 PM
I played the recording last night and ended up listening all the way through and enjoying it a lot! I could actually remember the lyrics to quite a few of the tracks so I must have played it more often than I thought, perhaps i even owned it on LP?, Im really not sure!  :)

I remember the first time I listened I found this album really strange and also thought the concept wasnt very strong but its a worthwhile album as some of the tracks are real winners! - I found the mostly instrumental Disc 2 a bit less interesting than the first but otherwise a great album!  :D

I would really like to explore early Genesis with Peter Gabriel in the band as I am a fan of his and I have never heard this music before - I will also consider the Collins-led albums you have mentioned as well MI :)

I think the best Gabriel-led recording is a toss-up between Nursery Cryme and Selling England By The Pound. Foxtrot had some good moments as well. What do you think about King Crimson?
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mn Dave on May 26, 2011, 06:01:14 PM
Selling England By The Pound

 8)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mn Dave on May 26, 2011, 06:01:58 PM
If anyone happens to like Lady Gaga, her new album is $1 today and only today on amazon mp3.

I sampled one track and it was waaay over-produced.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DavidW on May 26, 2011, 06:07:47 PM
I sampled one track and it was waaay over-produced.

Yes.  Yes it is extremely overproduced.  It's like a wash of noise on several songs.  Avant garde composers eat your heart out! ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mn Dave on May 26, 2011, 06:12:51 PM
Yes.  Yes it is extremely overproduced.  It's like a wash of noise on several songs.  Avant garde composers eat your heart out! ;D

Ugh. I didn't mind the first couple albums but she's totally lost it at this point. Besides, I've pretty much given up on trying to find new artists. Now I'm going to settle back with the hordes of those I already know.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DavidW on May 26, 2011, 06:46:55 PM
Ugh. I didn't mind the first couple albums but she's totally lost it at this point. Besides, I've pretty much given up on trying to find new artists. Now I'm going to settle back with the hordes of those I already know.

Well I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one.  I was going to pass on this album since I don't care for the singles, but for a buck... ok.  Excepting this and the awesome Arcade Fire I've mostly been listening to the 80s for my pop fix.  I already feel done with current pop.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mn Dave on May 26, 2011, 07:00:55 PM
Well I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one.  I was going to pass on this album since I don't care for the singles, but for a buck... ok.  Excepting this and the awesome Arcade Fire I've mostly been listening to the 80s for my pop fix.  I already feel done with current pop.

Yeah, I'll listen to current rock and metal but that's about it.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: listener on May 27, 2011, 01:14:32 AM
DVD's just arrived:
ZVENIGORA    1928  Alexander Dovzenko   Ukranian historical fantasy
LARKS ON A STRING   1969  Jiři Menzel
MAGIC LANTERN CYCLE - collection of Kenneth Anger
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mn Dave on May 28, 2011, 10:27:08 AM
THE WORST HARD TIME by Timothy Egan
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Conor71 on May 28, 2011, 06:47:52 PM
I think the best Gabriel-led recording is a toss-up between Nursery Cryme and Selling England By The Pound. Foxtrot had some good moments as well. What do you think about King Crimson?

I did use to own King Crimson's Sleepless 12' Single (now have it just as an MP3) and had a housemate who liked them a lot so I've heard a little bit of them - interesting group and they have Tony Levin and Robert Fripp as members so I really owe it to myself to check them out at some stage!  :D
If you were to own only one KC record which do you think you would have MI? :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mirror Image on May 29, 2011, 09:24:44 AM
If you were to own only one KC record which do you think you would have MI? :)

The album that hooked me onto King Crimson was the 80s incarnation and this is the album:



But I also liked these Belew-led recordings as well:





Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Brewski on May 31, 2011, 12:33:32 PM
Trombone Shorty: Backatown



Rebirth Brass Band: Rebirth of New Orleans



Shamarr Allen and the Underdawgs: Box Who In?



New Orleans Cotton Mouth Kings: Smokin' Swing from New Orleans

(http://neworleanscottonmouthkings.com/cottonheadsMED.gif)

--Bruce





Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on June 02, 2011, 05:25:17 AM
A number of months ago I dumped all my Peter Gabriel and Genesis cds.....been regretting it ever since.  So yesterday to celebrate another year of teaching, I decided to stop by the local record shop and start to piece back my collection.  However, after looking at the cds, I decided to go the vinyl route.  Here is what I came away with in my first sweep:

First, the Foxtrot album (which is playing now).  I forgot about the back cover and how cool I thought, and still do, the back cover is.  Also is included a shot of the label with the Hatter....cool stuff.

(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa35/BillandLinda/Genesis004-1.jpg)  (http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa35/BillandLinda/Genesis005-1.jpg)
(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa35/BillandLinda/Genesis009-1.jpg)

Next, the Duke album.  This was my first exposure to Genesis as a kid.  I would not be until 1983-84, my senior year in high school, that I discovered their earlier Gabriel discography.  I followed hem pretty closely after the Duke and even saw them on their Abacab tour of 1981 in Montreal.  I remembered being blown away by some of the older tunes that they dug out and that is when the exploring germinated.  FWIW, I enjoy the artwork here as well:

(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa35/BillandLinda/Genesis001-1.jpg)

Love the gatefold on this one:

(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa35/BillandLinda/Genesis002-1.jpg)

(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa35/BillandLinda/Genesis003.jpg)

A couple Gabriel selections cam e home as well:

This "Melt" album is sung all in German by Gabriel.  Not sure of a cd release of this version.

(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa35/BillandLinda/Genesis007.jpg)

(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa35/BillandLinda/Genesis006.jpg)

Should be a blast putting together a collection.  One of the guys that handles the vinyl at the store (probably 15 years older than me) saw them in '73 in L.A.  He said there is a lot of bootlegs and alternate singles on vinyl out there.  He also told me that back in the day it was kind of difficult to get their earlier stuff here in the states because they were not exactly mainstream and one had to hope to stumble upon an import or a used album brought over from Europe by someone in the military.   
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on June 02, 2011, 05:30:04 AM
Good listening, Bill!  I do remember the Duke artwork from the LP when I first bought it, a very stylish change in album art direction.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on June 02, 2011, 06:20:40 AM
Fact is, Bill, originally I owned all those on vinyl (well, not PG III auf deutsch, of course) so your post here is a sentimental journey I'm a-takin' . . . .
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on June 02, 2011, 07:39:37 AM
Gabriel is here on the 13.....thinking about it.  He has an orchestra with him and is playing at Red Rocks.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on June 02, 2011, 07:41:20 AM
Be very interested in your report on that event, mon ami!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on June 02, 2011, 07:42:16 AM
Be very interested in your report on that event, mon ami!

Just a matter if I want to throw down 60 bones for it....and those are the cheap seats. 8)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on June 02, 2011, 07:42:43 AM
Oh, I'm sure!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mn Dave on June 02, 2011, 07:49:54 AM
Fact is, Bill, originally I owned all those on vinyl (well, not PG III auf deutsch, of course) so your post here is a sentimental journey I'm a-takin' . . . .

I don't think I need to hear PG or Genesis ever again. Interesting since I listened to them so much back in the 80's.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on June 02, 2011, 07:51:29 AM
I don't think I need to hear PG or Genesis ever again. Interesting since I listened to them so much back in the 80's.

That is Van Halen for me.  Probably some others that I cannot think of.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mn Dave on June 02, 2011, 07:56:51 AM
That is Van Halen for me.  Probably some others that I cannot think of.

Van Halen I can still listen to because they ROCK!!! \m/    8)


 ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mn Dave on June 02, 2011, 08:07:52 AM
Pink Floyd too. Over.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on June 02, 2011, 08:47:16 AM
I don't think I need to hear PG or Genesis ever again. Interesting since I listened to them so much back in the 80's.

Just a scant couple of years ago, I was in a frame of mind no great distance from this . . . and yes, I had done some serious Genesis consumption in the 80s.

So, apart from a healthy 20-year fast . . . what happened?  I remembered how good Duke once sounded in my ears, so I tried the CD remaster . . . which struck me as a weird re-mix, the guitar got buried in a couple of passages, and I cast that one right back into the used CD pool.

Then the Boxes and the new mixes came out, and it all sounds so fresh and good. When it just sounds that good, you wonder how you could ever have tired of the music.

Almost as an after-thought, I fetched in some of the PG reissues, and they're tasty. PG II never sounded so good to me.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DavidW on June 05, 2011, 08:14:51 PM
I sold off my Beatles albums a few years ago... shouldn't have done that!  Finally getting back into the Beatles:



My favorite albums start with Rubber Soul, but it wouldn't hurt to occasionally listen to the earlier albums.  Actually the only album I've listened through in the past 4 years was Rubber Soul which was on repeat alot for awhile. :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mn Dave on June 06, 2011, 03:48:00 AM
In the 70's, I had the US version of RUBBER SOUL. Loved it. Now I have the UK version. Love that too.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on June 06, 2011, 03:49:56 AM
What, you weren't enraged at the corporate deception of the US issue?  And in the 70s, when UK versions became available on vinyl even on these shores! ; )
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mn Dave on June 06, 2011, 03:50:55 AM
What, you weren't enraged at the corporate deception of the US issue?  And in the 70s, when UK versions became available on vinyl even on these shores! ; )

Nah.  :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on June 06, 2011, 03:51:41 AM
You see, it's that Zen practice from The Shed!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mn Dave on June 06, 2011, 03:52:47 AM
You see, it's that Zen practice from The Shed!

Back when I purchased it, I probably didn't know the difference. It was all Beatles to me.  0:)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on June 06, 2011, 03:55:09 AM
As my own trip did unfold, it happened that I learnt of the disharmonious issues before I had ever had occasion to listen to the album itself . . . so in fact, all the pre-Sgt Pepper albums, I have heard only in their UK versions.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mn Dave on June 06, 2011, 03:57:34 AM
As my own trip did unfold, it happened that I learnt of the disharmonious issues before I had ever had occasion to listen to the album itself . . . so in fact, all the pre-Sgt Pepper albums, I have heard only in their UK versions.

I loved The Beatles so much, I didn't mind purchasing different versions once I found out. I did think it was cool that there was more music in the UK versions.

Though you do get used to the track order you grew up with, as is my case with RS.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on June 06, 2011, 03:59:14 AM
. . . Though you do get used to the track order you grew up with, as is my case with RS.

Yes, I could see that taking an imprint.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on June 06, 2011, 04:00:26 AM
I sold off my Beatles albums a few years ago... shouldn't have done that!  Finally getting back into the Beatles:


Davey, did you go downloads or "hard CDs"?
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mn Dave on June 06, 2011, 04:02:03 AM
Yes, I could see that taking an imprint.

I was in love with that version. LOVE, I tell you!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on June 06, 2011, 04:03:07 AM
Easy, fella . . . we're here for you.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on June 06, 2011, 05:23:17 AM
I was in love with that version. LOVE, I tell you!

Dave (second from the left) during his "imprinting" years  ;):

(http://ih2.redbubble.net/work.6990870.3.flat,550x550,075,f.abbey-road-ducks.jpg)

Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on June 06, 2011, 05:24:05 AM
Waddler
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DavidW on June 06, 2011, 05:29:30 AM
Davey, did you go downloads or "hard CDs"?

Cd, I told myself that I wouldn't buy aac files anymore (what itunes offers) besides the mono cd set is $40 less than digital download, and will still be $20 less even after I pick up the missing albums! :D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DavidW on June 06, 2011, 05:30:38 AM
As my own trip did unfold, it happened that I learnt of the disharmonious issues before I had ever had occasion to listen to the album itself . . . so in fact, all the pre-Sgt Pepper albums, I have heard only in their UK versions.

So what are the issues besides mono vs stereo?  Did they change the song order?
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on June 06, 2011, 05:38:43 AM
So what are the issues besides mono vs stereo?  Did they change the song order?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles_discography

I went for the UK run of cds when I put mine together.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DavidW on June 06, 2011, 05:43:35 AM
Oh it looks like the US releases made a mess of things for no reason, did you any of you have that album with the horrible cover?? :o

Won't directly post the cover since it has questionable content, but you can find it here--

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yesterday_and_Today (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yesterday_and_Today)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on June 06, 2011, 05:45:22 AM
Oh it looks like the US releases made a mess of things for no reason, did you any of you have that album with the horrible cover?? :o

Won't directly post the cover since it has questionable content, but you can find it here--

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yesterday_and_Today (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yesterday_and_Today)

Nope.  Pricey these days.  I only had compilation albums as a kid.  So the order of the tracks when I put the run together with the help from George did not bother me.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on June 06, 2011, 05:45:33 AM
So what are the issues besides mono vs stereo?  Did they change the song order?

The repackaging is not strictly a mono VS. stereo affair, but a matter of Capitol Records in the US repackaging the product which Parlophone/EMI delivered to them.  The US issues generally have (if you can imagine it — since even the full Parlophone/EMI albums before Sgt Pepper tend to run a trim 35 minutes) two, three or four songs fewer than the UK issues.  One result, for example, is that Yesterday and Today is a purely US album, largely made of of songs cannablized from Rubber Soul & Revolver.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on June 06, 2011, 05:49:40 AM
I sold off my Beatles albums a few years ago... shouldn't have done that!  Finally getting back into the Beatles:




You chose wisely. The packaging, mastering and content is all A+ IMO. It's such a nice box that I don't even want to touch it.  8)

Sgt Pepper, White Album and Revolver all kick some serious tail in Mono. 
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on June 06, 2011, 05:51:02 AM
Cd, I told myself that I wouldn't buy aac files anymore (what itunes offers) besides the mono cd set is $40 less than digital download, and will still be $20 less even after I pick up the missing albums! :D

Well done! 'Atsa nice box!
 
(Ah, I see our George got there first!)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DavidW on June 06, 2011, 05:52:31 AM
The repackaging is not strictly a mono VS. stereo affair, but a matter of Capitol Records in the US repackaging the product which Parlophone/EMI delivered to them.  The US issues generally have (if you can imagine it — since even the full Parlophone/EMI albums before Sgt Pepper tend to run a trim 35 minutes) two, three or four songs fewer than the UK issues.  One result, for example, is that Yesterday and Today is a purely US album, largely made of of songs cannablized from Rubber Soul & Revolver.

I'll have to tell my Mother that, she has all of their albums on lp when they first came out.  I bet she doesn't know about that craziness!!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mn Dave on June 06, 2011, 05:58:22 AM
Dave (second from the left) during his "imprinting" years  ;):

Have you been digging through my family albums?  ;)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on June 06, 2011, 06:48:24 AM
Even Ringo singing “What Goes On” holds up. Who knew?
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DavidW on June 06, 2011, 06:53:03 AM
I've got the complete collection as they were first released on CD - I had the LPs but that was a long, long, time ago and they escaped my control at some point.  It's okay with me that these are not the *best* transfers, or the mono versions - I only listen to them for nostalgia sake and these are more than enough.

I am of the generation who was in school when the Beatles first broke and heard their songs on the radio as new songs - it's more about the memories than music for me.  But the music holds up - which is amazing for a pop band.

 :)

A case can be made that the Beatles output are classics since not only does your generation listen to it for nostalgia, but my generation listens just because their songs are great and we love 'em!  Even many of my students listen to the Beatles. :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DavidW on June 06, 2011, 07:08:50 AM
That's cool Leon. :)

When I was a kid, I remember getting for Christmas one year a sony boombox.  I could now listen to music in my room because I had a tape player! :D  My first album was Michael Jackson's Bad and I practically wore it out.  The 80s were not by far as good of a decade for music as the 60s but I have some fond memories. :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mn Dave on June 06, 2011, 07:17:08 AM
A case can be made that the Beatles output are classics...

The case has been made, thank you.  0:)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on June 10, 2011, 06:02:53 PM
Another addition to my "gunfighter cover" albums (I have two others from Marty as well):

(http://www.recordsale.org/cdpix/m/marty_robbins-more_gunfighter_songs.jpg)

and this one that I snagged for $5....usually it is too expensive due to the (http://www.dreamlyrics.com/forums/images/forumimages/default/logo_manfromuncle.png) cover.

(http://bowlingtrophy.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/manfromuncle.jpg?w=480&h=482)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mn Dave on June 11, 2011, 10:34:21 AM
New Black Lips is a "must" purchase.


 8) File under "catchy garage rock."
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mn Dave on June 11, 2011, 01:26:23 PM
Two others:


Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on June 11, 2011, 03:48:58 PM
These had been on my Wish List so long, I finally mashed the link:



Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on June 11, 2011, 06:29:55 PM
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Sooooo good.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on June 11, 2011, 07:03:26 PM



Dig.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on June 11, 2011, 07:05:17 PM
I've had Vol. 2 forever, Bill; it was time I bring in Vol. 1 . . . .
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mn Dave on June 16, 2011, 03:27:17 PM


 8)


 :)

Does it get any better than this?

No, no it does not...
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on June 16, 2011, 06:48:18 PM


 8)


 :)

Does it get any better than this?

No, no it does not...

Half way through the Thin Man, Dave.  Truly incredible writing. 
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mn Dave on June 16, 2011, 06:49:13 PM
Can't wait. I've only read The Maltese Falcon.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on June 16, 2011, 06:56:57 PM
Can't wait. I've only read The Maltese Falcon.

Loved The Maltese Falcon....that one could take another reading.  Somewhat different than the film, but very well done, of course. 
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on June 17, 2011, 02:38:35 AM
. . . Somewhat different than the film . . . . 

Which one? ; )

IIRC, the Classic was the third movie printed based on the novel (novella?)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on June 17, 2011, 04:53:08 AM
Which one? ; )

IIRC, the Classic was the third movie printed based on the novel (novella?)

The others do not exist in my little world, Karl. ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on June 17, 2011, 04:59:51 AM
The others do not exist in my little world, Karl. ;D

Nor in mine : ) There is only their dim rumor . . . .
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Conor71 on June 17, 2011, 06:44:44 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61GHbaZ1bzL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)


Pre-Ordered this beauty :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Conor71 on June 18, 2011, 12:15:28 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61pFJMJ4uSL._SL500_AA300_.jpg) (http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/83/4a/1cd8a2c008a04e2b785d2010.L._AA300_.jpg)


(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51KRYEAZW9L._SL500_AA300_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Z9YHZa2PL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)


Purchased the latter 2 as Downloads :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Conor71 on June 18, 2011, 08:54:03 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61NnfkhMOPL._SL500_AA300_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51STXD3C37L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)


A couple more Downloads today :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on June 20, 2011, 08:28:14 PM
$3

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51S1byx97hL._SL500_AA266_PIkin3,BottomRight,-5,34_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg)
Tarzan of the Apes
The Return of Tarzan
The Beasts of Tarzan
The Son of Tarzan
Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar
Jungle Tales of Tarzan
Tarzan the Untamed
Tarzan the Terrible
Tarzan and the Golden Lion
Tarzan and the Ant Men
Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle
Tarzan and the Lost Empire
Tarzan at the Earth's Core
Tarzan the Invincible
Tarzan Triumphant
Tarzan and the City of Gold
Tarzan and the Lion Man
Tarzan and the Leopard Men
Tarzan's Quest
Tarzan and the Forbidden City
Tarzan the Magnificent
Tarzan and the Foreign Legion
The Tarzan Twins
Tarzan and the Tarzan Twins and Jad-Bal-Ja the Golden Lion
Tarzan and the Castaways

Only missing one volume.  Should be a blast!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Conor71 on June 22, 2011, 01:58:19 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/513ZLZdOM8L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Conor71 on June 23, 2011, 02:25:43 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/7193BHKX1SL._SL500_AA300_.jpg) (http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/63/b5/62eb619009a0f1354ded6110.L._AA300_.jpg)


More Genesis/Gabriel stuff - Rabbitproof Fence Soundtrack and original CD release of the Lamb.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Conor71 on June 23, 2011, 02:58:33 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51sjMwsk11L._SL500_AA300_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61NnfkhMOPL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)


Bought the Discs of Scratch and Car (which I downloaded last weekend) - ok I think I'm done now!  :o   :D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Conor71 on June 24, 2011, 08:32:39 PM
Bought today:


Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mirror Image on June 24, 2011, 08:58:19 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/513ZLZdOM8L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Excellent choice! :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Conor71 on June 24, 2011, 10:08:40 PM
Excellent choice! :)


Thanks and cheers for recommending it :) - I enjoyed the Album a lot and will definetely be returning to it over the next few weeks (have been getting back into Peter Gabriels music again)!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mirror Image on June 25, 2011, 07:27:18 AM

Thanks and cheers for recommending it :) - I enjoyed the Album a lot and will definetely be returning to it over the next few weeks (have been getting back into Peter Gabriels music again)!

I'm glad you enjoyed it, Conor. It is, indeed, a great album.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DavidW on June 27, 2011, 12:52:42 PM
Bargain buys at local Hastings:

Don't Fear the Reaper Blue Oyster Cult, compilation album of some goodies, this specific album doesn't match any amazon listing so no pictures.

Some Cream:



Some Simon & Garfunkel:



 :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Bogey on June 27, 2011, 01:33:25 PM



Some Simon & Garfunkel:



 :)

Excellent.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DavidW on June 27, 2011, 02:12:03 PM
Excellent.

Good to hear! :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on June 27, 2011, 02:14:51 PM
Good to hear! :)

I prefer Peter Griffin's version; Parsley Sage, Rosemary and Lowry's Seasoning Salt.  ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DavidW on June 27, 2011, 02:26:37 PM
I prefer Peter Griffin's version; Parsley Sage, Rosemary and Lowry's Seasoning Salt.  ;D

jeje ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on June 28, 2011, 11:07:52 AM
Lucked out largely by chance . . . stepped into a brick-&-mortar shop (and I was actually looking for something else), happened to pull from the shelf Columbo Season 1 to have a look, normal price $39.99, stickered for sale at $29.99 . . . same for Season 2.  Decided to buy; and when the cashier scanned them at the register, they both priced at $19.99.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: DavidW on June 29, 2011, 07:22:09 AM
Landed yesterday Lord of the Rings, Extended Edition on Blu-Ray



My impressions so far are that the extended and new scenes (as compared to the theatrical edition on bd) look as good as the rest of the scenes.  In Fellowship, some of the scenes are amazingly sharp (like the intro with Sauron on the battlefield) and some look upconverted dvd soft (like Gandalf talking privately to Frodo at Rivendell).  Overall though better picture quality than the theatrical release, and the extra scenes don't stand out pq wise (unlike say Alien 3).
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on June 29, 2011, 10:05:05 AM
I should watch that at some point . . . .

Meanwhile . . . I found Season 4 of Columbo at the same shop for $19.99.

Not sure I need the entire series . . . .
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: TheGSMoeller on June 29, 2011, 10:20:39 AM
I should watch that at some point . . . .

Meanwhile . . . I found Season 4 of Columbo at the same shop for $19.99.

Not sure I need the entire series . . . .


Re-aired a 1995 Fresh Air interview with Falk on NPR the other day...great stuff. Have you ever seen the German film Wings of Desire? Falk is great in that film.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on June 29, 2011, 10:24:29 AM
I don't think I have, Greg.  Was talking about The In-Laws with my brother on the phone earlier today.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Conor71 on July 08, 2011, 10:40:21 PM
(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/c5/70/1023c4988da0c3acecf8c010.L._AA300_.jpg)


Purchased this one as a download today - I used to own it on LP :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: AllegroVivace on July 10, 2011, 11:42:28 AM
Bought the score of Shostakovich's 10th symphony from a local music store. Cost me over $60 dollars. But the study is going to be well worth it.

I hope IMSLP soon gets free scores by Shostakovitch. !4 more symphonies is going to cost me an arm and a leg.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Conor71 on July 14, 2011, 01:14:57 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/312XRA4F2ML._SL500_AA300_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/515%2B1CoWKdL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Conor71 on July 15, 2011, 08:57:05 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41G1GCE953L._SL500_AA300_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/410GZTF9CML._SL500_AA300_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51F6PT1YHJL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on July 16, 2011, 04:11:16 AM
We know where Conor was last night ... under the milky way...  ;)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Conor71 on July 16, 2011, 05:30:57 AM
We know where Conor was last night ... under the milky way...  ;)


 ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on July 16, 2011, 05:55:06 AM

 ;D

As much as I love their big hit single, I never bothered to get an album. Let me know if any of them rise to the level of that song?
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Conor71 on July 16, 2011, 07:14:34 PM
As much as I love their big hit single, I never bothered to get an album. Let me know if any of them rise to the level of that song?


The Album (with Under the Milky Way) Starfish is excellent and would be a good starting point George (it was for me too!) :)



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[/size]I also like Heyday and Gold Afternoon fix as well - I would recommend any of these 3 and think if you ever find one in a bargain Bin you wouldnt be disappointed! :D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on July 16, 2011, 07:20:38 PM

The Album (with Under the Milky Way) Starfish is excellent and would be a good starting point George (it was for me too!) :)



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[/size]I also like Heyday and Gold Afternoon fix as well - I would recommend any of these 3 and think if you ever find one in a bargain Bin you wouldnt be disappointed! :D

Thanks!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Conor71 on July 16, 2011, 08:41:51 PM
More albums by the Church (I have quite a bit of catching up to do with this band!) :):


(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51T39QEQ4TL._SL500_AA300_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/414R6Z0WANL._SL500_AA300_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/615V25fxEVL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mirror Image on July 16, 2011, 10:43:23 PM
My first non-classical purchase in quite some time:

(http://rubbercityreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/sonny-rollins1.jpg)

Bought this for $30 brand new, sealed from Newbury Comics and it was the last one they had.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on July 17, 2011, 03:42:47 AM
More albums by the Church (I have quite a bit of catching up to do with this band!) :):

Good thing it's Sunday.  0:)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Conor71 on July 17, 2011, 02:25:44 PM
Good thing it's Sunday.  0:)


 :D   ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Conor71 on July 23, 2011, 12:26:21 AM
Bought this today:


Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mirror Image on July 25, 2011, 09:33:52 AM
Bought these two today:



This is the band's first official studio recording in more than decade. In this recording, they have returned to their sound from Drama.



This isn't "King Crimson" per se, but a King Crimson Projekct recording. The recording has received mixed reviews, but I'm always up for seeing what one of my favorite groups has been up to. Got to love the Fripp!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Conor71 on July 28, 2011, 12:59:40 PM
A couple more to satisfy my recent obsession with The Church!  :D :


(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51gbMSvT1mL._SL500_AA300_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31SV67SQX7L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on July 28, 2011, 01:14:09 PM
A couple more to satisfy my recent obsession with The Church!  :D :

From henceforth, ye shall be known as Cardinal Conor. :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on July 29, 2011, 06:49:47 AM



This isn't "King Crimson" per se, but a King Crimson Projekct recording. The recording has received mixed reviews, but I'm always up for seeing what one of my favorite groups has been up to. Got to love the Fripp!

That disc is on my wishlist but it is very expensive so I haven't bought it yet. Interested to hear your opinion of it.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mirror Image on July 29, 2011, 06:31:26 PM
That disc is on my wishlist but it is very expensive so I haven't bought it yet. Interested to hear your opinion of it.

Will do, 71 dB. As you know this is a departure for the typical King Crimson sound, so much so that Fripp called this a King Crimson Projekct. It's supposed to be a very textural, laid-back album.

The 2-CD deluxe edition is expensive, but the normal standard CD release isn't a bad price.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Conor71 on July 30, 2011, 09:55:59 PM
From henceforth, ye shall be known as Cardinal Conor. :)


I like it!  :D   ;)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on July 31, 2011, 01:05:07 AM
Will do, 71 dB. As you know this is a departure for the typical King Crimson sound, so much so that Fripp called this a King Crimson Projekct. It's supposed to be a very textural, laid-back album.

There is a typical King Crimson sound?  ;D

I have these ProjeKcts:

ProjeKct One - Live at the Jazz Cafe
ProjeKct Two - Live Groove
ProjeKct Two - Space Groove
ProjeKct Three - Masque
ProjeKct Four - West Coast Live


Textural? Sounds good. Laid-back? Ok, sounds like a relaxing album.

The 2-CD deluxe edition is expensive, but the normal standard CD release isn't a bad price.

You are right. I didn't even realize there is a CD only version too. I have had the CD+DVD version on my wishlist. The DVD might be interesting, at least for the multichannel version of the album.

Just recently I got into Carly Simon. Also, I just bought my first Blu-ray player. So, there's tons of stuff to buy...  ???
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mirror Image on July 31, 2011, 07:15:55 PM
There is a typical King Crimson sound?  ;D

I have these ProjeKcts:

ProjeKct One - Live at the Jazz Cafe
ProjeKct Two - Live Groove
ProjeKct Two - Space Groove
ProjeKct Three - Masque
ProjeKct Four - West Coast Live


Textural? Sounds good. Laid-back? Ok, sounds like a relaxing album.

You are right. I didn't even realize there is a CD only version too. I have had the CD+DVD version on my wishlist. The DVD might be interesting, at least for the multichannel version of the album.

I haven't heard this new recording yet, but as I have said it got very mixed reviews, which, for me, is a good thing, it means it stirred up, at least, some controversy amongst King Crimson fans.

Usually, I'm not interested in the deluxe sets UNLESS I can get the set for a good price, if not, I just opt for just the one CD.

Speaking of KC, do you have a favorite recording?
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: 71 dB on August 01, 2011, 01:49:08 AM
I haven't heard this new recording yet, but as I have said it got very mixed reviews, which, for me, is a good thing, it means it stirred up, at least, some controversy amongst King Crimson fans.

Yeah, mixed reviews means usually bolder, more creative work. Many fans want their favorite bands to make the same album that made them fans in the first place over and over again.  ???

Fans often think they know better than the band. That's crazy. Fans are entitled to dislike any album of a band but saying that album is made a wrong way is lunacy. Robert Fripp can say a KC album is a mistake.  :D

Usually, I'm not interested in the deluxe sets UNLESS I can get the set for a good price, if not, I just opt for just the one CD.

In most cases I can get those "deluxe" sets for reasonable price. If not then I might go for the "standard edition". In this case I wasn't even aware of the CD only version because Amazon recommended the CD+DVD version for me and I just added it in my wishlist (where I can easily monitor the prices of the products I want).

Speaking of KC, do you have a favorite recording?

There is not one superior KC album as all of them are more or less great. Lizard is one that I am especially fond of. In general I like the Lizard - Red period because of stronger classical/jazz influences. On the other hand I like The ConstruKction of Light and The Power to Believe very much for their futuristic nature. My least favorite KC album is perhaps In the Wake of Poseidon.

I don't have that many live recordings yet (I found the damn band just 3 years ago!) but Heavy ConstruKction 3 CD set kicks ass!  :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mirror Image on August 01, 2011, 09:18:57 AM
Yeah, mixed reviews means usually bolder, more creative work. Many fans want their favorite bands to make the same album that made them fans in the first place over and over again.  ???

Fans often think they know better than the band. That's crazy. Fans are entitled to dislike any album of a band but saying that album is made a wrong way is lunacy. Robert Fripp can say a KC album is a mistake.  :D

As long as the band maintains a high artistic integrity and ingenuity, then I'm onboard all the way. I may not like what they're doing, but these kinds of things can change. I remember when I first heard Radiohead's The Bends, I absolutely hated it, but now I consider it a classic of Alternative rock.

There is not one superior KC album as all of them are more or less great. Lizard is one that I am especially fond of. In general I like the Lizard - Red period because of stronger classical/jazz influences. On the other hand I like The ConstruKction of Light and The Power to Believe very much for their futuristic nature. My least favorite KC album is perhaps In the Wake of Poseidon.

I don't have that many live recordings yet (I found the damn band just 3 years ago!) but Heavy ConstruKction 3 CD set kicks ass!  :)

I'm a big fan of the Adrian Belew period (Disciple through The Power to Believe). I remember liking Red a good deal and Larks' Tongues in Aspic, but it has been a few years since I've listened to any of their 70s albums. I think I may start with Lizard since you enjoy it so much.

A few live KC albums I liked that you may want to check out:




Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Conor71 on August 12, 2011, 06:06:43 AM
Purchased a couple of downloads today:


(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61LlIEC5YdL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/511PC6ENW9L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mirror Image on August 15, 2011, 05:17:41 PM
Just bought the new Paul Motian recording with Bill Frisell:


Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on September 01, 2011, 11:14:25 AM
Although I went to the Cambridgeside Galleria to visit Sears, I did step into Borders [non-classical phase] . . . .


Béla Fleck, The Bluegrass Sessions: Tales From The Acoustic Planet, Vol. 2


Jn McLaughlin, Al Di Meola & Paco de Lucia, Friday Night in San Francisco - Live


The Cars, Move Like This


Jim Croce, Photographs & Memories: His Greatest Hits

Two of these (the Bela Fleck & the McLaughlin/Di Meola/de Lucia) are restorations to the library. $21.25 total for the four albums.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Papy Oli on September 01, 2011, 11:26:43 AM
Jn McLaughlin, Al Di Meola & Paco de Lucia, Friday Night in San Francisco - Live

*Pounds the proverbial table*



meanwhile :



Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on September 01, 2011, 11:27:34 AM
*Pounds the proverbial table*

Right on!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Papy Oli on September 01, 2011, 11:45:49 AM
I was actually listening to Amos Lee - forgot I was in the purchases thread  :-[

buy it.

it's good.

 ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Lethevich on September 02, 2011, 03:18:58 AM
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As always, I couldn't help but read a few of the Amazon reviews while retreiving the product number: shine on you crazy diamonds :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on September 02, 2011, 03:51:10 AM
Hast read it yet, Sara?
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Lethevich on September 02, 2011, 04:00:13 AM
Non, although it's at the top of my pile. I was tempted to start it on the bus home, but I don't like the social dynamics of being seen reading thick books in public places.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on September 02, 2011, 04:01:33 AM
Non, although it's at the top of my pile. I was tempted to start it on the bus home, but I don't like the social dynamics of being seen reading thick books in public places.

I understand. Though I did get away with reading War and Peace on the MBTA . . . .
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Lethevich on September 02, 2011, 04:08:20 AM
I understand. Though I did get away with reading War and Peace on the MBTA . . . .

Incidentally, one of the happiest milestones of my mental coming of age (after screwing up school and gradually piecing things together myself) was being able to remember who wrote War and Peace, and who wrote Crime and Punishment :P Not sure why the two blend together for me, they are quite different (the latter being more appealing to me atm).
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on September 02, 2011, 04:25:25 AM
Liekwise, I'll sooner re-read Crime and Punishment . . . though I will re-read War and Peace one of these days . . . .
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on September 02, 2011, 04:28:04 AM
Thread Duty . . . landed yesterday:



Had both albums on vinyl back in the day . . . time to revisit them.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mirror Image on September 06, 2011, 05:00:13 PM
I've collected almost all of Michel Petrucciani's recordings and I was missing this one which has recently been remastered and reissued:

Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on September 08, 2011, 11:03:42 AM
Arrived yesterday:

Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on September 08, 2011, 02:09:16 PM
Arrived yesterday:



You know I don't understand, why you don't treat yourself better...  ;)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on September 09, 2011, 05:32:50 AM
We thought we could change this world with words like love and freedom . . . .
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on September 09, 2011, 05:36:32 AM
We thought we could change this world with words like love and freedom . . . .

Have you heard the Beastie Boys song that samples one of the songs from that Eagles album? I believe it's called High Plains Drifter, if you wish to check it out on the youtube. 
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on September 09, 2011, 05:46:51 AM
Hm, I don't believe I have . . . .
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Sergeant Rock on September 09, 2011, 05:55:50 AM
Inspired by 71 dB's thread: Carly Simon:

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/aug11/carlysimonintowhite.jpg)

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/aug11/CSimonBITTcover_350.jpg)


Sarge
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on September 09, 2011, 06:02:36 AM
Hm, I don't believe I have . . . .

If you check it out, let me know what you think. I'd link you to it, but I am at "work"  0:)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on September 09, 2011, 06:05:06 AM
: )
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Conor71 on September 21, 2011, 02:09:14 PM
These 3 :):


(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51TsJFaTS6L._SL500_AA300_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41ZACTHJ0WL._SL500_AA300_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51hBDRP5a1L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on September 22, 2011, 04:43:28 AM
Landed yesterday:

Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mn Dave on September 22, 2011, 02:17:16 PM
You know me...



 ;D
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on September 23, 2011, 03:45:37 AM
You know me...


It's Mark Zuckerberg!!!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mn Dave on September 23, 2011, 03:56:18 AM
It's Mark Zuckerberg!!!

Ha!

All the great zombie stories are here, folks! I'm sure of it.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: jwinter on September 24, 2011, 12:56:30 PM
New 2012 Chevy Cruze.  With the premier Pioneer Audio System, no less!

Ought to make the commute a bit more enjoyable...   ;D 8)

(http://hatbez.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/wpid-2012-Chevrolet-Cruze-Photos-and-Videos-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: jwinter on September 26, 2011, 11:16:15 AM
Dipping a toe into the Jazz pool.  I have maybe 12 discs of Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, & Duke Ellington; otherwise I'm a total Jazz newb...





Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Robert on September 26, 2011, 11:25:58 AM
Dipping a toe into the Jazz pool.  I have maybe 12 discs of Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, & Duke Ellington; otherwise I'm a total Jazz newb...






Great beginning.  If I may I will list a few more Coltrane I consider essential.
Bags & Trane
Coltrane Jazz
Monk with Coltane
Ballads
Live at Village Vanguard
Live at Birdland
Crescent
Ascension 1 & 2
Meditations
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mirror Image on September 26, 2011, 11:36:39 AM
Landed yesterday:



I've always loved these movies, Karl. Good choice.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: KevinP on September 27, 2011, 12:33:46 AM
Something I've wanted to do for 20+ years: commision a pipe. Did it and now it's finished. Here it is, on the carver's webpage:
http://www.downiepipes.com/prupert.html
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: jwinter on September 27, 2011, 04:15:17 AM
Great beginning.  If I may I will list a few more Coltrane I consider essential.
Bags & Trane
Coltrane Jazz
Monk with Coltane
Ballads
Live at Village Vanguard
Live at Birdland
Crescent
Ascension 1 & 2
Meditations

Thanks for the feedback; looking forward to giving these a try!  :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on September 27, 2011, 07:39:18 AM
I've always loved these movies, Karl. Good choice.

I missed them completely when they were first released, MI.  I didn't pay them any mind until a friend of mine at the museum shop told me they were some of his favorites.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mirror Image on September 27, 2011, 09:11:45 AM
I missed them completely when they were first released, MI.  I didn't pay them any mind until a friend of mine at the museum shop told me they were some of his favorites.

Well they don't make films like these anymore. Fun all-around with a sense of adventure.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Sergeant Rock on September 27, 2011, 01:01:21 PM
New 2012 Chevy Cruze.  With the premier Pioneer Audio System, no less!

(http://hatbez.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/wpid-2012-Chevrolet-Cruze-Photos-and-Videos-1.jpg)

NIce...take that Chevy to the levy  8)

Sarge
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: The new erato on September 27, 2011, 10:47:21 PM
I've always loved these movies, Karl. Good choice.
Yes, all the timejumps are as confusing as a Villa-Lobos score!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on September 28, 2011, 04:25:05 AM
Great Scott!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: jwinter on September 28, 2011, 04:47:50 AM
NIce...take that Chevy to the levy  8)

Sarge

 ;D   I'm having a fine old time, so many buttons... The sound system rocks, this morning I plugged in the ole iPod and cranked some Beethoven, Chopin, and Exile on Main St. -- sounded great in all three.

Thread duty:





Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on September 28, 2011, 05:09:06 AM
Très cool, jwinter!
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Drasko on September 28, 2011, 05:23:45 AM
;D   I'm having a fine old time, so many buttons... The sound system rocks, this morning I plugged in the ole iPod and cranked some Beethoven, Chopin, and Exile on Main St. -- sounded great in all three.

Wow, look at him! All motorized, shiny and jazzy, way to go, bro! 8)

I'm not that versed in jazz but that sound system sure could use Lee Morgan's Sidewinder, has awesome bass line. Also Eric Dolphy's Out to lunch, and more Mingus.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: jwinter on September 28, 2011, 05:53:35 AM
Wow, look at him! All motorized, shiny and jazzy, way to go, bro! 8)

I'm not that versed in jazz but that sound system sure could use Lee Morgan's Sidewinder, has awesome bass line. Also Eric Dolphy's Out to lunch, and more Mingus.

I'm not at all versed in jazz either, just trying a few things out.  I'll add those to the list (though I am exercising caution -- I really don't need another half dozen shelves of CDs in my house!).  At this point I'm just doing some sampling to see what types of jazz I like.  Up to now I had only some Louis Armstrong, some late 50s Miles Davis, and a few other scattered jazz CDs; I figured it was time to expand my horizons a bit.

I think the thing that amuses me most about the Cruze is how quiet it is... not as quiet as a hybrid or anything, but surprisingly so for a small car; it's got acoustic insulation built into it, and I can even hear the soft passages in Chopin clearly while driving at highway speeds.  (Of course I was driving an 8 year old Ford, so my basis of comparison is low).  This will definitely add over an hour of quality music listening time to my day -- I'm pretty stoked. 

Tonight I may inflict some Mahler on it, and see how loud the speakers can get.   ;D   I recently picked up Levine's partial set, maybe I'll try out the 6th.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: bwv 1080 on September 28, 2011, 06:04:39 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51cNYQQ4ovL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

just got a used copy on Amazon for $14 - everything from the first five Sabbath albums, a hell of a deal compared to the $200 box set
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Drasko on September 28, 2011, 06:09:57 AM
I think the thing that amuses me most about the Cruze is how quiet it is... not as quiet as a hybrid or anything, but surprisingly so for a small car; it's got acoustic insulation built into it, and I can even hear the soft passages in Chopin clearly while driving at highway speeds.  (Of course I was driving an 8 year old Ford, so my basis of comparison is low).

You technology freak, you. My last car was 18 year old Fiat, in it you could hear everything but the music.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on September 28, 2011, 06:13:36 AM
With some music, it's best that way, of course . . . .
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mirror Image on September 28, 2011, 10:22:35 AM
Yes, all the timejumps are as confusing as a Villa-Lobos score!

 :P
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Conor71 on October 05, 2011, 10:15:07 AM
Landed yesterday :):


(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/412674B5VKL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mn Dave on October 10, 2011, 06:08:10 PM
I get this delivered today and now it's half price on Amazon.  >:(

Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on October 10, 2011, 08:37:11 PM
I get this delivered today and now it's half price on Amazon.  >:(

It's only $2.12 new from amazon sellers. http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0306817837/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mn Dave on October 11, 2011, 03:53:09 AM
Wow!

Anyway, Amazon is crediting me the difference.  8)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on October 11, 2011, 04:02:11 AM
Wow!

Anyway, Amazon is crediting me the difference.  8)

Cool.  :)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Conor71 on October 22, 2011, 11:48:24 PM
The Church: Back With Two Beasts


Downloaded this today, previously an internet only jam album  - now I own all The Church's records! :)


(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51-zeqS-AKL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: The new erato on October 22, 2011, 11:56:32 PM
On its way from amazon:

Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mirror Image on October 23, 2011, 03:49:03 PM
Returning to my roots a bit and ordered this:



This has been newly remastered and I've always been a huge fan of The Police's last two recordings: Ghost in the Machine and Synchronicity. Incredible music-making here with some of the most distinctive rhythms, melodies, and harmonies in rock music.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: TheGSMoeller on October 23, 2011, 03:55:41 PM
Returning to my roots a bit and ordered this:



This has been newly remastered and I've always been a huge fan of The Police's last two recordings: Ghost in the Machine and Synchronicity. Incredible music-making here with some of the most distinctive rhythms, melodies, and harmonies in rock music.


One of the best from the 80s there, MI, great stuff.
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mirror Image on October 23, 2011, 04:18:10 PM

One of the best from the 80s there, MI, great stuff.

Oh yeah, most definitely. I've loved this recording since I was a kid. I remember we used to have dance nights at my parents' house and this was my introduction to The Police's music.

I have stood here before inside the pouring rain
With the world turning circles running 'round my brain
I guess I'm always hoping that you'll end this reign
But it's my destiny to be the king of pain
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Lethevich on October 24, 2011, 05:10:25 AM
Two unexpected irl finds:


It is nice to want to read something so much that I was okay starting it on my way home (while bus hopping) despite all the momentary looks of frozen confusion and disgust that this tends to provoke from witnesses :P I wish I could hide from them -_-
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: karlhenning on October 24, 2011, 05:12:23 AM
I think you could read that on a bus in Boston without suffering moral censure. (Cage is no longer Banned in Boston . . . .)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mn Dave on October 29, 2011, 11:42:06 AM
It's about time I found out.

Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: George on October 31, 2011, 04:16:21 PM
(http://www.allflac.com/covers/b_39124_Louis_Prima-The_Wildest___Dcc_-1956.jpg)

DCC
Mastered by Steve Hoffman


New copy for $3.51  8)
Title: Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
Post by: Mn Dave on October 31, 2011, 06:01:36 PM