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Mod fashion and style / Re: I'd Wear That...
« Last post by detroitmike on Today at 03:12:53 PM »
Interesting take on the cardigan:




First cardigan I've seen in a while I'd wear, anyway, and the collar folds down into a jacket type lapel, so no "freaking out", it's not a "Nehru"   ;)
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Books and other printed media / Re: The What Are You Reading Thread
« Last post by Mo on Today at 02:30:14 PM »
This one looks appealing:

https://www.rizzoliusa.com/book/9780789337733/

Hmmm, might be worth a look. Seeing the Stones on the cover reminded me that I ordered Who Killed Christopher Robin. I read the original book years ago but managed to find the updated version for a reasonable price.
Right now I'm reading a book on the Monmartre area of Paris. A kind of a mini history thing full of radicals, artists and writers. Something a little different.

That sounds quite appealing, I'm more of an Anglophile, but my wife's enamoured with Paris since she spent a couple months living there when she was in her early twenties.

Been to Paris just once and I loved it.
As for the books, so far there's three. The first is on St Germaine, the second on Montmartre and the last which I haven't read yet is Montparnasse.
The Brian Jones book arrived yesterday and I've just started it.
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Films / TV / Re: Seen any good films recently?
« Last post by Mo on Today at 02:27:53 PM »

Did you manage to watch the film, RAFA? It's a bit silly in places but some nice street scenes.

Not yet, Mo, I'll try to next weekend, though watching movies in my computer isn't the best cinematographic experience, tbh
Of course, it's much better watching on TV. Can you get Talking Pictures over there, RAFA as it was on last night.
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General music chat / Re: What's caught your beady eye?
« Last post by detroitmike on Today at 11:05:13 AM »


It may sound obvious, but maybe it's worth repeating here that TO ME music is about listening to it, much more than the chosen format. That said, I have that fetishist -and dated, I guess- thing for physical formats, hence I only rarely restore to download files. Also I like to pay the artists for my enjoyement.

100% with you on that count. Never "stole" music for free, only take the MP3 files you get with the PURCHASE of the vinyl.
But with me, listening is a whole "experience thing", and I find since vinyl became the dominant format again, I pay more attention to what I'm listening to, even if  just because I have to flip LP over half way thru... ;)
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General music chat / Re: Turntables.
« Last post by Chilli on Today at 10:29:38 AM »
Chilli   ma'man , which set up do you have at the moment ? You might be able to upgrade it . .
I have been on the upgrades path for half my life , equipment,  stands , cables , tonearms, cartridges,  stylus etc .
Buying a good hifi magazine would give you insight. It is not that complex but an interest that has waned with the arrival of downloads , streaming,  portable digital players etc
To me however,  there is still something almost magical to take out a much sought after 45, dust it down and cue it up , then sit  back and enjoy or dance as the case maybe. .

Neil,

To be honest, it's an old Hi-Fi system that I've had for years which is realistically coming towards the end of its useful life, so not worth bothering with an upgrade. 

My daughter has just bought her first apartment and is looking to move out around the beginning of July, so her bedroom will be available later in the year for other uses.  I've already put a claim down for using part of the bedroom as a record room (though I know my better half has other ideas  ;D), though I think she's coming round to idea because it means we can move all of my vinyl, CDs and cassettes (yes, I've still got some old cassette tapes  ;D) from their current storage in the dining room!!  I'm undecided what to go for; a decent turntable set-up or alternatively I've tinkered with the idea of buying a Dansette or similar, though that would be more for aesthetic rather than sound quality reasons. 

As I said before, i'm in no rush just yet to make a decision, but thanks for your ideas.
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General music chat / Re: What's caught your beady eye?
« Last post by greenstreet on Today at 09:17:02 AM »
While I prefer LPs -never been a 45s collector- as sound source and of course aesthetic format, truth is I'm routinely buying just CDs now for practical reasons: 1) my CD player is as good as it gets, a Japanese one with few reading mistakes and a bass sub woofer that sounds fine enough for me. 2) My wife says we have no place at home for a turntable (that is of course the MAIN issue  ;D).

Eventually, I'll find a place for it and get me one, but I'm not in a hurry, as CDs (especially comps and boxsets) hold lots of bonus stuff and are currently way cheaper than the vinyls I fancy  :-[
Haven't bought a CD in years, I'll stream the downloads I get with LPs through my old analog equipment.  I think even the new vinyl releases sound poor compared to the original analog recordings. As far as "bonus material is concerned, If the artist thought is was worth it, they would have put it out.
Most bonus material falls flat IMO. More a marketing gimmick to repackage old material.

Fair point, Mike, and I make you right in most cases. But there are quite a few exceptions, especially when we're discussing VV.AA. comps or old 45s comps. For instance, I've been buying of late some comps of obscure mid-century blues artists (coincidentally Detroiters mainly  ;)) that gather all their output in CD, stuff that if I was a purist vinyl collector would cost me a lot of dough and efforts to get.

It may sound obvious, but maybe it's worth repeating here that TO ME music is about listening to it, much more than the chosen format. That said, I have that fetishist -and dated, I guess- thing for physical formats, hence I only rarely restore to download files. Also I like to pay the artists for my enjoyement.
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General music chat / Re: What's caught your beady eye?
« Last post by detroitmike on April 14, 2021, 06:14:20 PM »
While I prefer LPs -never been a 45s collector- as sound source and of course aesthetic format, truth is I'm routinely buying just CDs now for practical reasons: 1) my CD player is as good as it gets, a Japanese one with few reading mistakes and a bass sub woofer that sounds fine enough for me. 2) My wife says we have no place at home for a turntable (that is of course the MAIN issue  ;D).

Eventually, I'll find a place for it and get me one, but I'm not in a hurry, as CDs (especially comps and boxsets) hold lots of bonus stuff and are currently way cheaper than the vinyls I fancy  :-[
Haven't bought a CD in years, I'll stream the downloads I get with LPs through my old analog equipment.  I think even the new vinyl releases sound poor compared to the original analog recordings. As far as "bonus material is concerned, If the artist thought is was worth it, they would have put it out.
Most bonus material falls flat IMO. More a marketing gimmick to repackage old material.
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General music chat / Re: Turntables.
« Last post by Simon Bond on April 14, 2021, 06:07:53 PM »
Chilli   ma'man , which set up do you have at the moment ? You might be able to upgrade it . .
I have been on the upgrades path for half my life , equipment,  stands , cables , tonearms, cartridges,  stylus etc .
Buying a good hifi magazine would give you insight. It is not that complex but an interest that has waned with the arrival of downloads , streaming,  portable digital players etc
To me however,  there is still something almost magical to take out a much sought after 45, dust it down and cue it up , then sit  back and enjoy or dance as the case maybe. .
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General music chat / Re: What's caught your beady eye?
« Last post by greenstreet on April 14, 2021, 05:57:05 PM »
While I prefer LPs -never been a 45s collector- as sound source and of course aesthetic format, truth is I'm routinely buying just CDs now for practical reasons: 1) my CD player is as good as it gets, a Japanese one with few reading mistakes and a bass sub woofer that sounds fine enough for me. 2) My wife says we have no place at home for a turntable (that is of course the MAIN issue  ;D).

Eventually, I'll find a place for it and get me one, but I'm not in a hurry, as CDs (especially comps and boxsets) hold lots of bonus stuff and are currently way cheaper than the vinyls I fancy  :-[
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Films / TV / Re: Seen any good films recently?
« Last post by greenstreet on April 14, 2021, 05:47:06 PM »

Did you manage to watch the film, RAFA? It's a bit silly in places but some nice street scenes.

Not yet, Mo, I'll try to next weekend, though watching movies in my computer isn't the best cinematographic experience, tbh
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