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that f3d0r4 l0ung3 site is more amusing when you read threads about this kind of stuff, it doesnt really have anything to do with mra culture, its just profoundly not cool people getting to be cool together in a safe space and then give each other consumer advice about gauche shit

couldn't the last part of that statement equally apply to ilx?

tbf I spent about a week researching double-edged shaving gear/techniques, which meant lurking on a bunch of Art of Manliness style message boards. it's kind of cute to see guys with Teddy Roosevelt avatars peacocking their artisanal shaving brushes and belt buckles in front of an audience of other guys with Teddy Roosevelt avatars, but the subtext of "wouldn't we all be better off if we lived like our great-grandfathers" is pretty gross, even on forums without a pronounced MRA agenda. also it's weird how the same dudes who pride themselves on their frugal DIY construction projects are the ones who are spending crazy money on old-timey pocket knives or whatever.

disinclination loops (unregistered), Saturday, 4 October 2014 02:20 (seven years ago) link

http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php/85621-Vinyl-Records

http://i.imgur.com/q8roAaD.jpg

04-15-2009, 03:55 PM
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Vinyl Records

Is there anyone else out there still collecting records? I love sitting back and listening to my vinyl; it's so relaxing! There's something about that delicious crackle that comes only with LPs... I think this thread could be a nice thread to converse in general about records, so feel free to do so, but I'm also wondering if anyone out there has some vinyl they would like to part with. I'm frequently interested in picking up little collections that are presently unused. Feel free to send a PM!

disinclination loops (unregistered), Saturday, 4 October 2014 02:26 (seven years ago) link

theres a relativist nightmare in determining what if any internet community that phrase could (not) apply to but unlike ilx the f3d0r4 lounge is explicitly about instrumentalizing cool via an object that was widely purported to be cool, 'music' is not really specific enough as a referent

maybe it does seem apt to the particular epoch of belle n seb / girls aloud era brit ilx where the object of common affection were more ideologically coherent and specific rather than just current ilx' normcore common culture of canonical rock music, sitcoms, the nfl etc

the final twilight of all evaluative standpoints (nakhchivan), Saturday, 4 October 2014 02:37 (seven years ago) link

why did you spend about a week researching double-edged shaving gear/techniques

the final twilight of all evaluative standpoints (nakhchivan), Saturday, 4 October 2014 02:39 (seven years ago) link

one month passes...

Did you purchase a new CD at a store in 2014? [Started by Brio2 in November 2014, last updated 17 minutes ago by everyday sheeple (Michael B) on I Love Music] 70 new answers POLL closes: January 01 (in 1 month)

why did you spend about a week researching double-edged shaving gear/techniques

I hate having facial hair & I've never been able to get a close shave with electric/cartridge razors

but I can't bring myself to invest in ~$75 of old-timey shaving gear even thought it might pay off in the long run

fwiw I bought 11 new CDs at brick-and-mortar stores in 2014

two months pass...

I went to a store and bought some CDs today

(just thought you guys should know)

i ain't marchant anymore (unregistered), Sunday, 1 February 2015 04:02 (six years ago) link

how did it ~feel~?

Mistah FAAB (sarahell), Sunday, 1 February 2015 21:39 (six years ago) link

I felt like a fuddy-duddy.

all these college-aged kids were hanging out in the CD section strictly for tel lulz ("oh my god, the Jonas Brothers! I loved them so much when I was like 12" "I honestly can't remember the last time I bought a CD") while I was all alone in the jazz corner scowling at RVG editions for 15 minutes. I should really only shop for music on weekday afternoons when the only other patrons are crusty old men like myself.

thank you for your concern.

i ain't marchant anymore (unregistered), Sunday, 1 February 2015 22:22 (six years ago) link

there must be plenty of college kids who never bought a cd

No-Neck Blue's Banned - Craig Bellamy (nakhchivan), Sunday, 1 February 2015 22:38 (six years ago) link

there must be plenty of college kids for whom CDs are more dorky and old-mannish than vinyl (or even cassettes)

i ain't marchant anymore (unregistered), Sunday, 1 February 2015 22:45 (six years ago) link

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy) wrote this on thread D'Angelo - Black Messiah (2014) on board I Love Music on 15-Dec-2014

Walked into a record shop and bought this on cd earlier.

No-Neck Blue's Banned - Craig Bellamy (nakhchivan), Sunday, 1 February 2015 22:49 (six years ago) link

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy) wrote this on thread Caribou / Manitoba (Dan Snaith) - Classic or Dud? on board I Love Music on 07-Oct-2014

Opening this up from a CD through big speakers and it sounds absolutely amazing, which is obviously no surprise.

No-Neck Blue's Banned - Craig Bellamy (nakhchivan), Sunday, 1 February 2015 22:50 (six years ago) link

i buy used cds now for the same reason i bought vinyl in the 90s -- better bargains

Mistah FAAB (sarahell), Sunday, 1 February 2015 22:52 (six years ago) link

otm

languagelessness (mattresslessness), Monday, 2 February 2015 23:59 (six years ago) link

two months pass...

my purchases this weekend:

-Jerry Reed greatest hits CD (used): $5.99
-Porter Wagoner greatest hits CD (new): $6.99
-Aiwa Cross Trainer portable CD player (manufactured in June 1999): $6.99
-CueCat (probably unused): $1.99
-3 used paperbacks @ $0.50 apiece and 1 for $1.00

the CDs are birthday gifts for my grandfather, but the discman and CueCat are worrying symptoms of premature retrofetishization

the geographibebebe (unregistered), Sunday, 5 April 2015 05:22 (six years ago) link

two weeks pass...

I'm even contemplating re-purchasing certain things on CD that I've already bought FLAC downloads of, just so I have some kind of permanent, tangible copy of that music that will stick around even in the event of catastrophic data loss or some other calamity.

nakhchivan, Wednesday, 22 April 2015 17:09 (six years ago) link

CD's disintegrate quick. If you have a CD from the 80s you will know about this. Old CD's go quiet.

― Arctic Noon Auk, Thursday, April 23, 2015 9:31 AM (4 hours ago)

xp What do you mean "disintegrate?" You mean oxidize? Peel? Are rendered useless?

― Jimmywine Dyspeptic, Thursday, April 23, 2015 9:37 AM (4 hours ago)

Yes, and they get quieter, no matter how loud you set your speakers.

― Arctic Noon Auk, Thursday, April 23, 2015 10:20 AM (3 hours ago)

the geographibebebe (unregistered), Thursday, 23 April 2015 18:03 (six years ago) link

in high school my cds were often eaten by a strange tropical fungus but that seems to have ceased, probably due to better practices on either the manufacturers' parts or mine.

difficult listening hour, Thursday, 23 April 2015 20:08 (six years ago) link

six months pass...

I bought a used copy of Global Communication's 76:14 for $1.50 (£0.97) last week. 'wow, you're really breaking the bank with this one', said the cashier. I didn't laugh.

scarlett bohansson (unregistered), Tuesday, 3 November 2015 02:50 (five years ago) link

one month passes...

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3 months pass...
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Über, Über mensch (wins), Sunday, 20 December 2015 23:28 (five years ago) link

I bought some CDs today

― small doug yule carnival club (unregistered), Sunday, December 27, 2015 8:34 PM (0 seconds ago)

small doug yule carnival club (unregistered), Monday, 28 December 2015 01:34 (five years ago) link

three weeks pass...

http://i.imgur.com/zkMGQcV.png

small doug yule carnival club (unregistered), Monday, 18 January 2016 19:14 (five years ago) link

one year passes...

Bull Moose Music HAUL (3/24/17):

Steve Roach - Structures From Silence ($1.48)
->an original West German pressing!!! gonna go brag about it on forums.stevehoffman.tv probably

Amanda Petrusich - Do Not Sell At Any Price ($0.50)
->kinda pricy, but I feel a special connection to the author because she writes p4k reviews and she may have even posted on ilm a few times (so fucking awful that the search function is still down and I can't verify this):

I Ville Valo HIM (unregistered), Saturday, 25 March 2017 22:51 (four years ago) link


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