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I loved the Blue Notebooks when i came out, but I feel like it's been so completely subsumed into tv/movie soundtracks that there's no need to re-listen to it now... it's just kinda ambient in the culture at this point.

enochroot, Monday, 27 April 2020 14:35 (one year ago) link

Yeah I have a general aversion to music that specifically sounds like a doctor drama theme. That being said, where has Blue Notebooks shown up?

Evan, Monday, 27 April 2020 14:44 (one year ago) link

I don't use Discogs to log my collection, so here's my seller profile, sorted from priciest downwards.

The most valuable record I own is the UK 7-inch promo of Martha Reeves - No One There, which I don't plan to sell unless I'm in dire financial need.

mike t-diva, Monday, 27 April 2020 14:59 (one year ago) link

Only just got around to starting this. Fun. Frustrating.

https://www.discogs.com/user/carrosdd/collection

cooldix, Monday, 27 April 2020 16:19 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

Hey I finally got around to adding that Swirlies release just like a real life archivist!

Evan, Friday, 22 May 2020 22:36 (one year ago) link

hey, nice job !

budo jeru, Saturday, 23 May 2020 00:21 (one year ago) link

link ?

budo jeru, Saturday, 23 May 2020 00:23 (one year ago) link

Well, it wasn't actually too confusing once I tried it. Just looked a little intimidating...

https://www.discogs.com/Swirlies-Error/release/15352879

Evan, Saturday, 23 May 2020 04:40 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

starting to add stuff now (thanks to the bar code scanner, that is a great feature), are those condition/notes fields not outward facing? did I really just write a bunch of notes that nobody can see??

frogbs, Tuesday, 15 September 2020 18:47 (nine months ago) link

Yeah I have a little "price paid" column that is custom and just for me.

Evan, Tuesday, 15 September 2020 19:08 (nine months ago) link

alright I'm finally done

https://www.discogs.com/user/JAMOOL/collection

frogbs, Tuesday, 22 September 2020 19:04 (nine months ago) link

Nice! What's the favorite in the collection?

Evan, Wednesday, 23 September 2020 01:00 (nine months ago) link

frogbs we have a lot of overlap

The little engine that choogled (hardcore dilettante), Wednesday, 23 September 2020 01:22 (nine months ago) link

sheesh, that's tough. I think Denki Groove's VOXXX may be it, that's a legitimately hard to find record from a group with basically zero presence in this country

from a personal standpoint maybe Datarock's Red? I saw them in 2009 and got right up front & the lead singer pulled me on up on stage for a couple tunes. bought the record and they all signed it. later got to party & smoke with them in some nightclub. unfortunately it doesn't play too well because my kids love it and have gotten fingerprints and scratches all over it

frogbs, Wednesday, 23 September 2020 01:22 (nine months ago) link

frogbs we have a lot of overlap

hit me up with some recs then :)

frogbs, Wednesday, 23 September 2020 01:23 (nine months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Hmm feeling a bit lonely as a music fan I think.

It's nice to feel like my passions are 100% due to my own explorations and not due to getting swept up in popular trends, but on the other hand I find chances to geek out with people over this stuff really hard to come by.

Obsessions:
- 80s-90s indie "pop perfection" (Sarah / Drive-in / Slumberland / Flying Nun)
- 90s American style indie rock (post-Sonic Youth / "bedroom" / shoegaze)
- Experimental / Ambient Balearic
- American Primitive

I've got to work really hard to gush about the little known Pam Berry side project 7" over here and the versatility of the Minecraft soundtracks as arguably legitimate ambient music outside gaming nerd context over there...

Evan, Monday, 19 October 2020 18:43 (eight months ago) link

_frogbs we have a lot of overlap_


hit me up with some recs then :)

Psychic Paramount (noisy jammy krauty textured loud guitar & drums music)
Dead Skeletons (groovy droney gothy dance-trance music)
Oneida (krauty noisy post-Sonic Youth music, best before 2011)
Field Music (somewhere between early XTC and 80s Yes? Earlier albums better)

The little engine that choogled (hardcore dilettante), Monday, 19 October 2020 19:13 (eight months ago) link

by recs I meant records. give me some of your records

frogbs, Monday, 19 October 2020 19:18 (eight months ago) link

lol

president of my cat (Karl Malone), Monday, 19 October 2020 19:21 (eight months ago) link

Oneida (krauty noisy post-Sonic Youth music, best before 2011)

Oof honey I just found some Oneida in the back of the fridge that we really need to toss

Evan, Monday, 19 October 2020 19:23 (eight months ago) link

but yeah I do know of Field Music - not sure what I think of them yet. very clearly up my alley yet I've had trouble connecting with their music

Oneida I've heard one album by, remember liking it so I'll dig deeper

other two I've never heard of and will check out

thanks
-frogbgs

frogbs, Monday, 19 October 2020 19:25 (eight months ago) link

Psychic Paramount II is great, but i have to be in the right mood for it these days, one that i'm not in as often

president of my cat (Karl Malone), Monday, 19 October 2020 19:46 (eight months ago) link

can I just say that the wantlist is evil, one day you get a message saying that some store in Japan has 6 records you want and by the way if you order them all you'll save a bunch on shipping! long story short I've got a bunch of "never thought I'd own this" records coming to my house soon

frogbs, Monday, 19 October 2020 19:51 (eight months ago) link

its like that dollar-cost averaging thing crypto idiots do, the more I buy the less I've lost!!!

frogbs, Monday, 19 October 2020 19:54 (eight months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/vQYL1yP.png

president of my cat (Karl Malone), Monday, 19 October 2020 20:02 (eight months ago) link

My problem is I get excited about discovering the low price/value of something I want, only to find out all the cheap copies are in Spain or Germany or whatever and shipping is $25 for the first LP. By the time you find a US seller down the list the price is 4x higher.

Evan, Monday, 19 October 2020 20:16 (eight months ago) link

this from my wantlist made me laugh

8.80 USD
Media: P
Sleeve: NM or M-
LP: Cracked and broken ... COVER: In full shrink wrap, almost like new.

frogbs, Tuesday, 20 October 2020 02:47 (eight months ago) link

at least they're honest.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Tuesday, 20 October 2020 02:49 (eight months ago) link

also i would assume it's a fairly in demand record if it's literally smashed and they're still trying to sell it. maybe someone has a cooy that's decent, but the cover is beat and they could use that to replace it?

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Tuesday, 20 October 2020 02:51 (eight months ago) link

its Thought For Food by The Books...20 bucks new. and the new cover is awful!

frogbs, Tuesday, 20 October 2020 02:55 (eight months ago) link

but yeah that's kind of a pet peeve of mine - finding something you really want at a good price and then having to read LP1 ONLY IN A BROWN PAPER BAG

frogbs, Tuesday, 20 October 2020 02:56 (eight months ago) link

just curious - if you bought something with this description, would you expect for the cover to be completely split down one side?

Media Condition: Very Good (VG)
Sleeve Condition: Good Plus (G+)
Some noise, mostly at beginning of side B, good fidelity. Priced accordingly. Ring wear on jacket, and edges. Inner sleeve included.

what about this one?

Media Condition: Very Good (VG)
Sleeve Condition: Good Plus (G+)
Some minor noise, plays well.

because i had my first ever bad discogs transaction a few weeks ago. besides some weird delays on their ends and no communication/responses whatsover from them, the main thing was that two of the records covers were completely split on the bottom side. i guess technically that falls under "G+" but it would be nice to call that out in the description?

rather than say anything negative, i have elected to just not leave any feedback. i am afraid they will send me more broken record covers in retaliation

president of my cat (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 20 October 2020 03:11 (eight months ago) link

but what's baffling is that they have a 100.0% rating across 450 ratings, which makes me think either i was insanely unlucky in my dealings with them, or that they beat up their downvoters

president of my cat (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 20 October 2020 03:12 (eight months ago) link

that sucks. hope it wasn't anything too expensive. I had something similar happen to me with a copy of Underworld's Oblivion With Bells - here was the description:

Media Condition: Very Good Plus (VG+)
Sleeve Condition: Very Good Plus (VG+)
clean discs. Sleeve is VG+ with slight edge wear along openings. Spine is excellent, and front/back panels are excellent.

in reality, the sleeve looked like it had water damage and there was some crackle & pop throughout, particularly on Side D (which is my favorite side). maybe a good cleaning will fix it but who knows. didn't wanna leave bad feedback though because it was appropriately priced for the condition it actually was in

frogbs, Tuesday, 20 October 2020 03:21 (eight months ago) link

yeah, the records in question were band on the run ($6 CA) and beatles '65 ($10 CA). and both of them do sound really nice!

president of my cat (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 20 October 2020 03:24 (eight months ago) link

that's a bummer, and it certainly would have been nice for them to mention it, but i think ultimately they're not wrong so :/

what might make you feel better is to buy a couple new white disco sleeves and store the LPs in there, with the record cover "displayed" in front inside of the clear outer sleeve (does that make sense?)

i do that with some of the flimsier brazilian / african record jackets i have and always find it makes for a nice crisp presentation in those cases where the original sleeve doesn't really "support" the LP y'know

budo jeru, Tuesday, 20 October 2020 03:24 (eight months ago) link

yep, yeah that's what i'm doing! it's ultimately not that big of a deal, and i mainly just care about the LP quality, so i'm good there! i'm trying to pretend that i've always owned a sweet copy of both of those records, but recently, as i was carrying them down the stairs to show to my friend on my stoop ("hey check out this LP Band on the Run, as well as "Beatles '65!", i tripped and both of the bottom edges slipped as we tumbled down into the doorway. oh well, at least they still sound good!

president of my cat (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 20 October 2020 03:29 (eight months ago) link

behold neighbor, i am a proud owner of this wings record for many years, see how i hold it in my fing — d'oh!!!!

budo jeru, Tuesday, 20 October 2020 03:32 (eight months ago) link

*glumly demotes sleeve condition to G+*

president of my cat (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 20 October 2020 03:36 (eight months ago) link

alright this Dead Skeletons album is pretty tight

frogbs, Wednesday, 21 October 2020 21:22 (eight months ago) link

They're great, they sure achieve their aim of making propulsive music to meditate to. Don't sleep on their singles, I wish they had something new!

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Wednesday, 21 October 2020 22:32 (eight months ago) link

The Psychic Paramount are great but Laddio Bollocko (feat drummer Blake Fleming) were the absolute tits and unfairly passed over at the time for bands like Don Cab.

Maresn3st, Wednesday, 21 October 2020 22:49 (eight months ago) link

four weeks pass...

oof, got another one

Comments: Vinyl looks great, only a few storage and shuffle marks, no effect on sound. Labels display very bright colours, almost as if unplayed. Sleeve in near mint condition, practically no wear except for the front lower left edge, barely noticeable.

the vinyl was visibly scuffed up and there was audible surface noise throughout the entire thing, especially on the second record. do I just not understand what "VG+" means? I get that when buying used online there's some inherent risk there but still obnoxious when it's a holy grail type record you have to import while the $4 VG copy of the first Starcastle record I got actually sounds pretty much perfect

frogbs, Friday, 20 November 2020 16:23 (seven months ago) link

nah that's total bullshit, blatant lazy overgrading. I'd return it.

howls of non-specificity (sleeve), Friday, 20 November 2020 16:26 (seven months ago) link

was considering that but it was from the UK and I'm in the US...the shipping is half the cost

frogbs, Friday, 20 November 2020 16:47 (seven months ago) link

harsh. I'd ask for a partial refund, then.

howls of non-specificity (sleeve), Friday, 20 November 2020 16:49 (seven months ago) link

you know what's strange about this, of all the records I've ever bought online I've only had 3 that were clearly worse than their marked condition and all 3 of them were Underworld records

frogbs, Friday, 20 November 2020 17:05 (seven months ago) link

Let u know how i get on with the pink Rez VG+ i just ordered, lol. Their fancy new lithograph print of the thing pushed me!

I don't sell much, but more than one feedback thanked me for "conservative grading". i understand VG+ to mean looking and or sounding just a little worse than right out of the shrinkwrap (i.e, NM).

I've never been clear on how pressings that might be noisy to begin with factor into it.

maf you one two (maffew12), Friday, 20 November 2020 17:29 (seven months ago) link

what record was it?

brotherlovesdub, Friday, 20 November 2020 17:31 (seven months ago) link

haha, I nearly bought the pink Rez 12" this morning too! I have the official Cowgirl / Rez 12" so don't really need the pink rez, but that print made me want it. I also need a new copy of the Dirty 12". My copy looks perfect but sounds horrible.

brotherlovesdub, Friday, 20 November 2020 17:32 (seven months ago) link


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