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Posts posted by AndreG.

  1. 7 hours ago, MeloManiac said:

    I was in Ghent, Belgium, the other day and of course I visited a 'used record' store. I'm always amazed about how they set their prices. One was an original Making Movies (Dire Straights) album, from the 80s, for €12, while some other 'original' album, was €35, while it was worthless music. Of course, all this is very subjective, and I didn't inspect the vinyl's quality of both albums. 


    Yesterday we moved the camping gear to the attic (probably to stay there for many years...), and I finally had the courage to go through all the boxes that are there since 2008, when we moved, looking for my two Rough Guides books that had been missing since 2008 and, yes, I found them! Haleluya! 

    The  Rough Guides, to Classical music and Jazz date from 1994 and 1995, and to some would be hopelessly dated, but I like them a lot, and especially the Jazz guide is a great source of reference for classic albums. I used them when I started collecting CDs back then, and I will enjoy reading about my present viny collection! 



    Some may have noticed my absence in the past weeks. This was in part due to the summer holidays. It is also due to the fact that both my mother and mother-in-law, both in their eighties, are having very serious health issues. I kept listening to music, but there was little time for anything else, while important decisions needed to be made. 






    Better times will come again! And then You will be spinning for us again. All the Best for both mothers! 


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  2. From next week Iĺl have three weeks vacation, finally!! Next stage of my shelve-enhancement will commence... Just a tiny step, but I´ll get there. Right now it will hold my collection of LPs. But that´s the good thing about how these shelves are constructed. I can always move them up and down or swap out individual parts and make room for further gear and stuff that might come up. 

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  3. 12 minutes ago, Full Range said:

    Nothing stopping you from posting an advert on Japan or USA ebay 


    Maybe I should, at least the better ones, like Criterions Robo Cop & Akira or my Star Wars Box for example.

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  4. 9 minutes ago, Dave1291 said:

    See what ya did @AndreG.?  I spun around w/every intention of pulling out some Motown and BAM there it was.  Such a great old album from Dr Hook!  Actually, one of my all-time favs from back in the day.  Trust me the gaggle I ran with had their favs.  At the top of the list was "Penicillin Penny."   "Scuse me but your name isn't Penny is it?"   :)


    The group had a difficult time meeting the high expectations created by Sloppy Seconds, and the result was Belly Up!, which Huey noted "was unfortunately prophetic". The album was sold in the US, UK, Europe, and Canada. Dr. Hook was just as famed for their crazed stage antics, which ranged from surreal banter to impersonating their own opening acts, but the group's nonchalance about business matters led to bankruptcy. "If we were in the black when we finished a tour, we'd party into the red," says Locorriere. They were forced to file bankruptcy in 1974, although they continued to tour incessantly.




    Ok, you started it.  This a MUST HAVE for your collection.  You wanna run with the devil check me out.  One fantastic song all-around.  Give it a listen and you'll know where I'm comin from.  :)







    Influence on Frank Zappa? Who was first?


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  5. Talking about collections.... I´m in the process of trying to sell my collection of Laser Discs. Anyone remember those, LPs pretending to be DVDs. I don´t want to think about the money I spend on buying those 25 years ago – And what litte I will get back now, if any...


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  6. 2 minutes ago, Dave1291 said:

    Happens to the best of us Andre!  lol  The struggle is real.  😂

    I feel Your pain Dave, that burden of your collection, life must really be terrible for you. 😆

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  7. 10 minutes ago, Dave1291 said:

    Tragic.  You would think a lesson to be learned by all then fast forward to today.  Wild for sure when you look at the big picture.  



    Those who instigate wars in history don´t want to learn, and they won´t have to, from their perspective... They are almost never the ones suffering and dying... As such, humanity will never learn, I´m afraid. 


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