Monthly Archives: October 2010

Time Machine 1970 #8

10-18-10 Time Machine 1970 #8 Strange Days magazine in Japan is keeping up with it’s “Time Machine” series, which I find quite interesting. Strange Days 2010.10 lists “August 1970 Albums” as: MOODY BLUES – A Question of Balance (Threshold UK … Continue reading

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Favorite Format?

10-15-10 Favorite Format Do I have a favorite format?  The most venerable is likely the humble LP. About the only format of the modern era that I have not approached is the 78rpm phonograph record.  I’ve just never found a … Continue reading

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Males make intellectual bonds with music…

10-14-10 Males make intellectual bonds with music vs. females emotional ones.  Discuss.  However, both bonds are passionate, yes? A few years back, I wrote at some length on the topic of “gender studies”.  For a male record collector, breaking up … Continue reading

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What’s a record that you can’t figure out WHY it got released…

10-13-10 What’s a record that you can’t figure out WHY it got released, due to it’s esoteric nature? Jack Nitzsche “St. Giles Cripplegate” fits this bill exactly.  It’s rumored to be the lowest selling LP ever found in the WEA … Continue reading

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Ever wear out a record…?

10-12-10 Ever wear out a record and have to buy a new copy? I can think of a few variants to this question.  I once had a damaged stylus; everything I play for about 2 months seemed to get “ruined”.  … Continue reading

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You Loved Music, So You Worked In A Record Store…

10-11-10 You loved music, so you worked in a record store… “It never occurred to me to work in a record store”, says reader Jim Donato. Uh, it never occurred to me to not work in a record store.  I … Continue reading

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Top 150

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Have you ever used any critics…?

10-8-10 Have you used any critics reviews to purchase music effectively? Only one instance comes to mind. Around 1976 or so, I was given a couple of LP’s by Lucio Battisti.  I was very into Italian music at that point, … Continue reading

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Ever have records melt…?

10-7-10 Ever have records melt, from being left in a car? Yes.  On a junket to Tijuana in the 1980’s, I found a Procol Harum EP with a picture sleeve that looks like the cover of the debut LP.  How … Continue reading

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