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  1. I stayed ahead of the cancellations and asked them to cancel my order (I overspent, lol).
    2 points
  2. geezfools

    Epitaph Repress Thread

    https://millencolin.com/store/shop/new-products/melancholy-collection-limited-reissue-gold-vinyl/ /200 https://kingsroadmerch.com/epitaph-records/product/20397/the-melancholy-collection-lp-yellow /500 https://kingsroadmerch.com/epitaph-records/product/20396/the-melancholy-collection-lp-blue /1300
    2 points
  3. gee thanks CH for fuckin over those of us who bought the box set lol
    2 points
  4. For anyone who can resist the low-hanging fruit – you actually play your records? / none, I frame everything I own / none, I just resell them once I get them / none, I'm keeping everything factory sealed for maximum profits later on / one per year as a personal ritual / none, I just turn them into bowls whenever I need one / wait there's actually music on these things?! – I'm curious how much of your collection is actually listened to. Some diving-off points to consider. – Do you make it a habit to actually play through the new records you receive? – If you've been collecting for a while, how often do you actually go through and revisit the stuff you bought 5+ years ago? – What % of your collection has been on a turntable, if you had to estimate? – What %, if any, do you simply never intend to spin, and just enjoy owning? A few people touched on this in the ~"when is it time to stop buying vinyl?" thread and I found it really interesting to hear some of the answers. There are factors that a lot of us aren't considering... like backlog. There was a point when I had a ton of my records boxed up in the process of moving, but was still buying new stuff, and before Covid / pre-order delays were such a big part of the hobby, there was a summer where it was simply raining parcels every other day. Great problem to have, but it took an active effort to actually open up, sleeve, and just generally "get around" to the vinyl experience for those. If I ever get to a point where genuinely I forget that I ordered a record and it just pops up, I'm done. 2much4me. Some people start families and become astounded at how much of their free time vanishes. They find themselves, now, able to to spin a record once or twice a week if they're lucky. I can't imagine that these people continue to buy and hoard new vinyl, for obvious reasons, but maybe I'm wrong. On January 1st of 2021, I started a separate column on my vinyl spreadsheet to actually log what I listened to last year. I work from home and have the luxury of having music on 50-90% of each shift. It's something I don't take for granted, so I try to take advantage of that when I can. But even with that said, I find that I wasn't able to spin everything in my collection over the course of the year. Not even close. I own a little over 1,800 records, and ~1,600 of those are unique (non-variants). Midway through the year I decided I was going to start counting digital plays towards my objective... and even now, a year+ later, I'm still only at 87.4% played. Over a year. Including streaming. While working from home. Considerably less than that 87% was placed on my turntable last year, that is for certain. (But I will say, it's "fun" tracking this stuff, and really illuminating to identify what I have the desire to own. I'm all for mood artists – even genres – but if I've found that I'm not in the right mood over the course of an entire year, to play a given artist, it's probably time to assess the value in keeping those records around. I value my shelf space and beyond that, "all killer, no filler" is the endgame for any vinyl collection that's 4 digits in size. If your collection is expansive and you haven't considered doing something like this, I cannot recommend it enough. I've always said that it's far more respectable, to me, to see someone who can gush about 300 records on their shelves, and get excited about each one... than it is to see someone who's got 3,000 that they can't really keep track of. It always blows my mind to read about people accidentally pre-ordering something they were already waiting on, or finding a good buy in a record shop only to get home and realize they already own the record. I'm straying off-topic here, you guys don't need to be reminded that quality > quantity. But just tracking what I get around to revisiting - even digitally - has been incredibly productive in keeping that at the forefront of my mind.) I know there are lots of people with larger collections than I have, so it's just really got me wondering how many of you are actually listening to the stuff you've bought and how many are simply hoarding. But this isn't a thread to judge. I'll openly admit that I have some "big ticket" collectible items that I bought, mint or or sealed, that I have no intention of playing... but for those, I have additional, less rare variants that are way less valuable, and those see rotation. I'll never be that guy but the hoarders remind me of the people I've seen in Facebook groups who actually buy records and leave them in the mailer, sealed, just to say they own it. (Oblivious to what record was actually shipped to them, or what vinyl LP got packaged inside the sleeve, or how playable those discs are. It's more about the ownership, I guess. These same people really ought to get into NFTs or something.) Hoping for a variety of answers for those still partaking in the community. Would be cool to hear from some people who've been collecting for 10+ years compared to some of the fresher faces with newer, modest collections so far. Or just post Shaq gifs. The threads in Everything Else are such a dice roll.
    1 point
  5. Thanks! I've been meaning to pick this up forever. Finally ordered it.
    1 point
  6. Just got a shipping confirmation and tracking for my egg drop variant
    1 point
  7. Dark Red/ Yellow is still available here: https://www.nuclearblast.com/eu/veinfm-this-world-is-going-to-ruin-you-darkredyellow-vinyl-lp-dunkelrotgelb-306119 Edition of 300.
    1 point
  8. Check out https://www.pirateship.com/ I've been having issues with the shipping labels at discogs/paypal for awhile, so I jump over there anytime there is a hiccup
    1 point
  9. I asked unoriginal vinyl and their response was "We're sworn to secrecy, but the number is lower than you would expect"
    1 point
  10. Prosthetic Records is doing a 4 LP for $25 + $7.50 shipping grab bag through bandcamp. I'm highly considering it. https://prostheticrecords.bandcamp.com/merch/prosthetic-records-25-mystery-lp-grab-bag
    1 point
  11. Same issue here... redirecting to a black hole rather than shipstation. Hopefully it will work more smoothly soon.
    1 point
  12. SO MUCH. I can't begin to summarize. But I would say the last decade of Project 86 is illegitimate. Or at least it's not the same band. Project 86 would have made more sense with Randy, Steven, and Alex and another vocalist than it has been with Schwab continuing with other musicians.
    1 point
  13. No, sorry, posting mobile and couldn’t post pics as easily. All three are the Melancholy Collection
    1 point
  14. Hope everyone likes it. Its pretty good on the eyes now!
    1 point
  15. https://store.nonesuch.com/ have a half-off sale. Code NEWYEAR
    1 point
  16. Good stuff. Followed
    1 point
  17. You’re a color hype sticker
    1 point
  18. bobby

    Records With Googly Eyes

    haha, wow! okay, i'll bear that in mind.
    1 point
  19. Nvm looked at the video it’s still an inner sleeve they just stuffed a paper sleeve inside of it lol
    1 point
  20. prowl20

    Records With Googly Eyes

    The first few days starting out was just me but 99% of it is submission-based. Currently there’s about 850 unposted submissions sent from about 100 people. And another 75-100 from my collection that still needs to be posted. when submitting just make sure you check the link in the bio first
    1 point
  21. bobby

    Records With Googly Eyes

    Also been a follower for quite some time, for some reason I thought you did it all yourself/didn't take submissions. In which case I'll throw a couple of submissions your way as I strangely have a bag full of googly eyes at home.
    1 point
  22. Came across your page once or twice before. Enjoyed the content. Just dropped a follow.
    1 point
  23. Wait, you didn’t permanently stick those googly eyes on the cover?!? Unfollowed!!!
    1 point
  24. Clouds Hill posted a video on IG showing the retail version of this, and it actually comes in a normal jacket now with paper inner sleeve. Instead of just a printed sleeve like the box set
    1 point
  25. Was a huge fan of this band and album at the time, and the album holds up, but honestly no chance I am buying this considering Andrew Schwab and all his crap in the last decade.
    1 point
  26. I’d sooner go to church than see that information
    1 point
  27. Discogs should add a field so you can record how much you paid for a record and upload a receipt.
    1 point
  28. Thank you!!! Working from mobile.
    1 point
  29. I'll step up with a reasonably genuine response before the T-swizzle gifs. Been collecting 25ish years technically, but more "seriously" for probably 15-20 years. I'm sitting at about 1500 in my collection. I managed to get most of what I wanted before prices/scarcity went way overboard, so I'm at the point where I have about 15 older records on my discogs wishlist that I'm convinced I'll probably never own because of price/scarcity and most of my current record collecting is newly released music. I still go to record stores hoping this is the day I'll run across that copy of This Desert Life for $20 bucks or something, but I find myself leaving empty handed more and more. I feel like I've reached a plateau in that respect, which is frustrating I guess but fine - it means I have a lot of what I want. I would say close to 100% of my collection has been on my turntable at some point. I've never really been a sealed or variant collector except for the Felix Culpa (check the avatar yo) and the odd album I really love where a cool variant/remastered album/etc. came out later. I have a shelf of test presses and I'll actually spin the 50% or so where it's only vinyl version of the album I have. I have a cabinet below the stereo where I put new purchases and it's pretty rare that something goes upstairs (where my collection is) before I listen to it at least once - for some reason I find myself paranoid that I'll buy an album and there will be an issue with it or it won't even be the right music on it and if I don't listen to it, by the time I do it will be too late to do anything about it. Now I'm married with two kids (brag), so you're comment that your free time vanishes isn't lost on me. My kids like music and I've had music on the stereo whenever I can for as long as they can remember, so I can often get away with putting something on during dinner or on a weekend when we are all hanging out or playing or whatever (and if I can get Encanto or Frozen or whatever out of the stereo), but I'm obviously limited in what I can put on in terms of intensity/profanity. I don't listen to anything THAT intense, but there are certainly things that I wouldn't play when my kids are around or that would cause my wife to suggest I turn to something else. I also can't really play something brand new unless I'm certain the content is OK (found that out the hard way a couple of times). That type of album also isn't ideal for listening to after everyone's gone to sleep, so they might sit in my "queue" for a while until those blissful few times when everyone else is gone. Which happens maybe 1-2 times a month and I definitely have to make it a priority to listen to them. But if I know I'm going to have an afternoon to myself, I get a little excited (lame) because I know I have the opportunity to listen to certain stuff I can't generally spin with the kids around and at a volume that would not otherwise be allowed. I do make an effort to thumb through my collection on a fairly regular basis (maybe 2-3 times a month) to see if I feel like listening to anything I haven't spun in a while. If I haven't listened to it, I'll try to figure out if I have a good reason and if I don't I should probably listen to it to try to figure out if I even need to still own it. I have tried to sell some stuff recently (with pretty good success) and when COVID first started I did do a pretty heavy weeding of records so that I have about two shelves worth I'll trade into the local shop when I get around to it. I have a very small collection of 7" and I can't really imagine bringing those out to listen to anytime soon, but it's bands I like and they don't take up much space, so I'll keep them around. Anything I really like (like, say, MCR's Conventional Weapons set) I've since just purchased digitally and I'll do that if I want to listen. I do have some stuff I bought before you could easily listen to every album to see if you like it and maybe I put on and didn't listen to the whole thing, but I keep around because I think if I revisit it maybe it will click. Prog rock and old folk records were my two go-tos when I was studying in college/law school. I don't find myself in the mood for that stuff as much anymore when I get time to myself, though I still genuinely enjoy it, so I'll get back around to listening to it eventually, I think. There's certainly an argument to be made that given my current lifestyle, vinyl collecting no longer makes all that much sense, and I completely understand that argument except that it's the best and I love it. Plus, as I think I said in the other thread you mentioned, if I didn't collect vinyl I would have to take up coin collecting or parkour or serial killing or something and I really like listening to music and supporting musical artists, so I guess it's as good a thing to waste my money and time on as any.
    1 point
  30. I don’t think you need to sell your whole collection man. Just sell the stuff I want.
    1 point
  31. I think everyone should quit. You can play all these songs on your iPhone now.
    1 point
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