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Everything posted by wiscodeman

  1. Yeah you don't even need to pay down your credit card amount immediately if you don't want. As long as you pay the statement balance each month (not the current total balance to bring the overall balance to $0), then you'll never incur interest. I used to travel a lot for work and I would use my personal credit card to book flights and hotels and stuff, then just expense it. It was awesome to get all the travel miles on my card, but was also hilarious to have insane statement balances to pay each month. Never once paid interest for anything.
  2. Posting for the star. Looking forward to hearing this.
  3. Could you show us a pic of the other stuff? Random movie merch like that is always intriguing. I have the original 2xLP and got the poster of the artwork (but it's color scheme is different). One of the only times I was able to land a Mondo poster before it sold out.
  4. Wow same here!! Take Action vol 3. It was a 2xCD sampler. I remember getting it for free at a Zumiez or Pacsun in the Mall of America haha. I think I still have it with the rest of my CDs.
  5. Seems like most of his live band has changed again from the Junk era (minus Kaela and Joe Berry returning)? It looks to be all members of a band called BRUIT ≤. It will be interesting to see them live with a completely different lineup from when I saw them during the HUWD tour.
  6. Understatement of the century. I started following Mondo a little while before they started releasing records. Getting most of the posters was literally impossible. The "random" drop times, which was mostly like 11am CST on a Wednesday or something, made sure of that. In the beginning of their vinyl releases, the "randomly chosen" style of getting the non-black vinyl variants was a nightmare too. Luckily I was able to land a variant in most of those cases by ordering two copies. I only bought a couple posters and a handful of albums, but it's been almost 10 years since there was a release I've been interested in.
  7. I'll be in this boat for Chicago. I did this when Radiohead came to Chicago last time and got pretty good seats in the 100s sections less than 24 hours before the show, even though it was "sold out." I'll probably start checking the week leading up to it. I'm thinking there will be less options and they'll go a lot quicker.
  8. I only own a couple albums that came with OBI strips. I wish I had them for a few of my albums where the spine faded from being in my sunny apartment...
  9. Curious on your thoughts with the Record Doctor VI after using it for the first time. I've watched some reviews and it seems nice enough for the price point. I'm curious on general 'best practices' while using it as well. When cleaning, do you rotate the record in one direction or both? Do you do any sort of 'rinsing' process with distilled water to remove any residual cleaning solution? Are the overall results worth the cost in your opinion? I'm debating between this, the Pro-Ject VC-E, or just start low and go with a Spin Clean.
  10. That's awesome! Yeah agreed about Morgan, but it seems like Kaela holds it down pretty well too. I've watched live vids from the Junk tour and she seems great (especially with her on vocal duty for that song from the Oblivion soundtrack). This quote from Anthony in the press release really makes me want to see them live again too - "I wanted this record to be very impactful live," he says. "The idea was to come back with something closer to the energy of Before The Dawn Heals Us. The combination of guitars and synths is always in my music, but it’s maybe more present on this new record than on the previous ones." Exciting stuff!
  11. Can't wait to hear this. Always regretted skipping seeing them during the Junk tour, but saw them for the HUWD tour and loved it. Hopefully I can make it out to one of the shows this time.
  12. The YouTube video and press release also mention slight changes to songs (extra bars at the end of Seven Nation Army, extra misc studio noise at the beginning/end of other songs, etc.). While it doesn't seem like it will be much different, there will still be some little things that differentiate it, beside the mono mix. I haven't grabbed a vault release in a few years but this is tempting. I wish I had that Icky Thump mono mix too.
  13. That's good to know. I was thinking there was a chance the water tension / friction could potentially keep it within the grooves as it drains. Thanks! I noticed that when looking at the Pro-Ject VC-E on Amazon too. The seller is listed as Turntable Lab. It looks like the same sale is happening directly on TTL's website until 12/31/22. Might make the jump for that.
  14. I've been debating on getting a record cleaning machine for a few years now. I'd really like to have one, but unsure of what route to take. That Humminguru is intriguing. I'm worried about the center labels getting wet with those upright machines though (along with the Spin Clean). I'd like to get a vaccuum cleaner like the Okki Nokki or one of the Pro-Ject VC series, but they seem big and boxy. I'd be curious to see if anyone else has experience with these or other cleaning methods. I really appreciate threads like these!
  15. Does anyone know if there is a plan to repress the John Williams Home Alone Soundtrack at some point? I have a friend who is considering paying a lot for a copy and figured I'd try to steer them towards being patient and waiting for a repress haha
  16. If anyone is interested, I have a copy of the white SRC Subscription numbered variant that I wouldn't be opposed to letting go for the right offer. Let me know.
  17. Love the shirt discussion. My favorites have been Next Level 60/40 shirts (code # N6210 according to the blanks I buy on Amazon). It seems like Bella Canvas shirts have slightly looser necks by default and stretch out easier. I like a well-fitted neck haha. Tultex has weird shapes sometimes too. Haven't bought a shirt printed on American Apparel in like a decade+ for some reason. Surprisingly, I also really like Gildan ultra cotton longsleeve shirts too. I have multiple blanks of black and sport grey that I wear pretty often. I remember in the mid-late 00's seeing bands splurge for printing on American Apparel instead of (most often cheaper) Gildan and just thinking those AA shirts were the greatest thing ever haha. I still remember the first one I bought was a Blood Brothers shirt in 2005 and I wore it all the time because it was so comfortable. Someone should make a separate thread for shirt collections haha. I still have the majority of shirts I bought through the years (mostly Milwaukee/Midwest hardcore bands from the 00's). Some of them were really cool that I wish still fit.
  18. How's the sound quality on the LP? I've been debating grabbing a copy. I saw a comment on Discogs that it was pressed at RTI but haven't seen much else mentioned in that regard.
  19. Ah ok. Interesting that the listing on the band's official webstore has the full 14 tracks, but the tracklist on Matador only has 10 tracks. Both must be errors for the vinyl description. I suppose it makes sense to be the standard 11 track listing similar to the original pressing.
  20. So the 14-song tracklist is 60 minutes. Do we think they're going to squeeze that onto one disc?
  21. I definitely want a copy. Do I pre-order now or wait until pressing reviews come out...
  22. Excited to hear the studio versions of those b-sides. When I saw them they played Ocean of Darkness and it was awesome. Hopefully they get released digitally. I don't think I need that box taking up shelf space at this point (unless the vinyl sounds amazing and it doesn't have quality control issues).
  23. I still have a sealed copy of the 1st press of this album and haven't decided on if I want to sell it or keep it. I haven't listened to this album in like 15 years at this point but I absolutely loved it and the Back To The Beat EP when I was in middle school.

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