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    aju2streets got a reaction from Snaggle Von Swift in Record Store Days 2021 (RSD Drops are returning)   
    Same here! There’s always Bull Moose on Monday but their site never works for me right when the drops go live 
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    aju2streets reacted to ConwayStern in Record Store Days 2021 (RSD Drops are returning)   
    Haven't seen it online yet, but they had a BUNCH at Rock n Soul (NYC) this morning, it's late enough you can probably call them and have it shipped. 
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    aju2streets reacted to mitchard in Yellowcard - Ocean Avenue   
    When you come to accept that bent corners is just a part of online/mail order, you'll find an inner peace that I cannot fully explain with words.
     
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    aju2streets got a reaction from thesewoodenideas in Ryam Adams - PAX AM Records   
    I used to love Ryan’s music, and still do in a way, it’s just harder to separate his art from him when most of his art is him begging for sympathy. I think that’s my problem with the new album. “I’m Sorry And I Love You” would be a textbook Ryan song that isn’t half bad but after everything that surfaced, it’s impossible to take a song with lyrics like that seriously. Even if everything in “Birmingham” about Isbell is true, I don’t think it’s really the time to be casting blame on others who had entirely different mental struggles. He’ll never garner anywhere near the support he had before but I think a lot of people, me included, would be willing to listen with more of an open mind if he had put out a clear, sincere apology and actually owned up to the shit he’s done. 
     
    To me this is an attempt to just gain more sympathy. To release an album without making a statement on everything that’s happened regarding him over the last few years seems like he’s just trying to sweep it under the rug.
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    aju2streets reacted to timsimmons in The thread formerly known as 'ty segall'   
    the main levitation page has just the items to buy.
     
     
    https://shop.levitation-austin.com/collections/all
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    aju2streets reacted to ethanpricington in The thread formerly known as 'ty segall'   
    It's a bit tricky, but if you add the livestream and/or audio download to your cart (although it took me a couple tries for it to work) and then add the vinyl option and click 'Continue'. Then once the screen loads to start putting in payment/shipping info, simply click the blue 'Cart' link at the top left. Then you're able to delete the livestream ticket and simply keep the record in the cart. 
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    aju2streets reacted to dreamover in PO: The Black Keys - Delta Kream   
    Weird there's no white stripes covers. 
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    aju2streets reacted to rooks in Proper care of signed records   
    so, you need to put it in a safe IMMEDIATELY.  Minimum of 6 inch thick stainless steel 316L gauge, submarine steel if you can find one made in that material. Inside the safe itself, place the signed record inside an airtight, vacuum sealed container. MAKE SURE no physical part of the album is touching ANYTHING else. Construct a room in your house which will be the main holding area - you'll need to construct some ramparts in case anyone comes by sea, and some trenches or a moat in case they come for it by land.  The room should be at least 25x25 in dimensions - and be sure to spring for the most expensive HVAC system you possibly can - you have NO IDEA how much value your record will lose if even a DROP of humidity touches it. Once you've got the room built and kitted out with the latest and greatest in humidity and temperature control - dig a shaft a MINIMUM of 50 feet deep. You'll need to hire a contractor who can install steel reinforced sides on this shaft so you are not at an increased risk from someone trying to tunnel in and steal the record. Lower the safe, with the record inside, down the shaft slowly - resting on the bottom where it has been stabilized against tectonic movement, earthquakes, etc.  Once the safe is safely (haha) at the bottom, you're going to want to fill in the shaft with concrete. Don't worry, the record is perfectly safe if you've followed the rest of this guide -- but this is THE MOST IMPORTANT STEP in making sure this record never sees the devilishly destructive UV rays of the sun or the horrific harm of humidity damage.
     
    If you want to display it, make sure you take a picture (flash OFF!!!!!!!!!) before completing the above steps - then frame the picture. 
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    aju2streets reacted to museummouth in Yellowcard - Ocean Avenue   
    that's not ocd...
     
    so fucking disgusting when people think shit like this or organizing stuff is ocd 
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    aju2streets reacted to Your Ex-Wife in Yellowcard - Ocean Avenue   
    Check your order confirmation. I didn't get a shipping confirmation but it says shipped there.
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    aju2streets got a reaction from IndigoHollow in Yellowcard - Ocean Avenue   
    I never got an order complete page from FD, just errors, but PayPal did go through so fingers crossed I got one. 
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    aju2streets reacted to Alan P in PO: Death Cab for Cutie - The Georgia EP   
    FYI I just got my refund on this from the official store.
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    aju2streets got a reaction from Velocity of Sound in The thread formerly known as 'ty segall'   
    I just happened to check Instagram at the right time. He posted about it on there 
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    aju2streets got a reaction from Velocity of Sound in The thread formerly known as 'ty segall'   
    New live album up on his site.  I believe the white /200 is still up, I just grabbed one 
     
    https://ty-segall.com/collections/all
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    aju2streets reacted to jonnywreck in Yellowcard - Ocean Avenue   
    Tbh, your entitlement is kinda bogus. These things take time and effort, and you’re just assuming that they can handle requests of that magnitude even during a pandemic when most businesses are functioning at lower capacity. If this company were to take specific requests from every individual that orders from them, the amount of problems that could arise are astronomical. Try to consider things like this when kicking and screaming certain services be rendered in order to prevent something that MIGHT happen.
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    aju2streets got a reaction from Snaggle Von Swift in Ryam Adams - PAX AM Records   
    I used to love Ryan’s music, and still do in a way, it’s just harder to separate his art from him when most of his art is him begging for sympathy. I think that’s my problem with the new album. “I’m Sorry And I Love You” would be a textbook Ryan song that isn’t half bad but after everything that surfaced, it’s impossible to take a song with lyrics like that seriously. Even if everything in “Birmingham” about Isbell is true, I don’t think it’s really the time to be casting blame on others who had entirely different mental struggles. He’ll never garner anywhere near the support he had before but I think a lot of people, me included, would be willing to listen with more of an open mind if he had put out a clear, sincere apology and actually owned up to the shit he’s done. 
     
    To me this is an attempt to just gain more sympathy. To release an album without making a statement on everything that’s happened regarding him over the last few years seems like he’s just trying to sweep it under the rug.
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    aju2streets reacted to dreamover in Ryam Adams - PAX AM Records   
    Man, I kinda envy those of you that are enjoying it. I honestly have no problem with the folks that want to listen to him. I guarantee you we all support much more evil and horrible people than Ryan. But I've just lost so much respect for him because he had a chance to show he was a mature adult and show some sort of empathy or (at least) understanding. 
     
    I just see him as the immature narcissist that he has always been, now. 
     
    His music strikes more like sad, destructive loser than hopeless romantic now.
     
    Toxic defensive personalities really just turn me off, and unfortunately, it overshadows his music for me.
     
    EDIT: Whoa, Just looked back at the last few pages of this thread. 
     
    Loving specific art doesn't mean you have to love the artist. It's okay to feel complicated thoughts about situations like this. Ryan has his own label. I believe he lost the deal he had with Capitol or whatever. He should be allowed to release music, it's up to record stores if they want to carry it. 
     
    Like I said, for me, I'm just not enjoying his music like I used to. It's okay for those who do. But defending his actions or blaming the victims is bullshit. Ryan is a textbook narcissist. (A lot of prolific artists are). I've seen him play a show where he was a total dick. I've also (in the last few album cycles) seen him be really gracious and friendly and put on an awesome show. 
     
    Narcissism and bipolar disorder often overlap. The highs are high and the lows are low. He clearly has some mental health issues that are difficult to treat. While there's no excuse for his behavior, citing the 'highs' doesn't defend the 'lows'. I always loved to see Ryan when he was doing well. Unfortunately, like most narcissists, he doubles down when things get shitty. 
     
    I'll keep hoping he gets better and owns up to his bullshit. But having been burned by people like him in my own life, I have very little confidence he'll ever get better. And I honestly feel horrible for him for it. 
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    aju2streets got a reaction from tape in PO Now: Taylor Swift - Evermore 2xLP (Digital PO now)   
    The CD and cassette uses the same terminology and I'm not sure if that makes more variants more or less likely 
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    aju2streets got a reaction from andrewlucas in PO Now: Taylor Swift - Evermore 2xLP (Digital PO now)   
    The CD and cassette uses the same terminology and I'm not sure if that makes more variants more or less likely 
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    aju2streets got a reaction from Tastetherainbow in PO NOW: Taylor Swift - Folklore 2xLP   
    For whoever is still looking for them, the variants are back up on her site for cyber Monday! Mine still haven't moved so I'm hoping they still hold some back for those damaged in transit.
    https://store.taylorswift.com/?utm_campaign=Cyber Monday (V82kxn)&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Master List (US %26 Non-US)&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJhanUyc3RyZWV0c0BnbWFpbC5jb20iLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJSNEJoaWQifQ%3D%3D
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    aju2streets reacted to AlexH. in This fucking guy. (Virgil)   
    Talking shit is why the internet exists. It's good.
     
        He ran Suburban Home Records, a low-to-mid-tier punk label. Circa 2006 he founded Vinyl Collective, which consisted of:
    A Proboards forum, which through an arcane series of events eventually became this website here A vinyl-only distro – pretty novel at the time as the vinyl revival was just starting to take off. At that point the main punk/hardcore options were basically No Idea and Interpunk and some smaller players, and they had their pluses and minuses but mostly they just carried punk records. Virgil carried all that, plus like, rap reissues and other random stuff, and he'd try to get stuff people asked for, so he was like a one-stop shop. and finally, a vinyl-only label – again, very novel at the time. He pressed vinyl for labels that didn't want to deal with it, including a ton of stuff from Ferret & Red Scare, and big bands like Minus the Bear, Norma Jean, & Portugal the Man. People loved this guy, and the stuff he licensed sold big for the most part. He used his newfound clout to continually expand his operation, growing his distro and putting out a ton of music via Suburban Home. A lot of it was like alt-country/raspy-punk-guy-goes-acoustic type stuff, and I can't imagine any of it holds up at all (I do like the LaGrecia album he put out and I wanna say Stereotyperider was good?) Every release came out on multiple colors, there were limited preorder packages with bottle openers and posters and shit, all the collector gimmicks you can imagine. He started a (frankly pretty great) split 7" series called Under the Influence where bands covered artists who influenced them, and somehow roped in like every artist that was big on Punknews in 2008 to contribute. Some of those singles came out on 3 colors. 
     
    In retrospect, the first warning sign that he was stretching himself too thin was probably the Cooperative. He hatched this scheme to get 200 people to chip in 60 bucks as an investment, and that money would be used to license, manufacture, and distribute an album that didn't exist on vinyl. Everyone in the Co-op got a copy of the rare color of the record, and the money from selling the remainder of the pressing would go towards the next release. In theory, a never-ending stream of records for 60 bucks! People were gaga over this idea. Shares in the VC Co-Op sold out in minutes. At least one person had a full-blown meltdown on the message board over the fact that they had missed out on buying a share. Personally I had set an alarm but overslept and missed it by minutes. I was so pissed!
     
    There was all sorts of stuff around the voting process and making teams and narrowing down the list that I was not there for, but in the end, the first Co-Op release was The Falcon – God Don't Make No Trash, on a 10". As I recall, it did okay. There were some concerned murmurs as Virgil revealed that the record had cost slightly more than anticipated as 10"s cost more to manufacture, but they were reassured that it wouldn't affect the master plan and everything would be fine. The next release was The Jealous Sound – Kill Them with Kindness, on a double LP. A double LP, surprisingly, also cost more than anticipated, and sales were soft. Next up was A Wilhelm Scream – Mute Print, and a sort of complete discography for Gaslight Anthem side project This Charming Man, both relatively straightforward single LP releases. It should be noted that this all took fffooorrreeevvveeerrr. According to Discogs, the first (and only) 4 releases came out in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. In between each release, 200 people are milling about the message board waiting impatiently for any kind of update on what should theoretically not take 3 years.
     
    While this is happening, Virgil's operation is continuing to expand. He's hiring people and moving into bigger spaces, Suburban Home is putting out tons of music, and at some point there are too many plates spinning and things start taking a turn. He sells "VC for Life" memberships where for $1000 you get everything they release, forever. He takes preorders for Volume 2 of Under The Influence, with promised artists including The Gaslight Anthem and Minus the Bear, which never materializes. For most of VC's run, all his releases were pressed through Pirates Press as they were the only place that was doing all the splatters, hazes & splits that he utilized extensively, but at a certain point he switches to a domestic plant. Later the word from the rumor mill is that he was so in debt with Pirates Press that they wouldn't take new orders from him. Virgil starts blowing out inventory under the guise of clearing out space, doing big bundles of LPs and 7"s for dirt cheap.  Labels who were distro-ing with VC start posting threads on the message boards that they've not been getting paid for months. Some of them get deleted, including a legendary one where Tre from Deathwish tells Virgil to answer his email and give him his money, in so many words. People start asking to sell back their shares in the co-op as it becomes clear that it's a sinking ship.
     
    While this is all happening, Virgil announces a mother freakin' craft beer tour.
     
    In early 2011, the bottom finally falls out and Virgil shutters Vinyl Collective, leaving tons of labels, bands and customers in the lurch. He liquidates everything through eBay and his own store, and disappears for a good while, although according to Discogs, Suburban Home put out a handful of releases between 2011 and 2015. The most valuable asset at that point was the message board, and he sold it(?!?) to ShopRadioCast and Academy Fight Song Records, another label that flamed out spectacularly pretty soon after. And now here we are! Virgil basically lost everything, but he pops up again every few years with an interview in some Colorado alt-weekly about his new business doing promotion for craft distilleries or whatever. He's an ideas guy!
     
    It's wild to think that there are people who are regulars here who have no idea about Virgil or Suburban Home. Personally, it was one of the first online communities I was a part of, and although I don't post as regularly anymore, it is comforting to have at least one familiar place that hasn't been swallowed whole by Facebook or Reddit. Long live VC!
     

     
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    aju2streets got a reaction from tape in PO NOW: Taylor Swift - Folklore 2xLP   
    I'm worried for the day she discovers 10" vinyl
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