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Sidney Crosley last won the day on September 15 2017

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About Sidney Crosley

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    Double LP
  • Birthday 09/06/1984

Your Gear Setup

  • Turntable
    Tricked out* Crosley
    *just a regular Crosley with extra stickers
  • Speakers
    a tricked out guitar amp (aka so many friggin stickers)
  • Amplifiers
    What's an amplifier?
  • Phono Preamps
    Is that the cable that goes from the Crosley to the amp? I think it's black. I put stickers on it.
  • Turntable Cartridge
    I once found a milk cartridge and I put all 8 of my records in it.
  • Turntable Speed Controller / Speed Box
    Sometimes I spin my records faster to see how fast I can make them go.
  • Interconnects/Wires
    Wire is so overrated. I prefer Mission of Burma.

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    Male
  • Location
    Toronto, ON, Canada

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  1. I know people seem to love or hate this album, and I unusually find myself in the middle. I love their sound - it's equal parts obnoxious and addictive, and they are halfway between parody and tribute to the sounds they reference. Any time I listen I really can't tell if I'm enjoying or loathing it, as I'm likely doing both, which I think is entirely to the point. I think I mostly love that about them - this is likely going to be everyone's favourite album of the year, or the worst thing they heard this year.
  2. If anyone is in the Toronto area, they still had at least a dozen copies of the gold in stock as of about 3pm. Speaking of which, I picked up a gold copy in case someone on the board really wanted it. First person to message me gets dibs, and I’ll update this post once I’ve received payment. edit: claimed.
  3. Albums: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Ghosteen Fontaines DC - Dogrel Joan Shelley - Like The River Loves The Sea The Highwomen - The Highwomen Red River Dialect - Abundance Welcoming Ghosts
  4. I think there are many of us who are or who have been big fans of him for a very long time. I believe everything from the article, and was disappointed to hear about all of the allegations against him. I haven't listened to his music since. But that doesn't mean he is absolutely beyond redemption. I don't think I will be able to consider him in the same way again, but my hope is he can start an actual journey of self-discovery and understand that he hurt these women, and why that is a problem. I think about the singer of Pinegrove - he admitted and acknowledged everything he was accused of without laying any guilt or blame on the person accusing, and through a mediator, developed a way in which they could move forward. Was it perfect? No, but it is still far more than DRA has done, which is nothing. I am still a big fan of his music, but I don't know that I will be listening to it until he at least owns up to his actions, and has honest discussions about them. Because otherwise this cycle is just going to repeat itself.
  5. Streaming is just as easy from physical audio files as it is from services like Apple music or Spotify. In fact, if you're ready to get more ambitious, you can start to turn your external hard drive into a server, and have access to all files on it without them physically being on any phones or laptops. I'm not great at that kind of thing but take a look online for things around making your own NAS storage for streaming. Even if iTunes died, you could still Airplay music to anything that receives it (including Airport Express). There are also a lot of other devices that will receive Airplay as well. I use an integrated amplifier from NAD that I have a BluOS module - this is the same more or less as the Bluesound Node 2i, which allows for streaming services to be connected, but also receives Airplay 2 and bluetooth. So let's say iTunes stops existing, and you purchase a third party music management tool (Foobar2000, Vox, JRiver, etc.), you could still stream to Airplay 2 directly via the laptop or phone. The good news is you actually have a ton of options regardless of whether Apple shutters iTunes, you can still send your music to any device that accepts Airplay 2.
  6. If you're playing from iTunes (are you playing from a Mac or PC?) you can do your streaming to an Airport Express, which costs under $100, and will basically allow you to use Airplay from your phone. It will be by far the easiest thing you can use (Google Chromecast Audio is even cheaper, but now no longer for sale, but you may be able to find one for cheap - will be ideal if you run a PC). The Airport Express can go direct into an amplifier, or even direct into a DAC. There are also tons of great streamers out there, but seems like you have a lot of files on your computer. Focus on sweet speakers and a turntable, and you can always upgrade the streaming device in time.
  7. New level of fuckery? http://5gishere.co All 200 of Discogs' most wanted of the 2010s on vinyl for $5000. $25/record at that price. Except that among the 200 records are some that have never been pressed like Channel Orange and Yeezus, and others like Blond which go for $500+. So curious to see how this goes down in flames.... https://blog.discogs.com/en/the-200-best-albums-of-the-2010s/?utm_source=homepage&utm_medium=discogs&utm_campaign=Best_200_Decade_2019_10_25
  8. I agree with poster above. I just looked up the turntable you have. The Debut Carbon is a fantastic line, but when you're using the Optical out, you're actually doing way too much conversion of the sound and to me, it defeats the purpose of having a turntable at all (see below). Record playing [analog]- Recordmaster's ADC [analog to digital converter] - optical out [digital] - HD6 speakers' DAC [digital to analog converter] - music from speakers [analog] The ADC is designed for folks who want to rip tracks from records to make uncompressed audio on computers. You'll be way better off using the RCA connection, which is designed for analog: Record playing [analog] - Recordmaster's built in phono amp [analog amplification] - HD6 speakers RCA in [analog] - music from speakers [analog] No digitization, and also fewer rooms for errors, or dependencies on ADC or DAC chips.
  9. PAUL WESTERBERG STEREO/MONO!!!!!!! This is one of my all time favourite albums and is one of those albums that I think I've listened to more than any other album. I don't even know why - it's not his best solo album (though Mono fkn rips) - I think I've always loved the home-recorded imperfection of it all, the fact that there's weird ambient noises, song cut-offs, and terrible drumming, which kind of made me feel okay to record music like that. Also excited about the Wrens - hopefully that means more reissues in the future?
  10. $26 CDN on Amazon.ca - not overly optimistic, but I figured it was worth a shot - https://amzn.to/2Vnig8V
  11. A Walk Across The Rooftops, Hats, and Peace at Last. New Remasters /1000. https://thebluenilereissues.com/ Insanely expensive though - 24 pounds each, plus more than 20 pounds shipping to Canada for me for all three. I love this band, but really hoping these appear somewhere with better prices/shipping rates.
  12. I think this album is brilliant. Different from some of his other work - I may be in the minority but I prefer his slower, softer, ballady stuff.
  13. We should start looking for a draft date. Several time zones, lots more babies than ever, so we gotta figure it out with good notice.
  14. Listened for the first time today. Kind of love this. Reminds me so much of the idiosyncratic electro-pop Max Tundra was making years ago - especially the album Mastered By Guy At The Exchange.
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