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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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    Toronto, ON, Canada

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  1. 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?
  2. $26 CDN on Amazon.ca - not overly optimistic, but I figured it was worth a shot - https://amzn.to/2Vnig8V
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. For a little while last year I thought about fading away from vinyl. I do most of my listening on headphones, and I have a nice hi-res digital collection as well as a Tidal membership, plus a very nice headphone setup (ZMF Eikon, Schiit Gungnir Multibit DAC and Auralic Taurus headphone amp). My music generally sounds better via digital mostly because my turntable is in the living room kitchen, and I can rarely listen critically the same way I can with headphones. I've never collected variants, and while I've sold records on Discogs for years, I have a general approach to buying/collecting: -the second anything becomes rare or valuable, sell it as long as its moderately available digitally [I don't think I have very many records worth more than $40 in my collection] -don't buy anything purely for nostalgia's sake -resist the urge to have every album by bands you generally like. Many great bands have lousy albums -anticipate buying records that are worth listening to at least an entire side, not just for one or two tracks -seek out interesting things that have not been digitally released (I've started collecting 70s and 80s Canadian Inuit and First Nation music on vinyl - it's a fun adventure and very little of it has been rereleased) The other thing I might suggest is upgrading your turntable (maybe with some of the money from selling). It might feel more worth it to play records if you have a really nice setup and they really do sound better than digital or any other approach. I made a few slight upgrade to my setup, but it's still not at a point where it's better than my headphones, but getting closer.
  8. Mostly judging by amount of total listens. Think I listened to more music around 2010-2013 (pre-children) than I have in the last 6 years... Sam Amidon - I See The Sign Haim - Days Are Gone Jason Isbell - Southeastern Hiss Golden Messenger - Heart Like A Levee Japandroids - Celebration Rock Bat For Lashes - The Haunted Man Joyce Manor - Never Hungover Again Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver Jamie xx - In Colour Caribou - Our Love Pinegrove - Cardinal Robyn - Body Talk Daniel Romano - Sleep Beneath The Willow Natalie Prass - S/T
  9. If this is spam, then maybe I've been missing something all along....very drool-worthy stuff!
  10. Well this made my day much sadder: https://www.junerecords.com/pages/all-things-must-pass-june-records-on-662-college-street-will-be-closing?fbclid=IwAR0ygQvLN94oXQaObW-aG7TheQvfzLf1_Ceg5jet3TCBu1L83Z2ksFBjb5Q So bummed. Ever since Criminal Records closed, June has been my favourite store in Toronto. Friendliest staff, best prices on used vinyl even if the selection was (likely intentionally) small. Such a good place for all kinds of non pop/rock/indie music, and they definitely steered me towards some amazing Brazilian and other reissue stuff. I'm hoping they can relocate and keep up the similar approach....
  11. In no particular order: Fontaines DC - Dogrel Vampire Weekend - Father of the Bride Weyes Blood - Titanic Rising Josh Ritter - Fever Breaks Jake Xerxes Fussell - Out of Sight jury's still out on National, Lizzo, Pup, some others.
  12. So excited for this one. Has become one of my top artists over the past couple of years, and finally going to see him live in Toronto this November. New song is excellent.
  13. I'm a big NAD fan. I have a C388 and it is a solid piece of equipment. I'm not sure if this will be the same on the 3020, but I find the phono input slightly quieter than the digital input on my amp - might just be the way mine is constructed. Not a huge deal, but worth checking if the same thing happens on the 3020
  14. I did exactly this for a bad music blog in the 90s. Edit: It was Angelfire. And it still exists in all its Comic Sans horror: http://www.angelfire.com/on2/SmellyFishZine/