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    Sidney Crosley reacted to whoa in Coronavirus COVID-19 Social Distancing Self-Quarantine Discussion Thread   
    Work's been dry for months here and anything that was in the pipeline just vanished understandably, so really am out of the job and broke. But I'm not going to let that get me down! I've made a video with comedian/actor Matt Lucas to help raise awareness for the Feed NHS campaign here in the UK.  It's a silly song from, like, a 90s TV show and Matt asked me to put some visuals to it and a few sleepless nights later and we just released it a few hours ago. You don't have to donate, just hope it can bring some joy.
     
     
    Stay healthy.
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    Sidney Crosley got a reaction from Tommy in Out Now: Andy Shauf - The Neon Skyline   
    Love this album - listened to it quite a few times already. 
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    Sidney Crosley got a reaction from Plarocks in Preorder Soon! The Room OST   
    Ah yes, diarrhea explosion vinyl.  Seems about right.
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    Sidney Crosley reacted to Santa Bateman in VC Year End Lists   
    Joan Shelley, had never heard of her before your post. i dig it. kudos
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    Sidney Crosley reacted to dawhizz in PO NOW: 100 gecs - 1000 gecs   
    It sounds the album those kids in the High Fidelity movie would have made. 
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    Sidney Crosley got a reaction from jonnywreck in PAX-AM Records (Ryan Adams)   
    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.
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    Sidney Crosley got a reaction from Velocity of Sound in PAX-AM Records (Ryan Adams)   
    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.
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    Sidney Crosley reacted to deftbarley in PAX-AM Records (Ryan Adams)   
    It is genuine.  I'm a fan of the music he's released in the past and connected to when I was younger. I've never been a fan of him personally which is what I think social media is for. I'm genuinely  fascinated by the lines of fandom and art. I will make a decision to listen or not listen when (if ever) there's a release. I'm sure I'll hear about it when it happens even though I can't imagine listening to any new release knowing what I know now. There won't be any connection made. That's my perspective. Was curious of yours.
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    Sidney Crosley got a reaction from jerseypride in PAX-AM Records (Ryan Adams)   
    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.
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    Sidney Crosley reacted to natenomm in PO NOW: Kanye West - Jesus Is King (10/25)   
    This is the "Bible verse in your work email signature" of Kanye albums. 
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    Sidney Crosley got a reaction from AGB in Audio cuts out suddenly   
    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. 
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    Sidney Crosley got a reaction from erasedtapes in Searching for an old 45 recorded by my Grandmother   
    PS. Please do come back and share if you do ever find it. We like stories like that.
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    Sidney Crosley got a reaction from MyckelJay in Searching for an old 45 recorded by my Grandmother   
    PS. Please do come back and share if you do ever find it. We like stories like that.
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    Sidney Crosley got a reaction from jackshidt in PO: The Blue Nile - Reissues   
    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.
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    Sidney Crosley got a reaction from slackerhero in RSD Black Friday 2019   
    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?
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    Sidney Crosley got a reaction from pepperonigin in RSD Black Friday 2019   
    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?
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    Sidney Crosley got a reaction from 30SecondsOfFranchiseFame in PO: The Blue Nile - Reissues   
    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.
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    Sidney Crosley reacted to craigeduk in PO: The Blue Nile - Reissues   
    All 3 available on Amazon UK at £20.53 at the moment
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07YMHC37P/ref=sr_1_1?crid=GL0TXVQ1ICL4&keywords=blue+nile&qid=1570457568&s=music&sprefix=blue+nile%2Caps%2C363&sr=1-1
     
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07YMMTSDV/ref=sr_1_1?crid=GL0TXVQ1ICL4&keywords=blue+nile&qid=1570457591&s=music&sprefix=blue+nile%2Caps%2C363&sr=1-1
     
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07YMFVQ8G/ref=sr_1_3?crid=GL0TXVQ1ICL4&keywords=blue+nile&qid=1570457591&s=music&sprefix=blue+nile%2Caps%2C363&sr=1-3
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    Sidney Crosley got a reaction from daegor in Thinking of giving up The HobbyTM   
    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.
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    Sidney Crosley got a reaction from shaizada in post your set-up thread   
    If this is spam, then maybe I've been missing something all along....very drool-worthy stuff!
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    Sidney Crosley reacted to groundhogpdx in the How to Press a Record Thread   
    Hi there - I know this is a few-year old topic, but I just discovered it earlier today, and went and checked out your article as well. That was a pretty inspiring read, I think, for anyone who isn't really trying to be a big star or something, but simply wants to make some records. In particular, I really enjoyed the insight you demonstrated throughout your own project, because yes, it can be easy to take little details for granted - like the time and effort it takes to create a piece of music, and then finesse it, and then figure out how to record it so it sounds decent, and the mastering process, etc, all the way to the end, when you finally have something tangible you can hold in your hand and share with others. Few people might realize just what it took to make that happen, but I think you get it. It reminded me of one of the most valuable lessons I ever learned while attending art school in the '80s, which was simply: go make a drawing. The caveat was: write down every thought that occurs to you, as you decide what you are going to draw, using what tools, and so on. It ends up being a fairly long list, and the whole point was to illustrate that conciously or not, you really can't take any part of the process for granted. I think your post really conveyed that, and I hope that you might have gotten that across to others who might want to try something along the lines of what you did. Cheers!
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    Sidney Crosley got a reaction from whoa in Trill Vinyl - New Music Blog   
    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/
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    Sidney Crosley reacted to Paddy in Trill Vinyl - New Music Blog   
    proof that the internet never forgets! that's awesome. i had so many of those pages (geocities)
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    Sidney Crosley got a reaction from poweredbytrust in Trill Vinyl - New Music Blog   
    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/
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