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  1. Maybe try the advice from the post above your post. Relationships that swing so far in each extreme are often treacherous waters, so having a friend you trust beside you to offer insight and support might help. In general though, a partner should make you feel affirmed and confident in yourself, not like a mushy puddle of sad water with no limbs or ability to make decisions. If you feel that way, either you're in an unhealthy partnership or you, yourself, aren't in a head/heart space to be one half of a partnership. See if involving a friend helps add perspective and strength to your follow up decisions.
  2. Did you listen to/like his first album? That's a bummer if you liked that one but this isn't doing it for you. Also a bummer since these were so limited and a bunch of Scotty Mack fans ended up without a copy. Hopefully, your copy ends up with a Scoot Mackin fan and for a fair price.
  3. You're describing some pretty relatable and normal feelings. If you have health insurance and aren't already in therapy, I would suggest looking into seeing a therapist. It helps to have a structured time and place to talk about stuff like this with someone who is trained to listen and support. Your depressed and bummed feelings are going to come out, whether you express them verbally or just carry it in your bones, and you'll want to let it out with your therapist rather than your next date. If you are already in therapy, maybe shift your discussions towards this stuff more and make it a point to talk out what you have been feeling/thinking; see if those thoughts/feelings still hold the same power over you after you've spoken them out loud with another person. If you find yourself especially down, it can help to view yourself as if you were another person and show some compassion towards yourself the way you'd show compassion toward a friend who was down. Let yourself be bummed, acknowledge that it's OK to be bummed, and do something nice for yourself while feeling bummed. Go for a walk, put on your favorite band shirt, window shop at a record store/comic book shop, make some tea. Sometimes remembering that you are just a normal person who deserves compassion and some support can spark that same feeling you get when you are motivated to help someone else and that can help you muster the energy to do a dumb small favor for yourself.
  4. Yep. We each send off a silent signal to those around us and the more active, self-content, and accomplished you are, the more inviting that signal is. If you are actively working on goals that matter to you (the goals can be ANYTHING!) and you are interacting with the outside world from a place of giving and collaborating rather than demanding/needing, you will send off a positive signal and attract people who are also kicking butt in their own lives. Easier said than done but, if you are in the dumps with dating or career or life in general, my best advice is to let go of the idea that everything is fine and its just women/men/the world who are keeping you down and go get help. Seeing a therapist was the best thing I've ever done. I shudder to think where I'd be today if I was still that self-aggrandized yet hyper-insecure 23 year old who thought I should be lauded with attention, respect, honors and love even though all I did all day was stew in my self-aggrandizing yet hyper-insecure thoughts.
  5. Yeah. My jaded/cynical assumption is that they are handing these artists a list of already pressed major label reissues that are collecting dust in a distribution warehouse and asking them to 'pick' their top 10 favorites. I would be pleasantly surprised if they invested in new pressings of out of print records that those curators actually love.
  6. Sorry if obvious but it looks like some of these songs are Monthly 7" tracks re-worked, similar to what he did for Blanco. I don't have the tracklists in front of me but some of the names are familiar.
  7. Another Netflix show that I think aimed to hit the network sitcom marks and succeeds (IMO) is One Day at a Time. It's cheesy and snappy and saccharine but, as you said, once you remember that those are parts of the format, it ends up becoming a solid version of those kinds of shows.
  8. Thanks all who offered suggestions. That was a huge help. I ended up in Austin for 3 days but most of that was work, so I only had brief pockets of time to do fun stuff. I visited 3 different record stores and I also got to hang out at Austin City Limits and eat free food, watch live music, and browse their photo gallery upstairs. The first place I went was Waterloo Records! I loved this shop. It was right in the heart of the action in town, big, well organized, and there were a lot of sale bins and used new arrivals. I picked up a shirt and two records here: Defiance, Ohio - Great Depression LP used for $8 Busman's Holiday - A Long Goodbye LP (VIP version) only $10 brand new I didn't notice the inflated prices like mentioned earlier but I was mostly looking in their used and sale sections. I did notice that there were a ton of teen kids there looking for records and it was pretty packed in general. I also went to End of an Ear. It's in a less busy part of town by the highway. I loved this shop too. Lots of records and many good prices. If I lived in Austin, this would be my go to place. Less busy than Waterloo. I got two shirts and two records: Damien Jurado - Maraqopa LP new, it was only $13 so I grabbed it Talking Heads - Little Creatures LP used for $8, not my favorite record by them but I dig it and have been meaning to pick up a cheap used copy I also went to Encore Records but, to be honest, I didn't like it very much. It was located in a sketchy abandoned part of town (this was around 8-9pm at night on a Saturday). I didn't find anything I would want to pick up. A lot of the used records were shredded dollar bin style LPs (mixed in there was better used stock). Some of the prices I saw were average to high. If I dropped the ball on Encore, let me know and I'd be glad to check it out again if I find myself back in Austin. Great trip overall. Food wise, we went to Lamberts one night for dinner. Their short rib was awesome. We went to Juan in a Million for breakfast and it was alright. I think I'm already spoiled with Mexican food as a half-Mexican person who lives in Los Angeles. The capitol building was fun to walk around. Cool city.
  9. I hear it gets better but I didn't think the first episode was very good at all. In general, I'm not a fan of when non-comedic actors think that you have to "act silly" when you are in a comedy. The scenarios and lines are already so silly and campy; just play it straight and the comedy will be there. I saw 'Split' the same day I watched the first episode and I thought the way James McAvoy performed the sillier moments was perfect. Commit and play it real and behave as that character would if they were a real person. End weird rant.
  10. I hope so. I'm just speculating based on what I've read about other releases that get buried by their label and how there hasn't already been a repress. It sounds like, sometimes, you inquire about a release and you have the motivation/cash to get the license but the label doesn't want to invest the time on their end. I hope that there is a reissue coming though. In Reverie is the last early Saves the Day record on my wantlist.
  11. I'm pretty confident that In Reverie has been OOP because of the unfortunate timing of its release. It's issuing label Dreamworks Records folded like a year after In Reverie came out and a vinyl repress is likely very low priority for whatever label absorbed Dreamworks back catalogue. It would be very cool if Vagrant somehow got the rights to a repress though!
  12. I recorded it onto my Tascam recorder and uploaded onto my iPhone and I've been listening to it a ton. Very country at times but I love it.
  13. Clean the record Clean the stylus/check for proper tonearm weight calibration Research Discogs and online to see if others have a similar issue If you do all the above and the record still skips, it is time to contact the seller about a replacement/refund. It happens sometimes. The newest reissue of the Talking Heads' Speaking in Tongues had a ton of skips even though it was brand new.
  14. Sweet collection. It's unfortunate that you didn't get a bunch of "bro, you're my hero", "I wish you were my best friend" and "Sorry if this is inappropriate...but I've never felt this way about another person before...I think...I need to call off the engagement with Rachael...and figure out these feelings..." comments that I got tho.
  15. I really like what I heard from Fucko and Muscle and Bone but the odds seem risky that I'd get one or both from a bundle. I'll keep an eye on those two bands going forward though. Also, if anyone gets a copy of either record and is interested in selling it. Hit me up! Thanks, doggies.
  16. Target used to sell (and maybe still sells) small versions of these plastic crates: http://www.target.com/p/milk-crate-storage-bin-/-/A-51393827 I use three of them to hold my singles and they work great. If you use crates for your 12" or 7" records, I would strongly recommend using a square of cardboard (or two) at the back of your stack to absorb all the pressure/weight and one at the bottom of the crate, in case the crate has any weird indentations that might indent the bottom of your sleeves. Having a square at the bottom also makes it easier to slide/move the records without them being caught on said indentations during browsing.
  17. There are already vetting processes in place that take quite a while. This executive order was not putting a bandage on an emergency open wound. If there was an area of that process that needed to be improved and if reform was a legitimate concern, it should have been addressed clearly and specifically. Instead, a list of countries was chosen based on their religion and not history of incidents amongst its refugees while countries that do have a history of incidents with its refugees were not included on the list (and there is an overlap there between the list of countries that our president has business relationships with). In my opinion, the executive order, in practice, re-enforced pre-existing prejudices about muslims and added fuel to the disinformation frenzy rather than addressing any tangible issues. There are legitimate questions and concerns about immigration and the executive order didn't address them other than to pose an oversimplified binary of SECURING AMERICA / LETTING REFUGEES RUN AMOK, which is inaccurate and not based in any reality.
  18. If you use the definition of Near Mint provided by Discogs official policy/terms, it does mean "perfect" basically. I agree that that is kind of crazy, since Mint is already defined as perfect, but that is the definition given. When I've sold used records there, I never graded above VG+ even if the record was like new. Rather than use my own definitions of Near Mint then drop a lecture on people who used the site's definition, I honored the site definition and lowered my grades. It worked out well for me and I never had to worry about a customer being disappointed. That said, I don't think I've ever gotten angry at a seller/label or puffed my chest and gotten internet bro aggressive on a buyer. They are just records and mistakes happen on both sides. When I want to let out aggression, I'll play MLB '16 and angrily strike out on purpose or go for a run. The 3-4 times I've blocked a buyer on Discogs, it didn't provide me as much satisfaction as the times I've angrily mashed the square button on a Jake Arrieta slider in the dirt.
  19. I'm ok with dings. I'm ok with people who aren't ok with dings. We're all ok.
  20. Thanks for posting this. The cost is about $6 less and, as you said, it's nice to get those Bullmoose customer points.
  21. Have you listened to Lost Wisdom? Both songs from the upcoming LP remind me of that record a lot. Lost Wisdom had a more lo-fi production and the twangy guitar additions from Fred Squire and backup vocals from Julie Dioron but the straight-forward lyrics and simple structure feel very similar. That is my favorite Mount Eerie LP so I'm really looking forward to A Crow.
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