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  1. I've been into many debates over the years about vinyl vs digital, and this short 3 minute video hits it spot on in the shortest way possible. 

     

     

    1. Jules

      Jules

      @southwest1

       

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      I listened to Motley Crue's "Shout At The Devil" album on CD, vinyl, & cassette once & they all sounded completely different even though they were the same arrangements note for note. It's like claiming that a studio recording & a live recording of the same material is identical. It's not. 

       

      Shout at the devil!!!!!! Love it.

       

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    2. Synthetic

      Synthetic

       

      I still buy CD's too, probably will for the rest of my life. They're so cheap now, you can rack up on old albums. 

    3. Jules

      Jules

      True that, cds are getting so much cheaper in recent years you can pick some up at times more easily then the old days.

       

      A few were more expensive though like when I got the New Order "Substance" album.

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  2. Within a span of 4 months I have lost my favorite rock star and now my last living guitar hero, both in just 4 months...this has been a rough, rough year and we haven't even gotten to the summer heat yet. 

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    2. 2006Coltsbestever

      2006Coltsbestever

      I think regarding YouTube, since Prince passed away some of his video's are being blocked for some reason or are phony's for some reason. I noticed that too when I tried to watch a couple.

    3. Synthetic

      Synthetic

       

      Prince fought Youtube for many years, however he officially threw the towel back in February. NPG restored the videos that were taken down, by Youtube users that filed complaints and asked for it to be brought back up. This was a big controversial thing back in February, where a bunch of those videos were brought back on Youtube, and the users got emails from NPG records representives (NPG is Prince's private label)

       

      Once upon a time Prince used to be very very hardcore with this stuff. I have a friend on Youtube who does guitar videos, and he did videos of himself playing solos and riffs from Prince songs years ago, and he had a lawyer representing Warner Brothers come at him for using those songs in videos. That was about 5 years ago, that's the height of how bad they were over Prince stuff but rest easy, he threw in the towel and gave up 2 months ago. 

       

      Those videos with the audio blocked are older ones before this year. 

       

      Jules you wanna listen to some Prince albums? Here you go 

       

       

    4. Jules

      Jules

      Okay there you go, thats the album with some songs I was looking for that had some up on youtube with no audio.

       

       

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  3. RIP Dennis Davis. Bowie's long time drummer from the late 70's, died of cancer last week and I had no idea about this until tonight. This has been a rough year of losing music legends and great people under the curtain that don't get a lot of spotlights. 

    1. Jules

      Jules

      "Panic in Detroit" the title always reminded me of "Panic in the streets".

       

      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042832/

       

       

    2. Synthetic

      Synthetic

       

      You just found an old film noir I haven't ever watched, and that's my favorite genre of old movies. :goodluck:

    3. Jules

      Jules

      Thats a very very famous old movie. I only seen bits and parts but the title is hugely famous.

       

      And omg......your new background and avatar are........:excited:2.png

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  4. Watching Season 3 of Miami Vice. Bill Paxton and Wesley Snipes were guest stars in the last episode I watched. The other day, I had Laurence Fishburne and Ron Perlman in an episode. Season premier had a young and fresh Liam Nesson, and another had a pre-Reservoir Dogs Steve Buscemi.

    1. Jules

      Jules

      Almost seems hard for me to believe with Liam but yeah it's true. I looked it up.

       

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    2. southwest1

      southwest1

      It's always interesting to see famous actors before they hit it big. You know, before Liam did "Schlinder's List" with Steven Spielberg. 

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    Discogs needs to make a sister site for a catalog database on video game collections and a sister site for movies. 

    1. southwest1

      southwest1

      Jules, where did you find that cat with headphones on jamming out?haha It's awesome! 

    2. Jules

      Jules

      Can't remember where right now but I have seen and saved so much cat stuff it's almost embarrassing. lmao 

    3. southwest1

      southwest1

      No need to apologize Jules or be ashamed of it. We all have our obsessions trust me. 

       

      Remember, you're preaching to the choir here. SW1 has an affinity for cats myself. It's all good. 

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  6. Today is the sad anniversary if you're a grunge fan. RIP Kurt, and RIP Layne. Nirvana and Alice In Chains marathon, all day. 

    1. Jules

      Jules

      I know that song by Alice in Chains. I know a ton of their music but I don't think I ever bought anything from them or got it. I admit they were a pretty talented band.

       

      I think when most think of grunge they think "Nirvana" first and Kurt Cobain and probably because well.......yeah they were pretty freaking grungy lol and Kurt died giving him the legend status and all that crap at 27. And granted Nirvana wasn't really all that smooth in sound a lot and was a product of studio production.......they did click hardcore as a band for the short time they had together. They had chemistry. 

       

      Some of the early Manson stuff is also grunge in a way you once told me and you can hear it on Portrait which ironically is still my favorite album of theirs due to cake and sodomy LOL.

       

      At least Manson had lyrics though. Nirvana's lyrics were pretty bland. I am a big fan of lyrics but still have that stupid soft spot for grunge. 

       

      It was sort of that "I don't care" angst movement too that many dug.

       

      I think some grunge could even be called punk at times? Some Nirvana was punk-ish if you dig through it and some STP stuff too maybe even.

    2. Synthetic

      Synthetic

       

      Marilyn Manson's original band "The Spooky Kids" were hardcore grunge or punk, whatever you want to call it. He didn't want to be grunge, and he clashed with his band mates over this when he hooked up with Reznor who produced and pushed the music in a more modern industrial way. 

       

      Grunge was punk rock all over again, same thing. They play the same power chord heavy songs, and it's all muddy sounding and loud. You aren't wrong that production really helped Nirvana. The band fought the producers over Nevermind, and thankfully the producer's won and we got a much more polished sounding album. I listened to their debut 'Bleach' the other day, and I'm always taken back at how horribly produced that album is. 

       

      Alice In Chains was too talented to be called grunge. They are a metal band in my eyes, they certainly had the rhythm section for it to compete with all the big metal bands out at the time. 

       

      I couldn't ever get into Stone Temple Pilots. They became the 70's nostalgia band of the 90's, and I hated that stuff. I would rather listen to the real deal of Bowie or Iggy Pop, rather than a poor imitation of it. I hated that Scott Weiland died last year, since he was so big during my youth. STP's debut album was OK, but everything else fell flat. 

       

       

    3. Jules

      Jules

      At least we got "creep" lol

       

       

       

       

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  7. It's official; Dan Marino has a Super Bowl ring.....in Tecmo Super Bowl. 

    1. 2006Coltsbestever

      2006Coltsbestever

      Jules, I thought for sure you were talking about the great Ben Roethlisberger in 2005 haha He was clearly the MVP of the SB (sarcasm)

    2. Jules

      Jules

      I have a thing for the 2000 Ravens though because on defense I just thought they were scary as hell. I mean even looking back to this past season......I am not even sure we beat the 2000 Ravens like we did the 2015 Broncos.

       

      I will not discuss the 2005 Steelers. I am still trying to forget that game vs. the Colts. :eek:

       

      Although I think we can say maybe the Broncos best days are over for a while unless the D learns to fly and play offense too.

       

      They went from Peyton to......well please tell me people here won't get into the Sanchez and Kaepernick show? lmao 

    3. 2006Coltsbestever

      2006Coltsbestever

      Yeah the Broncos have a problem at QB no doubt. They have a Great Defense but I cant see Sanchez or Kaepernick leading them to a Repeat SB win. The 2000 Ravens perhaps had the best Defense of all-time. I would rank it higher than Denver's of last season. The 1985 Bears are in that discussion as well.

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  8. I forgot how much fun a printer and scanner can be when you don't have to use it for anything work related, so happy my new scanner works in color. 

    1. southwest1

      southwest1

      Congrats on the new additions to your family Bogie. Are you gonna name 1 of them ole 'blue eyes' in honor of Frank Sinatra? 

    2. Jules

      Jules

      No thats not my real cat, kinda wish it was though. Thats a heap of fluff I could have a lot of fun with. I used to have a real fluffy cat for many many years who died a 4 years ago. She was pushing 20 years old though. Her name was Tiffany.

       

      Bogie has new kittens that are cute as hell. One is a little fatty too!!!

    3. southwest1

      southwest1

      Age 20 for a cat is remarkable actually. Sorry you lost Tiffany Jules. Yeah, that cat on the printer looked like she owned her domain that's for sure. We don't train pets; they train us as you already know. 

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  9. Patiently waiting for Mark Kermode's review of Batman vs Superman, only thing I am excited for about this movie.

    1. Jules

      Jules

      LOL I didn't even realize Pacino was in that, that movie was the butt of a lot of jokes many years ago. I think yeah Ben and JLo were an item once. Was that Bennifer? It was that time period when couples names got combined.

       

      I have not seen anything with JLo since American Idol when I still watched it.

       

       

      I thought "the wedding planner" was a cute film with her and Matthew M. though in the early 2000's. lmao 

       

      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0209475/

       

      Back when Matthew M was stuck in the romantic fantasy leading roles that nobody took seriously. I remember the wedding planner too since she played someone smart in the movie who worked hard at her job.

       

       

       

      LOL any guys on this forum who come in this status now to see about the batman/superman film are going to be like WTH?

    2. Jules

      Jules

      LOL someone here just posted a status update that Batman vs. Superman is awful. lmao They saw it.

       

       

    3. southwest1

      southwest1

      Al Pacino is in "Gigli" really? I believe you Bogie. I just hold him in high esteem from his work with director Michael Mann with "The Insider" & "Heat" that I don't want anything to tarnish my opinion of his acting ability. I even liked him in "You Don't Know Jack" as in Dr. Jack Kevorkian as an HBO TV special. 

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  10. Half dollar is a better actor than I thought he'd be, catching up on movies this week. 

    1. Jules

      Jules

      Oh I see, somehow that didn't register with me with the 50 cents and half dollar thing. :headspin:

       

      Never saw Southpaw. 

    2. Synthetic

      Synthetic

       

      I have a weak spot for boxing films. I typically hate sports related dramas, but I can sit through a boxing film. 

    3. Jules

      Jules

      Million Dollar Baby is the last boxing movie I really remember analzying and sitting through. 

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  11. Other than Luke, Princess Leia has the most impressive kill count of the Star Wars trilogy. 

    1. Jules

      Jules

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      Jules, that's BB-8 you're talking about, the new droid. He's the cutest thing ever 

       

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      Cutest thing ever, sorry but it stole the show. lmao 

    2. Synthetic
    3. Jules

      Jules

      OMG

       

      That.

       

      Just WOW.

       

      Thats the best!!!!!!!

       

      :yahoo:

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  12.  

    The X Files is back with it's groove. Really enjoyed the last episode, Mulder and Scully and their adorable chemistry is back. 

    1. MTC

      MTC

      I'm on Season 2. Started the series last week. 

    2. Synthetic

      Synthetic

      If you are watching the old ones, you're going to love this season reboot. They kept the same formula and the actors have aged into their roles without missing a beat. I loved the show back in the 90's when I was growing up 

  13. Neo-Soul is to the new generation what Contemporary R&B was in my youth. Same thing, different name. 

    1. Jules

      Jules

      It just sounds dumb, I get the marketing perspective but I hate when the same thing is changed with names over and over again. Blah.

    2. Synthetic

      Synthetic

       

      I know, and they do it over everything. I go to the club and hear "dub step" which is really just House dance played with better equipment. "Retro wave" is the synth pop/new wave of the 80's. 

    3. Jules

      Jules

      "Duh step"? Now my intelligence truly IS being insulted.........

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  14.  

    DVD Flipper discs; good or bad? Been reading a lot of tech junkies with problems on flipper discs but so far I haven't had one issue. Maybe I am lucky? 

    1. Synthetic

      Synthetic

      The double sided discs. Seen them called "flippers" in an Amazon review earlier. 

    2. Jules

      Jules

      Oh I see, I don't have real experience with those to be honest. My sister would. 

    3. Synthetic

      Synthetic

       

      I've got a few DVD sets with them. Universal seems to package them often with doubles. So far, no problems. I'm just curious after reading so many Amazon reviews with them having errors. 

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  15. Regular old Stratocaster > Every other guitar in the world. 

    1. Jules

      Jules

      lol I can attest that it is possible too now. lmao I heard your work.

    2. Synthetic

      Synthetic

       

      Thank you Jules! I work hard on those recordings. Still need to learn how to edit them on the multi-track editor. My next learning project. 

    3. Jules

      Jules

      HOJ is sounding good lately!

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  16. I can't believe David Bowie is gone. I just can't believe it. It's like losing a family member you were really close to 

    1. Jules

      Jules

      I prefer him to most of my family members at times outside of my sister. Easily.

       

      David Bowie easily>my cousin David omg.......

  17. A big Happy Birthday to the man, the space invader, and the cracked actor; David Bowie. 69 is a magically number for ole Ziggy. 

    1. Jules

      Jules

      Honestly they might very well be the best all around true rock stars ever. They had everything you had to have to be "rock stars."

    2. Synthetic

      Synthetic


      TRUE; and every rock stars after them copied from them and stole from them. For Jagger, that also includes his partner Kieth Richards. Certain ones in the 90's sure as hell copied from them too. 

       

      Jagger and Richards IMO are the original singer/guitarist duo. Bowie had his guitar partner too with Ronson in his Ziggy phase. 

    3. southwest1

      southwest1

      I feel your sadness & pain today over the loss of Bowie Bogie. 

       

      It's times like this when an artist so groundbreaking leaves us that I have a profound appreciation for your ability to chronicle & document this man's musical contributions. 

       

      I value your keen impressions too Jules on David as well. I really respected David's marriage to Iman too. 

       

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  18. Back in business after the rough ride, the 6 million dollar man can be made a hell lot cheaper. 

     

  19. Watching Miami Vice episodes back to back on binges, is like looking back in a time capsule and reliving the retro awesomeness of 1985. Too bad I was just a baby in that year. 

  20. Playing Symphony of the Night >>>>> Watching any football game. 

  21. Happy to close the book on 2015. Hoping to close another book in the first of this month, and a fresh new start healed up. 

    1. Synthetic

      Synthetic

       

      I hope your sister gets a chance to take you to Iron Maiden. Those guys might be old, but hot damn, they still put up an amazing show. You would have a blast there. 

    2. Jules

      Jules

      I used to like this drug song:

       

       

       

      I don't think we get to see Iron Maiden sadly.

    3. Jules

      Jules

      I can't help it.......I just rock so hard lately.

       

      Sigh.

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  22. Nerd question: Super Castlevania IV or Symphony of the Night? 

  23. R.I.P. Lemmy, you were one hell of a showman. I'll be having a drink, and listening to 'Overkill' in your honor tonight. Heavy Metal has lost one of the greats today. 

    1. Synthetic

      Synthetic

      Motorhead had a few great classic metal albums. Never was big on them but 'Overkill' is a classic. 

    2. Jules

      Jules

      I know the name but nothing pops into my head. My sister was well aware though just like she knew the name of the shredder dude with the name I can't say or spell who everyone worships. 

    3. Synthetic

      Synthetic

       

      He wasn't the best singer ever, but Motorhead had a great raw sound. Hard to believe they were a trio too. Lots of talent in there. 

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  24. I hope everyone enjoyed the new Star Wars movie. I won't be able to see it until after Christmas when I'm healed up. 

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    2. radiogirl

      radiogirl

      Get better quickly!

    3. Synthetic

      Synthetic

       

      if you haven't seen it yet, and you love the older Star Wars films, I can guarantee you that you're probably going to love it. 

    4. southwest1

      southwest1

      I noticed this trend in Hollywood to blow the dust off of older films & reboot them 2 decades later: Footloose, Point Break, Spider Man. I think the word original is a foreign concept to CA movie mogul studio executives. 

       

      It's like remakes on steroids, stilts, & a spin the top factory. Eventually, studio heads will run out of films to screw up & over commercialize. One can only hope Bogie. 

       

      If you can't beat em join them, I guess. As a ticket purchaser myself, I'm patiently waiting on the Flash Dance reboot. Bring on Zoe Saldana in the leading role as a welder by day & stripper by night & that famous drenched water dance routine on stage. LOL! 

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  25. The Force is with you young Skywalker....but you are not a Jedi yet. 

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