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The Flood / Re: What are you listening to right now?
« on: August 02, 2020, 07:42:23 AM »
My god, those cornet solos after 1:48!
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I love how the cover of that reissue album says it was remastered from the "original" analog tapes. Remasters of remasters, lmao

Here's my copy!
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Fun fact: Benny Meroff had nothing to do with this recording - it was just another Trumbauer-led band. A marketing decision.

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The Flood / Re: challengerX had a horse shoe up his ass
« on: August 01, 2020, 04:44:38 PM »
so do you chase it or cocktail it?

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The Flood / Re: What shows have you been watching lately?
« on: August 01, 2020, 04:38:16 PM »
I watched Night of the Hunter again, today. Such a thrill, so many rich characters, and a favorite of favorites; with an actress who shares a 1/2 spot at the tippy-top of my personal list for best actors. Lillian Gish bears proof once again that you can have a capable, strong heroine without stripping her of her femininity in the slightest. I wish my own mother loved me so much.

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The Flood / Re: No joke an FBI agent literally showed up at my door
« on: August 01, 2020, 04:36:20 PM »
(mistake - wrong thread)

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The Flood / Re: What are you listening to right now?
« on: August 01, 2020, 01:25:20 PM »
A good song, and a great forum weapon.
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The Flood / Re: New Member Introduction Thread
« on: August 01, 2020, 01:20:20 PM »
I guess I'm the FNG.

I didn't really plan on staying, but honestly, it's nice to have a few places in my options that are small and easy to tuck into when I'm bored. Most of the people here seem galactically autistic, but so am I, so I'm hoping to fit in well enough to keep posting.
You seem pretty chill, I'm glad you decided to stay.
I appreciate the welcome. Thank you.

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The Flood / Re: New Member Introduction Thread
« on: August 01, 2020, 10:50:29 AM »
I guess I'm the FNG.

I didn't really plan on staying, but honestly, it's nice to have a few places in my options that are small and easy to tuck into when I'm bored. Most of the people here seem galactically autistic, but so am I, so I'm hoping to fit in well enough to keep posting.

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Gaming / Re: built a pc
« on: August 01, 2020, 08:49:44 AM »
show pics or it didnt happen

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The Flood / Re: Look at you
« on: July 31, 2020, 08:37:17 PM »
l-l-look at you, hacker... a pa-pathetic creature of meat and bone

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The Flood / Re: What are you listening to right now?
« on: July 31, 2020, 06:00:46 PM »
relistening to some of the better april '95 albums for the '95 project

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Not bad. Can't remember the last time I heard false starts make it onto the final cut of a song.

In the spirit of that, however, I thought of an unissued take of Thou Swell owned by a friend of mine (the lucky bastard). Also from an April - that of 1928. It's the only recorded example of Bix Beiderbecke's voice. "Take it [from] the last four."

I personally like it better than the issued take. It's soulfully improvised and so I find it much livelier. Not so clean.
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The Flood / Re: Cheat, where is sep7agon 2.0?
« on: July 31, 2020, 07:48:19 AM »
This is 2.0, what you're talking about is 3.0
It might as well be 1.0 in this day and age. You can hardly blame him for being mistaken.

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The Flood / Re: What are you listening to right now?
« on: July 31, 2020, 03:52:18 AM »
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The Flood / Re: Art Hub
« on: July 31, 2020, 02:35:09 AM »

Done with the snip tool. Aleksandr Dugin...

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The Flood / Re: realization
« on: July 30, 2020, 05:42:09 PM »
I remember finishing Cowboy Bebop and Trigun and then never getting back into anime.
was that because you didn't like them
If I didn't like them, I wouldn't have finished them.
right haha yeah that makes sense

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>has 150 finished shows that i've rated a 1/10 on MAL

but why
i'm also just really weird
I know the feeling.
anyway, i meant to ask why you never got back into it if you liked what you saw
Because my older brother who actually lived through the 1990's saw them amongst a lot of others that were contemporary to his youth, and he in turn showed them to me when I was very young. It was the age of DVDs and I had no other immediate source of info, so I moved on.

I didn't have good access to the internet for a long time. I've always loved consuming information, and I was reading history almanacs and books on historical cultures in place of the computer. When I finally got access to one, I was hooked on Wikipedia and other info sites because that's what entertained me. A lot of my musical, film, and tastes on entertainment in general stemmed from historical/cultural fixations and games I'd played. In other words, I drifted into my own niche.

That said, I do have a soft spot for anime and I'll give it a go every now and again. Maybe I just need a good nudge. Who knows.

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The Flood / Re: Can Class Get Banned Already
« on: July 30, 2020, 05:03:20 PM »
Let's take a step back and think for a moment. Why do these threads exist, and moreover, why are they perpetuated?

By now, you guys are having the same conversation to the point that it's blasting a stripped groove. The music is gone, and everything that's had to be said has been said. It's not up to any of us whether she listens; it's all on her. As much as there's an urge to feed into this and keep replying - a trap I myself have fallen into - it doesn't do you any good in the end. It strengthens an attention-seeking behavior that can largely be quelled by not giving it attention.

I don't care either way, but if you folks really want her gone, you can't keep giving her a reason to stay. You can think of the posts like you would forum adbots that litter sites with badmins who don't IP clean and fuck off for time eternal. There's nothing you can do but ignore it, and if you do it enough, it will become nothing to you.

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The Flood / Re: need help with burning the sacrifice
« on: July 30, 2020, 04:43:18 PM »
hOW DARE YOU
what, you don't like steak?

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The Flood / need help with burning the sacrifice
« on: July 30, 2020, 04:37:30 PM »
I'll give you some steaks, I'm just tired of doing it all by myself. I don't think it even fools Zeus. It feels like a cruel joke at this point.

Any takers?

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The Flood / Re: realization
« on: July 30, 2020, 04:04:07 PM »
I remember finishing Cowboy Bebop and Trigun and then never getting back into anime.
was that because you didn't like them
If I didn't like them, I wouldn't have finished them.
right haha yeah that makes sense

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>has 150 finished shows that i've rated a 1/10 on MAL

but why
i'm also just really weird
I know the feeling.

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The Flood / Re: realization
« on: July 30, 2020, 03:58:40 PM »
I remember finishing Cowboy Bebop and Trigun and then never getting back into anime.
was that because you didn't like them
If I didn't like them, I wouldn't have finished them.
right haha yeah that makes sense

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>has 150 finished shows that i've rated a 1/10 on MAL

but why
masochism would be the only logical answer
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The Flood / Re: realization
« on: July 30, 2020, 03:54:42 PM »
I remember finishing Cowboy Bebop and Trigun and then never getting back into anime.
was that because you didn't like them
If I didn't like them, I wouldn't have finished them.
right haha yeah that makes sense

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>has 150 finished shows that i've rated a 1/10 on MAL

but why

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The Flood / Re: No joke an FBI agent literally showed up at my door
« on: July 30, 2020, 03:28:54 PM »
I really don't. Other than some light narcissism, you can't even name any mental illness you hypothesize I'm suffering from.
Which is why you need to see an MD. So that someone who can, will. Nobody on this board can diagnose you with anything; that's bad medicine.
So then WHY would I see an MD? This is such circular logic. I've been to a therapist before and they just diagnosed me with dysphoria.

I've never been diagnosed with a mental disorder, nor do I display any traits of having one. Being weird, zany, and in general refusing to conform to the rest of you people doesn't make me insane - and to suggest it does is pretty ableist anyway.
For instance, I can suggest a persecution complex, but I don't absolutely know because I'm not a doctor.

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The Flood / Re: realization
« on: July 30, 2020, 03:25:16 PM »
I remember finishing Cowboy Bebop and Trigun and then never getting back into anime.
was that because you didn't like them
If I didn't like them, I wouldn't have finished them.

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The Flood / Re: No joke an FBI agent literally showed up at my door
« on: July 30, 2020, 03:21:01 PM »
I really don't. Other than some light narcissism, you can't even name any mental illness you hypothesize I'm suffering from.
Which is why you need to see an MD. So that someone who can, will. Nobody on this board can diagnose you with anything; that's bad medicine.

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The Flood / Re: realization
« on: July 30, 2020, 03:15:42 PM »
I remember finishing Cowboy Bebop and Trigun and then never getting back into anime.

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The Flood / Re: You ever wonder how long a fly can stay flying?
« on: July 30, 2020, 03:13:03 PM »
I just crash them with wool cleaning spray and crush it in a kleenex. My father can kill them from across the room with a rubberband, but I'm not Doc Holiday unlike him.

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The Flood / Re: I wanna smoke a fat sack of crack
« on: July 30, 2020, 03:04:04 PM »
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The Flood / Re: What are you listening to right now?
« on: July 30, 2020, 02:13:59 PM »
Cajun strings. Really hit and miss with a lot of people, but I say give your toes a fair dip.
If you don't like Dennis and Sady, the genre may not be for you.
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The Flood / Re: What are you listening to right now?
« on: July 30, 2020, 12:23:10 PM »
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The Flood / Re: What are you listening to right now?
« on: July 30, 2020, 07:38:55 AM »
I think I'll also use this thread to sperg about music. Maybe some will enjoy reading it?
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So these are going to come off as scratchy, but irregularly so. For example, on the first few seconds of part one, and with the blasting on some of the high points. Despite that, it happens to be one of the most important blues documentations of all time, and is really just an all-in-all great song.

Now, I don't own this record, as the one or two copies extant are of very high-value (30k-75k), tightly held by private hands, and therefore well out of my league unless I were to uncover one myself. Because a lot of collectors don't really take full pictures of these discs, I can't show you how much of a dog's frisbee Preachin' the Blues actually looks like. I can, however, show you one disc I do indeed own, which came into my hands via luck.

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With this, you'll begin to notice a variety of things right off. Firstly, this is not a vinyl record, this is a shellac record. What that generally meant is that you'd have a record with a clay core - making it quite rigid - and then some chemical mixture of resin which would take the sound cut from the master; (actual bug shit was sometimes used, but not by cheaper companies). In the case of Paramount, they commonly used the same material used to make bowling pins, which made even the cleanest of records sound like garbage. Speaking of which, the above photo is obviously not what a clean record is meant to look like.

Here's another one I have, again for reference (but yes, for vanity too):
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These in mind, you can begin to see what exactly is going on with the songs I posted earlier. Some of the grooves look individually grayed, there are various marks (needle drops), general graying, what almost looks like staining... There's even a crack on mine in particular which shows no sign of actual force, but is indeed a result of storage shrinking due to the horrendous quality of the pressing. You can actually see "rings" of sweet spots where there isn't much graying and the music might actually sound nice. This in mind, you can picture what the Son House disc might look like and why it sounds the way it does.

There's a lot one can appreciate about the Paramount process, but not much when it comes to the company itself. It targeted the deep southern race market of the time (late twenties and early thirties), and hired some really fantastic talent scouts who brought the absolute best of the then unrecorded juke joint, streetside, and plantation performers into the Gennett studio, which was an historical juggernaut of recorded music by that time already.

And they had a much better pressing label, too:
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The truth is, Paramount was considered a gimmick by their parent, who were the Wisconsin Chair furniture company. They wanted a subsidiary who could deal records to go with their gramophones, so they founded a garbage pressing plant out of an old knitting mill (the New York Recording Laboratories in Port Washington, WI) and gave their main line of records the Paramount label. They bought up a bunch of old assets from defunct companies like Black Swan and did mostly reissues and then really hit or miss pop/jazz until around 1925, when they properly introduced their race series.

They did pretty well with getting good masters from Gennett and then exclusively ruining the fidelity with their garbage records which wore out faster than school lunch sporks. They got Ma Rainey, Papa Charlie Jackson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Blind Blake, and then, with irony, they got their cream of the crop (Charlie Patton, Son House, Skip James...) right at the onset and height of the Great Depression, which put a lot of companies under, including Wisconsin Chair and their subsidiaries. The problem was that their disadvantaged demographic went from being impoverished to starving, allowing no extra money for records and consequently making the 1930-31 releases beyond rare in the present day.

And that's why the fidelity of those two sides is so terrible. Here are the other four from the records shown. Enjoy!
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