Category Archives: Record Collecting

Thoughts and observations about this lowdown, dirty hobby.

Ron-Kon II: A Memorial Tale – [more Rockaway] [part 7]

[continued from last post] Rockaway Records [continued] Going through the bins this afternoon, I finally came across something that I had been wanting since 1979. Cack when I was listening to FM Rock®, there were a number of syndicated recio … Continue reading

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Ron-Kon II: A Memorial Tale – [Rockaway Records] [part 6]

[continued from last post] Rockaway Records We started our Saturday by meeting the rest of the Ron-Kon II crowd at Rockaway Records at 11:00 a.m. A parking lot was welcomed, and we hit the store and saw evidence of Ron … Continue reading

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Ron-Kon II: A Memorial Tale [More Amoeba] [part 4]

[continued from last post] The CD selection here actually had things I wanted – badly – to buy! The feeling was something that gets more and more rare over the last 30 years as I no longer occupy the “hip … Continue reading

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Ron-Kon II: A Memorial Tale [Amoeba] [part 3]

Amoeba Hollywood We had decided earlier that since at one point two hours had been set aside on Saturday for Ron-Kon 2 revelers to hit Amoeba Hollywood, that we three would go on our own on Friday. For a quality … Continue reading

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Record Review: John Foxx – Metamatic DLX RM [part 5]

[continued from last post] The slow Rumba beat from the CR-78 underpins “Blurred Girl.” The Theremin-like lead lines return to evoke retrograde science fiction eeriness, but the warm synth leads stand in stark opposition to this to create dissonance. Foxx’s … Continue reading

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Monastic Musings Part Four: You Can’t Go Home Again or “…Are You Finished With That Pressing Plant?”

I’m an old guy. I recall when there was a long wait to get a CD of a title I wanted due to the fact that there were only three CD pressing plants in the world int he mid-80s. All … Continue reading

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Monastic Musings Part Three: Home Streaming Is Killing Downloads or “…And CDs Are In The Hospice Stage”

I recently read an article where record label heads discussed the percentage of download codes that were actually redeemed by people who bought some of that modern vinyl that has no cachet with me. As of two years ago, the … Continue reading

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