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RE: About the comeback of vinyl
:: Posted by snkzato1 on June 26, 2015

I got into vinyl collecting about 5 years ago and Iím laughing at the truth of this comic you are referencing. Iíd love to see it.

BUT a few arguments for vinyl
1. The big cover art, and when a band inserts a bunch of extras. A good example is The Mars Voltaís Frances the Mute. The artwork in the triple gatefold is amazing and each sleeve has more art too. That doesnít replicate to a CD very well and certainly not an MP3.
2. Audio quality on vinyl is better if you have the setup, which is costly. There is a charm to the crackles, pops, and overall warmer analog sound.
3. Youíre buying actual albums. Supporting artists, buying real physical media. Vinyl and concert tickets....thatís my way of putting food on a musicians plate.

Which leads to the my favorite reason to getting into vinyl which is the that listening to records (for me as cliche as it sounds) is the whole íexperienceí of it. There is something special about fishing for a record on your shelf, putting on the turntable, having to flip it, and more or less having to listen to the whole album in order. It is way more gratifying that cycling through an ipod or my computer where I can just select ANYTHING I want. Here my selection is limited, and the experience is pretty fixed. It makes it more special for me.

Its also the fun of seeing your wall of records on your oversized shelf that dominates your living room. The oversized shelf you and your dad built specially for your records which led to some quality family bonding time. Yes its inconvenient, but its still great to see, and then you have friends who come over and gawk at your wall of inconvenience and nostalgia.

I joke often to my friends and family that my next hobby will be less inconvenient and inexpensive, but Iím still digging this one.

I was just now thinking about...
:: Posted by jbricker on June 25, 2015

KC 2014 live CD, full release
Beat 40th Anniversary Set

Any ETA on available for these beasts? Beasts, I say - !

All happening in 2015 as far as things currently stand. If that change, we'll let you know...

K.C. Toronto dates 2015
:: Posted by stevearle on June 25, 2015

Regarding the return of King Crimson to a Toronto stage... a quote.

                               "....and the rest of you, if ya just rattle yer jewellery."

Thanks but...

About the comeback of vinyl
:: Posted by michelforest on June 25, 2015

About a month ago, there was an entry on the forum about the upswing of vinyl sales. This reminds me of a great New Yorker cartoon showing a hipster talking to a friend saying "The two reasons I got into vinyl are the expense and the inconvenience." While I miss the big sleeves that came with the LPs, I am still baffled by the new appeal of vinyl... I have not owned a turntable in more than 20 years and do not miss it one bit. To each his own, of course, but I do believe the LP comeback is a fad. Time will tell.

Best DVD-Audio
:: Posted by chuling on June 24, 2015

I recently purchased a used Oppo BDP-95 Universal Player just so I could play all discs included
in the KC Box Sets. Unit plays Redbook CDs, SACD, DVD-A, and Blu-ray flawlessly.  All Oppoís have received excellent reviews.  Check Stereophile or The Absolute Sound website for cable recommendations.

hardware recommendation
:: Posted by Undisciplined on June 24, 2015

For the below request for a recommendation for a player to support DVD-A & SACD, mine is the Oppo BDP-95. Itís high quality but not a budget buster. It will also handle the Blu Ray audio hi rez formats, which are included with the recent Crimson box sets. Iíve discussed with our friend, Neil Wilkes, and it meets with his approval.

MLP Lossless?
:: Posted by pcontos on June 23, 2015

DGM followers,

With all of these reissues coming out with MLP Lossless versions, can someone please help me find a DVD-Audio player that can play these.  I have an older (2004) Pioneer which played DVD-Audio and SACD but for some reason it wonít playback MLP Lossless as I think this is even a newer technology from the DVD-Audio in the late 1990ís early 2000ís. DGM goes out of there way to inculde these and these are higher quality than DTS but I canít seem to find the right player for them.  Also, which cables are best?  Old Analog 5.1 ones straight into the receiver?  HDMI?

Please help.



Paul Contos

Kcrumbs for Visual Artists?
:: Posted by KramNamloc on June 23, 2015

Good news for musicians, re: Apple backing down from their egregious "3 months, no payment" policy. But for photographers, things are very different where they often demand COMPLETE RIGHTS to our work. Taylor is fine with that.

"Now.. forgive me if Iím wrong, but if you take points 2 and 3 in that contract [see link below] (which is provided to Photographers who need to agree to those terms before they are allowed to do their job in photographing you for editorial outlets), it appears to be a complete rights grab, and demands that you are granted free and unlimited use of our work, worldwide, in perpetuity. You say in your letter to Apple that ďThree months is a long time to go unpaidĒ. But you seem happy to restrict us to being paid once, and never being able to earn from our work ever again, while granting you the rights to exploit our work for your benefit for all eternityÖ.

How are you any different to Apple? If you donít like being exploited, thatís great.. make a huge statement about it, and youíll have my support. But how about making sure youíre not guilty of the very same tactic before you have a pop at someone else?

Photographers need to earn a living as well. Like Apple, you can afford to pay for photographs so please stop forcing us to hand them over to you while you prevent us from publishing them more than once, ever."
Source: https://junction10.wordpress.com/2015/06/21/those-in-glass-houses-shouldnt-throw-stones/

The Horror....s
:: Posted by Bakullama on June 23, 2015

Gave them a listen. Seems to be pretty standard fare. Not sure I get any of this Fripp in a speedboat comment. Is it just name dropping or what? The girl in their video is quite beautiful though and makes the video worth watching.

Matching the Mole
:: Posted by rogadaire on June 23, 2015

So the Horrors got inspiration for their album by imagining RF in a speedboat chase in Miami, eh? Itís funny, I keep imagining him, dressed in his usual suit and tie garb,  but as a mole peeking up between the shoulders of Messrs Rieflin and Mastelotto.  Now, where could I have got that image from!?    

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