Anyone else receive their 1st VNYL subscription LPs package?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by FMills, May 13, 2015.

  1. Kristeva

    Kristeva Forum Resident

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    I decided to wander over to the vnyl twitter account and boy you're not wrong. Despite it's obvious benefits I've just been reminded of several more reasons to hate the internet - self generated fake PR and positive feedback, and just the fact that most kids under the age of 25 will look at something like that and think it actually constitutes a business - lots of instagram photos (often with old school vintage photography effects) with cool dudes and chicks pulling faces, holding vinyl records (usually outside a club or bar), overflowing with natty, abbreviated, saccharine comments. In the good old days if you were small business start up you actually had to go outside your front door and tout for work/clients by pressing some flesh. I bet 95% of vnyl was constituted on an apple laptop using the wifi in starbucks.
     
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  2. troggy

    troggy Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow

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    I'm not sure that I could top Pablo Cruise, England Dan & John Ford Coley and Lionel Ritchie.
     
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  3. Kristeva

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    wrestled straight out the art world - in the same way advertising uses fine art renaissance painting to lend gravity to their modern s h i t products
     
  4. kwadguy

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    Well, if we're going to go for the gold, then even if you were going to use those artists to represent the trifecta, that's the wrong Pablo Cruise album. Part of the Game, which followed Worlds Away, was the biggest cutout bin dump of their career--way overpressed, not very good, and the beginning of the end for them commercially.
     
  5. Kristeva

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    Like many on here this challenge should be right up my street but despite trawling thrift stores almost every other day and wincing at gleaming t u rds staring back at me from those dusty old boxes I can't for the life of me remember any of the titles - in the interests of cognitive self preservation I think the horror of it all has caused some kind of random memory scrape
     
  6. Rudi

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    Don’t you know those bands were all heavily influenced by Lionel Richie? He was an indie electronic dreampop pioneer. It all starts with Lionel. :winkgrin:
     
  7. troggy

    troggy Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow

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    Was that the one with "Cool Love" on it?
     
  8. motionoftheocean

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    the culinary world, too (and by extension wines and drinks). and for as obnoxious as are titles like "sommelier" and "mixologist," at least there's actual training involved. music "curation" is a way of lending gravity to a person who's not really doing anything and doesn't really know how to do anything.
     
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  9. kwadguy

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    No, "Cool Love" was on Reflector, which came a couple of years later and was even more of a commercial dog.

    Part of the Game is this one. Anyone who recalls the cutout bins will remember it well...

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  10. Brudy

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    But that's a lot of startups these days - you need that component (depending upon your business) in order to succeed. Brick and Mortar can be pricey proposition, or even a losing one. Why do a storefront if you can sell stuff successfully via the internet?
     
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  11. troggy

    troggy Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow

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    This album cover should be the logo for the entire enterprise.
     
  12. Kristeva

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    now it all makes sense! lol
     
  13. kwadguy

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    If so, then the smirking guy second from the left must be the CEO.
     
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  14. Brudy

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    Totally not defending VYNL in the slightest, but music curation is basically in depth knowledge. If you've heard a really good DJ, that can be eye opening. And ****, if you can turn knowledge of music (or art or whatever) into a job, why not?
     
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  15. troggy

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    I agree in loose terms, that in certain circumstances, something like this could be called curation. Selecting three bargain bin cutouts at random doesn't seem to fit those circumstances though, unless maybe your goal is belly laughs.
     
  16. Kristeva

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    some here might consider this waaaaay to good for vnyl and its dopey subscribers, but you see a truck load of these in UK thrift stores:

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  17. troggy

    troggy Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow

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    I'm going to give the perfect trio of dollar bin albums some thought. I have to admit though, they've already set the bar really high.
     
  18. Cerebus

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    I've seen that album in bins for over 30 years, and that guy always bugged me.
     
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  19. troggy

    troggy Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow

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    What's the title of the Orleans album where they all have their shirts off? That might be a good one to throw in a three pack.
     
  20. kwadguy

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    While the cover is atrocious, it's not quite common enough in the used bins to be suitable for this purpose.

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  21. troggy

    troggy Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow

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    You may be right, although I doubt many would pay over a buck for it.
     
  22. motionoftheocean

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    A DJ still possesses a skill. People like "Nick Alt" are pulling stuff out of a crate.
     
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  23. Arkay_East

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    This thread is aging like a fine brandy. Thank God for the hapless b*****d this is good reading.
     
  24. DBMethos

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  25. Fnarf

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    We noticed that you like Discharge, Thelonious Monk, and King Crimson, so we hope you like these special albums we hand-curated just for you:

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