The Grateful Thread

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by JRM, Apr 11, 2014.

  1. bzfgt

    bzfgt Interesting and Copacetic Denizen

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    1974-06-22 Scarlet still continuing to develop. PiTB goes way, way out. China>Rider is again kind of gloopy and heady; one of the best Ship of Fools; I like Eyes better than the Omni one (6-20) but judging by their respective reps. should revisit the latter.
     
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  2. Six Bachelors

    Six Bachelors Troublemaking enthusiast

    I listened to the 30 Trips '79 show from Cape Cod, expecting to be bowled over, having listened to the second set some years ago and liking it. It didn't grab me this time. I found the first set rather generic and the second set was good, without being especially compelling. I think I was a bit tired and distracted and perhaps not open to being impressed. I'll give it another go. I am starting to think that 6 November '79 is one of the best shows of the year though.

    In other news, I am still trying to get my failed hard-drive working. Apparently it is a physical issue with part of the board in the drive, not the area that holds the information, meaning the content is all there but the drive itself won't operate. The computer guy says he can get it back if I can get an identical drive. Only problem is, they're no longer made. Really similar models are made but the equivalent part in them won't fit in the old (2015 so hardly a long time ago) drive. The best price I can find on old stock - and this is no joke - is over AUD$400 on eBay...for a 2TB hard-drive. I made an offer of half that but am expecting not to get it. Not sure what I'll do. I have far, far more than $400 worth of purchased music on there so I guess it would be worth it...except if the computer guy says, "Oh, wait. No. Sorry. I can't fix it." Back up your hard disks, kids.
     
  3. MattG

    MattG Unreliable Narrator

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    There are two types of people = those who backup, and those who wish they had. :shake:
     
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  4. STGATX

    STGATX Forum Resident

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    I bought a 2nd hard drive a few months ago just for this. I got really paranoid one day about losing all my music. Extra hard drives are fairly cheap on Amazon these days.
     
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  5. STGATX

    STGATX Forum Resident

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    I know there are a few Austin area folks posting in here. Is anyone else going to see JRAD on Saturday (9/14) at ACL Live?
     
  6. GuidedByJonO)))

    GuidedByJonO))) Forum Resident

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    Speaking of hard drives, I need to get myself a new back-up for my drive. How long does it take to copy files from one external drive to another external drive?
     
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  7. Freebird

    Freebird Forum Resident

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    Row Jimmy and Sugaree are very effective at producing a chilled and laid back vibe.
     
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  8. Freebird

    Freebird Forum Resident

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    [​IMG]

    What is this Tuesday thing that’s referenced, @US Blues ?
     
  9. US Blues

    US Blues Undermining Consensus Reality

    Color me clueless.

    And in regards to Wednesday, to simply say that Ned Lagin plays electric piano misses the whole point of the Seastones > Eyes of the World sequence.
     
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  10. Freebird

    Freebird Forum Resident

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    Are you knowledgeable as to why these shows weren’t released in their entirety and instead given a compilation treatment?
     
  11. pbuzby

    pbuzby Forum Resident

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    Dick Latvala's decision. At the time they generally weren't issuing CD sets larger than 3 discs. I seem to remember complaints about the omission of the 9/11/74 jam with Ned.
     
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  12. posnera

    posnera Forum Resident

    It can take hours to copy a full 1-2TB hard drive.
    If you have a desktop computer, I’d advise running an automated backup program so that the backup will be automatically and incrementally updated. The first backup is the only one that should take a long time.
    If it isn’t automated, it isn’t backed up.
     
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  13. KCWhistle

    KCWhistle Forum Resident

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    It's a far cry from OTD in 74, but for some reason I put on DYLAN & THE DEAD during my run this morning. I'm certain I hadn't listened to that since I marathoned the Dylan catalogue in the summer of 2011. It's not the greatest thing, but I enjoyed it a lot more than I expected to. Joey is a pretty dreadful song, but this performance positively annihilates the studio version. I'm actually curious now to hear the rest of the Dylan sets from this tour -- I know this album's been almost universally panned over the years, but I also know that's not the whole story.
     
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  14. GuidedByJonO)))

    GuidedByJonO))) Forum Resident

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    Thanks, was genuinely curious. I'm running a Macbook Pro (one of the newer ones with way too few ports), so I need to sort out my dongle situation before I tackle this one.
     
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  15. US Blues

    US Blues Undermining Consensus Reality

    Plus there are a few tunes missing from master reels, cuts in others, and the first show was a bit dodgy. Charlie put out patched copies of all three nights. :righton:
     
  16. US Blues

    US Blues Undermining Consensus Reality

    Always keep your dongles well sorted.
     
  17. posnera

    posnera Forum Resident

    Consider a networked drive which can run Time Machine.
    Also consider keeping your music library on a networked drive. No storage issues with the laptop. Only downside is that you won’t have your library with you on the go.
     
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  18. KCWhistle

    KCWhistle Forum Resident

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    I'm a Macbook guy, too. The initial backup does take a while, but it's also not something where you necessarily need to be sitting there paying attention to it. I do a backup at the end of each day, and those generally go very quickly. I'm one of those people who learned his lesson the hard way a number of years ago. It makes computer troubles far less stressful and disruptive.
     
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  19. GuidedByJonO)))

    GuidedByJonO))) Forum Resident

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    I already do run the library from an external, the Macbook is nowhere near big enough to accommodate it. I need to get a second, back-up for that drive now.
     
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  20. posnera

    posnera Forum Resident

    Invest in a networked drive and set it up as a time machine. You can keep your laptop backed up as well.

    This has been your semi-annual PSA about the importance of proper digital hygiene.
    Remember, only you can prevent forest fires.

    [​IMG]
     
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  21. dsdu

    dsdu Forum Resident

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  22. Crispy Rob

    Crispy Rob Cat Juggler

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    Often when listening to the So Many Roads box! I was the only one in my group of friends who recognized it when they busted it out on 12/27/91.
     
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  23. DrLunchbox

    DrLunchbox Forum Deadhead #1604

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    Or get a NAS. I have a Synology that I really like. It’s essentially a RAID setup so if one of the 4 drives fails, I don’t lose anything and I can just swap out the failed drive for a new one. The drives aren’t too expensive (4TB ~ $100 each) and the NAS itself is around $350. Add in Plex and you’re good to go anywhere.
     
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  24. DrLunchbox

    DrLunchbox Forum Deadhead #1604

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    On the go is where Plex comes in.
     
  25. Crispy Rob

    Crispy Rob Cat Juggler

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    I do, but am also the kind of person who did my own artwork for j-cards when I had time.
     
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