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June 30th, 2013, 12:10
Urgh, I hate vinyl records for as long as I can think back because of the scratches and all. Listening experience with my horrible old record player was … urgh. It made me afraid of vinyl, so I rather bought cassettes.
But cassettes can go all haywire, so the moment the CD came, I bought CDs. Now CDs can have get holes and all, so the moment I could rip them to MP3, I did. Now I have suitcases filled with CDs in the attic and HDDs filled with MP3s. Regularly backed-up HDDs, of course!

I also like what Amazon did with their cloud player … most of the CDs I bought back to 2000 are available as free downloads now. Saved me several hours of searching through the suitcases in the attic last night, as I found out that I hadn't ripped one of my CDs after all. Luckily I remembered that I had bought it via Amazon back then, and luckily it was one of those available as MP3 downloads.

As for what I'm currently listening to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBXKOTEWHvE
Yeah, being nostalgic.


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Pibbur who considers Magma one of his favourite bands.
Ah yes, I love Magma as well .

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July 11th, 2013, 03:07
It's warm,
it's sunny,
it's… Summertime

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July 11th, 2013, 03:12
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It's warm,
it's sunny,
it's… Summertime
Great song … my personal fave version is from Miles

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July 11th, 2013, 03:15
I should get around to backing up my cds some day. I have close to 700 and some are over 20 years old.
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July 11th, 2013, 03:36
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I should get around to backing up my cds some day. I have close to 700 and some are over 20 years old.
The thing to pay attention to is older ones that are not on iTunes or any of the streaming sites … I have a bunch of those!

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July 11th, 2013, 22:13
A nice little song from which one can learn a few bits about marketing & images : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaXoLVSNV5I

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July 11th, 2013, 22:58
summer in the city - lovin spoonful

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July 12th, 2013, 02:32
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summer in the city - lovin spoonful
Sommer in der Stadt - Spider Murphy Gang

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July 12th, 2013, 02:52
Or you can go to the beach. Have you ever seen the sun in Scheveningen, HiddenX?
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July 12th, 2013, 07:58
Do you speak about Scheveningen near Den Haag? I was there 25 years ago on a short holiday trip if I remember right. Nice beach!

Spider Murphy Gang - Skandal Im Sperrbezirk

One of the best German Rock'n'Roll bands. Still kicking!

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July 12th, 2013, 10:29
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Do you speak about Scheveningen near Den Haag? I was there 25 years ago on a short holiday trip if I remember right. Nice beach!
I lived there for 15 years, it took me a five minutes' walk to the beach. Rarely visited it.

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Spider Murphy Gang - Skandal Im Sperrbezirk

One of the best German Rock'n'Roll bands. Still kicking!
Yes, I know Dolce Vita, the album. So they're still touring - Bots is too, so I've learned from a tv documentary a couple of weeks ago. I presume you know Bots?
Das weiche Wasser - Bots.
The singer died, but the atomic bombs are still around. I live in THEIR vicinity now. Prefer the beach though.

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July 12th, 2013, 11:22
Well if you like German rock and the beach….

Rammstein - Mein Land
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July 12th, 2013, 11:49
One of the best live blues records ever:

The thrill is gone - BB king Live in Cook County Jail

… and yes I'm old enough to know Bots, but I saw them on TV, only.

I know the songtext out of the 'Friedensbewegung':

Europa hatte zweimal Krieg
der dritte wird der letzte sein.
Gib bloß nicht auf, gib nicht klein bei,
das weiche Wasser bricht den Stein.

Die Bombe, die kein Leben schont,
Maschinen nur und Stahlbeton.
Hat uns zu einem Lied vereint
das weiche Wasser bricht den Stein.

Es reißt die schwersten Mauern ein
und sind wir schwach und sind wir klein,
wir wollen wie das Wasser sein,
das weiche Wasser bricht den Stein.

Raketen steh‘n vor uns’rer Tür,
die soll’n zu uns’rem Schutz hier sein.
Auf solchen Schutz verzichten wir,
das weiche Wasser bricht den Stein.

Die Rüstung sitzt am Tisch der Welt,
und Kinder, die vor Hunger schrei’n,
für Waffen fließt das große Geld,
das weiche Wasser bricht den Stein.

Komm feiern wir ein Friedensfest,
und zeigen, wie sich’s leben läßt.
Mensch, Menschen können Menschen sein,
das weiche Wasser bricht den Stein.
simply great.

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July 12th, 2013, 12:18
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Well if you like German rock and the beach….

Rammstein - Mein Land
Watched it, not exactly my cup of tea so I muted the rock part…

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July 12th, 2013, 12:28
[QUOTE=HiddenX;1061207309]One of the best live blues records ever:

The thrill is gone - BB king Live in Cook County Jail
Not only do I owe the album Dolce Vita but BB King Live in Cook County Jail as well.

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… and yes I'm old enough to know Bots, but I saw them on TV, only.

I know the songtext out of the 'Friedensbewegung':

simply great.
I knew Bots, but I had to watch that documentary to learn about the song of Das weiche Wasser. Didn't even know Bots was big in Germany , BRD and DDR apparently.

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July 12th, 2013, 15:10
I begin to think that Omega and HiddenX should get their own private song discussion thread …

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July 12th, 2013, 16:16
Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer View Post
I begin to think that Omega and HiddenX should get their own private (song) discussion thread …
Choose a title, Alrik:

a) How to speak properly and master the art of conversation
b) Omega vs. HiddenX banter - an exchange of light, playful, teasing remarks
c) Cheerful Omega/HiddenX talk aka dispel deadly boredom
d) HiddenX vs. Omega - Debating in Anti-Codex-Style

On the other hand I'm like you Alrik - I like to derail threads now and then and Omega is a perfect partner in crime

-> no new thread needed.

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July 12th, 2013, 16:42
So, a nearby radio station does a "send in your playlist" thing over lunch each day. They mostly play 80s pop during that time, calling it Retro Lunch. You pick 10 songs and they decide if they like your list. I don't really have a burning desire to deal with the radio station, but my mind has taken up the task of trying to create the lists. I've added the complication that I want tightly themed lists made of 80s songs that the average southern Indiana redneck would recognize.

Here's an example of an unfinished list I've come up with (I haven't ordered it yet into anything with proper flow, this is just a data dump):
Jamie's Crying - Van Halen
Sara Smile - Hall and Oates
Madelaine - Winger
Gloria - Laura Branigan
Luka - Suzanne Vega
Veronica - Elvis Costello
Sister Christian - Night Ranger
Jenny - Tommy Tutone
Valerie Loves Me - Material Issue (this one might be too indie)

Anyone wanna play? I've got half a dozen other themes rolling around, but I haven't really gotten serious about the whole "project" yet.

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July 12th, 2013, 17:06
International 80s Pop Music - successful in Germany (out of the top 100) - my selection:

O.M.D.: Maid Of Orleans (The Waltz Of Joan Of Arc)
Pink Floyd: Another Brick In The Wall (Part II)
Kim Wilde: Kids In America
Visage: Fade to Grey
Men at Work: Down Under
Mike Olfield: Moonlight Shadow
Soft Cell: Tainted Love
Dexis Midnight Runners: Come On Eileen
Joe Dolce: Shaddap You Face
Roxette: The Look

Like them all - some titles are played too often in the radio.
I don't know if they were all successful in the US, too.

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July 12th, 2013, 17:11
Hehe, out of HiddenX' selection I owned records of Visage, Soft Cell and Joe Dolce back in the days (quite a combination). Hubby had Kim Wilde and Men at Work records. Nowadays we have everything on the list .

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