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jack
jack

Impulse buy from Discogs

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RianVDM
RianVDM

@jack Ah you're a vinyl collector too?! We need a special place here to discuss these things :)

grayareas
grayareas

@RianVDM @jack Agreed! There’s no vinyl emoji, is there? I just signed up at Discogs yesterday, to chart my wee collection.

herself
herself

@jack omg! Is it amazing?

RianVDM
RianVDM

@grayareas @jack I suppose we could start with Discogs usernames? I'm rianvdm.

jack
jack

@RianVDM @grayareas Found you. I'm new to Discogs but my goal is to eventually track my collection. I don't have that many records but I've been dragging me feet. Thanks for the nudge!

jack
jack

@RianVDM @grayareas Oh, I'm jackbaty on Discogs.

RianVDM
RianVDM

@jack @grayareas You know how "/now" pages are all the rage? My wish is for everyone to have an /audio page instead :) Please make it so!

jack
jack

@herself Sure does bring the memories flooding in!

jack
jack

@RianVDM My /audio page would be quite modest, but still might be fun to put together.

RianVDM
RianVDM

@jack For sure — it's fun to see how it evolves over time.

RianVDM
RianVDM

@jack Cool. Added you to my friends list (which is surprisingly hard to find).

twelvety
twelvety

@RianVDM Great idea! I will do this very soon.

twelvety
twelvety

@jack I learned about so much good music from that! I recorded the audio of the movie onto Dad's portable reel-to-reel when NBC ran a TV-safe version of it in ~1980. That's why I still know so much dialogue today.

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@RianVDM sounds.philpin.com is my starter for ten ... still a WIP ... but my attempt at separating my sounds, from my words snd my pictures ,,, not to mention my ‘stream’

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@RianVDM should I start a vinyl community page?

// @jack @herself @graysread

RianVDM
RianVDM

@JohnPhilpin I would be very into that.

herself
herself

@JohnPhilpin good idea! You’d better include @jw if you’re talking vinyl ;))

grayareas
grayareas

@jack @rianvdm Hey guys, I’m just starting to collect again, from zero. But I’m excited about it! I only have fifteen records so far, four or five entered at Discogs (problem with the app scanner). I’m gray-areas there, btw. 🎶 🎵

BestofTimes
BestofTimes

@RianVDM @jack @grayareas an audio page sounds like a good idea. I’ve also started to think about getting some furniture built to store my records!

RianVDM
RianVDM

@BestofTimes The IKEA Kallax bookshelves are perfect for record storage :)

grayareas
grayareas

@JohnPhilpin That would be cool.

grayareas
grayareas

@RianVDM @bestoftimes That’s what I plan to get, when I have enough records. Seems perfect and reasonably priced.

BestofTimes
BestofTimes

@grayareas @RianVDM I’m thinking of a window seat under our bay window with record storage underneath.

RianVDM
RianVDM

@BestofTimes That would be pretty. Send photos :)

RianVDM
RianVDM

@jack Ah see you just added "Sorcerer", among other things. Such an under-appreciated album. We have similar tastes!

grayareas
grayareas

@BestofTimes That sounds like a great idea.

BestofTimes
BestofTimes

@RianVDM @jack @grayareas Not a page exactly but here's my current audio setup. sulluzzu.blot.im/audio

RianVDM
RianVDM

@BestofTimes Nice! I see we’re both Rega and Simaudio fans!

grayareas
grayareas

@BestofTimes Nice!

jack
jack

@RianVDM @BestofTimes I am severely out-gunned here. I feel like I need to go shopping and then put up an /audio page :)

grayareas
grayareas

@jack @rianvdm @bestoftimes Me too. Nothing good enough to share at this point. :/

Ron
Ron

@RianVDM How many LP's will fit in each of the four quarters of the Kallax?

BestofTimes
BestofTimes

@grayareas @jack @rianvdm In all honesty, it’s not about being good enough to share. It just needs to be good enough for each of us, where we are at that moment.

RianVDM
RianVDM

@BestofTimes @grayareas @jack Agreed. There will always be something to improve. Just enjoy the music 🎸

RianVDM
RianVDM

@Ron It depends on whether they're singles or gatefold and if you sleeve them. I fit about 45 per square.

Ron
Ron

@RianVDM Hmmm, that's fewer than I expected. I measured 16 single LP's were about two inches wide, which would mean a bit over 100 LP's in a 13" wide box. I wonder what I'm doing wrong.

RianVDM
RianVDM

@Ron You need a little bit of breathing room - if they’re packed too tight you get ring wear. I also have quite a few gatefold jackets, and every LP goes into an outer sleeve for protection.

Ron
Ron

@RianVDM I can understand about the breathing room! Tomorrow I'll measure how many inches of LP's I have. It'll be great to move them out of a storage area into the main part of the house where I can organize them. Thanks for the tip! Do you have a good source for the sleeves?

RianVDM
RianVDM

@Ron Yep! These are the ones I use. I like polypropylene sleeves because they’re crystal clear. I don’t like the “cloudy” ones.

RianVDM
RianVDM

@Ron Oh and those for gatefold jackets. For single LPs I use these.

Ron
Ron

@RianVDM Great, thanks so much for the links!

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@grayareas then shall it be so ... when next I sit at a screen larger than my phone.

grayareas
grayareas

@JohnPhilpin Thank you, sir! Do we have a typewriter tribe/ring yet, by the way? Been meaning to ask. I think, at the minimum, five of us would be on that list at the jump.

grayareas
grayareas

@RianVDM @BestofTimes @jack Oh, I know. I was just being silly. Honestly, I don't have my turntable yet. A close friend offered to give me his old one after he upgraded, and that was the impetus for me to start buying LPs again. Hopefully will have it in my paws within the next several weeks.

I believe my Discogs account is up to date now... and a BIG wantlist that's growing. Nineteen records out of the gate! I friended Rian and Jack there already. Are you on Discogs, Bestof? Anyone else at m.b have an account they want to link up on Discogs?

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JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@grayareas not that I am aware of - but …. i wonder if it should be part of an 'analog’ tribe / web ring ... where we include the pens and journals?

bradenslen
bradenslen

@JohnPhilpin Ding! Did you say webring? Webrings are great for memberships and clubs within a social network like MB. I recommend Webringo it will make managing a ring much easier in the long run. Just saying. cc. @grayareas

grayareas
grayareas

@JohnPhilpin Not sure. I'm just wondering what ways to link m.b people with similar interests people here think make sense? Because I feel like that would be something I would be into. I am a big user of emoji tags here to increase connections between things. But it seems to be used somewhat inconsistently by most people. And analog interests often don't have appropriate emojis. ::shrugs::

grayareas
grayareas

@bradenslen @JohnPhilpin Sounds fine to me. The issue would seem to be buy-in and reasonably consistent use.

bradenslen
bradenslen

@grayareas @JohnPhilpin 1. You can make rings for anything you want: ie. Micro.blog typewriter collectors, MB Analog something, MB Fountain pen collectors. 2. Webringo allows for three types of ring code: A. HTML, B. JavaScript, C. I Frame so you don't have to put a ring code directly on page. 3. Webringo produces a Index page of all member sites within the ring - that could be very useful. 4. You could let members edit the default HTML code so it is smaller if you want.

The index page for each ring plus the ring codes gives people 2 ways to surf the ring. Each ring is like a club.

You can put ring codes on MB hosted blogs in the footer now. I thnk Manton is working on making blog templates more customizable. Once that happens this could be an idea that takes off. Just my 2 cents.

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@bradenslen @grayareas thinking - a lot

grayareas
grayareas

@bradenslen Sounds cool. Thanks for weighing in. Will def look into Webringo once Manton makes his blog template changes.

BestofTimes
BestofTimes

@grayareas @RianVDM @Jack I hope you enjoy your turntable when you get it. I still remember my first system with much affection (Dual 505, NAD 3120 and B&W 220 speakers) with great affection. Everything after that initial huge leap has been incremental.

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@grayareas do we have an ETA on those template changes?

grayareas
grayareas

@JohnPhilpin Not that I know of.