• 03-30-2008, 07:04 PM
    bobsticks
    Musical Jeopardy: The Mystery Disc
    Hey Yo, let's play our game...

    Mystery disc, oh mystery disc...this one comes in threes, but not this time.

    Remember to phrase your answer in the form of a question.


    ...and before Swish asks, no it's not another one of my World Comps or Electronica Tanzmetal safaris. It's good old-fashioned R&R albeit a bit maudlin.There are eleven discs in eleven envelopes and only eleven discs and only eleven envelopes. The PM lines are open.
  • 03-30-2008, 08:02 PM
    Luvin Da Blues
    What is......Bad Luck by Social Distortion ?
  • 03-30-2008, 08:58 PM
    JohnMichael
    I have several Mike Ness cd's but noithing by Social Distortion. I should work on buying some Social Distortion cd's.




    Alex I will take Transgendered Singers for $200.
  • 03-31-2008, 08:38 AM
    Swish
    Is this another one of your World Comps or Electronica Tanzmetal safaris?
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bobsticks
    H...and before Swish asks, no it's not another one of my World Comps or Electronica Tanzmetal safaris. It's good old-fashioned R&R albeit a bit maudlin.There are eleven discs in eleven envelopes and only eleven discs and only eleven envelopes. The PM lines are open.

    Oh, I see you already covered that.

    Swish
  • 03-31-2008, 08:35 PM
    bobsticks
    Guess I shouln't be surprised...
    Y'all realize that this isn't only a sillyass riddle but there's the potential for real stuff to cross the lands and seas and come to rest in yer hot little hands.

    Some days starting a dialogue in here is like hanging a pinata in a room full of quadropalegics. Selah. :dita:


    Kua-paka‘a
  • 04-01-2008, 04:27 AM
    Swish
    Well, this place is akin to a morgue of late, but...
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bobsticks
    Y'all realize that this isn't only a sillyass riddle but there's the potential for real stuff to cross the lands and seas and come to rest in yer hot little hands.

    Some days starting a dialogue in here is like hanging a pinata in a room full of quadropalegics. Selah. :dita:


    Kua-paka‘a

    ...try as I might, I couldn't muster a guess. I'm thinking 'good things come in 3s', but that doesn't give me enough of a clue, at least not with my limited musical knowledge.

    Swish - older and stupider
  • 04-01-2008, 03:12 PM
    bobsticks
    Okay, disregard everything you've read thus far. I'm going to try a simpler approach.

    Would anyone like a "Mystery Disc"? We've done this before...someone sends folks an unidentified disc, folks listen, and then we discuss. I'm offering to be that someone.
  • 04-01-2008, 06:32 PM
    ForeverAutumn
    Sure! Sounds good!

    You've got to keep things simple around here. We're not all that bright.
  • 04-01-2008, 07:25 PM
    bobsticks
    Kewl., one for you. See how easy that was.
  • 04-01-2008, 07:31 PM
    nobody
    If it is Social Distortion, I don't need a disc, but would be happy to discuss...I'm a fan and all.
  • 04-01-2008, 07:43 PM
    bobsticks
    I swear to God it's not Mike Ness and the boys. It's a band that most of you have heard and from whom you probably have works within your collection...just not this one.

    But, in any case, you're in.
  • 04-02-2008, 07:16 AM
    Finch Platte
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bobsticks
    Okay, disregard everything you've read thus far. I'm going to try a simpler approach.

    Would anyone like a "Mystery Disc"? We've done this before...someone sends folks an unidentified disc, folks listen, and then we discuss. I'm offering to be that someone.

    Huh??
  • 04-02-2008, 09:27 AM
    Troy
    Hit me. I'll give you my address if you need it.

    paiva(at)designshed.com

    Thanks!
  • 04-02-2008, 11:45 AM
    Swish
    Count me in.
    But I still owe you some stuff, even after discounting the world music stuff that I use as a coaster for my morning coffee.

    Swish Baby
  • 04-02-2008, 12:12 PM
    ForeverAutumn
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Swish
    But I still owe you some stuff, even after discounting the world music stuff that I use as a coaster for my morning coffee.

    Swish Baby

    That world music disk broke while it was in my car's CD player and jammed the whole thing up. I had to have the whole player replaced. Thank goodness for warranties!!! :incazzato:
  • 05-06-2008, 05:00 PM
    bobsticks
    The not-so-much-anticipated-but-long-awaited "Mystery Discs" went out today along with some assorted goodies. Hopefully at least some of y'all will receive them by week's end.

    READ THIS: sometime over the last few weeks my computer updated my library and despite having purposely left any info off the track and title notes the last several copies that went out have all the info and even the album cover burned in. If ya really wanna play the guessing game then do not play the disc in a computer...if, like most, you don't care either way then, well, whatever.

    I tried to include some extras based on things I know some of y'all would like or questions that have been posed recently....but Troy what the hell do you listen to? And, JC I have no idea what you've already got so it became kinda a crapshoot at the end.

    I used two bundles of discs for this (demand was higher than expected) and I just starting adding folks to the list after it clearly became a "project". I'd forgotten how rotten Sony discs are so actually I have the better part of a complete bundle lying around of those too.

    Finally, I made an effort to listen to at least a few tracks off of each disc to make sure that were no burn issues so I'm now officially sick of the "Mystery Disc". If one of you characters really likey I have the #2170 MoFi SACD pressing from the Original Masters Series. We'll talk, mebbe I'll throw in a handful of crappy Sony blanks to sweeten the deal.
  • 05-10-2008, 07:32 AM
    Slosh
    1 Attachment(s)
    Hey Sticks,

    Disco del Mysteriouso + extras just arrived. Thanks!

    Got some things going on today so it'll get some spin time on the road.

    NP:
  • 05-10-2008, 08:51 AM
    Troy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bobsticks
    ....but Troy what the hell do you listen to?

    Here's today's random playlist:

    http://designshed.com/temporary/songage.jpg

    That's a pretty good cross section of stuff I like, but it's only 60 of the 5000 tracks in the computer. I prefer ornate and complex over minimal and simple. I like it funny and I like it weird.

    Thanks for sending the disc.
  • 05-11-2008, 06:14 AM
    bobsticks
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Troy

    That's a pretty good cross section of stuff I like, but it's only 60 of the 5000 tracks in the computer. I prefer ornate and complex over minimal and simple. I like it funny and I like it weird.


    Well then I blew that one. You know I remember now seeing those playlists of yours, so my bad fer not inverstigating. I just chose things I'd listen to while driving through the desert.
  • 05-11-2008, 10:15 AM
    Hyfi
    Sure sounds a bunch like Cowboy Junkies. If that is not who it is, I have no idea.

    Thanks for the package Sticks.
  • 05-11-2008, 01:39 PM
    Swish
    Yeah, that was my guess as well...
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Hyfi
    Sure sounds a bunch like Cowboy Junkies. If that is not who it is, I have no idea.

    Thanks for the package Sticks.

    ...I just got mine yesterday and spun it once. The style doesn't scream the Junkies, but I can't quite figure on who else it could possibly be.

    Oh, and thanks for the disc and the extras Bobsticks. I take back all the bad things I've said about you. Well, not all, but most. :wink5:

    Swishdaddy
  • 05-11-2008, 04:39 PM
    Troy
    That was a tough spin for me.

    I get it: it's that lo-fi morphine skronk lounge thing. Sort of like a band that would appear in a David Lynch movie at 3AM in some divey parallel-universe biker bar. Maybe it works ok for a 5 minute scene in a movie, but a whole album?

    I grant you, I played it in a good mood on a beautifully sunny sunday afternoon, and I think this album might sound best stewed on seconal and bourbon late on the third night of a lost weekend.

    And another thing- it doesn't have enough variety for me. It's very repetitive, same guitar and drunk vocalist on every track. I'm not sure how much my dissatisfaction and quick boredom is a product of not listening to whole albums anymore, and how much the repetitiveness is made extra-noticeable by the stark minimalism of this music.

    File under not my bag. Thanks tho.
  • 05-11-2008, 06:12 PM
    bobsticks
    Spot-on analysis Troy, and that probably says a lot about the differences not only between what you and I listen to but how and when. I definitely agree about the mood and the Lynch motif...can't say so much about the Seconal, I came from the generation immediately after that "Bright Lights, Big City", Brett Easton Ellis era and we had our own mood modifiers...but all in all it seems about right. Also noteworthy, I still listen to albums as a complete work, so you're right about that too.

    The MD is, indeed, The Cowboy Junkies from a far off garage recording unearthed years later. My buddy Patrick is a musical journeyman at a young age having toured with the Horde Tour and done some sound work with Shania Twain amongst other dubious accomplishments. According to him the Calrec Ambisonic mic that was used in this session is a bit of a cult piece and still commands a ridiculous price. Whether you liked the music itself one would be hard pressed to deny the results especially considering that this was a one track/take kinda dealio.

    Check out this linky for more info:http://www.cowboyjunkies.com/albums/...ff/index7.html

    Credit Finchy for first correct response but it seems as if everyone got it pretty quickly. I'll hav eto dig deeper into my bag of obscurity next time.
  • 05-11-2008, 06:13 PM
    bobsticks
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Swish
    ....
    Oh, and thanks for the disc and the extras Bobsticks. I take back all the bad things I've said about you. Well, not all, but most. :wink5:

    Swishdaddy

    If that's the case, clearly I need to redouble my efforts.
  • 05-12-2008, 06:38 AM
    Swish
    So when do Hify and I collect our prizes for correctly...
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bobsticks
    Spot-on analysis Troy, and that probably says a lot about the differences not only between what you and I listen to but how and when. I definitely agree about the mood and the Lynch motif...can't say so much about the Seconal, I came from the generation immediately after that "Bright Lights, Big City", Brett Easton Ellis era and we had our own mood modifiers...but all in all it seems about right. Also noteworthy, I still listen to albums as a complete work, so you're right about that too.

    The MD is, indeed, The Cowboy Junkies from a far off garage recording unearthed years later. My buddy Patrick is a musical journeyman at a young age having toured with the Horde Tour and done some sound work with Shania Twain amongst other dubious accomplishments. According to him the Calrec Ambisonic mic that was used in this session is a bit of a cult piece and still commands a ridiculous price. Whether you liked the music itself one would be hard pressed to deny the results especially considering that this was a one track/take kinda dealio.

    Check out this linky for more info:http://www.cowboyjunkies.com/albums/...ff/index7.html

    Credit Finchy for first correct response but it seems as if everyone got it pretty quickly. I'll hav eto dig deeper into my bag of obscurity next time.

    ...identifying the band on the MD? What? No prize? What kind of game is this? Hello! Is this thing on?

    Swishdaddy
  • 05-12-2008, 06:58 AM
    ForeverAutumn
    Considering that I don't have my disk yet, it won't be much of a mystery anymore will it?

    Thanks for ruining my fun you guys. :frown5:
  • 05-12-2008, 07:16 AM
    Swish
    Hey, don't blame me or Hyfi.
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ForeverAutumn
    Considering that I don't have my disk yet, it won't be much of a mystery anymore will it?

    Thanks for ruining my fun you guys. :frown5:

    That goober Bobsticks gave it up, all we did was guess. As for you, the late delivery can be blamed on your location in the United States of Canada.

    Swishdaddy
  • 05-12-2008, 07:23 AM
    Hyfi
    I don't see Finchies response here
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bobsticks
    Spot-on analysis Troy, and that probably says a lot about the differences not only between what you and I listen to but how and when. I definitely agree about the mood and the Lynch motif...can't say so much about the Seconal, I came from the generation immediately after that "Bright Lights, Big City", Brett Easton Ellis era and we had our own mood modifiers...but all in all it seems about right. Also noteworthy, I still listen to albums as a complete work, so you're right about that too.

    The MD is, indeed, The Cowboy Junkies from a far off garage recording unearthed years later. My buddy Patrick is a musical journeyman at a young age having toured with the Horde Tour and done some sound work with Shania Twain amongst other dubious accomplishments. According to him the Calrec Ambisonic mic that was used in this session is a bit of a cult piece and still commands a ridiculous price. Whether you liked the music itself one would be hard pressed to deny the results especially considering that this was a one track/take kinda dealio.

    Check out this linky for more info:http://www.cowboyjunkies.com/albums/...ff/index7.html


    Credit Finchy for first correct response but it seems as if everyone got it pretty quickly. I'll hav eto dig deeper into my bag of obscurity next time.

    First off Sticks, whatever your burn process is, my two main players can never seem to read your disks. No worries tho, they play in my Denon DVD player and if I just make copies with Nero, they play fine on all players.

    I only have a CJ comp as I never heard of the band until a few years ago when we did the Classic Samplers. Still, it was enough to identify the voice for a correct score.

    LOL, and I thought I was going to be way off and it was a band I never heard of. So, kudos to RR for enlightening me once again. There is so much I would never have listened to if I had not been here.

    Troy,

    I thought the same thing. Song after song sounded the same.


    Cheers!
  • 05-12-2008, 07:46 AM
    ForeverAutumn
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Swish
    As for you, the late delivery can be blamed on your location in the United States of Canada.

    Swishdaddy

    Canadians like PENGUINS!!! :ciappa:
  • 05-12-2008, 07:50 AM
    Davey
    Incredible sounding disc, Sticks. Is it from the CD layer on the recent Mofi SACD, or the original? In either case, mastered very well. Tons of dynamics. I'd never heard their debut before, and Margo almost sounds like PJ Harvey when she gets that deep into deconstructing those old blues tunes.

    Thanks for all the stuff! Saturday I picked up a couple CDs from the library, got a couple from you in the mail, and a couple others I'd bought from the amazon marketplace too. Yikes, talk about overload! And the Tom Waits I got from the library is 3 discs!
  • 05-12-2008, 10:53 AM
    Finch Platte
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Hyfi
    First off Sticks, whatever your burn process is, my two main players can never seem to read your disks. No worries tho, they play in my Denon DVD player and if I just make copies with Nero, they play fine on all players.
    Cheers!

    That's funny. His discs won't read in my computer, or the left well of my stand-alone burner/player. It will play in the right well, however. :arf:

    I pm'd him thanking him for the discs, and offered up my guess as to who it was. One of these days, I'll get the rules right. :nono:

    fp

    I'm digging the Rammstein- thanks again bobsticker.
  • 05-12-2008, 04:58 PM
    bobsticks
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Swish
    ...identifying the band on the MD? What? No prize? What kind of game is this? Hello! Is this thing on?

    Swishdaddy

    You'll get nothing and like it ya Spaulding-assed bastage. HyFi might get something outta Finchey's spliff-o-matic drawer if he plays his cards right.
  • 05-12-2008, 04:59 PM
    bobsticks
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ForeverAutumn
    Considering that I don't have my disk yet, it won't be much of a mystery anymore will it?

    Thanks for ruining my fun you guys. :frown5:

    There's other goodies too.
  • 05-12-2008, 05:14 PM
    bobsticks
    It's the MoFi cd layer and it is fantastic. Those boys know what they're doing for sure. I hadn't picked up on the Polly Jean part but it's different I suppose when you know what it is going into it.

    Elf Pee I think you're the only one that got the Rammstein as I acquired it fairly well into the MD production cycle. The "back cover" was actually a recreation of the "Live Aus Berlin" disc which is what I assume I was getting. Same setlist but clearly a different show and, just as clearly, a boot from the board. One of the funner discs I've come across in awhile.
  • 05-12-2008, 06:15 PM
    Swish
    That's not a reward...
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bobsticks
    HyFi might get something outta Finchey's spliff-o-matic drawer if he plays his cards right.

    ...that's a punishment. Count me out!

    Swish
  • 05-13-2008, 05:11 AM
    Hyfi
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ForeverAutumn
    Canadians like PENGUINS!!! :ciappa:

    Hey, watch it. If you recall, this is the first time in some 20 years that a Canadian team was not even in the finals. Oh, and guess who knocked out the #1 seed with relative ease?

    Oh yeah, it was the Flyers who had the worst record last year! Just the fact that we are there is awesome since Montreal was supposed to wipe us all over the ice....NOT.

    Go Flyers!!!


    Hey but if the Penguins do win, It's still a PA team and Swish and I are still able to thumb our noses at Canada's slacker teams who couldn't even get their sorry asses into the finals.
  • 05-13-2008, 05:46 AM
    ForeverAutumn
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Hyfi
    Hey, watch it. If you recall, this is the first time in some 20 years that a Canadian team was not even in the finals. Oh, and guess who knocked out the #1 seed with relative ease?

    Oh yeah, it was the Flyers who had the worst record last year! Just the fact that we are there is awesome since Montreal was supposed to wipe us all over the ice....NOT.

    Go Flyers!!!


    Hey but if the Penguins do win, It's still a PA team and Swish and I are still able to thumb our noses at Canada's slacker teams who couldn't even get their sorry asses into the finals.

    I was yanking Swishy's chain. The truth is that I don't give a crap who wins. You want me to root for the Flyers? GO FLYERS!
  • 05-13-2008, 11:23 AM
    3-LockBox
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ForeverAutumn
    The truth is that I don't give a crap who wins.

    That puts you into the 90 percentile of Americans, FA. The NHL's relevance is so reduced in this country that they could only get a cable contract for TV, and that's some obscure specialty channel called VS (versus), which shows rodeo, cage fighting, Cops reruns and other shows like that when they're not showing NHL.

    BTW, I watch Versus for everything else but hockey ;)
  • 05-13-2008, 06:23 PM
    MindGoneHaywire
    NBC has been carrying NHL games for awhile now.
  • 05-14-2008, 04:13 AM
    Swish
    Yeah, but the Flyers on on Versus..
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MindGoneHaywire
    NBC has been carrying NHL games for awhile now.

    ...or VS or whatever they go by. I have the channel, in HI-DEF no less, so it's fine by me. As for the popularity of hockey sinking, it's no worse than the NBA. I'm not saying it was ever as popular as the NBA, just that the erosion of the fan base on a percentage basis is probably about the same, or worse, than the NHL.

    Swish