What's Worth Your Hard-Earned Dough?

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What's Worth Your Hard-Earned Dough?

Postby miss carol » Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:31 pm

What did you buy? It could be uncool, used, old, mouldy, embarassing, hip, new, whatever the fuck. Let's dial back on the death and kick out the jams.

In my ongoing quest to read (almost) every 33 1/3*, I recently bought Pink Floyd's Piper at the Gates of Dawn. What trips me up every time is these guys were in their mid-twenties when they did this (I have yet to read the book, which I did buy at the same time. )

A young guy at my store also told me about Delia Derbyshire, an English composer who specialized in electronic music and tape manipulation (I'm from the tape-and-razors school of production, God love it!) She was instrumental in creating the Doctor Who theme. Something worth digging up on the web or at some brink-and-mortar joint.

*If you're at all interested, I've read 1 to 5 (6 is Pink Floyd), 9, 15, 17, 19, and 20.

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Re: What's Worth Your Hard-Earned Dough?

Postby Greenwood The Sock Monkey » Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:42 pm

miss carol wrote:What did you buy? It could be uncool, used, old, mouldy, embarassing, hip, new, whatever the fuck. Let's dial back on the death and kick out the jams.


Haven't bought any killer records in 2009 yet. The new Franz Ferdinand is really good.

miss carol wrote:In my ongoing quest to read (almost) every 33 1/3*, I recently bought Pink Floyd's Piper at the Gates of Dawn. What trips me up every time is these guys were in their mid-twenties when they did this (I have yet to read the book, which I did buy at the same time. )


One of my favourite records. It's so weird, and the ideas explode into twenty directions simultaneously. It doesn't sound anything like the Floyd's 70's heyday, but every time I listen to it (once every couple of months) its like a time capsule to 1967. On your recommendation, I should start picking up some of those 33-1/3 books.

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Postby Jake » Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:47 pm

I bought and read the Swordfishtrombones book this weekend. Worth it.

Recently purchased (and good) album: Andrew Bird - Noble Beast. If you've liked previous Bird albums, do not listen to the common critical consensus that implies this new one is sub-par. It is not.

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Postby O! » Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:42 am

I recently bought Wire's Pink Flag and Chairs Missing. Both are excellent and I should have gotten them long ago.

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Postby russ » Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:33 am

I purchased PT Walkley's 'Mr. Macy Wakes Alone' after seeing him perform last week in NYC. Bought it on iTunes...$7.99 for an 18 song album.
And it's good too! Reminds me of the KINKS.

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Postby russ » Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:34 am

Jake wrote:I bought and read the Swordfishtrombones book this weekend. Worth it.
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??? huh??? Is it a book about Tom Waits???

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Postby amighty » Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:41 am

I just bought the Watchmen graphic novel - it always looked stupid to me (when I was growing up), but I fuigured it'll be better to read it before the ridiculous looking movie comes out.

Music-wise, I recently bought a new satellite radio. My kitchen cabinets came crashing down off the wall and smashed my old one to bits. Just as I was getting back into the Dead via the GD channel, and warming up to the revamped oldies station.

I agree about the new Franz Ferdinand, and I also bought the new country album by Hayes Carll, on the appeal of a few free mp3s. Now I'm saving up for the new Thermals album.

Basically, there's not too much money for me, but there seems to always be enough for baby clothes!

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Postby DJMurphy » Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:09 am

I just bought (recently, with Xmas money) Zach and Miri Make A Porno, the latest Kevin Smith flick. I haven't seen it yet, saving it for next weekend, but will let you all know. I also bought a DVD I'd been hankering for a long time: Wesley Willis: The Daddy Of Rock 'N Roll. It's a really cool low-key documentary of one of Chicago's most memorable characters, and also has about 45 minutes or so of choice live Wesley Willis Fiasco footage. Also recent (Xmas money) purchases are the Twister DVD (excellent in 5.1 sound to hear a tornado growl like a bobcat, and Helen Hunt was amazingly babe-alicious!!), the Ardent Records anthology (a lot of great-to-good Big Star rarities, and a good look at other gems in their catalog), and... don't laugh... both Eddie And The Cruisers 1 and 2 on one DVD. Hey, it's some good clean '80s fun, those flicks.

Next up, I wanna buy the Paul's Boutique anniversary edition, a documentary of the Chicago music scene circa '90s called Out Of The Loop, and a great new 4CD Philly soul box set.

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Postby Jake » Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:39 am

russ wrote:??? huh??? Is it a book about Tom Waits???

Yes, from the 33 1/3 series. Specifically, it's a book about the album.

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Postby steve-o » Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:52 pm

DJMurphy wrote:I also bought a DVD I'd been hankering for a long time: Wesley Willis: The Daddy Of Rock 'N Roll. It's a really cool low-key documentary of one of Chicago's most memorable characters, and also has about 45 minutes or so of choice live Wesley Willis Fiasco footage.


Heh, my girlfriend and I were just talking about Wesley Willis the other day- at one of his shows she said he shoved a microphone in her face and yelled at her to "say 'Raw', girl!!" Good times.

What have I bought recently? Morrissey tickets. What will I buy today? The new Morrissey album. And apparently they reissued Jason and the Scorchers' Lost and Found. So that too.


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