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    Yes mate, remember watching him on TOTP when i was a kid so it was surreal sat in a wunderbar with him.
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    Spent the first part of the morning today sorting some clothes I don't wear for the charity shop. Then from 10 til 2 I was in the Garden sorting it after winter and making it generally much nicer, teak oil on the garden furniture kind of thing. Then got rid of some weeds. How do you stop weeds between patio slabs? I'll do it so much until the end of summer. I had dinner before weeding. Then I listened to Cardiff be shit whilst emptying, cleaning, refilling the bird feeders. I decided to put one somewhere else. Then I sat in the garden and read American Psycho. I've just finished a cheese and cheese and onion crisp sandwich.

    When getting older, do you just find yourself doing days like today? I hadn't planned to do any of that. Just woke up and gone for it. Anyway, I'm exhausted.

    Treated myself to the Halestorm RSD release. Looks like only 4 shops in the UK stocked it. I'm thinking of collecting the Halestorm vinyls.

    Thanks for listening to my Frederick talk.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Freddie View Post
    Spent the first part of the morning today sorting some clothes I don't wear for the charity shop. Then from 10 til 2 I was in the Garden sorting it after winter and making it generally much nicer, teak oil on the garden furniture kind of thing. Then got rid of some weeds. How do you stop weeds between patio slabs? I'll do it so much until the end of summer. I had dinner before weeding. Then I listened to Cardiff be shit whilst emptying, cleaning, refilling the bird feeders. I decided to put one somewhere else. Then I sat in the garden and read American Psycho. I've just finished a cheese and cheese and onion crisp sandwich.

    When getting older, do you just find yourself doing days like today? I hadn't planned to do any of that. Just woke up and gone for it. Anyway, I'm exhausted.

    Treated myself to the Halestorm RSD release. Looks like only 4 shops in the UK stocked it. I'm thinking of collecting the Halestorm vinyls.

    Thanks for listening to my Frederick talk.
    It's called pottering, I've started doing it since we moved into this house.


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    It's called getting old, you sad *****!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Sinister View Post
    I was given Bryan Adams Ultimate collection of a double album.
    Nice heavy weight; sounds great.
    Marantz TT42 turntable - now 25 years old, but still doing ok.
    Yamaha A500 amp through to Mission floor-standing speakers.
    The amp delivers 85 watts per channel RMS, which is plenty powerful enough for the village!
    I've got the Marantz TT130, had it since July 13th 1985, along with my Marantz amp, reversible cassette deck, digital tuner (first that I ever saw), and speakers. So I was able to watch Live Aid with stereo sound. The cassette deck belt has needed replacing for around 20 years, maybe I'll never get around to it. Had to replace the amp 8 years ago. Also had to replace the turntable belt about ten years back. The whole lot cost £650, quite a hefty sum at the time, but for all the use I've had out of it, well worth it.

    Finally succumbed to CD in 1992 when Roger Waters brought out his 'Amused To Death' album on CD only. So paid £180 for a Sony 5 disc autochanger. Aside from getting the laser replaced in around 95, had no problems with it at all, still going strong.

    Haven't been as lucky with DVD players though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Gunn View Post

    I remember The Brilliant Corners!
    Me too. I remember one of the lads that used to come to football telling me that they were the next big thing and I should listen to them. I did, but wasn't impressed. To give him credit though, he had previously pointed me in the direction of the Wedding Present and Half Man Half Biscuit.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rockabilly View Post
    Back in the day I used to buy all by my hi-fi stuff from Richer Sounds on Mansfield rd. Is it still there?
    I got my Cambridge Audio amp from there about 8 years ago. Nice helpful staff. I was actually considering a different one, but one of the staff recommended the Cambridge one as being at least as good if not better than the more expensive one.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Gunn View Post
    My grandparents had one of these

    Yes, My Mum had my Grandmother's radiogram after she passed away. It took pride of place in our living room. It sounded very bass-ey, rather than tinny (as portable radios would sound). I remember her playing her Elvis, Connie Francis and Brenda Lee on it. I don't recall playing any of my records on it, think my Dad got his Sanyo Music Centre just before I bought my first record in '73.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Gunn View Post
    Talking of scousers, I finished work early today and been listening to the Echo and the Bunnymen this afternoon.
    Still undecided which album I like best even after all these years.
    Would probably say Porcupine, but Ocean Rain is definitely more accessible, but then, Crocodiles was good...
    I largely missed Echo And The Bunnymen at the time as I was still into loads of current stuff and 83-85 (in particular) was a good time for albums (IMO). During the last 20 years, I've been mostly backtracking on music I didn't bother with in my 'heyday' between 73 and 85, and also stuff from before my time (67-72). I finally bought a best of CD followed by Ocean Rain about 5 years ago. It is indeed a fine album.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    Favourite Shirts is their best.
    One of my guilty pleasures is Nick Heyward's 'Take That Situation'.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Forestjones View Post
    I largely missed Echo And The Bunnymen at the time as I was still into loads of current stuff and 83-85 (in particular) was a good time for albums (IMO). During the last 20 years, I've been mostly backtracking on music I didn't bother with in my 'heyday' between 73 and 85, and also stuff from before my time (67-72). I finally bought a best of CD followed by Ocean Rain about 5 years ago. It is indeed a fine album.
    I've been backtracking over The Mission the last few weeks.
    Didn't like them at the time, they were massive in Nottingham, a Rock City Goth favourite. Some of their stuff must've got into my subconscious because I can say I like a good eight or so songs now.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Forestjones View Post
    I got my Cambridge Audio amp from there about 8 years ago. Nice helpful staff. I was actually considering a different one, but one of the staff recommended the Cambridge one as being at least as good if not better than the more expensive one.
    Cambridge are a good company, but theyre co-owned by Julian Richer. In the UK audio hardware community they have a reputation as being audiophile for people who can't afford audiophile - this can be taken both ways. I rate them, personally, My amp is also Cambridge Audio, from the Azura range. They also make good quality interconnects too.

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    Now the 'Who Built the Moon?' era is over (probably) I decided to take a picture of the covers, the A and B sides of all the vinyls sold by NG.

    Some of the coolest looking records ever








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    Quote Originally Posted by Redemption View Post
    Cambridge are a good company, but theyre co-owned by Julian Richer. In the UK audio hardware community they have a reputation as being audiophile for people who can't afford audiophile - this can be taken both ways. I rate them, personally, My amp is also Cambridge Audio, from the Azura range. They also make good quality interconnects too.
    I had a Cambridge amp when I first acquired my hi-fi separates back in 1991.
    It was OK, but 5 years ago I listened to the then new Yamaha A-S501, which was voted best amp under £500 by What Hi-fi.
    At £260 at the time it was, and still is a lovely bit of kit, and matches up well with my Mission floor-standing speakers.
    The Cambridge's popularity stood me in good stead as I sold it on EBay for £160, not bad when I only paid £180 for it brand new all those years ago.

    Anyway, I have a question: what is people's experience with USB turntables?
    I am thinking of getting one to transfer my vinyl onto the computer.
    Is there a particular model anyone would recommend?
    And do they come with editing software so that I can clean up the worst of the clicks and pops?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Sinister View Post
    I had a Cambridge amp when I first acquired my hi-fi separates back in 1991.
    It was OK, but 5 years ago I listened to the then new Yamaha A-S501, which was voted best amp under £500 by What Hi-fi.
    At £260 at the time it was, and still is a lovely bit of kit, and matches up well with my Mission floor-standing speakers.
    The Cambridge's popularity stood me in good stead as I sold it on EBay for £160, not bad when I only paid £180 for it brand new all those years ago.

    Anyway, I have a question: what is people's experience with USB turntables?
    I am thinking of getting one to transfer my vinyl onto the computer.
    Is there a particular model anyone would recommend?
    And do they come with editing software so that I can clean up the worst of the clicks and pops?
    I considered the Audio Technica LP120 which is a copy of a Technics SL1200, it has a USB port, supposed to be decent quality and they're around £200 in Currys/PC World.
    Not sure about them coming with software, might be worth reading some reviews.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Gunn View Post
    I considered the Audio Technica LP120 which is a copy of a Technics SL1200, it has a USB port, supposed to be decent quality and they're around £200 in Currys/PC World.
    Not sure about them coming with software, might be worth reading some reviews.
    Thanks Bryn.
    Having read the reviews this one looks the business.
    It does come with Audacity software.


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    Audacity is free anyway.

    In my experience of USB Turntables they aren't going to get anywhere near the audio quality you want.

    There's about 8 of us with USB Turntables and we all say the same, few of us have the Sony PSLX3000, few have the ATLP60 and a couple have the 120.

    It's probably cheaper to get the CD off of eBay/Discogs/charity shop.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Sinister View Post
    Thanks Bryn.
    Having read the reviews this one looks the business.
    It does come with Audacity software.
    Bonus!


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    Denon have the dp200 that records to mp3 on a usb stick (so you don't need to connect your turntable directly to your PC).

    They have recently brought out a couple of newer flashier models on the same line.

    Comes with software that helps you split the tracks and identify them for you (not Audacity, I have no idea whether it's any good or not !).


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    If you have the kit, there is no need to go for a USB turntable!
    https://www.choice.com.au/electronic...rntable#before

    I think I'll give it a go!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Sinister View Post
    If you have the kit, there is no need to go for a USB turntable!
    https://www.choice.com.au/electronic...rntable#before

    I think I'll give it a go!
    Well the USB option on most of the USB turntables is just an "audio out" from the turntable as most PCs don't have phono / audio inputs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Sinister View Post
    If you have the kit, there is no need to go for a USB turntable!
    https://www.choice.com.au/electronic...rntable#before

    I think I'll give it a go!
    Oh my goodness.

    Please never come back and tell us how awesome your recordings sound because they originated on vinyl.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Freddie View Post
    How do you stop weeds between patio slabs?
    I had a guy do some work on my fence who also doubled up as a gardener who told me to scrape out as much of the weeds as possible, then fill the gaps between the slabs with salt to stop them coming back.

    The guys who used to live next door, who moved last year, swore by spraying the weeds with white vinegar.

    I don't know if either method works though as I haven't tried them.


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    A Flamethrower, I’ve found, is your best bet.

    „I believe in socialism because it seems more humanitarian, rather than every man for himself and 'I'm alright jack' and all those arsehole businessmen with all the loot. I made up my mind from viewing society from that angle. That's where I'm from and there's where I've made my decisions from. That's why I believe in socialism“

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