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Jan 30 17 5:13 PM
GG Pan wrote:Koukol wrote:And I wish we had something like Zia.
I don't know what part of Canada you live in, but the kvlt grapevine pointed me to a couple of Zia/Amoeba/Bullmoose equivalents in your country:http://spin-itrecords.ca/products/movies/http://www.beatgoeson.com/
There might be a few more on this list: http://www.recordstoreday.com/Venues?country=Canada
I'll stop bothering you now. (the road to hell is paved with good intentions...)
Koukol wrote:And I wish we had something like Zia.
Jan 30 17 6:06 PM
Jan 31 17 7:17 AM
Latarnia wrote:Here in NY, Tower is gone and Best Buy is a joke. There is really only Barnes & Noble left but their prices are expensive, and they don't carry everything. I would say that I do most of my DVD/Blu-Ray shopping online--out of necessity.
Well, that's the thing. Buying discs is now an online affair, which is sad because it's always so much more fun physically browsing items in a store (something I regularly see the young folks thrilling to when they're in my record store). People will never, ever completely tire of browsing and holding physical items in their hands. And when youngsters are introduced to it, they love it. That's why vinyl has come back big now during the streaming surge, and not 20 years ago.. the newbies are sort of rebelling against this whole "streaming is everything" delusion.
So what is truly "dead" is stores stocking physical DVDs and Blu-rays. But it's not the discs themselves which are gone; they're available by the truckloads - just over the Internet. You obviously cannot grab and buy items that aren't offered there on shelves. The stores have decided to go online for the discs, thus giving the faux impressions "nobody wants them". But I bet the days of stocking things in stores will return one day. I mean, if VINYL of all things could have come back, anything can.
"Physical Media: Alive and Well, Forever!"
Jan 31 17 3:07 PM
Jan 31 17 8:35 PM
Koukol wrote:https://reverb.com/ca/news/the-cassette-comeback-digital-disillusionment-gives-tape-new-lifeKids always jump on fads.Vinyl, and now cassettes, can be found in a lot of hipster clothing stores.It's still a novelty for them.If we take into account the population today vinyl doesn't sell anywhere near what it did in the past.
True, and I'll never say it's "the biggest seller", because obviously it isn't and will never be again. But that has nothing to do with the point that it's NOW -- in the midst of the "streaming revolution" of all things! -- that vinyl is so popular with young people. It wasn't popular with them before streaming. So why now?
Also, if vinyl is some sort of 'fad' for youngsters, then it's a fad that's been going on and growing for at least 7 years now...
Feb 1 17 3:44 AM
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Feb 2 17 4:31 PM
Jago Turner wrote:You mean that crackling like logs in the fireplace? I always used to get a thrill when I first heard that crackle. But I know this is because of the associated thrill it had of hearing a particular record and coming to know those crackles as a part of the music I loved. Nostalgia is hard to beat. I do, however, hate the habit of ironing out the quality on digital remastering to the extent that some of the music gets lost.
Feb 2 17 7:51 PM
Koukol wrote:=10.72pxI find it funny when people say "analog sounds better"
=10.72pxAlmost everything we buy today has been manipulated digitally including vinyl.
=10.72pxIt's another case of stupidity through generalizing.
Yes, among a lot of other sound problems vinyl introduces.
I listen to music mostly with headphones so pops, crackles and surface noise can be a huge distraction.
Feb 2 17 8:59 PM
Feb 2 17 10:22 PM
Koukol wrote:I don't know what makes a "film purist"
What do you think of Sprocket Fetishists watching digitally-filmed movies on 35mm print copies?
Feb 3 17 2:08 PM
Koukol wrote:But, I don't understand your last part, Jago.Are you talking about MP3's with a low bit rate?
Feb 3 17 2:10 PM
Feb 3 17 5:15 PM
Jago Turner wrote:Koukol wrote:But, I don't understand your last part, Jago.Are you talking about MP3's with a low bit rate?No. I meant that when albums get remastered they are often changed. One instrument put in the foreground more than it was (for example). As for the point about comparing vinyl and CD with VHS and DVD... Not really a fair comparison to my mind. VHS was always a bit on the unclear side and records could never be accused of that. A better comparison would be watching movies on celluloid projected on a screen or watching them on what is, in effect, a massive HD computer screen. There were many problems watching movies on celluloid (or what we colloquially refer to as celluloid). Things went wrong. Movies became scratched. Prints faded. But there was magic in it. I don't get that same sense of magic from modern cinemas.
Feb 7 17 8:20 PM
Latarnia wrote:Our local Best Buy has their DVDs and Blu-Rays "locked up".... One has to key in what one wants and the machine will get it for you. Of course, no browsing, if you don't want any of the new stuff that has CGI and super heroes and is available the "old fashioned" way, at least while it is still brand new. That said, the other Best Buy has all their stuff out in the open and ready for browsing, but is pathetically stacked, meaning not much.
Feb 7 17 9:38 PM
Feb 8 17 8:25 AM
Feb 8 17 8:27 AM
GG Pan wrote:Latarnia wrote:Our local Best Buy has their DVDs and Blu-Rays "locked up".... One has to key in what one wants and the machine will get it for you. Of course, no browsing, if you don't want any of the new stuff that has CGI and super heroes and is available the "old fashioned" way, at least while it is still brand new. That said, the other Best Buy has all their stuff out in the open and ready for browsing, but is pathetically stacked, meaning not much.
[left]So this is the machine that stupefied me:
Feb 8 17 2:03 PM
Latarnia wrote:I think this is a significant problem and not just facing the US. Advancement in technology is good, money-wise, for the techno people, but aside from getting things faster, we will have less human contact. It is already happening in the big city like NY, where workers are gradually being replaced by the checkout counter which now has only machines.
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