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  1. I heard about it in passing, but I haven't checked it out yet. I always try to keep up with whatever Ron Gilbert is working on. After finally watching the trailer, I'll probably pick it up soon, too.


    As a side note, my brother-in-law (Joel) actually worked on a game with him. Check out the Deathspank series, at some point. More of an action/loot type game, but the humor is there. My wife actually spent some time with Joel and Ron while they were working on it, and I shit you not, a character in the game is totally based on her.

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  2. So today was a "I just got my phat tax refund" / post-Valentine's / therapeutic shopping day for my wife and I, so here goes. Actually, to note, I haven't listened to anything yet, but I want to so bad, and I don't know where to start:





    I picked up Stranger Things vol. 1:



    Got the anniversary edition of The Black Parade!




    But the best, BY FAR:



    Found that last one for less than nin.com, I'm so happy. 



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  3. Those are some awesome picks! Even better that the place is owned by someone you know!


    So, this was technically a birthday pick-up, but it's been in transit since then, and then showed up 4 days early(!) It's the new live album by Ghost, and is probably the coolest looking record in my collection currently. One of my good friends tried to get me to go to a show with him a couple years ago but I wasn't into them yet and I hate myself for it.





    Their next album should be dropping some time in the next few months (hopefully), and I've got some money tucked away so I can order it when the time comes.

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  4. Kind of Blue was the first thing on my wishlist, but I kept putting it off and putting it off because....reasons? I'm still not sure. I think I wanted to find an original pressing at the bottom of somebody's collection that they had forgotten about and I could pick it up for a dollar and run off into the sunset with it or something. It still feels kind of wrong to pick up a sealed "retail" copy of it, but whatever, it sounds fantastic and I love it.

  5. On 1/15/2018 at 3:54 AM, The NZA said:

    prolly Sufjan too, i forget which album of theirs i adore. 

    Probably Illinois. It's the only one that I've tried that I can do in one sitting (though I've not gone through even half of everything yet), and I hate myself for it because that album is SO. DAMN. GOOD.


    Silver and Gold is a collection of his weird Christmas songs, which are just perfect.


    So, as you guys know, today was muh birfday, so Jenn and I went to Forever Young to look around. Grabbed a couple, and then grabbed one more with a Half Price Books gift card I got from my folks. It feels good having a hobby they support. I would always ask for cash, or Steam gift cards, but I would always use the cash on vape/smokes/booze or whatever, and they never seemed to care too much for that. This year, it just felt good, if that makes any sense. They knew I wasn't going to waste it on just crap. I dunno. Take that however you will.


    Anyway, I picked up:



    • Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Yanqui U.X.O.
      • Haven't listened to it in full, yet, but what I have is absolutely amazing. I went in to this album completely blind, as I never got around to it, but now I have no excuse. Just fantastic stuff.
    • Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
      • I just needed it. One of the greatest albums of all time, ever. I picked up the double LP edition that has the original Mono version as well. Not much to say, every collection needs this album.
    • John Carpenter - Anthology (Movie Themes 1974-1998)
      • BLOWN. A. WAY. Not at all what I expected, but everything I ever wanted. Sounds great, looks great. Comes with a little 7" of a couple extra songs, it's so cool, I love it.

    Also, the John Carpenter one looks like this, and is one of 2000 pressed this way:



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  6. Nice! (Lol, didn't even mean to copy your post)


    Here's mine:

    • Aphex Twin - Drukqs 
    • Presidents of the United States of America - self titled
    • Anything by Cake (seriously, even Motorcade)
    • Sufjan Stevens - Silver and Gold


    I would kill any of you people for these. I metaphorically, of course.

  7. On 1/12/2018 at 4:51 PM, MetalHeart said:

    PS: Listening party sometime soon?



    On 1/12/2018 at 4:51 PM, MetalHeart said:

    Holy shit! Yes, I needs! We have quite a few records that were given to me by my Dad (and I think CJ got some from his mom, too?), and I want to start picking some up soon. I always see ones I want either at Half Priced Books, or Forever Young, but since we're sans turntable... I pass them up.

    The vast majority of my collection is from Half Price Books or Goodwill, though I've made out like a bandit at Forever Young a couple times. Need to head there with you and just fucking geek out at some point.


    I'm planning on a brand new setup 'round tax time, because I'm an adult god damn it, and because I'll have some cash to throw at it. New shelving, new turntable, prolly a starter amp, and whatnot. I don't know yet.


    NEW PICK UP! One of my friends at work gave this to me for mah birfday. Said he found it at HPB, which is good because they range between $45-200 online, depending on condition. It sounds like ass (terrible pressing), but the Coke Bottle coloration is absolutely worth holding on to. Definitely one of the more interesting looking records in my collection, and my first clear one, so still really really happy with it. Plus, it was a gift, and a complete surprise from the guy I talk vinyl with all the time at work, so yay! I will probably pick up a better pressing at some point and frame this one because it just looks so damn cool.




    Also, just finished my first vinyl listen-through of Grandaddy - The Sophtware Slump and now I'm tired and existentially depressed. Love that album.

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  8. Pickups from today!!!




    I saved a good chunk of holiday overtime for a trip to Forever Young today (today being the last day off before school kicks in, and the day off right around my birthday), and I found these beauties.


    In no particular order (edit: or Alphabetical order, apparently):

    • Godspeed You! Black Emperor - F# A# 
    • Grandaddy - The Sophtware Slump
    • Rammstein - Reise, Reise

    I went in for the GY!BE, because it's the only store I've seen with it. Sure I could order it online, but what's the point? The Rammstein freaking blew me away, though. I had no idea they were doing repressings and IT SOUNDS INCREDIBLE! @MetalHeart YOU NEEDS A TURNTABLE AT SOME POINT!

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  9. So, a...year or so ago?...I decided to make some alternate movie posters for my HTPC setup for a couple movie series because the original series art varied wildly, or because I wasn't able to find good versions of the ones I wanted or something. 


    Anyway, I made a couple series, and I'll post them in a moment, but I was wondering if anyone had anymore examples of stuff like this? Personally, I like overly minimalist posters (which you'll see in a second), but anything goes! 

  10. Nice! I need to start branching out into other genres that I've always loved. Right now I have an odd blend of Prog Rock / Weird Electronica / Metal / Industrial / Herb Alpert. I'm taking the rest of my holiday money to Forever Young on Wednesday, so I'll hopefully have some more awesome then. Until then, it's me and Herb Alpert:




    Mandatory Agatha Crispy:



    And the only gatefold I'll ever need:


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