Sunday, August 29, 2010

Record Finds 08-29-2010

It was a Sunday morning, and I went to go shopping for records. First I went to the Stouffville Country Market, but all of the records there were mould-infested like no other! So I decided to go to Value Village instead, knowing that there would be some good records there. And look what I found! I was stuck in 45 heaven, and believe it or not I found a VG+ copy of Led Zeppelin IV sitting in a Bread sleeve! Ahhh... I feel very happy to get what I've been wanting for a long time. :D


BTW, here's a correction/update to my "Beware of YT Taste Bullies" message I posted yesterday. The guy replied me back with an apology:

It was nice of him to do that, actually. :D Glad that it didn't escalate to the point that he would block me, and hopefully, at the very least, will become acquaintances! A little communication is a good thing, because a lot can be misinterpereted in personal messages.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Beware of YT Taste Bullies!

Last night I subscribed to a YouTube user who has lots of great Canadian music on his channel (especially the old 50's and 60's stuff). Now when I woke up today, I went to check my YouTube inbox, and lo and behold, this is what appeared in my personal messages!

This is way out of line! He should have thanked me for my subscription to his channel, but instead he got angry at me because, as far as I can see, he only wants his subscribers to like one type of music! From the tone of his message, he couldn't grasp the idea that my channel could be different than his and yet I still like the music he uploads! You see, my record collection weighs at over a thousand, and I like a very, very wide variety of musical genres. In my opinion, everybody is welcome to have their own musical tastes, but they are not welcome to want all their followers to like the exact same type of music!

So, whatever you do, beware of the YouTube taste bullies. They may not say it on their YouTube channel, but they actually want their followers to have the exact same musical tastes as the bullies themselves! This is more than a subscriber trying to weed out potential spammers (you know, like the "Earn Subscribers" guys that were around in the past months of 2010). This is someone who says "my way or the highway", while I say no way to that! It's our differences that make us unique, and that's what great music is all about... bringing many genres and influences together in a whole different way!


Saturday, August 21, 2010

Record Finds 08/21/2010

On a Saturday morning I decided to go on an unexpected trip to the thrift store with my friends, and guess what: I scored! However, I only got to go to Value Village, mainly because I did not want to leave my dog alone for too long, and also because Goodwill usually have their half-off sales every Friday.

Ryan AKA OldMusicOnVinyl1

Monday, August 16, 2010

Henry Johnson commented on my video!

Last week, I posted "Mr. Montgomery" by Chicago jazz guitarist Henry Johnson:

Little did I know that a week after, Henry Johnson himself sent me a personal message (WOO!):

As soon as I recieved his message, I replied with the following:

"WOW! I can't believe you're actually Henry Johnson! Thank you so much for your kind comments! There's no comparison between the vinyl and digital ages. The whole experience of buying a vinyl, tearing the shrinkwrap, reading all the detail on the sleeve, and then placing it on the turntable has all been lost! You've actually made my day as well, because it's not often that a record collector has the opportunity to speak to a musician they admire! I appreciate you taking the time to listen to the records on my channel! I hope you'll drop back again someday soon, and I wish you continued good luck with your wonderful music!"

I feel REALLY happy and excited that an actual musician left a message for me. Just unbelieveable! :D

Ryan AKA OldMusicOnVinyl1

Monday, August 9, 2010

New page on Viddler!

I will be using my new Viddler account for videos that have been blocked from YouTube.

If you want to see it, click here.

Ryan AKA OldMusicOnVinyl1

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Record Finds 08/06/2010

Yet another great Friday at the thrift shop for vinyl! Here are my finds:

Erroll Starr - The Key (12" single, 1986)

Note: Cool Canadian music from the late 80's. A fun fact: the song actually starts at the end of the lead-in area!

Jenson Interceptor - Jenson Interceptor (1980)

Note: Edmonton, Alberta-based group from 1980. Note that this record was actually mastered by the fabulous Bob Ludwig, whom I actually have an article about! Also take note that there were about a dozen sealed copies of this album. So even though I read they were a B-circuit group, I got it just for thehell of it! And I discovered that it's actually pretty good!

Apollo 100 - Joy (1972)

Note: Features the well-known rendition of Bach's "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring".

Seals and Crofts - Down Home (1970)

Note: The folk-rock duo's second album ever. Canadian pressing on Bell, and distributed by Quality.

Sheila E. - The Glamorous Life (1984)

Note: Sheila E. was an American female singer best known for her work with Prince. This is her debut album.

The Michael Zager Band - Life's a Party (1978)

The Cinema Soundstage Orchestra - Cleopatra Soundtrack Scores (196?)

Glenn Miller - A Memorial: 1944-1969 (197?)

Note: Ahhh, the best of the master of swing. Glenn Miller, a legend all in one.

Andre Gagnon - Neiges (1975)

Note: French-Canadian instrumental musician and composer.

Walt Disney's Most Beloved Songs from His Great Motion Pictures (1964)

Walt Disney Presents All the Songs from "Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree" (1965)

Walt Disney's Merriest Songs (1968)

Sir Malcom Sargent - The Pirates of Penzance (197?)

Note: I also have the 1968 D'Oyly Carte recording of this amazing William S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan play.

Hong King! Exotic Chinese Pop Music Recorded in Kowloon (1966)

Cinema Soundstage Orchestra - Dr. Zhivago (196?)

Note: I saw two copies of this album; one mono and one stereo. I got the mono copy, because it's the original (doesn't say "also available in stereo")!

Annie (Original Cast Recording) (1977)

Note: The fabulous musical based on Harold Gray's comic strip "Little Orphan Annie". This showstopper will be returning to Broadway in 2012!

New York, New York (Original Motion Picture Score) (1977)

Note: The soundtrack to Martin Scorcese's musical drama film starring Liza Minelli. Now I actually have a little story to tell you. It was 1977, and George Lucas's first ever Star Wars film came out (but the fourth in the whole six-episode trilogy). My grandfather came to the theater especially to see Star Wars, but since a god-awfully big line of people were higly anticipating it, he went to see "New York, New York" instead. And he hated every single minute of NY, NY. Why? BECAUSE HE DIDN'T GET TO SEE STAR WARS! Netherless, I now have the original soundtrack, though I daren't share it with him because he still hates the movie!

Well, that's all my finds for this Friday. Talk to you later!

Ryan AKA OldMusicOnVinyl1