greggery peccary

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  • Birthday 07/05/1962

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  1. Codona CDs

    Offering for sale the following CDs- Codona Codona 2 Codona 3 $8 each including shipping in ConUs. All discs/inserts are in excellent condition. Codona has a thumbprint/smudge on disc which doesn't affect play. Take all three for $20.
  2. Repairing scratched CDs

    I've had the "Skip Dr." for number of years and when called upon it has always done the job. It was about $15 at the FYE store in the mall way back when.
  3. 21 CD box of Art Ensemble of Chicago on ECM

    $82 including shipping to preorder through importcds.com I'm in. importcds.com
  4. Mosaic, JRVG, & Some Odds & Ends FS.....

    My set was well packed also...a little slow arriving but the packing box was slathered in tar and put into a plastic bag. Clearly no fault of the seller. What matters were the contents and they were in excellent condition due to having been packed so well. Thanks.
  5. Brand new, still sealed. I ended up with two. $25 shipped to CONUS addresses. Thanks.
  6. Mosaic, JRVG, & Some Odds & Ends FS.....

    PM Sent on Various Artists - Atlantic New Orleans Jazz Sessions - MD4-179 - $65
  7. IPod Replacement

    I received my iPod back yesterday. The gentleman who did the work was very good about communicating with me. At my request he did not put Rockbox on my iPod. He also completed the work and returned my unit more quickly than advertised. The iPod came back with 462 GB of space available on it. As per instructions which were included I synced songs in groups of just over 4,000. It was explained that the sync process generates some heat and that the process can also use up the battery (which he replaced) more quickly than it can be replenished/charged so syncing groups of more than 5,000 songs is discouraged. Starting at 4:30 PM, the last of 12,460 songs (260 GB) finished syncing at 11:00 PM. This is much faster than the couple of times that I had to restore the iPod in its original configuration- which took almost 48 hours. The majority of my files are also saved into iTunes as Apple Lossless (ALAC) and I synced them as such. In order to fit them into the 160 GB drive I had iTunes downsample (?) files down to 256 KB. I didn't notice an appreciable difference in having done so, but I like having my lossless files back. It appeals to the wisp of audiophile in me. I listened last night and I've been listening this morning as well. The iPod seems to be working fine, I went in and changed settings and menus to my preference with no worries. All in all I'm very pleased. I have separate iPod Classics for rock, classical, and blues. The rock and classical are both near capacity and I recently downsized the files in the rock device to get extra space. I upgraded this iPod for repair purposes, but based on this experience I wouldn't hesitate to do it with my rock iPod for no other reason to get the extra space. There is a 1 TB option but it is over $500 and that just might be too much space and money. 512 GB for $250 might just be my sweet spot.
  8. IPod Replacement

    I am a little late to this topic, but browsing through the comments I didn't see this mentioned. My iPod classic was going and the folks at the Apple store told me that I could have the mechanical hard drive replaced with "flash" memory which is in thumbdrives, etc. After doing some research I opted for a gentleman who does this work and offers his product/service on ebay. I'm going to have my memory nudged from 160 GB to 512. Here is his blurb: This listing is for an upgrade service to upgrade your 6th (needs Rockbox, which I install) or 7th generation iPod classic. You send in your iPod and I will replace your existing traditional HDD with a 512GB Samsung based SSD and Tarkan iFlash adapter, and a new battery. All 7th gen iPods (160GB thin) are compatible. 6th generation(80,120,160GB Thick) iPods are compatible but require the installation of Rockbox in order to bypass apples 128GB limit. Please feel free to make an offer! An SSD will be faster, lighter and more durable than the stock HDD. The biggest advantage to the SSD over even an HDD is that there are no.moving parts, so durability is greatly improved. The adapter I use in this upgrade is also known for its reliability and the most recommended for iPod upgrades. The SSD should offer comparable battery life to the original drive. We actively update our prices in order to ensure you are getting the best possible deal. Feel free to make offers too. See someone offering it cheaper? As long as it is confirmed they're using the same memory as us we will match or beat the price! PLEASE NOTE: Due to some reports of reliability issues with SSDs we are beginning to phase over to primarily SD card based upgrades. These usually offer better battery life and better stability with iTunes as they use. The SD upgrades use class 10 high speed SD cards. Please note that with this upgrade, there will be an approximate limit of 35,000 to 50,000 tracks, depending on your iPod model (the exact limit will vary depending on how much metadata your iPod uses but should be within a few thousand of these numbers). This limit is a result of iTunes database size and the amount of RAM available in the iPods, not a result of the flash upgrade. Please see below for compatibility: Ebay link I'm excited to have triple the space and optimistic that this will work. Replacement iPod Classics seem to now be over $400 for the most part. I offered $249 and he accepted my offer.
  9. The Grateful Dead Dark Star

    Ordered with ease for a change...absent were the problems which plagued earlier box set releases. !5,000 copies takes the edge off as well. I'm a little light on '73-74 stuff. Looking forward to this one.
  10. Amazon recommended these titles to me. They appear to be on the Phono label...which I guess is one the the European labels which finds little love here. They boast 24 bit remastering and booklets. I'm very interested. Thoughts? Joe's Blues Featuring Grant Green Featuring Les Spann & Mundell Lowe "Blue Hodge" "Mess of Blues" Featuring Kenny Burrell "Con Soul Jazz" & "Wild Bill is the Boss"
  11. PM sent on Music of Islam box.
  12. Wishbone Ash The Vintage Years

    They've become a favorite of mine. Trying to patch their stuff together was tough with so much stuff out of print. After this I need look no further. Best price I found was $339 with free shipping and no tax through PopMarket. This is from the website: Website Wishbone Ash's The Vintage Years 1970-1991 is a strictly limited deluxe 30 CD box set. Authorised by all of the original band members, this beautifully packaged tribute to one of Britain’s finest Rock bands is loaded with rarities and memorabilia, and includes a lavish 156-page hardback book written by Classic Rock's Dave Ling. A third of the collection features previously unheard and unreleased material. Strictly limited to 2500 copies, all discs have been remastered. Along with copious extras - posters, poster book, 7" single and more - the set includes individually signed photos of each band member. Released on Madfish, the label behind the award-winning Family, Steve Hillage and Small Faces box sets. **This boxset will be shipped by courier. Save on postage costs by ordering anything else separately** --------- Founding member Martin Turner says, “We decided to give it all to the wonderful Pete Reynolds whom I believe has done a brilliant job of mixing and remastering a massive collection of work. It’s almost like having one’s whole musical life in one box. It certainly represents the most comprehensive Wishbone collection that I know of and I hope you enjoy it." Andy Powell adds, "It’s truly amazing to look back at the musically fertile 1970s and 1980s and wonder at the sheer amount of incredible creative output from our band. We had great roots and a really strong blueprint for success. I feel blessed to have played my part in it all and I’m truly thankful that it’s set the course for my entire life and all the music that’s followed, as the band continues to live on into the 21st century.” --------- The contents of The Vintage Years box set include: * Brand new cover artwork designed by Colin Elgie, the designer of the award-winning Live Dates sleeve artwork. * All 16 studio albums, featuring bonus material including rare album outtakes, B-sides and 12 previously unreleased studio tracks, presented in mini-gatefold sleeves (three of the albums are currently out of print, Nouveau Calls, Here to Hear and Strange Affair). * 8 previously unreleased live albums from 1973-1980 on 11 discs: 1. Portsmouth Guildhall 1973 (2CD) from the Wishbone Four / Live Dates tour 2. Southampton University 1973 from the Wishbone Four / Live Dates tour 3. Edinburgh Usher Hall 1976 from the New England tour 4. Marquee Club 1977 from the Front Page News tour 5. Newcastle City Hall 1977 from the Front Page News tour 6. Bournemouth Winter Gardens 1978 (2CD) from the No Smoke Without Fire tour 7. Guildford Civic Hall 1980 (2CD) from the Just Testing tour 8. Chelmsford Odeon 1980 from the Blowin' Free tour * 3 original live albums: Live Dates, Live Dates Volume Two and Live in Tokyo. * All music has been remastered from the original multitrack and ¼" tapes, sourced from Martin Turner and Andy Powell's personal collections, and from the Universal Music and Atlantic archives. * A 156-page hardback book written by Classic Rock's Dave Ling, including personal photos, rare posters and flyers, a 2017 interview and collector's memorabilia. * A 36-page poster book, covering the early years through to Here to Hear. * 4 reproductions of original posters: Christmas at the Palace Dec 1973 Live Dates European tour – Hamburg Musikhalle 1974 Europe 1975 tour The Front Page News tour – Empire Pool Wembley 1977. * A facsimile MCA debut album promo pack. * A 7" flexi disc for the single Blind Eye, the first of the 11 Japanese singles series. * Individually signed photos of each band member.
  13. Where is this list posted? I can't seem to locate it. Thanks.
  14. New Verve box sets

    I don't have a lot of Armstrong so at first glimpse this seems worthwhile. I'm ok with a few alternates, etc. at the end of discs 1-3 but disc four holds zero interest. For completists only...? Disc: 4 1. Makin' Whoopee breakdown 2. Makin' Whoopee alternate take (1) 3. Makin' Whoopee alternate take (2) 4. Makin' Whoopee breakdown (3) 5. Makin' Whoopee master take (4)(Gus Kahn - Walter Donaldson) 6. I Get a Kick Out of You 7. I Get a Kick Out of You breakdown and studio chatter (3) 8. I Get a Kick Out of You alternate take (4) 9. I Get a Kick Out of You breakdown (5) 10. I Get a Kick Out of You false start (6) 11. I Get a Kick Out of You false start (7) 12. I Get a Kick Out of You master take (8) 13. I Get a Kick Out of You breakdowns and false starts (9 - 12) 14. I Get a Kick Out of You alternate take (13) (Cole Porter) 15. Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love) breakdowns (1 and 2) 16. Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love) alternate take (3) 17. Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love) master take (4) (Cole Porter) 18. Willow Weep for Me false start (1) 19. Willow Weep for Me alternate take (2) 20. Willow Weep for Me breakdown and false start (3) 21. Willow Weep For Me alternate take (4) 22. Willow Weep for Me false start (5) 23. Willow Weep for Me breakdown (6) 24. Willow Weep For Me master take (7) (Ann Ronnell)