Dave Garrett

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  1. Cassette tape production revival?

    Yeah, there have been a few people on Hoffman's Visual Arts subforum who have made this claim. Almost without exception, they have been a couple of tacos shy of a combination plate, and for plenty of other reasons in addition to seriously putting forth such a claim. The corollary to such claims is usually "you can only view analog video properly on a CRT". I still have a substantial number of laserdiscs, and given the limits of the format they are generally quite watchable on an HD panel as long as you're using a good scaler and a high-end laserdisc player, but there's no way I'd ever claim that such a setup can compare to a well-mastered Blu-ray played back with my Oppo.
  2. New Hank Mobley Blue Note Set

    You must not be a Deadhead. Ever since Dead.net outsourced order fulfillment, their shipping has made Mosaic's in its current state look like Amazon Prime. As for Paypal, that's interesting, as it's been my experience that it's far more common for online merchants to charge Paypal immediately, instead of when an order ships. Import CDs, for one, does this. It's common enough to where I've seen many warnings that it's never a good idea to use Paypal to pay for anything that isn't currently in stock and shipping immediately (i.e., no preorders or backorders), for exactly this reason.
  3. Wild night for this fella.

    Pizza Rat: The Lost Years
  4. Return Of The Film Corner Thread

    Wow! That had to have been both intense and memorable.
  5. Jazz West Coast blog on Yahoo

    Do you mean the Yahoo Group? https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/JazzWestCoast/info Yahoo just shut down the web hosting aspect of Yahoo Groups several days ago - they are no longer hosting any Groups' content on the web, but the Groups' email functionality is still active. So if you were a member of a Group and had elected to receive all messages via email, you likely haven't noticed much difference. If, OTOH, you accessed messages via a Group's web portal, then you're probably wondering where everyone went, as all of the Group messages are no longer accessible via the web portal. Yahoo sent out several notices in advance of this happening, and provided functionality to obtain a download of the message archives for each Group (without any images that had been attached or otherwise included in messages) prior to the shutdown deadline. A lot of Groups were not happy with the changes and opted to move to other, similar portals like Groups.io, who provided what seemed to be a relatively painless method to migrate a Yahoo Group's archived content over to their site for a one-time $100 fee.
  6. Anna Karina 1940-2019

    Damn. RIP.
  7. Post a pic

    The rest of the story
  8. My own Hitler Reacts

    Yes - it's "Krebs". He's one of the senior officers that Hitler tells to remain when he orders everyone else out of the room prior to commencing his unhinged rant ("Keitel, Jodl, Krebs, und Burgdorf.").
  9. My own Hitler Reacts

    "And Vince Gill? He and Amy Grant always loved Bernie and Stalin!"
  10. Cover Art Books Jazz & other topics

    It's a wonderful book. Rodrigues was said to have the most comprehensive bossa nova collection in private hands, and it was that collection that formed the basis for the book. He passed away in 2010. If memory serves (it's been a while since I looked through it), although there are some covers depicting the well-worn tropes you mention, in general the cover selection is more diverse than you might think. I enjoyed it and found it to be a nice companion to my other album cover books, but my expectations may have been adjusted by the fact that the book was heavily discounted from the cover price. Your mileage may vary.
  11. Miles Davis Bootleg Series Vol. 6

    FWIW, it is currently on sale at Sleepy Night's site for $5.99. Shipping for me was $5 for a total of $10.99. Not sure if this is some sort of limited-time Black Friday/Cyber Monday deal, so those interested would do well to strike while the iron is hot.
  12. Cover Art Books Jazz & other topics

    I have several of the ones mentioned previously: Blue Note, Blue Note 2, California Cool, New York Hot, Jazz West Coast, Jazzical Moods, Jazz Album Covers: The Rare and the Beautiful, and the Concord book on Prestige Records. Never did get around to getting Daver's Jazz Graphics book on David Stone Martin covers, as I've yet to find one at what I'd consider a reasonable price. Also have one that's in a similar oversized paperback format as most of the above called Vinyl Hayride, featuring country music album covers: and this one: There's a beautiful book covering Bossa Nova album covers that was discussed here previously (http://www.organissimo.org/forum/index.php?/topic/17547-bossa-nova-e-outras-bossas/), but it's very difficult to find a copy now. I lucked into one that Strand listed online about ten years ago and haven't seen another one since.