Dave Garrett

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  1. RIP Chuck Barris

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDxDYIQL6Nc (edit: crap, just realized whoever uploaded it disabled embedding)
  2. Which albums is Pele looking at?

    Wow, I have been looking for a copy of that book for years, to no avail. Just poked around a bit and ran across one listed at an online vendor in Brazil, but there's no mention anywhere of international shipping being offered. Guess I need to attempt to construct a semi-coherent inquiry in Portuguese and shoot them an email.
  3. Must-have box sets (non-Mosaic)

    Yes, the Disk Union boxes are empty, although you will frequently find them sold along with the discs they were designed to contain - that's how I got the Sanders box. If memory serves, they're referred to as "promo" boxes because Disk Union offered them as an extra to customers who bought the complete set of discs they were intended to house.
  4. Jerry Lewis films

    I think there's more to Lewis than the lazy "the French love him" trope that usually gets trotted out whenever the subject of his films comes up, as if no thinking person could possibly find much value in broad comedies where subtlety tends to be in short supply. But both his solo films as well as those with Martin aren't well-known, for which blame can largely be assigned to their spotty availability on home video during the period when home video has been at its peak popularity. There have been two DVD box sets of the Martin & Lewis films, which went out of print and were later resurrected as manufactured-on-demand releases by Warner Archive, but those seem to be out of print now as well. Likewise, there was a 10-film box set of Lewis' films which came and went. Aside from THE NUTTY PROFESSOR, I don't think most people could name a Lewis film. A very different type of "Lewis film" (he wasn't involved in the production but is certainly the protagonist) that may be of interest is 2014's TELETHON, a behind-the-scenes look at what went on in preparation for the 1989 MDA telethon:
  5. Post A Pic

    (h/t Dangerous Minds)
  6. Must-have box sets (non-Mosaic)

    Just noticed that FLACs of the Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz are available at the Internet Archive: https://archive.org/details/Smithsonian-Collection-of-Classic-Jazz-lossless
  7. PM's(?) that seem to be publicly(!) visible??

    Yep. These are status updates, not PMs. If you use the "new since last visit" option to view posts, they show up there with the notation " posted a status update to " (paraphrasing the language here from memory).
  8. In Search of...with Leonard Nimoy

    I hear you. I have unofficial DVDs of some of the Warner TV series of the late 50s/early 60s (Hawaiian Eye, etc.), and the quality leaves a lot to be desired (think multigeneration VHS dubs that have been converted to a digital format, with compression artifacts added in the process), but when that's all that's available, you make do. I am amused every time I run across comments from someone who swears that they just can't watch something if it's not available on Blu-ray or streaming in HD.
  9. In Search of...with Leonard Nimoy

    I'd be curious to know how these look when you get them. I wouldn't expect HD quality from a 70s TV show, but I've been on the fence about whether to get this (much cheaper) reissue or the earlier set released by VEI. The earlier one also contains the two pilot episodes, but more importantly, it has almost twice the number of discs, leading me to suspect that they used a lot more compression on the reissue.
  10. Must-have box sets (non-Mosaic)

    Lon is correct - it's one of the promo boxes issued by Disk Union to house the Japanese Impulse gatefold mini-LP reissues in the "Pharoah Sanders Collection" series. There's a presumably complete list of Disk Union boxes here: http://www.minilps.net/japan-box-etc-authorised/disk-union-box
  11. Must-have box sets (non-Mosaic)

    Quite a few that have been mentioned already, and a couple that haven't:
  12. Analyst: Target should drop CDs

    You don't have to sync your entire iTunes library to your phone - you can selectively sync only certain songs or albums. So you can maintain a large music library in iTunes but only load a small portion of it on your phone: https://www.lifewire.com/itunes-sync-only-certain-songs-1999555 Also, to add to what Scott said earlier about backing up your phone to iTunes on your computer, IMO an iTunes backup is preferable to an iCloud backup because an iCloud backup is not as complete as an iTunes backup is - I forget the details, but iCloud backups only capture key data like Contacts, Photos, etc. If you want to be able to reset your phone to factory settings and restore it exactly as it was including all app data and settings, you need to do an iTunes backup. I highly recommend doing an iTunes backup before every iOS upgrade as well, as I've had to restore a phone from a backup before when an upgrade bricked the phone.
  13. Frank Zappa

    IIRC the renamings were for legal reasons, a loophole that somehow allowed them to release MOFO, Lumpy Money, and Greasy Love Songs without breaching the agreement the Zappa trust had with Ryko/Warner.
  14. The Grateful Dead Dark Star

    Likewise, after a couple of hours of trying to reload the dead.net page punctuated with occasional swearing. I can't believe they weren't able to figure out that the site was going to get slammed as soon as this was announced, and at least temporarily scale up capacity to handle the demand beforehand. I'm still pissed off about the Europe '72 fiasco, and am not entirely convinced that I won't wind up empty-handed with this one as well despite having an order confirmation in hand.