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This is now the wall in my ‘man-cave’ where I can listen to my records without being disturbed by anything or anyone…

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Are there more people who have framed some of their records. Some of the artwork really is art-work.

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Nice display.

No sleeves on my walls. Too many art prints and exhibition posters so no room.

I see you have a copy of Mtume Umoja Ensemble!  Also, what's first on the second row, can't make it out when I magnify

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8 minutes ago, mjazzg said:

Nice display.

No sleeves on my walls. Too many art prints and exhibition posters so no room.

I see you have a copy of Mtume Umoja Ensemble!  Also, what's first on the second row, can't make it out when I magnify

Yeah but it's a boot ;) still waiting for Pure Pleasure to reissue it properly. The other stuff is legit or even original of course :) The record you mention is Noah Howards 'Live at the Village Vanguard' on Freedom records

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4 minutes ago, Pim said:

Yeah but it's a boot ;) still waiting for Pure Pleasure to reissue it properly. The other stuff is legit or even original of course :) The record you mention is Noah Howards 'Live at the Village Vanguard' on Freedom records

And there I was planning a raid on the original :) Pure Pleasure surely will at some point

Aha! I did wonder as I had that Howard in my hand last month and put it back because the price was too steep.  Is it any good?

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2 minutes ago, mjazzg said:

And there I was planning a raid on the original :) Pure Pleasure surely will at some point

Aha! I did wonder as I had that Howard in my hand last month and put it back because the price was too steep.  Is it any good?

Yeah I think it is but must admit that I have a soft spot for both Howard as Ali. It sounds exactly as what you may expect of those guys. Not a desert island disc but very nice music!

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3 minutes ago, Pim said:

Yeah I think it is but must admit that I have a soft spot for both Howard as Ali. It sounds exactly as what you may expect of those guys. Not a desert island disc but very nice music!

I'll keep my eye out for it again then

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1 hour ago, Pim said:

This is now the wall in my ‘man-cave’ where I can listen to my records without being disturbed by anything or anyone…

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Are there more people who have framed some of their records. Some of the artwork really is art-work.

Are these records you treasure too much to play? Or do you sometimes take them down and out of the frames?

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I assumed it's just the covers up there?

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46 minutes ago, Teasing the Korean said:

In the scotch and music room:

In the record room:

How does the music escape from the record room to the music room? Or is the record room the storage area from which records are carried to the music room?

I am aware from past posts that you migrate along with the natural yearly cocktail cycle, much like our ancestors have done since time immemorial.

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When the walls spin, do the vinyls also spin?

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Not much free wall space at all in my "music room" either, so apart from a few framed Herman Leonard photographs and two 50s jazz calendars, just enough space to make use of this 12" 78er (Eddie Heywood on Signature) which had a chunk cracked off but by sheer conicidence I soon after found an intact copy of this very record so was able to complete the album and put this one to decorative use in the narrowish corner between the vinyl LP wall and the window ...

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... and then this one pinned up above the door (where no record shelves fit) - another chance purchase just for its cheesecake cover :lol: (the music doesn't grab me much) ...

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^_^

 

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Pim, 

Those framed album covers look NICE. :tup

Rather than framing a few favorites, I made a ledge-like shelf -- like the bottom lip of an old-fashioned chalkboard -- where I can set LPs.  That way, I can easily change what's on display.  Often, when I bring home new (or, more likely, "new-to-me") LPs, I'll display them for a while, so they get some regular spins.  I'm always tinkering with what's up there, moving stuff around.  It's fun.

When friends who aren't jazzheads come to visit, they usually don't recognize many (any!?!) of the musicians.  I'm sharing these pics with you guys because you'll likely recognize them all!  :g

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My "man cave/music room" is narrow, long rectangle -- in the basement.  This above pic is the short wall, one end of the rectangle

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This is the long wall.  My CD shelf is opposite this wall, and there's more LPs on shelves to the left of the Miles poster.

 

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45 minutes ago, Rabshakeh said:

How does the music escape from the record room to the music room? Or is the record room the storage area from which records are carried to the music room?

I am aware from past posts that you migrate along with the natural yearly cocktail cycle, much like our ancestors have done since time immemorial.

Let me say, first of all, that when Ms. TTK and I got together, we had a lot of album covers on the wall, primarily because we did not own a lot of art at the time.  Our first apartment had a Tiki Room and an Outer Space Room, and we framed thematically-appropriate cover art in each room.

The Scotch and Music Room is where the stereo is located, and it doubles a a guest room.  (The speakers in the adjacent family room are wired to the stereo in the Scotch and Music Room.)  All of the artwork is music-related, and the Mambo for Cats album is the only album framed on that wall.  Unfortunately, I have only the cover for that one.

The Record Room is where the LPs and most of the CDs are housed.  I posted a pic a few years back in the vinyl forum.  I will link it here if I can find it.

The decor in the Record Room is Clockwork Orange/Italian Modern Futurism, lots of plastic and bubbly kind of stuff.  We have a hand chair and pedestal chairs in that room.  The other two covers I posted are in that room, and they reflect the room's decor.  I have only the cover of the Afro Blues Quintet album.   The Enoch Light I have never played; I bought it for the outstanding cover art only. 

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37 minutes ago, JSngry said:

When the walls spin, do the vinyls also spin?

Speaking for myself, it depends on the amount of alcohol consumed.

On a "good" night, yes they spin too, definitely. ;) 

 

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This is as good a place as any to mention that one of my glass frames went crashing to the floor, damaging the cover of our pristine copy of Robert Mitchum's Calypso album on Capitol.  I switched to plastic frames after that.  

Pics of the Rekkid Room are in this thread:

 

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54 minutes ago, Rabshakeh said:

Are these records you treasure too much to play? Or do you sometimes take them down and out of the frames?

Yeah, I was wondering about that too. 

I assume that you're storing the actual LPs in generic sleeves -- so you can actually listen to them.

 

17 minutes ago, Teasing the Korean said:

Let me say, first of all, that when Ms. TTK and I got together, we had a lot of album covers on the wall, primarily because we did not own a lot of art at the time.  Our first apartment had a Tiki Room and an Outer Space Room, and we framed thematically-appropriate cover art in each room.

The Scotch and Music Room is where the stereo is located, and it doubles a a guest room.  (The speakers in the adjacent family room are wired to the stereo in the Scotch and Music Room.)  All of the artwork is music-related, and the Mambo for Cats album is the only album framed on that wall.  Unfortunately, I have only the cover for that one.

The Record Room is where the LPs and most of the CDs are housed.  I posted a pic a few years back in the vinyl forum.  I will link it here if I can find it.

The decor in the Record Room is Clockwork Orange/Italian Modern Futurism, lots of plastic and bubbly kind of stuff.  We have a hand chair and pedestal chairs in that room.  The other two covers I posted are in that room, and they reflect the room's decor.  I have only the cover of the Afro Blues Quintet album.   The Enoch Light I have never played; I bought it for the outstanding cover art only. 

Dude, that is freakin' AMAZING.  I have never heard of anything like that.  ... Designing your whole place around music.  That's incredibly cool. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Rabshakeh said:

Are these records you treasure too much to play? Or do you sometimes take them down and out of the frames?

I do treasure them very much but that’s why I want to play them ;) you could easily open up these:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Listen-Record-Frame-White-Vinyl/dp/B0721496RM/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=show+listen&qid=1627484865&sr=8-2

1 hour ago, mjazzg said:

I assumed it's just the covers up there?

No the vinyl is also inside. Well at the back to prevent from ringwear.

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20 minutes ago, Pim said:

I do treasure them very much but that’s why I want to play them ;) you could easily open up these:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Listen-Record-Frame-White-Vinyl/dp/B0721496RM/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=show+listen&qid=1627484865&sr=8-2

Faith in the ingenuity of humanity: restored.

34 minutes ago, Teasing the Korean said:

This is as good a place as any to mention that one of my glass frames went crashing to the floor, damaging the cover of our pristine copy of Robert Mitchum's Calypso album on Capitol.  I switched to plastic frames after that.  

Pics of the Rekkid Room are in this thread:

 

Thanks for posting.

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34 minutes ago, HutchFan said:

Dude, that is freakin' AMAZING.  I have never heard of anything like that.  ... Designing your whole place around music.  That's incredibly cool. 

Since Ms. TTK shares my obsession with music, it just kind of happened naturally.

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I'm always interested to see how many other people have vinyl dens / man caves. I have always had my collection in a main room (currently in a glass backed cocktail bar in our dining room / kitchen that my wife designed for the records on a whim without telling me). It means that the number of records has to be kept down, and the records have to be sociable (although I have a "dark corner"), so it has never been a serious long term solution to anything, but at least that helps reign in my worst instincts.

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4 minutes ago, Rabshakeh said:

... and the records have to be sociable (although I have a "dark corner"), so it has never been a serious long term solution to anything, but at least that helps reign in my worst instincts.

Are there any records that are "un-sociable" as long as they are stored away on the shelves? :g How many are there among your visitors who browse the spines of your records with any stamina?

I find I am usually the "odd man out" at a friend's place when I take a closer or longer look at his collection (a fairly decent one) almost every time we are there on a visit (though the get-togethers there usually include several music fans/record collectors).

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Just now, Big Beat Steve said:

Are there any records that are "un-sociable" as long as they are stored away n the shelves? :gHow many are there among your visitors who browse the spines of your records with any stamina?

There's some potent evil stored in those shelves...

Basically, since the record player is mostly played whilst people are socialising or eating, my wife (who enjoys good music but doesn't really remember names) needs to know that she can pick something out that looks nice and for it not to have any Arthur Doyle on it.

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Since I have many boxes full of vinyl, almost all purchased between 1970- 2010, I could never put all my vinyl on a wall. There are thousands of vinyl records. 

Also, my significant other does not like literally any of my music. She does not want to ever hear it, and definitely does not ever want to see it!

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1 hour ago, HutchFan said:

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Noticing the Vertigo poster on the right, have you ever found Bernard Herrmann's soundtrack LP, the original one on the Mercury label?  The cover was a close-up of Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak.  The late-70s Netherlands reissue unfortunately had hideous cover art.

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