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  1. On 1/6/2022 at 6:19 PM, romualdo said:16 Dec 2021
    My first copy had a vinyl dimple on record, which made my needle bounce I work in a record store where we had a few copies. I returned it got a second copy. The second is the dirtiest new record I have ever seen. There is a lot of terrible junk all over these records. cleaned it, sounds good .... but this is awful Quality Control !!!
    It’s a mixed bag. Given these recordings started at 1945 it’s impressive to say the least. Just don’t go in thinking this a Audiophile Jazz recording. Some sections sound great, others not so much. The vinyl itself was dirty, after a cleaning it played fine with the normal amount of pops and clicks throughout. The box is pretty nice.
    Sounds good and a nice package but every LP was dirty/discolored and full of fingerprints. I was surprised it sounded as good as it does. Not sure where it was pressed (not on the shrink so it’s definitely not somewhere worth mentioning). Quality control is lacking

    People on discogs are funny. I actually have never gotten upset that a record is dirty. I clean every record before I spin it anyway. You would think someone spending the money they were asking for this set would know that’s the cost of buying vinyl. 

    I would expect a record from the Electric Recording company to be clean but that’s a $500 new record. 

  2. 1 hour ago, Dan Gould said:

    You're skipping over the part about him playing an instrument associated with jazz and getting acclaim as a jazz musician.

    If there existed a "smooth jazz" chart and recognition of "best selling smooth jazz artist" I wouldn't remotely give a shit about him and his music. 

    That’s my point. He isn’t claiming he’s a jazz musician. Others are and by giving merit to everyone’s opinion he’s being dragged by people who “don’t give a shit about Kenny G” but clearly do. 

  3. 7 minutes ago, Teasing the Korean said:

    Consumers don't have to be well-informed to exercise their buying power.  Perception is reality.  If a Kenny G fan thinks they are buying jazz, then they are buying jazz.  Same with listeners who think the Star Wars theme is classical. C'est la vie.  

    So it again comes back to people hate Kenny G because he is popular and gets the notoriety that people believe others should get. 

  4. 26 minutes ago, Ken Dryden said:

    This guy asked for the attention, it didn’t come by accident.

    How so? Because he made music that was marketed and made popular? My comment was in regards to being labelled jazz. Of course an artist wants to be popular. 

    6 minutes ago, Rooster_Ties said:

    It’s because his name has become synonymous with “jazz” for a relatively significant portion of the masses. Perhaps not a majority of a generation, but maybe a plurality.

    Absent that, nobody would really care.

    That is giving the masses a lot of credit since you don't expect the masses to be well informed.

  5. I like Kenny G as a person. People take him way more seriously than he takes himself. I've always wondered if it was jealously or just that he's the easy target. He had a running appearance on the Le Batard Show that was great. I often think people dismiss Kenny G before they even listen to what he has to say, this interview being the example. His discussion about recording vs live playing is an interesting philosophy. I don't actually listen to his music but his philosophy on artistry is fascinating and honestly commendable. 

  6. Oakland Athletics:

    I’m expecting this to turn into a full tear down and rebuild. Maneas, Olson, Chappy, and my favorite Canha all will be gone amongst many others in conjunction with BoMel going to manage the Padres it’s going to be a rough stretch. All this coupled with the issues getting a new stadium at Howard Terminal I’m not sure what to make of my team. 

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