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The week in mandersmedia

Hello and hope you’ve had a good week…

Two especially big announcements this week to tell you about.

We now accept bitcoin If you wish to pay by bitcoin, contact by message over at Discogs/Bookogs/Filmogs and the payment will be arranged. We are using the same payment system as some major companies and brands around the world. We believe this to be a great addition to the other payment options already offered. We are very interested to hear what you think about bitcoin.

We will be listing DVD and VHS on filmogs filmogs launched its Marketplace yesterday and we have some DVD and VHS titles ready to be listed! You will find them trickling on over the next handful of weeks. You’ll find the link to us in the Profile and Shipping Information on Discogs or go here.

More CDs, Cassettes and Vinyl will be listed this week, keep your eyes peeled, these will be across all sorts of genres and styles, we believe in stocking a wide variety of genres and formats for a wide choice.

Play grading focus This week we focus on the Akai 4000DS that’s used for Reel to Reel play grading, xagu on HiFi engine gives this 5 stars and says ‘Great little reel to reel. Amazing sound.’ Don’t forget, we are always able to play grade anything you wish to buy.

Podcast and/or YouTube? Would you like to see/hear podcasts and/or YouTube videos from us? We’d like to know.

Did you know? Ozzy Osbourne came a cropper when a catapult malfunctioned during his 1981 Diary Of A Madman tour. A catapult was supposed to throw meat into the audience but due to a fault when Ozzy put his foot on a lever, several pounds of offal hit the singer on the back of his head. (thanks to thisdayinmusic for this).

That’s it for this week, thanks as always for supporting us and to our customers, past, present and future.

Speak soon, John from mandersmedia

 

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The week in mandersmedia

Hello and I hope you’ve had a good week…

We are 100! We have had over 100 feedbacks for items purchased on Discogs, we always value feedback from customers and always interested in your ideas.

Play grading equipment focus. This week, we will focus on the amplifier, the Pioneer SA-1000. This is a Class A Amplifier from the early 1970s and has a beautiful sound, great features like a ‘mode’ selector which allows you to listen in mono or just left and right channels or even reverse the channels! Take a look at more information.

PledgeMusic. As you know, we are very interested in supporting music here at mandersmedia, we are supporters and donators to Help Musicians UK, a fantastic musicans’ related cause so, you’ll start seeing posts from PledgeMusic. If you haven’t already heard of it, It’s a great way to connect artists and fans and for crowdfunding.

We’re moving to sensible pricing! Tired of seeing £3.84, £4.82, £0.87? We’re moving to more sensible pricing ending with a ‘9’, we hope you find this easier and less silly!

Price reductions You’ll find the regular weekly Price Reductions have been completed as we always aim to remain competitive in our pricing.

Adding more releases! As always, we will adding more releases, especially over this Bank Holiday (UK), keep your eyes peeled!

Did you know? ‘In 2009, Shina Twain was rated as having the Perfect Face, by scientists. The study, led by the University of Toronto and the University of California suggested her face has a perfect set of geometric measurements, based on the Golden Ratio.’ (thanks to thisdayinmusic.com).

That’s all this week, have a great week ahead! John from mandersmedia

 

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Discogs Blog Essential Wax with Mogwai

Since 1995, across eight previous studio albums, thirteen EPs, two remix albums, two live albums and four compilation albums, Glasgow’s post-rock pioneers have been a perfect sonic storm. The more precarious the world becomes, the more Mogwai‘s music is escapist balm, more so than ever inside the cocooning deliverance of their ninth studio album, ‘Every […]

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Classic Album Sundays Rocky Mountain Audio Fest Album Blogs: Jeff Buckley ‘Grace’

Jeff Buckley was a musician who wanted an organic performance and each time he stepped onstage he gave over his soul. Even though he wasn’t close with his folk-legend father Tim Buckley, Jeff admired his wild and unpredictable musicianship and wanted to craft a similar methodology but inspired by his own, more contemporary musical influences. The result didn’t compare to other popular music of the early nineties and even to this day, his epic debut Grace is still inimitable with anethereal performance that still breathes with life. You feel the power behind his vocals especially on ORG’s 2014 vinyl release (as a double album pressed at 45 RPM), and we’re thrilled to include it in our Rocky Mountain Audio Fest CAS album line-up.

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Buckley’s learnt songwriting from storytellers who didn’t depend on a song’s instrumentation to communicate a strong message. Édith Piaf easily commands attention with her percussive and long-winded singing. Piaf sounds limitless and free on “Hymne à L’amour” as she gives tribute to her then-lover, boxer Marcel Cerdan. The French icon sings with passion and panic as she contemplates how in love she is with Cerdan as she looks ahead to the day she will lose him forever. That blend of joy and sorrow is something Piaf could only do herself, and Jeff Buckley borrowed from this sentiment within his own style.

When crafting his unique direction, Buckley also observed Robert Plant. On Led Zeppelin III’s “Since I’ve Been Loving You”, Plant never repeats a vocal pattern and fully explores his low and high registers to express conflicted feelings behind his turbulent relationship. His painful screams and crying consume the chorus of the track, which wields more power than any of the amplified instruments in the mix. Jimmy Page matches it perfectly with an improvised guitar solo that expresses similar turmoil. Buckley would take in their far-ranging dynamic to give Grace its balance between intimate performance and rock-out moments.

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Grace features a few covers that are beautifully reinvented, thanks to Buckley’s boundless imagination. The crooner’s cover of the English hymn “Corpus Christi Carol” replaces the piano on the original composition with finger-picked guitar and vocally it’s one of the best moments of his beautiful falsetto. His voice sounds peaceful and calm, as if the performance is a form of meditation for Buckley. Its conclusion tests his range the most and, when played over a hi-fi, feels transcendent almost as if its sung by an angel. It fits perfectly, considering its lyrical references to the death of Jesus.

While Radiohead was recording their sophomore effort, The Bends, they attended a Jeff Buckley concert in hopes to break some writer’s block. Luckily for them, it worked— Thom Yorke applied Buckley’s unconventional tenor to build “Fake Plastic Trees”. It starts minimally, like Buckley’s “Corpus Christi Carol”, and gradually intensifies as string arrangements and other Radiohead members are added to the mix. Yorke claims he truly discovered his voice after recording the track and Buckley gave him the confidence to use his falsetto, ultimately cementing his legacy in alternative rock outside of his legendary debut.

Grace lives on today because no other musician in 1994 understood what Jeff Buckley was doing— he was an anomaly at the time. He wanted his vocal chords to transcend language, genre, gender, and race in order to make an impact any audience. His interest in avant-garde music and inspiration from his favorite artists pushed him to avoid popular music trends and create a new musical identity. Even though he was only able to do so with one album, his emotive nature lives on and continues to inspire musicians to create art that stays true to their own individuality.

Jeff Buckley in Atlanta, in August 1994

Full information on our involvement at Rock Mountain Audio Fest including album timings and ticket packages can be found here.

Written by CAS Chicago host Sam Willett- Facebook/Twitter

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Discogs Blog Essential Wax with Mogwai

Since 1995, across eight previous studio albums, thirteen EPs, two remix albums, two live albums and four compilation albums, Glasgow’s post-rock pioneers have been a perfect sonic storm. The more precarious the world becomes, the more Mogwai‘s music is escapist balm, more so than ever inside the cocooning deliverance of their ninth studio album, ‘Every […]

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Classic Album Sundays The Strokes ‘Is This It’ Vinyl & London Tickets Giveaway

Building up to a months worth of events celebrating The Strokes “Is This It’ we are delighted to be able to offer a vinyl copy of the album courtesy of Rough Trade Records and a pair of tickets to this Sundays listening session at Brilliant Corners in London.

Please note you must attend the event in London on Sunday 1st October to collect the LP in person, it will not be posted out.

Full details of the event and the rest of our worldwide listening sessions can be found here.

To enter the competition all you have to do is follow Classic Album Sundays on Twitter and tweet:

I want to win a vinyl of The Strokes ‘Is This It’ & tickets to London’s album listening session! Info:

Terms and conditions below.

Check out our The Strokes Musical Lead Up Playlist here.

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Terms and conditions:

1.This competition is open to fans following Classic Album Sundays aged 21 years or over.
2. Employees of Classic Album Sundays or persons in any with involved in the development, production, or distribution of this competition, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, children) and household members of each such employee, are not eligible to participate in the Promotion.
3. To enter, entrants need to Tweet: I want to win a vinyl of The Strokes ‘Is This It’ & tickets to London’s album listening session! Info:
4. This competition will commence at 13.00pm (GMT) 26th September 2017. The cut off time for entries will be 17:00pm on Friday 29th September 2017. Winners will be notified by 19:00pm on Friday 29th September 2017.
5. CAS accepts no responsibility for any entries that are incomplete, illegible, corrupted or fail to reach the CAS by the relevant closing date for any reason. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt. Entries via agents or third parties are invalid.
6. Entrants may submit as many entries as they wish but no entrant may win more than one prize.
7. Anyone found to use multiple accounts to enter will be ineligible.
8. There will be one winner who will win a vinyl copy of The Strokes ‘Is This It’ and two tickets to London’s listening session on Sunday 1st October.
9. No entrant may win more than one prize.
10. The Promoter’s decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
11. The prizes are non-transferrable and no cash alternative will be offered.
12. Prizes are subject to availability. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, CAS reserves the right (a) to substitute alternative prizes of equivalent or greater value and (b) in exceptional circumstances to amend or foreclose the promotion without notice. No correspondence will be entered into.
13. The winner will be notified on Friday 29th September 2017. The winner must claim their prize within 24 hours of the CAS sending notification. If the prize is unclaimed after this time, it will lapse and CAS reserves the right to offer the unclaimed prize to a substitute winner selected in accordance with these rules.
14. By entering the competition one agrees to the above terms and conditions.
15. The winner must attend the event in London on Sunday 1st October to collect the record in person. The LP will not be posted out.

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This day in music On this Day September 26, 1995

AC/DC released Ballbreaker their 12th international studio album. The album which was produced by Rick Rubin, featured the return of former drummer Phil Rudd, who had been fired from the band in 1983 as a result of drinking and drug problems and a fight with founding rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young.

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Goldmine Magazine Fabulous Flip Sides In Memoriam – Steppenwolf’s Goldy McJohn

On August 1, we lost Steppenwolf’s original keyboardist Goldy McJohn, who was with the band through 1974. We remember him now with a ‘70s flip side and quotes from Mister Zero of the Kings and Marty Jourard of the Motels. …

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Goldmine Magazine George Thorogood badass to the bone

George Thorogood makes a quick break from the “Rock Party,” as he goes it alone for the first time.

The post George Thorogood badass to the bone appeared first on Goldmine Magazine.

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Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise A walk in Catherland

Cather People. The New Yorker, Oct. 2, 2017.

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