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Words to live by...

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."

[Spanish Proverb]

Ius luxuriae publice datum est

(The right to looseness has been officially given)

"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."

Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Rock on... or oldies never die

The Rolling Stones - Street Fighting Man

I am frustrated. Aggravated. Perturbed. Annoyed.

Of course, it's my own fault. I am on a quest for songs that I have on vinyl and that can be a bit of an ordeal. I don't want just the songs, I want the entire album on which they came. I want them in MP3 and, as a bonus, I want the ID3 tags filled out... correctly.

And I don't want to pay a lot. Or anything, if possible.

So you can see why I am frustrated and all the rest. The songs, for the most part, can be found somewhere on the internet. Not all of them... I have some pretty obscure albums... but pretty much all of the Big Names: Rolling Stones, The Doors (with Jim Morrison), Savoy Brown, Ten Years After, Buffalo Springfield (and subsequent offshoots), Van Morrison, Leon Russell, John Mayall, Led Zeppelin, Velvet Underground, Steppenwolf, and on and on. But I am not going to find Southwind, or Aum, or a host of others that had maybe one album before falling into ever deeper obscurity... bands and people I came across at various concerts but who never got past being an opener or filler act.

Just trying to reclaim my youth, I suppose. I have most everything I want from the late 50's and early 60's, the Doo Wop era, but I am sure there are a lot more that I do not have (yet) so I will still keep an ear and eye out for those.

I also have a large collection of Big Band, Swing, Jazz (or many types), a bit of classical, Zydeco, Country, and other stuff.

What I really want is some Firesign Theatre, an offbeat comedy group of the late 60's. I have several of their albums in vinyl but cannot find them in MP3 (or any other) format. Eventually, I suppose, I will have to break down and digitize the albums I want that I cannot find on the web... unless you know where I might get them?


The Chubby Chatterbox said...

Sorry, can't help you. I'm extremely music deficient. Can't play an instrument or carry a tune. But it's never to late to learn, right?

pearlvz said...

Sorry, no.  I'm pretty backward as far as knowing the ropes or the hoops or whatever we're calling them now. 


Douglas4517 said...

No musical talents needed, Chub (can I call you "Chub?"). I can't carry a tune in a box myself but I still love to listen to it.

Pearl, I have a secret weapon... my nephew... who may be able to help me with some problems I am running into with file formats and ID3 tags.  Right now my worst problem is collecting all the Rolling Stones songs... they been in the biz for 48 years and have racked up a lot of albums. I am finding them but it is tedious work. And I am not a person who likes work.

Tom said...

Re: Firesign Theatre...check out chromiumswitch(dot)org or firesigntheatre(dot)com