Xmas loot thread

Discussion in 'Music' started by MartinTeller, Dec 26, 2003.

  1. MartinTeller

    MartinTeller Screenwriter

    Feb 26, 2002
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    I haven't had a music acquisition spree like this in a good long time. I got $225 worth of gift certificates for music stores. With that (plus about $80 of my own money) I got:

    The Sea and Cake - Glass EP
    Stereolab - Instant 0 in the Universe EP
    *U2 - The Joshua Tree
    *U2 - War
    Sun Kil Moon - Ghosts of the Great Highway
    Swans - White Light from the Mouth of Infinity
    Current 93 - Sleep Has His House
    Coil - Horse Rotorvator
    *Devo - Freedom of Choice
    *Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde
    *Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home
    *Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited
    *Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
    *Kraftwerk - The Electric Cafe
    *Prince - Sign of the Times
    *The KLF - Chill Out
    *Husker Du - New Day Rising
    *The Halo Benders - Don't Tell Me Now
    *Peter Gabriel - 3rd album
    *Funkadelic - One Nation Under a Groove
    Doug Martsch - Now You Know
    *Lois - Butterfly Kiss
    *Sinead O'Connor - I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got
    *Paul Simon - Graceland
    *Pavement - Crooked Rain Crooked Rain
    Guided by Voices - Hardcore UFOs box set

    (* = bought to replace vinyl or cassette copy)

    Plus I've got a $75 Best Buy gift card which I'll probably use for the new Talking Heads box plus some other stuff.
  2. Khoa Tran

    Khoa Tran Supporting Actor

    Oct 23, 2002
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    LUCKY!!!! ASS!!!!

  3. Tony-B

    Tony-B Producer

    Jun 30, 2002
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    I got...

    Less Than Jake - Losing Streak
    Less Than Jake - Hello Rockview
    The Offspring - Smash
    The Offspring - Ixnay on the Hombre
  4. robertLP

    robertLP Stunt Coordinator

    Jan 10, 2003
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    I got Peter Gabriel's "So" on SACD and Bela Fleck's DVD-A. Appartantly Santa didn't think I was all that good this year, because the Fleck disc seems to have a flaw that won't allow me to play the stereo layer. [​IMG]
  5. KevinJ

    KevinJ Supporting Actor

    Aug 20, 2001
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    i got the coldplay live dvd/cd set and the best of rem[i'll be getting the rolling stones 4 flicks dvd set today and possibly the concert for george dvd set]
  6. ThomasC

    ThomasC Lead Actor

    Dec 15, 2001
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    I got $60 from one of my aunts, so I got the soundtracks for The Matrix Revolutions and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King yesterday.
  7. LanceJ

    LanceJ Producer

    Oct 26, 2002
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    Gift certificate again [​IMG]......

    Jack Johnson: Brushfire Fairytales
    Beach Boys: Pet Sounds (dvd-audio)
    311: Evolver

    Wow, that Jack Johnson disc is really good. I read about his folky music online while looking for a surfing dvd called Barefoot Adventure (this is a great movie/documentary with a neat soundtrack but Best Buy was sold out of them). He has a really smooth & relaxing voice, a great match to the stories he tells.

    Jack Johnson's site (has music samples)

    Sooooo.....on Pet Sounds where's all that surround mixing "mess" I kept reading about? To me it's a rather light & airy mix--nice. And the next comment has nothing to do with the hi-res formats; now I see why this album is so highly regarded by so many people. Just about anyone can relate to the stories on it, and they have nothing to do with that airhead stereotype many people associate with surfer music. Some songs are so introspective they are (almost) embarrassing to listen to. And the music--whether one likes it or not--is certainly not flimsy or shallow (I guess I would call it brainy pop music).

    311: Haven't listened to it deeply yet but pretty good so far, defintely better than From Chaos (though Transistor still beats it in my book). Unfortunately it seems to have that nasty overcompressed sound. And jeez is it LOUD! Switching from the news to the CD player with Evolver playing I almost jumped out of my Doc Martins. What is this contest about to see who can make the loudest disc??! Who's supposed to be the "winner" & what do they win? [​IMG]

  8. Mike Broadman

    Mike Broadman Producer

    Aug 24, 2001
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    Baby Snakes DVD from my sister

    Christmas/ B-day gifts with gift cash and own money:

    Pallas- the Sentinel
    Univers Zero- Rhythmix
    (two bands playing at NEARfest this year I need to check out to see if I want to go)

    Lizz Wright- Salt

    Flower Kings double DVD and double CD in one package!

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