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LPDlx1970

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  1. Hey Walesdad, Thanks for sharing your story! I figured this topic was dead since it'd been up for a bit and I hadn't seen any other posts. And I'm a huge AC/DC fan so, as far as I'm concerned, your story trumps mine... ;-)
  2. That's true, you're right. I seem to have a bad habit of putting bands' albums on the back burner when I've been inundated with them. That is, of course, when the band isn't on my list of must listens. That said, when I do go back to something years later, it hits me very hard how good the work truly is... I saw it once, when it first came out. I found it kinda odd, hadn't really seen anything like that before but I remember being halfway fascinated with it. ;-)
  3. I'm looking for some good stories so dig deep. I have only two… And I'm both hoping and quite sure I'll read posts in here that put mine to shame. Anyway… I saw Temple of the Dog play at the Off Ramp in Seattle some time before the album came out (April, 1991). They'd either just finished or were almost finished with the album. A friend of mine had loose connections with the "in" crowd at that time, that's how I found out about it. It was a weeknight but it was standing room only. I don't remember Vedder being there, though he may have shown up later, but I distinctly remember Chris Cornell (vocals), Jeff Ament (bass), Stone Gossard (rhythm guitar), Mike McCready (lead guitar), and Matt Cameron (drums). Yes, Matt was in Soundgarden before joining Pearl Jam. So, for those keeping track, that's 2 guys from Soundgarden plus 3 or 4 from Pearl Jam. We were all standing up on the booths at the very back of the club just so we could see. I had to leave early because I had to be at work at 6:30 AM. I should've stayed and just called in sick the next day… Coulda, shoulda, woulda, right?! :-( My second, and last, story is seeing Pearl Jam play an acoustic set in Ballard, WA ("suburb" of Seattle). I don't recall the exact name of the club/tavern or the date. That said; it was before they became Pearl Jam. They were still going by Mookie Blaylock. Sadly, I don't remember much of it. We'd done a fair amount of drinking and stopping by the club to see them play was almost an afterthought. Who knew?! There were so many bands and clubs to pick from in Seattle at this time it was easy to miss things… Anyway, those are my two stories. Whattaya got for me?
  4. Thanks to everyone who replied to my post. I hoped I'd get a variety of answers and I did. Feel free to ask any of your friends here to post their answer. I love that everyone skins this particular cat a bit differently. Please, no PETA scoldings. ;-)
  5. Electrophile, This may be a bit off topic but if you had to pick your favorite Pink Floyd album, which one would you pick? Sounds like I'm a much more casual PF fan. That said, I'd probably go with Wish You Were Here (or maybe Animals). I couldn't go with The Wall. It's not because it's not a good record but because rock radio here in Seattle (KISW & KZOK) and all over the world, for that matter, beat the thing to death. I was a sophomore in high school, age 16, when it was released. Anyway, let us know... LPDlx1970
  6. I wanted to share my 2nd LZ wallpaper. I created this for my Win XP machine, screen resolution 1280x1024. I accounted for the space the taskbar takes up on the screen. I also "masked" the bottom 1/3 a bit more than the album covers above it because, at times, I end up with more folders, files, icons, shortcuts, etc. on my desktop than I'd like. When that happens, those items often obscure my wallpaper and it bugs me. Say what you will... ;-) As with my previous wallpaper post, the same disclaimer applies: I am, at best, a graphics hobbyist. I am not a pro graphics designer. I'd appreciate it if folks would refrain from giving me a hard time if they don't like my "artwork." I'm only sharing because I spent the time to do this and thought someone else may like it too. The bottom 1/3 of this wallpaper was pulled from a full size wallpaper. Credit for it goes to the website Taringa! The full size wallpaper is about 2/3 of the way down the page. Enjoy!
  7. Very cool. There was always something satisfying about the act of flipping an album over to listen to the 2nd side... ;-)
  8. This question makes me kinda nostalgic for earlier in life when I had so much more free time. Back then I had the luxury of being able to sit and listen to whatever my favorite album was at the time from front to back. Plus, I could enjoy the artwork and liner notes while I listened. With Zeppelin, I'm a cover to cover guy, whenever possible, when it comes to III, IV, Houses of the Holy, Physical Graffiti, and Presence. It seemed like everyone had I and II on all the time at certain points in my life so with those I usually tend to head for certain tracks. I was really enamored with How the West Was Won when it came out and listened to as much of it as possible in one sitting. I'd make a note of where I left off and start there when I came back. Gawd, I love that record!
  9. I listen to music via an Xbox 360 Elite. The 360 is fed from my PC's My Music folder, not its hard drive. The 360 is on my network and plugged into an A/V receiver and a 5.1 speaker system. It's the best sound system in the house (I spent the extra $ for the Elite for its HDMI capability). Disclaimer: I'm not schilling for Microsoft re: the 360 or Windows Media Player. It's just that the 360 was the best set top box option for me. WMP was a necessary part of the equation to share the contents of My Music with the 360. However, if you go this route, buy the remote because, imho, working the 360's music player with a controller blows. So, I ripped my CDs using WMP. I used its lossless option because this was an archive project and I wanted the digital files to match the original CD. I did not care about the required space or using an MP3 player. There are other lossless options out there, like Apple's AAC or FLAC, among others that may be "better", but, imagine this, WMP does not support them. For me, the bottom line was that I hoped to only touch CDs once and then, after I ripped them, never again. And yes, going this route eats up a ton of hard drive space. A little over 20,000 tracks, from my CDs, takes up 458 GBs. Anyway, that's my story. What's yours? LPDlx1970
  10. Knebby, I want to apologize to you. My post was out of line. I was wound up about the Blige cover of STH and its association with American Idol and Oprah. I should have just written that and not made it personal because it wasn't personal. So, I'm sorry, won't happen again. LPDlx1970
  11. I wanted to share my LZ wallpaper. I created this for my Win XP machine, screen resolution 1280x1024. I accounted for the space the taskbar takes up on the screen. I am, at best, a graphics hobbyist. I am not a pro graphics designer. I grabbed pictures I liked but they had to fit the design. Long story short... I'd appreciate it if folks would refrain from giving me a hard time if they don't like my "artwork." I'm only sharing because I spent the time to do this and thought someone else may like it too. LPDlx1970
  12. Hey SteveAJones I just grabbed a RollingStone.com "premium" membership for a month. I've already found the first couple reviews and made PrtScns of them. Will keep going so there's no point in you spending time on your end. Like I said earlier, thanks for your offer of help. ttyl... LPDlx1970
  13. TIA! Look forward to finally finding some of these...
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