last physical book and music

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  1. kbold

    kbold Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    LP: 20 great hits from Mamas and Papas
    Book: "The Death of Bunny Munro" by Nick Cave

    Haven't read the book yet, but curious since Nick is such a good songwriter.
     
  2. SixStringSlinger

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    Book: Dinosaurs Rediscovered, by Michael J. Benton.
    Music: This Land by Gary Clark Jr., on LP.

    I prefer physical books over e-books. No real big reason, I just prefer them. E-books' advantage is being able to "cary" (on a device, or access if you have a signal) a ton of books, but I never needed a ton of books on me at all times, so for me that's a solution in search of a problem. E-books were also supposed to be dramatically cheaper than their physical counterparts, and unless something has changed in the 5 years since I left the bookselling game, that has patently not been the case aside from public domain works.

    I prefer physical copies of music (aside from simple preference) for reasons of access. What's on Spotify (or what have you) now may not be there next month, even though many of the "favorites" have always been available (except they weren't - what did it take for the Beatles to get on iTunes, till 2009?), and always will be (except no content is immune to contractual B.S. between rights holders). I like LP's (just do, though I certainly didn't grow up with them), most of them come with codes for digital downloads, and lots of turntables can be used to create digital back-ups, anyway. Streaming services are a little more convenient, assuming they have what you want to listen to, and are great for discovering/exploring new music.
     
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  3. ndcaster

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    come on, man
     
  4. greenhornet

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    I don't like these"cutesy" questions about insinuating that you're in the dark ages if you read a "book" or listen to cds (notice I didn't say Lp's, as they are currently hip, yawn) (not that anyone here is insinuating so...) As a teacher I have thousands of books, a real library if you will...

    Last book: Came today, "Thelonious Monk The Life and Times of an American Original" by Robin D.G. Kelley.

    Last CD: The other day, "Count Basie at Southland 1940..." and some Sonny Rollins stuff.
     
  5. Geoff738

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    Book was a photo thing of Paris. Was kinda spendy and a bit crap actually. I hadn’t bought one in a while. Been a long time since I’ve been able to go there and don’t see it happening anytime soon so, I pick up a photo book once in a while to tide me over.

    CD? The latest Bevis Frond and the reissue box of the first three Flamin Groovies albums. Been quite a while since I’d bought a CD before that.

    Storage space is an issue. For both books and CDs.

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  6. Endless Mike

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    90% paper, that's the best I can do. Call the police.

    Will you buy me a turntable? While we're at it, I'll need some new vinyl.
     
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    I'll Tell You A Tale by J. Frank Dobie

    and

    Jim Croce's Greatest Hits (it was in the $5 bin).
     
  8. blowtorch

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    Last book would be "Nihilism: The Root of the Revolution of the Modern Age" by Father Seraphim Rose,
    Last CD would have been a great alt-billy band that opened for one of my bands a couple months back, "Volk"
     
  9. Slip Kid

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    I love cd’s/LP’s and books even though I’m starting to run out of room for them. One of my favorite things to do is spend time exploring in a record or book store. I download very little, if at all, prefer the hard copy and enjoy going through liner notes.

    The last music I bought was on Record Store Day and was:

    Matthew Sweet “The Blue Sky on Mars Tour” LP (on orange vinyl)

    Julian Lage Trio “Love Hurts” cd

    John and Lily Hiatt Record Store Day exclusive 45 release were they each covered a song done by the other.

    The last book I bought was “The First Conspiracy - The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington” by Bred Meltzer and John Mensch.
     
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    I rarely buy anything unless it is unavailable through the public library here.

    Last book purchased: Outlaw Platoon by Sean Parnell
     
  11. ReverendRevolver

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    I'm going with physically new, as used i honestly lost track of:


    Physical book: dance with dragons (still wondering If he dies before the rest of the stuff gets published...)

    CD: a Rockabilly compilation (Billy vol?) Basically just for a song by Go Cat Go.

    Record: banned in dc-bad brains

    Cassette: Petra (don't remember the title)

    Super Nintendo game: Super Metroid (circuit city, '96)

    Nintendo game: Kirby (KayBee toys, '93)

    I love physical books, but at a certain point its just more practical (especially with OOP stuff) to drop very little money on a digital version.
    Permanent fixtures on my book wish list are things $40+ for digital or physical copies, as well as Easton Press editions of books I loved in middle school or early high school.

    After high school, I was really into the ties between mythology and the sociological implications that connect a culture to thier myths. So I'm a huge sucker for various versions of even vaguely obscure mythology, as well as Joseph Campbell stuff, and random history stuff. There is something satisfying about physical tangible books. Even public domain stuff, I'd prefer a$10 hardcover to digital if I could only own one
     
  12. Stubee

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    I only read “physical books” and I read a lotta them. Just finished these. 5FFA1C74-1F01-4B94-BD0D-7FE116D5DAE3.jpeg C09B4F8A-70BD-4A58-B52D-D6E3795E603F.jpeg

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    But I humbly admit to listening to music via my iPhone, using BT...in my truck.
     
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    I’m currently reading Petty, the Tom Petty bio in paperback. I picked it up along with the Allmans’ history One Way Out a couple of weeks ago. Although I WILL read books in other formats, I get enough screen time as it is. Books, real books, are a pleasant change of pace.

    The last CD I bought? CSNY 1974, when it was released. 2014? And only because I had to hear it and it wasn’t readily available via streaming platforms.
     
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    Last book: "Innovation and Specialisation - The Story of Shipbuilding in Finland" by Kalle Id and Bruce Peter

    I am a shiplover and I love Finland, well Scandinavia in general. It all started with the big ferries ging from Sweden to Finland. When I was still a kid we used to spend our summer vacations in Sweden and Finland.
    My wife and I still visit Scandinavia every summer and this year is going to be very special to me. It will be my son's first crossing from Sweden to Finland plus it will be on my favorite ship. He is 2.5 years old.

    Last vinyl: Wigwam - Dark Album
     
  15. SecretSquirrel

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    I have 100s of books I plan to get rid of this year, but I still drag more home. I read the PC screen plenty enough, don't want to read whole books (or watch movies) on the computer, so I prefer a good old paper book. One disadvantage is that a book is not searchable. I used the index in a book just today, and a "Search" function would have been handy.

    I would probably be okay reading books on a tablet device but haven't tried it. (Nor do I have a smartphone which tells ya what a cheapskate, paranoid Luddite I am.)

    I have a few hundred vinyl phonorecord LP's too, most of which I plan to let go this year. (Can you tell I'm 'right-sizing'?) I'll keep a few selected favorites, which I still play on a turntable. Also have a hundred or so old 78rpm records that I need to unload (started collecting them around 1975).

    I have a few factory music CDs but need a new CD player or laptop for the living room. And I need to get a better audio sytem for the PC in my 'office' where music is usually limited to YouTube.

    Here's a middle ground: I have ancient laptop (Win XP) that I use for music playing & recording; it's not connected to the Internet :eek: and the CD player is busted. For listening to music around the house I usually play files I have on it (I load files from a thumbdrive). I can crank the volume on that since it's connected to my PA.

    I've never used a music service (itunes? spotify?), but often use YouTube on the PC for learning/transcribing songs.
     
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    I like physical copies. Owning them is more tangible, and gives me more pleasure than digital versions stored on a smart device.


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    Both,weekly, library
     
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