Rose is Rose by Don Wimmer and Pat Brady

Rose is Rose

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  1. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu said, almost 3 years ago

    Of course.
    That’s the rare Friesian Cow pressing.

  2. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, almost 3 years ago

    re: ottodesu

    good one!

    As an aside, down in Lakeview, there used to be a house that was painted in Holstein black and white.

  3. Swalb%515

    Swalb%515 said, almost 3 years ago

    Exactly. With a decent turntable and a good cartridge, you would be surprised how much detail you can extract from vinyl records. Japanese vinyl sounds better than a lot of CDs. You can’t hear clicks or distortion. I’m glad i held on to a lot of my vinyl, especially the imported vinyl. There’s nothing like it. Digital is compressed to death, especially on MP3 players.

  4. Robert Tatro

    Robert Tatro said, almost 3 years ago

    Ears work in analog, not digital.

  5. K.C. Fahel

    K.C. Fahel said, almost 3 years ago

    NOT WITH YOUR FINGERS! You SLIDE the album out and gently hold it by the edges. (Sorry…pet peeve; i still have all of my 45s and albums from my teen years…hundreds of ’em)

  6. Contessa Carrington

    Contessa Carrington said, almost 3 years ago

    I just wonder if Jimbo has ever met Vicky or if Jimbo has an alter ego as well. Might be nice to see his, if he has one.

  7. Ray C

    Ray C said, almost 3 years ago

    The advantages of digital are that the signal to noise ratio is much better than vinyl (no hiss) and that CDs don’t wear down like vinyl does even with the best turntable and stylus. Also, store-bought CDs are not MP3 compressed. No information is lost. You can program a CD player to play only certain tracks and repeat as often as you like; that’s not possible with vinyl. Even moving the stylus by hand to skip to a track you want puts you in danger of a scratch.
    But if vinyl sounds better to you, it’s your privilege. I still have my magnificent Technics SL-1300 with diamond stylus (which will eventually wear down, unfortunately).

  8. timrinaldo

    timrinaldo said, almost 3 years ago

    The Telecaster has too many pickups and not enough strings…

  9. Dogday88

    Dogday88 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @K.C. Fahel

    My older brother (whom I plagued as a younger sister ought, wearing his cool jacket, tagging along…) gave me holy whatever for putting my fingers, and my oily fingerprints, on his records. I NEVER made that mistake again. :-)

  10. Duffer37

    Duffer37 said, almost 3 years ago

    Music has to be portable now. Vinyl and turntables aren’t portable. They can’t go in the car. I can take 5000 cd’s with me to work on my laptop. You can’t do that with vinyl.

    Then there’s the issue of WHAT it is you’re listening to. They haven’t made any music since the mid ’90’s that isn’t cobbled together through a computer. Of course, nothing that’s come out since then is worth listening to either…

  11. curtisls87

    curtisls87 said, almost 3 years ago

    @Ray C

    While it is true that digital (and this is a wide and varied domain, now) has greater signal to noise, that often doesn’t matter because many modern recordings are compressed during mastering. Also, I hate to break the news to you, but CDs do wear out, they do get scratched, et cetera. As for vinyl wear, I have records dating back to the beginning of the use of the RIAA curve that still play wonderfully, and the wear my turntable exhibits is infintessimal (granted my turntable, tonearm, and cartridge cost more than some people’s cars).

  12. curtisls87

    curtisls87 said, almost 3 years ago


    There is plenty of music that’s been released on vinyl since the mid-90s that was produced with an all analog front end – you just have to know where to look. Having said that, I understand portability, but unless you have a very large hard drive and are storing 24/96 FLACs or AIFFs, the music on your computer is compressed, and will sound dull if plugged into a high quality analog system.

  13. water_moon

    water_moon said, almost 3 years ago

    @Ray C

    All good points, and you might appreicate what my dad (another audiophile) found out.
    CDs you purchase in the store are burned at an excessivly fast rate, which means the digital information is harder for the CD player to read on the fly. If you rip the CD (the computer will go over sections several times to make sure it got it right, and thus GET all the information there) and burn another copy at a slower speed* then even decent CD players will play it more cleanly. He tested it in the anechoic chamber at work and the curves were different. The reburn had fewer wobbles and he and the guys are work were saying it looked like it’d been equlized though I’m not exactly sure what that means, it was smoother and easier to understand lyrics to my ears.
    *ideal speed depends on your brand of burner/player, often NOT the slowest, 12x on his set up iirc.

  14. water_moon

    water_moon said, almost 3 years ago

    BTW, for those who might want to repeat the experiment, it was most noticable with Santana’s Supernatural CD. And I’m not sure if the difference would be noticable over earbuds or cheapy boombox, but it was on at least 3 systems I heard it on (the lab, a musician’s, and my dad’s which is custom)

  15. curtisls87

    curtisls87 said, almost 3 years ago


    Another way to accomplish this is to record the tracks as wav files to disk (or AIFF), then use a player like Pure Music that loads the entire track into memory, so that there are no moving parts during playback.

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