• Same story, different day...........year ie more of the same fiat floods the world
  • There are no markets
  • "Spreading the ideas of freedom loving people on matters regarding high finance, politics, constructionist Constitution, and mental masturbation of all types"

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AnalogPlanet Visits Optical Cartridge Manufacturer DS Audio
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Published on Oct 3, 2017
After the Tokyo International Audio Show 2017 and just before heading for the airport to go home, AnalogPlanet editor Michael Fremer visited two Japanese cartridge manufacturers. The first one was DS Audio, located in the Sagami-Ono, Kanagawa Prefecture about an hour from Tokyo.

The company, founded by Mr. Tetsuji Aoyagi, has a long, distinguished heritage beginning with the invention of the optical mouse and the joystick both co-developed with Microsoft.

Mr. Aoyagi's young son Tetsuaki (Aki) overseas the development and marketing of the company's series of optical cartridges. In this video Aki explains how that happened and a great deal more.
 

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GREAT ALBUMS: September 2017
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Young Thug & Carnage - Young Martha EP
Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9vTn...

Rapsody - Laila's Wisdom
Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnGPU...

Open Mike Eagle - Brick Body Kids Still Daydream
Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdiGl...

Ariel Pink - Dedicated to Bobby Jameson
Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hlx4O...

Alex Cameron - Forced Witness
Review: https://youtu.be/BD7fSbQ01bs

Alvvays - Antisocialites
Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9ysT...

Death from Above - Outrage! Is Now
Review: https://youtu.be/AuEKWOh8_HE

Oh Sees - Orc
Review: https://youtu.be/LG9gDRVM6QQ

2017 LOVED LIST: http://www.theneedledrop.com/loved-li...
 

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Charlene - I've Never Been To Me
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Published on Oct 6, 2017
#3 Billboard hit, 1982 (originally #97 in 1977)
 

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TOP 10 VINYL INSTAGRAMS!
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My Top 25 Tom Petty Songs, 1976-1993
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Published on Oct 5, 2017
Attempting to rank my favorite Top 25 Tom Petty songs.
 

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Trash-picked 1979 Zenith MC9020 turntable restoration
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Published on Oct 7, 2017
Found on the side of the road, cleaned up, and brought back to life using grease, oil, a rubber band, and glue...
 

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Vinyl Octoberfest 2017
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Published on Oct 7, 2017
Savers and Goodwill haul from this weekend, all 99 Cents a piece. Even a 78 RPM!
 

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AnalogPlanet Visits Excel Sound Corporation (Revised)
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Published on Oct 7, 2017
(Note: this video was revised 10/7/17 at the request of a company for which Excel OEMs). Just before heading to Tokyo's Narita airport to go home, AnalogPlanet.com editor Michael Fremer stopped by at Excel Sound Corporation in Yokohama, which manufactures Hana brand cartridges as well as OEM-ing for many other brands.

He was met at the front door by publicist and president of Youtek Limited Hiroshi Ishihara and Excel Sound Corporation president Masao Okada.

As you'll see and hear during the tour of the facility, there were frequent translation issues that led to some humorous and/or frustrating communications.

Still, there was much to see and learn about a company that managed to survive the "death of vinyl" by expanding into low priced accessories until the near miraculous resurgence of interest in vinyl records
 

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The Fader Response
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Published on Oct 6, 2017
I defend myself against a recent hitjob in The Fader claiming I knowingly pandered to the alt-right with my now defunct meme channel, thatistheplan.

Three archived versions of The Fader article:
V1: https://archive.fo/pH4gr
V2: https://archive.fo/22vmg
V3: https://archive.fo/970T6

A LOT of vids to give an overview of thatistheplan:

Fantano vs. Fueled By Ramen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zsc9z...
Eminem Dissed Me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKUhv...
I’m Not A Melon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSIoO...
You Laugh, You Lose: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qTDk...
Real Healthcare Hours: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZVhg...
Changing My Gender: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fc-TE...
Bullying Youtubers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0rBA...
My Longest Yeah Boy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLlMf...
My Greatest Freestyle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4bpz...
Making My Own Memes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDYve...

Hopsin Is the Greatest Rapper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHRiF...
J. Cole Is the Greatest Rapper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXQEX...
XXXTentacion Is the Greatest Rapper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2wj1...

Deep Fried Meme Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBcbd...
The Floor Is ___ Meme Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojmGS...
Crash Bandicoot Meme Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKa1i...
Respect Women Meme Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuZL7...
Redbone Meme Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwdvr...
Bernie or Hillary Meme Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfrZw...

Fidget Spinners List: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTIzQ...
Obama List: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFCLj...
Trump Cabinet Picks List: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaWhf...

From my other channels:

XXXTentacion Allegations: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukDu9...
A$AP Bari Allegations: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29aRr...
N-Word Vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cZuq...

Sam Hyde Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfNj2...
Sargon Podcast: https://youtu.be/iMEqW3a2ias

Limp Bizkit Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45xt7...
Miley Cyrus Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4J4Gj...
Lil Peep Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6q7Up...
Post Malone Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HldIc...
Corey Feldman Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3E0k...
 

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Why are my new records scuffed and scratched? VINYL COMMUNITY
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Published on Oct 8, 2017
Every buy a brand new vinyl record, only to find it scratched, right out of the sleeve? You're not alone...
 

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VINYL VISIT - End of an Ear Records!
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Published on Oct 8, 2017
 

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Paul McCartney LIVE in New York
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Published on Oct 8, 2017
Seeing Paul Live, with special guest star Billy Joel. I also ran into guitarist Ricky Byrd of Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.
 

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Derek & The Dominos - Layla [Short Version]
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Published on Oct 9, 2017
K-Tel took the already short single edit of "Layla" and faded it out 15 seconds early, to help squeeze 22 songs onto one LP. This version of the song hit #51 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1971. The following year, the full-length album version became a #10 hit.
 

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The Living Strings - Call Me [Blondie easy listening cover]
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Published on Aug 1, 2017
From one of the last Living Strings albums released before RCA discontinued their "Living Series" in 1981. The RCA Music Service record label surely means it was only available through mail order. The last gasp of traditional instrumental Easy Listening music, before it got replaced by New Age and Smooth Jazz.
 

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10 records we're spinning this Halloween, how about you? | VINYL COMMUNITY
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Published on Oct 15, 2017
Welcome to the annual Halloween spook-tacular on Channel 33 RPM!! In this episode, Mrs. Channel 33 RPM (@ThisBirdsDay) and I run down 10 of our favorite albums to spin on Halloween. Tune in Vinyl Community ... if you dare... (links below)

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"No, You Should Be Listening To THIS Music!"
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Published on Oct 15, 2017
Should musical appreciation be about personal pleasure, or rather some kind of all-inclusive history lesson based on what someone else deems you "should be listening to"?
 

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Best & Worst Tracks: 10/15 (Weezer, Will Smith, Ski Mask, Father John Misty, No Age)
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Published on Oct 15, 2017
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Turntable Lab link: http://turntablelab.com/theneedledrop

FAV TRACKS Spotify playlist:
https://open.spotify.com/user/tndaust...

!!!BEST TRACKS THIS WEEK!!!

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - Matter of Time
https://youtu.be/ipynkBxtMOc

Father John Misty - Pure Country
https://youtu.be/c-0mSEZDm18

Mavis Staples - Little Bit
https://youtu.be/GHRiiwRMpBk

WESTSIDEDOOM - 2STINGS prod. The Alchemist
https://soundcloud.com/user-5212897/w...

No Age - Snares Like A Haircut
https://noage.bandcamp.com/album/snar...

St. Vincent - Pills
https://youtu.be/hwFx0ROBf7o

Sufjan Stevens - Wallowa Lake Monster
https://youtu.be/Kwo_Ucs-wc4

Shamir - Straight Boy
https://youtu.be/ViISijVRgUE

The Rentals - Elon Musk Is Making Me Sad
https://soundcloud.com/therentals/elo...

Julien Baker - Turn Out the Lights
https://youtu.be/xV1dMqeb4_U

...meh...

Ski Mask the Slump God - With Vengeance ft. Offset
https://soundcloud.com/rickybobby-slu...

Porches - Country
https://youtu.be/JKRMhC7gEAo

Sleigh Bells - And Saints
https://youtu.be/LuHLNSCzpZQ

King Krule - Half Man Half Shark
https://youtu.be/2XzXLzA2Hrc

All Pigs Must Die - Hostage Animal
https://www.stereogum.com/1966588/all...

Prurient - Naturecum
https://youtu.be/_PK9t4UQ5cE

John Maus - Teenage Witch
https://youtu.be/Gsr1F1Uf0Is

Baths - Out
https://youtu.be/OXjL9qgDuvk

OCS - The Fool
https://soundcloud.com/castle-face-1/...

!!!WORST TRACKS THIS WEEK!!!

Weezer - Weekend Woman
https://youtu.be/SGuUAtJ8yMM

Will Smith - Get Lit
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/get...

SHOUTOUT:

TRENT REZNOR / ATTICUS ROSS - JOHN CARPTENTER'S HALLOWEEN
https://youtu.be/DAbDvqPFXvQ

DEATH GRIPS - ELECTRONIC DRUM JAM
https://youtu.be/LlSnPW88y9w

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BIGGEST RECORD COLLECTION!
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Published on Oct 16, 2017
 

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Vinyl Gear 101 - Putting together a stereo system to play vinyl
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Published on Oct 11, 2017
For those new to vinyl, we address the most common questions about putting together a vinyl stereo system. We breakdown the 4 essential components of every system and demo two simple setups to get you started.

Gear used in this demonstration-

Setup 1:
Turntable with built-in Preamp - Audio Technica AT-LP120-USB
Powered Speakers - Samson MediaOne BT3

Setup 2:
Turntable - Pro-Ject Debut Carbon
Preamp - ART Pro Audio DJPRE II
Amplifier/Receiver - Denon AVR-591
Passive Speakers - Celestion (vintage speakers)


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Are there any good cheap vinyl records left?
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Published on Oct 19, 2017
Yes, especially now that "alternative" music of the past has become mainstream among vinyl collectors, for a bargain price you can be prepared for the mainstream music of the past to become the new alternative music that is considered "edgy" and counterculture (club) to listen to...
 

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MOST EXPENSIVE RECORD SHOP!
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Published on Oct 21, 2017
 

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The New Vaudeville Band - A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
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Published on Oct 18, 2017
The New Vaudeville Band performs their version of the 1939 pop standard "A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square".
 

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My Tour Is Cancelled
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Published on Oct 20, 2017
In this video I'm talking about the cancellation of my speaking engagement tour.

In case you missed my response to The Fader's article: https://youtu.be/2UZqIIy7pAk
 

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CASSETTE REISSUES plus MAIL and more | FRIDAY NIGHT VINYL
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Published on Oct 20, 2017
Today, opening some mail (VCLT) from Norway, plus checking out the 30th anniversary cassette reissue of Motley Crue's Girls, Girls, Girls and more. Links below.

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CX Discs : Better, Worse & the Same as a normal record - A Forgotten Format
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Published on Oct 19, 2017
CBS envisioned all records made after 1982 utilising their CX encoding system, but if you've bought any music on vinyl since the mid 80s, you won't see a CX logo on the sleeve...so what was CX and what went wrong. Watch this video to find out.

If you are interested in the technical details of CX - here’s the patent https://www.google.com/patents/US4376916

Here’s the link to my DBX Disc video https://youtu.be/1qtxPSR8q98

Answers to regularly asked questions
Q) What kind of monitor is that?
A) Here's my video about it: https://youtu.be/W_4nsUL4MRw

Q) if you could have played the audio samples shown, what do they sound like
A) It’s very hard to spot the differences. It’s just that the very quietest moments (which are fleeting and only last for a fraction of a second in these pop songs) are a little bit louder. You can hear the section highlighted on the waveform in the link below -and you'll see why I didn't include it in the video as it does a very good job of proving very little. The sample is played in the following order CX Disc, CX=ON, Normal Record, CX Disc, CX=OFF http://bit.ly/2yYG36M

Q) What is that Subscriber counter thing in the background?
A) Here's my video about it: https://youtu.be/aEIhc-2vmIM

Other Questions:
Q) Did CED & LaserDisc players have built in CX decoders
A) Yes they did..except for some of the very earliest models.

Q) Could you take pictures of both sides of that circuit so I can try and reverse engineer it and make my own CX decoder.
A) Nope - there's no need - Instead, follow the guide in this issue of Popular Electronics if you want to build your own http://www.americanradiohistory.com/A...
 

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The 2nd LARGEST RECORD SHOW in Canada! Rockin' Richard's in Winnipeg
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Published on Oct 22, 2017
Checking out Rockin Richard's Record and CD sale, which is the second largest record show in Canada. Links blow.

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Goodwill 10 16 2017
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Published on Oct 22, 2017
Great Goodwill thrift store lucky vinyl finds just in time
 

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Using a Digital Microscope to Set Stylus Rake Angle
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Published on Oct 23, 2017
This video shows you how to use a digital USB microscope to set stylus rake angle (SRA) to 92 degrees, which is considered to be the best angle to start with, followed by adjusting "by ear". Why 92 degrees? It's all explained in an article you can download as a PDF file at this analogPlanet.com link: https://www.analogplanet.com/content/...

Short explanation: when records are cut the thread of just cut lacquer is extremely volatile and must be vacuumed into a collection jar. The thread must be removed from behind the cutter head, so the cutting stylus angle must make an angle of more than 90 degrees to the record surface in order to be extracted.

As you'll read in the analogPlanet story and in the PDF file, the authors traveled throughout America visiting mastering houses and measuring the cutter head stylus rake angles, which varied between 91 and about 94 or so degrees.

They chose 92 as an ideal compromise. However, if you wish to tweak it for every record in your collection, knock yourself out! I find 92 degrees suffices for most records. As for why this matters, you'll also find the answers in the analogPlanet post and the measurements in the PDF, which also includes a very interesting and useful discussion of various stylus profiles and their effect on sound.