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Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 03-01-21, 05:36 PM
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Two of us were descending into Ojai valley and we caught up to a pick up truck and we were about to pass him and he wasn't going to let us. He was squealing the tires and almost lost it so we backed off. He had a woman and a child in the car with him.
I was descending on 84, which is a nice, not too technical but still twisty descent. I caught up to a car, and stayed behind them the whole way down. Right at the bottom the car suddenly whips over onto a turnout, the passenger door flies open and the passenger leans out and barfs.
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This is the place in Bowling Green, OH, where we spent two night back in '99. Camping at its worst.
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You're still listening to CDs? Luddite.
As a practical matter, if I want to listen to a particular song I usually just pull it up @ YouTube. Digital convenience.
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Nice clothes line.
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This is the place in Bowling Green, OH, where we spent two night back in '99. Camping at its worst.
For us, it was "Night At The Zoo", which was all good fun, till we tried to sleep, with various roars and hoots and the goddam peacocks "HooWAH, hooWAH"-ing all goddam night.
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Is there less of a focus on albums as a conceptual whole in favor of popping out one good song, two mediocre and misc dreck filling the rest of the 45 minutes?
I think it's historically been the case that albums only had one to three good songs. But as far as music industry evolution goes, I think the biggest shift happened around 2000 when .mp3 players became a thing.
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As a practical matter, if I want to listen to a particular song I usually just pull it up @ YouTube. Digital convenience.
I mainly listen to over-the-air radio broadcasts.
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I mainly listen to over-the-air radio broadcasts.
Does Chittenango have a radio station?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I think it's historically been the case that albums only had one to three good songs.
You've obviously never listened to Boston, Boston.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I think it's historically been the case that albums only had one to three good songs. But as far as music industry evolution goes, I think the biggest shift happened around 2000 when .mp3 players became a thing.
There are many albums I just can't stand to NOT listen to the whole thing at one sitting.

As for youtubes, the best ones are usually recordings of records. I think you'll love this one. Low quality pressing from a tiny indy label, recorded with no filters/EQ/nothin, just record to the computer and straight up to the youtube.

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Does Chittenango have a radio station?
No.
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I listen to Member Supported Public Television, Radio | PBS | WCNY. Especially from 10am until 2pm on weekdays.
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Holy cow, I was thinking I should add to my Butch Hancock record collection, but the eBay prices are mostly $50-75!!!+!!!!

Maybe I should plan a Texas yard sale and second hand store trip sometime
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As for youtubes, the best ones are usually recordings of records. I think you'll love this one. Low quality pressing from a tiny indy label, recorded with no filters/EQ/nothin, just record to the computer and straight up to the youtube.
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I listen to Member Supported Public Television, Radio | PBS | WCNY. Especially from 10am until 2pm on weekdays.
Wait, do they play the music on the TV station?
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
There are many albums I just can't stand to NOT listen to the whole thing at one sitting.

As for youtubes, the best ones are usually recordings of records. I think you'll love this one. Low quality pressing from a tiny indy label, recorded with no filters/EQ/nothin, just record to the computer and straight up to the youtube.
Here is another straight from vinyl, complete with pops.
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I listen to Member Supported Public Television, Radio | PBS | WCNY. Especially from 10am until 2pm on weekdays.
I listened to Native American music most of one day driving back from Wenatchee:

https://nezpercesystems.com/kiye-radio/

Kinda reminded me of driving US 666 up in northern AZ back in the day, driving across the desert listening to the Native American station. The AZ experience was a little more intense though; they had very few DJ interruptions, and the practically non-stop pow-wow tunes would put you in a trance as you stared out at the 2-lane blacktop stretching out before you.
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Here is another straight from vinyl, complete with pops.
Fred Neil - Faretheewell - YouTube
Very nice - the crackling just makes ya feel good!

I used to post a TON of songs on youtube, but many got taken down. Then I found if I omitted the artist's name, most of them wouldn't get yanked.

I think I may have been drinking when I did this one. Sounds like I dropped the needle with my bare hands instead of using the lever.


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So, yeah, hard to believe that 1890s technology is inferior, but it is.

Large, awkwardly-shaped media that gets scratched up or warps
Player with delicate parts that break
If you want to play just one song you have to load up giant disc, and pinpoint the spot on the record to put the needle, which will probably take several tries. Repeat process if you want to listen again

Meanwhile, with digital you just plop in the disc, if one is even needed, push a couple buttons and you're listening to crisp, superior sound, and can FF, Rewind, Repeat as your heart desires with a push of the button.
. . . . BUT you have sacrificed something, that is, listening to the piece as best it could be. You settled for convenience, for second best. But what the heck, you can’t miss what you never had, amiright?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
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Wait, do they play the music on the TV station?
Here TV station 8.5 is audio from a local NPR station that plays classical, and they run a slideshow featuring nature photos of the desert.
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Wait, do they play the music on the TV station?
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Here TV station 8.5 is audio from a local NPR station that plays classical, and they run a slideshow featuring nature photos of the desert.
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Nice clothes line.
I think that was Joy’s. She carried a lot of amenities and was in her 60s and maybe 5’ 2”.
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