Who:
Avid music lover, occasional Doper & regular RYM'er with a bunch of releases to catalog and 2,000 classical albums to list/sell.

What:
I've never been fully comfortable with the internet's presentation of flesh & blood people as screen names. If you happen to agree, here's an easy to read summary of the man between the name; a great little exercise that teaches us a little bit about ourselves: Type the first adjective that comes to mind about yourself, starting at A (and obviously) thru Z. In my case, the result is: Able-bodied, Brash, Creative, Dry, Elusive, Frank, Gregarious, Horny, Irresponsible, Jaded, Keen, Lean, Mild, Nice, Open-minded, Passionate, Quaint, Rebellious, Shallow, Tall, Uncharacteristic, Vain, Wiry, Xenophobic, Yearning & Zealous

Where:
Life-long New Yorker with plans of relocating to Phoenix once my youngest daughter goes to college.

Why:
To catalog my collection, which is much easier to do here on Discogs than on RYM. Whereas both sites have their strengths and weaknesses, I'd rather one that caters to collectors over digital file downloaders and doesn't have a moderating staff hierarchy.



Now:
Discogs vs. RYM: One Individual's Spin (Work in progress as yet unpublished)

Election Day Asides:
"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years...

...Great nations rise and fall. The people go from bondage to spiritual truth, to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency, from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependence, from dependence back again to bondage."




Vinylphiles Make Me Snicker
Audio myth: Vinyl better than CD By Richard Pell
Vinyl vs. CD myths refuse to die Follow-up
Conclusion: Sorry, but hisses, pops, scratches and dust do NOT sound better

Database Work
I came to the conclusion that instead of devoting time toward doing work on discogs (or RYM's) database, it's best to develop, enter and tweak the metadata of my own flacs in Foobar. Until someone comes along and scraps the notion of building a music database from the physical release downward -- and develops a more workable structure, with the individual track(s) as the foundation components -- a good portion of the work that people contribute is a big waste of time. Think about it by asking yourself how much (actual) track-based data you've contributed as 'physical release' data?
Recent Activity
posted a comment on Various - The Sounds Of Earth. 3 months ago
I like the sheer irony of its existence, as its decade long life span on the site mocks the first commandment of discogs:
Have the exact release in front of you when entering it to the database
submitted Dave Van Ronk - The Dave Van Ronk Collection: 1958-62. 5 months ago
submitted José Feliciano - The Voice And Guitar Of José Feliciano. about 1 year ago
submitted Ahn Trio - Lullaby For My Favorite Insomniac. about 1 year ago
submitted John Abercrombie / Ralph Towner - Sargasso Sea. over 3 years ago
submitted Jet Set Six - Life In The Jet Age. over 3 years ago
submitted Moloch (9) - Moloch. over 4 years ago
submitted Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats* - Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats. over 5 years ago
submitted John Baldry* - Everything Stops For Tea. over 5 years ago
submitted Detroit Grand Pu Bahs* - Sandwiches. over 5 years ago
submitted Bad Religion - New Maps Of Hell. over 5 years ago
submitted ChooChoo Charlie Williams* And Baltimore Red Jones - Gutbucket Blues. over 5 years ago
submitted Dave Van Ronk - Hear Me Howl - Live 1964. over 6 years ago
submitted Roger And Wendy* - Love Rog And Wem. over 6 years ago
submitted Cannonball Adderley, Rick Holmes, The Nat Adderley Sextet* - Soul Zodiac. over 6 years ago
submitted Dave Van Ronk - Songs For Ageing Children. over 6 years ago
submitted Dave Van Ronk - Just Dave Van Ronk. over 6 years ago
submitted Dave Van Ronk - Van Ronk. over 6 years ago
submitted Dave Van Ronk And The Hudson Dusters - Dave Van Ronk And The Hudson Dusters. over 6 years ago
submitted Falafel Mafia - You Love Us!!. over 6 years ago
submitted Various - Murmurs Of Earth (The Voyager Interstellar Record). over 6 years ago
submitted The Smith Street Society Jazz Band* - Live In New York: Volume 2. over 6 years ago
submitted The Smith Street Society Jazz Band* - Live In New York: Volume 1. over 6 years ago
submitted The Speakeasy Jazz Babies - Live In Concert At The Sackets Harbor Jazz Festival. over 6 years ago
submitted The Speakeasy Jazz Babies - The Speakeasy Jazz Babies. over 6 years ago
submitted The Dick Voigt Quartet - Jazz! Coast To Coast. over 6 years ago
submitted Dick Voigt's Big Apple Jazz Band - Big Apple Jam. over 6 years ago
submitted Gamelan Dharma Swara - Gamelan Dharma Swara. over 6 years ago
submitted Christine Lavin - Husbands And Wives. over 6 years ago
submitted The Circus Amok! Band - Free Parking Everyday!. over 6 years ago
submitted Warner Williams With Jay Summerour - Blues Highway: Live. over 6 years ago
submitted Mike Agranoff - The Modern Folk Musician. over 6 years ago
submitted Various - The Music From The Fashion Week: New York, London, Milan, Paris - Issue #04: Anniversary. over 6 years ago
submitted Dave Van Ronk Presents Uncle Moose And The Kazoo-O-Phonic Jug Band - Peter And The Wolf. over 6 years ago
submitted Bob Kaufmann - A Trip Thru A Blown Mind. over 6 years ago
submitted Dave Van Ronk - Live In Monterey. over 6 years ago
submitted Eddie Cantor - The Columbia Years: 1922-1940. over 7 years ago
submitted Bedouin Jerry Can Band - Coffee Time. over 7 years ago
submitted The New Strangers - Meet The New Strangers. over 7 years ago
submitted Chuck Mitchell (2) - Combinations. over 7 years ago
submitted Dave Van Ronk - Down In Washington Square (The Smithsonian Folkways Collection). over 7 years ago
submitted Dave Van Ronk - Statesboro Blues. over 7 years ago
submitted Dave Van Ronk - From... Another Time & Place . over 7 years ago
submitted Dave Van Ronk - Live At Sir George Williams University. over 7 years ago
submitted Frankie Armstrong, Dave Van Ronk - Let No One Deceive You: Songs Of Bertolt Brecht . over 7 years ago
submitted Dave Van Ronk - Hummin' To Myself: Dave Van Ronk Sings The American Songbook. over 7 years ago
submitted The Strokes - Comedown Machine. over 7 years ago
submitted Bad Company (3) - Straight Shooter. over 7 years ago
submitted Dread Zeppelin - Re-Led-Ed: The Best Of. over 7 years ago
submitted The Strokes - Comedown Machine. over 7 years ago