Profile



Who:
Avid music lover 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 to warmer environs.

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.



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 [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnYJ-RIJegY]metadata of my own flacs in Foobar[/url]. 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

Action Description
Elijah Wald - Street Corner Cowboys
submitted Elijah Wald - Street Corner Cowboys. 3 months ago
The Dirdy Birdies Jug Band - Tracks
submitted The Dirdy Birdies Jug Band - Tracks. 4 months ago
Sharen Dexter* - Finally - 2006 Vocalhouse Mix
submitted Sharen Dexter* - Finally - 2006 Vocalhouse Mix. 4 months ago
Richard Strauss, Metropolitan Opera* - Der Rosenkavalier: Metropolitan Opera Historic Broadcast - February 24, 1951
submitted Richard Strauss, Metropolitan Opera* - Der Rosenkavalier: Metropolitan Opera Historic Broadcast - February 24, 1951. 4 months ago
Chubby Checker - Chubby Checker Greatest Hits
submitted Chubby Checker - Chubby Checker Greatest Hits. 8 months ago
John Lee Hooker - Free Beer And Chicken
submitted John Lee Hooker - Free Beer And Chicken. 10 months ago
Sid Davilla And Freddie Kohlman's Band* - Blowout At Mardi Gras (Jazz Bender For Insomniacs At The Mardi Gras Lounge On A Saturday Night 'Til Dawn)
submitted Sid Davilla And Freddie Kohlman's Band* - Blowout At Mardi Gras (Jazz Bender For Insomniacs At The Mardi Gras Lounge On A Saturday Night 'Til Dawn). about 1 year ago
Dave Van Ronk - Inside
posted a comment on Dave Van Ronk - Inside. about 1 year ago
See the Fugs-like Hudson Dusters album. He liked being in a "rock band", not only because labels were handing out suitcases of case during the folk room boom, but because he was a decent collaborator.
Sam Charters' Washboard Jazz Band - Plays The Classic 1920's Jazz Of Clarence Williams: New Orleans Jazz
submitted Sam Charters' Washboard Jazz Band - Plays The Classic 1920's Jazz Of Clarence Williams: New Orleans Jazz. about 1 year ago
Various - The Sounds Of Earth
posted a comment on Various - The Sounds Of Earth. over 2 years 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
Dave Van Ronk - The Dave Van Ronk Collection: 1958-62
submitted Dave Van Ronk - The Dave Van Ronk Collection: 1958-62. over 2 years ago
José Feliciano - The Voice And Guitar Of José Feliciano
submitted José Feliciano - The Voice And Guitar Of José Feliciano. over 3 years ago
Ahn Trio - Lullaby For My Favorite Insomniac
submitted Ahn Trio - Lullaby For My Favorite Insomniac. over 4 years ago
John Abercrombie / Ralph Towner - Sargasso Sea
submitted John Abercrombie / Ralph Towner - Sargasso Sea. over 5 years ago
Jet Set Six - Life In The Jet Age
submitted Jet Set Six - Life In The Jet Age. over 5 years ago
Moloch (9) - Moloch
submitted Moloch (9) - Moloch. over 6 years ago
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats* - Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
submitted Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats* - Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats. over 7 years ago
John Baldry* - Everything Stops For Tea
submitted John Baldry* - Everything Stops For Tea. over 7 years ago
Detroit Grand Pu Bahs* - Sandwiches
submitted Detroit Grand Pu Bahs* - Sandwiches. over 7 years ago
Bad Religion - New Maps Of Hell
submitted Bad Religion - New Maps Of Hell. over 7 years ago
ChooChoo Charlie Williams* And Baltimore Red Jones - Gutbucket Blues
submitted ChooChoo Charlie Williams* And Baltimore Red Jones - Gutbucket Blues. over 7 years ago
Dave Van Ronk - Hear Me Howl - Live 1964
submitted Dave Van Ronk - Hear Me Howl - Live 1964. over 8 years ago
Roger And Wendy* - Love Rog And Wem
submitted Roger And Wendy* - Love Rog And Wem. over 8 years ago
Cannonball Adderley, Rick Holmes, The Nat Adderley Sextet* - Soul Zodiac
submitted Cannonball Adderley, Rick Holmes, The Nat Adderley Sextet* - Soul Zodiac. over 8 years ago
Dave Van Ronk - Songs For Ageing Children
submitted Dave Van Ronk - Songs For Ageing Children. over 8 years ago
Dave Van Ronk - Just Dave Van Ronk
submitted Dave Van Ronk - Just Dave Van Ronk. over 8 years ago
Dave Van Ronk - Van Ronk
submitted Dave Van Ronk - Van Ronk. over 8 years ago
Dave Van Ronk And The Hudson Dusters - Dave Van Ronk And The Hudson Dusters
submitted Dave Van Ronk And The Hudson Dusters - Dave Van Ronk And The Hudson Dusters. over 8 years ago
Falafel Mafia - You Love Us!!
submitted Falafel Mafia - You Love Us!!. over 8 years ago
Various - Murmurs Of Earth (The Voyager Interstellar Record)
submitted Various - Murmurs Of Earth (The Voyager Interstellar Record). over 8 years ago
The Smith Street Society Jazz Band* - Live In New York: Volume 2
submitted The Smith Street Society Jazz Band* - Live In New York: Volume 2. over 8 years ago
The Smith Street Society Jazz Band* - Live In New York: Volume 1
submitted The Smith Street Society Jazz Band* - Live In New York: Volume 1. over 8 years ago
The Speakeasy Jazz Babies - Live In Concert At The Sackets Harbor Jazz Festival
submitted The Speakeasy Jazz Babies - Live In Concert At The Sackets Harbor Jazz Festival. over 8 years ago
The Speakeasy Jazz Babies - The Speakeasy Jazz Babies
submitted The Speakeasy Jazz Babies - The Speakeasy Jazz Babies. over 8 years ago
The Dick Voigt Quartet - Jazz! Coast To Coast
submitted The Dick Voigt Quartet - Jazz! Coast To Coast. over 8 years ago
Dick Voigt's Big Apple Jazz Band - Big Apple Jam
submitted Dick Voigt's Big Apple Jazz Band - Big Apple Jam. over 8 years ago
Gamelan Dharma Swara - Gamelan Dharma Swara
submitted Gamelan Dharma Swara - Gamelan Dharma Swara. over 8 years ago
Christine Lavin - Husbands And Wives
submitted Christine Lavin - Husbands And Wives. over 8 years ago
The Circus Amok! Band - Free Parking Everyday!
submitted The Circus Amok! Band - Free Parking Everyday!. over 8 years ago
Warner Williams (2) With Jay Summerour - Blues Highway: Live
submitted Warner Williams (2) With Jay Summerour - Blues Highway: Live. over 8 years ago
Mike Agranoff - The Modern Folk Musician
submitted Mike Agranoff - The Modern Folk Musician. over 8 years ago
Various - The Music From The Fashion Week: New York, London, Milan, Paris - Issue #04: Anniversary
submitted Various - The Music From The Fashion Week: New York, London, Milan, Paris - Issue #04: Anniversary. over 8 years ago
Dave Van Ronk Presents Uncle Moose And The Kazoo-O-Phonic Jug Band - Peter And The Wolf
submitted Dave Van Ronk Presents Uncle Moose And The Kazoo-O-Phonic Jug Band - Peter And The Wolf. over 8 years ago
Bob Kaufmann - A Trip Thru A Blown Mind
submitted Bob Kaufmann - A Trip Thru A Blown Mind. over 8 years ago
Dave Van Ronk - Live In Monterey
submitted Dave Van Ronk - Live In Monterey. over 8 years ago
Eddie Cantor - The Columbia Years: 1922-1940
submitted Eddie Cantor - The Columbia Years: 1922-1940. over 9 years ago
Bedouin Jerry Can Band - Coffee Time
submitted Bedouin Jerry Can Band - Coffee Time. over 9 years ago
The New Strangers - Meet The New Strangers
submitted The New Strangers - Meet The New Strangers. over 9 years ago
Chuck Mitchell (2) - Combinations
submitted Chuck Mitchell (2) - Combinations. over 9 years ago
Dave Van Ronk - Down In Washington Square (The Smithsonian Folkways Collection)
submitted Dave Van Ronk - Down In Washington Square (The Smithsonian Folkways Collection). over 9 years ago