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Re: Record Store Day and - "ARSCers"

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Jim Sam <[log in to unmask]>

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Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>

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Mon, 23 Apr 2012 09:22:02 -0700

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Steve,

Thank you.  You hit the nail on the head.  I would like to add to what
you wrote and have people peruse ARSC's "About Us" spiel:
http://arsc-audio.org/about.html  I don't see any mention of dates or
genres in that.

For what it's worth, I did go to my local (Amoeba SF) on Saturday and
managed to pick up Too Pure's repressing of Mclusky's Do Dallas.  That
record can fetch triple digits on eBay.  Unfortunately they didn't
have Future of the Left's Australian-session 7" (any UK ARSC person
want to help me out?), but I was happy enough.  I highly doubt many on
this list would be able to make it through either release.

Jim


On Sun, Apr 22, 2012 at 12:04 PM, Steve Ramm <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Cary wrote:"I have seen nothing in the way of new compilations of material
> on vinyl or reissues of classic jazz,
> Broadway, country, or even generic pop.  The Record Store Day releases,
> aside from the occasional
> "novelty" issue of  something on 78 (the Beach Boys' 78 of "Good
> Vibrations" last year comes  to
> mind), are still of little interest to ARSCers - at least from a West
> Coast perspective."
>
> While I'm sure I know where you are coming from in your comment Cary, I
> think that if the term "ARSCers" will always be defined as those who collect
> recordings (including CDs) pressed before 1980 or so (or even before 2000)
> then  ARSC needs to broden its exposure to new collectors. We have folks like
> Uncle  Dave Lewis who give a classical music AND a punk rock paper at an
> ARSC  Conference (great jobs on both!) but not everyone is UDL. Are the folks
> who  really flock RSD ARSC member (and hence ARSCLIst member) possibilities?
> I  understand the 78-L listserve members (many who are here) but it seems
> to me  that we should be as diverse as the MLA listsefe - and, actually, more
> sore  since many of the MLA folks work with sound recordings as part of the
> JOB and  not hobby (and probably could care less about RSD).
>
> What I thought was the dumbest RSD move was for Tompkins Square records to
> press 500 78s and send to the stores. They probably could have produced
> 2,000 or  more and sold them. They'd make a nice profit and collectors would
> thank them.  Instead those "resellers" who grabbed the 500 will put on eBay
> and Tompkins  Square won't see a penny. We only had one (out of of 6
> independent record  stores within blocks of my house) participate in RSD and they had
> basically no  "special product).
>
> Steve Ramm

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