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I should add that anyone reading this at work probably shouldn't look
into either record.  Just saying.


On Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 9:22 AM, Jim Sam <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 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