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Five years and good dope

Five years of deciphering cryptic codes and punctuation and matrix codes on CDs and tapes and records and figuring out and defining relationships between this label and that licensee, this company and that pressing plant, or this band and its members who don’t wish to be associated with the band anymore. Sometimes we get even met with thanks and tokens of appreciation. Continue reading

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Of tapes, laptops, and Freddie Mercury

I was given another 60 or so audio tapes. I was also given two laptops. Then there was discogs. On April 30th, the so-called Master Release function was finally unleashed. Continue reading

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The death of printed media

In a previous post I lamented the death of physical music carriers as our music purchasing and listening habits are progressively being overtaken by downloadable MP3 or similar formats. It’s therefore a logical progression to do the same about a music magazine that disappeared from the shelves in April 2002. With entire libraries of books available in digital format online or downloadable to your Kindle, it comes as quite a surprise that the internet hadn’t actually saved more forests sooner. Continue reading

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Discogs v3: hmvh

What follows is my previous “user profile” on discogs. Such a shame. Such wasted potential. Continue reading

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Why Easter was cancelled this year

Watch this space for details. Continue reading

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Dope from Africa

The doorbell goes ding-dong. The dog barks. The friendly postman drops off a parcel… a surprisingly heavy parcel, marked as “registered letter”. I wonder if this truly is what I had almost not expected to arrive (but secretly hoped it would). Continue reading

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Prolific Performer Profile Provider

One of the more journalistic, serious and most certainly interesting aspects of discogs.com is the oft-underrated task of researching and “profiling” the people, bands and indeed record labels/companies behind the music that appear in the database. Continue reading

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An uncomfortable past, or the inconvenient truth?

One of most frustrating tasks of being a discogs moderator is having to put up with the nonsense of the wanna-be rich and famous in their own bedroom in the music arena. You see, fame does not necessarily equate to a reasonable degree of intelligence or skill, nor does having a record out exclude the quasi-famous from having to abide by regular rules. Even in the realms of humour, folks sometimes don’t take too kindly to their names appearing alongside some rather vulgar and questionable sexual “practices”. Continue reading

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