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Fan mail

Discogs is a cross-functional site. Actually, we’re just a bunch of music lovers who do our best to reflect verifiable details, neutral descriptions, and create readworthy profiles. Discussions usually stay civil but sometimes can get heated and lengthy. Not all fan mail is friendly, though. Sometimes things get ugly. Continue reading

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Revisiting the SA BBS Scene

Nor has anyone else been willing to commit their full and sordid BBS stories. It’s as if, for some people, the BBS period is a chapter they would rather forget about. Continue reading

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Takedown: Three strikes

Anyone who runs a blog stands to fall foul of some form of “censorship”. Anyone who operates a website that covers recent history may easily tread on the toes of the living whose names may be mentioned in old documents. This has now happened three times. Continue reading

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Fun t-shirts and apparel

I also began collecting pictures of t-shirts with funny slogans (or funny people wearing ordinary t-shirts) for some future gallery-style project. Continue reading

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My Ravaged Ears: The Sequel

For me, personally, digging through and cataloguing second-hand recordings is an immensely gratifying task, and there must be scores of such treasures that, during their glory days, were proudly displayed in tape cabinets or fancy shelves. Today, these remnants are hidden away in the back of a drawer, stuck in a box under the bed or simply gather dust in the basement. Continue reading

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Roblist

If you lived in South Africa during the eighties or nineties and used your modem to dial into services beyond Beltel, then you surely would have heard of or used Roblist. If you were a SysOp, you wanted your BBS to be on Roblist. Continue reading

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The story of Moshzilla

Over the last few days, yours truly has been wading through the murky waters of his hard drives, filtering out some debris in the form of unused downloads and old, forgotten, cobwebbed files. It was then that I stumbled over the extended left leg of a dancing girl named “Sam” — or “Little Sam” as she is known to friends and family. Everyone else on the interwebs knows her as “Moshzilla”. Continue reading

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Of cassettes and cartoons

It was a particularly quiet CNA, one that I had never visited before or since my Marshalltown tour of duty during which months I must’ve gone through just about every book on every conceivable subject that one could consume in the hours of waiting for the bus. And then I discovered the mother lode: Gary Larson. Continue reading

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