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Old Jul 8th, 2011, 03:21 PM        how do you go about getting rid of cds?
because fuck i have a lot of cds that i don't want and i would like to get rid of them preferably making some tiny amount of money off the whole bit.

but i mean if i show up at a pawn shop with 250 cds in cases they are going to send me away

same with music/bookstores, and there are none of those around here anyway

to conquer extreme boredom, i went through my box of albums and made a spreadsheet of all of them, including a rough estimate of their condition as well as the lowest price on amazon as of right now. based on that, i think there are maybe 10-20 worth listing on amazon/ebay.

i have a super audio cd version of scary monsters and super creeps which is listed on amazon and ebay at like 49 bucks. maybe i could sell that quickly for like 35!

so now i have a spreadsheet of 292 cds and many stacks of jewel cases on my floor. fuck.

i'm a moron.

if somehow all of them sold right now at the lowest price represented on amazon i would get ~1250 dollars. sweeeeeeeet. in reality, by the time i get rid of all of these, i'll probably have made 100 dollars at best.
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Old Jul 8th, 2011, 03:46 PM       
All the ones I got rid of I sold on Amazon. I got rid of them relatively fast too, but that was 4 years ago
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Old Jul 8th, 2011, 03:58 PM       
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Old Jul 8th, 2011, 04:01 PM       
not really, haha.

i got in a habit of buying used cds all the time so i have a lot of stupid 90s radio crap.

i'm not willing to get rid of my tom waits (like 15 albums) or john fahey. ohwell.
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al green - definitive greatest hits 2007
ali akbar khan - traditional music of india
at the drive-in - in/casino/out
b-52s, the - the b-52s
b-52s, the - time capsule
bauhaus - in the flat field
bauhaus - the sky's gone out
beatles, the - abbey road
beatles, the - help
beatles, the - let it be... naked
beatles, the - revolver
beatles, the - rubber soul
beatles, the - sgt pepper's lonely hearts club band
beatles, the - the beatles
beatles, the - the magical mystery tour
beck - odelay!
billy joel - piano man
birthday party, the - hee-haw
birthday party, the - junkyard
birthday party, the - mutiny/the bad seed
birthday party, the - prayers on fire
bjork - debut
bjork - vespertine
black keys, the - attack and release
black keys, the - chulahoma
black keys, the - rubber factory
black sabbath - master of reality
blind guardian - a night at the opera
blind willie johnson - dark was the night
bob dylan - blonde on blonde
bob dylan - bringing it all back home
bob dylan - slow train coming
bob seger - greatest hits
bola sete - live at grace cathedral
bola sete - ocean memories
bola sete - shambhala boom
bola sete - windspell
brian regan - live!
bush - razorblade suitcase
captain beefheart - safe as milk
captain beefheart - trout mask replica
chris cornell - carry on
chris isaak - san francisco days
counting crows - august and everything after
counting crows - recovering the satellites
cramps, the - bad music for bad people
cramps, the - psychedelic jungle / gravest hits
cramps, the - stay sick
cure, the - the top
dan auerbach - keep it hid
danzig - black aria ii
danzig - danzig
danzig - danzig ii: lucifuge
danzig - danzig iii: how the gods kill
david bowie - changes
david bowie - heathen
david bowie - hunky dory
david bowie - low
david bowie - outside
david bowie - reality [2-disc]
david bowie - scary monsters (super audio)
david bowie - the man who sold the world
david bowie - ziggy stardust
devo - are we not men? we are devo
devo - duty now for the future
devo - the pioneers who got scalped
dia psalma - efter allt
dia psalma - gryningstid
dire straits - sultans of swing
divine comedy, the - a short album about love
dmx - it's dark and hell is hot
doors, the - la woman
doors, the - the soft parade
dream theater - once in a live time
echo and the bunnymen - songs to learn and sing
eddie vedder - into the wild
elton john - goodbye yellow brick road
elvis costello - my aim is true
elvis costello - the first ten years
ennio morricone - the good, the bad, and the ugly
faith no more - this is it
firewater - the man on the burning tightrope
flaming lips, the - at war with the mystics
flaming lips, the - embryonic
flaming lips, the - transmissions from the satellite heart
flaming lips, the - yoshimi battles the pink robots
flight of the conchords - the distant future
frank zappa - absolutely free
frank zappa - cheap thrills
frank zappa - freak out!
frank zappa - we're only in it for the money
gary numan - the pleasure principle
genesis - abacab
gothic archies, the - the tragic treasury
grandaddy - just like the fambly cat
grandaddy - sumday
grandaddy - the sophtware slump
grandaddy - under the western freeway
grinderman - grinderman
guided by voices - bee thousand
guided by voices - human amusements at hourly rates
guns n roses - use your illusion I
hank iii - lovesick, broke & driftin'
hector berlioz - symphonie fantastique
howlin wolf - moanin' in the midnight/howlin' wolf
howlin wolf - super super blues band
iced earth - horror show
iced earth - the reckoning (single)
jacques brel - french legends from the 40s and 50s
james taylor - greatest hits
jeff buckley - grace
jesus & mary chain - psychocandy (dual disc)
joe cocker - the ultimate collection
john coltrane - black pearls
john fahey - america
john fahey - days have gone by
john fahey - live in tasmania
john fahey - the dance of death and other plantation favorites
john fahey - the yellow princess
john fahey - death chants, breakdowns, and military waltzes
john fahey - old fashioned love
john fahey - the great san bernadino birthday party
john fahey - the mill pond
john fahey - the transfiguration of blind joe death
john hartford - natural to be gone
john lurie - the legendary marvin pontiac
john prine - bruised orange
john prine - german afternoons
john prine - lost dogs and mixed blessings
john prine - sweet revenge
john prine - the missing years
joy division - closer
joy division - permanent
kukl - holidays in europe
kukl - the eye
leon russell - leon russell & the shelter people
little anthony and the imperials - greatest hits
local h - as good as dead
lou reed - transformer
magnetic fields, the - distortion
mal webb - dodgy
marc ribot - y los cubanos postizos
marilyn manson - portrait of an american family
mars volta, the - de-loused in the comatorium
mars volta, the - frances the mute
massive attack - mezzanine
mc5 - kick out the jams
megadeth - countdown to extinction
megadeth - rust in piece
metallica - master of puppets
ministry - the mind is a terrible thing to taste
misfits, the - the misfits
mississippi john hurt - avalon blues
modest mouse - no one's first and you're next
mogwai - come on die young
mogwai - hardcore will never die but you will
mogwai - rock action
mother love bone - this is shangri-la (single)
mountain goats, the - heretic pride
mr. bungle - california
my bloody valentine - loveless
my dying bride - 34.788%... complete
n/a - voices of the rainforest
neil young - everybody knows this is nowhere
neil young - freedom
neil young - living with war
neil young - mirrorball
neil young - on the beach
neil young - ragged glory
neil young - rust never sleeps
neil young - tonight's the night
neil young - zuma
nick cave/bad seeds - dig, lazarus, dig!!!
nick cave/bad seeds - murder ballads
nick cave/bad seeds - no more shall we part
nick cave/bad seeds - nocturama
nick cave/bad seeds - tender prey
nick cave/bad seeds - the boatman's call
nick cave/bad seeds - the lyre of orpheus / abbatoir blues
nick drake - bryter layter
nine inch nails - broken
nine inch nails - further down the spiral
nine inch nails - pretty hate machine
nine inch nails - the downward spiral
nine inch nails - the fragile
norah jones - feels like home
notwist, the - shrink
oingo boingo - skeletons in the closet
olatunji - drums of passion
old crow medicine show - tennessee pusher
paul mccartney - memory almost full (sacd)
pearl jam - no code
pearl jam - vs
pink floyd - dark side of the moon
pink floyd - meddle
pink floyd - wish you were here
pixies, the - doolittle
pixies, the - surfer rosa
portishead - dummy
primus - tales from the punchbowl
primus - the brown album
queen - a night at the opera
queen - greatest hits
queen - queen ii
radiohead - amnesiac
radiohead - hail to the thief
radiohead - kid a
radiohead - ok computer
rage against the machine - evil empire
ramones, the - rocket to russia
reverend gary davis - pure religion and bad company
robbie basho - guitar soli
rod stewart - the very best of rod stewart
roscoe holcomb - an untamed sense of control
rush - moving pictures
sam cooke - greatest hits
scott walker - scott 3
silverchair - frogstomp
smashing pumpkins, the - adore
smiths, the - meat is murder
smiths, the - the queen is dead
social distortion - social distortion
son house - the original delta blues
sonic youth - daydream nation
sonic youth - sister
soundgarden - badmotorfinger
soundgarden - louder than love
soundgarden - superunknown
spacehog - the hogyssey
sponge - wax ecstatic
squirrel nut zippers - bedlam ballroom
steve earle - train a comin'
stone temple pilots - purple
stooges, the - the stooges
system of a down - system of a down
system of a down - toxicity
t rex - electric warrior
t rex - for the lion and the unicorn in the oak forests of faun
t rex - the slider
talking heads - fear of music
talking heads - speaking in tongues dual-disc
talking heads - talking heads: 77
thastrom - mannen som blev en gris
thom yorke - the eraser
toadies, the - rubberneck
tom waits - alice
tom waits - big time
tom waits - blood money
tom waits - blue valentine
tom waits - bone machine
tom waits - closing time
tom waits - foreign affairs
tom waits - franks wild years
tom waits - heartattack and vine
tom waits - mule variations
tom waits - nighthawks at the diner
tom waits - one from the heart
tom waits - orphans
tom waits - rain dogs
tom waits - real gone
tom waits - small change
tom waits - swordfishtrombones
tom waits - the black rider
tom waits - the heart of saturday night
tomahawk - anonymous
tomahawk - tomahawk
tool - aenima
type o negative - life is killing me
type o negative - the least worst of
various - black snake moan soundtrack
various - headwig and the angry inch movie soundtrack
various - legends of country blues (5-disc)
various - rodentia: the best of dark roots music
various - roots of rock n roll
various - the crow
various - the life aquatic
various - ultimate 60s garage band rock
velvet underground, the - loaded
velvet underground, the - the velvet underground & nico
velvet underground, the - white light/white heat
violent femmes, the - add it up
violent femmes, the - hallowed ground
violent femmes, the - new times
violent femmes, the - rock!!!
violent femmes, the - viva wisconsin
wallflowers, the - bringing down the horse
warren zevon - excitable boy
white stripes, the - icky thump
white zombie - la sexorcisto: devil music vol. 1
william s burroughs - spare ass annie
woody guthrie - dust bowl ballads
woody guthrie - the war years
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Old Jul 8th, 2011, 04:02 PM       
^ yeah that;s right i have black aria 2.

and a william s burroughs collaboration with some shitty rap group.

also i had a girlfriend that would buy me beatles cds because she had no idea what kind of stuff i liked. fuck you, i have all these on vinyl and i don't even want those.
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Old Jul 8th, 2011, 04:33 PM       
lol, how ridiculous is the william s buroughs rap group?

I haven't heard SNZ's bedlam ballroom either.

Does this actual album cover run in gif format too?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bedlam_Ballroom
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Old Jul 8th, 2011, 04:43 PM       
RE: burroughs,
it's really not as entertaining as i'd have hoped! i mean, i'm not so crazy about burroughs and the music itself is generic, but...

you see that album cover with a $2 sticker at an fye and you can't say no.

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also the cover has - oh i just learned what this is called today - a lenticular image (you know, those "holographic" images that look different when you tilt it left/right?) on the cover and i can't touch those. it's like nails on a chalkboard but fucking worse, i can't stand it. i forgot about that when i pulled the case out of the box it was in and i was thoroughly displeased.
and then it happened again with aenima and then again with the devo anthology (at that time i said "oh you fucking assholes why would you do this to me?"
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Old Jul 8th, 2011, 05:01 PM       
AAAAAAAAARG, tell me your top five favorite Waits albums
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Old Jul 8th, 2011, 05:06 PM       
swordfishtrombones
blue valentine
small change
rain dogs
maybe bone machine or nighthawks at the diner

the first two will switch off depending on my mood.

UNLESS YOU MEAN ALBUM COVER (which you don't) AND IN THAT CASE IT WOULD BE THE BLACK RIDER
(that's an album that has some william s. burroughs involvement as well!)
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Old Jul 8th, 2011, 05:28 PM       
OH if you're asking as in "where should i start with tom waits," most people would agree that rain dogs is a good introduction. which i totally get. it was my introduction (along with the black rider, one of his least regarded albums).
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I listened to Swordfishtrombones recently and really dug it, but he has like 15 other albums and I hear the early stuff is kind of hard to get into
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Old Jul 8th, 2011, 05:39 PM       
bone machine has "I don't wanna grow up" on it, rain dogs has "Time". both of those songs are great
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Old Jul 8th, 2011, 05:52 PM       
WHOOPS YOU GOT ME STARTED HERE'S MORE TEXT THAN YOU BARGAINED FOR

yeah he's changed a lot. his first album (closing time) is pretty boring ("ol' 55" is pretty good and the self-titled instrumental closer is good). the second (the heart of saturday night) is vastly different and i'm still on the fence about most of it. my girlfriend insists it's her favorite, but i don't know.

nighthawks at the diner is a weird one. it totally has this novelty to it (it's a pseudo-live album and he talks a lot on it) and a lot of the songs are less cohesive and more... tom waits rambling to some music. i like it a lot, but it's not the kind of album you can listen to out of order.

small change is great. the whole album is drenched in alcohol and for about a month i listened to it every night. i guess a lot of people don't like it? i don't know why.

foreign affairs is not worth checking out, ever. it's a shame, since it's directly between two albums i love. oh god, it has an embarrassingly bad duet with bette midler of all people. it's bad.

blue valentine is great. i don't even know why i like it so much, but i do. it's got tom kind of exploring different areas without being weird yet. i can't recommend this one enough, but ehhhh i'd go ahead and skip the first track "somewhere (from west side story)" because it's, uh, "somewhere." you know, from west side story.

heartattack and vine is not something i'd recommend at first. not that it's bad, it just... i don't know, it took me a while to get into anything past the first two songs, even though the later ones are good!

and then he did a soundtrack for a movie (one from the heart) and the whole album is him and crystal gayle. i guess it has some good songs, but i couldn't tell you which. there's one song that i like a lot, but the album version is sung by gayle and it's awful. there's another one that tom sings... and it's not on here.

aaaaaand then he was off hard drugs (or so the story goes) and he met kathleen brennan and among other things she introduced him to the music of captain beefheart and the rest is history. swordfishtrombones, rain dogs, franks wild years (i don't care what people say about franks wild years, it's also really good!).

everything he's done since the 90s has been pretty hit-or-miss. a lot of people like it. hell, a lot of people love it.

i'm more of a fan of old tom waits, myself!
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Old Jul 8th, 2011, 05:54 PM       
also i've found a bunch of radio show appearances where he'd just be hanging out and playing music and sometimes talking for like an hour or two. they're usually pretty good, but again i like his old stuff.

it's pretty funny to hear the difference in his personality between 1974 and 1975. in 74 he sounds kind of shy and young and a little bit awkward when he's talking about pool halls and 18-wheelers. then in 75 he's got that gruff, aloof thing going on.
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Old Jul 8th, 2011, 05:56 PM       
Wait. I don't get it. You wanna get rid of some CD:s and you make a list of them, but before the list you say you don't want to get rid of some of them. So which is it? And there are a shitload of great albums on that list I would definetly keep in my collection. Are you deaf or retarded or something?
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Old Jul 8th, 2011, 06:02 PM       
i don't really feel like removing all the ones i feel like keeping. it's basically waits, fahey, young, and sete.

also yeah there's some other good stuff but i can just download 'em and not have to worry about them taking up room.

i don't like owning too much stuff.
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Old Jul 8th, 2011, 06:06 PM       
haha, fuck that, i give away things all the time.

but i have no friends down here and no job so if i can make a few bucks on getting rid of stuff, sweet!

i think i've almost officially gotten rid of my nes collection.
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nes collection?

what the fuck
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Old Jul 8th, 2011, 06:17 PM       
I COLLECT TV SHOWS ON DVD. I only have about 150 since I started in 2002, but I don't think I'd ever try selling them.

What I really liked about Swordfishtrombones was the gritty, sitting-in-a-blues-bar-at-2:30-am feeling, so if the rest his stuff has the same feeling then I'll be happy
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Old Jul 8th, 2011, 06:24 PM       
I collect DVD:s in general. But I only collect movies i'm going to watch more than once. I haven't counted how many I have, but around 500 would be close. I also have a lot of TV show boxsets. Adventures of Pete & Pete season 3 I would buy in a heartbeat, but I don't think it'll ever be out.

And I like Rain Dogs a whole lot, but the rest of the Tom Waits catalog is still a mystery to me. I'll figure it out sometime.

EDIT: also, I am quite drunk at the mo' so I'm propably rambling
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Old Jul 8th, 2011, 06:27 PM       
haha yeah. he's good at that.






young tom waits is great.

i don't get celebrity crushes also i'm not gay but man. young tom waits. fuck.

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what the fuck
collectin' dust. it'll be hard to part with some of the games, but the system hasn't been hooked up in probably seven years and i have zero problem using my gamepad+nestopia.
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Old Jul 8th, 2011, 06:28 PM       
oh man don't get me started on dvds.

i didn't have much of a collection to begin with, mostly because i'm too ADD to watch movies by myself and i've never been friends with people who like stuff i like (haha, fuck). but i've inherited my girlfriend's dvd collection and it's great. so we have a like 7-foot tall bookshelf with nothing but dvds stacked on top of dvds. fuck.
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hard to part with some of the games, but the system hasn't been hooked up in probably seven years and i have zero problem using my gamepad+nestopia.
You do realize that the value of the games increase given enough time? If they're in mint condition, even more so. Just sayin.

I once inherited a stamp collection from my drunk uncle (when I was like 10 or something) and threw it in the trash. Later I found out that it would have been worth some serious money. Of course, I have no way to confirm the true value now, but I have collected stuff I think will have some value in the future ever since. True story.
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