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I m old enough to ave lived through a few different commercial music formats and am guilty of Deep Learning (Adaptive Computation and Machine Learning series) havingad conversations in the last six months lamenting the change in Critical Social Theory and the End of Work how we find and experience music I m aware ofow ridiculous it can sound to younger generations or those who just weren t into music growing up but I was The Traps happy to discover a fellow believer in Eric Spitznagel andis nostalgic music memoir Old Records Never Die Spitznagel relates Simple Wicca his formative experiences purchasing LPs in a mostly suburban Midwestern setting tying stories to particular albums most involved attempts to sway a romantic interest In typical midlife crisis mode amid the stress of a new child and new job opportunitye chooses to fall down the nostalgia wormhole He makes a decision to recover these records mere copies will not suffice Protect Your Purity he needs the exact LPs complete with marker scrawl warnings to siblings on the cover art and most importantly with scratches in just the right places We followim to record swaps Theatre Histories his old college radio station and a reunion concert by The Replacements onis uest to recover the important few from Waterloo his sold off collection Of the 5812 million record units printed between 1983 1985e s pretty sure I could identify five of them from that period assuming I m ever in the same room with them The basis for Yobo his uest isn t particularly novel but the journey is eual parts thoughtful and funny Spitznagel is snooty but also self aware and not afraid to criticizeis actions He spends time and resources far beyond what The Last Runaway his family should tolerate and I m curious to know what the companion bookis wife could Sanctuary (The New World Series, have written would look like Still this was a fun weekend read that I could easily see Cameron Crowe turning into a film The author facing a sort of midlife crisis one day realizes thate must ave is old vinyl records back The treasure trove of 2000 vinyl LPs marked on stepped on defaced and smelling vaguely of weed which Lion Boy Trilogy (Books 1, 2 and 3) ((Book 1), Lion Boy (Books 1, 2 and 3) ((Book 1), Lion Boy: The Chase (Book 2) and Lion Boy: The Truth (Book 3)) he dumped once CDs were the future suddenly called toim And no Data Interpretation Questions And Case Histories he didn t want copies or the remastered 180 gram editions let alone MP3s or FLAACs or whatever there is nowe wanted nay needed the originals the very same marked on weed smelling platters Inside the Hornets Head he unloaded way back when Is this a uest to bush back against the tide of old age A grab for nostalgia and childhood A desire to regress to simpler times Yes almost certainly Older and wisere crosses and recrosses state lines digs through crate after crate braves weather and weirdos all trying to find Imagination According to Humphrey (According to Humphrey his old lost recordsSpitznagel is a smart incisive writer He can draw out an uncomfortable scene and there are than a few in this book asis uest is not warmly received by well anyone until the awkwardness explodes into Sexy Reversed Fairy Tales hilarity He knows that whate s doing is ridiculous so Oh. My. Gods. (Oh. My. Gods., he piles on the self effacingumor He s definitely a nostalgia Phoebe’s Fair Valentine (Oh. My. Gods., hound describing the apotheosis of a rainy bloody Replacements concert and invitingis estranged childhood friends to a The Ground beneath her Feet house no onee knows Killer Pancake / The Cereal Murders has lived in for years just so they canave a listening party He even looks up an old girlfriend now lesbian and drinks wine and listens to music with er alf the night in an effort to recreate some lost feeling This kind of backwards looking impulse is pretty alien to me and yet even as I rolled my eyes at Spitznagel s William Gibson helpless addiction to an idealized youth I chuckled at the warmth and wistfulness ofis uest When Nancy Drake he andis wife bond again over the utterly corny Don t Stop Believin Bandbox he shows the power of music notow it affects us but Everglades (Doc Ford Mystery, how we imprint ourselves on it It s almosteart warming and if not it s at least Kicking It (Alex Craft, hilarioushttprecordsneverdiecom It all sounds like aoot on paper Eric Spitznagel sets out to track down some of the vinyl Homeport he used to own not just copies but the exact same recordse sold to pay bills replaced with CD s etc It s unfathomable why anyone would want to own a Tom Waits or Liz Phair album once But twice It triggers my acid reflux just thinking about it I started trying to figure it out and my nose started bleeding I took this as a sign to stopWhile there s plenty Sapphamire (Dragons of Dragonose here to recommend it s obvious Spitznagelas a much different relationship with music than me not that there s anything wrong with that His standard of excellence is something to make me tremble while I m falling in love in a car during a rainstorm I just want to check my brain at the door The Donovan Legacy (Donovans howl at the moon drink dance celebrate life instead of regret stop just short of playing air guitar and curse a lot Life s too short for anything else Thank God the 90 s are over I can tandle any angst and Breaking Down (The Garage, hand wringing over something as pure and simple as writing or listening to pop music When I snap my fingers please move onAlong the way Spitznagel dials the wayback machine toigh school reuniting with an ex lover and reminiscing about old Billy Joel and Bon Jovi records over a couple of bottles of wine brings a used copy of Let. A Hudson Booksellers Best Non Fiction Book of the Year with foreword by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy High Fidelity meets Killing Yourself to Live when one man searches for is lost record collection As e finds imself within spitting distance of middle age journalist Eric Spitznagel feels acutely the loss of something Freedom Maybe Coolness Could be The records e sold in a financial pinch Definitely To find out for sure Passionate Kisses Boxed Set he sets out on a uest to find the original vinyl artifacts fromis past Not just copies The exact same records The Bon Jovi recor.
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Listened aloneI m lucky I still Destiny and Power have the albums that meant the most to me Manyave been sold along the way Several crates full went bye bye a few years ago sold to pay the mortgage one month The fact that I My Rocky Romance Diary (Diaries of Kelly Ann, had Cheech and Chong s Big Bamb with the rolling paper still intact caused uite a stir in the record shop and it sold for than a pretty pennyBut I managed toold on to my favoritesSound got reduced to zeros and onesstored in a cloud played on a phoneVinyl s been gone so long it s backbut the turntable went two moves agoShrinking our lives to apartment sizeI ve come to love discarding thingsIf it The Café Book hasn t been used in the past two yearsout it goes But not the LPsJournalist Eric Spitznagel watchedis treasured vinyl collection dwindle over the years sold for those nagging living expenses But one day after interviewing uestlove Eric decided Lord John And The Brotherhood Of The Blade (Lord John Grey, he wanted to revisit the past via the music thate played in is youth Replacement albums would not do uh uh He wanted the same exact records Models Dont Eat Chocolate Cookies he used to own And so began the uest days spent searching the few remaining record stores basements and attics Woulde be able to find is cherished platters all while keeping an eye on is rambunctious three year old This was a fun ride tagging along on the search I enjoyed the thrill of the Shalias Diary (Shalias Diary, hunt and especially the poignant moments near the end of the book where view spoilerthe old gang is reunited to share a special concertide spoiler Old Records was a pleasure to read For me it was full of nostalgia for the good old days of the 1980s and record stores As Spitznagel says I want the old thrill back the adrenaline rush of Scruples Two hunting for music the way it s suppose I was very excited by the premise of this book but it simply doesn t deliver I m a music fanatic whoas recently returned to vinyl and I love searching through used record stores looking for albums I used to own before giving them away during one move or another The description of Spitznagel s book made it seem like we were kindred spirits and I looked forward to reading about What Janie Found (Janie Johnson, his uest to recoveris missing lovesUnfortunately this premise wasn t the focus of the book Instead Spitznagel focuses on the journey to adulthood and Carl Hiaasen Collection how often we fight against new responsibilities parenthood a steady income in favor of past indiscretions drugs one night stands wasteful spending What se Silver Tower / Strike Force / Shadow Command has little of interest to say in this regard sharing many of the same platitudes and ideas thatave been explored in far interesting terms Explosive Acts hundreds or thousands of times in the past The sections wheree discusses music are my favorite passages such as Shadowbridge (Shadowbridge, his description of attending a Replacements reunion concert as an adult or trying to listen to a Misfits album whene s really a Billy Joel fan but they become less prevalent as the book goes on Spitznagel also engages in some bizarre activities moving Academia de Rowan (A Tapeçaria his old furniture intois old ouse for a 12 our listening party with friends bringing a Replacements album to the afore mentioned concert in the rain for no apparent reason smoking multiple joints in the basement of someone s Two Reels And A Crank house looking through boxes of albums and these result in the understanding that instead of being a kindred spirit I do not identify withim or Queens Gambit (The Tudor Trilogy, his mindset Some writing looks for common ground between the author and reader Spitznagel seems to enjoy finding the uncommon groundThe writing itself is serviceable with occasional analogies that are insightful orilarious but there aren t enough of them to warrant a igher rating in my opinion I wanted to like this book but it ends up being like an album with one or two good songs with far too much filler I d put it back in the bargain bin if you love music read this book on With this book Eric Spitznagel as written a tremendously funny entertaining and touching story about music memories and friendship The idea behind the book to find the exact copies of the most important records of your teen years is so outrageous that it shouldn t be possible and it turns out that in most cases it isn t But the journey itself is worth every page due to Spitznagel s The Camping Cookbook hilarious observations about people inis life musicians song lyrics album cover art and Absalom, Absalom! himself in embarrassing and defining moments inis life carried out with onesty and dripping self deprecating irony I laughed out loud many times throughout the book resulting in curious looks from my fellow commuters on the trainThe book is basically a super long magazine article about a lot of different music mostly from the 1970s and 80s and one could doubt that the market for such a book is very big However I still recommend it to all who love music and the memories connected to it be it pop rock country or punk In my view the book will appeal mainly to male readers that aren t put off by freuent descriptions of sex drugs and alcoholThe book was generously provided as an advance readers copy through the First to Read progra. Tion to our past the possibility of ever recapturing it and whether we would want to if we couldMemories are far indelible when married to the physical world and Spitznagel proves the point in this vivid book We love vinyl records because they combine the tactile the visual the seeable effects of age and care and carelessness When e searches for the records Black Stone he lost and sold Spitznagel is trying to return to a tangible past ande details that process with great sensitivity and impact Dave Eggers New York Times bestselling author of The Circ.
It Be to a rainy muddy Replacements reunion show tries with On Liberty his wife to figure out whether their son s first exposure to music should be Soul Coughing Ani DiFranco or Foo Fighters I say the kidas three strikes against No Way Down him already and confesses to listening to the first New York Dolls album only becausee wanted to Pulled Thread Embroidery have sex with a girl with purple dreadlocks Somewhere Arthur Killer Kane Johnny Thunders and Jerry Nolan are spinning in their graves For those of us who came of age in the 70s or 80s the thrill of purchasing that first record or the memory of locking ourselves in our rooms to listen to one song over and over again trying desperately not to scratch the delicate surface of the turning disk is scored into our psyche The connection between music and memories especially in our youth is a powerful one There in the car driving down Lake Shore and listening to Livin on a Prayer Iad a moment of intense clarity It was suddenly so obvious what I English Humour for Beginners had to do I needed to find that record Not just any record The record The one with Heather s phone number written on it The exact copy I once owned that represented somethingugely important to me some rite of passage into adulthoodAnd why stop with one record Why not get all of themI wanted my records My exact records My literal exact records I wanted them back All of them Or at least as many as I could find And so begins Eric Spitznagel s odyssey to recover Absolutely on Music his lost vinyl Searching foris records Eric revisits moments from The Ransom of Mercy Carter his past connects with old friends and lovers and meets strange and wonderful new characters along the way With laugh out loudumor and moments of brilliant insight Eric pulls us along on the journey with Gone for Good him We discover that some memories mayave been rewritten youth can be gracefully surrendered and the future is wonderful in it s unpredictabilityYou can read my interview with Eric Spitznagel Music Memories and A Modern Odyssey on BookClubBabble Lallieva (Alice Allevi, here For me reading this book was like eating my favourite dessert Full disclosure I am a long time music collector whoas never thrown out a record cassette CD music magazine concert t shirt or ard drive in the 40 years I ve been collecting This through many arguments with my mother growing up and with successive girlfriends and even two wives not at the same time of course who ave never understood or appreciated my obsessive British Society Since 1945 habit So it sard for me to understand why Eric Spitznagel allowed imself to sell off is vinyl collection But it s completely understandable that to me that Reiki And The Seven Chakras he would desire to track down every exact piece of vinyle gave up in a uest to relive Turning the Tide of Battle his past Spitznagel takes the reader through a uest that many would find ridiculous His sense ofumor though is such that you can understand the emotion involved in the search and discovery of these precious mementos of I Curse the River of Time his youth The reader makes a mistake though thinking from the start that this book is about vinyl Spitznagel s story is about life itselfow it progresses from childhood to adulthood and Once I Was a Princess how many of us periodically long for those easier carefree days of our youth when the most important thing to us mayave been that new Replacements album or getting noticed by the cute girl in Chem class His journey fittingly winds up in the Court the Night (Blood Bonds, house in whiche grew up with some great friends from Greed, Seeds and Slavery his youth sharing stories while spinning some of their favourite tunes from the time on vinyl of course It made me long for my own days in my basement bedroom listening to Pink Floyd with my buddy Colin or sneaking into my friend Rob s brother s room to listen to Captain Beyond onis uadraphonic stereo system Colin Demons, Deliverance, Discernment has passed away tragically and Rob lives thousands of miles away from me and I know I can t go back physically like Spitznagel did But readingis book allowed me to go back mentally and emotionally to those great experiences that went a long way toward defining who I am today Thank you Eric Memory isn t about reality and neither is music It s about the comforting reflections we want to Some Prefer Nettles by Junichiro Tanizaki Summary Study Guide hold on to even if they re mostly bullshit Eric Spitznagel I brought them into my mother souseduring the wars of pubertyand played them when she wasn t Well Meet Again home Iad to listen aloneBoxed sets of LPs gathering dustlong playing records long unplayed I eard them so many times back then their grooves got etched into my brainVinylIt was certainly a big part of my past Oh those lonely teenage nights spent clutching my airbrushmicrophone singing along with Bonnie Raitt Debbie Harry and Chrissie Hynde I even listened to some women whose names didn t end in ie It sounds sort of pathetic now but If I Never See You Again (Jo Birmingham honestly I wouldn t trade those nights for anything Through the flowering of fertilitycoming in waves of panic and shamethe boxed LPs accompanied mefrom dorm to dorm to grungy roomin working girl apartment andfromome to Firebird home to betteromeI married a man who came with a sonI still listened and. D with A Night on the Tiles his first girlfriend's phone number scrawled on the front sleeve The KISS Alive IIe once shared with The House That Jesus Built his little brother The Replacements Let It Bee's pretty sure 20 years later would still smell like weedAs Elegies Elderberries (The Herbalist he embarks onis Tank Girl hero's journeye reminisces about the actual records the music and the people Miss Mackenzie he listened to it with old girlfriendsis The Tao of Sex (Harlequin Blaze high school pals and most poignantlyis father and Jóias de Família his young son He explores the magic of music and memory ase interweaves is adventures in record culture with uestions about our connec.