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Folk & Jazz fan, specialising in vinyl restoration. Although I would prefer to only post albums that I have paid for, or those of close friends, I am open to suggestions and offers of rare Folk items that need tender care and restoration, provided the supplier has the right of ownership of the physical item. NOT JUST an MP3 COPY of it. To give you an idea, I am prepared to restore vinyl belonging to another person, IF I receive a decent quality scan of the front, back and any relevant information that comes with the LP, preferably at least 2400 by 2400 quality, (600DPI scans for back) along with the sound files in FLAC format as waves are a bit too large to transfer. Then I will check their suitability for restoration. I try to maintain the requirement for a decent set of scans for each item, where possible, as I feel the music is incomplete without it. Sometimes this is just not possible as a lot of my stock came from broadcasting organisations that had their own heavy card sleeves, with information relevant to their prime function, that of providing the disc-jockies with basic details to pass on to listeners. I do wonder what happened to all the original artwork?

Thursday, 17 December 2009

**** Seasons greetings to all visitors ****

It is good to see the visit counter still getting hit well, and the new widget that shows where folks visit from and how they came is really interesting to watch.

2010 looks like being a lean year for ripping, my stock of un-cleaned LP's is running low, and Topic are re-issuing so many that I already did, which is good for the music's sake, but makes the task of finding suitable material more difficult.

I hope you will all continue to visit both over this coming holiday period and in the coming year

Thanks for all your support and comments in the past year.

6 comments:

Folk Fan said...

And a merry Xmas to you too Gonzo - may you forever rip happily (or until the supply runs out)

sanskritter said...

Nice blog ... I've seen a few Gonzo tags over the years in my musical journey ... you've made some invaluable conttributions to my education, from ye olde alt.binaries to this most repectable of outposts! Good work you do to, seasons greetings to you.

Anonymous said...

Seasons greetings to you sir - glad to know my old mate Reynardine is still active, not heard from him in a while.
By the way, your picture of Martin SImpson isn't, you might want to swap it. Keep up the good work!

Gonzo said...

Well the supply is getting a bit low now, but we keep digging..

Tags... oops did I not hide them?
Oh well the damage is done now, thanks for your comments, respectable outpost, that's a new description.

Easy Explained, two of us were at the Sidmouth venue's we both took loads of pics, and later shared them, much later, memories have faded since, you are probably right, but it is funny only last week I looked at that picture and thought it didn't look right, problem is, who is it? an American bottle neck player for sure, one we saw twice, but going back 10 or more years, so the programs are well gone by now. Will we EVER find out?

Michael Firth said...

I would like to leave a great big thank you to you. I am haven't been visiting your blog for very long. I am a fan of old traditional British, American and Blues music it is not difficult finding traditional American and Blues Music. Traditional British Music is hard to find so keep up the good work and if you want to pass on your source, just kidding again Thank you and a happy new year.

Gonzo said...

My source.. well that would be telling!! Actually If I don't have it, it cannot be found on eBay, then its down to a few good like-minded folk/jazz collecting friends who have helped out in the quest... It's NOT what, but WHO in this case.