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Thread: DA ~ Dig Here Said The Angel (2013)
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09-19-2013 21:06 Forum: Upcoming Releases


I can't speak for the band's decision on the cd wallet design used here, but having worked with other musicians / bands, I can tell you that digipaks are much more beloved for a few big reasons:

1) Aesthetically, they make the album much more of an art object (the way records were back in the day) compared to the "one size fits all" mentality of jewel cases, which are ugly, clunky, and brittle. You just can't compare the two from that point of view.

2) Environmentally, they a lot less wasteful. Just look at all that plastic you're not manufacturing and shipping all over the place.

3) Economically, they cost less to make. If you're an indie band paying for your manufacturing, you have to balance packaging with cost. Every time I've worked with a band on an album design, we always dream big at the start and then have to scale down when we do the math. The "cd wallet" design on Dig Here is a popular choice because it offers inside artwork and a booklet without any extra plastic and bulk. So you pay less per unit, get some nice real estate to design a nice package around, and can fit a ton of copies into a box, which cuts down on shipping charges.

It's true that the cd runs more of a risk of getting scratched, but if you're careful, you should be okay. It's a compromise, but unless you're a big time rock star, money is always a consideration!
Thread: re- Terry's Current Situation
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04-05-2011 08:48 Forum: General Discussion


Thanks. FYI, it wasn't in my email notice. The whole letter was, without the email address. Also, the link on the front page of this site that goes to a facebook page requires you to have a facebook account- it's not public. Which is maybe intentional, but if it isn't, I thought you should know (yes, some of us avoid facebook!)
Thread: re- Terry's Current Situation
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re- Terry's Current Situation 04-04-2011 23:42 Forum: General Discussion


I'm trying to contact the person who sent out the email about Terry's current situation last night. Tom G? I have a question about donations, and other things. Anyone have a contact address / name?

thanks
Thread: DA touring in June 2011
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RE: northeast tour stop, please 02-01-2011 16:46 Forum: General Discussion


I'm staying tuned! It's on my calendar already. thanks for the possibly-good news!
Thread: DA touring in June 2011
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northeast tour stop, please 02-01-2011 11:19 Forum: General Discussion


Folks, some of us don't live in the Midwest or Southern California. You guys have had your share of DA shows over the years... we haven't. New York City would be more than thrilled to have DA come by, finally, one time before I expire... just once... please...
Thread: I have some cd's...
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I have some cd's... 01-24-2010 12:38 Forum: General Discussion


I was going to sell them on ebay, but hey, if someone here wants them, I'd rather sell them here.

Terry S. Taylor - Knowledge and Innocence
Chagall Guevara (I have 3 extra copies of this great album!)
Undercover - Devotion

and on warm, beautiful analog cassette:

Swirling Eddies, Outdoor Elvis
Adam Again, 10 Songs
Dr. Edward Daniel Taylor - Miracle Faith Telethon
Rez- Hostage
Rez- DMZ
Rez - Colours
Mad At the World - Seasons of Love

does anyone want to make an offer for the whole thing? I realize that Terry Taylor cd goes for quite a bit...

email me at:
x x i m i x x -at- j u n o DOT COM (remove spaces!)
Thread: Alarma! cd quality control...
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07-27-2006 11:32 Forum: General Discussion


um, why did the word "c-r-a-z-y" get replaced with "beeheaded"? Color me confused. I'm going to try typing it 3 times:

crazy crazy crazy
Thread: Alarma! cd quality control...
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big apple 07-27-2006 11:29 Forum: General Discussion


I live in Queens, work in Manhattan (freelance work, so it's actually all over the place.) I love it! Lots of crazy people all over; very alive. I did catch the Lost Dogs 4 years ago, when I first moved here. They played at a local church and we had the opportunity to film them. Being new to the city, I had a lot of free time and cut together this little live video, which you guys might have already seen, but what the hell:

http://foolfactory.com/haus/ximix.html

in case anyone hasn't.

But man, what I wouldn't give to see any incarnation / permutation of the band...
Thread: Alarma! cd quality control...
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i go away for a few days, and... 07-26-2006 23:39 Forum: General Discussion


wow- so many replies. Thanks for the nod, Tim. I'll take mp3's if that's all that's available- thank you to whomever offered this- anything is appreciated. To answer the tech questions:

-Yes, I've tried this in multiple computers, cd players, dvd players. I, too, have salvaged cd's before by ripping and burning them- but when I rip this, it rips the "skipping" along with the track, so that the ripped files are just as bad, which is what leads me to believe it's not a scratch (a scratch would give a read error from the computer. This computer reads the disc just fine, warts and all. It just happens to have a lot of warts.)

-I have always stored my records & cd's in as cool, dry place as possible, but I do live in New York City, and it gets mighty humid in August around here. Still, it's not THAT humid that cd's should be oxidizing. The cd's are pretty well taken care of (not that we don't all have accidents.) As much as I care for what I own, it is, after all, just material goods and I'm not one to go overboard on protecting my stuff; in the end, we're all dust anyway (even our precious DA albums.) I think there was a Jack Chick comic along these lines, showing how material goods won't last. Ah, Jack Chick...

-I'm pretty tech savvy, but no expert on cd-media... but I have read/heard that cd's are nowhere near the archival quality that the manufacturers trumpet. I don't expect any of these cd's to be working still in 50 years... even if they technically are ok, I doubt we'll have any machines that still read them. But hey, that's another discussion.

-And finally, I personally prefer records to cd's- their sound quality is superior, even if they are less practical. They have a big, warm, sweet interior sound that digital hasn't reached (yet). But that's yet another discussion, so I'll shut up now.

thanks again, and if Daniel Amos ever feels like making it over to New York (what's so great about the west coast, anyway?) they'll always have a place to stay.

-memo
Thread: Alarma! cd quality control...
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Alarma! cd quality control... 07-24-2006 00:49 Forum: General Discussion


Howdy, folks... my copy of the stunt records reiusse of DA's "Alarma!" has stopped working. I don't mean it's scratched or cracked... I mean the cd just skips like crazy, despite having no visual physical defects. It sits inside its little case most of the time, only taken out once in a while for a good listen. Audiophile friends of mine have warned me that this day would come... that "inferior quality" cd's would start to degrade enough that the data could not be accessed correctly... but I did not heed their warnings. Has anyone else had this problem? Is it just me or the actual batch of cd's? But more importantly, HOW CAN I GET MY MUSIC BACK? I miss these songs already. Is there

- a way to recover the lost data (i've tried multiple players, computers, etc. I've cleaned and polished...)

- any way a fellow fan can burn a copy (I can provide... photos? whatever... as proof of ownership if this is a legal issue)

any help is appreciated...

gracias
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