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06 March 2008 @ 09:39 pm
Back From the Grave...  
Whoa, it's been a while. I went back to school last semester and I'm still working 40+ hours a week, but a lack of time is not the only reason I have not been around: I simply lost interest. I know my lack of interest in planting myself in front of the computer has hit an all-time high when I even neglect Flickr. I noticed a lot of people I know on here who use to post on a regular basis seem to have disappeared. (I'm not gonna name names!) However, I have been reading a lot more lately, and I'm still loving my Nintendo DS. Oh, I sold my house last November at a loss, but I'm ecstatic that I unloaded that financial burden. I was on the verge of tears thinking I would have to pay another winters worth of gas bills for a house I wasn't living in. The irony is that the first realtor I had for over a year (who didn't do shit) was the same realtor who brought the buyer in after I got rid of him and signed with a different company at a higher commission. So, I hate/love him.

I finally got a turntable hooked up to the computer and I've gradually been transferring my vinyl. It's so easy! After some messing around with Audacity, I decided to leave most of the cracks and pops alone. Every time I zoom in on a track and get rid of them, I can notice a drop. Does anybody have any Audacity tips?

The first LPs I just had to transfer was my Marvelettes LPs, mainly their last LP. I wasn't too into it when I bought a few years ago because it so mellow, but it's been growing on me, especially this track. The album was actually suppose to be a solo album for Wanda, but Motown didn't think a Wanda solo album would sell. So, they named it The Return of the Marvelettes, and it still didn't sell well. Wanda is the only actual Marvelette on the album (the Motown house backing vocal group The Andantes back Wanda up.) Look at the cover and the mysterious, faceless gals next to Wanda. I call it yet another Motown shenanigan, but regardless, it's a pretty rad cover.

Click hereTo Download The Marvelettes "No More Tear Stained Make-up"

The Return of the Marvelettes

And does anyone here need "one more step in personal home security system and Homeland Security"?

HERE is your answer!

What a usful product! You can actually protect yourself during an attack of weapons of mass destruction and cook popcorn at the SAME TIME PEOPLE. This is way more usful Tom Ridge's duct tape and plastic over the windows plan. (discovered at http://www.geekologie.com)

And in case you didn't know it, this is the best entrance to a musical performance EVER:

Could Big Mama be any more casual? I love how it seems that she walked right off the street, and the fact she starts singing before she's at the mic. I'm in awe.
K. Addamssuraktaarati on March 7th, 2008 04:53 am (UTC)
Just strolling by, oh, a guitar, I think I'll sing.

That should happen more.

Well, actually, no it shouldn't. People would be singing left and right. It would be chaos. Think of how many people Nate would shoot. Bah.
nurse_marbles: Queer Pulp!nurse_marbles on March 7th, 2008 05:08 am (UTC)
Nate was talking about going shooting after work today. I brought in a spaghetti western soundtrack today, and I think it got him in a cowboy mood. Though at this point, I think ANYTHING can get him in a shooting mood. Like, "A bird took a shit on my car today; I need to go shootin'!"
K. Addamssuraktaarati on March 7th, 2008 05:30 am (UTC)
Sounds about right.
Pansy Slapasssugarlobotomy on March 7th, 2008 04:16 pm (UTC)
That Marvelette's record cover is UNBELIEVABLE! I love that woodgrain typeface SO MUCH.
nurse_marbles: Grover Sings the Bluesnurse_marbles on March 8th, 2008 02:41 am (UTC)
I'm torn as to which is my fav of their covers. That one or this one:
The Marvelettes in Full Bloom
Resting Pedant: Marcrestingpedant on March 8th, 2008 12:05 am (UTC)
I'm glad you resurfaced! I'm thinking of resurfacing too.
nurse_marbles: Elwood P. Dowdnurse_marbles on March 8th, 2008 02:46 am (UTC)
You know, I think both of has have had several come back specials here, but we never stick around for long. And, I miss your display window pictures. Have you been to the states lately?
Resting Pedantrestingpedant on March 9th, 2008 10:04 pm (UTC)
We should both start posting more again, really. We have so much to give to the world, after all. And my musical landscape is impoverished when you're not around.

I'm going to New York over Easter, as it happens, and I intend to take full advantage of my strong British pound over the weak ol' dollar, let me tell you.

Robot Helmet: ladybugrobot_helmet on March 8th, 2008 02:41 am (UTC)
...I even neglect Flickr.

No kidding! Speaking of which, I thought you should know that "Whoop-Ass Machine" and I have eloped and joined the circus.

nurse_marbles: Losernurse_marbles on March 8th, 2008 02:56 am (UTC)
So THAT'S why he hasn't been in the store for a couple weeks!
Actually, last time he was in he caused quite a stir. He's REALLY into wrestling and last time he was in, a local wrestler happened to be in the store as well(local wrestler is actually a good friend of one of my employees) Whoop-ass recognized him and went off on him! Apparently, the local wrestler does not have a character/costume (he just wrestles under his real name) and the greatly offends Whoop-ass. Local wrestler even tried to escape by leaving the store and Whoop-ass followed him to his car. The guy was INSIDE HIS CAR and Whoop-ass was still going off. What a dreamboat!
Robot Helmet: ladybugrobot_helmet on March 8th, 2008 03:03 am (UTC)

Anyhoo...welcome back!
nurse_marbles: Listen!nurse_marbles on March 8th, 2008 04:58 am (UTC)
I just remembered something! You're probably the only person on my friend's list that will appreciate this:

It's a zip file that's 70 tracks of nothing but Paul Stanley in between song banter. You need this in your life.
Robot Helmet: ace frehleyrobot_helmet on March 8th, 2008 05:23 am (UTC)
Oh lord...this is gold. HA! It just swims in cheesiness. Thanks for sharing.
misscupcakemisscupcake on March 18th, 2008 03:34 pm (UTC)
awesome! thanks for sharing, i've really missed your posts. glad to see you back miss nurse-y.