The VCR

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  1. eS.G.

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    Now THATS a classic!
     
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    Yup. The best scene is when detectives are giving Rudy-Ray some guff, and the microphone boom becomes visible at the top of the screen....OMG LOL
     
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    Well the men came over Wade...

    But I invited them over for some Glockamole, and everything went out OK.
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    EEEuuww!!! That looks nasty!!:shock:
     
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    VCR? What? Is that even from the electricity age? :naughty:
    To be fair I gotta give the analogs some credit... my notebooks hard drive disk recently went kaput and I lost all damn music, movies, images, files and what not... and cost me a fair lot more than 20 bucks to fix. :thumb:

    So ya quit smoking hu? That's nice!
    Good to see you having fun up there. :)
    Think I'm gonna download me some movie now... maybe Alien - 1979... Oh yeah! All that sweet vintageness :applause:
     
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    Nice!!!

    I'd get myself a VCR if I still had my old tapes, but I lost tem all to fungus and moist.

    Too bad tapes ain't as age-proof as vinyl LPs...

    You know, my friend Wade, I am fond of all classics. I'm really glad you found a decent device still working.

    I collect vinyl and as a matter of fact I was quite happy when I found out that there are still some good new pickups (vinyl players, not guitar ones) on the market.

    I got some old stuff, including a 70s Led Zeppelin I record, in mint condition... Love it.
     
  7. Tobacco Worm

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    Gracias amigo. Ya know I went on a search and found a nearly mint condition remote for this DVD/VCR system that really open up the use of it to it's maximum potential. That made my day. I now have a whopping $31 USD invested in the entire system and can watch all my tapes dating back to the early 80's up until they quit making them whenever that was. :dunno:

    Now to revive my 8 Track system. That, combined with the hundreds of cassettes, and hundreds of 33 1/3rd vinyl LP's, why I'll never run outta tunes to listen to. Being old and having old stuff paid off as all that stuff that was in the building the crack heads broke into and plundered, they only took DVD's and CD's and left all the analog stuff in place. Some of those LP's are quite high dollar in value and condition on many are near mint still. I don't abuse my stuff. Dumbass crack heads. Shame they weren't ever found. I had a bullet for each of 'em too marked "Hey stupid. Catch!". :laugh2:
     
  8. Ivan S Gee

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    Last year after introducing Jed and Lowan to the delights of vinyl, I chanced upon our VCR in the loft while sorting through my old deployment kit:

    'Whats THAT Daddy?' exclaimed Jed hopefully. On previous excursions into the loft we found a Playstation and a PS2 complete with games. They loved them and were hoping this would give them as much entertainment. I explained that in the days before DVD's (we haven't got round to Blu-Rays yet) this is what we watched movies on. I went through the story of having to watch whatever was on the three channels in the UK in the 1970's (BBC1, BBC2 and ITV) and how on a Sunday afternoon, I always used to snuggle up with my Dad and watch whatever Western or War movie was on. Then the VCR came about and, for some reason, the only place you could rent VHS cassettes in the UK was fuel stations (never sussed out why that was?).

    In the back of the cashiers office was a room that always had wood panelling and a number of shelves that had a small selection of DVD's. Always the same ones:

    The Blues Brothers

    Mad Max

    Kentucky Fried Movie

    Airplane

    Kramer Vs Kramer

    The Exterminator

    Driller Killer

    I Spit On Your Grave

    Enter The Dragon

    .....and some 'adult' themed offerings on the Frankie Vaughan shelf (Frankie Vaughan = Porn. I didn't mention that to the kids)

    Anyway, we dug it out, dusted it off and I went to find some cassettes. Star Wars I, II and III were the only movies I could find but I came across a treasure trove of music that I had forgotten I'd had. Some Fields of the Nephilim (Western/Goth), The Who's 'The Kids are Alright' and '30 Years of R'N'B' which Lowan loves as he's a massive 'Nasty Pete' fan, loads of music I recorded off the TV in the 90's, mostly 'Jools Holland Later....' and some other bits and pieces. The thing is, I also found a copy of Stevie Ray Vaughan 'Live at El Mocambo' which was as impressive as the first time I saw it. Stunning, the kids sat and watched it slack jawed. I've had a look for it on DVD but I don't think it's been released yet.

    Sorry for the drivel, the VCR is not dead just yet, Vinyl is becoming more popular but there seems to be a movement to reintroduce cassettes now and I can only imagine it's been started by people who never had one snap on them, melt on the dashboard of a car or had to splice one with two pencils, a sharp knife and some sticky tape.
     
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    "I also found a copy of Stevie Ray Vaughan 'Live at El Mocambo' which was as impressive as the first time I saw it." quoted from Ivan S Gee..

    Odd that you mentioned that, as I located that same tape, his two appearances on Live from Austin City Limits, and a couple others of Stevie Ray, all on VHS tape. Though many here will say some not so flattering things about SRV, but where I come from he's still looked upon as a guitar player deluxe and spoken about with a more reverent tone. Watching and listening to him play on those old tapes reminds me that one doesn't need 20 pedals and twice the amount of guitars to sound good. That guy used just a few Strats, a couple of amps, with a TS808 and a wah pedal. No massive rack system or banks of amps and effects. How did he sound so good then even by today's standards? Simple. Raw talent. :)
    Maybe, subconsciously, that's why I've returned to the Strat and a Fender amp with no effects other than just the reverb and OD provided by just the amp. :hmm: Now I'm startin' to look around for Stevie's ghost in my old digs. :iough:
     
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    I need to pull out my super 8 camera and film some of this. :naughty:
     
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    Airplane oh I LOVE AIRPLANE!!!!!!

    "Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue!"
     
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    Yesterday, well after the cool front had entered out area, the weather had gotten better and I went back out into the storage barn and dug out five more boxes of VHS tapes! In there were movies I'd forgotten I had, but..... the coolest thing was finding all of my Godzilla movies! And all the old Steve Reeves Hercules movies. But finding the Godzilla flicks made my day. Tonight I'm planning a Godzilla Movie Marathon with non-stop showing of the Big Green Guy into the wee hours of the night if needed.... Just love it when he comes in and stomps the towns flat and smashes everything up all over the place. And Raymond Burr goofing around and everyone running around like maniacs! :laugh2:

    Oh no! There goes Tokyo! GODZILLA! :wow:

    It's now the little things that matter to an old man living out his final days out in the woods.:)
     
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