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    Posted: May 15 2013 at 12:13
Originally posted by The.Crimson.King

Originally posted by Guldbamsen

Hmmmm hard one to answer really....
Also, I've never understood the attraction of autographs - be that Humphrey Bogart's, Chris Squire's, Jenna Jameson's or simply a cast of Dolly Parton's left boob(ok, that last one I'd understand). I respect others who do so, but the mere thought of finally meeting one of my idols, and then asking them to write down their name on something, feels strangely like something the IRS would ask..... Whatever happened to the handshake? (don't answer that - the signature lasts 'forever' - and who can you really share a handshake with, other than the precipitant of it?) 

I agree with you about autographs, but when I saw Robert Fripp on the 1979 Frippertronics tour at my local Tower Records, you only got to meet him if you got in the autograph line with a copy of Exposure...not a King Crimson album...RF was very specific, it had to be a copy of Exposure Wink.  I actually went through the line twice.  First time I got the autograph and spoke with him for a couple minutes.  Second time, the drummer I was playing with came through the line with me and I mentioned to RF that I was a bass player, my friend was a drummer, and our practice space was only a couple miles away...and if he wasn't doing anything after the Tower Records appearance would he like to play?  He politely turned me down...but, hey...at least I tried!  

He probably decided my 18 year old bass playing self and drummer friend weren't a "small, mobile, intelligent unit" or something LOL

Oh ya, I also remember someone bringing a Chapman Stick to the demo and asking RF to sign it and he refused.  What a day!

  


Great story manLOL
I guess Fripp is getting more mellow over time. I can't imagine seeing his old self in that new tv program he appeared in....

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Post Options Post Options   Quote HolyMoly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 15 2013 at 12:18
That sounds like Fripp, only agreeing to sign copies of his current album. LOL.   I'd like to see what he'd do if presented with an album completely unrelated to him - say, "Fool for the City" by Foghat.
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Or simply ask him to sign your shovel.
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Then when he says, "no", you reply, "it's ok, I can dig it".
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LOL
You're on fire today Steve.

Whatdyasay to open up a bar - something like a modern Moloko Plus - and you'd be up on stage reading one liners from PA in between fiery Rare Goat shows and the rare milk explosions from the bar. Cuba would be my first pick, if we were to find any decent venue though.
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Forgot one of my best pieces.

In 1984 I ordered a Barking Pumpkin shirt and the screenplay "Them or Us" from Frank Zappa's new mail order business.  In December of that year, I received a signed Christmas card from the man.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Elastic Murray Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 16 2013 at 15:18
How dare you all have cooler stuff than me

I've got a vinyl copy of Shiny Beast by Captain Beefheart that is in a weird colour which is pretty fun. It's mostly valuable to me because I got it from this badass record store in Brussels that had Frank Zappa posters up on the wall.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rushfan4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 16 2013 at 15:24
Originally posted by sleeper

Originally posted by Dean

Originally posted by sleeper

The Pax Cecilia's Blessed are the Bonds on CD, something you cant get any more.
Yeah, right, like you'd ever part with it Andy LOL ... and I'm sure that if you ever did you'd donate the proceeds back to the band. Approve

Not a chance! I don't think I'd part with any of the 4 I mentioned, all too good or hold too much "sentimental" (not sure that's really the word I want but it'll do for now) value.

As for donating, I could probably stretch to splitting 50/50.Wink
Is there a market going for that Pax Cecilia CD? 
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Not much regarding prog.

For proto, I do have The Beatles' white album vinyl from Apple Records with the poster & pictures, as well as the red apple Let It Be album.
Probably not worth much yet, but Hiromi Uehara signed my three cds I own of hers (Spiral, Time Control, Voice). Very sweet in person.
Not sure if my Floyd vinyls are worth much, but I do have Piper & Saucerful in that format I bought back in my youth.


Most of my valuable vinyls money-wise are some of the more underground non-prog stuff I bought in the 80s such as Swans' 'Holy Money' and Sacrilege's 'Behind The Realms Of Madness'.
 

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I have a 64 karat gold record of Sgt. Pepper with the lyrics to when im 64 and this picture 

lazered on 


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A japanese release of Rick Wakeman's No Earthly Connection.
It's an underrated album, and hard to find a copy of.

A vinyl copy of Live At Carnegie Hall by Renaissance, which i found in Hamburg not long ago (Michelle's Records).

Thick As A Brick vinyl, with the newspaper foldout.

Playing The Fool vinyl by Gentle Giant

A copy of Grandine Il Vento by Renaissance, their new album which was sent directly from the band, as a reward for the Kickstarter pledge.
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Originally posted by raph1

A japanese release of Rick Wakeman's No Earthly Connection.
It's an underrated album, and hard to find a copy of.

Is this the original vinyl release?  I remember it had some funny thing with the album cover so that you could fold it up and it would be a picture of RW looking down at the album or something???
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 17 2013 at 18:39
Originally posted by The.Crimson.King

Originally posted by raph1

A japanese release of Rick Wakeman's No Earthly Connection.
It's an underrated album, and hard to find a copy of.

Is this the original vinyl release?  I remember it had some funny thing with the album cover so that you could fold it up and it would be a picture of RW looking down at the album or something???
The album came with a plastic mirror that you rolled up into tube that undistorted the cover to show Wakeman playing a rainbow keyboard.


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Originally posted by Dean

Originally posted by The.Crimson.King

Originally posted by raph1

A japanese release of Rick Wakeman's No Earthly Connection.
It's an underrated album, and hard to find a copy of.

Is this the original vinyl release?  I remember it had some funny thing with the album cover so that you could fold it up and it would be a picture of RW looking down at the album or something???
The album came with a plastic mirror that you rolled up into tube that undistorted the cover to show Wakeman playing a rainbow keyboard.

Ya, that was it Wink
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Hi,

1. My whole collection of LP's, CD's and Guy Guden's shows
2. My whole collection of LP's, CD's and Guy Guden's shows
3. My whole collection of LP's, CD's and Guy Guden's shows
4. My whole collection of LP's, CD's and Guy Guden's shows
5. My whole collection of LP's, CD's and Guy Guden's shows

It was, is, and will continue to be ... a most valuable experience in my life! The money, or the value of anything I have, is not really that important to me.

It's about the music!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Snow Dog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 18 2013 at 03:46
Originally posted by moshkito

Hi,

1. My whole collection of LP's, CD's and Guy Guden's shows
2. My whole collection of LP's, CD's and Guy Guden's shows
3. My whole collection of LP's, CD's and Guy Guden's shows
4. My whole collection of LP's, CD's and Guy Guden's shows
5. My whole collection of LP's, CD's and Guy Guden's shows

It was, is, and will continue to be ... a most valuable experience in my life! The money, or the value of anything I have, is not really that important to me.

It's about the music!


But..........and  I can't overstate this...this thread isn't!
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1. My left ear.
2. My right ear.
3. My hearing aids
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Post Options Post Options   Quote BarryGlibb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 18 2013 at 07:38
Originally posted by Horizons

I have a 64 karat gold record of Sgt. Pepper with the lyrics to when im 64 and this picture 

lazered on 



24 carats is as pure as you can get for gold.......there is no such thing as 64 carat gold.....I think you've been had!

"When I'm 24" just doesn't have the same ring to it! Does it?
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