Responses from abucktwoeighty

What are the odds......
I was bored and thought I'd check in to the forums since I rarely do.  I left because some people make it a less than enjoyable place.  This is the first thread I opened and was immediately reminded about why I left.  Closing my account now.   
Have you re-visited analog, or did you never leave?
Never left.  Was playing records with my buddies since the late 60's. 
Your system struck by lightning? What did you learn?
Wasn't struck by lightning, but a raccoon shorted out the incoming power to 220 volts.  The lights flickered and I immediately ran to shut off the house's main breaker.  Went back to the living room and smelled that something in the system fried. ... 
I love sad music
Especially when I'm depressed. 
If someone looked through you music (records, CDs, etc.) what would surprise them?
In the approx. 1300 classic rock, jazz, blues, etc. lps they'll find a nine pack of Michael Jackson seven inch 45's.  Can't remember where they came from. 
How old is your cartridge?
Recently had my Benz L2 (not sure of age but it's older) rebuilt by Steve at VAS.  I think he can pretty much rebuild anything that's wrong with one from replacing a worn stylus to a complete rebuild.  Did a great job too. vasnyinc.com 
Member Almarg passed away last night
What more can I say that's already been said?  Rest in peace Al.  The forums will never be the same without him.  When it came to getting the best and most factual knowledge on so many things he was ALWAYS the number one guy I listened to.  Number... 
Whats playing on your system today?
On the turntable so far this morning:Spirit - Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus, 1970Tony Williams - The Joy of Flying, 1979Wildflowers, the New York Loft Jazz Sessions - #5,  1976Chick Webb 4 - Ella Swings the Band 1936-1939, 1980 
Your favorite excellent quality/sounding LPs
MFSL Gain 2 ultra analogue copy of Patricia Barber's "Verse". 
What are you streaming tonight?
@reubent  I like it a lot also.  I bought my blue vinyl copy weeks ago and it's number 161/1000.    Enjoy!! 
What are you streaming tonight?
reubent, if I remember correctly, when I bought my blue copy they only pressed 1000 of them. Enjoy! 
Tune of the Day
"The Weight", by The Band https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ph1GU1qQ1zQ  
What are you streaming tonight?
Gare Du Nord, Rendezvous 8:02 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNi1uVuebb8 Not my rig or video.  Listening on Amazon Music HD. 
Happy Scale
When my wife passed away five years ago I mistakenly thought if I spent over $30k on a new system it would help bring happiness back into my life. I did enjoy assembling the system, but when I sat to listen to my music it only brought back memorie... 
VAS (Steven Leung) cartridge repair/retipping service?
I just got my Benz L2 back after Steve replaced a bad coil and the old stylus.  I don't remember it ever sounding as good as it sounds now.  Highly recommended.Slaw, use your imagination.  Maybe being mishandled or dropped, for instance?