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Re: You most recent purchase? (In general, not just music)

Thu Dec 08, 2022 8:37 pm

A buddy of mine has an eBay thrift shop and lets all of us get first-pick beforehand. Bought Samurai Champloo on Blu-ray, The Ghost in the Shell Stand-Alone Complex Series DVD, and Yu Yu Hakusho DVD: The Seven all for under 30$. Practically stole some of them, Champloo is going for 30-50$ in some places.

Re: You most recent purchase? (In general, not just music)

Thu Dec 08, 2022 8:55 pm

steeldancer-x wrote:A buddy of mine has an eBay thrift shop and lets all of us get first-pick beforehand. Bought Samurai Champloo on Blu-ray, The Ghost in the Shell Stand-Alone Complex Series DVD, and Yu Yu Hakusho DVD: The Seven all for under 30$. Practically stole some of them, Champloo is going for 30-50$ in some places.


Lucky, lucky, lucky! :D
I keep finding cheap anime dvds in the charity shops I go in, but never collections or complete sets.
Way back this year, I snagged the 7th Vol of Stand Alone Complex: Series One, buuut, it always frustrated me that episodes were released 3 at a time in individual volumes.
I'd have to had bought the previous six releases to actually watch it in full and from the start. Thank gawd for 9anime.

I have the first four eps of Samurai Champloo, will choose watch one a day, then continue the season online. Our tastes seem to sync up Steeldancer!

The Chapter Black arc of Yu Yu is a great comedown storyline after the whirlwind of the Dark Tornament. I won't spoil it incase you haven't seen it, but finally, Koenma the Great removes his pacifier (the real thrill we were all waiting for. :wink:)
What do you think of Yu Yu, do you have any history with the manga or show? I'd be interested to hear from ya on it.

En-vi-ous of your choices to say the least.

Re: You most recent purchase? (In general, not just music)

Fri Dec 09, 2022 1:38 pm

Orbited insanitarium wrote:
steeldancer-x wrote:A buddy of mine has an eBay thrift shop and lets all of us get first-pick beforehand. Bought Samurai Champloo on Blu-ray, The Ghost in the Shell Stand-Alone Complex Series DVD, and Yu Yu Hakusho DVD: The Seven all for under 30$. Practically stole some of them, Champloo is going for 30-50$ in some places.


Lucky, lucky, lucky! :D
I keep finding cheap anime dvds in the charity shops I go in, but never collections or complete sets.
Way back this year, I snagged the 7th Vol of Stand Alone Complex: Series One, buuut, it always frustrated me that episodes were released 3 at a time in individual volumes.
I'd have to had bought the previous six releases to actually watch it in full and from the start. Thank gawd for 9anime.

I have the first four eps of Samurai Champloo, will choose watch one a day, then continue the season online. Our tastes seem to sync up Steeldancer!

The Chapter Black arc of Yu Yu is a great comedown storyline after the whirlwind of the Dark Tornament. I won't spoil it incase you haven't seen it, but finally, Koenma the Great removes his pacifier (the real thrill we were all waiting for. :wink:)
What do you think of Yu Yu, do you have any history with the manga or show? I'd be interested to hear from ya on it.

En-vi-ous of your choices to say the least.


I'm ashamed to say that I've been on-and-off with Yu Yu, and that buying this DVD was an attempt to get even deeper (turns out I bought a "Halloween" edition, meaning they're just seven spooky, out-of-order episodes :lol: ).
When I was reeeeally young, I caught a few one-off episodes on Toonami while my uncle would be watching, mainly just episodes of them sparring in the arena (Togashi really loves fight arenas huh). Had no clue what it was at the time, remained rather clueless up until after I had gotten into HxH and connected the dots from there. Currently have read up until the first 15ish chapters but definitely a long way to go. Seems like a train ride ahead! A buddy of mine that's read all of it has said that this manga was when Togashi truly began to flourish as an artist. I am down with the sickness on that.

Samurai Champloo is goodhearted fun! Not a classic by any means, but it's definitely worth its prize. I always try to describe it to others as 'Medieval Samurai Cowboy Bebop'. Which is kind of true, lol. Nujabes and fatjon compose the music for all the episodes and it is medicine for the ears (outside of our orange friends :wink: ). I've held onto Nujabes rather tightly after discovering him, he's become one of those rare artists that holds standard and sentimental value for me (just like our orange friends). Recommend giving him some of your time, all I have to say is that he is worth it.

Re: You most recent purchase? (In general, not just music)

Tue Jan 10, 2023 12:35 pm

Update:
Just snagged the complete Samurai Champloo!
Seven discs, the complete bloody series. And for 3 quid, which (to be frank) is astounding. A steal/bargain etc... :D

Oh and N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton thrown in for 50p as well. I'm having a field day over here!

Re: You most recent purchase? (In general, not just music)

Wed Jan 11, 2023 11:49 am

Some vinyl;

The Haunted Youth - Dawn of the Freak
Max Richter - Three Worlds: Music from the Woolf Works

Re: You most recent purchase? (In general, not just music)

Tue Jan 17, 2023 10:04 pm

Bought the Afro Samurai Blu-ray couple of days ago. Hellllll yeeeeaaaaah.

Re: You most recent purchase? (In general, not just music)

Wed Jan 18, 2023 2:51 am

Orbited insanitarium wrote:Update:
Just snagged the complete Samurai Champloo!
Seven discs, the complete bloody series. And for 3 quid, which (to be frank) is astounding. A steal/bargain etc... :D

Oh and N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton thrown in for 50p as well. I'm having a field day over here!

We twinsies now. Heheheh.

Re: You most recent purchase? (In general, not just music)

Sun Jan 22, 2023 10:44 pm

Hmv Middlesbrough finally got picked over by yours truly, after saving up a couple of quid for the following beauties...

1. Jon Hopkins - Music For Psychedelic Therapy (2021)

2. Frank Ocean - Channel ORANGE (2021) (only heard Blonde a few months ago, time for the real deal!)

3. Spiritualized - Pure Phase (1995)

4. Cigarettes After Sex - S/T (2017)

Some truly 'hipster' choices among those. Let me get me baggy jeans on. :lol:

Re: You most recent purchase? (In general, not just music)

Mon Jan 23, 2023 1:04 am

Some December/January pickups :)

MUSICKS:
Dean Blunt - Black Metal (2014, 12" 2xLP)
Unknown Artist - Environments: Totally New Concepts in Sound (1969, 12" LP)
DJ Rashad - Double Cup (2013, 12" 2xLP)
Stereolab - Cobra and Phases Group Play Voltage in the Milky Night (1999, 12" 3xLP)
Talons' - After Talons' (2017, CD)
Jim o'Rourke - Halfway to a Threeway (1999, 12" EP)
Dawuna - Glass Lit Dream (2021, 12" LP)

BOOKS:
Talons' - The Sum of All I Own (2022)
Philip K. Dick - Valis (1981)
Kurt Vonnegut - Mother Night (1962)
Cormac McCarthy - Blood Meridian (1985)
Henry Miller - Tropic of Cancer (1934)

Re: You most recent purchase? (In general, not just music)

Wed Jan 25, 2023 1:52 pm

Orbited insanitarium wrote:Hmv Middlesbrough finally got picked over by yours truly, after saving up a couple of quid for the following beauties...

1. Jon Hopkins - Music For Psychedelic Therapy (2021)

2. Frank Ocean - Channel ORANGE (2021) (only heard Blonde a few months ago, time for the real deal!)

3. Spiritualized - Pure Phase (1995)

4. Cigarettes After Sex - S/T (2017)

Some truly 'hipster' choices among those. Let me get me baggy jeans on. :lol:


I have that Cigarettes After Sex album as well, and I love it. That's some proper sexy time music!

Re: You most recent purchase? (In general, not just music)

Wed Jan 25, 2023 8:25 pm

Orbited insanitarium wrote:Hmv Middlesbrough finally got picked over by yours truly, after saving up a couple of quid for the following beauties...

1. Jon Hopkins - Music For Psychedelic Therapy (2021)

2. Frank Ocean - Channel ORANGE (2021) (only heard Blonde a few months ago, time for the real deal!)

3. Spiritualized - Pure Phase (1995)

4. Cigarettes After Sex - S/T (2017)

Some truly 'hipster' choices among those. Let me get me baggy jeans on. :lol:


Pure Phase is Spiritualized's best album, in my opinion.

Re: You most recent purchase? (In general, not just music)

Wed Jan 25, 2023 8:57 pm

jcnporter wrote:
Orbited insanitarium wrote:Hmv Middlesbrough finally got picked over by yours truly, after saving up a couple of quid for the following beauties...

1. Jon Hopkins - Music For Psychedelic Therapy (2021)

2. Frank Ocean - Channel ORANGE (2021) (only heard Blonde a few months ago, time for the real deal!)

3. Spiritualized - Pure Phase (1995)

4. Cigarettes After Sex - S/T (2017)

Some truly 'hipster' choices among those. Let me get me baggy jeans on. :lol:


Pure Phase is Spiritualized's best album, in my opinion.


It's a hard choice!

(But I also don't believe that Spiritualized has released any dud albums so far. :wink:)

Re: You most recent purchase? (In general, not just music)

Wed Jan 25, 2023 9:12 pm

Orbited insanitarium wrote:
jcnporter wrote:
Orbited insanitarium wrote:Hmv Middlesbrough finally got picked over by yours truly, after saving up a couple of quid for the following beauties...

1. Jon Hopkins - Music For Psychedelic Therapy (2021)

2. Frank Ocean - Channel ORANGE (2021) (only heard Blonde a few months ago, time for the real deal!)

3. Spiritualized - Pure Phase (1995)

4. Cigarettes After Sex - S/T (2017)

Some truly 'hipster' choices among those. Let me get me baggy jeans on. :lol:


Pure Phase is Spiritualized's best album, in my opinion.


It's a hard choice!

(But I also don't believe that Spiritualized has released any dud albums so far. :wink:)


True.
I know most folk will pick Ladies and Gentlemen... but after years of listening to both I have to go for Pure Phase.
Let it Flow, All of My Tears, just magic, and Spread Your Wings is probably my favourite Spiritualized tune.
Just got their latest, though, looking forward to giving it a spin.

Re: You most recent purchase? (In general, not just music)

Thu Feb 02, 2023 12:07 pm

Disc-covery's!

1. Siouxsie and the Banshees - Join Hands (1979)

2. Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977)

3. Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Watch (1978)

4. The Jesus and Mary Chain - Psychocandy (1986)

5. Help Yourself - Reaffirmation: An Anthology 1971-1973 (2014)

6. Neil Young - Harvest Moon (1992)

7. Tangerine Dream - Encore (1977)

8. John Coltrane - Giant Steps (1960)
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