Monthly Archives: December 2015

Merry Christmas from The Aural Retentive 2016

I did my duty and played some old Christmas music. Johnny Mathis, Lynn Anderson, Dr. Demento Christmas, I listened to Christmas music on the radio and even let Abbey play Christmas music on her phone while we opened presents this … Continue reading

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1001 Albums – Pre Game

So, I had decided to do this challenge of listening to every album listed in the “1001 Albums To Hear Before You Die” in early December, and once I did, 2 cool things happened that relate to the first several albums … Continue reading

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Neil Diamond – Teeny Tiny Neil

So among the various Neil Diamond relics I have come across, these I HAD to get simply for the historical and novelty of them. They are a format I have actually never seen before! Apparently years and years ago there … Continue reading

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… We Can Save It! Pioneer PL-S30

A few months ago, on a stop at St Vincent DePaul in Madison, and a swing through the electronics area I found a gem. Perhaps. Usually full of multi-disc CD players and old VCR’s and assorted useless electronics, the sort … Continue reading

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The Aural Retentive Challenge For 2016 – 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die!

So… Cindy bought this book for me several years ago. I have glanced through it many times. It’s really very interesting, particularly the early part of the book that covers albums I have not much familiarity with. There is a short … Continue reading

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What’s My Demographic Again?

I loathe the bus. Actually… I loathe the MALL. In fact, I take great care to avoid it, unless there is something specific that I need in there. In those cases I figure out what entrance is closest to the … Continue reading

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How I Vow To Go To Record Store Day 2016

Record Store Day happened twice this year, once in April (missed it) and on Black Friday (also missed it). Each time I thought I would go, but in the end didn’t end up at a local vinyl shop. AND Once … Continue reading

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