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bravi bravata and the south they all ignore!

IF YOU’RE ON FACEBOOK, you’ve re­ceived re­quests from friends to “like” a page of theirs. These “likes” are the surest way to have your page “shared” and cir­cu­lated on that so­cial media plat­form. I re­ceive a few each week, and I al­ways have a look at these new pages—so it was that I dis­cov­ered Bravata. [Continue reading]

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the frank daniels discographies & labelographies project

FRANK DANIELS has been col­lecting records for a long time. Some­where along the way, he started col­lecting all sorts of record-related data and in­for­ma­tion. For years now, he has been re­searching, com­piling, as­sem­bling, and pub­lishing sev­eral in­cred­ibly de­tailed and ac­cu­rate Frank Daniels discogra­phies (list­ings of records) and la­be­l­o­gra­phies (break­downs on the vi­sual changes in the label de­signs of a given record company). [Continue reading]

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understanding riaa gold and platinum record awards

MOST INFORMATION on the In­ternet about gold and plat­inum records of the Six­ties is crap! That is, most of the “in­for­ma­tion” re­garding RIAA Gold and Plat­inum Records awarded to al­bums from the ’60s and early ’70s is fac­tu­ally in­cor­rect. This applies to al­most every web­site: the few that aren’t plain in­cor­rect are often un­in­ten­tion­ally mis­leading, and this in­cludes the RI­AA’s own website! [Continue reading]

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the ongoing damnation of faust (and a lesson on selling on ebay)

BUYER SCAMS ON eBay and other seller sites are rec­og­nized, if poorly ad­dressed by those sites. In my ar­ticle “eBay Buyer Scams And Ship­ping Items In­ter­na­tion­ally,” I wrote about these is­sues and an al­ter­ca­tion that I had with a buyer in Eu­rope who I be­lieve was trying to pull such a scam. [Continue reading]