Monday, December 29, 2008

New Old Stuff in '09....

The other day i got a request for a re-post of a song that showed up on my Ode to the Vinyl Record. Instead of just re-linking the Ryan Adams' If I Am A Stranger vinyl rip from an old 7-inch, i thought i'd make a post with some interesting news. Thanks to Christmas, i now have a new toy to help supply my faithful readers with some extra musical goodness in 2009:

Not only is that a badass new record player with great sound, fast playback, and an iPod dock, but it has a USB cable that allows for easy ripping of that Vinyl sound. So many of those Vinyl-only tracks i possess will be making their way to the digital world and onto the pages of This Mornin' I Am Born Again. This comes just in time for the part of my Ryan Adams Spotlight fast approaching that will now include many Side D's full of great bonus tracks.

Ryan Adams - If I Am A Stranger (Vinyl Rip)

Also, another re-post request came in for my Surviving Ike Mixtape. Get it while you can.


Townes Van Zandt - Colorado Bound

In other news, i'll be heading North bright and early tomorrow morning for a New Year's Ski Trip. Steamboat, CO is the final destination, and in terms of driving, that's just about as far as i'm willing to go. The laptop will be making the trip, so i'll try to get a post or two up.


  1. you are a lucky man.
    1 question. can you put the vinyl directly on the ipod since it has the dock? or do you need to convert the tracks through your computer.

  2. you can do both. but if you rip 'em to the computer you can use the included software to fix pops and scratches.

  3. I found a huge bsides torrent on mininova that included this version of 'Stranger'. I HATED this song when I first heard it; I refused to believe the arrangement and the lyrics belonged together.

    I heard the 7 inch version and spent the rest of the night picking up pieces of my head from the floor.