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The challenge meme! (via marykaykare). Some of these are pretty dang easy, others less so.

*Name a CD you own that you think no-one else on your friendslist does:*

This is the easiest. Escalator Over The Hill, by Carla Bley and Paul Haines.

*Name a book you own that you think no-one else on your friendslist does:*

A little harder, but I bet it's "Gone to Croatan: Origins of North American Dropout Culture," edited by Ron Sokolsky and James Koehnline. Actually, I bet there are lots and lots of books I own that no one else reading this has.

*Name a movie you own on DVD/VHS/whatever that you think no-one else on your friendslist does:*

Coup de Torchon, a French adaptation of Pop. 1280 by Jim Thompson

*Name a place that you have visited that you think no-one else on your friendslist has:*

This was pretty tough, because I've done so little traveling. But I bet no one has eaten at The Busy Bee, which used to be at Damen and Milwaukee, under the el, in Chicago.

*Name a piece of technology or any sort of tool you own that you think no-one else on your friendslist has:*

At first I was completely stumped on this one, but I'll go with my 105mm f/2.8 AF Micro Nikkor.

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From:baldanders
Date:January 27th, 2006 09:30 pm (UTC)
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I am a Carla Bley obsessive, and sure do have Escalator Over the Hill on cd!
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From:holyoutlaw
Date:January 27th, 2006 09:54 pm (UTC)
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Hah! The joke's on me. I should have gone with some Can bootlegs or something.

Or the Faust "Wumme Years" boxed set. Oh well.

Everytime I've looked at that CD since starting to read LJ, I've thought "baldanders would probably like this." I guess it's true. ;>

Or the Los Jaivas CD. Or "Knee Deep In Hits" by Rip, Rig, and Panic. Or any of the Glucklich or Sister Bossa series. Or...
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From:baldanders
Date:January 27th, 2006 10:06 pm (UTC)
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Knee Deep in Hits was one of the first hundred cds I ever bought. The frustration is that I've never been able to find any of their regular albums on cd.

I don't have any of the others you mention, but am now curious. (Well, not curious about Faust and Can, strictly, since I know their stuff; but I'd like to have those cds.)
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From:holyoutlaw
Date:January 27th, 2006 10:44 pm (UTC)
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One of my Dream Projects has ever been to take the vinyl that I've saved and get it onto CD. Knee Deep In Hits does have their best stuff, but there's lots missing. I was pretty completist okay obsessive when their vinyl was being released, and I haven't gotten rid of it. Everytime I go into a record store I look under R, hoping against hope.

They were the musical guest on a Young Ones episode called "Interesting," they did "You're My Kind of Climate."

Los Jaivas was a Peruvian group that did prog rock versions of Pablu Neruda poems. I saw them in Mpls. and really liked them, but don't recall how the CD affected me (which I got years later, after moving to Seattle.) "Glucklich" is a series on Compost Records of "Brazilian flavours from the past and the present." "Sister Bossa" is a series on Irma Records of "cool jazzy cuts with a Brazilian flavour." How many is a Brazilian anyway?
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From:lara7
Date:January 27th, 2006 10:50 pm (UTC)

you may lose that bet!

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>. But I bet no one has eaten at The Busy Bee, which used to be at Damen and Milwaukee, under the el, in Chicago.

I'm pretty sure my friend took me here one of the times I visited Chicago. Is this a Polish diner, or am I thinking of some other place he took me?

I've seen Coup de Torchon, but I don't own it. I do own the bk pop 1280, though.
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From:holyoutlaw
Date:January 27th, 2006 10:53 pm (UTC)

Re: you may lose that bet!

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Yes, it was a Polish diner, I think it's been closed for several years, though. But really great pierogis, none I've tried since have come close.

Coup de Torchon is a great adaptation of the book, I think.

I thought of you when I decided not to include Can CDs, but didn't think of you and the Jim Thompson connection. Sigh.

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