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  1. Ok, I think I finally figured it out. In 1983,...

    Ok, I think I finally figured it out. In 1983, the Phillies had Pete Rose and a relief pitcher by the name of Willie Hernandez. Hernandez would win the Cy Young award the next year in the American...
  2. On first listen, I thought Mosaic #1 was a stand...

    On first listen, I thought Mosaic #1 was a stand out. After more listens, Stars and Molecules is another stand out. Finally, Will definitely jumped in the Olivia Tremor Control time machine for...
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    Great new album. I love Mosaics #1 the best so...

    Great new album. I love Mosaics #1 the best so far.

    One thing to note for Kelly, though, is that my LP apparently had enough wiggle room in the shipping package to rattle around. Both top seams...
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    Will it be on colored vinyl? Will it come with...

    Will it be on colored vinyl? Will it come with download code? I'm really looking forward to what Will and the gang have cooked up this time. If you put a pre-order for a vinyl pressing of the s/t...
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    Thanks for the info.

    Thanks for the info.
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    Kelly, thanks for the information. There is one...

    Kelly, thanks for the information. There is one further question I have. Is there a release plan/schedule for the OTC album? Thanks.
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    2xLP at 45rpm. Coming soon...

    2xLP at 45rpm. Coming soon...
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    What does "featuring Jeff Mangum" really mean?...

    What does "featuring Jeff Mangum" really mean? Did Signal Morning feature Bill Doss?
  9. Best to buy through Ticketmaster and avoid will...

    Best to buy through Ticketmaster and avoid will call altogether. Maybe the Athens show was not through TM?
  10. Were those sold on TM? I bought some St. Louis...

    Were those sold on TM? I bought some St. Louis tix on TM and you had the option to print them or have them sent to you, which is standard operating procedure for TM tix. I've never seen will call...
  11. That's a lot of traveling. Well, you could always...

    That's a lot of traveling. Well, you could always sell a couple pair on ebay and pay for your whole trip :-)
  12. The regular onsale tix through ticketmaster are...

    The regular onsale tix through ticketmaster are not will call. The presale tix are, though. So, the will call lines shouldn't be too bad.
  13. Thank you! Just got my two tickets through...

    Thank you! Just got my two tickets through crowdsurge. Maybe I missed it, but all of these announcements for the tour seem to fail to mention the crowdsurge site. Even walkingwallofwords doesn't...
  14. I don't see the pre-sale at TM. Also, can you PM...

    I don't see the pre-sale at TM. Also, can you PM me the code?
  15. Does the kc, mo show have a presale? Thanks.

    Does the kc, mo show have a presale? Thanks.
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    Kelly, will the OTC album also see a release in...

    Kelly, will the OTC album also see a release in 2013/14? Thanks.
  17. Saw Jeff at Liberty Hall in Lawrence, KS on...

    Saw Jeff at Liberty Hall in Lawrence, KS on Friday night. The show was packed, probably 500 people there. Jeff sort of shuffled on stage with a green ballcap on, sporting a very full beard and long...
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    Eric is probably the best drummer in the entire...

    Eric is probably the best drummer in the entire E6 collective. Jeremy is really good, but Eric is pretty amazing. I would expect Eric to be on the "studio" recordings that were put down for the new...
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    Cool to see that Jeff came back to honor his...

    Cool to see that Jeff came back to honor his friend. I didn't see Will in the group on stage, but I have to think he was there. I kind of worry about Will through all of this. Bill was somewhat...
  20. Poll: 4 and 10 are my favorites, and I'll give the edge...

    4 and 10 are my favorites, and I'll give the edge to 10. That suite is one of the coolest sides of any record ever made.
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    Here's what I hear. "Symbol" might be "Simple" or...

    Here's what I hear. "Symbol" might be "Simple" or something else entirely.

    Look at the way things are going today
    ???Symbol among the grey???

    Once you set sail, set sail on the ships
    You're...
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    http://www.facebook.com/events/420978441277438/ ...

    http://www.facebook.com/events/420978441277438/

    Really cool pix. I encourage all of you to read Robert Schneider's post. It's going to take a long time to feel better again after this tragedy.
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    I can't believe this. Just when all was going so...

    I can't believe this. Just when all was going so well. Do they know what happened??
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    Jeff also came up with all of the ideas for Star...

    Jeff also came up with all of the ideas for Star Wars when he was 5 years old.
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    New Album?

    Does anyone have any new information on the forthcoming OTC album? Are we getting closer? I would hate for the project to lose momentum after such a great tour.
  26. Thread: Wow

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    Yes, I've noticed this before as well. John's...

    Yes, I've noticed this before as well. John's bass lines on Dusk are very good and melodic. The bass on "Jumping Fences" is extremely melodic and tight. John deserves more credit than he receives...
  27. The flying victrola has landed. Really gorgeous...

    The flying victrola has landed. Really gorgeous packaging. Aeroplane vinyl was dead silent and perfect. Needle drops should be superior to the mp3s on the other stuff. I never had the Holland, 1945...
  28. I highly doubt you will be able to download...

    I highly doubt you will be able to download Aeroplane or Avery Island from Bandcamp.
  29. I predict there will be something "previously...

    I predict there will be something "previously unannounced" in the box set, possibly a live recording from one of the shows on CD-R.

    I wonder when the songs will show up on bandcamp?
  30. So they said that they would begin mailing them...

    So they said that they would begin mailing them the week after thanksgiving. Has anyone received their box set yet?
  31. I have yet to receive any email about a delay.

    I have yet to receive any email about a delay.
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    I think it's cool how Will has changed the lyrics...

    I think it's cool how Will has changed the lyrics over the years, and the changes always seem to be better than the originals. Like in Grass Canons he now sings "suddenly music seemed to fill the...
  33. By the way, there are some small deviations...

    By the way, there are some small deviations between those lyrics and what they actually sing on the album. Take "I can smell the leaves":

    Take the bus downtown,
    Ride a bike to the park,
    *It's...
  34. Again, it's "planet disaster!!"

    Again, it's "planet disaster!!"
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    Sorry, but it is "planet disaster," as confirmed...

    Sorry, but it is "planet disaster," as confirmed many years ago earlier in this thread. Just listen to the live recordings, because I agree the album sounds like "what a disaster," but once you know...
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    You guys thought "planet disaster" was "where did...

    You guys thought "planet disaster" was "where did that go" and the similar variants??
  37. ah..well, these things happen. Thanks for the...

    ah..well, these things happen. Thanks for the show, man. Did you roll-off the bass? It sounds a little light on the low end, compared to your other shows. I think your tape from the Athens 2005 show...
  38. Why does Opera House just fade out in this Athens...

    Why does Opera House just fade out in this Athens show? Did the song just break down at that point, so it's a judicious fade, or what?
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    Future e.p. right here. These recordings rule and...

    Future e.p. right here. These recordings rule and the fidelity is tremendous.
  40. Thanks for the link. I don't see a way to...

    Thanks for the link. I don't see a way to download it. Do you?
  41. Did you order the Dusk vinyl?

    Did you order the Dusk vinyl?
  42. No issues with either vinyl.

    No issues with either vinyl.
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    Why can't it be "all sloppy"? It was great back...

    Why can't it be "all sloppy"? It was great back then. And Scott can play those horn parts in his sleep. Furthermore, Jeff is not too old. Jeez, how old are you people, twelve? You don't turn...
  44. The good news is you will not have to go through...

    The good news is you will not have to go through the messed up vinyl issue. You'll be getting the fixed one.
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    Link?

    Link?
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    Jeremy doesn't play on Little Birds, per this...

    Jeremy doesn't play on Little Birds, per this video I just watched. So...forget the reunion.
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    Ok, just watched the video of Little Birds; there...

    Ok, just watched the video of Little Birds; there is no Jeremy here. So, forget what I said about the reunion, it's not going to happen.
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    Hmm. Jeff and Jeremy (and other non-NMH?) did...

    Hmm. Jeff and Jeremy (and other non-NMH?) did "Little Birds"? That should make people sit up and take notice. That song was post-ITAOTS, iirc, and could indicate that Jeff is "picking up where he...
  49. How was the interview tougher due to Will's MS...

    How was the interview tougher due to Will's MS symptoms? I know a guy with advanced MS and he can carry on a conversation with no problem. Just curious. Thanks.
  50. He did, and then another guy asked him if both...

    He did, and then another guy asked him if both the audio and video would be archived. The npr guy then said the audio would be, but there are technical issues with the video archiving.

    Are there...
  51. Prior to the show, I was on the live chat with...

    Prior to the show, I was on the live chat with several other fans and there was an NPR guy on there too. The NPR guy said there were "technical issues" with putting up the video, but that they would...
  52. NPR didn't archive the video :-(

    NPR didn't archive the video :-(
  53. Mr. Spence will be glad you sent your extra copy...

    Mr. Spence will be glad you sent your extra copy to him.
  54. Email henry@chunklet.com. He responds almost...

    Email henry@chunklet.com. He responds almost immediately. Also, there was person on here that received TWO copies of one of the LPs, so s/he could have yours. Did you get the colored vinyl or black?
  55. Wow, they put on a stellar show tonight. NPR guy...

    Wow, they put on a stellar show tonight. NPR guy said the audio would be up, and they are working on getting the video up too. According to this guy (even prior to the video streaming starting),...
  56. Oh, as for Explanation II...you know that it...

    Oh, as for Explanation II...you know that it wasn't really intended to be played with Dusk since the two aren't even close to the same length.
  57. Zaireeka is amazing in octophonic as well. One of...

    Zaireeka is amazing in octophonic as well. One of the best times I've ever had was with some friends and 8 boom boxes spread out over the closed record store I used to work at. We used two copies of...
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    Ah, very good to hear that. Thanks for the update.

    Ah, very good to hear that. Thanks for the update.
  59. Chicago was as close as they came, and that's a...

    Chicago was as close as they came, and that's a ten hour drive. I've driven further to see OTC (first reunion show in 2005), but I didn't get to see them this tour. I am just hoping for a full tour...
  60. Thanks!

    Thanks!
  61. Well, Dreamcomparison, you definitely have a...

    Well, Dreamcomparison, you definitely have a defective disk. Email henry@chunklet.com and get your free new one. By the way, you don't have to return the defective disk. He just wants people to do...
  62. Thanks for weighing in ellert. Maybe the bad...

    Thanks for weighing in ellert. Maybe the bad pressings are isolated, even within the Orange disks. Can you tell me what table and cart you're using?
  63. The black vinyl is supposed to be fine; it's the...

    The black vinyl is supposed to be fine; it's the orange that's reportedly having some issues.
  64. This is why I asked the others reporting issues...

    This is why I asked the others reporting issues with side 2 earlier in this thread what cartridge they're using. But what still doesn't add up is why only side two for the other folks is the only one...
  65. Are you spinning Orange or black vinyl?

    Are you spinning Orange or black vinyl?
  66. Ok, here's the scoop from Henry. He has notified...

    Ok, here's the scoop from Henry. He has notified the pressing plant that there is a problem with Side 2 of Dusk. The pressing plant is skeptical of this "mistake," but will be sending Henry 20 new...
  67. I've talked to someone who has a black pressing...

    I've talked to someone who has a black pressing and side 2 of Dusk plays just fine. So, that's interesting. I highly doubt a different stamper was used for the colored vinyl, so I'm at a loss right...
  68. Yes, the Olivias should have heard a test...

    Yes, the Olivias should have heard a test pressing, but I guess they didn't. I have talked to Henry about it and he said we could return the messed up disk and wait a couple of months for a new one....
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    Bach's Brandenburg Concertos

    Bach's Brandenburg Concertos
  70. Sonic is right. Chunklet was either given the...

    Sonic is right. Chunklet was either given the files in mp3 or the wav files and they just converted them to mp3. This "mastering to lossy" isn't really how we would say what transpired. Mastering is...
  71. What do you mean about the bonus tracks? I've...

    What do you mean about the bonus tracks? I've listened to them and they sound fine.
  72. It is Chunklet's mistake, but I disagree with...

    It is Chunklet's mistake, but I disagree with your conclusion. Those 200 colored vinyl pressings sold out, which means someone isn't going to get theirs if someone who ordered one received two. S/he...
  73. How right you were!

    How right you were!
  74. Hmm. That does sound odd. That's almost like the...

    Hmm. That does sound odd. That's almost like the master is messed up or something.
  75. What cartridges are you guys using who are having...

    What cartridges are you guys using who are having issues with side 2 of Dusk?
  76. Marking Time is my favorite song on Dusk, so the...

    Marking Time is my favorite song on Dusk, so the fact that it's jacked up is not cool. I wonder if Henry needs to hear about this?
  77. I'm not too thrilled to hear that side two is...

    I'm not too thrilled to hear that side two is messed up.
  78. Wow! Thanks for doing that. Now, if we can just...

    Wow! Thanks for doing that. Now, if we can just get others to put shows up there, that'd be really nice.
  79. Very good recording, man. Thanks a lot for this....

    Very good recording, man. Thanks a lot for this. One of the best recordings of OTC ever, I'd say. You should put the FLAC up on archive.org to preserve it for all time.
  80. Hmm. I haven't played it yet (waiting to buy a...

    Hmm. I haven't played it yet (waiting to buy a new cartridge first). I'll chime in at that point. Are you getting distortion or do you have your stylus jumping or what?
  81. Yeah, it's quite a bit better. I wish they would...

    Yeah, it's quite a bit better. I wish they would have offered FLAC downloads for the remaster with purchase of the vinyl. Maybe I'll talk to John about that once they get back from the tour.

    I'll...
  82. No one can touch Eric, though. I just hope that...

    No one can touch Eric, though. I just hope that Eric comes out on the 'album' tour of 2012. He's going to be playing at ATP, though.
  83. I'm listening to the mp3s that came with the...

    I'm listening to the mp3s that came with the vinyl download and I agree, there is definitely more sonic clarity. Bill almost certainly boosted the ~3000Hz range and cut the ~200Hz range. There will...
  84. Looking forward to your SB recording. Thanks for...

    Looking forward to your SB recording. Thanks for the show report.
  85. Thanks for clarifying the BF 2CD situation.

    Thanks for clarifying the BF 2CD situation.
  86. Yeah, I think it would have been cooler to off...

    Yeah, I think it would have been cooler to off set the pink band name into the black of the t-shirt, either above or below the art. Anyway...I didn't buy this for the t-shirt.
  87. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v635/rubinsteina...

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v635/rubinsteinak/OTCshirt.jpg
  88. The motherships have landed. The vinyl looks...

    The motherships have landed. The vinyl looks beautiful. Dead wax on Dusk has quotes from each respective side of the album. Dead wax on Black Foliage is unrelated to the album, but more of a "thank...
  89. I did email Henry at Chunklet and asked about...

    I did email Henry at Chunklet and asked about flac and he flat out said "no". He didn't give a reason.
  90. With respect to what? Punctuality of shipping?...

    With respect to what? Punctuality of shipping? Quality of the LPs and jacket?
  91. Ok, good. Let us know what is on disk 2. I'm...

    Ok, good. Let us know what is on disk 2. I'm guessing it's the bonus download stuff from the vinyl release. While you're at it, please check to see if the Dusk reissue on CD is also 2 disks. If it...
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    Poll: Lots of misinformation in this thread. FLAC is...

    Lots of misinformation in this thread. FLAC is lossless, but is not "the exact same thing as WAV." The difference is lossless compression. A FLAC file would save Cloud on bandwidth as compared to WAV...
  93. Are there CD reissues that will contain the extra...

    Are there CD reissues that will contain the extra material, as well? I can't find it now, but I saw someone post about a 2CD Black Foliage, but when I look at the SC distribution site, it doesn't...
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    Let's hope for 2012; 2011 is highly unlikely.

    Let's hope for 2012; 2011 is highly unlikely.
  95. What if I told you September?

    What if I told you September?
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    Nothing is definite in e6 land.

    Nothing is definite in e6 land.
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    Agreed on both accounts. Will looks and sounds...

    Agreed on both accounts. Will looks and sounds better than he has for years. Working again with Bill has done wonders for him, and we may get a new OTC album to boot! He even stopped wearing that...
  98. AND the SMiLE Sessions are coming out on 11/1/11.

    AND the SMiLE Sessions are coming out on 11/1/11.
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    Is the NMH Records box set a limited release, or...

    Is the NMH Records box set a limited release, or is this something they intend to keep in print?
  100. ...there may still be hope for you lot who want...

    ...there may still be hope for you lot who want colored vinyl. Per The Olivia Tremor Control, they will be selling the re-issues while on tour, starting with the Los Angeles show (Sept. 3). In fact,...
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