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    It's nice to see people who've recently joined putting up posts here, but there appears to be many more yet to do so. All I can say is to repeat what others have said: that it isn't really the clique that tends to happen on similar boards. The only reason some people refer to others in the 'offline buddy' way is because they usually are, due largely to the brillo meets, where many of us have met in the flesh so to speak. Again, the Brillo meets welclome absolutely anyone (and bringing records down goes a long way for making fast friends&#33.

    And like this board, new visitors to the Brillo meets all figured it might be a bit cliquey, bit intense, but found it was the complete opposite... I hope all the posts on this thread will encourage more people to 'come out' and introduce themselves!

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    I'm 36 and also found my influences from the TV and films. ¬Always loved music from films and spent many childhood hours listening back to C-90's (cassettes for the younger uns) of TV programmes I'd recorded with my little microphone. ¬And today, library music is the main object of my vinyl affections.

    I went the indie kid route, thru 'walk this way' into hip hop, discovered funk via the samples and moved onto KPM in search of new breaks. ¬My mate got 100 KPMs (including all the good ones) for ¬£20 and we creamed at break after break on most of the LPs. ¬As he flicked through I spotted music from Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, Mary, Mungo & Midge, Denim advert, Prisoner Cell Block H, Mastermind and numerous cheesy low budget films and I was off searching for more. ¬
    I found 800 LPs for £130; mostly De Wolfes- nearly every one after 3300 and plenty more earlier ones, loads of Brutons and various others.  I bought lots from De Wolfe and Amphonic direct and got the rest through collectors and the odd one off e-bay.

    I have an attic full of old (largely funk) LPs but sold off most of my good 45s for a holiday a few years back. ¬I had a great collection of break 45s after years of trying to find all the Ultimate Breaks & Beats in their original format.

    I've got pretty much all the KPMs I want now and have masses of DW, Amphonic and Bruton as well. ¬ Love this board for all the library talk as those around me don't quite get it.

    Still some drama tracks I want that I've heard on TV programmes but kind of at a dead end with them. ¬Spending days now with my i-pod, which has days worth of library and funk in my pocket.

    I work for a gay men's project and am doing a counselling diploma. ¬Getting a bit tired of looking after everyone else's interests thiough so a nice 9-5 in IT sounds pretty good at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (bionic boy @ June 24 2004,10:07)]Love this board for all the library talk as those around me don't quite get it.
    that's probably the common bond. we're all just people utterly bored of overhearing "oh no, its that guy who comes and bores you with stories of great library tracks. Hide.", whenever we enter a bar/cafe/pub/post office/the local chippie.
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    Hi all!

    I figured I should join in the discussion as a fellow inactive / lurker for most of the time. My name is Aki, a third addition to the Finnish team on the board (Amino + Mokka). I know there's more of us (at least people residing here), so speak up! 27, living and working in Helsinki, trying desperately to finish my studies at the uni and currently working in this organisation trying to promote information society developments here in Finland. A nice in and out of the office job and leaves me with plenty of time to wander around the web.

    Anyway, I've been collecting vinyl pretty much from the mid/late 90's. The things I mostly love are related to libraries, euro-funk, continental soul and serious jazz. Still lacking thousands of records in any case. This forum is definetely one of the best places around, at least in terms of good music and friendly people. BTW, I saw this record today.."Sounds Like Soul" on Rediffusion. Anybody know if the music's any good?
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    This is me*...



    *(Jacket by 'Man At Millets', ears are models own.)

    And I'll second Nick's sentiments - I was cautious that the Brillo would be cliquey, intimidating and way over my head when I first went but I figured that if it was that bad I could just have one beer and then return to the anonymity of chatting online. I don't think I've missed one since - everybody's friendly and the amount of new tunes I've been turned onto as a direct result is staggering. I think what both VV and Brillo serve to illustrate is that nobody knows everything and we all have something to contribute. So, 'hello!' to everyone who's introduced themselves, and 'come on down!' and make yourselves at home to the rest. ¬
    You freeking scientologists are all the same, quible, dribble and then demand ice creams. Ohhhhhhhhhhh.

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    My name is Adam and I too got a terrible addiction to wax.
    I'm 24 (as of today) and I've been diggin since I was 18.
    Lifetime hiphop fan but like many other 20 something hip-hop head I know I soon got bored with a lot of the newer stuff and found myself more fascinated (sp?) with the original jazz and soul music that was sampled.
    Soon I got into Bop Jazz, Krautrck, and Brittish Cheese-hammond
    Attedning college to earn a film degree right now. Been working at record stores for about 5 years now so that I can cop records cheap and still pay bills.

    I really like this site and see it as the most mature and civil of all the "funk" website/Chatboards. I'd participate more in convo's over here but I don't speak british so It gets awful confusing.

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    ... just one of many chatboards upon which Rich Hero posts pictures of himself...

    ... and V V isn't the only one where we get to see his "deck"...

    Sermad - you're a whizz at these things - can you engineer a "before and after" photo of our Rich, seeing how he's now had a run-in with the barbers clippers...
    If you're looking for a pristine copy then this isn't the one for you. The vinyl looks like someone has polished their brickwork with it and the label has been ruined by some fool with a pen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Sie Vulture @ June 24 2004,11:56)]... just one of many chatboards upon which Rich Hero posts pictures of himself...
    Hey, this is the only one! On others, other folks post my pic (that one comes courtesy of Fryer's Funk 45 board). ¬

    As we discovered the other night, out of Sie, Dr. Kraken, Hadrian Elephant and myself I'm the least attractive to men, so I'm fairly sure I'm safe posting my pic up on the web.
    You freeking scientologists are all the same, quible, dribble and then demand ice creams. Ohhhhhhhhhhh.

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    Hi, my name is Chris. Have been lurking for about a year and a half on this fair site. Not sure why I haven't posted before really, as I do trade sometimes with Chris Vulture (Cheers buddy).
    I'm 30 and live in West London. I am a substance misuse specialist for Social Services.
    My collection is mainly Funk, Jazz, Mod, Library, Easy, Weird, OST, Hip Hop etc. Along with a big dollop of Early House, Hardcore, Jungle, Breakbeat, etc from the wilderness years when in my opinion Hip Hop died for a bit.

    Apart from the 9-5 I do play out. Not as much as I used to, but hey i'm older and more tired than before. Gigs have included. Breakin Bread, Freshly Breaked, Hot buttered Soul, Scratch, Plump DJ's OZ tour etc. And have played in a few groups and bands over the years as a sometime scratch dj.

    I'm glad to actually post finally, as I have massive admiration for many people on this board that have given out so much knowledge on all things Funk.

    Long Live vv.

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    this is me
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    also see : davidhopkinson.org

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (gizzard @ June 24 2004,12:14)]I am a substance misuse specialist for Social Services.
    If you need an apprentice I'm always willing to work as a tester.

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    Left to right, Cheeba and I.

    Doin' the back hand slide.

    To Richards People 'Yo-yo' on Cheebas deck, Al White & the Niteliters 'Noise with the boys' on mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (sermad @ June 23 2004,19:57)]
    Will you be wearing the bracelet too, Serms? It's very D.I.S.C.O.

    (And to avoid being cliquey, we extend the invitation to taking the piss out of legohair to one and all... ).
    You freeking scientologists are all the same, quible, dribble and then demand ice creams. Ohhhhhhhhhhh.

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    BRACELET! Hahaha. Git. Its your pass into the festie innit.

    Come join us in Eastnor mate. It has sold out but you can get tickets for the BC from their ticket swap forum or at loads of music shops.

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    No worries Ladyboy...always need guinea pigs.

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    Okay this is me doing some goofy tongue sticking out thing and I've included some records in the picture too.


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    That's excellent! I don't know what I expected Rich, but I didn't expect you to look like that.
    You freeking scientologists are all the same, quible, dribble and then demand ice creams. Ohhhhhhhhhhh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Rich Hero @ June 24 2004,13:12)]
    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (sermad @ June 23 2004,19:57)]
    not everyone knows this, but that picture of serms was actually taken on location of his new wildlife series "serms on safari". here we can see serms trying to photograph a rare 3-legged giraffe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Rich Hero @ June 24 2004,15:27)]That's excellent! I don't know what I expected Rich, but I didn't expect you to look like that. ¬
    I feel your pain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Rich Hero @ June 23 2004,16:27)]That's excellent! I don't know what I expected Rich, but I didn't expect you to look like that. ¬
    This is why no picture will be forthcoming from me - I'd rather you all stick with your visions of the handsome, urbane George Clooney type typing away in here than face the awful truth. Besides, I've got hair, and you've only got to look at what happened when Sermad turned out to have hair...yep, it was 'lego-head' taunts from that day on from the monkishly shriven funk brothers. Combine that with having seen daylight recently and NO WAY am I coming out...
    a giant steam-powered turntable in warwickshire plays six foot cement recordings of Prince Albert's speeches to the rejoicing populace

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    No photo im afraid

    Names Tim 32 today post infrequently as have a poor grasp of the written language, I run a direct marketing company with a friend hail form Essex live in London

    Like golden era hip hop which got me in to funk jazz soul always had a liking for rocky folky psychey stuff

    Nice place to pop into sorry I don’t contribute more

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (sermad @ June 23 2004,19:57)]
    I thought you said you didn't do divorce cases, Serms? And that fake rats tail you got going on ain't gonna fool the lady and her toyboy big chillin'....

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Hadrian Elephant @ June 24 2004,16:12)]Well fret no more, I am here:

    http://www.inyourarea.150m.com/photos.html
    And, yes readers, our Hayd really does have two women glued to his ears at all times.
    You freeking scientologists are all the same, quible, dribble and then demand ice creams. Ohhhhhhhhhhh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Blighty @ June 24 2004,15:43)]
    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Rich Hero @ June 24 2004,15:27)]That's excellent! I don't know what I expected Rich, but I didn't expect you to look like that. ¬
    I feel your pain. ¬ ¬ ¬
    As one VV beard meets the razor, another takes its place. Andy will be relieved.
    You freeking scientologists are all the same, quible, dribble and then demand ice creams. Ohhhhhhhhhhh.

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    I was actually looking through my old photos and I found Ed The E-Man, Teddy Rosso, The Hero's at the Deep Funk gig a couple of years back. I'm sure I've got some brillo'ers somewhere too.

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    Do I have to do one of these little biog things too ?
    If you're looking for a pristine copy then this isn't the one for you. The vinyl looks like someone has polished their brickwork with it and the label has been ruined by some fool with a pen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Sie Vulture @ June 24 2004,16:47)]Do I have to do one of these little biog things too ?
    Yes. You're a founder of this board so show the rest of us how it's done. You git.
    You freeking scientologists are all the same, quible, dribble and then demand ice creams. Ohhhhhhhhhhh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Belson @ June 24 2004,12:37)]


    Left to right, Cheeba and I.

    Doin' the back hand slide.

    To Richards People 'Yo-yo' on Cheebas deck, Al White & the Niteliters 'Noise with the boys' on mine.
    'eh up greg, has tha chuffed?'
    http://www.blaxploitation.com
    Chops for show, groove for dough.

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    OK, just for Rich then... ¬


    My name is Sie, Simon to my mother and I am, unsurprisingly, 33 years old. I live in Darlington, alongside fellow Vultures Chris and Towny.

    As a wee nipper, I grew up listening to my mum's Motown records and the Northern compilation tapes her brother used to make for her (to this day, those 45's remain locked in my uncle's attic - he will not let me anywhere near them&#33

    The first music I bought was 2-Tone, Madness, Specials etc. In the 'youth club' years I was mad for electro records (esp. Tommy Boy and Streetsound), Kraftwerk and electro pop like Depeche Mode etc. A typical Saturday morning in 1984 involved blowing all of your paper-round money on a import 12" in Selectadisc and getting into Rock City to listen to DJ Master Scratch.

    By the time I got to 16 I was overdosing on Def Jam, Urban Records and The House Sounds Of Chicago. It was 1987 and Graeme Park was spinning eclectic sets at The Garage in Nottingham that combined everything from Chicago House to Rare Groove and Hip Hop. And I loved every minute of it.

    During the years at university I didn't buy many records, but those I did buy were mostly techno/ambient (Orb, Orbital, FSOL) and I loved (and still do enjoy) Warp Records. It was around 1991 that I met Chris... The early 90's was Mo Wax, Ninja Tune and that (dare I say it) 'trip hop' thing...

    The "Vinyl Vulture" things started as a series of compilation tapes and CD's I used to circulate around my mates in the mid 90's. I'd always been interested in funk and soul records and bought bits when I could afford them, then I started buying easy, librarys, breaks etc in the mid 90's (hooking up with the likes of Mysterious Dr F) and my library collection really took off after visiting Chris in Dublin in '98...

    When Chris moved back to the UK we started hooking up on a weekend and go diggin' for records - we used to come back with two, three heaving bags each diggin' expedition, splitting upwards of over 40 LP's between us for just one morning's work.

    Around 1999/2000 Chris and I were asked to write a couple of articles for a website run by a friend of mine (to paraphrase Spinal Tap "don't look for it, it's not there anymore...), I did an article on libraries, Chris wrote an article on Krautrock (hence "The Baron&quot and we were in cyberspace and dead chuffed.

    But the website didn't move as quick as our enthusiasm, so we sat down and started "Baggin Up" on Geocities in January 2001. The first person to contact us was LDJB about two months later...

    ... can I say that the rest is history.

    Every single one of the Vultures I've met through the board has shared that same open attitude to diggin' that inspired Chris and I to start the website... Don't ask me to keep records because I can't. I've never subscribed to the "cover up" mentality. Even when I try to keep a record secret, I can't (ask Rich, I'm rubbish at it&#33. Each meet-up has been a memorable occasion, full of funny stories, records, DJing, trades, farting gags and intoxicants. You all know I'm rubbish when I've had a drink or two!

    Sorry no pictures... I'm sure Rich will have his digi camera with him this weekend!

    I must end by thanking all those who have help support the website over the years, especially Sermad, Ed The E Man and Andy Stephens (wherever you are).

    Cheers!
    If you're looking for a pristine copy then this isn't the one for you. The vinyl looks like someone has polished their brickwork with it and the label has been ruined by some fool with a pen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Sie Vulture @ June 24 2004,16:47)]Do I have to do one of these little biog things too ?
    And a photo. No slacking. If I'm revealing my ugly mug then we all have to.

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