Wednesday May 01, 2013

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The usual suspects....

blanch:

Happy Birthday Sweetie

macgeek06:

Happy belated birthday! Hope it was one of the many great days for you and Isabel smile

Saturday Mar 23, 2013

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Soak the pain away
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nikonphoto80:


i hope the soaking worked, i bet it would of went faster with a soak and a beer though hahaha.

rye:

Ahaha yup mostly all better. Just nagging repetitive work injuries to deal with countryval . And yup nikonphoto80 I indulged with a nice glass of wine to help the soaking. Full photo is of course available in my photos section wink Minerva_ bucolic RollnRob

Friday Mar 15, 2013

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As highly unusual as it is, I had a bit of free time before my tattoo appointment, so I thought I'd show you my newest tattoo. biggrin It also gives me a chance to call attention to something pretty cool that's happening here in my home city. The Lexington Tattoo Project is a happening. A movement, a 3 dimensional art piece tied together by...
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skiphines:

What a great idea, but I am having trouble picturing the art. Can you help with more description?smile

rye:

I wish I could skiphines I don't even know what it looks like yet. The project members will unveil it later on in the summer I believe. Thank you nikonphoto80 , ron4164, Sinestesy, 78walk and theyerg kiss And it's a bit of an 'over hang'... but I like the play on placement nonetheless... theyerg

blush Thank you S_Eldorado I'm good! Going thru a life crisis maybe. HAhaha J/K. Lots of things are in transition right now and it's all good. How are you?

Thursday Mar 14, 2013

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A little peak at a fantasy of mine... Here's the results from a completely tattooless photoshoot I did with a beloved photographer friend of mine: Rochambeau Photography The result of hours of applying Dermablend make up. Enjoy! kiss Rye kiss
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uffek:

Very nice photos indeed smile

macgeek06:

Guess I'm late to the party, don't see any pics. Guess however they turned out, as beautiful as you are there is no denying they turned out great smile

Wednesday Dec 26, 2012

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Here's to finding the happy ending to your 'Hump' day...wink
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rye:

Most excellent! 78walk and bucolic that is most def my 'hump' biggrin

nikonphoto80:

nice photo.

Friday Dec 14, 2012

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So maybe i've missed you guys wink
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78walk:

Happy to see any new post from you!

rye:

Ahaha You very well who I am! nikonphoto80 wink
And catdad, vacations are always alot of work...but I suppose it's been worth while.

Tuesday Aug 25, 2009

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Ok, ok..... alot has been going on in my personal life. mad I'm actually mostly to blame as usual. But for now I won't talk about it. i'm just stewing. Trying to get better. Getting my marriage back on track. Enjoying my daughter (she will turn two soon) and trying to work. Keep busy, it's all you can do really. I am...
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rye:

Hello, Hello! Yup, well... I'm here. Life is good. How have things been with you? Still creating? @S_Eldorado

s_eldorado:

Doing fantastic, beautiful. Still creating, still loving it. Life is pretty fabulous smile

Glad to hear you're well! What have you been up to?

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday Aug 12, 2009

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Thank you again to everyone for my birthday wishes and all the awsome helpful advice for my new vinyl babies! It looks like I've got alotta work ahead of me in the upkeep arena. I hadn't put much thought into it yet other than buy, buy, buy! blush I actually just bought the new Andrew Bird record for myself for my birthday..... AWSOME!
The...
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helix69:

back to revisit one of my all time favorite sets. nice to see you back.

rye:

Thank you helix69 blush

Saturday Aug 01, 2009

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Today I leave for Sparta Ky.... Indy races, beer, and awsome food with my best girl friend. It's been so long since we've had a chance to connect. Girl time is a must needed, seldom scene event in my life.
Tomorrow.... well, tomorrow is my birthday. I think I am mentally trying to avoid it. My therepist thinks I might be depressed. So...
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78walk:

They make polyethylene sleeves to protect the cover art, and a variety of cardboard or plastic boxes for storage. The main thing, as was mentioned earlier, is records need to be stored in a vertical position to prevent warping. If you want them to last, it's also important to get a decent turntable with a good cartridge, relatively light tracking weight and an elliptical or preferably hyper-elliptical stylus (needle).

You need to clean records regularly before playing - dust particles love to hide in the grooves. The best cleaning tool in the past was Discwasher, but from reading recent reviews on Amazon it sounds like what's now being sold as Discwasher is kinda crappy. I still have my old high-quality Discwasher, so I haven't needed to look for a new one, but here's an ad for an Audio-Technica cleaner that appears to be pretty good: http://reviews.pricegrabber.com/av-accessories/m/10253771/

Cleaning is critical because when you play a record that has dust (often invisible) in the grooves, many of those particles get ground into the vinyl, causing permanent damage.

In terms of a receiver, keep in mind that most models currently sold don't have a phono input, and those that do, apart from the high-end stuff, tend to have a low-quality phono pre-amp. The hot ticket is to get a separate phono preamp with good audio specs, which can be paired with most any receiver. My system is an inexpensive Sherwood RX-4105 stereo receiver (which actually has very good amplifier specs) combined with an inexpensive TCC TC-750LC phono preamp that has great specs.

There are some inexpensive turntables with an onboard phono preamp (and usually a USB interface for connecting to a PC) - don't know about the specs, but that's another possible option.

I know it sounds like a lot of trouble and work, but once you get decent equipment and develop a routine for storing, cleaning and playing, it all becomes second-nature. smile

rye:

^^ You my friend are FULL of information! Thanks soooo much kiss I will take all this to heart, it's awsome and much apprieceated that you took the time to write this all down for me.

And Mucho Thanks too all who send birthday wishes! love U

Tuesday Jul 28, 2009

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So I got my knee tattooed yesterday. Today = swell city. I guess I'll be hobbling into work smile
It's amasing to me how often I can be around the artform in process and still it takes so long for me to get something finished. Right arm is probably only half done although everything that's left is mostly background. And the left arm is...
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nikonphoto80:

What tattoo did you get?

What are your arm tattoos?

How about we just make fun of you instead LOL.

A Ganesh/om on my back, it was done by JJ at doll star tattoo, well I got it because Hinduism is a pretty big part of my life and Ganesh is the mover of obstacles and I have a lot of obstacles in my life.

eyehatetherain:

i am in the process of getting a bunch of roses that got from my mid back and over to my collar bone on my left side. i got the outline last month and that was one 7 hour sitting. friday i got alot of black shading done and it was 5 more hours.the outline hurt soo bad one the collar bone. everything else was just fine. long sittings though can be nuts!!

Thursday Jul 23, 2009

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ummmm, Well, Hello everyone. Long time no see. Or hear, or read. I have been taking some time off for my self mostly. My family..... Isabel. My career. I have finished my apprenticeship at Electric Art tattoo. I've actually been a full time artist for almost three years now. And Isabel, well she's almost two.
The past two years have been a whirlwind...
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bucolic:

Good to hear from you again.

hor:


Go mommy! Life sounds good. Nice to see you pop back in. smile