Old "digging" ethics you used to follow

Young_PhonicsYoung_Phonics 8,041 Posts
edited January 2009 in Strut Central
Let's do this1). never rock/deejay/or sample re-issues2). never sample off of a drum crazy break record or another rap records' drums3). Get all the records that where used on sample/break mix.come on dudes, let your 1998/early 2000's show
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  • Never bring anyone with me when I dig. Still follow that rule except my wife can come with me cause she loves diggin too and finds good stuff, it's all coming back to one house anyway. She's my one and only dig partner fa life.

    Never wear a backpack, because that shit is wack.

    Never use plastic sleeves, strictly paper.

    Post smoking ban bring matches to light because you know dudes be fartin by the booth.

    Dog the ultimate breaks copy, keep the original at home.

  • high_chigh_c 1,384 Posts
    DO NOT post on or even READ soul strut. So 4 years ago though really.

  • GaryGary 3,982 Posts
    2000 - Dig you some CTI records

    2005 - Make fun of CTI records, be emberassed that you used to dig them

    2009 - Re-Discover CTI records, be emberassed that you used to dis them.

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    2000 - buy tons of indie rap cuz you love that shit

    2004 - damn these indie rap records are worth loot! I had better lock them in the safe!

    2009 - damn these indie rap records aren't worth shit no more! Shoulda sold! go on soulstrut and make fun of your own records.

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    2000 - dream of stark reality

    2004 - buy reissue

    2008 - find OG, buy bean dip, spend hours on lighting to take the ultimate picture. leaves you feeling empty, realize that without any friends to serve the bean dip to the joke loses its humor, all of sudden life seems kinda sad.

    2009 - stop buying records and make friends. prefered cheese dip anyways.

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    1998 - discman in the backpack

    2005 - ipod in the shoulder back

    2009 - music through the bluetooth earpiece synced to the iphone.

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    1998 - Shit is wack

    2002 - shit is dead

    2006 - shit is bananas

    2008 - shit is real

    2009 - shit is _________

  • dizzz, you may want to popsike those indy rap joints

    whats the cat situation?

  • ReynaldoReynaldo 6,054 Posts
    I used to think it was OK to buy reissues...

  • RaystarRaystar 1,106 Posts
    There is no digging in Philadelphia, so I dont dig anymore.

  • GaryGary 3,982 Posts
    hahah, I actually don't own tooo many indy rap joints.

    We kept the fluffy lovable cat.

    The other cat was given to a teenage girl who's family moved out here from El Paso where they had 5 cats, but they couldn't bring them here. She is paralyzed from the waist down and wanted a playful kitty to keep her company because she gets really bored. She's 14, it was her b-day.

    I'm glad that kitty is with somebody who actually wants to play with him.

  • shooteralishooterali 1,591 Posts
    There is no digging in Philadelphia, so I dont dig anymore.

    No digging in Atlanta! It 's just snobs holding on to records that they feel are worth more than what they sell for on ebay!

  • CosmoCosmo 9,767 Posts
    If the DJ doesn't have his 2 copies of Herman Kelly & Life in one sleeve he's a lame.

  • GaryGary 3,982 Posts
    2000 - wish collection was a log bigger

    2009 - wish collection was a lot smaller

  • CosmoCosmo 9,767 Posts
    2000 - wish collection was a log bigger

    2009 - wish collection was a lot smaller

    NO DOUBT.

  • never pay over $20 !

    looking back to 94....omg what a fool.

    funy thing about cti's are, you barely see them in the field. shiiit... weeds dont even grow in those fields anymore.

  • GaryGary 3,982 Posts
    2000 - wish collection was a log bigger

    2009 - wish collection was a lot smaller


    I just realized I typed "log" instead of "lot".


    log.


    heehehehehee.

  • bull_oxbull_ox 5,056 Posts
    2000 - wish collection was a log bigger

    2009 - wish collection was a lot smaller

    The realest shit you ever wrote.

  • bull_oxbull_ox 5,056 Posts
    never pay over $20 !

    looking back to 94....omg what a fool.

    I thought for the longest time that I'd be able to get any record I wanted for $15 or less if I held out... this was pre-ebay, of course. I passed on MAD shit.


  • RerogRerog 569 Posts
    If the DJ doesn't have his 2 copies of Herman Kelly & Life in one sleeve he's a lame.

    1999- 2 copies of everything, marked, and in one sleeve.

    2009- Taking stickers off, separating into new sleeves, and selling doubles.

    And I have way less records than I did 10 years ago and damn it feels great.

  • BurnsBurns 2,227 Posts


    anything with "percussion" in the title.

  • BurnsBurns 2,227 Posts
    .

    And I have way less records than I did 10 years ago and damn it feels great.

    yeah, we've seen your pics, your still over the threshold though. Its not meeble.

  • GaryGary 3,982 Posts


    anything with "percussion" in the title.


    2000 - get let down by most records with "percussion" in the title.

    2009 - favorite records are those with "percussion" in the title.

  • No diggin ethics whatsoever. Never! It's war!



    Just kidding.

    My main rule is Kaiser Szose in there.

    And don't get jaded, keep your childlike openminded-ness for life.

    And Herman Kelly and Life, for life.

    And buy all copies of Cymande ST regardless of condition to satisfy OCD.

  • johmbolayajohmbolaya 4,472 Posts
    I never had any digging ethics.


    Now, I find myself buying a lot less crap. Which means less time to find obscure basslines on church records.


  • mannybolonemannybolone 15,032 Posts
    THEN: VG-? As long as it doesn't skip, I can deal.

    NOW: Minting up like a mufucka.

  • DongerDonger 854 Posts
    1998 - Never Stop Digging!

    2008 - Just let the professional$ do the digging for you *sigh*

    2009 - ? We'll have to see how the economy influences my digging moves

  • 1998 - BUY BUY BUY!

    2009 - Try to remember the title so i can download it from a blog when i get home.

  • yuichiyuichi Urban sprawl 11,329 Posts
    I guess more like old digging "habits":

    Early 70s is better.

    Back cover has black man with afro > Back cover has white man with electric guitar

    Never buy past 1975.

    If the cover is wack, contents must be wack.

    If you don't recognize it, pass on it.

  • discos_almadiscos_alma discos_alma 2,164 Posts
    Whaybackkwhen: Sooper Disco Brakes

    Now: Sooper Island/Afro/Latin (Read: Dooper) Braeks

  • DrWuDrWu 4,021 Posts
    Nothing over $10.

    45s > 33s

  • skelskel You can't cheat karma 5,028 Posts
    1998 : Buy It Now

    2009 : Want It Now

  • pickwick33pickwick33 8,946 Posts
    no albums over $8
    no singles over $3
    no CD's over $17

    (This still stands, but nowadays I'll break this rule, depending on what the record is.)

    Don't buy the same record twice unless I'm minting up (this rule extended to compilations...if there's 12 songs and I have six or more of them, then I leave it behind...I've since relaxed on this rule...that first Nuggets box was so well put together that I HAD to get it, even though I had 75% of it in other forms).

  • Condition's probably the biggest difference (other than flat-out knowledge and awareness) from then to now. I used to live on the $5 bargain bin beaters.

    I actually took home some "breaks" records the other day, because hey - they're not gonna sell in the shop and I need some drums.

    I used to do the thing Patrick mentioned - only sample records I actually own. Now, I still will only sample records I own, or an mp3/cd if the record is impossibly rare... but drums? F*ck that. I've owned half the breaks on these records 3-4 times, only I just sold 'em!

    Also, there's a lot of stuff I laid out money for that was NOT worth it. Prices were so different around 99-01.
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