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About autumnstoned

  • Birthday 14/07/1960

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  • Public Real Name
    Michael Byles
  • Gender
  • Interests
    My main interest is music - playing guitar - listening to and collecting records - going to all-nighters and soul clubs and travelling.
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  • Top Soul Sound
    Terry Callier - Look At Me Now

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  1. autumnstoned

    What's Your Audio Setup?

    I’ve got a pair of Yamaha HS5 active studio monitors. I use them for music production but have used them with decks and they sounded great. Would I buy an amplifier again? No
  2. autumnstoned

    'Twas Bugging Me For ages

    Bowie showed him how it should be done miming to Fame and Golden Years on Soul Train the same year.
  3. autumnstoned

    R.I.P. Pete Shelley ...

    Sad news. Saw the Buzzcocks live in 1978 and still got the singles I bought then. He wrote some of the best 2 minute pop songs of the period. RIP.
  4. UK produced modern soul tune in Ex- condition. £10.00 plus £2.50 signed for postage to UK. Paypal as gift. PM if interested. Thanks for looking. SORRY NOW SOLD
  5. Just seen a sale by a dealer on Facebook of Eddie Parker - I’m Gone 70’s boot for £30.00. Why when you can buy a legit reissue brand new from Ace Records for £8.00?
  6. Employing someone to perform a service and not paying them for it is stealing money directly from them but actually is a breach of contract something which you are expected to resolve through the civil courts. Same difference. I don’t condone bootlegging but I don’t see why corporations like Sony, Universal et al should be able to use the criminal law to protect their interests when others who lose out financially don’t have the same rights. Shall we leave it at that?
  7. If counterfeiting was simple theft, these individuals would have been charged with offences under the Theft Act. They pleaded guilty to copyright and trademarks offences. Not really theft at all. The owners still have their works to sell. The buyers were happy with their purchases apparently. Two blokes inside costing us money. There was a civil law remedy available, but the BPI seem able to persuade some tame CID to march around in his size 13’s and rummage about some geezers lock up.
  8. Agree. Should be a civil law matter. Get an injunction, and sue for unpaid royalties. The crime here is unpaid income tax. To be clear though I don’t condone this activity or buy this product.
  9. autumnstoned

    Kenni Lewis

    I don’t think he identified the collector. I think he just said the acetate found its way into the hands of a UK collector who then gave him a carver or let him make his own carver. Maybe John Poole as he apparently discovered the acetate, as mentioned above. Re the brief drop out of audio, I must have accidentally hit record and play on my cassette machine when I was transferring to MP3 in the 00’s. Nothing more than that. It’s a great track. I must have been impressed having bothered to make an MP3 from cassette and then preserved it on a CD.
  10. autumnstoned

    Kenni Lewis

    Maybe this broadcast Mike? All Singing All Dancing All Night on BBC Radio 2 in about 1999. I recorded the show on a cassette at the time. When broadcast originally the track cross faded to Jimmy Ruffin - He Who Picks A Rose, which I think was then a recent tape vault find but it would have been easy for a bootlegger ( not me incidentally ) to add another fade in the same way I have done to upload this clip to YouTube.
  11. autumnstoned

    Help Needed Converting SoundCloud clip to MP3

    Sorted. Many thanks SimonT.
  12. Hi Can anyone on here do me a large favour and convert a Soundcloud clip to an MP3 and PM me a copy. This is the clip. Alternatively, can anyone recommend a converter and explain how to download the MP3 onto an IPad Pro. Thanks Mike
  13. autumnstoned

    Darrow Fletcher Secret Weapon

    Mine arrived today. No stiffener in the mailer so arrived with a creased sleeve but fortunately vinyl undamaged.
  14. autumnstoned

    The blurred line...

    Or this but sounds good on this tune.
  15. autumnstoned

    record shops in London

    Not much help to you as their shop is only open Thurs - Sun, but Vinyl Boutique (owned by Boz Boorer - Morrisey’s guitarist ) is worth checking out. He makes regular trips to USA mainly for rockabilly 45’s but he’s got several crates of used soul and rocksteady 45’s in store. The shop is in the basement of Sounds That Swing on Parkway in Camden ( open weekdays till 6pm) which has some soul, northern etc inc many of the new reissue 45’s you’ll find in the Soho shops. Best place for secondhand soul vinyl in London is Spitalfields Market which is held 1st and 3rd Friday of the month. Sorry again not much help to you. http://vinylboutique.co.uk/about-us/


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