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About thecivilservice

  • Birthday 09/10/1977

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    The Casinos - I Still Love You

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  1. thecivilservice

    Most inappropriate request to a DJ....

    I once got called a shit DJ because I wouldn't play Blue Monday by New Order. Seriously out of dozens of requests I've only ever had 2 or 3 sensible ones, it makes me cringe to think how annoying I must have been when I used to bother DJs with requests when I was younger. I just politely decline these days but if they persist I tell them to fuck off and find a pub with a Juke box and put on whatever they want.
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    Why is it greedy to get the maximum profit you can for something you're selling? Only one thing drives prices - supply and demand.
  3. thecivilservice

    Buddy Greco - Time's A Wasting - Columbia UK Issue REDUCED

    Now reduced
  4. thecivilservice

    id track please

    Not this is it? Kind of fits with the description in a vague way
  5. thecivilservice

    New York Soul

    Not been for a few years - don't know of any regular events that are still going - try checking out some bars in the lower East side / East village you might find something
  6. thecivilservice

    Selling my collection help wanted.

    It's 2/3 which is a fraction - and that's the best price you'll get from an honest dealer. Realistically most dealers will try and get records for as little as possible. Anyway not knocking it as an option as I know a lot of collection sellers dont have the time or inclination to sell them all one by one.
  7. thecivilservice

    Selling my collection help wanted.

    If you're in a hurry sell to a dealer and get a fraction of their value. If you have time to spend then research what you have, sell the expensive items on eBay and the mid range / low value items on discogs. Dont worry about the sleeves by the way, no ones bothered about single sleeves generally.
  8. thecivilservice

    Local car boot find

    Bought this for £40 from a charity shop, sold for £560
  9. thecivilservice

    Paloma Faith

    Maybe I'm just too cynical for my own good. Her music is on the eclectic side that's for sure
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    Paloma Faith

    Never understood the interest in Paloma faith - the main problem for me is that she goes away and then comes back with a completely different sound each time, clearly at the behest of her music industry masters ie I dont think she has any authenticity. At least this time on Jonathan Ross she didn't seem coked out of her head as she usually is on talk shows
  11. thecivilservice

    this is what can you get for three quid these days

    You can buy as many of these as you want for a quid each - most from the us though - I dont know if this counts as a soul record but to my ears its much better and more soulful than the other garage rock tunes getting played (eg Strangeloves)
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    this is what can you get for three quid these days

    Only £2 and from the UK - never an expensive record so don't know if it counts as a bargain
  13. thecivilservice

    UK record shops for old vinyl?

    Not necessarily northern but I've had Joe e young and the tonics, the stockingtops, the heavyweights plus a lot of psych / garage from there - had at least one £100 record and never paid more than £5 each. Not been myself for about 5 years though, but very surprised that no one local ever cleared the place out - that's what I would have done - always in a rush to catch a train whenever I've been there
  14. thecivilservice

    UK record shops for old vinyl?

    Diskery in Birmingham - depending on which of the two old guys serves you you either pay book price or £5 for any 45. They have thousands of 45s plus a secret room full of them on the first floor
  15. thecivilservice

    Sending an item without tracking on ebay

    I don't bother with tracked unless its a particularly expensive record. If you sell in large volumes then the extra money you make in increased sales due to low shipping will more than offset the very few items that get lost in the post


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