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AC/DC  Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap buy on itunes
King Sunny Ade  Penkele (Synchro System buy on itunes
Adverts  On the Roof (Crossing the Red Sea With the Adverts buy on itunes
Aerosmith  Sick as a Dog (Rocks buy on itunes
Agitation Free  You Play for Us Today (Malesch buy on itunes
Amon Duul II  Wolf City (Wolf City buy on itunes
Angry Samoans  Lights Out (The Unboxed Set buy on itunes
Apples in Stereo  Strawberryfire (Her Wallpaper Reverie buy on itunes
Arab Strap  Coming Down (The Week Never Starts Around Here buy on itunes
Archers of Loaf  All Hail the Black Market (Vs. the Greatest of All Time buy on itunes
Arcwelder  Raleigh (Pull buy on itunes
Barracudas  Don't Let Go (Drop Out buy on itunes
Beastie Boys  Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun (Paul's Boutique buy on itunes
The Beatles  Strawberry Fields Forever (Magical Mystery Tour buy on itunes
Jeff Beck  Shapes of Things (Truth buy on itunes
Beulah  Silver Lining (The Coast Is Never Clear buy on itunes
Bevis Frond  He'd Be a Diamond (New River Head buy on itunes
Big Star  September Gurls (#1 Record/Radio City buy on itunes
Black Flag  Police Story (Damaged buy on itunes
Blue Oyster Cult  Then Came the Last Days of May (On Your Feet or On Your Knees buy on itunes
Bongwater  The Porpoise Song (Double Bummer buy on itunes
David Bowie  Moonage Daydream (Ziggy Stardust buy on itunes
Billy Bragg  Scholarship Is the Enemy of Romance (Reaching to the Converted buy on itunes
Brian Jonestown Massacre  Sailor (Tepid Peppermint Wonderland buy on itunes
Tim Buckley  Once I Was (Goodbye and Hello buy on itunes
Buffalo Springfield  Broken Arrow (Buffalo Springfield Again buy on itunes
Burning Spear  Slavery Days (Marcus Garvey buy on itunes
R.L. Burnside  Goin' Down South (Too Bad Jim buy on itunes
Butthole Surfers  Cowboy Bob (Psychic ... Powerless ... Another Man's Sac buy on itunes
The Byrds  Wasn't Born to Follow (The Notorious Byrd Brothers buy on itunes

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I haven't actually made this mix. In fact, I don't know if all of these tracks would fit on a CD-R. This is really an exercise in catharsis, because we moved recently and all of these CDs (and many more) were somehow lost in the move. I still have the great majority of my CDs and I have MP3s of most included in the mix (except for Arab Strap, anyone care to trade?), so it's not a total loss, but somewhere out there is a box of my CDs that contains some of my all-time favorites. And as you can see, some of them go way back.

Moving is always difficult. We had no shortage of problems with this move: we had no heat in our house for the first four days, we found that our phone line had been completely severed and it took several days to reconnect, the hot and cold water pipes had been reversed in the basement, and we encountered a host of other challenges to getting settled in. All the while a strange odor was evident in different parts of the house. The previous owner must have had a cat, because our cat has been out of control marking his territory. Our cat has never behaved this way so it took a few days to figure out what was going on. Those problems aside, the new place is working out well. We used to live in a cramped apartment, but now everyone has their own space. I now have my own office in the corner of the basement for my computer as well as my records, CDs, and most of my books. I was looking forward to having everything in one place.

It took several days to unpack and putting my CD collection on shelves was one of the last things I did. I opened all of the boxes labeled "CDs" looking for the A's so I could start to put my CDs on the shelf in alphabetical order, but for some reason that box never made it to the new place. It had been a long time since I had organized my CDs, so they were only loosely in alphabetical order when they were boxed up, but after looking things over, I've determined that most of the missing CDs are in the A's and B's. In the last few days I've been making a list of what's gone, which has been painful. The real killer is that I had just about every Beatles CD you could own, but gone are nine studio albums, both Past Masters volumes, all three Anthology volumes, all of the interview CDs, singles, and most of my bootlegs. All of my Bevis Frond CDs are gone. Arcwelder. Big Star. And most of my Brian Jonestown and Byrds CDs. Gone.

We have two small children so we decided to fork over the money to hire movers, which seemed like a good idea at the time. I'm not sure what sort of compensation I might get, if any. I've filed a claim, but I donG_Tt know what will come of that. I'm sure you folks will understand that I just want my CDs back!
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Pop Kulcher
Date: 1/4/2008
Ugh. My worst nightmare. Actually, losing the boots & live shows is more of a nightmare; at least most of this is readily replaceable (albeit at significant cost). Besides, they've been promising to (finally!) issue those remastered Beatles cd's one of these days, so you'd need to replace those anyway.
Like you, I'd definitely be screwed in the Beatles, Big Star, Bowie, Byrds, Beulah and Apples in Stereo department. Not to mention the Beach Boys and Badfinger.
If your box ever resurfaces, this would make a terrific mix.
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doowad
Date: 1/4/2008
Wow, sorry about that, I was wondering why it was all As & Bs. I don't have any Arab Strap, but I would be glad to help if I could. Good luck with the cat, sounds like he could use the ol' snip-snip.Burning Spear I have plenty of, if needed. God bless.
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Mark Petruccelli
Date: 1/4/2008
Youch! I lost 14 GBs of mixes from AOTM in a recent reorg of my mp3s, leaving only the titles on my iTunes playlists so I partially feel your pain. I've got 13,14,18,22 and 30 if I can help.
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anthony lombardi
Date: 1/4/2008
god, that's rough - if i'd lost all of my beatles stuff, not to mention the byrds & big star & beach boys & so on & so forth, i'd have a breakdown. fortunately, this looks like great consolation - tons of wonderful stuff here i could never ever tire of.
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hemizen
Date: 1/4/2008
The "B's" are probably the worst letter to lose. At least you didn't lose the children.
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sammyg123
Date: 1/4/2008
That's sickening news Todd, Jesus. I can't even imagine losing all my Beatles albums, never mind ALL of 'B'.. I can help you with the Arab Strap though...
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Barrydali
Date: 1/4/2008
It's happened to me more than once, partly due to my nomadic lifestyle and partly due to thieves. Thats rough. Hope that get's the bad luck out of the way and the new place becomes a happy and prosperous home.
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French Connection
Date: 1/4/2008
Ouch! I feel the pain, have everything released by BJM will gladly forward if you like. 10 years ago I lost half my record collection, it's in Australia now, a good friend and housemate mistakenly took my records which were in his attic. Left me with a heap of heavy metal shit whilst he got my entire punk collection.
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Rob Conroy
Date: 1/4/2008
Jesus, Todd, that's awful. Send me a list of what you need and I'll probably be able to help you out. "B" is really the worst letter to lose, and not just for the Beatles (although that would be enough to drive me off of the nearest cliff). Best of luck with the rest of your moving adjustment.
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blasikin
Date: 1/4/2008
Shit. And moving over the holidays sucks enough already. I'm sorry man.
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musicgnome
Date: 1/4/2008
Horrible story. Ikd be happy with to lend you a hand in, at least, getting the tunes back to you. Drop me a line if you're interested. I think I have pretty much all of those albums and Mp3s are yours...no prob.
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musicgnome
Date: 1/4/2008
Btw, sorry for the sloppy commentary...I suck at using this new blackberry.
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KathrynandRupert
Date: 1/4/2008
If I had any you needed I'd send you them but I try and buy everything on vinyl so the majority of my CD's are those only available in that format. I know what it's like to lose stuff; in fact I had a number of 12" records stolen when I held a party, notably Kraftwerk's Tour De France and Cristina's Is That All There Is? I did eventually replace them. I really hope you get yours back.
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Sean Lally
Date: 1/5/2008
Ouch, bad stuff! Well, you're welcome to loot through my collection - I do most of what you mention (except Arcwelder and Bevis Frond). You've lost quite a bit of great music. The most awful thing about moving is that you sometimes don't know what you lost until months later - I'm just now realizing what's missing from the summer move. I lost a Gretsch guitar pickguard signed by Brian Setzer and Dave Davies .... that's a-hurtin. Should have kept it on my guitar. Of course, it's my fault - we did the moving ourselves, other than renting a POD and having it carted 250 miles. Good luck with getting stuff back, or receiving compensation. If I can help, let me know. And let's get together soon! Maybe we can meet halfway
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SwankQueen
Date: 1/5/2008
Egad, my condolences. Good luck getting your stuff back, as no amount of compensation is adequate.
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lanhamyodel
Date: 1/6/2008
I'm sorry to hear about your loss. That does sound pretty bad.
Where did you move to, did you stay in DC?

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