Monday, July 30, 2012

Shameless Panhandling

I posted this on craigslist and said to myself, 'Wtf, why not post on my blog?':

I tried taking inventory of my entire record collection, and I'm just about half way there. Eventually I will list my full collection, although most of the rest I have to list are ones I don't want to really part with. The same can be said of this following inventory, some are very rare and very special to me so I can't guarantee that all are available. If you are interested in any please feel free to e-mail me at with what you'd like, I'll send pictures and describe the condition and we can work out a price.

Have a nice day!

PS Remember, these are records (vinyls lol)

A Flock of Seagulls- Listen
A Flock of Seagulls- The Story of a Young Heart
A Night At Studio 54 (Compilation)
Adam and the Ants- Dirk Wears White Sox
Adam and the Ants- Kings of the Wild Frontier
Adam and the Ants- Prince Charming
Adam Ant- Apollo 9 Splashdown Re-Mix
Adam Ant- Friend or Foe
Adam Ant- Strip
Adam Ant- Vive Le Rock
Air Supply- Lost in Love
Al Jarreau- Jarreau
Alice Cooper- Zipper Catches Skin
Alphaville- Dance With Me
Amazulu- Amazulu
America- View from the Ground
B.J. Thomas- The Best of B.J. Thomas
Barbara Streisand- Guilty
Barry Manilow- Barry Manilow I
Barry Manilow- Barry Manilow II
Barry Manilow- Even Now
Barry Manilow- Even Now
Barry Manilow- Greatest Hits
Barry Manilow- Greatest Hits
Barry Manilow- I
Barry Manilow- II
Barry Manilow- Trying to Get the Feeling
Bay City Rollers- Bay City Rollers
Bee Gees- Greatest
Billy Idol- Don't Stop
Billy Joel- 52nd Street
Billy Joel- An Innocent Man
Billy Joel- Glass Houses
Billy Joel- Piano Man
Billy Joel- Songs in the Attic
Billy Joel- The Bridge
Billy Joel- The Nylon Curtain
Billy Joel- The Stranger
Billy Squier- Emotions in Motion
Billy Squier- Enough is Enough
Billy Squier- Signs of Life
Billy Squier- Signs of Life
Billy Squier- The Tale of the Tape
Blondie- Heart of Glass (single)
Blue Oyster Cult- Club Ninja
Bobby Goldsboro- Bobby Goldsboro's 10th Anniversary Album
Bruce Springsteen- Born in the U.S.A.
Bruce Springsteen- Tunnel of Love
Captain and Tennille- Song of Joy
Christopher Cross- Christopher Cross
Crosby, Stills & Nash- Crosby, Stills & Nash
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young- Déjà vu
Culture Club- Colour by Numbers
Culture Club- Kissing to be Clever
Culture Club- The War Song (Ultimate Dance Mix)
Dave Mason- The Best of Dave Mason
David Lee Roth- Eat 'Em and Smile
Depeche Mode- Blasphemous Rumours/ Somebody
Depeche Mode- Never Let Me Down Again
Depeche Mode- Personal Jesus
Depeche Mode- Policy Of Truth (Single)
Depeche Mode- Some Great Reward (German Release)
Depeche Mode- Strangelove (Maxi-single)
Dick Clark- 20 Years of Rock 'N Roll (Rare Booklet still included!)
Dio- We Rock
Donna Summer- (On the Radio) Greatest Hits Volumes 1&2
Donna Summer- Bad Girls
Donna Summer- On the Radio Greatest Hits Volumes I & II
Doobie Brothers- Best of the Doobies
Dr. Hook- Pleasure and Pain
Duran Duran- All She Wants Is (U.S. Master Mix and Eurohouse 12" mixes)
Duran Duran- Duran Duran-
Duran Duran- Hungry Like the Wolf (Night Version)/Careless Memories (Live Version)
Duran Duran- Seven and the Ragged Tiger
Duran Duran- Union of the Snake
Duran Duran-Rio
Elton John- Greatest Hits
Elton John- Jump Up!
Elvis Costello- My Aim is True
Emerson, Lake, and Palmer- The Old Castle
Evita (Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Falco- Falco
Footloose (Soundtrack)
Frankie Valli and the Fabulous Four Seasons- The Greatest Hits (RARE)
General Public- All the Rage
General Public- Hand to Mouth
Genesis- Invisible Touch
George Carlin- A Place for My Stuff!
George Carlin- On The Road
George Harrison- All Things Must Pass
Gladys Knight and the Pips- 2nd Anniversary
Go Go's- Vacation
Grateful Dead- Blues for Allah
Grateful Dead- Europe '72
Grateful Dead- From the Mars Hotel
Grateful Dead- Wake of the Flood
Hall and Oates- H2o
Heart- Heart (Self-Titled)
Hot Tuna- Hot Tuna
Howard Jones- Dream into Action
Howard Jones- Human Lib
Huey Lewis and the News- Fore!
Huey Lewis and the News- Picture This
Huey Lewis and the News- Sports
INXS- Shabooh Shoobah
James Lee Stanley- Live
James Lee Stanley- Live
Jarreau- Jarreau
Jefferson Airplane- The Worst of Jefferson Airplane
Jefferson Starship- Dragonfly
Jefferson Starship- Red Octopus
Jefferson Starship- Red Octopus
Jerry Garcia- Garcia
Jethro Tull- Crest of a Knave
Jethro Tull- Stand Up (Original Pop Up looks like new!)
Jimmy Buffet- Changes in Latitudes Changes in Attitudes
Joe Jackson- Night and Day
John Cougar- American Fool
John Denver- John Denver's Greatest Hits
Joni Mitchell- Court and Spark
Joni Mitchell- Dog Eat Dog
Joy Divison- An Ideal for Living
Joy Divison- Closer
Joy Divison- Still
Judas Priest- British Steel
Judas Priest- Point of Entry
Keith Emerson- With the Nice
Kiss- Destroyer
K-Tel's High Energy (Compilation)
K-Tel's Radio Active (Compilation)
K-Tel's Right On (Compilation)
K-Tel's Today's Super Greats Part-2 (Compilation)
Led Zeppelin- Swan Song
Led Zeppelin- Swan Song
Live Aid- Do They Know It's Christmas?
Lynard Skynard- Gold and Platinum Band
Lynard Skynard- Legend
Lynyrd Skynyrd- Gold and Platinum
Maddona- Like A Virgin
Marc Almond- The Stars We Are
Men at Work- Business as Usual
Men At Work- Cargo
Metropolis (Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Miami Vice ( Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Miami Vice II (Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Ministry- Work for Love
Modern English- Ricochet Days
Modest Mouse- We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank
Neil Young- After the Gold Rush
New Order- Fact. 50 1982 Movement
New Order- Hurt fac 63
New Order- Power, Corruption & Lies (180 Gram Vinyl, Remastered 2009)
New Order- World in Motion
Night Ranger- Midnight Madness
Oingo Boingo- Best of Oingo Boingo Skeletons in the Closet
Oingo Boingo- Dead Man's Party
Oingo Boingo- Nothing to Fear
Oingo Boingo- Weird Science (12" Version)
Pat Benetar- Get Nervous
Peaches and Herb- 2 Hot!
Pet Shop Boys- Always on My Mind 12" Single
Peter Gabriel- Plays Live
Pink Floyd- A Momentary Lapse of Reason
Pink Floyd- Dark Side of the Moon (Including the original two stickers and two posters!)
Police- Synchronicity
PolyGram's Rock Sizzlers (Compilation)
Prince and the Revolution- Purple Rain
Prince and the Revolution- Purple Rain (Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Public Image Ltd- Live in Tokyo
Rick James- Loosey's Rap
Robert Palmer- Riptide
Robert Plant- Pictures at Eleven
Roger Daltry- Daltry
Roxy Music- For Your Pleasure
Rush- Exit Stage Left
Rush- Grace Under Going for
Rush- Hold Your Fire
Rush- Moving Pictures
Rush- Signals
Santana- Moonflower
Scorpions- Love at First Sting
Scorpions- World Wide Live
Sergio Mendes- Voo Doo
Shanana- The Golden Age of Rock 'N Roll
Shaun Cassidy- Born Late
Shaun Cassidy- Da Doo Ron Ron
Shaun Cassidy- Under Wraps
Simple Minds- Don't you Forget About Me (Single)
Simple Minds- Life in a Day
Simple Minds- Live in the City of Light
Simple Minds- New Gold Dream
Simple Minds- New Gold Dream RARE Gold Picture Disc
Simple Minds- Promised You a Miracle (Promotional Copy Single)
Simple Minds- Sanctify Yourself
Simple Minds- Sister Feelings Call
Simple Minds- Sons and Fascination
Simple Minds- Sparkle in the Rain
Simple Minds- The Amsterdam EP
Simple Minds- Themes for Great Cities Definite Collection 79-81
Simple Minds-Alive and Kicking
Simply Red- Picturebook
Sister Sledge- We Are Family
Squeeze- Singles
Stars on Long Play
Stars On- Stars on Long Play
Steely Dan- Countdown to Ecstasy
Steely Dan- The Royal Scam
Steve Martin- A Wild and Crazy Guy
Stevie Nicks- Long Way to Go (UK Version)
Stray Cats- Built for Speed
Styx- Cornerstone
Styx- Cornerstone
Styx- Pieces of Eight (WITH ORIGINAL POSTER!)
Styx- The Grand Illusion
Supertramp- Even in the Quietest Moments. . .
Supertramp- Paris
Survivor- Eye of the Tiger
Talk Talk- It's My Life
Talking Heads- Fear of Music
Talking Heads- More Songs about Buildings and Food
Talking Heads- Speaking in Tounges
Talking Heads- Stop Making Sense (Complete with Once in a Lifetime 45 and concert program)
Tears for Fears- Shout US & UK Remix Versions
Tears for Fears- Songs From the Big Chair
Tears for Fears- Songs From the Big Chair
Tears for Fears- The Hurting
Thank God It's Friday (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
The Beatles- 1962-1966
The Beatles- Let It Be
The Beatles- Rubber Soul
The Beatles- Sargeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Beatles- Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (RARE orignial poster included)
The Beatles Songbook- The Hollyridge Strings
The Caprenters- Made in America
The Cars- Candy-O
The Cars- Heartbeat City
The Cars- The Cars
The Charlie Daniels Band - Full Moon
The Charlie Daniels Band- Full Moon
The Doobie Brothers- Best of the Doobies
The Doors- The Doors
The Hits Keep Comin' On Strong (PolyTel Compilation)
The Jacksons- Destiny
The Kinks- Everybody's in Show-Biz
The Kinks- State Of Confusion
The Monkees- Headquarters
The Monkees- More of the Monkees
The Monkees- The Monkees
The Moody Blues- A Question of Balance
The Moody Blues- In Search of the Lost Chord
The Moody Blues- Your Wildest Dreams
The Oak Ridge Boys- Room Service
The Police- Synchronicity
The Police- Zenyatta Mondatta
The Pretenders- Pretenders II
The Psychedelic Furs- Talk Talk Talk
The Smiths- The Queen is Dead
Soft Cell- Non- Stop Erotic Caberet
The Who- Live at Leeds (RARE)
Thomas Dolby- Wireless
Robert Plant- Pictures at Eleven
Thompson Twins- Sidekicks
Three Dog Night- Harmony
Three Dog Night- Suitable for Framing
Tom Tom Club- The Pleasure of Love
Tom Tom Club- Tom Tom Club
Traffic- John Barleycorn Must Die
Traffic- The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys
U2- Live "Under a Blood Red Sky"
U2- Live Under A Blood Red Sky
Van Halen- 1984
Van Halen- Women and Children First
Van Morrison- Moondance
Yes- Big Generator
Yes- Going for the One

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Medical Examiner Releases Ruling in Death of Keith Morris

Stamford Patch- There was little information available from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Connecticut relating to the death of Keith Morris, the New Rochelle firefighter who died in a boating crash Sunday night as he drove four others home from a restaurant.

"We only give out two pieces of information to the public," said a representative at the office. "Ruling and cause."

What little was available only gave a glimpse into the night tragedy struck:

•Morris death was ruled accidental.

•Cause of death was drowning.

No toxicology reports or descriptions of physical injuries he may have suffered as a result of the crash that might have impeded his ability to swim following the flip were available.

Morris, 30, was driving four friends home to New Rochelle from the Crab Shell waterfront restaurant & bar on his boat at approximately 10:30 p.m. when he struck a breakwall and flipped the vessel in Long Island Sound, near the Stamford Lighthouse.

Two of the passengers were clinging to the boat, waiting for help to arrive while two of the passengers were inside the cabin when the boat flipped. They were trapped until rescue divers arrived, and eventually freed.

Divers searched for Morris throughout the evening, to no avail. His body would be recovered close to the scene of the crash the following afternoon in roughly 16 feet of water at low tide. He would've been covered by 24 feet of water and debris during high tide at the time of the crash.

New Rochelle firefighters are still struggling to cope with the loss. DiMeglio also said the firefighters in Morris' company has been dealing with things, a majority of the time, in their own way.

"We told them that we have resources available if they need them," DiMeglio said. "But, as of now, those resources aren't being utilized."

Funeral arrangements have been made with viewing hours for friends and family Thursday and Friday with a mass and interment on Saturday. Chief Louis DiMeglio said he would do everything in his power to help Morris' family.

"We just told the family that we'll do our best to comply with whatever their wishes are," said DiMeglio, who knew Morris well and worked with him closely.

The family has asked that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to “Butterflies from Jodie," the Jodie Torigian Charitable Fund, 31 President Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801.

James Holmes, Alleged Aurora Shooter, Makes First Court Appearance

Huffington Post- The man accused of killing 12 moviegoers and wounding 58 more in Aurora, Colo., last week made his first appearance in court Monday morning.

James Holmes, a 24-year-old former doctoral student at the University of Colorado, Denver, has been held on first-degree murder charges in the July 20 shooting spree at a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises."

The brief procedural hearing, known as an advisement, took place at the Arapahoe County Justice Center. Holmes, who was represented by a public defender, appeared in court with brightly dyed orange hair and wore a burgundy jail uniform. He seemed sleepy or dazed and often had his eyes shut.

Holmes will face formal charges from prosecutors on July 30, and District Attorney Carol Chambers said her office is considering the death penalty against him, according to the Associated Press. District Court Judge William Sylvester issued an order forbidding Holmes from having contact with victims or witnesses.

Earlier Monday, authorities said Holmes was not cooperating with the investigation because he refused to answer questions about the shooting.

Police arrested Holmes early Friday morning minutes after the shooting in the sold-out theater. Holmes, dressed in ballistic gear and armed with an assault rifle and three other guns, set off gas canisters before opening fire, police said.

A motive in the shooting is not yet known. Holmes will remain detained without bond at the county lockup in Centennial, Colo.

James Holmes Continues Streak of Odd Behavior The accused Aurora gunman reportedly spat at jail officers so often that he was forced to wear a spit guard at one point.

Holmes’ bizarre habit is just one of several that he has displayed since his arrest for the shooting rampage during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises in a Colorado movie theater that killed 12 and wounded 58 last Friday.

In the hours after his arrest Friday for the massacre at the Aurora, Colo., movie theater, Holmes stared at the wall in the Arapahoe Police Headquarters with his eyebrows twitching.

Then, Holmes allegedly told police he was Batman’s villain the Joker. When cops put evidence bags over his hands to preserve traces of gunpowder residue, he pretended the bags were puppets, law enforcement sources told ABC News affiliate KMGH-TV in Denver.

The public got its first glimpse into his behavior during his court appearance Monday, where he looked alternately dazed and bug-eyed while occasionally nodding with his eyes appearing to close. Holmes is unmissable, currently sporting a head of bright-orange dyed hair — which he reportedly told authorities he dyed to look like the Joker villain in Batman films, even though the Joker’s hair is typically green.

And now, Arapahoe County Jail officers told ABC News that Holmes spits at them so much that they have to use a spit guard on Holmes while moving him. These antics are just the latest in findings that contradict the initial profile of him as an unassuming former graduate student.

Marissa Randazzo, former chief research psychologist for the U.S. Secret Service and an expert in mass shootings, told Good Morning America today that there are several possible explanations for Holmes’ recent behaviors. “One is that he is in the middle of a psychotic episode which is quite possible. We see him distracted at multiple points, an almost sort of ‘coming to’ and trying to figure out where he is and process what’s going on,” she said.

“The other thing that we’re seeing — and we’ve seen some of this behavior in the past couple months — might suggest mania. Meaning hyperactivity, hyper energy, been possibly up and not sleeping for days. What we might be seeing here is the post effects.” Randazzo said a third possibility is that Holmes, a former neuroscience student, is faking mental symptoms he likely learned during his studies.

UPDATE: Looks like Holmes’ actions are just as mysterious as the man himself. ABC’s Denver affiliate now disputes the spitting reports and states that Holmes has maintained his low-key demeanor since incarceration.

“[C]ontrary to what some media organizations have reported, our sources say in the past 48-hours Holmes has been calm and docile in jail, just like he was in court,” CALL7 Investigator John Ferrugia says. “There have been no outbursts at all as he is in isolation.”

Colorado Shooting: Was James Holmes's Notebook 'A Cry For Validation'?

CS Monitor- News that James Holmes may have tried to communicate his intentions to a professor raises as many questions as it answers.

Details about the package sent to the professor (who is also a psychiatrist in the school where Mr. Holmes had been a doctoral candidate) are sketchy. And so far, there is no firm indication of his motivation in allegedly killing 12 people and wounding 58 others gathered to watch the midnight premiére of the latest Batman movie.

Yet it may have been a last-ditch effort for recognition by one whose isolation had led family members to express concern.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and local law enforcement authorities in Colorado refuse to talk about anything Holmes might have sent to the university campus, and after several days of press briefings, they have followed a judge’s order in refusing all comment – no doubt out of concern that either prosecution or defense interests could be harmed.

But according to several news sources, beginning with Fox News, the notebook that Holmes reportedly sent included stick drawings of some individuals shooting others. What legal advocates on both sides of the criminal case make of that remains to be seen.

"Is it a manifesto or an apology? If it includes drawings that are sufficiently deranged as to be from someone who appears mentally ill, it could assist defense in a not-guilty-by-reason-of-insanity defense,” legal analyst Scott Robinson told The Denver Post. “If it appears to be the work of someone who knew exactly what they are doing, and they knew it was wrong, that could help the prosecution."

In retrospect, experts and close associates of those who go on a shooting rampage often recall signs of confused thinking and aberrant behavior that might have provided clues to mass violence. In some cases, that involves a pattern of bullying in school, evidence of “going postal” at work, or unusual mood swings observed by family members or close friends.

According to Holmes family friends who spoke to The Washington Post, Holmes’s mother had confided deep concerns about her son’s isolation over the years and sought counseling for him.

But seldom in the history of such killings has the perpetrator explicitly communicated his or her intent to target a particular group.

“It may very well have been a last-ditch cry for help or recognition ... a cry for validation,” says Brian Levin, professor of criminal justice and director of the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino.

“If the timeline [as reported] is correct,” Mr. Levin says, “he might have wanted to attract attention for merely contemplating an attack rather than doing it.”

In any case, cautions Levin, “What we know now is just a sliver compared with what we don’t know.”

Still, he speculates that the package sent to a professor is probably a sign of social and psychological isolation, depression, and some kind of personal setback – perhaps Holmes's failure to complete his doctoral program at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora.

After his capture, Holmes is reported to have told authorities about the package he mailed, which led to the evacuation of a university building and a search involving bomb-sniffing dogs. As he was being apprehended after the shooting last Friday morning, Holmes also is reported to have told police about his booby-trapped apartment.

Why he apparently tipped off authorities in these instances also remains unclear, although it may reveal something about his overall motivation.

So far, there is no indication that Holmes’s communication prior to the attack included any kind of political or antisocial manifesto, as was the case with Ted Kaczynski, the “Unabomber” who killed three people and injured another 23 in a series of mail bombings over nearly 20 years. When The New York Times and The Washington Post published Mr. Kaczynski’s 35,000-word essay, “Industrial Society and Its Future,” his brother David Kaczynski recognized the ideas and writing style, which led to Ted Kaczynski’s capture.

More recently, between two separate attacks in which he shot and killed 32 people at Virginia Tech before killing himself in 2007, Seung-Hui Cho sent NBC News a package with a manifesto, photos, and videos of himself.

Initial reports said Holmes’s mailing to the university sat in the mailroom for some days before being found, but school officials denied that in a statement:

"Officials at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus can confirm that the suspicious package discovered at the Facilities Services building on Monday, July 23, 2012, was delivered to the campus by the United States Postal Service that same day, immediately investigated and turned over to authorities within hours of delivery.”

Holmes is due to hear the charges against him at a court hearing scheduled for next Monday.

R.I.P. Aurora Shooting Victims

R.I.P. all the victims of the Aurora, Colorado shooting. 

I know it's late in the game to be posting now about this but I have been away on vacation when it had happened... It seems every time I'm away something news worthy happens.  I was on a work-related ski trip a few months back when Whitney Houston passed away, and last year at Lake George news broke about Amy Winehouse dying.

I will follow the court trial an hope that they put this douche bag out of his misery.

I just feel so heartbroken thinking of the six year old who died, and how her mother tried to shield her and now she's drifting in and out of consciousness asking for her... It kills me.

Friday, July 6, 2012

3 Children Are Dead After Yacht Capsizes Off Long Island Three children were killed when a yacht capsized off Long Island on the Fourth of July, sending 24 others into the Long Island Sound, where many were rescued by fellow boaters, police said Thursday.

Two girls and a boy — ages 12, 11 and 8 — were in the cabin when the boat flipped.

The man operating the 34-foot Silverton motor yacht told News12 Long Island that the boat was hit by a wave, but authorities said they are investigating whether overcrowding may have caused the accident.

Similar Silverton yachts have a maximum capacity of 15. This vessel was carrying 27 passengers.

The boat was returning to Oyster Bay following a fireworks celebration.

Rescue units from the Coast Guard, Nassau County, New York City, Suffolk County, along with civilian boaters helped search for passengers.

The boat initially sank 20 feet underwater but has since drifted, and is now 60 feet below the surface.

Recovering the yacht will also help Nassau Police determine if the boat had enough life jackets on board.

"Everybody aboard the boat is required to have a life jacket," said Nassau Police spokesman James Imperiale. "If a child is under 12 and he is on deck he is required to have a life vest on. If he's in the cabin he's not required to have one on. Whether or not they were wearing life vests is still being looked at."

The first body was found shortly after the 911 call came in around 10 p.m. Wednesday, and the two others were found later inside the yacht, said Nassau County Deputy Inspector Kenneth Lack.

He said the operation took a long time because "at night in an area like this, it is very dangerous."