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Saturday, 27 October 2012

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The pizza I ordered arrived today, I had to pay a £30 tip. I fucking hate the post office.




















Let's see what's inside the first box!




















And the second one.




















Oh, but there's more!




















and...




















All together now, or at least sort of. I know one of them is rather hard to see.
















6 comments:

  1. Nice score! I have to admit though that the only thing I recognize is the Cioccolata LP ...isn't it related to Ryuichi Sakamoto somehow? Or am I getting stuff mixed up?

    Having to pay customs fees can suck it! Didn't you ask DL to write down the value on the customs slip?

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    1. There are actually two Cioccolata discs in that picture: An LP at the front which is probably the one you've already listened to, and an EP at the back. I believe you're getting things with Sakamoto confused as the self-titled album was produced by Ryomei Shirai (Moonriders) and the EP: Dai Dei D-ya was produced by Hajime Tachibana (Plastics). I've checked the credits for both releases and Sakamoto is not mentioned in either of them and nor have I heard of him or suspected him of ever being related with Cioccolata.
      I didn't since every time I've ordered something from a non-EU country I never had to pay any customs fees. I actually checked all of my packages from various CDs and games that I had ordered from countries such as China straight after I was asked to pay all of that money; it turns out all of those previous sellers just ticked the 'gift' box so I didn't have to pay any additional fees. I might ask DL to do that next time or query if they could simply lower the price they write down by 10 or so dollars.
      But before I shop for new records I should buy new parts for my turntable and its recording equipment. That way the music I record will actually be upload-satisfactory.

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  2. Ah, cool! Yeah, it's the LP I recognized - didn't even know they had an EP out! Not sure where I got the idea that Sakamoto was involvet with Cioccolata ...I supposed I mixed him up with the Moonriders guy or something.

    I mostly only buy cheap stuff from DL, but whenever I place an order for anything relatively more expensive, I always ask them to write down the cost on the customs slip - no problem as of yet! As for their shipping options, I've found that the registered SAL option is more or less as quick as airmail (at least to Sweden), so I always go with that.

    Heh, I've been meaning to upgrade my crappy stereo system for ages ...but somehow I find myself spending my spare money on cool records rather than on a fancy pickup or a proper amplifier or whatever. It'd be cool to have a big phat stereo system, but as a friend said; "one gets used to shitty sound quickly". As for internet peeps downloading rips, they're quite likely to jam them in trebly-ass iPad earphones anyway, so why bother? *cynical*

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  3. Heh, as for those pizza-boxes they ship stuff in - I've got a bunch of them lying around that I don't know what to do with. Once they even shipped me a single 7" record in one of those, haha!

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  4. What is this DL that you guys are talking about?

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