eBay: Further stuff about the bits I sell on eBay
I'm SteveHoo. So called because "I'm not a hoe I'm a Hooker." Something I used to say a lot when checking into data collecting telephonists. It was funny, you had to be there, four times a day for 10 months. 8 character passwords!
Shipping costs we'll work out for you, inside the UK, USA and worldwide. Packaging we pay ourselves.
Our terms and conditions includes our returns policy, simply put, if you don't like it, send it back. We'll refund the item's cost, you pick up the postage. You'll also find our snail mail address and phone numbers.
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"If you read the excellent "Sound effects: Radio, Tv and film" by Robert L. Mott you'll learn that when they showed footage on tv of a nuclear explosion in the 50s they created the sound using a dynamite blast for the attack and layered in the sound of a waterfall recorded on a 78 rpm record played back at 45 rpm for the long bassy sustain."
"Also have a 78 RPM Sound Effects Library from Major Records in good condition. Will take $500 or best offer for this collector's group. email email@example.com for more information."
"Grading will be performed in accordance with these stated standards:
Mint: A flavor of candy. Doesn't exist in the record world.
NM- A virtually unhandled/unplayed record without ANY defects whatsoever. A very rare creature seldom encountered.
E ( /-) An Excellent choice side without any MAJOR defects whatsoever. This record should be visually appealing and plays flawlessly.
VG ( /-) Usually NOT very good, but of average condition and playing sound quality. Sides may exhibit minor scratches, light scuffs and edge chips (not in the playing area!). A decent playing copy.
V--/V--- Trashed or wiped out. Playable probably only with a steel needle and then only under duress. This is a well loved (not abused) record that has been played nearly to death but is undoubtedly super scarce or desireable enough to avoid the midden heap.
P- Abused. Forget about them, you won't see any here....."
"1935 Lights Out
The thirties were dreary times for many Americans and sometimes radio reflected that with its popularity of horror drama. One that began on this day became one of the most popular. Lights Out was a thriller! Starting in Chicago under the auspices of Wyllis Cooper, who later would create Quiet, Please, this series sustained new heights in intensity. Coming from the imaginative mind of Cooper the show tried to use sound effects to achieve the horror we all can feel in our worst nightmares. Broadcast on NBC Red, it was truly "the witching hour" while the show was heard. Cooper soon left, but was replaced by the equally brilliant Arch Oboler, who took sound effects to new levels with the sound of crushing skulls, knife stabs, and other horrible ways to die. Oboler used effective dramatic pause to achieve the goose bumps on his listener's arms. Episodes such as "Mr. Maggs" and "Chicken Heart" are memorable. The series continued off and on until 1947. It briefly moved to television in the early fifties. "
"9802-English train noices. Sound effects: Train stationary-starting-in motion-stopping/Underground noices: Lifts sounds, Underground train sounds. HMV E 583.UK. (E) Ljudeffekt. P.100"
"A Century of Sound Archiving. The first sound archives, known as phonogramme archives, were founded at the turn of the century, among others, in Vienna and Berlin. Their original scope was limited to the spoken word and cultural traditions. Subsequently, these archives and their followers, archives of sound and audiovisual documents, most of which have been concerned with recorded music, preserve a vast proportion of the 20th-century heritage. In fact, it is impossible to consider the life of our century without reference to recorded sound and the business of sound archives."