You added an image to Mark Antony that to me looks more like Lawrence of Arabia or Rudolph Valentino. Do you have the mug, or is it just a picture you got from ebay? I'd love to get Valentino on the wiki. -- Nate (talk) 15:25, October 6, 2011 (UTC)
No, I don't have the mug. It was on ebay. Actually we already had it here, we just had a fuzzy image that I replaced. So anyhow, I don't really think of Lawrence of Arabia as a "World's Greatest Lover". The reason I went with Mark Antony was that the companion mug is Cleopatra. I didn't really think about Valentino but I agree it is plausible based on the outfit.
Hi, Wendy! Is there a way you can turn my talk page back on so I can edit it? I kept meaning to archive the last part of 2010, so I'd have an even row of boxes, but now I can't get into my talk page because it was locked from editing when the Message Wall went live. Thanks!
P.S. As a matter of fact, you can still edit the really old talk pages. They must have just turned off the current ones, because they replaced the edit button with a "view source" button, and when you hit "view source" it says, "This page has been locked from editing."
No I hadn't seen that. green vinyl? They do love making this album colorful (what with all the red singles). I wonder if it will be the full album or not...
Interesting on the Cookie tape; would they have made a cassette before 1977 as well? I was so pleased to see one on the card. Usually those cassettes are rather dull pictures because the cards are long gone :)
Yeah, they're advertising it with 13 songs, plus they're using the original front cover, although the back cover looks like it says RCA, so I'm not sure if it's put together from other pictures. The actual ad is here. It says Windstar Records, but I didn't even know they were still in business. It also says it's an exclusive, so I'm curious how many they're making. Apparently they sell other things on vinyl, like classic rock albums.
And tapes go all the way back to 1974, but I'm not sure if they had anything on the back of the card. If not, then it would be easy to just keep it the same when the songs changed. I'm not sure at what point they started selling them in the regular cases like regular tapes.
Hi Paul. I almost certainly found it on ebay originally; for me to have that much info the seller must have posted scans of the album back cover and labels.... It looks like Ken tidied it up afterwards so he may have found some other sources for it.
Hi. Yeah. The tech team knows about it (and were supposed to look into it yesterday). I'll ping them about fixing it again. TOR didn't know what caused it but thought he could fix it. Basically I tried to leave a message on preview server and this is the result.
Oh! Okay, that makes sense. Maybe there was some unfinished code in the release branch that we weren't planning to ship until after New Year's... so your message on preview got it confused. Or something. Thanks for talking to TOR about it. :)
I know -- it was the most amazingly odd night on ebay. I'd begun to think the Al Jarreau single was mythical. And a nice copy of the Jack and the Beanstalk single cover, which is also quite rare. I still think the True Blue Miracle single is a myth.
I saw the Bob McGrath -- there were tons of his albums/singles/EPs up last night also. We already have that one although not the reverse picture. Should we grab that? I missed Gordon -- he's up on his page now.
No, I think the True Blue 45 is hard to find because it was only out one time. It would have come out for Christmas of 1978 with the special, and the following year they quit making store stock 45's. They may have sold leftover stock for Christmas of 1979, but I think by then they wouldn't have been making any more. Although it's curious that the 45's on the back cover of LP's continued to be listed until 1983, so maybe they were pressing them, but decided not to make any more new ones. At this point (1981) they were getting into the BR/BT book and record/tape sets, so maybe they were phasing out the singles. Either way, it would make sense that there are fewer copies of it, because it was only sold at Christmas.
And the Al Jarreau 45 is interesting. It's a mono/stereo promo of One Good Turn (so AM stations played the mono side and FM stations played the stereo side), but it's got the same number as the "real" copy with the other song on the B-side. So it matches the chart, but I'm still hoping for a picture of the store stock copy, because I saw a listing for sale a long time ago, but there was no picture.
And I totally forgot about that other promo from Sesame Disco! I went back in the history, and it looks like you had found the information on that one a long time ago, so thank you for finding the text and the picture!
I confess I was wishing the Al Jarreau was the commercial release myself. I don't entirely understand why it is so hard to come by -- Wynken, Blinken and Nod is everywhere.
So there was also this album. It took me a bit to dig through, but the "Holy Hawk" was ringing a bell. So here, Paul says he bought the album and found that it wasn't Sesame. Which is exactly what the seller is saying and suggests that his wasn't a fluke (unless I suppose the seller is him). It is just so ODD that they used that cover! I'm wondering if we should put it on the page as a cover ripoff or something, just so the information is there....
That's weird! So it's either a production error and 2 albums got switched, or they were bootlegging real disco records for clubs, and hiding them in what looks like a kids' record cover. I'll figure out a way to put that on the page, since now that we've seen it twice on eBay, people might run across it, and it would be cool if we can help explain it.
Hi. To the best of my knowledge, that song was never officially published anywhere; and so far I've never heard of it being used outside of the Muppet show. According to the script for the show it was written by Doug Hennings' wife (at that time). So I would guess your best bet might be to find somebody with a good ear to pick out the chords/melody for you -- the number is readily available on youtube I think. I'm sorry I can't help more with it!
Hi Wendy: recently you approved My Little Brony Wiki for the Wikia spotlight ("Around Wikia's network")--it really should be pulled. One of their admins deleted the wiki's mainpage, seems a little disfunctional to me. Plus, the content is all copy-pasted from the MLP Wiki (or at least it seems), save for fan fics.
I'm a bit confused. The spotlighted wiki should be this one and it has a main page that hasn't been edited since the start of the year and is not at all blank.... the non-fan content pages I checked are not copied from MLP Wiki either. Which wiki did you mean?