Because you never know what trivial bit of information may ultimately prove to be vitally important.
Friday, June 04, 2010
I was ripping Toto IV and discovered that "Africa" is completely unrippable. I can't even see what's causing the problem, although it must be a tiny nick in the vinyl. I tried weighting the needle, playing it wet, applying very slight pressure to the stylus arm--nothing worked. Since this was the only track that I really wanted from this record, because it's going right onto my special favorites list, I had to download it from Amazon.