Obscure obsolete media du jour

Having found that clip of the Pat Metheny Group on YouTube a couple of weeks ago, I wanted to get hold of the DVD from which it was ripped. Unfortunately it seems to be really hard to track down – I can find it easily enough on VHS, and also on Laserdisc, but not on DVD. So I acquired it by… ahem… “other means”. Since I’ve never actually handled a Laserdisc, though, I couldn’t resist the urge to buy a copy from a Stateside seller on EBay.

It arrived yesterday.


It was wrapped in newspaper, and I can honestly say this is a headline I never thought I’d see:


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