Did you buy any Vinyl today?

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Re: Did you buy any Vinyl today?

Post by giblets46 » 26 Aug 2018 21:25

Picked up Ornette Coleman's Shape of jazz to come. It's a re-release by DOL, quality seems to be pretty good,
Though nothing to compare it to. :)

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Post by Progman2112 » 27 Aug 2018 02:21

So,saturday morning looking on craigslist and see add,"Last call,last day,4000+ records 1.00, 9am to 3pm".It's 9:30, it's a nice cool morning so i jump in my 60 VW, pop open the ragtop sunroof and head over.There's a older guy sittin out front who's recently had a stroke and he's unloading his collection.He's got boxes on tables outside and inside and i'm the only one there,bitch'n.Go through all of it ,pullin out what i'm interested in.Then sit down and pick out the best and set aside the beat up.Then i sweep through it again to get seconds of records i already have that may be in better shape.Then he shows me cds and i find UK copies of Iron Maiden,rare limited edition stuff.All this time and i'm still the only one whose shown up,it was perfect.Got alot of classic rock,a few metal,a bit of prog,and a little jazz,and a Hendrix poster.Everything priced 1.00.So,64 albums,7cds,and poster,72 bucks.Cool way to spend a saturday morning. Great that deals are still out there for us record lovers.

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Post by reynolds617 » 27 Aug 2018 03:54

That sounds awesome, Progman! I really need to take advantage of things like Craigslist. Problem I have is finding a free couple of hours on a weekend to do something like that. We are constantly over scheduled with kids activities.

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Post by vinyl master » 27 Aug 2018 06:13

Progman2112 wrote:So,saturday morning looking on craigslist and see add,"Last call,last day,4000+ records 1.00, 9am to 3pm".It's 9:30, it's a nice cool morning so i jump in my 60 VW, pop open the ragtop sunroof and head over.There's a older guy sittin out front who's recently had a stroke and he's unloading his collection.He's got boxes on tables outside and inside and i'm the only one there,bitch'n.Go through all of it ,pullin out what i'm interested in.Then sit down and pick out the best and set aside the beat up.Then i sweep through it again to get seconds of records i already have that may be in better shape.Then he shows me cds and i find UK copies of Iron Maiden,rare limited edition stuff.All this time and i'm still the only one whose shown up,it was perfect.Got alot of classic rock,a few metal,a bit of prog,and a little jazz,and a Hendrix poster.Everything priced 1.00.So,64 albums,7cds,and poster,72 bucks.Cool way to spend a saturday morning. Great that deals are still out there for us record lovers.
Nah! That's a great day out for me, progman! And $72 well spent I say...Reminds me of when I rifled through my basement guru's collection to get at the good stuff...$2.00 a record, but he gave me a good deal, since I bought so many of them...I got a lot of records I didn't have in the collection! Plus, he had such great stories from the golden days of rock n' roll that it was all worth it! Stuff is out there if you look! :D

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Post by vinyl master » 27 Aug 2018 06:31

reynolds617 wrote:That sounds awesome, Progman! I really need to take advantage of things like Craigslist. Problem I have is finding a free couple of hours on a weekend to do something like that. We are constantly over scheduled with kids activities.
Nah! See what it is, reynolds, is that you have to plan looking at estate sales and record sales AROUND the kids' activities, while you're WAITING to pick them up, along the way, etc. Get the kids involved in helping you...My mom and dad drug me around to garage sales and flea markets all the time when I was younger...They were even vendors at one point...It was a good way to get rid of a lot of old stuff...And I'm all the better for it, because I can appreciate a good antique when I find it! My mom would give us kids a few dollars so that we could purchase something for ourselves and I would naturally gravitate towards the records...Do the kids collect anything? Does the wife? If the kids or the wife collect X, say why don't we stop at a few sales along the way and see if they have X (fill in the blanks here) and at the same time, keep a lookout for the stuff that interests YOU at the same time...It's a win-win for all parties involved...If they don't collect anything, it might not be a bad idea for them to start...help them find a hobby that they're passionate about...Music and records are just one of my passions...I've gotten into collecting toy trains, stamps, coins, postcards, rocks, books, shells, View-Master reels and all sorts of interesting things over the years...But, they're not just collections...Learning about them, the details (What type of rock or shell? What country was the stamp or coin issued in? When was this train made?) and all that comes along with each collection (organizing them, finding each piece, having the patience to build models for the train layout, etc.) has actually increased my confidence...I've become very nerdy, but there's nothing wrong with having a few more nerds in this world we live in...And the smarter I was about my collections, sometimes I could parlay that into my schoolwork...And a good collection makes for a heck of a lot of fun on "Show & Tell" day!

Things to think about, reynolds...If they like music, take them record shopping with you...They can help you look and maybe even find some fun records of their own! And if they don't??? Do it anyway! That's what parents are SUPPOSED to do...Drag them to all the places they DON'T wanna go! :lol: Maybe something will spark their interest along the way! :wink:

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Post by reynolds617 » 27 Aug 2018 12:54

All good ideas (for most people), VM. Sadly, my wife is the exact opposite of a collector. She prefers to throw things away, to downsize, to minimize the amount of "stuff" we have. She's not into music apart from the crappy mp3s of even crappier music she plays during workouts. That's the limit of music for her; a means to an end. We are very different in that regard.

My youngest would definitely enjoy crate-digging (I think) as he seems to be more interested in the music and my stereo than my wife or his brother, but our weekends are as full as my work calendar. Time must be accounted for and a missing hour or two on the weekend likewise, particularly since it would involve acquisition and not throwing out. Two hours spent purging the basement of junk is considered time well spent. Two hours looking though records to buy at a yard sale is considered time wasted. This is the world view of the other person who pays the mortgage at the moment unfortunately. My goal is to expose my kids to good music and hope it becomes a passion for them.

Unable to sell them on craigslist, I have kept the Elac B6 speakers I had originally purchased for my system before they didn't meet the spousal approval requirement visually and I was "forced" to buy the KEFs (which were 5x more expensive I don't mind telling you) simply because the blue drivers matched the carpet. Sometimes (not often), but sometimes it works out in your favor. :D

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Post by Progman2112 » 28 Aug 2018 03:32

Hey reynolds617,at first i thought "wow what a drag",but you're doin for your kids and that's cool,time well spent,cause before you know it their grown and doin their own thing. Then maybe you'll find some spare time to spend looking for deals on more music.Lately,the deals have been finding me.I'm normally working on saturdays, but i'd asked for it off to go out of town with the wife to meet my parents at the coast,but parents gave me wrong date so i found myself with a free saturday.VM,that sounds like a cool idea too.

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Post by reynolds617 » 28 Aug 2018 04:00

Progman, we will be in Vermont for the holiday with my in-laws and this is one of the only times I can potentially carve out a few hours to go to some record shops. So I’ll report back on any purchases. :)

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Post by vinyl master » 28 Aug 2018 06:24

reynolds617 wrote:Progman, we will be in Vermont for the holiday with my in-laws and this is one of the only times I can potentially carve out a few hours to go to some record shops. So I’ll report back on any purchases. :)
OK, reynolds...Whether you like it or not, I'm here to help! :lol:

I've gotten records from these two places in the past, online of course, at one point...

http://burlingtonrecords.com/
http://www.inthemomentrecords.com/

Then, there are these...

http://www.purepoprecords.com/
http://www.buchspielerrecords.com/
http://www.turnitup.com/
http://knappsvt.com/
https://www.newburycomics.com/

Here's another one...

https://vermont.craigslist.org/eld/d/hi ... 04528.html

If you go to any of these, why not take some pictures and post 'em in my "Record Store Adventures" thread here? :-k

https://www.vinylengine.com/turntable_f ... 1&t=103323

Oh, and while you don't necessarily have to buy THIS one... :shock:

https://vermont.craigslist.org/ele/d/wi ... 89061.html

...there are deals on used equipment nearby!

https://nh.craigslist.org/ele/d/assorte ... 51817.html
https://nh.craigslist.org/ele/d/technic ... 90483.html
https://nh.craigslist.org/ele/d/technic ... 03543.html
https://worcester.craigslist.org/ele/d/ ... 02786.html

This one even looks like a fun project for $50...Reminds me of my Pioneer!

https://worcester.craigslist.org/ele/d/ ... 01009.html

For $20, I think Jarrett (Vinyl E***z) has some similar speakers...

https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/ele/d ... 00253.html

But, you're looking for vinyl, so how about 200 45's for $75...

https://vermont.craigslist.org/emd/d/45 ... 17031.html

...or maybe 250 records at 50 cents each??? He says decent stuff, no country or classical! :-k

https://vermont.craigslist.org/emd/d/ar ... 57418.html

Here's a nice lot...

https://vermont.craigslist.org/clt/d/vi ... 20125.html

If you like the 50's-60's stuff, look at these...

https://vermont.craigslist.org/pho/d/vi ... 39200.html

A lot of goodies here and some Beatles classics!

https://vermont.craigslist.org/for/d/vi ... 76036.html

Just a few thoughts, in any case...Maybe you might want to put a few of these on your agenda and make a few calls before leaving for your in laws...Put it out there that you might be in the area and may stop by, etc. :wink:

Keep in mind that these trips can sometimes yield some fun extracurricular adventures! :D

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Post by reynolds617 » 28 Aug 2018 11:28

Thanks, lots of good info there VM. Burlington and Pure Pop are usually the two I hit up. Found a great double LP of Mike Watt’s (Minutemen, fIREHOSE) Ballhog or Tugboat? on blue vinyl at Pure Pop last year. This was my very first experience of unearthing a gem I was neither expecting nor looking for. Quite a rush to find it unexpectedly like that.

Also in Burlington is Speaking Volumes. Cool store I could literally walk to, but the prices are pretty high unfortunately.

The guy who runs Burlington Records is great to talk to and very knowledgeable.39577

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Post by Progman2112 » 29 Aug 2018 02:30

That a boy reynolds617,have at it and happy hunting.Grew up in the same town as the Minutemen,saw them at a lot of parties in San Pedro back in the day,was friends with the Hurleys.

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Post by reynolds617 » 29 Aug 2018 02:36

Progman2112 wrote:That a boy reynolds617,have at it and happy hunting.Grew up in the same town as the Minutemen,saw them at a lot of parties in San Pedro back in the day,was friends with the Hurleys.
Awesome! I’ve seen Watt several times solo and as a part of J. Mascis and the Fog. Most memorably, the Fog played a Halloween show at the Middle East downstairs in Cambridge. Someone threw a jackolantern on stage at the start of the show. Watt punched out the bottom and wore it on his head for the entire show. They were so loud. It was awesome.

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Post by Progman2112 » 29 Aug 2018 02:44

Cool,good to see some things never change!

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Post by SpyderTracks » 30 Aug 2018 09:04

Ludwig Goransson - Black Panther OST
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This is the original score, not the Kendrick Lamar album. Some of the tracks are mesmerising, amazing percussion, very authentic tribal beats.

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Post by AceDeuce73 » 31 Aug 2018 00:53

After a dry spell:

The Butterfield Blues Band - East - West & The Resurrection of Pigboy Crabshaw
Heart - Dreamboat Annie
Iron Butterfly - Live
Peter Gabriel -So

$1 each from GW.

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