July 2, 2012
Went back to the Belmont swap meet for the first time since my holidays ended and what did I find? Remember that guy with the suitcase full of records for $5 each? If not, see here.
Well, he was back but now he only had a box of records and the price was reduced to $3 each.
At that price I found a few items to bring home.
I always said I would buy this the next time I saw it; I just can’t remember why since I have all the songs anyway.
Yes, I do have it on CD but how could I pass the chance to have it on vinyl?
On the very day that I bought this album I then kept on hearing “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” from the Rock Of Ages OST. Kismet, I say.
Look up to us!
I do love some Linda Ronstadt and on this album she sings 3 Elvis Costello songs
Take My Time by Sheena Easton; and my partner was just talking about her the other day. Kismet, again.
Love Someone Today by Sister Sledge; this album gives credit to who made the jumpers that you see the sisters wearing here on the cover. Cool.
February 7, 2011
Went record hunting yesterday at the Belmont swap meet and came away with the debut album by the Specials (why was Elvis Costello chosen to produce that album? Never really thought of him as being a ska man Was it because his first album cover featured a two tone like design? Just a thought), as well as an album by Basil Brush with music by George Martin (could it be that George Martin?). Almost brought home a soundtrack to the Black Hole, but in another case of misplaced records this sleeve (complete with a booklet of photos from the film) contained the Supremes’ Christmas album. Now how did someone get those two mixed up? Read the rest of this entry »
September 18, 2009
(or Ménage a Triptych)
With all of my records and only so much time in the world to play them, I have recently started to display some around the house, as a way of finding another use for them.
I like to display them in a trio and all with a connecting theme.
Up to now, only my partner ever gets to see my hard work, so I thought why not add it to this blog. So here is the inaugural record display from my lounge. The images are bit small, but hopefully you get the idea.