Record Store Day
I went off piste on Saturday, and followed a dream by celebrating Record Shop Day. It is something I have wanted to do for a long time, perhaps decades. From a dormant place it has waited (the seed I mean) to continue since 1966. A long story but suffice to say that in 1966 my dreams were thwarted by ‘other’ worldly requirements. This of course was not all bad probably mostly quite acceptable.
However, as I fast forward; I have the remnants of a collection of LPs begun then, and while my love of contemporary music has continued, I have collection of CDs.
Since space has become a serious issue in my tiny home and in particular my studio I have taken to downloading and listening to Radio 6 Music.
I have a passion for the voices of women and especially those who make loud noise; so my collection is predominantly women and mostly those from my generation.
So my dream is to perhaps to find a space for a few records that didn’t make it to my collection way back then … and also add some early punk that escaped me while I had a young family.
So while Janis Joplin is not chronologically correct … she seems a nice place to start and I don’t think they have seen the last of me at The Sound Machine … as they had a nice album by Patti Smith, that was a little out of my price range.