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Record Store Day

April 18, 2016

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.



3 Comments leave one →
  1. April 18, 2016 11:01 pm

    There’s a website you might like, Sellers offer records and CDs for sale, it’s a good place to check out the value of your collection too. Sellers are all over the world, there seems to be a lot of sellers in the UK. It’s a good source for rare and out of print music. I can easily spend hours on that site!

  2. April 19, 2016 2:39 pm

    I’ve been donating my old collection of LPs. I was going to say it’s too bad I didn’t know you might want some, but I guess they’re bigger than you’d want to keep around.

  3. April 20, 2016 7:45 am

    Like you I donated some too … but this one just took my fancy 🙂

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