Tag Archives: Crate Digging

CRATED UP

Few things get the old Vinyl  Connection pulse racing as effectively as the gift of records. I was recently gobsmacked by the offer to plunder three crates of dusty vinyl that, my benefactor said, had been sitting in the garage for a couple of decades and that he would never play again. A quick flick […]

KEEP OR CRATE?

Record collectors know how there slowly accumulates, around the gems and the sparkling finds, a considerable meterage of albums having an unsteady foothold on the beachhead of the collection. Those LPs plucked from the bargain bin where they rightly languished; that gap-filling reunion album that should have stayed where it was; the so-called ‘supergroup’ that […]

VINYL HUNTER GATHERER GOES INTERSTATE

When finding themselves in a different city, any vinyl hunter-gatherer worth their turntable will attempt to visit as many music shops as possible in the available time. Art Galleries? Phooey. Historic Buildings? Only if they contain Record Shops. What we want are records. Lots of them. Vinyl Connection was in Adelaide last week, and had […]

VINYL HUNTER GATHERER’S SUMMER HOLIDAY

Being away from home and the comforts of one’s turntable could be considered a golden opportunity to disengage from relentless music acquisition. But for the dedicated Vinyl Hunter Gatherer there is no such thing as a holiday. There are Op Shops, there are Collectables Emporia and there are markets. The first two are very hit-and-miss […]