Tag Archives: Record Stores

BIRTH AND DEATH OF A WORLD

Not long ago I wrote about an unscheduled month in the UK in the late 90s. A side trip to Wales was mentioned and that is where our story begins today. Every music tragic knows that it is not civic architecture or religious edifices that get the music hunter-gatherer’s pulse a-quickening; it’s record shops. We […]

DIARY OF A VINYL HUNTER-GATHERER – SECOND INSTALMENT

Being a report from the arrival lounge of a hopeless music addict, with annotations. Day Three Holidays are great for Vinyl Hunter-Gatherers. First stop is Goldmine CDs & Records. Even though the used vinyl holding is much smaller than the ‘New’ section, it often comes through with a couple of interesting LPs or at least a […]

THE JOYS OF MUSIC TRIVIA – or – “Oh, I know that one, it’s…”

Last Friday in Melbourne was chilly. Cold even. Not altogether surprising, it’s winter and we’ve just passed the shortest day. But there was activity in the suburbs, as Vinyl Connection presented a Live Music Trivia Quiz at one of our favourite Record Stores, Quality Records…plus. It is a lovely store, with books, DVDs and CDs […]