Tag Archives: Records

A DAY IN THE LIFE (OF A TURNTABLE)

Today I thought it would be fun to dig a little deeper into the collection and spin some albums that haven’t seen the turntable for ages. Years. In some cases, decades. The only rule was to wait until (at least one side of) the record finished before choosing the next. 8:30 am We had friends […]

IT’S IN THE BAG! [QUIZ #1B]

Vinyl Connection acquired 12 albums this year (1) . Here you can find each one in its original carry bag (2). The simple task, dear Friend of Vinyl Connection, is to name the Artist and the Album. The albums span every decade from the 60s to the 00s (3).  * PLEASE DON’T post answers in Comments […]

SAD GHOST STORY

Phooey on the Record Store Day Special Edition Ghostbusters glow-in-the-dark-$20-10”! Paid a buck for this in the bargain bin of my fave store on RSD. Smug! Until I played it. Warped. Un-smug.

SING A SONG IN A SHAKEY VOICE

In the late 70s, I loaned a girl a record. It was never returned. And that, I confess with equal parts shame and defiance, was the last LP I ever loaned. Books? No problem. CDs? If you have references and are of good character. Vinyl? Forget it. In psychology it is called ‘one trial learning’. […]

SEA OF JOY

My friend over the back fence invited me to come and hear his latest LP. Greg was two days older than me and we’d been playmates since our Mums met on the maternity ward. But in terms of musical sophistication, Greg was years, worlds, away from me. Not in terms of understanding how music worked; […]

ANOTHER COVER IN A DIFFERENT COUNTRY

Along the broad and crowded highway of record collecting there are some fascinating diversions. One I enjoy involves albums that appear with different sleeves in different parts of the world. It is not a particular obsession of mine; I have several, but we need to know each other better for them to be revealed in […]