Tag Archives: Vinyl Hunter Gatherer

FIELD TESTING THE THEORY

It is a funny thing, the vinyl hunter-gathering lifestyle. Although I have a number of tasty records in transit from exotic locations world-wide (all right, you got me; from the US and UK), the prospect of a record fair last Sunday was too good to miss. A leave pass negotiated, off I trotted, returning home a […]

YOU SCROOGE, YOU LOSE

Having had a crack at describing categories of record collectors (called Vinyl Hunter-Gatherers around these parts), this post continues looking at further case studies, your correspondent once again being the mandated patient. Sorry, that should read ‘volunteer’. Enthusiast (B): ‘Excellent — a very satisfying find. Wonder if I can swing a discount’. Chicago — Live […]

DIGGING

TOWARDS A TYPOLOGY OF VINYL HUNTER-GATHERERS While admiring the melodic pop savvy of Paul McCartney, I’ve never felt compelled to follow his solo career that closely. I was always a Lennon man. Yet you cannot help picking up info and vibes about an album —a magazine article here, an on-line mention there— which eventually resulted […]

9 VINYL HUNTER GATHERER POSTCARDS FROM ENGLAND

In the midst of a busy schedule of family activities and social re-connections here in merry old England there has been little time for listening or writing, so no words this week. But the committed Vinyl Hunter Gatherer will find ways both direct and devious to slink off to Charity shops or “accidentally” stumble into music shops […]

INCOMING!

Having written about Vinyl Hunter-Gatherer activity over the recent holiday period, it seems fitting to share a selection of the LP haul gifted by Vinyl Connection’s old mate. In the international section we have entrants from Jamaica, England, Ireland and the USA, representing their countries with a smorgasbord of musical styles: Reggae, British Ska, Folk and […]

HOLIDAY HUNTER

Summer at Vinyl Connection often means a beach holiday, preferably with some walking options nearby to satisfy the more active half of the VC partnership. This year we have just returned from ten days in Gippsland, a coastal region two hours south-east of Melbourne. When the weather does not shout ‘Beach!’, we visit various towns and […]

DON’T STOP ‘TIL YOU GET ENOUGH

So here is the Vinyl Connection New Year’s Resolution: To post a weekly diary of all – I mean all – new music arrivals at Base Camp Connection. The good, the bad (as in “that’s really, bad, man”) and the ugly. It’s been tried before and lasted two posts, there has been a holiday edition, even an […]

DIGGING THE AGE OF PLASTIC

Last Sunday, bright and early, I packed the car with six crates of records, a box of CDs, another of 45s and a sandwich and drove off to the Box Hill Record Fair. It’s something I’ve been doing fairly regularly for quite a while. About fifteen years in fact. This realization made the sunny morning […]

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 […]