Collect records, work full time and, graduate with my Masters in Social Work recently, working part time in a substance abuse clinic in addition to my full time job...I'm not busy at all.
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Well Black Friday was a bust and I am as frustrated as all get out regarding the computer situation. I can't seem to decide what I want. I actually had narrowed it down and made a choice and then the store identified they had 3 in stock but could not find where they were. I would have waited but several of the BEST BUY staff were so incredibly rude I figured I could spend my $ elsewhere. I'll head out next weekend looking again
The past few weeks have been filled to the brim with work and studying for one of the licensure tests I need to take. But I did take time to go to Raleigh last weekend and managed to pick up some records, and ran into an unexpected record show at the Duke Coffee house (found a few things- nothing that will make this blog). I did buy a bunch of other cool promo soul and garage 45's at this antique mall I found and some of those should make the blog. There is a record show tomorrow so I plan on hitting it...hopefully my lucky streak will continue as it did today. A friend of mine ran into a horde of riches at a garage sale last week- mint Jazz LP's (Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Oscar Peterson, John Coltrane, Dave Brubeck) all early ones on Prestige, Impulse, Riverside, Columbia. He does not like Jazz so I traded a bunch of early Country LP's which he loves for the Jazz lp's- Sweet!
I still have a few items left I can post. I need to start spending narrowing down what kind of computer I want to buy. Not sure I need a lap top anymore and I am leaning toward an All in one computer- easily movable around the house.
I was out and about running Saturday searching for records. I had stumbled upon a person earlier in the week that lived about a 100 miles away that had a pile of 45's and arranged to meet with him. I had known going in that out of the pile of records he had there was only 1 that I wanted but he wanted to sell them all so I was forced to buy them all. But what a purchase it was- a rarity upon magnitudes. I guess I have to be cryptic right now because I can't upload anything new until I purchase a new computer. I also picked up some other cool things and decided that little 100 mile jaunt needs to be revisited again (although not soon as my wife was a bit peeved I was gone so long Saturday). Today, I bought a few things (nothing fantastic) from a woman. I had met her and her husband at a yard sale and he died within the last year. I bought some pretty cool 45's from him and he had some amazing Garage 45's he would not sell me. He told me some fantastic stories about finds over the years..one story he told was finding hundreds of Federal and Chess silver tops 45s and EP's in the sleeves in mint condition at a thrift store for a dime a piece. He said he was riding a bicycle and was so loaded down with 45's he ended up calling his boss to pick him up as he could not ride it. I would have probably called in sick! I asked her about any of his personal records he would not sell (as it sure was not the stuff I looked at today) and she thought he sold all the others as this was all that was left. I guess he had a massive heart attack. So I am sitting here toasting a beer to Bobby and the few hours of stories he told me a year ago.
Speaking of earlier of my continued computer problem, I checked out Best Buy Saturday and it was all I could do to continue waiting but I held off. Black Friday better have some damn deals, that's all I have to say. Tonight's post is not the cleanest sounding 45 but one that gained attention thanks to DJ Shadow. It took me years to find this and within 2 weeks of finding it I scored a 2nd copy.
I have been going through the computer trying to come up with some postings and I have to tell you what a pain. Over the past year I recorded 45's to the computer but did not scan the labels, or I scanned labels but .....did not record the 45. Once I get a new computer I have some organizing to do with these pesky files!
Here is a bubblegum 45.....I'll see if I can match up some soul. Speaking of soul, I have over the past month lucked into some fantastic soul 45's, matter of fact I have picked up some fantastic all around 45's.
How about the A side to last weeks post. I included a scan of an import copy I picked up last year. I managed to score some killer soul 45's last week and can't wait till I get a new computer so I can upload the wealth.
Could not post for some reason over the past few days...nothing has changed with the computer situation but I'm making do. Have plenty of Byrds 45's that I can post..one of my faves...oh hell, most of the Byrds 45's are faves!
This limited computer access sucks. I have to be cautious as I've already drained 2 batteries and have had to take them back. It all appears to be a faulty motherboard as I have tried all other remedies. I'd rather save the money on fixing this big paperweight and hope for a good Black Friday Computer sale....I'm leaning toward an all in one with a touch screen. At least all my files are backed up.
On a positive note, I have found some cool 45's lately that will find a home on this blog. I have a few things I believe are ready to go. Here is a classic Laurie Soul 45.