Sunday, August 18, 2019

HIgh Spirits- I Believe

A few weeks ago, I had to make an extra Saturday trip to town. On a lark, I went to the Salvation Army. I hadn't found a decent record there in ages and that Saturday I found a stack of cool promo 45's. This one was the highlight as it has been on my want list for years.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

12" Single Spotlight Husker Du - Makes No Sense At All

Quite a lot has happened in since the end of June. My wife (and Bently of course) had vacation planned to go to Colorado to see my step son get married. Two days before our trip, I was driving home from work and this young lady ran a stop sign out in the country and smashed my car. We both were blessed to walk away from the accident but I then had to drive us to Colorado.. We enjoyed the wedding but the trip was long and difficult on all of us. I was so stiff form the accident and when I returned I started seeing a Chiropractor to limber my shoulder and neck up. I also had to buy a new vehicle as she totaled (my paid off) car. I purchased a Chevy Colorado and while I don't love the gas mileage I'm getting, I love the fact I have me another pick up truck after 18 years.

My last post was made while we were staying at my mothers and I have just been short on time to post again. I thought I would do another 12" single spotlight. I picked this one up in Denver in 1992 or so and it I felt at the time it was a present for the hell I had been going through. A few months earlier, I had sinus surgery and my immune system was low and right afterwards I contracted Mononucleosis. I had no energy for over a month and was out of work. I bought this on my first trip out of the house at Doubleplay Records. I was a huge Husker Du fan and could not believe I found this. You could get some deals at Doubleplay but the owner also could be a jerk at times. And yes, I paid a buck for it.

Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Ted Leo - More Hard Time

This is a fantastic single that took awhile to get to me. It's a few years old and to be honest, I did not know it even existed until Ted sent it to me a few weeks back. It's kinda of a long story. I backed his Kickstarter project a few years so he could finish his last album. He finished the album and I received the MP3's for the LP but have received nothing else. I'm supposed to get a whole bunch of items and out of the blue I received this 45..still waiting on the rest. I love Ted's music and will continue to support and buy his releases but I doubt I would back another of his projects due to the delay. I have backed 3 Kickstarter projects and so far only 1 of the 3 sent me everything promised...disappointing to say the least.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

12" Single Spot Light: Wire - Kidney Bingos

I was going through my boxes and shelves of LP's and I realized I have a crud load of 12" singles from a bunch of alternative artists. This got me to to thinking of doing a spot light on 12" singles. Some of these were not easy to find as many are promos. Tonight's is not a promo but one I found used right after it was released

I love Wire. This was round the time they reformed. I heard this all over alt radio back in the day

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

The Mutants - So American

My typical Saturday morning is to be on the prowl for vinyl. About a month ago, I was listening to the Underground Garage while on my eternal search and this song was played. I looked on Discogs and found a copy that was reasonably priced and bought it. I won't go into the fresh hell that took to actually get the record from the seller but it finally arrived this week. It's lucky it arrived in good shape at all considering the horrid packing and the fact the label was barely taped on and hanging off. Public Service rant: If you are a record re-seller, take some pride in how you deal with customers, not to take your time to ship, and package it up professionally.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

The Thirteenth Floor Elevators- You're Gonna Miss Me

I have no excuses in my lapses on this blog. Oh I think about it all the time, and have some really cool ideas for the future. But in the end, I get so lazy and think, "l'll upload something tomorrow." And of course tomorrow never comes. But I did get off my A double S to record a few today. More on that later

I have come to the conclusion that I am a record hoarder. I have 2 rooms full of records. So I have been going through them to have a yard sale in a week. I will be putting out thousands of 45's and LP's out. But don't woozy eye thinking that the stuff on this blog will be put out. I"m putting out just tons of I lesser quality regular rarities unless I missed something.

So tonight's posting should have been uploaded last week as we lost a giant in the world of Psych. I hope that Roky is at peace. My copy of this classic came into my possession by accident. So years ago, I won an auction of a lot of 20 45's from someone on ebay. When they arrived, I found she sent me the wrong 45's and they were not good. I was extremely bummed as there were some cool 45's in the lot I had won. She felt bad so she sent me a list of 45's she had left to pick from and she would send them to me free of charge. This was one I picked from her list (she did not list labels so I was happy happy when this showed up)

So, I don't guarantee that I still won't be lazy but hopefully I will drop in more frequently.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Zombies -Butchers Tale

I have had this 45 for years and have been searching for the rare Picture Sleeve. Finally scored it this last month. Now if I could only find the elusive Care of Cell 44 on US Columbia Records. Is there anyone out there who can help me with that 45?