A chapter of record digging comes to an unexpected end.… Read More An Unexpected Closing
“What is it to be king but to enjoy the omnipotence of desire, never to experience the gap between desire and its satisfaction?” – Norman Austin Two days ago was the 20th anniversary of Satisfaction Is the Death of Desire, the debut album by the hardcore band Hatebreed. I don’t consider it a classic or personal favourite,… Read More Satisfaction Is the Death of Desire
The very thing that freaks me out about the spider – its weird and unfamiliar appearance – now strikes me as rare and unique.… Read More The Spider and the Vinyl
They quietly flip through the boxes and bins with efficient focus. Even as the MC announces prize draws, the collectors of the Edmonton Music Collectors Show have their eyes on their own distinct prizes.… Read More Article: Fall 2016 Edmonton Music Collectors Show
I long to be an expert. To be the “go-to guy” on something. But the prospects of being super-knowledgeable on something come and go with the passing winds of excited inspiration.… Read More Daily Prompt: Expert
One year ago I made myself stop looking for records for the rest of August 2015. Two weeks ago I had to do the same for August 2016.… Read More Secondhand Goods: Stopgapping the Vinyl Hunt
At the very least, she’s drunk. I hear her voice before I see her, and it doesn’t take long to tell that something isn’t quite right for a suburban garage sale at noon on a Sunday. I’m just here for records. And maybe I should have suspected something like this, but I’m still not ready.