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.
Sealed Fate – the Temptation of Unopened Vinyl Records I hold the record in one hand. Its factory shrink-wrap is still pristine and smooth and glossy. The album jacket’s opening is closed as well. The album is perfectly sealed. This is rare. The record is fairly rare too, but finding anything in perfect condition is… Read More Sealed Fate – The Temptation of Unopened Vinyl Records