Thursday, August 9, 2018

Somewhat interesting and more interesting!

Here's the somewhat...

[somewhat] Interesting custom disc.

If it's for your own use, you should be able to make a copy for yourself, Les Smith. Seems more like you're borrowing it, not owning it.

Anyway, here's the more interesting...

Ooo, a recording blank! It's the other side of the same custom. I'll have to see if Les Smith just puts their own sticker over this one.

Smooth as a...well, an unrecorded vinyl record! (sorry for the terrible quality)

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Sold lots of records

I decided to put a bunch of my records (mostly the ones of lesser interest) in a garage sale yesterday. My rough estimate was around 800 of them. I figure I sold maybe 200 of them? No idea. Probably gonna do another one in September and try and sell more.

This doesn't mean anything for the blog, as I'll still post new stuff. As I said, it was stuff of lesser interest, and I still have a TON of albums I've taken pictures of but haven't posted yet. I appreciate having more room now, so I may not buy as indiscriminately now, but I don't plan to stop altogether, either. If I see something weird enough, I'll grab it. ;)

This was well after the initial rush. I also didn't know if I'd have time to get things ready properly, so they weren't mentioned in the newspaper ad we got or on the signs I put up around town. In that sense, I did pretty well, seeing as no one knew about them beforehand. :p

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Curtis Mayfield gets weird!

If you look at Curtis Mayfield's album covers in general, they're quite standard. Then there's Sweet Exorcist...

Before I saw the name, I thought 'prog?!' Nope. :p Looks like something Parliament or Funkadelic would do, though. Funky prog? Heh.

Almost normal!

I could post the title track, but let's hear some "Kung Fu" instead.


Sunday, July 1, 2018

Canada Day post?

Since it's Canada Day (which is supposed to be about commemorating the joining of several provinces to some blah blah whatever, but it's really just copying July 4th, I figure, just like they copied Thanksgiving, right...?), why not a Canada-centric post? Gotta find something really Canadian...

*searching*

Ok, here!

Ok, not the most fascinating subject, but certainly Canadian! ;) Nice simple, well-designed cover.

A sad note at the end about caller Ernie Levesque. And now I'm wondering if my old friend (and boss) Des, who himself was a caller for square and ballroom line dancing for decades, would've known of Ernie, but I can't ask him, as he died quite a few years ago himself. :/ I'll have to ask his wife sometime. I'm sure they met many people in the field over the years.

I wouldn't say that square dancing is really my thing, but there's no denying the skill and cooperation involved! When you so real pros doing it, it's almost as good as any other form of synchronized dancing and fun to watch. I'd even liken it to my favorite form of motorsport, rally racing, where the driver is the dancer and the co-driver is the caller. ;) When they're really in sync, good things happen.