Category Archives: Record Collecting

Thoughts and observations about this lowdown, dirty hobby.

First Record Show In Over Four Years Disappoints

Let’s take a break before yet more OMD posts. Other things have been happening and one of the that merited commentary was the first record show in my sleepy town in over four years. Just like the last one, this … Continue reading

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Selection Isn’t Everything!

On Sunday afternoon, my wife and I were dropping some household items off at Brother Wolf Animal Rescue that we no longer needed. After doing that, and buying a few items in their thrift store, we ambled across the street … Continue reading

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I Miss Singles

I call myself the Post-Punk Monk. Mainly due to my interest in the dramatic explosion of creativity in music during the ’78-’83 period. It’s primarily for this reason that I spend more time gazing in the rear view mirror of … Continue reading

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The Bygone Era of Mail Order Record Sales

So I’ve always been obsessed with buying the round, spinning things that sounded wonderful. The first time I went into a record store specifically to buy a record, I was seven years old. By the time I was in junior … Continue reading

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The Great Record Stores: Wuxtry, Decatur [part 4]

With the 7″ action behind us, it was time to find the bins that had turned my head the last time that I was her; four years ago. It’s hard enough to find the sorts of 12″ singles that are … Continue reading

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The Great Record Stores: Wuxtry, Decatur [part 3]

After making my way through the CDs, I noticed that the store actually had a segregated section of CD singles! How long has it been since I’ve seen the likes of those? Rooting through the stock brought to mind the … Continue reading

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The Great Record Stores: Wuxtry, Decatur [part 2]

As I entered the space, there were two to three other shoppers in the two rooms there. Display cases showcased rare specimens and the like. I immediately hit the CDs at “full price” since the dollar bin had been so … Continue reading

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