Category Archives: Record Collecting

Thoughts and observations about this lowdown, dirty hobby.

Sometimes, Not Buying Records Is A Bit Boring

Yes, yes, yes. I know I have been trying, year over year to spend less on music and enjoy what I have more than obsessing over what I don’t yet have. This year I’ve really been holding expenses to a … Continue reading

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Obsessive or Pragmatic: Which Kind Of Collector Are You?

Two days ago, commenter Thombeau said something in the comments on the Vaughan Oliver obituary that got me thinking. He described me as a “collector.” At virtually the same time, my wife was telling me about her co-worker who had … Continue reading

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Record Shopping Roadtrip: Akron, Ohio

You may have noticed re-runs of old posts recently. We decided that a trip to my wife’s old stomping grounds of Akron were in order over the Labor Day weekend. Her parents aren’t getting any younger, and most of her … Continue reading

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All The Way To Cleveland: The Mott The Hoople Saga [part 3]

Record Shopping Road Trip: Time Traveler Records – Akron, Ohio […continued from last post] As usual, coming to Time Traveler was like coming home. This is one of the record stores in another city that I’ve visited countless times. Right … Continue reading

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Record Shopping Road Trip: Atlanta, October 2018 – Day 3

[…continued from last post] Wuxtry Records | Decatur, GA The ladies had a glass blowing event scheduled for noon on the day of the Simple Minds event [covered earlier] and we picked up Echorich and headed to the Ware compound. … Continue reading

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Record Shopping Road Trip: Atlanta, October 2018 – Day 2

[…continued from last post] So the plan was that the wives of Mr. Ware and I had scheduled high tea at Tipple + Rose, an Atlanta tearoom for Sunday at noon. This left the gentlemen to their own devices, so … Continue reading

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Binging On Music

Hello. My name is Post-Punk Monk and I have a music binging problem. This year has been very off kilter for me. It’s down to the patterns of buying  music this year. If you have a look at the 2018 … Continue reading

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