Category Archives: Record Collecting

Thoughts and observations about this lowdown, dirty hobby.

Record Store Day 2023 Has A Few Diamonds In The White Noise [part 1]

It’s that time of year again. The time when what’s left of the music industry fires up the cattle prods and prepares to bury them deep in the flesh of our necks to get that all important twitch reaction. I … Continue reading

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Record Shopping Road Trip: Akron Ohio – 2023 – Time Traveler

The one constant to any trips to Akron in the last 28 years have been that a visit to Time Traveler is a must! Scott Shepard has been in business from 1980 and he’s had a solid run through thick … Continue reading

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A New Record Store In Asheville: Records in the RAD, Delights

Asheville got a new record store last spring when Records In The RAD opened near Wedge Brewing in Asheville’s River Arts District. As we have been working hard on a household task for some weeks now, and it finally finished … Continue reading

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Is There Such A Thing As Too Much Music?

The Record Cell may be my sanctum sacntorum, where all of my music, books, and video discs reside; along with the computer I work on, but it was never an inviting place. Our home is small, and this was the … Continue reading

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How To Contain A Collection…

Not to put too fine a point on it, but we live in a small home. Two bedrooms, one bath. Maybe 832 square feet in the interior, once the wall volume is subtracted from the 24’x36′ footprint. Last year, we … Continue reading

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The Golden Era Of Tower Records Revisited In “All Things Must Pass” Documentary

I had probably heard about the making of this film, by Colin Hanks [scion of Tom] a few years back and my wife came to mention it to me recently as she was buying films on DVD for the library … Continue reading

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Record Store Day 2021 – Drop 2: “They Keep Pulling Me Back In!”

We have looked askance at the feeding frenzy by design which was the thrust of RSD by a few years after its origins. For me, most everything I wanted was in the UK edition in any case, so it was … Continue reading

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