Tag Archives: Record Collecting

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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The Great Record Stores: Amoeba Haight-Ashbury [part 2]

When entering a store this large, there are decisions to be made as to how the assault will get underway. It is like climbing a particularly challenging mountain. Success is beholden to the level of planning. The vinyl seemed to … Continue reading

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The Great Record Stores: Amoeba Haight-Ashbury [part 1]

Tireless readers of this blog may have noted that in October of last year, my wife and I took a Full Monty genuine big vacation to the West Coast where I was spawned, but had not returned to in well … Continue reading

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META 0004CD: 16 Years Coming

J0hn Foxx + Louis Gordon: Subterranean Omnidelic Exotour UK CD [1998] 20th Century Burning Car Overpass This City Hiroshima Mon Amour Just For A Moment The Quiet Men An Ocean We Can Breathe Through My Sleeping The Noise Shifting City … Continue reading

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REDUX: Trying To Turn Over A New Leaf

May 9, 2011 I am trying to make some changes in my life. Typically, this is how this Monk rolls. A passing obsession with about 150 artists over time develops into a urge to make a BSOG. I then start … Continue reading

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REDUX: Vinyl – The Thing That Wouldn’t Die

April 28, 2011 Recently, I’ve written about visiting “hip” record stores and buying vinyl records. Make no mistake about it, I am definitely most interested in vinyl when I hit the stores. I have been for at least 18 years … Continue reading

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The Collector’s Sickness – Will Someone Please Explain… The Reason For This Strange Behavior?

It was at a record show in… well, it feels like 1992, when I came across a dealer with early Duran Duran/Arcadia 12″ singles from the group’s imperial period. I had bought some of these back in the day during … Continue reading

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