Collecting Vinyl

Getting into vinyl was really just a natural extension of what I already had going as a collector, I’ll be the first to say I understand if it seems unorthodox, the idea of going thru the hassel of searching for these ancient relics if at the end they are far more expensive and fragile then they’re counterparts isn’t all that attractive really, but there’s something about the day I took my first 45 home and played I was hooked…
I joined the following group last year sometime, from going to the hauls and meetups they have, it broadened my horizons as a fan a lot, the following video is a lovely news report on the group I joined and vinyl collecting in general as a whole in my area, I hope you enjoy…  

Scary Stories 3 More Tales To Chill Your Bones: The Red Spot…

Who out there remembers these??? Took a look and came across one of my old favorites, you be the judge if it chills your bones or not lol…

While Ruth slept, a spider crawled across her face, stayed there for a minute, then went away.

“What is this red spot on my cheek?” she asked her mother the next morning.
“Looks like a spider bite.” her mother said. “It’ll go away, just don’t scratch it.”
Soon the spot grew into a red boil. “Look at it now,” Ruth said, “It’s getting bigger.”
“That sometimes happens.” her mother said. “It’s coming to a head.”
In a few days the boil was even larger.”Look at it now.” Ruth said. “It hurts and it’s ugly.”
“We’ll have a doctor look at it, maybe it’s infected.” her mother said. But the doctor couldn’t see her until the next day.
That night Ruth took a bath. As she soaked herself, the boil burst. Out poured a swarm of spiders from the eggs the mother laid in her cheek.

็”Ÿๅนณไบ‹่ฟน #6 ~ Expectations Of Friendship

As much as I don’t like it as it’s truely a means to no end, I’ve been having thoughts of Lucy today, not like before in missing her presence, I’ve been thinking about friendship and what it all really means, since all things begin and end with her I guess it’s natural, from that came inspiration for this…

So what are expectations are of a friend? I should preface I have no problem helping anyone in need but i wonder sometimes at what point if there is any should the favor be returned, I’m not saying that if something is done for another there’s this idea of an automatic return, it’s more of what does it say about the person who asks and recieves yet never reciprocates…

Is it an individual thing… take Lucy I did a lot there far more than I ever should knowing it wasn’t possible to receive back due partly to her disability and selfishness, taking the following factors into consideration would that make one selfish themselves to expect back, if it is logic has me ask what is to be said about a person such as Lucy in the beginning for asking originally…

It also begs the question is it possible to be taken advantage of by a friend? If so at what point is enough, guess it’s kinda all connected to the whole expectations thing I guess…

So many variables only to lead to so many questions, ones I don’t have the answers too, maybe they’re aren’t any prerequisites for friendship when it comes to expectations, personally I just meet the needs of others if I’m able too head on, I figure it just avoids unwanted conflict…

Just something to think about really, if you should ever feel your getting used, my best advice if you are in something simular is to speak up, it may be as obvious as the sun, but not all things be seen all the time, so I’ve been told…

็”Ÿๅนณไบ‹่ฟน #4 ~ Tunz Muzic

Long before my thrifting escapades, back in the day I used to visit the music shops and just browse to see what was out there, i lived in the country and spent most of my time at my aunt’s place, all they had out there was Gospel and Southern Soul, which was cool but after discovering cable tv and a channel called MTV at a friend’s house, everything changed when I knew there was other stuff out there…

 I usually stayed away from the big chains Sam Goody was cool but it had gone really mainstream in its later years, so I stayed with the locals, one of those local places was Tunz Muzic, at it’s core it was a electronics store, they did phone and camera repairs, but for me it was heaven, thing about the local shops I found was they were more friendly, never any pressure to buy anything or get out kinda vibe, I think that’s what kept me going back…

I learned a lot there, the owners genuinely had a love for music as some were producers themselves, I knew most of the heavy hitters at the time but it wasn’t until going there I was able to gain a bird’s eye view of the local underground club scene…

The good NBA JAM cabinet, many a night I spent dropping quarters into that thing listening to live mixes…

This was the listening booth, another perk of going local was that they had a try before you buy, really opened my mind to samples, blends, breaks and whatnot…

Like all good things tho they eventually end, music just doesn’t sell the way it used too, and from that Tunz Muzic was gone, but not entirely I guess I still have all the stuff I got there even the promo mixes from the free box, its in the dungeon somewhere, and I have the memories too lol, that I think is worth more than anything really…

็”Ÿๅนณไบ‹่ฟน #3 ~ Give & Take

I don’t condone selfishness if it were up to me we would all love and care for one another the same unconditionally, that way in a sense there would never have a need to be met…

So what would you do? What if you do it and they dont keep there word? Does it end the friendship? What if you decide not to do it? Should that end it on there part? What is the true measure of a friend?

So many possibilities so many decisions, I’ll spare the details of what I did, but what I wonder is at what point does give and take come into play…

Reminds me a lot of…. Let’s call her Lucy, she always used to mention that nothing should ever be given with the exception of receiving back, for what it’s worth it sounds real nice and it has meaning, but what does does it say about the person if they never give in the way they were gave to? I always followed the idea of treat others the way you wanna be treated, but what does it mean if it never met equally?

I really don’t know or have the answer, I’ve only ever been on the other side of the fence, just something to think about really food for thought if nothing else…

I know I said I’d spare the details of what I did and I’ll keep my word on that for those involved and myself, but what I will say for those in similar situations or those who wonder the same, if you should ever feel unsure or if at any point you ever have to question the the motive of the person asking, its never worth it really, walk away it’s less stressful in the long run, life is all about give and take, but at some point only so much can be given afterall, if not what does it become then…

The Jimi Hendrix Experience ~ Are You Experienced LP

Strange beautiful grass of green

With your majestic silver seas 

Your mysterious mountains I want to see closer…

Track Listings

  1. Purple Haze
  2. Manic Depression
  3. Hey Joe
  4. Love Or Confusion
  5. May This Be Love
  6. I Don’t Live Today
  7. The Wind Cries Mary
  8. Fire
  9. Third Stone From The Sun
  10. Foxey Lady
  11. Are You Experienced?
  12. Stone Free
  13. 51st Anniversary
  14. Highway Chile
  15. Can You See Me
  16. Remember
  17. Red House