So, I was thinking how Fun sounds like Styx, or Yes, which made me start digging into my vinyl to find that yellow one (Hey, don’t judge); When, one thing led to another and I dug out most of my Bruce stuff. The shinier less-worn duplicates are my husband’s pre-marriage. Do you think I would’ve married him if he hadn’t had those lps?! P.S. I have Human Touch and Lucky Town, um, yeah, I just don’t know where they are right now.
HAPPY RECORD STORE DAY! That’s my dad and I, my dad has owned the same record store for thirty years. This day is better than Christmas to me. Every record store day great bands release new LP’s and collectibles and a lot of great music lovers come to get records and talk about music. During the evening at my dad’s store, a ton of bands in the Akron area will be playing to celebrate this wonderful day. I’ll be playing a set as well :) In the digital age, it’s hard to make a living off of tangible music, but we try our hardest.
Wish the best of luck to my family today and go support your local record store. It scares me to think that these wonderful business will be obsolete soon enough.
Long rock record stores!
I’ve looked and looked for a photo of all of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band albums together. I’ve tried copying the strip at the top of brucespringsteen.net to no avail. So, I made my own. I’m not skilled at this kind of thing, so it took me awhile. It ain’t a beauty, but hey it’s alright.
Oh, and that’s alright with me.
**Bruce should really put a photo of the E Street Band and their name, big and bold, on the cover of his next one.
**Well, that is, if it’s a full band album.
So, by some kind of divine intervention to my normal life I found this 50s/60s stationary record player for $15 at Salvation Army. It’s in perfect condition, the needle still works, it’s a 6 changer, it plays 16s,33s,45s, and 78s, has a radio, and is just generally the greatest thing I have ever purchased for 15 dollars, bar none.
I found a second needle when I was dusting the back out too; in a neat little package straight out of the 70s. At 9:30 Gina and I (quite literally) ran to the Electric Fetus and used the last few minutes before they closed to frantically dig through the used albums; We landed on Springsteen, Pat Benetar, and Fleetwood Mac -Rumours (which is one of my favorite albums, of all time) and some nameless Christmas Brass Ensemble. Whatever yo, your girl likes some Carol of the Bells, aight.
Anyways, it’s a good day. I’m going to go drink some wine and fawn over my record player now. Ok bye!
My mom played her Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette and George Jones albums on a stereo very similar. Fostered my love of music, I reckon. Good times.
Mayer Hawthorne: “Go diggin with me at Amoeba Music! Records records records! I love records.”
His new album “How Do You Do” is out on itunes http://bit.ly/nUcFPX
Bruuuuuce…and is that CHOCOLATE?!
I love this video/webshow: Live from Daryl Hall’s House. This one features Mayer Hawthorne and Booker T. Booker T. will be highlighted more on Pt. 2. It also has a segment on Kentucky Bourbon. “That’s Kentucky wrapping it’s arms around your heart” :) Ever wonder where the phrase “86ed it” comes from, it’s in the Bourbon Pt 2 segment.
The dinner segment is interesting with their discussion of music and Arctic Records. Mayer Hawthorne shows pictures of his “children”. He has the most awesome vinyl collection. These are just 45s:
I visited my Mom and Dad’s a few days ago. They’ve lived there for forty two years. They’ve been married for 51 years. :-) It was my home for about 17 years. When I go there, I feel ten again. I did some rummaging in the basement and found some treasure.
8 tracks and vinyl: Wouldn’t that be a good name for a band?
More vinyl. This was before I found Bruce Springsteen. You can tell I needed him badly.
I wonder if that show is still on where you can send photos/requests to have your parents’ house remodeled? This is the groovy basement carpet. It might be sad that I kind of dig it.
I had the usual Mom’s meatloaf (my favorite: the ketchupy kind) and mashed potatoes. All that was lacking was the pineapple upside down cake. I’ll forgive her this time.
I should visit more often.