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Great Day At The Record Store!

My last patient canceled, so I had some time to kill, and I decided to go over to the record store. I really had nothing in mind, but I did set a budget before entering. Just to be responsible.

So here is what I got: Staring At The Sea - The Cure, I had this once, but I have not had it for about 5 years. A nice overview of an interesting band. The next was a find: Funk Of Ages - Bernie Worrell. Bernie knows his funk. He could be called Dr. Funkenstein without resorting to hyperbole. The cd has lots of guests, David Byrne and Jerry Harrison from Talking Heads, Sly and Robbie from so many reggae hits, Vernon Reid from Living Color, even Bootsy shows up on two tracks!

Next up, the compilation If I Were A Carpenter with lots of wild covers. This was a huge find and it was only 99 cents.

Finally, a two disc Stax box set with all the Stax favorites. It really sounds quite good in the car, I can't wait to listen for real.

The kicker to all of this, is that the total cost was around $35 including tax. For that I bought 93 cool tunes. I can't buy crappy downloads for that price!

What are some of your recent treasures?

Trey

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When I was traveling 5 states in the wireless business there used to be a 1 or 2 great used record stores downtown Nashville. Are they still there? I would sure think so.

There is one in Atl just south of Little 5 points owned by Thom Osborne (Feed Your Head Music) who I met off the Steve Hoffman forum. I haven't been in a while, but I think this SAT a trip is in store for me.

There is another one up in Buckhead (North ATL) called Fantasyland that also has a great collection. I've bought there many times.

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You may be referring to Ernest Tubb records on the main drag. I have not been in there in years, but I need to know if it is still open. My favorite places for records are Grimey's and The Great Escape. No particular order, Grimey's has more cool stuff but is more expensive. Then there is Phonolux, which can be quite pricey.

Trey

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My record pusher (the best in the world) has gone out of business

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The trumpet part at 1:57 to about 2:17 on "Close to Me" is pretty good Hi Fi, too!

I once took a date to see The Cure at The Rose Bowl and we were surrounded by 80,000 identically clad and coifed people who each thought there was nobody else on earth like them.

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My day at the record store was great till I got home! I purchased the new Ray Lamontgne record, only to go home and throw it on the TT and discover it was warped to shit. I call the store and he tells me I left it in the car in the sun but to to bring it in. Needless to say he was reluctant to give me new one. I get home and it was slightly warped but nothing like the previous one where the tone arm is gonna fly off!!

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Buddha, I am glad I had finished my coffee before reading your accurate and funny critique of goth coture. Good one.

Trey

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Dione Warwick "Greatest Motion Picture Picks"...hard to find and not on CD...down side, poor condition.

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I once took a date to see The Cure at The Rose Bowl and we were surrounded by 80,000 identically clad and coifed people who each thought there was nobody else on earth like them.

love you Buddha but whoa... I bet you don't know what each of those 80,000 people thought. At least they (and I) were in a community centered around original creative music and cool sounds. I bet there was more tolerance there for differing thoughts and looks than at, say, a Toby Keith concert.

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A friend, Thom Osborne, owns Feed Your Head Music in Atlanta near little 5 Ponts on flat Shoals south of I-20 and stopped in yesterday after the DR. and spent $20 on 3 Genesis albums. Was Looking for some vinyl Monk, but some nice finds anyway. Thom's a great guy.

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Hey boobz, That's two unprovoked griefer rants in a row. What will you do for an encore, shit your pants?

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Hey boobz, That's two unprovoked griefer rants in a row. What will you do for an encore, shit your pants?

LMFAO!

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Hey boobz, That's two unprovoked griefer rants in a row. What will you do for an encore, shit your pants?

LMFAO!

No, he'll attack "someone" who just bought a phono cable, with a stupid poll in another thread, and to no avail I must add

The poor fella must be bored to hell...

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Get a life

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Sounds like "resurfacing"? I would think the obligation of running other peoples fun through the meat grinder would be an awful night shift job. So little accomplished. Nothing gained.

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Seems it was exactly that. Dup was here under the user name Bobz. He's now excluded again, lol.

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Dropped by Joe's Record Paradise in Silver Spring last week, picked up:

Kraftwerk - Trans Europe Express

R.E.M. - Chronic Town

Rick Astley - Whenever You Need Somebody (hahahaha)

All in great condition for just under thirty bucks.

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Rick Astley - Whenever You Need Somebody (hahahaha)


Ha! Nice one. I almost picked up a Rick Astley record the other day, but it wasn't the single I really wanted. If I ever run into "Never Gonna Give You Up," though, that thing is mine. I did, however, pick up John Cougar Mellencamp's Scarecrow and, man, it is surprisingly good.

By the way, I'm really enjoying your blog!

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Glad you like it, it's a really new blog and my first attempt at writing reviews so i'm still trying to generate hits and a userbase. I think i'll make a habit from now on to review every recording I purchase, no matter how obscure or how popular.

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"Do you remember Rick Astley?
He had a big fat hit that was ghastly.
He said "I'm never gonna give you up or let you down."
Well Im here to tell ya that dicks a clown
Though he was just a boy when he made that vow.
I'd bet it all that he knows by now."

All Men Are Liars - Nick Lowe.

Wise man that Mr. Lowe!

Sorry Stephen, you and I part company on your greater appreciation of more mainstream pop. Which delights me as I am not as adventerous as you in terms of appreciation of noise and dissonance. C'est la vie!

Trey

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Sorry Stephen, you and I part company on your greater appreciation of more mainstream pop. Which delights me as I am not as adventerous as you in terms of appreciation of noise and dissonance. C'est la vie!

I have no taste.

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We've noticed that on the pics of you, but we didn't have the heart to tell you

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"I have no taste."

Poppycock! You have steered me toward lots of fine music! Your taste is just a tad more wide and eclectic than mine, and I am the richer for your influence. Really.

Trey

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C'mon D3. I'm sure you have at least a couple of selections you're embarrased to admit owning and playing.

FWIW: I have that Rick Astley on CD. If I find it on vinyl I'll buy it.

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I once took a date to see The Cure at The Rose Bowl and we were surrounded by 80,000 identically clad and coifed people who each thought there was nobody else on earth like them.

Nice. A friend referred to this as, "Let's all go be different together!"

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I once took a date to see The Cure at The Rose Bowl and we were surrounded by 80,000 identically clad and coifed people who each thought there was nobody else on earth like them.

Nice. A friend referred to this as, "Let's all go be different together!"


Just like the geriatric would be speed dealers who ride Harley Davidsons.

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Some of you guys would have a great time at my friends warehouse. I've posted this video once but, here it is again incase you missed it.

http://s104.photobucket.com/albums/m162/adrian4kuser/?action=view&current=MVI_1186.mp4

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