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What kind of vinyl collector are you

PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 1:59 pm
by AndyM

Re: What kind of vinyl collector are you

PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:00 pm
by Adam Blake
Yes indeed. I am the first kind - the nostalgic collector - but I always have been. I 'rescue' records from oblivion and bring them home to nestle safely with others of their type.

Re: What kind of vinyl collector are you

PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:38 pm
by will vine
I'm not a collector inasmuch as I don't aim to have anything well ordered enough to call a collection. I feel I'm more of a scavenger raking over random piles of this and that occasionally taking home some sort of treasure. Of course, by now I find most of this old stuff in the charity shops, rather than record shops and I'm all too aware that I'm buying up some poor departed's house clearance. Ah well, they were made round to go round, and as Adam says, I'm sort of rescuing them.

Re: What kind of vinyl collector are you

PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:57 pm
by Adam Blake
Only this year I rescued the 2nd and 3rd Quintessence albums because the 1st one was feeling lonely. Lovely flute playing...

Re: What kind of vinyl collector are you

PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 6:50 am
by will vine
Adam Blake wrote:Only this year I rescued the 2nd and 3rd Quintessence albums because the 1st one was feeling lonely. Lovely flute playing...


Extreme dedication to duty. Clearly a rescue service of very high order.

I actually don't buy much vinyl nowadays but last week in Rochester I bought four albums for six quid........Jimmy Rowles.....Ruby Braff.....Jay McShann....and Stan Kenton in Hi-Fi, clearly very well looked after by somebody called Jon Ledigo whose name I find discreetly scribbled on each sleeve. The fun now is in buying stuff that I would never have dreamed of acquiring years ago, when I had some notion of being hip, and just seeing what is actually in those grooves that got people so excited.

Re: What kind of vinyl collector are you

PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 11:39 am
by Adam Blake
will vine wrote:
Adam Blake wrote:Only this year I rescued the 2nd and 3rd Quintessence albums because the 1st one was feeling lonely. Lovely flute playing...


Extreme dedication to duty. Clearly a rescue service of very high order.


Thank you, Will. I like to think so. With Jay Mcshann and Stan Kenton I would be looking for 78s, but I appreciate that I have a socially dysfunctional view of these things. I can handle it. I have it under control. (Actually, it's mainly lack of money that keeps it under control! That and the need to buy guitar strings occasionally. If I had disposable income I would blow it all on old records.)