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Dust & Grooves: Adventures in Record Collecting

PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:01 am
by john poole
http://www.slate.com/blogs/behold/2014/ ... tures.html

I obviously do not wish to endorse the use of the word "insane" in the headline on the above site - except maybe in the case of the guy with the world's largest collection of coloured vinyl...

Re: Dust & Grooves: Adventures in Record Collecting

PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:09 am
by Adam Blake
(Bart Simpson voice): Coo-oo-ool!!

Re: Dust & Grooves: Adventures in Record Collecting

PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 3:38 pm
by uiwangmike
The subject of the first pic, Joe Bussard, has featured here before.
viewtopic.php?f=62&t=9829&p=57884&hilit=Joe+Bussard#p57884
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGgvqlCSv1o

Re: Dust & Grooves: Adventures in Record Collecting

PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:37 am
by Gordon Neill
In fairness (and I speak as an owner of a Joe Bussard compilation who is pretty confident that ole Joe hasn't yet stooped so low as to pay good money to have one of my mixtapes) most normal folks might reasonably use the word 'insane'. I mean, how may tunes do you need to hum? This isn't some abstract question, by the way. Without resorting to fingers, I reckon I must have at least 30,000 of the things. And I'm still adding. I'm not boasting, I'm admitting. This isn't a reasonable number by any normal standards. I mean, I have one comb, one toothbrush, seven empty whisky bottles. Why the need for 30,000 tunes? When will it stop? And, admit it, most of you are well aware that you also have a problem. Is there a cure?

Re: Dust & Grooves: Adventures in Record Collecting

PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 7:22 am
by AndyM
One comb ?? Don't you steal one from every hotel you stay in ? Just me then........

Re: Dust & Grooves: Adventures in Record Collecting

PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:12 am
by will vine
Record collections do make great photographs. I remember Charlie being pictured in front of his and John Peel in front of his, portrayed like Isambard Kingdom Brunel in front of the mighty chains of The Great Eastern.
At some point, of course, you don't own your possessions. They own you.
Thanks for posting this John.

Re: Dust & Grooves: Adventures in Record Collecting

PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 11:51 am
by Adam Blake
AndyM wrote:One comb ?? Don't you steal one from every hotel you stay in ? Just me then........



No, Andy. I do too.

My record collection has its own room, at least for the next four months. Then it and I will be forced to move. Moving would be easy without books and records and guitars, but would life actually be worth living?