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I Hate Me part 529,015

Saturday afternoon at work. Stocky mouth-breather in his thirties, modified dyed black pompadour and sideburns, long denim shorts and slightly too small skull and crossbones t-shirt. Looking through our used soundtrack LP section, where there’s maybe 150-200 albums.
Holding up a record with his back to everyone, loudly and to nobody in particular:
Where are the prices?
…on the back
now turning around
I don’t see it
I point out the large Jacks sticker with a price on it
Oh…it just looks like a sticker from your store.
yeah, with the price on it… the numbers tell you how much it costs.
yeah…yeah…are these even broken down into sections?
well yeah you’re in the soundtrack…
(interrupts) No No dude IN the sections are there SECTIONS ?
No man, there’s only one row of soundtracks, should take you about a minute to go through
(heavy sigh)…oooh man
Bought the Grease soundtrack.

I Hate Me, part 510,729

Phone call, another metal guy, a bit frantic:
Hey man…I NEED some black metal
Ok, who are you looking for?
I dunno…but it’s gotta be extreme bro…really EXTREME…you know the blackest metal…it don’t have to be European either.
Wellllll…we got a bunch of metal, some black, some know it would really help if you knew what you’re looking for… you should checkout some stuff online…might give you an idea of what you’re looking for
what?…no…no bro…no…you know what I want, you know. The blackest stuff….thick…extreme…heavy and blazing thrash…blazing…you know, bro….I guess they can be Norwegian…but it’s gotta be black metal…gotta
Yeah..that doesn’t make a lot of sense. Look, go onto YouTube look for black metal, check out some some stuff, find out what you like and then go from there.
Noooo…no..I don’t trust YouTube…But you got metal, right bro?
…yeah we got metal
mmmmm…I might just come down and check it out

still waiting

I Hate Me part 581,006

Phone call a few weeks ago, a fast talking jittery fellow
Hey can you order me a cd, it’s the new one from Black Wolf Goat Fire*
I’ll give it a shot, what’s your name and number
732…you know me I always order stuff from you guys…887
woah…you didn’t give me a full number or your…
(interrupting)…ok so call me…what next week some time?
A week goes by, the company was out of the cd. Phone call.
Yeah…did my Black Wolf Goat Fire* cd come in?
No…it did not and you never gave me your name or a complete…
(interrupting)…ok that’s cool…just call me when it come in
It didn’t get re-ordered.

* not the name of the band, I have forgotten the actual name


I hate Me part 539,881

Phone call, sounded like an older woman
Do you have that new Van Morrison tribute album?
I’’m not aware of it, there’s an album he just released where he redid older songs with guests, it’s called Duets.
Noooooo, it was a tribute album.
Well there were a couple of older tribute albums but nothing new.
Wouldn’t it be great if there was?
I guess…so you don’t know if there was one…. You’re just checking to see…..
Yeah, I thought it would be nice if there was a new one.
It’s ok…I’ll try back
van morrison

Album Inserts: more metal and other stuff

Anything I’ve been writing lately is shit and not worth posting. In the meantime here are some more album inserts [click on image to enlarge]
Scan slayer 1 2Scan slayer 2 2Scan combat 9Scan mailorder1 2Scan mailorder 2 2Scan trex14Scan barrywhite 2 Scan kissvid1 2Scan kissvid 2 2Scan paul young 2

I Hate Me, part 531,902

A couple of notes from Record Store Day, that I wrote and then lost and now found.
Phone call, night before RSD (note: until the line was done there’s a 1 piece per title policy):
Hey…Can I bring my mom, she’s too sick to really move but if I was in line and she showed up when it was my turn, could I buy doubles on stuff
So…you want to use your sick mother, who can’t move to buy doubles on stuff so you could sell the second copies?
Nononono! no…I’m just sayin’…could she come in with me even though she can’t move and stuff…can’t wait in line…just kinda show up when it’s my turn…cause I want two’s on some stuff…cause they might be worth somethin’…someday…I’m just sayin’, could I?
No man, you can’t do that.. that’s not fair to everyone else in line…if you tried something like that you might…you might suffer some harsh justice from the others in line.
No…I’m not gonna do it..I’m just sayin’

11am on RSD the line has been going smoothly since opened at 9am. Middle aged guy with two little kids in tow steams in through the back door
If you’re here for Record Store Day, there’s a line out front
okokok…I just wanna see if you got something..Neko Case-Fox Confessor
Yeah…we got a couple in (I look ) there’s one left.
Lemme get it…that’s all I want.
You gotta wait in line, it’s not fair to everyone who’s been waiting.
Yeah…but I want it…I don’t wanna wait
Well nobody wants to wait…but there’s a line of people who have been here all morning…not fair to them
Not fair..I want it…I’ve been waiting for it…for like two years (one of his kids pulls on his arm)…daddy’s busy!
You can’t cut the line, man… look, call the store at about 1, that’s when the line should be gone. There’s a good chance we’ll still have it.
guy storms out
Not fair…not fair…that’s all I wanted…not fair.
He never called back and it didn’t sell for the rest of the day.

not fair

not fair

James Bond 13 original themes

The cover on this James Bond collection (which came in 1983) seems like they’re trying to combine the different elements of Sean Connery and Roger Moore but they ended up with a rendering that looks like a mean Dick Van Dyke. Dick Van Dykes only Bond movie A Dollop of Affability did poorly at the box office. 

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