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I Hate Me, part 811,009

Middle aged guy, well groomed, like he’s coming from a town council meeting. comes in infrequently, usually right before closing. Thinks my name is Jason, brags about his high end stereo gear. He always asks broad questions and then fine tunes them until he gets a negative answer and then he’s bummed.

Yo Jason

…oh, hey

You got dvd’s? (asked while standing in front of a wall of dvd’s)

Yeah (point to the wall behind him)

No, bro. Music dvd’s…ya know, music

Sure, right here (point out the music dvd section)

Drums bro, I want drum dvd’s…ya know drummers

Don’t think so, mainly just bands

(Shoulders sag) *sigh* bro….dvd’s sound sooooo good through my system

Yeaaahhh….sorry….and we’re closing up soon

I hate me, part 844,915

I’m at the back counter pricing records, a well heeled older guy with two little children comes up near the counter:

Carly Simon!

…yeah? What about her?

Where’s she at?

CD’s or records?

(heavy sigh) cd’s

I show him where her section is

…ok…what do uh new cars have?…Discs?

I don’t know, I haven’t had a new car for a long time but I think you have to order a CD player special for the car, I think they’re just set up for streaming from your phone

…ok…what do I got?

…uh..I wouldn’t know, man

I got a new car…so?…

Did you order a CD player for it?

I dunno

Well, I’m not gonna know

…hmmm…guess I’m gonna have to check.

Yeah, I guess

He didn’t come back

I Hate Me, part 822,940

I had never paid much attention to Maynard Ferguson, I always thought of his stuff as “Johnny Carson Jazz”, middle aged TV big band, slick but not hip. As I’ve seen a lot of his albums come through the store I’ve noticed the use of his initials MF in the titles and have wondered if they were sly references to “MotherFucker”. As in “Maynard’s a real motherfucker on the trumpet!”

An older guy was looking through the jazz albums, pulled out The Maynard Ferguson Sextet and he started talking out loud to nobody in particular but I figured it was directed at me.

“Back in the day Maynard Ferguson and Stan Getz would drive around on acid playing saxophones…ACID…that’s when acid was legal…and they recorded a version of Summertime…ON THIS RECORD…you can tell…man, you can tell…wild WILD note bending…they were friends with Timothy Leary…and Leary had a house…a big house in California…Ferguson and Getz hung out there and played…and played…now weed was illegal…but acid…ACID…acid was legal then…think of it..now, I don’t know if they were ON acid when they recorded this…and no, I’m not on acid…but uh….uh…I’d buy this record but it’s scratched.”

And then he left, I listened to it and although it was better than I’d thought it would be it wasn’t the acid drenched epiphany I was led to believe.

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I hate me, part 884,032

It was a Friday night in October, this guy came in, 40’s, skinny, leather skull cap bandanna. Looked like a guy who I worked with on few Monster Magnet shows, but I wasn’t sure and I didn’t want to be a dick. So I gave him a “hey, what’s up”, and realized it wasn’t him. He started looking through the records by the back counter, “yeah, I got allllllll these records” and then proceeded to sing each band name in a quiet, tuneless voice, “Thu EEEEGULLLLLS……HALLLLIN OATSSSSS”, this went on for what seemed like hours but was probably less than a minute. “Yeah, you guys got turntables?….goooood ones, I don’t want no shit….I had a fucking Panasonic, they don’t make that no more….I’m not buyin’ one more record ‘til I get a turntable…AND fuckin’ speakers…I got all these…look at this” holds up a copy of ELO-El Dorado “LEISURE RIGHT CORSETRA, this is what I’m fuckin’ talkin’ about, right?!…I’ll come back when I get a turntable, don’t worry you’ll see me again”. And he has been back. Every week or so and goes into the guitar shop, picks up a guitar and serenades whatever customers are there and the poor bastard who works in the room. It’s mostly 70’s soft rock.

More! stuff found in records

This is another in a long line of posts about stuff, mainly inserts that are found in trashed records
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Record insert 5 pt 1
Record insert 5 pt2
Record insert 6 pt 1
Record insert 6 pt 2
record insert 7 pt 1
record insert pt 2

German 45 rpm record sleeves

Bought a few singles recently and found a bunch of cool 45 sleeves, most of them seem like generic German sleeves from the early sixties. The only song I was familiar with is the novelty song “Baby sitter boogie”.
My friend Jens Bornhoft, informed me after I published this that Amiga was an East German record label (and might well have been the only one) and the green colored single “Sand Mannchens Abendgruss” was from an East German children’s TV show.
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Music Business, August 8th, 1964

I found this a long time ago. I don’t have too much info on the magazine. It seems like a weekly music/radio trade magazine. Lots of Beatles stuff and cool ads. All the pages are scanned and at the end I blew up the Radio Exposure Chart pages.
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Music bus chart 1

Radio Exposure Chart pt1

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Radio Exposure Chart pt2

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Radio Exposure Chart pt4

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Radio Exposure Chart pt5