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Inovation Inovation Inovation

…there are no more lps to put in the recent arrivals bin….

…everything is now filed in the “General Alphabetical” or its respective “Genre” bins…img_6293…so I’ve invented this…img_6294…Ladies & Gentlemen I give you the “Recent Removals” bin…stock buried in the stacks…passed over (& over) for the last 18 months or so… destined to be thrown to the Trade Me wolves…but maybe worth one more flick thru…

…de-digit your sphincters….

…only 6 more Too Tone days until the end of reality as I know it.

The Moaning Is Over

…for years I’d felt aggrieved after reading an article about a New York secondhand  record dealer, who claimed to regularly find money, joints & tabs (nay, sheets!!) of acid slipped into Lp covers, that I had NEVER found a single “buyer’s bonus”….

…until yesterday….IMG_2375…the drought is over…

…these were stuffed down the side of an apple box worth of 7″ 45s….

…(one is even Too Tone “branded”)….IMG_2376…not joints or acid or cash, I’ll admit, but Dunedin is the Edinburgh of the South.

…(oh… and the moaning?….it isn’t really over).

Destination Destination Destination

…went to the secret location in the weekend….IMG_9273IMG_9275IMG_9277IMG_9268IMG_9267…the weather was Autumn…but I got a feed of field mushrooms…IMG_9280…which went well with the two and a half kgs of bacon I had to make disappear after the fridge/freezer malfunction earlier in the week…IMG_9254IMG_9262…replaced the stylus on the holiday home stereo and dug into my holiday crate…IMG_9263….mucked about in the sketch book….IMG_9266….did some shonky cider powered math….IMG_9247…and made a (second attempt) passable jig for round-frame things…IMG_9281…worked harder than when I’m actually working…IMG_9282….a marvellous break from the shop….IMG_9286…here are some directions to the secret location….IMG_9285

Some Staff Members May Contain Traces

…of boredom….IMG_6119IMG_6120IMG_6121

….original stock card from back in the olden days…(how do they end going out with the records?….I’m looking at you , junior members of staff….)….
…anyone recognise the hand writing?….

…flying knox?…is that a real label?….

….really?

Some Things Are Best Left Forgotten

…take George for instance…

…he once told me that he is a cousin of David Hasselhoff…

…we all had a good laugh and I promptly forgot…

…then, on his next visit, he reminded me of this fact…

…so this time I took a photo….
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…the family resemblance is astounding….

…the way the colour of David’s eyes is an exact match to the colour of George’s ‘hawk….

…spooky.

Finally After All These Years

…I get what was literally promised to me in an article I read about second record trading…IMG_6027

…hard cash monies in the record covers!!!!…

…the author said he’d found joints/lsd tabs/and money in lp covers ALL THE TIME…

…this is my first find in nigh on 15 years behind the counter….

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…and that is how much it turned into in local cash…

…even Liz was happy with that…

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…(still waiting for the joints & lsd to show up…looks like Liz may have got to them first…).