Wow

…wow….

..in all my years of lovin’ ska in all it’s shapes and forms, I’ve never seen one of these Trojan records 7″ sleeves…

…the label as an extension of the warriors shield is sleeve art brilliance…

…ain’t it purrty….

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….mmmm….purrrty.

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I Just Vacuumed

….I just vacuumed….IMG_2446

 

…I just vacuumed…

…I just…

…Oh! … Hi Jarvis!….

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….I didn’t see you there.

Sad

Peter Gutteridge

1961-2014

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…my cups half empty today…and Pete’s never got filled…

…eating his favourite New World Supermarket loose buns for morning tea at Too Tone…

…(yes, there were 4 before the photo was taken)….

…miss you buddy.

…(a link to Grant’s obit’, as mentioned in the comments below….

http://publicaddress.net/speaker/in-tribute-peter-gutteridge-and-the-hypnotic/

…)….

….(check the link in the comments section below for a radio show Pete did with Spencer Hall some time back on Radio 1)…

…(…and the Dunedin Public Library library has a display up…it could use some flowers…just saying….image001

….).

Can I Have A Stamp

…we used to ask that of shop keepers, bank tellers and dental nurses when we were kids…

…not only was it free “stuff”…

…it was cool to have your ink on your skin…

…we like to accommodate kids at Too Tone Records…

…they’re an integral part of the music buying public……

…and yes kids, Tony will give you a stamp…
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…a bloody great big one….

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…Too Tone Records – We’ll Ink Your Kids Whilst You Shop! …

…tell your Mum it was Deirdre’s Idea.

 

…(big thank you to my nephews Zac & Jo, without whose arms this post would not be possible….

…and to my good friend Dee, whose idea it really was).

And After All That

…they had more people than they needed…so you could be excused for any ol’ half baked reason like “my good friend Dee might be real good at standing behind the counter but she can’t up-sell like me and I might starve to death or be sent to debtors prison or back to my country of origin if you don’t excuse me to go run my record shop”…

…didn’t even get half way thru that and the nice lady was already running a pen thru my name…

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…”excused”…

…that’s all she wrote.

What Your Record Collection Says About You

…possibly that you like critically acclaimed American female singer songwriters…IMG_1816

 

…that you may have been a bit cruel to someone in the past….(possibly your partner)….

 

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…but they were grateful that you were….

 

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…or not…

…as the case may be.

 

….(record collections are the window on your soul).

 

 

…(sometimes my job is just plain weird).

Records

…we got records…

 

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…Dunedin is raining records at the moment….

..hurry! whilst stocks last!

…er…before stocks topple and crush me to death.

 

…(this is third big collection in less than 2 months…I’m so busy I hardly have time to blog!….or stare out the window).

 

Keith Richards In Store… . . . MY Store

…you could well understand  my surprise on Sunday, when I was informed by some first time customers that they’d just visited a local beach and that Keith Richards was having a nap in the car…..

…Keith Richards, I said, THE Keith Richards…

…yes, in person…

…if he’s awake before you leave could you invite him in for me??, I asked….

…of course, they said, in fact, by the sound of that car alarm, he’s awake and moving around the vehicle now….

…(what!?)…

…so out they go and they’re back in a flash with Keith Richards….IMG_1818

 

…yes, THAT  Keith Richards….

 

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…the short hairy one…..from Southland…

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…sigh.

 

…(thank you Hayden & Jo for letting Keith Richards come visit…please don’t let on to him about the cheeky photo I took of him next to the palm tree…y’know…like the one the other Keith Richards fell out of whilst on holiday down this way…giggle).

Never Mind The Perfect Storm

…here’s the perfect country Lp cover…IMG_1777

…wonder what “Dinger” is up to these days?….

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….the local Kiwi country expert says it’s only the second copy he’s seen…

 

….yeeeehaaaaa!