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).

It Could Be Pure Coincidence

…but…

… a delegate from the North East Valley Scraggly Musician League  popped into the shop the other day…IMG_2579

 

…with a long winded story about the resurrection of some long lost musical gem…

 

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…of which the last known cassette-only copy was a  victim of a very serious dose of liquefaction during the CHCH earthquakes….

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…all songs lovingly restored from the barely legible liner notes…

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…sound quality checked (and passed) by the hearingly challenged at Too Tone records…

…and finally available on orange vinyl….just in time to pay for Pete’s xmas dinner….

…(make the xmas face, Pete)…

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….hurry whilst stocks la….

…fuck…

…sold out.

 

…(thank you Pete for letting me check out the test press and bringing me some copies to sell, thank you David for helping Pete liase with non-valley residents, thank you Mick for digging your copy of Pure out of the liquefaction in your Mum’s garage & letting me take photos of it….and  a big hug to the team at 540 records…wish I’d had the forethought to record Pete as he talked me thru the whole thing, track by track (twice)….you could have released a version with commentary…’spose it’s not too late to put Pete in the post…what’s your address?…).