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.

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Record Buying 101

…when you see the original gig poster for the gig…… the one that spawned a controversial and non-sanctioned live album by the headlining band…the poster that’s casually tucked into the sleeve of said album…… don’t enthuse about how you were at the gig and how you’ve never laid eyes on  a copy of the poster since….IMG_0995

….because THAT is the last time you’ll ever see that poster.

…(sooooo close……)…..

78rpm

…78rpm…IMG_1804…78rpm…IMG_1805

….78rpm.

 

…(mid winter task of clearing all the accumulated non-selling formats out the back room….mmmm…78rpm).

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.

There’s No Pun Like A Name Pun

….I can’t decide wether it was Wayne’s parents who did this to him…

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…or wether it was Wayne’s manager who wasn’t thinking clearly when “helping” him choose a stage name….

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…or maybe, because of his busy hands, it was intentional …

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…Wayne King has international appeal….

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…and while he might occasionally go out with your sister…

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…he sometimes prefers a quiet night in…

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…(is it wrong of me to hope he did more than 5 albums?).

 

…(and for our American friends who may not have the particular term I’m alluding to in their lexicon…substitute Wayne with Jerry, shorten it to Jerr, and Russiannize his surname to Kingov… Jerr’ Kingov…that’s the guy).

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.