I Only Joined Trademe

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…so that I could take this screenshot.

How I Spent Record Store Day

…experimenting with alternative packaging…now that I can’t buy small quantities of plain bags to stamp my logo on….smallest printed batch you can get done on yucky plastic is a million billion…so it’s the old-school news print roll for me…neatly in half so as not to crease the corporate image…IMG_9561IMG_9562IMG_9563

…also trying out hiding behind the bins…(thank you for noticing Ian, nice shot)…12998723_1009751062443509_6359315822682090016_n

….both concepts are being well received.

The Southern Most Second Hand Record Shop

…a road trip to Invercargill would be incomplete without a visit to Rock ‘n’ Rolla records at 86 Spey Street….IMG_6623

…a small but interesting selection of second hand lps….as well as 7″, Cds & DVDs….

…proprietor, Jay, is a top bloke….IMG_6624

…gotta love a record shop that has it’s sound system running off a car battery…

…with a hand cranked back up in the window….

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…Jay laughs at your dependence on electrickery…..

….visit there TODAY…er…

…(facebook.com/RocknRollaNZ  ….check for opening times, they can be a bit fluid!).

Happy Blurry Jungle Fari

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…at the bus stop….IMG_6319

 

…on the busIMG_6326

 

…in the mix…IMG_6337

 

…happy blurry bro’….IMG_6345

…cheers Jones for the hospitality…IMG_6351

…cheers Dee for the ride home….IMG_6378

….ooo….

….happy blurry Jungle Fari….

…where ever you are!…(did you make that early flight?)

 

…(note to self…drinking and pointing a camera are not mutually conducive pastimes….).

If You Are Going To Steal Records

…don’t steal rarely seen cool shit like this….IMG_5950

…and don’t write your name in the cover…
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…and don’t identify who you stole it from…

…even if you do use pseudo-pet-names….

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especially in a small pond like Dunedin…

…where the degree of separation is so minimal that it is, to all intents & purposes, non-existent…

….I know who you both are and I’m pretty sure everyone else could take an educated guess!!

…(Booger Heazlemunter…we have your Lp and info’ that will lead to the arrest of the perpetrator!!!).

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.

Customer Training And Recycling

…right, bring your old bags back….

…you know, the brick red ones that I’ve been using for the last 4 1/2 years…
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……mmmm, brick red bags…

…I went to my brick red bag supplier to purchase some more brick red bags the other day…

…seems they don’t make ’em any more…

…I got the last pack…

…so bring in your old ones to stave off the inevitable…

…because there’s now only one colour of bag that will take the shop stamp….

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…hurry, before stocks go bright green.

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.