This blog is my feeble attempt to share my passion for record collecting in a world of digital music files that has changed the landscape of how most people listen to music now and probably forever. And unlike most record blogs that focus on the business of buying & selling records for a profit, my focus is simply on the music. Rediscovering our musical roots one record at a time and finding that perfect record where true emotions have always made the best music. From the blues of Muddy Waters to the twang of Hank Williams all of music’s greatest songs have the same ingredients, Love, Loss and Liquor and a woman somewhere in the mix.
When getting music meant going down to the local record store and hanging out with friends and finding that one record that you would purchase and end up playing non-stop for the next week. Where the cover was carefully inspected from front to back for any clues about the band you were listening to. And if was the Beatles you spend hours staring at an all white cover and trying to discover the meaning of it all.
And when your friends came over on a Saturday night somebody would be digging through a milk crate full of records trying to find that perfect record to play, then carefully setting the needle down and cranking the volume to match the mood. Playing records was it’s own reward and sharing music was what it was all about.
So spin a record real soon and find some magic in a dusty groove.