About This Blog

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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.

12 thoughts on “About This Blog

  1. frizztext says:

    Rediscovering our musical roots = a wonderful concept!

  2. JHaeske says:

    I can only agree wholeheartedly!

  3. amyrob says:

    Amazing. I just found your blog (thanks for the like!). Would love to dig through your collection on a Saturday night.

  4. “When getting music meant going down to the local record store and hanging out with friends.” Four hours elapse with ease when digging through the vinyl at record stores. Unfortunately, they’re harder to come by these days. I’ll be coming back here πŸ™‚

  5. Lance says:

    great blog…I think we will be good blog friends.

  6. liveforvinyl says:

    Beautifully put, a great introduction to your blog πŸ™‚

  7. Darrell Curtis says:

    Hi, and thanks of the comment on my blog. I do remember, dearly, the days when I’d ride my bicycle downtown to the Harper’s Records in DeRidder, to pick up my favorite new hit single! It was magic! I also remember the excitement of the B-side and what newness it would bring. When the B-sides were drastically different, I was put off at first, but gradually realized that the artist(s) had more dimension than the Top 40 hit selling the disc at the time. And by the way, have you ever heard of Floyd’s Record Shop in Ville Platte, Louisiana? Floyd closed its doors at 50+ years in 2012, but still maintains an online presence. Check it out: http://www.offbeat.com/2012/12/01/floyds-record-shop-closes/

    http://www.flattownmusic.com/Floyds-Record-Shop-C523.aspx

    Keep spinnin’ discs and rock ‘n’ rollin’

    • 45spin says:

      Thanks for comment and the tip on Floyd’s Record Store, I am going to be in Louisiana at the end of February for a week so any places you can think of to check out would be great.

  8. Thom Hickey says:

    A manifesto after my own heart! Regards Thom.

  9. 5thtop says:

    Hi. Just wanted to let you know that I think your blog is great, and I’ve nominated you for a VIB Award. πŸ™‚ http://wp.me/p4Kuwe-tB

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