Right. Yet again I managed to let a few weeks pass by without posting something here or dropping in on some of my favourite blogs. Been a mixture of day job, having some thoughts to jot down elsewhere, and finding time a bit difficult to hold onto long enough to scribble something down for the folks who pay this place a visit. Where does the time go, I ask you!?
Anyhoo, pleased to say that despite all the other bits and bobs my time management skills really shone last weekend when I learned of a record fair that was pitching up fairly close to the place I call home. Nice! The time management didn’t stretch as far as writing a post, though. But I did spend a nice wee bit o’ time digging and picked up a couple o’ nice record albums. Even found time to give each of them a spin or two (well, Dire Straits there hasn’t had a spin yet).
So yeah, two favourites of mine purchased. Johnny Cash At San Quentin (£6) has been on my list a while and although I did mull it over a bit, I was pretty pleased to find it. See, I’ve been so used to the extended reissue and thought about it being in a different order and only 10 songs and the censoring, etc etc … but it’s been pretty wonderful listening to this one and Bob Johnston’s production. The Band is a truly brilliant record and one that I was chuffed to nab (maybe even a wee leap with glee). A near mint copy (’85 reissue, I believe) for £7. Marvellous.
The back three were part of a 3 for £5 deal. Unfortunately the copy of Rumours has a what looks like a chunk taken out of Gold Dust Woman, causing a fair bit of popping. No idea how I missed that. Urgh. Still, not too much of a loss.
Overall, I was fairly pleased. As was my wife, who is now the owner of a smashin’ slice of The Mamas and the Papas vinyl. Hurrah!
… now I’m thinking about my next ‘All-timer’ post. Double hurrah, right?