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?

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8 thoughts on “Last weekend at the Record Fair

    1. It was in the Rutherglen Exchange. Friend alerted me to it. I’ve marked a few in my calendar – this Sunday over in the West End (in the Sparkle Horse) and one at the QMU on the 20th.

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      1. No worries at all! The QMU fair is always pretty good for a dig. Even when its a case o’ slim pickings you know there’s gonna be something worthwhile …

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    1. It’s a compilation (one of many!): The Best of The Mamas & the Papas – California Dreamin’. Full o’ nice psychedelic pop ditties and such. All the hits, all of the time (as you’d expect). A sweet listen.

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