Random thoughts and a little something for the Huntress.

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I’ve been thinking of gathering up my vinyl and moving the collection out to the man cave. Back in the day I had over a thousand. But in between moving houses in the 90’s, I stored 2/3’s of them in my MIL’s attic. Big mistake. Huge! When I went back to retrieve them a few months later, they were gone. All of them. Poof! Disappeared. When I cried foul and said what the hell, his mother denied I had ever left them there… which means she gave, or worse sold them to someone. I learned my lesson and never left anything there again, but it hurt. Decades of music and memories, gone.

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I’m not that grey, but yeah… that could be me. So now I haunt antique stores and flea markets looking to replace all the albums I lost.

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And speaking of salad dressing, (worst segue ever) have you tried this yet? I’m not a big vinaigrette fan because I generally hate vinegar… but this is fabulous. If you see it, give it a go.

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Seeing the announcement for these awards made my mind go to all the “tools” in politics these days. They’re much more deserving of being called the biggest tool than any screwdriver or drill bit I’ve ever seen.

This final picture is for The Huntress who will be starting a new job soon. I saw the pins and immediately thought of her.

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Please try not to stab anyone on your first day.

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37 thoughts on “Random thoughts and a little something for the Huntress.”

  1. I’m not exactly nuts about vinaigrette myself, but I’ll bet you could marinate a big mean pork roast in it and persuade someone to eat it.
    Tell me about the tools, bebb. My congressional district is represented by none other than the great Madison Cawthorn, SMH.
    Congratulations, Huntress. I hope this new job will afford you the chance to realize the things you want in your life.
    Here’s a great quote from Mark Twain for your first day on the job. “Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer.” Do it discreetly, but definitely give it hell. Buena suerte.

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  2. I lost all my vinyl that way, sort of. Not my MIL, but a good friend. She was stable as hell, had lived in the same house for years, worked at the same job, etc. A real rock if ever there was one. I asked her to take care of my things that I could not fit in my car, and she promised she would. I was gone about a year, I will admit, longer than I expected, but when I came back, she was gone. NFA. Quit her job. Disappeared. None of our mutual friends had heard from her in 6 months. Other people living in “her” house. Her old boss said she had come in one day, told her she was quitting, right then. She had never even come back for her final paycheque. If I found her would I get an address to send the cheque to. Vanished!
    And all my vinyl with her. That was bad enough. But she was gone. That was the worst. Something bad must have happened! Or else something really good, I hope. But nary a trace of her.
    I have replaced most of the albums with CDs. But CDs don’t sound the same. They are missing sounds that filled the air, like watering down the black rum to amber. I know you will appreciate that analogy.

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    1. I love my iPod. It holds 30,000 songs, is portable and convenient. But there’s something about sitting down with an album, seeing photos of the band, appreciating the cover art. You just don’t get that with digital formats.

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      1. True that. Remember Dark Side of the Moon, with two posters and a bunch of stickers? Or how about the Mobile fidelity original master recording albums? Awesome if you have a good enough stereo to get out all the sound
        A guy just moved here from Oregon with his 50,000 assorted LP’s and assorted ephemera and opened a store about ten minutes away. I’ve got some stuff to round up as well. If you are having a hard time finding something I may be able to help you. Let me know something.

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      2. You don’t, and that is our loss. But the music industry does not really care. We are the old fogies now. They only care what the kids of today want. Baby boomers are no longer in power.

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      3. Although there is a small portion of young vinyl lovers making a push for its comeback. I just saw some fabulous retro record players for sale and the store was almost sold out. Maybe there’s hope…
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      4. Will the needles be as fine? One can hope. But I doubt the vinyl I no longer have will become available again. The Velvet Underground, West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, The Collectors (original Canadian group), Fever Tree, Audience, and so many more. No one knows these groups anymore. Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Donovan, Janis Joplin, even Jimi. The names that pop up out of the past. My all-time favourite, Eric Burdon! Will their records be available? And how much will they charge for them? The Lewis and Clark Expedition, The Yardbirds, The Zombies, The Moody Blues. War! The Temptations. The Four Tops. Neil Diamond. McKenna Mendelson Mainline. My mind is spinning. And that is just part of the 60s. Ach! I am so old. I even remember those has beens, like Elvis Presley and Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash from Sun Records. Sheesh! (Thought I would throw Snagglepuss in, just for good measure, lol.)
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      5. You’d be surprised the number of rare old albums being sold in vintage shops and antique stores. Some are affordable, some not even close. I have many of the ones you listed. Not an Elvis fan, but I do have an original Cash at Folsom prison.
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      6. I guess where you are, the albums are available. I cannot find anything around here. But then, I have not looked in the vinyl boxes for ages because I cannot afford to buy a turntable, let alone the records to plsy on it.
        I am not an Elvis fan either, though my sisters were. But if you have all those albums, and more, I may have to come visit Lord Dudley for a week or so. (A pipe dream, of course!)

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      7. I know Alberta’s a big place, so it may be far away, but I follow a blog called Listen Records. It’s a shop in Edmonton that moves a ton of vinyl. If you’re interested, they might be a good resource.

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      8. Like I said, I cannot afford to go back to vinyl, but I do know of a couple small stores in Edmonton. I nrever heard of Listen Records. I get to Edmonton three or four times a yesr now, for medical specialists, I will look it up. Thanks.

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      9. I may never get everything that has gone by over the years, but will be fun to try, even one or two at a time. Listen records is a pretty interesting and informative blog, though

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  3. Hell, my Vinyl stays with me. Twenty Years in the Army, multiple moves to foreign countries, combat tours, long training deployments…and I still have every record I ever bought, in mint condition. They stayed at home under lock and key, and when we moved, they had a footlocker that stayed padlocked once the inspector gave it the okay. Cannot say the same about my cassettes or CD’s. They tend to get “borrowed” and never returned.

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  4. I also have Vinyl. It’s funny when you use the word, “Album” and people don’t know what it means.
    I like the pins. I know someone else who just started a new job and could use those. Hartlife73

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  5. I’m sorry about all that vinyl River, I remember you telling me. Ugh, I would have gone crazy having something like that happen. I never really collected a lot of vinyl, I had a ver small collection that I left behind when I got divorced and the asshole prick sold it at a yard sale. I did keep the my three albums that are very special to me, my very first album, Little Queen by Heart. Then One Of Those Nights by the Eagles and Van Halen’s 5150.

    I have tried that salad dressing and I love it!

    Well thank you for those kind thoughts River, now I need to know where I can get my hands on some of those pins. Especially the “I Didn’t Stab Anyone Today.” I’d wear it everyday….🤣😂😆😝🤪

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  6. That really bites about your albums. What the hell?
    I love the Fuji Apple Salad at Panera so this dressing is right up my alley!
    Love the pins because sarcasm is my favorite.

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