Friday, March 30, 2012

While y'all are waiting...

Just to fill the time.. you might want to know my pedigree.. that is.. what makes me *any* kind of "expert" in rare cassettes.. or albums of any sort at all...?
   Wel.. OK.. here's the short version..
Where I live, there used to be a shop called "Roger's Jukebox" , whose claim to fame was that they had the rarest records in the world.. and, indeed, they did mail-order all over the world..
Rare? How rare are we talking here..
I mean 'Butcher cover, 1st issue, first state, sealed rare.. I mean surf records.. any and all,, sealed, or mint.. I mean Fireballs, or Freddy King releases like "24 Vocals and instrumentals" or 'Bonanza" or... perhaps.. original Beatles EPs such as Magical Mystery Tour, or... a Reel to Reel of a radio station master interview with Mick Fleetwood about 'Tusk" ..
All these are items I either bought from them, or sold TO them..
 However, near the end, I parted with my whole collection of vinyl.. and because I couldn't be stressed to use ebay ( it was still new at the time) i sold off the major part of my whole collection to Roger's' Jukebox...
In fact, I paid my mortgage for TWO YEARS doing this.......
I kept my cassettes , 8 tracks , and reels, however, and, that's a shame, because I had a fire, and a stolen car, between the two, I lost them all..
I gave up collecting for ten years, until a few years ago...

 And there you have it.. the short version................

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