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WHAT IS RATHER RARE RECORDS?

While the name sounds like a place that sells old records, it’s not. Rather Rare Records  is a collection of articles about music and the records where that music can be found and heard—and collected.

All the articles here are by me.

Mostly I write about ’50s and ’60s rock & roll—you know, the music that was so great they didn’t have to invent a ridiculous term like “classic rock” or “alternative rock” to sell it.

You’ll also find articles for record collectors, including lengthy discographies and up-to-date price guides. But even if you haven’t a collector’s bone in your body, you should be able to enjoy most of these pieces because I’m such a goshdarn readable writer . . .


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WASN’T THIS A BLOG?

Not too long ago, a blog was a form of online journal-keeping, a diary open for all to read on the World Wide Web. As little I do bears any resemblance to that type of writing, I never thought of Rather Rare Records as a blog.

But the times they have been a-changing: a blog is now also defined as a “regular feature appearing as part of an online publication that typically relates to a particular topic and consists of articles and personal commentary by one or more authors.”

Well, that certainly sounds like Rather Rare Records is a blog! So. for those of you who want to get right down to the nitty-gritty, click on this link:

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WHAT ABOUT ME?

It’s fairly common to have an “About” link on the navigational menu of most sites taking you to a page explaining the writer or business to the reader. There’s some info about me up there on the menu, but if you want to know a thing or two about me personally, click here:

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If you want to know something about me professionally, at least with regards to records and collecting, click here:

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If you need to know more, there’s a section for comments on every page and post on this site. Just go and pick one and ask whatever it is you want to know. But be wary: I have been caught embellishing a tale or two about myself in the past.


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WHO IS THIS BLOG FOR?

Well, I actually don’t visualize some ideal reader, but most of my articles are written for people like this:


 

So just about anybody can read most of what’s on Rather Rare Records. But beware—some articles  are definitely geared towards collectors like this:


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WHAT ABOUT THE AGING (EX)HIPPIE?

You knew I had to find a place for this photo, as it’s all the “personal branding” I’ve got out there on the wonderfully wacky worldwide web. I can admit that its is almost five years old, and since then I’ve lost my hair, my teeth, my knees, and my boyish waist. In their place, Wholly Grommett has made my sense of humor both drier and decidedly more ironic!