THIS IS A WORK-IN-PROGRESS and should not be read if you find it. I have published it prematurely to establish a date and time. Please come back tomorrow . . .I am writing most of the comments below
Thursday (5:04 PM)
Hi! The album arrived today. I appreciate the careful packing and … CONTINUE READING
IN RECORD COLLECTING, we bandy about certain terms so often that they lose their meaning. One such word is ‘rare,’ which should be considered a bugaboo not just record collecting, but all fields of collectables. Another abused word is ‘psychedelic,’ or, as it is more often used, ‘psych.’ But the misuse of that term—unintentional and … CONTINUE READING
THIS IS PART 4 of the Avid Record Collector’s Price Guide to Wild In The Streets. It addresses in detail the four albums associated with that movie and its music. The first three parts have been published, and with this part I finally get around the a labelography and price guide for the records. … CONTINUE READING
WHILE I WAS PLAYING with countless themes in search of a new look for Rather Rare Records over the past few weeks, I posted a page with a note of apology and explanation for all to see.
To make the post eye-catching, I found this killer painting by Michael Sowa titled “Frohe Ostern” (“Happy Easter”), … CONTINUE READING
THIS ARTICLE ADDRESSES BRIAN WILSON and the inspiration for his legendary SMiLE album. It bears the unwieldy title of “On Brian Wilson And SMiLE (A Convoluted Conversation Part 3),” because it is the second of a three part article. Please find Parts 1 and 2 and read them before continuing with this article.
This … CONTINUE READING
IF YOU’RE ON FACEBOOK, you’ve received requests from friends to “like” a page of theirs. These “likes” are the surest way to have your page “shared” and circulated on that social media platform. I receive a few each week, and I always have a look at these new pages—so it was that I discovered … CONTINUE READING