19 September 2011
Good Records In My Bucket
Just when I thought the well of records I have been mining in my town's many thrift stores had gone dry I have again drawn up many good records in my bucket.
Fleetwood Mac's "Kiln House"; Elvis' "Paradise, Hawaiian Style"; Wing's "Wildlife"; Focus' "In and Out of"; John Mayall's "Turning Point"; Blood, Sweat and Tears' eponymous second album; Marianne Faithful's "A Child's Adventure" (Sonja is a big fan of Marianne); they were all waiting for me last week, maybe ten bucks for the lot.
I have only listened to "Kiln House" so far. Not what you will hear me listening to on a Friday night when I get home from the sawmill but very nice nevertheless. Listened to it when I was reading Ginger Baker's book. Shame what a bunch of shits Fleetwood Mac became. Ah well, not like they were the first bunch of fucking hippies on Earth to value cocaine more than creativity.
One day this week, maybe Friday, I will give Mayall's record its first spin on my turntable. Never heard anything bad by him yet.
Keep on giving your records away, motherfuckers. Your generousity benefits charities and when they fall into the hands of people like me it keeps the music alive. If any of my young relatives show a keen interest in music my records will be passed down to them. If not, they will be donated to Dope City's East End Anarchist-Communist radio station who will then sell everything none of their shows want to keep the old station's head above water.
If Hell has good reception I will listen to them there. With my friends.