Spilverk þjóðanna: Ísland
Folk-rock from Iceland, 1978. On green vinyl. I got it to replace the green record that turned black in my “vinyl rainbow” window.
A couple of months ago I complained about the new record shelves at Goodwill. Now look what Find did in their latest reorganization:
Hard to flip through, and I’m not even gonna bother bending down to the two bottom rows. What they had before was ideal – boxes on a tabletop. I chatted with an employee and she was well aware of the problem – I guess I’m not the only customer to mention it. Hopefully they’ll do something soon. On the other hand, the corrugated cardboard signage is awesome.
Mel Tormé: A Time For Us
Mel’s cheeky expression reminded me of someone. Didn’t take me long to figure out who.
Oh, there they are. Not happy. Even though I have shelves like these at home for my record collection, they’re not as easy for browsing as what Goodwill had before. Also, I’m old and grumpy and don’t like change.
The Laurie Bower Singers: Look What We’ve Done To These Songs, Ma….
The Canadian Talent Library could have really used a good art director.
About a year and a half ago I hung some coloured vinyl in the window:
I wondered how they’d fare over time in a window that gets intense sunlight for part of the day. I knew they’d warp (I only used records I didn’t want to play any more), but I didn’t know if they’d fade.
They’ve fared pretty well – except for this one:
I’m still looking for a translucent orange record to complete the rainbow.
Alfred Newman/Ken Darby: Ports of Paradise
It’s hard to find a copy of this record cover that isn’t wrecked because of the large die-cut hole in the thin cardboard sleeve, but this one was in perfect condition. The cutout reveals the cover of a lush 16 page booklet of Hawaiian tourist scenes.
The record is a promotional item for the Matson steamship line which used to offer passenger cruises from the U.S. mainland to south seas destinations including New Zealand, Tahiti and Hawaii.