Finding Records

In the past I’ve been critical of thrift stores using this kind of record shelving, but I have to give kudos to Find for their latest reorganization. Someone went to a lot of trouble to organize the records by genre (pop, classical, easy listening, children, soundtrack, etc.) and by a few select artists.

I approve of the Dymo tape labels and the sections devoted thrift store mainstays such as Roger Whittaker, The Mom and Dads, Heintje, and, of course, Nana Mouskouri.

Well done, Find, well done.

(PS. It would help me if you could add a Canadian Talent Library section. Thanks)



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.

A Vinyl Rainbow

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.

Version 2


They’ve fared pretty well – except for this one:

I’m still looking for a translucent orange record to complete the rainbow.