Thursday, May 30, 2019

Friday 5 for May 24: A Week

1. If I give you $20 to spend selfishly by tomorrow evening, what do you spend it on?

Recently back into vinyl again, so probably go to either Hungry Ear or Ideas Books and Records to buy some LPs... maybe 45s.

2. What’s a delivery you recently waited too long for?

Not recently, but prizes I won from a podcast that never came. Was several years ago.

3. How annoying have you been lately?

I try not to be annoying but if I am I apologize.

4. When did you last give someone a ride in your car for the first time?

Not recently.... probably a few years ago when my sister came. Otherwise it's the same few people... Lisa mostly.

5. What was the last piece of candy you ate?

Some small Snickers bar at the Hawaii Geek Meet on May 26.



For some reason my comments section won't let me respond to your comments... So amending this post to answer your comments here:

"Thanks folks for the comments. 勝美 - Seems like you got some cool vinyl finds. Not astonishing that the ancillary items that come with special edition releases have higher collectible value, but still that Steel Wheels box is a find.

Scrivner, my recent vinyl finds have been bringing more of my old vinyl back from the Big Island to Honolulu. I've been in vinyl for many years, tapered off in the 90s and early 2000s, and even got rid about 50% of it. Now I am in rebuilding mode but trying to control myself from being a gigantic record hoarder.

That said I am prone to buy used vinyl in good condition at either bargain or a reasonable price. Most recent find that I got from Hungry Ear on Record Store day was a good used copy of Brenda Lee's 1960 DECCA label debut album, "Brenda Lee". That one has some of my favorite Brenda Lee songs including "Sweet Nothins'", "I'm Sorry", "That's All You Gotta Do", "My Baby Likes Western Guys" and " Just Let Him Dream"... great stuff if you like rock-a-billy styled country pop from that era.

Brenda Lee was one of the biggest selling female artists of all time until contemporary ones like Madonna came along. She also headlined shows in England that The Beatles were once the opening act for."


  1. There used to be a big annual swap meet. Among my most notable finds was a vinyl bootleg Sex Pistols live concert box set and The Rolling Stones CD of Steel Wheels in the steel CD case.

    The case is more valuable than the CD.

  2. Nice. What are some of your recent vinyl finds? I've been getting back into it too, as you know, even though I still don't have a turntable. A lot of my favorite bands from the 90s are releasing their best albums on vinyl for the first time, via Kickstarter, and I haven't been able to resist!