I can't believe it's already the second week of December. My birthday came in like a lion and went out like a lamb, oh wait that's March - but yeah it was crazy. Mike opted for a more laid back birthday night out on the town, to which I am pretty damn grateful. For those new here, our birthdays are exactly one week apart.
Both of us cleaned up for our birthdays. Between receiving new shirts (mine was a Dalek Dr. Who graphic T I wanted) and Mike's was a new flannel, we also got each other vinyl.
A gift from Mike
Wasting Light by the Foo Fighters
(I thought the CD sounded amazing, NOTHING compares to vinyl, NOTHING!)
A gift from Me
Mudhoney's Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge
FOR HIM x 2:
Our dear friend AK also scored Mike this vinyl for his birthday.
Which is sort of a score for me as well - I mean I get to listen to it too!
FOR HER WISHLIST:
Pure Cult - Best of The Cult
Them Crooked Vultures
Jane's Addiction "Nothing's Shocking"
Queens of the Stone Age "Era Vulgaris"
No Doubt "Tragic Kingdom"
The Beatles "Abbey Road"
FOR HIM WISHLIST:
The Clash "London Calling"
The White Stripes "Elephant" and 2 other titles.
Stone Temple Pilots "Purple"
We've been overly active in purchasing vinyl whenever we can. On Black Friday / RECORD STORE DAY we both scored quite a few great records. I got the ONLY version of Queens of the Stone Age's "Clockwork Black Friday Special Edition on Black Vinyl"- and the word black was probably in the title of the edition like 4 more times, available at our local store. I also scored the Red Hot Chili Peppers "I'm Beside You", Black Friday / Record Store Day vinyl. Mike scored a Rush's "The Garden" 10" Picture Disc, Nirvana's 2013 Reissue of In Utero and Stone Temple Pilot's "Core". We were pretty stoked that both the RHCP and STP's albums were numbered as well. Getting there early and being third in line that morning was totally worth it.
Before that on a random day stopping in our local record store I purchased a haul of Blondie, B-52's, Tears for Fears and Fleetwood Mac - all for under $8.00 each. Shout out to our local record store Pegasus, I love you!
Mike also recently purchased HAIM's new album, Days Are Gone for his birthday.
Needless to say I've always been music obsessed. It's nice to have a hobby like collecting vinyl, and while the new found popularity has made it a little harder to come by "scores" or finding great deals, I'm happy to see the great medium making a resurgence. Thanks hipster kids, it's not often I will thank you but right now, I will.
Next on our list is getting another new turntable eventually. We love our current one but Mike wants better sound, and I still want another cabinet player that works for our living room. Ours has finally bit the dust.
Any other music fans out there? Vinyl collectors? What was your best haul? I frankly can't wait to get home for the holidays for a weekend and dig through the local vinyl stores.