Rescuing Vinyl…

My wife went to several garage sales Friday while I was at work.  When I got home she told me about one place she went that had a large number of LP records.

“How many do you think they have?”, I asked.

“I don’t know, but there were about 4 or 5 medium sized boxes’, she says.

“Like what?”  I ask.

“Well, like Buckingham – Nicks, The Rolling Stones, Genesis…  You know, some pretty good rock -n -roll…”

We change the subject and life goes on until the next morning.  I wake up and the conversation from Friday is still rolling around in my brain.  I have to see what records these people have in their garage.   We decide to go back and see how many LP’s are left.

When we get there I see seven boxes are still left.  The people say that they want  50 cents per disc.  I pick out 22 that I can’t live without.  There were many that I wanted to buy.  It’s a garage sale so I negotiate.  “Since I’m buying 22 how about $8.00?”

“No, I really need 50 cents a record, sorry…”

I was really worried about all that vinyl.  It’s out in the Texas heat.  It’s over 100 degrees.  The records are barely in the shade.  It’s probably 100 degrees in the shade too.  I couldn’t stand to leave all that great music out in the heat.  What would happen to all that vinyl if I didn’t take it with me?  I don’t know what came over me but I blurted out “What if I give you $50 for all of them?”

The lady was stunned.  So was my wife!  The lady says “Sorry I can’t do that.”

“Well” I said, “if you don’t sell them here’s my number.”

I thought that was the end of it.  Pam and I go have lunch.  We are about to go home when the garage sale family calls me back.

“Does your offer still stand?”

“Sure, I’ll be there in 20 minutes.

We dr0ve back and loaded them in the SUV.  I had no idea how many LP’s there were.  When I got back home we counted them. 513!  Basically, I  bought them for 10 cents a piece.  Unbelievable!

There is much more to tell but suffice to let the picture speak for itself for now.  I rescued a lot of vinyl this weekend!

"The Mother Lode!"

LP Record haul from Garage Sale

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About John

I taught myself how to play the piano and read music when I was 9 years old. I've been been consumed by music ever since. I majored in Piano performance in College and I still play, although not as well as when I had time to practice 4 -6 hours per day. This blog is about music. Music is the sound track of our lives. All it take is one song, one composition; and we are transported across time and space. I think it was Beethoven that said: "Music is the landscape of the soul."
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