Saturday, March 26, 2016

Goodwill, Addison

Still the cleanest record bin in the game - I think this is only my second time ever stopping in.  Went way over here to visit a Walmart to pick up some odds and ends and strolled over.  Found the red album lower left and one other one instantly in the front of the stack and knew I was off to the races.  Saw a Sade album I already have and both Eng Xmas albums (not counting the one I still want and need and may NEVER FIND!).  I sort of regret not buying the 80s comp seen upper right for track A1 but I think I can live without it...somehow.

The Jefferson Starship album I saw recently at St. V's 'in the case' (an update on that below) and apparently it sold because it's no longer there.  I only want it for one track but the whole thing looks pretty beat up.  I was able to get some scuffs out with alcohol and a lint free rag and it plays perfect - same goes for the Carly Simon which was in similar condition.  But that's not all! I also found a barbershop score - home town boys (Des Plaines) and 1988 International Champs.  But to make things really weird, I instantly felt there were two LPs jammed in the sleeve.  This is commonplace in thrift stores - you never know what's in there.  In this case, truly odd, there were TWO copies of the album.  Very strange indeed.  HUGE scores today.

Afterwards we swung by St. V's as it is on Lake St. on the way home.  I donated at least 40 records a few months ago and periodically I'd see my stuff pop up in the bin.  Today there was a huge load of my old vinyl and I had a few laughs as I took a look through them.

A while back I scored two Engelbert concert programs at a WI thrift store.  Now a couple of months later I misplaced it, I couldn't find it.  I tore the house apart...I swore I had tucked it in with the album it came with, but it wasn't there.  Well today I noticed the duplicate of that - I had donated one - and alas, I had given away the copy which had the program in it! So I had to buy it back.  Funnier still was that once again, St. V's had put some vinyl in the locked case which they obviously think has some special value.  Again - one of mine.  I scored it for a buck I think and if it had any value (it doesn't), than I would have put it up for sale with the rest of my inventory on discogs.  Not sure why I bought it and I never listened to it even once.

Anyway, Addison Goodwill continues to provide some scores.  I'll be sure to check back again in a month or two.

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