Wednesday, January 30, 2019

OK in OK

Got to make a run through Norman OK through a strange turn of events.  Flew into OKC and hung out in downtown Norman very briefly, to ride a Lime scooter and also check out Guestroom Records.

I must admit I was a bit disappointed to find that the place retailed largely (or better) new vinyl, reissues and the like.  Totally unsure what to do with myself in such an environment, I got out of there and headed for the nearest Goodwill store.  Alas, they too were lacking in all things vinyl.  The lapse in quality I expect from such a place, but their 'selection' was so slim you could counter the available releases on just a few fingers.  No matter - another one receives a check mark! So long, Oklahoma!


Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Wax Trax II [Denver CO]

Got a rare chance to go west one more time and I booked a crazy cheap $200 ticket with United out to Denver.  I had connected in their airport a handful of times, I was eager to hit the streets in search of vinyl!

I decided on Wax Trax based on location and my own itinerary (I do have to work at some point on these trips!) and I'm glad I did.  This is an old school store crammed with vinyl, well organized but with just a hint of filth that keeps it from being terribly suave.

I dug through a good portion of their jazz section and found a number of delights but nothing I wanted to pull the trigger on.  I must admit, I hate bringing vinyl on planes.  Of course I will do it if I must but I don't want to fly with them on my lap or under the seat with my feet on/near them, and my bag is too small to hold them safely up in the overhead bin.  So maybe I wasn't trying too hard.  Or maybe I'm old and my obsessive zest for more records has waned just maybe 2%.  I'm fine with that, because I enjoyed digging around in here for a bit on a pleasant afternoon in what I have discovered is a great city.