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My ladies youngest brother John isn't doing so well, last stages of lung cancer.
He mentioned I go through his records months ago but I just didn't have the heart. Well his place is being emptied out so I had to rescue what I could. Yrs ago John owned a record store so his stash was still pretty substantial, his brother Tom took two large crates to be sorted later and left the rest. Here's a picture of the first lot I picked up, two more trips like this should get most of the rest, all to be sorted later.
There was also the sweet little Kenwood amp I gave him for his birthday a few yrs ago, and a pair of very rare Clairtone Project G extension speakers, John really liked these. Funky speakers that weigh a ton, sound astonishingly good actually but I really have absolutely no use for lol. With their 3D sound field they should make great rear surround speakers though..........
Edits: 07/15/17Follow Ups:
Slowly going through the records as time allows. Great album but not in great condition even after a good cleaning, but still enjoyable listening.
Picked up the last of the records, and a small box of the CDs. There were many more but I'm just not that into digital, and why my collection is about 50.
Giving the fourth album a spin, and another fairly pristine one. The quality of the older vinyl really puts into light just how inept most of the companies producing records today are, it seems to be a lost art.
Upon pulling this record from the sleeve it's like it's never been played, absolutely pristine.
If this record was ever played I would be surprised, it's sonics are cleaner than the new "audiophile" 180-200g LPs I've been purchasing recently.
This is the first album I had the chance to hear mentioned in my previous post. I'm picking them in no particular order other than first come first on the cleaning table.
and a damn good session.
Keeping those records alive and well will be a great tribute to your BIN.
"Once this was all Black Plasma and Imagination" -Michael McClure
Cleaning the records and going through them one by one. Some stuff here I'm not familiar with but I'm really not that up on 1990's psychedelic rock so.........
Will post more here as I clean and play them. This was actually the second album I've had the chance to clean and listen too, the other a bit older mono jazz album.
So sorry to hear of your lady's brother's condition. Lung cancer got my brother 11 years ago.
Yeah, it's something that I have been thinking about recently. I have a few thousand classical LP's, about 200 Classic Record reissues, hundreds of Living stereos and Mercurys. a lot of them are sealed and worth more than a few bucks, Plus a few turntables, Garrards and Thorens, a Rek-O Kut built by Jim Howard, etc. 2 Merrill AR's. Hate to see my wife dump it off at Goodwill. They look at my custom tube preamps/phono stages that have built and maintained/upgraded over the years and see a headache. Been trying to educate her on the value of everything, not sure my family will want to deal with it...
"In a democracy, uneducated voters get the leaders they deserve."
Getting older, he was concerned about what would happen to his WWII gun collection (he was a vet & picked up most during the war years).
He ended up selling his collection while he was still healthy. Worked out good because he eventually was diagnosed w/ terminal cancer and his wife would not have known what to do w/ his collection.
Power is always dangerous. It attracts the worst and corrupts the best ... Ragnar Lothbrok
reminds me that I need to add the new ones.
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