söndag 27 februari 2011

Back home.

So now me and the "mrs" just got home after a weekend in Sweden. There I visited my parents, hung out with some wonderful friends got some more ink done, but most notably (at least in this blog) I visited the biggest record fair in Scandinavia at Solnahallen in Solna, Stockholm. There was a lot of stuff to look at and I'll make a bigger update from it tomorrow, possibly. I'm quite worn out today after lots of travelling so the sofa and Star Wars on the TV calls to me:)

Here are two pictures from the fair.

Lots and lots of people and even more records! I'm lovin' it!:)

onsdag 23 februari 2011

To open or not to open? That's the question.

One of the big dilemmas you face as a record collector (at least I do), is whether or not you should open the more rare records you buy.

One of the most recent purchases in which this is a big problem for me is the new Killing Joke album "Absolute Dissent".
This particular edition comes in a slipcase and includes a printed slipmat. This version is also handnumbered and limited to 400 copies.

Mine is number 49 out of 400, as you can see, and I still haven't split the seal on it. I really want to hear the record as I think Killing Joke is a good band. I know it's on Spotify but we all know it's not the same ;)

An easy solution would be to always double up on these rare records, but I can't even afford to buy one copy of all the records I want, so I think that's out of the question.

It's not that I want to save this copy and make a good profit on it later on (I hope I never have to sell my record collection...) so what's really stopping me?

I believe I just have to use Spotify for this purpose if I still want the record sealed and rethink this...

söndag 20 februari 2011

Vinyl is heavy stuff! Pt. 2

I'm totally worn out!

Carrying vinyl, vinyl shelves, CD shelves and other heavy stuff we've had in the store, for eight hours two days in a row has totally made an impact on my body. Can barely lift my arms at the moment. And there's at least tomorrow left to move stuff.

Luckily we're done with most of the heavier stuff (got some things left) and now comes the boring part of cleaning out the old store. But after next weekend we'll come to the fun stuff, which is organizing the new store before we open on Saturday March 5th.

Really looking forward to this day since I really think it will be great! I will post some pictures both here and at our Facebook page.

lördag 19 februari 2011

Vinyl is heavy stuff!


Finally back from work after working an eleven hour shift.

Today we had the final opening day at our current location with The Garden. When we closed at three today we started to move all our records to the new location and moving a couple of thousands of records is hard work. We finally found out the downside with 180 gram vinyl;-)

We're not nearly finished but we have lots of work ahead of us the next couple of days but the result will def. be worth it!

And the result will be Norway's only vinyl-only store! (this is just a guess though:-))

fredag 18 februari 2011

7" singles.

I found this relatively old picture today.
It's from back when we moved to the new appartment where we now live and I was sorting all the vinyl singles in alphabetical order. 
To be honest most of them belong to my dad and I'm "borrowing" them since he doesn't play them. This christmas though, I gave him a pre-amp to his reciever so now he can play his old vinyls again... Bad move on my part? He hasn't claimed them yet:)

A "new" blog.

So I've decided to move my blog and also I've decided to start to write in English. Most of my readers (which to be honest aren't that many, but still;)) are obviously Swedish and Norwegian but there are a few that I think would be interested to read this who doesn't understand the Scandinavian language.

So here you'll be able to keep up with my record collecting at stuff that's going on at "my" store The Garden.

For previous posts from the previous blog go here.