Tuesday, October 5, 2010

TVD | The Box

About a year ago I purchased that DJ crate up there in the graphic which I’ve taken to calling ‘The Box.” It’s not that I DJ often either, but when I’ve been invited to do so, the box holds just enough LPs to make a night of it.

Dutifully, I’d pack my LPs into the thing for the night and afterward, usually the following morning over coffee or copious amounts of water, would take the time to refile the previous night’s records back on the shelves in their rightful, alphabetical, in order by sequential date of release—spot.

And then it’d sit empty.

Now, I got this “problem” you see, and it has zero to do with a lil’ blue pill, thank you.

I’m a chronic ebayer. It’s what I do. Type in a few well honed key words, and I’m off to the races. Then typically afterward, Paypal.

My new thing, my new fix, is buying sealed LPs of records that have etched themselves indelibly into my fiber. I mean, not the best records ever by traditional standards or something of the sort—just mint, pristine, sealed versions of records I’ve inhabited for eons.

I'll tell you where it started—about 2 months ago, armed with a fine merlot and a high speed DSL connection, I scored the complete set of Beatles LPs—the UK versions—sealed, mint...the first of the set all in Mono. My wallet sobbed, I was over the moon—and boom, the entire Beatles LP career catalog (more or less) landed on my doorstep.

Oddly though, these were sore thumbs...where should I put them? I mean, I HAVE this set in multiple incarnations, just not ...sealed.

“The Box.”

The box became the perfect location for these gems and the ebay gems keep a-coming. I thought I’d chronicle this week a few of the sealed records that are now cramming that once empty box and who knows – as the box gets er, ...filled...we’ve got a bit of a recurring column here at TVD. (Aw, hey – it’s content – ok?)

If you’ve been a regular reader for any time now, this first sealed item is no surprise. But c’mon – it’s a first pressing, sealed with sticker. With stickerrrr.

Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak (Mp3)

Thin Lizzy - Rosalie / Cowgirl's Song (Mp3)
Thin Lizzy - Dancing In The Moonlight (Mp3)
Thin Lizzy - Still In Love With You (Mp3)
Thin Lizzy - Don't Believe A Word (Mp3)


davy h said...

It's a very nice box. I have a slightly smaller, silver one. It's where I keep my toppermost vinyl: the Franks, the Dukes, the Miles's. Yeah baby.

Jon said...

The the's...


What a feeling getting those mint sealed copies of great LPs...like the day there were pressed...who know, you may have to search for another "box" sooner rather than later...cheers.

Jon said...

That's right VO - how quick these things tend to fill themselves. The wallet, not so much.