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)

Ticket Giveaway! | The Fleshtones, Saturday, 10/9 at the 9:30 Club

I was reminded just how great a live band The Fleshtones are during their all too brief set at the 9:30 Club's 30th Anniversary Concert last July, and this week America’s most-revered garage band return to the very same venue this Saturday night—and we've got a pair of tickets to giveaway to one of you to check out the NYC legends on us.

“It's unabashed party rock 'n' roll, expertly composed and executed; in a perfect world, ‘Jet Set Fleshtones’ would be on every car radio all summer long.” —Variety

“The Fleshtones have been throwing a rock 'n' roll party for the past 30 years, and amazingly they show no signs of slowing down. Take a Good Look ... comes well-stocked with their patented blend of '60s-style garage rock and frat-house R&B.” —Performing Songwriter

Let us know why you should be chosen for the pair of tickets to see The Fleshtones in the comments to this post and the most convincing of the bunch will take home the tickets.

You need to act fast though—we need to close this one out tomorrow, Thursday (10/7) at noon—and remember to leave us a contact email address with your entry.

Remember, we've teamed up with ReadysetDC for all of our ticket giveaways so you can enter to win either here at TVD or at ReadysetDC.

The Fleshtones - Take A Good Look (Mp3)
Approved for download!