This past weekend found us visiting NYC, meeting up with friends and attending the annual WFMU record fair. Featured below are some of the mementos purchased and scores made over the weekend...and a few from a little earlier this month.
Handy record tote supplied by the kind folks over at Norton Records—showcasing the one-and-only Eskew Reeder Jr. Regrettably, the M- copy of the Alarm Clocks' No Reason To Complain 45 that Billy Miller had available for trade, was not included with its purchase.
Both volumes of TORTURA: The Sounds of Pain and Pleasure were finally picked up. Unlike most of the copies spotted over the years, these are in surprisingly clean condition. The Eric Stanton-esque covers are exactly what those insidious record frames were made for. Preparations are already being made to get these set up in the guest bedroom.
Two more volumes of Tim Warren's Garage Punk Unknowns series from the 80s. One more to go—which is currently en route—and a set of the original seven (with paste-on covers) will finally be completed!
Some record fair purchases, a few (Jimmy Jukebox & the Easybeats) provided by pals and one (Damned) found locally. It's nice to finally have Motor Boat, Sorry, Long Gone, Blood Splattered With Guitars, Die Trying, and Do You Wanna Know in their original forms. Although we finally found a Chantal Kelly single, we're still on the lookout for her Notre Prof D'anglais EP. Help?
Promo glossy of the Arrows in top form & two Drew Friedman prints depicting perennial household favorites: Don Knotts and Screamin' Jay Hawkins.
Lastly, a couple of 60s Danish teak curios found in a small vintage shop in the East Village. The duo are complete with designer tags noting a Mr. Tonny Gerbsch. A quick internet search provided no results, so anyone with further details is invited to write us.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
A recent thrifting expedition to Tucker, GA seemed like a total bust... that is, until we spied a dilapidated antique shack and the five vintage Bertoia chairs sitting in its parking lot. A set of four white side chairs and this gray specimen beckoned us closer.
An enthusiastic proprietor informed us that we could have the entire white set for $265 and that he'd graciously toss in the gray chair gratis. Sadly, we'd quickly realized that all of the white'uns were contemporaneous knock-offs and that the only authentic piece was the gray loner.
A few minutes of haggling and fifty bucks later, we were on the road with a new addition to our master bedroom. So far, the chair has earned one big fan—a frequently napping Otis!
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Saturday, October 17, 2009
Always on the lookout for vintage barware—the more vulgar and risque the better—we recently happened across the following examples, via a friendly antique dealer. Thanks, Justin!
Haven't been able to gather too much info regarding the shot glasses, but anyone with additional details (or the remaining glasses needed to complete the set) is welcome to drop us a line!
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Friday, October 16, 2009
Welcome to Gonked, Glooked & Slurped!
Join us as we navigate through junk shops and dustbins on a hunt for forgotten treasures. Be on the lookout for plenty of vintage toys, electronics, records, ephemera, housewares/furniture and other interesting items that turn up along the way.
Special thanks to Boris and Glendora for being exceptionally photogenic.
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