Happy birthday Little Eva (1945). Do the Locomotion! Also happy birthday to Ian Paice, the drummer of Deep Purple (1948)!
I am writing this blog on 6/28, the day before it’s published. I just FINALLY slept for a decent amount of time (about 10 hours). I feel like there’s nothing I can’t do!
As I savor my morning coffee (Peet’s French roast made on a Bialetti 6-cup stovetop coffee maker), I ponder my place in line, for this record collecting hobby that I am calling
“my life”, several things occur to me.
I am glad I am where I am now. A different path might’ve taken me elsewhere! Glad I ended my relationship with someone who didn’t even like me anymore. Glad I retired from my go-nowhere job when I did. Oh, shit! I’ve got a website that I need to write a bunch of stuff for! (I can do that!).
Buena Park swap meet is today, too. I need some jewel boxes and backplates, must check my sleeve and bag inventory, too. But it’s early, and the swap meet won’t even start for hours!
The last death that affected me greatly was that of Phil Austin, of The Firesign Theatre. May he forever remain in my consciousness. And yours’ too! Only successive generations will begin to comprehend what he created with Peter Bergman, David Ossman and Phil Proctor. Long live Phil Austin!
Buena Park swap meet list:
ATKINS, CHET – WHAT’D I SAY / CHARLIE BROWN, RCA US 7” promo
DEREK – CINNAMON / THIS IS MY STORY, BANG US 7”
IRON BUTTERFLY – SOUL EXPERIENCE / IN THE CROWDS, ATCO US 7”
JEFFERSON AIRPLANE – MY BEST FRIEND / HOW DO YOU FEEL, RCA US 7”
KING CURTIS – SOUL TWIST / SOUL SERENADE, CAPITOL US 7” re-issue
LEWIS, GARY / PLAYBOYS – EVERYBODY LOVES A CLOWN, LIBERTY US 7” promo
LEYTON, JOHN – JOHNNY REMEMBER ME / WILD WIND, OLD GOLD UK 7” re-issue
LEMON PIPERS – JELLY JUNGLE / SHOESHINE BOY, BUDDAH US 7”
LOVIN’ SPOONFUL, THE – (TILL I) RUN WITH YOU, KAMA SUTRA US 7” promo
NASH, GRAHAM – MILITARY MADNESS, ATLANTIC US 7” promo
NEON PHILHARMONIC / TUPPER SAUSSY – NO ONE IS GOING TO HURT YOU / YOU LIED, WARNER US 7” promo
OTIS, JOHNNY – WILLIE AND THE HAND JIVE, EPIC US 7” promo
QUEEN – SAvE ME, EMI UK 7”
REDBONE – WITCH QUEEN OF NEW ORLEANS, EPIC DE 7” W/PS promo
SAD CAFÉ – BLACK ROSE / RUN HOME GIRL, A&M US 7”
STILLS, STEPHEN – FALLEN EAGLE / HIDE IT SO DEEP, ATLANTIC US 7” promo
STRAWBS – LAY DOWN, A&M UK 7”
VANILLA FUDGE, THE – YOU KEEP ME HANGING ON, ATLANTIC UK 7”
WAR / ERIC BURDON – THEY CAN’T TAKE AWAY OUR MUSIC, LIBERTY UK 7”
DASSIN, JOE – GRANDS SUCCES Vol. 2, CBS FR 2LP
DASSIN, JOE – MELANCOLIE, CBS FR LP
FRANCOIS, CLAUDE – SES GRANDS SUCCES Vol. 1, CBS FR LP
FRANCOIS, CLAUDE – SES PLUS GRANDS SUCCES, CBS FR LP
FRANCOIS, CLAUDE – UN AN DEJA – SOUVENIR Vol. 3, FLECHE FR LP
FRANCOIS, CLAUDE – SOUVENIR Vol. 1, FLECHE FR LP
HIGELIN, JACQUES – A MOGADOR, EMI FR 3LP
MAS, JEANNE – FEMMES D’AUJOURD-HUI, EMI FR LP
MERCKENS, MARIJKE / V.A. – GADO GADO SPECIAAL, DECCA NL LP
SHEILA – DISQUE D’OR – ET NE LA REMENE PAS, CARRERE FR LP
SPEAR OF DESTINY – ONE EYED JACKS, EPIC UK LP