Monthly Archives: October 2015

Dirty Ghosts ! – Happy Halloween from The Aural Retentive

No… not this. This! “Dirty Ghosts – Metal Moon” The Halloween tie-in was too good to pass up. I heard the song “19 In ’71” on WSUM and I had to check out the group. When I heard “Ropes That … Continue reading

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David Bowie, Pablo Picasso and Dalton

One glorious day, when I had started collecting records again, Dalton bestowed upon me almost his entire collection of Bowie vinyl. https://auralretentive.wordpress.com/2012/12/31/records-and-chess-party-from-pre-christmas/ He had given me a handful of albums over the time he and I were getting records again as … Continue reading

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Post Number 500

It’s hard to fathom that I have been doing this over 5 years now. I remember how the notion for the first post, about my high school cafeteria juke box festered in my mind for years. I should write about … Continue reading

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The Beatle Collector Part 11 – The Final Album

This is it. It arrived! The last album in my personal Beatle revolution has arrived, somewhat surprisingly, from Japan. Adding to the life lesson of never bidding on things in the middle of the night, I won a copy of … Continue reading

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The Beatle Collector Part 10 – Almost There!

With only 5 albums left, I have 4 I can cross out. “The Beatles – For Sale” I have to admit that this one, though I have seen it before, I never knew what was on it. I always thought … Continue reading

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The Beatle Collector Part 9 – Seeing Double

So two Beatle albums I made the mistake again of winning 2 each of again. Sort of… I got 2 copies of “Meet The Beatles” and 2 copies of “Sgt. Pepper’s”. The “Meet” albums however… one is Stereo and one … Continue reading

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The Shrinking Of Everything…

Size does matter? I love records. They are big and physical and if someone threw a CD and an LP of the same album into the air, I would leap for the LP every time. Music has gone from huge records, … Continue reading

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