Second Saturday Record & CD Collector’s Expo – Coming up on 11/14

This Saturday, Wayne NJ is hosting the Second Saturday Record & CD Collectors Expo which will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Firemen’s Hall, Parish Drive at routes 23 and 202 South in Wayne.

(North of Route 80/46 Interchange)


Records * CDs * 12″ * 45’s * Tapes

Memorabilia * Posters * T-Shirts


Rock – Metal – Jazz – Soul – Punk – R & B – Folk

Industrial – Pop – Alternative – Sound Tracks – Show Tunes

Comedy – Classical – Country – Imports – Promos

New Releases – Rarities – Out of Print – More!!!

Admission is $6.

Call Fred Falk at (973) 209-6067 for additional info or e-mail him at


Going to contact Fred myself, as general info on this show seems to be scarce. Stay posted.


Freshly Cut– New Music Releases: November 10, 2009


From my friends over at Collecting Vinyl Records:

Lots of great stuff this week including the Pixies Minotaur (Deluxe Edition) (17-disc box set), pre-orders for the Miles Davis The Complete Columbia Album Collection, AC/DC ‘s Backtracks (2CD & DVD box set), Billie Holiday’s The Complete Commodore and Decca Masters (3-CD box set), Ella Fitzgerald’s Twelve Nights in Hollywood (remastered 4-CD box set) and R.E.M. ‘s Live At The Olympia (4-LP 2-CD DVD limited edition).

Look for new music by 50 Cent, Bon Jovi, Tori Amos, Switchfoot, Wilco, Rickie Lee Jones, Dashboard Confessional, Snow Patrol, Robbie Williams, Robyn Hitchcock and Michelle Branch (just to name a few). Additionally, there are some awesome reissues including: King Crimson – In the Court of the Crimson King (remastered with bonus disc), Echo & The Bunnymen – Live at the Royal Albert Hall, Grant Lee Phillips, the Yardbirds, Stephen Stills and Porcupine Tree. Also look for remastered Rolling Stones albums, a release from Jerry Garcia, Jackson 5 – I Want You Back! Unreleased Masters and music from the 2012 Soundtrack.

Buy New Vinyl Here!

50 Cent – Before I Self Destruct
AC/DC – Backtracks (2CD & DVD box set)
Anne Hills – Points of View
Apse – Climb Up
Asobi Seksu – Rewolf (vinyl)
Bad Lieutenant – Never Cry Another Tear
Bellwether – Seven And Six
Ben Frost – By the Throat (vinyl)
Biffy Clyro – Only Revolutions
Big Kenny – The Quiet Times of a Rock and Roll Farm Boy
Bill Frisell – Good Dog, Happy Man (2-LP vinyl & CD)
Billie Holiday – The Complete Commodore and Decca Masters (3-CD box set)
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Live (live CD/DVD)
Bobby Birdman – New Moods (vinyl)
Bon Jovi – The Circle
Brant Bjork – Somera Sol (reissue)
Brazos – Phosphorescent Blues (vinyl)
Britney Spears – Britney Spears The Singles Collection
Caroline Herring – Golden Apples of the Sun
Cave In – EP
Chris Robinson – Chris Robinson and His Many Hand Band
Cindytalk – The Crackle of My Soul
Cobra Skulls – American Rubicon (vinyl)
Cribs – Ignore the Ignorant
D. Boon – D. Boon and Friends (reissue)
Dashboard Confessional – Alter the Ending (2-CDs) (vinyl)
Dead Meadow – David Peel Sessions
Detroit Cobras – The Original Recordings (reissue)
Devendra Banhart – What Will We Be (2-LP vinyl with bonus tracks)
DJ Rupture & Matt Shadetek – Solar Life Raft
Echo & The Bunnymen – Live at the Royal Albert Hall (reissue)
Echo & the Bunnymen – The Fountain
Ella Fitzgerald – Twelve Nights in Hollywood (remastered 4-CD box set)
Flyleaf – Memento Mori
Fray – The Fray
Fun – Aim and Ignite (vinyl)
Gabriel Yared – Amelia (soundtrack)
Gary Myrick – Language (reissue with bonus tracks)
Gary Myrick – Living in a Movie (reissue with bonus tracks)
Githead – Landing
Grant Lee Phillips – Ladies’ Love Oracle (reissue)
Heather Masse – Bird Song
Hurricane Bells – Tonight Is the Ghost
Hyperstory – Hyperstory
J. Tillman – Year in the Kingdom (vinyl)
Jackson 5 – I Want You Back! Unreleased Masters
Jamie Cullum – The Pursuit
Jason Mraz – Jason Mraz’s Beautiful Mess – Live On Earth (CD & DVD)
Javelin – Javelin (vinyl)
Jerry Garcia – The Jerry Garcia Collection, Vol. 2 Let It Rock
Katatonia – Night Is the New Day
Kevn Kinney’s S.T.A.R. – Comin’ Round Again (reissue)
Killers – Live at the Royal Albert Hall CD/DVD
King Crimson – In the Court of the Crimson King (remastered with bonus disc)
King Diamond – House of God (remastered)
King Diamond – Voodoo (remastered)
Lady Dottie And The Diamonds – Lady Dottie And The Diamonds (reissue)
Ladytron – Light & Magic (reissue)
Les Paul – The Inventor Great Guitar Instrumentals
Lissie – Why You Running EP
Little Girls – Concepts
Loch Lomond – Night Bats
Lupe Fiasco – Super Fiasco Bros
Luther Dickinson – Onward and Upward
Madison Violet – No Fool for Trying
Manu Chao – Baionarena (2-CD & DVD)
Melody Gardot – My One And Only Thrill (with bonus tracks)
Merzbow – 13 Japanese Birds Volume Eleven
Michelle Branch – Everything Comes and Goes
Midnight Masses – Rapture Ready, I Gazed at the Body
Miles Davis – The Complete Columbia Album Collection
Mr.Gnome – Heave Yer Skeleton
Nada Surf – Karmic EP (reissue with bonus tracks)
Nadja – Thaumogenesis (vinyl)
Neal Morse – So Many Roads
Nebula / Lowrider – Nebula / Lowrider Double EP (reissue)
New Monuments – New Monuments (vinyl)
Ola Podrida – Belly of the Lion
Omar Rodriguez Lopez – Xenophanes
Pants Yell! – Received Pronunciation (vinyl)
Pete Seeger – Live in 65
Philip Glass – Glass A Madrigal Opera
Pieta Brown – Shimmer
Pixies – Minotaur (Deluxe Edition) (17-disc box set)
Porcupine Tree – Up the Downstair (reissue)
Puscifier – C Is For (Please Insert Sophomoric Genitalia Reference Here)
Queen – Absolute Greatest (remastered)
R.E.M. – Live At The Olympia (4-LP 2-CD DVD limited edition)
Radian – Chimeric (vinyl)
Ray Davies – The Kinks Choral Collection
Rickie Lee Jones – Balm in Gilead
Robbie Williams – Reality Killed The Video Star
Robin Crutchfield – The Hidden Folk
Robyn Hitchcock – I Often Dream of Trains in New York (CD & DVD)
Rolling Stones – Flashpoint (remastered)
Rolling Stones – Live Licks (remastered)
Rolling Stones – Love You Live (remastered)
Rolling Stones – Still Life (remastered)
Rolling Stones – Stripped (remastered)
Saudade – Lookouts’ Journal
Shirley Bassey – Performance
Sleep Whale – Houseboat
Snow Patrol – Up To Now
Stan Ridgway – Barbeque Babylon (reissue)
Stan Ridgway – Blood (Mark Ryden Piece) (reissue)
Stephen Stills – Stephen Stills (vinyl reissue)
Sunset – Gold Dissolves to Gray (vinyl)
Switchfoot – Hello Hurricane
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Higher Than the Stars EP (vinyl)
Tori Amos – Midwinter Graces (CD & DVD)
Tubes – Mondo Birthmark
Various Artists – 2012 Soundtrack
Various Artists – Ghana Special Modern High Life, Afro-Sounds & Ghanaian Blues, 1968-81
Various Artists – Pirate Radio (soundtrack)
Various Artists – Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of Guns N’ Roses
Various artists – Saint Etienne Presents Songs for The Dog & Duck
Various Artists – Thai Beat A Go-Go, Vol. 1 (vinyl reissue)
Various Artists – The Harmonic Series A Compilation of Music Works in Just Intonation
Wale – Attention Deficit (vinyl)
Wilco – Being There (2-LP vinyl & CD)
Wu-Tang Clan – Wu-Tang Meets the Indie Culture Vol. 2- Enter the Dubstep
Wyclef Jean – From The Hut To The Projects To The Mansion [EP]
Yardbirds – Roger the Engineer (vinyl reissue)

Happy Listening!

An Evening with Bob Dylan

The poet laureate of rock & roll

~Nov 9, 2009

Philadelphia, PA

Temple University – Liacouras Center~

Bob Dylan

Yesterday morning, as I rolled out of bed and groggily wiped my eyes clear of the night’s sleep, I was asked if I’d like to go see a Bob Dylan concert. For a second, I thought I may still be asleep and simply dreaming of this amazing opportunity to see one of the founding members of modern folk and the man who electrified it and brought it mainstream, changing the game forever. This was the man who wrote Like a Rolling Stone, the anthem of an entire generation, many years before my time. This was a man who was covered by Jimi Hendrix. This was Bob Dylan.

So I pinched myself and yeah, it hurt. This was no joke, but a bonafide, no-turning-down opportunity here. Plus the tickets were being given to us for free. Another check on the bucket list.

I have heard many conflicting things in terms of Bob Dylan’s live show and I was ready for anything. Sometimes I hear that live, Bob Dylan (now 68 years old) decides to change songs up entirely and sometimes he stays at his little corner of the stage, out of the spotlight and behind his keyboard instead of picking a guitar or playing his harmonica. He may stick with the lyrics, or he may foray into indecipherable drunk-sounding mumbles behind the microphone. It’s hit or miss with Bob, or so I was told. And hey, it’s Bob Dylan– the man can do whatever he wants.


Well let me tell you right off the bat that the man was on fire last night at Temple. He was introduced as “The Poet Laureate of Rock and Roll” to an immediate standing ovation. And last night, not only did he play guitar (and lead for that matter) on a solid third of the songs, but he dazzled the crowd with his brilliant and melodic harmonica solos which he burst into regularly when he wasn’t playing the keyboard. His voice was grungy, dirty and soaked in bourbon as he crooned and crackled his way through his poetic lyrics in classic Bob Dylan fashion, as his voice characteristically bent upward at the end of each line. Sure his voice may have frayed a bit since his younger days, but in many ways it added to the music instead of subtracted from it. The modern renditions of his songs were dirtier, folkier and harder hitting than any I’ve heard before. Tom Waits could have been Bob Dylan’s son– sorry Jakob.

And Dylan’s band were spot-on incredible.

Dylan’s artistic vision of the “Never-Ending Tour,” and “Never-Ending Tour Band,” have been in fruition since 1988, as he freed himself from the constraints of recording new material (Even though he has recorded new material since then) and although his band lineup has changed, it has retained the concept that the live show should be a venue for reinterpretation, experimentation and in essence, should be completely live in every facet that a live show could be live. That was Bob Dylan and his band last night at Temple’s Liacoras Theater.

And an old friend is back in the band. Arc Angels guitarist Charlie Sexton, who played with Dylan from 1999 to 2002, has rejoined his group. Earlier this month Sexton sat in with Dylan in Round Rock Texas, causing rumors that a reunion was imminent. “I love and respect Bob and am very happy to be reunited with my friend onstage,” Sexton tells Rolling Stone. “I’m starting up with him for the fall tour and will carry on with him from there.” He’s unwilling to say any more about what brought him back. “I’ve never given an interview about Bob,” he says. “Ultimately he is my friend, and it’s not my place to talk about his business.”

Sexton’s playing was incredible and I must admit that he actually took some of the spotlight away from Dylan as he got down on his knees on the stage, ebbing and flowing with the notes he made burst forth from his guitar as he pointed the guitar around like an automatic weapon. It wasn’t distracting, but rather fun to watch. And Dylan didn’t seem to mind. And Sexton’s playing was impeccable.

All of the music provided by the backing band was along the lines of a tastefully expanded and explored reinterpretation of the original versions ranging from the 60’s to the 80’s. The sharp, flowing keyboard notes retained their original and filling flow (especially when provided by Bob), while the addition of another two guitarists when Bob wasn’t playing (and when he was) brought a new dimension to the music, making it sound fuller as new life was breathed into an old beast. The bass lines were simple and appetizing as the bassist trotted up and down the fretboard, keeping meticulous timing as the very talented drummer tore things up from atop his little perch. This was a whole new side of Bob Dylan and what a pleaser at that. Nothing was lost but much was gained. The starstruck crowd easily found itself lost in new, little jams and hooks that never before came from any of their old Dylan LPs.

In line with the music, the band wore tasteful black slacks and jackets and two members wore hats that seemed to echo the deep south, now popular among the likes of contemporaries like Jack White. I’m no hat expert, so I will call them Zorro hats. Bob’s hat had a much wider brim and was gleaming white. You couldn’t miss the man, even when he receded to the back of his little keyboard.

The setlist was as follows:

  1. Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
  2. Man In The Long Black Coat
  3. I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
  4. Beyond Here Lies Nothin’
  5. Spirit On The Water
  6. High Water (for Charlie Patton)
  7. Tryin’ To Get To Heaven
  8. Cold Irons Bound
  9. Desolation Row
  10. Po’ Boy
  11. Highway 61 Revisited
  12. Workingman’s Blues #2
  13. Thunder On The Mountain
  14. Ballad Of A Thin Man
  15. Like A Rolling Stone
  16. Jolene
  17. All Along The Watchtower
The band moved swiftly from song to song like a well-oiled machine and classics like Highway 61 and rocker, Ballad of a Thin Man brought the crowd to insurmountable cheering. The last three songs were of the encore and needless to say, I found myself lost in wannabe nostalgia. There was no Hurricane, but I think I will survive.
I think I was on the same wavelength as most of the crowd at Temple University last night. Fans young and old were there to do much more than pay homage to a legend. They were there to bask in the musical brilliance of a man who has helped to define an era of music. Many had never even heard Bob Dylan before, but they were able to appreciate him. At last night’s concert, you had the feeling that at that place, at that time you weren’t simply watching and listening to a concert, but you were participating in the culmination of an already-established legend. We made it happen. In the air hung the feeling that you were truly part of something important that night and it was timeless and true. It was Bob Dylan and you had to be there to believe it. Rarely do I leave a show with such a feeling of deep satisfaction. Usually this satisfaction comes on mere grounds of well-played music, but last night it was something more. It was respect, it was awe. It was rock at it’s roots. It was Bob Dylan… for the record.


Top 5 eBay Vinyl Record Sales – Week Ending 11/07/2009

1. LP – The Beatles “Let It Be” UK Original Box Set Sealed – $10,099.00

2. LP – John Heartsman And Circles “Music Of My Heart” Private – $5,300.00

3. LP – The Beatles “White Album” UK Pressing 0006864 – $4,899.66

4. LP – The Beatles “Please Please Me” Parlophone UK Gold Black label 1st Stereo – $2,571.43

5. LP – Bob Dylan “John Wesley Harding” Red Vinyl – $3,249.00

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Wikiphonia – The Headphone Wiki

Wicked good wiki

If you love headphones and learning more about the technology behind them, check out Wikiphonia. It’s a wiki dedicated solely to headphones (primarily rare and out of production models). Here’s a bit about it from the site:

[ This Wiki contains 371 articles about various types of headphones and headphone related material. You can talk freely about any type of headphones new or old, dynamicisodynamic (aka orthodynamic) or electrostatic.

My intention is to compile as much information about headphones for public use as possible, however I especially want to concentrate on old out of production headphones such as Jecklin Floats, vintage Stax Earspeakers, MB Peerless headphones and other obscure and not so obscure headphones that deserve to be heard. ]

Fascinating read. Check it out here.

From my friends at analog apartment

Burton DJ Bag

Going mobile

Here’s an awesome DJ bag designed for the traveling digital DJ but still incredibly useful for the mobile analog aficionado. It comes to us from Burton and is available in some funkier finishes including the flannel plaid pattern (shown above), a distressed black denim, and a shiny black.

The DJ Bag has space for a laptop, 25 records, and flexible compartments for digital DJ components (we would use for power adapter, phone, camera, etc.).

It’s available here from Burton for $150.

For a bag with similar features and geometry in a more modern design, check out the Mono 365 DJ Pack.

From my friends at analog apartment

Fun (and green) Vinyl Products

the green album

Made from recycled vinyl, these cool products are affordable and make a great gift for any record collector! (click on images)

Recycled Album Cover Sketchbooks

These cool sketchbooks have die-cut album jackets for front and back covers and the sketchbook paper is made from recycled blue jeans. Each recycled album cover sketchbook has 80 pages of paper made from 100% recycled filler paper and 100% recycled denim blue jeans.
Picture 1
Price: $11.95

Recycled Record Bowls
Yes my friends, these are real records! And, if you can figure out how to play them – even better! They are a great gift for any music lover (or bowl afficionado). Artist, Jeff Davis of New York created these wonderful and practical record bowls from actual recycled albums (that are no longer playable).
Price: $24.99

Recycled Record Coasters
These coasters are made from vintage, recycled albums (most of which are non-playable) with the original labels intact. There is a clear seal that protects the the label and spindle hole from damage caused by beverages. The LP Coasters come in a set of six and are packaged in a round plastic box with a lid. The coasters come with various, mixed vintage labels and the artists will vary. They’re made in Philadelphia by Vinylux.
Price: $24.99