Meaning & Existence

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Today was 50% off at local Sal Army stores. It was also my birthday. After having my right leg adjusted in the morning by my physio, I felt great! Does existence get any more meaningful than this? Suffice to say that it gets even better, because after my haul of half priced treasures I baked a pear upside down cake and filled, yes filled the frig with beer for tonight’s party. I will no doubt brag about how I found a 2016 Classic Car Calendar for 25 cents (it’s hanging on the wall now – this month features the original Corvette) in with the LP’s. The only thing to top that was two packs of Uniball pen refills, 4 in all, for 50 cents. Not to forget a classic LP on the Vocalion label; Manny Albam and his Jazz Greats, playing hits from West Side Story. The surface was very noisy but a good wet coat of record cleaner helped. Wetting the playing surface of old scratchy LP’s reduces the crackles significantly.

If you prefer birds, here are a few pics from yesterday:

And before you go – just another reminder about the free ebook giveaway! My novel is free for a couple more days. Just a few clicks away….

Above we have a Stellar’s Jay, an Angry Sparrow, a Common Merganser, and yet another Pileated Woodpecker. Just in the past few days these big Woody’s seem to have invaded the woods nearby. There were two of them on this tree.


Filed under Birds, LP's, Photography, Thrift shop finds

2 responses to “Meaning & Existence

  1. Bill M

    Great bird photos.
    I’d rather listed to vinyl and get full audio rather than a CD and get samples of the audio. BTW if you have a DustBug and PhanStat it is easy to play scratchy LPs wet for better sound. There are anit-stats that can be home made also. No good on scratches, but help with noise. I miss the original DustBug fluid. It was great for plain old keeping the record clean or saturating it and playing them wet.

    • Thanks Bill. I just spritz records with “record cleaner”, but that tends to go all over. I haven’t seen a Dust Bug in ages – are they still made?

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