Friday, February 6, 2015

Thrift-Store Gems

Do you know that most thrift-stores carry music?  Old CDs, DVDs and even vinyl records.  They usually sell these items at ridiculously-cheap prices, like 25-cents.  At that level, there's no risk in trying something new.  It's fun to explore unknown music.

Recently I've discovered a lot of great stuff like the artists shown below.  I knew who they were but I wasn't familiar with their work.  Now I am -- and much of it is beautiful.  My long car-rides are more pleasant now.

Have you ever bought music in a thrift-store?


16 comments:

  1. I like to look for vinyls in thrift stores... I love to listen to vinyls and to take the time just to sit and listen, then stand up to change the vinyl and listen again :)
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Me, too! I did that this morning while reading blogs.

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  2. I love looking for vinyl at the thrift store. Usually, I do look for music that I know and love. But if an album cover just cool or interesting and the record looks relatively unharmed, I will buy it and try it out! Like you said, for $0.25 you can't really go wrong!

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    1. I remember when CDs first came out and, due to antitrust collusion, the record companies priced them at $18 and forbid stores from discounting (as they used to with vinyl). Making a purchase at this price was a commitment I agonized over. So paying less than a buck is so nice. No risk at all.

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  3. I have a few carbon records at home but my Victrola is broken so I cannot listen to them. Then I bought a 50's turntable… and I have yet to try my records on it. You just made me remember that I have not tried it.

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  4. I haven't looked for much music at the thrift store, but I want to try to track down some of my old favorite children's music for Oliver, so I might start.

    Side note - seeing that Stevie Ray Vaughn CD brings me back - I dated a guy once who was OBSESSED with him so for about four months I listened to his music a lot. A LOT. He's good, don't get me wrong, but it was kind of a relief when we broke up, lol.

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    1. I like SRV, especially "Pride & Joy."

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  5. I've bought the occasional obscure classical music, musicals or world music cd but I am not that fussed about buying music. have too much already !x

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  6. I buy thrift shop CDs all the time! I love picking out people I don't know and 'trying them out'. It's how I found Rachel Sage (OMG LOVE HER!) - I had purchased "Ballads & Burlesques" for a buck in the early 2000s and now she's my one of my favorite artists.

    I also like to thrift records because 1. I want a record player but 2. they make great art. I have the Ladyhawk soundtrack in my sewing room on the wall.

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    1. Honey, if you need a turntable, tell me. I'll buy you one.

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  7. I think we'd enjoy one another's playlists immensely - anyone who combines Stevie Ray Vaugh and Glenn Miller in the same thrift store shopping cart gets sounds like my kind of music fan! :)

    ♥ Jessica

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  8. I have! One of my favorite things to find at old thrift stores are records. Even if they actual record doesn't work, the case makes a great piece of art for the apartment!

    XxMO
    madame-ostrich.com

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  9. I always get a record when I go thrifting. I can't pass up 25 cent music!

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  10. Loooove shopping for music at the charity shops, what a variety and the price can never be beat!!

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  11. No, but I once bought a copy of "Julie and Julia" which turned out to be a piece of Chinese piracy. Really brilliant. The translations of idioms were hilarious.

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  12. I have that very same LeAnn Rimes CD - bought it when it first came out! Awesome.

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