It does appear that spring is here. People are cleaning out their attics and more stuff is finding its way to the thrifts. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean I’ve found anything good! A few really close calls though.
The most frustrating one was yesterday, hit a thrift store around the corner from me and saw that they had a small case of 45s. The one in front was an original Monkees picture sleeve, and behind that, not one, not two, not three, but FOUR Beatles picture sleeves (including the “Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields” one pictured here)! But of course…no records inside!! Agggh. There were some loose 45s in the case without sleeves and I flipped through them feverishly, hoping that one or two would match up with the Beatles sleeves, but no such luck. And then to make myself feel even worse I got on Ebay and found those same singles going for $50-100 a piece. Gah.
The same store also had a new crate of stuff that looked pretty promising, but ultimately nothing that floated my boat. Lots of classic rock: Eagles, Marshall Tucker Band, Eric Clapton, Ten Years After… I’m just not really a fan of these bands. But it was so close, I just kept thinking the next one in the bin would be something appealing. Wasn’t meant to be though.
Well, I’m still feeling positive…things are happening and I’m gonna keep at it, hoping I’ll run into something good soon.