For us music collectors, there’s no better feeling than tracking down a particular form of music that you have been looking for for a while. Even more exciting is having the chance to bid on it on sites like eBay. I recently tracked down a copy of a record that I had been hunting for high and low – “Jamboree Special,” released in 1968 by a band called Weather. The fact that it did not get a US release was pretty prohibitive to my chances of finding a copy here. So when I saw a copy on eBay from a seller in Australia, I kept a close eye on it, and eventually won it. Another record that I had been looking for but which was out of my price range was “Tendency To Be Free,” a single from Cajun singer Rabbit Mackay. Even more incentive to bid on it was that it was a piece of history – it was a part of the massive record collection of the infamous Dr. Demento, a deejay famous for his novelty song repertoire and for bringing “Weird Al” Yankovic to public attention. I ended up winning that one as well, for a fraction of what other copies went for. Even if the bidder loses the battle, it is still fun to see what could have been. I’m currently in the hardest part of the process – waiting for the records to come in the mail – but you can expect to hear them on Kaleidoscope after spring break. Have a GREAT spring break, NCR listeners!
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No show this week for Mumbles on Monday. Have a good week.
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It is that time again. A big sporting event happened over the weekend. It is NASCAR and it will be the topic this week. As always the show is mumbles on monday and it is a show about all sorts of sports and sometimes girls. Hope to see you there. Mondays 8-9.
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