The collection at The Frugal Muse always seems about the same size, but there does seem to be a bit of turnover, so even though I was here a few weeks ago, I had to check.
Right on the end is “Styx – The Grand Illusion” which wasn’t there last time, that seemed promising. This is where I got my Zeppelin. I crouched down and started flipping through.
OMG! There was a huge stash of Paul McCartney in there.
“Ram”, “London Town”, Red Rose Speedway” and a few others. I never had any Wings except for the triplelive “Wings Over America” and the “Wings Greatest” and I have at times really had a hankering for some McCartney (my favorite Beatle) in any form, with Wings or without. I hadn’t come with the intention of buying anything… sigh. I have almost all of these in MP3 and none of them were connected to any bronze memory moment in my past, but this was a huge collection of McCartney! Ugh. The price tag eventually turned me away. I couldn’t even pick one.
I mean… “Venus And Mars” or “McCartney”… how would I choose?!
I flipped past the McCartney to make sure I wasn’t overlooking some other new stuff when I saw, pulled, and bought this. It was an obvious choice.
This was my first jazz vinyl.
Jeff had introduced me to this when he visited me when I lived in Sun Prairie. We had gone downtown and he had picked up a Stan Getz, Thelonius, and Tom Waits. He left them behind when he flew out. The Stan Getz was not my style. I real got into the Tom Waits. Every now and then I would cautiously put on the Monk. It was what I thought jazz sounded like. I wasn’t sure about it at first, but eventually, this led me to Miles Davis and Charles Mingus and Coltrane. My gateway drug into jazz if you will.
This one I HAD to get. Sorry Paul.