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February 25, 2007

Luck

I have really good collectors luck. Whenever I start to collect something new, I find a ton of it. I'm not sure how it happens, but it always does. For instance, Godzilla. Recently I've been really into Godzilla, and I've found many Godzilla VHS tapes for sale.

Also recently I've been trying to collect older hip hop and rap albums that I like. I'm not huge into hip hop, and I know next to nothing about it, but I do like many of the older groups. And this weekend I found a bunch that I wanted.

They Might Be Giants- Flood (not a hip hop album)

Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince- Rock the House

Run DMC- Raising Hell

Fatboys- Fatboys


I found all of these albums at the flea market. The 3 hip hop records only cost me 5 bucks total.

I think my luck might come from the fact that I'm not collecting things because of their value. I've always hated that. I collect this stuff because I want to hear it, or watch it, or read it. Not bag it up and let it collect dust, hoping to one day sell it at a huge profit. To me collecting is way to personal an activity for that. Those people aren't collectors they are investors.

When scrounging through records this kid with a huge goatee was standing next to me looking for old thrash and speed metal records, and loving it. He turns to me at one point and goes "I seriously love this man, coming here is where you find the good shit." and then he gives me the hugest grin, I just said "Totally man" as I contemplated buying an Oingo Boingo album.

Posted by kyle at February 25, 2007 10:38 PM

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I love Godzilla. I have about a dozen of old VHS tapes sitting at home in Highland.

Posted by: John at February 26, 2007 1:15 AM

John, that is awesome. Also what is up?

Posted by: kyle at February 26, 2007 6:17 AM

Score! I'm jealous ('specially of the Fatboys). I need to get a record player so I can do stuff like that.

Posted by: dan hogan at March 5, 2007 4:51 PM

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