Thursday, December 10, 2009
My Music Collection
It all started out in 1977/78 with a copy of Kiss "Love Gun." The seed of it what is it today. A twelve year old boy, eyes wide open with wonder to a whole new world. A world of full of music and the mystery behind it. Yep, that's me, the twelve year old. It was the first notes of tunes like "Calling Dr. Love" by Kiss, "Carry On Wayward Son" by Kansas, and "Rock and Me" by Steve Miller Band that got me interested. It changed my life. It became an obsession. I HAD to discover and explore music.
In my younger days, I remember hanging out at a friend's house playing cards, smoking weed, and listening to rock and roll. This guy had a HUGE music collection. This guy had everything! He turned me on to SO much music, it was unbelievable! I said to myself, I'm going to beat this guy in music collecting. Since then, I scoured thrift shops, rummage sales, recorded off friends and the radio, bought albums left and right-anyway I can obtain music.
Since then, I obtained a MASS of music-with some incredible finds! Like the original copy of The Beatles "Second Album" and the Rolling Stones "Let it Bleed" with a poster still in it-for a quarter each! My music collection grew to over 2, 000 different titles. That's eight crates of vinyl, over 400 CD's, a dresser full of cassette tapes (many of them bootlegs) , not to mention computer downloads.... I don't own an I Pod and I can't use it for a medical reason. (to be explained later on this blog)
The funny thing is, I never grew up listening to rock and roll. My folks listened to Oliva Newton-John, John Denver, Marty Robbins, and other country classics. I never really heard the Beatles till I was a teenager!
So what is your music collection like? How did you get started?