20140813

Nausea

"For the moment, the jazz is playing; there is no melody, just notes, a myriad of tiny tremors. The notes know no rest, an inflexible order gives birth to them then destroys them, without ever leaving them the chance to recuperate and exist for themselves.... I would like to hold them back, but I know that, if I succeeded in stopping one, there would only remain in my hand a corrupt and languishing sound. I must accept their death; I must even want that death: I know of few more bitter or intense impressions." 

- Jean-Paul Sartre, Nausea (1938)


"Today, you're gonna be sick, so sick. You'll prop your forehead on the sink, say, 'Oh Christ, oh Jesus Christ, my head's gonna crack like a bank.' Tonight, you'll fall asleep in clothes so late. Like a candy bar wrapped up for lunch, that's all you'll get to taste. Poverty and spit, poverty and spit."

- X, "Nausea" (1980)




20140724

Neve Campbell Reading Celine.



Italo Calvino reading Italo Calvino.



Pablo Picasso painting Gertrude Stein.


José Saramago being a statue.

20140719

Idealist Dylan in Town

I'm pretty sure that's the headline for this piece on Bob Dylan I wrote for the Czech newspaper Lidovkyanyway.

Here is the pre-edited text. It was shortened slightly for publication. Much thanks to Pavel Klusák for the opportunity.


***


What do you say about an iconic songwriter who over a career spanning six decades has been as adored and hated about as much as he's given reason to revere or question him? And what do you say when you don't speak the native tongue of the people for whom you're writing, a people who have their own definitions of the political freedoms that said songwriter – whether or not he wants it – is often seen to represent?

Despite being a Bob Dylan fan since discovering his music as an idealistic college student during the American neo-conservatism of the 1980s, I had never seen him in concert before attending his 2 July performance while visiting Prague. I had had plenty of opportunities but never seized them, dissuaded no doubt by how roundly his live shows are disparaged: He's lost his voice (or never had one to begin with), he's lost his mind, he's lost his passion, caring, charisma. Whatever he had that made him rock's first poet and the unwitting spokesman of a generation, according to consensus, he's lost it.

At least in America that's the consensus. I can't speak to his reputation in the Czech Republic, although I can say that the rebel spirit, the outspoken poet, the vagabond intellectual, the ethos of the 1960s, seems more alive here than in my home country. I saw Lou Reed memorial graffiti stenciled on buildings last month in Ostrava; I have not seen that in Reed's and my hometown of New York City. Last summer I missed seeing John Mayall and the Plastic People at the Trutnov Open Air Festival by just a couple of days. I have been impressed watching the films of Jan Němec and his footage of the 1968 Soviet invasion, seeing the brave acts of peaceful resistance of nearly 50 years ago. Maybe it's the romance of travel but the romance of idealism seems alive in the City of a Hundred Spires.

But whether in Prague or Peoria, the inevitable question isn't of politics or pedigree but “how did he sound?” Or more likely, “how did his voice sound?” The fact that he either is or at least once was a genius is never disputed. The question that wants asking is, “How has age ravaged him?”

I went to the O2 Arena to enjoy the show. I was excited. My mind was open but my eyes not too wide. And I will go on the record as saying that he sounded great: Animated and confident, smooth despite the gravel. Dylan is one in a line of American singers (including Reed, Billie Holiday and Tom Waits) for whom expressiveness is finesse, singers who will certainly elicit reactions, who might not sound pretty but who stir the heart.

The concert opened with a sole acoustic guitar in near darkness that led into a full-band shuffle and that unmistakable voice. “I'm a worried man, I got a worried mind” Dylan intoned, singing his Academy Award winning “Things Have Changed” from the film Wonder Boys in a rasp that has only deepened in the 14 years since the movie's release. He followed that up with one of the few “classic” songs of the night. The familiar lines of “She Belongs to Me” – “She never stumbles, she's got no place to fall / She's nobody's child, the law can't touch her at all” (from 1965's Bringing It All Back Home) – flowed easily from the the singer's mouth.

The sound in the arena was impressively clear and the quintet of musicians behind Dylan (guitarists Stu Kimball and Charlie Sexton, bassist Tony Barnier, drummer George Recile and Donnie Herron playing banjo, mandolin, violin, viola and pedal and lap steel guitars) sounded great; slippery but not sloppy, they were there to deliver. It wasn't about ego, and how could it be when you're looking at Bob freakin' Dylan's backside the whole time you're playing? But Dylan, too, was in service of the song, smooth sailing on a well-weathered vessel. Together they floated through the 17-song set with a remarkably steady flow of energy: tempi and volume didn't seem to change and yet the songs never sounded the same. Dylan started “Forgetful Heart,” (from the 2009 album Together Through Life) at the piano – he didn't play guitar the entire night – taking one harmonica interlude while seated and a second standing at the front of the stage. They weren't solos, they were added accompaniment, a part of the flow. The-full-if-not-quite-capacity audience was there with them, affording the same appreciation for “Tangled Up in Blue” and “Simple Twist of Fate” as they did more recent and less heralded songs. Not jumping-out-of-their-seats excitement but certainly an appreciative enthusiasm.

I have been stunned on more than a few occasions to see the way Czech audiences stay in their seats – applauding enthusiastically but rarely yelling and almost never standing, in stark contract to the excitable crowds back home. This held true, with only a handful of people wandering to the floor for a better look, until the opening chords of “Long and Wasted Years” (from 2012's Tempest, it was the last song before the encore) when the floodgates were opened and a rushed if civilized procession filled the aisles in front of the stage. There was an energy, almost an urgency, in the ensuing encore calls – someone even taking it upon himself to sing “Blowing in the Wind” – and the pursuant rush of exhilaration which (as we Americans know) comes from the bum rush, the thrill of the throng.

Dylan and band answered the encore call with the two biggest hits of the night – although to single them out as such would unfairly separate them from the unified flow of the whole of the program. With Dylan at the piano they delivered an arrangement of “All Along the Watchtower” with a gleam that called Dire Straits to mind. And then indeed they launched into “Blowing in the Wind,” or what might more properly be called a new song with the same lyrics, an arrangement underscored by Dylan's quick piano trills and featuring a harp solo – this time it was a solo – which drew the original melody out, teasing it just a little bit more, leaving behind the words that declared so many years ago (though no one seemed to notice) that it wasn't he who held the answers. He was, and is, here just to observe and entertain.





20140708

Ongoing Liquidation Sale (Updated 7/24/14)

Because the shelves are falling down.

All items are in very good / like new condition unless marked otherwise. These are things I used, from my private collection. Discs may have slight scuffing. Books may have notes written on the blank / index pages at the end (not in the text though). Some may have punched UPC codes.


All items are $5 each unless marked otherwise.

All items are in good, gently used condition unless marked otherwise.

If you live in NYC we can try to meet in person (maybe spend the money on coffee instead of postage). Otherwise, contact me to put items on hold and to get shipping costs.


I will continue to add to this list. Write me at kcgottschalk @ gmail if you'd like to be notified of updates.




NEW ITEMS


Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. - Breakfast of Champions (Delacorte Press, 1973, first edition) Hardcover with dust jacket both in very good condition. Very minor scuffing to dust jacket (no tears), slight yellowing to pages. $300

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. - God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater (Delacorte Press, 1965, first edition) Hardcover with dust jacket. Jacket is frayed at edges and shows some discoloration. Book is in very good condition, pages very clean. $100


Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. - Slaughterhouse-Five or the Children's Crusade (Delecorte Press, 1969, first edition, seventh printing) Hardcover with dustjacket both in very good condition. Book plate from previous owner on inside first page. $40

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. - Slapstick (Delacorte Press, 1976, first edition, fourth printing) Hardcover with dust jacket. Small tears to dust jacket, price corner cut inside, small inscription on first page, book in excellent condition. $10



PREVIOUSLY LISTED ITEMS

CLASSICAL/COMPOSITION

Vinyl

Kurt Weill – The Threepenny Opera (MGM) recorded in NYC with Lotte Lenya and Mrs. Garrett from “Different Strokes”

BLUES / COUNTRY

Vinyl

Moe Bandy – It's a Cheating Situation (CBS, 1979)

Patsy Cline with the Jordanaires (Decca) vinyl in pretty bad shape but the cover is beautiful for decorating (spine slightly split)

Jessi Colter – Mirriam (Capitol, 1977) remainder punch in corner, original inner sleeve

Lester Flatt – Lester Raymond Flatt (Flying Fish, 1976)

Merle Haggard and George Jones – A Taste of Yesterday's Wine (Epic, 1982) cover wear and mark from price tag on front

Alex Harvey – True Love (Capitol, 1973)

Waylon Jennings – Dreaming My Dreams (RCA, 1975)

Waylon Jennings – The Rambling Man (RCA, 1974)

Waylon Jennings – It's Only Rock + Roll (RCA, 1983) sadly he doesn't do the Stones song

Waylon and Jessi – Leather and Lace (RCA, 1981) cover and vinyl almost like new

Waylon Jennings – Will the Wolf Survive (MCA, 1986) like new, includes Los Lobos titular cover+

Waylon Jennings – Turn the Page (RCA, 1985) cover and vinyl like new

Waylon Jennings – Never Could Toe the Mark (RCA, 1984) cover and vinyl like new

Waylon Jennings – Black on Black (RCA, 1982) cover and vinyl like new

George Jones – We' Found Heaven Right Here on Earth at “4033” (Musicor, 1966) paper torn (not all the way through) on front cover

Willie Nelson with Waylon Jennings – Take it to the Limit (Columbia, 1983)

Waylon and Willie – WWII (RCA, 1982) like new

Wilie Nelson – Stardust (Columbia, 1978) cover unglued but intact at top

Willie Nelson – Always On My Mind (Columbia, 1982) original inner sleeve

Dolly Parton – Collector's Series (RCA, 1985) compilation

Johnny Paycheck – Take This Job and Shove It. (Epic, 1977)

B.J. Thomas – Everybody's Out of Town (Scepter, gatefold cover, in “stereo-monic” sound)

Ernest Tubb – The Living Legend (Pete Drake Productions, 1977)

Various – Country & Western Bulls-Eyes (Premiere) compilation with Tex Ritter, Vov Wills, Tex Williams and others, plus a full side of the Renfro Valley Pioneers

Various – Bringin' Tennessee Country Home (Challenge, 1978) compilation with Wynn Steware, Jerry Fuller, Bonnie Guitar, Bobby Austin, more

The Wagonmasters – Folk Favorites (Omega) autographed! cover in good shape and still partially in cellophane, vinyl pretty scuffed up

Slim Whitman – Christmas With Slim Whitman (Epic, 1980) promo stamp on back and “Sounds” price sticker on front, white label vinyl looks like new

Tammy Wynette – Let's Get Together (Columbia, 1977) promo stamp on back


CD

Luther Allison – South Side Safari (MIL, 1999) recorded in 1979

Bobby Bland – The Best of Bobby Bland (MCA)

Johnny Cash – God (Columbia / Legacy, 2000) compilation

The Dixie Bee-Liners – s/t (self-released, 2005)

Jerry Douglas – Lookout for Hope (Sugar Hill, 2002)

The Lost Pines – Sweet Honey (self-released, 2011)

Lyle Lovett – The Road to Ensenada (Curb Music, 1996) paper torn on booklet

Jay McShann – Goin' to Kansas City (Stony Plain, 2003)

Pickin' on Aerosmith: A Bluegrass Tribute (CMH, 2000)

Various – Bluegrass Spirit: Twelve Songs of Faith (Rounder, 1996)


JAZZ / EXPERIMENTAL / IMPROV

Vinyl


Sam Amidon and Aaron Siegel - “Fiddle and Drum” (Peacock)

Laurie Anderson – The Interview from the Film Soundtrack to Home of the Brave (Warner Bros. 1986) 2 LP promo only, $10

Shirley Bassey – Belts the Best! (United Artists)

Bill Connors – Swimming With a Holea in My Body (ECM, 1980) Vinyl in excellent condition, cover shows wear

Dislocation – Coyote's Call (Fusetron, 1986)

Ella Fitzgerald – The Duke Ellington Songbook, Vol. 2: The Small Group Sessions (Verve, 1982) recordings from 1956, 2 LPs, $10

Friendly Bears / Infidel?/Castro! (Rice Control / Epicene) like new

Fred Hersch with Charlie Haden and Joey Baron – Sarabande (Sunnyside, 1987) vinyl is mint, cover has a price tag tear on front

Stan Kenton – Artistry in Bossa Nova (Capitol) Kinda worn, surface noise but should play fine.

Elliott Sharp – Virtual Stance (Dossier, 1986) vinyl is mint, cover has minor scuffs and dings

Stanley Turrentine – Common Touch (Blue Note, 1997, recorded in 1968) very good condition

Various – The Jazz Scene (Verve) Neil Hefti, Lester Young, Duke Ellington, Coleman Hawkins, Bud Powell, Willie Smith, Charlie Parker, more. Vinyl scuffed, shows wear. Library stamp on back cover.

Yuganaut – Sharks (Engine, 2010) Stephan Rush, Tom Abbs, Geoff Mann, like new


CDs

Air Traffic Controllers – The Art of Looking (Parallelism)

Christopher Alper Quartet – The Jazz Expression (Alps Media, 2012)

Mike Baggetta Quartet – Thieves and Secrets (Fresh Sounds, 2013) sealed

Barbez – s/t (Important, 2004)

Tigger Benford & Party – Vessel of Gratitude (self-released, 2014) sealed

Judith Berkson – Oylam (ECM, 2010)

Randy Brecker – The Brecker Brothers Band Reunion (Piloo, 2013) 2 cds, sealed, $10

John Wolf Brennan – solopiano: The Speed of Dark (Leo, 2009)

Ernie Brookings – Duplex Planet Presents: Songs of Ernie Brookings (Gadfly, 2002)

Brussels Jazz Orchestra featuring Joe Lovano – Wild Beauty (Half-Note, 2013)

Zanana: Monique Buzzarte / Kristin Nordeval – Holding Patterns

Chameleon Trio Group – In Between (Mindoors, 2006) cdr

Chapter One – I Know You Well Miss Clara (Moon June, 2013) sealed

John Chin – Undercover (BJU, 2014) sealed

Chrome Hill – Country of Lost Borders (Bolsge)

Barry Cleveland – Hologramatron (ElevenEleven, 2010)

Alex Cline / Jeff Gauthier / G.E. Stinson – The Other Shore (Cryptogramophone, 2000)

Confusion Bleue – East Side Banquet (Ictus)

Controlled Bleeding – Songs From the Drain (Dossier, 1994)

Jeff Covell with Ed Forenza – Thin Air Tango (Original Copy) sealed

The Jay D'Amico Quintet – Tango Caliente: Jazz Under Glass (Consolidated Artists, 2012) sealed

Isaac Darche – Boom-Baptism (BJU, 2012) sealed

Barry Danielian – Metaphorically Speaking (Tariquah

Eli Degibri – Twelve (BJU, 2013) sealed

Ernesto Diaz-Infante – s/t (Pax, 2003)

Jesse Dulman Quartet – Peace Psalm (self-released, 1999) cdr

Dietrich Eichman / Jeff Arnal – the temperature dropped again (Leo, 2004) sealed

John Ellis & Andy Bragen – Mobro (Parade Light, 2014) sealed

L. S. Ellis – Children in Peril (Music & Arts, 1997)

Flex Bent Braam – Luce Bert (BBB, 2013)

Geisser / Hayashi / Karo / Saga – On Bashamichi Avenue (Leo, 2010)

Richard Garet – areal (23five, 2010)

Eli Good – Bride of the Bull (Feast or Famine)

Griffith / Stevens Quartet – Only Love (Artists Recording Collective, 2010)

Andrew Hadro – For Us, the Living (Tone Rogue, 2014) sealed

Fareed Haque – Trance Hypothesis (Delmark, 2013)

Nancy Harms – Dreams in Apartments (Gazelle, 2013) sealed

Thomas Helton – Doublebass (self-released)

Erdem Helvacioglu / Ulrich Mertin – Planet X (Innova, 2012) sealed

HET – Let's Het (Ad Hoc) from 1984

Anne Mette Iversen's Double Life – So Many Roads (BJU, 2014) sealed

James Johnson – Enter Twilight (Hypnos)

Lee Konitz / Chris Cheek / Stephane Furic Leibovici – Jugendstil II (ESP, 2010) sealed

Chad Lefkowitz-Brown – Imagery Manifesto (self-released) sealed

The Living Earth Show – High Art (Innova, 2013)

Mark Alban Lotz – Instanbul Improv Sessions May 5th (Loplop, 2011)

Love Trio (Ersahin / Wollesen / Murphy: – Love Trio (Nublu, 2002)

Marquis Hill – The Poet (Skiptone, 2013) sealed

Robert M – s/t (Accretions, 2004)

Machine Hill feat. Dave Liebman – Inti (Moon June, 2014) sealed

Rudresh Mahanthappa – Samdhi (ACT, 2011) promo sticker on back

Evgeny Masloboev / Anastasio Masloboev – Russian Folksongs in the Key of Winter (Leo, 2011)

Buerino Mazzola / Joomi Park – Passionate Message (Silkheart, 2011)

Earl McIntyre – Brass Carnival & Tribute (self-released. 2013) sealed

Lisa Mezzacappa's Bait & Switch – Comeuppance (Not Two, 2013) sealed

Gerry Mitchell & Little Sparta – Scalpel Slice (Fire, 2006)

Amanda Monaco 4 – Intention (Innova, 2007)

Nick Moran Trio – No Time Like Now (Manor Sound, 2012)

Multiphonic Ensemble – Cirque (SubRosa, 2000)

Multiphonic Ensemble – King of May SubRosa, 1997)

Murmure – they were dreaming they were stones (Ground Fault, 2003)

Not Missing Drums Project – Offline Adventures (Leo, 1999)

K K Null – Prime Radical (Blossoming Noise) sealed

Makoto Oshiro – Phenomenal World (Hitorri, 2014) 2 cds, sealed, $10

Out Hud – It's For You (Kranky) 3 track CD single

Out Like Lambs – Not So Winter Waltz (Music of the Spheres, 2010)

Anto Pett / Christoph Baumann – Duo (Leo, 2013)

Pillowdiver – Sleeping Pills (12k, 2009)

Marcelo Radulovich – s/t (Accretions, 1994)

Pete Robbins Transatlantic Quartet – Live in Basel (Hate Laugh Music, 2011)

Herb Robertson & Jean-Luc Cappozzo – Passing the Torch (Ruby Flower, 2007) limited edition

Jason Roebke Octet – High/Red/Center (Delmark, 2014) upc punched

Barry Romberg's Random Access – Crab People (Romhog Records) 2 cds, sealed, $8

Rubber Band Banjo – The Circlemaker (Weirdo Recordings, 2007)

Salaam – Train to Basra and Other Stories (self-released) sealed

Idan Santhaus – There You Are (Posi-Tone, 2013)

Savage Aural Hotbed – The Unified Pounding Theory (Innova, 2006)

Boris Savoldelli – Insanology (Mousemen)

Scorn (Mick Harris) – zAndEr (Invinceable)

Justin Shatin – Time to Burn (Innova, 2014) sealed

simakDialog – The 6th Story (Moon June, 2012) sealed

Jeremy Siskind – Finger-Songwriter (BJU, 2012) sealed

Perry Smith Quartet – Street Sense (BJU, 2013) sealed

Sound on Survival – Live (Henceforth, 2004)

Spinifex – Hipsters Gone Ballistic (Trytone, 2014)

Joseph Stein – Solo: In Exchange for a Process (Leo, 2009)

Saul Stokes – Outfolding (Hypnos)

Steve Swell's Nation of We – The Business of Here: Live at Roulette (Cadence, 2012)

Surface to Air – s/t (NCM East)

Yosvany Terry – New Throned King (5Passion, 2014) sealed

Sciubba Tortuga – Flamenco-Jazz (self-released)

Charles Tyler Ensemble – s/t (ESP, 2009)

Manuel Valera – Self Portrait (Mavo, 2014)

Various – Crossed Circutis: Sound works by the free103point9 Transmission Artists from the exhibition at Holgar Collection 04.23.05-06.06.05 (free103point9) sealed

Various – selected performances from the live event (free103point9 audio dispatch 26)

Various – Substantia (SubRosa,0

Andrea Veneziani Trio featuring Kenny Werner – Oltreoceano (self-released, 2011) cdr

Volcan – s/t (5Passion, 2013) sealed

Ellen Weller – Spirits Little Dreams and Improvisations (Circumvention, 2004)

Woof – 7 inches (Ad Hoc)

Andrew Young – Inkplaces (Spectropol, 2013)

James Zitro – Zitro (ESP, 2008) recorded in 1967, sealed, one corner smashed a bit

Bojan Zulfikarpasic – Solobsession (Label Bleu, 2000)



POP / ROCK / METAL

Vinyl

Theo Angell + Hamish Kilgour – Cloudcraft (Social Music Record Club, 2010) like new

Badfinger – No Dice (Apple, 1970) vinyl in great condition, gatefold cover split a bit at seams

The Beach Boys – Dance Dance Dance (Capitol green label reissue) great condition

Alice Cooper – Billion Dollar Babies (Warner Bros., 1973) Cover shows wear but original gatefold and inner sleeve included. Vinyl is clean.

John Cougar – American Fool (Riva, 1982) Excellent condition, picture sleeve included, small deletion cut in cover

Ian Dury & the Blockheads - “Hit My With Your Rhythm Stick (Disco Version)” / “Reasons to be Cheerful, Pt. 3” (Stiff/Epic, 1978) in Stiff “Today's Sound Today” sleeve

Sheena Easton - “101” (MCA, 1989) two versions, excellent condition

Daryl Hall / John Oates – Private Eyes (RCA, 1981) All in great shape except picture inner sleeve is separated at seams. Picture label.

George Harrison – Living in the Material World (Apple, 1973) picture label, vinyl and cover a bit scuffed

Hot Tuna – Burgers (Grunt, 1972) cover shows a lot of wear, vinyl in reasonably good condition.

Hunters & Collectors - “Carry Me” (Epic, 1984) 3 track EP in picture sleeve, some scuffing

The Illinois Speed Press – s/t (Columbia, 1968) cover shows slight wear, vinyl is clean

Joe Jackson – Will Power (A&M, 1987) cover and vinyl very clean

The Jazz Butcher v Max Eider - “Conspiracy” (Glass, 1986) Three tracks, vinyl in very good shape, cover has price tag and marks on it

Elton John – s/t (MCA, 1970) gatefold cover shows a bit of wear on spine, vinyl pristine

Elton John – Caribou (MCA, 1974) bit of wear on spine, otherwise almost like new, picture inner sleeve

Elton John – Don't Shoot Me, I'm Only the Piano Player (MCA, 1972) cover shows a bit of wear, vinyl very good, gatefold cover with booklet

Janis Joplin – Pearl (Columbia, 1971) vinyl is very good, cover is split and shows wear.

Andrew King & Brown Sierra – The Kraken (Dais, 2009) like new, with insert, promo sticker on back

Malcolm McLaren – Fans (Island, 1984) all in very good condition

Graham Nash – Songs for Beginners (Atlantic, 1971) Shows its age but no scratches, record club sticker on back

Tommy Navarro and the Sundialers – Twist Around the Town (Urania, 1961) great condition, stereo, $45

Gary Numan – The Pleasure Principle (Atco, 1979) cover peeling a bit around the edges, vinyl in nice shape, picture sleeve included

Graham Parker and the Rumour – Stick to Me (Mercury, 1977) nice condition but someone (not me!) wrote a price on the cover in what looks like wax pencil. Stamps not included.

Rolling Stones, the – It's Only Rock'n'Roll (Rolling Stone, 1974) I dunno, I'm guessing Keef snorted up all the glue so they had to use Mick's saliva to put the covers together. Cover and picture sleeve are partially unglued but in good shape. Vinyl is clean.

Stones, the Rolling – Undercover (Rolling Stone, 1983) promo copy with stickers peeled off (not by me!), picture sleeve included, vinyl clean

Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles – Live! (Columbia, 1972) vinyl like new, gatefold cover shows wear

Spit – You Would If You Loved Me (NTS, 1989) in cellophane with “John Peel hit” sticker, like new

Stephen Stills – s/t (Atlantic, 1970) in good shape, vinyl slightly scuffed, with Jimi Hendrix!

Talking Heads - “Making Flippy Floppy” / “Slippery People” (Sire, 1983) remixes by David Byrne and Jellybean Benitez

The Three Suns – Swingin' on a Star (RCA Victor, 1959) vinyl in good shape but shows age, cover partially split on upper seam

Van Halen – Diver Down (Warner Bros., 1982) includes picture sleeve

Various – Blitz (Thirsty Ear, 1981) New wave compilation with Bow Wow Wow, Slow Children, Sparks, etc. White label promo with original press materials enclosed.

Wall of Voodoo – s/t (Index, 1980) Their best record! Five tracks (includes their cover of “Ring of Fire”) with original lyric sheet. Clean vinyl. Cover shows a bit of wear.

Time Zone featuring John Lydon and Afrika Bambaataa – “World Destruction (Meltdown Remix” (Celluloid, 1984) like new $8


CDs

10cc – Deceptive Bends (Mercury) from 1977

Airheads OST (Fox)

Agoraphobic Nosebleed – PCP Torpedo/ANBRX (Hydra Head) promo in printed cardboard sleeve

Lily Allen – Sampler (Capitol, 2009) “Fuck You” / “Everyone's At It” / “The Fear”

Anthrax – Worship Music (Megaforce, 2011)

At the Drive-In – Vaya (Fearless, 1999)

Banished From Inferno – s/t (Ibex Moon, 2008) upc x'd out on back

Bay City Rollers – Rollerworld (Bodyguard 2001) compilation

The Beacons – Brooklyn Towne (Made in Brooklyn)

Big Star – A Little Big Star (Ryko, 1992) promo only 16 song sampler $10

Black 47 – Green Suede Shoes (Tim/Kerr, 1996)

The Box Tops – Soul Deep: The Best of the Box Tops (Arista)

Billy Bragg – William Bloke (Cooking Vinyl, 1996)

Butthole Surfers – Electric Larryland (Capitol, 1996)

Cibo Matto – Super Relax (Warner Bros., 1997)

Susan Clynes – Life Is … (Moon June, 2014) sealed

Converge – Petitioning the Empty Sky (Equal Vision, 2005)

Jeff Covell with Jerry Bergonzi – Cry Me a River (Original Copy) sealed

John Doe – Meet John Doe (DGC, 1990)

Mike Doughty - “Strike the Motion” cdr single

Driver X – Super 12 (Reel to Reel, 2002)

The Eagles – s/t (Asylum)

The Fall – I Can Hear the Grass Grow (Narnack, 2005) 3 song EP

Final Fantasy – He Poos Clouds (Recording Club)

Arthur H – baba love (Mystic Rumba, 2011)

Handsome – s/t (Epic)

Mick Harvey – Sketches From the Book of the Dead (Mute, 2011) promo in color cardboard sleeve

Head East - 20th Century Masters (A&M)

Sergey Latincov – I Got You (Siberian Falcon, 1995) sealed

Litany for the Whale – Dolores (Molsook / Perpetual Motion Machine, 2009)

Lloyd United – Lord Byron (Ming, 2008) 4 song EP

Los Lobos – Good Morning, Aztlan (Mammoth)

The Mars Volta – The Bedlam in Goliath (Universal Motown, Gold Standard Laboratories, 2008)

Willy Mason – s/t (self-released) weird home recordings

Susan McKeown & The Chanting House – Bones (Prime, 1996)

Men in White Coats – s/t (OKS Recordings, 1996)

National Heroes – Once Around the Sun (Freek, 1996)

Toshi Reagon – I Be Your Water (self-released)

Serpent Cult – Weight of Light (Rise Above, 2008)

Sightings – Through the Panama (Load, 2007)

Sightings – Michigan Haters (Psycho-Path)

Pete Townshend – Another Scoop (Hip-O, 2006) 2 CDs, $10

Pete Townshend – The Iron Man (Hip-O, 2006)

Pete Townshend – Deep End Live (Hip-O, 2006)

The Unireverse – Plays the Music (No Type, 2005)

Various – A Mighty Wind OST (Warner Bros., 2002)

Various – Born to Choose (Ryko, 1992)

Various – We're a Happy Family: A Tribute to the Ramones (DVB/Columbia, 2003)

Tom Verlaine – Around (Thrill Jockey, 2006) water damage to tray card

Brian Wilson – s/t (Sire, 1988)

Witchcraft – s/t (Candlelight, 2008)

TECHNO / HIP HOP / R'N'B / FUNK / SOUL

Vinyl


Mandrill – IS (Polydor, 1972) cover seams split, gatefold sleeve, vinyl in good shape

Mobb Deep – “Win or Lose” 12” (Jive, 2004) clean, explicit, a cappella and instrumental versions, two copies for your mixmaster pleasuer

Fat Boys – “The Twist” 12” (Tin Pan Apple, 1988) four mixes

Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - “One in a Million” / “Death Becomes You” / “What's on the Menu” / “Searching (Remix)” white label, plain sleeve

Various – The Power of Funk and Soul (2002) DJ tool, remixes of Average White Band, George McCrae, Aretha Franklin, JB's

Special Disco Mixer - “Hollywood” two versions. Buy anything above and I'll give you this.

CDs

Atari Teenage Riot – 60 Second Wipeout (DHR, 1999)

Foxy Brown – Ill Na Na (Def Jam / Violator, 1996)

D'Angelo – Brown Sugar (EMI, 1995)

Wyclef Jean Presents The Carnival featuring Refugee Allstars (Ruffhouse / Columbia, 1997)

Nasir Jones / Olu Dara - “Bridging the Gap” (Sony Urban, 2004)

Trey Lewd – Drop the Line (Reprise, 1992)

Musiq Soulchild – Musiqinthemagiq (Atlantic, 2011)

Spring-Heel Jack – Bank of America (Trade 2 / Island, 1997) 2 track single

X-Ecutioners – Revolutions (Sony, 2001)



“WORLD,” NOVELTY, ODDITY

Vinyl

Afternoon in Amsterdam: Barrel Organ Music of the Kalverstraat (Capitol) cover split, vinyl in nice condition

CBS Laboratories – Seven Steps to Better listening (CBS Laboratories, 1964) Hi-fi instructions and test tones.

Sadie Mae of St. Louis – Trumpet Fair Organ (Audio Fidelity Records) Vinyl in great shape, cover good but unglued across top.

Persuasive Percussion – 1966 (Command) record and cover in great condition

Henri Rose – The Fastest Piano Alive (Warner Bros) cover seams split, vinyl in good condition

Lolita Volkstumich – Alpine Folksongs, Yodels & Dances (Peters International, 1976)

Various – Music and Rhythm (Warner, 1982) Double LP of otherwise unavailable live recordings by Peter Gabriel, XTC, The English Beat, Mighty Sparrow, Rico, Pete Townsend, Jon Hassell, Nurat Fateh Ali Khan, Peter Hammill, David Byrne, Shankar, Holger Czukay and others. Benefit for WOMAD.

Original Player Piano Roll Gems Vol. 4 (The Crackerbarrel)

CDs

Americamanta – Instrumental Music of the Andes (self-released, 1998)

Arte Flamenco Vol. 14 – After the War (Harmonia Mundi)

Susana Baca – s/t (Luaka Bop, 1997)

Raquy Danziger – Dust: Acoustic and Electronic Arrangements of Middle Eastern Songs (Raquy, 2002)

Gustavo Santaolalla – Ronroco (Nonesuch, 1998)

From the Banks of the Ganges: Sacred Chants of Shiva (Heaven on Earth, 1997)

Robin Jones and King Salsa – Ache (Royal Palm, 2007)

Todi Neesh Zhee Singers – Dancers of Mother Earth (Canyon, 2006)

Various - Cafe Bulgaria promotional sampler (Authentic)





PREVIOUSLY LISTED ITEMS


MUSIC DVDs

Count Basie & his Orchestra featuring Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis – Live in Berlin & Stockholm 1968 (18 tracks, 68 minutes)

Bleeding Through – Wolves Among Sheep (live and studio footage from 2005, in one of those stupid hinged cases so the inserts won't fit into regular snapcases)

David Borgo – Chance, Discovery and Design (a/v design with 16 piece band, released as DVD-R)

Cannibal Corpse – Centuries of Torment (triple DVD (live, studio, etc.) in shiny cardboard case, one corner has peeled apart a bit)

The Clash – Westway to the World: Director's Cut (Great doc by Don Letts)

Continuum 2 – (Steve Wilson and Dirk Serries from 2007)

Cthonic – A Decade on the Throne (Japanese metal, 2 CDs + concert DVD in attractive black and red book design, $10)

Evelina Domnitch / Dmitry Gelfand – Camera Lucida (Music by Taylor Dupree & Richard Chartier, Alva Noto, Assmus Tietchens, Matmos, Coh, Carter Tutti, others, in slim cardboard case)


Brian Eno – The Man Who Fell to Earth 1971-1977 (Nice documentary if done without direct involvement of Eno. Lots of clips of him, tho. No idea why they gave it a David Bowie title. Comes with cardboard outer sleeve. UPC punched. 154 minutes)


Envy – Transfovista (two hour DVD of live footage)

Grails – Acid Rain (Videos from different years and 2007 live set in digipack with outer sleeve

Inside Roxy Music 1972-74 (documentary about the good years with the killer Beat Club footage)

Isis – Clearing the Eye (live clips and videos from 2006)

KGB – Noise Forest (Brendan Dougherty, Guido Hennebohl, Kim Cascone with pretty images)

Lemmy – 49% M—therfucker, 51% Son of a Bitch (The documentary everyone was talking about. Double DVD in fancy case – 3 hours of bonus live and backstage clips, interviews, etc. $8)

Mikrokolektyw – Dew Point (Artur Majewski and Kuba Suchar 2010 concert)

Mono – Holy Ground: NYC Live with the Wordless Music Orchestra (CD + DVD from 2010)

Mono – The Sky Remains the Same as Ever (110 minute documentary, live and studio footage in nice cardboard case with cardboard outer sleeve that I splattered coffee on)

Oliver Mtukudzi – Shanda (documentary + CD, $8)

Opeth – Lamentations: Live at Shepherd's Bush Empire 2003 (14 tracks plus two making-of-album shorts)

Dolly Parton – Blue Valley Songbird (1999 movie starring Dolly and Billy Dean)

TV Sheriff and the Trailbuddies – Not 4 $ale (Wacked out “video band” from LA – sampling, collage, karaoke and mind control)

Sounds and Silence: Travels With Manfred Eicher (2011 documentary about ECM Records)

Lennie Tristano – Solo: The Copenhagen Concert (Nine tracks from 1965, Danish TV)

Turisas: A Finnish Summer With Turisas (metal band camping under the midnight sun, really enjoyable doc even if you're not a fan of the band)

Vader: And Blood Was Shed in Warsaw (2007 concert)

Various – A History Lesson: Part 1 – Punk Rock in Los Angeles in 1984 (Directed by Dave Travis. With the Meat Puttpets, Red Kross, the Minutemen, Twisted Roots)

Various – Down From the Mountain (Concert film supporting “O Brother Where Art Thou” with the Fairfield Four, John Hartford, Emmylou Harris, Allison Krauss, Ralph Stanley, Gillian Welch and others)

Various – Flashbacks: Pop Parade (9 tracks of TV appearances, with Sonny and Cher, Jim Croce, the Fifth Dimension, Kenny Rogers & the First Edition, Raquel Welch & Tom Jones, Lou Rawls, Dionne Warwick. It's like YouTube unpixelated!)

Various – Flashbacks: Soul Sensations (9 tracks of TV appearances, Ike and Tina Turner, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Bo Diddley, Lou Rawls and Freda Payne, Dionne Warwick. Like YouTube without the commercials!)

Various – Funk You Very Much (13 tracks of live / TV clips, with Johnny “Guitar” Watson, Tower of Power, Curtis Mayfield, Albert Collins, Larry Carlton, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown and others)

Various – Fuzz: The Sound That Revolutionized the World (Great doc about distortion with Billy Givvons, Jon Spencer, Wolfmother, more)

Various – Intangible Asset No. 82 (great doc about South Korean drumming. Sealed.)

Various – Live at the Smell (No Age, Abe Vigoda, Foot Village, Ponytail, Captain Ahab, more)

Various – Metal = Live Vol. 2 (2 CDs, 1 DVD, includes Bleeding Through, As I Lay Dying, In Flames, Converge, way more, $10)

Various – Metallimania (Directed by Marc Paschke. With Tom Araya, Rob Halford and Madonna)

Various – Noisy People: Improvising a Musical Life (Directed by Tim Perkis. With Greg Goodman, Philip Greenlief, Dan Plosney, Gino Robair, Anthony Braxton, Fred Frith, Tim Wright, others. Released as DVD-R)

Various – People Who Do Noise (nice doc on the Portand scene, with Smegma, Yellow Swans, Daniel Menche, Pulse Emitter, God, Kitty Midwife, others)

Various – Play Your Own Thing: A Story of Jazz in Europe (90 minute documentary with Louis Armstron, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Jan Garbarek, Dizzy Gillespie, Dexter Gordon, Bud Powell, Enrico Rava, Louis Sclavis, Ben Webster and more)

Various – Rock 'n Roll's Greatest Teen Idols (30+ tracks including Bobby Vee, Paul Anka, Tommy Sands, Troy Shondell, Frankie Lymon, 120 minutes)

Various – The Very Best of Country Music Goes to Europe, Vol. 1 (14 songs incl. Lynn Anderson, Lacey J. Dalton, Hoyt Axton, Bill Anderson, Billie Jo Spears, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Billy Walker, Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash)

The Who – Who's Better, Who's Best (20 tracks of live / TV footage and promo clips, from “My Generation” to “Eminence Front” in nice, slim cardboard case.

Neil Young Under Review 1976-2006 (with Robert Christgau, Barney Hoskins, Clinton Heylin, etc.)


MOVIES, CARTOONS, NON-MUSIC DOCS

Barkley's Barnyard Critters – funny cartoon about an animal rock band, 80 minutes

The Big Lebowski (uh, The Big Lebowski)

Drive-In Cult Classics – B-Movie Classics [8 trashy movies on 2 double-sided discs in extra-large snap case: Pick Up (1980); The Sister-in-Law (1974); The Stepmother (1972); The Teacher (1974); Trip With Teacher (1975); Best Friends (1975); Cindy & Donna (1970) $10]

Gorehouse Greats [12 movies on three double-sided discs in extra-large snap case: Blood of Dracula's Castle (1969); Blood Mania (1970); Brain Twisters (1981); The Devil's Hand (1962); The Madmen of Mandoras (1963); Nightmare in Wax (1969); Prime Evil (1988); Satan's Slave (1976); Stanley (1972); Terrified (1963); Terror (1968); Trip With the Teacher (1975) $12]

Hulk (Ang Lee director, 2 disc version)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978 version with Leonard Nimoy, Donald Sutherland, Jeff Goldblum)

Kids in the Hall – Complete Season 1 (four DVDs in slim cases and box, $15)

The League of Gentlemen – The Complete Series 1 (six episodes of great British weirdo comedy)

South Park – Imaginationland (Director's cut, 68 minutes)

Suburban Shootout – Season One (great British dark comedy about a housewife crime syndicate, eight episodes)

Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny – Worth it for the Dio intro alone.

Wah Do Dem – Actually very enjoyable movie about a recently dumped Brooklyn musician stranded in Jamaica. With Norah Jones. Music and appearances by MGMT, Santigold, etc.)

BOOKS

Satchmo: My Life in New Orleans by Louis Armstrong (trade paperback, super fun to read)

To the Limit: The Untold Story of the Eagles by Marc Eliot (hardcover)

Ozzy Knows Best: An Unauthorized Biography by Chris Nickson (2002 bio of Ozzy Osbourne, trade paperback)

Possessed: The Rise and Fall of Prince by Alex Hahn (2003, hardcover)

Kings of Jazz by Bessie Smith by Paul Oliver (72 page bio, trade paperback)


FICTION / LITERATURE

William S. Burroughs – The Place of Dead Roads (trade paperback)

William S. Burroughs – The Soft Machine (trade paperback)


William S. Burroughs – The Final Journals (hardcover)


William S. Burroughs – Naked Lunch: 50th Anniversary Edition (hardcover in heavy cardboard case, case shows minor wear)


OTHER


Photo Poche: Peter Beard (small and collectable collection of prints, $25)

The Joy of Pi by David Slatner (little square math geek book)