Friday, September 25, 2015

Obsession Records - Lake Otis and Tudor

Verna at Obsession Records
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I had some errands yesterday and took the long way back along the Campbell Creek trail to Lake Otis and passed the mall at the corner.  I'd heard that the Russian grocery there had real rye bread, so I cruised the parking lot.

I found Obsession Records - a place I'd heard about, but had never been open when I looked.  Now it was open (it's open 5-8pm for now while the people there work elsewhere during the day.)  I poked my head in and looked around.

 I like the idea that the turntable is back.  There's a different sound quality - not necessarily better - to the records.

Part of what's called the jazz section.  Artists are arranged in alphabetical order by first name.  I found Nancy Wilson under N.   Records seemed to range between $10 and $24 per album. 

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As an old fogie I'm not too current on new stuff and was only fuzzily aware that new music is being released on vinyl, but here's a list of coming attractions.

Here it is from the outside.  It's the mall with Golden Donuts at the corner.  This unit is way in the back.

And when I got home I got out an old Kingston Trio album. "They're rioting in Africa" seemed very contemporary.   From Oldy Lyrics

"They're rioting in Africa. They're starving in Spain. There's hurricanes in Florida and Texas needs rain.
The whole world is festering with unhappy souls. The French hate the Germans. The Germans hate the Poles.
Italians hate Yugoslavs. South Africans hate the Dutch and I don't like anybody very much!
But we can be tranquil and thankful and proud for man's been endowed with a mushroom shaped cloud.
And we know for certain that some lovely day someone will set the spark off and we will all be blown away.
They're rioting in Africa. There's strife in Iran. What nature doesn't do to us will be done by our fellow man."

Oh, and it turns out the Russian grocery is gone.  The sign's still up, but but the shop was bare rooms.  So when I got home I finished the bread I've been working on for days.  But that's another post. 


  1. I remember reading long ago, maybe even in the 80s, that records would never probably totally disappear because they are more psychologically satisfying a purchase in recorded sound. Cassettes looks the same whether there's something recorded on them or not, and with CDs you must examine the uninked side under good light to reassure yourself there's something on there.

    Then too, watching a record spin on a turntable while the pickup arm slowly travels toward the center provides a welcome involvement of the listener to the process, rather than sliding some shining object that looks like it missed a ride on the bridge of the Enterprise into a drawer and watch only the sterile tick-down of minutes and seconds on a LCD window.

    And that's before we even get to those often work-of-art album covers.

    1. Nice. I hadn't yet articulated these thoughts on my own, but as soon as I read them, they all ring true.


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