some nice scores there. that Ethiopians gets 5 stars from this guy.
ok, i have literally been sworn to secrecy, but i just can't stand it anymore and i HAVE to tell somebody about this...
i figure you guys are all far enough away from here that it's safe.
a friend turned me on to this hoarder-type dude who lives near here whose wife is forcing him to sell off all his records and audio equipment.
i've never seen anything like it, it's a diggers wet dream.
dude's entire house is stacked floor to ceiling with records, every room and the whole garage too.
i would estimate that dude has upwards of 40K records all in boxes. no joke. music from all over the map, but so far i've grabbed about 120 LPs and as many 45s... Herbie Hancock, Isaac Hayes, Bar-Kays, Kool & the Gang, Isley Bros, Temptations... it just goes on and on and on, and the guy takes very good care of all of his stuff, almost all of them are VG+ bordering on NM-. i've been KILLING my discogs 'wantlist'.
seriously, it's f***ing CRAZY.
but it even gets crazier.
i already said the guy is a hoarder, right?
well, another thing he likes to hoard is vintage super high end audio equipment.
friday (along with about 60 records) i brought myself home a pristine SL-1700 (mark 1) that honestly looks and works like it just came out of the box.
he has a SL-3 that he says he doesn't want to sell, but i think i can get him to come around, he has upwards of 15 old Dual TTs, probably another 30 turntables, all decent, a whole room full of high end speakers... amps, tape decks, tuners... it really is mind-boggling.
my next trip i'll be (hopefully) bringing home a Sansui AU-9500 amp and matching TU 9500 tuner... these things have to be seen (and heard) to be believed... the highest of high end, just google the damn thing... and it's just the tip of the iceberg, dude has rooms full of this kind of stuff.
my friend who introduced me tot his guy got super pissed off at me for posting about it on the facebooks when i got home from out first dig there (i was supposed to keep it secret, and let's just say that i have lots of fellow diggers on my FB feed), and not being able to FREAK OUT and tell somebody about it is seriously driving me nuts.
i think we're going back in after Xmas, i'll keep you guys posted.
in the meantime, i dream of this: