I was ‘Record Collector of the Month’

I recently had the honor of being named “Record Collector of the Month” on the website of Enjoy The Ride Records, an indie reissue label here on Long Island.  I had a great time doing an interview with them, which you can find on their website along with this photo collage.

I was their February collector, so a lot of the interview tied into with Valentine’s Day, hence the heart-shaped “What You Won’t Do For Love” record by Bobby Caldwell. As for the other photos, there’s…

• Me and my beloved (we actually met on February 14 years ago—at an anti-Valentine’s Day party).

• A wonderful example of crazy packaging—a 10-inch Bananarama picture disc in a double clam-shell case that spins open. The song is a cover of The Doobie Brothers’ “Long Train Running” (AKA “Without love, where would you be now”) and it’s surprisingly good.

• My favorite Enjoy The Ride release—a multicolored 12-inch of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme.

• A Public Enemy 12-inch recently signed by Flavor Flav and Keith Shocklee—and the cover photo was taken on the Meadowbrook Parkway, here on Long Island!

• The rarest record I own—the only known vinyl copy of Tears For Fears’ 2004 album, Everybody Loves a Happy Ending.

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