Spring - early Summer
May has finally arrived and the new booting season is finally spluttering into life.There will no doubt be the odd occasional scattered shower with light winds but it’s pretty much boots on. Over the past few months I have picked up some nice 7” singles as well as some unusual flexi-discs I had not come across before. I am looking forward to a healthier booting season this year than ...
The booting season is pretty much closing down for the winter now, but there are still the few odd boots popping up in various town halls and community centres so I am still managing to find various bits & bobs. I came across a stash of football vinyl recently at a village car boot held in a church car park, so I have posted up some of those this time though they do lean quite heavily on a...
I am actually a bit bored with moaning about the weather here now but at least the paper today claims that it has been “the wettest on record” and that I can totally agree with, literally! Still, I have managed to find some nice vinyl delights on my rare trips to the sodden fields which I think you’ll find of interest including more Century 21 singles - I see none for years then...
So much for the rain staying away for the last 2 months, this has of course meant that for me most weekends have been totally useless and bootless! A nightmare for the shady black marketeers and a pain in the neck for bloggers like me who only want to crouch down without getting wet brown patches on their knees. However, there has been the odd one or two finds in the fields and I have optimism...
The new car boot season has started - at last! it feels like months since I was able to get down on my knees and scrabble about in mucky boxes under tables in wet fields or litter strewn car parks but now I can finally do it again, oh joy! Mind you the Northamptonshire boots are yet to really kick off, that will hopefully be when it stops bloody raining. We may be in one of the dryest counties in...
I am still out and about at the weekends but mostly on Sundays for now as the Saturday boots are non-existant until it warms up a bit. I’ve also been concentrating on picking up just singles too as they are easier to scan and I am building up a post of albums only, to come soon whooo hoo! Until then here are some of my nicest vinyl finds since Christmas. MALCOLM STEWART :...
late Winter 2011
Despite the cold and grim mornings there are still plenty of hardy souls out there in the fields and car parks of Northampton at 7am on a Sunday morning! I may not be brave enough to stand around for a few hours behind a trestle table myself but I am still to be found on my knees digging away in search of vinyl treasures. These past few weeks have been kind to me as I have dug up s’more...
The booting year is certainly winding down now with only a few more of the big regular events to go and I am soon gonna be wondering what to do with my Sunday mornings. I’ve discovered a few nice singles in the last few weeks however, nothing especially rare but sweet enough to squirrel away. I also plan on selling a load of old albums at the end of the month, so if your at Sixfields Stadium...
This has proved to be another fruitful month for singles, I did pick up a few albums however, the nicest of which was a Psych-Punk compilation called Mayhem & Psychosis which is pretty, pretty good. I came across a box of Tom Jones albums and tucked in at the back were the top three singles below, the first of which I was quite excited about at first until I noticed a missing letter in his...
mid Summer part 2
I left it until the end of the month to update this time as there was the Bank Holiday and the end of August, I need not have worried as once again this summer month has been a bit of a wash-out. Still, I did find some nice bits ‘n’ bobs on my hunts, but I now have to travel further afield to seek out quality booty as there is so much competition at my local car boots. Things I found...
mid Summer part 1
July proved to be a pretty grim month for the car boots, I blame the weather so there is not much I can do about that, but I did find a few nice records. I had one really good week at the beginning of the month when I found a lot of unusual singles however I can’t help feeling the rain gods are picking on the weekends to deliberately piss me off, grrrr. SERIOUS THRUSH : Give 3...
This month is starting off pretty well really, I bought 3 collections of different things at the boots last weekend alone. A huge box of promo CD’s from a well known 6 Music DJ for £10 as well as a large collection of old sheet music by the likes of The Beatles, Billy Fury, Tornados, etc which I discovered in a box seemingly untouched for over 40 years, it looked like it had come from a...
I was lucky to find some nice 7” singles this last weekend as the weather turned pretty nasty and so rain stopped play, even though I did soldier on through a heavy shower at one point! A lot of the records I have not posted here were scarce Punk-era stuff like early Stiff & Beserkley releases, some Julian Cope/Teardrops double-packs and Devo coloured vinyl but the ones I have posted...
early Spring 2011
Car booting season is with us again, the weekend church of the bargain hunter, for what we are about pick up may we all be truly grateful. There are usually 2 on each weekend morning at least, so plenty of opportunity to find something of interest. I am always on the look-out for more unusual vinyl treasures and as I only started my 2011 digging last Saturday, I have only found a few choice...
Picks of 2010
This is certainly the best record I have found on my car boot hunts this year. It comes inside a book from 1964 in it’s original dust-jacket with 50 pages explaining the olde English way of ‘Hunting By Ear’. With illustrations and text to help the listener “understand and add much to the joys and appreciation of fox-hunting”. Blooding marvellous! ABBA...
Godiego : Monkey Magic - TV Theme EP : BBC 1980 This is a nice 3 track Maxi Single I had not seen before by Godiego a Japanese band who also composed several other film and TV soundtracks. Monkey was a cult show broadcast in the late 70’s and early 80’s and was based on a 16th century Chinese novel. This single is pretty scarce now and I’d imagine the Monkey Fan Site would...