The LG Collection
A former colleague of mind called on me about a month ago. Lee had a bunch of records that were sitting around and hadn’t been played in years. He saw I was listening to records, so he offered to give me his collection. I’m going to be honest with you. I figured it would be a milk crate full of well-loved vinyl. Anyone who collects records knows that albums take a beating over time. So when I showed up to find a plastic storage container full of 114 records covering 30 years of American pop/rock music I was pretty stoked. I pulled a few out and looked at them. Perfect. 95% of these albums are clean as clean can be. This was the point where I offered Lee money, offered to sell them for him, and offered to take his turntable and get it repaired. After he refused all of my offers, I drove off with a gift I simply could not repay. A month later I have a solution. I’m going to listen to each one and write a bit about the experience. The collection is split about 50/50 along the lines of what I have heard/haven’t heard. It will be a fun way to honor Lee and his awesome gift!