Records, Friends & Coffee

Back to blogging after being struck down with the flu.
It’s no secret that I have a terrible immune system, but I haven’t been knocked down like this for a good few years!

Anyway, last Saturday was Record Store Day. I set my alarm for 4.45am and made it to Crash Records in Leeds by just around half past 5.

We had terrible McDonalds’ hot chocolate and I passed on the dirty breakfast options this year. I just can’t stand that McDonalds taste! Unfortunately nowhere else is open at that ungodly hour and FYI don’t get up before 5am when you’re coming down with the flu!

After we collected our records, Boyfriend my friend Jazzymin and I tried to join the back of the queues in both our independent record shops to purchase second copies for friends. The queues were crazy big this year, even an hour after opening times! My eyes were streaming and I was totally disorientated. Even the entire box of tissues in my bag did nothing to aid my illness so eventually I was dragged for amazing Burger King lunch (…breakfast?) and finally snuggled my pyjama-clad self on the sofa with my Chilli Cheese Bites and my new pretties.

Elbow was a bit of a disappointment! Over £7 for a one track 7″!

I bought Brendan Benson(!) – What Kind of World 7″, Karen Elson – Milk & Honey 7″, M Ward – Primitive Girl 7″ and She & Him – Volume One on coloured vinyl. It’s supposedly the album’s first time on vinyl in the UK, but as a mad crazy music fan, I already own the US import. However I couldn’t pass up coloured vinyl, it’s a beauuuutiful orange! One of these days I shall have to post about my gorgeous record collection :)

There are no photos of me due to illness and ‘hideous face’ issues! I’m hoping to be back making outfit posts soon and I’m working on a new installment for ‘An Etsy Tale’.

Until then I have Mum’s homemade lasagne and Boyfriend just got home so I’m going for cuddles!

Loves! x xx

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  • Jo Payne

    Oooh Brendan Benson, love! Going to see him play in a few weeks – first time ever, so very excited! Would love to read about your record collection one day :-) x

  • Sophie

     Where are you seeing him? You are going to love it, he is fantastic!! :) Have you heard the new album?

  • Rebecca’s Emporium

    Arr, I am
    jealous of your day – except for the flu bit! – ;) Hope you’re feeling better!

    I’m still
    floating around on the outside of the world of records. I’m soooo tempted to commandeer
    my parents old record player, but it’s in the loft and oober heavy, and I have
    no house to put it in yet :(

    I’d love to read more about your record collection! :)

  • Sophie

     Ah, I totally started with my mum’s record collection. I didn’t have the luxury of the family record player as it broke and was thrown away long ago. I had to buy a reaaaallly crappy one from Argos, all my budget would cover back then! I have a beaautifuuuuul retro looking, wooden one now that has CD, radio and tape(!) players built in. It was a fortune, but I adore it! Lookit:

    You should totally get into records, though. The sound is so rich and I don’t know, when I put a record on I really listen to it instead of sticking iTunes on shuffle and wandering off. I love getting a cuppa or a glass of wine and playing a great record really loud while looking over the record sleeve and artwork or just swaying idly round the room to the music ;)

  • Thesequinnedsheep

    Sorry you were so poorly, hope you are better now.  The lasagne and cuddles sounds lovely!  Hope you had a good time anyway, I’ve never heard of any of the records you got! LOL!