Vinyl Wednesday



Hi Friends,

It’s the return of Vinyl Wednesday. Let’s not even talk about the last time we had one, ok? Thanks for your understanding.

 I am not sure if I have mentioned before but I have quite a few interesting little collections. Little collections that turned into huge ones and now I have no place to keep them. Hoarder problems. My favorite collection is my children’s records. These started with some hand me down records from my older siblings that I used to rock/wreck on my brown Fischer Price record player. Some of these were second hand to them so by the time it got to me they were pretty thrashed.

The lines and memories have blurred as to which ones were my brother’s and sister’s from ones that were given to me to ones I have bought, sometimes in triplicate. I just can’t leave a kiddie record behind if the price is right.

The Disneyland Records are the jewels of my collection. My top favorites are movie soundtracks and ride soundtracks.

I still have a few missing from my collection. Feel free to contact me to donate your old records to my quest.

Today my very special pick is Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Bittersweet Susie | Vinyl Wednesday | Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Bittersweet Susie | Vinyl Wednesday | Bedknobs and Broomsticks

I feel this film falls under the radar and out of the popular eye because there are no damn princesses in it. That is ludicrous! This is the BEST KIND of story for kids to get into – adventure, make believe, underwater adventures, WITCHCRAFT which was a particular fascination of mine when I was a kid (what that is TOTALLY normal) SOMEONE GET ME A MAGIC BED-KNOB STAT!

Yay witchcraft and musical numbers:

When the Disney Archive exhibit was at the Ronald Reagan Library I got to SEE the actual Bedknob. Dreams really do come true, sometimes.

WAY better than Little Mermaid:

A bonus is that most the adventure in this movie takes place while they are all lounging on a bed, my dream come true.

And look: I found the album for you, so convenient!

Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Plus it is written by the SHERMAN BROTHERS – whom can do no wrong in my eyes.

Thanks for coming back to me for the reunion tour of Vinyl Wednesday – I will try not to make my absence a thing. Just to be safe you should subscribe!

HOMEWORK:

• What do you collect?

• Favorite under the radar kids movie?

Vinyl Wednesday

Middle of the week, middle of the week. You made it to the MIDDLE OF THE WEEK.

It is a glass half full/half empty situation friends.

I am back with another edition of Vinyl Wednesday. I think maybe 2 of you out there will give a crap about this one. HI ERIC!

This week I am featuring a record from my childhood collection and a trip back to the world of fine cinema.

I present to you:

The Chipmunk Adventure

Bittersweet Susie | Vinyl Wednesday | The Chipmunk Adventure

 Album: The Chipmunk Adventure (movie soundtrack)

Year: 1987

Bought: Tempo Records in Northridge CA

Price: FULL PRICE – I got it NEW when the movie was still in the theaters!

Bittersweet Susie | Vinyl Wednesday | The Chipmunk Adventure

My fellow children of the 80s – Take a look at this. I love love LOVED this album and played it constantly. My sister and I would sing along specifically to the   “Girls of Rock ‘n’ Roll” Track. Who DIDN’T want to be a Chipette?

My second fave song was “Getting Lucky” – it was the perfect inappropriate kid version of a 1950s rock song. The 80s were the best for having questionable content geared for kids (Do you know how many bad words are in The Goonies?!?)

I am surprised this record still plays – we practically wore it OUT (I am sure our mom was thrilled)

I will admit that I have not seen this in years, but I am going to go ahead and say that it holds up and is SPECTACULAR. You are missing out on all that is awesome in your childhood if you have not seen it.

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Homework:

  • What is your favorite Chipmunk endeavor? 
  • What is your favorite song/memory from this movie?
  • What was your favorite kids record from your childhood?

Vinyl Wednesday


Hi there! looking to get over the HUMP of this week? Have NO FEAR for I am here with a random selection from my record collection.

I have given in to my obsessive compulsive ways recently and started to catalog my vinyl music collection. I noticed that over half my stuff is almost completely unlistenable, not because they are scratched but because they are just odd. I like to buy records for the artwork, the weirder the better. I try to only shop in dollar bins – save for that certain special record I cannot leave behind. Thrift stores that charge $10 for a Johnny Mathis album makes me snort and laugh. Pro tip: Johnny Mathis albums are EVERYWHERE. Never pay more than a buck, not like you would want them in the first place. I think the Johnny Mathis fan base has died off and unleashed his music out there to the record bins. I usually find 1 to every 4 records flipped through.

The bulk of my collection is actually children’s records. They are still making new records but not the kid’s stuff, lame right? I started with a small collection passed down from my older brother and sis and never stopped hoarding them. Some of those records were passed down to them and by the time they came to me they were very well-loved. I rocked all these on my brown Fischer Price record player that STILL WORKS!

Today’s selection is:

Bittersweet Susie | Vinyl Wednesday

 Album: Shari Lewis and Wing Ding , Charlie Horse, Lamb Chop Sing!

Year: 1958

Bought: Random record store

Price: 99 cents!

Ooooh the entire record is on Spotify

The album is pretty decent. Shari has a wonderful voice – give it a shot.

I LOOOVE Shari Lewis. My little sis, Trish, and I got this VHS tape called “101 Things For Kids To Do”  and it was the greatest thing EVER. It was like a craft book or a pinterest page came to life – WITH PUPPETS! I am sure we wore it out. *UPDATE: Thanks Bryan for finding this link  – THE ENTIRE VIDEO FRIENDS!

The Shari Lewis Show

Hush Puppy is my favorite – and this is the hair style of my dreams

Homework:

  • Do you collect records?
  • What are your favorites?
  • Favorite record stores?
  • Favorite Shari Lewis ANYTHING?

Come back next week to see some more vinyl. I cannot promise there won’t be clowns. Come back anyways, yea?