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Five in the morning is the time my alarm goes off on Saturday, causing me a fleeting moment of Tourette’s and a more sustained moment of self-loathing. I used to casually go to the swap meet whenever I’d wake up—maybe 7 or 7:30 a.m. Read more

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“You think they’d let me work at a record store and not know who Zeppelin is?” I asked this despite the fact that I wanted to bewilder him by asking, “Is that Puff Daddy’s backing band on the song ‘Come With Me’ from the Godzilla soundtrack?” Read more

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How did I end up in a house in Clairemont grabbing bargain first pressings and having knives thrown by my head? Well, a week prior, I had met this lady piggybacking off of someone else’s yard sale in Ocean Beach. Read more

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The storage unit door opened and I immediately had that Christmas Morning pulse of a spoiled child. Read more

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Most records are only as valuable as the joy they bring when someone listens to them. That’s probably the lamest Hallmark sentence I’ve ever written, but it’s the truth. Read more

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