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The Giller Prize Winner Sean Michaels

Congratulations to Sean Michaels, author of US Conductors, on his #GillerPrize win!!

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Happy Halloween

#nowplaying spooky must haves: “Death of a Disco Dancer” and “My Wife and My Dead Wife” . Happy Halloween everyone. Open till 8pm as usual tonight.zoinks_pumpkin

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Vinyl Records For Sale : Modest Mouse, Captain Beefheart, Salt ‘N’ Pepa, and more

We have the following vinyl records for sale in our Just In Section, so if you are interested you can stop by in person or contact us for more info:

Modest Mouse – The Lonesome Crowded West (1997)
Micah P. Hinson And The “Pioneer Saboteurs”
Captain Beefheart – Safe as Milk
Grateful Dead – Shakedown Street
Taj Mahal – Giant Step
Land of Kush – Against The Day
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Salt ‘N’ Pepa – A Salt With A Deadly Pepa Featuring Spinderella
Salt ‘N’ Pepa – Hot, Cool & Vicious

Captain Beefheart - Safe as Milk

Captain Beefheart – Safe as Milk

Salt 'N' Pepa

Salt ‘N’ Pepa

Salt 'N' Pepa

Salt ‘N’ Pepa

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Micah P. Hinson And The "Pioneer Saboteurs"

Micah P. Hinson And The “Pioneer Saboteurs”

Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

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5ive Style

5ive Style

Bloorcourt Arts and Crafts Fair

Bloorcourt Arts and Crafts Fair

Bloorcourt Arts and Crafts Fair

The Bloorcourt Arts and Crafts Fair is a one-day street festival on Bloor St. W. that takes place on Sept. 6th. The event involves a number of talented arts and crafts vendors, an exciting children’s area, a showcase of local cuisine, live music, a soccer skill testing area and so much more.

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The Paradise Theatre – A Toronto Landmark

With all the construction happening right now, I thought I would take the time to document some of the changes here on Bloor Street.  For the past few years, the fate of the Paradise Theatre (1008 Bloor St W) has been up in the air despite its heritage status. Thankfully the new owners do not want to tear it down, and plan to restore it. As you can see from the photo this theatre has certainly seen better days. Since it is the main thing that we see when looking out our window, we can’t wait to see what’s in store for this location. The original old sign above the marquee is stunning – here’s hoping they can recreate that part of it.

For more information on the history of The Paradise check out these terrific articles:

Toronto’s old movie theatres—the Paradise (Eve’s Paradise) By Doug Taylor

The Paradise Theatre By Jamie Bradburn

Paradise Theatre 1937 vs Now

Paradise Theatre 1937 vs Now

Most expensive items sold in Discogs June 2014

Most expensive items sold in Discogs Marketplace for June 2014

Most expensive items sold in Discogs Marketplace for June 2014

Most expensive items sold in Discogs Marketplace for June 2014

Are Vinyl Records Selling More Than Ever?

Jack White now has the highest selling vinyl record for the past 20 years. So is vinyl here to stay? Pitchfork looks into it in with this article about vinyl sales. Some surprising quotes and stats from the article :record_sales

Recently, London-based ICM Research found that “15 percent of those who buy physical music formats such as CDs, vinyl records, and cassettes never listen to them—they buy them purely to own.”

“Consumers who maybe weren’t analog, record-head types, but still want to support artists they love, were underestimated,” Blandford says. “They want to put something on their shelf that they or their friends can see—a physical signifier of their fandom.”

In the old days, when vinyl was the dominant format, Amoeba’s Weinstein recalls that everyone had an altar to their music in their homes—a stereo, speakers, and LP rack readily visible—and that altar has now come full circle for younger vinyl buyers. “It’s a topic of conversation,” Weinstein says. “You’re showing off what your tastes are as a way of defining what’s important to you.”

Records for Sale : Post Rock/Indie Rock – Vinyl Records

WHITEHASSLE BUILTTOSPILL DOMAKESAYTHINK hangedup SONGSOHIAHave the following Post Rock/Indie Rock vinyl records for sale, prices vary, so if you are interested you can stop by in person or phone for more info:

BEDHEAD – Beheaded
BEDHEAD -Transaction De Novo (Trance Syndicate Records)
RODAN – Rusty (Quarterstick Records)
THE FOR CARNATION – S/T
THE FOR CARNATION – Marshmallows (Matador)
THE SEA AND CAKE – The Biz (Thrill Jockey)
SEAM – Are You Driving Me Crazy (Touch and Go)
RACHELS – Handwriting (Quarterstick Records)
SUPERCHUNK – Come Pick Me Up (Merge Records)
QUASI – Featuring “Birds” (Up Records)
THE SONORA PINE – S/T (Quarterstick Records)
THE SONORA PINE II (Quarterstick Records)
SONGS: OHIA – The Lioness (Secretly Canadian)
HANGEDUP – Kicker In Tow (Constellation)
BUILT TO SPILL – Perfect From Now On (Warner Bros)
WHITE HASSLE – National Chain (Matador)
DO MAKE SAY THINK – & Yet & Yet (Constellation)

Stop by and have a look!

Records for Sale : Soul 45s – Vinyl Records

Have the following 45 rpm records for sale, prices vary, so if you are interested you can stop by in person or phone for more info:

SAM & DAVE

SAM & DAVE

LITTLE RICHARD

LITTLE RICHARD

THE EMOTIONS

THE EMOTIONS 45 “Got to be the man/So I can love you” Volt

PEOPLE'S CHOICE

PEOPLE’S CHOICE 45 “Do It Any Way You Wanna/The Big Hurt”

MARVIN GAYE

MARVIN GAYE 45 “Your Unchanging Love” Tamla Motown

Have the following 45s for sale, prices vary, so if you are interested you can stop by in person or phone for more info:

THE EMOTIONS 45 “Got to be the man/So I can love you” Volt
PEOPLE’S CHOICE 45 “Do It Any Way You Wanna/The Big Hurt”
MARVIN GAYE 45 “At Last (I Found Love)/Chained” Tamla
MARVIN GAYE 45 “You/Change What You Can” Tamla Motown
LITTLE RICHARD 45 “Good Golly, Miss Molly/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey” Specialty
LITTLE RICHARD 45 “Long Tall Sally/Slippin and Slidin” Specialty
SUNNY & The Sunliners 45 “Rags to Riches/Not Even Judgment Day
SAM & DAVE 45 “Hold on I’m Coming” Stax
THE FLAMING EMBER 45 “Filet de Soul/Mind Body and Soul” Buddah
JIMMY RUFFIN 45 “I’ve Passed This Way Before/Tomorrow’s Tears” Tamla Motown
JACKIE WILSON 45 ” Higher and Higher/I’m the One to Do It” Brunswick
FOUR TOPS 45 “Reach Out I’ll Be There/Until You Love Someone” Tamla Motown

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