Thursday, August 13, 2015
Clutter Turns Into Colletion: A Walk Down Memory Lane with 45 LP's, Menus and Matches.
. This site is useful for cataloging vinyl records, CD's and tapes based on country of print, studios, year of release, promotional copies to rare releases. As the account manager, you rate the quality of the copy based on the condition of the media and the packaging. The site will also show how many copies are requested and the number listed for sale as well as the low to high sell prices. In the search box, you type in the name of the artist and then locate the record. Often there is a media playback for each song on the album that sends you into a deeper into the memory forest. Deep in a box under the stack of albums to a pleasant surprise, I discovered a well kept collection of menus and old matches from many popular and extinct Los Angeles eateries. The Sports Deli was a restaurant in Century City above the Schubert Theatre at the time Beatle Mania was playing. There were a couple from a clothing store called War Babies and Nunn Bush Brass Boots. Other matches represented nightclubs that reminded me of the early boom of Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood in late 70's to 80's. There were matches from popular black owned nightclubs around L.A from Hollywood to a Baldwin Hills where a row of nightclubs populated a stretched along Crenshaw Boulevard the Leimert Park district. Each match released a flood of memories; dejavu. I recalled the time when I was under twenty-one when I would hang out with a group of my girls from high school. As partners in crime. We would show up with fake ID to places such as the Speakeasy, the Candy Store that was owned by Jane Kennedy and Leon Issac and the Total Experience. I found matches from Page One; the ever more popular profile for players and pros. Back towards a more esteemed city of West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Bel Air were matches from hotels and a pack I took from Sammy Davis Jr.'s home in Hollywood Hills (that's another story). Sometimes, amongst clutters you can find gems that are priceless memories that no amount of money can buy.