Thursday, September 29, 2011

Carved Wood Bird Clips

These cute wood bird clips are hand carved from
basswood and fitted with a brass clip instead of
feet. Each bird comes perched in a wood gift box
suitable for display. There are five different birds
available... we just got these in and we only have
a few left - they flew out the door (excuse the
pun) but we should be getting more in soon !!

Monday, September 26, 2011

some very rare records have arrived

an original sealed Jackal Awake on periwinkle.

an original mint david on sound canada.

the very hard to find and amazing
second music machine record.

music machines classic first
record in beautiful condition.

Sorry folks, these sold right quick, but there's
lots more great stuff in the store right now...
come and see !!

glass terrarium

another new addition to the shop, these
hanging terrariums are free blown from
recycled glass. Each has a 3" opening in
the front and includes an 8' length of sisal
rope for hanging. Display with air plants
or fill with soil and plants. For indoor use

Saturday, September 24, 2011

record show sunday !

we will be at the croatian cultural
centre buying and selling records
all day long. doors open at 11
hope to see you there !!
the store will be open 12 - 6

sebastian fleet + count oak single

local label kingfisher bluez has just
released the sebastian fleet + count oak 7"
on glow in the dark vinyl. only 100 copies
have been pressed so snap one up quick.
apparently an lp is already in the works.
buy one from the man who put it out -
store employee extraordinaire tim the mute !

Friday, September 23, 2011

wood handle corkscrew

yeah i know, it's a corkscrew, but when you need
one you need one, and this one is pretty sweet.
i think the handle is carved rosewood... and if
you're like me, the fall is the perfect time for
contemplation, reading, listening to records
and drinking red wine... everyone has their
favorite, mine is Masi Valpolicella Bonacosta
so there ya go

record pick time is here again..

laura's pick : veronica falls (2011)
( jeff and tim also love this one )

tim the mutes pick : scotum poles
auchmithie forever (1980)

jeff's pick : cave
neverendless (2011)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

giant pile of records has arrived !

all kinds of great new records in...
flower travelling band made in japan / cave /
mikal cronin / pack a.d. / sic alps / axemen /
bare wires / michael chapman / gal costa /
cromagnon / crystal stilts / death / dirty beaches
ela split / europa / fungi girls restocks / futurisk /
galaxie 500 / jane and jeff hudson flesh /
jesus and mary chain / kids on a crime spree
restocks / los destellos / lou champagne system /
martin dupont / modulo 1000 / neon judgement /
joanna newsom / outsiders cq / parting gifts /
peaking lights space primitive / radio birdman /
scrotum poles / nina simone / small faces /
social climbers / sonny and the sunsets /
bridget st. john / system liliput / group flex /
veronica falls / the wake / wax museums /
robert pete williams / yob and many more...

Monday, September 19, 2011

new stock just arrived !!

as much as i love all that summer has to offer
autumn is also a season that I truly adore ...
who doesn't love the rich fall colour palette
of burnt umber, ochre and raw sienna, the
return of boots to our wardrobes, walking on
a trail of crisp fallen leaves, or cuddling up in
a wool blanket, listening to a record on the
turntable while sipping a glass of red wine ...
but perhaps best of all is the new stock that
starts trickling in to the store at this time of
year... very exciting !!

Friday, September 16, 2011

the times they are a-changin'

Hard to believe that summer is now over as it
seemed to have just begun!! The days are getting
shorter and we are changing our hours slightly
to keep in rhythm with the season...
Saturday & Sunday 12 - 6 pm (no change)
Monday - Thursday 12 - 7 pm (no change)
Friday 12 - 7 pm (reduced from 8 pm)
Lots of new stock on order coming soon
Enjoy the fall !!

new bags just arrived

From Pendleton Woolen Mills, makers
of the wonderful wool blankets we all
know and love comes this convertible
backpack... wear it as a backpack or
carry as an easy access shoulder bag.
100% pure virgin wool, canvas bottom
and back (with full length zip pocket).
Roomy inner compartment houses inner
zip pocket and two slip pockets. Comes
in either red/tan plaid or branch plaid.
It's super cute !!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

more records have arrived

les rallizes denudes restocks / yuya uchida
and the challengers / charles mingus /
amazing births / charles bradley / link wray /
hasil adkins / garage & rockabilly comps /
pretty things /charlie feathers / chants r&b /
kim fowley / erkin koray / the smoke /
yahmaei kouroshi / the wailers / witch /
clark hutchinson / omar souleyman /
george danquah / thai beat a go-go / trad
gras och stenar / real kids / wooden shjips /
tindersticks / bridgitte fontaine / nick drake /
nico chelsea girl / alice coltrane etc.

Friday, September 9, 2011

record picks of the week

laura's pick : ela orleans - i know /
dirty beaches double feature (2011)

tim the mutes pick : shop assistants -
safety net (1986)

jeff's pick : fungi girls -
some easy magic (2011)

lots of great titles just in...

black lips / beirut / big troubles new single /
black angels / black bug / black keys /
blues control / dark day / destroyer /
dirty beaches ela double feature lp /
eater / fungi girls / serge gainsbourg /
galaxie 500 / girls names / remi kabaka /
ketamines / kids on a crime spree /
kurt vile restocks / limes / dan melchior /
mind spiders restocks / r. stevie moore /
oh sees restocks / orchestre poly-rythmo /
real estate restocks / funky rob way /
ty segall restocks / servants youth club disco /
sun araw / terry malts / krypton ten comp /
soviet funk / cold wave electronics /
wild nothing / devon williams and more !

Monday, September 5, 2011

Happy Labour Day

Labour Day in Canada is celebrated on the first
Monday of September. It originally gave workers
the chance to campaign for better pay or working
conditions. The day is now part of a long weekend
for most Canadians... enjoy !!

We will be closing a bit early on Monday
our holiday hours are 12 - 6 pm
It's also the final day of our 20% off sale on
used records... so come on by !!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

new journals etc...

we have lots of new things from this wonderful
stationery company... journals to get those
creative writing juices flowing and diaries to
help you get organized (plus other stuff too!!)

Saturday, September 3, 2011

end of summer sale !!

20% off all used vinyl...
from now through the labour day weekend.
hope to see ya'll.

Friday, September 2, 2011

charles bradley: no time for dreaming

At 62 years of age charles bradley has released
his debut album after spending most of his life
working as a chef. if i had a time machine id go
back to the sixties and sign this guy !! I would
probably see a couple shows and pick up a few
good records too. maybe even in that order.
he is playing the biltmore tonight !!