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Headed Off To Cinema Wasteland

It’s been a very busy week so far preparing for Cinema Wasteland just outside Cleveland Ohio. Turntabling will get back into the swing of regular updates next week after the dust settles; we know it’s been a bit sparse round here lately with all the traveling and record selling, but our work resumes in earnest after the show.

We’ve got The Turntabling Collection for sale at Cinema Wasteland once again–our growing pile of rare, awesome, hard-to-find, and unusual vinyl is for sale and every title you buy directly supports this site, for which we thank you.

There are many people to thank for helping out at the Turntabling booth recently; first and foremost Jennifer Kilzer without whom so much of the Turntabling experience would be much less interesting and fun–her taste in music alone makes her irreplaceable on those long drives.

Jeff Runokivi has also been a mainstay–his help and company at Cinema Wastelands and Horrorhound has been invaluable, and it also great to have Mike Riley along for our first-ever Days of the Dead in Atlanta (not to mention our friends Eliesha and Geoff Huitt who were awesome hosts and tour guides).

And I can’t thank a group of people without mentioning Jon Kitley, head ghoul at Kitley’s Krypt, who got me started in this whole convention record selling stuff in the first place. He took me to my first horror con ever four years ago and I’ve been in big trouble ever since. The Kitley’s Krypt bunch is a family affair, so additional thanks to Nick and Dawn Kitley for being all-around awesome.

See you at Cinema Wasteland?

–Joe Wallace

Turntabling Back From Horrorhound Weekend In Columbus

Turntabling survived the Columbus 2012 Horrorhound Weekend, and what an amazing time it was! The show was jam-packed with people, there were plenty of vinyl junkies dropping by and many of you showed your support of Turntabling by purchasing vinyl and CDs, which is greatly appreciated.

We probably don’t do a very good job of communicating that the purchases at Horrorhound, Cinema Wasteland, all the other shows we do directly support Turntabling.net and keep it alive and kicking. ALL vinyl and CD sales from the shows and online are basically funding the existence of Turntabling.

And for that we are very grateful. This site would literally NOT EXIST if it weren’t for the wonderful people who support us with their purchases. THANK YOU.

And with that in mind, Turntabling shows up again Friday March 30th for Cinema Wasteland, one of the most exciting conventions we do. We’ll be there for another incredible weekend of fun, vinyl, and cinema. It’s at the Holiday Inn on Royalton Road in Strongsville, Ohio, just minutes from downtown Cleveland. The show is located just off the Ohio Turnpike (I-80/90) & I-71. Come join us!!!

(The photo in this post is courtesy of Eric Fredrich via Facebook. Thanks, Eric!)


Turntabling On Tour

Whenever it’s time to load up the vehicle with eight or nine hundred vinyl records, rare CDs and other stuff for sale in the Turntabling booth, I always hear the strains of ‘The Tubes World Tour”. And it’s that time again.

Three shows in March make this a quite busy season–things start with Days of the Dead in Atlanta March 9-11, then it’s Horrorhound Weekend in Columbus March 23-25, and finally at the end of the month Turntabling appears at Cinema Wasteland which always happens in Strongsville, Ohio.

The Atlanta show is truly the farthest Turntabling has ever gone to sell vinyl–13 hours of driving for the one-weekend event is pretty ambitious but you never know how these things will go. If it goes well, it could be a repeat visit for us in years to come.

If you’ve never seen the Turntabling booth at a horror convention or film festival, you’re in for a vinyl-collecting treat. Five or six crates packed full of rare, hard-to-find and just plain awesome records, plus a ton of rare CDs…our selection personally curated and is aimed at the discriminating vinyl junkie looking for things you might be hard pressed to discover elsewhere.

Turntabling sells and collects rare soundtrack sounds (Morricone, Bruno Nicolai, Goblin, Gert Wilden, Piero Umiliani, Harry Manfredini, John Carpenter, you name it) vintage 80s industrial/dark music (Cabaret Voltaire, Wire, Skinny Puppy, Sleep Chamber, Hilt, Legendary Pink Dots, Coil, Test Department, etc), post-punk (PiL, Gang of Four, Pop Group, Shriekback,) and sonic oddities which must be seen to be believed (Leonard Nimoy reading Ray Bradbury, Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi doing horror radio theater, Vincent Price readings, Doctor Who vinyl, etc.)

If you are planning to come to any of the next three events, and want to sell vinyl please get in touch with us at the show or via our comments section–we can’t purchase everything but always give at least some a look and a fair price when there are titles we need. If you wonder what we are in the habit of purchasing, just look at the site and you’ll get a very good idea indeed.

We hope to see you at the shows! In the meantime, here’s a video version of The Tubes World Tour, because it’s our road tripping theme song.

–Joe Wallace


Turntabling Appearances Spring 2012

Spring of 2012 is going to be quite busy–if you’ve never come out to a horror or science fiction convention and visited the Turntabling booth, 2012 is a year full of opportunities for you to see The Turntabling Collection, say hello, and get your hands on rare and cool vinyl and CDs from around the world.

Our first show of the new year is Capricon 32, February 9-12. This science fiction convention is held at the Westin Chicago North Shore, Wheeling, IL. There are two items of note–the guest of honor for this year’s show is Cory Doctorow, who you might know from BoingBoing.

The other is that Turntabling is hosting a party suite during the show on Saturday night, February 11. Stop by the Turntabling booth for details–this is a blowout with free drinks and music by DJ Paisley Babylon.

Our next appearance is scheduled for Days of the Dead in Atlanta, March 9 – 11. The Turntabling Collection will be there with plenty of new arrivals, strange and rare vinyl, plus a LOT of horror soundtracks on CD. We’ve never traveled so far to do a convention, so this is an experiment for Turntabling. Come out and say hello, Atlanta area vinyl lovers!

Following Days of the Dead, Turntabling will be at back-t0-back horror festivals starting with Horrorhound Weekend, March 23-25 in Columbus Ohio. This promises to be a slam-bang con–this one features Pam Grier as one of the guest celebs– and Turntabling will have loads of great finds for you, as usual including some Jackie Brown soundtrack LPs suitable for signing.

While you’re in Columbus, might I also recommend a visit to the really awesome Columbus record stores like Spoonful Records and Lost Weekend? They are most excellent…

The very next weekend finds Turntabling at Cinema Wasteland March 30th, 31st and April 1st, 2012 in Strongsville, Ohio. There are sixteen new-to-Wasteland guests and this show is always a 100% blast. One of the best shows we do, hands down. The Turntabling Collection will be available for sale as usual and there is a lot of hard-to-find vinyl goodness waiting for you.

After that, the travel season winds down for us until August when things start getting crazy again–Flashback Weekend in Chicago, another round of Horrorhound Weekend and Cinema Wasteland appearances, plus we’re looking forward to doing another Flint Horror Con and possible another appearance at Dark Carnival Film Festival. Stay tuned….

Cinema Wasteland Fall 2011

by Joe Wallace

I promised a trip report on Cinema Wasteland–one of my favorite conventions to set up the Turntabling booth at. This time out there were plenty of vinyl junkies to talk shop with, and as usual, the entire weekend flew by faster than you really want it to.

For those who have never been, Cinema Wasteland is, as the name implies, a movie expo featuring underrated, indie and otherwise non-mainstream films, stars, memorabilia and ephemera. There are a lot of indie filmmakers at the show representing their latest work and plenty of well-recognized luminaries signing autographs.


For me, Wasteland is a chance to put the Turntabling Collection in front of a lot of people who haven’t seen it before and rub elbows with my favorite artists, bloggers and filmmakers. This year Turntabling hit the road early to spend some time in Cleveland before the show craziness started.

Here’s a little collection of images from the trip–I’d like to say thanks to everyone who supported Turntabling by purchasing vinyl, CDs, or one of our hand-silk screened record totes or t-shirts. We had a little collection of tees and bags that sold quite well and have gone a long way toward supporting the site–THANK YOU! And special thanks to KitleysKrypt.com, Don and Nina England, Ken and Pam Kish (the organizers and hosts of Cinema Wasteland) and many others for making the trip so amazing.


Why yes, that IS a copy of “What Do You Know, Deutchland?” by  KMFDM. That’s also a Christian Death album, right next to the Legend soundtrack. Tasty.

Local color…I wish this place had been open when we were there…looks fun! There are LOTS of great places to shop in Cleveland, including the crazy retro shop that carried this Richard Wagner action figure:

There was just too much awesomeness in Cleveland for ANYBODY to call it “The Mistake By The Lake” as we’ve heard so often here in Chicago. Pay the scoffers no mind, Cleveland and Cleveland Heights are wonderful stops for a vinyl junkie and retro fiend.


Turntabling at Cinema Wasteland 2011 in Strongsville Ohio

Starting Wednesday, September 28 2011, Turntabling hits the road, bound for the mighty Cinema Wasteland horror convention in Strongsville Ohio.

The show doesn’t start until Friday, September 30th, but there is vinyl buying to be done, some sights in and around Cleveland to be taken in, and on Friday morning the Turntabling Collection needs to be unpacked and made ready for sale at the show.

There will be plenty of updates from Cinema Wasteland on Facebook. My personal FB page also doubles as the Turntabling page, friend me there and let’s get connected!

The image to the left here is more what more than 600 vinyl records looks like packed and ready for the road trip. That’s a whopping EIGHT CRATES of vinyl records. And there are also several crates full of rare and hard to find CDs, too.

If you’ve never attended Cinema Wasteland before, this is your best chance to date of seeing The Turntabling Collection in all its glory. Coil, Legendary Pink Dots, Skinny Puppy, rare Dr. Who vinyl, The Cure, Burroughs on vinyl, Lydia Lunch, J.G. Thirlwell, Sleep Chamber, too many other awesome groups to name all for sale on glorious vinyl records at the Turntabling table. And yes, there is plenty of Italian soundtrack music and related sounds, too.

That aside, Cinema Wasteland is one HELL of a show and this year there are too many amazing guests to name–do you want to meet the director of Basket Case, Frank Henenlotter? Dawn of the Dead’s David Emge? The awesome William Forsythe? Gunnar “Leatherface” Hansen? All scheduled to appear. There are plenty of screenings and other groovy good times there too…

The Turntabling Collection is not available for sale online during Cinema Wasteland as the ENTIRE STOCK is headed there for the show. The collection will be reposted for sale once Wasteland is over and the inventory has been updated.

As always, THANK YOU for your continued support of Turntabling. Every record or CD you purchase goes toward keeping the site alive and kicking, and it is definitely doing all that and more…thanks to you.

–Joe Wallace

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Turntabling Appearances Up Next

Turntabling is hitting the convention trail again soon and I’ve got plans to increase the number of shows I’m doing in 2012.

There’s been such a great, positive response to the vinyl and CDs I sell at Horrorhound Weekend, Flashback, and elsewhere that it seems like the right time to expand the amount of stuff I’m bringing to the shows and the number of shows I bring it to.

That’s why I’m very pleased to be part of two new-to-me shows. Dark Carnival in Bloomington, Indiana is one I’m catching in October (details below) and I just committed to doing Days of the Dead in Atlanta in March 2012.

Cinema Wasteland, September 30 – October 2 2011 in Strongsville Ohio. It’s at the Holiday Inn at 15471 Royalton Road in Strongsville.

Dark Carnival Film Festival, October 21-23 2011 in Bloomington, Indiana. For ticket and location info call (812) 323-3020

Horrorhound Weekend November 11-13 2011 in Cincinnati Ohio. This one is at the Crowne Plaza Hotel 11320 Chester Road.

Capricon is a fun sci-fi show in Wheeling, Illinois held February 9-12 2012. I had a table two years ago and the experience was a lot of fun, so I look forward to getting back there for another go in 2012. This year Turntabling plans to co-host a party room and there should be a lot of mischief, mayhem and fun. Did I mention there will be an open bar?

Days of the Dead Atlanta is March 9-12 2012. This is my first Days of the Dead show so I look forward to getting to meet a lot of you who haven’t made it to the shows I normally do because they’re so far away. Turntabling will bring hundreds of rare, weird, sought-after and collectible records and if you’re in the Altanta area, you should NOT miss this show. Sid “Captain Spaulding” Haig is already confirmed for this show and word has it he’ll be taking photos in the makeup again. Yes, you need to be at this show!

As always, thanks for your support at these shows–I really love meeting people who read the blog and vinyl junkies in general. Thank you!

–Joe Wallace

Are You Going to Cinema Wasteland?

The mighty horror convention Cinema Wasteland is rapidly approaching, and Turntabling marks its second show as a vendor there. I have to say, CW organizers Ken and Pam are completely awesome, always put on a hell of a show, and even manage to find time to chat a bit while going in six directions at once.

I can’t say enough great things about this show–the guest list is always stellar, the movies play non-stop on film and DVD projection, and the hardest of the hardcore horror fan set is out in force twice a year in Strongsville Ohio. This show is minutes from downtown Cleveland.
Right off the Ohio Turnpike (I-80/90) & I-71.

Turntabling is bringing more amazing vinyl than ever–this will be the most vinyl I’ve ever taken to a show to sell, hands down. The Chicago-based Flashback show was a great one, but I have even MORE vinyl on hand for Wasteland. If you want to see a very small sampling of the goodies I’ll bring with me, have a look at my for-sale list of vinyl and CDs at Discogs.com.

I only have about 200 albums and discs listed for sale there at present, I’m working on that…I bring MUCH MORE to the shows these days. How much more? How about ten milk crates or so full?

That’s right–the Turntabling stock has increased exponentially since my last appearance at Cinema Wasteland and I am ALWAYS looking for more. If you need to unload a large pile of albums, by all means get in touch with me at jwallace@turntabling (dotnet).

Please consider coming out for Cinema Wasteland–my vinyl titles aside, the show is a hell of a lot of fun and there is so much great stuff going on that weekend I can’t even begin to describe them all.

Have a look at the CW site to learn the full line-up, which includes William Forsythe, Davide Emge from the original Dawn of the Dead, Frank “Basket Case” Henenlotter, Lloyd Kaufman of Troma fame, Kyra “I ate mommy in Night of the Living Dead” Schon, and too many other awesome names to list here.

Updated Turntabling Appearance Schedule

In addition to selling vinyl online in places like the Turntabling Discogs.com store and similar ventures, this site hits the road every year to do horror and sci-fi conventions. Last week I posted a schedule for the upcoming madness, but since then I’ve had an addition and possibly more to come.

I’ll have more vinyl-and more RARE vinyl-at the following shows than ever before. Not sure how I’m going to fit it all into one little convention table space, but there will definitely be a lot to choose from including rare horror soundtracks like Halloween 2, Return of the Living Dead and the like, plus some ultra-rare stuff from the sci-fi side of things like the Dark Star soundtrack, Tom Baker reading Jules Verne, Leonard Nimoy reading Bradbury on vinyl and much more.

Here is the latest schedule current til the end of the year–these are all shows where you will find the Turntabling table and lots of great vinyl records:

Flashback Weekend, August 12-14 2011 in Rosemont, Illinois. It’s located at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare at 5440 River Road.

Cinema Wasteland, September 30 – October 2 2011 in Strongsville Ohio. It’s at the Holiday Inn at 15471 Royalton Road in Strongsville.

Dark Carnival Film Festival, October 21-23 2011 in Bloomington, Indiana. For ticket and location info call (812) 323-3020

Horrorhound Weekend November 11-13 2011 in Cincinnati Ohio. This one is at the Crowne Plaza Hotel 11320 Chester Road.

If there are additional updates, I’ll post a revised schedule soonest. Hope to see you at one or more of these shows!

–Joe Wallace

Turntabling Events Up Next

Every year, horror fans, vinyl junkies and collectors find the Turntabling booth at conventions like Cinema Wasteland, HorrorHound Weekend, and many other shows. I’ve got a pretty busy few months coming up and if you’re looking for rare vinyl, you should definitely meet me at one of the following shows where I’ll have Turntabling set up and selling vinyl records in person:

Flashback Weekend, August 12-14 2011 in Rosemont, Illinois. It’s located at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare at 5440 River Road.

Cinema Wasteland, September 30 – October 2 2011 in Strongsville Ohio. It’s at the Holiday Inn at 15471 Royalton Road in Strongsville.

Horrorhound Weekend November 11-13 2011 in Cincinnati Ohio. This one is at the Crowne Plaza Hotel 11320 Chester Road.

I’ll have a table FULL of amazing stuff including Goblin on vinyl, plus more LP titles from Skinny Puppy, Coil, Sleep Chamber, the Inferno soundtrack, William S. Burroughs, Leonard Nimoy reading Ray Bradbury on vinyl, Tom Baker reading Jules Verne on vinyl, Morricone, a ton of more rare and hard-to-find vinyl records you’ll definitely want to see.

I also have a very nice supply of CD titles which are equally rare and hard to find. Turntabling is all about hard-to-find titles, oddball, rare and bizarre vinyl and CD releases. Can you afford NOT to miss these shows?

I am always looking for more conventions to set up a table at, so if you are putting together a horror, sci-fi or collectible convention, please get in touch as I’d love to know more–especially if you are within a few hours of Chicago. Drop me an e-mail to jwallace (at) turntabling (dot net) to get in touch about conventions, record shows (I do sell ad space for record dealer conventions here) and more. Did I mention that I also like to buy record collections or portions of collections? Get in touch.

–Joe Wallace