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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


Back From HorrorHound Weekend

…and what a weekend it was! LOTS of great conversations with vinyl lovers from all over. Thank you for supporting Turntabling and coming out to the show. This was the final Turntabling.net appearance of the year and the convention season (for me, anyway) is finished. It’s been a hell of a tour! Flashback Weekend, Cinema Wasteland, HorrorHound, the Dark Carnival Film Festival and the utterly wonderful Flint Horror Con.

It’s hard to believe the season is over for us now, but in a few weeks, Vinyl Road Rage Four kicks off a six-state tour of indie record shops, blogging all the way.

Please spread the word about the journey as all the attention this little excursion can get goes a long way toward helping spread the word–Turntabling wants to get to know and promote indie record stores across the USA, and in this craptacular economy we’re in, these stores need all the support they can get.

There will be a post with the full six-state itinerary in a few days.

I should mention that this particular Vinyl Road Rage is going to be recorded not only as the blog posts you see here, but also as a tour diary that is going to be published as a book. Stay tuned for details on that. Chances are good that several Vinyl Road Rage journeys will be part of that book along with pictures and possibly even a DVD companion. More info on that as it develops.

–Joe Wallace

On The Road Again…

Posts have been minimal lately due to the prep for HorrorHound Weekend in Ohio–looking forward to an excellent extended weekend with vinyl and horror fans alike, starting tomorrow (Thursday) when I hit the road (a bit early, yes). When Turntabling gets back from the show the usual posts will begin again as usual…if you want the latest from the show, join me on my Facebook page for photos and updates. I post often when the reception is good.

The next big news for Turntabling after HorrorHound Weekend is Vinyl Road Rage #4, which departs Chicago on December 8 to hit and blog about indie record shops between Chi-town and Dallas, Texas. A full itinerary will be announced next week including a list of record shop stops planned.

As of now the route includes Nashville, Tennessee for a stop at the legendary Grimey’s, then a hop over to Memphis, then on to Little Rock Arkansas. Then it’s to Norman, Oklahoma for a look at Guestroom Records-a place long on the wish list for Vinyl Road Rage.

After Oklahoma it’s off in search of awesome indie record shops in Dallas, Fort Worth, Denton, Tulsa Oklahoma, Kansas City, and then a stopover in Springfield, Illinois to Recycled Records. After Springfield, it’s the final four hour home stretch back to Chicago.

Does that trip sound a bit crazy to you? It starts on the 8th of December and ends on the 21st. I must add that I’ll be blogging the entire way–including some video on the Turntabling YouTube Channel, which is linked to the right of this post at the top where all the social media icons are 🙂

–Joe Wallace

Turntabling Appearances Up Next: HorrorHound Weekend November 11-13 2011

Join Turntabling at HorrorHound Weekend, Friday November 11 through Sunday November 13, 2011. The Turntabling booth will be there once again bringing you some outstanding rare, hard-to-find, import and just plain awesome vinyl records and CDs from all over the globe.

I’ve got a great, fresh batch of import CDs including Goblin, Fabio Frizzi, a plethora of Italian soundtracks on CD and vinyl. Plus I still have some Skinny Puppy vinyl, Coil, and much more. As always, every purchase you make directly supports Turntabling.net and your support is always greatly appreciated.

This is the last show of 2011 for Turntabling.net, we come back in 2012 with more of the same, but don’t miss your chance to get some pre-Xmas goodies for friends and yourself! Join us at Horrorhound Weekend, located at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Cininatti North, 11320 Chester Road, Cincinatti Ohio.

See you there!

–Joe Wallace

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

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

Back From HorrorHound Weekend 2011 Indianapolis

It was a crazy, fun-filled weekend at HorrorHound 2011 in Indianapolis. If you weren’t there you missed Dawn of the Dead’s Ken Foree, Sid “Captain Spaulding” Haig, Barbara Steele, and tons of other horror luminaries…and you also missed the Turntabling vinyl junkie heaven as pictured above. Many thanks to all who stopped by to chat, buy rarities on vinyl and trade war stories.

We had tons of great stuff flying off the table this time including rare Goblin, Keith Emerson soundtrack music, Vincent Price, Boris Karloff, Basil Rathbone and Peter Lorre on vinyl, plus soundtracks from a wide range of films including The Wraith, The Shining, Young Frankenstein, Beetlejuice and too many others to name. Congrats one and all for your vinyl finds…plenty of great feedback from people saying they loved the selection. You are all awesome!

Next Turntabling prepares for Cinema Wasteland April 1-3 in Strongsville Ohio. Turntabling will have a ton of awesome rarities and fun stuff on vinyl and CD including more Goblin, Morricone, Vincent Price, Karloff, Riz Ortolani, Pino Donaggio and tons of others. Do NOT miss it.

Once we’re back from Cinema Wasteland, Turntabling will be offering vinyl and CDs here once again with a new approach and possibly a new look for the site (going back and forth on changing the presentation a bit, still working on that.) We had put things on a hold for a bit pending some decisions and logistics but after Wasteland we’re back in business with a whole new way of doing things that should make for a more efficient ordering experience all around. Stay tuned.

Off to HorrorHound Weekend

Turntabling is off early to HorrorHound Weekend in Indianapolis to search for record stores and take in the wicked delights of Indianapolis. We’ll be running the Turntabling booth right next to the Kitley’s Krypt bunch so do stop by to say hello.

This year features the largest selection of rare and unusual vinyl ever at our table–don’t miss the last of the Dagored vinyl, plus some exceedingly rare items featuring Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Vincent Price, Peter Lorre and Roddy McDowall–all on vinyl. Got a copy of the soundtrack for Forbidden Photos of A Woman Under Suspicion on vinyl? We have ONE COPY for sale at the show. Ditto for plenty of other delicious goodies by Goblin, Morricone, Piero Umiliani, and tons of others.

Horrorhound and the upcoming Cinema Wasteland in Ohio are two of the main reasons we haven’t been selling much on the site as of late (in addition to a planned jump to a new format for the vinyl sales)…if you miss either one of these shows, you will miss a LOT of hard-to-find vinyl titles. Turntabling scours the earth to get them so you don’t have to.

See you at the show and if you have any record store recommendations for Indianapolis, we’d love to know about them.

Turntabling will be posting photos and updates from the Horrorhound Weekend on Facebook.

Turntabling Booth at HorrorHound Weekend 2011 Indianapolis

March 25-27, Turntabling will be running the usual booth at HorrorHound Weekend at the Mariott Indianapolis East, located at 7202 East 21st Street, Indianapolis IN 46219. The table will be CRAMMED full of vinyl obscurities and CD imports from Goblin, Morricone, and many many more. Get the last of the Dawn of the Dead vinyl while you can, plus amazingly obscure/hard-to-find/just plain cool records by Francisco Lai, Misfits, Air, Daft Punk, Isaac Hayes and too many others to name.

Turntabling has been doing shows for a couple of years now and we’re always glad to see new faces at Horrorhound as well as old friends. This year is going to be a most excellent event and we look forward to seeing you there. Stop by and say hello.

P.S. The online orders are on hold until after HorrorHound AND the Cinema Wasteland show, which happen back-to-back this year. Can’t safely offer stuff online when it’s getting sold out at the show…we will let you know when online ordering is back again. Needless to say, this does NOT count for digital downloads offered as part of the Turntabling digital singles experiment we’re running now….

Back From HorrorHound

HorrorHound Weekend was an amazing time…many thanks to all the great people who dropped by the Turntabling booth there to talk about music, bad album covers and movies in general. Lots of new friends were made, lots of craziness happened, but far and away my favorite moment of the show was chatting with Malcom McDowell, who signed the VERY NOT FOR SALE copy of the Get Crazy soundtrack you see pictured above.

I quizzed McDowell on the film, in which he plays a has-been codpiece wearing rocker named Reggie Wanker. The story goes, McDowell was offered the part in this Alan Arkush comedy, which he turned down by asking an outrageous fee. McDowell told me he thought the script was awful and figured asking for an outrageous fee would be the end of it.

But it wasn’t–the professional singer hired to take his place didn’t work out, McDowell got his fee, and a bit of 80s b-movie history was made including McDowell appearing on the Get Crazy soundtrack as a singer.

When he agreed to do the part, Malcom McDowell was totally unaware of the place in the Get Crazy script where, when his character is dosed with LSD, he begins having a conversation with his own penis–who takes over Reggie Wanker’s career and becomes his manager. “Hello, cock…I didn’t know YOU could talk!”

The look on his face as he related the discovery of this scene in the script? Effing priceless.

McDowell’s signature on the Get Crazy album definitely made my weekend–I’m not normally an autograph hound, but Get Crazy is such a great 80s artifact, it had to be done. And no, sorry all–it’s not for sale. That one’s a keepsake from a VERY good show which also included appearances by Julian Sands, Caroline Williams and Linda Blair.