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Lehigh Valley Music Expo Record, DVD & CD Collectors Show June 1 2014 Allentown PA

Allentown PA Record showsSo many record shows, so little time! This one looks promising–the Lehigh Valley Music Expo Record, DVD & CD collectors show in Allentown PA. I learned details about this one at http://www.surroundsoundproductions.com/ and I’m giving serious thought to hitting the road to check it out–depending on just how long the drive might be. It sounds completely crazy to just drop everything and drive eight or more hours to hit a record show, but that’s kinda how we roll here at Turntabling.net.

The Lehigh Valley Music Expo Record show is located at:

1901 S. 12th St. ( S.12th & Vultee Streets ) Allentown, PA 18103
10:00 AM-4:00 PM

And while I’m thinking of it, Allentown PA is home to the super-awesome Double Decker Records, which was a stop on Vinyl Road Rage one year on the way to New York City four years ago in 2010. Be warned though, according to the Double Decker website, they are only open Tuesday through Saturday, so you won’t be able to check out Double Decker if you just blow into town for the record show on Sunday. Too bad, but that’s how it goes in vinyltown, kids.

–Joe Wallace

Back From Vinyl Road Rage, Turntabling to Resume Selling Vinyl

Back from Vinyl Road Rage V and the last week has been busy busy getting ready to start selling rare, vintage and just plain amazing vinyl records again. There have been a boatload of amazing new finds and there’s much to share. Stay tuned for updates on the latest vinyl for sale.

In the meantime here’s a little gallery of images from the road trip which covered one thousand miles from Chicago to Pittsburgh and back with plenty of stops in between. To view a larger version of each image, yes, just click on ’em…

Christmas With Colonel Sanders


I’ve been eyeballing this album for weeks, and finally bought it yesterday at Laurie’s Planet of Sound in Chicago. I finally broke down and bought this because of the burning questions the album raises for deep thinkers like me.

“Who the hell wears a sting tie?” and “Fried chicken for Christmas?”

Most importantly, “Do I really need to have the leering face of Colonel Sanders peering down at me at 3AM on Christmas morning? Complete with that ‘let’s open presents’ gleam in his eye easily mistaken for the more sinister ‘don’t tell your parents we’re doing this’ leer…”

I am afraid to put this record on the turntable–buried in my sleep-deprived brain I am sure there are coded instructions that will activate some sort of post-hypnotic suggestion telling me to chop up the neighbors for firewood and to make festive sausages out of goldfish–the fish, not the crackers.

The Colonel doesn’t seem to sing on this LP, which is a kindness, really.

I imagine his voice would sound like a cross between a drunken Anthony Hopkins in his best Hannibal Lecter moments and Vincent Price whooping it up on nitrous oxide.

In other news, I’ll likely be featuring this LP in a spoken-word rant at an open mic night near you sometime soon. Vinyl Road Rage V might be crammed full of appearances like that, stay tuned for announcements on that…

–Joe Wallace

Vinyl Road Rage Update

It’s been a while since there were any serious updates here…but I’m looking to alter that, especially in light of the developments with Vinyl Road Rage V as of late.

I’ve been contemplating doing an experiment–a spoken word tour of open mic nights along the vinyl road rage route that would have me on stage talking about the weird and wonderful vinyl finds I make on the journey. Vinyl Road Rage has always felt like some kind of band tour for me, but I never performed in any capacity along the way.

This year I’m looking to change that. I’m trying to find venues to hit on the route between Chicago and Pittsburgh, then from Pittsburgh to Minneapolis and beyond. Open mic nights are free-for-all, come one-come all type events (so it seems to me) so it will be interesting to do and even more interesting to see if there’s any interest in some form of fun discussion of vinyl records that involves weirdness, snotty humor and bad album covers.

I’ve got about 20 albums all set aside for the first of these experiments, which I plan to do here in Chicago very soon. I’ll keep you posted on that and will be posting dates and times soon.

In the meantime, I do plan on resurrecting the WTF Records posts here and yes, the BOOK version of WTF Records is NOT dead…it’s just been a bit dormant lately as I’ve been swamped with school (I’m doing coursework in the Sound Design program at Tribeca Flashpoint Media Academy) and paying the bills….

Stay tuned for Vinyl Road Rage dates as well as the spoken word dates and times–Chicago is first, I plan on hitting one a week (at a minimum) to warm up for Vinyl Road Rate. Stay tuned!

Joe Wallace