So this is Christmas…

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Best Christmas song ever…?

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Super Shiny Sounds of the 70s

I was invited to the Oriel Myrddin Gallery in Carmarthen last week to contribute to their Christmas show event with a 70s record playing ‘Pick Your Own Vinyl’ disco!

I got a chance to try out my new outfit, an upcycled silver jacket by Carys ‘Wenchwear‘ Hedd and the tightest silver jeans I could find and squeeze into, I think I may have found my new look!…

Massive thank you to Oriel Myrddin Gallery for inviting me to be part of the evening, Phil for helping out on the decks and everywhere else, Carmarthen School of Art photography dept and Iain for the photo booth and photos.P1066516a

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

The sound of Christmas can often be heard in shops from early Autumn with Christmas rock anthems like Slade’s ‘Merry Xmas Everybody’ and Wizzard’s ‘I wish it Could be Christmas Everyday’ combining with Christmas pop songs, carols and charity singles to saturate our public spaces.

The similarity of songs within the genres and their familiarity through repetition year after year, both annoys and entertains in equal measure – much like a traditional family Christmas.

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Last week Bara Menyn Bakehouse saw the transition completed from the Halloween themed vinyl to Christmas, with a new display of 7inch records connected to Christmas in Wales.

This week sees an increasingly Christmassy selection with new 12inch records, some with a Welsh connection.

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The collection will continue to change as the festive season continues.

For some alternative Christmas listening you could try –

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Last Christmas (or was it the one before..?) – An MP3 collection of improvised vinyl mixes with found record players

I really enjoyed this analytical Christmas ditty by Jake Yapp

More 70s data

Sorting my 7inch record database by date to find the 70s records reveals quite a collection (Click to look closer).  Seeing what I have is easy enough, finding the actual records is much trickier!

Currently scattered around the house there are some 3020 7inch records that have been added to the database and more still to list..

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70s Records & Player

In anticipation of the Oriel Myrddin Taste Night next week I have started sorting through 45s for my 70s selection box…

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Quite a few to look through yet…
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I recently started to alphabetise my 7inch collection, though so far I’ve just done the ones in picture sleeves, eventually my database will become much more useful!  Below is the first page of entries arranged by date starting 1970…
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I will be mostly playing the 70s selections on this Technics SL-Q2 (kindly donated by Toby Downing I think).  According to vinylengine.com it dates from 1979-1981 so rather appropriate I’d say!

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Given the quantity of disco music that’s likely to feature, I think it’s only right that I try out my latest mirror ball finds,  look at them shine!

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