O Canada…. what a wonderful weekend. Baby & I headed up to her hometown for a weekend of family, records, leather, and bicycles, and man o’ man, what a weekend it was…. First, the family. Always wonderful to see the in-laws, had a wonderful family dinner on Sunday and just chilled out by the lake in Port Perry after strolling around it’s very quaint little downtown area.
But first was Saturday and the records… and oh man, did we score some good times! We hit every place we came across along Queen St and heading up and through Kensington Market. Cleaned up at Criminal Records when we picked up Kevin Drew, She & Him, & Decemberists, as well as a new “ironic” studded belt. ha!Sadly, an old haunt seems to have closed down… Not sure what happened, but Penguin is gone, if it just moved or something, someone needs to pop me an email letting us know. Next up was some street vinyl… woop! There we picked up some Rumours, Heads, and Roberta Flack for super cheap… As we continued our way to Kensington, we stopped off at She Said Boom Records & Books, where we picked up a rare-ish Brooklyn girl-group record Reparata & The Del-rons Whenever A Teenage Cries, that the owner was playing when we came in… Baby’s a sucker for girl-groups and we never heard of this one, so after check the price, we basically had him stop playing it and hand it over, ha! Next up was our favorite CD shop, no records, Soundscapes where we picked up the Santogold & a best of Reparata & The Del-rons for the ride around and home. Good times!!
As you can see, we clearly hauled in some sweet swaggery. Check it:Oh, if you are wondering what’s off to the upper-right, that’s a fake mustache collection and a plane that attaches to bicycles to make the propeller go round and round.
I’m cheesy like that. Oh, speaking of bikes…. As of this weekend, I’m the proud owner of three more bicycles. Yeah, I have a problem. First was this gem, a GT Force 21 speed:
Pretty light, pretty fancy, got a little bit of rust and the chain’s shot, no biggie, expect to clean it up, make it look and run sharp and either sell it or maybe make it my “fast” bike? Not sure… It’s a $500-600 bike new, but I got it for $75… not bad, eh? Then, on ebay, I tossed in a $20 bid for an ’82 Concord before heading up to TO, and apparently, on Saturday, I won it. Great condition, he just doesn’t ship, so no one put bids in! WOOP! Just need to head out to Chilicloth or something and pick it up this week. And FINALLY, on the way to Port Perry, we passed a home bicycle repair and sales “shop”. He had a bunch of bikes for sale, but better was a shit load of bikes around the shed in various conditions. I bought a Canadian Skyline De Luxe (two words) 10 speed for $10 CAD. Gonna use it for parts, most likely… Yeah, I’ve got a problem.
All-in-all, pretty amazing weekend, if I say so myself. Oh, almost forgot the leather…. We stopped off at Fauck Leather in Toronto on Monday before driving back to Columbus, baby picked up some BEAUTIFUL Italian leather for her work. Go check it out. The baby-blue is amazing, the photo does NOT do it any justice….
Okay, I’m typed out, ready to share some amazing music from the new Deerhunter. So, I’ll wrap this post up with the first 4 songs and a few more photos from the trip. Enjoy! Lots more soon…….
Comfort me, comfort me…Go show Deerhunter all your love here and here…