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Thrift Store DJ -- The Continuing Search for Vinyl Castaways
February 13, 2008 9:29 AM   Subscribe

Hungry for some retro and slightly offbeat music? Visit Thrift Store DJ (owned and operated by Metafilter member Otis) and download or listen to streams of albums from many different genres such as Bossa Nova, Caribbean, Exotica, Flamenco, General Fruitiness, Greek, Hawaiian, Latin, Mambo, and Polka. Via (in a roundabout way)
posted by cog_nate (14 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

 
I love this sort of thing...thanks for posting it! I find most of my records in thrift/secondhand shops, too.
posted by The Card Cheat at 10:13 AM on February 13, 2008


Pure Gold! Thank you!
posted by Yer-Ol-Pal at 10:25 AM on February 13, 2008


Love it.
posted by JanetLand at 10:26 AM on February 13, 2008


Weird and Lovely. This website thing you are linking to has a delightful sleazy charm that makes me want to put on a too tight, too short suit with an open shirt, no socks and have a lemon in my beer while looking at real women on the beach in knit bikinis with curves and hair you know where.
posted by srboisvert at 10:30 AM on February 13, 2008 [1 favorite]


This is great! Thanks again MeFi!
posted by thebigdeadwaltz at 10:43 AM on February 13, 2008


This is highly highly awesome.
posted by slogger at 10:46 AM on February 13, 2008


Thanks!
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 10:51 AM on February 13, 2008


Wow, its a small web after all. Thrift Store DJ is one of the blogs I try to check out once a week or so. Great site you got there Otis. I'm only slightly embarrassed to admit that it took Nouvelle Vague to change my mind about Bossa Nova.
posted by Sailormom at 11:09 AM on February 13, 2008


Is that '365 Days Project' Otis?
posted by Flashman at 11:13 AM on February 13, 2008


Wow. Thanks for the post and the kind words. Please c'mon over and enjoy. You guys are all right.

(Flashman, I'm not related to the Fodders, I'm from the Campbell line...at least in TV Land.)
posted by Otis at 11:20 AM on February 13, 2008


Hahahaha! This is awesome! :)
posted by LN at 11:38 AM on February 13, 2008


Excellent stuff, Otis (and nice post cog_nate). I used to do a lot of thrift store and garage sale record shopping, but just don't get out as much as I used to.

Quickly going through some of your posts, Otis, I notice that I either own or have owned a lot of those records... which either means we're both nerds or we both have amazing taste.

I'll have to wait until I get home to go through the bookmarks, but I know there are some other excellent blogs doing this. Awesome!
posted by sleepy pete at 12:37 PM on February 13, 2008


Wonderful, reminds me of some of my folks albums. One cover kinda looks like my mom back in the day.
posted by haunted by Leonard Cohen at 6:11 PM on February 13, 2008


Wonderful, reminds me of some of my folks' albums. One cover kinda looks like my mom back in the day.
posted by haunted by Leonard Cohen at 6:12 PM on February 13, 2008


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