Peoples collections Volume 2


Todd Thomas from “The Silver Thread”

1: what do you collect and why?

I collect mostly collect 1960s, 1970s and 1980s rock, punk and underground rock but also with a little 1950s and 1960s jazz thrown in. In addition, I purchase many new releases on vinyl too.However, no matter what period or genre if it sounds great I will buy it.

2: How big is your collection?

My collection is around 300 records. It is not a massive collection. I have to be selective with my purchases. I only have so much storage room in my apartment.

3: Whats that elusive gem you are always looking for?

At the moment, I do not have any elusive gems I am looking for. I enjoy looking through bins and finding a surprise. Like a record that may have been mentioned in magazine by a favorite musician, etc that turns out to be a buy and listening- if it sounds great. But a mint original Love ‘Forever Changes’ would be a nice find.

4: How do you track stuff down?

I mainly shop at Jerry’s Records, Juke Records and Desolation Row in Pittsburgh, PA.

5: How often do you listen to your collection?

I try to listen all the time. But it is difficult with every new purchase. There are never enough hours in the day.

6: Barring some kind of situation when you die under a pile of fallen records, how do you think you will eventually dispose of your records?

I will sell it, hand it down or be cremated with it and my relatives can scatter my ashes with it. If that is even possible.

7: Whats your all time favorite record, regardless of rarity?

All time favorite record-The Velvet Underground’s third self titled LP.

The Silver Thread release “Strange Currents” Saturday November 19th

At Howlers, Pittsburgh w/ The Me Toos & Benefits


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