The good thing was that the headliner was The Ventures and they tore the roof off of the place. I had no idea who they were or why my friend wanted to see them, but once they belted out the theme to Hawaii 5-O I understood it all. I have been a lifelong fan of the band since that night. And I’ve been a fan of surf music since then, all the same.
When I was a kid we had no less than three turntables in my home until Sony invented the Walkman. At that point my sister and I dumped our vinyl for something more portable and never looked back. I was slow to move into the MP3 era because I was a faux snob about the…
I went in with an agenda of buying surf guitar albums but I walked out with “Teenage Enema Nurses in Bondage”. The guy had another single by the same band, but it was rare and priced to match.
Today I’m visiting a flea market that specializes in vinyl records. I’ll wear my fedora, thick rim glasses, and my everyday neck beard. Good thing fat guys have special immunity from being hipsters or I’d be labeled.
Santa gave me a turntable. +1500 hipster XP and +1 level for me. And yes, that is Gene Autry spinning on it.