I’m conscious it’s been some time without a post again. I’ve sort of lost the beat of this thing recently. It’s partly because I have become completely obsessed with reading a couple of record collector forums – Waxidermy and VG+ – which seem to take up most of my online time lately. I’m what’s known as a lurker on them at the moment and it's possibly just a phase... but there again I am in the process of trying to register on VG+ to allow me to post (Waxidemy is a bit more intimidating and heavily US biased, and quite frankly I struggle to keep up with the lingo sometimes). Anyway, registering on VG+ is proving difficult and I’m beginning to think that is a good thing because if I end up posting on the forum as well as reading it could be curtains for this blog – and I don’t want that to happen.
I was chasing a Cynthia Sheeler 45 on ebay recently but in the end the bidding ran away from me. To make myself feel better l have been playing this 45 a lot, the only one of hers I do own. Once again I have Sir Shambling to thank for bringing Cynthia to my attention. She has a lovely voice and didn’t record enough.
I particularly love the subtle change of gear and what amounts to an extended outro on this song. And it’s on my favourite label!
Cynthia Sheeler – One Minute Of Your Time (1973? originally)