MORE VINYL RECORDS THAN
OTHER STORE IN THE STATE!!
I think I owe
my good friends and customers an explanation about what's been going on for
the last month or so. The shop's been open sporadically, I know.....some of
you do know what's going on; I do have stomach cancer and I haven't been in
the best of health to keep the shop open...if you've stopped by and I've
been closed; I'm sorry, I'm doing the best I can with limited resources. Not
the best of times to be closed during the holidays, and I fear it will get
worse when we begin the treatment regimen. I'm going to have to cut down on
my work hours and it would be a good idea to call me before making the trip.
It may knock me down but it will never beat me.....Thanks, Walt
2014 02 28...how do you guys with
little to no hair get through the winter??!!...I finally had to take the
rest of it off and damn, it's cold...have to wear a hat to bed...actually
doesn't look too bad, my head's not as square as it looked with
hair....pretty round...gotta figure out how to deal with it...is wax a good
2014 02 25...feel like total crap
this week...going to take a bit more for me to bounce back from this last
treatment...and I think I caught a bit of a cold...N/G
2014 02 17...my hair hurts! it's
probably my scalp that actually hurts but I think this is a harbinger of bad
things to come...I fully expected to loose my hair before this so it comes
as no surprise...if I get another week or so I'll be amazed...I've always
had a full head of hair and a ponytail (yeah, an old hippie)...so this will
be something brand new for me...Went through the extravaganza chemo today
and I'll hopefully have one more good day tomorrow (snow day...wouldn't you
know it!)...after that it'll be all down hill for 2-2 1/2 weeks...then
should be OK for about a week....whatever doesn't kill you...yada yada yada...
2014 02 14...Happy Valentines day to all....no chemo this week...good thing too
because I've had to shovel snow...nice heavy stuff with more on the way
tomorrow...doing it slow and easy....yesterday I went out four times to clear
the driveway and the sidewalk...little bit at a time...still strong enough to
get the simple things done...
2014 02 06...well, these last few weeks were no fun...the last couple of
weeks were the worst weeks so far...guess I wasn't as strong as I thought I
was....but since I'm still standing I suppose I can handle a little more of
the same next week...another 8 hour chemo coming up soon and I expect to be
laid out for a while this time...it's a long recuperation from these
2014 01 28...the day after hell... the
new chemo started on Monday.....from 9am to 5pm...8 hours...longest chemo
I've had to date...in between the cocktails they were giving me fluids and
meds to cut down on the nausea...even steroids....still weak today and have
to go in for a shot later because this stuff wipes good blood cells in
addition to the bad stuff...if I can survive this I can survive
anything...and since I'm still standing I guess I can survive this... : )
the good, the bad and the ugly...well, after 9 weeks of
chemo, they decided to go back into my stomach for a few candid shots of the
tumor to see how much it's shrunk...unfortunately, not enough to make all
that much difference in the surgery-they want it small enough so that
there's not a lot of stomach reconstruction they have to do....soooo 9 more
weeks of chemo. The first series of treatments were pretty aggressive but I
came through without much in the way of side effects...minimal hair loss,
not much nausea, and a limited amount of weakness (except for a few bad
days)....this next round is the one the doc says will really kick my
ass...extremely aggressive treatment where I will probably lose my hair...be
consistently weakened and I will have to take nausea meds on a regular
basis...trust me, I don't think I'll look OK without hair...I have that
Germanic Frankenstein square head thing going on (the ugly)...and I hate being sick (the
bad)....the good out of all this...the new meds will target specifically
this particular cancer cells source of "food"...'course that kicks the
completion of treatment and operation into late March/April...well into the
beginning of 2014 flea market season....sucks...but as long as I can walk
I'll be out there trying...Doc seems to think I'll be able to "will" my way
through it, like I've done so far...hope he's right. roller coaster ride
coming up...hold onto your tickets and your hats!
The Record Shop
RECORD SHOP NEWS:
October 25th 2013....it's 31 years this December...i think it might be time to retire.....
.from last december:...30 years-Damn!
...some of you weren't even born when I opened the shop...some of you were
brought into the shop as babes in arms by your parents...I saw many of you
grow up...get married and have children of your own...some years were great,
some just so/so and some were downright horrendous, but that's life...I've
been lucky enough to live my life on my own terms and that just may be the
secret...find something you care passionately about and you'll never really
"work" a day in your life. Thanks to all of you who have enriched my life.
been selling music for thirty one years
right here in the shop and 10 years before that at record shows up & down the
east coast and Europe.... We have loads of vinyl and inexpensive cds.
While the sixties are my specialty, we have quite a lot of punk, metal, new
wave, jazz, fifties, folk and R n' B. There's a big bin of $1 records in
the back room...and a large bin of FREE records as well...while we're on the
subject of prices: Throw away your price guides
because I don't use 'em. I think they're highly over rated and way
over priced. I don't want to have a museum here and everything is priced to
sell. Some of my customers actually have made a comfortable living selling stuff
on ebay that they bought here...that's all part of the circle and more power
to them...they come back and buy more...everybody's happy...I've got listening stations set up for vinyl and cds so you're
not buying a "pig in a poke". You buy these to listen to...not to look
at; so I guarantee each and every item I put out. Sorry no "flavor of
the week" stuff here; we're not a maul store and don't want to be..
is the largest indie store in the state and it does take quite a bit of
time to see everything there is to see. I really should re-locate
to New York City or Boston, the stock is that good! But, here I am in
Waterbury the back ass end of the universe.... So it goes...
I do buy large collections of vinyl...give me a call or drop me a line...
The Brass City Tool Shop
sell records for a living but I have a passion for woodworking and old
tools. I really enjoy sharing both with anyone who will listen, and
sometimes even people who will not listen. I own the only record store
I know of with a functioning, though small, woodworking bench. I offer
some fine wood working tools, most over 75 years old, and some well
over 100 years old. They all still do what they were intended to do.
Most were made right here in Connecticut within a stones throw of
where I sit. The tools that I sell are tools that I would be proud to
have in my own shop, or that I do have in my collection.
clean for use .
Blades will be sharp and ready to use, but it's up to you to put the
final touches on the bevel. Soles will be flat for use but not polished
. Please send your requests for tools and parts. I've got so many I
couldn't possibly list them all. I guarantee all the tools I sell
100%...money back guarantee, just like the old days. Payment by cash,
check, money order, charge card or paypal.
buy tools that I would be proud to own. I look for good "bones" ie:
solid castings, good wood, and functioning mechanicals.
also buy old woodworking tools, particularly pattern makers and
jointer's tool chests. If you have had a family member who worked in
this trade please contact me. I personally collect scraper planes and
Walt Q...firstname.lastname@example.org 203-574-7805 if you call, please give me a few moments to get to a phone...this place is pretty big...
and all galoots are always welcome at the shop...drop by and try out
some of the tools. ..if
you're traveling through Connecticut; I'm 2 blocks off I-84 exit 21 or
route 8 exit 32. Call or e-mail for directions or slap the address into mapquest.