Snapshots Sunday: Volume Records

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Front Door
Taken: 05-03-2019

This place is a neat little find in downtown Hillsborough. It is a retro flashback to times when folks could go to a record store and buy albums & 45s. These were the years prior to CDs and, in some instances, prior to cassettes. Tony, the owner, has been in business for two years, now and is doing quite well. It’s a cozy place with a couch, chairs, stools, window seats and a charming little bar. He keeps 12 beers on tap, three ciders in bottles or cans and, provides some wine and soft drinks. All are welcome and he is closed on Mondays. He is a charming fellow and agrees that today’s music with its digital format has no soul in comparison to the tracks laid down in analog. Those days are long gone even though albums are making a comeback. I’d like to see the industry go back to analog tracks. Digital doesn’t have the texture. Put the needle on the record, put the needle on the record…

All photos are my personal collection. ~Vic

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Neat record/glass symbol.
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Come in for a pint…or five.
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Old rabbit ear TV and ash tray tower with Jimi looking on.
Taken: 11-10-2019
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Lots to read above the couch.
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Ziggy! We miss you.
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There are some books.
The picture is U2…Achtung Baby!
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SO many records. And, this isn’t all of them.
Cat’s Cradle poster…of course.
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Plenty of beer.
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My cider for the evening.
I didn’t get out of here without at least three albums…
Jefferson Starship, Little River Band and The Babys.
What can I say. The vinyls were pristine.

17 thoughts on “Snapshots Sunday: Volume Records

    nostaligicitalian said:
    November 10, 2019 at 11:30 PM

    Looks like a very cool place!

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      November 11, 2019 at 12:40 AM

      It is. And, it gets crowded very quickly.

    bereavedandbeingasingleparent said:
    November 11, 2019 at 2:37 AM

    I miss record shops like this. Would spend my Saturday mornings in them.

    hanspostcard said:
    November 11, 2019 at 4:27 AM

    looks like an awesome place- Beer and Records how can you beat that!

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      November 11, 2019 at 3:06 PM

      He is doing so well, he may have to move. It gets crowded quickly.

      I’m not a beer drinker for a variety of reasons but, I do drink ciders & wines. 😁🥃🍷

    Dayphoto said:
    November 11, 2019 at 11:32 AM

    What a neat place. It would be fun to visit. Thank you

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      June 8, 2021 at 2:26 PM

      I can’t believe I didn’t respond to this. I’m sorry, Momma!

        Dayphoto said:
        June 8, 2021 at 6:35 PM

        Life gets in the way sometimes 🙂 Hugs

          The Hinoeuma responded:
          June 9, 2021 at 3:56 AM

          It could have been my bad tooth that was distracting me…

            Dayphoto said:
            June 9, 2021 at 11:39 AM

            Hope you can get it fixed soon. Tooth pain is so miserable

              The Hinoeuma responded:
              June 9, 2021 at 9:50 PM

              Oh, I had it pulled back in Dec. 2019. That’s how old this post is. Do you remember my septic tooth?

                Dayphoto said:
                June 10, 2021 at 1:04 PM

                Yes, but I thought you had another one.

                  The Hinoeuma responded:
                  June 10, 2021 at 6:17 PM

                  No, thank goodness. I did lose one in 2014 (that was a crowned one…hurt up into my sinuses).

                    Dayphoto said:
                    June 11, 2021 at 12:34 PM

                    Shudder

                      The Hinoeuma responded:
                      June 11, 2021 at 2:04 PM

                      Exactly. I am doing my best to keep what I have left with high dose cod liver oil.

    Kat said:
    November 11, 2019 at 3:46 PM

    This place looks great! It reminds me of the places I used to haunt in Harvard Sq. back in the day. I would spend hours looking over the albums and then spend hours at home reading liner notes. I still have hundreds of albums and a turntable. Put the needle on the record!

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      November 12, 2019 at 1:29 AM

      We that grew up with vinyl…nothing like it.

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