Goldmine’s Price Guide to Collectible Record Albums (book, 1st edition)


Gold­mine’s Price Guide to Col­lectible Record Albums
Krause Pub­li­ca­tion, 1990 (first edition)

I CONFESS that I al­lowed my­self to be wooed by Krause Pub­li­ca­tions. This was 1988 and it was a rea­son­ably easy de­ci­sion. Along with a book di­vi­sion, Krause pub­lishes Gold­mine mag­a­zine, then the number one record col­lec­tors mag­a­zine in the world. [Continue reading]

On Being a Mystical Liberal

WHAT DOES IT MEAN to be a Mys­tical Lib­eral? One upon a time, I was a member of a group who en­joyed chat­ting and ar­guing while drinking large quan­ti­ties of coffee. We met every Sat­urday morning at the Cross­roads Shop­ping Center in Bellevue, Wash­ington. [Continue reading]

Blues and R&B 45s of the ’50s (book)

THE SERIES OF ARTICLES about the books I have pub­lished have a loose chronology and nar­ra­tive that makes the most sense if read in this order:

1.  Rock & Roll Record Al­bums Price Guide (1985)
2.  Elvis Presley Record Price Guide (1985)
3. [Continue reading]

A Little Background Information

When re­quired to post a bio on the in­ternet, I usu­ally write, “Mys­tical lib­eral likes long walks at night in the city in the rain with an um­brella and a flask of 10-year-old Laphroaig.” While this works for most readers, others want a bit more background. [Continue reading]