Good #vinyl story, give it a minute...😁
I have always been obsessed with music, but my record collecting started about 20 years ago when a SF DJ (forgot his name) lost his house in a fire. I helped literally shovel this guys entire life into dumpsters, horrible. Miraculously, the only thing that survived were some of his records. He was so distraught from losing everything that he just told us to keep them. Almost like he might as well start completely over. Me and another guy sat in the street and split up what remained of his collection. You can see the smoke marks on this #jimihendrix record. This box of half burned, half warped records were my first stack and most still play fine.
Wish I knew who he was, hope he’s well and would love to thank him for giving me all he had left. They found a good home!