A strong morning for records at the flea market - all cheap and truly worth leaving the house at 5:30 AM! Now I really need some damn coffee.
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It was a pretty chilly and windy morning for a visit to Swap-O-Rama on Chicago’s south side, and there were not nearly as many sellers as usual for a Sunday, but I haven’t been there in what feels like forever. To continue the sporadic series of items I did not buy at the flea market, here’s a riding Triceratops.
A photo dated February, 1970 that must have been taken at a science fair. Make no mistake: if I ever start a band, that band will be named The Metabolistic Cockroaches. From a trove of personal photos that I acquired at Swap-O-Rama in Chicago and began posting at the end of April of this year. More found photos on Public Collectors here.
I’m in Copenhagen this week because the group I’m a member of, Temporary Services, is doing a project titled MUSIC MOUNTAIN nearby in Tingbjerg. You can check out the details of that here. This morning before meeting up with Brett from Temporary Services for brunch, I checked out a pretty dingy flea market and spotted this - the twin towers of old computers. The only thing I scored at the market were two pretty sweet early 1970s Danish versions of American superhero comics. I’ll post some scans when I return to Chicago.