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Top 10 rarest items sold through Mile High Vinyl (2021 - 2022)

Top 10 rarest items sold through Mile High Vinyl (2021 - 2022)

Although I have been involved with record dealing since 2016, when I steadily worked my way up to being in charge of the used record purchases and grading through Funky Moose Records, until I officially stepped away from FMR to focus exclusively on Mile High Vinyl, in late 2022, the most incredible of music and pop culture related gems seemed to only find their way into my hands after starting and centering my focus on my own business.   Though Mile High Vinyl only officially launched as a used online record and music store in late December of 2021, this blog will...

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Once Upon a Time In Iowa: A Tale of Buddy Holly

Music & History

Once Upon a Time In Iowa: A Tale of Buddy Holly

  Prologue:    When I was growing up, I came to personally enjoy the music of Buddy Holly for a period possibly of time more so than any other musician. His music supplied the same level of enjoyment I had received at six years old through ritualistic viewings of Alfred Hitchcock films, as well as his televised series “Alfred Hitchcock Presents”. The premature death of Buddy Holly came as a shock when my father told me about the plane crash which killed the famed musician, along with Richie Valens and “The Big Bopper”, when I was eight years old. At...

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Mile High Movie Review: Ti West's "Pearl"

Pop Culture and Literature

Mile High Movie Review: Ti West's "Pearl"

Mile High Vinyl film review for Ti West's "Pearl".

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Jerry Lee Lewis; controversial rock and roll pioneer, dead at 87

Music & History

Jerry Lee Lewis; controversial rock and roll pioneer, dead at 87

Jerry Lee Lewis was a rock and roll pioneer who peaked in popularity in the 1950’s. His hit songs included “Great Balls of Fire”, “A Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On", and “Highschool Confidential”. His career, however, faltered after he married his first cousin, Myra Gale Brown in 1957. Myra was only thirteen years old, and Jerry, twenty-two. There was also speculation that Jerry was involved with the death of his fifth wife, Shawn Stephens, who died from an overdose in 1983. These claims were never proven. To put it simply, Jerry Lee Lewis was a controversial, if not polarizing musical...

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Top Ten Novels According To Someone Who Actually Read Them: Part Two

Pop Culture and Literature

Top Ten Novels According To Someone Who Actually Read Them: Part Two

  5. “Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas” by Hunter. S Thompson  Hunter S. Thompson was a crazy motherfucker – a certified loose cannon, dead-set on destruction of conformity. Through that destruction, Thompson became the Godfather of Gonzo Journalism, with a majority of his early journalistic work having appeared in Rolling Stone Magazine. Starting in November, 1971, the first of two issues of what would become “Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas” were featured in the legendary literary magazine, illustrated by the masterful Ralph Steadman. Both issues, I might add, were sold through Mile High Vinyl in early March of...

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