Tuesday, June 20, 2017

We Buy Records...a lot of them!

People ask us all the time, do you buy records? The answer is YES, YES, YES!


We sell about 40,000 records a year, so we have to buy records EVERY DAY. 

Sometimes people are cleaning out their closet or basement, sometimes they are the executor of an estate, sometimes they are moving; and we are BUYING! We invite people with a crate or two, to just bring them to Spoonful Records, 116 E. Long Street, Columbus, OH 43215 during these times below when our used buyer is working, and you'll receive a cash offer:

BUY/SELL HOURS
Sundays - 12:00 to 5:30 pm
Tuesdays - 3 pm to 7 pm
Wednesdays - 3 pm to 7 pm 
Thursdays - 11am to 7pm
Saturdays - 2 pm to 6 pm 

If those times don't work for you, text 614-214-9931 and we'll set up an appointment. If you have trouble getting around or have a very large collection, we HAPPILY make housecalls as far as Marietta, Dayton, Zanesville, Chillecothe, Akron, and beyond.

How much do we pay, you ask? We pay TOP DOLLAR for indie rock, rock and roll, punk, grunge, metal, psych, pop, soul, bluegrass and jazz. We believe in paying well for records in good condition. We are especially looking for: Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, Sam and Dave, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Etta James, The Doors, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, John Coltrane, Neil Young, David Bowie, Prince, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins, REM, U2, Billy Joel, Eagles, Madonna, Iron Maiden, Metallica, AC/DC, KISS, Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash and everything in between!!!! The price we offer is based on the condition of the cover, condition of the vinyl, and overall desirability of the title. We try to be fair and competitive!


We also buy CDs, tape cassettes, 8 tracks, 45s, and nice vintage turntables.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Taking our annual break....and having a wedding?

Spoonful Records will be CLOSED:

Saturday, May 27th from 3:30 - 4:30 for a wedding. Yep, two crazy kids want to get hitched in a record store. The wedding is at 4 pm, so shoppers are asked to make their purchases by 3:45. We'll open right up again after the quick ceremony.

May 29th - June 5th. We try to take an annual vacation every year in June or August, and also our staff and most of Columbus like to head to the Nelsonville Music Festival that first weekend in June. So we're taking a break, don't hate!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Record Store Day 4/22/17 at Spoonful Records

COME TO SPOONFUL RECORDS FOR YOUR RECORD STORE DAY FUN! We will open at 8 am with TONS of exclusive vinyl RSD releases.

View the whole list of RSD offerings here:
http://www.recordstoreday.com/SpecialReleases


We have just about everything on the list, and good quantities of the ones people asked about, like Space Jam, Bowie Promo Box, Grateful Dead, Stevie Nicks, U2, Gerard Way, Prince singles, Marcy Playground, Neil Young, RTJ totes, Alice in Chains, DMB, Bruce Springsteen, AND SO MUCH MORE.

We alphabetize and organize the RSD selection to make your experience as stress-free as possible! Please look at our Facebook page Friday night to see photos of the store and the layout.
Our Facebook event page is HERE.

COUPONS: There are always items that are too expensive/heavy/scarce to put in the bins, like the Dave Matthews Band box set and the Star Wars Crosley record player, so we have devised a coupon system that works really great. At 7:30 am, Amy will go through the line and offer coupons for the items in the showcase. If you get one, put it somewhere safe, and shop the bins confident you are getting the item on your coupon. When you get to the cash register, present your coupon. Simple as that! The list of coupon items will be listed on FB the night before.

All RSD exclusive records are one per household.





IN ADDITION!

We will be running a 25% OFF SALE on used records.

RSD SWAG BAGS will be given out until they run out (200 in total!) This year's swag bags have 200 free admission passes for the Columbus Museum of Art, 200 free admission passes to the Gateway Film Center via CD102.5, $1 off coupon for Roosevelt Coffee and more, like stickers, buttons, and music samplers. So the first 200 shoppers will get a really nice swag bag/canvas tote!

PROMOWEST PRODUCTIONS will be giving away free tickets from 7am - 9am for Bunbury, Foster The People, My Morning Jacket, Brit Floyd, The Black Angels and Everclear.

PORT-A-JOHNS: Yes, let's be real. Some of you will choose to get there early and will be drinking coffee, so it's good to know, there will be a men's and a women's facility available. Drink up!

PARKING: Street parking is still the cheapest around our store, at 20 minutes per $.25, with meters turning on at 8 am. However, the lot directly behind us will be reduced to $3 to park from 12:01 am to noon on Saturday, April 22 for RSD. After noon, it goes back to $7 per day.

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We will have two registers going again and lots of helpers. Shoppers are strongly encouraged to PLEASE PAY WITH CASH, which helps everyone get through the line faster. Please present your ID if you pay with credit card.

Check Facebook the night before RSD; we usually post pictures of the layout of exclusive records so you can get your bearings!

Thanks for supporting your downtown Columbus record store!!!!!!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Dogfish Head + Crosley Cruiser Mobile Record Store Tour 3/18/17

On Saturday, March 18th, from 11am to 1pm:

Free Dogfish Head & Crosley Swag and chance to win stuff, in their mobile unit parked outside Spoonful Records.

In 2016, Crosley Radio launched its mobile record store, the Crosley Cruiser, housed inside a one-of-a-kind 20-foot box truck. This year, the truck will be re-wrapped in Dogfish Head x Crosley branding for the entirety of 2017. The rolling record store is equipped with mobile charging stations, multiple listening stations, comfortable seating and a hand-crafted Crosley Rocket Jukebox. It will immerse patrons in an unparalleled, interactive music, beer, and art experience.


The Dogfish Head + Crosley Cruiser journey begins in Louisville, KY, on Friday, March 3, and ends in Philadelphia, PA on April 22.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Mark J. Miller, A Life of Art

In record store life, sometimes you never get to meet your favorite collectors.

That goes for Mark J. Miller, of Toronto, Ohio, who passed away on Christmas Day 2016 at the young age of 54. Mark was a multi-instrumentalist and jazz guitarist, and had studied at Ohio University. A journalist for the Steubenville Herald Star, he covered his small town of Toronto and various other topics, including music. He was awarded the AP Award for Small Market Journalism for his music column. He was also employed as a guitar teacher with DC Music in East Liverpool, OH.

Mark was a volunteer with the Team MOJO Foundation, giving free guitar lessons to underprivileged youth; their motto was "Helping Kids Shine." Since his passing, the organization has renamed the "Free Music Lessons Project" to "Mark Miller Music Project."

He was the current Board President of the Helping Hands Food Pantry in Toronto, which he helped establish.

But first and foremost, Mark was a musician, recording his own music as well as playing in many local bands over the years which included: The Hostages, Gemini, Fortune, Voices, Grain, The Inside Out Band, Soulfinger, Acoustic Lizard and Kaiju 7, to name a few.

Thankfully, Mark left some videos on YouTube for us to enjoy.
Here is a link to Mark and a friend dueting Summertime.
Here is a link to Mark brilliantly noodling a solo to the chord structure of Autumn Leaves over a recorded acoustic bass track with a Roland GR-55 to a Digitech loop station.
Here's Mark Miller and Rick Call doing a version of Shadow of Your Smile.
And one last one, Yesterday. Just beautiful.

As friend Paul Giannamore recounts, "Mark was a natural jazzman who could sit and play a perfect tune from his head, just while carrying on a conversation, almost absent-mindedly, just crafting as he talked about something that had nothing to do at all with music." Click here to read Paul's personal full tribute.


Part of Mark's jazz collection
As you might imagine, Mark's record collection is off the charts. He clearly loved all music, jazz being his primary Juliet. Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Brother Jack McDuff, Jackie McLean, Shirley Scott, Jimmy Smith, Charles Mingus, Kenny Burrell, Duke Ellington, Eric Kloss, Art Farmer, Ella Fitzgerald, Ornette Coleman, Jim Hall, Coleman Hawkins, Freddie Hubbard, Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Chet Baker, Eric Dolphy, Bill Evans, Grant Green, Oscar Peterson, Barney Kessell, Count Basie. You name it, he had it, and his collection went deep. He collected to listen, enjoy, and most importantly learn.

His non-jazz collection is what we would refer to as all-killer-no-filler. He embraced Velvet Underground, Elvis Costello (to whom his sister Michele fondly remembers Mark introducing her), Richard & Linda Thompson, Television, Jimi Hendrix, King Crimson, Wilco, Frank Zappa, Nick Drake, Harry Nilsson, Frank Sinatra and David Bowie.

He was a loyal customer to Paul's CDs, Sound Cat, and Jerry's of Pittsburgh. There's an enthusiastic video he and his friend Joe Ammon created of a shopping trip to Jerry's

Mark's CD collection
Spoonful Records will be hosting Mark's CD collection on Sat, Mar 4th (11am to 7:30pm) and Sun, Mar 5th (noon to 6pm), for two days ONLY. Thousands of rare, hard to find, out of print & limited edition CDs will be $3. Box sets will be $3 per disc. The CDs are mostly jazz, as well as rock and world music. Partial proceeds will benefit cancer research and Team MOJO Foundation.  Click here for the Facebook event.

We are honored & humbled to be entrusted with Mark's vinyl collection and the awesome responsibility of finding new homes for his records. We hope, in his enthusiastic, swinging jazzbo spirit, you will add these gems to your collection, listen to them, share them with your friends & children, and grow your knowledge of jazz, just as he had done.

We are still learning about Mark, his friends, his loves, and his life of art. If you have anything to share, please feel free to comment below.







Monday, November 21, 2016

$10 OFF any in-stock turntable, through December 22nd.

We are super stocked up on turntables for the 2016 Holiday Season! AND EVERY IN-STOCK TURNTABLE IS TEN DOLLARS OFF through December 22nd (or until we run out!). Regular black or silver Audio Technica LP60s are $89 (reg. $99). USB turntables are $119 (usually $129). And the direct drive model with weighted S-arm is $275 (reg. $285).


For the full description of what we carry, click HERE, or come visit us at Spoonful Records. We'll be happy to show you our display model.

Open at 8am on Black Friday, November 25th

Spoonful Records will be open from 8am to 7:30pm on Black Friday, November 25th, with an extensive offering of Record Store Day indie exclusives (at great prices), 20% off used vinyl, and $10 off any in-stock turntable.  

Like every year, we will have LOTS of RSD exclusive releases available (these are ONLY available at independent record stores!). You can check out the official list here: http://www.recordstoreday.com/SpecialReleases

All used vinyl will be ON SALE 20% OFF.

Plus we will have all the great new vinyl releases, from Metallica to Charlie Brown Christmas, stocked up!

Doors open at 8 am and there is plenty of street parking all around downtown at that time of day.  Check our Facebook page for details and updates!