toured my sister mamati and her husband papi to marikina shoe expo. after saying hi to poninski at black soup, we scoured the thrift shops and was excited to find a long play copy (plaka) of jesus christ superstar in heritage. unfortunately the p500 tag price was way too much and i snuck it back where i got it and cursed the place.
in the next shop i found another copy of the lp and immediately bought it for p150. although it was i believe the most expensive of the old plakas i got the past few months, it was worth it. except for a few scratches the guy selling it says it’s still playable. ive been trying to get a good deal for the jcs soundtrack and now i got it! it included pages of photographs and a lyric insert. pretty exciting! now i just have to get a turntable hehehe
few months back i got west side story also in marikina shoe expo for p75. before that i was ecstatic to find zefirelli’s romeo and juliet lp and got it for p25 at evangelista in makati. good thing i already got the cd of the thing and dont have to wait for the turntable to listen to it.
ive been buying lps to build a small collection of favorite albums. other lps already stocked up at home include alvin and the chipmunks christmas album, the rescuers (salvaged from my childhood), the grease soundtrack (typical) and all that jazz. im still hoping to get plakas evoking nostalgia, things that include englebert humperdink and the theme from mahogany (surreal trip). 2nd hand laserdiscs are sold at p50 a piece at evangelista but i couldnt find any of my favorite movies to keep. cheers!