2013 in review – It was a good year

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 98,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 4 days for that many people to see it.

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  1. I also bought more vinyl boots in 2013 than in any previous year, going back to the early 80s when I hit my previous peak. I also spent more than ever, including the most I ever spent on a record.

    Looking forward to look around Shinjuku’s used vinyl shops in Tokyo next March (although not expecting to find or buy any boots there – you never know of course…). If anyone has some recommendations, let me know.

    Speaking of Japan, I have been compiling info on early Japanese bootlegs and look forward to posting them in a series next year plus K&S, Hofman Ave. Records, Rubber Dubber and more. Thank you for reading the blog!

  2. John said:

    looking forward for the next ‘news’ from the Rubber…waiting also for the stories of Stoned and, Dittolino!!,
    if you go to see Japan can you visit the Tarantura shop for me?…here in Amsterdam are some very fine 2nd hand vinyl store’s who have a lot of the old vinyls but also the new ones. The 2nd week of jan i go out there and get my reserved items. If you’re looking for something please let me know!! A HAPPY NEW VINYL YEAR!! 🙂

    • John, I had no idea there even was a Tarantura shop…. and in general if I see boot CDs, it will only elicit a lukewarm glance from me.

      Stoned & Dittolino are somewhere on the horizon… not helped by the fact that there is so little information out there on Dittolino. I guess I can keep the blog going until 2015, which is my goals (not sure if longer than that as the newer it gets, the murkier and paradoxically less interesting it gets – just look at the comments for the latest Pink Floyd vinyl releases “made to order” on the floydboots site)

      Two titles I really need are the ZAP title Wings Over America – Landing Gear Down (that’s the one that got lost in shipment from Italy) and the SODD 2 LP Vancouver – George Harrison (apparently the most expensive SODD of them all)

  3. Yesdays said:

    Thanks for your remarkable efforts on this website. Happy New Year and I hope 2014 is a great year for you.

  4. Mick said:

    My congrats to your milestone of hits to your blog! I love to read about the “old” boots and the history behind them, often quite surprising the amount of boots issued and re-issued!.

    Have you ever come a cross a label called “Spaceward”? They did a Neil Young boot called “Live at the Roman Colosseum” (actually Germany ’76) and the copy I have is a split gold/black vinyl. Sound quality is pretty reasonable although distant. Be interested to know if there are any other releases…Keep up the exceptional work and have a great 2014!

    • Moreno said:

      There is another Supetramp Spaceward (ST 12536) boot called “New Supertramp Live” (also listed on Hot Wacks). I can send you the scan if you want. Happy new year and thanks for all!

      • I now see that I mistook that listing for the LP with the yellow cover but indeed they are two different ones. Yes, I’d love the scan. Happy New Year to you as well.

  5. Andrew Molloy said:

    Happy New Year and thanks again for the great blog! I was in Japan five years ago and saw a fair amount of old boot vinyl but one particular store doesn’t really spring to mind. I did find it helpful that the boot vinyl was often all grouped together at the end of the rock section of a store rather than filed with official releases in each artists’ section.

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