Wednesday, February 24, 2021

I Love When That Happens




I purchased a small stack of 45s from a record dealer I occasionally do a little bit of business with. The records arrived, all in fine shape. But one of the 45s was a mistake. Right band, but wrong pressing with the wrong b-side. It wasn't expensive, but I still wanted the single I ordered.

I contacted the dealer and I was very nice. And then he was very nice and apologetic in return. And then we just started being really nice, like enough already nice. "No, I'm sorry!" "No, it's nothing." "No No!!"

He found the right 45 and offered to ship for free. I bought a few more 45s to make it worth his while. "You didn't have to do that!" "No no, it's fine!" No really!" "Aw gee!"

Okay, no one said, "Aw gee." But enough already.

The next batch with the right 45 and the extras arrived. Also in the box, a 45 by The Gentle Cycle, a band led got it...the record dealer.

His name is Derek See. He's played with a recent version of The Chocolate Watchband, The Rain Parade and Country Joe McDonald. 

Both sides of this single are terrific. The A-Side "Ivy" is up top and below is a killer cover of the rare 13th Floor Elevators track "It's You." This is better than any of the singles I ordered.

I love when that happens.

You can check out more music from The Gentle Cycle on Bandcamp.

Thanks Derek.


(Maybe a good time for a John Sally Ride plug, no?)


Rodger Stroup said...

We are the beneficiaries of your good fortune, Sal. Both Gentle Cycle tunes sound good. I think "Ivy" is the better of the two, but both are worthy of additional listens! And, they both have a good beat and you can dance to them!

FD13NYC said...

I'm just presuming that this is the same Derek See that runs a blog called Derek's Daily or Occasional 45. I've been following this blog for quite a long time. He posts very interesting music. When you mentioned his the name it rang a bell.

Sal Nunziato said...

One and the same, FD13NYC. I can't believe I didn't put that together.

philo said...

This guy

hpunch said...

I dig the songs... I love when you love what happens

ken49 said...

Ooh yeah these are good ones and following the nude party which was pretty good too.

FD13NYC said...

Oh, and The Ivy song is great!

ken49 said...

Just checked them out on Spotify and really really like the noise they produce. Also Derek's A Little Togetherness: 40 roof raising soul jams from June 5th, 2020 is pretty mind blowing.