When I was a little girl, I used to love looking through my dad’s vinyl record collection, closely assessing the bizarre album cover art works while we listened to the accompanying sounds of Queen, Pink Floyd, The Police, Prince and other awesome classics.
So with dad’s birthday rapidly approaching in February, I thought it might be a nice touch to gift him a vinyl record in tribute to the memory of our original and very own lounge room anthologies.
Truth be known, I know very little about records besides those days when I was occasionally allowed to very carefully put needle to vinyl (is there a budding scratch DJ in me yet? Hmmm, not likely). Where do I buy records in Melbourne? And how can I get there when work has ramped up massively and I don’t have ‘normal person’ hours to do anything? And how, pray tell, am I meant to get it down to Gippsland in one piece, and quickly, seeing as a) I can’t get there in person until after his birthday, and b) I leave everything to the last minute.
As usual, the universe answered my calls for help and I happened across online vinyl albums at Discrepancy Records. These guys are Australian owned and operated vinyl gods that sell online - making the hunt, purchase and delivery of records a piece of cake. To my disorganised delight, I discovered that records are despatched within one business day of ordering so I was not going to be struck off the will for delivering said birthday record hideously late.
Furthermore, I could order some vinyl and send it off but pay for it later with interest-free ‘zipPay’. Or, if I didn’t have a particular album in mind (I’m convinced Dad will love Flume), I could have ordered him a gift card through Discrepancy Records too – who knows, maybe that’s his Christmas present sorted too. One can only hope that in February, I can get organised enough in time for that. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves.
Little Miss xo
This post was orchestrated in collaboration with Discrepancy Records. Image Source.