HOLY GRAILS AND WHITE WHALES

My last post, about selling off my rarest record, got me thinking about collector culture and in particular, the idea of holy grails vs. white whales.

The two are related – but not identical concepts. The Holy Grail is best known and understood: it’s like a mythical record everyone wants and searches for, but the odds of finding are next to nil. Without a doubt, in the circles I run with, the holiest of Holy Grails is the supposed 12″ version of Bob James’ “Mardi Gras” without the bells. It seems almost […]

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