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VC Bingo! aka The Vinyl Community Drinking Game

Eyes down and get your dibbers and dabbers ready...
Yes folks it's the Vinyl Community Bingo/Drinking Game- fun for all the family!
I thought it might be a hoot to share this variant on 'classic' bingo in which the task is to see how many of the 25 'things' I've listed you can spot whilst watching youtube videos.

Download my sh*tty excel spreadsheet thingy here:

How to play
1. watch youtube
2. every time you see, hear or encounter one of the following things, cross it off the list (or pound a shot)... 

 Shows An Obi Strip
 Shows A 10" Record Or A 12" Single
 Shows A Soundtrack
 Show some VCLT
 Says The Word 'Psych'
 Shows Something on The Motown Or Virgin Label
 Shows Something On The K-Tel Or Ronco Label
 Says ‘In The Shrink’
 Shows A Live Album 
 Shows An Album With A Bass Guitar On Cover
 Shows A Double Album
 You see a Dog Or a Cat (Actual Or Picture) 
 A Band Featuring Your Namesake (First Or Second Name)
 Shows Something On The Columbia Label (Any Amount Of   'Eyes')
 Shows A Cassette Or An 8 Track
 Shows A Band Or Artist Beginning XYZ
 Shows A Rap Or Hip-Hop Album
 Wears A Hat Indoors
 Shows A Various Artists Compilation Album
 Someone Takes A Drink On Camera
 Shows A New Release
 Does A Needle Drop
 Says The Word Grail (Not Holy)
 Shows A Classical/Orchestral  Record
 Shows An Album By Or Featuring A Solo Beatle (But Not An  Actual Beatles Album)

You get the idea- this is just for fun and NOT a competition although I'd be interested to see if someone can squeeze all 25 into one video...

Outro music:

Vintage 1970's Fruit & Veg Pencil Toppers

          Remember these? There's a popular misconception that they're something to do with The Munch Bunch but they're not.

Fine Art 2019: UCLan's BA (Hons) Fine Art Degree Show


Join me on a quick tour around the end of year BA (Hons) Fine Art Degree show at UCLan- featuring my good buddy Ed's daughter Zoë's amazing art!

Rare Records at The Regent Antiques Centre 2019


Join me for a quiet browse around the Regent Antiques Centre in Blackpool and take a gander at some of the vinyl on sale. p.s. I know you can't see any scratches on that Zappa album but trust me it was well scratchy.
Paul Collin's The Beat album:

Vinyl & CD Haul #13 ~ New Vinyl, A Grail, Some Classical and Bit of Indie on CD

My latest pickups and an acrylic platter mat- will it improve my sound?

Janice is Gone by The Milltown Brothers -

I Walk The Earth by King Biscuit Time -

My 200 Subs Comp Q and A- Your Q's A'd!


Answering the questions asked as part of my 200 Subs competition. A huge thank you to everyone who took part!

Gutted vid:
Outro Music:

'A Right Bunch of Arse' from Johnco Records is not available in the shops.

CDC LT From Flipped Disc!


A huge thank you to subscriber Flipped Disc for generously sending me a box of amazing CD's and DVD's

Competition Update and My Weekend Away


A quick update on my 200 Subs Comp (video here: plus my 'lost' weekend in Skegness not seeing a host of 80's one hit wonders... oh and should vinyl records be used as wall coverings?

Vinyl Haul 12: Lennon, Lennox, Blondie & More!


The latest pickups and new editions to my collection plus some compilation album gold! Oh and maybe one of Elton John's first appearances on vinyl?

My 200 Subscribers 'Labels Out' Competition!


Fancy a chance at winning the staggering, life-changing* first (and only) prize of £20? Well you can start writing up your resignation and planning your early retirement by entering my 200 Subscribers competition now! Closing date: 1st June 2019 (see video description for more details).

Charity Thrift Shop Vinyl Haul 11: Zappa, Lorries, Rainbow and More!


In which I managed to find a Zappa album in the wild! (and possibly mispronounce the Dave Moire name??). Plus some 80's Indie in the form of a Red Lorry Yellow Lorry album, Altered Images, Rainbow, Renaissance, Boston, a cheapola Readers Digest comp of 70's cheese and Michael Jackson's Off The Wall. Dig!

24hr Music Challenge


In which I see how much music I can listen to in a 24hr period, in as many formats and on as many different devices as I can muster.

Flexi-Disc of Terror! Listening to The Unexplained's 'Voices of the Dead'


"Hey John, remember that creepy beyond-the-grave flexi disc that terrified you as a kid? Why not listen to it again for a video?" said my brother, so here it is; my reaction to re-listening to the freebie nightmare fuel flexi disc from The Unexplained magazine...

If you want to hear the whole thing:

The Tins - Buying In Bulk 1981 [FULL ALBUM Vinyl Rip]


If anyone has any info on this band please let me know!

1 True Story
2 Gainsay
3 Japan
4 Bogey Man
5 Kathryn Kimono
6 Headcase Girls
7 Missing Out The Words
8 I Can See No Reason
9 Disco Casualty
10 Hold Me Tight
11 Justice

All songs by Filly Duntone except 2 (Duntone/Willie) and 10 (Duntone / Nodder) 1981 Tin Trax Records CAN001

Unboxing & Setting Up My New Turntable & Speakers | Fleetwood Beer Festival 2019


Skip to 3:33 to avoid the waffle and then join me whilst I set up my new gear! There's a couple of minutes of Beer Festival footage at then end is you like that sort of thing.

My Vinyl Shame: Sleeveless & Damaged Records

My response to John Bellamy (via Steve Whitty)'s thread about sleeveless, coverless and generally f'd-up vinyl! The horror, the horror...

My Musical Heroes Ep1: Mark E Smith | The Fall

  The first of 3 videos I'm planning on making about my own personal musical heroes. In this episode the late great Mark E. Smith of The Mighty Fall.

Sleazy Does it! Reacting to Vintage Mail Order Trash!

I'm sure we can all agree that it's a good thing that this sort of garbage is no longer acceptable -so lets mock it mercilessly and hope it stays in the dumpster of history where it belongs!
Be sure to check out the amazing History's Dumpster Blog here: (they have a facebook page too!)

Vinyl Close Up: Games That Lovers Play by Stef Meeder

Ever wondered what that cheesy organ music was that you can sometimes hear playing in the background of my videos? No? Well it's this- Stef Meeder's 'Games That Lovers Play' from 1967.
You can enjoy it in it's entirety here:

Vinyl Tag 2019


My A's to the following 20 Q's...
1. Best find of 2018
2. Shoutout to other VC channels who deserves more viewers
3. What holes are you looking to fill in your collection?
4. A cheap album that’s really good
5. Your favorite side project album
6. A song from an artist/ band that is uncharacteristic in their catalogue
7. The last album you purchased
8. A great album with a bad cover
9. A bad album with a cool cover
10. A blues album
11. An ear worm song
12. A historically important artist
13. An album you own because of your parents
14. Best dollar bin find
15. Favorite double album
16. An album you learned about from the VC in the last year
17. A ten inch record
18. A seven inch record
19. Favorite album to fall asleep to
20. Your favorite VC experience and/ or advice for people contemplating making videos

 That S.E.T.I. album I mentioned:

The Album Cover Album 3 | 1980's Album Art Book | Part 1


Grab yourself a caffeine drank and sit back and enjoy a leisurely browse through The Album Cover Album volume 3, the 1984 book of classic album art featuring a plethora of early 80's album and 12" sleeve designs.