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Birthday Request

The clock clicked over. Smile, it's my birthday, and it means nothing much at all.

Except, of course, I'm making a request on it, and a stranger request from me you're not going to be able to find. Well, at least today. You're probably thinking that I want money, women, islands... and yes, they're all good, but I'd rather--for this moment--score a copy of a Don Williams album entitled Now and Then of someone. I know, I know: Don Williams. What the fuck am I thinking? Well, truthfully, it's not for me, but rather my grandfather. He's had a tape of this album for fuck knows how many years. It's an old J&B thing, all red and with white bars on the top and bottom, with the very enticing tagline of 'As Seen On TV' to help sell it to you. I figure it was the kind of thing sold in the bins of service stations, but who knows. At any rate, he's quite fond of it, but his tape broke--the literal tape in it snapped--and I said I'd find a replacement. The problem is, unfortunately, all I can find is Greatest Hits albums and various albums that are not Now and Then, and what I'm looking for here is a basic replacement for what he lost, though it doesn't need to be on tape.

So: can anyone help me out? I'm not looking for an original, I assure you. A copy is more than enough and a torrent link will do just as well. I've come up short though, so if you could help me out, I'd be most appreciative.

Oh, and in case you have no idea who Don Williams is, then--



--he's part of the sideburns.

EDIT: Thanks to everyone who commented. Deb Layne (deborahlive) found a vinyl copy for three bucks in Australia, so I ordered that, and we're all sweet.

You may now offer me money, girls, and islands, as per usual.

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nick_kaufmann
Oct. 11th, 2007 02:40 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday!
benpeek
Oct. 11th, 2007 10:23 pm (UTC)
thanks
vampyrichamster
Oct. 11th, 2007 03:09 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday! Never quite thought you might be a fellow Libra, but y'are! :)
benpeek
Oct. 11th, 2007 10:24 pm (UTC)
yeah, that's me. scales. evenness. alla that. it has haunted my entire life :)
norda
Oct. 11th, 2007 03:28 pm (UTC)
I have to go past the catnip store [my personal term for the used and rare record store in my neighborhood] on my way to drop off flyers, so I will inquire.
benpeek
Oct. 11th, 2007 10:24 pm (UTC)
thanks
underdogautopsy
Oct. 11th, 2007 03:31 pm (UTC)
I just looked at every Don Williams album listed in our software at work and came up with nothing titled Now & Then. Which, we usually even list things that are now out of print just so that we have that reference point, so I wonder if it was ever released on compact disc at all. It may not have existed outside of LP and/or cassette.

Unfortunately, we don't deal in cassettes so there's no way of me trying to score one in that format for you.

Sorry! But happy birthday anyway...
benpeek
Oct. 11th, 2007 10:25 pm (UTC)
thanks for the look, anyway, man. a friend of mine linked me to an lp of it, so now i just have to ring and find out if they have a record player that works (cause i surely don't).

thanks for the bday wishes, too.
simplykathryn
Oct. 11th, 2007 04:43 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday dear - from a fellow Australian Libra who is considerably older than you! :)

I will ask on a message board for you - oddly someone in Sweden (of all places) was able to email me a copy of INXS' cover of 'Jackson' that was only released on casette in Australia, so anything's possible...
benpeek
Oct. 11th, 2007 10:26 pm (UTC)
thanks for both :)
deborahlive
Oct. 11th, 2007 05:15 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday!

benpeek
Oct. 11th, 2007 10:26 pm (UTC)
thanks
lyndarama
Oct. 11th, 2007 09:44 pm (UTC)
Hoppy Birfday Ben. Have a good one; you're almost at the age now where it's compulsory to be a grumpy old man - at least you've had plenty of practice.

Now get out on that porch and complain about those damn kids messin' with your mango trees...
benpeek
Oct. 11th, 2007 10:26 pm (UTC)
but i want them kids in the mango trees. when they fall. they hurt 'emselves :)

thanks for the bday stuff.
cassiphone
Oct. 12th, 2007 12:01 am (UTC)
Happy birthday! I have no spare islands, but you can have virtual gingerbread daleks.
benpeek
Oct. 12th, 2007 12:23 am (UTC)
it's always *no* to the spare islands, isn't it tansy?
cassiphone
Oct. 12th, 2007 05:55 am (UTC)
Yah, I'm cheap that way. :)
mondyboy
Oct. 12th, 2007 01:09 am (UTC)
Happy birhday mate. Mine was yesterday which sort of makes us twins... except probably not.
benpeek
Oct. 12th, 2007 01:12 am (UTC)
thanks, man. and a happy birthday to you, as well, in that distant, not any way related, and one day seperates us, twin thing.
lucius_t
Oct. 12th, 2007 03:07 am (UTC)
Yeah, happy birthday.

More to the point, Tony Joe White beats the shit out of Don Gibson. :)
benpeek
Oct. 12th, 2007 06:08 am (UTC)
yay?

:)
lucius_t
Oct. 12th, 2007 10:04 am (UTC)
I was attempting to be diffident. :)
benpeek
Oct. 12th, 2007 02:48 pm (UTC)
oh. right. well. carry on then.
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benpeek
Oct. 12th, 2007 07:42 am (UTC)
thanks.
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benpeek
Oct. 12th, 2007 02:44 pm (UTC)
yes, it is, and thank you :)
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