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Monday, December 04, 2006

Velvet Underground 1966 acetate LP going for over $110,000 and still 4 days left!

Those who could give a quick fuck about the Velvet Underground will quickly move on, but everyone else's eyelids should've been raised by the title of this post.

Still reading? Good.

Some Canadian dude bought a shitty-looking Velvet Underground record back in 2002 for 75 cents at a garage sale. After doing some research, he found out that it was a one-of-a-kind recording done in the VU's studio back in 1966. Four years later, he listed it on ebay and while there's still over four days to go in the auction, it's now worth over $110,000.

Here's the ebay page.

UPDATE: 12/8/06: The bidding has ended with a final sale price of US $155,401.00.

SECOND UPDATE: 12/11/06: The $155,401 bid turned out to be false! (Link)
The second I read this, "this" is what popped into my head, and that would be Lou Reed's voice singing:
"Sometimes I feel so happy,
Sometimes I feel so sad.
Sometimes I feel so happy,
But mostly you just make me mad.
Baby, you just make me mad.
Linger on, your pale blue eyes."
John's friend Karim knows the Canadian dude. John and Karim are, of course, Canadian, lending even furhter credence to the perception that those fuckers really do all know each other. But because something like this happened to someone who knows someone I know, it will never, ever happen to me. That shitty Madonna 12" I picked up at a garage sale will be worth the same two bits I paid for it, forever.
Sweet Jane! I'm beginning to see the light. That guy's going to be Loaded. You could say his life was saved by rock and roll. Talk about The Gift.
A little over 1 day to go and he is up to $151,000. I have got to start going to garage sales!
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