Lane Steinberg

THRIFT STORE RECORDS & CHEAP RED WINE :: Johnny Mathis – Live It Up (1962) & Chateau Lascombes Margaux (2002)

by Lane Steinberg 09.12.2011

I sometimes associate relatives and friends through certain records in their collections of yore: my dad’s Latin lp’s, like George Shearing’s ‘Latin Affair,’ Cal Tjader’s ‘Soul Sauce,’ and Stan Getz’s, ‘Jazz Samba,’ albums he’d always spin on weekends when they’d entertain friends. I remember the Vox 78 of Chopin’s Fantasie Impromptu that I would play when I’d visit […]

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THRIFT STORE RECORDS & CHEAP RED WINE :: Nyiregyhazi Plays Liszt & Chateau Timberlay

by Lane Steinberg 07.25.2011

The Record: Nyiregyhazi Plays Liszt (1978 CBS), $2.00 The Wine: Chateau Timberlay (Bordeaux), 1995, $5.00 (discounted) When it comes to classical music, and to a much greater extent, wine, I’m a bit like Columbo. I don’t always know exactly what I’m talking about, but my instincts usually bear me out. It’s pretty easy to find […]

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THRIFT STORE RECORDS & CHEAP RED WINE :: Herman’s Hermits & Evans Wine Cabernet

by Lane Steinberg 04.28.2011

3rd in a series… The Record: Herman’s Hermits, “Blaze” (1967 MGM), $2.00 The Wine: Evans Wine Company, Kings Valley Cabernet (Australia) 1998, $5.00 (discounted) I kept reading how this was the “serious” Herman’s Hermit’s record, so I always made a mental note to pick it up. I saw a so-so copy at the Salvation Army […]

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THRIFT STORE RECORDS & CHEAP RED WINE :: James Brown with a Californian Merlot

by Lane Steinberg 03.24.2011

2nd in a series… The Record: James Brown, “I Got The Feelin” (King), $0.50 The Wine: Monterra Merlot (California), 1997, $5.00 (discounted) Everybody in the wine world talks of 1997 California wine like they’re talking about the Second Coming. “If it’s Rotgut Farms and it’s a 1997, BUY IT!” At the damaged label sale across […]

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THRIFT STORE RECORDS & CHEAP RED WINE :: Charlie Parker with a Chilean Cabernet

by Lane Steinberg 01.19.2011

Ed: Lane Steinberg has spent the past several decades writing, recording, and producing music. He currently performs with the Latin psychedelic band, Cracked Latin. Lane blogs about wine at The Red Wine Haiku Review, where he’s reviewed over 400 bottles using the strict 5-7-5 syllable poetic form. 1st in a series… The Record: Charlie Parker, […]

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