Thursday, May 19, 2011

Collect call for Mr. Paul Allen of Seattle:

You and your wallet are needed in Pittsburgh, STAT!

Paul Mawhinney was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. Over the years he has amassed what has become the world's largest record collection. Due to health issues and a struggling record industry Paul is being forced to sell his collection.

This is the story of a man and his records. I hope you enjoy it.
But wait! How do we know he's not just some huckster trying to make a fast buck on a bunch of vinyl he pulled from the dumpsters behind the local Goodwill?
  1. Shirt-straining gut?--------------------check
  2. Gender neutral eyewear?--------------check
  3. Mewlery (PDGB for old guy bling)?---check
  4. Facial Hair?----------------------------check
It's cool-he's legit. He's one of us.
Never can be too sure with this type of thing.

Seriously, this is the most touching thing I've seen in quite awhile. But then I'm like that. Any readers know the current status of Paul and his vinyl?

Microsoft co-founder and billionaire Paul Allen is a well-known fan of music and pop culture, philanthropist, creator of the Experience Music Project, owner of the Seattle Seahawks, Portland Trailblazers and a really, really, big boat. He's probably one of a handful of people with the cash to buy the collection and a place to put it.


Anonymous said...

I've been busy and missed this post, but all I have to say is that this guy is not cool and not legit and not one of us. Unless "us" means egotistical assholes of the highest caliber. For a long time he claimed to have "every record ever pressed." Needless to say he does not own "Sex Drive." His store was always a joke. Record stores should be fun and Record Rama was about as much fun as swimming in a dumpster of puke.
- Dave Martin

Toke! said...

Jeez Dave, don't sugar coat it. Seriously, it's always good to have have a first-hand account of this type of thing to separate the hype from the reality.

Thanks for checking in!