OK all you music lovers out there, here is your chance to grab some vinyl. After years of collecting vinyl records, Petar Jovanic has decided that it's finally time to move stuff on. So he's having a popup sale between 6th - 12th June in Surry Hills. This sale has been over a year and a half in the making as each and everyone of his records have been individually cleaned and re housed in new anti static sleeves. To find out what's on sale: Keep tabs on Petar's Facebook page.
I asked Petar a few questions about his record collection:
How long have you been collecting records?
I've been buying vinyl for around 15 years. Initially I was buying vinyl to sample when I was producing hip-hop but that was only in the first 7 years. I took a break from producing but not from buying for the next 7.
Why did you decide to do a pop up sale?
I had a lot of people interested in buying records off me and asking what I had after I posted a few photo's of my collection online but I just didn't like the idea of having to catalogue thousands of records and then having to ship them out.
I contacted a few record fair organizers but due to the size of the collection none were able to fit me in so I really had no choice but to take things into my own hands.
The "Pop Up" concept suited myself and in my opinion, the culture's so it was just a matter of finding the right place which I think I've done with Blank_Space in Surry Hills.
What kind of music will be up for grabs?
Besides the classic stuff like AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Rolling Stones, I also have a large collection of Metal, Blues, Australian Indie, Punk and some Jazz and Soul.
What I can say is that only 1 or 2 people have ever gone through my entire collection, one being me, and the other being a gentlemen I have cleaning them.
I'm just finalising the last of the collection for this upcoming sale so I will put up some images closer to the date on www.facebook.com/recordforsale
Why are you selling your records?
The main reason is that the collection was just getting too big too quick & if I kept buying the way I was, I was going to need a mansion to store it all and not to mention it's a logistical nightmare whenever you move.
What's the best equipment for playing vinyl records these days?
I think it's entirely up to the listener really. There is a lot of very affordable entry level ways to listen to vinyl but there's a lot of very high end ways also.
I'm a lazy listener so at the moment I am using a Technics 1300 with a Shure cartridge. The 1300 has a repeat feature on it, so I just find a classic LP to put on a let it play.
When it comes to most things though, what you pay is what you get so you can't expect a Crosley to sound the same way as a Thorens or Rega.
In the end if a record is thrashed and in bad shape no turntable will make it sound great. How you care for your vinyl and turntable is probably more important. All of my stuff is pre cleaned prior to playing and after being listened to rehoused in anti-static sleeves.
What was your first vinyl record?
I can't remember exactly but could be either Jeru The Damaja's "Sun Rises in The East" or Michael Jackson, Thriller.
EVENT DETAILS Address: Blank_Space 374 Crown St, Surry Hills 2010 The Green Building on the corner of Crown St & Jesmond St) When: Saturday 6th June, 2015 to Friday 12th June, 2015 Time: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm (Saturday to Thursday) 11:00 am - 4:00 pm (Friday)