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Hi- Not sure if there is a market for this but here goes-Tell me what you think.

I am going to start painting records in watercolour and advertise them as your favourite record in paint- I will on order paint up in watercoulur anyones favourite record /label and frame it. Price will be according to difficulty of design and how many different coulours would be used.

Example Too late- Williams & Watson OKEh £7.99 + cost offrame White label

would be £6.99 for this one

2nd example James Bounty -Prove yourself a lady -Compass £11.99

White demo(£6.99) +cost of frame

3rd example Natural four on Curtom would be £11.99 + fraME

sO IT WOULD BE BY ORDER AND PRICE WOULD BE GIVEN

What do you think!

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Maybe post up a sample? Just a suggestion.

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It would be difficult to get the watercoulur effect as it would look just like a photo. But It would have a title of "My(Steve's) : favourite record" at the top

and then the painting underneath.

If you think about the coasters than came out/Watches /Clocks etc this would be a personal touch whistling.gif

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If you think about the coasters than came out/Watches /Clocks etc

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Crass commercialism.

Horrible part of the scene i.m.h.o.

Come the revolution, the manufacturers of such tat will be lined up and shot.

Baggsy first go with the AK47.

WOOF!

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Crass commercialism.

Horrible part of the scene i.m.h.o.

Come the revolution, the manufacturers of such tat will be lined up and shot.

Baggsy first go with the AK47.

WOOF!

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Would be nice as a present to someone though?

If not all Dogs should be castrated especially the Pike variety whistling.gif

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Would be nice as a present to someone though?

If not all Dogs should be castrated especially the Pike variety whistling.gif

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Would it?

Suppose it would look nice next to the Catacombs Cat Litter Tray , Wigan Casino Toilet Roll Holder or Blackpool Mecca Tea Towel .

You'll have to catch me to castrate me, but beware, this dog bites.

WOOF!

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Would it?

Suppose it would look nice next to the Catacombs Cat Litter Tray , Wigan Casino Toilet Roll Holder or Blackpool Mecca Tea Towel .

You'll have to catch me to castrate me, but beware, this dog bites.

WOOF!

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Not when wearing your "Twisted Wheel Commemorative Muzzle" PD whistling.gif

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I think its a nice idea Ernie. If a soul fan comes up with an idea for soul fans, and makes a few quid there is no real reason to knock him.

I agree the coasters etc were a bit much, but this has a nice personal touch. It also would be nice for someone who likes soul and also likes watercolours, or has a partner who likes water colours. Its also not like an assembly line of NS mugs. Each painting will be an individual piece. A one off. Dont those things appeal to lots of our lot??

I have a framed sleeve of the Rufus Lumley LP. I have also considered putting my Gail Anderson WD in a frame (as I never play it), and mounting that on a wall out of the sunlight. It might make a talking piece for guests too.

Isnt there a story of one collector/dealer who has his fave record in a framed case at the bottom of his swimming pool?

Good luck with this mate.

Edited by in town Mikey

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I dont like all this memborillia to be honest. It usually represents something that has been and gone away. I would like to think it is still here!

I would consider a Twisted Wheel Shoe Horn though. whistling.gif

Shane

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Isnt there a story of one collector/dealer who has his fave record in a framed case at the bottom of his swimming pool?

Good luck with this mate.

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Aren't you confusing that with Pete Smith washing his records in the bath (before he got a dishwasher)? I just hope that he doesn't get in with them. whistling.gif

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Where does he wash his poo-pan discs??

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I am pretty sure I don't want to go on with this discussion. Ask Pete if he has got a bidet?

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hang on, there were northern soul coasters?????? yeh gods! does anyone have a picture? that's so funny. i'd probably buy them! if i owned a table & some mugs whistling.gif

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hang on, there were northern soul coasters?????? yeh gods! does anyone have a picture? that's so funny. i'd probably buy them! if i owned a table & some mugs whistling.gif

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I was given a set as a present. They're not so bad. Not as bad as the pop-up Wigan Casino that Janine got for Christmas. I believe someone offered to spray some Brut on it for genuine odours, but it has been suggested that Janine borrow the underpants off an incontinent alcoholic tramp so that it could also double up as the Dome for us younger types.

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Aren't you confusing that with Pete Smith washing his records in the bath (before he got a dishwasher)?  I just hope that he doesn't get in with them. whistling.gif

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You know the dishwasher is a taboo subject with me after it melted those 24 ska singles :wicked:

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I was given a set as a present.  They're not so bad.  Not as bad as the pop-up Wigan Casino that Janine got for Christmas.  I believe someone offered to spray some Brut on it for genuine odours, but it has been suggested that Janine borrow the underpants off an incontinent alcoholic tramp so that it could also double up as the Dome for us younger types.

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There was a small hint of irony delivered with that present whistling.gif (But secretly, I think she preferred it to the champagne & the Joanie Somers promo card )

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I was given a set as a present.  They're not so bad. 

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Yep me too. and i agree they aint too bad.

BUT this is funny. Last year i picked a nice colour flyer up with record labels dotted all over it. You know the type of thing any way it took a while - say 30 seconds - to realise that the labels were actually just copies of the coasters!! LOL

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There was a small hint of irony delivered with that present  :wicked:   (But secretly, I think she preferred it to the champagne & the Joanie Somers promo card )

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Small? :Dwhistling.gif

In which case she can give me the Joanie Sommers card. Although I'm sure that Janine preferred the champagne.

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Nice water colours of fave artistes or the Motown Studios might go Ernie. Maybe a collage of fave single, artiste and label name written across the top in the same writing as is on the label. Personally, my fave record is Ain't No Mountain High Enough but I wouldn't want a water colour of it. What would be really nice would be a repro of the pic on the Easy album and maybe the building in front. Something like that. Just throwing out suggestions. Roger Banks has loads of photos of soul artistes, you could contact him and work from there.

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I think its a nice idea Ernie. If a soul fan comes up with an idea for soul fans, and makes a few quid there is no real reason to knock him.

I agree the coasters etc were a bit much, but this has a nice personal touch. It also would be nice for someone who likes soul and also likes watercolours, or has a partner who likes water colours. Its also not like an assembly line of NS mugs. Each painting will be an individual piece. A one off. Dont those things appeal to lots of our lot??

I have  a framed sleeve of the Rufus Lumley LP. I have also considered putting my Gail Anderson WD in a frame (as I never play it), and mounting that on a wall out of the sunlight. It might make a talking piece for guests too.

Isnt there a story of one collector/dealer who has his fave record in a framed case at the bottom of his swimming pool?

Good luck with this mate.

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Thanks mikey- Wouldntit be nice if in 50 years tiem someone had one on show in the antiques roadshow.

Im going to do a few in February when I get back from the states. whistling.gif

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Nice water colours of fave artistes or the Motown Studios might go Ernie. Maybe a collage of fave single, artiste and label name written across the top in the same writing as is on the label. Personally, my fave record is Ain't No Mountain High Enough but I wouldn't want a water colour of it. What would be really nice would be a repro of the pic on the Easy album and maybe the building in front. Something like that. Just throwing out suggestions. Roger Banks has loads of photos of soul artistes, you could contact him and work from there.

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Cheers Paulie- Might do that- I just thought that watercolours of records was unusual. whistling.gif

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I quite fancy marketing a wigan casino gift set featuring a matching commode,colostomy bag and ear trumpet. All in a high quality and fetching imitation ocelot skin. But it wouldnt have a clenched fist on it as that would be tacky.

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I quite fancy marketing a wigan casino gift set featuring a matching commode,colostomy bag and ear trumpet.  All in a high quality and fetching imitation ocelot skin.  But it wouldnt have a clenched fist on it as that would be tacky.

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Damn fine idea. I would guess that it would be easier to fit a colostomy bag if the recipient was wearing Spencers, but isn't there a risk of getting them caught up in the Stannah Stairlift? Nostalgia can be a very dangerous thing.

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Whilst on the subject of good taste. I'm thinking about knocking out a few 'collectors condoms' in recognition of Eddie Parkers forthcoming appearance at Prestatyn.

Haven't finalised the design yet, but am thinking about -

'Prestatyn 2005 - Love You Baby'

:lol:

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hang on, there were northern soul coasters?????? yeh gods! does anyone have a picture? that's so funny. i'd probably buy them! if i owned a table & some mugs :lol:

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Northern soul coasters you say? Ever got a chipped record and gone at it with the big scissors? I know atop my speakers etc are SEVILLE - Dooley Silverspoon, MOTOWN, Stevie Wonder, MAJOR MINOR - Johnny Nash, VILLA - The Checkerboard Squares, VERVE - Clara Ward (don't ask, the label looked nice, honest)! Keeps beer condensation and coffee rings to a minimum and they look nice. If you like that sort of thing. :lol:

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I have those coasters.......i luv kitsch

Even my kitchen is kitsch - aqua-and-white gingham curtains and rubber duck-yellow walls painted in a fried-egg motif

:lol:

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Northern soul coasters you say?  Ever got a chipped record and gone at it with the big scissors? I know atop my speakers etc are SEVILLE - Dooley Silverspoon, MOTOWN, Stevie Wonder, MAJOR MINOR - Johnny Nash, VILLA - The Checkerboard Squares, VERVE - Clara Ward (don't ask, the label looked nice, honest)! Keeps beer condensation and coffee rings to a minimum and they look nice. If you like that sort of thing. :lol:

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Got a cut down Frank Beverley on Sassy stuck on my record box, good thing that at the time you could pick them up for a fiver :lol:

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