Darryl Baser looks for musical treasures among the hundreds
of vinyl records awaiting the crowds at today's Regent
Theatre Anything But Books Sale. Photo by Brenda Harwood
Searching through hundreds of vinyl LPs and CDs for
''discs to spin'' during today's Regent Theatre Anything But
Books Sale has been a trip down memory lane for Darryl Baser.
The Dunedin musician and parliamentary aide is looking
forward to sharing some favourite tunes from artists as
diverse as Grand Funk Railroad, Dolly Parton, Brian Eno, the
Beatles, and even Devo, with the bargain-hunting crowds.
''It has been a lot of fun hunting through all these boxes of
records for music to play and being DJ for the day should be
a good laugh.''
With local firm Strawberry Sound providing two turntables and
a CD player, he will have a professional set-up to use.
As organiser of the music for both The Star Regent 24 Hour
Book Sale and the Anything But Books Sale for several years,
Mr Baser is a familiar sight at the events.
''It's good to be involved in such positive community events
and it's nice to be able to help out the Regent with its
Having recently acquired a turntable for his home, Mr Baser
may be on the hunt for a few vinyl discs to take home
''I have been enjoying playing vinyl LPs at home and it will
be great to find some bargains at the sale,'' he said.
Vinyl was making a real resurgence at present, but new albums
did not come cheap - costing up to $40, he said.
Hundreds of vinyl records make up just one section of the
myriad items for sale in the Regent Theatre Anything But
Books Sale, with sheet music, CDs, DVDs, cassette tapes,
games and even a piano, a foosball table, and a viola for
The sales starts at 3pm at the Regent Theatre and will
continue until about 8pm - unless everything is sold earlier.