Here we go, with the latest:
I found this huge and fabulous book about the Gershwin Brothers at a thrift store. It's a beautiful book. It was published in 1973 , and it cost twenty-five dollars back then. There is no way I would have been able to afford to spend that much on a book at that time. But, I have it now, and that's what matters. Oh, and it only cost me one dollar:
"Songs Children Love To Sing".
How cute are they, sitting around their record player, clapping happily?
Now, that's not something you see every day, is it?
Or, like - ever, anymore?
But it has some great songs inside, too:
Basically, if I see a piece of vintage sheet music and the price is right, and it's a piece I don't have, and/or a song that I know (although that isn't necessarily a criteria, now that I think about it!), I buy it:
You had me with the cover.