Go Your Own Way. Gold Dust Woman. You Make Loving Fun. Fleetwood Mac's 1977 Rumours album is the most sought after LP these days at Vinyl Perk in Carrboro.
No CD's here. No House music. No music from today's Billboard chart either. But you can grab a steaming pour over coffee while you peruse the racks that, depending on your era, can take you deep into the 80s, across the 70s, or back into the groovin' 60s. The vintage vinyl spans genres: Rock. Progressive Rock. Funk. Jazz. Soul. Country. Folk. On and on.
"A lot of college kids come in that are like 'Oh, I just got record player!" or I'll see some college girls getting The Carpenters, Carole King or Carly Simon and I'm like this is interesting," says Ariane who organizes records, brews the java, and keeps the table turning and the vinyl belting through the speakers.
"I guess this is why I like Al Stewart. It's because my mom would play this when I was little. It's the same thing and it's really nice to see."
(photographs taken at Vinyl Perk, 709 W. Rosemary Street in Carrboro)
Tucked in a warehouse near the corner of Estes Drive and MLK Jr. Blvd in Chapel Hill you'll find great deals on castoff desks, chairs, shelving, even electrical equipment. Remember overhead projectors? You can find these here. Outdated Macs, film reels, projection screens, oversized bulletin boards, preowned cellphones. If you're lucky, you can score old UNC baseball jerseys, lab coats, or a framed map of Orange County. UNC Surplus Property Retail Store can be a treasure trove for those on the hunt. When UNC departments or residence halls discard items no longer used, they head to the surplus store. An old wooden table can run about $20, and an ottoman with a mod flair about $15. Inventory changes daily. Open Tuesdays and Fridays only.
(photographs taken at the UNC Surplus Property Retail Store near Estes Rd & MLK Blvd in Chapel Hill)
Ceiling mural at the entrance of All Day Records at 112A E Main Street in Carrboro.
(photograph taken at 112A E Main Street in Carrboro)