LP record for the do-it-yourselfer


“Do-It-Yourself” from the Columbia Records series “Music for Gracious Living.” Do-It-Yourself


  1. @2:

    > Orange and blue go so well together.

    They do, actually! I built a big library onto my house. It’s 450 ft^2 of floorspace, with 10 ft ceilings…and something like 1,000 square feet of wall space…all of which I sponge-painted in beige and orangey-terra-cotta, and valences and blankets in the room are blue, and it looks pretty darned spiffy, if I do say so myself.

    Also, on a cold winter day, a fire in the woodstove is nicely complemented by orange-ish walls, IMO.

  2. “Yes, this is plugging my own baby – please forgive me!”

    I have no problem with it as long as you send me a set… just kidding. ; )

  3. While Dad and Junior build a peg board-mounted bin for peg board hooks in the cleanest home workshop that ever existed, mom knits a bomb shelter cozy.

    Meanwhile Sis enjoys the view from her panda bear shaped iron lung.

  4. I hope it has the industrious factory music, “Powerhouse” by Raymond Scott, so often heard in Warner Brothers cartoons. You know the one.

  5. I do indeed know the one, but I’ve never known the name. I thought it was a Stalling composition.

    Thanks, JimH!

  6. Mark, I have this record. Have I ever played it? Nope. A few years back, I acquired it, where else, at a garage sale. It used to be on my wall in one of those Restoration Hardware album frames, but it was replaced with the self titled James Brown album when he died. If I find it, maybe Mister Jalopy will rip it on his giant ipod and we could graciously listen to it at the next event at Coco’s Variety.

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