Thursday, August 20, 2009

Paten got diggin stories for you and yo mama!

wadap yall
Paten Locke here
my homie J-Zone has a blog on his top ten diggin stories...
he asked people to send in stories, so here is the one i wrote ...
he dug it, hopefully yall Tresblog readers enjoy it as well...
maybe ill hit yall off with more in the future, i got many more...equally bugged stories lol.
check it out....

i djed this spot @ late nineties downtown jax…
there was a homeless cat we used to bugg out with at the end of the nite, he was mad cool..
i later dubbed him “waxman”…and thats how all the local cats knew him…
anyways,
one nite i hit him with an extra 5$ for carryin my crates out the club…i told him that was in case he saw some old records around the hood, to let me know…
he looks at me and says , “theres this place up the street,right next to the soup kitchen, that has an old”little record” in the window “and that i should check it out..
next day, i wake up bright and early and go to the spot..
there was a faded and warped james”good foot” 45 in the window…
couldnt see inside, so i went next door to the kitchen and asked the woman who managed the building if i could get into the next door building…
she had a key and said fine, that no one had been in there for over a decade!…
wooooow i thought…
went in, and this place had records everywhere…im talking 45 for days!…
and whats crazier is there was all kind of ish in there, like the owners one day thought the world was gonna end, and just left!…
of course im lookin around and seeing straight heat, so i asked what i could do to leave with some records…
the woman said take what you want, and leave a donation…
so i filled up the trunk lol, and gave her all the money i had…just under 100$…
the next day i came back with my diggin homie basic from my group the ABs…
we went thru everything and found mad dopeness, as well as like 50 copies of hook and sling and 50 copies of freddie scott”you got what i need” deadstock…
and lots of other one off real heavyweights like communicators and the black experiences band, erik and the vikings , helene smith on deep city, etc….
she locked us in the 2nd day, and said this was so none of the homeless folks tried to run up in there…
she also brought us food…from the soup kitchen, around lunchtime…
lemme say, soup kitchen spaghetti is type not good….
anyways…
turns out, the building gets demolished a few months after…records that i left and all…
i was bummed, but happy i got in there at all….
thousands of hot joints…at a spot noone even knew existed…
i ate for a few years off that comeup…
later on my mom bought me a book on jacksonville african american history…
and lo and behold, there it is…
in the 60s it was THE spot to go to…before they shut their doors in 81!
Hollywood Records…
jax fl…
anyways, tried to make this story short, but there are wild more anectdotes to go along with it…
thanks j for even starting this discussion…
and wadaap e! wadaap moe bee!…
still diggin

p locke
jaxsonville

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