First up, and one of my most favorite celebrities, is RuPaul! Even though most of what was in his bag were CD's, he did have two vinyl nuggets I have to mention here. What is especially fascinating to me is that they are both soundtracks, and as you all know I specialize in soundtracks in my vinyl Etsy shop! First up is the Tron: Legacy soundtrack by Daft Punk, which I will be purchasing ASAP. Just the snippet they play was enough to make me want it. Next is the second-highest-selling soundtrack of all time which of course can only be Saturday Night Fever (and can be purchased here from my Etsy Shop). He tells a lovely little story about the Bee Gees as well.
Next up, is Elijah Wood. His was the most pleasantly surprising entry because he purchased ALL VINYL! Apparently, he owns a record label, and has been buying vinyl for almost half his life. Very impressive, young Frodo.... Even though I was not familiar with any of the artists he discussed, I was captivated by his easy-going style while talking about something he so obviously loves. And THAT, is exactly why we're here, folks. Regardless of the artist, genre, style or era of music, we can all relate to the love of it, particularly the love of vinyl and all that it represents. Be sure to check out his entry.
Lastly, for this post anyway, is John Taylor & Simon LeBon of Duran Duran! OK, I know I said I wanted info about artists that weren't musicians, but again, they bought ALL VINYL! Check out John's quote under Awesome Quotes About Vinyl in the sidebar on the right side of this page. Amazing! They bring up some excellent points to buying vinyl, particularly in this day and age of mp3's.
Other noteworthy celebrities included in Amoeba's 'What's In My Bag' features are:
(click on desired name to view their segment)
-Clem Burke (just because he's the coolest and my #1 favorite drummer ever)
-Peter Murphy (although he buys only DVD's, they're mighty cool ones!)
-Henry Rollins (buys no vinyl, but hey, it's Henry freakin' Rollins!)
-Dave Grohl (buys ALL 7"s! and tells a hilarious story to boot)
...plus lots, lots more.
Thanks so much to Lisa at Rock-O-Bilia for giving me the heads up about this. Incidentally, I buy all of my poly outer sleeves from her, she has the best prices and ships super fast! You can view her blog and check out her eBay Shop. She rocks!
I'm still on the hunt for celebrities and their vinyl collections, so if you've got any info you wanna share, please don't be shy!