New Halloween/Horror & Sci Fi/Fantasy Categories in JustCoolRecords' Etsy Vinyl Shop

This is gonna be short and sweet, we're trying something new here, kids! There is now new category within the Etsy Shop dedicated to Halloween & Horror Records and a new Sci Fi & Fantasy Records category as well. As we head into the exciting Fall season, I'm looking to shake things up a bit and make a few changes. Hopefully, this is a change you will like. At the very least, this will make it easy for all you Horror fiends out there to find your favorite spooky titles. Huzzah!

Stay tuned for more exciting changes to come, I'm trying to roll these out one at a time so as not to freak anyone out. I promise everything is going to be cool. I am, after all, the owner of Just Cool Records, and I've got a rep to protect, yo.

P.S. Psst! I've got a secret...look for a "surprise' Labor Day Sale coming this weekend!

Vinyl Spotlight: Haunted Summer Soundtrack by Christopher Young - Master Horror Composer

Today's post features a soundtrack that many of you probably haven't heard of. But it's not just the soundtrack I'm going to gush about, it's the man behind it, Christopher Young. He's earned one of the top spots in my book of best soundtrack composers, and rightfully so.

This soundtrack has everything a great horror soundtrack should have; atmosphere; ethereal emotion-evoking build-ups, dramatic pauses and much, much more. It fits the time period of the film flawlessly. You imagine you're in a drafty old castle, sipping sherry with Lord Byron and Percy Shelley and his soon-to-be wife, Mary Shelly while she composes her masterpiece, Frankenstein. Sounds like a good time to me!

Of course, as per usual, this record will run you at least $50 IF you can find it on vinyl. Who would I be if I didn't tempt you with extremely hard-to-find vinyl soundtracks?? I've got a rep to protect, ya know. It is, however more readily available on CD, as is the film.

Christopher Young is an uncelebrated contemporary composer, surprisingly, even though his soundtrack catalogue looks like a top ten horror list (just to name a few);
Hellbound: Hellraiser II
The Power
Haunted Summer
Drag Me To Hell
The Grudge
Hider in the House
Flowers in the Attic
The Dark Half
Nightmare on Elm St 2

Not that this is my top ten horror movie list, but you catch my drift, right? This man has scored an amazing number of pop culture films of our day, but has yet the see the recognition he so very well deserves. In my mind, he's every bit as good as, say, Danny Elfman, and yes I know that's quite a bold statement but I believe it to be true. Every score may not be a mind-gripping winner, but then whose is??
Do yourself a favor and at least pick up Haunted Summer or Hellbound or The Power or...ok, see what I mean? They're all so good, you won't be sorry.

JustCoolRecords Joins

Yes, that's right vinyl lovers, I have built yet another website. This one is on the rapidly growing Storenvy platform, and seems to be a thriving marketplace. We shall see...

Visit my store on Storenvy Why open another shop, you say? Well, I want to offer buyers a choice of platform, depending on where they are most comfortable. Some people really love Etsy, strict vinyl lovers shop on Discogs and still others love the freedom and uniqueness of Storenvy, as there is no signup required to make a purchase. This new shop also replaces my previous website, where I can offer modern vinyl in addition to 60's through 90's titles.

It's an interesting lesson I'm learning about expanding my web presence and reaching those I may not have gotten to previously, with just my Etsy Shop. I do like the diversity that each site brings, and it will be interesting to see which site will be most successful. Of course, right now that would be Etsy, hands down, but my shop is nearly 4 years old now, and has had the time to mature and find its audience. With any luck, each platform will find its audience, and find success. I promise to do my part, how about you?

SUMMER BLOWOUT SALE in JustCoolRecords Etsy Vinyl Shop

Heads up vinyl lovers! Today begins a new tradition here at JustCoolRecords, a SUMMER BLOWOUT SALE! I have recently made a large purchase from a personal collection of a fellow vinyl lover, and I need to make room. This is the largest discount I have ever offered in the history of my Etsy Vinyl Shop, and I won't lie, it's more than a little scary for me...but GREAT for you!

This mega sale begins today 8/06, and will run through 8/15 ending at 10pm PDT. Please be aware that I have temporarily disabled all coupon codes for the duration of the sale. All coupon codes will be reinstated immediately upon completion of the sale. Thanks for your cooperation and understanding.

If you have been holding back, waiting to pick up some of your favorites, this would be the time to get them. This sale will not repeat until next summer. But I'd like to take a moment to thank all who have purchased from me at any time over the last (almost) 4 years. Living my passion would not be possible without you, and I mean that from the bottom of my heart. Truly. Now go get some kickass records yo!