i spend a lot of time looking at records in thrift stores and in dollar bins at music stores…. why is it that linda ronstadt, judy collins, kim carnes, jane siberry, bonnie raitt, karla bonoff, joan armatrading, etc. (just a sampling based on an experience today), records tend to dominate these spaces?*
because i’m not willing to spend more than a dollar or two on a record, my collection is full of ‘marginal’ female singer-songwriters who apparently aren’t interesting enough to sell for more. to me they all seem just as good as (if not better than) whoever is making the more expensive records, tho (the beatles? bob dylan? i don’t even know, a bunch of d00ds).
*to be fair there also tends to be a lot of joe walsh, glenn frey, ‘bad’ jackson browne records, etc., not to mention a whole realm of mediocre d00ds who i don’t even know by name