Following the earth-shattering UK referendum result to leave membership of the European Union, I want to re-assure all jazz-loving readers around the world that LondonJazzCollector will REMAIN your premier UK jazz blog, and LEAVE you to comment on all posts as usual, in whichever country you may reside (residents of Saturn included). Jazz will continue to have no borders.
By a narrow margin (52%:48%) Britain has voted to remain an independent parliamentary democracy, something it has been since the Magna Carta, or possibly 1066, the Norman Invasion, or 1640-something, when we executing the last of our hereditary monarch -history never was one of my strengths- but certainly for at least for a good three hundred and fifty years, give or take a bit.
Anyway, it is done, whatever the arguments for and against, we now will remain an independent parliamentary democracy, able to elect and hold those elected to account. (If we can find any, that is – they all seem to have resigned).
Vintage Vinyl Futures
Who knows what effect there may be on vinyl auction prices over coming weeks, given the present volatility of exchange rates. It is PayPal and eBay’s problem, good luck to them. Then there is the prospect of customs charges between the UK and former EU member states, a two way street, but taxes rarely go down. In the interim, I recommend you stock up on vintage British Jazz on vinyl. Tubby Hayes Tempo titles are a particularly strong hedge against uncertainty.
As for the rest of things, heaven only knows, I certainly don’t. Good luck to all of us, we will muddle through. We usually do. Keep Calm, Keep Collecting Vinyl.
♥ Lonely Hearts
Newly-divorced European country, small but well-endowed, GSOH, WLTM similar, with a view to trade and social relationships, longer term perhaps more. Send photo (S.A.E. returnable) and vital statistics (GDP estimates, S&P credit rating). All serious offers considered. No timewasters, and sorry, no swingers.
¿ Into Bondage ?
German-speaking dominatrix has unexpected vacancy in her client list. All forms of humiliation catered for, own transport – ‘home visit’ option. Expressions of interest invited, all currencies welcome except Sterling. Sorry, no credit cards.
For immediate sale- one set of car number plates featuring EU symbol on rear plate. Would suit buyer with similar number and their own paints. Would consider swap for similar with GB symbol on rear plate. Stock market shortfall forces reluctant sale.