Apologies for the fuzzy photo — it was taken in 2002, during ForgottenTour #9 (we’re now up to #82) and originally scanned at a smaller size.
One of City Island’s former attractions, from 1991 to 2006, was Mooncurser Records, a bastion for obscure vinyl 33s, 45s and 78s. The store had a collection of over 100,000 albums and singles as well as over 30,000 piano rolls. The place worked as a museum of recording, with wall displays of movie posters, music memorabilia and musical instruments and antiques hanging from the rafters. Owner Roger Roberge could usually be found in his rocking chair seven days a week.
Roberge passed away in 2004 at age 86, and the store soldiered on for two more years. I hope all that vinyl found a good home.