Whenever trekking up towards Woodstock for the day, we always make a point of stopping at Homer & Langley's Mystery Spot, which is filled to the rafters with vintage finds of all kinds. It is a diggers treasure-trove of kitschy madness, from deadstock '70s mini-dresses to '50s Christmas decorations . . . from Art Deco jewelry to '60s hippie pottery . . . from tacky velvet paintings to scandalous '40s paperback crime novels . . . But our favorite area is the record room, where you can find everything from weirdo '70s jazz to crappy disco rarities, and a whole lotta Prog and classic rock essentials.
Check out the pic below of my glam-tastic friend Christina totally over Nic's LP flip-through marathon, as well as pics of the priceless Plant Music LP i'm still kicking myself for not buying (apologies to my fern and cacti) . . .
The "Spot" is owned by the fabulous Laura Levine, who is not only a vintage collector extraordinaire, but a wonderful illustrator and rock photographer (she has taken some of my all-time favorite portraits of Tina Weymouth and Exene Cervenka).
Be sure to visit this fun link to view a gallery of Mystery Spot shoppers holding their finds (including the likes of Kate Pierson of the B-52's, Richard Hell, Blondie's Chris Stein, and countless others)! We were totally jazzed that Laura wanted to include our portrait on the site, holding two of the coveted records we purchased upon our last visit . . .