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Holly Jolly X'masu

Sep 19, 2022

Welcome to episode 59 of Holly Jolly X'masu! In this episode, I’ll be discussing Mika Kanai’s 1997 album, “Clam Chowder.”

Clam Chowder - 1997

I’m sometimes surprised by how hard it is to find various albums. Some seem to never show up for sale, while others are readily available from sellers on Amazon and other sites, but for exorbitant, unrealistic prices. “Clam Chowder” was in the former category. No matter how much I searched, there just weren’t any copies to be had.

Clam Chowder - Booklet - Back

More frustrating, though, are the albums I’ve passed on in the past and not seen since. Seven of my top ten most-wanted albums fall into that category. I’ve seen copies of each of them at some point and either didn’t attempt to buy them, or gave up on an auction, figuring another copy would show up for a more affordable price at some point. Based on what they’ve sold for, most of those seven aren’t particularly rare or sought-after, but I still kick myself for missing out on the copies I had a chance to buy.

Clam Chowder - CD - Back

Listen in again later this month when I talk about the 1990 compilation, “White Album ‘90.” It’s another album that took well over a year to find. It has an interesting blend of songs and styles, and you’re sure to enjoy it.

Clam Chowder - Lyrics - 01

As always, any feedback on this episode would be appreciated. If have any suggestions, or if you’d like to recommend a song or album for a future episode, drop me a line and let me know.

Clam Chowder - Lyrics - 14

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