As my artist friend David says: “The internet is magic.”
The catalyst: “Gimme Your Heart” 45 by the Subs (Stiff Records 1978).
How it happened: 1) I posted a newspaper clipping my Grandma C sent me in the waning days of first-wave punk. It told the story of a punk band that saved a couple trapped in their car during a snowstorm. (See story here.)
2) David added a comment linking to the song “Gimme Your Heart” by the Subs, the punk band mentioned in the newspaper clipping.
3) David’s friend Mike added a comment linking to Discogs with the Subs record (shown above) for sale.
4) I bought the 45 (made in Scotland) off the internet that evening. It arrived about a week later.
The result: The internet is indeed magic!