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Music stream.

I mean, I would just be playing my part along with them if they were there right?

Person bought a vintage item and asked if I had more - Tom Ray's Day 200831

My YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/tmray
I've been selling vintage and retro things on eBay, Mercari and Facebook Marketplace. A person bought something and asked if I had any other things for sale. And I said... Yeah :)

Plus, at the end of the video, I draw my daily autobiographical webcomic.

This is a video of my daily life since I decided to sell collectibles and pop-culture items I collect on eBay to help support my art career instead of taking on freelance work.

More vintage pop-culture items available in my eBay Store
https://ebay.to/2vMYStC
Music in this video by my band Lorenzo's Music listen on Spotify https://spoti.fi/2JJF39Q

I'll do it live.

I tried it out as a Facebook live stream just testing the sound and video quality. I asked people how it was and next thing I know I had been talking on there for 20 minutes.

Selling vintage games and books between my podcast seasons - Tom Ray's Day 200830

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Check out the vintage and retro things I sold today on eBay, Mercari and Facebook Marketplace in-between seasons of my podcast.

Plus, at the end of the video, I draw my daily autobiographical webcomic.

This is a video of my daily life since I decided to sell collectibles and pop-culture items I collect on eBay to help support my art career instead of taking on freelance work.

More vintage pop-culture items available in my eBay Store
https://ebay.to/2vMYStC
Music in this video by my band Lorenzo's Music listen on Spotify https://spoti.fi/2JJF39Q

Vintage Games and Books I Sold Online Today - Tom Ray's Day 200829

More videos on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/tmray

Check out the vintage and retro things I sold today on eBay, Mercari and Facebook Marketplace.

Plus, at the end of the video, I draw my daily autobiographical webcomic.

This is a video of my daily life since I decided to sell collectibles and pop-culture items I collect on eBay to help support my art career instead of taking on freelance work.

More vintage pop-culture items available in my eBay Store
https://ebay.to/2vMYStC

Downpour.

Is it bad that I also hoped nobody else would come by and stand there with me while I waited?

Technical failings.

I wish my mind wouldn't focus on the one problem then ruining everything that is going well.

Cicada noise.

When we saw the cicada on the screen yesterday I forgot they do that loud noise. It made up for that today.

Cicada.

I don't think I've seen one close up before.

Selling things I collect to support my music & art - Tom Ray's Day 200825

More videos on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/tmray
I collect pop-culture and retro things from the 50s through the 90s and I decided to start selling them online on eBay and Facebook as a way to help support what I do, which is drawing a webcomic and making music with my band Lorenzo's Music. This was something that actually came in pretty handy when it wasn't possible to play shows at the beginning of 2020.

Also in this video, I decided to share an interview that I did for my band Lorenzo's Music. It gives some background on who we are.

Plus, at the end of the video, I draw my daily autobiographical webcomic.

Listen to my band Lorenzo's Music listen on Spotify - https://spoti.fi/2JJF39Q

Check out the article I talk about in the video https://www.lorenzosmusic.com/2020/07/5-questions-with-lorenzos-music.html

This is a video of my daily life since I decided to sell collectibles and pop-culture items I collect on eBay to help support my art career instead of taki…

Hello smile.

I've done this more than once.

Some strange things I sold online from my retro collection - Tom Ray's Day 200824

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Since I started selling the retro and vintage things I collect to different places online, Facebook Marketplace has started offering shipping directly from the site. So I notice I don't have as many in-person orders as I used to. Which has actually turned into quite an uptick in the things I've posted there. I take a look at some of the things that I sold today.

Plus, at the end of the video, I draw my daily autobiographical webcomic.

This is a video of my daily life since I decided to sell collectibles and pop-culture items I collect on eBay to help support my art career instead of taking on freelance work.

More vintage pop-culture items available in my eBay Store
https://ebay.to/2vMYStC

Scheduling.

It's something artist Jessica Abel has on her site when I set up our interview a while back. It never occurred to me until now that I could try doing that.

Old schoolhouse.

I kept thinking, there has to be a way? But it's over 3/4 of a million dollars so I'm just being ridiculous. It really was a cool place though.

Did stuff.

I clearly did get things done so not sure why it feels that way.

How I'm going to record music remotely with my band - Tom Ray's Day 200820

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I'm testing out a method I came up with to record music remotely with my band Lorenzo's Music. I talk a bit about how I'm using the software versioning site Github for music and sharing the recordings through it while we record over a Google Meet video conference.

Then I look at some of the vintage and retro toys I sold on eBay today.

Plus, at the end of the video, I draw my daily autobiographical webcomic.

This is a video of my daily life since I decided to sell collectibles and pop-culture items I collect on eBay to help support my art career instead of taking on freelance work.

More vintage pop-culture items available in my eBay Store
https://ebay.to/2vMYStC

Too soon.

It just seems really out of place.

Saturday morning cartoon commercials.

Also, I never realized how many things were turned into breakfast cereals back then.

Cricket.

It wasn't a chirping one, it was like a constant tiny gym whistle being blown.

Display mode.

He had set a box on the keyboard accidentally and it hit the right combination of buttons.

Is this estate sale in my great-grandparents old apartment? - Tom Ray's Day 200817

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A lot of what I do for my online business involves me going to estate sales to find vintage and retro toys, books and games. So I get the chance to be inside a lot of different and interesting houses in surrounding cities. Sometimes those sales are actually near where I live. And this one in particular, turned out to be in an apartment building where my great-grandparents lived when I was a child.

Jokingly I thought wouldn't that be weird if it was actually in their old apartment? Well, it turns out it was! So I got the opportunity to go back to a place from my childhood.

Plus at the end of the video, I draw my daily autobiographical webcomic.

This is a video of my daily life since I decided to sell collectibles and pop-culture items I collect on eBay to help support my art career instead of starting a Patreon or taking on freelance work.

More vintage pop-culture items available in my eBay Store
https://ebay.to/2vMYStC
Music…

Don't know what it means.

They never responded back after that.

Song code names.

Now instead of saying that one song with the guitar thing that goes "da da daaa", I can just say the hamburglar one.

Mirror spider.

It shook around in the wind for a bit but it wouldn't fall. Then it went back behind the mirror.

Spill.

I find it funny I stood there trying to figure it out instead of rushing to clean it up.

Big order.

I was trying to figure out how this even happened? It's a good thing though!

Coffee.

I even forgot it was Saturday at first.

Three years ago.

Today was just a regular day but starting my podcast back in 2017 really did kind of change my life.

Seems plausible.

I even thought for a second "how do I do that again?" Like there was an app in my head I would search for.

Stuff to do.

I figured I could wait to do my stuff a bit longer.

Opening a mystery box of vintage/retro items from an online auction - Tom Ray's Day 200805

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Searching for retro and vintage items for my online business I bid on these boxes from an online auction. It's been a few weeks since I won the items. I forgot that I even got it. Watch as I go through this box and find out!
Plus at the end of the video, I draw my daily autobiographical webcomic.
More vintage pop-culture items available in my eBay Store https://ebay.to/2vMYStC
This is a video of my daily life since I decided to sell collectibles and pop-culture items I collect on eBay to help support my art career instead of starting a Patreon or taking on freelance work.
Music in this video by my band Lorenzo's Music listen on Spotify - https://spoti.fi/2JJF39Q

Song progress.

At the very least this time I didn't absolutely hate it. So I think that's progress.

Not there.

I don't know why we think it will miraculously be there the second or third time we look.

Vocal work.

I think I recorded like 9 different ideas.

Popsicle tire.

Then I had to drive around not using my germ covered hand looking for a place that I could wash up.

Superman City Under Siege Book and Record Vintage Artwork From 1978

I love collecting vintage illustrated books mainly because of the artwork in them. But I also sell these things in my eBay store after I find them. 
Among my collection of pop-culture things I also have a very large comic book collection. And these are always better when there is a record involved. So here is a read-along book that’s actually in comic book format! 
This is a copy of the vintage Peter Pan Records book called "Superman: City under siege" from 1978. 
It doesn’t give credit to the artist so I have no idea who did it. But this is one of those things where it's a fantastic collection of audio, visual and pop culture that I love to find. 
If you would like to see more of the books that I've collected from resale shops over the years I also sell them in my eBay store.
And for fun, I even added the audio to play on this page.