Standing inside Strange Maine looking out on Congress Street, I'm getting nostalgic. Yes, that feeling overcomes me at times. Strange Maine is a vintage record store right at the top where Forest Avenue intersects Congress. Back in 1957, Ruthie Baker opened Recordland on this main drag, and if you had a 'vinyl obsession' or just needed those just released 45s, you headed here. In the early Sixties, I often did. I stopped there by not necessarily to buy but to check out the latest blitz of new albums from England. Bands like the Animals, the Kinks, the Moody Blues, the Who, and Them were on my radar, while many friends were still stuck on Elvis. I do remember walking into Recordland on a cold, snowy December evening and purchasing the just-released Byrds album "Turn, Turn, Turn" for a girl who I thought was special. I was wrong, but that's a whole other chapter that won't be opened today. Now, brother Marchin believes strongly that Strange Maine occupies the walls of the former Recordland, but I'm not so sure. It could have been on either side of this shop. I've done some minor investigation but have come up empty. I'm still on it. Rock n' Roll is here to stay!