Vinyl lover finds heartwarming note in second-hand Soundgarden LP

Unlike new clothing, furniture, and trinkets, used pieces has its own history.  Sometimes you might find something left behind by the previous owner, something that gives you a clue about what that person was like or where your new possession has been. Reddit user Muctur came across such an emotional surprise in the sleeve when purchasing a used vinyl recently.

It was little note folded up inside the Soundgarden LP,  written by the previous owner’s mother, explaining how the record came to be in her possession and consequently how it was now in his.


As she wrote, “I am Mark’s mother—Mark left us in 2002—he suffered a heart attack at age 39 while running in the Oregon coastal mountains.”

Then she went on to told of how the music kept her son’s memory alive:

“Mark collected this music in the 80th while attending college—€”I would ask him on occasion when he slepped all this music home (2000 cd + over 600 vinyl LP’s)!”

“He died in a beautiful place doing what he loved most, running, music.”

He told her that she should listen to them – and that’s exactly what Sabine did, before deciding to share the music with the rest of the world.


It’s unclear how long Miner has been sending and selling her son’s collection, but she added that it’s been “good therapy for me to see this music being shared all over the world—and the $s from it will go towards Kai’s education.”

It’s sometimes nice to take care of something that once held a special place in another person’s heart. The original poster credits the album to be the “most treasured records for the sentimental value” and also attached the page he bought the record from so others can help Sabine and her grandson.