For a mere $40, you can get a silhouette of the Milwaukee skyline immortalized in wax. In PVC that is.
On its Etsy, RecordsRedone out of Lansing, Mich., offers a number of city skylines, including Milwaukee's, cut from vintage long-players. Each measures 12" across -- of course -- though only about 10.5 inches tall once the cutting is done.
There are also silhouettes of U.S. states, the Beatles, Johnny Cash, Hendrix, Joplin and Dylan available, too.
The Etsy store suggests a couple Milwaukee related albums in its inventory that might be suitable: "Heart's Horizon" by native son Al Jarreau and "Fly Like an Eagle" by Brew City boy Steve Miller.
I'd be more inclined to have it done to the first Violent Femmes album or maybe something by The Promise Ring or Die Kreuzen, but perhaps it's better to keep those records playable and hack up a sickly sweet, overproduced smooth jazz vocal disc.
Other cities available include New York, Denver, Toronto, Atlanta, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Chicago, Cleveland and others.
Folks from many of those cities have an impressive array of quality records from which to choose. But, of course, if you're buying Nashville, with its Batman building, there's only one logical choice.