Last year I dedicated basically an entire week to Record Store Day. To me, it’s like Christmas only instead of celebrating the birth of someone none of us have ever met we get to celebrate our love of 180g vinyl and rare 7″ singles. Way more fun in my mind, and I never get anything I don’t want. Last year was a pretty stellar year … Continue reading Record Store Day 2012: The Annual Celebration Of Vinyl
Yesterday was a great celebration for music fans and record enthusiasts around the world. Special limited-edition vinyl releases, in-store performances, and free swag from the stores themselves. A joyous day that I wish never had to end. I had to get to the record store early because I had to be at work by 11. I rode the bus over to Saki and walked in five minutes … Continue reading Record Store Day Recap
I remember way back in 2002 the idea entered my head for the first time to purchase a record player. Napster had hit it’s peak in popularity among people my age, and now sites like Limewire and Kazaa were overtaking the originator of P2P file sharing. There was something about that particular time and place that made getting an old, antiquated piece of machinery seem … Continue reading A Boy And His Record Player
When I was a young man, I never thought much of music by Hall & Oates. In fact, I think all of the following words were used at some point to describe my feelings on their music: “lame,” “retarded,” “stupid,” “barf-tastic,” “for chicks.” For the most part I still think some of those apply. The only real cultural significance I admit Hall & Oates have is that … Continue reading Record Store Week Continues!
Record Store Day is one of the few holidays I truly celebrate. I came to it late, as I do most things, but I’ve cherished every one. So, this week I’ll be reminiscing about some of the official Record Store Day purchases I’ve made over the past couple years. Initially I was unsure about picking up this release. I am a pretty big fan of … Continue reading Record Store Week Begins Today!!!