Once again, I am here to remind you that Saturday is Record Store Day! Get yourself down to your local music dealer, and buy yourself some new tunes with that hefty tax refund (or go to the used section for some cheap ones if you’re like me, and owed Uncle Sam all your spending money).
I checked out a few independent record stores in Seattle this week, and they are ALL having some kind of special and/or in-store performances by some great bands. Nothing like being entertained with live music while you shop!
Oh, and one store manager I talked to, J.R. from Jive Time Records in Fremont, said that, if you’re like me, and don’t own a record player anymore, you can easily get one all set up for between $80-100. Not bad. And, if I do, here are some of the records I would buy:
For your inner child.
Man, I remember doing the mod dance to this song.
OK, just kidding on the STYX one.
For some amusing posts from years past, please check out some of my older musings on this loveliest of days:
2008 Record Store Day (where you can read all about my days at working for Rolling Stone Records in Chicago during my “glory days”!)
Adventure on with headphones on!
5 thoughts on “Holy Vinyl. It’s Record Store Day!”
Don’t forget to stop by Jigsaw Records in Ballard. They are new on the scene, so show them some love.
I am hoping to get to Jigsaw this weekend! Thanks, Ian!
Take it easy on STYX’s Crystal Ball album. That was the first album that Tommy Shaw wrote a song for them and it turned out to be the title cut. It’s one of the few albums I’ve owned on vinyl, 8-track, casette, CD and digital.
Mark, you are right. I really do love Styx!
#7=go Meg! beautiful photo