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(Entertainment Weekly)   Today is Vinyl Record Store Day, so you old timers need to get out there, go down to your local record store and chat with the crazy guy behind the counter. You can also buy a vinyl record or two   (music-mix.ew.com) divider line 128
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2012-04-21 12:25:28 PM
Vinyl
Records
Albums

Yes kids, these are real things, and they are cool.
 
2012-04-21 12:27:04 PM
It's just Record Store Day... unless subby is just one of those people who talk about watching some color television.

// thought it was all kinds of records at first
/// department of vital records had already sold out the rare birth certificates.
 
2012-04-21 12:28:54 PM

Regular Chumpington: It's just Record Store Day... unless subby is just one of those people who talk about watching some color television.

// thought it was all kinds of records at first
/// department of vital records had already sold out the rare birth certificates.


The Lord bought subby a color TeVee and a night on the town.
 
2012-04-21 12:28:59 PM
Dave's not here man.
 
2012-04-21 12:29:43 PM
Make sure your record player is connected with Monster Cables in order to reproduce that rich, digital sound that only vinyl can provide.
 
2012-04-21 12:30:14 PM
I can't listen to anyone talk about records without thinking of david cross' sketch on Mr. Show.
 
2012-04-21 12:31:51 PM
I have been meaning to finally track down Physical Graffiti for my Zep discography. Last one I need. All the others were bought at 2nd hand stores and the like.
 
2012-04-21 12:32:19 PM

AbbeySomeone: Vinyl
Records
Albums

Yes kids, these are real things, and they are cool.


Phonograph cylinders are the way MUSIC should be heard, you hipster!

/lawn
 
2012-04-21 12:32:22 PM
This reminds me, does anyone know where I can download(paid, of course) that Feist/Mastodon single from RSD a while back?
 
2012-04-21 12:33:27 PM
Do the albums come with Zig Zags?
 
2012-04-21 12:33:59 PM
I remember when frankfurters were a nickle...

/where were you all when they closed the camera stores?
//get on your fixies and go buy an album you'll never listen to.
///don't forget to instagram a pic of you buying it.
 
2012-04-21 12:34:05 PM
In honor of record store day, I am posting a response to online reviews from the owner of one of my local record shops. May you all enjoy another little slice of Florida crazy:

This is a statement from the owner. I just wish people that are happy are just as eager to write something, but when people are happy and content they do not want to cause harm or above all lie and misstate situations. The people that do NOT get their way and can not abide by rules are the ones that have time to sit and write these statements, just to cause trouble. I have been in business for 31 years and yes sometimes I am "gruff", but EVERYTHING in this store has been paid for and is taken care of by me. I do not and will not have this run and look like a "Walmart" or "Best-Buy". I do not want to sell my customers mangled and broken merchandise. I am very sorry for the hurt feelings, but I want my store to remain well maintained and in order for my customers. I go out of my way for customers that are not rude, vulgar and just around obnoxious. Unfortunately it seems that society has been changing and not for the good. There is just no respect anymore for other people and things. I guess I am from the "old school", that coming into a store, drunk, stoned, speaking vulgarities, having people dropping food and spilling drinks, groping/fondling and humping on each other, unsupervised children running around the store and above all making drug deals out in the open is something that I just will not put up with. If that makes me "an old, rude hag"" and anything else that people want to call me, then so be it. I hope that future customers will come by and understand just where I am coming from and try the store out. I must be doing something right for the fact that I have been in business for 31 years! Thank you for reading. From the owner, Debi
 
2012-04-21 12:35:25 PM
I worked my way through my art degree while working at The Record Bar (in Memphis and NC).... I have a ton of disks in my office. My autographed Springsteen and SRV LPs are particular favorites...

/old
 
2012-04-21 12:36:50 PM
 
2012-04-21 12:43:33 PM
Next week: Buggy Whip Day

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2012-04-21 12:44:06 PM
I just found "Jubilation" and "Islands" from The Band in my vinyl collection, will get it going as soon as I pour a glass of red wine and think of Levon.

/will keep digging in the Dylan section
//listening to "Dirt Farmer" right now

///collection goes back to the teens as in 19 for my 1914 Edison Victrola
 
2012-04-21 12:44:23 PM
Happy Record Store Day!

That is all.
 
2012-04-21 12:44:43 PM
There are no record stores left, man. They're gone, unless you live in a trendy college town or hipster burg on the east or west coast.

The same thing is happening to bookstores, too.

/Wrecka Stow
 
2012-04-21 12:45:04 PM
Cool. When is horsedrawn carriage day or telegraph day?
 
2012-04-21 12:46:06 PM

jtown: Next week: Buggy Whip Day

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Blast
 
2012-04-21 12:46:06 PM
I'll just leave this here!!!

Link
 
2012-04-21 12:46:14 PM
With todays technology, one would think any reasonable company would have developed cheaper ways of putting physical product out there that would be more appealing than downloading data and being charged for it,
Part of the wonder of the record era was getting a new batch of songs by your fave artist, sitting down, and taking them all in for a first listen.

Really, how much would it cost to press vinyl albums, fashion covers with art and do it all at a much higher quality (more durable records, no need for physical needles to replace, etc)?

I think everyone jumped the gun with CDs and mp3s. If the record companies want to work their way back into the consciousness of their teen market, it's time to reintroduce the 12" LP record. If they won't do it, bands able to do it independently should.
 
2012-04-21 12:46:21 PM
No I won't, fark off!!!
 
2012-04-21 12:46:27 PM
I miss record stores.

Ones with employees that recognized you and offered suggestions because they remembered you and your musical tastes. Ones who would special order you anything in their catalog. Ones who actually knew something about music.

I miss record stores.
 
2012-04-21 12:48:38 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-04-21 12:51:06 PM
Records are great...it's record people. Ai yi yi.
www.bagavagabonds.com
/not, to my knowledge, a Fred Armisen character
 
2012-04-21 12:51:49 PM
Enjoy your scratchy sound that degenerates further with each playing. I'll stick to digital versions, thanks.
 
2012-04-21 12:54:05 PM
How come the guy at the record store thinks he is a rock star?
 
2012-04-21 12:54:27 PM
Next up is Rotary Dial Telephone Day, and after that is Abacus Day! Let's subsidize all the outdated tech!

I can understand the nostalgia for old school High Fidelity, but I prefer music without the pops, clicks, and hisses.
 
2012-04-21 12:54:37 PM
Ke$ha (whose album-opening track, "2012," is one of the best songs of the year so far. Seriously).

I haven't heard this song, but I'm pretty damn sure if I did I wouldn't consider anything by that trashy, flourescent, glitter whore to be the best song of the year.

I won't be going to any record stores today, maybe I'll watch High Fidelity out of respect.
 
2012-04-21 12:57:37 PM
LPs are to hipsters as ceramic figurines are to old women.

/I used vinyl before it was cool
//I've mostly switched to hunting old Pre-Loudness War CDs (cheap and lots of 'em)
///Still keeping the Michell Orbe, might hunt records again when I don't have to compete with some jackass wearing women's jeans and sporting ironic facial hair
 
2012-04-21 12:57:48 PM

buntz: AbbeySomeone: Vinyl
Records
Albums

Yes kids, these are real things, and they are cool.

Phonograph cylinders are the way MUSIC should be heard, you hipster!

/lawn


Link

/oblig
//jeez, Michael J. Fox would have been more careful.
 
2012-04-21 01:01:15 PM

karmaceutical: In honor of record store day, I am posting a response to online reviews from the owner of one of my local record shops. May you all enjoy another little slice of Florida crazy:

This is a statement from the owner. I just wish people that are happy are just as eager to write something, but when people are happy and content they do not want to cause harm or above all lie and misstate situations. The people that do NOT get their way and can not abide by rules are the ones that have time to sit and write these statements, just to cause trouble. I have been in business for 31 years and yes sometimes I am "gruff", but EVERYTHING in this store has been paid for and is taken care of by me. I do not and will not have this run and look like a "Walmart" or "Best-Buy". I do not want to sell my customers mangled and broken merchandise. I am very sorry for the hurt feelings, but I want my store to remain well maintained and in order for my customers. I go out of my way for customers that are not rude, vulgar and just around obnoxious. Unfortunately it seems that society has been changing and not for the good. There is just no respect anymore for other people and things. I guess I am from the "old school", that coming into a store, drunk, stoned, speaking vulgarities, having people dropping food and spilling drinks, groping/fondling and humping on each other, unsupervised children running around the store and above all making drug deals out in the open is something that I just will not put up with. If that makes me "an old, rude hag"" and anything else that people want to call me, then so be it. I hope that future customers will come by and understand just where I am coming from and try the store out. I must be doing something right for the fact that I have been in business for 31 years! Thank you for reading. From the owner, Debi


And that, my friends, is what killed small business more than WalMart. When Mom or Pop forget it's not a privilege to spend your money somewhere, people will take their money elsewhere. You do not earn a reputation for being gruff for being rude to one or two people who acted like assholes. You get it because you treat your customers like they are assholes before they have done a single thing. I was raised in a small city and watched the small businesses dying long before we had WalMart because that is how they treated their customers.
 
2012-04-21 01:01:15 PM
I come from the vinyl age and still call CD releases albums or records...but...
The vinyl resurgence is a corporate gimmick. Vinyl is not so easily downloaded and shared.
That's right folks, and to further my post, I can assert that the hipster explosion is not a group of people who look for unique things. It's a marketing ploy. That's all it is. Corporate marketing folks place their products in not-really-hard-to-find places and let "hipsters" pass it off as their own discovery. It's like finding easter eggs in a mall. Find someone with thick-framed glasses with no prescription and kick them in the ass today. Thanks.
 
2012-04-21 01:01:32 PM

jtown: Next week: Buggy Whip Day

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"Chumley you were supposed to get BOB DYLAN to sign HIS name! god damnit chumley"

Also, I love vinyl. I have slowly grown a collection of near/mint albums (some rare, some coloured vinyl, some with original inserts and stickers) and I'm currently waiting on a new belt for my turntable. I also just might purchase a new stylus soon http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/cartridges/2cafc1c694070c54/index.ht ml
 
2012-04-21 01:02:27 PM

buntz: AbbeySomeone: Vinyl
Records
Albums

Yes kids, these are real things, and they are cool.

Phonograph cylinders are the way MUSIC should be heard, you hipster!

/lawn


Only if you don't care at all about the quality of your audio, you philistine.

The true sound can only come through if you kidnap the band and force them to play at gunpoint.
 
2012-04-21 01:02:36 PM
i2.listal.com

"Get your patchouli stink outta my store!"
 
2012-04-21 01:03:18 PM
Ariston RD80 turntable with Grace 714 tonearm for the cheap win!
 
2012-04-21 01:03:32 PM

TeamTJ: I miss record stores.

Ones with employees that recognized you and offered suggestions because they remembered you and your musical tastes. Ones who would special order you anything in their catalog. Ones who actually knew something about music.

I miss record stores.


Those were the days when people used to converse. Now it's "look where I'm walking because I'm so caught up in myself with my iPod" that I don't have the time to watch where I'm walking.
 
2012-04-21 01:10:23 PM
fark that. I'll be at Good Records here in Dallas. Stardeath and White Dwarfs are gonna rock our sox later on.
 
2012-04-21 01:11:10 PM

Nana's Vibrator: I come from the vinyl age and still call CD releases albums or records...but...
The vinyl resurgence is a corporate gimmick. Vinyl is not so easily downloaded and shared.


I kind of agree, though I think vinyl enthusiasts are louder than they are numerous as vinyl only makes up a ~2% marketshare. I see vinyl mostly as a gimmick and an over-reaction to how the CD was handled very poorly by the record labels or as a perceived status-symbol. I do however think that record labels probably could take a page from vinyl retailers' playbook in that they do tend to offer vinyl purchasers more than just the LP itself, though.
 
2012-04-21 01:12:27 PM
It's amusing & appropriate that it's Vinyl Record Day (or something like that) today. I just got back from a yard sale/fundraiser where I got 8 feet of records (yes it is a funny way to measure/buy them) for $40. They were more than happy to get rid of the dumb things & I saw quite a few original 50-60s musical soundtracks in there along with a bunch of Sinatra, Dean & other greats. So I think that we both made out.

I do miss the record store that was around the corner back in college. Half of the store was imports or bootlegs, awesome stuff & priced reasonable for one on a college budget.

/also bought a beer tap at the sale for $3
//hell of a shopping trip if I do say so myself...
 
2012-04-21 01:13:32 PM

Nana's Vibrator: I come from the vinyl age and still call CD releases albums or records...but...
The vinyl resurgence is a corporate gimmick. Vinyl is not so easily downloaded and shared.
That's right folks, and to further my post, I can assert that the hipster explosion is not a group of people who look for unique things. It's a marketing ploy. That's all it is. Corporate marketing folks place their products in not-really-hard-to-find places and let "hipsters" pass it off as their own discovery. It's like finding easter eggs in a mall. Find someone with thick-framed glasses with no prescription and kick them in the ass today. Thanks.


The suits have the ironic t-shirts forking over $40+ for "special" editions and "limited" pressings. What a racket.

Most of which will be ruined on a $99 plastic turntable.
 
2012-04-21 01:15:40 PM

AbbeySomeone: Vinyl
Records
Albums

Yes kids, these are real things, and they are cool.


They're like MP3s, but fragile, bulky, heavy, and require a player the size of two breadboxes. AWESOME!

/Grew up buying vinyl records
//fark vinyl records
 
2012-04-21 01:16:25 PM
You who are irritated at vinyl-hunting hipsters ought to meet some of my fellow 78 nuts. Their heavy glasses are prescription and 35 years old, their facial hair knows no irony, and they don't stink of patchouli...they just stink.
 
2012-04-21 01:17:31 PM
Yes lets go back to those scratchy sounding disks that would warp if you left them in sunlight. I especially loved how they would skip if a couple people got up and danced to the music at a party. Oh but wait, I'm forgetting the best part, if you got even the slightest portion of a finger print on them they would pop and crackle for life. Yes indeed they sure did have a great sound!

While we're at it lets go back to cameras that took film that cost $5 for a roll of 24 and another $12 to develop, only to find out half the pictures were out of focus, too dark and everyone had permanent red-eye. Yes indeed, those were the good old days.
 
2012-04-21 01:17:31 PM
Former record store employee, and it's my birthday, so getting a kick, etc.

/Silver Platters and Easy Street Records, here I come!
 
2012-04-21 01:17:43 PM

Unhip1: With todays technology, one would think any reasonable company would have developed cheaper ways of putting physical product out there that would be more appealing than downloading data and being charged for it,
Part of the wonder of the record era was getting a new batch of songs by your fave artist, sitting down, and taking them all in for a first listen.

Really, how much would it cost to press vinyl albums, fashion covers with art and do it all at a much higher quality (more durable records, no need for physical needles to replace, etc)?

I think everyone jumped the gun with CDs and mp3s. If the record companies want to work their way back into the consciousness of their teen market, it's time to reintroduce the 12" LP record. If they won't do it, bands able to do it independently should.


I'm pretty sure you're being facetious, but treating your comments as serious for a moment: Do you remember having to shell out for a 12" LP that contained maybe two songs you wanted and a bunch of abysmal dreck that you didn't? That's one reason individual MP3 downloads are a lot more popular. Plus, few people want to mess with physical media like a platter the size of a pizza that you can't carry around with you, is fragile, and that has a low density of desirable music.
 
GBB
2012-04-21 01:21:20 PM
Hi, do you have the song "I Just Called To Say I Love You"? It's for my daughter's birthday.
 
2012-04-21 01:23:00 PM
Dammit! Someone needs to hire me so I can have money to buy records! The closest I'm gonna get to new vinyl is if my bf comes over later with the ones he got for his birthday. :-(

*Hospital Records FTW!*
 
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