Posted on Sunday, November 4, 2012 by lucia_l
I've been reading Michael Chabon's new book "Telegraph Avenue" and it has reminded me of my love for the record store, I even met my husband in one. I've spent hours of my life flipping through bins of records looking for treasures, mostly just getting my hands dirty, but my love of 80's soundtracks on vinyl knows no bounds. I still remember the first time my mom let me choose my own record, I wanted that Donald Duck classic "Goin' Quackers" so much. Unfortunately, my brother's first record purchase, "Heart of Glass" by Blondie on 45 rpm is much cooler than mine; but, ever since then, I've been looking to record stores for my fix of old music, new music, and the music I never knew I needed.
Spend some time in these record stores.
Here are some awesome books
|Telegraph Avenue||High Fidelity||Record Store Days|
Some favorite movies
"What came first, the music or the misery?"
Watch this movie so you too can celebrate Rex Manning Day.
Andie (Molly Ringwald) works in Trax record store, where she meets Blaine, the sensitive rich boy, who is, in my opinion, not nearly as cool as "just a friend" Duckie (Jon Cryer). Duckie's rendition of, "Try a Little Tenderness", is not to be missed.
Favorite record store recommended music
|Let's Get Out of This Country||Forever Changes||Merriweather Post Pavilion|
What was your first record/cassette/cd/mp3 purchase?