Record Store Day has come and gone. For us, it was a most excellent day ... the greatest sales day in the history of the store ... Christmas in April as we like to refer to it.
However, although the day is wonderful and exciting, things sort of fall back into a fairly "normal" routine as we head into summer and look forward to sunshine and new growth and the harvesting of our gardens. And, to what new music enters the sound waves of our lives.
Vinyl is getting real interesting ... digital formatting is not! More and more great things are being released, or re-released on vinyl. For example, Sundazed Records is reissuing most of Donovan's early catalog of music on vinyl ... Sunshine Superman, Mellow Yellow and Hurdy Gurdy Man to name three.
It's great to see ... young kids checking out vinyl and buying a turntable here and there. It's absolutely wonderful to witness a 14 year-old picking up a copy of Blue Cheer's Vincebus Eruptum or Miles Davis' Live In Stockholm or The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society, by The Kinks, of course.
There's always lots going on in the world of music ... it's not hard to see and feel and to be aware of it. Your local independent music store is a great place helping you to stay on top of all things music while providing that human aspect of interaction and socialization.
Thanx for helping to make our RSD in 2013 a most memorable one indeed. Hope to see you soon!
For more information regarding Record Store Day, continue on into the website or visit our Facebook page. Most everything you would want to know about RSD can be found at www.recordstoreday.com, the official website of the Record Store Day organization.