Saturday, April 21, 2012
Damn the man, save the Empire!
Did you know that today is INTERNATIONAL RECORD STORE DAY (and Iggy Pop's birthday)?
I work in a store that sells records, but we are too large of a company to participate in the festivities. Luckily, a there is an independent record store just a few steps away!
I actually went to work early to see what they had before I clocked in. I got the last Paul Simon Graceland re-release that they had in stock, and I picked up Leonard Cohen's live EP for good measure. When I was getting rung out, I saw the 7"s behind me; I gave in and bought M. Ward's special release as well. They had this crazy Feist and Mastadon split, but I had already done enough damage.
I know it's not a super big deal to everyone, but it really is to me! It's so important for there to be "holidays" to support independent business in general, and in a industry like recordings things always get a muddied up. It's great to see the industry and the artists support these indie shops with special limited edition releases that people will be banging the doors down to get their hands on.
I can't wait to listen to my new records! YAY!!!!
Did you go to a record shop today? What'd ya get?