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Record Store Day 2018

Posted By: Fdemetrio

Record Store Day 2018 - 03/07/18 04:45 AM

Man, I remember spending alot of time in record stores back in the day, what a loser I was.
Posted By: RonnieDean

Re: Record Store Day 2018 - 03/07/18 02:45 PM

They're tryin' to push back, ya gotta cheer for em for tryin.
Honesty, If we someday find ourselves back in a vinyl world with digital streaming being just a whiff of what it was, well I don't know anything anymore.

That would be like bringing back the carburetor, or even the steam engine en mass.
Posted By: Fdemetrio

Re: Record Store Day 2018 - 03/07/18 07:39 PM

Nah, that genie is out of the bottle.

Even myself who remembers vinyl, if I bought a vinyl record now, I wouldn't want to listen to it, because if you do it's going to scratch and eventually break.

Compared to now, it was an incredible waste of money. There is still value for mint condition vinyl releases, but the expense and the wear and tear, means it will never happen. In theory, it would be a nice fix for artists.

And you do get artwork and liner notes, and physical stuff you don't get with digital, but we have a hard enough time getting pennies out of listeners theses days. They won't pay 15 dollars for an album or whatever the price might be.

When I was a kid finding 12 bucks or more for your favorite album was a big deal, and you couldn't afford to buy more than your absolute favorite

Now I can listen to music that I would have never heard for free, or for pennies

For consumer it's a great time, for the artist, not so much
Posted By: Michael LeBlanc

Re: Record Store Day 2018 - 03/07/18 09:04 PM

Well no records store my way participates in that,besides,those prices are ridiculous.I picked up 20 used albums today at 3 bucks each.A couple covers are a little beat but the vinyl is VG+.I do all my vinyl shopping at yard sales and estate sales and one guy i know who has a few hundred thousand where i go digging,like this morning.Ah,the smell of vinyl in the morning.
Posted By: maccharles

Re: Record Store Day 2018 - 03/08/18 02:15 AM

Ahh, the smell of incense, the black light room with all the cool posters, the cool new releases playing on the store turntable, the liner notes (omg do I miss liner notes and kick ass inner sleeves), the conversations, the place to be for us music nerds.

I'm gonna go curl into fetal position and cry for the young.

I REALLY miss great record stores from the heydaze.

Posted By: Michael LeBlanc

Re: Record Store Day 2018 - 03/08/18 03:34 PM

i just posted a few photos of my record collection in the Photography Forum if anyone is interested in vinyl as i am.
Posted By: Fdemetrio

Re: Record Store Day 2018 - 03/09/18 01:33 AM

Yeah Mac, I remember record stores very well, whereas the big chains carried the popular releases the small record stores carried all the underground and not so famous stuff. And that was when there was a such thing as customer service, usually the people working in those places knew their stuff and had an answer for any record you might ask for.

Sometimes you'd get the ones with bones through their noses and flock of seagulls hair cuts, but it was such a cool vibe In those places.

The movie High Fidelity was kind of a tip of the hat to vinyl record stores, although they didn't have any business.
Posted By: Fdemetrio

Re: Record Store Day 2018 - 03/09/18 01:37 AM

Mike, I'm thinking you could weasel that guy down to 2 bucks or a buck per record, lol. What's he gonna do with them?

Vinyl has its own sound, some people, prefer the sound of vinyl
Posted By: RonnieDean

Re: Record Store Day 2018 - 03/09/18 04:10 AM

We still have a record store in this little ski town. Affordable Music. Run by a good old hippy Gary and his dog Cody who we all love in this town. He is the only music store on this mountain so he has, besides old donated vinyl, strings and straps and rosin for the local musicians and is now stocking some off brand instruments and has some goodies on consignment.

Great little shop.

Posted By: Ray E. Strode

Re: Record Store Day 2018 - 03/09/18 01:42 PM

They still make turntables, brand new, they still make magnetic phono cartridges, they still make receivers with phono inputs, of which you need if using a magnetic cartridge, and there was a news item some time ago that Sony, I think was going to start making Vinyl Records again! And the music catalogs are offering some releases in CD and Vinyl. I still have a turntable and of course a CD player. I can also play and record cassette tape, not that I record anything but my songs before transferring them to CD.
Posted By: Michael LeBlanc

Re: Record Store Day 2018 - 03/09/18 02:08 PM

hey Fdemetrio,yes,2 bucks is my usual buying price if buying single copies,when i buy a small collection it usually works out about a buck or less an album.I don't mind paying the guy 3 bucks plus sometimes i take my doubles or ones i'm not interested in and trade him,so that works out good.You can't hardly give away cd's around here,you're real lucky if you get one dollar for a cd,so sometimes i do buy cd's for around 25 cents to a dollar each ifit's something i don't have that i like a lot until i get it on vinyl.Happy spinnin'!
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