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Re: [ARSCLIST] Record Store day

I live in a city where most the thrift stores,either have not carried vinyl for several years,or have the same old tired,well picked over records,with nothing new ever added.You want 45s,or 78s? Sorry,you may as well be looking for midievil illuminated manuscripts.I do not have a car,to travel all over town,and hit yard sales,either.Once in a rare while I will find some good records at the flea market,but usually I just find cheap antiques to sell on eBay.


David Goren <dbgoren@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: Actually, I have found many deals like that in used record stores,  
and junk shops. That's part of the fun. I get a lot of pleasure out  
of looking through boxes of actual objects, and having conversations  
about music with other people in the store. Call me old fashioned.

And yes, I discovered Os Mutantes from Brazil in a used record shop.  
The record store clerk was happy to play it for me, so I could check  
it out. That's something that doesn't happen too often on eBay,  
although now and then someone does put up short .mp3 samples.

On Apr 21, 2008, at 11:14 AM, Roger and Allison Kulp wrote:

> Yeah,but can you buy soul Lps that book at $100.00+ for five  
> bucks,like on eBay ? What sort of selection do they have of pre- 
> stereo classical records,do they have either on Lp or 78 ? Do they  
> sell much old ska and calypso on vinyl ? Can you go in and be  
> pleasantly surprised by finding some Lp by some great 60s rock band  
> from South America,you had never heard of before ?
> I would be very surprised in,in this day and age,if they can  
> compete with eBay
>                                             Roger
> David Goren  wrote: Well, your record stores may  
> suck in Albuquerque but here in NYC
> there are some real gems, which really are like community centers,
> particularly the store Downtown Music, which was mentioned in the
> article.
> On Apr 19, 2008, at 7:53 PM, Roger and Allison Kulp wrote:
>> Well I say it's an attempt to save a dying dinosaur of a sales
>> model that needs to go the way of the eight track tape.The vinyl
>> market is stronger now than it has been in years,it has just moved
>> out of the stores,and on to the web.And I'm not just saying
>> that,because the stores where I live (Albuquerque) suck so bad,that
>> they think a regular US  pressing of "Blonde on Blonde",from the
>> 1980s is some sort of collectible that merits a $29.99 price
>> tag.They can push "community" and other worthless buzzwords all
>> they want,but it's little different than justifying a six dollar
>> cup of coffee,with words like "atmosphere",and "experience".What
>> this NYT article ignores,is that a lot of savvy sellers,have shut
>> down their stores,and moved onto eBay,where they are doing more
>> business than they have in years.
>>                                    Roger
>> Aaron Levinson  wrote: The group
>> organizing it is CIMS and the principle is simply to support
>> an endangered species by voting with your wallet. I intend to
>> patronize
>> at least 3 stores tomorrow here in Philadelphia. For all of us who
>> derived so much
>> pleasure from these dusty palaces of knowledge I think it is a
>> worthwhile endeavor.
>> AA
>> Peter Hirsch wrote:
>>> According to an article that I just saw in the Times, tomorrow is
>>> Record Store
>>> Day. I can't figure out what sort of organizing principle is
>>> behind it or who
>>> is coordinating it, but you can read about it at
>>> Peter Hirsch
>>> punto@xxxxxxxx
>>> (212) 569-8716 - home
>>> (212) 714-8570 work (NYPL)
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