Are you going to Record Store Day?
This is a great opportunity to let your baseball card collecting take a back seat to your music appreciation for one day and go spend some money at a local business. It's gotten pretty huge, so I hope you are near a participating independently-owned record store. Click here to check for stores near you.
I am not affiliated with RSD, it's just something I love and get behind. This is a wonderful nationwide event, and I'm proud to say I've attended every RSD there's been.
It's a tradition for all the music geeks in town to gather in droves at 8am in front of whatever record shop we frequent and talk about music while we wait to spend a bunch of cash on limited edition vinyl and CDs. It can be a bit bankrupting, but it only comes once a year.
Here is a list of all the great limited edition stuff that's available only at your local record shop starting Saturday morning (or Friday at midnight). If you're planning on picking anything up, leave it in the comments below. Here is my personal shopping list:
Bob Dylan Wigmam 7"
Elliott Smith Alternate Versions from Either/Or 7"
Dave Brubeck Trio Distinctive Rhythym Instrumentals 10"
Fela Kuti and the Africa 70 Sorrow, Tears & Blood 12" (this is the first thing I plan on grabbing!)
The Cure Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me reissue
Deftones Live Volume 1 - Selections from Adrenaline
John Coltrane Newport 61
Lamb of God New American Gospel (only 500 pressed - will be tough)
Miles Davis Milestones
Miles Davis 'Round About Midnight
Miles Davis Someday My Prince Will Come
Miles Davis The Kind of Blue Sessions '59
Nick Drake Nick Drake
Sigur Ros Agaetis Byrjun (I own the original, but this one may sound better - limited to 1000 - ouch)
Astralwerks 20/20 box set
Blues at Newport
There's no way I'll be able to afford all that. I only plan on actually landing a few of those items, but the items in bold are my top priority. (By the way, if you see a Sigur Ros or a Lamb of God at your shop, please buy one for me and I'll pay you back - I already know those are going to be tough grabs.)
I have a mild interest in the Beta Band and Grizzly Bear LP's as well as the Placebo EP, the Cake single, and the Bonobo box set. I will also be taking advantage of my shop's RSD discounts and try to pick up vinyl copies of Beach House Bloom, Queen News of the World, The Who A Quick One, and whatever else I see that tickles my fancy (and my credit card).
So, what are you going for?
And of course, here a Griffey for all you vinyl collectors to look at while you wait in line to buy said items....