Record Store Day 2013


Well here’s what they’ll someday learn if they have a soul; there’s no romance in a mouse click.  There’s no beauty in sitting for hours playing video games (anyone proud of that stop reading now and post your opinion in the nearest forum).  The screen of an iPhone is convenient, but it’s no comparison to a 70mm showing of a film in a gorgeous theater. The Internet is two-dimensional…helpful and entertaining, but no replacement for face-to-face interaction with a human being.  But we all know all of that, right?  Well, do we?  Maybe we know all that, but so what?

Let’s wake each other up.

There is no better person to hold the title of Ambassador of Record Store Day then Jack White. Above his half of his plea to save the local mom and pop stores and communicate one on one with another human about music.

In high school the local record store in the marketplace (mall) hired me. This opened my eyes – and ears – to different styles and personalities. It all depended who you worked with or what promotional CDs were given to us that week, some days it was pop rock and others punk. Talking to customers about their favourite music was always fascinating, and helping a mother pick out a Christmas present for their sixteen year old was hilarious.

Jack White even hosts a tour of the United Record Pressing plant which you can see here.

To visit an independent record store in your neighborhood click here and to read the rest of White’s post click here.


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Categories: Music, Musician, Singer, Writer


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