Published on April 18th, 2014 | by Alan Cross2
Are You Ready for Record Store Day?
Just one more sleep until Record Store Day 2014, the time when music lovers show their support of sellers of physical music all across the planet.
I, sadly, am unable to be involved this year. There are no participating stores here in the island of Mauritius, although the RSD store locator helpfully points out the nearest place: Multi-Racial Records in Pretoria, South Africa, a mere 3,058.2 kilometres–love that precision!–from my current location. If I were at home, however, here’s a list of spots around Toronto I’d be haunting.
Two items for your consideration:
1. Why Vinyl is Still Important: An opinion piece from The Music.com.au in which the author makes a case for the continuing resurrection of vinyl.
2. Is Record Store Day in Crisis? An investigation by The Quietus which postulates that the event has gotten out of hand and might actually be a danger to itself.