18.04. A great opportunity to support independent retailers- World Record Store Day 18 April 2012 Leave a comment Source: recordstoreday.com via Marc on Pinterest Yes, I’m a fogey. I still refer to stores that sell CDs as “record stores”. I love to be able to spend an hour at a well-curated record store and browse the shelves, listen to some of the staff picks and check out what they’re playing in store. I would be very sad if record stores no longer existed. As sad if there were no more independent bookstores, or clothing stores, or interiors stores… So today I thought I’d mention World Record Store Day which is this Saturday which gives everyone an excuse to go in and buy some new tunes in that old fashioned format- the CD. My local favourite is Polyester Records on Brunswick Street in Fitzroy. They have heaps going on on Saturday with 20% off vinyl and CDs, books and DVDs as well as plenty of instore entertainment on the day. And of course food- Tasty Record Store Day cupcakes supplied by Sticky Fingers Bakery 11am -12pm RRR Breakfasters 12pm – 1pm Alan Brough 1pm – 2pm Daniel Kitson & Claudia O’Doherty 2pm – 3pm Darren Hanlon 3pm- 4pm Geoffrey O’Connor I’m definitely going to try and get down there around 1pm- Daniel Kitson is one of my favourite comedians! He’s a wonderful storyteller- there are some of his recordings on his website http://www.danielkitson.com Source: web.mac.com via Lolitta on Pinterest Their city store have plenty going on too- for updates take a look at their website here. To see what’s happening in your city, take a look at the Record Store Day Australia site or for participating stores in the US, take a look at this link.