We are aware Record store day is celebrated on the 16th of April , but we believe you should buy them records all year long plus that`s our small contribution, we have designed a poster for the ETSY artist community record store day poster so here you are…AND BUY THEM RECORDS AT ONE OF THOSE OLD SCHOOL RECORD STORE located near you THAT HAS BEEN THERE FOR AGES..Like Kimber`s Stinkweeds for example..
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Records, vinyl, albums, record shops. For those who grew up almost half a century ago and were and hopefully still are into music, it is almost a way of life. The smell, the sound, the excitement that brings you new release, or the anticipation of an important album from a significant artist, you know, Bowie, Beatles, Genesis, Yes, Pink Floyd, Zappa, and so on and so forth. I believe more and more readers of this blog, recognize mostly the mp3 icon on their desktop, no disrespect, and soon enough wouldn’t know what a CD looks like, and I am afraid, hardly ever been to a record store. It is a new era of digital downloads, itunes, emusic, sharing, youtube, facebook, twitter and myspace. My 13 yr old daughter listens to songs blasting of her mobile phone cheesy speaker streaming of youtube. Continue reading the entire article
The Specials announced a special NYC gig in April, at Terminal 5. I don’t know about you, but I am going to be there. For those of you who were too young or were not born in the late 70`s, the Specials were heading this movement of music in England that was called 2tone music, and tone was meant as skin color not a musical tone . It was music that was written and played by blacks and white people, reviving funky Ska music, a genre that was invented in Jamaica during the 50`s . 2tone was the name of the most important Ska music label as well, that had the 2 leading bands, The Specials and the Selecter It was part of the end of punk, beginning of what was called New wave era, when punk songs were becoming a little more than distorted 2 chord songs. The 2tone graphic design consisted of lots of black & white visuals like this Specials pin in the photo above. Listen to this awesome band and go to that gig. Just as an appetizer check out this Saturday night live video of The Specials: