Ghosts of Record Stores Past and Present

Much of my youth was spent hunting for and playing vinyl. I have created this site to remember many of the stores I've visited. Don't try and visit them without calling first, as many of them are no longer with us. If I've posted a picture of a store that you want me to delete please let me know and I'll take it down. To see a particular store just open the photo album with its name on it or click on the green (open) or red (closed) marker in the map below. Expanding the map will reveal more stores in the same city.

The site also contains links to interesting articles and information on record shops and record collecting and fine musical suggestions and playlists for your listening pleasure (with You Tube links so you can check them out for yourself). The Playlists can be found by scrolling to a separate section of the index under the heading musical resources. And our latest addition, Song of the Day, a glimpse at what's playing on my stereo today, appears there as well.


Saturday, February 1, 2014

Song of the Day

Neutral Milk Hotel - Two Headed Boy

Today's song of the day is from Neutral Milk Hotel - Two Headed Boy  From 1998's In An Aeroplane Over The Sea, this is indie pop with surreal lyrics - a truly great album from Jeff Magnum, this album was critically hailed as a major work, but then Magnum couldn't or wouldn't repeat. Rumoured to have had a nervous breakdown, he has recently been touring and hopefully will send us some more music.  This is said to have been inspired by the diary of holocaust victim Anne Frank, which explains some of the bleak lyrical references.  Highly recommended.  And produced by Rob Schneider, of Apples in Stereo and the Elephant 6 collective.

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