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.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Song of the Day

Jose Gonzalez - Killing For Love

Today's song of the day is Jose Gonzalez - Killing For Love .  Don't be confused by his name - his parents are from Argentina, but he was born in Sweden.  This is acoustic indie pop, with a classical influenced guitar, congos, and light harmony, in a minor/sad key.  All Music reports he sounds, among others, like Nick Drake and Elliot Smith, which makes sense to me, as I had already put them all together on a playlist, and like them all.  From the 2005 album Veneer, which features a number of additionally excellent songs, including Crosses.

This is a live version - still quite good - which apparently appeared on TV.

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