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.


Sunday, May 4, 2014

Song of the Day

Beck - Song Reader

The great Beck (Hansen) in 2012 published a book of sheet music, containing 20 new (and great) songs.  Rather than put them on his own album, he gave them to the world first to have a go at interpreting them.  He has done some live shows of the material, with others, but he's given all an opportunity to put their mark on these songs.  Imagine getting a John Lennon/Paul McCartney song before they did it.

Here are some great versions of the songs on the album - some by Beck himself.

Beck - Title of this Song



Great version - accompanied by cool video of awesome skateboarders bombing downhill.  Any one know who is singing?

Beck - Do We? We Do



Beck and friends performing Do We?  We Do - in London in 2013.

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