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.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Palehound - Molly/Cushioned Caging

Song of the Day

Today's Song of the Day features a pair of songs off of Palehound's 2015 debut album - Dry Food. Here are two rockers, the first - Molly - fast and the second Cushioned Caging - slow.  Palehound, and these songs, are the project of Boston-based old Ellen Kempner, who not only wrote the songs and sings lead, but also plays a mean guitar.  Sounds like 90s indie, maybe Pavement (Gold Soundz/Cut Your Hair) or the Pixies.  Or maybe Poe's Trigger Happy Jack.  Not bad company.  You decide for yourself.  And the videos are pretty cool too.  and "i knew you were a close call" is a great line to describe a lover, no?