Stonebelly playing on RSD2017

 

 

 

 

Here’s the nifty poster they created! Stay tuned for any updates. It’s all happening and we got a long way to get to Saturday April 22!

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THE RULES OF THE ROAD AT DAVE’S RECORDS FOR RECORD STORE DAY 2017

THE RULES OF THE ROAD AT DAVE’S RECORDS FOR RECORD STORE DAY 2017

We are driving toward the 10th year of RSD. Record Store Day is the day we celebrate what drives us as music lovers – the love of VINYL. It is the day we come together to share our love of the physical spaces that allow us to add to our physical collections. We build collections with our own musical bricks but also share the love of the musical architecture that binds artist with music lover with record store owner. It keeps being shared because stores are a repository of the frequencies known and unknown that complete our unique musical temples held together with the sounds of our life’s journey. The sounds we hear at 15 may set the foundation but we experience a different connection to that music years later. New sounds heard by a mature musical collector may take a long time to fit it with the old but when it breaks through and becomes part of that musical temple, it is magical. We all have a thread that grows into a tapestry that holds our ears…our hearts…our minds and yes, our lives together. Thank you for sharing a small part of your lives with us over your musical years and thank you for being the driving force that keeps us on the road.

It’s that time of year and I am getting it together believe it or not. Checking the rearview mirrors adjusting the seat and getting ready to shift out of neutral. Before we put it in drive the first rule to observe to make for a pleasant trip is

            …THE GOLDEN RULE!

TREAT THOSE IN LINE, THOSE PASSING BY AND THE OTHER SURROUNDING BUSINESSES (OUR NEIGHBORS) AS YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE TREATED WITH KINDNESS AND COMPASSION!! I KNOW IT’S A LONG WAIT BUT BE COOL!! THANKS!!!

SATURDAY APRIL 22, 2017 IS RECORD STORE DAY

IF YOU ARE DRIVEN TO SHARE IT WITH US…

HERE ARE THE RULES OF THE ROAD AT DAVE’S RECORDS FOR RECORD STORE DAY 2017

1) EVERYTHING IS FIRST COME FIRST SERVE. THE LINE WILL BE SERVED AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.

2) DAVE’S RECORDS OPENS AT 10AM AT THE LATEST. WE WILL OPEN WHEN WE ARE SET TO GO (LAST YEAR THAT WAS ABOUT 9:00). THE LINE WILL BE LED IN AS IT WAS CREATED AND IT WILL BE SERVED IN THAT ORDER. YOU KNOW THE DRILL.

3) ITEMS WE ACTUALLY HAVE WILL BE POSTED FRIDAY, APRIL 21 BY 11PM SO YOU WILL KNOW IF IT IS WORTH YOUR WHILE TO WAIT IN LINE.

4) ALL ITEMS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE COUNTER SO WAIT IN LINE AND WHEN YOUR TURN COMES ASK FOR EVERYTHING YOU WANT. PAY FOR YOUR RECORD STORE DAY STUFF AND THEN YOU MAY EITHER CONTINUE TO SHOP (WE DO HAVE PLENTY OF OTHER STUFF) OR YOU MAY MOVE ON TO THE NEXT STORE. HIT AS MANY AS YOU CAN.

5) EVERYONE MAY PURCHASE UP TO 1 OF EACH ITEM UNTIL 3PM. AFTER 3PM, YOU MAY PURCHASE ITEMS IN QUANTITY. THIS WAY EVERYTHING WILL BE DISTIBUTED TO AS MANY PEOPLE IN AS FAIR A WAY AS POSSIBLE.

5) BE PATIENT. NOT EVERYONE IS LOOKING FOR THE SAME ITEMS THAT YOU ARE. SO DON’T PANIC. EVERY YEAR I AM MIGHTILY IMPRESSED BY THE SPIRIT AND GOOD WILL OF THE RECORD SHOPPING COMMUNITY. I’M SURE I WILL BE FOR RSD 2017.

6) PATIENCE WILL BE REWARDED. WE HAVE A VARIETY OF FREE BONUS GOODIES
 TO DISTRIBUTE. OF THE GIVEAWAY ITEMS AS WELL AS AN ASSORTMENT OF BAGS/7″ SINGLES/LP’S/CD/DVD/DOWNLOAD CARDS/STICKERS, ETC. IT IS PILING UP AS WE SPEAK. THOSE NOT BEING PATIENT WILL STAND OUT WHEN IT COMES TIME TO HAND OUT.

7) FREE CANDY FOR EVERYONE EVEN THE NON RECORD SHOPPER AND THE IMPATIENT.

8) FREE CUPCAKES (COURTESY OF MOLLY’S CUPCAKES) UNTIL SUPPLIES RUN OUT

9) WE KNOW YOU SAVE UP TO AFFORD YOUR RSD TREASURES. AS A THANK YOU FOR INCLUDING US IN YOUR RSD CELEBRATION, BRING YOUR RSD RECEIPT(IT WILL BE DATED 4/22/2017 SO WE’LL KNOW BUT WE’LL MOST LIKELY KNOW YOU WERE HERE ANYWAY) IN ANY OF THE LAST DAYS OF APRIL(MONDAY 4/23 – TUESDAY 4/30) AND GET 20% OFF YOUR NEXT PURCHASE. WHATEVER IT IS. NEW OR USED. OUR CONTINUED THANKS FOR SUPPORTING US ON RSD AND ALL YEAR ROUND.

10) SOME BANDS WILL BE PLAYING AT DAVE’S RECORDS. STAY TUNED FOR FURTHER INFO. THEY WILL START AFTER 5 PM AS OF NOW.

11) ALL SALES INFO OR FREE ITEM INFO MUST HAVE BEEN POSTED ON THIS BLOG. IF YOU SAY I SAW IT ON ANOTHER WEBSITE/BLOG/NEWSPAPER ARTICLE IT IS NOT VALID.

12 HAVE A BALL ON RECORD STORE DAY!

13) RECORD STORES RULE ON RECORD STORE DAY!

14) THE RECORD STORE EXPERIENCE CAN’T BE DUPLICATED ONLINE SO IT PRETTY MUCH RULES EVERY DAY- IF YOU LIKE THAT KINDA THING. YOU KNOW WHERE DAVE’S RECORDS STANDS ON THAT.

More info will be added as we press ahead toward RSD 2017. If you want to know if we have an item see Rule #3, we have ordered them all but DAVE’S RECORDS FINAL RSD2017 LIST will not be FINALIZED until Friday(APRIL 21)before RSD2017(Saturday, April 22). Phone calls, e-mails, tweets, or any other form of communication up to and including Morse Code/Semmaphore/Smoke Signals,etc. will be counterproductive and will not get you the answer you need as to what we will ACTUALLY have. WAIT FOR THE LIST and all those questions will be answered. In the past we have had a pretty good fill so we should have a pretty high percentage of ALL of the releases available. Also if you choose to call ON RECORD STORE DAY to ask if we still have an item…THE PHONE WILL BE OFF THE HOOK until roughly 2PM as we will be attending those who dare to take a chance and actually come in to find their RSD treasures. I will try to update the Twitter feed as much as possible when we run out of items. As the afternoon progresses, we will be more able to address questions in the normal fashion but Record Store Day is not a normal day. It is for those people who still do the hard work of shopping for records in ACTUAL PHYSICAL SPACES FILLED WITH PHYSICAL MUSIC. COME GET PHYSICAL WITH US! So get on your bad motor scooter and ride…on Record Store Day 2017.

FURTHER INFO WILL BE POSTED ON THE BLOG AS NECESSARY BUT FOLLOW FACEBOOK AND @DAVESRECORDSCHI ON TWITTER or INSTAGRAM AS WELL.

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The list is up and the rules will follow shortly…Today’s March to RSD2017 sale continues

The Record Store Day 2017 List is up for your perusal. As usual we will post the list of things Dave’s Records ACTUALLY has on the Friday before RSD2017(Friday April 21 to be exact)! Hopefully you are excited! We are! There is a lot to do between now and then. The rules as you have become used to will be posted by the end of this week or early next week but since we have been doing this for TEN YEARS if you have been here before you pretty much know the drill.

As for the sale, we will continue to feature a sale every Wednesday – Saturday(the days DAVE is in store) until Records Store Day. We realize you plan a lot of your record spending for RSD2017 so we want to ease the burden by giving you a little back in the weeks coming up to RSD. So if you come in his Wednesday – Saturday we will do the last two sales we did combined. All sale items that are marked down 50% you may take an additional 50% off and if you pay CA$H, you may buy one and get one 50% OFF! Just ask Dave before you purchase. This is a secret sale so if you walk by the store there are no signs. This is only for you clever people who follow us on Twitter/FB/Instagram and this exciting but old fashioned blog.

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…or keep it to yourself

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Here’s a blast from Record Store Day past in long ago 2013

 

The good folks at Get It On Vinyl did this interview 4 years ago about RSD. We are moving forward on this year and soon we will post the inevitable RULES as most know. Until then here is a short video when I was so much younger and “I listened to the radio waiting for my favorite song…”

Record Store Day will soon be “back again like a long lost friend’ with “all the songs I loved so well…every sha-la-la-la….

 

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The Tenth Year of RSD is upon us. Stay tuned…all will be revealed.

Record Store Day is Saturday APRIL 22, 2017!!

Seeing as it will be the tenth year many of you already know the drill but for those who don’t I will post the Rules after RSD releases the 2017 list. Also for those that don’t know our store I will post a recent interview I did so you can see what the store is all about. Kudos to Record Store Across America for the kind time we spent in talking! I will also be posting about some pre record store day stuff to thank you all for your support over the years as well. So here is a quick interview and don’t forget- STAY TUNED.

FUN STUFF IS GOING TO START HAPPENING!!

 

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WE WILL BE HAVING A SALE ON BLACK FRIDAY BUT WE WILL NOT HAVE ANY BLACK FRIDAY RSD RELEASES!!

As it states above we will NOT be doing Black Friday RSD. We will NOT have any of the limited releases. WE WILL BE HAVING A SALE INSTEAD!! BUY ONE GET ONE 50% OFF!

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DO NOT LINE UP BUT SHOW UP LATER FOR GREAT SAVINGS IF YOU GOT SOME $$ LEFTOVER. SEE YOU IN APRIL FOR THE MAIN RECORD STORE DAY!!

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Top 40 of 2016 so far at Dave’s Records: why is it forty?

 

 

 

I decided with us midway through the summer and the festival season to backtrack on the musical year here at Dave’s. It occurred to me that Top 40 is often the standard list for records. Why? I did extensive research on the internets but could find no conclusive reason for the standard of a list stopping at 40 so I leave it to you to give me your reason for this.  I love a good story like this for example…Wolfman Jack had 15 toes on each foot and when he counted it down his 40 digits(10 fingers/30 toes) was his way of keeping track. Let your imagination run wild. So here is our TOP 40 for 2016 so far in no particular order….

  1. David Bowie – Blackstar
  2. Leon Bridges – Coming Home
  3. Adele – 25
  4. Amy Winehouse – Back to Black
  5. Chris Stapleton – Traveller
  6. Ryan Adams – 1989
  7. Brian Eno – The Ship
  8. Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell
  9. Charles Bradley Changes
  10. Red Hot Chili Peppers – The Getaway
  11. Iggy Pop – Post Pop Depression
  12. Avalanches – Woldflower
  13. Sia – This is Acting
  14. PJ Harvey – The Hope Six Demolition Project
  15. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – S/T
  16. Tegan & Sara – Love You To Death
  17. Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
  18. Saul Williams – Martyr.Loser.King
  19. The Beatles – Abbey Road
  20. Kendrick lamar – Untitled Unmastered
  21. Modern Baseball – Holy Ghost
  22. Fleetwood Mac – Rumours
  23. Tame Impala – Currents
  24. Flying Lotus – You’re Dead
  25. Kamasi Washington – The Epic
  26. Deftones – Gore
  27. Guardians of the Galaxy Soundtrack
  28. Charles Bradley – Changes
  29. mudcrutch – 2
  30. Sturgill Simpson – A Sailor’s Guide To Earth
  31. Babymetal – Metal Resistance
  32. Ray Lamontagne – ouroboros
  33. Nirvana – Neevermind
  34. Mark Kozelek – Live in Copenhagen
  35. Prince – Purple Rain
  36. Maxwell – Black Summers’ Night
  37. Killers – Hot Fuss
  38. Animal Collective – Painting With
  39. Wu Tang Clan – Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
  40. Kurt Vile – B’lieve I’m Going Down..                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I could go on but that would not be possible as it only allows me to go to 40 when I do a list…. If I went to forty four I might add a little Residents…        
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