By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio (Originally posted April 19, 2017) Your mission this week, and not nearly an impossible one, is to compose your want lists and check them twice and, what’s more, map out your travel plans for Record Store Day 2017, happening in your town, and yours too. Record Store Day … Read moreJoy Spins Eternal Saturday, April 22, for Vinyl Lovers Everywhere. Record Store Day 2017 Rolls into Your Town
by Alan Haber It’s after lunch on this sunny Saturday, sometime after the regular crowd shuffles in to the various quick- and long-stop eateries along Frederick Road in Catonsville, Maryland. A woman, probably in her late thirties, maybe her early forties, walks carefully around the tight corners and through the narrow walkways separating the fully-stocked … Read moreRecord Store Day 2015: Crazy, Man. Crazy Good.
With just two days to go before Record Store Day 2015 commences at your local, independent record store, it’s time to get down to it and, well, confess: Turntables? I’ve had a few. This week, I’ve been looking back to some of the reasons why I fell in love with records, and how that love … Read morePure Pop Radio’s Countdown to Record Store Day 2015: Thursday
For day three of Pure Pop Radio’s exclusive countdown to Record Store Day 2015, I thought it would be fun to revisit the freedom I experienced in my late teens, driving around Long Island, visiting various secondhand record stores and snagging treasures beyond my wildest dreams. (Click on the image to enlarge) Right from the … Read morePure Pop Radio’s Countdown to Record Store Day 2015: Wednesday
Day two of our exclusive countdown to Record Store Day 2015 continues with another look at past vinyl finds snagged through the years for my ever-growing collection. Today I offer an eclectic bunch of platters–a group of treasured releases that, many, many years later, still hold a place in my vinyl heart, starting with a … Read morePure Pop Radio’s Countdown to Record Store Day 2015: Tuesday
This coming Saturday, people of all ages, whether they be short or tall, wearing glasses or contacts, dressed in blue jeans or suits and ties, driving their cars or riding in buses, college age or of a certain age, wearing long hair or short or in-between, partial to loud dress shirts or rock ‘n’ roll … Read morePure Pop Radio’s Countdown to Record Store Day 2015: Monday
The national holiday of vinyl worship, held on one blessed day a year, has once again come and gone, but this year–this year of limited releases from big names; medium names; and smaller, perhaps hungrier names, and a special, most smile-inducing, now coveted item–was perhaps the best of them all, a day in the year … Read moreSpinning Gold: Record Store Day 2014 Delights Vinylites in Catonsville, Maryland
It was much like the old days, when I would make my rounds in Greenwich Village, going from record shop to record shop, flipping through the stacks and bins for those hard-to-find gems that had somehow eluded my grasp along the way. It was much like those hours on end, when conversation with a record … Read moreHunting for Vinyl Vibes: A Visit to Trax on Wax