This is a day I look forward to every year as it does my heart good to see there are still a few of us out there who still like our old vinyl albums (although I must admit I like CDs better and play them way more often). There is just something about flipping through albums and looking for that special treasure. Who knows if you're going to find it or not? It's a real treasure hunt.
And, I almost forgot about it until I was listening to Chicago's WXRT, 93.1 FM, and they mentioned it. Sure glad they did. I was going through some e-mail alerts for the blogs in preparation for driving to Crystal Lake, Illinois, for the McHenry County Civil War Round Table discussion group meeting about events of April 1865. WXRT, starting at noon and going to midnight, also played nothing but vinyl albums in honor of the Record Store Day.
That means, I will drive right by my local mom and pop record store, The Vinyl Revolution, in McHenry, Illinois. I even left early to go to the discussion group, only to find the store not opening until 9 a.m., and the line already stretching along the sidewalk and around the corner.
I decided to stop in on my return.
No Record Store For Me!!! --RoadDog