Monday, April 23, 2012

Record Store Day-- Part 1: Talking and Gawking

We decided not to go to Dekalb for the NIU spring football game.  We had some sun, but it was just too windy and cold.

Instead, I went to The Vinyl Frontier in McHenry on Riverside Drive (by the Fox River).  This is the last mom-pop record store in the Chicago's Northwest Suburbs that I know of other than Half Price Books in Palatine which essentially is a really big mom and pop record/book store (And, I really like this place also.).

Talked with owner Tim Wille who said business was brisk at the store thanks to the Record Store Day, as he referred to it as Holiday.  There were five to eight folks in there off and on during the hour I was talking and searching.

Tim also had cookies and doughnuts out and warned folks that if we didn't eat 'em, he would and we didn't want that.  We talked about Sean who used to work at Full Cyrkle Records in Crystal Lake, Il., before it closed and then was at Border's in McHenry for awhile.  Unfortunately, this master of musical knowledge died this past year.  Sure miss him.

A Place Where Even Those Passed By in This Technology-A-Go-Go Can Feel At Home.  --RoadDog


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