Vinyl record that is. Last Saturday was National Record Day – I duly visited my local vinyl record store – Bop Street Records. I went early – on the way I saw that the record store across the street had an amazing queue stretching round the corner. Wow I thought better hurry. But when I got to Bop Street there was hardly anyone there. What was going on? I subsequently learned that the record store across the street sold NEW records and this was the day for some new releases. Bop Street sells USED records – and what a collection it has. HUGE. I was told that only the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian have larger collections.
I was so dazzled and swamped by the range of choices at Bop Street I had no idea what I wanted. But I wanted to honor the day and I finally settled on a record by Merle Haggard who I knew had died recently. And I also bought a CD of Richard and Mimi Farina. So some new choices to add to my eclectic collection. Pleasant listening.