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I did manage to get up early Saturday after all. I got to Guestroom Records in Norman about 40 minutes before the store opened, but at that point, there was already a good long line nearly down to the corner. I brought my Kindle to past the time while I waited. (Reading ebooks while waiting to buy vinyl seems odd to me somehow, but I figure they balance each other out.) Once the store opened, they let people in by fives, so I still had awhile to wait. Peeping through the window, I could see people carrying around stacks, so I resigned myself to getting whatever limiteds might be left.

However, there was still a lot of stuff by the time I got in, so I still managed to get quite a few nice things.

Grinderman - Evil single featuring Matt Berninger of The National - in RED GLITTERY VINYL. This was the release I most coveted because although I'm not a huge Nick Cave fan, I adore Matt Berninger's voice. Also, the vinyl is RED with GLITTER in it. You can listen to the track here. I don't know who decided that if you're going to be listening to something as grim as a Nick Cave song, you need some extra sparkle, but whoever it was, kudos to you. (Also, how excited was I to have spotted the last copy. Yoink.)

Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

Kings of Leon - Holy Roller Novocaine, in red vinyl

Mumford & Sons and Laura Marling - Dharohar Project

Franz Ferdinand Covers EP, in orange vinyl

Regina Spektor - Four from Far, in blue vinyl

The Civil Wars - Dance Me to the End of Love

Esben and the Witch - Chorea ep

And aside from the RSD releases, I also picked up copies of Joy Division's Closer, Siouxie and the Banshee's A Kiss in the Dreamhouse, and Cheap Thrills by Big Brother and the Holding Company. Plus some stuff from the free tables like 45's by the Black Crowes (clear vinyl!) and Belle and Sebastian and some 3D glasses (random!).

So all in all, an excellent haul. The only disappointments were that I didn't get the Ryan Adams ep or the pink vinyl of Hounds of Love. (And they are now going for crazy amounts on Ebay. Thanks, scalpers.)

And then I had to go and ruin a perfectly good shopping high by going into work that afternoon rather than lying around listening to records, but such is life.

Date: 2011-04-17 08:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Sounds like it was worth your time! Oh, for some Janis =) You are quite the vinylphile.

Date: 2011-04-17 09:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It was a lot of fun. I have to admit that I don't have the best ear for picking up the differences between digital and vinyl, but besides enjoying music, I also love collecting things. I am a pack rat at heart.

One of these days, if I get to visit LA, I'd like to go to Amoeba Records. Have you been? It looks very tempting from what I've seen of pictures.

Date: 2011-04-19 07:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I know I've been to an Amoeba in the San Francisco area but don't remember if I have been to the one in Los Angeles. Maybe some time ago.

Vinyl has a warmth that is lacking in digital no matter what they do to digital. Stuff is lost, even more so when it gets compressed. Although with digital you can do a lot with effects and more.


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