Imagine if you will, you've got a blog based on..., oh - let's say figs. Or beets. And your blog is designated the official blog of record for What the Fig Day. Or Beetin' Off Day. It'd be a honor, right?
Well, it IS an honor for this blog which attempts in a small way to champion the efforts of the brick and mortar record stores and of the medium in general that is: vinyl--to have been designated the blog of record for Record Store Day, 2009.
But it is you, dear reader, to whom we owe a significant debt of gratitude for turning this wee blog, first conceived in pajamas one morning into something the cup of coffee that day never imagined--the blog of record for records. Or something along those lines.
So, from us to you, with help from some very cool behind the scenes friends--we've got eleven weeks of vinyl giveaways starting right - now! Each week of eleven; a different theme--and not JUST vinyl, but some pretty cool stuff in concert with the LPs--so, stay tuned.
First up for Week #1: The Swedish Invasion! And invade DC they do very soon. The quite percussive Wildbirds & Peacedrums join Lykke Li this coming Saturday (1/31) at the very historic Sixth & I Synagogue, and Loney Dear bring their brand of wistful melancholy to the 9:30 as openers for Andrew Bird on Tuesday, 2/3.
This week's grand prize winner nabs both LPs and a runner up will take the Loney home alone. As always, grab our attention in the comments WITH your email address (!) so we can contact you about your triumphant win.
Make it funny. Or make it smart. About record stores. Or Record Store Day. Or vinyl. About us or you. Or something else all together. Just make it before next Monday (2/2) when we'll choose our winners. (AND launch giveaway #2...)
Wildbirds & Peacedrums - I Can't Tell In His Eyes (Mp3)
Wildbirds & Peacedrums - Doubt/Hope (Mp3)