Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Indeed, I can hear the collective gasp now. You've come here expecting your Morning Dose only to be met with the Weekend Shots. What gives?

Tis true...the Vinyl District is taking a few days off for some R&R in NYC. We'll be taking in Crowded House Thursday night at the Beacon, then rummaging through the Village's record stores on Friday. Hopefully we'll document all.

And there's also plenty planned for this lil' blog as the weeks unfold, so stay tuned.

Double Dose of Weekend Wankery Edition:
Ace Frehley - Back In The New York Groove (Mp3)
Auteurs - Subculture (Hidden Track) (Mp3)
The Elected - Not Going Home (Mp3)
Portastatic - I Wanna Know Girls (Mp3)
Bram Tchaikovsky - Girl of My Dreams (Mp3)
Plimsouls - Everywhere at Once (Mp3)
Tommy Keene - Places that are Gone (Mp3)
The Records - Starry Eyes (Mp3)
Ian Gomm - Hold On (Mp3)
Phil Seymour - Precious to Me (live) (Mp3)

Hey Kids - Mark Your Calendars...'s Vinyl Record Day on August 12th, commemorating the date Edison invented the phonograph in 1877.

Per the link, I plan as an INDIVIDUAL to "get together with friends or family and have a Vinyl Record Day party. Everyone who has them brings two or three of their favorite albums. Have fun with it. If you want, have a Twist or Limbo contest for kids and adults Or have someone play DJ, perhaps have dedications, or tell why a certain song is important to the person who brought it, what are the memories (the secrets!), the people, the places associated with the music. You can decorate with a music theme, make it festive with balloons. Or you can just simply play the music, heck move the furniture and make room to dance. Whatever you do, make it a point to celebrate the music you and friends or family most enjoy. There is no other purpose except to have a good time and let our favorite music remind us regardless of national news or personal challenges, life always has its goodness."

I'll try to remember that as I "Shout at the Devil."

(More like Lunchtime Wax today, eh?) Five for Noah:
The Jam - Away From The Numbers (Mp3)
The Jam - Down In The Tube Station At Midnight (Mp3)
The Jam - Strange Town (Mp3)
The Jam - Thick As Thieves (Mp3)
The Jam - Going Underground (Mp3)
(Anyone out there actually think The Jam were a punk band...?)

The Vinyl District Recommends: Staying ...well, somewhat current

(Hat tip to Shark!)