Tuesday, October 6, 2009

TVD | Rocktober

I’ve never been a particularly picky eater. Put it down in front of me and I’ll give it a whirl and a swallow. (Now, there's a decent Friday night.)

But that doesn’t mean I’ll LOVE everything ingested. There’s a time and a place and often a season for some things—and much is the same with my tastes in...well, music.

So, last Friday night’s DJ spot at ‘We Fought The Big One? A seasonal gourmet meal, I’m thinking.

Rocktober? Simply, comfort food, and—delicious at that.

(I should thank whoever spiked my cider this morning while I’m at it...)

T-Rex - 20th Century Boy
Sweet - Action (Mp3)
David Bowie - Kooks (Mp3)
Mott The Hoople - Roll Away The Stone (Mp3)
KISS - Then She Kissed Me (Mp3)

TVD Record Store Day Newswire | The Beatles' 'Abbey Road' 40th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue

We’d like to point out that although Record Store Day officially came and went this past April 18th, there’s plenty new in the Record Store Day universe and more reasons under the sun than you’d imagine to keep checking back at the official website.

There’s the Record Store Day Vinyl Saturdays that fill the shops with brand new and exclusive vinyl each month. There’s been a Record Store Day Film Festival. Singer Brandi Shearer’s undertaken her own Record Store Day store-to-store performance series.

And well, there’s this on the heels of the globe re-Meeting The Beatles: The 40th Anniversary Limited Edition release of ‘Abbey Road.”

The package contains the current vinyl album of Abbey Road, along with a special t-shirt (available in Large and X-Large) featuring the artwork used on the original 7" single of "Come Together"/"Something," along with a poster that features the same artwork. This limited edition deluxe package will be released on Vinyl Saturday, November 7th in the United States and will be limited to 5,000 worldwide.

To see a list of participating stores, the Record Store Day website is the place to keep checking in.

It's a TVD Washington, DC Record Fair Recap (...in photos)

Over 25 vendors on site. Over 500 people through the door. And me? Over indulged. (Did you SEE that Bloody Mary bar?)

The third Washington, DC Record Fair was a resounding success and we've got the evidence to prove it in pictures.

Update: BYT's got some coverage too right here.

First up is flickr user tedikuma. Check his full set here.

Mia Mabanta's photos. Full set here.

Our own DJ Neville C snapped a few as well. Full set here.

Many thanks to all of you who came out and joined us on Sunday. Watch this space for news on when we'll be doing it once again...