Happy 5th annual Record Store Day!

Background of Record Store Day:

The original idea for Record Store Day was conceived by Chris Brown, and was founded in 2007 by Eric Levin, Michael Kurtz, Carrie Colliton, Amy Dorfman, Don Van Cleave and Brian Poehner as a celebration of the unique culture surrounding over 700 independently owned record stores in the USA, and hundreds of similar stores internationally. This is the one day that all of the independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists in the United States and in various countries across the globe make special appearances and performances. Festivities include performances, cook-outs, body painting, meet & greets with artists, parades, djs spinning records and on and on. Metallica officially kicked off Record Store Day at Rasputin Music in San Francisco on April 19, 2008 and Record Store Day is now celebrated the third Saturday every April. (source)

To find out what events are happening at your local record store, check out the venue search.

Favorite Record Store: Good Records – Dallas TX

Good Records has been around since 2000 and is owned by Tim DeLaughter of The Polyphonic Spree and is managed by Chris Penn. The two of them have done a stellar job running one of the best record stores I have ever been to (which is a lot). The store is always clean and insanely organized. I have never once found anything out of place, which is not something that can be said about a majority of music stores today. I just love the in-store performances and every Record Store Day there are bands playing all day. This year’s bands are: James Earl Alford, Skeleton Coast, Diego Garcia, Joe Pug, Umphrey’s McGee, Ting Tings, Civil Twilight, Switchfoot, Zhora, Glorium, Yells At Eels, Blixaboy, Sealion, The Quaker City Night Hawks, Stardeath & White Dwarfs.


old Good Latimer location (left), current Lower Greenville Ave Location (right)

Dallas local band, A Hard Night’s Day, playing the Beatles album/Rockband release in 2009

Jason Lytle & Midlake performing ‘Now It’s On’ on Record Store Day 2011:

Amanda Palmer – Fake Plastic Trees @ Good Records:

Grimes – Genesis @ Good Records (I WISH I WAS PRESENT FOR THIS!!!):


Friday Finds: Etsy Holiday Gift Edition

Handmade gifts are the best! I am not the craftiest and have issues finishing projects I start so Etsy to the rescue! Here are some cute gift ideas for those friends and family members you love so much.

For the foodie fashionista :: Necklace from FreshlyFig

For the dreamer :: Typography print by MursBlanc

For the retro geek gamer :: Coin purse by BraveMoonman

For the vintage lover :: Peacock Feather Vase from filedaway

For the traveler :: Luggage tag by squigglechick

For the germaphobe :: Playful soaps by LoveLeeSoaps

For the design junkie :: Roses sofa from sprucehome

For the serial plant killer :: Fabric Leaf Potted Plant by janejoss

For the beer snob :: Etched Pint Glasses by BreadandBadger

For the old skool board gamer :: Backgammon cutting board by 1337motif

Happy Holidaze!!

friday finds 9.2.11

today on the interwebs there seems to be a lot of cool things i want…

these heels would go with absolutely anything!


                        currently gathering images for inspiration for the next tattoo. i am smitten with this style.

    cute print from my high school pal, mursblanc, on etsy

camper bike: i’d add solar panels and twinkly lights!

                        i would drive to every good will and value village in a 50 mile radius to do this.

                                                                               perfect bag for summer.

h a p p y

f r i d a y

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y o u !

Music Monday 1.3.11

i am changing it up on this first monday of 2011. while i have the rest of this year to explore new music, i am in the mood for some post-holiday shopping!

buddha machine at insound

band posters by jason munn of small stakes. i just love his simple and rad designs.

matroyshka earbuds at urban outfitters

vintage zenith portable record player on etsy

melodica on amazon

weird science soundtrack vinyl on etsy…. i love this movie!