Today was going to be Record Store Day 2020, the 13th annual RSD, when we “celebrate the culture of the independently owned record store”. The day normally brings together fans, artists, and thousands of independent record stores across the world.
We miss the thrill of having early morning bloody marys, and then seeing our customers lined up around the block. We are hoping that the rescheduled RSD date of June 20 comes true.
Instead of standing in awe of our vinyl loving friends, I sit in my freshly laundered sweat pants, at my computer, typing this greeting to you, our dear LRS customers, and newsletter subscribers.
Since we were forced to close our shop on March 17, some cool stuff has gone down. First, our beloved staff members, Gerry and Ethan, came up with idea of a 4/20 VIRTUAL POP-UP SHOP!
For me, the idea took some time to sink in (all righty then Boomer!) but it’s cool thing. Every day during the month of April, we list 10 awesome vinyl records for sale right at 4:20 pm on Facebook and Instagram. They are priced to move, including shipping. People contact us, we sell them, they get mailed out. It has been very popular. Check it out!
Another new thing the boys did (with the help of Josh Staples) is put together an online store. Click the link, hit the SHOP NOW button, and you can filter your search for LPs, CDs, Tee Shirts, Hoodies and Gift Certificates.
Also new for Spring of 2020: we are listening to the messages on our answering machine at (707) 525-1963.
Yup, folks leave messages for us and we call them back. Turns out that it’s a pretty good sales tool… We also respond to emails at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am considering hooking my fax machine back up too.
Here is an article from The Bohemian about local DJs:
(click it!) NPR ROCKS
The NPR affiliate for Sonoma County is KRCB FM and your old buddy Doug (I’m Essential?) Jayne hosts four Music Shows:
~ Midday Music
~ Our Roots Are Showing
~ Jazz Connections
and….KRCB-FM New Release Hour
Brian Griffith and Doug Jayne highlight the week’s new musical releases and other fun music-related stuff.
We want to keep you up to date with new music coming through our studios, so every Tuesday morning at 11,
Doug Jayne, from The Last Record Store and KRCB’s Mid-DayMusic and Our Roots Are Showing programs,
sits down with morning host Brian Griffith to go over the most interesting and notable of new releases.
Listen at 11 am on Tuesdays or catch the repeat broadcast on Wednesdays at 7 pm
TUNE IN, TURN ON, AND DROP… THE NEEDLE!
Now on 103.5-FM
Your second chance to listen in on the New Release discussion comes with Needle Droppings, a weekly new-release segment with our very own Doug Jayne and a rotating panel of music junkies, including comedian Steve Ausburne, Rob LoVerde (the mofo from MoFi), Bill DeCarli of Hopmonk Presents, and whoever else we can squeeze into the meat-locker-like studio at KSRO.
Needle Droppings airs Fridays as part of The Drive With Steve Jaxon at 4:20-ish pm on KSRO, at 1350-AM, 103.5-FM, and online at ksro.com. Tune in! Doug & the Panel will be working from home during the recent pandemic.
Wash Your Hands ~ Keep Your Distance ~ Wear a Mask
See You On The Avenue Someday !
Theoretic Hours :
Instant Gram / Book of Face / Twatter
Oh yes, we social-network our asses off.
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