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It’s Good To Be Open

Friends, I’m happy to say that our doors open again!

We are open seven days a week, 
Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm,
Sunday, Noon to 5:00 pm.

New Rules:

  • No more than seven people in the store at a time
  • Wear a face mask
  • Have a shpritz of our hand sanitizer
  • Practice social distancing (stay at least 6 feet away from other shoppers)
  • Rock on.

Mad magazine legend Al Jaffee retires at age 99 after a record-breaking career. Congratulations!


June 2020 Update

Hello dear friends.
In these difficult times, we are heartened by the knowledge that music comforts us, guides us, and unites us.
We hope that will be able to open our doors in the near future, and when that happens, please know that the health and safety of our customers and staff
is our biggest concern.
Our Curbside Delivery Service continues this month.
Call (707) 525-1963 to leave a message and we will call you back to take your order.
You can also email us at lastrecordstore@sonic.net with your LP and CD requests.
This is a new system to us, so if we don’t answer in a couple of days, try us again. Our intentions are good laugh

Another cool way to shop with us is through our online store: https://the-last-record-store.myshopify.com/
Click the SHOP ONLINE TAB on the homepage
and give us a try.
We put new items up every day. Check it out and please let us know if there are holes in your music library that we can help you fill.
We deliver Curbside from 3-6pm 7 days a week! We can also ship via USPS.

Record Store Day 2020 is tentatively scheduled for 3 mini RSDs:
August 29 / September 26 / October 24
More details to follow.

Stay safe and be talking to you,
with love from the LRS crew heart

Parking Lot Pick-Up is a Thing

Hello Music Enthusiasts.

Since we locked our doors in March, and were labeled “non-essential,” we have followed Minimum Basic Operations, as spelled out by the Sonoma County Health Officer. Basically, we have been a mail order operation.

We remain CLOSED to walk-in shopping, but can do phone orders, email orders, and orders from our new on-line store!

No matter how you choose to shop:

Beginning today, May 3 2020, we are now offering Parking Lot Pick-Up from 3-6pm Seven Days a Week

Yay !

Phone Orders Call (707) 525-1963 between 3-6pm and talk to a live person who will take your order

Email Orders to lastrecordstore@sonic.net with your LP or CD want list. Please provide your phone number

our new on-line store and choose the PICK UP option

Call us from the parking lot to pay, or to have your pre-paid music brought out to your car.

If you order something from us, please know that we follow safety protocols when handling your music, which include: hand-washing, mask wearing, surface wiping with disinfectant. We take this pandemic seriously.

yes Wash Your Hands ~ Keep Your Distance ~ Wear a Mask  yes  

See You On The Avenue Someday !

Theoretic Hours : Mon-Sat 10am-8pm Sun noon-5pm

Happy Almost Record Store Day !

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 lastrecordstore@sonic.net. 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


Tuesdays 11:00am / Repeat Wednesdays 7:00pm

Doug Jayne and Brian Griffith

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.


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yes Wash Your Hands ~ Keep Your Distance ~ Wear a Mask yes
See You On The Avenue Someday !

Theoretic Hours :
Mon-Sat 10am-8pm
Sun noon-5pm

Instant Gram / Book of Face / Twatter
Oh yes, we social-network our asses off.

1899a Mendocino Ave. | Santa Rosa | (707) 525-1963

April 2020

Dear Friends,

A wise man once said, “It’s people like you, that encourage people like us, to do shit like this.” (I’m paraphrasing) While we can’t do business face-to-face, our April rent is paid, we’ve got a store full of music, and we are willing to bend over backwards to get you some tunes!

Before we talk music, let me stress that we are taking this Covid-19 business super seriously. While one of our staff enters the shop everyday, we work alone, and we are hand-washin’, surface wipin’, glove wearin’, mask totin’ fools. So rest assured, if you order an album from us, it will be handled with care.

Here is what we’ve got going on currently: You want music, you can email us at lastrecordstore@sonic.net. We should get back to you in 24 hours. Keyword here is “should.” If you don’t hear back, try us again! You can also call us at (707) 525-1963. We have an answering machine, and after 37 years of never listening to messages, we are checking the machine, and calling folks back so we can sell stuff. Genius!

While you are passing the time on the social-distancing device, check out our LRS Facebook Page. We have a daily 4:20 pop-up shop, where you can see and purchase 10 different choice used albums that will be priced to move. New listings pop up daily at 4:20pm during the month of April. We also put stuff on the Instagram. Clever!

Please consider LRS for all your pre-recorded music needs. Browse Globally, Shop Locally. With us!

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