Friday 18 April 2008

Don't forget: Record Store Day tomorrow

Record Store Day is tomorrow, a really cool idea that deserves support for reasons gone into in depth on Jim's blog.

So whether it's Plugd in Cork or Road in Dublin at least pop in and buy something. Yes, it's easy to download and it's something we've all done but as Nick Hornby put it

Yes, yes, I know. It's easier to download music, and probably cheaper. But what's playing on your favourite download store when you walk into it?
Nothing, that's what. Who are you going to meet in there? Nobody. Where are the notice boards offering flatshares and vacant slots in bands destined for superstardom? Who's going to tell you to stop listening to that and start listening to this? Go ahead and save yourself a couple of quid. The saving will cost you a career, a set of cool friends, musical taste and, eventually, your soul. Record stores can't save your life. But they can give you a better one."

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