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Hi everyone, I recently went on a road trip to San Francisco with my mom, stepsister and best friend. Aside from other things, I went to a few record stores. I’ll share them with you now.

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1. Amoeba Music, San Francisco

Just like the one in Hollywood, it’s basically the biggest record store I’ve ever been too. Despite looking through the vinyl, I voted on getting like 6 used CD’s instead of one vinyl. I could have spent all day in there but not everyone shares my enthusiasm for sifting through rows and rows of music. I settled for the Jimmy Eat World, Get Up Kids, Radiohead, and Elliot Smith CD’s I found.

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2. Black Pancake Records, San Francisco

This place had a cool “underground” vibe to it but not the hugest selection. I think it may have just opened not long before. I didn’t get anything here and probably because I didn’t know a lot of it. These kind of places make me want to go home and do some research (and by research I mean listen to more music).

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3. Rasputin Records, San Francisco (picture from Google)

This place was pretty big. It had about 5 floors I think and you had to take an elevator from the 2nd floor to go any higher. The 4th floor had the clearance CD’s, I was looking for and I found quite a bit and so did my mother! It had a more classic record store appeal with the personalized recommendations found on different band labels. That was nice of them…

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4. Warbler Records and Goods, Santa Barbara (picture from flickr)

I really liked this place. You could tell that they carried only music that they wanted to. However, once again I’m feeling stupid because I don’t know enough about this music. There’s all this stuff I know of but I don’t really know it.

5. Just Play Music, Santa Barbara (can’t find a picture)

I wasn’t too impressed with this place. All the used CD’s were sealed and you couldn’t check if the disc was in good shape or not. I bought one and the price was too much for the condition it was in. Whatever. You win some, you lose some.

and now back to your regularly scheduled tumblr-ing(?)…


My new CD.
The BestBuy in my area doesn’t have the “best” selection but I’ve been trying to work with what it has because I wouldn’t normally buy this CD to be honest, but now I’m branching out a little more and I’m super happy about that.
That was a ridiculous run-on sentence.

My new CD.

The BestBuy in my area doesn’t have the “best” selection but I’ve been trying to work with what it has because I wouldn’t normally buy this CD to be honest, but now I’m branching out a little more and I’m super happy about that.

That was a ridiculous run-on sentence.