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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(?)…


NEW CD: Straylight Run - Straylight Run [2004]
Last week my friend, Cheyanne and I stopped by our local record store to have a look at the discount CDs and look what I found! I was very excited because I’ve always liked Straylight Run but I’ve never owned an album and this one was actually on my list (go me!) and $1. I’m so good at this. She found quite a few CDs herself so that was nice. Let’s go again! View Larger

NEW CD: Straylight Run - Straylight Run [2004]

Last week my friend, Cheyanne and I stopped by our local record store to have a look at the discount CDs and look what I found! I was very excited because I’ve always liked Straylight Run but I’ve never owned an album and this one was actually on my list (go me!) and $1. I’m so good at this. She found quite a few CDs herself so that was nice. Let’s go again!


Lou’s Records (picture from Google)
My mom and I drove out to Encinitas today and we stopped by this record store. It was small and a little bit crowded (I was impressed) but they seemed to have a pretty decent selection going on. I didn’t look through all of it, I would have liked to though. I’d like to go back someday and dig through some of it. View Larger

Lou’s Records (picture from Google)

My mom and I drove out to Encinitas today and we stopped by this record store. It was small and a little bit crowded (I was impressed) but they seemed to have a pretty decent selection going on. I didn’t look through all of it, I would have liked to though. I’d like to go back someday and dig through some of it.


NEW VINYL: Led Zeppelin - III
I was driving with my dad last week and we saw what looked to be a record store in Old Town Torrance. The next day we went in and it turned out to be mostly blues and jazz records. So, of course I felt pretty stupid because I know virtually nothing about that kind of music, let alone much of anything before the 90s. What I do know is Led Zeppelin, though. Bought it for only $7.98. Good deal, I’d say! View Larger

NEW VINYL: Led Zeppelin - III

I was driving with my dad last week and we saw what looked to be a record store in Old Town Torrance. The next day we went in and it turned out to be mostly blues and jazz records. So, of course I felt pretty stupid because I know virtually nothing about that kind of music, let alone much of anything before the 90s. What I do know is Led Zeppelin, though. Bought it for only $7.98. Good deal, I’d say!


NEW CDS:
Brand New - Daisy [2009]
RX Bandits - Progress [2001]
Yesterday was awesome. For my graduation present, my step-sister took me along with some friends on a scavenger hunt across town. One of the stops was at Spindles Music Shack where Daisy was hiding. This was cool because now I finally can complete my Brand New CD collection. After I found it we looked through the discount CDs and I found Progress for $0.99 but the guy who owns the record store just let me have it… Wasn’t that nice of him?! View Larger

NEW CDS:

  • Brand New - Daisy [2009]
  • RX Bandits - Progress [2001]

Yesterday was awesome. For my graduation present, my step-sister took me along with some friends on a scavenger hunt across town. One of the stops was at Spindles Music Shack where Daisy was hiding. This was cool because now I finally can complete my Brand New CD collection. After I found it we looked through the discount CDs and I found Progress for $0.99 but the guy who owns the record store just let me have it… Wasn’t that nice of him?!


NEW CDS:
Thrice - Vheissu
Circa Survive - Appendage
Two days ago (Sunday), my sister and I drove out to Riverside to visit this record store called Mad Platter, exchanged some of our old CDs and got store credit. So, while my sister was browsing the Circa Survive selection I immediately grabbed Appendage (it was impressive how fast it was, really). I went to order this online like last week and it was sold out. It was already on Ebay for about $60! Needless to say, I was stoked. I’ve been on a Thrice binge lately so that one was necessary. I was also going to buy Young The Giant's latest but I let my sister have it because she couldn't find much (I'm a nice person). It was a successful visit, I'd say. View Larger

NEW CDS:

  • Thrice - Vheissu
  • Circa Survive - Appendage

Two days ago (Sunday), my sister and I drove out to Riverside to visit this record store called Mad Platter, exchanged some of our old CDs and got store credit. So, while my sister was browsing the Circa Survive selection I immediately grabbed Appendage (it was impressive how fast it was, really). I went to order this online like last week and it was sold out. It was already on Ebay for about $60! Needless to say, I was stoked. I’ve been on a Thrice binge lately so that one was necessary. I was also going to buy Young The Giant's latest but I let my sister have it because she couldn't find much (I'm a nice person). It was a successful visit, I'd say.