Wednesday, June 22, 2011

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Sore Feet in the Garden of Sound

Sunday morning began with me searching Google for record stores in the area

Before I knew it, I was walking to Fells point

It wasn’t that far of a walk to the first shop, but I had a feeling it would catch up to me later

The walk was enjoyable, but I was glad to get where I was going

I recently read an article in Rolling Stone, but for some reason, had no idea this was mentioned

I was pretty excited to visit this place after reading all the hype

Unfortunately, for somebody collecting vinyl, it’s just that….hype.  They do have a great selection with incredible prices if you are looking for new and popular vinyl.  I was incredibly surprised and disappointed when I was not able to find a copy of “Nevermind the Bullocks”.   This place is without a doubt incredible if you are looking for CD’s.  The majority of prices are $3-$5 for even the most recent of CD’s.  If you are looking for older vinyl that you know you would pay an arm and a leg for used, this is a great place.  I was able to find a 180 gram of a vinyl I’ve been wanting for a while for only $9.99.

This was a great first pick up

I did also pick up Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black.  A vinyl I’ve been waiting to pay under $20 for, and found it here for $12.99.  I also bought a great Lightnin’ Hopkins album.  This was only the first stop of the day though, and I intended to have a few more.



It's time to start having some FUN!

I've been hosting an event called Bring Your Own Vinyl Night every Wednesday night from 7:30 to 10:30 at the BLVD Today Cafe on Lancaster BLVD for about 7 or 8 months. I had a great turnout in the beginning Winter months of 2011 especially during Winter Break. The crowd started to wane as we got further and further into the Spring Semester. However now that's school out again we're picking up! We've been enjoying some great weather for the past few weeks and a lot more people are coming out to be a part of the event! We're actually even getting some recognition from the City of Lancaster! Our event is listed on the Destination Lancaster Events flyer and has been included in Chenin Dow's BLVD news email!


Ages range from high schoolers to senior citizens and everyone has a good time. We've heard a a wide variety of different music, from classic rock to 80's electronic and funk, big band jazz, classical musical, broadway show tunes and some modern music too! There's always plenty to do as we have art on the walls to look at, free wi-fi if you bring your own laptop, and a great selection of board games and cards.

Many people may think Vinyl is totally dead, or say they don't own any so they don't feel the event is for them. I've got news for you! Vinyl is alive! Listening to an old record has a magical sound quality to it, and holding a 45mm record is just so much more tangible than an MP3. For those without Vinyls we've got a great stack of stuff to make there's always something to enjoy. If you're itching to get your hands on some Vinyl its actually pretty simple to get a hold of (an affordable).


Some Great places in the Antelope Valley for Vinyl Records:

Antiques on the BLVD

520 West Lancaster Boulevard, Lancaster, CA 93534-2516 

Nice Selection of Vinyls, Unsorted. All Records For Sale for only $3 a piece. Very Friendly Service!

PNS Coins & Collectibles
620 W Lancaster BlvdLancaster, CA 93534
(661) 942-3554

Fantastic Selection, Organized into genres and alphabetically, great prices at $1 - $2 per vinyl. The owner Vince is looking to get rid em all and would be willing to make a deal if you wanna by a bunch.


Full Score Music

42741 N. 45th St. West, Ste B-2 Quartz Hill, CA


Haven't Had a chance to check the place out yet, but plan to soon. If you've been there let me know if it lives up to the ad :)

Best Buy

39330 10th St W
Palmdale, CA 93551 

Not a lot here, but there are a few vinyls. Of course everything is a reprint, new vinyl mostly just classic rock stuff. The Record will be fresh and clean, true to the original artwork but it's also gonna cost you $20 or more.

Thrift Stores

Many of my Vinyl finds have been at second hand stores throughout the AV. The selection is never consistent, but hunting for a special find is always fun and you can score many records for less than a dollar. Happy Hunting!

Palmdale Thrift Stores

Goodwill - Palmdale

 2140 East Palmdale Boulevard, Palmdale - 

Super Value Thrift Shop

38458 Sierra Highway, Palmdale - 

Valley Oasis Shelter Thrft Shop

3030 East Palmdale Boulevard, Palmdale - 
 38442 20th Street East, Palmdale - 
Lancaster Thrift Stores

44247 10th Street West, Lancaster - 

44245 10th St W # 104, Lancaster - 

329 West Avenue I, Lancaster - 

A To Z Thrift Shop

1213 West Avenue I, Lancaster - 

2043 W. Ave J, Lancaster - 
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR VINYL NIGHT! Download our Flyer and print it our to pass around town :) VinylNight-1.pdf


You Still Can't get enough Vinyl? Our Event Photojournalist Ali Rae Pursley is Selling VINYL BOWLS for only $10!

Oh yeah and be sure to check out these great videos from VINYL NIGHT:






If you're still not ready to come out and enjoy vinyl night with us, or stumbled upon this blog from somewhere else in the world other than the Antelope Valley, you can still be a part of the fun even if you can't show up in person. We Stream the evening's festivities LIVE on Ustream, Tune in Here: