Record Store Day 2013

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

How can I say this without sounding all braggy (that's a word, right?). The truth is, I have awesome friends. Friends that alert me to holidays that I didn't even know existed. Friends that, though they may live miles away from me, are actually some of the closest people in my life. Friends I've laughed with, cried with, traveled with, and lived with. One of my goals for 2013 was to reconnect with the friends I already have, which has been kinda nice. Truth is, my friends are a bright bunch. They have all kinds of impressive skills and varied interests; plus they often introduce me to new places, tastes, and experiences! Which is where Record Store Day comes in.

What is Record Store Day?* It's a combination of live music, album releases, hipster fans, and of course, vinyl. This was the 6th annual celebration that happens the third Saturday of each April. It was my first year participating. Saturday afternoon, sun warming my face, I stood outside Vintage Vinyl in St. Louis to listen to one Mr. Josh Ritter. Wow. That man is sure nice to look at. Oh, and his music is pretty great too. And that smile, Whoa, Nelly! Did I mention he sings with his eyes closed? Brilliant. Since then, I have pretty much listened to his breakup album non-stopped. My favorite tracks are Joy to you Baby and In Your Arms Again. Sadly I still haven't purchased a turntable (for shame), which means I left with three CDs. Hopefully they won't revoke my RSD street cred for that.

* Read Katie's informative Record Store Day explanation here
All images by me.


  1. When Josh Ritter is involved, you are always allowed to be braggy! Hello nurse.


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