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Record Store Day Black Friday & Small Business Saturday

The Thanksgiving weekend is always bustling with family, good friends and even better food, but it also means some kind of sale is going on.  Typically, we’re in Las Vegas and my mother-in-law and I head out in the extreme early morning to take advantage of doorbusters at places like Target or Walmart.  This year, we’re here in San Diego, and last night, my husband and I actually went out after dinner and braved our local mall.  He wanted to take advantage of some Funko Pop exclusives at Game Stop and it was just as busy as if it were a regular weekend.  It was a bit much, and we headed home after just a round at the mall.

Although I won’t be giving into the craziness that is Black Friday, something we definitely have taken advantage of is Record Store Day’s version of this shopping holiday and participating in Small Business Saturday.


RECORD STORE DAY BLACK FRIDAY 2017

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Just like the Record Store Day listing that is put out annually in April, here is this year’s listing for RSD Black Friday 2017:

https://s3.amazonaws.com/recordstoreday/2017/2017_BLACK_FRIDAY_PUBLIC.pdf

Here’s a list of some of my favorite record stores in San Diego.  Share some of your finds in the comments below!

Record City

M-Theory Music

Lou’s Records


SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY 2017

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I am such an advocate of shopping locally and showing the businesses in my local community love and support.  You can do the same by shopping small on Saturday and giving back to the community we live in by participating in Small Business Saturday.

https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/shop-small/

Here are links to a few of my favorite local businesses in San Diego, which have been featured frequently here on my blog.  Show them some love on Small Business Saturday!

Vocabulary Boutique

Wysh Boutique

Carlsbad Village Faire

Bubbles Boutique

Sabre Springs Plaza

Poway Valley Center

Rancho Carmel Plaza

Liberty Public Market

Seaport Village

Record Store Day 2017: Happy 10th Anniversary!

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Today is Record Store Day!  This is the first year since 2011 that I haven’t gotten up at the crack of dawn to queue up for my favorite picks.  With my new schedule, I work Saturdays and I actually took today off to be in line for RSD’s 10th anniversary to check out the exclusives.  However, I also made an appointment for my hair.  Since the last appointment of the day at the salon was at noon, I don’t think I could wait in line, get what I want and make it for my hair appointment.

I am going to Record City right after I get my hair done to check out the aftermath, and to see if they will still have copies of the Just Say 50: Sire Records 50th Anniversary Box Set that I want.  Then I have to get ready for the Pixies for a date night with the hubby tonight!

For those already in line for Record Store Day in the US:  May your digging be fruitful and here’s to hoping you get everything you want!

(Vinyl record related pins from my collection by Move In Silence & PSDesgnCo on Etsy)

Record Store Day 2016 Is This Weekend!

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Can you believe it’s that time of year again?  Record Store Day is upon us on April 16th, and I’ve made my choices for what I want (see below from The List).  I’m still thinking about whether or not to go to more than one location, but I guess I’ll decide when the day comes.

Let me know if you’re doing Record Store Day and what you’re looking forward to in the comments below!


RSD EXCLUSIVE RELEASE

 

A-Ha

Hits South America

Format: 12″ Vinyl

David Bowie

I Dig Everything – The Pye Singles 1966

Format: 12″ Vinyl

The Man Who Sold The World

Format: 12″ Picture Disc

TVC15

Format: 7″ Picture Disc

Buzzcocks

More Product in a Different Compilation: Best of the United Artists Recordings

Format: 2 x LP

Death Cab For Cutie

“Tractor Rape Chain”/”Black Sun”

Format: 7″ Vinyl

Deftones

B-Sides & Rarities

Format: 2 x LP

Carl Douglas

“Kung Fu Fighting”

Format: 7″ Vinyl

Frankie Goes To Hollywood

Rage Hard

Format: 12″ Colored Vinyl

Madonna

Like A Virgin & Other Hits

Format: 12″ Colored Vinyl

The Monkees

“Saturday’s Child”/”You Just May Be The One”

Format: 7″ Picture Disc

Sex Pistols

Never Mind The Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols

Format: 12″ Picture Disc

Simple Minds

Big Music Tour 2015

Format: 2 x LP

Soundtrack

Star Wars: The Force Awakens “March of the Resistance b/w Rey’s Theme” (Millennium Falcon)

Format: 10″ Picture Disc

Joe Strummer

Gangsterville: IMPORT

Format: 12″ Vinyl

Talking Heads/Echosmith

“This Must Be The Place”

Format: 7″ Vinyl

Various Artists

Disney Favorite Songs

Format: LP

Various Artists

Judgment Night (Soundtrack)

Format: LP

 


RSD LIMITED RUN / REGIONAL FOCUS RELEASE

 

Hello Kitty

Hello World

Format: 12″ Picture Disc


‘RSD FIRST’ RELEASE

 

Ramones

“Judy Is A Punk”

Format: 7″ Vinyl

Record Store Day 2015

RSD 2015 LogoThe Record Store Day is arriving this weekend!  My hubby and I are already making plans on where to go.  If we can’t decide on one place to hit up, we may do a “Record Store Crawl” as I did back in 2013 (post here).  But that really all depends on Dominic, who has grown more vocal since he has turned six, and who may have other things in mind to do other than spend an entire day running around record stores with mum and dad.

Nevertheless, below is my list of what I’ll be looking for, and what I’ll be envying on the UK side.  Also, here are the links for the US and UK lists of RSD exclusives.

RSD 2015 US: The List

RSD 2015 UK: Record Store Day Exclusive Product

Leave a comment if you’re also going to make the vinyl trek this weekend, cheers!

(Graphic courtesy of the Record Store Day official website)


Cy’s Record Store Day Wish List!

RSD US Exclusive Release

A-Ha:  Take On Me; Format, 7” Vinyl

Adam & The Ants:  Kings of the Wild Frontier/Ant Music; Format: 7” Colored Vinyl

David Bowie:  Changes; Format: 7” Picture Disc

Cypress Hill:  The Phuncky Feel One/How I Could Just Kill a Man; Format: 7” Vinyl

Jimi Hendrix:  Purple Haze/Freedom; Format: 7” Vinyl

Mark Mothersbaugh:  The Lego Movie: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack; Format: 2×12” Vinyl

The Replacements:  Replacements EP; Format: 10” Vinyl

Frank Sinatra:  Songs For Young Lovers; Format: 10” Vinyl

RSD US Limited Run/Regional Focus Release

The Jesus & Mary Chain:  Psychocandy.Live.Barrowlands; Format: LP

RSD UK Exclusive Products

Madness:  Lovestruck/Le Grand Pantalon; Format: 7” (LTP Pop up)

OMD:  Julia’s Song; Format: 10” Single

Roxy Music:  Taster of forthcoming Super Deluxe Edition of their debut LP; Format: 10” Picture Sleeve

Sex Pistols:  New Design NMTB Picture Disc; Format: 1LP

Simple Minds:  Waterfront (Picture Disc); Format: 7” Single

Siouxsie And The Banshees:  Format: 1LP

The (English) Beat:  7” Singles Box Set; Format: 13 x 7” Singles

Have a Happy Thanksgiving, a Fruitful Black Friday & Shop Small on Saturday!

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Just wanted to wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Deon, Dominic and I will be in Las Vegas tomorrow and through the weekend, while my sister, her family and our mom will remain in San Diego.

In addition to all of the Thanksgiving festivities and typical shopping on Friday (here’s a great Black Friday guide from Toyota of San Diego), there’s also Black Friday Record Store Day specials.  Remember, there is no such thing as “too many records”!

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Once you’re done with Black Friday specials, please then support your local businesses and stores on Small Business Saturday.  There are so many great local shops in San Diego that need our patronage, and what better way than to start your holiday shopping with them!  I’ll be supporting the movement in Las Vegas while we’re there (starting with Zia Records), and I’ll be sure to do more when we return to San Diego!

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So, may your Thanksgiving dinners and time with your family be delicious and joyous, and may all your shopping be fruitful.  Cheers!

(Top photo courtesy of Today at Truffles; second photo courtesy of Record Store Day; third photo courtesy of La Jolla Blue Book.)

Record Store Day 2014 Fun & Finds

 

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Another successful Record Store Day has come and gone, and of course, Lou’s Records has come through for me, yet again!  This time, my hubby and son came with me, and we all woke up early to make the trek to Encinitas to grab some #RSD2014 exclusives.  If you recall, my main goal was to grab the An Ideal for Living EP re-release by Joy Division.  I actually ended up getting that and so much more.  But I’ll just let the pictures speak for themselves.  If you went to Record Store Day this year, what was your most favorite find?

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There was quite the line when we arrived.  I was number 99 at 9:30 am.

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Doing a little record shopping while waiting for our turn.  Dominic helped daddy look for something special…and it looks like he found some Depeche Mode for me!

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Dominic is so very patient and can keep himself occupied in any situation, as long as he has my iPhone.

IMG_1867 (2)Ready to get home with my treasures!

DSC03729 (2) (1280x960)#RSD2014 finds:  An Ideal for Living EP re-release by Joy Division; Indie Candy by the Pixies; Ready Boy & Girls? by Tears For Fears (it’s a white vinyl 10 inch).

DSC03730 (2) (959x1280)Awesome #RSD2014 freebies that came with every purchase, and I had two bags worth!  The Beatles bag was on the counter, and were free upon request (I got two and gave the other to my niece).

DSC03733 (2) (1280x960)An exclusive #RSD2014 shirt made by the folks at Lou’s Records.  LOVE IT!

DSC03732 (2) (1280x1104)“Vintage” finds:  Pretty Boys and Pretty Girls/Tubular Bells by Book of Love promotional 12 inch; 2×4 by Guadalcanal Diary; 1987 Tour promo of New Order, Echo & The Bunnymen & Gene Loves Jezebel 9 inch flexi-disc (the Lou’s folks said they had two on hand for a long time, and they both sold on RSD); Happy Families by Blancmange; U.K. Squeeze promotional copy; Queen compilation CD; Turn Back The Clock 80’s compilation CD for Pottery Barn (close up below because it’s a great CD).

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Randomness: Sold!

Don’t Take My Mind On A Trip

Boy George Live in Concert 2014Such a great song by Boy George (although I heard it’s one of his least favorite collaborations).  Oh, did I mention my husband are going to see him in a sold out concert in Los Angeles on April 29 at The Belasco Theater?

IMG_1551 (2)I’ve included the video to Boy George’s latest single from his new album This Is What I Do called “My God”, and also “Don’t Take My Mind on a Trip”, just because I love it, even if he doesn’t (sorry Mr. George).

Record Store Day 2014

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That’s right kids, it’s here again!  Record Store Day is on April 19, 2014 and they have got a wonderful selection of exclusives, including gems from R.E.M., The The, Death Cab For Cutie, and Husker Du.  The one release that has me the most excited is “An Ideal for Living” by Joy Division on 12″ vinyl.  For the full list of RSD releases, click the picture above.  To find a participating store in your area, click here.  Happy hunting!

Vinyl Junkie

This is my next t-shirt.  My name is Cyrillynn, and I am addicted to buying records.  Thank you.

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(Top image courtesy of BoyGeorgeUK.com. Images 3 & 4 courtesy of RecordStoreDay.com)