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Record Store Day 2017: Happy 10th Anniversary!


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!


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!




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


Format: 7″ Picture Disc


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


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


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


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




Hello Kitty

Hello World

Format: 12″ Picture Disc




“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!


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”!


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!


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


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.

I still buy records t-shirt

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

Weekend in Pictures: Record Store Day Finds

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As I mentioned in last Friday’s post, Saturday was Record Store Day.  In celebration of the day, CC (of the blog Pink Candles at Ridgemont High) and I went on our “Record Store Crawl”.  We combined indie record store shopping with good eats inbetween and had a fab time doing it!  I’ll start off with our finds, and part two will be about our food adventures.  Just as a teaser, below is a picture of how we started our morning: coffee and donuts from San Diego’s Donut Bar in Downtown, along with publications and maps of how we would plan out our day of record store hopping.  Also pictured are my 45 RPM adapter earrings (original post here) and my wallet from PopKiller.  I wore the earrings with my Sub Pop t-shirt.  Coincidentally, CC wore her 45 RPM adapter necklace (her post showcasing her necklace here), and we both received compliments throughout the day on our accessory choices.  Part of the reason that this trip was fun was because CC and I both discovered that we used to frequent the now defunct Blue Meanie Records back in the 80’s, which was one of the few places one could get imported records, magazines, pins and memorabilia because the owner used to travel to Europe on a regular basis.  I’m sure we were in Blue Meanie at the same time at some point in our teen years.

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Because we started our day off so early (7:30am to line up for Donut Bar), our first stop was the San Diego Record Show at The Center.  The doors opened at 9am and we paid a $5 admission to get in.  The San Diego Record Show is a collection of independent vendors (some are store owners) selling or swapping their musical merchandise under one roof.  Most of the items are vinyl 45s and LPs, but we found CDs, DVDs, shirts, pins and even video and cassette tapes.

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My first purchase was at the Record Show was from Akashic Records.  I had a wonderful and interesting discussion with David, the vendor and owner, which led to him recommending some reading material about blogging.  I ended up purchasing that Wire Train album pictured for only $4!

RSD 2013 Finds Collage 3My next purchase was five badges (pins to us Yanks) and that fantastic piece of vinyl: Joy Division’s second album, Closer from Gary (who owns Third Eye Record Shop).  The label says “1st US press on translucent brown vinyl”.  Now I have to find Unknown Pleasures.  CC found some pins to give to her daughter, and if I recall, she also bought a New Edition album for her nephew.

RSD 2013 Finds Collage 4We saw an old school cassette tape player, and I think we used to have that when I was in elementary.  I then bought those Joy Division DVDs from Steve, who is an independent vendor.

RSD 2013 Finds Collage 5My final purchase was from Mr. Skid Roper.  If you remember, he and Mojo Nixon used to make beautiful music together back in the 1980’s.  The vendor a couple of tables before Skid’s had a bunch of oldies, and I asked if they had anything by Timi Yuro (for my mum).  They said no, but when I came to Skid’s section, I found a 45 within about five minutes, and only for $1!

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Our second stop was Groovy Records, which was probably just a few blocks away (I’m directionally challenged, so it may have been more, but it only took us about 5 minutes to get there by car).  When we parked, I didn’t even see the building, but CC pointed out that it was in an odd intersection, so we decided to park on a different block and walk there.  Once inside, we hit the dollar bins, then I hit up the New Wave/Punk section (I have found that these genres often get lumped together).  I loved the juxtaposition of the Public Image Ltd and Cramps posters next to the Country & Western section.  My dollar find was Live and Let Dance by The Untouchables.  I have the 45 single to “What’s Gone Wrong” which is from the same album.  As we were making our purchases, a camera man from KUSI walked in to shoot some footage.  I completely forgot to watch the news that day to see what they had filmed.  Also, the very first image in this post is from a sticker on Groovy Records’ entrance door.

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Next, we attempted to go to M-Theory Music, but saw that the line went around the block.  Not willing to wait that long, we decided to head to Pacific Beach to Cow Records, because CC knew where we could grab some lunch and dessert within walking distance.  Have I mentioned how fantastically awesome it is to have a food blogger as a friend?  I’ll go into more detail about the food in my next post.  After lunch, we headed over to Thrift Trader, which I thought was just a thrift clothing store.  Inside, I saw they also had records, CDs and DVDs as well.  I didn’t look through the music as much as I looked through the clothing.  I found a couple of t-shirts and CC found a couple of shirts, so we pulled our finds together to make the $20 for four items.  It’s great that she loves a good vintage or thrift store find as much as I do!

RSD 2013 Finds Collage 7RSD 2013 Finds Collage 8We when walked next door to Cow Records, where I found many of the Record Store Day exclusives that were on the list on their official site (a few of them are pictured below).  I also found a bootleg Depeche Mode live album called Innocent and Vain (pictured above).  That title truly made me laugh.  I wasn’t sure if I wanted it, so I browsed through what they had in their Depeche Mode section, and found I had everything there except for the bootleg.  I decided against the bootleg album and instead looked around for the Sub Pop RSD compilation, which they didn’t have.  I ended up buying two Depeche Mode stickers for my car and I believe CC bought a DVD.

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Still wanting the Sub Pop compilation, I checked Lou’s Records Facebook page and they mentioned that they still had quite a few RSD exclusives, so I posted a comment asking if they had the Sub Pop compilation still available.  They responded that they did, which then prompted a phone call to their store.  I asked them if they could save me a copy and that I would be in the following day to pick it up.  By the time this posts, I should have a copy in hand.  Ah Lou’s Records, you never let me down!  The last couple of pictures are all my finds for the day.  Hope you had a great weekend!

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