If you’re reading this I don’t need to tell you that it is Record Store Day on Saturday. In fact, so much has been written about RSD all over the place that I don’t need to add anything to those who have described, analysed and supported this event so well, other than to say that it is A Good Thing, helping to keep independent music retailers in business and revenue flowing to artists, and reminding people that music isn’t just something that goes on in the background, for free.
While I won’t be getting up at 3am to queue for rarities, I’ll still be heading down to Berwick Street in Soho earlyish on Saturday to check out what’s happening and catch the bands playing there, and to see if any of the stock is left by the time I arrive. In particular, I’m hoping that there will still be a copy of the Robyn Hitchcock 12 inch and the Wire vinyl (they’re playing too).
We can hope, can’t we?