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Record Store Day 2015!

The book was out just in time for RSD 2015! Woohooo! On April 18, Mike and I had two signings that morning prior to the big party in the evening in downtown LA. We first stopped at Jacknife Records & Tapes and stayed for a couple of hours with Trevor. We sold about 9 books, and one woman bought three. She called the book “tremendous” –WOW!
But our very first customer was Phillip — he was sold right away. He just started collecting vinyl and he said he is loving his new hobby. He was a sweetheart.

This is him:

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Phillip — our first customer of the day!

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After Jacknife we went down to the heart of Hollywood to Record Parlour — that place was happening! WOW! Chad and Chris threw a partay!! There were two bands scheduled to play once we left and there was a constant flow of people. Great store !

Here are some photos of the Record Parlour signing:
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Above: This is Michael, from Germany, he was such a gentleman and was super interested in vinyl, and the BOOK! We recommended he go visit Kevin Donan from As the Record Turns, and he went straight there. Next thing we know there’s a photo of Kevin and him on Facebook with our book!  Thank you, Michael!!

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Signing books at the Publisher’s office — Rare Birds Lit

WOW!!! I’ve never signed so many books or that many of anything for that matter! What a beautiful, exhilarating rush! I feel so blessed to have this opportunity in my life. I brought my 14-year-old niece, Anna, with me to experience this milestone moment and she was such a great supporter. Julia, Rare Bird’s Director of Marketing and Publicity, was on hand to help Mike and I get through the stacks and stacks of “The Record Store Book” that will soon be delivered to the record stores and book stores that will be selling them in the near future! Here’s some photos of the great day in Rare Bird’s downtown Los Angeles office.

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My heart is so HAPPY

I received an email today from the Norwalk Records store manager, Edie Gonzales, and it warmed my heart. I anticipate that this is the first of many emails to get from people featured in the book:

Hello Rebecca,

Just received our book from Amazon and what beautiful work you and Mike did. It certainly is a Beauty and looking forward to meeting you on RSD at Rockaway Records. And also picking up a few more copies. Thank you sooo much for considering us to be in this gem of a book it certainly is an “Honor”. I have been employed here for over 31 yrs and I’ve seen the rise of vinyl and fall and now pretty steady. It made our day today and we can’t stop looking at the book were all taking turns.

Again Thank you for all you did to put together this amazing piece of art.

PS. Is there a special link for our customers to buy the book anyone in particular I am gonna post it up on our IG & FB and would like to provide a link.

Edie Gonzales, Store Manager

 

This is Richard Sneed, Norwalk store owner:

Photo by Mike Spitz

Photo by Mike Spitz

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Record Store Book on Twitter!

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Posters to promote The Record Store Book

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Record Collector gives ‘The Record Store Book’ a shout-out

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“The Record Store Book” got a mention in the April issue of Record Collector

The writer calls the book an “unbelievably superb coffee table book of Los Angeles Record Stores.”

Check it out here.

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Jason Mraz at the SB Bowl

September 2, 2013

Labor Day

Just saw Jason Mraz for the first time in Santa Barbara, Calif., for a benefit concert to benefit Life Rolls On, which is an organization that helps people surf the ocean who may not otherwise.

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Jessie Bauller (SP)? Who created Life Rolls On because 17 years ago he caught a wave badly became a parapalegic and tied to a wheelchair. Thanks to countless volunteers and musicians like Jason Mraz, Life Rolls On allows a ride on a wave for people who can no longer do it on their own.

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Bauller came on stage and thanked volunteers, his friend Mraz and especially his girlfriend. People who have benefited from Life Rolls On also were in the audience enjoying the hot, hot Santa Barbara weather.

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Every age was present today. Newborns, teens and their parents, and us 30 year olds dancing by ourselves.

It was a perfect night with brass instruments,

and Mraz constantly with his guitar – except for the one time he played drums. He sat behind the backbone of the stage and left the usual drummer sing a song he wrote about employment. It was bluesy and he played the hell out of a silver guitar.

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If you weren’t a Mraz fan you ould have easily missed one of his, if not thee first hit, “The Remedy.” A whole new backdrop was set behind the lyrics – – but those words still came through, and still mean much to this writer.

I won’t worry my life away – – hayyyyyyyyy -ohhhohhhh” sing it as you please, and Mraz encouraged that anytime he could. He liked sing-alongs, and hand dance-athons as well. Jazz hands appeared a substantial amount this fine evening. May make this an anthem. He gets it, why can’t we all. Let it be.

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LYRICS

Well, I saw fireworks from the freeway
And behind closed eyes, I cannot make them go away
’Cause you were born on the fourth of July, freedom ring
Well, something on the surface it stinks

I said, something on the surface
It kind of makes me nervous
To say that you deserve this
And what kind of God would serve this
We will cure this dirty old disease

Well, if you you’ve got the poison, I’ve got the remedy
The remedy is the experience, this is a dangerous liaison
I says the comedy is that it’s serious
This is a strange enough new play on words

I said, the tragedy is that you’re going to spend
The rest of your nights with the light on
So shine the light on all of your friends
Well, it all amounts to nothing in the end

I won’t worry my life away
Say, I won’t worry my life away

Well, I heard two men, talking on the radio
In a crossfire kind of new reality show
Uncovering the ways to plan the next big attack
Or they were counting down the ways to stab
The brother in the be right back after this
The unavoidable kiss, with a minty fresh death-breath
Is sure to outlast this catastrophe dance with me

Well, if youve got the poison and baby I’m your remedy
The remedy is the experience, this is a dangerous liaison
I says the comedy is that it’s serious
This is a strange enough new play on words

I said, the tragedy is that you’re going to spend
The rest of your nights with the light on
So shine the light on all of your friends
Well, it all amounts to nothing in the end

Oh, Lord
I won’t, I won’t worry my life away
Say, I, I won’t worry my life away

When I fall in love now
I take my time, there’s no need to hurry
When I’m making up my mind
You can turn off the sun, but I’m still going to shine
And I’ll tell you why

Because the remedy is always the experience
And it’s a dangerous liaison
I says the comedy is that it’s serious
And is a play on words

I said, the tragedy is that you’re going to spend
The rest of your nights with the light on
So shine the light on all of your friends
Well, it all amounts to nothing in the end

Oh, Lord
I won’t, I won’t worry my life away
Say, I, I won’t worry my life away

Not today, I wont, I wont, I wont
Worry this life away
Oh, ain’t worrying this no more
I said I wont, I wont, I wont
Worry this life away tonight, tonight
’Cause we got to feel more, oh

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