Friday, April 17, 2009

Record Store Day!

Tomorrow, April 18th, is Record Store Day, the one special day that has been specifically designed just to make us buy stuff that I actually believe in.

Last year Dave celebrated this special day by posting a list of some excellent places to buy vinyl that were walking distance from our old location on Lisgar - now that we're up on Bloor I thought I'd add Soundscapes, Zoinks, and Sonic Boom to the list.

Both Soundscapes and Rotate This are having 10% off sales, and Sonic Boom will be having live bands play plus free give-aways for folks who bring non-perishables for the Daily Bread Food Bank.

There are also a bunch of Record Store Day exclusive releases from various labels, a preview of which can be found here on Pitchfork.

And if you'd like to do a bit of research on independent record stores and labels, you can watch a good documentary about Rough Trade here.

And last but not least, this is a pretty hilarious interview with Will Oldham talking about his newest release and his concern about the future of Touch and Go and the recording industry in general. Oh and he also calls Wes Anderson a "cancer".

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Free Super Stuff

The much anticipated Free Music Archive is up at last, and, as expected, it's pretty great.

And speaking of free great stuff, last night I had a sneak peak at the free lucky charms we'll be including in the bingo kit at our upcoming 3D Bingo extravaganza, and they are all so great and amazing, I am truly blown away. We'll post some photos of these most excellent charms made by truly rad Toronto artists soon, but for now please just take my word for it that you won't want to miss this event and all the free super stuff that will go along with it.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

David Lynch

Though I respect the man, I'm generally not a huge fan of David Lynch films, but over the past couple of years I've become a huge fan of his internet presence.

There are his daily weather reports, his public service announcements, and his thoughts on iPhones, ideas, and yes, Twitter. (His twittering can be read here and includes gems like "Rocks are melting" and "Happy Saint Patrick's Day".)

All are gold.

Especially this.