What do record store and coffee shops have in common? They are both SO cool. I have never walked into either place to find myself in an empty environment. Record stores are so warm – both in color and in smell. When I walk in, I feel like I am walking into my parent’s lives 30 years ago by the smell and size of all the vinyl records. I love the music blasting in the background, the neat posters and the fact that every square inch of space is utilized. I just hope that they survive in the age of iTunes.
I like where my last post went, with the little bit of what I have to think about what I’m thinking about…so, what better to go with a record store than my favorite music? My musical obsession for the past 3 weeks is Laura Marling, who was part of Noah and the Whale before doing her own thing. I don’t care if her album came out in 2008, I just discovered it and time doesn’t change feeling – the lyrics speak the same as they did two years ago. She’s great, I proclaim her the Joni Mitchell (not that anyone will replace Joni) of the 2000s. I love her voice, her guitar, her style. Favorite song? New Romantic.