As threatened, throughout April - in celebration of Record Store Day - I offer up a daily post related to all things record shop.
And if any of it sounds like a Manifesto, consider it good practice for my election campaign next year.
Day Sixteen of this steaming pile of japery, kinghell boring bullshit and contentious nonsense...
I went to see The Northman last night. Hugely enjoyable, if you like that sort of thing, and it's definitely the kind of movie Left For Dead would stock if we sold Blu-ray. But we don't, cos like, no one buys movies on physical formats anymore, do they?
Which is a big shame. I love films just as much as I enjoy reading books and comics and listening to music. I had Grinderman 2 on the LFD commute this morning and it's a perfect partner for The Northman; primordial yet psychedelic, brutal yet tender, dark as heck and yet funny as f*ck. Just like a typical day at LFD Towers.
Anyway, it got me thinking, how and why did records make a populist 'comeback'? And are there indie shops selling exclusively DVD, video cassettes and Blu-ray? And if there are, do the owners get people coming in the shop asking questions similar to this one I got asked today: 'I've just bought a record player. Do you know what size records it can play?'