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RSD Countdown Day 21

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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 Twenty One of this steaming pile of japery, kinghell boring bullshit and contentious nonsense... 21/04/22 Friendly User It's around this time every year, a few days before The Big Day, when indie record shop owners the World over fall into fits of apoplectic rage or morbid torpor  - depending on their predisposition to editing Excel spreadsheets...

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RSD Countdown Day 20

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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 Twenty of this steaming pile of japery, kinghell boring bullshit and contentious nonsense... 20/04/22 Wish List After RSD there's always a question thrown at the shops by the RSD organisers - 'What would you like to see released next RSD?' I would always prefer new and exclusive (ie only ever available physically on an RSD release)...

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RSD Countdown Day 19

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Nineteen days into my 'daily countdown to RSD', Fussbook clobbered me with a ban, citing that my post violated their 'Human Trafficking' rules. A couple of years ago, I faced a similar ban for posting a photo of the front cover of Roxy Music's Country Life record sleeve.  So here I am, migrating my previous posts to this blog, withdrawing my free content from the Fussbook platform. Here is a reproduction of my Day 19 post, as best as I can remember it (Fussbook deletes banned posts pending the possibility of randomized review) As threatened, throughout April - in celebration...

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RSD Countdown Day 1

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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. So, kicking off a month of japery, kinghell boring bullshit and contentious nonsense... 1/1/22 New Release Friday, Again & Yowzer! A Future Vision! In July 2015, the whole planet synchronised like a second year psychology student flat share and changed new release day from Monday to Friday. This was done to remove the situation where an album...

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RSD Countdown Day 2

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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 two's steaming pile of japery, kinghell boring bullshit and contentious nonsense... 02/04/22 What's In A Name? There's a bio of the shop kicking around which I sometimes think I should stick somewhere in the shop to qualify the shop's unwieldly/childish/confusing/crap moniker. The bio goes something like this: 'me and The Wife were in the back of...

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