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RSD Countdown Day 3

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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 three's steaming pile of japery, kinghell boring bullshit and contentious nonsense... 03/04/22 Scoring Free Shit! Before technology hijacked everyone's lives and COMPUTERS decided that Human Beings were surplus to requirements, music distributors and record labels had REPS - field representatives who visited the shops, CONNECTING with the buyers and selling in their product. Like with any...

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RSD Countdown Day 4

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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 four's steaming pile of japery, kinghell boring bullshit and contentious nonsense... 04/04/22 The Hole Story...(Bad) Habits...and A New Hope In 2014, somewhere along the M54 between Walsall and Birmingham, I stopped the car in a side road to do a BIG SICK. Blundering through brambles and ditches filled with Black Country soup and soggy porn rags...

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RSD Countdown Day 5

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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 five's steaming pile of japery, kinghell boring bullshit and contentious nonsense... 05/04/22 20th Century Steroid Man, and The Scandi Hippy I've got a forthcoming post about the amazing instores I've taken part in. But for context (and it's Nadir Tuesday) here's two of the worst instores I've taken part in. 1. The Chippendales, HMV Telford 1992....

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RSD Countdown Day 6

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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 sixes steaming pile of japery, kinghell boring bullshit and contentious nonsense... 06/04/22 Creative juice and Here Comes Synchronicity Again... So there I was, out with some musician friends the other night and it got me musing about all of the great musicians and artists and CREATIVE JUICE I've worked alongside in record shops over the past...

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RSD Countdown Day 7

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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 seven of this steaming pile of japery, kinghell boring bullshit and contentious nonsense... 07/04/22 Bullshot Quango *not a Kaiser Chiefs side project. Everyone who has worked in a record shop will have stories about selling a particular album or single because they chose to play it in the shop, and if you're a fan of the...

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