National Record Store Day

on Friday, April 16, 2010

Tomorrow is National Record Store Day!

This day was developed in 2007 —took long enough to make such a day if you ask me— to celebrate independently-owned record stores. Stores across the country are getting together with local and big named musicians to basically rock out and celebrate music.

I'll definitely be visiting my favorite record stores tomorrow to celebrate the day, and hopefully come back with a handful of records and a jive in my step.

This makes me think about how much I loved the movie Empire Records and how I wanted to be Renee Zellweger's character, but not for the slutty disposition rather for the chance to sing with a rock band. She totally kicked butt at the end when she got up on stage and became a spunky, kick-ass, rock star. The movie didn't necessarily make me want to work in a record store when I grew up, but it did make me want to listen to rock music, fall in love with grunge rockstars, and mope around with my adolescent problems.

If you can't make it to any record stores tomorrow at least celebrate by renting this movie. In case you haven't seen it here's a little teaser, and if you have then you already know.

For information on the day and to find local record stores, go to their website.

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