By the time I got to my local record store shortly after noon, they were sold out of pretty much all of the Record Store Day exclusives. On top of that, they didn’t have the new release I was looking for, the Handsome Family‘s Honey Moon. I left empty-handed…once again.
Makes me wonder: what’s the point? It kills me to admit it, but the fact of the matter is that the internet does it better.
What real value does a physical record store add these days? The only thing I can think of is…cheap used vinyl.
Update: Over on FISTFULAYEN, Ian Rogers explores these same mixed emotions, much more eloquently.