I'm just old enough to remember a time when buying music was a physical activity. Every Friday when I got my (meager, sad) paycheck, I'd go to The Beat and flip through rows and rows of CDs and vinyl. It was like analog iTunes, but -- in my opinion -- waaaaay better. This Saturday is the 7th Record Store Day, an occasion to celebrate independent record stores around the world. For all of you collectors our there, there will be special releases and promotional items only available at participating stores, like the new Pixies album which will be released in a special double-vinyl set. Drool.
Go here to see participating music-loving stores near you.