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chrispixs asked: I had an idea, and many people think it is a good one. For Record Store Day on April 19th I am taking it upon myself to play vinyl records over the announcements, decorate the entire school, hang old vinyls from the ceiling, and bake pancakes that are in the shape of records, this will hopefully take place from April 7th to the 11th since RSD is on our spring break. I was hoping to educate my school on vinyls since they seem to use MP3 only. Do you think this is a good idea?Any music suggestions
The concept of Record Store Day does not appeal to me. I am all about people supporting brick & mortar stores with excellent selections, knowledge about vinyl and good customer service. But not for just two days a year (counting the Black Friday RSD too).
Every day should be record store day, as quality music comes out all year long, and there are always more crates of second hand gold to dig. In reality RSD has become people standing in line for highly overpriced 7” picture discs and other gimmicky vinyl - or buying RSD releases for even more inflated prices on ebay.
Furthermore, with everyone wanting releases ready for these two specific dates, RSD has proven to stretch the total capacity of the remaining active pressing plants to a point, where they get backlogged - often resulting in smaller & non-RSD records being ridden with delays.
With that said, if you get the chance to spin records at your school for some days, go for it! And keep doing it all year long, if they like it and will allow you to continue. Regarding decorations, I do not feel that hanging vinyl from the ceiling as ornaments will command much respect for the format. Probably the opposite. Records are for playing.
Most important of all when you go through with this; do not adopt an elitist approach about vinyl. ‘Your mp3’s are stupid - music is only real on vinyl…’ - I would be out the door in no time hearing that rhetoric. I love the analogue sound that vinyl can provide - under the proper circumstances - but in reality, most formats have their usefulness. I wold rather load up my phone with digital files than dragging around a bag of 30 cd’s when on the go.
You could try making it about why you love vinyl so much, that you are dedicating your time to educate your school about it. Personal stories could be a better angle than pancakes and ornaments. Make it about the music and how you experience it. Spread that joy.
Still deciding whether or not should go through with this. I will definitely play vinyl over the announcements, but I now know I’m not even allowed to decorate anything anyway. If anything I’m not disregarding MP3, or any other given file format, as I use them all the time. But I find a cultural value in vinyls, specifically since I live in a fast paced culture, where ideals and technology are replaced quite frequently. Anyway, I surely will acknowledge and think about your points while or if I do this, and I thank you for replying.
Dwight K Shrute