Friday morning a friend and I decided to go to Daytona Beach for a night to catch some waves in the morning. As soon as we got there we checked in our hotel and walked out to the beach. The water felt cooler but still warm enough to jump right in. While we were out there, I couldn't help but to think about the lurking sharks. I know they are out there, I have seen them swimming off in the distance, but I still go in.
Sometimes when I'm floating on my board, I can almost feel something..lurking..
The reason why I am sharing today, is not for surfing (or my fear of sharks). Instead, I thought it would be cool to show some pictures of a funky record store I stopped at on my way home Saturday afternoon. I wasn't expecting to see the Atlantic Sounds record store, nestled in between other shops but as soon as I did , I knew I had to stop. When I walked in the appearance of the quaint shop seemed to have kept its 1980's vibe, although the first room had CD's and DVDs everywhere that were alphabetically categorized for easy skimming.
As I roamed the store and all of its glory, I ventured into a room dedicated to vinyls. If you have ever visited a record store before, it can be a little overwhelming because most of the time there are a lot of records and you want to look through ALL OF THEM. I just bought my record player last year; I have developed a mini-hobby of finding records and new places to shop for them. So when I saw this place, I got really excited!.
I probably spent a solid thirty minutes in the vintage store , flipping and sneezing before I found these hidden treasures: The Hollies, Bob Seger, Fleetwood Mac and Billy Joel. I was getting nervous because none of them had prices, so I was afraid to ask but I was pleasantly surprised when I was told, "all vinyls are priced between $1-$4.00." I bought all four for six dollars!. I was able to speak with the owner Michael Toole, and I asked him where he gets all his records from? The owner of the popular music store replies," people bring them in on sell or trade."
I thought that was cool, in addition to him telling me he looks through about, "2,000 records a week" for the store. I gave him cash since they offer a discount for not using plastic.
Listening to a record is an experience within itself. The crackle and pops of an old record signifies the journey it made to get into my hands. A record is tangible, you can hold it, smell it (ha ha), and you are pretty much forced to listen to the whole thing because there isn't exactly a "skip" button.Whether you are listening to music through these Fuzzy Wobbles or your iPod, enjoy the experience you get while indulging in the tunes.