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Has RSD become Corporate Record Label Day?

Christmas In April Saturday, April 18, Record Store day, is the best thing that has happened to independent record stores in the last 8 years. Ok, Adele sold a lot of records, which was great but…the word from record store ow...
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T.H.E. Show: Coming to Newport Beach

Happy 2015 Everybody This year is starting out to be our best ever here at RCN World Headquarters. I say this, course, because I moved my speakers from the long wall to the short wall. Did you know speakers always sound best wh...
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Musical Gift Ideas for Collectors

TURN UP THE RADIO Tis the season! We don’t even have to think about which wall calendar to score each year, it’s always John Tefteller’s Blues Images Blues Calendar. As added incentive, the 2015 version includes an amazin...
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THIS IS GARY McFARLAND

THIS IS GARY McFARLAND Have you ever been digging through the bins with a vague intention of finding works by one artist and picked up something similar, but not quite what you were looking for? I discovered Gary McFarland reco...
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Beatles School and a New Zappa Release

BACK TO SCHOOL WITH THE BEATLES Coursera (www.coursera.org) is a website. Their slogan is “Welcome to Coursera! Take the worlds best courses, online, for free”. They offer free courses such as Mathematical Biostatistics Boo...
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News from RCN World Headquarters

THE LIVING IS EASY It’s summertime here at RCN World Headquarters. The ageing window unit air conditioners wheeze against the 95-degree sun beating down. The poor machines try. They do make a lot of noise. But ultimately, the...
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Brothers Reborn and THE Newport Show

BONUS TRACKS by Jim Kaplan ~ I LOVE MY STEREO AND I LOVE MY RECORDS DEPARTMENT The new phono cartridge takes about 100 hours to fully break in. It dawned on me about 5 hours into it that the cartridge was only going to sound be...
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News from Slovenia and Record Store Day

UPGRADE YOUR VINYL by Jim Kaplan~ Everything is changing in the world today. Sides have been chosen. Lines have been drawn (and redrawn) Voices are raised. Change like this brings as much fear, uncertainty and anger as hope. We...
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Hooray for Hollywood Record Stores

DATELINE: HOLLYWOOD by Jim Kaplan ~ When did Hollywood become hipster haven? A dozen years ago I was employed by the LA Weekly, its offices at the time were on Sunset Blvd. near Highland Ave. We didn’t go out to our cars alon...
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