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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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THE Show Newport Beach

We’re Turning Five…And Boy Are My Arms Tired

AND MANY MORE… This issue marks our 5th anniversary publishing RCN. During that time our circulation has grown from 6,500 papers and 24 pages to 12,500 papers and 56 pages. Our distribution has grown from Southern Califor...
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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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Letters To The Editor

Fan Mail

LETTERS Dear RCN, Is Record Store Day all that good for small independent record stores? Are the labels releasing too much material? Are the stores getting stuck with merchandise they can’t sell? Is Record Store Day becoming ...
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Kevin Starke of Chicago’s Kstarke Records also runs a local record label

My Kind of Town

Record Collector News visits Chicago on Record Store Day 2017 to check out its vital collecting scene and, of course, pick some bins by Jim Kaplan~ This April, Record Collector News shut down the entire World Headquarters facil...
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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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Various ages of angst and a RCN challenge

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! 2012 was full of great musical discoveries and 2013 is getting off to a good start. I got hipped to the label Omnivore Recordings. They have a pretty diverse catalog that includes Ernie Kovaks, Jelly Fi...
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T.H.E. Show Newport Beach is an audiophile’s paradise. And the pool is nice, too.

T.H.E. Show Newport and Zappa Reissues

T.H.E. Show Newport Beach 2013 Wrap-up As someone who loves bright shiny amazing looking and sounding stereo equipment, I couldn’t wait for the 3rd annual T.H.E. Show Newport Beach 2013. I don’t get to go to a lot of these ...
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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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