October 30, 2007

...the murder of vinyl...

i went to see my big homie, icey ice in cerritos. in case you didn't know, he's one of the members of the world famous beat junkies and owner of stacks vinyl in cerritos. he has to close the doors of the physical store for good -- which is a sign of the times and something that makes me sad.



i remember when the first store location opened up a few miles from its location now. i performed at that opening. it was also one of the first times i met kiwi. this store has done so much for my career... i had my very first album in-store at stacks vinyl. the native guns did their first in-store here as well. my friends work here. they've always looked out for me. at one point, stacks became a chain, with stores opening in san diego and ontario... all the stores were setup perfectly. they too closed, starting with the san diego branch and finally, about a month ago, the ontario store. i'll be performing on the closing day of the cerritos store with sick jacken of psycho realm -- saturday, november 3rd at around 7pm. be there.



i talked with ice about the future of the dj and the unfortunate death of vinyl. he spoke with a bit of sadness, but with no regret in his voice. he was optimistic about the move to the online store. "i think it's the attitude of the dj," he said, "technology's made them lazy." he spoke of the dj's coming into the game not even having vinyl to switch between dj's and just having a host talk on the mic while they unplugged their laptops. lazy. i agree. the love of vinyl is fading. all you vinyl lovers who still enjoy digging, i appreciate y'all.

so, saturday, when i walk through the store doors for the last time, do my set and walk out -- i'll bring with me all the laughs, pounds, daps, hugs and stories i shared at stacks vinyl. long live stacks vinyl!

2 comments:

Dove16 said...

nice...thanks for telling me!!

Dove16 said...

heehee! scratch the last comment...