In our second round of interviews with Record Store Day co-founder, Michael Kurtz, we go more in-depth about the inner workings of Record Store Day itself.
I had the pleasure of speaking with the CEO of SlyVinyl, Eric Hughes. Among other things, we touch on what he’s been up to during the lockdown, the origins of SlyVinyl, his opinions on where RSD stands today, and what he’s looking forward to the most once COVID-19 breaks.
Record Store Day is an interesting topic. Some love it and some choose to pass. Regardless of where you fall on the spectrum, it is undeniable that the vinyl resurgence and the emergence of Record Store Day walk hand-in-hand.
There is something about the type of writer and journalist that has honed their craft in such a way that each letter of each word carries immense weight. In essence, their opinions matter. For me, Larry Jaffee is one of those writers. Larry’s body of work, his taste, his passion, and his ethics truly speak to me. Within the depths of his words resides a man with good taste and solid ethics.
Records stores make next to nothing on new vinyl. They are basically strong armed into buying all this product, or they will be left out of the party and have no one in their store on a day that was supposed to be all about them.