Monday, April 13, 2009

Roadtrip to Murfreesboro: It's Record Show Time!

Posted by on Mon, Apr 13, 2009 at 10:35 AM

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What does it say about me that the only professors from MTSU I still talk to never actually had me in class? I'll let you decide that while I pass on the good word from the Blue Raider Record-Nerd-in-Residence Dr. Paul Fischer: There's gonna be record show this Sunday!!! It's at the Clarion Inn, which used to be the Holiday Inn but now it's not, though from what I hear, they're still calling the meeting space "The Holidome." Weird.

If you are unfamiliar with the "record show" concept, it's basically a room full of people and music that will most likely leave you very broke and very happy. I spend most record shows searching for the couple of Lenny Bruce LPs I don't own and trying to score ESP-Disk releases that won't cost me an arm and a leg. (Please note: I'm willing to trade an arm OR a leg, but not both.) All while loading up on 25-cent soul 45s. Record shows are a great place to meet other weirdos, find good tunes and waste a good chunk of your Sunday morning/afternoon. Plus, Bucket City needs all the love and attention it can get right now. So who wants to give me a ride down there?

Details after the jump.

From the good Doctor Fisher:

Third Annual 'Boro Record/CD Show

On April 19th, Murfreesboro will again host the hottest vinyl/CD/DVD exhibition and sale in Middle Tennessee. The Third Annual 'Boro Record/CD Show will be held from 10AM to 3PM, at the Murfreesboro Clarion Inn (2227 Old Fort Parkway--I-24, Exit 78B), formerly the Holiday Inn. Public admission is $3 and there will be door prize drawings at Noon and 2PM.

The show features dealers from at least half a dozen states, providing a broad selection of sounds and formats. Used vinyl (33s, 45s, 78s) and CD's provide unmatched home entertainment value for the price, well in tune with today's frugal consumers. Prices start at just a dollar or two for playable LP's by big name artists, and run into the hundreds for rare collector pieces.

The show caters to older music fans who never gave up their turntables, and younger aficionados who are just beginning to build their analog collections. Hard-to-find import CD's, memorabilia, autographed items, sheet music/songbooks, audio hardware and concert t-shirts are also featured. It's a one stop shopping smorgasbord for music fans of all stripes.

Organizer Paul Fischer, by day a Professor in MTSU's Department of Recording Industry says, "This show has been growing stronger each year, with more vendors and bigger crowds. We expect this year to be the best one yet. It's exciting to see how many young people are discovering the charms of vinyl records."

Bonus Pic: New Wave Fischer!

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