It might be obvious that I looked forward to Record Store Day 2014.
Unlike last year, I was not able to do a 30-minute DJ set to commemorate the crate-digging celebration of Record Store Day 2013 like I did at at Death of Vinyl record store.
Record Store Day fell on Easter weekend and I was in Toronto to celebrate both.
Ironically or maybe not, I stumbled upon an Exclaim magazine from 2013 with an article listing record shops in Toronto just before my departure.
I used some degree of restraint and brought one of my smallest record bags to fill with goodies.
I treated the magazine like a treasure map and hit the province's pavements.
I spent so much time at the first store that there was little to no room in the record bag I brought or time to go anywhere else.
Unlike years prior, I didn't visit the Record Store Day website for info about the 2014 releases. I believe it was the year I specifically went for The Pharcyde Bizarre Ride Record Store Day Limited Edition Box Set and ended up bringing home the Light in the Attic’s Never To Be Forgotten - The Flip Side of Stax 1968-1974 collection upon discovering it that I realized real restraint would be needed from now on.
Check out the 8-tracks mix inspired by Record Store Day 2013 below.