Stray From The Path Guitarist Discusses Record Store Day

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 21, 2012

Stray From The Path guitarist Tom Williams recently wrote a short piece on his thoughts on Record Store Day. Check out the full piece here and a snippet of it below by clicking “Read More.”

When I think about Record Store day, it reminds me of Morgan Freeman’s interview on “60 minutes” about Black History Month. “You are going to relegate my history to a month?” That’s exactly how I feel. You are going to relegate buying records to one day? Fuck Record Store Day. A day where people can make believe they care about buying music, and then the next day will be all about downloading the latest leak.

People lost the connection to buying an actual record. Supporting bands, record labels and record shops aside, the most important thing is the connection of a human being with an actual record. I used to skip school when records came out, and then I would literally carry the actual record with me every single day. Now people download leaks, mix it with 10,000 songs on their iPod, listen to the singles and move on. Actual records played a huge role in growing up and developing myself as a full time musician. Now you will see up and coming bands just starting out caring about everything but the music they write, because it isn’t important to them

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