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What's in My Bag: Record Store Day

by Network Awesome
April 20, 2013
AMOEBA music has been slinging wax since the 1990's. Located in Berkeley, San Francisco, and Hollywood, and tagging themselves as the worlds largest independent record store. I have never personally ever been to AMOEBA, but after spending hours watching their "What's In My Bag?" series, on You Tube and their website I can't argue with them. They have just about everything I could ever want to have in my collection and then some.

"What's In My Bag?" is one of the smartest promotional concepts ever done. They lure famous musicians and actors in with a very generous store credit, in exchange for a few minutes in front of the camera to tell you, the viewer, what they bought and why they bought it.

If you love records and rock stars, then you are in for treat. I have gathered my favorite "What's In My Bag?" clips from over the past couple of years. It was extremely interesting to see how far off I was from what I thought some these people listened too. I also found myself being turned onto many new artists that I had never heard before, or had seen their records around and never had a chance to check them out. Lee Renaldo of Sonic Youth's segment turned me onto "Sandy Bull" as where Ty Segal's segment turned me onto The Deviants and The Swell Maps. I also found it cool that Elijah Wood digs everything that the label "Finders Keepers" puts out. It's great to know that not all movie stars are on their own planet and actually have real interest and dig underground culture.

Watching "What's In My Bag?" is like sitting down with one of your favorite musicians or movie stars and having them personally suggest some of their favorite record spins for you. What records will you be turned onto?

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