When it comes to needs versus wants, we at New Times find it easy to draw the line in most places. Shelter, clothing, cable -- these things are great, but stick a stack of records next to a cable box and watch us clutch that stack for life while we run naked to whatever couch it is we are crashing on that night. After all, home is where the needle hits the imprint.
It's easy to be resourceful about a lot of things, but building your record collection isn't as simple as stealing toilet paper from a public restroom to save a few bucks. It takes time and caution.
Radio-Active Records in Fort Lauderdale is the perfect place to take that time and forget about caution, because it's hard to walk away from the place with regrets.
With Record Store Day 2013 looming right around the next lunar cycle, it is well advised to pay a visit to your local record store ahead of time to scout the scene and prepare for the big day.