100 qualifiers and their friends gather at Warren Harley Davidson
REDISCOVER THE COOLNESS OF VINYL
Jack White of The White Stripes has been named Record Store Day Ambassador. Jack is a vinyl nut and owns Third Man Records in Nashville. He has been creating vinyl records that never exsisted. And he's not doing to make money he's doing it because he loves it.
Here's what Jack said:
Why talk to other human beings, discuss different authors, writing styles and influences? Just click your mouse. Well here's what they'll someday learn if they have a soul; there's no romance in a mouse click. There's no beauty in sitting for hours playing video games (anyone proud of that stop reading now and post your opinion in the nearest forum). The screen of an iPhone is convenient, but it’s no comparison to a 70mm showing of a film in a gorgeous theater. The Internet is two-dimensional…helpful and entertaining, but no replacement for face-to-face interaction with a human being. But we all know all of that, right? Well, do we? Maybe we know all that, but so what?
RECORD STORE DAY PLANS AT THIRD MAN
More from Jack:
So why do we choose to hide in our caves and settle for replication? We know better. We should at least. We need to re-educate ourselves about human interaction and the difference between downloading a track on a computer and talking to other people in person and getting turned onto music that you can hold in your hands and share with others. The size, shape, smell, texture and sound of a vinyl record; how do you explain to that teenager who doesn't know that it's a more beautiful musical experience than a mouse click? You get up off your ass, you grab them by the arm and you take them there. You put the record in their hands. You make them drop the needle on the platter. Then they'll know.
VH1 CLASSIC'S FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH SHOW VISITED THIRD MAN RECORDS JACK COMES IN AT ABOUT 4:00