#tbt 10 years since the #samtherecordman flagship store closed on Yonge Street, Toronto.
Taylor Swift’s Reputation album just sold 1.05 million copies in the U.S. over its first four days of release. Is this the last time a physical album sells over one million copies?
My remote office for the next week an a half, freezing my ass off shooting timelapse and photos of the #samtherecordman sign going up at #yongeanddundas in #toronto
If all goes to plan it will be fired up and running in the next two weeks
The Instagram #vinylcommunity is a wonderful thing. After pulling out my record player almost a year ago and posting a few photos of records I was listening to, I started looking around for others doing the same. I had no idea it was "a thing", and was shocked to discover that not only was it a thing, but it was a whole big thing (which I realize I am now part of). One of the first accounts I came across was a guy posting as @teddybvinyl and we quickly realized there was a LOT of common ground in our tastes. We've been talking about meeting up for ages and the stars finally aligned today. We decided that Belleville, Ontario is roughly halfway between our respective homes, and that meant only one possible outcome: a pilgrimage to the very last Sam the Record Man. It was a fantastic day. We flipped through literally every record in the store and between the two of us ensured that Sam's would stay in business at least another day. What a fantastic way to spend a day, and all because I thought to post a photo or two of my records almost a year ago. #samtherecordman#vinylcollectors#vinylcollection#musicislife#records
So while I am strolling down memory lane I might as well post another one. Sam The Record Man's sign during better days along Yonge Street, Toronto. People used to come from all over Canada and the U.S. to shop for music here. Replaced by a shiny new student learning centre for a nearby University with the promise that the sign would be restored and displayed once again...it has yet to reappear now years later. #samtherecordman#historictoronto#yongestreet#toronto#bnw#film#darkroomprint#gallery44
Found this old pic from a disposable camera of #samtherecordman 's autograph wall. I took it back then because Thom Yorke tagged it in his distinctive scrawl, but now I'm trying to make out some of the other sigs. I see Rick Danko from The Band, Ray Lynch (?), Joe (or Jim) Walsh, some Our Lady Peace dudes ... any others? #radiohead#thomyorke