MIA > Vinyl > Pop

Miami, FL – April, 21, 2012 - I woke up to a wet forecast and then had a quick gloomy peak outside, ugh, to confirm. But, with everyone’s favorite “day” being celebrated around the country, I decided to give-it-a-go and head over early afternoon-ish on the ol’ Biria. Just as I was heading out the door, Liam called and enquired about the day’s schedule -a great day was ahead - Sweat Stock! (i.e. Woodstock, get it?) 3rd Annual Sweat StockRecord Store Day!

Live Music/Food/Vinyl-Record Sale/Etc. the whole shebang! (FREE!) Good to see all the bands I’ve been hearing about on the radio at one event, amongst friends and fellow residents. Laid back, perfect crowd-mix, great foodie selection, pleasant police folk, (semi?) supportive neighbors and various curious onlookers.

DId I mention it was Miami resident Iggy Pop’s birthday today? We quickly discussed the origins of … “a sunny place for shady people”, pilfered from the original; “The Riviera isn’t only a sunny place for shady people.”W. Somerset Maugham / from - Strictly Personal, p. 156 (Doubleday, Doran and co., inc., 1941)

*very special thanks to Sweat Records … and all the bands/sound/workin’ folk … Schweet!

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