I've always had an interest in records. I've seen then laying around at my grandparent's house, but never really thought more of it. In the winter, I went home to Korea for a friend's wedding. My grandpa and I usually go on a lot of adventures together. But with me living in California and working, it's always been hard to find time to go home. This winter I was only there for a short period of time, so I didn't get to spent as much time as I wanted with my grandpa. He said he wants to take me to the vintage stores and get me a record player. Then we can start buying all these records and play them around the house. Of course I was excited, but because I was pressed for time it was pushed back to something we would do in the summer.
As nothing really goes as planned, my grandfather passed away in April and I really did not get a chance to say good bye. I was sorry I couldn't do this one last time with him, but I also shared so many hobbies with him. He taught me how to play the harmonica and I taught him how to work a computer. So I knew I would enjoy buying records. To be honest, I was very sad and didn't really know how to grieve. I've never lost anyone before. It was also hard because I was in California and the funeral was in Korea. I had met up with my cousin because she wanted to check up on me. It was like fate, my cousin said she wanted to go to records stores. It was chilling to hear that she was suggest going to record stores right after my grandpa had passed.
I went to two record stores and it really brought back so many memories.
THE RECORD PARLOR
The record parlor is located at: 6408 Selma Ave. Hollywood, CA 90028
It is truly a beautiful vintage looking shop. The Record Parlour is a mecca of pre-digital Entertainment and home to over 15,000 Records, rare Jukeboxes, restored Vintage Audio Gear, Music Memorabilia and much more. When I went into the store, it was just like remienicing and going back in time of older songs I had forgotten about.
Another cool record store to check out is called AMOEBA. https://www.amoeba.com
Amoeba has more than just records though. It has music, movies, merchandise, and more. You can really take a couple hours to look through the whole entire store.