Redefine your library! Buy, Sell, or Trade
Before iPods, or Zunes……
Before streaming audio, and DRM…..
Before iTunes, eMusic or Rhapsody
…….there was StreetLight Records.
If there was only one thing in the entire cosmos that has remained constant, it’s StreetLight Records. Buying, selling, and trading all things entertaining “since before time……was time”, right here in San Jose. When was the last time you actually touched a physical CD (that’s a music compact disc, if you’ve forgotten…ha, ha)? In the age of 1-click downloads of poorly encoded, and heavily DRM Mp3’s from a host of online music downloading stores, I’m willing to bet it’s been a long time since most folks have handled an actual CD.
I’ve spent over $600.00 on music (some for my wife, and kids) purchased through the iTunes Music Store since 2003, and every bit of it has DRM attached. I miss rolling my own, and I’m looking to StreetLight Records to bring back the old school way of making my music portable. The battles over DRM with the music industry (championed by the IRAA) seems to be turning the other way (for the better) with iTunes, EMI, and now Amazon.com looking to sell music downloads free of DRM. But in the end, StreetLight Records will always win my wallet….and heart.
I love browsing the endless racks of new and used CDs, Vinyl (both LP and 45’s), DVD movies, VHS movies, Video Games. Hell you’ll even find cassettes tapes, and movies on laser disc….what a blast from the past! I always find artist, and albums that I had completely forgotten about, and it’s welcome purchase, no doubt. The last time I was in the store I grabbed several CD’s by Radiohead because they simply are not available over at iTunes. Sorry iTunes, but StreetLight Records is a welcome throw-back to a simple time. A time when you could (and can) get what you want…….when you want it.
StreetLight Records also host free LIVE! in-store performance’s by local bands and artists….dude, this totally rocks. I’ve only caught an in-store performance once, and it was many years ago….bummer. Anyway, round up all your old music, and go trade for some new tunes, or just keep the cash.