Wednesday, May 14, 2008

A Quick Recommendation from abroad

I've just had the pleasure to go to San Francisco and I'm currently recovering from the jet-lag, trying to convert to the copenhagen timezone.

I like San Francisco a lot and been there a couple of times, it's a city with lots of diversity and a very good cultural aspect spiced up with so different areas of residence blended with differences.

It's also a sad sign to see how society really is divided in the rich and the poor and the amount of homeless people is pretty scary and in my opinion shows a selfish and superficial policy.

One good thing about SF is the Haight District. The district that evolved as a hippie society in the late 60's early 70's. The district still have that "feel" to it, and this is the place to go if you wanna grab that rare 12" you've been looking for. So, as the music addict I am I went there again to visit the Amoeba Records store. This is a quite big store that really has everything in new and used records. So this is a recommendation if you ever get around San Francisco, you should go visit the Haight District and definately take some hours off in the Amoeba store.

I went out of the store with loads of nice records I've had a hard time finding, including some Album Leaf, Yo La Tengo, Múm, God is an Astronaut, Manual, Jason Collett and loads of others.

Amoeba records is not only CD's, you can also catch the indie bands live on stage from time to time.

But Haight is more than just records, its also the place for independent book stores, vintage clothing, psychedelic curiosity stores and cool cafe's.

Here is a map showing you directions :

Amoeba Music: Vintage New Concert Posters-Buy & Sell
1855 Haight St, San Francisco, CA
(415) 831-1200
Link: Amoeba Records

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