Another RSD has come and gone and we would like to thank everyone who visited us and hope you found what you were looking for. (Japanese) Record Store Day at Quality Records...plus was a result of my youngest son's obsession of all things Japanese. He was responsible for the music video's. They included Babymetal (weird), Hatsune Miko (a hologram who has toured America with her band - very weird), and the absolutely awesome video by Wagakki Band which is basically open warfare with loud music.
The recent aquisition of a large number of Japanese pressed rock and pop provided another incentive and the chance to dress-up in traditional Japanese clothing was the clincher. We were honoured by the presence of the prodigously talented player and teacher, Brendon Lee who performed traditional and contemporary music for the Japanese Koto - a revelation. In past years we have had The Beatles, Elvis, Sergeant the Penguin, Geoff Achison, Mike Rudd and Bill Putt, Deborah Conway and Willy Zygier, Nick Freer and others for the biggest day on the Independent Record Store calendar. This year was enormous fun and we hope you had a great day.
P.S. The great sushi was from Iorli Take Away - one of the oldest Japanese take-aways and only a few doors from us. The bargain coffee was from our favourite Pattisserie, run by genuine French Pattisserists, Lillette's - also only a few doors from Quality.
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Once upon a Time
Mike Rudd and Bill Putt play the Blues,
Deborah Conway serving behind the counter at Quality Records, with the Beatles performing a similar function,
master Jazz guitarist Nick Freer playing Hendrix - (didn't think we'd notice), and the Australian Elvis impersonators Society at Rest. Geoff Achison is a great ambassador for Australian Blues music.