Any small city in America would consider itself fortunate to have a record store like Hudson Valley Vinyl. Since opening a little over a year ago in my adopted hometown of Beacon, it has been a magnet for serious collectors and dabblers alike, and an excellent hang besides. This past April, on Record Store Day, the amazing electronic artist Four Tet played a live set there, just because.
So I was thrilled when Chris and John, the shop's owners, suggested I hold a book party there. Emphasis on the word "party" — this will all unfold in the midst of Beacon's Second Saturday celebration, and I'll spin records from the store as well as my own collection. Copies of Playing Changes will be available for purchase thanks to Binnacle Books, yet another righteous anchor of Main Street. If you're local, come on out. If you're not, here's a good excuse for a weekend getaway.