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Draplin Design Co., North America
March 12, 2009
Big, Dark, Black Ocean
Posted at 11:59 PM


Down in Santa Cruz, Calif. for a couple days. Right by that big ocean. Leviathans, etc.

Fell asleep but a block from the ocean, thinking about things like “surfer localism” and “teenage vampires” and “Jim Phillips studios.”

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WHERE IT ALL BEGAN: A Folkways record cover designer exhibition from a couple years back.

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HERE’S ANOTHER OLD FOLKWAYS RECORD FROM OUR PAL BEAU OUT IN BOSTON: “Vinyl find: History of the Soviet Union in Ballad & Son.”

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OUR/MY/THIS HEART SWELLS WITH PRIDE: Reilly Brennan talks up the DDC Merch experience like no other, and I wanted to share it, as, it’s unsolicited proof that “hard work” and “believing in something” and “simple products at fair prices” is a good combination, and works for all kinds of people, and is kinda fun when you boil it right down, and, most importantly, is something to be proud of. And I am. Thank you.

Now go buy some goddamn DDC Merch and get the same human feeling. You need this stuff.

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hey aaron - i know of this place your friend beau went to. i visited there on a whim this past fall when the wife was out of town and came out of the store with 30+ records for 50 bucks. Mint Coltrane on Atlantic, Grateful Dead bootleg live lps (hand comped type, silk screened covers … etc), Incredible String Band, Pink Floyd and the Band albums still in the shrink wrap. Total treasure trove of vinyl. You could spend hours in there and probably even get fed lunch/dinner as the lady is one of the friendliest people ever. If your ever this way I will make sure you get there …

Posted by: darryl norsen on 03/16/09 at 6:09 AM
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