Did you know that this Saturday is International Independent Record Store Day? No? Actually, neither did I until a week ago. It is only my duty to play chinese whispers and pass the message one.
Of particular note, I'd like to draw your attention to Polyester Records, who on top of celebrating their independent record store-ness, are doing a charity drive. 20% of all proceeds for the day will go to the Cancer Council Victoria.
So if there are a couple of albums you've been meaning to pick up for a while but just haven't got around to it, Saturday is the day to do it. Not only will you be supporting the musicians (something they always appreciate), you'll be supporting independent record stores (something they always like, and we must keep these babies alive or be bereft of so much joy), and you'll be donating to an organisation that is truly worth donating to. That's enough good karma to last you at least until the next time you jay walk.
I've carved a slab of my pay out for this day. A list of targets has been compiled. It will be ludicrous.