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KUSF Rock and Swap — $1 records and a whole lot of nerdy vinyl

Updated: Aug 09, 2009 09:59
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If talking about things like records, the history of records, your record collection or just how much vinyl you do own, you’re more than likely chained to an obsession. The record player, a now antiquated, dying, and chic machine, is bigger than ever these days. Now its time to stack up on all those Sun Ra records and hope your collection is better than the next dudes.
The peeps over at KUSF throw the Rock and Swap a few times a year, and its always an amazing haul. From $1 record bins [yep, you read right!] to the pricest, hard-to-find memorabilia, the vendors here sell it all. It’s the largest event of its kind in Northern California, and one of the only in the state.
Though there is an admission price to get in, there’s definitely something priceless about finding a mint copy of Thriller. I’ll be there tomorrow roaming the booths and bins — there is something comforting in the idea that even in a digital age, people still long for analog.

KUSF Rock and Swap
McLaren Hall, USF Campus
Sunday, August 9th, 10am – 3pm
$3 admission fee, USF students get in FREE!

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Ms. Miller was born in San Diego, CA to one lesbian mother and one
righteous, cheap father. Currently, she is enrolled at San Francisco
State University for a B.A. in Journalism and the approximate
completion date is around 2015. She has worked for many papers in the
Bay Area, including the Oakland Tribune and the San Mateo Country
Times and is currently the city editor at one of the most
underappreciated publications in SF, the Golden Gate [X]press. Though
she may find bargains aplenty, it only stems from the necessity of
never landing an actual job and working for hacks [like Stuart.] With
intelligence, style, poise, bite, and honesty, she will rip your heart
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she is looking forward to bigger and better things such as: trying to
get paid for a gig, actually finding a date that isn't a loser or
fucking crazy, not calling her parents when hungover and bringing you
the best of the 7x7 everyday of the week. [By the way, I wasn't
kidding about the date thing; if you love food, booze and shoegaze,
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