If I think back to this time last year when we were all fighting over toilet paper while we had no idea we wouldn’t get to see live shows for several months, it’s hard to believe we weren’t fighting over vinyl records instead. My guest in this episode is Paige Brodsky of Streetlight Records shop in Santa Cruz, CA. When I first approached Paige to be on the podcast, I had in mind that I would talk to her about how her record store has weathered all the changes of the music industry in the last couple of decades. Certainly there are some great lessons to be learned from her about expanding your market, partnering with other entities and trade associations, and leveraging relationships within your community. But I have to admit, the most fun part of our conversation was just geeking out about music, about collecting vinyl and listening to music, and experiencing live shows, and collecting ticket stubs, and sharing all of these experiences with other people. There are so many dimensions to it that streaming and social media sites will never be able to replace. And that’s why record shops like Streetlight exist. For a lot of people and even today, it’s where the experience begins. So, here’s what I suggest you do for this episode: heat up your lava lamp, and let’s turn on, tune in, and geek out about music!