If I were to write this blog 4 years ago, you could find me in Hollywood every other weekend. There were two things that would give me the urge to travel south bound on the 101 freeway. It was simple: records and kicks. Before the Fairfax District, I use to hit up Melrose Ave and UNDFTD on La Brea to buy shoes. Fat Beats, Aron’s Records, and Amoeba Records were my go to for music.
My sister called me yesterday morning to ask if I could take her to Amoeba. I have not paid a visit to the store in a couple of years so I thought it would be Interesting to see how things have changed. Amoeba still carries anything and everything. From vintage posters to laserdiscs, they have it all. Though this place was not the best for digging for records, it was an excellent store to find new/used music, mixtapes, and material by independent artists. I don’t come around that often to Amoeba anymore because of various reasons; 1.) I don’t produce music as much as I did in the past. 2.) The Internet. 3.) Aron’s Records is gone and I’m out of the shoe game, which gives me no reason to drive to Hollywood for one store. Nonetheless, it was a nice visit. Times have definitely changed but the store remains the same.