Daily Archives: April 12, 2011

National Record Store Day Is On Saturday April 16, 2011

One of the best days of the year for a music addict or vinyl collector is “Record Store Day“. It’s like Christmas in spring and many plan in advance and map out their day around the route to favorite record stores in their respective communities and cities.

Record Store Day was begun in 2007 by Chris Brown, Eric Levin, Michael Kurtz, Carrie Colliton, Amy Dorfman, Don Van Cleave and Brian Poehner. It is meant to be, “A celebration of the unique culture surrounding over 700 independently owned record stores in the USA, and hundreds of similar stores internationally.”

The official Record Store Day website notes that, “This is the one day that all of the independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists in the United States and in various countries across the globe make special appearances and performances.

This year Record Store Day is slated for April 16, 2011. Click HERE to see a list of the special releases planned for the day. To see if a record store near you is participating, please click HERE.

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Today Tuesday, April 12th Is Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day

Ben & Jerry’s ice cream cones will be free today from noon to 8 PM. As a way to thank customers for their support and to celebrate 33 years of scooping the chunkiest, funkiest ice cream, frozen yogurt and sorbet, Ben & Jerry’s scoop shops are happily giving it away!

New flavors being offered in Scoop Shops are:

- Late Night Snack: Inspired by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – Vanilla Bean Ice Cream with a Salty Caramel Swirl & Fudge Covered Potato Chip Clusters

- Bonnaroo Buzz: – Light Coffee & Malt ice creams with Whiskey Caramel swirls & English Toffee pieces. This flavor was inspired by the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival

- Stephen Colbert’s AmeriCone Dream: Vanilla ice cream with fudge covered waffle cone pieces & a caramel swirl

- Clusterfluff: Peanut Butter Ice Cream with Caramel Cluster Pieces, Peanut Butter & Marshmallow Swirls

This year Ben & Jerry’s has a new app that will guide you to the closest free cone location and even provide a Free Cone Day frame to send photos to friends and loved ones to see what fun they’re missing. iPhone users – Download Ben & Jerry’s Scoop of Happiness today! Droid users – check your Droid App Market!

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Steve Jobs Authorized Biography Due In 2012

Apple CEO Steve Jobs has finally agreed to participate in a book about his life. Simon & Schuster announced Sunday that Walter Isaacson’s “iSteve: The Book of Jobs” will be published in early 2012. Isaacson has been working on the long-rumored biography since 2009 and has interviewed Jobs, members of his family, colleagues at Apple and competitors.

Many books have been published about Jobs, but not with his approval. Isaacson has written best-selling biographies of Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein.

Fifty-six-year-old Jobs has had numerous health problems and announced in January that he would take his third leave of absence in seven years. During that time, he has survived a rare but curable form of pancreatic cancer and undergone a liver transplant. He appeared at a press conference in early March to announce the iPad 2.

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Hot Wheels Outdoor Advertising

Ad firm Ogilvy & Mather is responsible for these clever outdoor ad campaigns for Hot Wheels. The giant loop was placed on an overpass in Columbia and the giant children watching passing cars were installed on a highway in Mexico.

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