What The Heck Is #RecordSaturday?

I love sharing music with people.  It compliments both my generous and my bossy nature (“Seriously, you’ll like this Steely Dan song, I swear….”) and for years, it’s what propelled my love of making mix tapes.  To be able to give someone a song that reminds you of them is a profound gesture, a portable party, a way of saying “You Are Rad.”

So I created RecordSaturday as a group listening party, since my 900 friends on Twitter probably can’t fit in my apartment.  I live-tweet an album from my collection (@libbycudmore) every Saturday night at 8 p.m., with stories about my personal connection to the album, cool record facts and a theme — I shared pictures of my best girlfriends with Cyndi Lauper’s She’s So Unusual for Galentine’s Day, and a Star Wars theme alongside Men At Work’s Business As Usual.

There’s also usually with a album cover pinup, which is my favorite part of the project.  These evolved simply from showing me with the record (so you know I’m not just a poser with a Spotify playlist) to full-scale photo shoots, whether I’m replicating the album cover, a piece of a music video or just playing on the theme.  Trademark to each are my black nerd glasses (even in the sexiest shots) and my Sephora Lip Last #23.

The Vapors, NEW CLEAR DAYS (1980)

The Vapors, NEW CLEAR DAYS (1980)

(Miss this week’s pinup?  You can check them out on my Tumblr page)

Record Saturday is about getting a conversation going.  I want to hear how you like the album, your own stories with it, if you’re discovering it for the first time or if it’s a classic or even if your parents played it a hundred thousand times and now every time you hear Steely Dan’s “Peg” you want to scream.  So tune in at 8 p.m. every Saturday for some fun!

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5 Comments

  1. While I don’t always “attend” #RecordSaturday , i think it’s super fun and I’m glad you do it. I’m a bum and need to make my office actually workable so I can set up my own turntable; then maybe we’ll start a movement!

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