Saturday, June 9, 2012
Doctor Strange Records
Finally, some cool music store in Rancho Cucamonga! Interesting how a split second changes the whole chain of events that follows. Wednesday night, I decided to do a short 1-hr ride around the city and was undecided on what route to take -- so I just headed down the Pacific Electric Bike Trail, westbound into the stiff afternoon headwind. I usually head back via Lemon taking Beryl Street north but for some reason, I decided to head up Amethyst Ave instead. I could have easily missed it if I hadn't glanced left for a second as I was pedaling about a block or two from the bike path. It was past 7pm and all I saw was the store sign that said "RECORDS". Hmmm. A record store in a somewhat residential area of Rancho Cucamonga? I pedaled home but just kept a mental note to drive by Amethyst on Friday, when I need to kill a half hour as the kids were taking music lessons at Alta Loma Music off Carnelian. Doctor Strange Records is one cool place that sell vinyl, mostly punk but also a great selection of prints, t-shirts, stickers, magazines, etc. Finally, I don't have to go to LA or Pasadena for vinyl. I bought this signed poster by silkscreen artist John Miner for $10! I only browsed for about 10 minutes since they close right at 7pm but I'll be back for more.