I was walking around the lower Haight in San Francisco last Saturday, trying to find an outdoor art exhibit and was lost. I noticed this hole-in-the-wall record store open and ducked in there to ask for directions. I was suprised because I didn't think something like this was supposed to be open but I guess it is (I stopped keeping track of what is ok to open and such, too tiring.) Anyway, I got my directions and found a super cool place.
Rooky Ricardo's Records has been around for over 30 years and has become an inspiration stop for local DJ's and local muscians. The place is filled with records (mostly 45's) and listening stations (they are closed because of COVID-19. But it is mostly filled with a super cool vibe which can't be bought:
To be honest, I have been kind of down lately. A lot of things and places I like to go have been canceled or shut down. Stumbling into Rooky Ricardo's was a pick me up and a boost of energy. The reason is because the place has a lot of: