Monday, August 31, 2020

Rooky Ricardo's Records


 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:



13 comments:

  1. That is something to brighten the day and we're all in need of that at the moment.

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  2. I loved this and all the posters so nostalgic brought back some memories :-)

    Have an oldiestastic safe week 😷😷😷

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  3. Oh my gosh, if I ever come your way you must give me directions to get to this place. It looks absolutely marvelous and so much to see, touch, get! WOO HOO! Love this Post to say the least. Thank you so much for sharing with us! BIG HUGS!

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  4. it's funny to see this today as yesterday I was staring at a little pile of 45's I will probably get rid of. Haven't had a record player in 10 years. Cool place!

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  5. Sweet! So glad you found a cool spot and by accident. I still remember falling to sleep to records as a teen. I love it that my middle daughter likes The Cranberries. It always takes me back.

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  6. Such a great little store! And yes, in SF record stores are allowed to open w/ limited capacity.

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  7. What a neat store! I could spend hours in there! Have a great week friend!

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  8. What a fun find. I'm guessing you'll be back when you can listen to the tunes. Way cool.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect day and rest of the week, Patrick. 😎

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  9. It does have a lot of soul! We need to find things that brighten our days during this time for sure!

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  10. Ah, I can see why the best music ever made would brighten your day! How awesome that this place exists and thanks for sharing the memories.

    I'm so excited to see you at 'My Corner of the World' this week!! Thanks for linking.

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  11. What a step back in time! Great shots of a great place!
    Thank you for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2020/08/oriental-lily.html

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  13. I love this!!!!
    For Fathers Day (Aussie Fathers Day) I bought my husband a framed picture of the cover of Super Tramp Even in the Quietest Moments album. His all time fave. It was a HIT!!! Woot.

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