Jack White has been named as this year’s Record Store Day Ambassador. The annual celebration of record shops and buying the items sold therein will this year take place on 20 Apr. In the run up to that, White will do his part by wandering around telling people why they should go into record shops and give the staff in them money in exchange for music.
In a lengthy statement announcing his appointment, White said: “As Record Store Day Ambassador of 2013 I’m proud to help in any way I can to invigorate whoever will listen with the idea that there is beauty and romance in the act of visiting a record shop and getting turned on to something new that could change the way they look at the world, other people, art, and ultimately, themselves”.
Read White’s full statement moaning on about the internet and The Kids’ short attention spans, as if that’s any way to enthuse people about record shops, and watch a video of him wandering around a vinyl pressing plant here.
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