My friend Steve Escandon and I were guest DJs at Poo-Bah Records in Pasadena, California for Record Store Day 2014. Poo-Bah has been operating continuously, since 1971. It has weathered five moves. It's first two locations were in Old Town Pasadena, which, back then was a far cry from the upscale shopping destination it is today. It left Old Town in 1975 and spent nearly three decades in the distinctive "Red House" on the corner of Walnut and Wilson. At that particular location Steve and I accrued countless recordings that are the hearts of our respective music collections. So it was indeed fitting, and also a little strange to be lugging some of those same LPs and 45s back to the store at its current location in East Pasadena.
Steve & Dorian at the turntables.
Photo by Victoria.
Collage © 2014 Steve Escandon.