"I'm pretty much just kind of obsessed with records, I guess.
I'm obsessed with all the records that I haven't heard yet, more than the ones I have heard, so I'm just trying to work through them all.
Records are tangible. They sound really warm, and people fall in love with them. They have a certain cultural cache and a sonic superiority to them, and there's a special authenticity that comes with that.
I worked in record stores in Portland straight out of college and I was involved in a record co-op up there. I knew I always wanted to do my own thing and open my own record shop and I searched the west coast for the right location. Santa Barbara seemed like it would work well and it really has."
My Santa Barbara Musts
"Our friend Steve is a leatherworker who just opened up a great shop - Make Smith Leather Company - two doors down from that's definitely worth checking out.