First, you’re not staying in a Sochi hotel room.
And second, there’s a cool new record store in Georgetown.
Specifically, Hill & Dale, a treasure trove of pristine vinyl and music-related art, which just opened a couple hours ago in a former gallery space.
Imagine the store in High Fidelity. Now clean it up a bit. Add the work of some famous rock photographers. And subtract a surly Jack Black. That’s this place.
Now, you probably still shouldn’t ask for a copy of “I Just Called to Say I Love You.” But if you’re looking for a gem of a blues record, a Dick Dale surf album or an audiophile version of the Daft Punk record, you can probably find it in the racks of all-new vinyl. Or just ask the owner, Rob, what’s good.
But if you prefer your music in digital form, no worries. There’s still plenty to look at. Like rare concert posters of the White Stripes and the Decemberists, and a whole room of rock photography by Peter Simon, whose work includes the Stones, the Dead and a Robert Plant photo titled I Am a Golden God.
No, he’s not jumping into a pool.