The best interviews are less tit-for-tat Q & A and more of a conversation, a thoughtful, relaxed exchange of ideas that garners all of the details required but then wanders, seamlessly, to places no one would have imagined.
So it is that a conversation with Pat DiNizio starts with the concert that the Smithereens, the band he’s fronted for 33 years, is playing this weekend on the West Palm Beach waterfront. It then veers towards the damaging effects of free downloads on the humble songwriter and the need for creative entrepeneurship.
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With the Livesays, Sunday, 4:30 p.m., Meyer Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach. Free.
TODAY IS RECORD STORE DAY!
Remember record stores, the places you bought music before Amazon and iTunes? Remember vinyl records? Once a year, indie record stores across the country encourage people to bask in the old tradition and physically browse for music. National artists release special vinyl discs to be sold exclusively in these stores, and there are usually other deals as well.
Two Palm Beach County stores are participating in Record Store Day:
Confusion Records, 848 Park Ave., Lake Park, 561- 848-1882.
Music Movies and More, 2640 Forest Hill Blvd., Palm Springs, 561-969-0002.
And in Port St. Lucie:
Sounds Good Music, 1018 SE Port St Lucie Blvd., 772-380-0777.
For more information and a list of exclusive records being sold in some stores today: recordstoreday.com