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Celebrate Amoeba's 20th Anniversary! Part 3 - Top 10s of the Past 20 Years

Posted by Amoebite, November 9, 2010 02:10pm | Post a Comment
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Looking for something fantastic to listen to or watch? Continuing our constant, now over 20-years-long quest
to entertain your ears and eyes, we thought it might be fun to have some of our employees who have been here the longest come up with top 10ish lists (it's virtually impossible to get a record store employee to stick to just 10) of their favorite releases over the past 20 years that Amoeba has been around. Please read on for their recommendations!

Beyond these lists, get further immersed in our 20th Anniversary! To check out our first Anniversary blog post, with testimonials from some of our favorite customers, click here! Our second Anniversary post is an interview with co-owner Marc Weinstein about getting the Berkeley store off the ground all the way back in 1990 and what Amoeba means to him. Read it right here.

To get info about the Anniversary Events scheduled at the Berkeley store on Nov 13 & 14 with DJs, live performances from
Foxtails Brigade and Lyrics Born, and prize giveaways, click here! You can also get involved by entering our contest -- share ytoy love cutsour own Amoeba story for a chance to win a shopping spree and more! Read about it here.

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Celebrate Amoeba's 20th Anniversary! Part 2 - Interview with Co-Owner Marc Weinstein

Posted by Amoebite, November 5, 2010 02:53pm | Post a Comment

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We couldn't think of a better way to continue celebrating our 20th Anniversary this month than with an interview with Marc Weinstein, one of our founding owners, about Amoeba's inception, opening our first shop in Berkeley, what makes Amoeba special, some of his favorite memories thusfar, and more! Scattered throughout are some little-seen images of the Berkeley store before it opened as well as in its very early days!

Read on and check back for more additions over the next few weeks! To read our first Anniversary post, with testimonials from some of our favorite customers, click here! To get info about the Anniversary Events scheduled at the Berkeley store on Nov 13 & 14 with DJs, live performances from Foxtails Brigade, and Lyrics Born and prize giveaways, click here! You can also get involved by entering our contest -- share your own Amoeba story for a chance to win a shopping spree and more! Read about it here.

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Blonde Redhead 4AD Sessions

Posted by Amoebite, November 5, 2010 01:39pm | Post a Comment
Check out Amoeba favorites Blonde Redhead performing tracks from their latest album, Penny Sparkle, in the first ever 4AD Sessions to be filmed! Fabulous!

DJ AM Memorial Record Sale

Posted by Amoebite, November 4, 2010 05:17pm | Post a Comment

by Jon Lui

I met AM sometime in the late 90's. He was probably
already hooked up with Crazy Town, but I knew him in the context of a straight up hip hop dj, looking to battle another local for the use of the moniker he was going by back thedj amn and homies with underground cats like the High & Mighty.

Down through the years, as his star & skills ascended, he maintained his core character (which was probably the catalyst & determinant for his
success) and his passions, whether they were digging for the rarest vintage limited edition kicks, rocking any style of party with every style of sound, or using his hard-won wisdom to help out those still caught up in it.

On November 12th to 14th from 12 to 8 pm, at the Cobrashop (at Hollywood & Highland, 4th floor), AM's legacy will keep on serving the need & the needy. The DJ AM Memorial Foundation will be selling his record collection, all 12,000 or so pieces. All proceeds go to the DJ AM Memorial Foundation. Its mission statement:

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Celebrate Amoeba's 20th Anniversary! Part 1 - Testimonials

Posted by Amoebite, November 2, 2010 03:23pm | Post a Comment

Twenty years ago this month, Amoeba Berkeley opened its doors and we began this mystical journey that continues and has spread over the years to San Francisco, Hollywood and around the world! For the next few weeks, we will be celebrating here on the blog with various posts -- an interview with one of the store's owners, Marc, about opening Amoeba; pics of the Berkeley store while it was still under construction and in its first year; special top 10 lists from the employees who have been with us the longest; highlights of some of our most memorable instores; and today, we kick things off with testimonials from various fabulous customers -- including Adam from Doseone, Good Word of BPos, Yoni Wolf from Why? and more!

Read on and check back for more additions over the next few weeks! To get info about the Anniversary Events scheduled at the Berkeley store on Nov 13 & 14 with DJs, live performances from Foxtails Brigade, and Lyrics Born and prize giveaways, click here! You can also get involved by entering our contest -- share your own Amoeba story for a chance to win a shopping spree and more! Read about it here. You can also read Part 2 of this Anniversary series, an interview with co-owner Marc Weinstein about getting the Berkeley store up and running, what Amoeba means to him and more right here!
 

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Yoni Wolf of Why?

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