By Susan SliwickiSnowed in for the weekend? Want to get new entertainment from items you’ve already got in your collection? Need to entertain a pack of munchkins but want a more sophisticated twist for yourself? Test out the “Dark Side of the Moon”/“Wizard of Oz” urban legend. We’ll be the first to admit the band’s “Dark Side of the Moon” album sounds best when heard on vinyl (topped only by a live performance, of course).
Saturday is the tenth annual Record Store Day (www.recordstoreday.com), the spring celebration of brick-and-mortar music stores, and an especially happy day for those who collect vinyl records. Record Store Day, celebrated at 3,000 independent outlets around the world, has helped fuel the resurgence of vinyl in the U.S., sales of which are at their highest mark since 1990, back before Napster, back before MP3s, back before iTunes.
This article originally appeared on goldminemag.com. No self-respecting Beatles fan visits London without having his or her photo taken crossing Abbey Road. It's a lifetime moment, putting yourself in the very place the Fab Four were when the posed for the cover photo of their iconic "Abbey Road."
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".