HITS Daily Double

Elvis C. on record shoppes

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OF THE DAY: "The first record for which I ever slapped down my own pocket money was a vinyl EP. It was 'Twist and Shout' by The Beatles. For more than 45 years, record shops have been my reference library, my college and occasionally something like a church. I've happily left a small fortune in the collection plate. We should defend and celebrate those still open for business with our last breath." —Elvis Costello, talking about yesterday’s release of the four-track EP, National Ransack, composed of outtakes from November's T Bone Burnett-produced National Ransom (Hear Music/Concord). (12/22a)