There’s an old saying about the best-laid plans of music journalists who try to attend what in retrospect seems like a really unfeasible itinerary of Record Store Day events. I don’t remember how it goes, but I’m sure there’s a lesson in there somewhere.

All told I made it to three events, which wasn’t even half my itinerary, and since I only caught a couple of songs from White Mystery at a very crowded Permanent Records, it might be more accurate to call it two and a half. A last-minute interview cut my Saturday free time short, which nixed a couple of shows, and my traffic-time estimates were way too low. But mostly I blame the Eternals: