Author Archives: Corey Bloom

Princeton Record Exchange

One of my saving graces after moving across the country has been the Princeton Record Exchange. I was spoiled growing up in the Bay Area, but after 18 months here, PREX has become one of my all time favorite record stores. It’s a trip to think about, but the store has had a significant impact … Read more

Bernal Park Jam: One Year Retrospective

Today marks the one year anniversary of the Phongraphic Park Jam in San Francisco. After living in the city for over ten years, and growing up in its reach and under its influence, it was tough to pack up head out east. I wanted this event to reflect all the positive elements that, in my … Read more

July 17th in Oakland and Princeton

We have two events scheduled on the same day, but on different coasts. On Tuesday, July 17th we’ll be hosting events in both Princeton, NJ and Oakland, CA. For those in Jersey, we’ll be drifting away from our usual home at Labyrinth Books for the Princeton Public Library. This will be a special event coinciding … Read more

The Original Voicemail

I was introduced to Princeton Professor Thomas Levin last week by a mutual friend Guangchen Chen. Levin, associate professor of German, started an ambitious project in 2010 after being awarded the Einstein Visiting Fellow at the Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School for Literary Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin. His project was focused on the archeology … Read more

Princeton, NJ and Oakland, CA Sessions

We’ll be back at Labyrinth Books in Princeton, NJ on May 8th from 6:00-7:30. There are still two slots for presenters, so if you are interested in telling your story, send us a line at Also, Ashleyanne will be hosting our first Bay Area event outside of San Francisco at the Temesecal Library in … Read more

Photos from Cal Academy of Sciences

On February 8th we returned to the Cal Academy of Sciences in San Francisco as part of their annual Noise Pop Nightlife event. Ashleyanne Krigbaum hosted the event, and rallied together all of the presenters for the evening. Lisbeth Ortega, Colin Peden and Truc Nguyen all stepped up and told stories of travels and musical … Read more

March 26th at Labyrinth Books in Princeton, NJ

We have found a place in New Jersey to host us! Our east coast debut will be on March 26th at Labyrinth Books on Nassau Street in Princeton, NJ. Stories and songs will start at 6:00PM. If you live in the area, and are interested in presenting send us an email at

Eric Mueller of Pirates Press

Pirates Press is a vinyl production and manufacturing company based out of the Bay Area. Since opening up shop in 2004, they have produced literally millions of records for hundreds of bands. With their pressing plant in Beroun, Czech Republic the company entertains artists wildest dreams in terms of vinyl production and packaging. For this … Read more

“It’s Been A Long, We Shouldn’t Have Left You…”

Hello to everyone out there. First off, I (Corey), want to apologize for our absence. I recently relocated to New Jersey, and let’s just say there have been some transitional challenges. Prior to leaving California, where I had lived my entire life, I naively thought it would be easy to establish things personally, professionally and … Read more