ATTENTION: San Francisco DJ Lovers, Vinyl Lovers & most importantly Lewis Walden Lovers — As many of you have heard, our friend Lewis Walden recently lost his entire record collection (5000+ albums). Let’s help build that back up again. We all know that these types of personal art collections are way more than just stuff in the end. They are our archives, our history and a lifeline in times of need. It is our intent to help out a friend right now and with your help, let’s rebuild and create something new for Lewis!

PART I: If you have any vintage vinyl (especially club music from the late 80’s & early 90’s) that you want to donate, please fill out this GoogleDrive form and we can coordinate a local SF drop-off/hand-off. We will house your gifts and with the help of other Lewis Lovers (Don Baird, Stevyn Polk, Derek Boyle) we will transport all this newly gifted music to Lewis personally. It is our hope to be bringing him thousands of albums in a month.

PART II: Make sure to double-check your contact info (name, phone, email) and don’t forget to hit the submit button below so we can get back to you ASAP and coordinate a SF drop-off. It will be in the Mission District near the intersection of 22nd & Dolores. If you cannot drop them off, please let us know so we can arrange a pick-up.

PART III: Your gift can be either anonymous or personal. If you want, please feel free to use yellow stickies on your album covers and write your name and add anything else personal that you want to say directly to Lewis. We know he would love to hear from you.

PART IV: Spread the word. If you know of anybody that would like to participate in helping Lewis out, please share this link on your FaceBook page or kindly ask your friends and family if they would like to contribute. This is not about replacing what was, but is about building a new collection.

Lewis was a lifeline for so many of us here in SF back in the late 80’s & early 90’s. He was very generous to us all as a DJ and inspired many of us to build our own music collections. This is our way of thanking him. It is our hope that we as a community can pull together a couple thousand (or more) priceless vinyl gems so that Lewis has a new collection for his new home!


PLEASE NOTE: Because this is a gift, we kindly ask that you not just dump a bunch of old vinyl to off-load it. Please select meaningful stuff with intent. Again any club music from the 80’s & 90’s is most appreciated (Rock, Industrial, Electronic-Dance, Techno, etc). We are also NOT limiting this gift to just vinyl; CD’s are also welcome. If you are not able to drop music off, you can also send it through the US post office via “Media Mail.” It is quite inexpensive. Contact us directly for the address.

ALTERNATIVELY: For all those Lewis Lovers out there that do not live in the Bay Area and would like to help, you can also order an online AMOEBA Music Store Gift Certificate here (https://www.amoeba.com/gift-card/). If you decide to go this route you would not only be helping Lewis but also helping a local small business that has been shut down since mid March. Make sure to select “Ship to New Address” on AMOEBA’S form and insert this address info — P.O. Box 14842, San Francisco CA 94114.

LASTLY: To help Lewis track gift certificates, please make sure to also fill out this form with your contact info — THANK YOU!
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