7-28-09 A guy goes into a record store…
Weekend before last, I went into two different somewhat interesting record stores – and didn’t buy anything! Maybe it was because it was really warm weather, I don’t know. Stuff just didn’t look like what I wanted to spend my money on. At one store, I saw all of the “Woodstock Experience” series of CD’s: Jefferson Airplane (“Volunteers”, Johnny Winter (his debut), Jimi Hendrix, Santana (their debut), Janis Joplin (“Kozmik Blues”)…they pair a CD of a Woodstock festival performance with the artist’s contemporary album.
At the next record store, I had a “40% off any one used item” coupon. Even with that, I didn’t find anything I “needed”. I really wasn’t in the mood to be “buying to be buying”. After the second store, we got back into the car, and my GF says, “Wow! Two record stores and you didn’t buy anything! That must be a record!”. I thought about it, and – for the last few years, I guess that is something of a ‘record’. But in the past, in LP days – it was unfortunately altogether too common for me to go into a record store and “not find anything”.
While I was still in high school, I had tremendous interest to go to record stores and see everything that was on offer. Sure, I knew what I was looking for, but…there was still so much I did not know. I never ‘worked’ until after high school, so I didn’t always lots of expendable cash to blow on vinyl. Yes, it’s true – I did spend “food money” on records…but I could always go home and eat something…later on.
Well, in the summer of 2009, the CD’s I really want to buy are either released only in
So, yeah – I went in 2 record stores and didn’t buy anything recently. Guess I’m still alive. Still in the game. A friend recently told me about a new record store that has opened near my GF’s house (that makes 4 record stores near her now!) – “Territory Records and BBQ” – a record store that serves barbecue food. Too good to be true??
Approx. July 30th is my 7th anniversary of 5-day-per-week blogging! This blog has been through 3 different configurations already: “20th Century Music”, “The Ron Kane Files” and now “Music Life” – I guess if I was writing books, those would be the titles of the three ‘volumes of prose’ I have contributed to the collective consciousness, so far.
No, I don’t want to ‘vanity publish’ a book (or three). Mental note to self: Come up with a decent thematic premise to link last seven years of writing about music.