Philadelphia Matthew, very close really.
Matthew Barton wrote:
> What part of the country are you talking about?
> Matthew Barton
> The Library of Congress
> 101 Independence Ave., SE
> Washington, DC 20540-4610
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>>>> Aaron Levinson <[log in to unmask]> 6/29/2007 11:07:57 AM >>>
> Actually, at least here in these parts that institution still exists and
> I am truly thankful that it does. No fewer than 5 within 5-7 miles of
> each other. I know that sounds crazy but its true. I actually think that
> a small footprint chain that sold nothing but vinyl
> would do really well. Vinyl sales are up 30% in the last year and I see
> no end in sight. If someone carried Dylan, Tool, Coltrane,
> Outkast and a bunch of great music on wax I bet it would do really well.
> Stroll in, buy a few albums, and get that elated, "I just bought
> 'Introducing Roland Kirk' on a 180 gram pressing feeling". There is
> still nothing like it. Viva Vinyl anyone?
> phillip holmes wrote:
>> The real record shop died a slow death in the '90s. What I mean by
>> real is: 33, 45, and 78 rpm; all genres; record care supplies;
>> ephemera; the selection of replacement styli; the stylus magnifier;
>> the audition turntable and headphones; tobacco smoke _OR_ an old man
>> chewing a cigar _OR_ the hourly help dealing pot out the back (but
>> preferably all three); two pair of JBL L100 on the walls; cardboard
>> stand-up Beatles; a ceramic nipper somewhere in the store; at least
>> one crotchety old worker and one bipolar young worker; a jaded owner
>> that USED to be in "the business"; the smell of paper aging (the not
>> acid-free kind); and let's not forget the most important part of a
>> real record shop--delusional and weird record collectors. Yes, it's
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