Did you know I was thinking of Collectors' Records? I'm life long
friends with Lisa who worked there for the last 10-12 years (who lives
in Austin now--where there still are some real record stores trying to
make it). There were more issues with the owner than rent, but this is
a public forum..... Did you ever meet John Stainze there?
As far as the article goes, the guy doesn't know what a real record shop
is. Am I supposed to cry because the Virgin Megastore left Dallas? It
was a store for poseurs and idiots. However, I was sad when Tower
died. They were the last CD Store to carry a deep catalog and they even
sold records, making it a record shop. Tower was a chain of real record
shops. Perhaps they were too slow to take advantage of the internet.
Perhaps people are just too stupid or have no taste. The selection at
Target, Wal-Mart, and the like, remind me of that little rack of
cassette tapes they have at every mega truck stop. "Tammy Wynette and
"old possum face's" greatest duets" and the complete works of ZZ Top.
So where is the store in Ft Worth? I go there to buy
surplus/used/military/aviation tubes and parts for radio and hi-fi
> Yes, of course it is dead - meaning the kind that the
> article talks about and not the kind that Phillip
> Holmes talks about.
> (There actually is one of the latter still around in
> Fort Worth - but on the very rare occasion I have
> found 78 rpms there, none were really worth having.
> But I am able to buy steel phonograph needles there in
> a pinch and I have found some very nice 1920s and
> 1930s recordings on LP reissues there. The world in
> Fort Worth/Dallas, however, has never been the same
> since Collectors' Records in Dallas with its back room
> full of cheap 78 rpms closed because the owner did not
> feel like moving after his rent went way up.)