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 
> dead.
> Phillip
> Roger and Allison Kulp wrote:
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