Tag Archives: record stores

Gott Im Himmel! East-West Records Is Still Open In Orlando, Florida…50 YEARS LATER

I got off on a tangent the other day when discussing how I bought “Nightclubbing” by Grace Jones from a K-Mart record nook [not quite a store] back in the days when I biked to local shops to spend my … Continue reading

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Bag Blogging: Record Store Takeaways

I am such a record store geek that I have a pile of bags that I have inadvertently “collected” from my travels. I have not saved every bag, but I couldn’t have helped noticing that quite a few have been … Continue reading

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Monastic Musings Part One: The Great Record Store Contraction, or “It’s 2018… Do You Know Where Your CDs Are?

A few weekends ago, I had taken my wife somewhere and would need to recon with her almost two hours later. She said “why don’t you go to Harvest.” I said that I would prefer to check out the stores … Continue reading

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The Great Record Stores: Wuxtry, Decatur [part 1]

When I made my way to Atlanta to see Midge Ure a few weeks ago, I had already discounted the fine stores of Little Five Points that I normally visit on every trip to Atlanta already in my mind. Sure, … Continue reading

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Record Shopping Rematch: Grimey’s In Nashville

It had been six years since my previous trip to Nashville, Tennessee, and of course I tried to hit some record stores while there last. Foremost of these was Grimey’s; the type of store that regularly got on lists of the … Continue reading

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The Great Record Stores: Vinyl Fever

I just received some terrible news from reader Zoo in a comment today. Yesterday, I had mentioned that I had purchased the CD-3 I was discussing at Tampa’s legendary Vinyl Fever. Zoo reports that the store had closed last year … Continue reading

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