Why I like what I do for a living.

60I have been behind the counter at a record store every Christmas since 1980 and feel like that’s where I belong.

There are many aspects to running a store that feel so natural to me and I thought I would list a few:

  • Being able to help people find the music they are looking for and that sometimes they are even comfortable enough to sing the thing that’s in their head
  • Sharing new and old music with customers and bonding with people with a common passion for an artist or style
  • While looking at a collection of records I can get to know a little about the people who, throughout their lives put together these little pieces of time as their musical tastes evolved and went in different directions becoming part of an ever-changing life puzzle

The people who have come into my life as a result.

It’s music

Something New?

The kids are back in back in school and there’s a crisp coolness in the air and what am I thinking about?

Well, the Beatles of course.

With all the media blitz about the release of the Beatles re-mastered CDs, I got a little nostalgic and decided to dig out the first 45 I ever got—at the age of four—to play on my little blue and white portable record player. The record was “Love Me Do” backed with “P.S. I Love You” on the Tollie label. I remember being mesmerized watching the logo go round and not really sure what I was feeling…but it was GOOD! Continue reading