Archive for December 20th, 2011

I LIKE RECORDS 58

I have nothing against the band Black 47. We don’t sell a lot of their cd’s but every now and again somebody will come in looking for them. More times then not the guy asking for them is either A) drunk or B) has never been to a store that sells cd’s. Yeah, I know record stores are going the way of “soda shoppes” and “ether frolics” but these guys (no woman has ever asked for a Black 47 cd) are at least in their forties so they know what the hell a record store is. Anyhow, Monday a little before noon this guy saunters in, a little in the bag, he makes it to the middle aisle with his face scrunched up in that “I’m thinking hard/I have to go to the bathroom” type way. I gave him a couple of seconds to figure it out…
Me-Do you need any help finding anything?
Guy-….no……………………………………………………………….

Guy-…………………………….yeah…………………………
Me-Ok..what are you looking for?
Guy-I’ll tell ya………………Black 47, ever hear of ‘em they’re………….. irish.
Me- We should have a couple of things by them
Guy- I don’t see ‘em
I start to go through the B’s and he’s on my shoulder like a co-joined twin mumbling the artists I’m flipping through. We passed a Bachman, Turner, Overdrive (BTO) cd and…
Guy-..Blackman Turner…yeah…Overdrive
Me- Excuse me, who?
Guy- You know, Blackman Turner……..the Shaft guy.
Me-…….hey, here’s the Black 47
Guy- I got those.