We stumbled across FredFlix on YouTube recently – he’s got a hell of a collection of great nostalgic stuff, and we’re gonna start bringing some of our favorites of his stuff to you here. You can check him out by going to FredFlix on YouTube, and be sure to tell him you found him on Planet BM! First up, a collection of vintage K-Tel Album television commercials from the 70s and 80s. With all the misspelled names and such, you’d think their ad agency people worked for MeTV’s website…heh heh heh…enjoy!
Nestled away in the Orleans Marketplace (which looks a lot larger and less a strip mall when looking at their website), this homey little store was one of those delights you
But no more.
We will have at least one new blog a week starting this week, and we will continue our mission to talk about book and record stores, the old days, and more. We’ll also be linking up with my music site, The Kirkham Report, which will be coming back on line this weekend.
Once again, we’ll be here spreading the word about places still out there, places gone by, formats
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This week – sorry we’ve been away for a while again – we’ve both been hella sick, but we’re back with TC’s choice – it’s our Top Ten Screaming 70s Zonkers – songs that when you hear them, you can’t help but think
According to the Wikipedia entry, “In the recording industry, a cut-out refers to a deeply discounted or remaindered copy of an LP, 45 RPM single, cassette tape, Compact Disc, or other item.” Yes, you can still occasionally find cut-outs of CD’s or DVD’s, but most of the time, you’re more
I look back on this commercial for it, and just go “What was I thinking? And…what f**kin’
Rack Jobber: Wholesaler that provides racks of merchandise for retail locations and split the profits obtained from sales between the two parties.
Many of the smaller stores I frequented as a child and teenager had record bins serviced by “rack jobbers”. The store wanted to sell records but didn’t want the hassle of doing the ordering and inventory themselves, so they hired a third party vendor to do it.
When I was a grade schooler, we lived in the small berg of Utica, Ohio, population about 2000. It was situated
Before I found The Music Box (and after as well), my first stop whenever we’d hit “the big city”, was the circuit of mostly large department stores that were all interlinked by the city’s new “Skywalk” system – these were (mostly) enclosed
We’re currently vacationing on Cape Cod, and we stopped by the Cape Cod Mall on Saturday. We went over to look around, do some shopping, have a nice dinner, and check things out.
The mall is one of the few left that has a large Barnes and Noble with a mall entrance – most of them are free-standing stores these days – and imagine my shock when I saw a bin as we approached the escalator proclaiming “BN now has Vinyl!” But there in the middle of the store, below the big