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
One afternoon in the mid-summer of 1979, I made a trip to Spokane to spend my money, and headed up to north Division St, almost up to the Northtown Shopping Center. I pulled into the store, a free standing store,
I’m repurposing this from one of my old “Song Of The Day” entries on “The Kirkham Report“, but the story has to be told here as well…because…well…it just FITS, you know?
Roger Whittaker is known throughout the world as one of the most popular crooners of the 1970’s. Yet in America, he was virtually unknown until his song “The Last Farewell” catapulted him to the top of the MOR/AC charts here in the States.
Got a Mom story for you, if you weel….heh heh heh…picture a twelve year old TC in the summer of 1975.
I have. Twice that I can recall.
The first time it ever happened to me was reading a book that made up part of the “Dragonlance” series. Being a little Geeky McNerdly Nerd going way back, a series full of drama, adventure and magic sucked me in faster than you can say “Wizards of the Coast”. I
I spent 5 plus hours in a bookstore one day, and it was heavenly.
To set the scene – this was back in the 90’s, when I had a car, and TC worked at Coconuts, a record chain popular at the time. The store was based in Swampscott, and one Sunday he was scheduled to work from