Friday, July 13, 2007

A dying breed

I honestly thought that I wouldn't find any "record" stores (as they used to be called) when I returned to the States.

Wrong. There is at least one Virgin store in Texas.

I only went in for about 2 minutes - I was still too overwhelmed at the vast scope of such places. (Readers in or from Kenya will appreciate the scope of some Nakumatt stores - but it's a different thing to see acres of CDs in front of me.)

My buddy Mark sells CDs out of his (full) garage. That's the replacement for Virgin. iTunes is the wave of today - replacing the selling of any physical media. Mark knows that. He has been working on other options too.

When will I be able to go into such places without being submerged by the scope and diversity? I dunno. I'll keep you posted. Thankfully there is no Virgin store in Denver anymore. I never could afford their prices anyhow!

4 comments:

jasonjyee said...

actually there is a virgin megastore down on the 16th street mall.

Lora_3 said...

Right now our family has been enjoying "Half Price Books".

Be safe...

The Lone Beader said...

There are a couple of 'record' stores that I go to here in Boston... Strawberries/FYE and Newbury Comics... I'm still old skool about music. I don't do itunes. I actually try to buy the disc if I really like the music. There's just something about having the actual item in your hand when you walk out of the store...

Jenny said...

I agree. I do download music, but prefer to own the disc. It has all the great art work and bits of information on it too.