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If I ran my own music shop.....


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Initial post: 29 May 2012, 22:52:54 BST
there would be seats, coffee, 'music clubs'(like book clubs but louder), The music playing would jump from genre to genre, decade to decade, the staff would be opinionated but amiable.
no junk music - as defined by the owner of the shop, er me, would be banned.
The criteria for 'junk music' would be a thread in its own right - but refers to emotionless, commercially driven derivative pap....

In reply to an earlier post on 29 May 2012, 23:34:40 BST
nephran says:
No Led Zepp or Laughing Lenny or Boring Bob then...Whoooo..ooooo..My kinda place KO1973..

Posted on 30 May 2012, 09:04:36 BST
hhhmmm plenty of Mr Cohen and Mr Dylan, but also Lee Hazlewood, Arthur Russell, Charles Mingus, Durutti Column and King Tubby

In reply to an earlier post on 30 May 2012, 09:07:16 BST
Brass Neck says:
You'd be bankrupt inside 6 months if you're not offering the few punters who actually pay for their music and want it in a physical format what they want.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 May 2012, 11:24:16 BST
nocheese says:
Sounds very like the late lamented Tower Records, KO73. They had sofas, and listening stations where you could don earphones and listen to whatever you chose. Staff were laid back and knowledgable. I think some of the stores also had coffee, although the Glasgow one didn't.

Posted on 30 May 2012, 11:49:43 BST
Last edited by the author on 30 May 2012, 11:50:05 BST
fair point about my business plan Mr Brass Neck - a local of ours prospered on the basis of the Rudest Barman in the world : people would travel to meet this rude barsteward. He became an attraction -

a smirking trio of boys made 2 mistakes...asked him for a lager (he sneered at anything other than real ale as being cocktails...) than asking him to say something sarcastic - he glanced at them, and replied "I'm glad to meet you"

that fella in BlackBooks insultd any punter who attempted to buy books he did not approve of...Black Books - The Complete Box Set [DVD] - so following advice from the Dragons Den here in the amazone - I will adjust the business plan and employ a total $&*$£ as the Man in the Shop...

In reply to an earlier post on 30 May 2012, 13:18:34 BST
Huck Flynn says:
remind us again KO - what would you actually be selling (apart from coffee) ?

Posted on 30 May 2012, 13:27:46 BST
MC Zaptone says:
Anyone here been into Wonkeys Chinese restaurant in Soho? Fantastically rude and traded off it for years.
"Waiter, I didn't order this, I asked for chicken chow mein" ........"So what, this Singapore noodle better, you eat. not yap yap"!

Posted on 30 May 2012, 13:37:47 BST
Lez Lee says:
Hard to believe now, but the Classical dept. in HMV Newcastle used to be quite separate and had comfy chairs, comprehensive catalogues for browsing and the staff were very knowledgable and friendly. They also had listening posts. You could order anything and they would post it to you. Sigh.

Posted on 30 May 2012, 13:45:40 BST
2old4925 says:
People listening to classical music in geordieland - that's my preconceptions out the window Lez Lee - thought it was all Utd, Brown Ale and Ceryl Cole!

Posted on 30 May 2012, 13:49:04 BST
I've always wanted a coffee shop that served DECENT coffee, great food and fab music. I even thought of having booths (like the American diners) with their own little jukeboxes on the tables - all linked to one huge jukebox of MP3s... do you think it would survive in a seaside town up north? ;o)

Posted on 30 May 2012, 13:51:38 BST
2old4925 says:
Like it or not 'zon is the music shop of the future!

Posted on 30 May 2012, 14:44:52 BST
I could'nt own a music shop as my tongue would fall off from me having to bite it so many times when someone comes up and asks me if I have the latest Led Zep album or anything by such and such indie band.

Posted on 30 May 2012, 15:02:59 BST
2old4925 says:
Latest Led Zep, Nugent? Think you might have to rename yourself 'knocked out in 1972 just woke up'!

In reply to an earlier post on 30 May 2012, 15:51:30 BST
nephran says:
LOL!!!

Posted on 30 May 2012, 15:52:55 BST
Johnny Bee says:
If I ran my own music shop I'd be too busy to piss about on the Zon music discussion forum.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 May 2012, 15:54:46 BST
nephran says:
Too busy doing what JB?

In reply to an earlier post on 30 May 2012, 15:55:25 BST
Haha! That's funny! But some of the best music is from the '70s - the date is irrelevant, if it's good it's good.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 May 2012, 16:25:06 BST
Johnny Bee says:
Fending off the taxman and bankruptcy most probably, Neph.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 May 2012, 16:27:00 BST
Been there and loved it. I was not aware of any sort of rude behaviour, just a total lack of interest in any sort of communication other than "table for 3, here" and "£47.53 cash only".

In reply to an earlier post on 30 May 2012, 16:27:57 BST
Service that slow that they could not give you the cd while you were in the shop, Lez? Amazing!

In reply to an earlier post on 30 May 2012, 16:30:10 BST
Last edited by the author on 30 May 2012, 16:33:05 BST
It was intended as a slighty snide comment about Led Zeppelin viz their many compilations and remasters that glut the market. Mind you they're not the only ones. Bowie's another and so are U2. It's a tad heinous and grasping for acts to release one comp after another with each one just being marginally different to the one before.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 May 2012, 16:34:20 BST
nephran says:
Yep..How the middle classes moan..When all the dockers,Miners and print workers were being made redundant, not a single murmer from the small businesses,now it's them getting the thin edge of the shovel...They don't shut up...

In reply to an earlier post on 30 May 2012, 16:38:38 BST
James Brown could be accused of something similar, as could many many others artists. What about all those Ministry of Sound compos etc..........?

KLF stand tall, look at how few cds they have.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 May 2012, 16:38:42 BST
Didn't the dockers and miners moan then?
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