Saturday, February 9, 2008

The latest group of additions to our store reminds me of something a friend said once, "I think of you guys as a flea market." Not a high compliment, but the term once signalled no lack of variety, in the sense of "5 & 10"or "general store" and indeed.... moneyblows supplies a general store of music from the 1950s through the 1980s, the same stuff that was available then, only older.
They say you can't be a storekeeper and a collector at the same time, and being a storekeeper is first with us. But we secretly hope many will be buried in our grave with us like the treasures of the great Egyptian Pharaohs (don't need a pyramid, just a record turntable and a decent stylus).Knocky Parker, King Henry and the Showmen, Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra, Slim Pickens, Judy Holliday, Red Norvo, Pinto Colvig and Susannah Young.
Why do we thrive on the minutiae of pop music variety from the 1950s and 1960s, when the world seems to falling apart? Judging by our customer base and the world map posted in our mailroom, the variety of music is exceeded only by the variety of enthusiasts. From our Texas roots to our New England fullfillment center, which opens onto a hay field covered with snow, we like to keep the memories moving!

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