Ghosts of Record Stores Past and Present

Much of my youth was spent hunting for and playing vinyl. I have created this site to remember many of the stores I've visited. Don't try and visit them without calling first, as many of them are no longer with us. If I've posted a picture of a store that you want me to delete please let me know and I'll take it down. To see a particular store just open the photo album with its name on it or click on the green (open) or red (closed) marker in the map below. Expanding the map will reveal more stores in the same city.

The site also contains links to interesting articles and information on record shops and record collecting and fine musical suggestions and playlists for your listening pleasure (with You Tube links so you can check them out for yourself). The Playlists can be found by scrolling to a separate section of the index under the heading musical resources. And our latest addition, Song of the Day, a glimpse at what's playing on my stereo today, appears there as well.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Lou Reed - Dirty Boulevard

Song of the Day

Today's Song of the Day is Lou Reed - Dirty Boulevard.  Long past his tour with the Velvet Underground, Reed rises again here as he (mostly) talks and (sometimes) sings his way through this bleak ode to New York's poor.  A simple three chord progression, this one is mostly about the words, over a stripped down backing  with a soulful embellishment at the end.  From 1988's New York, this one fared well on the modern radio charts.  It has a backing vocal by none other than Dion (Dimucci).

"No one here dreams of being a doctor or a lawyer or anything
They dream of dealing on the dirty boulevard"

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