Thursday, August 19, 2010

Record Store Moment

We're spinnin' Bruce Springsteen's 1980 double LP "The_River". I turned over side 1 and flipped it to side two and out pumps the opening drums of the hit single, "Hungry Heart". An elder statesmen in the store was suddenly brought back in time,

"Aaaah," as he smiled big, "this reminds me of Alaska. I worked in Valdez, Alaska and on our lunch breaks the girls would put this song on the jukebox because they wanted to dance to it. This is a great cut."

You could sense just by the music he was brought right back to a special place in his life. Sometimes working in a record store isn't about money at all. It's hearing, listening, sharing, stories just like these.

"Everybody needs a place to rest
Everybody wants to have a home"

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