Friday, January 18, 2013

Here Boy! Here!

Here Boy! Here! by Seattle Daily Photo
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Only it won't be here anymore. . . I took this shot some time ago inside Easy Street Records, a place you could see, touch and experience music. Love that cover art. How long since you've bought something because the cover art drew you in? Oh, I forgot. . .I may be one of the few folks who still "buys" music :-). And I've bought a lot of it since moving to Seattle at Easy Street Records. It's one of those places where you can discover amazing new music or find old faves. They also featured in-store concerts with great artists. So it was a real let down to drive past the revolving sign last week and see the notice that their last in-store concert would be tonight, Jan 18, yet great to see it would be Yo La Tengo. Check out this video. They will close of their Uptown/Lower Queen Anne storefront. It's because of the landlord's change in rent, I heard. Life is always full of moving on. They will hold a sale of inventory, auction off a zillion cool artifacts like the signed Eddie Vedder Into the Wild poster below and the neon sign above and their revolving sign outside, and will become a stand alone business at their West Seattle location. Very sad for me, but I'll travel the distance, as will thousands of other Seattlites. Easy Street is one of the wonderful things that makes Seattle SEATTLE.

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3 comments:

Bob Crowe said...

LOVE that photo So full of off-kilter energy. I buy CDs because headphones hurt after awhile and I don't download one popular number at a time. I prefer unpopular music.

Anonymous said...

Awesome photo, Kim! Please keep them coming, I look forward to SDP every day, especially since I recently moved to California from the cold and gray :-). It's a gorgeous city!

Madge Bloom said...

At least their shop in West Seattle is still open...