Who the hell does that? Oh yeah, WestSiders and Cops.
the ya-ya getting potential that can be had in a dark theater (sitting on your ass).
Shit just got real.
...when Paul isn't willing to add his insight on the situation?"
I dunno, how about asking people like the cat that posted above you (the mighty Capt. America)? Or, as I mentioned before, check the Alibi Roledex for any number of past employees, local musicians, writers, gadflys, hipsters, aging hipsters, music junkies, KUNM dj's past & present, community pillars, known audiophiles and get their hit on the deal. Or just let the current state of the store questions lay still and ask Paul about the history, different locations, famous (or nearly famous) customers/employees, you know, a little investigative reporting..sheesh, how hard could any of that been?
retract your claws JCC. I wasn't the only one who thought the way I did about your article. I'm sure a minimum effort of checking your Roledex would have given you the names of many hip and questionably hip people who would have gladly provided more insight to the history and workings of Natural Sound.
Thank you for at least getting the word out.
Paul and all the many Natural Sound employees have done more to help create and foster much of what is now reconized as the "local music scene" more than too many people realize. Although I too am disapointed at the lack of depth of this "eulogy", I'm not surprised. After all, the author has consistantly appeared more interested in sounding hip, than actually digging into a story with much real passion.
..always act like dicks about this?
Lots of bands and musicians;
Black Flag (as well as Henry alone
Soundgarden (various members)
Men of Porn
M.D.C. (for coffee and oj)
and many others, known and obscure.
One of the best though was Harlen Ellison.
He couldn't get behind the hype of the sweetroll and the Ranchero Sauce upset his stomach. He bitched about it later at his lecture.
..back in the early 1970's, (late 1960's) was a place called the Spoofer Shop. It was one of the first head shops around (along with Roach Ranch West and Gold Street Cirsus Records) that 'hood. Might of been one of the first in the state. You'd have to ask an old hippie to be sure. And the precurser to the Living Batch Bookstore (some name with the word Grasshopper in it) was in another of those store fronts before Frontier bought them all up.