Monday, April 13, 2009

The Day The Music Died . . .

Those of you who know me best know that I am some what obsessed with music.  

I could spend hours in a music store.  I love reading reviews of upcoming albums in Entertainment Weekly.  I love finding a new song that isn't big yet and telling others about it.  I love when I can say, "Oh I bought that CD last year, and it is just getting popular now."

In college I think the employee's at Tower Records Northridge, Woodland Hills, and Thousand Oaks new me by first name because I would go in every Tuesday to see what the new releases were.

iTunes and my iPod changed my life for the better.

I still mourn the day I got the email from Tower Records telling me they were closing their retail stores.

I accepted the fact that I would now have to shop at the Virgin Megastore.  I was never a huge fan of Virgin because I felt they were overpriced compared to Tower.

But now Virgin is going out of business too, and for a music lover this is very sad! 

That being said, I am very proud of myself, because even though the entire store is on clearance I have only allowed myself to buy one CD!   Trust me, for me, that is a minor miracle.

So to Tower, Virgin, Sam Goody, The Wherehouse, Licorice Pizza, I miss you all!

The Song Of The Day - American Pie by Madonna


  1. There's still Barnes & Noble and Best Buy. The Westlake B & N has a rather large selection.


  2. You forgot about Blockbuster Music, which you know took the Warehouse's location in Thousand Oaks.

  3. o poor just jon
    we will hang our heads and have a moment of silence for you and this difficult time
    love, mom